Saturday, September 18, 2021

U is for Ugly at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

 Hello friends, family and followers, it's time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


Thanks Lee for the great graphic. 

My crafting for this challenge was a major challenge, I could just write up a post on everything that went wrong and how ugly it was and how ugly I got about it, but putting that aside here is my card.


Most everyone knows my least favourite colours are the ones in the paper of the background/wallpaper, I know I used them on my Fall/Autumn ATCs but there was lots of red. So for my "ugly" card I used what I thought was the ugliest paper I could find in my stash. Of course I had to use my wine drinking Art Impressions girlfriend, all my AI stamps get lots of mileage on the SoSS blog. I stamped a scrap of kraft cardstock with a woodgrain stamp and added a white baseboard. The sentiment is computer generated. I fussy cut (don't look close) the image and popped it up on the background.


Close up of the sentiment, I must have really been in a hurry to get these pictures over, couldn't even get it centered LOL.

Well there you are my project for the U is for Ugly challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the ugly cards. 






Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A Tiny Craft (ATC) Installment #2

 Hello and welcome to the second monthly challenge for A Tiny Craft Challenge.



 For September the theme is Fall/Autumn which is appropriate for this time of year. The nights are getting cooler and the days are so much more comfortable than in August. For this challenge I made a quartet of Autumn leaves and colours. 


The background is oxide ink smooshed on watercolour paper, the sentiment I heat embossed in black and it is one of 4 from Hero Arts which are the seasons. I made a couple of alcohol inked backgrounds on photo paper and this is what I used to cut the leaves from. 


This gives  a beter look at the die cut leaves, the large one is flat attached and I cut two extra leaves out of scrap and layered the smaller leaves. The enamel dots are "homemade" with Perler Beads in a toaster oven outside one summer, (they really smell when they melt) 


Closer look at the leaves that are popped up. 


Another look at the quartet on a different background and the leaves are not as shiny in the picture. 

I am entering this in:

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog ~~ Colours of Autumn

ATCs with Heart ~~ #108 Fall Time


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the rest of the Design team ATCs they are awesome, then get busy and make one, two or more and join the challenge. This is a Monthly Challenge and starts on the 15th of the month and ends at 11.59 on the 14th of the month. Cards and Coins are welcome. 










Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Back to the Books!!

 Challenge #454 at Shopping our Stash is Back to the  Books (books/reading themed or use a page from a book or text designed paper) easy peasy right? I hope you will play along. 


The image is Betsy Booklover from Kraftin'Kimmie stamps not sure how long I have had it in my stash but I'm guessing well over a year, I guess I was saving it for a special occasion.  After I coloured her I fussy cut so I could make a summer scene, The clouds are from a Christmas die. I used Elisabeth Craft Designs stitche rectangles and scalloped rectangles. 


Finished the inside with a Printworks sentiment stamp. Two scraps of off cuts from the blended background to add some interest.

I would like to add this to:

NBUS #30

Use Your Stuff ~~ #431 Back to School (primary colours)


Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out what the rest of the bookworms have made. 





Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Cookies For Santa!

Cookies for Santa is the theme at the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge. it is an inspirational picture, now usually I don't go for them as there are usually too many things to pick from and I can't decide on which way to go with it but this time it was easy here is the  photo. 

I love the look of these cookies and of course the non-traditional colours too. Here are my cookies.


As you see I chose to make sugar cookies with my favourited snowmen stamps from Sunshine Designs the company that made them is no longer in business but was from the Ottawa area. Because I wanted to use all 4 I made a 5 1/2 inch square card. The sentiment is popped up on 4 layers of heavy cardstock circles. I stamped coloured and fussy cut the snowmen so I could add them to the background that was made with distress oxide inks and a blending brush. 


Finished the inside with scraps of paper and cardstock and a woodblock sentiment that has no company name on it, I have no idea where or when I bought it but it's cute to use with my snowman stamps.

I am entering this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Cookies For Santa

Thanks for stopping by today and I have one more Holiday card for my stash. 






Saturday, September 4, 2021

Happy Little Stamper Christmas ~~ September Edition.

 Oh my goodness it's September where oh where has Summer gone?  As much time as I can spare I have spent Summer at the cottage,  I try to do my crafting there, unfortunately sometimes I'm missing a major part of the card I'm doing and have to wait until I get home, drawback is I don't get to use the lake as a backdrop. 


As you see the challenge is Anything Goes but there is an option of Non-Traditional, I love non-traditional colours, Pink has become very popular for Christmas now, as Pink Christmas for breast cancer so I decided to to a different route for my card.



I decided that my new Non-Traditional colours are Teal/Turquoise and Purple.  I coloured the penguins (they were a printed image in my stash when I find the owner I will post)  First time using the snowglobe die, although I could have just cut the base but I wanted to stress myself out by trying to glue that tiny frame and as a result it's a tad crooked. The frame and base are silver (the base picked up on my skintone, didn't notice until I put it on the computer)  I use 5 1/2 inch square bases I buy from Len's Mills store 5 in a package and they include the envelopes. there is a purple layer and a teal layer and the white is dry embossed with Gently Falling EF from Stampin'up.  I die cut the snowbank added an ancient "rub on" sentiment and popped up the penguins finished it off with my attempt at using nuvo drops. 



Close up of the penguins

Now on to the inside 


The inside was finished with a couple of curly scraps and a sentiment from Stampendous.

I'm adding this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~  Cookies for Santa I picked snowglobe and the purple/teal colours

Thanks for visiting today and get your Christmas mojo going and enter Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. 






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

Here is Edna to introduce our newest challenge.


 For the next two weeks at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's P is for Paper Piecing so get those fussy cuting scissors out and paper piece us a challenge project. I have a couple of go to images that I paper piece when it's called for but I decided to try a new one. Although it's a cute image, not a whole lot of paper piecing was involved but the way my week was going it's a darned good job. 


I chose another Art Impressions girl again, but of course a different one and I'm not sure I have ever inked it before. I dug out a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die set and Nellie's Multi Frames ovals to do the die-cutting. The accompanying sentiment  was cut with a Stampin'up word bubble die.

Close up of the sentiment which was part of the "One to Brag" set.


The inside was finished with a few scraps and a Studio G sentiment from the $1.50 bin at Michels 

I'm adding this to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ #222 Anything goes (the topping is Pastel) 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the MAIN BLOG and see what paper piecing the rest of the design team and our reigning Queen Rachel have made. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

It's Summer Lovin' time at Shopping Our Stash.

 It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Challenge 453 is Summer Lovin' so summer realted projects please.  Not sure sure about the summer lovin' I'm not lovin' it at all its too hot and humid of course there is no A/C at the cottage, and I'm sticking to the keyboard on the laptop as well as it is on my lap instead of on the laptop table. Taking pictures today was fun as well, a bit of a breeze so had to be quick to capture a shot before it was face down on the breakwall. 


Here we are on the beach with a beach card. teehee. First I decided on my image, from House Mouse Designs (had remembered to bring a summer stamp with me) Keeping Cool with Muzzy. After I coloured it with copics I fussy cut it out so I could elevate it with foam strips on the the smooshed background, believe it or not the watercolour paper is from the dollar plus store, 18 sheet pad for $2.99. I layered it on a very thin black layer so it pops. Then with a lot of fanagling I cut the pink layer out of the larger pink piece (I only had one) with a large stitched rectangle,  (I don't have EC plain squsres) Then what would summer be like without a gingham tablecloth? The paper pack was from the $$ and I bought it 2 years ago or longer because of the Baby Girl piece in it.  There will be a sentiment on the front when I get home for a suitably sized one.


I did have a picture of how the image is popped up but is was way too fuzzy to post it.

So finished the inside with a Stampendous cling stamp dated 2015, and a few scraps of the patterned paper and cardstock.

I am entering this in:

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything Goes (I'm way off the option)

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog ~~ Lots of Layers (my kind of challenge)


Seize the Birthday ~~ By  the Sea Challenge # 221


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the MAIN BLOG to see what the rest of the design team have made.