Monday, 11 December 2017

Joyeuses Fetes and Snowflakes

Today I'm featuring a simple yet stunning card using White Daisy and Crystal Blue Cardstock, Crystal Blue ink and Embossing.  The base piece of White Daisy has the snowflakes embossed using Clear embossing powder.

The layer with the sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is retired, but since I have my children in French Immersion, I like to send French cards in to the teachers.

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Watercolor and gold embossed Deer

I had a lot of fun creating new fun cards for my Christmas Card Buffet Class.  This first one is using a Birch Tree Die Cut as my inspiration.  I wanted to create a scene.  I decided I was going to use heat embossing and watercolor paints to help execute this idea.

I started with White Daisy cardstock, and used a combination of blues from the watercolor palette to create a sky.  Once this was dry, I stamped the deer using Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing powder.  I used the Birch Tree Die Cut that I had, and distressed the trees using Chocolate Ink.  After layering the trees over the deer, I decided too create snow drifts by tearing some White Daisy cardstock.  I used our Banner Thin Cuts for my sentiment and added some doodling to my sentiment.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

November Cross Canada Blog Hop - Inspired by the Holidays

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring artwork that is Inspired by the Holidays. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, plus I am the first stop on this months hop. If you came from Corinna's blog then you are in the right place! 

I wanted to create a fabulous card using our Cut Above Merry Everything Card Kit. It's pretty stunning as is, but I knew I could dress it up.

I pulled out the Gold Shimmer Brush, Bitty Sparkles, and the Gold Metallic Marker.  I coloured on the Bitty Sparkles with the Gold Metallic Marker to add some gold colour. I coloured the leaves on the card design with the Gold Shimmer Brush to add some Shimmer. I pulled the red from the card, and used that for the sentiment, Cranberry Ink.  I used 3D Foam Tape to put the circle.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Rosalynd.

If you get lost along the way, you can come right back here, as I have provided the full hop list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring How we Celebrate the Holidays. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

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Friday, 10 November 2017

CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to our Christmas Card Blog Hop! 

We will be featuring Christmas Cards using products found in our Holiday Expressions catalog.  If you have come here from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have approximately 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my cards I used the scraps I had left over from creating some other projects after playing with Beary Christmas.  I added some Cranberry cardstock, white shimmer trim and some red gems.  I used the Gingerbread Friends stamp and thin cut, and the sentiment comes from the Beary Christmas Cardmaking stamp set.

Now "Hop" on over to Cat's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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Friday, 3 November 2017

Introducing Beary Christmas 1 Sheet Wonder 20 Card Workshop

I am so very happy to be able to introduce you to my 6th workshop, Beary Christmas.  I had so much fun creating this workshop, because who doesn't love Gingerbread people.

My workshop was created as a teaching workshop where you can break down the guide into 3 different teaching options.  This workshop has 5 designs and you can make up to 4 of each design for a total of 20 cards.

Here are each of the cards:

Members of my Atlantic Scrappers Team will have full access to my files, you can join my team here!

So to celebrate my 6th workshop I'm offering a special for the Month of November, when you purchase any 2 files, you can choose a 3rd file for FREE. (To view all workshops, click here!

Email me your 3rd choice to

To purchase these files for consultant use for teaching purposes, you can complete purchase here.