Tuesday, June 26, 2012

An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away?

Check out the cute Apple Girl digi from Bugaboo, she is so sweet as are so many of the cute digi images from there. Bugaboo is the sponsor for the challenge at Clear it out Tuesday which is continuing for the second week. Anything goes is the theme for the the challenge but the twist is to use more than one different ribbon on your project.
Who said pink and red do not go together, well it wasn’t me I like using them together and Stampin’up thought so to as the dsp I used is some retired paper from there. The image was coloured with prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits. I added the 5/8 inch wide polka dot ribbon and 1/8 inch bow in her hair.
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out Clear it Out and join in on the second week of the challenge you might just win 7 free digis from Bugaboo.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. Charles Swindoll

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Time for an ATC update………

I am sure everyone has the last ATC (artist trading card) we made for a swap. These are fun filled 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch trading cards. There certainly is a of interest in our little group to swap and I am working on the last one until the fall.
The theme for the May ATC swap was Nautical Nonsense it was a fun one to do. I used a retired Stampin’up set Set Sail and the ink and cardstock were Blue Bayou, the dsp is also from a nautical pack from Stampin'’up., also retired. All my stamping buddies know how I am not fond of distressing but I love the way this turned out. I finished it off with a nautical knot made with beige cotton yarn.         
As you can see I was at the cottage doing my crafting, I love taking the pictures on the deck.
Thanks for having a peek at what I have been keeping under wraps until all have been received.
"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out."
Frank Clark

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Thinking of You………….Clearly.

A while back one of the ladies in our group hosted a Thinking of You swap, I had been given an Inkadinkadoo clear set for a Secret Santa last Christmas, it is one that I have been looking at for months and finally got some ink on it. The base of the card is 4 1/4 X 11 piece of clear acetate folded in half. I inked the Hero Arts background stamp with white stazon ink and stamped the front of the clear base. The poppy stamp was inked with momento black and coloured with pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits. The image was layered on Ridinghood Red., then added the real red ribbon. 
Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have been creating. It is so nice to be able to take my pictures on the deck at the cottage.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eyelets…..Do You Use Them?

Here is your chance to get out those eyelets and what ever tool you use to attach them to your project. Head over to Clear it Out for the next challenge…..it’s a masculine inspired card and use some eyelets from your stash. If you  are intimidated by eyelet, brads or hand made eyelets are acceptable. Stitchy Bear is the sponsor of this challenge and I have been given a digi to play with. The inspiration for the colours on my image were from my husband’s favourite vest.
The image I am using is called “The Big One” from Stitch Bear, Stop by the store and see what other fabulous digis they have. As I said before as soon as I saw the vest on the image I knew I had to colour it green, with that decided the rest just went together so quick. I used garden green and kraft cardstock, I coloured the image with prisma pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits. I used copper eyelets on hiss fishing had and they were from my stash (I haven’t bought eyelets in five years) I added a copper brad for the fishing reel and I put sepia paper glaze on his glasses.
I hope I have inspired you to join us at Clear it  Out for the challenge.

It is only those who never do anything who never make mistakes.

A. Favre

Saturday, June 2, 2012

On a Cool, Rainy Weekend……..

You will never guess what I have been doing on this cool, rainy Saturday…..cleaning the refrigerator. It seems to have an issue with the “frost  free” part and when I went to make coffee this morning I stepped in a puddle of water (at first was hoping that’s what it was), so I got the large camping cooler out of the basement and began to get the perishables into it with freezer packs.  The dripping of water has slowed and I needed a break, so decided I should update my blog with some projects I have completed.


I love doing ATCs and this was one I made for a Cupcake ATC swap in March. I used a cute cupcake house mouse stamp, coloured with prismo colour pencils and oms. Cut it out with a spellbinder die added the baker’s string, flower and button with flower bling/

                       Music Makes A Heart Sing ATC

The theme of the April ATC was Music makes my heart sing. I embossed the music background stamp with versamark watermark and embossed with black embossing powder. The musical notes wee punched from shiny cardstock, I then added the ribbon and the cute heart button. Black and White with t touch of colour is just so classy.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and come back on Tuesday for the Clear it Out challenge. I will let you know then if my refrigerator problem has been solved.

"Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last."

Publilius Syrus