Tuesday, February 23, 2021

There's Gnomebody like You.....

This was made for a friend,  her Birthday came, her Birthday went, this is the card I should have sent!! Better late than never, and if I wasn't late sending I'm sure CP would delay it anyway, the mail has been behind lately due to one PO receiving center having an outbreak.  

I stamped the 5 gnomes, coloured and fussy cut, and popped up, I can rarely get the dies to cut straight and I'm not fond of the white border, just a personal preference.  The sky was blended with blue oxide inks added a few tiny clouds, and a couple of slimline die cuts, Mushrooms and a couple of ladybugs.

Finished the inside with a Whoopsie Daisy, apologizing for the lateness of my card. Stamped and coloured a gnome,  in case you wondered about all the PURPLE it's her fav. colour. 

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Create a Scene

Thanks for stopping by today, stay safe stay healthy.

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Simple Fun Fold Valentine.

 I have  a few cards I have made that I have to wait until they have been received before I blog them and since I had design team cards to blog this was put on the back burner,  I made a simple fun fold for my 3 1/2 year old great grandson. (he sent me one too)  With the pandemic I put the cards in a bag and hang them on the door knob, knock and then get 6 feet away,  

I must admit this was quickly made with a lot of things that had been cut for another card,  Both sentiments are from Michaels $1.50 bin (it was so long ago they were $1.00 when I bought them) 

The sentiment on the banner says You hold the Key to my Heart.  So I added a key and a heart.

The fold is a Bridge fold, it folds flat for mailing and is an A2 size. 
The sentiment is on the back. 

I'm entering this in:
Double D Challenges ~~ Anything with a Heart 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Q is for QUEEN at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

For this fortnight at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's Q is for Queen.  Still having a lot of trouble with crafting, I have tried working with colour challenges, sketch challenges of course the design team challenges and it still takes me so long to get motivated to even start. I'm hoping for a nice sunny, dry road day to take a bit of a road trip,  The lockdown has eased here in Oxford. restaurants have limited capacity, I went to my fav. Vietnamese restaurant the other day and it was limited to 8 patrons at one time. It's been almost two months since there has been eating in, and going  in to most stores. 

I used a sketch from Mojo Monday (not the current one) it fit my image to the T and I could add some "homestead decor" to the card.  Background is Versafine Sepia ink on crumb cake using the Stampin'up hardwood background stamp, the smaller crumb cake rectangle was embossed with honeycomb textured impressions. The stamp set I used is Hey Chick it was a free Sale-A-bration set. The gingham patterned paper is from a Kitchen 12 X 12 paper pad I bought many years ago when I was joining a recipe card swap. Half the sentiment is from a Gina Marie Chicken sentiment set but didn't fit the design so computer generated it. 

The sentiment is from the Hey Chick stamp set, I have no idea why I tucked it away and never used it, I got it in 2017. Rest assured I'm going to be playing with this one a lot more. The set is coming out of the vault with a second set and dies. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out the awesome Queen projects my teamies have made. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

It's all about FAMILY at Shopping Our Stash!!

 It's all about Family at Shopping Our Stash, this past year has been really hard for those who have family that are essential workers,  it's been a year since I have hugged any of my family, I stopped by my Grandson's place with Valentine cards for my great grandsons and had a 6 foot apart visit. So happy I get updated pictures of them, and I have a nice collection now.  On now to my card, which is very stashy.

The digi I used is from Lacy Sunshine and was a freebie and in my stash almost totally coloured so I finished the colouring of her shirt and head scarf as I was in a purple mood (my fav. colour) I die cut the image with Elizabeth craft designs stitched rectangles and attached it to the purple postage stamp rectangle by Elizabeth craft design, Paper is at least 5 years old and who knows when I bought the mini clear stamps that had to be wrestled off the plastic sheet. 

Now isn't she just the cutest little puppy and so good having her bubble bath. 

Here is the dreaded clear alpha stamps, don't think they are going to be a "go too" item again, I popped them up on foam, Now searching through a lot of my stamps I realize I don't have much that is Dog related, I'm still deciding on a sentiment for the inside so it will be a to be finished when needed. It's nice to have something you can use for a Hello, Thinking of You or even a Get Well who wouldn't love a cute little puppy card. 

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to check out the Family projects the rest of my teamies have made, just click HERE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Love is in the Air!!!

 Hello friends, family and followers, I hope you are all well and staying safe. It's been a struggle for a lot of people, I have lots of time but I am really having trouble creating, I get the ideas and it takes me forever to either get started or to execute my ideas (if I have any). My plan is to try to get some organization into my room so it's easier to find things, 75% of my crafting time is looking for something which today I was looking for a stamp set, I went through all the dvd cases, and found nothing, even looked in a box that has things I brought home from the cottage in the fall, changed my mind on what I was using and where did I find it but right beside the table I was working on.  

The challenge for the next two weeks is "Love is in the Air" it doesn't necessarly need to be a Valentine card but we would like to see Hearts on your project. I went with hearts and Valentine, I need to make a couple more too. 

So for my card I used paper from a couple of 12 X 12 paper I bought 3 years ago or maybe more. Everything I used is over a year old, haven't shopped in that long. I used Spellbinders heart dies, the sentiment dies are two years old, I love the bold Hello, I am not a CAS stamper and there was too much "white" space for my liking so I had to add it.  The fancy fold I found on Dawn's Glitter Pit videos, it looks complicated but I followed her video step by step (takes longer when you do it that way) The fold is an Angle pop up fold. I do like trying new folds.  

Here is the inside to show the Pop up part.  It was fun and I hope to make more with this fold.  I added  a couple of die cut sentiments and it's done.

I'm entering this in 
Color Hues ~~ #11 Pink & Red 

Thanks for visiting today and have a great week, Stay safe, stay healthy.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Rudolph Days for January

 Well this is really leaving it until the fading moments of the Rudolph Days Challenge for January, I was adament I wasn't going to miss the first challenge of the year.  I started out with a die-cut and an oxide background and it wasn't working well at all, and who would figure there are two different colours of gold? All was not lost though, I have been trying to organize things so I can find things easier (not sure that will every happen) In one of the boxes I sorted I found make and take parts all neatly in a clip possibly from 2018 Christmas open house, unmade and thought wow someone was looking out for me today. So I coloured and put it together and I have one more holiday card. It's a little sketchy who's stamp it is but could be Hero Arts. 

The card could be made vertical or horozontal and the bow was already tied, whew! tiny ribbon and arthritic fingers do not work togther. The sentiment shows up better IRL.

Finished the inside with a sentiment from Impression Obsession. and some scraps from my table.

I'm am adding this to:

Rudolph Days ~~ January

Thanks for stopping by today and stay safe.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

It's Inchies and Twinchies at the Jingle Belles Rock!!

 You know you see the prompt and you get an idea and want to "run" with it and it takes over a week to get 'er done well that's what happened to me. Finally I made time on Saturday to make it happen. I used an old technique that a friend Donna taught us at one of our Ontario Meet-ups. So here is what I made with my "inchies".

I used a page from a 6 X 6 paper pad from Carta Bella, it co-ordinates as it was double sided and I didn't have to decide which to use   soI used both. I used double sided tape on a piece of cardstock to line up (sort of) the inchies, then I ran it though the big shot in an embossing folder.  I didn't want to cover the quilt up so just used a die cut sentiment

Close up to see the embossing folder and the sentiment was cut 3 times and glued together so it is slightly elevated.

Finished the inside, I didn't have a scrap of patterned paper large enough to put on the inside. Of course I used a favourite sentiment, it works for Winter as well as Holiday cards.

I'm enter this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~  Think Big go Little


Let's Squash it!! ~~ embossing folder with an animal (reindeer)  Not sure who made the EF it doesn't have a logo on it but it was a package deal quite a few folders. Might have bought them at Winners.

Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~  #46 Such a Deer

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the challenges they are fun.