Monday, September 24, 2012

Sweet September Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 4


This week, Laurian is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Ablaze Red, Yarborough Yellow and Billiard Green. This week the Sweet September Twist is "Add leaves".


I used one of my newer images called "Leah is not feeling well" to make this card. I was quite happy I was able to use this challenging color combo and then I realised I forgot the twist. The little flower is a last minute addition to meet the twist. It looks a bit out of place... oh well!



This month our sponsor is Inky Impression. Her sponsorship is 3 digital images of the winner's choice. Please take a moment to visit her online store and discover a wonderful variety of crafts products and beautiful stamps.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.




I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Miguel the Photographer


One of my friends is an avid photographer and he is good at it. His birthday is coming up soon and I wanted to make a card with a photography theme. So I used Miguel once more and created this image called Miguel the Photographer. I used wonderful papers by Jillibean Soup called Pasta Fagioli.



I used this fantastic sketch by Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.





I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Opus Gluei - Any sketch from any Challenge Blog
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Craft Punked – Hobbies
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude – Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Miguel in his Canoe


A co-worker asked me to make a birthday card for her brother-in-law. She told me that he likes to canoe, so this inspired me to made a new image called Miguel in his Canoe


I used a wonderful sketch by Sketch Saturday to make the above card.

I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Colour Me Creative Challenge - Fall Colours
By the Cute & Girly - Boys/Men
Heck of a Challenge - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weather or not you are ready... here I come!!


In honour of the gorgeous Summer we had this year, I decided to represent "Sunny with a chance of more sun" for the weather challenge at Guylou's. Trina is our host for this challenge and she is challenging us to make a project that his weather related. I drew that fun little bear image at the beginning of the year and never had a chance to use her.  Sunny Holiday Bear is perfect for a sunny day card.


The challenge starts today and ends on October 4th at 10pm. Remember if you use one of my images, you get two entries in the challenge. A random winner will be selected and will win a $10 gift certificate from Guylou's Online Store and will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

Please take a moment to go see what my fellow DT members and our Guest Designer, Lorianna, did for this challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.



I also entered this card in the following challenges:
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a sentiment on your card
Paper Play – Choose a holiday (I choose Summer ;))
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - #34 Goodbye Summer
Papelitos Stamps #12 Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Alway's Anything Goes!
{Pin}spirational - Photo Inspiration* #24

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweet September Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 3


This week, Roxann is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Rock Bottom Grey, Cut the Mustard and White Wash. This week the Sweet September Twist is "Add some texture".


I made the above card for my friend Carolyn's birthday. The image is by our monthly sponsor Inky Impression and is called Inky Fairy Sitting on Clothespin. The little fairy bares a close resemblance to my friend Carolyn and was perfect for her birthday card.

I embossed one of the layers to create texture and meet the twist requirement.



This month our sponsor is Inky Impression. Her sponsorship is 3 digital images of the winner's choice. Please take a moment to visit her online store and discover a wonderful variety of crafts products and beautiful stamps.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.



I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Love to Create - Things with Wings
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Birthday Card for my brother Raymond


My brother Raymond's birthday is coming at the beginning of October, but since we don't live very close; I always get his card ready early to be able to post it to him. This year I prepared a special image for him and called it Miguel the Adventurer. I could have called it "Raymond the Adventurer", but I used one of my new characters called Miguel and it is better to stick to that name, KWIM.

Raymond did a pilgrimage this summer called the Compostela Pilgrimage (a.k.a Way of St. James). He bag-packed with his son Philippe in Europe. It was a life changing experience for him and I know he has the desire to travel more and I hope he will. I wish him an awesome birthday and many many opportunities to travel in the new year.


I used a wonderful sketch by Our Creative Corner to make this card. 



I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Autumn Colours
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Autumn Colours: Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green (at least 2 colours)
The Squirrel & the Fox - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - #C4C154 Anything goes with a fall twist
Colour Me Creative Challenge -Fall Colours

Great Village by Mary Rose Donnelly

Great VillageGreat Village by Mary Rose Donnelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am joining a book club in my neighborhood and this is the book they are reading next. I have never heard of Mary Rose Donnelly before, but when I found out that the book is set in Nova Scotia, I was pretty sure I would love the story. I went to university in Nova Scotia and it is my favorite province in Canada. The book was wonderful. The characters were exquisite. I laughed out loud with them, I felt their pain and I cried with them. Ms Donnelly's writing style is so poetic which made reading this book so enjoyable.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sweet September Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 2


This week, Teresa is our host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. She is challenging us to use the following color combo: Iris Blue, Fire in the Sky Orange and White. This week the Sweet September Twist is "Add Brads".


I made the above card for a dear friend who had a major surgery and had a long recovery period. She is doing much better and posted recently on her Facebook that she was able to walk her kids to school without the help of a cane or walker for the first time in years. I am so happy that she decided to have the surgery even if the risks were high. God saw her through this and kept her during this hardship.

I used a sweet image by Magnolia called Tilda with straw hat. The papers are from the Campy Trails Collection by American Crafts. 



This month our sponsor is Inky Impression. Her sponsorship is 3 digital images of the winner's choice. Please take a moment to visit her online store and discover a wonderful variety of crafts products and beautiful stamps.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A B C Primer Challenge at Guylou's


Hooray!!! We are back at Guylou's Inimitability!!! I enjoyed my short break and now I am refreshed and ready to craft more than ever. My dear friend Gina is our challenge host at Guylou's. Her challenge is to make a project containing the following:
  • Apple Red
  • Bling
  • Charm
During our short Summer break, I had to the opportunity to draw a few new images. You can see them all in my online store. For this project, I decided to use Lotus Cheerleader. That was a fun image to color. I used some papers from the collection called Farmhouse by Crate Paper and I added a small ABC book charm to complete my project. 



The challenge starts today and ends on September 20th at 10pm. Remember if you use one of my images, you get two entries in the challenge. A random winner will be selected and will win a $10 gift certificate from Guylou's Online Store and will have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer on one of our upcoming challenges.

A freebie will be available for 48 hours on the Challenge Blog starting September 7th. Don't miss it!!

Please take a moment to go see what my fellow DT members and our Guest Designer, Lisa Lynn, did for this challenge at Guylou's Inimitability.


I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Do You Stack Up? - Birthdays
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop - anything goes

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sweet September Challenge at the Outlawz - Week 1


This week, I will be your host at the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. As I am a big fan of Johnny Depp, I could not resist to create a challenge inspired by him. I am challenging you to use the following color combo: Dark Mystical Blue, Manitou Blue and Woodhaven Brown. This week the Sweet September Twist is "Masculine Card".


Not only could I not resist using a beautiful picture of Johnny Depp for our inspiration for this week color combo; I also could not resist to draw a new image inspired by him too. Singing Pirate is a new image in my online store. It is a great image for masculine card and was fun to color. I plan to give this card to a co-worker for his upcoming birthday.



This month our sponsor is Inky Impression. Her sponsorship is 3 digital images of the winner's choice. Please take a moment to visit her online store... you will discover a wonderful variety of crafts products and beautiful stamps.


I hope you will join us this week at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Can't wait to see what you will do with this color combination.



I also entered this card in the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts - Cards for Men
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Use Patterned Paper
By the Cute & Girly - Boys/Men
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Men

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Birthday Card for a Basketball Fan


I got an order from one of my co-workers for a birthday card for her son. He is in his early teens and loves basketball. All the papers are from the Campy Trails Collection by American Crafts. I hope he will like it.