Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Clear it Out Tuesday!!!!

If you are looking for my Shopping Our Stash Heavy Metal card just click HERE or scroll down.

Sorry I'm a little late timing issues (again)
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It's Clear it out's 3rd blog anniversary and it's time to celebrate! We have 2 great sponsors for this challenge and if you comment on this post, you can win some bling and a Spellbinders Impressablieties Winners will be announced on my blog next Tuesday.
The theme for the blog hop is BIRTHDAY stash item BLING IT UP
This is the first stop on the blog hop and if you follow along and comment you might win prizes that each of the Design team are giving away. An as usual if you enter a project you will have a chance at prizes from the two sponsors, Meljen’s Designs  and  Scribbles designs
I used an image from Scribbles Designs for my card.named Foxy
Clear it Out Foxy
The background paper is  from a DCWV pack and was the perfect base for my image. I coloured with my alcohol markers and fussy cut her out.the sentiment was computer generated, added the green rhinestones.
Close up of the sentiment. I won’t bore you with the inside but I did use the same background stack on the inside.
Here is the blog hop list and if you get lost along the way just head back to the main blog by clicking HERE
Lastly back to the Clear it Out Blog http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/
Here is a picture of my blog candy
I am entering this card in the Bling it On at Meljen’s Challenge Blog
Thanks for stopping by today and have fun at the blog hop. Good luck winning a prize and I hope you find time to put a project in for the Birthday challenge with bling.

Shopping Our Stash presents a Heavy Metal Challenge.

Challenge #140 at Shopping Our Stash is Heavy Metal, we want you to use metal on your project, it can be something from your stash, we know you have some metal there, or you could make something with metal. Not a very difficult challenge but make sure you mention what it is in your post, it makes it a lot easier for the design team to pinpoint the item.  For my card I used a Bugaboo image called Rock Star Boy, it will be a card for my grandson for his birthday (hope he isn’t reading). The metal I used is from my stash, 4 black star brads and 4 silver metal dots (I have these metal dots in a lot of colours and bought them in Jo-Ann’s when I was in Florida two years ago.
The back ground paper is from a DCWV pack, I believe the green cardstock is Gable green from SU retired. Basic black and GP white was also used. I used some paper glaze on his glasses.
Here is the inside just waiting for the sentiment. I used a scrap of the DCWV paper that was left over.
I am entering this in Glitter ‘N Sparkle challenge #73 Bright and Funky colours.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will find some time to join us at Shopping Our Stash for the Heavy Metal challenge.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Time for a few Snowflakes……………

We had more than our fair share of snowflakes this morning, of course it melted a bit yesterday and now there is ice in spots and quite slippery. For several years now I have been going to enter cards in Christmas Cards all Year Round, it’s such a fabulous idea and a great start on holiday cards. I used a Sassy Studio Designs and that is who the sponsor is for this month’s challenge.
I used brilliant blue cardstock and embossed it with a Christmas embossing folder (first time too) I had the white floral oval in my scrap box so popped it up on the  blue, I fussy cut the image and elevated the image on the oval, added some snowflakes and the Merry Christmas, the “fur” is opal liquid pearls and there is a dot of stickles in the center of each snowflake.
This is the inside, the embossed piece was also in my scrap box, My Christmas sentiments were not readily available so will finish this later.
I'm entering this in teh Blue & White challenge at Christmas Cards all year 'Round.
and in CHNC February Extra Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.

Thanks for checking out my blog today and I hope you find time to do something fun!!

The Second Week of the Black and White Challenge!!!

There is one more week for the Black and White challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps a Canadian digital company that has really great designs.
I used a Bugaboo image again this week, I decided to make a “thinking of you card” I always seem to need some for get well or sympathy.
I used GP white and SU black, the patterned paper is from bo bunny. ribbon from my stash. The roses were coloured with a white spica glitter pen and the back leaves coloured with a black spica glitter pen.
I finished the inside with a die cut from Cheery Lynn called fanciful flourish, I found this in a drawer when looking for another die. I don’t even remember when I bought it and it had never been used. I did trip a couple of pieces off it so there was room for a sentiment.
I hope you will find some time to join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the black and white challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thinking of You

Every time Digi Darla Challenge blog has a challenge I seem to run out of time to get it in, this week I will be just sneaking it in under the wire. The challenge is 102 Sympathy, I decided I could use a sympathy card or two to have on stand-by, I like to use Thinking of You on my card, first I like it better and second I can’t seem to locate my sympathy stamp, re-organization needs to happen. The image is from Digi Darla Designs called Heart wreath with birds. and coloured with spectrum noir markers.
Cardstock is GP white and bashful blue, the bow is bashful blue and the background is a sizzix embossing folder called tulip border, the Thinking of You is a rub-on.
I am entering this in the #102 challenge at Digi Darla Challenges Sympathy.
Thanks for checking my blog today and have a nice weekend.

Welcome to the Second Challenge at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers

Thanks for playing along with us the past two weeks, your Anti-Valentine cards were awesome. The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers would like you to play along with us for the second challenge, continuing the Alphabet Soup theme the letter this challenge is U for unused. Easy this time, just use things you haven’t touched in at least 6 months and  we all have a lot of those items. Dies that have never cut, stamps never seen ink, paper you just had to have and hmm what about all that ribbon, now is your chance to give those items some LOVE.
Almost two years ago a friend made a card with a Cheery Lynn English tea party doily die and I had to have one. Well that being said it has sat in the drawer ever since until now. The cardstock I used has also been neglected, it is Cameo Coral, the stamp set I used is Roses in Winter and I haven’t used either since last summer, even the ribbon was in a bag hidden under the craft table. Now that you know all that here is my card.
There is a lot of work cutting with the die, I made sure ever corner was cut. I used wax paper around the die to make it easier to poke all the openings out. I threaded the narrow ribbon through one set of openings
The card is a 5 1/4 square card and this is the semi finished inside.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will find some time to get your crafty on and join the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers for the U is for Unused challenge. You might be crowned the Queen of Snark.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Challenge #139 at Shopping Our Stash…… Embellish Me…….

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Shopping our Stash has a real challenge for you it’s to make your own embellishments. Don’t forget to tell us what you made. I made a couple of things for my card. I had some flower sprays and took some of them apart to make my flowers and added the rhinestone in the center but the really nice part of it all is the hat pin with the bead on it which was a gift from a friend.
As you can see it is a 50th anniversary card, I printed the sentiment on the computer and cut with the Floral ovals, layered in on the shiny gold cardstock (from my stash), embossed the white layer.
Here is a close look at the hat pin embellishment, and flowers.
The sentiment is computer generated and the gold braid was hanging out on my table saying use me please, so I did . I think it looks quite nice. I am so happy I have the card ready for the party, now as long as I don’t put it in that “safe” place and lose it.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have some crafty time set aside to join Shopping Our Stash for the Embellish me Challenge. Remember we want you to make your own embellishment.

It’s Tuesday and Time for a New Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

Yesterday I posted a card for a colour challenge, and my daughter pointed out to me that Black and White were not colours, I guess it is a Black and White challenge. Clear it Out Tuesday has a real colour challenge and the colour is RED and the stash item is something RED. The sponsor for the challenge this week is Digi Darla Designs, check out all the great digis they have in their store. My image is called Groovy Love, I think it will make a great anniversary or even an engagement card.
I was playing around with one of the new dies I bought last year, it is called Opulent Ovals and 10 different looks you can get with them while playing with them I thought I had ruined the image but managed to salvage it and just added it to an oval, The frame is flat attached to white layer and the image is popped up.
Even this picture doesn’t show how elevated the image is. The red shiny cardstock is about 5 years old, I was hoarding it because I can’t purchase any more.
No matter what you do trying to take a picture of something shiny is really difficult. Here is the semi finished inside.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will find some time to join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the “RED” challenge.Head over to the blog and check out all the cards the design team had made for your inspiration and check out the rules to enter the challenge. You have one week to join in the fun!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

It’s a Colour Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!!!

It’s the start of a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, and it’s something I like to do….it’s a Colour challenge and the colours are Black and White. Sometimes black & white can be the easiest to do but this one was a struggle. I think it was picking the image that would work with the challenge, once I knew the image it all went together 1,2 3.  The sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Images, if you haven’t checked them out this is the time, they are a Canadian company and have some of the cutest and the funniest images I have seen.
Super cute pair of shoes from Bugaboo digi stamps, I coloured them with a bic marker and then covered the black with a black spica glitter pen and added an oval rhinestone to the bow on the shoes. The Ribbon and flowers I’ve had forever and I added some black & white buttons to the center of the flowers
Here is a close up of the flowers.Next is the proof I’m keeping my bargain with myself to finish or semi finish the inside of all my cards.
I am entering this card in the Catch the Bug challenge Blog for the February Bingo. The bingo line I used is Flower, Bugaboo image and Button.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to join in the fun at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the Black & White colour challenge.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Very Easy Valentine Candy Holder

I receive e-mails from a very talented Stampin’up demonstrator, she had quite a few different ideas for treat holders. Here is the one I used from Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie. I made 16 of these and handed 15 out to the bowling ladies on Friday, they were very happy with them. I think they can be made for any holiday you want to make a number of treats for.
The heart stamp I used was one of the first ones I ever bought when I started stamping it’s from PSX which no longer is in business, shame too because they had beautiful stamps. I inked them with versafine crimson red. The” for you” is from Stampin’up Sale-A-Bration Punch Bunch, possibly last year or the year before, I added the ribbon and a bit of bling to the flower. I just used up the image that wasn’t perfect, I forgot to take a picture of the “good” ones lol.
This shows how the peppermint patty sits in the holder, I added some heavy duty tape to hold them in place.
Thanks for stopping by today and put a little crafting in your day!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Just a little Valentine Treat

I was going to a girls lunch out on Tuesday and decided I would like to make a Valentine treat card. The card is 3 X 3 inches square. I made 16 of them but only needed 5 so I have been having fun handing them to some of my friends. I even made the envelopes too.
The papers I used and even the 12 X 12 cardstock is at least 5 years old. I had two packages of the valentine paper and the 12 X 12 cardstock I bought when I was doing recipe card swaps and it was more economical to use as the cards were 4 X 6 and you get 6 out of one sheet. The opening was cut with my spellbinders heart die and the frame as well.  the wrapped chocolate heart was attached with some heavy duty tape. I also used the patterned paper to make envelopes to match, You can just see the corner of it behind the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again, you are always welcome to see what I’ve been crafting.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shopping Our Stash Says to Make it Shiny!!!

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Are you ready for a Challenge? well Shopping Our Stash has one for you!!! Just dig through that stash of shiny things and put them on your project. I really did some digging to fins my shiny paper, I don’t even remember when I bought it, the glitter cardstock is a year old. I used a digital image I had from The Stamping Chef self named a funny, quirky smexy bunch.  I used Glitter ritz cool tone on her wings and added a tad of stickles to her dress. Now her she is……
Not much of the shine shows in this picture. I added a few flowers with rhinestone centers for added bling.
Live writer seems to be fighting me tonight so this picture is not going to be enlarged, I hope you can see the fine glitter on her wings.
The inside not totally finished but i think it shows how shimmery the background paper is.
Thanks for checking out my blog today and I hope you find some time to shop your stash and enter in the “shiny” challenge.

New challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday…Love/Valentine

Valentine’s Day is getting closer and if you haven’t finished your cards now is the time to make a card with the theme Love, Valentine or be adventurous and put both on your card, layout or project. The stash item is FLOWERS, now dig into the bag or box of flowers and pick out a few or more to add to your project. Then add it to the Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge Blog now before you get started head over to the blog and get all the rules and while you are there check out what the other members of the design team have made. The sponsor this week is Stamp Art by Katheryne. I chose a cute image of Raggedy Boy and Raggedy Girl Adorably together.
I made a 5 inch square card, cut the white scalloped heart with a spellbinders die and the filigree heart is Hero Arts die Renaissance Heart. I used some red shiny paper I have had for at least 5 years never opened the package until now. I fussy cut the image and elevated it on the shiny heart.
The sentiment on the inside came with the raggedy by and raggedy girl image.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to join us the the Love/Valentine challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mid Challenge time at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The theme is Love/Valentine at the Cheerful Stamp Pad, the sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. There are many stores at Stitchy Bear and my image was picked from BBKakes and her name is Flora Fae.
Because I wanted to use the flora frames from Stampin’up I made the card 5 1/4 inches square, of course not having envelopes I made one for the card to fit in, I forgot to take a picture of it and now it is on it’s way to the recipient. I am using patterned paper I have had for at least 5 years and having fun doing it too.
Isn’t she just adorable. I coloured her with my alcohol markers Put some stickles on her wings and cut out with the floral frame, layered on the largest floral frame and popped it all up on the dot background. The sentiment was computer generated.
Finished  inside, the stamp is from Hero Arts called life with sunshine and I stamped it in Brilliance coral.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to get crafty and enter the  Love/Valentine challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Welcome to the First Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Challenge~~~~~A is for Anti-Valentine

It has certainly been an exciting time for the Design team, it is amazing what a “small gang” can get done in a very short time. We welcome you to join the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers in their first challenge. If you haven’t been to the blog yet hop on over and check out the FAQ, rules of the challenge and take a look at all the fabulous cards my teamies have made, they are just awesome.
My image is from Floppy Latte they are closed for now but should be back soon with new “stuff”. The sentiment didn’t  show up well in the picture so here is a closer look at it.
I found this sentiment when I googled “snarky Valentine cards” cute eh. The paper I used is a black and white pack from Bo Bunny, I coloured the image with my alcohol markers and fussy cut it out. I used the current sketch #235 from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I took a liberty with it and put the sentiment at the top instead of the bottom.  Now for the inside.
Another sentiment found on the web. I thought it went along with the challenge rather well. I have a person in mind to send this card to and she will get such a kick out of it.
I’m entering this in the Sketch #235 at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Thanks for joining me today for the very first challenge at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers. Now get your “snark” on and enter your project on the blog, you have two weeks to add it to the linky.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Button, Button where is the Button?

On Lacy Sunshine Face Book page, there was a contest and Heather gave us the image to use. She has contests every now and then and you can find her Face Book Page HERE. If you would like to shop her store click HERE.. there is also a challenge blog. I love here images they are all delightful.
The image is Li’l Frolic where’s the buttons, and we had to use at least one real button on the card.
I made an easel card, I am very fond of making them I find them quicker than an A2
Here is a close up of her sweet face.
I am entering this in the Use buttons challenge at Glitter N Sparkle
Thanks for stopping by today and if you are like me, stuck in because of Winter happy crafting.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shopping Our Stash is in LOVE…..

If you are looking for my Clear it Out post scroll down or just click HERE...you don't want to miss it.

New challenge at Shopping Our Stash is # 137 Love Me Tender.we need to see a project with the theme of Love or Valentine or both, they seem to go together. I chose a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches unfortunately the collection closed today. Better luck for me next time. I do love this sketch. The image I used is my favourite rodents (and not a groundhog) from House Mouse Designs.
I didn’t put a sentiment on the front yet, I couldn’t decide what I wanted and who this card was for, perhaps it’s for my Hubby and I will use my Love stamp.
Here is a quick peek at the inside just to keep me honest about finishing the inside. It’s not very elegant but done.
Along with the cute image from House Mouse Designs I use the heart paper from Basic Grey called Kissing Booth. the stripped paper is from Stampin’ up. (had this one for years)  the heart buttons are also from my stash. The Ribbon is Offray equally as old and the charm is from a package I picked up on clearance from Michaels last year.
I am entering this in the following challenges.
House Mouse and Friends “show me some love”
Gruffies and Guests challenge #2 Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge Love Notes
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Shopping Our Stash Blog and see what the other members of the design team have done for your inspiration….maybe leave them a little love on their blog.
Have a terrific day!!!

It`s time for Karaoke!!!

New challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday it`s Karaoke, so make a project that shows us a song. Make sure you let us know what it is on your blog just in case we are too young or too old to remember it. The sponsor this week is a favourite of mine, a Canadian company that gives us freebies every Friday…..Bugaboo Digi Stamps. i chose my image because we have had a lot of snow and it`s been so cold, as soon as I saw the image the song ``Baby it`s Cold Outside`` came to mind. The stash item is BRADS I`m sure you have lots and lots of them in your stash. I think mine will last me longer than I will need them,
Clear it Out song.
One of my favourite Bugaboo images is Stella, A lot of snowflakes on the card, The white brads are at least 4 years old or older, I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir markers and Copics for the face. Liquid pearls is on the hat, coat and muff. Baby it`s Cold Outside is a stamp from  Impression Obsession Inc.
Clear it out song closeup 
Close up of the sentiment. Finally the finished inside of the card.
Clear it Out song inside

Thanks for stopping by today and hope I gave you a giggle. Now it`s your turn to think up a song, make something and add a brad or two or more to it and enter in the Karaoke challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love is in the Air at the Cheerful Stamp Pad

Valentine’s day is only 11 days away, do you have your card made for your “sweetie”. Here is your chance to enter a card in the Love/Valentine challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Outlet- BBKakes. There are a lot of designers to check out at Stitchy Bear Outlet, BBKakes is just one of them. My digital image is from them and is so cute.
I coloured my image with my spectrum noir and copics (for the skin) I decided since I was using my spellbinder hear dies I needed to make a 5 inch square card. The large white heart is flat attached , the next set of hearts is popped up and I fussy cut Balloon Boy and popped him up on top. Hi There was cut with a cuttlebug die that has several sayings on it…..it’s ancient and rarely used. SAD. Buttons from the dollar store.  Now isn’t he just adorable!!!
Finished the inside of the card with a Michael’s $1.50 bin stamp. I can’t believe I have so few Valentine sentiments. This card will be given to my great-grandson for Valentines Day. Hard to believe he will be 5 next month, wow.

I would like to enter this in the Glitter n Sparkle challenge Blog Use buttons.
and in the Simon Stamps Monday challenge Love Notes

Thanks for stopping by today and I know you want to enter our challenge to make a Love/Valentine project at the Cheerful Stamp Pad

Saturday, February 1, 2014

After a nice hiatus The Drunken Stampers are Back!!!

It was nice having a short rest but it’s time to get a challenge out there for you. Now we are making this easy it’s an Anything Goes challenge. Check out all the details on the main blog  you can click HERE and while you are there check out all the great projects the design team has come up with.
Now doesn’t this make you think SPRING? This card was made with all Stampin’up products, The design was my demo’s but the work was mine. The tulips are a single stamp but I stamped them three times, of course had to do some masking. They were coloured with Ink and a blender pen, the patterned paper is from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. The scalloped circle is pool party cardstock. The card is a square card.
Here is the semi-finished inside, just waiting for the sentiment. This would be perfect for an Easter card or a birthday card.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to get your crafty on and join the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog for the Anything Goes challenge.We would love to see your creations and you might be the Life of the Party.