Saturday, May 30, 2015

V is for Vellum is the new Challenge at SoSS

And a challenge for sure for me, I had all sorts of ideas as there are so many things you can do with vellum but alas I was sort on time and ended with a very simple but nice card.

Base is Early Expresso the patterned paper is from a DCWV stack pack. I stamped the Friendship on the vellum with brown stazon added a heart brad and a glitter butterfly.

Now that little butterfly took so much time, the glitter paper is very heavy and I had to manually dig out all those little pieces,

Thanks for visiting today and you know you want to show off your projects using Vellum so hop over to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers check out the rules and the rest of the design team’s projects you will be astounded with their creativity and snark too.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Week 2 of Challenge #112 Black and White continues

The Cheerful Stamp Pad and Lunagirls Moonbeams have joined forces to bring you a Black and White Challenge. Please check out the projects at both blogs and enter your B&W project at both blogs. For the second week of the challenge I have used the same Flower Line Art page as on it was a tall and narrow poppy, my favourite flower and I had just the design in mind for it.  See what I have done for this week.
I love this center step card as it is an A2 card 4 1/4 X 5 1/’2 You can adjust the size of the center by making the side pieces a bit narrower. The dies I used are Spellbinder fancy labels and Memory Box Latchette border.
Close up of the poppy
Thanks for visiting today and have a fabulous weekend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Challenge #203 ~~~ Play Misty For Me

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At Shopping Our Stash we want you to “Play Misty For Me” -- use a mist/spray of some kind. Either store-bought or make your own. This one was a stretch for me as I have only used a spray once, I have three of them at least I didn’t have to go “shopping” or make my own, one of my DT teamies sent me two shimmer sprays one clear shimmer and the other pewter so I used them both.  We are at the cottage for the weekend and I had to pack supplies and hope I packed the “right stuff” and I didn’t do too bad. My image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it is named Steam Punk Old Lady by Sandra Caldwell.
I grabbed the gears embossing folder as I was thinking it went well with the image, of course I could have brought my cogs punch to use. I had  better get more organized next week. the two embellishments are from my stash. I used both clear and pewter shimmer sprays. I used a cardboard box to spray the layer after I embossed it. I went for a 20 minute walk while it dried, when I came home the cat was in the box, (I can’t see any shimmer on her)
This little embellishment was in the bottom of my tote that I carry my equipment in, and it just fits the theme perfect. I also distressed the layers,it only seemed right that I do it for steam punk.  I wish you could see the shimmer.
When I took the picture the  crystal effects on the monocle was not completely dry, but looks good now.
I am entering this in the progressive challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps on Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by today and dig out your glimmer mist, shimmer sprays and join the challenge.

Clear it Out Tuesday ~~ It’s all about the Girls

Clear it Out Tuesdays Challenge theme is “Girls” and the stash item is Die cuts. What could be easier? Karleigh Sue Digis is the sponsor for this challenge, this is a new sponsor for us so head over there and see the super cute images.


Now isn’t this image just adorable, I was crafting at the cottage this weekend and I managed to take the right supplies with me, My die is a card creator die and I added a few rhinestones I also used an oval die from Stampin’ up (it is larger than the spellbinders) Coloured with copics and attached to GP white cardstock.


Close up of her adorable face.

I didn’t finish the inside of my card as that was the part of packing I omitted, never thought about sentiments for the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today and let’s see those girly cards but don’t forget to use the die cuts too.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Challenge #112 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is B&W

Surprise!!! No you didn’t miss the weekend it’s FRIDAY!! Just a change of days for the Cheerful Stamp Pad’s Challenge as we are joining with Lunagirls Moonbeams for the Black and White challenge so don’t forget to check their design team projects too.,  I chose a Flower Line Art page for my project this week and since there were a lot of images on the page I wanted to try something new (to me) and make a Screen Fold card, it was a lot of fun to make too.
I did figure out it’s very hard to photograph a screen fold card, the first pane I fussy cut the image out added a punch out from a page that has been sitting on the table for weeks and three rhinestones. The top was punched with Fleur Dis lis border punch from EK,+
Don’t you just LOVE the snowdrops on the second pane, they are beautiful, I added a white butterfly and a white sparkly button tied with a narrow ribbon, The third pane I’m not sure what flower/weed it is but I added a black sparkly button with the same ribbon tie on it.
Final pane of the screen fold card is daffodils, I used a second butterfly and added tiny black dewdrops to the corners.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the Cheerful Stamp Pad and Lunagirls for the Black & White Challenge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Challenge #202~~~Silver AND Gold

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May 24th is our FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! (use both silver and gold) [Is anyone else singing "Make new friends, but kee-eep the o-old, One is silver and the other's gold" ??] This is the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash head over to the blog and check out what the other DT members have created. Now this should be an easy peasy challenge but I struggled, I embossed a tree not once but twice, didn’t like either. Then I thought oh background embossed in both silver and gold an other fail (to me) Then while rummaging in the Christmas stamp boxes (yes plural) I found the one I created with. Check it out!!
The stamp is an old one from Stampendous named Wiseman, I stamped two times with versamark and embossed one with gold pearl and the other in pewter (silver was mia)  I fussy cut the gold and elevated it. I added the gold circle to the silver star.
I have no idea when or where I got this package of embellishments but finally opened it.
Inside finished with a sentiment from Stampendous, I’ve used it so much the name is worn off. This is also years old but a favourite.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the gang at Shopping Our Stash for the silver and gold challenge.

School’s Out is the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

The unofficial start of summer is the long weekend for the 24th of May here in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and did some fun things. We opened the cottage and there is still a lot of things to do and I haven’t set up the internet yet until we spend more time than a weekend.
Soon the children will be out of school for the summer so at Clear it Out Tuesday we want to see your projects showing what the children do when school’s out, the stash item is Brads or Eyelets or both. The sponsors are Di’s digis, Digital Delights and Sweet Pea Stamps. I used a super cute digital stamp from Heather Valenin at Sweet Pea Stamps. It’s Rory playing baseball.
For my stash items I used brads, a pinwheel and a pink lemonade
Close up of the pinwheel brad
Close up of the pink lemonade brad.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join in the fun at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Fairies Challenge continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The second week challenge #111 Fairies at the Cheerful Stamp Pad continues, have you joined yet? The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps and for my second project I chose Magic Spread by Ching-Chou Kuik, I love her images and pick one when I have an opportunity and have purchased some but it’s hard to just pick one. Here is what I created.
As you see I made another PINK card but I really wanted to make the lilies look like star gazers. Just a simple sketch and one I use often.
Close up of the image, and I used spica glitter pen on the wings
Here is the semi finished inside, but this is for a reason, I had a friend ask for a few cards for little girls and big girls blank on the inside. I’m hoping she likes the ones I’ve been making for her.

I would like to enter this in
Sweet Pea Challenge Blog...things with wings

Thanks for stopping by today and have a magical week!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Challenge Time!!! ~~~ C is for Cake at SoSS

It’s Saturday and the start of our 24th of May long weekend,in Canada  WooHoo. Do you have plans for your long weekend? We are heading to the cottage to open it up and since our weather has been so unpredictable we are a little late in getting  it done.  It’s also challenge time at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, for this two week challenge we want to see CAKES, lots of cakes, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, graduation cakes, Father’s/Mother’s day cakes and I’m sure there are lots more to choose from. Here is what I finally decided to make…’s a birthday cake!!
I used a super cute house mouse stamp Poppin good Birthday with Mudpie and Muzzy. You can find House Mouse designs if you click HERE.
Close up of the image
Inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to join in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the C is for Cake challenge.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #201 ~~~ Your Oldest Washi Tape

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Washi Tape is the challenge at Shopping Our Stash. use washi tape OR make faux washi tape OR use washi tape stamps. Tutorial 1:  Tutorial 2: Tutorial More resources:  There are some ideas for you. I used my oldest, believe it or not when a challenge at Drunken Stampers came up Washi Tape I didn’t even know what it was, I had to Google it then go out and buy some so this is my very first washi tape.
I am so washi tape challenge I had to search for a design, I am not sure who’s idea I used but it is a great one. The “flower” I stamped three times and coloured with Calypso Coral Blendabilities, fussy cut and elevated each layer. This will be a card for a friend that is recovering from a stroke.
Close up of the flower image and washi tape.
The inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and start digging through your huge stash of washi tape and join us at SOS for they challenge….you know you really want to.

Welcome to a “GREEN” challenge ~~ The Colour that is.

Clear it Out Tuesday is having a colour challenge and the stash item is green embellishments.  The sponsor for this challenge is Digital Papercraft don’t forget to go have a look at what they have to offer. When I saw the “reaching for a star” image I knew I wanted to try an almost new to me fold. I received a card for my birthday from Sherry and it was an A2 center step card, I knew the image I had was perfect.
I coloured with Stampin’up Blendabilities and copics. The rhinestones were coloured with the alcohol marker.
I used stardust stickles on the wings
I will have to get clearance to make a tutorial on how to make the center step card in A2 form from the creator before I do anything,
Thanks for stopping by today and join us at Clear it Out Tuesday and show us your  colour GREEN.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Believes in Fairies….Do You?

Happy Monday, here we are again with a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and it is Fairies. The sponsor for the challenge is Sweet Pea stamps go a check them out there are some awesome fairies there along with oodles of other fab. images. For week one of Fairies I chose  a Garden Fairy from Janna Prosvirina.
I coloured the image with copics and fussy cut in out and elevated on the oval. The butterflies were sitting on my table from another project and the patterned paper is from Wal-mart.
A close up and the glittery wings.

I would like to enter this in:
Dream Valley challenge #106 things with wings
One Sweet challege (Sweet Pea) things with wings

The semi finished inside of the card,  I have since finished this for a birthday card for a friend that loves fairies.
Thanks for spending some time with me today and I hope you will join the Fairies challenge  at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Check out the fabulous projects the rest of the design team has made.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Your Favourite Challenge ~~~ is Anything Goes!!!

Clear it Out Tuesday is having your favourite challenge (mine too) anything goes with the same stash….anything goes. The Sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps they have some super cute images. I decided since it was Anything goes I would work on some “winter” cards and here is what I did.
Isn’t this the cutest snowman ever, I Love Love Love to make snowman cards. I coloured with spectrum noir and copics added white opal liquid pearl to the hat. My stash items are the plastic snowflakes (I’m running out) the blue brad (years old) and the glitter snowflake brad on the ribbon.
Just a closer look at the face and snowflake.
Finished inside of my card using the top note and a scrap of patterned paper. The sentiment is from High Hopes and works perfect for my winter card.
Thanks for stopping by today and you know you don’t want to miss entering in the ATG challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Shopping Our Stash #200….WOW

Shopping Our Stash 200th challenge and do we have an awesome challenge for you to celebrate it….BIG, BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!!!!! use something big (letters, flowers, ribbon...), or bold bright colors or images. I was having trouble with this one, I think I was over thinking the challenge or maybe had too many ideas but here is what I finally came up with.
Okay peeps, don’t look too close as this was my first attempt at water colouring with my distress markers.I used a very large stamp, it was bigger than an A2 card, obvious I haven’t used it much. It is a retired one from Stampin’up and thought it would be a LARGE surface for me to work with,
I’m not sure water colouring is my forte’ but I am pleased with the end result
Thanks for stopping by today and come celebrate challenge #200 with us at Shopping Our Stash head over to the blog read the rules for entering and don’t forget to have a look at what the rest of the design team have made.

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Owls Challenge continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #110 Owls goes into it’s second week at The cheerful Stamp Pad the sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps. I chose a digital image by Norma J Burnell I’m loving her images they are fabulous.  Here is mine for the challenge.
The image was coloured with costal cabana blendablilities from Stampin’up, copic markers and spica glitter pens. The cardstock is Kraft by recollections, Bermuda bay (SU) and printworks patterned paper which I thought matched the flourishes on her dress.
The image is named Olivia and Peter
As I am not sure what I will use this card for I didn’t finish the inside although you can see how pretty the patterned paper is.

I would like to enter this in:
Sweet Pea May challenge things with wings

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find some time to join the Owls challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Check out the great projects the rest of the design team have done.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy Saturday and just in time for a NEW Challenge

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a new challenge it’s #33 Monochromatic Mama. We would like you to make a monochromatic Mother’s Day card, Description: Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.
My favourite colour is Purple, all shades of purple so I did my monochromatic card in shades of purple. The base is Dark purple later that I stamped is wisteria wonder I used Versa fine purple to ink up the Flora background stamp (retired) from Stampin’up. I stamped the sentiment (also SU) on the wisteria wonder with the purple ink and layered it on a Concord grape fancy label die.
Close-up of the sentiment.
Close up of the background image.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the SoSS blog and look up the rules and while you are there see what the design team has made.