Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Challenge #175…Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

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Shopping Our Stash Challenge #175 is Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’, you can almost figure that one out in an instant, you need to use round things, make a round card, use lots of circles, use round embellishments there are lots of ideas. Here is what I came up with.
I have had this cute House Mouse stamp for at least a year and it has never seen ink (hanging my head) but when the challenge was posted I just had to ink it up coloured with alcohol markers and layered on pretty in pink cardstock then attached to a premade scalloped oval card base (I have had a package of them for a couple of years)  I then added the pink shiny sticker embellishments.
Close up of the donut, the sprinkles have some stickles on them.
Here is the inside, I added the sentiment that  goes with the image.
Thanks for stopping by today and go dig out all those “round” things and join us at Shopping Out Stash for the challenge.

The Theme Orange and The Stash item ORANGE things

It’s Tuesday and time for another great challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday, the theme  is Orange and the stash item is Orange things. Our sponsor is Meljen’s Designs there are super cute images in their store. The image I chose is a cute kitten in a jack-0-lantern.
I coloured with my alcohol markers and cut it out with the large circle die from spellbinders, I bought some coloured vellum envelopes and paper from a yard sale a couple of years ago,(II have been hoarding it) so I broke it out and cut it with the large scalloped die, i popped it up on the pumpkin embossed layer. I added my orange pumpkins on either end of the sentiment.
Finished inside of the card.
I would like to enter this in
Meljen’s Design team and challenges Blog Trick or Treat
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to make and Orange project and enter the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Challenge #98 Anything Goes….With Fall Colours!!!

The first week of challenge #98 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is a favourite type challenge but this one is with a twist, it’s anything goes but with Fall colours, those nice rich reds, yellows, oranges and a bit of brown and green thrown in. The sponsor for this challenge is My Heart Pieces at Stitchy Bear digital outlet. I decided to make a gift tag which would be perfect for a holiday visit gift of a bottle of wine. Have a look to see what I’ve done for the challenge.
I had a purchased tag on my table and used it for a base for the image, I shortened it and rounded the bottom corners. Added a reinforcement I found in the stationary drawer. The image was coloured with a combination of alcohol markers and I added some rhinestones.  My brown marker was running out, but I like the look of the barrel.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop over at the blog and check out what the rest of the design team has made with their images.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Challenge #174 at Shopping Our Stash is…Halloween

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There are a lot of challenges are geared to Halloween  and this week  at Shopping Our Stash it isn’t any different. Let’s see some Halloween colours, orange, black, green and purple. I picked one of my witch digis and this one is from Lacy Sunshine.   
The image was coloured with my Spectrum noir and copic markers the I fussy cut her out I used a Decorative floral die and large oval die to cut the frame.I layered the patterned paper on pumpkin pie and black.
Close up so you can see some of the paper.
Finished inside of the card, the sentiment is from a clear October set I think it is from Hero Arts but not sure as I have had it for a long, long time.
challenges I’m entering this in:
Lacy Sunshine challenge Halloween
Crafty Hazel nut’s patterned paper challenge October anything goes.
Simon says Stamp Wednesday...Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to visit the SOS Blog read up on the rules and have a look at what the other design team members have made.

Are you ready for More Halloween? Challenge #50 at Clear it Out Tuesday is for you!!!

Boy I’m am getting Halloweened out, hmm is that a word? Oh well you know what I am talking about  Clear it Out Tuesday is challenging you to make a Halloween card, and the stash item is orange and black. Di’s Digis is one of the sponsors, We were given images to use from Zap Pow Designs (this is the facebook page) and from Deedee’s digis check out their try it section.  My first card is from Zap Pow designs. Warning there are two  separate cards so don’t forget to keep scrolling.
I started with white cardstock and sponged some memento inks (never used them until now) all over it. The scary house was coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut out. I added some glitter on the windows and the two ghosts.
Close up of the cute little ghosts
Finished inside.
Now for the second card I used a Deedee’s designs image, they are delivered in colour, outline and layering, they also have sentiments too. I used the coloured image and did some shading on it.
Isn’t this the cutest kitty, in the set there were 4 different animals to choose from,  Go check out their store, there are some try it before you buy it sets. The cardstock I used is pumpkin pie and the ribbon I bought at the dollar store years ago and just found it in a drawer I liked it so well I have two packages lol.
Same sentiment as the first card, I might just colour that pumpkin before I put the card in the mail.
Challenges I will enter this in:
The Male Room  challenge #21 Halloween
AAA Cards All Styles Event
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking today and I hope you did not get too bored with the long post. I hope to see your Halloween cards at the CIO challenge blog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

More Fall Leaves….at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

This is the second week of Challenge #97 Fall Leaves at the Cheerful Stamp Pad there isn’t a sponsor but the prize is a Guest Design Team position for at least two weeks. It is a good way to try out being on a design team if you are wondering how it would be.  Since there isn’t a sponsor I had to come up with my own Fall Leaves after a couple of ideas failed this is what I ended up with……


The stamp set I used is a cling mount from Stampin’up called Gently Falling, it is a two part set, I don’t seem very good at lining up the second step, then again I should use a stamp a ma jig. I embossed the one layer with the pumpkin cuttlebug folder, I used Tim Holtz distress markers on the stamps in several colours, stamped on white then the lined stamps I used versafine moss green. Wasn’t very happy with all the white showing and tried to add more colour, before I scrapped the leaves I tried water and an aquapen to muddle the colours, thought it worked not bad, I had the most beautiful bow to put on it but it was way too thick to mail so made a button with a sizzix button die and covered it with paper glaze (that is another story) put the green and white baker’s twine through all 4 holes and  tied a nice bow.


Close up of the detail on the leaves, oh yes I fussy cut them out too. The inside is not finished yet, I think I might make it into a thank-you card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join us in the Fall Leaves challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

H is for Hopeful Halloween at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Only the Sisterhood would think of combining Halloween and Hope for  Breast Cancer month. Head on over to the main BLOG check out the  rules and see the awesomeness of the rest of the design team. Since the rest of the sisters were making Pink Halloween cards I didn’t want to be left out so I made one too.
I must admit I had a hoot designing this, The stamp was a prize from Graphicat designs I won a couple of years ago and had never seen ink, their new store is open now have a look around they have some freebies and a sketch to use. I stamped the image twice and coloured up the shoe, covered it with stickles and popped it up. I found a piece of glitter cardstock (dollar store) to make the scalloped rectangle and glitter layer (I cut the rectangle out of the center of the piece I used for the layer) The patterned paper is from Theresa Collins Halloween Party pad and I used  watered down pink silks acrylic glaze to give it a pink glow and it’s sparkly too.
See how glittery the shoe is
I finished the inside with a bit of glitter cardstock and a sentiment from a clear Halloween set, I have no idea who’s it is as there is no packaging. I also used a black card base from the dollar store and the size of the card is 4 X  6 and has an envelope to match.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us for the H is for Hopeful Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello Sweetie~~~challenge #173 at Shopping Our Stash

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Challenge #173 at Shopping Our Stash is Hello Sweetie which means we want to see some “sweets” on your project, cookies, candy, ice-cream, cake, what every you think of as sweet. Check the main blog to get the rules and have a look at all the yummy projects the design team has for your inspiration.  I have been so busy with Halloween,  Fall and Thanksgiving cards I was so excited to be able to make something different so I made a Christmas card. I used a Lacy Sunshine image called Coco with hot chocolate and cookies.  
Isn’t she a super sweet image, no that’s not the sweets part, I had some fancy buttons from doodle bug and they look like gumdrops and in the same package were some gingerbread men now isn’t that really sweet.
I even sewed the buttons with co-coordinating threads  even the paper has candy and cookies on it. The patterned paper is from a paper pad from American Crafts called Merrymint, which is a couple of Christmases ago.
Close up of the gingerbread man
Semi finished inside, I took a few things to the cottage but didn’t take ink or sentiments. I think it will be one more weekend at the cottage then we will be done for the season.
I’m glad you stopped by today and I hope you find some time to Shop your stash and join in the fun at Shopping Our Stash.

Thanksgiving and a bit of Twine…..

This past weekend we had our Canadian Thanksgiving and Clear it Out Tuesday would like to see some Thanksgiving projects and the stash item you must use is TWINE. The sponsor for the challenge is Stamp Art by Kathryne.  I don’t usually send Thanksgiving cards but I do have a lot of Fall birthdays to give cards for. I chose a cute scarecrow scene for my card.
I found a 5 1/2 inch square card base in my pile of bases and decided to use it for this card, I thought the image just needed to be on a square base. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny, I used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the image. I think it is Labels 2. The cardstock I used for the pumpkin strip is Old Olive. the images was coloured with spectrum noir and copics.

Close up of the twine I used and the pumpkin embossing folder.
As I said earlier this will probably be a Birthday card for one of the Fall birthdays so the inside is only semi-finished.
I’m glad you stopped by today  and have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

It’ s Monday and Time for a New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends and followers and Happy Columbus Day to my American friends and followers and to all others Just have a fabulous Monday!!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad is offering a Guest Design Team position for the winner of the Fall Leaves Challenge, it’s a great chance to “test the waters” of being on a design team, so get your fall colours together and paint us a fabulous project. I wanted to do a new type fold, I think I have made one before but it is super easy and looks really neat. Here is what I came up with.
This is the card when it is folded for mailing. I used a sweet house mouse gliding to the ground on a leaf. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny and the rust dots are metal dots I bought at Joann’s about 5 years ago. How I love to hoard cute things I might not be able to buy again.
This is how the card stand up, although I don’t have a sentiment on it yet it will be the same size as the front image. I have a few Fall birthdays coming and this will come in handy.
I hope you can see how the Z fold works. It is a 4 1/4 X 11 piece of cardstock scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 the rest is up to you.
Closer look at the  metal dots and the super cute patterned paper.

I would like to enter this in the Gruffies and Guests Halloween colour challnge

Now it’s your turn to show is your Fall Leaves, head over to the  Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge Blog and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration.
Thanks for looking today and have a great Fall Day!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall is here….Challenge #172 at Shopping Our Stash is The Most Colourful Time of the Year.

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Whether we want it or not Fall is here and here in SWO the trees are changing colours although we have not had a frost yet. We have had a lot of rain in the past 4 days, the old Indian says When the ponds are full Winter will come.
At Shopping our Stash we want to see your fall colours so head on over there, check out the rules and see what the design team has made for your inspiration.
I haven’t used my House Mouse stamps in a little while and this one just wanted out of the box. I made an easel card, they are very easy to make and go together quite fast.
Here is the card closed for mailing. I stamped the image twice so I could pop the little rodent up and three of the leaves.
Close up of the image
Here is a close look at the paper and the button.
Stamp Turning over a new Leaf from House Mouse Designs
Patterned paper from Bo Bunny Autumn pack
Cardstock: More Mustard, Really Rust and GP white.
Spellbinders Labels two dies
Button and baker’s twine from my stash.
coloured with copics
Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Simon says Stamp Monday challenge Falling in love with Autumn and falling leaves and House Mouse Stamps.
House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge Buttons and bows (I used a large button and baker’s twine bow.
Thanks for stopping by today and we would like to see your fall colours, you have until next Monday evening to enter.

Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

It’s Tuesday, are we all glad Monday is over? and it’s time for a new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.  The theme is Wedding and the Stash item is to add a ring or rings to your project. Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor for this week, everyone loves to win Bugaboo digis.
Of course I had to pick a Stella and Gus image, they are the perfect pair. Now that sentiment is from a rub-on pack I have had for at least three years or maybe more. I have been using the black lettering but haven’t used on of the white ones.
Here are my “rings” I was in a spot I couldn’t find the fake wedding bands I am sure are somewhere as I used to decorate cakes but one of the design team “Lisa” made hers with spellbinders circle dies and I kinda borrowed the idea,…thanks for being so creative Lisa.
Now for the punch line……..
Stuff I used:
Stella and Gus from Bugaboo Stamps sentiments included.
Cardstock Baja Breeze and GP white
Scrap of shiny gold cardstock
Scrap of white ribbon
Coloured with Copics
Rub-on from SU
Challenges I’m entering this in:
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog October Anything goes
Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you will join us in the Wedding challenge (with rings) Head over to the BLOG check out the rules and have a look at the great inspiration done by the rest of the design team.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Witches, Ghosts and Goblins……Which Would you Choose?

Challenge #96 continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad with the theme Halloween Costumes. The sponsor is Alipeeps Art at Stitchy Bear Outlet. This week I chose to go with some colours from Halloween, lime green and purple. I also wanted her to look like a little girl so I didn’t colour her face green. Here is what I did for the challenge.
Since I haven’t found my Halloween paper pad (if I really bought one) I went to the local LSS and bought this cute paper, I added the bit of ribbon and a couple of black cats which were cut with an IO die.
As you see I located my Happy Halloween stamp and found a sweet little ghost in my stash.
Close up of the black cat, it reminds me of my 17 year old black cat called Spook.
One day I will sit down at the computer and get some verses for my cards and then they will be ready to send.
I would like to add this to the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge October.
Hiding in My Craft Room  Halloween Colours Challenge #168

Thanks for looking today and will join us for the Halloween Costume Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

It’s Saturday!!! Challenge Time at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers.

Challenge #18 wow that many already where does the time go? is ………..I is for Iconic. Head over to the SOSS Blog and get all the rules and have a look at what the design team has made. Our GDT is Lynn you can visit her blog HERE and leave her some love.
I struggled with this challenge I had an idea and then checked out all other ideas I could come up with and then back to the first one. It didn’t go well, I think when it took me four tries to get a “clean” image I would have stopped but I blundered on, I won’t bother you with all the  horrific details just think of what could go wrong and it did. ……here it is.     
the image I used is from Stampabilities and I have had it a long time, I decided to do a spotlight card. As you see I decided to go with an iconic place the Eiffel tower in Paris.  Everything used was stash.
The patterned paper is from a travel paper pad, there is enough room to put a sentiment on the paper. The cardstock I used is Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla, rhinestones are from my never-ending pile of them.
Thanks for visiting today and you have two weeks to get your Iconic project to the SOSS Blog.  We want to see who, what or where your icon is.