Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's the Dog Days of Summer......

Donna is the hostess for the Dog Days of Summer at Shopping Our Stash. Not a difficult challenge just put a Dog on your project, so easy peasy!!! I used "Part of the Pack" stamp from Picket Fence Studios.


As you see I'm spending time at the cottage, and it's cooling down and rather dull today but I really like taking the pictures on the breakwall at the beach at the end of our driveway. As I said the stamp is called Part of the Pack, I coloured the dogs with copics and layered them on Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched rectangles and scalloped rectangles. Popped the sentiment up on fun foam.

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Finished the inside with a die cut puppy and a favourite sentiment.

Now that you checked out my card for the challenge head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Thanks for visiting and check out your "dog" stamps/dies and join our challenge.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

L is for Liquor

I haven't managed to post anything for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers in a while, Life got in the way and for some unknown reason my idea for the challenge never happened until it was too late to make it. This time I had an idea, and it was in time to make a card, "bonus" so without whining any longer about my lack of mojo....here is my card for L is for Liquor.


This is a Sassy Studio digital image I must have printed last year for a new years card? who knows not me but when I saw it in my stack of printed/stamped images I knew it was perfect for the challenge. I'm not sure the martini is "dirty" enough but didn't want to ruin the image.

Close up of the sentiment


Another angle and the inside isn't finished yet.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to head over to the MAIN BLOG and see what the rest of the design team have made.



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rudolph Days are Here Again!!!

So much fun to keep up with the Holiday cards with Rudolph Days, it starts on the 25th of each month and runs until the last day of the month (February you have to be quick)  So here is my card for August Rudolph Days.



I have made a cute scene with Caroling Penguins from Penny Black, I coloured the image with Spica Glitter Pens and fussy cut it. The background was made a few weeks go with distress oxide inks I die cut a couple of snow banks and added a street light to finish the scene, then dotted a few tiny rhinestones  for snowflakes.



Close up of the super cute carolers.


Since my front image was layered on Elizabeth Craft Designs scalloped rectangles, I carried the theme through to the inside, I added one of the two sentiments that comes with the Penny Black stamp set.

I'm entering this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ August

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ P is for Penguins

Thanks for visiting,  Have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

It's a Charmed Life.....

Shopping Our Stash has a new challenge this fortnight and Chris is the hostess and has decided it's a Charmed Life, we just want to see a charm on your project. Easy Peasy!!! So go dig through the embellies drawer and pick a really neat charm to add to your project.


I needed a birthday card for a friend and thought I can have a two-fer, Birthday and Challenge can't get better than that.  The stamp I used is called Stipple Rose (ret 2006.) from Stampin'up, I have had it for many, many years.  I made it into an A6 card so I could use the edge dies.


And since the theme is "charm" I found this little heart charm in the drawer I keep odd stuff, I'm sure this charm is older than the stamp. 


I carried the oval theme to the inside for the sentiment.


Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything Goes Birthday 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and check out what charms our charming design team members have used.



Monday, August 26, 2019

Tag! you're it!!

Super challenge at the Jingle Belles Tag! Your'e It!! now you can make a tag or put a tag on a card, I made a tag that can be put on a card later if I happen to need an extra one.


What a fun tag to make, the fancy circle is a spellbinders die cut, I had made a bunch of distress backgrounds and the deer were die cuts left over from last year's holiday crafting, they are die cut out of some suede cardstock I picked up at the $$ store a long time ago and they feel soft. 


Close up of the winter scene.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles ~~ Tag! You're It!

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ R is for Reindeer

Thanks for visiting today and have a super week.



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Q is for Quarters

The ABC Christmas Challenge has some really good themes this month, P is for Penguins (not done yet) Q is for Quarters and R is for Reindeer (still on the drawing table.  So since I remembered to take my four Sunshine Design snowmen to the cottage this past weekend I managed to get a card done,  I have had the set of 4 snowmen for many years. One road trip I was on with my fellow crafters  to Ottawa we went to Stamp Barn and had a tour (they have since been sold) and I bought this really cute set, I have used them as single and as a set for many Christmases. The Frogs Whiskers sells Sunshine Designs and many of the Stamp Barn stamps and they are Canadian.


The 4 snowmen/women were stamped and coloured then die cut with a stitched square set, mounted on a square of blue then elevated with foam core and added to a background of embossed snow.


On the inside I added one of my favourite "snow" related sentiments from High Hopes Stamps which is also a Canadian Company.

I'm entering this in:
ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ Q is for Quarters.

Thanks for stopping by today and the challenge ends on August 31.





Monday, August 19, 2019

It's Time......

It's time to enter my ATC in the Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge for August ~~ Theme Time.


I made a Artist Trading Coin for the challenge, the base is a scalloped die cut from Black foam core, I only had the white centered black foam core at the cottage but it made a good base to put my die cut pocket watch on, gave it lots of stability.  At home I have a 2 1/2 inch punch to use but here at the cottage I had to go with the scalloped circle as it was the official size. 


Close up of the hands of the clock, 

I'm entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get some time to craft.


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Anything Goes with Dies......

One of the Happy Little Stampers August challenges is Anything Goes with Dies. I had some extra die cuts from an earlier card and decided to make it up for the challenge.


Three die cut trees, the fancy square is my new favourite die and I was planning on making it into a frame so I flat mounted it and inserted the square with the trees on into the opening. To carry the gold look I added the Impression Obsession Peace Die. 


Close up of the sentiment.


Inside finished with a Stampendous holiday stamp.

I'm entering this in:
Happy Little Stampers ~~ August Anything goes with Dies.

Thanks for visiting and seeing what I've been  crafting.




It's a Blue Christmas at the JIngle Belles......

It's not really BLUE at the Jingle Belles but they want the cards to be predominately blue an I think I did the job!!!


Of course I had to use a House Mouse image, it really looks cute in blue. The background was made with distress oxide inks on the teflon mat and spritzed with water then using a Cover-a-card stamp from Impression Obsession,  I stamped it in Blue, (hindsight which I used the darker ink)  Stamped JOY and added a few "enamel" dots. 


Really bad photo but it was very hard to see because of so much white and I was fighting with a lovely breeze off the lake.  I stamped the inside with a Stampendous sentiment, which is the only holiday stamp I brought to the lake. I think I need to make a list for my next trip to the cottage.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles ~~ Blue Christmas 

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'm happy to say one more holiday card for my stash!!!




Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Challenge #402 at Shopping Our Stash is "Gone Fishing"

The new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is "Gone Fishing" we want to see a fish, sea-creature or a fishing theme. I used a never been out of the package Stampscapes set called Lakeside Cove (small)  it is an 8 piece set and I've had it at least 5 years and I was very intimidated by it, so I made a background with distress oxide inks and stamped my scene on it.


The scene was stamped in black on the blue background, I went a little overboard on the flying geese so decided it would look better in the oval. Really hard to tell what colour the card is but it's very dark navy and silver.  Since the object of the challenge is "fish" I'm pretending my canoeist is heading to the cove to fish.


Close up of the canoeist, I'm sure I will get much better using these fantastic stamps, I do have my eye on a couple more that will be great for the set. clouds and water ripples, now to find them.

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the great "fishy" cards the rest of the design team have made, then head to your craft room and make us your idea of "Gone Fishing"


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I have a WINNER!!!

Good Morning Friends, Family and Followers
The time has come to announce the Blog Candy Winner 
from the post you can find HERE.

I used the google random number generator and the Lucky number is 12
The winner is Becca Yahring 

Congratulations Becca please e-mail me your snail mail address
 at harbar@execulink.com and I will get your prize in the mail ASAP


Thanks for commenting on the Christmas in July challenge and just a heads up the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Base it on a Book hope you can join us.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Base it on a Book!!!

Hello friend, family and followers I hope you commented last challenge for a chance to win a prize celebrating Christmas in July, my winner will be posted.

A new challenge is up and running at Shopping Our Stash....Inspired by a book, wow so many books to pick from. Of course I'm at the cottage and had forgotten to check the list before I came so I had to use the supplies I had on hand, lucky for me I have 75% of my dies here and managed to come up with something that was inspired by a book....and here it is.


I was inspired by "The Great Gatsby" written in 125 by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Of course my first inspiration was looking through the box of dies and spotting the lady die and then looking to see what it would fit. I have never used the die and it is probably 1 1/2 years in my possession. The background die is about the age but has been used once. Hello die gets the most use. 


I die cut the fashionista in cream then in black, a few snip, snips and layered them on the cream image. The shoes were coloured with a marker. Added the rhinestone necklace for bling.


I'm really fond of this large Hello die, the set included Thanks and Smile, might be one more but not sure as it isn't with them. 

Finished the inside with a great Stampendous sentiment, I thought it matched the front quite nicely.

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





Monday, July 29, 2019

White on White Christmas ~~ With a Touch of Gold and Sparkle

Back again with a card for the Jingle Belles Challenge Rustic Glam Christmas.  I decided even though I left all the parts for a similar card at home I really wanted to make it for the challenge. One of my favourite JB challenges is the one where I can made white on white cards and I wasn't going to miss making two. 

I layered the three trees, one gold one shimmer white and the top one glittery white. The frame and background is shimmer white and the embossing folder I used was from Stampin'up the name eludes me at the moment. Two trees and the frame are popped up.


Close up of the elevation of the trees.


Finished the inside with a gold embossed sentiment.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A Rustic Glam Christmas


Thanks for checking out my blog today and as you see I'm making progress with my Holiday Stash.

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Neutrals and Sparkles

Here I am again working on the second week of the challenge, I love using white on white and sometimes with a touch of colour so I wanted to get this finished before "mr. linky" closed.


This is my second choice of a card, the first one which is almost finished is either MIA at the cottage or sitting on my table at home as I planned on finishing it, one day when it appears I'll finish and hope for another challenge using the same theme. I used gold shimmer paper for the background, the Gina Marie wreath and a poinsettia die which is just lovely, The sentimen is from  Stampendous. All layered on an ivory 5 1/4 inch square base.


The poinsettias are popped up and I added some yellow bling for the centers, the sentiment was embossed in gold.

I'm entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Rustic Glam Christmas
Inspiration Picture.

I'm so happy to get one finished for the Jingle Belles Challenge and thanks for visiting  my blog today. 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!!

Now that you are humming that Christmas classic tune on to the card!! My reason for it is two fold, Christmas in July Week long event at Catch the Bug and July Rudolph Days,  Here is my card for Day 7 of the event, 


I used a bugaboo image coloured and fussy cut and place them on the red panel, since it was a colour challenge I added the green plaid background. The Movie Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.

I love this week and had many thought to play along but crafting was not on my radar for last week I am happy to at least have gotten one card done.

I'm entering this in:

Catch The Bug Challenge~~ Christmas in July


Thanks for stopping by today

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Happy Birthday "Time"

It's great when you have pieces in a box you can make a card out of without making a lot of cuts, even the base was already folded in the box of scraps.  I made this for my son who's birthday is Sunday, July 28th.


The "time" piece was already cut, although one of the hands couldn't be found so had to cut one again. This is a really nice die but I had to use a "used" dryer sheet between the gold and the die as it made it easier to get out of the die after it was cut. 


Close up to show the detail especially on the hands.


My plan was to use regular gold embossing  powder, it was a new jar and there was not a hope in "heck" I was getting that jar open, lucky for me I brought the Egyptian gold with me to use, it's sparkly. 

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ no topping

Thanks for visiting today and have an awesome weekend!!!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas in July at Shopping Our Stash!!

Wow it's our 400th challenge at Shopping Our Stash and do you know what that means? I have blog candy for one commenter. The theme for the challenge was my idea, it sounded like a perfect way to feel cool.  Of course I had mega ideas but settled for Olaf for my subject and a different fold too.


This is the 5 1/4 inch square card when it is closed, Olaf is a digital image from Sassy Studio Designs which I have had for a few years The huge snowflake is from Impression Obsession and is cut first in foam core then in silver.  Joy is stamped and I think it is from Hero Arts.


Here is the card set up as a Triangle Easel card. It is a very easy fold. The snowflake on the base is also from IO and the same set as the large one.
As I mentioned I have Blog Candy to celebrate our 400th challenge I chose a favourite stamp company, House Mouse Designs 

This is a favourite stamp of mine it can be used for any occasion, Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary or just if you want to say Hello with Snail Mail. So don't forget to leave a comment to get your name in the draw.

I'm entering this in:
Jingle Belles ~~ Tic-Tac-Toe 

Top Line ~ Snowman/Glitter/Stamping
Wink of Stella used on Olaf's nose, buttons, eyes and mouth. 

Head over to the main blog and check out the rest of the design team projects and there might be more blog candy from one or two or more of them. Remember to comment here on my blog for a chance to win a cling mount House Mouse Designs stamp.