Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Peace on Earth ~~ with the Jingle Belles!!

I found some time to work on a card for the Peace On Earth prompt at the Jingle Belles Rock!! I die cut the background from foam core, it really takes a lot of running it through my cuttlebug to get all pieces to pop out but I do like the elevated look of the filigree and the oval was the perfect place to put the word Peace, since it is the word that is required for the challenge.

the die cut is a different size, 4 1/4 X 6 inches but it's beautiful I bought it from a friend so I don't know the name or company. The poinsettias and background are made using simmer cardstock with a gold/vanilla colour.  Peace is an Impression Obsession die.

Closer look at the peace and poinsettia, the center of the flowers was plain and I coloured them with my markers.

Finished the inside and you can see the difference between the white and the shimmer cardstock.

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Peace on Earth

Thanks for visiting today and have a great week!!!

It's Tuesday and Time for a NEW Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!!

At Shopping Our Stash this week we want you to upcycle!!! It's up to your interpretation, but please tell us what the item is because we might not be able to see it immediately.  I was struggling with this one, I usually use something hubby found on the beach with his metal detector but this time I wanted something different. First here is my card.

the leaves an flowers are from a Botanicals die set from Stampin'up, the background is and embossing folder that name eludes me at the moment. Rhinestones from my stash 

I purchased a new purse, it's a LUG and this was the tag that was on it, when I saw it sitting on my desk I thought "aha" it's my upcycle. I did shorten it to fit and rounded the corners added some ancient gold ribbon. 

The quote was my inspiration for the colourful flowers. 

I carried the floral theme to the inside.

Thanks for spending time today and we would love to see your upcycle projects. Head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the design team's projects.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Challenge #118 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is ~~~ L is for Leaves

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers new challenge is L is for Leaves it's an easy peasy one, we want to see a Leaf or leaves on your project.  I can't believe it's September already, school is back in and thanks mother nature for giving us a reprieve from the humidity here in SWO.

I used my favourite stamps House Mouse Designs, I don't make a lot of autumn cards but I really wanted to use a embossing folder that is all leaves. I started with some colourburst is greens, gold, and yellows with the odd splash of magenta, then I embossed it with the leaves folder. I coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut it out, then I realized how close in colour it almost disappears into the pile of leaves.

Close up of the happy mouse.

Finished inside.

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and see what leaf projects the rest of the design team have made.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Challenge #370 ~~ Crazy for Colouring

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Crazy for Colouring!!! And I do love to colour. I also used this challenge to make an Anniversary card for my Hubby, September 3rd was our 58th anniversary.

The stamp I used is a Mo Manning stamp I bought from Stamping Bella many moons ago, when they were still in Ontario.  If I have used it before it's only once and thought it was appropriate for 58 years.

I seemed to have left my anniversary die at home along with another I wanted to use so I took advantage of the gold sentiment stickers I did take to the cottage.

This sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession and I have had it a long time but to use it I had to take the paper backing of the cling stamp. I hope it's happy to be inked now.

For our anniversary the last few years (this year was no exception) we like to go to the Erie Beach Hotel for dinner, they have an awesome salad cart that comes to the table and good food too.

Thanks for stopping by today and dig out those markers, pencils, gelatos or what every you love to colour with and join the colouring fun at Shopping Our Stash.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Shape up for the Holidays!!!

Not that kind of shaping up lol. The Jingle Belles Rock challenge is Shaping up for the Holidays they want to see "shaped" cards....no squares no rectangles so I "hexed it"

I used both sets of Hexagon dies, one is stitched and the other fits in them, this was their maiden voyage. I made the smooshed background with distress oxide inks. The horse and sleigh die is from Stampin'up (retired) and I cut white foam core with it to give it dimension, the trees were also a part of the set of dies. The image is elevated on a piece of fun foam.

Close up, you can see the difference with using foam core and regular cardstock. I also added a few Eyelet outlet bling to the sky.

Finished inside with a sentiment from Stampendous.

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Shape up for the Holidays

Chalk up another holiday card and thanks for checking today!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

It's Rudolph Days in August.....

I'm in good time to get my Rudolph Days card in for August, Tuesday Morning sketches previewed the sketch on Monday and I knew it was a great sketch for the image I was working on for Rudolph days.

First off I do not have an idea of the company this digi stamp is from I just searched my images and couldn't find this one, I'm sure it is on a flash drive (it's that old) or on the other computer. I also didn't take notice of which paper pad I got the background paper from, I was excited it matched the colours I chose. The image was cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched oval and elevated on some fun foam.

Finished the inside to match the front and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession. 

I'm entering this in Rudolph Days for August

Thanks for visiting today and only 4 months until Christmas so better get moving and get your holiday cards started..

Quit Buggin' Me!!!

Challenge 369 at Shopping Our Stash is "quit buggin'me" ~~ use an insect on your card. What an easy challenge Donna thought up, I guess it's because she didn't want anything too stressful after her holidays, LOL.  I had a few ideas for the challenge and threw a few more odds and ends into my bag going back to the lake this week, my image was a digital image already printed and I have no clue who's it is, I have had it in a stack of images at the lake since May, I knew it would be handy for something.

I coloured the image with spica glitter pens (wasn't taking a chance colouring something this small with copics) the background I smooshed three shades of distress oxide ink on the teflon mat spritzed with water and had fun dabbing the cardstock in it until I liked it, then had to wait for it to dry (note to self~~do the smooshing first) The background die is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 so covered the card I used foam core to cut it out, and it was fun getting to cut all the way through but I managed. it just gives a finished look which you can't really tell in the picture. 

Since insects are the name of the game I used butterflies but better yet I used the mini lady bug brads I bought from the Eyelet outlet Store. Aren't they just the cutest. (there are also bees too)

I didn't finish the inside yet as it's always great to have one or two around that can be used for any occasion that comes up that you need a quick card.

Thanks for visiting today and check out What's buggin' the other girls....head over to the Main Blog.