Tuesday, July 16, 2024


 It's officially Summer and it's HOT in SWO and for me Summer means relaxing at the lake and at Shopping Our Stash it means challenge #526 ~~ Summer so create a project with a summer theme, travelling, the beach, gardening, BBQ ...... I chose beach and lemonade.

I have ventured a little further with my crafting, I decided to colour and do a partial fussy cut and off the frame die cutting. The hard part was getting the caps off the markers because of the left hand refusing to work properly.  Love my House Mouse stamps and use them any chance I get, it's one that is several years old and the paper an even the cardstock is ancient.

Closer look at the die cut, it's a nbus a couple of years in my stash and finally it got to work. 

Finished the inside with a generic sentiment so I can use it for a just because or Birthday card. 

I would like to add this to.

NBUS challenge ~~ Challenge #64

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Saturday, July 6, 2024

L is for Lindsey

Two years have passed since Lindsey lost her battle with Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer she is still in the thoughts of her many friends and fellow crafters. Lindsey was just a text away if I had a crafting block .  So for this challenge it was difficult to just pick one thing so I picked a few, one trying to use my color burst, then I'm not good at CAS but gave it a go, next a cat and a snarky one. I hope I have made her smile.

I still have not figured out why my laptop won't work with my camera, I can eject the card but it won't open my photos to import my pictures. 
I cut the oh s#&t out of metallic poster board, popped it up on the sad attempt with color  burst powders, then coloured the snarky cat gray [Duncan approves so Lindsey would say), fussy cut and popped him up on the  computer generated sentiment.

Close up of the cat and sentiment.
Due to my hand surgery I missed my "middle" grandson's birthday so this is his card.

I will add this to 

Seize the Birthday    anything goes.

The Male Room ~~ Animals

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Monday, July 1, 2024

Rudolph Days for June

 I have fought for 3 hours to get my photo program on the laptop to accept the sdhc card to no avail so to get this in for June it's a quick post and who knows what the photo will look like as I've never used my tablet for photos or my blog.

Still using an image I had previously coloured but fussy cut it out, I made a mini slimline card. This was a quick and easy one even though when I packed for my first weekend at the cottage I forgot my tonic  cutter but wonder of wonders I managed straight cuts with the old fiskers cutter. 

I am adding this to

unfortunately I was 8 minutes late and the link was closed
I was also planning Christmas Kickstart challenge too but it was also closed, I think today was a total bust. 

Happy Canada Day!!

Thanks for looking today. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Button, Button Who's got the Button?

 Still struggling with the left hand not wanting to do what I want it to, typing is not easy either but on the up side I got a card made and with physio my fingers will be back working 100%. This blog post will be photo heavy typing not so much. The challenge at Shopping our Stash is Button, Button who has the button, now I know I must have 99+ buttons in my stash and I did find a few and picked the one that looked the best, didn't want to upstage the technique I used.

I tried a new technique called Double Stamping, not sure you can check it out here. This was a first attempt as although I have stencils I am not a stencil girl. The stencils are many eons old, the floral is the first one I bought and the bubbles one is a couple of years old. The button is probably 15 years old. I also stenciled the envelope.

A close up of the double stenciling. 

Here is  close up of the tiny heart shaped button that is the theme of the challenge.

Finished the inside with a bit of stenciling and a favourite sentiment.

I am adding this to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Double Stamping #285

Color Hues ~~ #89 Sage & Pink

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The Aliens have Arrived!!

 It was my Great Grandson's 7th birthday on Thursday and the theme he picked for it was "Space" it sure makes it easier to plan a party. Since my left hand is still not completely mobile I needed to find a shortcut for a card and I found some Alien Artist Trading Coins I made in 2021that were perfect.

I tried a new to me Galaxy technique for the background (note to self use a splatter box) I popped the 3 coins up on a slimline card which is 3.5 X 8.5 inches. I also s
decorated the envelope.

close up 

another closeup, you can see the white splatters 

I added an appropriate space sentiment to the inside.

I am adding this to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ anything goes (must try double stenciling)

Thanks for stopping today and have a great weekend.

Friday, May 31, 2024

A Trifecta of Challenges

 Hello friends, family and followers, it' been 3 weeks since I have made a card as I had surgery on my left hand and you really need two hands to craft and fix meals but I didn't starve. I needed to make the May Rudolph days card and I had coloured a couple of images to work with before surgery, i fussy cut one of them to make a mini slimline card.

The image is a Stampendous acrylic mini stamp I popped him up on a die cut dog house added 3 trees and a silver sentiment and some silver mini dots

Finished the inside with a favourite sentiment and some scraps of paper oh and an extra tree I cut only to find the first one I cut still in the die. 

I am adding this to my 3 favourite Christmas Challenges.

Jingle Belles Jingle Belles  ~~ Tree Skirt Tic Tac Toe (bottom row)

Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~ Playing with Plaid

Thanks for stopping by today and I'm calling the typing of my blog today as one of my exercise sessions. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Water, Water Everywhere

Hello friends, family and followers, it's nice to have some warmer weather but not happy with the on and off again showers but in hindsight being from an agricultural part of the province the farmers need the rain, there was not enough snow this winter for the land to be ready for planting. I have no idea where the time has gone I can't believe it's May already but are you ready for a NEW challenge at Shopping Our Stash? Well here it is....Water, Water Everywhere!! Create a card with a LARGE body of water like and ocean, lake or river.  Here is the route I went.

I made a Stampscapes scene on watercolour paper, I must admit this was in my "basket" I wasn't particularly happy with it when I did it a long time ago but picking it up multiple times when surfing my basket of "stuff" it didn't look half bad so I decided to put it to use for this challenge. And besides being a stamp set I bought many years ago the finished product is ancient too.  I decided it was good to have a generic masculine card in my stash. 

Inside is partially finished and will be great for either a get well or birthday card, it could be used for a retirement card as well, always good to have "anything" cards.

I'm adding this to:

The Male Room Challenge Blog ~~ #186 Trains, Planes and Automobiles (hope boats count too)

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