Tuesday, September 26, 2017

There is a NEW Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.....Not Your Momma's Card

The Shopping Our Stash gals would like to see a project that might be a little inappropriate to give your Mother,  Well I searched my stash of AI people. girlfriends and oldies nothing really jumped out at me but then I saw a DOLLY MAMA ......I haven't used one of them in a long while so here is my slightly inappropriate card.


I don't have a lot of Dolly Mamas but the ones I have I love. they are just so funky and a little sarcastic. Of course I had to use lime green and black just because I could and had the already smooshed paper from Walmart.


Perfect sentiment for someone stressing over the next birthday,  I made one of these a few years ago for my daughter for one of her "big" years. I  used wink of stella on the sentiment and cut out a popped it up, as well as the hair and bow. (how fun was that fussy cutting?)


After the sentiment on the front of the card  what else could be said but Happy Birthday?

I would like to enter this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ without the topping.


Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the main blog and check out how inappropriate the other design team members can be.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Who do I LOVE? The Jingle Belles Tic-Tac-Toe!!!

I just can't resist a tic-tac-toe challenge and the one at the Jingle Belles Rock is so much fun, I'm in need of holiday cards to take to a rally in October so I'm taking advantage of  the challenge. This time I used the center horizontal line Glitter, Cardstock, Stocking.  I would have done the top horizontal line but just couldn't bring myself to put a flower on my card.


Of course when "stocking" was said I just had to use a house mouse stamp of two in a sock. I chose not to do a border on it as I wanted to showcase the absolutely gorgeous square snowflake die (which btw was a "joy" to  cut and pick)  The image is offset as that was a spot that didn't cut well. The red glitter layer is some adhesive backed glitter but it will not cut images or sentiments so I'm using it as backgrounds.  The snowflake die and red glitter layer are both NBUS items. 


Finished the inside with a leftover frame and a sentiment from Printworks (love their sentiments)

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Christmas Tic Tac Toe

NBUS Challenge #4 snowflake frame and red glitter paper are the NBUS items.

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge ~~ going with Anything goes,


Thanks for checking my blog today and I'll see you Tuesday for Shopping Our Stash!!!


Happy Birthday Harry

It's my Hubby's birthday today, I left his prezzie at home so he will get another birthday when we get home although one card is enough.  The NBUS challenge is on now and wowsers did I use a lot of nbus items on this card!!!



First I used the NBUS faux suede cardstock I bought at $$ rama and ran it though the mustache embossing folder, the mustache paper was also a nbus along with the mustache brads from the eyelet outlet.

The diecut stitched squares were mounted on fun foam before adding the brads so it popped them up.


I used the left over paper and a scrap of cardstock, added the arrow washi tape (eyelet outlet) to the edges just for interest, 

Entering this in:




There you have it for now don't forget to check back later there is another Jingle Belles to be blogged.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

So Many Ways to Play Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe at the Jingle Belles Rock!!!

This time I went with the middle vertical line  Snow/Cardstock/Blue. I used one of my favourite stamp companies ~~ House Mouse Designs but this time I used a "gruffie"



Since I was crafting at the cottage I had limited cardstock, I had lots of white but not too many "holiday" colours, but had that scrap of Pacific Point cardstock  The background was embossed with "softly falling" from Stampin;up Let it Snow is a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the ovals are Spellbinders classic ovals, large. The fur on his hat and the snow is liquid pearls and stickles.



The inside was finished with a sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps  which is perfect for "snowy cards"


I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Christmas Tic-tac-toe


Thanks for checking my blog today and have a wonderful day!!!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Reminder of the Lost and Found Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Lost and Found......well I had many ideas for techniques that I hadn't tried for a long time and it's Cracked Glass!! It had been so long I had trouble getting it to work perfect but as with all crafters  only another crafter will see the imperfections.



I did google "purple" roses and there are real purple roses so I coloured the rose purple from  with my alcohol markers. Layered ultra thick embossing powder three times then put it in the freezer for a few minutes and then cracked it although it didn't work the first time and I couldn't seem to get the glaze to stay smooth but I'm happy with the results.


Close up of the "cracks"


I just purchased a new sentiment for the inside, it's from Printworks, their website is under construction but they have a facebook page click HERE.  I have three other sentiments from them and use them all the time. I like this because it can be used for many occasions, anything that is celebrated once a year.

I would like to enter this in:
Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today, remember you still have until Friday September 29th at 11.55 EDT to enter the Lost and Found at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Jingle Belles are Rockin' a Christmas tic-tac-toe challenge!!!

I had a very productive week at the cottage, not only did I get 4 design team cards (3 are posted)  2 Holiday cards, a birthday card and a Smile tag, some will be posted at a later date.  Back to the Jingle Belles Rock challenge it's a Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and there are so many lines to be played (just like the lottery)


I chose the diagonal line Red/Cardstock/Bling and one of my favourite holiday flowers the poinsettia and the stamp I used is a long retired PSX (miss them) stamp.  I coloured this with making a faux silk card but it was way too pretty to cover with tissue and glue stick. The image was cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangle and layered on red. The gold layer is strips of a  sticky glitter sheet from the $$ store. It comes in beautiful colours but sorry to say it will not die cut images but is great to use for a background.


Close up of the image , I used some stickles for the centers of the flowers.(I hope this passes for bling)


Finished inside with a favourite holiday sentiment.

I would like to enter this in :

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Christmas Tic-tac-toe

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round  Use Leaves (poinsettias are all leaves)


Thanks for visiting today and come back again soon.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Time for a New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!! and for me it's a TWO-FER

Can you believe it's over half way to the end of the month, these days are going faster than I want but for September the weather is beautiful really warm during the day but cools off at night.  On with the challenge at Shopping Our Stash and it's "the Apple of my eye" ~~ Schools back in session so create something with an apple or apples on it, it might be an apple pie or apple blossoms or really go rogue like one of our design team and make a pine-APPLE.  I was almost stumped, I was sure I had a house mouse with an apple but alas I was dreaming so I did the next best thing....and here it it.


I used Tim Holtz blueprint apple for my image, I coloured it and for some reason or other the red ink was not working well and became very shiny so I added a bit of acetate to make a "picture".  The embossing folder is autumn leaves and I might have used it once before and it's over a year old.  No inside sentiment right now as I wasn't sure on who I was giving it to,

Since I was having a time with those markers I made a second card (I needed a birthday card for a friend)  so I went a totally different way with this one.


Apple Blossoms I also tried a new technique (which I need practice with)  "colour lifting"  I also used a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I really did some stash busting on this one, all papers and vellum were sitting on my table.  Celebrate is from a set that has never seen ink. 


Close up of the celebrate.


Finished inside with some left-over paper.

I would like to enter this in:

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Thanks for looking at my blog today and don`t forget to head over to the  Main Blog and check out what the rest of the Design team have made then get out your crafty stuff and join in the Apple fun.