Monday, October 21, 2019

Calling All Gamers!!!

Welcome friends, followers and family!! It's a really quick post from me today as Seize the Birthday is winding up the challenge today and I just realized the card I made for my grandson was also supposed to be put on the challenge. I got rather wrapped up with the cable not working and waiting for them to come finally called and rescheduled until today, they were not very accommodating. I also had the cottage to close up although the weather was so nice it was really hard to do it. Now all my crafting things are back at home, next step to find there original homes.  Here is my gamer card.


It is a set of dies and quite fiddly to play with but I'm happy with the results. The 4 dots on the controllers are pearls from Eyelet Outlet, since I didn't have black pearls (they were at home) I coloured the gold ones with a dark grey copic marker. Happy Birthday was cut from the same silver paper as the controller.


Close up of the controllers, Next time I make them the circles will be cut with double sided tape on the cardstock or run them through the sticker maker, I think I had more glue on me than the die cut.


The inside was finished with a Hero Arts sentiment (one of the first I bought) and a strip of the patterned paper.

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ #176 For the Kids

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous week.







Saturday, October 19, 2019

It's That Time of Year again!!! P is for Pink Halloween

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and it's time for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers annual Pink Halloween challenge.

Look at the Awesome Graphic that Lee made for us this challenge.(note the burning  sage)



 I saw a video from Jennifer Maguire Made in Minutes beaded slider card. (easy for her) My next attempt will be better and easier if there is one. Its a beaded slider card.


It would be easier if I had cut the spiders with double sided tape on them, (I will make a note of that) The spider slides up and down on a piece of clear thread. I didn't put a sentiment on the front as I didn't want to cover up the skulls.


second look at it after is slid down the thread, 


Just a simple Happy Halloween on the inside (sorry I just couldn't snark a Pink Halloween card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the rest of the Pink Halloween cards on the Main Blog.






Tuesday, October 8, 2019

It's Pumpkin Spice Season!!!

It's a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and Donna picked the theme of It's Pumpkin Spice Season, which is appropriate since everything seems to have pumpkin and/or spice in it's name.  The challenge might seem one note but you have lots of options, anything Autumn related, colours, images maybe a pumpkin too. I must admit Autumn colours are not my favourite but when pushed into using them I step up to the plate and close my eyes and make a project.


It really helps when you have some Bo-Bunny autumn themed paper, I picked this adorable Fluffles image jumping in the leaves. Happy Fall is one of a trio of Autumn themed digital images from Bugaboo.


Close up of the sentiment.


Finished the inside with a favourite all occasion sentiment from Printworks, a scrap of patterned paper and the last two of the trio from Bugaboo Designs.

I am entering this in:
Just us Girls ~~ #508 Word Week Designer paper


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to join in the fun challenge this fortnight. Don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and see the awesome creations the rest of the design team have made.




Saturday, October 5, 2019

Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox

So happy to be able to find time to make a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, As I said before I was having trouble coming up with something for theme until it was too late to make it. this time I had an idea and ran with it. I googled the theme and came up with nothing but anything space related will work so it's aliens and a galaxy background, and to my astonishment it's pretty CAS for me.


I bought these super cute aliens and dies from a friend, I knew they would come in handy one day. I made the background when I was at the lake last week and decided I liked it without the black soot layer. It was much prettier to go with those adorable aliens.


Close up of the adorable alien.


The sentiment came with the stamp set, and is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my card, head over to the Main Blog there are many more really cute Z is for Zaphod Beeblebrox cards on display.


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Christmas Kickstart challenge meets Mojo Monday Sketch.

I love Mojo Monday sketches, they have measurements, layers and easy to follow, sometimes it's the best way to get your "mojo" started. When I saw it I found the perfect stamp for that circle, it's a Penny Black stamp I have had for years and I use it for Christmas and Birthday cards too. 


I don't often use patterned paper in this way but this worked perfect for the sketch especially the one with the presents on it, which was perfect for the Penny Black stamp that followed the criteria for Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~ It's a Gift
The white doily I was moving from place to place so decided it was time to use it, (it's a wonder I found it when the time came)  The image was coloured with copics cut and layered with the original spellbinders circle dies. The scalloped layer is cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs scalloped rectangles. Merry Christmas is a sticker.


Close up of the sticker, I liked the package so well I think I now have 3.


Finished the inside with a scrap of "presents" paper and  a sentiment from Impression Obsession (I think)  Every time I use this stamp it goes on crooked, if I remember next time I use it I will use a piece of scrap to adjust it as using the lines on the stamp positioner isn't working. 

I am entering this in:



Mojo Monday ~~ Sketch 523

This is the final card that I had backlogged due to a laptop issue which my local independent computer store fixed for me free of charge, that is just awesome.  
Thanks for stopping by today and the sketch challenge ends on September 29 but the Christmas Kickstart Challenge just started and ends in two weeks. 



Friday, September 27, 2019

'Tis the Season

I had this super grumpy elf already coloured on my desk when I saw the September Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers. It's Anything Goes with the option of Elf. I'm sure this grumpy elf is from Mel Jen's digis, sadly closed and I love the digis I have in my files.



I cut the image and the scalloped layers with Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles and scalloped rectangles, the dark green layer is dry embossed  with random sequins, (Stampin'up)
The small sentiment is from a package that has 6 already inked stamps (only black ink) I bought at Winners and have no idea who made them.


What else would a grumpy elf say than "Bah Humbug"
I used some green stickers to make the sentiment, normally I would have printed it out on the computer but at the cottage there is not a printer, and really didn't think the card totally through.

I am enter in this in:

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything goes (option of Elf)

Since it is getting late in the month I need to enter this card in:

Rudolph Days ~~ September

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ T is for Texture 
Background is dry embossed.


I normally try to make one card for each Christmas challenge I find but this month it has been very busy and I'm still going to the cottage while the weather is good, it will be soon time to drain the water, turn the hydro off, put the phone and internet on vacation until SPRING.

Thanks for joining me here today and I'm still building my Holiday Stash.


Roses are Purple.....

I have been having laptop problems for a couple of days and thinking it was the server I called twice, once at the cottage and this morning at home, I then had to locate a computer shop and take it in to have it fixed,  the young man was so helpful all it needed was a restart, evidently Windows 10 needs a restart at least once in 7 days.  With that said I now have a backlog of 3 cards that need to be blogged to make sure I don't miss the deadline for the challenges. Without further adieu here is the first one.


I made this card for a friend's birthday I fussy cut the Stippled Rose, long retired from Stamin'up, I'm sure this is one of the first stamps I bought. I love the cover a card die and I cut it in white and layered it on purple cardstock. finished it with a HB cut out of foam core.


Close up of the Happy Birthday.


Just a bit of "snark" on the inside. Stamped in purple.

I'm entering this in:

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes With Dies

Seize the Birthday ~~ Geometric shapes topping.

Thanks for visiting today and keep looking there are two more to go.