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.