Monday, April 29, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Monday Challenge #59

New wee and a new challenge is up on the Cheerful Stamp Pad, don’t forget to head over to the blog and see what the other design team members have for inspiration. The theme is “April  showers bring May flowers, there is lots of ideas just in the theme. The sponsor this challenge is Floppy Latte Designs have a look at what a great selection of digital stamps they have. My image is from the store and it’s called “Eddie’s Favourite” because it is her son’s favourite image. I think it’s beautiful too.
When I got the image coloured with my prismacolour pencils I knew it needed a 5 inch square base, in my box of matstacks I found a package of square card bases with envelopes I bought in the $1.50 bin at Michaels last year,( I think I am a hoarder)
Image….Eddie’s Favourite from Floppy Latte Designs
Sentiment ….computer generated
Square base from Michaels
Cardstock….GP white, GP black and tangerine tango
Accessories…Spellbinders circles, large and small, Cuttlebug embossing folder cherry blossoms from an Asian pack.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop by the Cheerful Stamp Pad and join in the fun challenge.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Challenge #125 at the Drunken Stampers

Wow another week has flown by….why do they seem to go faster the older you get? The challenges at the Drunken Stampers are all about movies, some I have seen some I haven’t a clue about, this one was no exception so I googled it. The movie is UP, it is an animated film but I never saw it. I came up with an idea for the challenge and here is the finished project.
Of course I used one of my favourite critters, a house mouse hanging on to a balloon. I paper pieced the balloon with some patterned paper from a DCWV stack pack. Mounted it on blue cardstock embossed with a cloud embossing folder. I stamped and cut out a second mouse and attached on top to give dimension  Live, Laugh and Love are metal ovals, I love that saying and the laugh was appropriate for a funny movie.
Image….from House Mouse Designs
Cardstock, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and GP white
Ribbon….retired 1 1/4 inch striped ribbon
Words….from my stash
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out the rules for the challenge at the Drunken Stampers challenge Blog. While you are there check out the great inspiration the design team has for you. I hope you will play along with us for the UP/Balloon challenge.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Design Team Throwdown….Leather and/or Lace

I can’t believe I entered into a throwdown but I had and idea and ran with it, well designed around it lol. To see all the entries check out the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and get more information on what the throwdown is about.
What I need you to do is head over to the Smeared and Smudged blog  Voting Starts: Thursday April 25 at 12:01 am Voting Ends: Friday April 26 at midnight, to vote you will have to sign up for the challenge blog but it is free.This is what I did for the throwdown.
The image is from Sassy Studio Designs, I coloured it with prismascolour pencils and odourless mineral spirits. Cut with my large and small circle spellbinder dies. I used Close to Cocoa & GP white cardstock. The background is Faux Leather, I put the cardstock in the tiny bubbles embossing folder and put it through the cuttlebug. I then covered it with versamark watermark and clear embossing powder then heated it (The tutorial is on Splitcoast Stampers).. I cut the white with an edgelit die from Stampin’up to look like lace.
Thanks for looking today……remember vote, vote, vote. Here is the link to go and vote starting Thursday midnight.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday..Button it up!

Another week of the Button it Up challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday, head over to the Blog and get all the details to enter. We have two great sponsors for the challenge… two chances to win. The first is Digi Darla who offers 5 digital images and the second is QKR Stampede and they are also giving 5 digital images. The challenge is open until Monday April. 29th. All you need is a card with two or more buttons from your stash on it……easy.
Image…..Digi Darla…..Wild roses
Cardstock….GP white Pretty in Pink DSP stampin’up
Dies…Spellbinder oval, Nellie scalloped oval
Label punches from Stampin’ up
Sentiment… Birthday set.
Buttons…..Stash that has been too nice to use.
I love this image and I will be using it again it would be perfect for any occasion.  Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you will play along with Clear it Out for the Button it Up challenge.

Monday, April 22, 2013

My Second Week Card for the Cheerful Stamp Pad

Welcome to my second post as a design team member of The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The challenge is Gothic Cuties, wide eyed images, I’m sure you have one or two in your collection, well dig them out and create, you can go cute or scary. Last week I used a Greeting Farm stamp, Ebony. This week I have a Dilly Beans Stamp image, Pinky’s Skull. Dilly Beans  is the sponsor of this “cutie” challenge, I am really impressed with the awesome images they have to offer at the “store”, you have to go check them out….just click HERE  Now on to my card.
Image…..Pinky`s skull from Dilly Beans
Cardstock….GP white, GP black, Basic Gray
Patterned paper…..DCWV immortal love matstack
Accessories….red ribbon & stickles (bow)
Now you have seen my card I would love to see yours, you have until April 28th to add your project to The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Challenge #124 at The Drunken Stampers

When I saw the challenge I was so hoping it belonged to my team but alas it  belongs to the Bahama Mamas, I had the perfect image for the challenge so I coloured it and made a card anyway, At least I knew what this movie was all about. Head over to the Drunken Stampers and check out the challenge and see what you can do with the movie, Twilight or creatures of the night. My image is from Sassy Studios, I live the images and they have some great ones.
Supplies: cardstock, GP White, Basic Gray, DSP from a DCW stack pack. coloured with prismacolor pencil crayons and oms. Spell binder die. Decorative labels 8. Forever was already on the paper. The oval rhinestones were coloured with a red bic marker.
While getting my card ready I mentioned to my grandson I was making a card about “Twilight” and he thought I meant one of the characters in My Pretty Pony and being a budding artist he drew me a few pictures for me to use. I couldn’t disappoint him so I scanned printed and coloured the image and made the card. Here is my Twilight Pony card.
Supplies: image drawn by Mackenzie, Cardstock, Night of Navy, Lavender lace, Accessories, offray ribbon, flowers and rhinestones. Designer paper from my huge stash.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join in the fun at the Drunken Stampers challenge blog.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Springtime” at House mouse & Friends Challenge Blog

Finally it’s springtime in South Western Ontario, at least until the weekend when the temp. dips again. We have had a couple of fabulous spring days this week. The challenge at House Mouse & Friends is to make a project with something on it that make you think of spring. Lilacs are always a favourite of mine in the spring, the scent from them is so fresh and sweet and there is a bush in the neighbour’s yard, very close to the “line”. Here is my springtime card.
Image……House Mouse “friend” a Gruffie
Cardstock…..Elegant Eggplant, GP White,
DSP….from Stampin’up
Accessories….purple rhinestones flowers, edge punch.
Colouring medium…..prismacolor pencils & oms
I just had a trip to an art’s and crafts store (Curry’s) to pick up a few more of the prismacolor pencils. Several new colours and several replacement ones that are getting a little “short”. I also bought some blending stumps #1 size for those tiny areas and odourless mineral spirits, what a fun, sunny shopping day.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to get out some crayons and colour, it is so therapeutic.
I am entering this in House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. which ends Saturday 4/20/13

Monday, April 15, 2013

Clear it Out says Button Up for Challenge # 25

Now last week it would have been button up against the cold spell we had here in South Western Ontario, there was ice on the trees and there was a picture of a robin sitting on a branch, he or she looked really cold.
New challenge at Clear it Out and the sponsors are QKR Stampede and Digi Darla.Designs Not too difficult  just use two or more buttons on your project. Head over to the Clear it Out challenge blog for the rules and to check out what the rest of the design team has to inspire you. My image is Girl Friends from QKR Stampede, I picked it to use for a birthday card for a GF that loves Raggedy Ann and Andy, to me this was close enough. The background was made with 1/2 inch pieces of cardstock glued to a base and embossed.
Image….Girl Friends from QKR stampede
Cardstock….Ridinghood Red, GP Black and White
Accessories…Lattice embossing folder, Label punches, Square spellbinders buttons from my button jar and are at least 5 years old.
Colouring medium…..Prismacolor pencils and OMA
Thanks for stopping by today, come back again real soon.

The Cheerful Stamp Pad has new design members!!!

Hello friends, I am so excited to announce I am one of the new design team member at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, Please check all the great inspiration the rest of the team has made. The sponsor for this challenge is  Dilly Beans, they have great digi stamps at great prices
Here is my first DT card for The Cheerful Stamp Pad I hope it inspires you to join in the challenge, you will find all the information HERE.
Image….from Greeting Farm
Cardstock….Basic Gray and GP white
DSP……Bo Bunny
Ribbon……from my ribbon jar
Bling…..from the dollar store.
Thanks for looking today and don’t forget to check out the Cheerful Stamp Pad to see what the design team has done. Come back here next Monday to see my next card using a Dilly Beans image.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Welcome to another Saturday at the Drunken Stampers

Challenge time at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog, this week it is the Midnight Margaritas and the Movie theme is Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or Steampunk. Here I am again I haven’t seen this movie either and I haven’t done much in steampunk either. I have been at a loss with what to do for a while but since I had a deadline I had to get working. After 4 false starts (good job there are two sides to each piece) I stamped my image and was happy with it. As most of my crafty friends know I am not really big on distressing things, I even clench my teeth together while roughing up the edges. Now I have told you my story I will let you see my card. I am interested in what you think of it.
Images….Car and sentiment from TH Collection visual artistry, Pocket watches from PTC studios, Keys from Studio G.
Ink….Images Vintage sepia , distress inks Antique linen, Walnut stain
Cardstock….TH core’dinations SU early expresso and Very vanilla
Embossing folder….clockworks
Keys,  locks and the capped eyelet have been in my stash for years.
If you haven’t been to the Drunken Stampers Blog yet, head over there and see what the other Midnight Margaritas have done for your inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the rules and then get your thinking cap on and CREATE.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a week, I’ve made quite a few cards and done a lot of colouring but was way to busy to blog them. It’s the second week of the Spring challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday  and the stash item is Flowers. The sponsors of this challenge are Bugaboo Stamps and one of the design team Karen who makes the most gorgeous crocheted flowers. For more information on the flowers you can e-mail her at . Her flower prize package is on the Clear it Out Challenge Blog. this week I used a favourite image from Bugaboo. I went with the spring colour theme or what  I call my “go to colour” a pale plum and perfect plum for accents. The flowers are at least 3 if not 4 years old. If you missed last week’s post using a gorgeous digi from Bugaboo just scroll down.
Image…..Girl with cupcakes from bugaboo
cardstock….perfect plum, pale plum and GP white
Spelbinders….ovals large and small
Embossing folder…..from an Asian pack
Although not noticeable the one oval is glitter paper
Stickles on the cupcakes to give it some bling
Thanks for stopping by today and hope I have inspired you to enter the challenge at Clear it Out.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Just for You from Bugaboo & Clear it Out Tuesday

Spring is Coming at Clear it Out Tuesday and the stash item is flowers. Now is your chance to dig out those flower you have hidden and get some on a spring like card.  If you would like to enter the challenge head over to CIOT challenge blog for all the information on how to enter, just click HERE. This challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.and one of our own design team, Karen. Check out the Clear it Out Challenge Blog to see the beautiful crocheted flower prize.
For this challenge I was a bit late getting it started and because of that a new sketch was up at Seems a Little Sketchy and was perfect for my image You will find the sketch HERE and I will be entering this card in their challenge….wish me luck.
Image……from bugaboo stamps
Card. Stock….pacific point, GP white, Island Indigo
DSP…..from my scrap basket
Buttons……also a stash item
Stash item……white flower I have hoarded for 3 years.
Colouring medium….prisma pencils and oms
Yellow and clear stickles
Thanks for looking today and hope to see your project at Clear it Out Tuesday just click HERE and enter.