Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Who every heard of a Spring dragon? I found one!!!

The new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is Kids and the stash item is Primary colours. Paper, brads, buttons or what every you want in primary colours. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and that is where I found this adorable Spring Dragon called Clyde. Bugaboo is one of my favourite stores and every Friday they have a freebie and what is best they are Canadian. Now here is my card I hope you have your sunglasses on!!!
I just had to make that flower into a “cone flower” or Echinacea just because I like purple too.
Doesn’t Clyde have and adorable face?+
Here is the inside and since I couldn’t decide if it was a Birthday card or get well card I left it blank.
Thanks for visiting today, head over to the “Blog” check out what the design team have made and say “Hello” to our two new teamies.

Shopping Our Stash #198~~Opposite Day

Challenge #198 Opposite Day we want you to -- use something that is opposite of your usual style. For example, if you are usually CAS, use a really frou-frou ribbon.  Head over to Shopping Our stash and check out the rules for entering and while you are there see what the DT has made.  I really don’t have an idea what my usual style of crafting is except I know I don’t go overboard on the frills and I’m not a CAS crafter, what I don’t like to do is distressing so here is what I made for the challenge.
I used the elephant from a retired set from Stampin’ up called In the Wild. Every thing but the base is from the scrap file, the flourish was sitting on my desk. The black brads are my last two in the container.
Close up of the distressing on the image and layers.
I used the rest of the vellum for the sentiment on the inside and added the butterfly that was also sitting on my desk, a left over from another project.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join us for Opposite Day and tell us what your usual type of creating is.

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad~~Owls

Challenge #110 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is Owls, now that’s an easy one. The sponsor this challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps and my owl image is named Autumn Hooty and the creator is Concetta Kilmer.
Since he or she was such a funky owl I sort of carried through the zentangle theme. I used Autumn colours of rust, cocoa and mustard in the cardstock and a touch of pinkish purple on the wings.
Just a close up of the owl
Thanks for dropping by today and go find your owl stamps and create something for The Cheerful Stamp Pad check out what the rest of the design team have made and we have a new design team member Vee Cassidy you can see her project HERE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOS Challenge #198 Texture Me…….

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Did you have fun last week with the Lost and Found Challenge? I hope you found lot’s of new to you things, I did. The new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Texture Me  -- use your oldest embossing supply (folder, powder, or even a stylus and brass template)  I used my very first cuttlebug embossing folder. the Happy Birthday one. A few years ago, before I had a die cutting/embossing machine someone posted on a chat board they had accidently bought two Birthday folders (like most of us never buy duplicates) and said the first person to post would be the winner and it was me.
I bought a package of Black and white patterned paper at Winners a while ago and one of the designs was a shimmery white, I used it to emboss the Happy Birthday. I wanted to show most of the folder and just added the little house mouse image and a scrap of ribbon.
I wish you could see how shimmery this is and so sad it’s the last piece.
Simple inside and the sentiment is from Printworks. I coloured the hearts with pink.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join in the fun for this awesome challenge. Head over to the SOS blog check out the rules and see what the rest of the design team have for their “texture” project.

Clear it Out Tuesday is celebrating Mother’s Day with Flowers

The challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is to make a Mother’s Day project and the stash is Flowers. Our very own Laura is the sponsor for the challenge this week, $10 GC for the digi store of your choosing.  I know which one I would pick, what about you? Well in order to win you have to enter so head to the blog for the rules and check out the rest of the design team’s projects.
The image I used is from Ching-Chou Kuik  I just love her images, there is also a Facebook fan page. I used my favourite colours, purple and pink. The frame was made with three copic markers and shiny paper. You cut two pieces of shiny paper the same size, one you put inside a large zip-lock baggie, (in the center and zip closed, then you take the alcohol markers and scribble all over the plastic bag, covering the piece that is inside the bag. then spritz with rubbing alcohol and put your other piece of shiny paper down on the “mess”  pick it off and let it dry.
Close-up of the image.
This shows how beautiful the technique is and I didn’t want to cover it up so just put the sentiment right on the oval off cut from the frame on the front.
I would like to enter this in:
Ching-Chou Kuik April Challenge
Thanks for visiting today and you know Mother’s Day will be coming up soon so get your Mother’s day images and flowers together and join the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Challenge #109 Zentangles Continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

As with the first week of the challenge I was mesmerized by the elephant and had so much fun creating the card, this week I couldn’t decide which other image I wanted to use……..so I did two. The Cheerful Stamp Pad would like to to join us for this awesome Zentangle challenge. The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps if you haven’t checked out their great stamps and digis from many fabulous designers. Both my images were from Norma J. Burnell digis.,
As you see I did a Halloween card (you can never be too early for them) the image is named Treat Hummer. coloured with my Spectrum Noir pastel alcohol markers. Some patterned paper from a Halloween stack pad and a scrap that was on my table. Orange and white bakers twine (a scrap fest purchase) to finish it off.
close up of the image.
Second card (too bad both cards couldn’t be blogged first) is also from Norma J Burnell and is named Cat’s Cradle. coloured with the SN pastel alcohol markers. I added the flourish to accent the flourishes in the background paper.
Couldn’t leave without a close up of the beautiful image.
Thanks for spending some time here today and I hope you like my Zentangles. It would be lovely to see your idea of the Zentangle challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers~~Q is for Quick

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has given an awesome challenge for this fortnight, Q is for Quick  and it is to make a 10 minute or less card!!!  I thought for a long time about this one, I rarely make an hour card let alone 10 or less minutes so here is how it went down…on my desk or table was a card base and a strip of a trial piece of Drunken Chalks technique in the perfect size. We were cooking with gas here. Next organize stamps, ink and embossing powder, the heat gun already plugged in. Now here is what I ended up with……
I had pre-cut the pink strips  I had bought the chalk inks and the dragonfly (from PSX) a long, long, long time ago and I think it was to do the Drunken Chalks technique but I put the chalks away in that safe place and of course after a few years it was out of sight out of mind. So glad they surfaced and I got to use them.
The dragonfly stamp is from PSX which is no longer in business, sad as they had awesome stamps. I inked it in versamark watermark and embossed it with detail gold.
I love using the top note sizzix die cuts for my sentiments on the inside of my cards. The sentiment is from Print Works collection.
Since I organized everything ahead of time this took me 9 minutes and 30 seconds, would have been quicker if at the last minute I was scrambling to dig out the pink pearls from the package.
Thanks for spending some time here today and I hope I have inspired you to join the fun challenge Q is for Quick. Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team has made.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Challenge #197~~~Lost and Found

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Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 197 is Lost & Found -- use something you've re-discovered (could have been lost, you could have just forgotten you owned it). As you know my room has been recently decluttered now there were lots of lost things found, one was my tulip border embossing folder, so that is where I was starting from. I was sorting a box and an already coloured and fussy cut image was found so step two now to figure out what to do with my two found items, well on seeing The Crooked Stamper’s Sketch #3 I had it made in the shade. Here is it………
This stamp is from the Stamp Barn which is no longer in business but the Frog’s Whiskers in Cambellford bought it and you can still get the image in cling mount and a die to cut it out. At Scrapfest on Saturday I bought the die to match my stamp. Of course I didn’t get to use it as this image was already finished waiting to be used.
The cute little butterfly button is from a package I had forgotten I had bought at Winners at Christmas I found it in a box of cardstock I was sorting. I made some clouds with a plastic cloud template and All Night Media chalks.
Here is the inside of the card, The sentiment is from Stampendous and is called N058 Light in Dark.
I would like to enter this in :
The Crooked Stamper’s Sketch #3
Thanks for stopping by today and go find something you have lost or forgotten you owned and join in the fun at Shopping Our Stash.

It’s Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday

Challenge #74 at Clear it Out Tuesday is a colour challenge and the colour is YELLOW and the stash item is Yellow things. The sponsor is Melon Headz Illustrating. I picked a Super Hero image to use for the challenge, because it was a yellow challenge I picked one that looked like Flash, I knew I could use yellow on him, I did google a picture so I had the colours in the right places. And here he is……
I got a little carried away with the sizing of the image but he did fit on the A2 card base. My stash items are the yellow stars and yellow rickrack on the inside. The patterned paper is from McMahon and I got it almost a couple of years ago and knew it was perfect for my little superhero.
Close up of the cute image.
Inside of the card and note the awesome watermark Samantha made for us.
Thanks for stopping by today and check out the blog for the rules and don’t forget to look at what the rest of the design team members have made.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Welcome to a NEW Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #109 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is Zentangle Sweet Pea Stamps and Sweet Pea Stamps is the sponsor for the two week challenge. I chose the elephant digital image from Courtney McAnsh digital Stamps. I coloured it with my spectrum noir markers, it came out a bit darker than I wanted but I’m happy with it.
I cut the image and layer with the spellbinder rectangle large dies added the Fleur Dis Lis border punch edge and a band of pink ribbon. Everything except the patterned paper was from my scrap box, even the base.
close up of the image.
Just a simple sentiment for the inside.
I would like to enter this in:
Hiding in my Craft Room Super scraps Saturday #195
Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t been to the main blog head over there and see what the other design team members have made.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Friend……..

My friend Sheri-Lyn had a birthday celebration lunch on Thursday and I know she loved a card I made a few months ago so I wanted to do it in her favourite colours. I did tell her it will never be duplicated in those colours either LOL.
This is the front of the card closed and the image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and the creator is Ching-Chou Kuik.
I made it into an easel card cut the image with Spellbinders labels 8 and the frame with decorative labels 8 added a few rhinestones to finish the card, The sentiment is from Stampin’up.
close up of the gorgeous image.
I love this image and if you haven’t checked out Sweet Pea Stamps you are missing some fabulous artists, They have both rubber stamps and digital stamps. There is a facebook fan page and you can find it HERE, closed group there is a challenge going on too.
I am entering this in:
Sweet Pea Facebook Fan Page Progressive challenge part 1
Thanks for visiting my blog today I hope you have a fun filled weekend.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Earth Has Music Challenge #196 at SOS

Shopping Our Stash has teamed up with Words 2 Scrap by for their challenge #16 The Earth Has Music. You can enter your project at both blogs that means a “two fer”. April 21st is the deadline for W2SB16 the Shopping Our Stash ends next Monday night so get working on what inspires you for the challenge, no right way or wrong way just something nature/music related.
The stamp set I used is from Stampin’up called Inspired by nature, I added the punched slot pieces to make the grass look like bulrushes and added the die cut butterflies and the ribbon slide.
Here is the finished inside and I gave the card to my son for his Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by today and lets see lots of your nature/music themed projects and don’t forget to check out the design team’s cards for inspiration,

It’s your Favourite Challenge~~Anything Goes

Clear it Out Tuesday is having an Anything goes challenge and the stash item is Anything goes, how easy is that? The sponsor for the challenge is Odd Ball Art Co. they are on of our new sponsors for 2015 and have the cutest images. I chose this super cute image called Wanda image #9 and I knew I wanted to use a happy colour.
I used Stampin’up’s Blendabilities Calypso Coral, My stash item is the duo of ribbons, one is whisper white and a narrow coral sheer ribbon.
Having a bit of a panic as I am out of E000 copic ink and cannot find anyone that sells the refill for it, here’s hoping there will be one at Scrapfest in Kitchener on Saturday.
When I finished the card I wasn’t sure if I was using it for a Birthday or not so I didn’t put the sentiment on the inside, although my Sister-in-law’s birthday is the end of April, wonder if she will like it.
I am going to enter this in a couple of challenges.
Odd ball Art facebook page anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room challenge #194 Think Spring (colours)
Thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out the rules and see what the other design team members have made for the challenge.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Challenge #108 Silhouettes continues……..

The Silhouettes challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad starts the second week, have you entered your project yet? The sponsor for the challenge is Floppy Latte at Stitchy Bear Outlet. No matter what image you like you will find something  that you like at the Outlet as there are a lot of different artists. This week I decided to go a different way with my card, I was thinking Christmas and chose this lovely silhouette reindeer.
I went with Black, white and silver for my card I also sprinkled a few rhinestones on the snowflake background paper.
Close up to show how lovely the image prints even on a $38 printer
The inside of the card and no sentiment yet, still organizing them and Christmas is on the top shelf and it was too hard to get them down.
Thanks for spending some time on my blog today, you have until April 12 to join in the fun of the silhouettes challenge.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Treats

Happy Easter to all my friends, family and followers. Today is going to be a busy day for me as I’m cooking the ham for dinner, sometimes I think going out would be a more relaxing day. Just a short post today as I am sure everyone has lots of things to do. I think we are going to have a white Easter this year, not going to be much fun for the Easter egg hunts that will be going on in a lot of communities. Here are the treats I made up for the ladies at bowling,
I packaged up 20 or 21 baggies and of course used Maxwell holding Easter eggs.
Here is a better look at two of the treat bags
Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

J is for Just Kidding~~~Make a Funny Card

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a new challenge J is for Just Joking so we want you to make a funny project. You would think this would be easy peasy well not for me, I struggled got started, didn’t like it went back to the drawing-board, I know I have THREE AI stamps, I used one not long ago for a Birthday card and I know I just saw the others not long ago…I’m still sorting and organizing but I did manage to find one that appealed to me to use. The stamp I use is People from Art Impressions. So here is my funny card.
This set is called Celeste Set #4326 I coloured most of the image, glazed her glasses and wine glass then I paper pieced the sofa or couch if you are Canadian. Added a few rhinestones on the punched green cardstock.
Here you can see the glaze on the wine glass and glasses.
The inside of the card with a slightly snarky sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Sisterhood’s challenge don’t forget to head over to the main blog check out the rules and all the awesomely snarky inspiration the rest of the design team has for you to look at, then go dig out some funny images and make a funny card!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Light it up BLUE for Autism blog hop.

Hello and welcome to Light it up blue for Autism blog hop, There are many prizes and a lot of gorgeous projects. Here are some information on autism sites. Autism Speaks Canada and Autism Speaks.Org.
If you would like a chance to win a prize from one of these fabulous companies, please leave a comment on this blog, as well as any of the other blogs participating in the hop today!  Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Monday, April 6th.

An UPDATE!! I was just hopping the blog and found this wonderful card and story from an awesome stamper you just have to go and read her story and see her awesome card One Crafty Mama is the link.

Here is my card which is dedicated to all families that face autism every day, every hour of every day.
I made a center step  card, the bird is a digital image but I’m at a loss at the name of the company. the butterflies and little flowers are from a Bridal embellishment package. Here are the sponsors for the hop.
Thanks for visiting today and please support the hop for Autism.