Saturday, January 21, 2017

"Y" did I Buy That? asks the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Wow what a challenge, I have so many items that I ask that question of, I know at the time I did have a reason and what it boils down to is too many things too little time. Anyway the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers want you to dig you stash and find an item, stamp, embossing folder, a die that you just had to have or a medium that you had to have and never used and enter the challenge.

Here is the first item, I bought this set probably 10 years ago, I thought it was perfect for those quick cards you might need in a hurry, sad I didn't even remember it was a stamp AND an embossing folder. I stamped and embossed and coloured with my copics added some stickles  and voila' done.
Here is the set

Hero Arts cling stamp and a Sizzix Embossing folder.

Finished the inside for a Get Well card.

Since I was on a roll I decided to dig out my Gelatos that I needed and bribed hubby to take me to Michaels Art Store to purchase I bought the metallics since they were the only package that contained purple. I have had them probably a year with out even opening the package. I also bought Gesso and all the other stuff you need to do mixed media and it all still sits.

I did the Emboss resist on neenah cardstock The flourish is a TH sizzix die the background stamp is a Woodmount stamp from Stampin;up (retired) Butterflies are also from SU stamped, embossed and fussy cut and elevated on the flourish.

I love this and will use my gelatos more often. 

Finished inside but I forgot to take a picture before I signed it, guess that is better than getting it the mail and remembering I hadn't taken any pictures.

Congratulations you have reached the end of a long picture laden post, I hope you are not too bored or napping.

Thanks for looking today and come and join the fun at The Sisterhood.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #286 ~~ Fantastic Beasts

Unicorns, Fairies, Dragons, Aliens and much much more to be found at Challenge 286 at Shopping Our Stash!!! What a great challenge theme Alica decided for us this week!!! it sure pushed me to be searching for something I have never used before, I have a lot of angels from Sweet Pea but there were none I haven't used at least once so next a search for a dragon well I have a couple of those...yup used them before several times so pinterest here I come and found one in my digi images that I have never used but of course I do not know who's it is there was no name on it.  Here is what I ended up making.

Guess you know by now my favourite colour is Purple and I decided this beauty had to be purple. I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday I also used three dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
  and an adorable dragon brad from Eyelet Outlet & brads which I purchase from Uniquely Yours   Craft and Photo. I also used some washi tape from the dollar store to go along with the sketch.

I used wink of stella on his/her spikes.

Couldn't resist a close up of the super cute brad from the Eyelet Outlet.+

Finished the inside with a scrap of patterned paper and a left over die cut I just couldn't throw out those little dots that were out of the die cut so added them for some interest. 

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can join us for the Fantastic Beasts challenge.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Challenge #285 at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Stickle me Elmo!!!

Wow we are in the second week of January already, the world needs to slow down so I can catch up.  I have had a struggle to get in the crafting mode after Christmas the challenges really help with that.   Oh yes now for  the challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Stickle me Elmo, we want you to use stickles or a similar product on your card or project. Here is my offering.

I used another super cute digi I had from Mel Jens digital store which unfortunately is no longer in business. I used traditional holiday colours and lots of stickles. layers were cut with the Elizabeth Craft Designs postage stamp rectangles.

Close up to show the stickles. I used this image as it could be well stickled and it fit the challenge for the Jingle Belles Rock.

Inside of the card 

The stash I used.....patterned paper, green layer front and inside, digi a couple of years old.

I want to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ No time like the Present 

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the First Challenge of 2017!!!

Challenge #284 at Shopping Our Stash is Shape up!!! Use any shape except circle, square or rectangle, it was a bit confusing for me but I made a shaped card. I have been really busy as we were out for New Year's Eve then out again for Brunch on New Years Day so time to make something was getting really slim then I thought a TeePee card I had the perfect image for it already printed and the search was on, but it wasn't until the next day I found it. Since I have been making Christmas cards for the whole of 2016 I still have lots of scraps and that is what I used from my scrap file box.

You can find lots of tutorials on making one of these cards and are quite simple as long as you pay attention to how to tape or glue it together. The "Big Present" is a digital image from Mel-Jens unfortunately they are no longer in business.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up. The card will lie flat for mailing when you untie the ribbon. 

Now comes the part about paying attention to gluing, this patterned paper was supposed to be on the front but once it was down there was no getting it off so decided the stripes would look good too.

I put some spica sparkle gel pen over the bow but doesn't show in the picture.  

Challenges I would like to enter:
Starting out 2017 with the first Jingle Belles Rock challenge.~~ No time like the Presents

Thanks for visiting this first blog post of the new year. Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mid Week Reminder ~~ Shopping Our Stash ~~ Winter Wonderland

Just thought I would pop in with a reminder that there is another week of the Winter Wonderland challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  If you are reading this that means you made it through the "BIG" day, did you venture out to the sales on Boxing day? Not me I'm still recuperating from dinner on Sunday, turkey, ham, hashbrown casserole, dressing and home made cranberry sauce.  Since this is supposed to be a quick post  I need to get on with the card.

Here is a mix of old and new, the horse and sleigh is from Stampin'up (last year) it has never been cut before, the greenery and bows are new as is the embossing folder. 

Let it snow is also from my stash, I love a window scene and this one is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have some time let us see your Winter Wonderland cards remember not Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #283 ~~ Winter Wonderland (two week challenge)

Challenge #283 at Shopping Our Stash is Winter Wonderland, we want to see Winter cards not Christmas.  I'm make Winter card when it gets late in the season that way if they don't make it before the big day they don't say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. As you know I follow the Jingle Belles Rock so it was important I find a stamp I have NOT used in previous challenges, it wasn't too hard I had one on my shelf that was perfect and with my favourite birds....Cardinals.  Here is what I came up with.

The stamp is from Impression Obssession F1929 Cardinals by Window coloured with distress markers, the background was using some snowflake stamps from a 6 pack from Hero Arts (3 snowflakes and 3 snowmen) One of the first sets I bought when I first started stamping over 10 years ago and hasn't seen ink in a long time.

Close up of the image

Inside of the card, I used my favourite sentiment stamp of the season from Impression Obsession #19022 Most wonderful Time . I think I will add a bit of colour to it, as it looks boring

Thanks for visiting today and remember this is a two week challenge so the design team have some relaxing time. I would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Challenge #282 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~ Tag You're It!!!

Well the challenge at Shopping Our Stash is self explanatory ~~ Tag you're it ~~ we want to see Tags, you can make a tag and put it on a card base, you can make a gift card tag or a CAS tag you can even make a fancy one.  Christmas, Birthday whatever tickles your fancy. I decided to go BIG and do something I have never done before......I made the December 2016  Tim Holtz Tag. Part way through I almost scrapped the idea but I persevered and voila' here it is.

Since I don't have a lot of Tim Holtz equipment or embellishments I went rogue, I sure used a lot of scraps on this tag. I just did plain gold embossing for the sentiment but followed the design. 

The evergreen pieces are from a Tim Holtz die, the oak leaves from an ancient cuttlebug die. I wet the oak leaves and scrunched them, Then when they were dry and assembled I spritzed them with Pewter glitter mist.

Everything is from my stash, the gingerbread man was sitting on my table. The brads are from the Eyelet Outlet.

The dots were made with red memento ink on a Hero Arts background stamp and LOOK I stitched around the tag.

I will be entering this at:

Tag you're it  Challenge #62

This is my first time making a Tim Holtz Tag and it was really fun, maybe 2017 I can do a few more.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog check out what the rest of the design team have made. They are all gorgeous.