Saturday, November 17, 2018

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

H is for Home!!! it's challenge #123 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. I think it is self explanatory, we want to see some type of "home" on your project.  Of course it's November and I'm in the thick of making holiday cards so this one is no exception. I really need to step up the production of them.  I saw a card on pinterest and thought this is perfect for the challenge, and I used my favourite background technique for it.

The house and clouds were cut out of white foam core, the background was made smooshing several shades of blue distress oxide ink on the teflon mat spritzed with water and dragged the cardstock through it.  

Just had to show how puffy the clouds look. 

I picked an appropriate sentiment for the inside.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to check out my TEAMIES cards.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

It's Mele Kalikimaka at the Jingle Belles!!!

The Jingle Belles Rock Challenge is to use flowers on your holiday card!! I went with the not so traditional poinsettia for my card. I'm so glad I had some time to get my card done today since it closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday...see I do have time left, although I still haven't gotten everything back in order after our summer at the cottage and I'm still digging through boxes and totes.  So here is my card.

5 1/4 inch square card base, snowflake embossing folder and Elizabeth Craft Designs Hexagon die to frame the Stampendous sentiment along with the fancy poinsettia dies cut out of metallic green and red I bought at Dollar Tree. 

Close up of the flowers, the centers are glitter stickers from starform. (there are 4 different sizes on one package.)

Carried the Hexagon theme to the inside with a simple sentiment from an old Stampin'up set, I also used the poinsettia stamp from the same set.

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It's Tic - Tac - Toe Time at Shopping Our Stash!!

It's Mimi's time to pick the challenge for Shopping Our Stash and that's exactly what it was for me when I tried to decide which line I would attempt.  I'm so much into Holiday cards I had trouble focusing on anything but holidays. So here is the challenge board.

Lots of choice, just remember the center square is Stash more than 5 years old and tell us what it is.

I chose the diagonal line bottom left to top right 
smooshing technique/stash more than 5 years old/ heat embossing

Of course my background is the alcohol marker smooshing technique done in as many greens as I have The image is a Stampin'up two step stamping set called Solemn Stillness dated 2004 (it qualifies) I stamped the tree in Memento green and heat embossed the gold on top.  Note to self do not use Versafine if you are using embossing powder. 

Close up of the embossing because this is a wood mounted set it gave me a bit of trouble lining it up, was wondering if it would be better to unmount it. Check out that background. 

Not sure I'm thrilled with the gold embossing on the green but it's legible.

Closer look at the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It's Raining Cats and Dogs at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Challenge #379 at Shopping Our Stash is Raining Cats and Dogs translation ~~ we want to see Cats, Dogs or Rain would be cool to use all three, but I didn't as I was short on time this week. I did make two cards. Here is my first card using a Katzelkraft Cat.

This is as clean and simple as you will get from me. The music background stamp is from Stampin'up the Happy Birthday is unmarked and the cat singing is from Katzelkraft. I added paper glaze to the music noted.

I used (for the first time) an Elizabeth Craft Designs paw print die and one of the first sentiment stamps I bought many many moons ago (over 10) 

On to my Second Card

It's a Katzelkraft dog,  images sent as a RAK from a friend. I've had the patterned paper for many months and although it's opened I think it might be the first time cutting into it.  I thought the cute "hound" needed a "houndstooth" background. There is paperglaze on the doggie's nose and on the bone which is popped up. 

Nothing like gussying up the inside, I really wanted to use this die and cut it to use on the front and I really liked the clean look of the front without it so decided to put in inside. Another first cut for the die with the exceptions of cutting a few bones for a different challenge. The sentiment is a cling mount one from Stampendous.

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Thanks for checking in today and head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made for the challenge (I wonder if anyone did a trifecta?)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

F is for Fantasy at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

The Sisterhood of Snarky stampers challenge #122 F is for Fantasy, lots of choices to put your brain to work and make some awesome fantasy projects, fairies, angels, witches, dragons, unicorns the list goes on and on. I decided to go cute for this challenge with a haunted theme.

Haunted house and mice dressed up for Halloween, I think that is fantasy  The background (I cheated) is paper from a Halloween pack I didn't have to do much but I added the web and spider. The super cute house mice were coloured with copics and spica glitter pens, fussy cut and popped up on the punched fence.

Simple Happy Halloween a few stamped spiders and a black cat along with a scrap of the patterned paper to finish off the inside of the 5 1/2 inch square card.

Challenges I'm entering:

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's Almost Witching Hour~~~

Challenge #378 at Shopping Our Stash is Witching Hour we want to see Halloween/Spooky/Witchy. Donna is are theme maker for th is challenge and she loves Halloween and scary stuff so get in your craft room and create something for the challenge.

Since I need cards for my great grandsons I started with this one, my favourite stamp company is House Mouse Designs and I love the super cute Halloween stamps. I made it into a slider card, the garlic is chasing the Dracula mouse. The paper is from a stack I bought many many many years ago while in Florida.  

If I knew how to use the video on my camera I might be able to show how it slides.

I was really happy and surprised to find I had packed a Halloween sentiment (which was printed last year or maybe the year before) among my stamped/printed images.

We are all closed up at the cottage for the Winter, I have everything back home now the fun starts putting everything back where it belongs.  We have spent a lot of time there this summer although without internet it was a bit of a challenge, a few trips into town to use the WiFi at the library or if it was Sunday we went to Wendy's and enjoyed the .99 cent frostys. Thanks for stopping by today and we are looking forward to your spooky creations.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

It's Rudolph Days for October!!! from the 25th to the last day of the month!!!

I'm so happy to be super quick with my card for Rudolph Days I look forward to it every month I'm not always as early as this, I'm usually scrambling at the last minute.

What do you know I have used my favourite "critters" a house mouse, he is so adorable "helping?" with the string of lights. A very quick card, it looked rather plain even with the polka dot paper so I glued two think scraps of cardstock to sides. HoHoHo is from a super cute set of self inking tiny sentiments, I bought two different Christmas ones at Winners a couple or more years ago and there is nothing on the little boxes to tell me who made them.

Carried the polka dot theme to the inside and one of my cute sentiments 

Challenges I'm entering:

Rudolph Days ~~ October

Jingle Belles ~~ While Shepherd Watched their Flocks

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything goes Option fall colours.

Thanks for visiting today come back anytime you are always welcome.