Saturday, May 31, 2014

Challenge #9 R is for Ribbon……

Here is your change to dig real deep and show us at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers what you can create using ribbon. I was kind of stumped as I altered a coil book using ribbons on the coils and that was the extent of my ribbon brain power, I did manage to put together a cute card.
My image was a freebie from Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog, when you play one challenge you get the next challenge image free alas I didn’t get it done for that challenge but will try again. I thought her dress looked like ribbons and had planned on putting real ribbons on it but it just didn’t look right. so just added a bow to her hair and the bow of turquoise rope, i like how it frames her. The doily is from a package I bought at a yard sale for 10 cents. I used the MS doily edge punch for the white strip at the bottom.
Close up of the bow in her hair.
the inside of the card using a retired sizzix folder from Stampin’up/
You can find the Lacy Sunshine images HERE they are all so cute.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog Dies and/or punches. Martha Stewart doily punch.
Thanks for stopping by today and pleas join us at the sisterhood of Snarky Stamper for the R is for Ribbon challenge, you just might win the Queen of Snark badge or maybe one of the princesses,

Thursday, May 29, 2014

At the Lake………………

I just had to use this cute little Happy Hopper from House Mouse Designs since the challenge at House Mouse and Friend Monday challenge Blog is “splish splash” and it ends Saturday I needed to take the time to “get’er done” Again I’m still at the lake with limited supplies there is no sentiment on the inside.
I brought three embossing folders and only oval dies, I used the tulip border folder and my Nellie Snellen plain ovals.
Here is a close up of the bunny and his lemonade, I coloured the fish on the tube, the duckie and the lemonade with spica glitter pens.
Again the semi finished inside, I only have the warm regards set with me and a grad sentiment as I am supposed to be finishing a couple of graduation cards again a broken record here.,……left coloured inks at home. We are heading back to home today but coming back tomorrow for the weekend.
Challenges I am entering this in are:
House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge blog ~~~splish=splash
Gruffies and Guests Anything goes with the option of Spring
Thanks for Stopping by today and I hope you have a creative Thursday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Time to Dig Out Those Background Stamps!!!

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Shopping Our Stash challenge #153 iw Use a Background stamp or make your own. Don’t even look at those pretty paper just ink up that  favourite A2 sized stamp and enter our challenge. Head over to the blog to check out the rules and don’t forget to look at all the great cards the design team have made.
I have a nice collection of background tamps, I like them because they can be used in many ways, cover a card or just use a strip to accent a card. My favourite is Flora which is a retired stamp from Stampin’up and I’m sure it is the first one I bought. The rose stamp is from Magenta and I picked it up at a yard sale. The ovals were cut with Nellie Snellen ovals.
Here is a close-up of the pattern, I used Brilliance Victorian purple on a pale mauve cardstock.
Partially finished inside as I just need a few cards in my stash that can  be used for birthday or get well even sympathy.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you can find some crafty time to join in the fun of the Background challenge

Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday…it’s Black

Easy challenge this week at Clear it Out Tuesday we want you to use Black on your project. it doesn’t have to be totally black but we would like to be able to see there is black on the p4oj3d5.The stash item is Stickers.  Head over to the challenge blog for all the rules and see what the design team has made for inspiration.
In the back of my mind was a video I saw on Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie and I had to search to find it as I needed proper measurements. You will find the tutorial/video HERE
The stamp set I used is called Secret Garden from Stampin’up, I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Black and white cardstock.
I used two stickers that were leftovers from a class I took, one is a hummingbird and the one in this picture is a bee.
Semi finished inside, I stamped with a couple of the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have time to join the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.The challenge will close at 8.p.m. EDT June 3rd.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sentiments is the New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Happy Memorial Day to my American friends and followers and Happy Monday to everyone else.
The new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is to use a Sentiment there is a Guest Designer Spot for the winner of the challenge, It’s a great way to see if you would like to become a member of a design team. I am creating at the cottage this week and I have limited supplies with me so decided to make a very simple Z fold card with the sentiment on the front. I realized while making my card I only brought black and purple ink with me and only the stamps that I thought I could need and what I brought was not enough, I would have loves a flourish or two or my coral ink to make some flowers but I am really pleased on how the card turned out.
I saw this tutorial on Tracy’s Treasures, she has a video on how she made her Z fold cards.
The cardstock is Cameo Coral and the patterned paper is from the Mariposa Matstack from DCWV.I love this pad it has beautiful butterfly papers in it. I cut the ovals with my spellbinders large ovals and the sentiment is from Stampin’up The inside verse is from Hero Arts.
The finished inside of the card.
I am entering this in Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned paper challenge for May.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hoe you can find some time to join us in A Sentiment challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Challenge #152 …..Birthday or Anniversary?

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Last week at Shopping Our Stash for Sing it Out you were asked for no Happy Birthday or Anniversary and this week we want you to make them!!!
I made an accordion circle card using my favourite birthday cupcake mouse from House Mouse Designs and Elizabeth Craft Designs dies. I made a two fold card, I didn’t think I was ready for a triple one. This is the front of the card.
this is the back of the card.
This is the inside of the card, as you see the circle turns when you open the card. one last picture.
Close up of the candle 
This was quite the project and I’m so glad I had received a card similar for my birthday, I think they get easier as you make more of them.

I'm entering this in Gruffies and Guests, anything goes with the option of spring (no spring on mine)

Thanks for stopping by today and lets see how many entries we can get for the Birthday/Anniversary celebration.

Clear it Out Tuesday is going Vintage……………

New challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday the theme is Vintage and the stash item is Pearls/ The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Outlet and the image I used is from Delicious Doodles 
No colouring on my image, I felt it looked better just as is, I printed the digi on Very Vanilla cardstock, my first attempt I tried sponging and it didn’t go well. I cut the scalloped opening in the Neutral dsp from Stampin’ up (had it for a long time) then the black was cut with a plain oval, both are Nellie Snellen dies.
Here are my pearls, they were white pearls I coloured with a spectrum noir warm brown marker, very dark brown too.
I added silver thin line border stickers to the top and bottom, here is a close up of one of them.
Finished inside of the card using the cut out from the layer on the front.
Challenges I am entering this in”
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge for May
Glitter n Sparkle challenge Blog Cards for Men #85
Thanks for looking today don’t forget to check out the rules at Clear it Out Tuesday while there have a look at the fabulous projects the design team has for your inspiration.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Second Week of challenge #86 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

The design team at the Cheerful Stamp Pad has more inspiration for you, check all the great projects made with Lunagirl Images. that's who our sponsor is for challenge #86, a Bouquet of Flowers.
After I printed the precoloured image off I used the Romantic Rectangles die to cut it out then layered it on the blue. I then popped it up on very vanilla cardstock that was embossed with the Textile embossing folder. and then on the blue base.
I have left the inside blank as I like to have some generic cards that can be used for birthday, get well or thinking of you, just add a sentiment and it’s good to go.
I would like to enter this in Hiding in my Craftroom challenge #149 Embossing
thanks for spending some time here today and I would love to see what you can make for the Bouquet of Flowers challenge.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

C is for Crap…..Why did I buy that?

At the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers the Alphabet soup challenges continue. C is for Crap is challenge #8 and it’s a fun one. You know you have things you bought and once home wondered why you bought it. I have a lot of things I wonder why as well, embellishments, I have hinges, ribbon buckles, metal mesh? and it’s sad I have stamps and dies that have never been used yet. I think I m taking a drawer and putting all of the never been used items in it and bring them out one at a time until I have made something with them.. Well what I used has been tried before but it was a disaster all I did was waste cardstock so when I saw it sitting on the scrapbooking unit I knew I wanted to give it a try again. Here is what I have used…


I saw a tutorial on how to make a lattice frame on Becca’s Bits and just had to have  the punch and  it wasn’t as easy as Becca made it look. It made  a 5 1/4 inch square card. Here is how it turned out.


the lattice was punched in GP white and layered on a 5 1/4 inch base. the image is from House Mouse Designs I really like creating with these cute little guys, they were coloured with copics and the button brads are from my stash.


Here is the finished inside, the sentiment is from Stampin’up

Thanks for looking today and I hope you find time to find some C is for Crap and join us in the challenge.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Challenge #151….Sing it to Me

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Shopping Our Stash this week is Sing it to Me, you make a card inspired by a song. If you are joining in the fun please make note of the song that inspired your card, that way we don’t have to be guessing. Rules on the challenge blog say Happy Birthday is not an option, it’s way too easy.
I was thinking about what songs could inspire me and while sorting through my House Mouse stamps I saw this one and immediately thought of Raindrops keep falling on my head which is a 1969 song sang by B. J. Thomas. This song was specifically written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film, .
The embossing folder I used is Floral Fantasy, haven’t use it in ages. I coloured the image with a combination of Spectrum Noir and copics.
Just a close up of the little mouse, doesn’t he have a cute little face gotta love the little rodent they are so much fun. You can find a whole collection of them at House Mouse Designs
The inside is rather blah, but wait till I get the sentiment and cover up some of the vibrant yellow,
Challenges I’m entering this in:
Gruffies & Guests….ATG with the option of Spring.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join in the fun at SOS for the  Sing it to Me challenge. You have until Monday May 19 @ 11.59 p.m. Happy Crafting.

Time for a NEW challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day in Canada and the U.S. It was a gorgeous day, sunny and warm. The theme for the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is Mother’s Day or make a Girlie card, what and easy challenge…now you have the theme next is the stash item. Dig out all those beautiful flowers and add some to your project.  Don’t forget to check out the rules and the gorgeous cards the design team has made.
The sponsor for the challenge is Stamp Art by Kathryne and I chose this super cute little girl Sophie. isn’t she adorable. I coloured her with a combination of Spectrum Noir and Copics, most of the items for this card are from my scrap box or were on the desk when I was creating. The papers were from two different DCWV stack pads, The Happy Birthday is an Elizabeth craft design die.
Close up of the flowers, I put the pearls in the centers  of the flowers.
Finished inside of the card echoing the front.
Challenges I am entering this in:
Catch the Bug challenges, Stella Says Sketch #209
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge #84 Make a Female Card.
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge for May
Thanks for visiting today and get your crafty on and join in the fun at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Mother’s day/Female challenge. You have until Monday May19 @ 8 p.m.CDT.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Cheerful Stamp Pad invites you to Challenge 86!!

Good Monday morning, I hope your weather has been as fabulous as ours has been the last few days, what a beautiful Mother’s Day  we had on Sunday. Challenge #86 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is a Bouquet of Flowers and the sponsor is Lunagirl Images
I received this coloured cornucopia of flowers from Luna Girl and decided it needed to be made into an ATC (artist trading card) I love making these tiny works of art, they measure 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches and usually have a couple of layers and an embellishment and if you are swapping them they have a theme. Here is mine…….
Most of this ATC was made from scraps, some that were just sitting on the desk. I  added some stickles to the image flowers, the sentiment is from Hero Arts, I have a few of these mini wood mount stamps and they are perfect for tiny spaces. The flowers were from off a stem I bought at the dollar store, probably for something else.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find a bit of time to join the fun at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the Bouquet of Flowers challenge.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Challenge #150 at SOS…Let us Inspire You….

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The challenge at Shopping Our Stash is an inspiration picture, Head over to the blog and get all the information on the challenge and check out what the other members of the design team have made. I chose to go with the colours of the picture pallet along with a couple more items. My image was a RAK and I have no idea who’s image it is.
Now here is the inspiration picture:from pinterest. check it out HERE.
I went with the colours, buttons and I thought the “busy” background paper reminded me of the buttons in the clock.
Close up of the tag and buttons, I added the gold cord to the buttons and the tag.
The inside of the card just waiting for a sentiment. I think this card is perfect for almost any occasion.
Challenges I am entering this in are:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge for May
Glitter n Sparkle challenge Blog challenge #83 Tag It
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to get “inspired” to join us at Shopping Our Stash for the challenge.

My Style Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday……

I’m not sure how our “leader” figures out the challenges but this one at Clear it Out Tuesday is a real mind bending one, at least it was to me since I really don’t think I have a “style”. The challenge is to make a project in YOUR style (e.g. CAS, shabby chic etc) The stash item is your favourite product. Don’t forget to give us a hint or come right out and tell us what you think your style is.
The sponsor for this fabulous  challenge is Bugaboo Stamps, they have stamps for every style, check them out and they are really quick with the delivery of the digis. My pick from our sponsor is Oval Roses and as I said before not sure what my style is I know I don’t do CAS or shabby chic or distressed either. I like lots of layers and my favourite thing is OVALS. I have 5 sets and another on order, I used my Nellie Snellen ovals, I like them because they are a bit more narrow than the Spellbinders. I kept it plain as I wanted the roses to shine.
My go to colour for cards seems to be pink although my favourite colour is purple. I also love the Textile cuttlebug embossing folder to me it says elegance. I also love butterflies and used the cheery lynn exotic butterfly die.
Here is a close up of one of the butterflies.
The inside is ready for a sentiment, I left it blank until I decide if it will be a birthday, get well or even an anniversary card, I think the image is perfect for any of them.
I am entering this in:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog..Anything goes
Thanks for spending some time on my blog today and I would love to see Your Style for the challenge. Check out the rules at Clear it Out and while you are there check out the “style” of all the design team.

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Embossing Powder Challenge #85 Continues

Welcome to another Monday challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad one week is over but you still have another week to join the fun of embossing on your project.  The sponsor is Stamp On It for this challenge.
This is the card I made for the challenge and for a friend that has had surgery, I’m hoping it cheered her up. I saw the design on one my favourite blogs, Frenchie Stamps and was posted by her friend in Canada. I was so excited as I had everything to make this card. Stamp set from Stampin’up called Secret Garden in hand but the dies that go with it were not where they should have been so after searching for a while I decided to go old school and fussy cut them.  The flowers were stamped on vellum with versamark watermark and embossed in pewter embossing powder then coloured with SU’s in colour markers on the reverse side from the embossing. The crocheted mat was made by Jessi, isn’t it just a beautiful backdrop for the flowers click on her name and check them out she has them for sale. Although you can’t see it very well the strip of turquoise is dry embossed with butterflies.
Inside of the card before i stamped the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog today come back again soon you are always welcome.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Y is for Your Mama Challenge #7 at SOSS

Two weeks has gone again (I have no idea how they speed by) and it’s another NEW alphabet The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers…. Y is for Your Mama. You can make your project how every you want.
My image is from Bugaboo Stamps, they have the cutest, funniest and sometimes snarky stamps.This card is perfect to give to my daughter as she has raised teenagers, one is still at home.
Here is a close up of the sentiment.
I didn’t have a Mother’s Days stamp that was suitable so just stamped Celebrate.
I used taken with teal, basic black and GP white cardstock, the patterned paper is from an Asian DCWV stack.
I am entering this in:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog  for the Stella Says Sketch #207
Thanks for looking today and head over to The Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers for Challenge #7  Y is for Your Mama and while you are there check out what the other members have done they are all awesome.