Saturday, June 24, 2017

Let's get Arty with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

I don't know about you but I'm not very "arty" , I'm not into art journals or mixed media although I've collected a lot of equipment because I want to try. I was hoping to start an art journal but alas ran out of time as life got crazy for a couple of weeks. Well the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers are wanting everyone to get Arty for the next two weeks and join us for challenge #87 A is for Arty. After a few false starts, several hours watching videos I finally came up with some watercolouring.

This card is 5 1/4 X 7 1/4 the method I used was ink the Stampin'up large bg stamp with versamark watermark and embossed in white on watercolour paper. Using a paintbrush I wet the sections of flower and then using Ken Oliver's colorburst powders I coloured the image. I don't have any blue so for the background I used mermaid lagoon and a watercolour brush.

there are tiny specs of different colour in the colourburst as I only used one for the flower and one for the leaves.

I was so excited how the background turned out I had to take a picture of it, and for that reason my card is "big"

Well here are my "fails" although I'm sure I can do something with one or two.

Top left is putting powder on first and then spraying
Bottom is using more water spritzing
the top right was using a spellbinder's stencil (never used) and mixing texture past with merlot colour burst and spreading it over the stencil (more practice would help)

Well there you have it ~ my success and my "fails", I am totally sure you are much better being "Arty" than I am so head over to the Main Blog and check out the fabulous "arty" works of my Sisters then Get Arty and join us.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Hello again.  It's my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog today and after a few false starts (my first two plans didn't work) I finally finished a project.  I hope you checked out Stephanie's project today it's fabulous. So I took a page from Stephanie's "book" and covered some teal cardstock with the wide leaf washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet Store, here is what it looks like.

I cut a flourish die in the same teal cardstock and covered some white cardstock with the same wide leaf washi tape and cut out the butterfly and the word Beautiful I added the rhinestone swirly bling from the Eyelet Outlet Store for the butterfly's tail and dotted a few more around the background.

Close up of the swirly bling and how lovely the washi tape wrapped cardstock worked with the dies.

Items I used

Well my time is short today so I will wish you "happy crafting" and see you next Tuesday at 3.01 p.m. EDT

Shopping Our Stash # 308 ~~ Think Pink!!!

Wow my second favourite colour!! PINK. Shopping our Stash challenge 308 is Think Pink. June 23rd is national Pink day, use the colour pink predominately!! Every time I use pink I think of Leslie and how she would roll her eyes and say "gah" pink.  I seem to be on a House Mouse roll along with 5 1/4 inch square cards. This challenge came  at the perfect time as I have been asked to make two it's a girl and one it's a boy cards. Here are my cards for the challenge, yes I made two.

The first card is using a Happy Hopper from House Mouse designs,
the spellbinder ovals I haven't used in a while and the stamp is several years old along with the embossing folder (one of my first) and the it's a girl/boy die set.

Now this stamp is much older than the first one as is the embossing folder. The newest item on this card is the square dies and they are 6 months old as is the skinny pink glitter washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet Store.

The sentiment on one of the cards is computer generated and from Verses4cards.

I would like to enter this in:
House-mouse and friends Monday challenge using the anything goes option (I missed the Pink one)

Thanks for stopping by today and get out those pink crafty items and enter the challenge, you know you love pink!!! Don't forget to head over to the main blog and see what the rest of the design team have made in Pink. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

U Rock!!!

Another Tuesday has rolled around,  and my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog.  Today I have a totally "boy" card for you to see. I'm really on the 5 1/4 square card band wagon lately and this one is just that. First I took a tip from Stephanie (check out her blog below mine on the EO blog) I covered a 5 X 5 piece of cardstock with silver star washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet Store, popped the rock star boy (bugaboo) up in the corner and added the U ROCK letters.

As you see it isn't the easiest card to get a picture of but it looks so awesome.  I added the gold stars  from a enamel dots & stars package from the Eyelet Outlet Store.  What would a music card be without music notes? Well I added the music note brads also from the Eyelet Outlet Store. Check them out for all your embellishment needs you will be amazed at the selection of brads, enamel dots and washi tape.

See the awesome music brads and enamel stars. 

Eyelet Outlet products used on this card

I would like to enter this in:

It's been great having you visit this afternoon I hope to see you next Tuesday at 3.01 p.m. EDT.

Shopping Our Stash #307 ~~ Happy Mail

The new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is related to anything to do with mail, letters, typewriters, pens what ever you can think of that has to do with mail. I really had to wrap my head around this one,  I must say I was confused over it but it is really easy.  I brought a house house stamp with me that had to do with writing and a couple of 6 X 6 patterned paper packs, Be for I started I check out the paper to see what colours I would be using.....can you imagine my surprise when two out of the three packs were Christmas, okay we went with that as I always try to enter the Jingle Belles Rock challenge at least once a challenge.  Here is my finished card.

I sure was happy with the patterned paper pack it had a few mail related in it, of course the Jingle belles challenge is layers lots of layers I knew I saw a sketch that I could use, gotta love it when you get a `three-fer`and they all mesh together. My image is from House Mouse Designs and is called Taking Notes featuring Monica, the sketch is from The Challenge 86 (sketch)

As you see Monica is writing a letter to Santa

Finished inside using the same patterned paper that is on the front. I was amazed I remembered to bring a Christmas sentiment with me. kudos to me!!!

I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock  All bundled up.

Always Playing with Paper * The Challenge (sketch)

Nice to have you visit today and if there are any confusion on the Shopping our Stash challenge check out what the rest of the design team have made, there are many options.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It's Saturday!!! Time for a New Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #86 ~~ D is for Drunk!!! It's just what is seems...anything to do with alcohol. Of course I went with a favourite  Bugaboo imbiber...Stella!!! and here she is in all her glory!!!

Now what is great about Stella....she has her own sketch challenge and I used it for this card.  I used some wide washi tape I found at the local dollar store, two I put on white the third I used teal cardstock, the background is from a paper stack from Walmart.

I used some Plaid paper glaze on the glass and glasses.

Believe it or not I found the sentiment on Verses4Cards under Inspiration (drinking sayings)
So there finally is some snark!!!

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the main blog and see what the rest of the design team have made for the won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Garden Helper

It's Tuesday and my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog.  As the title says it's all about the garden and I have a cute little helper to showcase the  gardening brads from the Eyelet Outlet & Brad Store. 

Sorry for the "overcast" picture but there isn't a good way to take the picture with the rainy, overcast weather the last few days. First I added some  Coloring Book Washi Tape, leaf pattern to the blue cardstock, then stitched on it,  The cute image is from Stitchy stamps, 

I wanted to make a cute scene but I didn't have any flower brads so I used lollipop brads from the Eyelet Outlet and added some cardstock flowers behind them and coloured the stick with a copic marker.  I also added a couple of colourful butterflies also from the Eyelet Outlet.

What would a gardening card be without the super cute garden tool brads and the straw hat brad both are from the Eyelet Outlet Store.

Eyelet Outlet supplies used:

on sale are

Thanks for stopping by today see you again next Tuesday at 3.01 EDT

SOS #306 ~~ Dad or Dude

It's almost time for Father's day to roll around again and Shopping Our Stash would like you to make a masculine card,  I am working on my cards at the cottage and for the second time I totally skipped over one of the challenges, fortunately I caught it in time but brought very little masculine items with me but for some reason or other I added a lighthouse die to my little box of dies to bring with me, how lucky was that.

I also had the Father's day die with me, also a stroke of luck. 

Since this is my hubby's card I added the Beach sign.

I will have to type up a sentiment on the computer when I get home and hope when I come back to the cottage next week I "pack" better.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the  Main Blog and check out what Dude cards the rest of the design team have made.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

In and Out the Window ~~~

My schedule has been really off the last few weeks but I really want to keep up at least one Christmas card with the Jingle Belles Rock challenge which is they want to see "openings" .  I used Art Impressions Original cling set called Snowman Note-ables

I really wanted to emboss the background with a Sizzix embossing folder but realized it doesn't fit in my Cuttlebug, which means the cuttlebug heads home and the Big Shot comes to the lake. I stamped the image twice and cut him out along with a second set of mitts and scarf.

Side view to how how the frame and snowman are popped up.

Finished inside and not even with the precision press can I stamp straight. 

I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Oh h'oly night

Great to have you stop by today and come back again soon.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hello Cupcake

Hello again, it's my day to post on the Eyelet Outlet Blog,  I love using as many items as I can on one card without cluttering it up.  When I saw the cupcake paper flowers I knew I had the perfect image to showcase them with.  It's an older Stamping Bella stamp and the image was coloured with prisma colour pencils and sitting in a box with other usable images and it was perfect for the paper flowers.

In my stash of EO product I saw those cute heart sticky back bumpy bling, I also used some of the enamel dots in white and pink on her dress and there was no sense in leaving three little dots so sprinkled them on one side. 

These paper flowers are just adorable and come in many colours and many patterns.

Since I had pink dragonflies I just had to use a couple  on my card.

I love this sentiment and it's very true, 

Eyelet Outlet Products I used:

(these are on the daily deal)

All these items are available at the Eyelet Outlet and Brads store.

Check out Stephanie's use of Washi tape on the Eyelet Outlet Blog it's just below my post.

I would like to enter this in:
Seize the Birthday ~~ toppings ~~ something sweet

Thanks for visiting today and have an awesome week.

You are so SWEET!!!

Shopping Our Stash has a new challenge for you this week, #305 ~~ You are so Sweet!! so we want you to feature something sweet (cake, candy icecream, fruit. I  went with my favourite stamps, House Mouse Designs, followed a sketch from Sketch Saturday but unfortunately I had mixed up challenges and the sketch challenge will be over by the time this posts. I even followed the colour combo from Just us Girls and it will be too late for them too.  Anyway here is the "sweet" treat I have for you to see.

I made a 5 1/4 square card and used the cute critter from House Mouse Designs.

I used the                   cuttle bug embossing folder and Eyelet Outlet Enamel dots.

Close up of the sentiment. 
I would like to enter this in 
~~ Toppings ~~ Something sweet.

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the Main Blog  check out what "sweets" the rest of the team have designed.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Challenge #85 at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is ~ B is for Beach!!!

Almost the end of May where has this month gone? There is a new challenge at the Sisterhood  it's B is for Beach. We want to see sand and surf and anything you deem goes with the beach.  I have an older stamp set from Stampin'up and is called By the Sea and I love all the stamps and have used one of them for my card.

I had this stamp out to make a "request" card for an anniversary card for a hubby and I think this stamp really works for an anniversary card. I added two brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store I used a seagull and a seashell brad.  The sand and water were made using a new SU set and with love was cut with an unnamed die. 

Close up of the seagull and sentiment.

Computer generated sentiment for the inside of the card.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the main blog for the rules and see what "beachy" cards the design team have made.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wild Horses..............

Hello again, another Tuesday has rolled around, Barbara here with a new card for the Eyelet Outlet Blog.  Here in Canada we just celebrated Victoria Day, it was a windy, cool and wet weekend but nice to get away to the cottage for the first time this year.  It is nice a quiet and I love to do my crafting there. Father's Day will be here soon and this card would be perfect for a father's day.  Here is what I made with some brads from the Eyelet Outlet store.

I tried a new technique on the background, I used a makeup brush from the local $$ store and some Kalidescope die ink in earth tones and swiped the brush across the cardstock, I do think I need to find a smoother cardstock for this technique. The stamp I used is from Local King Rubber and the first time it's seen ink. I planned this card around the super cute horse brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store.
I added the three enamel stars (also from the Eyelet Outlet) before I put the sentiment in place, once those stars were pressed in place there is no moving them.  

Close up to show the detail on the horses which are in three colours and 12 in a package.

There is still time to get your order in to the Eyelet Outlet Store to pick up some great brads, eyelets and washi tape for your Father's Day or just for making masculine cards.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a look at my Tuesday partner's post, it's just below mine on the Eyelet Outlet blog.

Cardz 4 Guyz ~~ favourite colour combo (pumpkin pie, brown)

The Male Room ~~ Theme ~ Stars

Bye for now and I'll meet you here again next Tuesday at 3.01 p.m. EDT.

I got Rhythm, I got Music..........

Shopping Our Stash challenge #304 ~~ Music Notes!!! create a card/project using any musical themed items you have (paper, stamps, brads, washi tape, etc.)  Well there was a bit of excitement at the cottage today when I finished my project for the challenge and found out I had created next weeks card.  It was a real scramble to see what "extra" things I packed to bring to the cottage for the long weekend  and I had thrown in a few dies that I could work with.  I did  forget sentiments to put on the inside of my cards but that isn't a biggie. 

Just us Girls has a colour challenge, Turquoise, Lime green and navy and I love those colours together. I die cut the Happy Birthday music in navy layered it on lime green faux smooshed background (Walmart) Added the flowers in turquoise with enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet.

Close up of the sentiment and flower, I brushed the petals with wink of stella.

Close look at the smaller flowers and those adorable turquoise enamel dots.

I would like to enter this in:

Just us Girls  #394 Colour Week

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will find some time to join us for the Music Notes challenge.