Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter jellybeans from Mudpie…….

Happy Easter to everyone, I hope your weekend was fabulous. Here in Ontario we had a bit of a warm spell and a lot of our snow is gone, most places around us have no snow. I noticed there were quite a few fields ploughed ready for planting…..that is a good sign.
I made this Pyramid fold card for my great-grandson, he is 4 years old and was delighted with the mousie image and intrigued with the fold. I don’t have a tutorial for it and I am not sure where I found it. It looks difficult but it went together really easy.
I am entering this in the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge you will find it HERE you have until Saturday April 6 to get your entry in. I am hoping to make another one myself. I just try to use my mousie stamps as much as I can.
Cardstock….Daffodil delight Wild wasabi, GP white
DST…….garden green from SU hostess pack
Spellbinders…..Large and Small circles
Brads…..from my stash
Thanks for dropping by today you are always welcome;

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Drunken Stamper's Challenge #121…Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Happy Easter to everyone stopping by here today, I think the weather is finally getting better. The sun has been shining and hubby saw a robin today.
As you know the Drunken Stampers challenge blog is using movies as the themes for the challenges and this week the movie is Mr. & Mrs. Smith or you could use a spy theme. I have never seen the movie so I was at a loss for any idea. You can get all the information on the challenge if you click HERE. My card is featuring a spy theme using a Gruffie from House Mouse Designs, he is checking out the little chipmunk.
Image …….Gruffie & friend from House mouse designs
Cardstock…..Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and GP white
Spellbinder dies…..rectangle plain and scalloped large & small
embossing folder…….SU square lattice
Ribbon……very vanilla/night of navy 1 1/4 inch (SU)
Rhinestones……coloured with navy bic marker
Thanks for looking today and I hope you will play along with the Midnight Margaritas for the challenge, you have until Friday April 5th at 11.59 Pacific time.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mid-Challenge Inspiration at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

I am really behind this week, I was so busy yesterday I forgot it was Monday and I was to update my blog with the cards I made for the Easter with a twist challenge at Clear it Out, you will find all the information HERE
I have two cards for you today, I sort of got on a roll with the cute images I got from Limited Runs and Digi Darla, check out all they have to offer in images. The first up is Limited Runs, I just loved this cute bunny.
The twist is to make a non rectangle card, mine is an easel card. The supplies I used are Pretty in pink and GP white cardstock, offray ribbon Spellbinders used Fancy Labels and rectangle plain and scalloped.
Second card  the image is from Digi Darla….another cute bunnyIMG_1600
This card is a “gatefold with a twist"  I love gatefold cards as you can decorate the inside so nicely. The image is attached to the left side and the sentiment to the right “gate”
This shows the fold just a bit better. Supplies for this card are Regal Rose and GP white, SU label & word window punches, Spellbinder rectangle plain and scalloped. DSP regal rose from a hostess pack from SU.
Thanks for dropping by today and head over to Clear it Out for the second week of the Easter challenge with a twist.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Birthday is a Cake Walk with a Gruffie

I joined a birthday swap, it’s so much fun because when it is your birthday you get lots of handmade cards. The recipient of this card has received it so I can blog it now. When I made it my idea came from the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog the challenge was to have ribbons and pearls on your card. I love my house mouse/happy hoppers/gruffie stamps and use them as often as I can. Every two weeks there is a new challenge at HM&Fand a new one will start on Monday….check them out.
             Ribbons and Pearls for Teri
Image……Gruffie Cakewalk
Cardstock…..Pretty in Pink GP white, Night of Navy
Spellbinder…..fleur dis lis rectangle, Large rectangle
Coloured with prismacolour pencils and oms
Thanks for looking today and check out the HM&F Monday Challenge blog and ink up your House Mouse stamps.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Clear it Out Tuesday has a new Challenge for you……..

Easter is the theme for this challenge and the stash item is to make a different shaped card. (no rectangles) Let’s see what you come up with for the challenge. Before starting remember to check out the rules at the top of the Clear it Out Blog.
I am finally feeling better and getting my card ready wasn’t as difficult as the one two weeks ago. I chose to use Easter colours and make a scalloped circle easel card. We have two fabulous sponsors this challenge. Limited Runs is a new sponsor and is giving 3 digis for the winner. Digi Darla Designs is a co-sponsor and is giving 5 digis to a winner. Check them out and see the cute designs they both have to offer.
Image……Limited Runs digi stamp
Cardstock…..GP white, Elegant Eggplant Wisteria wonder
Spell binders large and small dies
Flower, button & baker’s twine all stash items
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will play along with the Clear it Out design team and show us your “fancy folds”.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Challenge time at the Drunken Stampers #119 Grease

This week on the Drunken Stampers we are challenging you to use the movie Grease as a theme for your project. It was on TV Friday evening. If you haven’t arrived from the Drunken Stampers challenge blog head over there for all the information on the challenge. Just click HERE.
Check out what I did for the challenge………..
Sentiment… generated
Cardstock…..Basic Gray, Black, silver shimmer
Spell binder die…..Oval
Sizzix Die…Top Note
Embossing Folder……….Diamond Plate
Coloured with prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS
Come and  play along with the Drunken Stampers Challenge,

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time for a new challenge at the Drunken Stampers!!!

Challenge time again at the Drunken Stampers so head over to the Challenge blog and get all the information you will need to play along with us. The Inspiration comes to you from the Bahama Mamas but I managed to slip one in. Sometimes I think it’s my week and sometimes is just because I like the theme  Everyone can use a birthday card sitting in the wings to use when a surprise comes your way. I’m loving the movie themes  and hope you do as well.
Image….|Art Impressions Girlfriends Out to Lunch
Cardstock….Pretty in Pink, SU dsp, & dark pink from stash
Ribbon ……pretty in pink from SU
Buttons…….discount store.
Colouring median ……..prisma pencils and OMS
What a fun image and it comes with several different sentiments.
Thanks for looking today and hope you play along with us at the Drunken Stampers

Friday, March 8, 2013


I think I have been working on this card for well over a week, crafting can be so difficult to do when you are not feeling 100%, whatever bug I have I hope it leaves soon.
I love my House Mouse stamps and every chance I get to use them I am really happy, they just make me smile. The challenge #139 at House Mouse & Friends challenge Blog is to use an image with Wings. The challenge will be over on Saturday but if you head to the challenge blog on Monday for a brand new challenge.
Image……from House Mouse designs
Cardstock……..GP White, Pacific Point, Lime green
Spellbinders…..Large oval, lacy oval
Embossing folder…….Scroll work (trimmed)
Flowers…………Prize from a challenge
Colouring medium……..prisma pencils & OMS.
Thanks for looking today come back again soon.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Celebrate the wearing of the Green with Clear it Out

Wow it’s March already, spring must be right around the corner although when I look out the window I see piles of snow. March 17 is St. Patrick\s day so we are celebrating a little early. Friday I found this cute digi on the Bugaboo site and it was free. Bugaboo is the sponsor for the challenge for the next two weeks. So head on over to Clear it Out to get all the information on joining the challenge.
This will be a very short post, I am not feeling 100%  and need to get some sleep, that is if the cough allows
Image….Friday Freebie form Bugaboo
Cardstock…….Garden Green, shimmer gold, GP white
DSP…..a pack from Winners
Flowers….a prize from a blog hop a few years ago
rhinestones… big buy at Michaels last week
Thanks for stopping by today and please play with us at Clear it Out

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Sound of Music at Drunken Stampers

Another Saturday another Challenge at the Drunken Stampers, this week the Midnight Margaritas are inviting you to play along with the Sound of Music. The details of the challenge you will find HERE
The idea for the challenge was not coming together very fast for me, my set of music stamps is MIA but going through my images I found something that would work and once it was finished I am quite pleased with it.
The image is from Stamping Bella, an online store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, almost local for me. The background was stamped with versamark watermark and embossed in black. Music ribbon was a left over from an ATC swap I did last year
Stamps…..Stamping Bella & Music block from Stampendous
Cardstock……GP White and Black
Ink….versamark watermark
Accessories……ribbon, rhinestones, spellbinders ovals small & large
Thanks for looking today and don’t forget to check out what all the other design team members have made for the challenge…just head over to Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog.