Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Challenge #350 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~~ YO DUDE!!!

Chris's turn to pick the challenge theme at Shopping Our Stash!!! Yo Dude ~~ make a masculine card!!! I need to ramp up my making of some dude cards so here is a start.


I had lots of ideas but I wanted to use the mustache brads from the Eyelet Outlet,  The stash items are the brads, and the patterned paper that is a pack from the dollar store that is a couple of years old.  I also haven't used that 3/4 inch scalloped punch for years. Happy Birthday isn't so old and I've used it a couple times, I think it's the perfect masculine one. 


Close up of the stars of the show~~the mustache brads.


Finished the inside with a bit of patterned paper that was leftover and a favourite sentiment from Stampworks.

Thanks for joining me here today and head over to the main blog and check out the rules and all the Dude cards the rest of the design team have made. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge #264~~Let's Eat

Woo hoo it's my second post as Guest Designer at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  My favourite stamps are from House Mouse Designs and I have quite a collection,  I have both wood mount and cling stamps but there is nothing more comfortable than a wood block stamp in my hands. The challenge for the next fortnight is as always Anything Goes but there is an option theme if you would like to use it and that theme is Let's Eat.


The stamp I used is Blueberry Dessert, coloured with alcohol markers layered with the original spellbinders circles I did use some wink of stella on the blueberries.


Close up of the super cute little mousey.


Finished inside of the 5 1/4 inch square card using a couple of leftovers from the outside of the card.

Thanks for joining me here today and I do hope you will take some time to join in the fun at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge for the Anything goes with the option of Let's Eat, remember you have to use a house mouse, happy hopper or a gruffie stamp on your project. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Orange Inspiration is the Name of the Game at the Jingle Belles!!!

Orange you glad it's Christmas at the Jingle Belles Rock challenge. There is an inspiration picture on the blog and who would have thought you could find one with orange in the picture, that being said Orange is not one of my go to colours but for Christmas? never!!! but I managed to find some patterned paper with guess what? Orange in it.  I haven't a clue why I would buy it let alone make sure I had two of them. Here is what I picked out of the inspiration picture to use.


Below you will find the inspiration picture. I chose the white tree, the orange ribbon and green ornaments on the tree, The bakers twine I used is ornage and white striped like the jars on the mantle and the white frame around the tree is picked from the design on the blanket at the bottom of the picture. the window also reminded me of the mantle and the shelves and of course the orange.


Next is a closeup of the tree.

I took some tiny pearls and coloured them with a green copic marker 


finished the inside with a favourite sentiment well the one that was still on my table from the last Christmas card I made lol. 

I'm entering this in:
The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Orange you glad it's Christmas

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Headed To The Beach!!!

It's Mimi's turn to pick the challenge for Shopping Our Stash and she chose Headed to the Beach, evidently her weather is much nicer than mine here in SWO as we have been waking to snow and cold so I know I'm not going to be at the beach until it's warmer.  I went to my favourite stamp store for my image for the challenge....House Mouse Designs, I really just went to my room and found it.


Isn't this a cute scene, the little mousie playing beach ball with a crab.  As you see I'm still in my blue and lime phase, I hope it phases out soon.  I haven't use this image and had it for a couple of years, the papers were also a couple of years old, it's also time to re-order pacific point cardstock. I added the one lonely seashell brad as it was my last one and a cute green sand pail brad both from the Eyelet Outlet Store. 


I found a couple of clouds sitting on my table I don't even know how long ago I die cut them and why were they still on my table, best I start cleaning the table off when I'm done crafting lol. like that might happen. Don't look too close but I see there are a few spots to touch up on the beach ball, funny they are so noticeable when you take a picture and they are not IRL.  I also added some stickles to the lines to show the motion of the ball.


Carried the patterned paper to the inside and added a sentiment from Stampworks.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG check out the rules and see the beachy cards the rest of the design team have made.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

It's Saturday and a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

Happy Weekend!! It's still NOT spring here in SWO (south western Ontario) we have had snowflurries and there were white-outs and rumor has it there is more on the way.  Well that's fine with me I get to stay in and craft!!! Back to the challenge~~~#107 U is for Umbrella!!! So lets see those umbrellas and if you check out the main blog you will see how many different ideas the team have thought of.  Me I went with the basic rainy day umbrella (the snark is inside) it took me forever to find an image I wanted to use and decided on a digital image from Meljen's digis, I need to expand my collection of umbrellas lol.


First as I said it's a digi from Meljens digital images.  I picked the paper before I coloured the image so picked blue and green to match some of the umbrellas on the paper. Both papers are from a paper pad I bought at the $$ store last year. I also wanted to use the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.


Closer look so you an see the raindrops and puddles on the paper. 

and now the snark

Sentiment found and computer generated and I added some of the patterned papers left over from the front of the card.

I want to enter this in:
Tuesday Morning sketches ~~ #447 I flipped the sketch.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to check out challenge #107 U is for Umbrella at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Finally the last of my Easter Cards

I only made 4 Easter cards this year, one for a challenge and it went to a good friend of mine, the second and third were for my two great grandsons, they like them too.  I quickly made this card for another friend, I love to just surprise her with a card every once in a while.


The cross was made with the Sizzix lattice die I bought eons ago from Stampin'up, since it is square you have to cut a few pieces out to make the cross, The background was made with a stencil I bought at Dollar Tree,(it is sticky backed too to hold it down) I sponged distress oxide inks over it. I thought it made the card more "Eastery" Finished with some leaf diecuts and some white paper flowers from the Eyelet Outlet. 


Two different sentiment dies were used, I have one set that has Birthday, Wishes, Happy and Blessings and thought the blessings was perfect for the lady I made it for. She sure was surprised and happy.

Thanks for stopping  by today and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

I can't believe I just found  out about this blog hop, I have participated  in it other years but I'm not too late yet there is still 3 days left on the ticker.  I really used up a lot of pieces that were just laying around. Everything on this card came from making other cards.


The "wild flowers" were cut out of a scrap of stardream paper, The sponged  layer was  a white scrap I used three colours of DI ink, the navy layer was also a scrap, And lastly the teal base was just sitting on the pile and I thought ooh that picks up a colour in the sponged piece and I even spattered it with water with some success. I have not put a sentiment on it as I need a few cards for anything that might just pop up. 


Semi finished inside with the last of the wild flower die cuts. I really like having some cards available that can be used for any occasion and this fits that criteria. 

I'm entering this in 
Thanks for visiting today and check out the Blog Hop you have time to enter a card to get the word out about Autism.