Monday, March 31, 2014

Salt in the Air...

Hello everyone,

I hope the weather is glorious wherever you are.  It has been a little chilly here, so this layout was just the thing to remind me of the warm summer sun.

For details, please pop over to my Showcase post at Scrapbooker's Paradise.

Thanks so much for stopping by & happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Playing in Paradise 11

Hello everyone,

I hope you are well and have a great weekend planned.  It is Friday and time for a new Playing in Paradise challenge.  It is our talented Pam's turn to host this month, and she has chosen a really fun theme - use a black and white or sepia photo/image with a splash of colour.  I have to admit, when I first saw the challenge I thought it would be really easy, but it turned out to be tougher than I thought.  I coloured the sweet Silver Fairy by Whimsy Stamps with almost every shade of grey pencil I own, and added my splash of colour to the wings.  Then I tried photographing it... I must have taken at least 20 photos, but I just could not capture the colours and shading as they appear in real life.  I'm not sure why.

I used some beautiful black and white papers from the new Limelight collection by Kaisercraft.  This photo shows the embossed detail on the white paper.

Pop by the Playing in Paradise challenge to check out the all the challenge details and the gorgeous projects the team has created.  Then come and play along with us!  I'm looking forward to seeing your take on the theme.


Image - Silver Fairy by Whimsy Stamps stamped with black Stazon on Bazzill smooth white cardstock and coloured with pencils.
Other - Spellbinders Captivating Squares die, sentiment is retired SU, mini fiskars butterfly punch

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs & happy crafting,


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I've got a quilt to keep me warm

Though I won't need it; the weather has been glorious!  I hope you have all been well and that your corner of the globe is thawing as well - if it was frozen.  A new challenge starts today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this time our theme is 'it's cold outside.'  It is so wonderful getting ahead on Christmas cards - I hope you will join us!

I wanted to make a flat card (CAS) for mailing and I challenged myself to stay away from snowflakes - seems I put them on almost every cold and snowy card.  Turns out this was a lot harder than I thought.  Then I finally got some inspiration from a quilt.  After all, what is better than a  nice warm quilt when the mercury takes a dip?


Image - Wee Stamps Miss Frosty in rubber by Whimsy stamped on watercolour paper in black Stazon and coloured with Distress inks
Paper - Tim Holtz Merriment stash - it has lots of little pieces that were perfect for this layout
Other - glitter for the snow and Marvy Snow marker for the trim on the snow woman's hat and scarf, needle and thread

You should definitely pop on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for some gorgeous Christmas inspiration - the team has made a feast for your eyes!  Then come join in the fun.  This month we are sponsored by Yours or Mine Papercrafts who are offering a $10 voucher to one lucky winner!

I would also like to enter my card in these fun challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend - Sparkle and shine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs & happy crafting,


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Escape to Spring

Hello everyone,

Have you had enough of winter?  I most certainly have!  This card was my attempt at escaping to spring...

For project details & supplies, please pop on over to the Scrapbooker's Paradise inspiration blog.  Thanks so much for stopping in & happy crafting!