Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mid Week Reminder ~~ Shopping Our Stash ~~ Winter Wonderland

Just thought I would pop in with a reminder that there is another week of the Winter Wonderland challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  If you are reading this that means you made it through the "BIG" day, did you venture out to the sales on Boxing day? Not me I'm still recuperating from dinner on Sunday, turkey, ham, hashbrown casserole, dressing and home made cranberry sauce.  Since this is supposed to be a quick post  I need to get on with the card.

Here is a mix of old and new, the horse and sleigh is from Stampin'up (last year) it has never been cut before, the greenery and bows are new as is the embossing folder. 

Let it snow is also from my stash, I love a window scene and this one is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have some time let us see your Winter Wonderland cards remember not Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #283 ~~ Winter Wonderland (two week challenge)

Challenge #283 at Shopping Our Stash is Winter Wonderland, we want to see Winter cards not Christmas.  I'm make Winter card when it gets late in the season that way if they don't make it before the big day they don't say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. As you know I follow the Jingle Belles Rock so it was important I find a stamp I have NOT used in previous challenges, it wasn't too hard I had one on my shelf that was perfect and with my favourite birds....Cardinals.  Here is what I came up with.

The stamp is from Impression Obssession F1929 Cardinals by Window coloured with distress markers, the background was using some snowflake stamps from a 6 pack from Hero Arts (3 snowflakes and 3 snowmen) One of the first sets I bought when I first started stamping over 10 years ago and hasn't seen ink in a long time.

Close up of the image

Inside of the card, I used my favourite sentiment stamp of the season from Impression Obsession #19022 Most wonderful Time . I think I will add a bit of colour to it, as it looks boring

Thanks for visiting today and remember this is a two week challenge so the design team have some relaxing time. I would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Challenge #282 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~ Tag You're It!!!

Well the challenge at Shopping Our Stash is self explanatory ~~ Tag you're it ~~ we want to see Tags, you can make a tag and put it on a card base, you can make a gift card tag or a CAS tag you can even make a fancy one.  Christmas, Birthday whatever tickles your fancy. I decided to go BIG and do something I have never done before......I made the December 2016  Tim Holtz Tag. Part way through I almost scrapped the idea but I persevered and voila' here it is.

Since I don't have a lot of Tim Holtz equipment or embellishments I went rogue, I sure used a lot of scraps on this tag. I just did plain gold embossing for the sentiment but followed the design. 

The evergreen pieces are from a Tim Holtz die, the oak leaves from an ancient cuttlebug die. I wet the oak leaves and scrunched them, Then when they were dry and assembled I spritzed them with Pewter glitter mist.

Everything is from my stash, the gingerbread man was sitting on my table. The brads are from the Eyelet Outlet.

The dots were made with red memento ink on a Hero Arts background stamp and LOOK I stitched around the tag.

I will be entering this at:

Tag you're it  Challenge #62

This is my first time making a Tim Holtz Tag and it was really fun, maybe 2017 I can do a few more.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog check out what the rest of the design team have made. They are all gorgeous.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper is ~~X is for XXX X-mas

It's that time of year and the last challenge of the year at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. In keeping with the trend  it is X is for XXX X-mas and you know what that means.....if you don't want to see an X rated card  stop reading now. I was not going to make a card for this challenge until I saw a "joke" on FB and thought it was really cute and I re-posted it to our DT lounge and one of our really crafty design team...Lynne said she could print it off for me and slap it on some black cardstock or would brown be better? With that I thought I can do that myself and so I did.

I saved the picture and resized it then layered it on black, red shiny, then on some patterned paper which was attached to a black card base. I gussied up the image with white opal liquid pearls and some stickles. Remember you have been warned.......

Not much more to say about it except you can't really see the sparkle on the snow and his beard.

Well you can see some of the sparkle and the liquid pearls on his coat.

Thanks for stopping by today and the design team are taking a well deserved break...I'll see you back here on January 7th 2017!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's Tuesday!! Time for the New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Challenge #281 at Shopping Our Stash is Gift or Gift card packaging....well I was a bit confused but it all boils down to make a gift or a gift card holder, you can alter or make a gift bag/box, something that holds yummy chocolate or perhaps some cookies or my favourite....Christmas cake...yum. Our bowling Christmas party was on November 30th and I decided to make all the girls a little gift.  I found this tutorial on making a hot cocoa holder or if you are Canadian it'a Hot Chocolate holder at My Chic'N Scratch blog  I did have to adjust the measurements for the hot chocolate packages I had.

Talk about shopping my stash all the cardstock I used is from a package of 12 X 12 patterned and plain paper I bought at Walmart before I retired 15 years ago and there is still some patterned paper left but I used all the light blue, dark blue and snowman paper. I even got to use the tiny craft stapler. I added the candy cane to use for a stir stick.

Here is the inside, the packet sits loose and is held by the "belly"band.

Here they are all 18 of them ready to be handed out at our lunch;

Now you have check out my project head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made. Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful week.