Friday, October 21, 2016


I started this card several weeks ago for a friend's birthday but it wasn't going well at all and I was in a time crunch so went with plan 2 and since my flowers were purple I made it a quest to finish it for the Hop To Stop (domestic violence) at Damsel of Distress Blog.

The basket is a wood mount stamp it includes the handles, I can't remember who it belongs to as it is still at the cottage with a few odd bits of supplies. The pansies are from a PSX stamp which I dismantles a bit to fit the project. Hello is a Cuttle bug die (ages old)

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession 

I'm entering this in the Hop to Stop 

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Damsel of Distress blog and check out all the fabulous cards. There are prizes when you enter and you still have until October 30th to enter.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Floating Flowers

I love this design for a card, I used it with a bi-plane card I made a while back, Floating flowers is what France Martin calls this fold and I followed her video to make it so it's a total "case".  A couple of weeks ago I made a different card made with the same flowers and colours,  I am not a big fan of fall colours except looking at the trees when they change, but I try to use them every once in a while, and there has been a lot  of Pink going around.

Boy this was a nightmare to photograph, here is is closed.

Sort of a side view

A wider side view. 

The link to the video is HERE

I was inspired to make this card by the Colour Challenge at Just us Girls and I would like to enter this in their challenge. ~~ Color Week #365 Gold, Rust and Olive. 

Thanks for stopping by today, as you see I am not always making Christmas Cards.

My Last Pink Christmas Card for the Jingle Belles Rock ~~ for this year.

I have been so excited to have had time to create 6 cards for the (GAH) Pink Christmas Challenge at the Jingle Belles. It's been a lot of fun picking images that will look great in pink. For this card I used a Saturated Canary image I have had printed probably since last year, quite often I print two just in case I mess the first one up. I also have a stash different coloured  Fitted Frames 4 from Elizabeth Craft Designs, 

I used ECDesigns stitched oval and two of the fitted frames ovals then placed it on a white layer that was embossed with a folder from Stampin'up that the name of eludes me. then I attached it to a premade base 4 1/4 X 6 inches from a pack I purchased at the dollar store. The sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps which is a Canadian company here in Ontario.

A truly Canadian sentiment isn't it, although I'm not the one in my family that uses that word, my hubby is truly a Canadian and admits to using Eh? many times in a conversation.

The inside is finished with another of the fitted ovals and a sentiment from Stampendous (I think)

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles rock ~~ (GAH) Pink Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and if you hurry you can get your Pink Christmas card to the Jingle Belles before the challenge closes. Stephanie and Lauren each are donating $2.00 for Breast Cancer Research so the more cards the merrier.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Challenge #274 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~~ Hey Ghoulfriend

What a great title for a challenge ~~ thank you, Chris!!! The crew at  Shopping Our Stash  would like to you make a Halloween card or project.

Halloween is not as huge a celebration as it is in the U.S. so I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, but if there are challenges to be done then send them off to who ever I think would like a surprise. I had a lot of fun making this card and "shhh it's for my great-grandson". I bought a Pop up Die I think about 1 1/2 years or longer and had never taken it out of the package, it looked like a lot of work but surprise, surprise it wasn't as hard as it looked.

I had printed this super cute image from Bugaboo Stamps quite a while ago and had it all layered on gold and black ready to go. I added some colour to the windows, lights and eyes then using some chalks I did the background in pink and yellow for an eerie sky.  I punched the fence and popped it up and added the black cat that I found in that "parts box" The background paper is from Bo Bunny also a couple of years old.

Tada!! the pop up part of the card, The sentiments are computer generated and the bats are from an EK bat punch I found at Dollarama and I attached them with thin strips of acetate. The paper is from a 12 X 12 pad I bought 2 maybe 3 years ago at Winners.

Close up of the pop up part of the card and of course the super cute bats.

I would like to enter this in:
Cardz for Guys ~~ challenge 142 Boo Halloween or a Thank you card.

The Male Room ~~ #46 Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today and were you surprised it's not a Christmas card? Have a fabulous day!!
Head over to the main blog check out the rules and see what ghoulish creations the rest of the team has made.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pink, Warm, Winter, Wishes ~~ and it {{{shakes}}}

I'm getting my money's worth out of some very old patterned paper, I'm gonna be sad when it's all gone. It works so well with the Annual Pink Christmas challenge at the Jingle Belles. I think this is #5 for the challenge. I hope you have at least made one for the the challenge, it is for a good cause, Breast Cancer Research. Both Stephanie and Lauren are donating $2.00 each for every card posted on the blog. 

It's an image I found on Pinterst (I love snowmen/women) I decided I wanted to make a shaker card, I cut the frame with EC Designs stitched rectangles. added some pretty sequins instead of beads (as I seemed to leave them at home) the Sentiment is from Impression Obsession 

Closer looke at the sequins.


The sentiment is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ (gah) Pink Christmas

There is still time to add your Pink Christmas creation to the Jingle Belles Blog it closes on Wednesday night, it's for a good cause.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

What is Sparkly and Pink ~~ Another Pink Christmas card for the Jingle Belles Rock!!

I'm enjoying making (GAH) Pink  Christmas Cards!! This is #4 woo hoo!! There is lots of time for you to get in the "pink" and post your card to the Jingle Belles Rock Blog it ends on Wednesday so head over to the blog and get all the deets on it.


I took some silver sparkle paper and cut the leaves and flower petals with a Boss Cuts die and coloured them with alcohol markers, added a flower brad and popped it up on the embossed background. Since I had no rhinestones or stickles here at the cottage I punched dots with a 1/8th punch out of some scrap of pink paper, The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

Close up so you can see the sparkle.

Finished  inside (still unsure of the company of the sentiment)

I'm entering this in 

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ (gah) Pink Christmas
Allsorts challenge blog ~~ Let's make it Pink

12 Months of Christmas ~~ Anything goes.

Remember for every Pink Christmas card you post on the Jingle Belles Blog both Lauren and Stephanie are donating $2.00 for breast cancer research. 

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thinking Of You in Purple

I'm joining in the Hop to Stop raising awareness to Domestic Violence. This is the third year for the hop and I feel honoured to make a card I hope you will join the hop as well.

 You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. 
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. 
Let that sink in - 33% of all the women you meet. 

Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die as a result of domestic violence, than through rapes, muggings and car accidents combined.

And women aren't the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender - gender doesn't matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.

This image is one I was given and I don`t know what company it was from.  Since I looked at the butterfly folder and left it home I used an Darice autumn leaves folder  as I wanted some texture. The oval and rectangle  were cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

Please join me at the Hop to Stop with your purple cards.

Thanks for stopping by to see what`s on my creating table to day.