Saturday, February 27, 2016

Jingle All the Way ~~ Part 2

Hello friends, family and followers, it's Saturday the start of another great weekend!!

On Thursday I posted a card for Merry Monday Christmas challenge I had coloured two images but only finished one so yesterday when the Jingle Belles challenge popped into my in-box I knew I needed to finish it and then I have another 2-fer. Gotta love it.  Sooooo here it is!!

The super cute stamp is from House Mouse Designs "Jingle Buds" featuring Maxwell and Monica, the image was cut with my Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles and Jingle all the Way stamp I saw and knew I needed it for this image there is no maker on the stamp, I saw a doily in my scrap pile and thought I need to use that it's one more layer, then of course some rhinestone sparkle and stickles glitter above the bells not sure if it shows in the picture.

Inside Sentiment from Stampendous "Christmas Wishes" stamped on a Top Note die cut.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ All Bundled Up use layers at least three I think I qualify for this one!!

Thanks for joining me here today and Merry Monday's challenge will be over soon but the Jingle Belles Rock challenge is open until Thursday March 10th.  I am so happy to be playing both these challenges and wow am I getting a great supply of Holiday cards,.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Jingle All The Way with Merry Monday

I love to get reminders that there is still time to enter a challenge, Merry Monday Christmas Challenge jogged my memory that I was working on an idea for their challenge, I picked my image and found Tuesday Morning Sketches was perfect for the image I had chosen. Have a look and see what I've done.

Fluffles again making lots of noise, I just love these cute kittens no longer on the Stampendous site.

close up of the image.

Finished the inside with a lovely sentiment

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I've been crafting,

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 240 ~~ One is a Lonely Number ~~ One Layer Card

Looking for my Clear it Out post scroll down or click HERE.

Shopping Our Stash  has done a fabulous job of creating "my nemesis" One Layer Cards, I think I do one or two every year and always for a challenge for the design team. I'm totally lost when I can "add" more and more but I bit the bullet, took one for the team and made a One Layer Card!!!

For my card I used Very Vanilla cardstock, Tim Holtz distress markers and Inspired by Nature set from Stampin'up to create a watercolour look (I hope) 

The sentiment is from the same set but the butterfly is from a different Stampin'up set called Nature Walk (retired) and coloured with the distress markers. 

I made a few errors along the way to the finished product but I am pleased with it. Thanks for stopping by today and the SOS team would love to see how you create One Layer Card.

Welcome Back to a New Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

Clear it Out Tuesday's Challenge #105's theme is use food related digis and the stash item is plaids (gingham ribbon, plaid patterned paper) The sponsors for the challenge are Robyns Fetish Digital Stamps and Star Stampz. I used a cute digi from Robyns Fetish.

This is a real fun image and the sentiment was computer generated, the candy dots are my home made ones and I remembered what the stash item was before the card was totally finished.

Close up of the image and I even got the sewing machine out did some stitching.

Finished the inside for an Anniversary card and added more plaid.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you will get out your food related digis and join the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Jingle Belles Rock!!! and They are Still Having Fun with "TEXT"

Wow I had time to make another Christmas card for the Jingle Belles Rock challenge "TEXT", I had this in my mind all week and this morning while "looking" for something I came across some crocheted mats that Jessi makes and sells, I won them in a TMS challenge.

Seasons Greetings is from Impression Obsession of course the crocheted oval mat from Jessi and the embossing folder is Gently Falling from Stampin'up

Finished the inside with a sentiment on the top note die cut.

I'm entering this in:

Thanks for checking in today, and see I'm working on my Christmas/Holiday cards early this year.

Bunches of Birthday Wishes

Hello my friends, family and followers thanks for stopping by today to see what I have been creating, and that is a Birthday card for my stash and for the Allsorts challenge week 351 ~~ Birthday Wishes.
I found this image in my pile of stamped images someone gave me so I'm not sure on who it belongs to. (Kitty do you know this one?)

Every once in a while I step out of my Pink/Purple haze and make a yellow card and this is it.

close up of the flowers.

Finished inside of the card.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Both these challenges are fun to follow, they start on a Saturday and I gives me the weekend to make a card, It's great to find cool challenges that help your card stash grow.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's Challenge Time at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~~ M is for Mixed Media

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers wants you to get inky and show us some Mixed Media. I must mention I am not at all into mixed media like the rest of the design team, their projects are fabulous but I did some (a lot) of surfing of techniques and mixed media and settled on making a tag, I figured I couldn't mess something that small up and I didn't. 
First I cut two tags with the Tim Holtz tag die and unwrapped the dylusions sprays I bought around the end of the year, I have turquoise and purple two of my favourite colours. I then spritzed the tag with water then the dylusions sprays, mopped up the over spray with the tag then gave it a shot of simmer spray. With that said...her is my tag.

Once the tag dried I dug a few odd stamps out, french script, the art of life and Take time and sort of stamped not so randomly. I have only used stencils once so I dug out the message wreath from Hero Arts and pondered, what if I mess this part up I will have to start over, but I manage to use the dauber and purple distress ink and was pleased with the outcome. To finish it off I added some metal dots and a butterfly.

Close up of the butterfly

I love this stamp from Stampabilities.

I am sure this won't be the last time I attempt Mixed Media, I have a small canvas I would like to try something on but that means more surfing and stressing, but I hope a lot of fun.

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the SoSS Blog and see what awesome project the rest of the design team have done.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Anyone for Skating?

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge was new last Monday and I wanted to get it done but it took me all week to find some time to work on it. A friend asked me to make her a couple of birthday cards so that went to the top of the crafting list but when I coloured the images I sneaked in a cute little mousie and I found a bit of time this morning to put my card together.

I don't know the company this little skating mouse is from as I received it from a friend but with the berries in his hat it qualified for the Berries challenge at Merry Monday.

Before Christmas I bought a skate die and it's the first I have used it, I have a holly punch from EK and I punched the holly and berries and attached them with the skates.

I used the same embossing folder for the inside as I did the front.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for checking today to see I'm still keeping up my Holiday card challenges.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #239 ~~ Fantastic Plastic

Shopping Our Stash want to see Fantastic Plastic - use something plastic on your card/project. (not necessarily recycled)  I didn't use anything recycled but I used some ancient plastic heart buttons and a newer plastic shaker card cup (not sure what to call it) it sure makes it a bit easier to make a shaker card. 

Valentine day was on Sunday and of course I had to make my great grandson a Valentine card, the image is a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps, the patterned paper is from Michaels.

Close up of the adorable monkey and the beads and buttons (boy those beads were hard to control)

More patterned paper and the sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo 

I would like to enter this in:

Catch the Bug ~~ February Theme challenge ~~ Keep it Simple

Thanks for checking my blog today and for those in the deep freeze bundle up and keep warm.

Friday, February 12, 2016

It's a 2-fer today!! Merry Monday and Jingle Belles

Isn't it great when you can make one card and have two challenge entries, I have been trying to get this card made all week and finally today I got it done, what is great about it is it works for the Jingle Belles challenge too. I am so exciting to be following both these blogs as I'm getting a stash of Christmas cards too.

This is only the second chalkboard technique card I have made they are a lot of fun. I also used some green chalk on the holly leaf, The sentiment and the Snowman (my fav) is from Impression Obsession/Lindsay Ostrom 

Close up of my "new" favourite sentiment,

Inside is finished with the snowman and the Let it Snow stamp from Stampabilities.

Challenges I'm entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and if you want to get a jump-start on your Holiday cards check out both the challenges. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Shopping Our Stash ~~ All Bent Out of Shape ~~ Make a Shaped Card

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Wow what a great challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ All Bent Out of Shape, all we want you to do is make a shaped card, this will get your brain and fingers moving. My brain was working as I rarely make shaped cards with the exception of "teepee" cards they are quick, easy and so cute but I wanted something different so here is what I made for the shaped challenge.

I made a chalkboard easel card, I used the Hardwood background stamp from Stampin'up and a
Big Day from 2015 Sale-a-Bration promotion (first time using it) 

Close up of the sentiments

This is the back of the chalkboard as you see I used all the stamps from the set. woohoo. Inks I used were White stazon, versafine sepia, memento tuxedo black, card stock Crumb Cake.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting today, head over to the SOS blog check out the rules and see what the rest of the design team have "shaped" up for inspiration.

Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge #104 ~~ Anything Goes with TWINE!!

Second challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday in a row with twine as the stash item and for the second challenge in a row I almost forgot to put it on. I need to read more carefully lol. The challenge is a favourite ~~ Anything goes with the stash item Twine. Two sponsors for this challenge, Lacy Sunshine and Bugaboo Stamps.  I used a super cute Bugmee image from Lacy Sunshine and framed her in pink.

Super cute Love Bug Bugmee

Close up of her adorable little face.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for stopping by today and you know you want to join CIOT for the anything goes challenge.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Triple Challenge card!!!

This will be a really quick post as Merry Monday Christmas challenge will be over in 3 hours. I had everything picked out for the card all week and just couldn't get to it. Here is what I made to keep up with my Christmas/Winter cards for this year.

This Santa is from Rubber Stampede and I've had him for a long time.

Close up to show all the glitter on Santa's beard and mustache.

Challenges I want to enter this in:

~~ Fireworks and sparkle (just sparkle for me)

Thanks for visiting today and have a great week.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

K is for Kiss ~~ Challenge #52 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is back for another fun filled, alphabet themed year!!! Since Valentine's day is close challenge #52 K is for Kiss is timely, I don't make too many valentines, one for hubby and one for the great grand son. When I saw the challenge theme I knew I had the perfect image to use and it isn't Valentine related.  Have a peek what the rebel has done ~~

Now isn't this the most adorable image? This is Bunny Kisses from House Mouse Designs featuring Itty Bitty, Friend and Hop-it

Close up to show you the K is for Kiss

And the K is for Kissmas

I would like to enter this in:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Challenge 212 Love is all around or Anything goes.

Thanks for visiting today and if you haven't checked out the  SoSS blog head over there and see what the rest of the design team has made for the challenge.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I'm Dreaming of Something Warm ~~ Challenge # 237 at Shopping Our Stash

Can you believe it? It's the second of February already...Wow. It's also Ground Hog Day but I don't know yet whether any of the ground hogs have seen there shadow until later this morning. I'll have to check later to see if we have an early spring or the dreaded 6 more weeks of Winter.

Shopping Our Stash has a fabulous challenge ~~ I'm Dreaming of Something Warm, the interpretation is up to you. You could create a project with a cuppa tea, mug of coffee, hot chocolate, a warm beach, anything that is warm and cozy.  Now when I get really chilled I head for the bathroom and get in a really warm bubble bath and just soak it all up, sometimes I take a good book with me to read and try not to doze off and have a soggy novel. Here is what I made for the challenge.

The colours I used are blue and kraft, I added the paw prints on the scrap of kraft and finished it with a cute ribbon  The background is embossed with the bubbles embossing folder. 

Close up of the super cute bunny from House Mouse Designs, I added three pearls for the bubbles.

Finished inside of the card with one of my favourite Birthday stamps.

I would like to enter this in 
Just Us Girls  Wild card week #328 it's tic tac toe I used the left row Ribbon, Pearls, 3 layers.

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the SOS blog check out the rules and give the rest of the design team some love too.