Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Drunken Stampers last challenge of the term……..

Team Bahama Mamas have the last challenge of this term, I was intrigued by the theme from the get go and knew I wanted to join them (I’m a Midnight Margarita) and I haven’t jumped in on many of their challenges. So head over to the Drunken Stampers and get all the deets on the challenge and check out what the Bahama Mamas have done to inspire you. The movie is Enchanted or Fairytales, let’s see what you can come up with for the challenge.
I had this Sassy Studio Designs digi and knew I wanted to use it for the Drunken Stampers challenge as I thought she looked like the Queen in Snow white. What do you think?
Image….The sorceress from Sassy Studio Designs
Cardstock….GP white, Wisteria wonder and Elegant Eggplant
Accessories….Spellbinder die Resplendent Rectangles, pearls, EK border punch.
Thanks for stopping by to check out what I have been up to last week, and stay tuned for the next term of the Drunken Stampers. I will give you the “heads up” when the time comes.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Day at the Beach…..with Clear it Out Tuesday

Yes I’ve been at the lake for the weekend and it’s hot, hot, hot. but then again it would be just as hot at home. Hubby said the water is lovely but cool which means I’m not going in.
This is the second week of the Paper Piecing challenge using your paper stash at Clear it Out Tuesday check out the requirements for entering the challenge all the information is on the blog. The same two sponsors again this week so two chances to win, QKR Stampede, and Digi Darla Designs both have fabulous digis. Last week I used a QKR stampede image so this week I used one from Digi Darla Designs, I picked a seaside image just because I was at the cottage for the weekend, I was working on a couple of cards, I try to remember everything I need but as you know by my other posts there is always something missing, This week I brought my rectangle nestabilities the large set of plain ones, and the small set of scalloped ones, after I cut the pieces I noticed duh. Anyway here is what I came up with for inspiration.
Image seashore from Digi Darla Designs
Cardstock…..GP white, Crumb cake, Pacific Point
Patterned paper…from the never ending scraps of my stash I did the umbrella and the bag.
Spellbinders large plain and small scalloped rectangles
Embellishments…..rhinestones and baker’s twine.

Challenges I'm entering this in:
Digi Darla "At the Beach" you will find the challenge HERE at their new challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find some time to do some paper piecing and add your project to the Clear it Out challenge Blog.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad is going Vintage…………..

Hello again, welcome to a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and the theme is “from the past” the sponsor for this challenge is Vintage Image Craft, you will find them on Facebook and you can get some free vintage images from the page. Gorgeous images.  I chose this vintage patriotic image because it was so cute. I am Canadian but when I saw the image  I thought about the neighbours that rent the cottage across from us and I hope they will be here this year and I can give them an Independence Day card.  Of course my card is Red, White and Blue and red, white and blue stars. Here is my inspiration for you to play along with us at “The Cheerful Stamp Pad.”
As you can see I’m crafting at the cottage this weekend and when I got my card done it was getting a little later in the afternoon, there was more shadow than I like when I take pictures.
Image from Vintage Image Craft, the images are already coloured.
Cardstock….real red, gp white, night of navy
Ribbon …Riding hood Red from Stampin’up
Brads……from my huge supply of brads.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous week.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

It’s Saturday!!! And a new Drunken Stampers challenge

This is my last official challenge for my term at The Drunken Stampers but the good news is Spike is not tired of me yet and I can stay on for another term wahoo!!! Although I have not seen many of the movies it has been a blast. This challenge is Edward Scissorhands with the alternate theme of Sewing. Hop over to the challenge blog HERE to get all the rules on entering.
I went with the sewing theme and I used a sketch from Deconstructing Jen I love her sketches and have used them in the past too.
I used my favourite stamps……house mouse, I coloured with prisma pencils and oms, used large rectangles and I even dragged out my sewing machine to plain stitch the image to the scalloped rectangle. the disp I sewed to night of navy cardstock with the feather stitch, just love that one on a card. Added blue brads and some white ribbon and bow. ||the image was elevated with pop dots.
Thanks for having a peek at my blog today, come back any time and don’t forget to play along with the  challenge at The Drunken Stampers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Are you ready for a New Challenge for you from Clear it Out Tuesday?

New challenge to get all the details of entering the challenge check out the Clear it Out Tuesday Blog. Two sponsors again so two chances to win prizes, QKR Stampede and Digi Darla, click on the names to check out the great images both of them have for sale.
This challenge we are going to do some paper piecing, now I really haven’t done a lot of it, seems way to fussy for me but it looks great when it is done. I used an image from QKR Stampede for the first week of the challenge. I used a piece of design paper I have had for a long time and was sitting on my craft table just waiting to be used.
Now isn’t he just the saddest looking puppy, I hope he will give a giggle to someone that is “under the weather”
Image QKR Stampede
Cardstock Sage Shadow and GP white
Accessories Spellbinders ovals, Argyle embossing folder and some paw prints I found in my stash.
Thanks for looking today and would love to see you join in the paper piecing challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Second Week of the Sweet Challenge

We are starting the second week of the Sweet challenge  at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. The sponsor is Far Far Hill, check out the great background digi papers, they are great. I used one for my card, inside and out. 
I chose a gatefold card with a twist since a gatefold would show off the digi paper from Far Far Hill. The cupcakes are also a digi image, I added some sparkle to the icing and cherry, then attached the pink bow to the front for some dimension. The sentiment is from Stampin’up and just goes right along with the image.
This is the closed card, the cupcake is on the left “gate” and the sentiment is on the right “gate”
Here is the inside of the card, a few more mini cupcakes and check out the awesome paper.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you find some time to craft a Sweet image for The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday..masculine

There is another week for you to join in the Masculine/Father’s Day challenge at Clear it Out. Stash item is METAL and there are two sponsors Bugaboo and The Stamping Chef that’s two chances to win. Check them both out they have fabulous digis.
My inspiration for you this week comes from Bugaboo, I chose the image BBQ guy, reminds me of my hubby at the lake when he bbqs but of course he won’t wear the chef’s hat I got for him lol.
Crafting at the cottage isn’t the same as crafting at home, I have to remember to bring enough supplies with me, there are no scrap/stamp stores around. I would have liked another piece of red cardstock, but the blue looks pretty good, my thoughts might have been to use the blue but I only brought one piece of it too. The stash item I used were the two large brads, they look pretty spiffy there.
Image from Bugaboo
Cardstock Real Red, Pacific point, Crumb Cake and GP white
Ink Memento Tuxedo Black used on the sentiment
Sentiment A round array from Stampin’up
7/8 scalloped punch (just happens to go with the stamps set)
Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder
Brads from my stash.
Nice to see you again and I hope you take some time to join Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Hi a new challenge is ready for you to play along with at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, So Sweet is the theme and what is sweeter than a cupcake? The “sweet” sponsor is Far Far Hill check out the free vintage papers, fabulous.
Before I show you my card for the So Sweet challenge I must tell you about the trials and tribulations of my journey to the finished card. It was Friday and we were heading to the cottage for the weekend and I was trying to print the image that I wanted to use and it wasn’t working so went to plan “B” cupcake images from Inkadinkado. I packed all the equipment I thought I might need to us better too much than too little, or so I thought. Stamped and coloured the image, had my circles, and my big shot, everything was cool until I realized, no ribbon hmm so found a scrap of green scalloped green, now it’s looking good. Then the big one……………… pop dots. I then took a piece of cosmetic sponge, cut it in little squares added red line tape on both sides then added it to the images, voila’ it’s finished.
Thanks for stopping by today and listening to my journey to the finished card. I think it looks pretty “Sweet”
Image from Inkadinkado
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, GP White, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Spellbinders circles, Sizzix Honeycomb embossing folder, stickles.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Challenge at the Drunken Stampers challenge blog

The Midnight Margaritas would love to have you play along with My Best Friend’s Wedding movie challenge #131 at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog. Again I haven’t seen the movie so I took the alternate choice of using blue. I never realized how many movies I haven’t seen, we haven’t been to a movie theatre since Pirates of the Caribbean the Black Pearl and I am not one to sit in front of the T.V. to watch either (I’m usually napping if I do). Now to show you my card, I think the technique is emboss resist. I stamped the flowers with versamark watermark and embossed with clear embossing powder then sponged with blue dye ink over the embossed flowers. The butterflies were punched from some scraps left over from a class I went to.


Since I am now at the cottage and everything I used is at home I have no idea what the name of the flower set I used.  The sentiment is from Stampin’up Heard from the Heart. Cardstock is GP white, Bashful Blue and pacific point, the ribbon is bashful blue everything but the butterflies is from Stampin’up.

Thanks for stopping by today and I’m glad you visited. Head over to the Drunken Stamper’s blog and have a look to see what all the design team members have for you to look at. They are awesome.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

New Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday…..Masculine

Get a head start on your Father’s day card or a birthday card the theme is Masculine or Father’s day and the stash item is use METAL on your project,  To get all the information on the challenge please check out the Clear it Out challenge blog. Two fabulous sponsors again so two chances to win, Bugaboo is offering 7 digi images and Stamping chef is giving 3 images.
For this week’s inspiration I used a cute dino from Stamping Chef, such a cute “daddy’s day card”. Since dinosaurs are usually green I picked a lime green and of course my favourite colour purple. this reminded me of the dinosaur sweaters I knit for my older two grandsons when they were very young.
I just had to use the honeycomb embossing folder I just purchased from Stampin;up and I found out a hexagon punch I bought a long time ago fits inside the spaces perfect. My stash item is the green metal clips and brads I have had for eons, they don’t even sell them at the dollar store anymore.
Image……Dino from The Stamping Chef
Ink….for the sentiment Versafine Imperial Purple
embossing folder…honeycomb (SU)
Sentiment…..Stampin’up Around Array
Accessories….Spellbinders large circles 7/8 inch scalloped punch
Cardstock …one is gable green not sure of the lighter one and elegant eggplant. Green metal clips and brads from my stash.
Thanks for looking today and I would love to see you play along with the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge….you still have time.

One week is done but there is still one more week for you to join us in the My Kind of Gal Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
For my card this week I chose a stamp line I just love, Dolly Mamas by Joey Inc and titled Domestically Challenged, now that’s my kind of gal!!
I love taking pictures on the porch rail, normally it would be in front of the clematis but there was too much shadow, no matter where it is taken it’s much nicer than under the ott lamp.
Stamps ….Dolly Mamas Domestically challenged,     
                   A Round Array from Stampin’up
Ink …Memento tuxedo black
Cardstock….GP white and GP black
7/8 scalloped punch
Embossing folder …..Butterflies from The Paper Studio
Thanks for stopping by today and check out what the rest of the design team has created to inspire you to join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the My Kind Of Gal challenge.