Thursday, October 19, 2017

Naughty or Nice Witch?

I have been working on Halloween cards, not sure why because I only need 2 for my great grandsons but they are so much fun.  This one is a really cutesy card with an adorable Witch from Lacy sunshineI love Heather's images they are adorable.

I coloured and fussy cut the cute witch then built my card with some items in my scrap box, the light post was slated for a Christmas card, but didn't work, the grass is from an Easter project (I cut a few too many) The section of spiderweb was left over from another Halloween card, even the background was a scrap. 

Sentiment is compurter generated from a free verse site.

I am entering this in:

Naughty or Nice #44 ~~ Something Spooky
Paper Players ~~ Spooky

Crafty Gals Corner Challenges ~~ #145 Halloween colours

Well thats all for now check back again as I have one more Halloween card or maybe 2.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jingle Belles Rock Pink Christmas for the Cure ~~ Take #3

This is my third card for the Jingle Belles Rock Pink Christmas for the cure!!! I love this challenge and I love making pink Christmas cards!!! I also love snowmen and snowladies so this card has a snowman on it. The image is a digital image from Stamp Art by Katheryne sold through Whimsy stamps.

I like pairing pink with lime green and I have used the sketch portion of Fusion Card challenge
Snowflake embossed background and one of my very favourite Warm Winter Wishes stamps. 

Finished inside with the rest of the patterned paper and a scrap of pink..

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Pink Christmas

Fusion Card Challenge ~~ Used the sketch
Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned there are more to come.......

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #325 ~~ Walking Dead

What are the odds that I'm on two design teams that picked Zombies back to back!!! Maybe I should be buying a lottery ticket. teehee.  It was Chris's fault!!! never the less the Challenge at Shopping Our Stash is the Walking Dead in other words Zombies.  Well Google and Pinterest took another beating for an image to use and this one looks familiar as to the creator but I really don't know for sure who it is, thank you very much if it is someone you know\s art work.

The image was fussy cut and elevated on the spider web. The patterned paper is from a halloween pack I have had for a couple of years. 

not too much of a spooky image but that spider is a little terrifying 

The sentiment is from a large sentiment stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps there are 21 Halloween sentiments on the stamp which I kept intact and just cut out what I want to use. 

Finished inside with a computer generated sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the SOS crew's inspiration then dig out those ghoulish stamps and enter the challenge.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pink Christmas for the Cure take 2!!!

My favourite challenge of the year is the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure.  I love the theme and love making Pink Christmas cards and they are always well received when I send them.

Lots of scraps for this card, I made one earlier using the snowflake die from Hero Arts and at the Butterfly Moon in Lyndoch we have been taught how to use the negative of a die and that is what I have done here.  Another very CAS card (what is happening to me?) the glitter paper was a scrap out of my scrap box, the Merry Christmas is an Impression Obsession die. I am not fond of a lot of "white" space so I had to make a couple of corners out of the glitter paper.

I almost made it into a shaker card but I really didn't want to cover up any of the gorgeous 'glitter.  I did use a scrap of acetate to attach the snowflake to and then I added strips of foam tape for depth.

Finished the inside with an Impression Obsession Sentiment.

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Pink Christmas for the Cure.

Winter Wonderland ~~ Anything goes Christmas

Thanks for joining me today for Card #2 and I still have lots of time to make more. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

It's that time of Year again ~~ Pink Christmas at the Jingle Belles

I love this challenge!!! I love pink Christmas cards!!! I love that each one I make Lauren and Stephanie donate $2 per card posted that's $4 for each of your pink Christmas cards you post WOW,
Last year I squeezed in 6 cards and hope to match or exceed my count this year. My first card I made for Lauren since she tells me I have to do all the colouring and she will do the collage work!!!

A very CAS card just the beautiful poinsettia digi from Stitchy Bear (but I am not sure of the creator) I used three shades of pink RV00.RV21 & RV23 two shades of green G21 & G67 
Merry Christmas is an Impression Obsession die.

Close up (but don't look too close)

Finished the inside with a Stampabilities Christmas sentiment (2005) (the stamp company is no longer around)  

Of course I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Pink Christmas

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join in the Pink Christmas fun at the Jingle Belles Rock

Saturday, October 14, 2017

It's a Musical Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my Grandson's birthday he was born right after Thanksgiving day 21 years ago!!! I remember it well, I was there and it was the most fabulous experience I have ever had, and I won the guess the weight challenge. Okay enough reminiscing on to the card!!!.

Mack is very musical and can play most instruments you give him so I had to make a music related card. it's very simple, An embossing folder and a Happy Birthday music sentiment.  I used the stitched alpha dies for his name. Both the happy birthday and his name were cut twice and layered to give more dimension. 

Carrying the simplicity and the musicality to the inside just a die cut guitar and a simple sentiment.

I sure hope liked it.

I am entering this in:

/Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything goes 

The Male room ~~ use metal (copper paper)

Thanks for visiting today and have a fantastic day!!!

Z is for ZOMBIE!!!!

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers wants you to get in touch with your inner Zombie!!! Well I'm not a Zombie fan but every year there is a Zombie challenge and I should be prepared...NOT!!  I do have a couple of images but I don't want to use the same one as I did last year so off to google/pinterest and found an image I could work with, I have no idea whose it is.  I had planned on making a tag but in my stash I found a gray brick wall I embossed for something a while ago and scrapped and voila a card was born.

A bit of greenery and a spider along with the goo on the wall and voila' a Zombie card was born.

The zombie was elevated with some dots and with this close up you can see the goo I made with Liquid Pearls and coloured with a lime copic marker.

At scrapfest Kitchener in April I bought a sheet of Halloween sentiments from Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps and I mounted the whole sheet and then stamped it and can cut out the sentiments I want to use. 

The inside will be finished  with a computer generated sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today, don't forget to check out the main blog to see the Zombies the rest of the design team have made then head to you "halloween" box and create a zombie for us.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #324 ~~ If the Shoe Fits..............

Mimi at Shopping Our Stash has a fabulously fun challenge this week!!! If the Shoe Fits....and there are so many finishes to this one, a couple come to mind..."wear it" and "buy it in every colour"  but surfing for some inspiration I found a new one.

The shoes are from Bugaboo Stamps, I've had this digi for a long time and I think it's perfect for the challenge, I figured they deserved some sparkle so I coloured them with spica glitter pens. The card is 5 1/4 inches square and black, white with a touch of colour is always fashionable and who can go wrong with polka dots!!! although the picture doesn't show them I added some holographic dots to some of the "dots" I tried to take a picture but they just wouldn't co-operate.

check out the sparkle on those shoes!!!

Finished the inside with a Printworks sentiment and a scrap of patterned paper.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting my blog today but head over to the Main Blog and check out the inspiration the rest of the design team have made. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Take #3

I was very productive today, two cards for me that is awesome although I should be working on a couple of design team cards but I had these super cute images that just were begging to be used and then I have a few Halloween cards. 

After I coloured the House Mouse Designs image I thought I wanted to make it into a scene, so I found I had brought the  Frantic Stamper birch tree die, I wanted a dark tree so cut it out of brown and layered it on yellow/orange patterned paper, I then decided the critters just had to be fussy cut and popped up.

Close up of the super cute little mice. 

Inside is not finished but will be when I get home and print the sentiment from a free verse site 

I am entering this in:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #251 Anything goes with the option of Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget Shopping Our Stash posts tomorrow morning.

Halloween Take "2"

Happy Thanksgiving for my Canadian friends and Happy Columbus Day to my U.S. friends and everyone else visiting today have a wonderful day!!!

You know the "old" saying a day late and a dollar short,  well not so much the dollar short but I am a day late for the sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It was a great sketch but I used it anyway!!! I needed a "naughty" card for Naughty or Nice challenge blog so while checking out some digis on the computer I came across this adorable image from Slinky Tart.  

I think it's a  cute naughty image,  I used some glossy accents on his goggles

Close up of the image and I hope you can see the shiny goggles.

I am going to finish the inside when I get home from the cottage as I want to print a sentiment off a verse site on the computer.

I want to enter this challenge.

Naughty or Nice challenge Blog --- Something Spooky  I went naughty this time.
Thanks for peeking in today and have a wonderful week.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I'm still Embossing with the Jingle Belles!!!

Since it was World Cardmaking Day yesterday and I didn't get to participate I made a card today!! I hope everyone is having a good Thanksgiving or Columbus day depending on where in North America you live.  I had a bit of time this afternoon to get a holiday card made and it's one more for my stash!!!

The embossing folder is from a winter set from Cuttlebug and the snowman is really old, it is from Hero Arts and is the first or second snowman I bought when I started stamping over a decade ago.

Close up of the embossing and those little dots are from a stamendous package I don't even remember when I bought them.

Finished inside of the card. 

Now  I am not calling for snow, I'm enjoying this nice fall weather.

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Embossing around the Christmas Tree.

Thanks for visiting  to day and have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Halloween a little early.....

When I started this card there was an awesome sketch which unfortunately when I looked the challenge had ended but it's a great sketch and works well with the washi tape I wanted to use. I have a few..hmmm maybe quite a collection of house mouse stamps and I have some super cute halloween images so here is my's Monica Mouse.

This is about as CAS as I can get, it's only one layer and a base for me that's CAS and there is a lot of  "white" space but since the sketch was from Sketch Saturday which had ended.  I kept it pretty close to the sketch.

Close up of Monica, since I finished this at home I didn't take my fussy cutting scissors with me so there is a bit of touch up to be done on the image before it goes in the mail

The sentiment is computer generated from free sentiment site. I added the bat washi tape to it for interest and just because I wanted to. lol.

Since this is the time for lots of "orange" or halloween challenges I am entering these ones.

STAMPlorations Blog ~~ CAS card challenge 

Naughty or Nice ~~ #44 something Spooky (nice spooky)

Thanks for visiting today and I'm on a Halloween roll so stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #323 Give Thanks

Wow it's October!!! In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving on the weekend and the big day is October 9th.  This will be the first Thanksgiving in years it is just the two of us. Last week we had temps in the 30s celcius and last night there was a frost warning. Enough weather chit chat and on with the challenge. Shopping Our Stash give us many options for this challenge, a thank you card or something Thanksgiving themed. I decided just to make a Fall themed card which came about when I saw the super cute freebie digi at Bugaboo Designs on Friday.  On with my project.

I'm not sure what you call this fold but I call it a  trifold Z. The papers I used are a few years old but the Hello die is only 6 months old, but old considering the NBUS ones I have.

Here is the inside with the other two images that were a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps. I can't believe I have made a fairly CAS card (for me)  when I printed the images off I was in a hurry and really didn't pay attention to the size until it was printed so I needed to separate them and give them a few layers to fill the card. You know when you have a plan then it becomes plan "B" 

Showing the three images and how it folds.

A view from above showing the fold.

I would like to participate in these challenges

Catch the Bug ~~ Recipe challenge
One layer of paper, One sentiment, one embellishment

Just Us Girls ~~ Wild Card Week ~~ Word die cuts

Thanks for visiting today and  Thanksgiving is getting close for us in Canada and the U.S.A isn't too far behind. Head to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the team have made for the challenge.