Tuesday, June 2, 2020

It's Jingle Belle Time!!!

I love the bling prompt for the Jingle Belles Challenge and I only managed one card for the challenge. Not that I won't make lots of "bling" Christmas cards in the next few months. 

Ah I'm back using the beautiful backdrop of Lake Erie, it is very windy today and I'm happy that it didn't blow away since both hands are on the camera. I used Tattered Poinsettia die, did lots of layers and used stardream red and green, you can see a bit of shimmer, because the theme is "Bling on the Holidays" I added a flourish of bling from the Eyelet Outlet and dotted a few around the embossed background. 

Finished the inside with a mini poinsettia (used scraps left over from cutting the big guy) The sentiment is from Stampendous. 

I'm entering this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Bling on the Holidays 

Thanks for visiting to day and enjoy the warmer weather.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Finally I made a Rudolph Days card!!!

Slipping in the last day for the Rudolph days for May, even though there was an extra day in there. Glad I found some time as I would really be upset if I missed a month.

I make a lot of Winter/Christmas cards with my House Mouse Design stamps (I have a lot of them) After I coloured the image I fussy cut the outside of the wreath and I decided to make the berries white using nuvo drops, I added a die cut JOY which I layered three times for some dimension.

Finished the inside with scraps of paper and a sentiment from Stampendous.

I would like to enter this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ May

and because it has a wreath on it
Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~ Wreathed in Christmas Smiles

Thanks for joining me here today and have a fabulous week.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

I is for Ink.....

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is I is for INK.
And here is Edna in all her INK

 It's a wide open challenge as long as you use INK. I used Versafine Sepia ink on both the background stamp and the image. It is a slower drying ink which sometimes is a tad bit of a problem, you need to be a little patient. (not me though)

The coffee background is as stamp from Stampendous and it was stamped in versafine sepia along with the Funny Bones stamp from Riley & company. Coffee is a die cut from Verve that I won a couple of years ago from the coffee lover's blog hop. 

The inside sentiment is also from Funny Bones by Riley & company the coffee beans are a clear stamp from Verve (also a prize from the coffee lovers blog hop a couple of years ago)

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to see the inky creations at the Main Blog, After you have checked them out get out your inks and show us your inky creations.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Stuck on You!!!

At Shopping Our Stash for this fortnight we are asking you to use "stickers" any kind of sticker you have, you know you do have a drawer full of long neglected stickers. I have lots too but I'm am really sticker challenged.  Before I show you my card here is the package that my stickers came off of. It was a Christmas gift from a friend probably 15 years ago, now I had used one of them for a sticker challenge a few years ago.

Of course it is house mouse, there was no date on the package but look how wrinkled it is from being crammded in the sticker drawer. It might have been a hoarding issue as well.

I decided to stick the sticker on a piece of greenish cardstock (at least 5 years old) so it looked like they were trimming the tree. I cut the image with spellbinders label 8 and layered it on Fancy Labels 8 dies, these were one of the first sets after I had the basic dies.

Close up

Finished the inside with one of the sentiment stickers, a couple of lightbulb stickers and some star stickers all from the same package. I also added a few scraps of the paper.

Finally I'm able to come to the cottage, I make sure I bring all my own supplies as the county Medical Officer doesn't want people from outside the counties to be shopping. The smaller centers are not equipped for extra sickies.  I'm good with it. First trip down is always "don't forget anything" I brought some crafting supplies of course much more than I will need for a 3 day weekend. So far this is all I have accomplished (craft wise)  Next time down it will be a longer stay. This short stay has done wonders for me. 

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the rest of the design team projects they are amazing. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In the Water.................

One of my teamies posted an ATC for ATCs with Heart, now I did have that blog posted in my "challenges" but you never seem to go and look but when something pops up in my feed I take notice. I'm hoping to enter more often. Anyway the challenge is Water and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

First I made two backgrounds and used one for an ATC that I really didn't like so decided just to keep the second background. as you see on the bottom is brown for sand and grren for grass, when I was the water challenge at ATCs with Heart I knew it was perfect. I cut the grass out of foam core and coloured it with alcohol markers as I wanted it to have a liitle dimension,  The fish is from an old Stampin'up set called fishy friends and it was colour with spica gltter pens. I added the bubbles with nuvo drops. (still need practice) 

Close up of the cutie pie fishy but you can't see the glitter. Lime and Blue are one of my favourite colour duos. 

I'm adding this to:

ATC's with Heart #92 ~~ In the Water

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock!!!

The challenge at the Jingle Belles is "Bells", I am really rushing to get the post done to put it on the blog before it closes, if I miss it I still have one more holiday card done.

I used the house mouse stamp with the jngle bells added a few enamel dots and called it done.

I'm popping in to 
Jingle Belles Rock challenge ~~ Christmas Bells those Christmas Bells

Thanks for visiting today. I made it to the blog with 8 minutes to spare.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 ~~ Hang those Wreaths

I'm falling behind on my Christmas cards it seems there is always something more pressing to get done.  Even though I have lots of time being safe at home (I keep reminding myself of that) I accomplished more when I was out an about lunching, visiting, coffee breaks and just popping in to a store to pick up one or two items, now coffee is at home, grocery shopping is make a list so you don't have to go back for at least a week hopefully two.  Enough said, I did get a card made with a super cute House Mouse Design stamp, tumble wreath featuring Monica


I coloured and fussy cut the wreath, double stamped the bow and popped it up. The window is from Poppy Stamps which I stamped in Versafin sepial ink with Stampin'up woodgrain background stamp. Noel is a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Everything I used with the exception of the base was from my scrap box.

Close up of Monica and I added wink of stella to the berries and the bow.

Finished the inside with a sentiment from Stampendous

I would like to enter these challenges:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 ~~ Wreathed in Christmas

Merry Little Christmas Challenge  #22 ~~ May Anything Christmas Goes 

Happy Little Stampers ~~ May Christmas Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by today, One more Holiday card for my stash.