Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Hot Cocoa Day!

Its Hot Cocoa Day at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
The card I created for you today features an adorable stamp by Stacey Yacula (Purple Onion Designs). This little penguin drinking cocoa is perfect for this day!
I stamped and heat embossed the image and then coloured it with my Zig Clean Color markers.
I mounted it on some snowflake papers that I cut out using a stitched rectangle die from Your Next Stamp. The sentiment is also from YNS.

Have a wonderful day!
Sue

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Well, we finally have snow here in southern Ontario because it has been
snowing non stop since last night. The roads are crazy and it is a perfect day to 
stay indoors and craft!

Here is my next card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
This set is an older one from Close To My Heart, and I paired it with a snowflake die from Your Next Stamp. I cut out glitter paper with the die (you cant really see it in my picture!)

Thanks for looking and stay warm today!
Sue



12 Days of Cards- Day 12

Good Morning and welcome to the LAST Day of my 
12 Days if Cards Series!
This has been a LOT of fun and I hope you enjoyed some of my creations!
For my Day 12 card I thought I would share with you a card I made using a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. This kit was released LAST year and is actually a Birthday set!
Now what makes this card unique is that it uses non-traditional Christmas colours because it was intended for Birthdays.  It could easily transform into a Valentines Card because of the heart papers and having a shaker is kind of cool....but I thought I would do Christmas!
The papers are from Doodlebug (LOVE, love LOVE Doodlebug papers!) and the shaker tag and insert are by Jillibean Soup!
I added some washi to the tag and filled the shaker with some hearts from my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my 12 Days of Cards.
Be sure to make a comment and you could win some Blog candy!
I will announce the winner tomorrow!
Have a wonderful Holiday season and Merry Christmas!
Sue

Monday, 11 December 2017

Another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card

Since my weekend was so hectic, here is another entry for the Winter Blog Hop that I didn't get submitted until now!
This set is by Joy Clair stamps!
I stamped the image out using Memento ink and colouring the coffee cup using Copic markers.
I layered everything on some papers from American Crafts and added some glitter tape from CLose To My Heart.

Hope you enjoy!
Thanks,
Sue


Coffee Lover Blog Hop Card

Good Morning, here is another card I made for the Winter Coffee Lovers blog Hop!

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp and was a featured set in one of their monthly card kits!
I heat embossed it on Distress watercolor paper and then used my Zig Clean Color markers to colour it!
Thanks for looking!
Have a great day!
Sue

12 Days of Cards- Day Eleven


Good Morning and welcome to Day Three of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring a unique stamp set from Your Next Stamp
called: Ainsley-Scottish Dancer
You are probably wondering WHY I would have a Scottish dancer for a Christmas card.....well,
you see we are a Scottish family and our Girls have done Highland dance since they were three!
(our oldest is going to be 16 on Christmas Eve and youngest is 11!)
And this stamp is PERFECT to make a Christmas card for their Highland teacher!
I stamped the image out using Black Olive Preminum ink from YNS and then coloured Ainsley in with Copic markers. I then stamped a second image into tartan paper and paper pieced her kilt!
The image was then cut out using Stitched Ovals dies and stamped a sentiment onto strips I cut using the Washi Tape Die Set. I stamped PART of the sentiment because I am going to stamp Merry Christmas on the inside of the card.
Then I placed everything onto some of the same Tartan paper (I bought this IN Scotland actually!).





Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Twelve!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted
Sue

Sunday, 10 December 2017

12 Days if Cards- Day Ten


Good Morning and welcome to Day Ten my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring another stamp set from Neat and Tangled: Merry Kisses


I stamped the image using Memento Ink onto Copic paper and then cut it out using a postage stamp die. Then I coloured the foxes with Copic markers and mounted it on some patterned papers and a cardstock base.
I just loved this image and sayings and bought this specifically to make my Hubby's Christmas card!

Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Eleven!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted.
Sue

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good Morning! Today I will be showing you another card I have put in for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is a fun coffee/tea/cocoa themed hop and one of my favourites!
This card features a stamp set from Close To My Heart and I coloured the mug with Copic markers.

Thanks for having a look!
Sue

12 Days of Cards- Day Nine



Good Morning and welcome to Day Nine of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring a new favourite company that I was introduced to this year. The designer is Stacey Yacula and the stamps are sold through Purple Onion Stamps!
Her collections are just the cutest and I really cannot get enough of them!
I used Distress Watercolour paper and embossed the masked image. Then I coloured it using Zig Clean Color Markers and my Distress waterbrush.
The Snowflake Border die and Stitched Rectangle Die is from
Your Next Stamp.

This is also Day two of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop and I thought this would make a cute card for the Hop seeing that the little penguin is at a Cocoa Stand!
I will post this card on the Cocoa Day- Wednesday Dec 13th!
The Hop runs from December 8th to the 15th

Thanks for looking today!
Remember to leave some love for your chance to win some blog candy!
Come back tomorrow for Day Ten!
Sue

Friday, 8 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Eight AND Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


Good Morning!
Welcome to Day Eight of my 12 Days of Cards.
Today is an exciting day because it is the start of the
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop!
This Hop runs from December 8th to the 15th, 2017

Here is the first card I made for this event using a cute stamp set from
Your Next Stamp called Hot Cocoa Phoebe.
Did you know that Your Next Stamp is a SUPER Sponsor of this Blog Hop!

I also used the Stitched Square Dies and some of the Holiday Joy Paper!

You could win a great prize package from Your Next Stamp and here are what the supplies look like!





Join in all the fun at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers WINTER HOP!
Have a great weekend!
Sue





Thursday, 7 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Seven


Good Morning and welcome to Day Seven of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring another stamp set from My Favorite Things called:  Beast Friends

I stamped the little Yeti out on Copic paper and coloured him with Copic markers. I fussy cut him out because I don't own the matching dies (unhappy face) I then cut these silver tress from dies by Gina Marie and mounted everything on some patterned papers I had in my stash!
Thanks for looking today!
Remember to leave some love for your chance to win some blog candy!
Come back tomorrow for Day Eight!
Sue

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Six


Good Morning and welcome to Day Six of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring another stamp set from Your Next Stamp Called: Frosty Friends
I thought this little mouse was just adorable so I stamped it out using Black Olive Preminum Ink from Your Next Stamp onto Copic paper. I then added some light blue snowflakes and coloured the scene with Copic markers. I then finished it off with some glitter and Nuvo drops.
The stamped image is mounted on vellum and on embossed (Tim Holtz embossing folder) cardstock.

Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Seven!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted.
Sue

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Five


Good Morning and welcome to Day Five of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring an ADORABLE stamp set by Simon Says Stamp 
called: Furry Christmas Friends Pets
Our family LOVES dogs and animals so I thought this
would be a perfect Christmas card for my parents!

I stamped the image out on Copic paper with Memento ink. Then I cut it out using my Big Shot with some Gina Marie Dies. I coloured the animals with Copic markers and then stamped the sentiment using Versfine ink. The Snowflake die is from Your Next Stamp and the papers from Lawn Fawn.


Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Six!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted.
Sue

Monday, 4 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Four


Good Morning and welcome to Day Four of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring an ADORABLE stamp set by Neat and Tangled 
called: Fa La Llama
Llamas are sure "in" this winter and I am totally a fan!

I coloured the little Llama with Copic markers (I stamped him with Memento ink on Copic paper which I cut out using a Gina Marie Die) and added some light blue background snowflakes.
I embellished with some fine iridescent glitter and mounted it on patterned paper.

Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Five!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted.
Sue

Sunday, 3 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Three


Good Morning and welcome to Day Three of my 12 Days of Cards Series!
Today I am featuring a Cheeky stamp set by Taylored Expressions 
called: Elf Grumblings
I just loved the look of these elves and the cute sayings!


I coloured the little elves with Copic markers (I stamped them with Memento ink on Copic paper) and then cut them out using their matching dies.
Then I cut some snow hills and mounted them using foam tape on the background and then stamped the little sentiment using Versafine ink.
Thanks for looking today!
Come back tomorrow for Day Four!
Remember, leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted
Sue

Saturday, 2 December 2017

12 Days of Cards- Day Two


Welcome back to Day Two of my Christmas Card Series!

Today I am featuring a company near and dear to my heart...
Your Next Stamp!
I am truly blessed to be a part of this Design Team and had to share with you one of my favourite stamps from this season! 
Truthfully, I LOVE way too many of these stamps and it was really hard to pick!


This stamp set called: Hammie Holiday Fun was a part of our October Release this year and has the CUTEST little hamsters!!
Here is my card for that release using the two Hammies and the matching dies as well as the Washi Tape Sentiment Strip, and Holiday Joy Paper.
The circle card I created using my Silhouette.



Thanks for looking!
See you tomorrow for the Day Three!

Also, I forgot to mention yesterday....leave a comment to win some blog candy!
Winner will be drawn from the comments on Dec 13th and will be contacted.
Sue