Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday….Critters

One week has flown by again for our challenge Critters….stash item is Earthtones. To get all the information and to check out the design team inspiration just click HERE. For this challenge we have two sponsors Digi Darla and QKR Stampede. Last week I used a Digi Darla so this week I chose an image from QKR Stampede.
Now isn’t that the cutest critter, he just looks so happy to wish someone a Happy Birthday. I coloured the image with pencil crayons,
Image from QKR Stampede
Cardstock Blue bayou GP white
Paper from a dollar store.(it sparkles too)
Ribbon SU Bashful Blue
Accessories…spellbinders circles, SU word window and label punches
Thanks for looking today and check out the challenge at Clear it Out if you play along with us you will have a chance at winning some digis from our sponsors.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Challenge time at The Cheerful Stamp Pad #61

A new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, My Kind of Gal sponsored by Stitchy Bear’s Outlet-Gingerloft. the image I chose to work with is a cute girlie butterfly and there isn’t a more girlie colour than PINK. I seem to be using a lot of pink lately. I coloured the image with pencil crayons and oms, mounted it on a Fleur dis lis die cut and the background is Hero Arts polka dot which I inked in Brilliance Coral and embossed it with Silver Pearl ep from Ranger. Pink rhinestones and stickles on the wings make them sparkle.
Image……Gingerloft from Stitchy Bear’s outlet
Stamps…Polka Dots from hero arts
Cardstock….Pretty in pink and GP white
Accessories….spellbinders fleur dis lis rectangle, rhinestones, stickles, ranger ep,
Thanks for stopping by today and would love to have you join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, stop by and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Drunken Stampers challenge #129 Hangover…the movie

Okay here I am again another movie I haven’t seen, not Hangover 1, or 2 and now Hangover 3 is in the theatre. So I went with a Las Vegas theme as it says in the challenge rules you will find at the Drunken Stampers challenge Blog. Check them out and join in the fun for the  Hangover challenge.
Here is my card for the challenge, as a lot of you know I am not one that likes to distress and boy is this one distressed. I bought the 3 TH card embossing folders at Scrapfest with the challenge in mind. I used the TH core’nations cardstock and sanded them, then took my handy, dandy scissors and distressed the edges, mounted them on a page from a stack pad, but you can’t see much of it. I then mounded it on a black base.
Thanks for checking my blog today and don’t forget to join the Midnight Margaritas for the “Hangover” challenge. Just click HERE to get all the information and check out the rest of the inspiration the crew has made.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Week, New Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

Hi everyone….hope you had a fabulous first long weekend of the year. We celebrate the Queen’s birthday or Victoria Day on the weekend before the 24th of May. In Woodstock there is a parade but we came to the cottage to enjoy the weekend. I am limited to what I can do here as I only have dial up and crossing my fingers this blog will post without a lot of trouble.
The challenge at Clear it Out is Critters and the stash item is earth-tones. The two sponsors for the challenge are Digi Darla and QKR. I used a Digi Darla image of a giraffe.
How I love taking pictures on the porch by my clematis, it give such a fabulous background. I finished my card and thought hmm it needs something more, of course I didn’t bring  a lot of things with me but I found some buttons that would work. I think they really did  too.
Image….Digi Darla
Cardstock  GP black, GP White Crumb Cake
Embossing folder….TH wood grain
Ribbon Offray
Yellow & white baker’s twine from a sale bin at Winners.
Thanks for checking my blog today and I am looking forward to seeing your Critter Creations on the Clear it Out Challenge Blog.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The challenge is on for another week at the Cheerful Stamp Pad, the challenge is Beauty, for all the information on the challenge please click HERE, the sponsor is Stitchy Bear’s and I used an Asian image from their site..
I coloured the image with prisma colour pencils and blended with odourless mineral spirits. .I picked this image because it showed the beauty of love between Mother and child. (and I love the Asian theme)
Image….. Stitchy Bear’s
Cardstock TH Core’dinations & GP Black
Gold trim….dollar store
Embossing folder… Bamboo folder from an Asian pack
Thanks for visiting today and if you have a bit of time please join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the Challenge.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday

I hope all the Moms had a fabulous Mother’s Day on Sunday, the weather here in SWO was cool with a few showers. Our family arrived in the morning and we all went out for Brunch at the community center in St. Williams Ontario, every Mom gets a flower and it is so great to have family together.
The Mother’s Day Challenge is still on at Clear it Out head over there to check out the rules for winning. You can make a project for a female but it must use two or more patterned papers from your stash.
The image I used is from our sponsor The Stamping Chef, what a super store full of great digis, They have a page on Facebook, you can find it from the site. The other sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo, they have a Freebie every Friday.              

Image from The Stamping Chef
Cardstock…GP white and turquoise
Patterned paper… from a package from a dollar store 5 years ago you know how it is you buy one pack and love it so you go get another just in case they sell out. lol.
Accessories….spellbinders die and lace border punch from SU.
Image was coloured with Prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will play along with Clear it Out for the challenge.
                           The Stamping Chef

Monday, May 13, 2013

Natural with Stitchy Bear and The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #60 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is sponsored by Stitchy Bear and the Theme is Natural.  My image is from our sponsor and  it says “Take time for Beauty it is everywhere in Nature” how beautiful is that. I coloured the image with pencil crayons and oms, fussy cut so the flower’s flowed off the border. I used earth tones for the base and the layer behind the image. I embossed the blue with a butterfly embossing folder. Now what is more natural than the colours of the earth, the sky and butterflies.
Image from Stitchy Bear
Cardstock…….bashful blue, early expresso,Crumb cake
Thanks for stopping by and please join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for challenge #60 Natural

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Springbank Snow Countess

Well I hope I have peaked your interest and you will join the Midnight Margaritas and the Drunken Stamper challenge blog for the movie theme Porky’s or Farm Animals. To get all the information about the challenge head over to the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog.   Now you are wondering about my title, well I hope you are. Well way back before you and I were born there was a Holstein cow that was honoured with producing the most butterfat over her lifetime. To read the article on our famous cow just click HERE  (it is a small article.) Guess you would like to see my card for the challenge, Again I have never seen the movie Porky’s so I went with the farm animal theme, my image is a digi from Bugaboo Stamps, it was one of their Friday Freebies. The company is Canadian, out of Saskatchewan, more information on the site I posted just click “about us”.
Cardstock….GP White, turquoise
Accessories….Spellbinders large rectangles, flowers and brand from my never ending stash Tulip border embossing folder from SU.
Thanks for stopping by today and I will give you a couple of things to do, check out and join the challenge at the Drunken Stampers, Check out a great Canadian company, Bugaboo and lastly check out the link to the story of the Springbank Snow Countess another great Canadian.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Clear it Out has a new Challenge for you..Mother’s Day!!

Mother’s day is May 12th now is your chance to get a card made for your Mother, Grandmother or even just a very good friend, when you get your card done enter it in the Clear it Out challenge blog,  make sure you check the rules on the blog. The challenge is Mother’s Day and the stash item is use two or more patterned papers on your card. Just like the last challenge we are super lucky to have two sponsors and you know what that means……two chances to win.  Bugaboo is giving 7 digital images for a prize and we have a new sponsor, Stamping chef who is offering a $10.00 gift certificate for their store.
The card I made is with a Bugaboo image, I signed up for their e-mail list and on Friday there is a freebie, last week the image was perfect for a Mom to be on Mother’s day.
CIO mom's day Bugaboo
Image ……Bugaboo
Cardstock….Pacific point and GP white
Patterned paper…..last sheet of pacific point dsp
Accessories….spellbinder ovals plain and scalloped  SU border punch
EK punch and a mother’s day stamp I have had for 10 years.
colouring medium….prismacolour pencils and OMS
It’s time for you to get your creativity going and make a project for the challenge, you have until May 20th to enter.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mid Challenge Time at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Another week to play along with us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the April showers bring May flowers. It is so nice to see the daffodils and tulips out is bloom. The weather over the weekend was beautiful what was even nicer was we spent it at our cottage. The first trip down you find out those little things you didn’t pack, that is when the “list” gets started. I bought some beautiful peameal bacon for Sunday breakfast and when I got back to the cottage I found out I had forgotten to bring the eggs. Bacon on a bun was delicious.

My image is from Floppy Latte Digital Designs and is Daisies in a frame. I wanted to make the card nice and bright so I used daffodil delight and the embossed back ground has birds and leaves and it feels so much like spring.



Image from  Floppy Latte Digital Designs

Cardstock Daffodil delight and GP White

Ribbon Daffodil Delight

Embossing folder…birds and blooms (I think that is the name)

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to The Cheerful Stamp Pad and check out the challenge, I would love to see your project for April showers bring May flowers.

Friday, May 3, 2013

How about a tall, cool glass of Lemonade?

The challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge is Weather, I chose a nice sunny day at the beach sipping on a tall, cool glass of lemonade. The image was coloured with prismacolour pencils and odourless mineral spirits. I used some diamond stickles on the glass and covered the ice cube with paper glaze.
stamp…House Mouse Designs
Cardstock….Daffodil delight, gp white and gp black.
Accessories….spellbinders rectangle large and small, paper glaze from Plaid, diamond stickles. cloud embossing folder from Stampin’up
The challenge at House Mouse and Friends closes a midnight Saturday, this week I had a few days “free” and hoped to craft but a dear friend of mine passed away and the crafting was put on the back burner for a few days. She will be missed by so many people.
Thanks for stopping by today and check out the new challenge on Monday at the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge,