Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Candy Cane Lane - Week #5

This is one of those months that has 5 Wednesdays in kinda special that you get FIVE samples of my DSP of the month - Candy Cane Lane.   Also today is kinda special anyway, because its my birthday!!!  I have to tell you something funny, before I show you the cutest Candy Cane Lane card.   Hubby kept asking me all week, could I make him a birthday card for someone...I'd laughed and say, no.  This morning, he passed me an envelope.  I was excited to see what he might have done (he has never created with me before)....and guess what it was?  One of the birthday cards I had made a few months back, the bugger had raided my stash.  So I did end up...making my own birthday card.  Too funny.

So without further ado....he is my favourite of all the Candy Cane Lane cards I made this month.

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And to refresh your memory, here are all five cards I made this month with Candy Cane Lane DSP.    

I should also point out, the stamp set that goes with this suite, Candy Cane Christmas, is also fast becoming a favourite stamp set of mine, and perfect for gift tags!!

Have a great week.

Monday, November 28, 2016

November Colourful Cards Stamp Club

Did you know, I run a Colourful Cards stampin club??   We meet every other month in my craft room and make two cards and a 3D item.  Each member agrees to purchase a set amount, so that each club night, one of them becomes the hostess for the evening and gets all the hostess rewards.  If for some reason, they cannot attend, they still submit their order.  

It's a lot of fun to catch up with club members, learn a new technique, and a great way to build your stamping supplies without breaking the budget.  Club members also receive a PDF instruction sheet of the card or 3D item we made, plus are the first to receive new catalogues.

Marena was "Hostess" for November and brought a lovely cake to share as it was her birthday that day!!  Here are the projects we made.

I used the Merry Mice stamp set, and This Christmas DSP for this cute card. This technique is called Gate-Fold.

For this card and matching candle I used Paisleys & Posies stamp set.   

Both cards were made using Garden Green cardstock for the card base and either Whisper White or Very Vanilla for stamped top layers.   If you would like more information on how I made these cards and the stamped candle, or to learn more about the Colourful Cards stampin club please email me at and I will send you a FREE PDF instruction sheet.

Have a great week....2 days till my birthday!!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Pretty Paper Pumkin - November

I love receiving my monthly surprise kit in the mail from Stampin Up.  It's called Paper Pumpkin.  It could be a card set....sweet treat boxes, a 3D item's always a surprise.  You receive an acrylic stamp set, ink spot, embellishments, cardstock, envelopes, pre-cut die's, even glue dots and dimensional....and all for $26.95 (includes shipping).

Check out this months....I made this last night, and there is enough supplies to make 7 more...or use the contents to make up some alternative designs.  So much scope.

They even put out a little video to show you how to make up your pumpkin, although instructions are included inside the kit.

What a great gift this would be for someone for Christmas.  Who do you know that would love to receive a Paper Pumpkin stuffed full of creative ideas and all the tools every month.  Or just one month??   Many ways to subscribe....ask me for more details, or visit my website.  

Have a great weekend....starts off well for me, as its Colourful Cards Stampin Club Night this evening.  Looking forward to seeing my ladies and making some wonderful cards.  I will post on Monday, just what we item might surprise you!!  Until then...keep stampin.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Candy Cane Lane - Week #4

I have had so much fun with the DSP of the month....Candy Cane Lane, and I can't believe we are on week 4 already (still one more to go after this though).

What do you think of this one??

For this card, I took a small circle from the Layering Circle Die's and cut out a circle of DSP, both sides..then arranged them on a piece of Black cardstock...adhered to a piece of Whisper White thick for a card base.  The white belly band and row of sequin's gave it that little glitzy look.

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You could probably do this with square's too....and of course, other designer series paper.  Share your version, on my Facebook page and I will send you something special!! 

If you would like to know how to make Colourful Cards and live in the Kemptville, North Grenville ....heck even the Ottawa area....check out my Classes and Events tab above to see my calendar.  Would love to have you join us for a fun crafty evening.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Wishes

Many of you will know, I just got back from a wonderful 4 day trip to NYC with my husband, son and his girlfriend.  Even better, we met up with my Dad and Brother who flew in from England.  We walked and walked all through Central Park enjoying the beautiful colours and warm day.  Saw Time Square during the day and evening, all lit up and glowing, full of noise and people. All the stores were decorated for Christmas, inside and out.  Macy's was amazing....Saks on 5th Avenue impressive.  The 911 Memorial Museum was ....something else.  No words.  And we ate at some great places, with of course, way too much food.  Fabulous trip.  

It got me thinking of Christmas around the world....and what its like for places that don't get snow, like we do here in Canada.  So I came up with this card.

I used two stamp sets, Peace This Christmas ....and the other one ... is a sneak peek  - Mediterranean Moments  - from the new upcoming Occasions Catalogue due to be released on January 4.  I used water colour pencils to colour the image....which may, or may not be another sneak peek!!!

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For more information on how you can make your own Colourful Cards like this, see the Classes and Events tab above.  If you fancy hosting your own Workshop, right here at my craft room in Kemptville, Ontario...yep, no mess for you or clean me a for a list of available dates.  Think of all the FREE stuff you could get??

Tomorrow is DSP of the month....come check back for another sample of the beautiful designer series paper, Candy Cane Lane.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza

It's not just a Black Friday .....its all week!!!   What is??   Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza - November 21 until November 28.  Starting with a flash 24 hour sale today!!   24-HOUR SALE CLICK HERE!!!

The first (and notice I said first) 24-Hour Flash sale starts today and ends at 11:50pm tonight.  The rest of the sale continues for one week!!    Then on November 28th, there will be another 24-Hour Flash sale to end this fabulous week of specials.  Discounts range from 10-40% off.  

To see the complete list of Online Extravaganza specials...CLICK HERE!!!  Best news, you will get a sneak peek (AND save) on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. Don't wait!!   Order now using the hostess code at the top right hand corner of the blog page...and receive a thank you gift from me in the mail next month!!  

See you back here tomorrow for an adorable Christmas card with a Mediterranean feel.



Friday, November 18, 2016

Belated Birthday Bro

My brother, David, or "our Dave" as we in the family like to call him, lives with my Dad in England. So I don't get to see him much, unless you count Skype every Friday evening?  Both of us celebrate our birthdays in November...this year we are both in New York City at the same time to celebrate with one another!  Pretty cool right??  Naturally I made him a card.

I didn't want flowers, or silly sayings.  Something masculine....and loved the fact that this paper (which is actually Christmas paper) has stars all over it, and the colour reminds me of November (our birth stone is Topaz after all).  I used some vellum to give it depth....oh and the greeting is from a NEW stamp set coming in the Occasions Catalogue due to be released January 4th!!  Yikes...thats a sneak peek.  

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Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

Here's a picture of me and our Dave having a good time in NYC.  What do you do with your brothers or sisters to celebrate your birthdays??

Have a great weekend...we will be travelling home, no doubt exhausted but happy to have spent valuable time together.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Candy Cane Lane - Week #3

Don't you just love modern technology.  As you read this blog today, I am on my way to New York City with hubby, our eldest son Andrew and his girlfriend, Carolin.  We are off for a couple of days rest and relaxation....and to visit with my Dad and Brother who are flying in from England, to meet us there.  However, the blog must still go on....and as its Wednesday, that means its DSP of the month.  Does not have quite the same ring as Stamp of the Month does it??   This month I am showcasing the beautiful Candy Cane Lane designer series paper.  Here is this weeks very simple and elegant card.

This paper reminds me of a Victorian parlour wallpaper.  Below are the products used to make this quick and easy card.

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Have a great week...I know I will :)