16 Oct 2017

Mix It Up Challenge with Ellen Hutson

Ellen Hutson's Mix-it Up Challenge is with Altenew this month!  The idea is to use a stamp set from Ellen Hutson and a stamp set from Altenew - easy as peas and carrots.....

I used the adorable Baker Lady from Ellen Hutson and matching dies, and a sentiment from Altenew's Vintage TeaCup.

My background was made by sponging ink into squares onto watercolored paper.

I then stamped and watercolored my cute little Baker Lady and some of her accessories and arranged them the way I desired.  I popped everything up using dimensional tape.

Do you see the sweet pies? and that rolling pin tucked under her arm?  There are sooooo many options with this stamp set and dies!

I stamped the Altenew sentiment and steam and added some enamel dots.

I'm getting this challenge in - under the wire so gotta go!

14 Oct 2017

It's National Dessert Day!!

This week at Crazy 4 Challenges, we are celebrating DESSERTS!! Yummy! We Canadians have had our fill of food after celebrating our Thanksgiving, but really can you ever have enough sweets?! ...and its National Dessert Day!!!

I used one of Suzy Plantamura's Birthday Notes watercolour sheets from Simon Says Stamp for my dessert!  I watercoloured the image using Zig Real Brush watercolour markers - one of my favourite ways to watercolour.

After die-cutting my main image using Mama Elephant All Prettied Up, I adhered it to my background patterned paper from Lawn Farm Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pad.

A perfect Dessert for National Dessert Day!!

Link up to Crazy 4 Challenges won't you!

7 Oct 2017


Good Morning! It's my month on the Crazy 4 Challenges website - I have some fun challenges for you this month and I hope you will join us!

We have a Guest Stamper all month - head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges website and check out who is joining us - *hint - she's pretty darn close to me in more ways than one!!

Today is National Cardmaking Day - a day full of crafty experiments or just stamping for fun!

My challenge to you is to - Make a Card!! Such an easy challenge - it's all about having a good time relaxing in your craft area.

Papertrey Ink is the star of my card this week - Using Mini Blooms, I stamped several small flowers in different colours along the bottom half of the card panel.

I die cut the word HUGS from the Papertrey Ink HUGS die set in cardstock and textured vellum and layered it on top of the flowers.  I trimmed the top corner and layered it onto red and kraft cardstock.

Well, that is it for this week - please link up any card you have made this week to our Crazy 4 Challenges link - it's fun!!

19 Aug 2017

This little piggy says....

....Happy Birthday!!

This week, being the third week at Crazy 4 Challenges, we have a sketch for you!

And here is my take on the sketch!

I love these cute little piggies and their sweet noses!  Reverse Confetti's "Cured" fits the bill for a sweetheart of a piggy stamp set!

I stamped, watercolored and diecut the piggies, the trough and the little banner.  Using dimensional glue dots, I popped up one of the clouds and the trough.

Excuse the lighting.....I don't know why I couldn't get it right this week - ugh!!

Come and oink your way over to Crazy 4 Challenges to try out our sketch! It's fun!

12 Aug 2017

Let the Good Times Roll!

Good Morning!  Crazy 4 Challenges has a monochromatic challenge this week!

Just create a card using only one colour of different shades! Black is also legal :)

I decided to use different shades of gray and I stamped with Reverse Confetti's Rollin'.   I multi stamped the roller skate in black on a diecut circle.

 I popped a lot of up designer paper to give it a little bit of snazz!

Roll on over to  Crazy 4 Challenges and enter their challenge!!