Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Challenge #333 ~~ Tag You're It!!!

At Shopping Our Stash challenge #333 is Tag You're It ~~ make a tag either by itself or on a card.  That's a much simpler idea than I had which was to alter a bag and make a matching tag. I'm happy with the end results. The tag I made will certainly look great on a card if I need to get one made in a hurry, that's what great about having tags laying around.

Here is the matching tag and bag. I used a set of patterned poinsettia petals, three sizes in red foil posterboard and the larges petal in green foil posterboard (bought at the dollar tree) the flower centers are from Lana in Saskatchewan.

Closer look at the bag. The Merry Christmas is from Gina Marie Designs, the intertwined circles are a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, three sizes and a snowflake in the package. the glitter red dots are from Starform (these are over a year old never opened)

Lastly the Tag, using the same die cuts as the bag with the exception of the Noel which is a Elizabeth Craft Designs die and it's probably over 2 years old.  The tag is also a die I purchased from Lana and it is new but never been used before. I took the large and next size tag die and made a frame with the red posterboard layered that on a white shimmer paper tag.

Closer look at the  flowers and flower centers.

Lastly a close up of the beautiful Gina Marie designs Merry Christmas. 

There you have my Tag You're it project and although you do not have to alter a bag to enter the challenge just make a tag or a card with a tag on it and  join us at Shopping Our Stash.

Monday, December 11, 2017

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~~ It's the Last Challenge of 2017

Hello followers, friends and family,  this is my last challenge as Guest Designer at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. The theme is Anything Christmas Goes and it runs from December 11, 2017 to January 8, 2018.  I had a very hard time deciding which of my Christmas house mouse stamps I would use, I decided one of my older favourite "Santa" mouse stamps.

I kept it pretty plain as I wanted the image to shine, just an embossed background and postage stamp die cut. 

Close up of Santa Mouse.

Finished the inside with a postage stamp die cut and a super cute sentiment

I has really enjoyed my time as Guest Designer at HMFMC and I have made a card for the reminder post, just because it was so much fun.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find some time to join HMFMC for Anything Christmas Goes!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Yahoo it's Saturday and time for a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood!!!

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has another fantastic challenge for this fortnight!! V is for Vegan but we want to see animals on your card!!! totally opposite to what I thought it might be (silly me)  Since I had the idea way back when, printed the image from Bugaboo Stamps then tucked it away in my "DT" book  so I wouldn't lose it as that seems to be my way of operating these days.  Anyway I thought it was perfect for the time of year and the challenge as well as a tad snarky.

One more Christmas card for my stash!! I decided to emboss the background patterned paper with a pawprint embossing folder, I'm pleased with how it looks. The image and sentiment are a set from Bugaboo Stamps

 What a sad look on his face and tears too.

Inside finished with a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment set sorry for the fuzzy picture but you can read it 

Entering this in:

Simon Says Stamp ~~ Christmas Card Day

Thanks for spending  some time here today and are you caught up with your holiday cards?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge ~~ Day 6 ~~ colour challenge

I'm finally caught up until morning!!! I have had fun playing along this year and so far I have used all Bugaboo images.  I'm not fond of colour challenges when they have mega colours, I prefer ones with only three or four but I found a patterned paper that had mega colours and they matched. Have a peek.

Now this moose is just adorable with all those baubles hanging from his antlers and a moose is very Canadian which is why I added the  sentiment ~ EH?

I coloured the baubles with spica glitter pens to give them som sparkle.

I couldn't resist using the sentiment from High Hopes because we are Canadian.

Entering this in:

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge ~~ Day 6 ~~ colour challenge.

Thanks for stopping today to check out my blog, one more challenge tomorrow and it's Freebie Friday!!!

Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 4 ~~ Bingo

For Tuesday's prompt I chose another Bugaboo image, I had printed and coloured a few to have on hand when I was doing a tag challenge and some just because I wanted a few extra cute cards for the Holidays.  The challenge for day 4 is Bingo and I chose Die cut/3 layers/ribbon it could also qualify for Sentiment/Free/3 layers and the bottom row too Plaid/bugaboo/ribbon when I think about it the only item that isn't on my card is the pearls.

Plaid ribbon, sentiment (Kraftin' kimmie) traditional colours and for me as always 3 or more layers and last but not least it's a Bugaboo Stamps image.

Close up of the sentiment.

Catch the bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 4 ~~ Bingo

Thanks for joining me here today and have a creative day!!!

Day 5 of the Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug..............

Day 4 will follow soon, I think with having 3 images coloured I got confused on the days well I know it won't be far behind. Again I used a Bugaboo Image, one I've had printed for a while since I know who I'm sending this card to.

What could be grumpier than a grumpy kitty with "hubby's" favourite Christmas saying .

Close up of grumpy kitty

The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with Stampin'up's word bubbles.

Entering this in

Thanks for visiting today and check back again soon there is more to come.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 3 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos ~~ Anything but a Card

Of course I'm playing a couple of days behind, only a couple more days to get my project in for the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge. Day 3 is to make a gift for someone, gift card holder, jar with a tag you get the idea. Well I made a gift card holder tag.

I used a bugaboo Santa, love this guy!!! I sparkled his hat,beard and socks with wink of stella. I also used some glitter scraps 

Close up of Santa, are you on his ho ho ho list?

Entering this in:

Thanks for visiting today and are you caught up with your holiday crafts?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I like to Move it, Move it!!! Challenge #332 at Shopping Our Stash.

What a fabulous challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Move it, Move it!!! (include something that moves on your project ~ Shaker, wobbler, slider, googly eyes. easy peasy right?  Since I'm still in Christmas mode I made a winter wobbler card.

Silver and blue one of my favourite pairings, Olaf is a digi from Sassy Studio designs. The background is embossed with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, I got it before I even had a die cutting machine, everything except the let it snow is 4 to 15 years old. 

Since I used a wobbler I tried to get a picture of how it moved (if I could have figured out how to take a video I would have.)

Finished the inside with a simple sentiment.

I would like to enter this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Heavy Metals

Cardz for Guyz 184 Snowmen

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made to Move It, Move it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Day #2 ~~ A Sketch

As usual I'm a bit behind on my days for Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos.  I love a good sketch and the prompt for Day 2 (Sunday) is a really good sketch. although I took a few liberties with it you can see the sketch.

I love this snowboarder from Bugaboo Stamps, I have used it many times and never get tired of colouring him up. 

I sparkled up the white part on his hat and used paper glaze from Plaid on his protective goggles.

Elizabeth Craft Designs die  let it snow was used for the words.

Last half of the sentiment die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I'm entering this in 

Thanks for checking again and check out the Holiday Chaos challenge.

Day 1 of Holiday chaos at Catch the Bug

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos started on Saturday ~~ Day 1 Merry & Bright.  Since I had a full weekend I finally got to the challenge today. Here is my "Merry & Bright" project.

I used a Bugaboo fun penguin digi!! I cut the Merry (hero arts) out of shiny red posterboard.

Close up of the cute image, check out the sparkle on his hat, candy cane and berries.

which is from the same Hero arts set.

Entering this in:
Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 1 Merry & Bright

Thanks for stopping by today and Day 2 won't be far behind. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Jingle Belles Rock Silver, Gold and Copper.

What a great prompt for a challenge, I don't use heavy metals often so it was a great way to get me out of my comfort zone.  For this card I used gold and white.

The background was embossed with a large Cuttlebug snowflake folder, the snowflakes are from Elizabeth Craft Designs, the dots are leftovers from the centers of the smaller snowflake die. I also added the Merry I believe it is a set die and stamps from Hero Arts. 

Close up of the snowflakes. 

Since this card is a commissioned card I haven't personalized the inside, but it will be computer generated.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Heavy Metal

thanks for looking today and have a fantastic weekend.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Shopping Our Stash has a New Challenge ~~ Snow much Fun!!!

Challenge #331 at Shopping Our Stash is Snow Much Fun!!! We want to see anything snow related on your project but don't forget the part about using your stash.

I decided to make a "snow" scene out side a window,  I'm glad the scene is cute but that wallpaper is so 50's. The stamp I used is a long retired Stampin'up set and I love it for my window cards. 

Close up of the scene, I did put acetate for the window and popped the window up but decided not to make it a shaker.

Finished the inside and will add the extra tree I cut and seems to have disappeared, it's probably not too far from my table.

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 ~~ day 26 ~~ Bonus day!!

Surprise it's a bonus tag, High Hopes Stamps is sponsoring the bonus tag day at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017.  I am so happy I managed to get caught up and this is my last tag for the challenge hop.  As most of my readers know I love purple and I just had to use Kristine's purple tag as inspiration. Here is what I made.

I didn't have the adorable penguin from High Hopes Stamps so I used the cute one from Bugaboo Stamps, as you see I do love all shades of purple.

I fussy cut the penguin out and popped him up. I cut a few hills and a tree.

Here is Kristine's tag
This was the sentiment I thought I could use but it was too large for the tag. It is from High Hopes Stamps and I've had it for quite a few years.  It's just so Canadian.

Last entry for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017

Thanks again for spending time looking at all the super tags I made and I hope you made some too.

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #255

Here I am again with my second post as a Guest Design team member ( I am still over the moon) at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #255  is as always Anything Goes or an optional theme ~~ December Birthday.  Oddly enough I have two December birthdays to make cards for so for me it's a two-fer. 

I have no idea what the fold is called but I really wanted to try it, the card when folded fits in a 5 X 5 envelope. For Christmas I love plaids and burgundy so I chose them for the birthday card  I used my Elizabeth craft design stitched circle and spellbinder's scalloped circle, the ovals are spellbinders classic dies and the sentiment is from a retired set of Stampin'up.

Close up of the image. 

I guess you would call it either the inside or back of the card 

Thanks for looking today and don't forget to check out the HMFMC Blog and see how the design team have interpreted the challenge. Remember December Birthday is only an option you can enter Anything Goes.