Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday

Remember that ugly sweater you got for a Christmas gift one year….think back to the design….now dig to the very bottom of that pile of designer papers and find that ugly sweater design and use it on your project.  On my card are not one but two ugly sweater designs, Argyle and houndstooth, now those are u.g.l.y, but darn they look cute on my card.  If you didn’t arrive here from Clear it Out then head over there and see what inspiration the other members of the design team have for you to see.
The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Darla and they are offering 5 free digis for the winner of this challenge.
While checking around for sketches one day I found a great site, they even have scrapbook layout challenges. I was happy to get the card done  but it wasn't going to be posted until after the challenge was over,  please visit Seems a Little Sketchy found HERE.we all need a little help occasionally. My image is from Digi Darla and is called Ice-cream Girl, stop by and see the great images they have to offer
What I used today
Image….Ice-cream girl from Digi Darla
Cardstock….Real Red and GP white
Designer paper…..Stack pack I bought two years ago
Ribbon……Real Red taffeta from SU
Black Rhinestones from stash too.
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon,  Please join us for the Ugly Sweater challenge at Clear it Out and you might win 5 digis from Digi Darla..

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Not too Shabby…Challenge #107 at Drunken Stampers

Another week another challenge at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog, you will find all the information HERE then post your project and show us your “shabby chic”.
I am not really a fan of distressing, I can do it and most of the time I like it, I prefer the cleaner looks. Here is what I did for the challenge.
Not too Shabby

The edges of the white and the image are distressed,  although it wasn’t easy with the embossing. I used paper glaze on Santa’s glasses.Rhinestones were attached to the snowflakes.
Here is what I used
Stamp……Santa Collage from Rubber Stampede
Cardstock………..GP white & Red.
Ink ……versafine grey
Embossing folder……from a winter pack
Spellbinder dies…….Large & small ovals
Ribbon…………out of my ribbon stash jar
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to join us at the Drunken Stampers for the challenge this week.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kissing Christmas Bunnies

My very favourite stamps are my House Mouse and Friends ones. I have a few Gruffies, a few Happy Hoppers and a whole lot of the cute little meece. It was a tough decision on which I was going to use for the Getting Ready for Christmas challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog you will find HERE . Hop over and get all the information on the challenge there is still lots of time.
Here is what I used.
Stamp……Happy Hopper Bunny Kisses
Ink….Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock….GP white Garden Green
Embossing folder from Winter pack
Ribbon…..Retired SU green gingham
Thanks for stopping in today and come back anytime, your are always welcome.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Drunken Stampers Challenge #105 Fifty Shades of Grey

Another week another challenge 50 shades of grey, to play with this challenge you must use Black, White and shades of Grey. I don’t often use grey unless I am making a masculine card so i inked up my motorcycle stamp with memento tuxedo black and after a false start I finally found the die I wanted to use.  Stop over at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and check out the design team inspiration.
Here is what I used…….
Stamp……..Retired motorcycle stamp from SU
Ink……………..Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock…….GP white, GP black, SU Sahara Sand
Ribbon and punches from Stampin;up
Spellbinders Labels four, small and large
Cuttlebug embossing folder diamond plate
Thanks for stopping by today and take time to do some crafting today.
You have until Friday 11.59 Pacific time to post your project on the Drunken Stampers challenge blog found HERE

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs on Paper Craft Planet…..

Wow what great designs Sassy Studio is offering over at Paper Craft Planet, on Fridays there is a freebie there. Last week I got the free image and finally finished the card, just in time I might add.  Check out Paper Craft Planet and Sassy Designs Studio for more information.
What I used……..
Image from Sassy Studios on Paper Craft Planet
Ink ………Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock….Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, GP white
DSP….from my stash (sitting on my table)
Ribbon from SU light grey
Colouring medium….prisma pencil crayons and oms
Spellbinders…..rectangle dies large
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Martini Pin-up Sassy on Clear it Out Challenge Blog

Wow November already, it is amazing how fast the weeks just fly by.  I was attending a rally on Saturday and was very excited to sell a few of my cards I had made for the occasion. Next year I will make more Christmas designs. Now on with the challenge from Clear it Out found HERE  the stash item to use is “RED”.
The sponsor for the two week challenge is Sassy Studio Designs     stop over and see what they have to offer in digi stamps. My image is called Martini Pin-up Sassy and that is the link where you will find her along with the other Sexy Lady designs. I love them all.
Here is what I used:
Image from Sassy Studios
Cardstock…….GP White & Black, SU Cherry Cobbler
DSP……….unknown 8 X 8 pack
Ink……Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring medium…..Pencil Crayons & OMS
Stash item….Red Rhinestones & Cherry Cobbler CS
Head over to Paper Craft Planet and check out the Sassy Design group there. You will have to become a member of both to enjoy the Friday Sassy Design freebie, well worth the little time it takes to join.    I have made it easy for you to check it out so click HERE and the link will take you right there.
Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spooky, Sweet and Colourful Blog Hop at HM&F

Another challenge has almost come to an end at House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog, and I’m very slow posting my card this week. Too much excitement with Hallowe’en and working on Christmas cards. I was finished with my “spooky” cards so I picked “sweet and colourful” the challenge was to make a spooky or sweet but it must have lime green, black, purple or orange or a combo of them.There is still time to join the blog hop and get your name in for some blog candy. Cut off date is Saturday midnight. Check it out HERE.
Here is what I used…..
Stamp……..House Mouse Designs, Candy Gram
Ink…….Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock…..GP White, Lime green glitter
Design paper……Wal-Mart
Colouring medium……………Pencil crayons & OMS
As you can see I made my candy canes “spearmint” to go along with the lime green theme. The sentiment was in my box of scraps and it worked perfect with the theme.
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon.