Saturday, June 25, 2022

It's a Zombie Apocalypse

Where oh where has that last two weeks gone? I'm sure it was just yesterday I made  a non-snarky tag but The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Edna a
re telling me it's a New Challenge.


Lee has outdone herself by creating a perfect Zombie out of our dear Edna. 

My Zombie card is not near as much of a winner as our theme badge, I went more for a cute Zombie.


I found a Zombie folder on my computer and this was one tat was in it and I don't know designer of it. I can't even begin to guess but maybe someone knows. Possibly Cute as a Button?  While looking in a ziplock bag of Halloween dies I found a couple of die cut pieces of fence, I must have used the gate for something, I added it just of an extra bit of interest to the design and because I can now add my card to the Snippits Playground challenge. The patterned paper is from a BoBunny Fright Delight paper pad. 


Closer look at the cute zombie and the fence die cuts.


Finished the inside with a scrap of patterned paper and a Happy Halloween die cut. I'm one ahead for October 31st.

I am entering this in:

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ Anything Goes as long as it's Halloween.




Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out the Zombie cards the rest of the design team have created. 















Tuesday, June 21, 2022

There's Gnome One like You!!

 Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash, #473 is There's Gnome One Like You, make a card with at least one Gnome on it. Don't forget to let us know what you used from your stash.


I had a lot of fun stamping all the gnomes in the set just to decided on using one, I have tried to remember when designing a card to look for the paper and cardstock before you start, that is when I found a couple of these striped papers and a floral one, they are out of the packaging and I know there are more pieces of different sizes "somewhere". So armed wit the paper I then looked through my file folder tote for cardstock to match. The circle layer is popped up as is the gnome. the sentiment is from the set and the embellishments are there because as I was getting ready to take a picture Toto (my helper) jumped on the table and put a scratch which is now hidden with a clear dot 


Closer look at the gnome and the elevation of the top layer.


Finished the inside with birthday sentiment and a few scraps of paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the main blog and check out the great Gnome cards the rest of the team have made. 







Wednesday, June 15, 2022

All Things Tim

 Hello and welcome to the June A Tiny Craft Challenge, the theme is All Things Time ( or similar style if you don't have any of his "stuff" in your stash) 


First I gathered some Tim Holtz stencils and one odd stencil that was on the table. I used Distress Oxide inks and brushes to blend the colours over the stencils (remember I'm not very good with them) I also used the sentiments that come with the Snarky Cats, I layered them on black cardstock.

And now a closer look at each one .


The back ground is a bubbles stencil (non TH) I added a die cut balloon as the sentiment suggested birthday.


The background of this one is from a 3 piece set of TH tag stencils I've had for a long time and I used the new distress oxide ink Saltwater Taffy.


Background was made with a full size TH stencil Splatters (looked like coffee rings to me) 


Another of the trio of tag stencils from TH for the background. 

Bonus ATC


The background is the 3rd of the trio of tag stencils, I needed to use it as it went right along with the sentiment and of course the Snarky Cat. 

I'm adding this to:

ATC Around the World ~~ #90 Circles


Happy Little Stampers ~~ June  Stencil Challenge.



Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you give these little works of art a try they are fun to make. I invite you to stop by the Main Blog and see the rest of the TH style ATCs the team has made. 
















Saturday, June 11, 2022

T is for Tags at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

 Another two weeks has flown by and the weather has gone from Winter to summer and now we are having spring, so nice to have comfortable temperatures. 

Here is Edna to announce our newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


Wow so many tags Edna is sporting on her dress. 

Here is what I finally came up with for the challenge. sadly it is a "snarkless" project. 


I am not sure why I went this route for my tag, it never occured to look up one of my AI beauties or a Stella digi from my computer but I did take myself way out of my comfort zone. Yellow/orange combo is not a favourite and I really don't do mixed media but I blended the oxide inks, added a few bubble from a stencil flicked water on it before I added the wild flower die cuts and the Smile die cut which I cut 3 times to pop it up.


closer look at the sentiment and you can see the stencil bubbles. 


I used my TH tag sizzix die to make the tag. 

I'm adding this to:

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything goes with Dies


Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog there is much better inspiration there from the rest of the team. 










Tuesday, June 7, 2022

DAD Jokes.............

 Challenge #472 at Shopping Our Stash is Dad Jokes, made a Humorous card for "DAD".  I used a favourite stamp company for "funny" images and sentiments.... Art Impressions.


I coloured and fussy cut "dad" and the lawn mower, added a diecut fence to the do blended background some clouds added the two sentiments. The father's day one is from a sentient set from stampin' up and to the Lawn Ranger is part of the sentiment that comes with the image. (it's a birthday sentiment) I also popped "dad" up with foam strips and dots.


Closer look at Dad and the sentiment, I masked off Happy Birthday and just stamped to the Lawn Ranger. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the MAIN BLOG and see the great Dad Joke cards the rest of the team have made. 





Saturday, June 4, 2022

Shake that Snow Globe and make it Snow!!

 Hello friends, family and followers, it's the 4th of the month and time for a new Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. I am not keeping up with my Holiday card count so at some point I'm going to have to double up. As always the Christmas challenge is anything goes but there is an option of making a snow globe card/ 


I decided to go the Snow Globe route but not your average one I made a "tourist" type snow globe featuring Santa. I made it into a Mini Slimline card. 3.25 X 6.25



I die cut the globe/scene 4 maybe 5 times out of 100 pound white cardstock and glued them together after that was done I thought hmm was going to cut the insides out of them to make it a shaker, but it was deep enough to add some tiny beads, I then added a piece of acetate and another die-cut. For the backing I found a scrap of inky background that fit the bill. I added the tiny beads and glued the back on the snow globe. To finish the front I dug out some starform sentiments and snowflakes. 


Here is a look at the height of the die cuts.



I finished the inside with a scrap of white and navy with a piece of the background paper and a Impression Obsession sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the inspiration the rest of the design team have made. 



Saturday, May 28, 2022

It's Time for a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

 Time to gather your crafting supplies and enter the newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and the challenge is.........


Edna is ready to be Wicked. Thanks Lee fore the awesome graphic.

And now on to my W is for  Wicked card.


The stamp I used is from Grapic Cat designs, coloured with spica glitter pens and a very lame attempt at staging LOL. Pattered paper is from DCWV the midnight spell matstack bought about 10 years ago at Winners. Enamel dots are from Dollar Tree, all layers are pieces of cardstock from Michaels.


Closer look at the card front.

I'm adding this to:

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ Anything goes as long as it's Halloween


Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the wicked cards the rest of the TEAM have made.