Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Big and Bold!!!

I needed a quick Birthday card today so I dug through my "parts" box and found this beautiful Happy Birthday die cut (bonus), I also had the flowers already die cut, so it made this card a very quick one.  I keep my cut cardstock in colour labelled file folders in a box and I'm trying to remember to go there first before getting out a "new" piece, so this card was made from scraps and die cuts.

What a really simply made card, The fancy border die was sitting on my desk so it was meant to be used. I think it gives interest to the otherwise plain front. The daisies are popped up.

Finished inside with a favourite sentiment, added the die cut edge and a butterfly which was left over from an earlier project. 

I'm entering this in:

Just Us Girls ~~ Trend Week #487 ~~ Bold Letters
Seize the Birthday ~~ #165 Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes with Dies for May

Thanks for stopping by today and have a crafty week.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Shopping Our Stash Reminder ~~ Still Tme to Play Along with May Flowers.

I made an extra card for the challenge at Shopping Our Stash and thought I would put a reminder that there is still time to play along,  When I think May flowers I think Tulips and Lilacs, the tulips in our garden are just starting to bloom, My favourite stamps are from House Mouse designs and I have lots of ones with flowers so it was very hard to decide which to use so I made two.  Sleeping in the Tulip dated 2010 is so cute and works well with ovals. I didn't realize I have had it for so long and it's still one of my favourite spring stamps.

Maxwell just looks so comfy, it is one of my early house mouse stamps and everything I used is from the scrap box even the Happy Birthday.  I used my oldest spellbinder dies...the original ovals.

Close up of Maxwell.

Finished the inside to mirror the front, the sentiment is from Printworks.

I'm going to pop this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Also Anything goes with the option of Balloons.

Retro Rubber Challenge ~~ May Flowers #110 Stamp dated 2010

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the May Flowers.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~ #10 S is for Snarky Christmas

I'm a day late with my post for guest designing with Christmas Kickstart along with the rest of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, I really thought it was next week, I guess I should NOT rely on my memory.  I had the Bugaboo Grumpy Christmas Cat all printed out waiting to find some time to squeeze it in to my schedule but Wednesday was my "free" day this week.

I love this grumpy cat from Bugaboo Designs, I had printed it a bit larger than usual so made it into a 5 1/4 inch square card. I flat attached it to the "lumberjack plaid" paper and popped the computer generated sentiment up.

Close up of the sentiment.

The snarky sentiment was found on "google" 
Not sure who will be the recipient of this card but I'm positive there are a lot of "bah humbugs" around.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to join the fun at Christmas Kickstart, head over and see what the rest of the "sisters" have made.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shopping Our Stash this week is looking for May Flowers.

At Shopping Our Stash  Mimi picked out theme for this fortnight and it's May Flowers.  Now is the time to brighten up our blog with all your beautiful flower cards. When I think May flowers I think Tulips and Lilacs both of which I love, so I picked the favourite lilac stamp I have of course it has a House Mouse attached to it.

I love purple lilacs and there is a bush/tree in the neighbours yard and the blooms smell so good.  Other hand the patterned paper all the cardstock was out of the scrap folder. I'm not even sure what the name of the purple cardstock is.  The patterned paper is new to me, I picked it up at a thrift store a while ago.

Finished the inside with a scrap of patterned paper I die cut with my new fav. die and a fav. sentiment, which I think can be used for different occasions. 

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday #164 ~~ Texture  (the texture in in the patterned paper flowers)

Thanks for joining me here today and get out those flower stamps and join the fun at Shopping Our Stash.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Challenge #134 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is W is for What The &*%#

I have missed the last couple of challenges at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's been a bit of a struggle, because by the time I have something viable to make I have run out of time, but this week, actually it happened on Friday, Bugaboo Stamps posted their Friday Freebie and I was all over it like a kid with a bag of smarties (the candy coated chocolate ones, they are Canadian)  So after printing the image and sentiment I immediately lost the image, I know it's here "somewhere" so with the second printing I managed to get it done.

The image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps, the dies I used are from Elizableth Craft Designs and Stampin'up conversation bubble. (which took a while to locate in my rolly cart)

Gotta love Stella and her colourful language, although it's a bit different than the one above, got me wondering now. I added paper glaze to her specs and put the sentiment in a bubble.

Thanks for stopping by today, head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out what the sisters and our Queen have made for your inspiration.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Merry Sketch-Mas is the Challenge at the Jingle Belles!!

I missed the earth day challenge last time, it's one I really like but alas life got in the way and I just ran out of time so I was determined to get one done early this fortnight, (I might even get one more made) The sketch is by Stephanie and it's a great one.  Here is my take on the sketch.......

Here is the sketch

Just in case you recognize the cute tag, yes it's one I made in 2017 for the 25 days of Christmas Tags, The image is from Bugaboo Stamps. Since I have not uses any of the tags I decided I was one step up on the challenge and show that you don't just need to make tags for gifts they can attached to cards. 

Finished the inside with a diecut edge of patterned paper and a Stampendous sentiment. 

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Merry Sketch-Mas

Thanks for spending time checking what I have been crafting....and it's Holiday Cards!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

It's Rudolph Days for April!!!

It's time for Rudolph Days for April and I'm not squeaking on the last day!! I had a bit of a mishap with an image last month when I had it coloured and put paper glaze on the berries then die cut the image well the berries were toast, so saved it and fussy cut the holly leaves and finished it for this month's Rudolph Days.

As you see this time I didn't put any paper glaze on the berries although might still do it now it'a all together.  Image is from House Mouse Designs, patterned paper and a strip of washi tape just because it was on my desk. 

I just elevated the tips of the holly.

Finished the inside with an Artful Stamper sentiment.

I'm entering this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ April

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ H is for Hang it Up 

Thanks for stopping by today and  if you make a Christmas card every week you will have 52 cards and no stress.