Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We have a Week 3 at Clear it Out Tuesday…

A third week to enter the international challenge with the stash item…Washi Tape.at Clear it out Tuesday. The sponsors are Digi Darla and QKR Stampede. I didn’t realize there was three weeks and of course being at the cottage didn’t have a lot of extra images but I did have this beautiful bunch of flowers to make a card around
Although you can’t see it very well I added the tape behind the image and under the button, until this moment I didn’t realize it wasn’t as visible in the picture as it is IRL.The image is from QKR stampede.   I made the card for an acquaintance that is in the hospital, I hope she likes it.
Image…QKR Stampede
Cardstock… Bashful Blue GP white Gable Green
printed paper ….DCWV Green stack
Accessories… Spelbinder circles, green and white baker’s twine, button from my button jar.
Thanks for looking today and I hope I have inspired you to join us for the challenge.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Second Week of the Make a Tag Challenge……

This is the second week of the make a tag challenge at The Cheerful Stamp pad and the sponsor is McMahon five designs. my printed papers, my image and the sentiment are all from the sponsor. I used my Tim Holtz Tag and bookplates die and a sizzix scalloped tag die for the two tags. I trimmed the printed paper tag a bit to show the green layer.
It was a really long Saturday night here at the cottage, some renters don’t know the meaning of quiet between 11 and 8, at 3 a.m. out came a guitar and the singing began and badly too. I managed to sleep from 4 until 7.30, but by 8 it was guitar playing and singing and I use that term loosely  Thanks for stopping by to look at what I have created and please stop by The Cheerful Stamp Pad to see the rest of the design team's tags. Now off to have a power nap.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Isn’t this the Sweetest Bunny Card!!

I have been so busy I haven’t been keeping up with the baby cards I need but finally I had some time to work on one. I used one of my Happy Hopper stamps, coloured the image with my prisma colour pencils and oms. It seems to be have been a long time since I have entered the House Mouse & friends Monday challenge and this was my inspiration to “get ‘er done”. If you want to join in the fun check it out you have until Saturday July 27th to enter.
I made the card then I added SPARKLE, which is what the challenge is, of course you can’t see the sparkle very well but I stickled up the baby bottle, added bling the the flowers and along the edge of the card. The flowers are from a bag I received a few years ago from a blog hop on the House Mouse & Friends Blog.
Stamp from Happy Hoppers
sentiment….a rub-on from SU (had for years)
Cardstock…Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, GP White
Patterned paper….from SU (retired)
Ribbon.,….Whisper white from SU
Spellbinders Ovals and Lacy oval.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again real soon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday

Another two weeks to join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the International challenge and don’t forget the stash item, Washi Tape.  Again this week I am showcasing my country Canada, this time it’s my Province of Ontario. We have two sponsors for the challenge so you have two chances to win. QKR Stampede and Digi Darla Designs, please stop by and check them out, they are very generous with their prizes..
In Northern Ontario there are Moose so when I saw this cute moose from QKR Stampede I knew i just had to use him for this challenge, you don’t usually see them lounging around you would see them munching on grasses in the marshes.  The sketch I used is from Decontructing Jen, it was so hot and humid today I was having trouble thinking of a sketch for the image so went to the site and found the perfect sketch for both the image and washi tape.
Image.. Moose from QKR Stampede
Cardstock…Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso and GP White
Sentiment and punch from Stampin’up
You have until July 29th to enter the challenge.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge….A Tag

The challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is to make a tag and the sponsor is McMahon Five Designs. Head over to the blog and check out the inspiration that the other DT members have done.
The background paper for the tag is from McMahon five  as is the  image and  the sentiment. I knew I wanted to use the sentiment as one of my favourite band is the Beatles, I have a lot of their cds and listen to them when I can (hubby is an Elvis fan).
I finally used my Tim Holtz movers and shakers Tag and bookplates die and cut the turquoise and the printed paper, I cut the print down as to show the backing. I used the bookplate for the bottom part of the sentiment. I didn’t think to bring fibres with me to use for the “tail” on the tag but had some cotton yarn so I cut lengths and then unravelled it.
Image, patterned paper and sentiment….McMahon Five Designs
Cardstock…..Turquoise, Crushed Curry and GP white.
Accessories…..TH Tag & bookplate die, Spellbinders circles, brads
                             Cotton yarn, pop dots
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you can get crafty and make us a TAG.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A New Challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

Hi friends how are you coping with this hot and humid weather? I’m just spending time in the cottage crafting. It’s way too hot to spend time on the beach and too hot to take a walk but I’m getting caught up on some card-making. The new challenge at Clear it Out is International and the stash item is Washi tape…..now you know you have a few rolls hiding in one of the drawers of your crafting desk dig them out and show us how you use it. The international part is self explanatory but if you need to know more check out what the design team has done. Again this challenge we have two great sponsors  Digi Darla  and QKR Stampede check out the great digis they have for sale.     


My card is honouring the Eastern Provinces, the ocean and lighthouses, I chose to showcase Canada which is my country.


Image…..Digi Darla Designs Lighthouse 1

Cardstock….GP white, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and a darker blue scrap.

Spellbinders Ovals Large and Small

Houndstooth washi tape

Thanks for looking today, I hope you find some time to join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge, I need some ideas to use Washi Tape.

Monday, July 15, 2013

You Make a Lovely Couple Week Two

The Cheerful Stamp Pad’s challenge is on for another week, stop over to the Blog to check out how to enter and see what the other design team members have done to inspire you. The sponsor for this second week is Twisted Papers head over to Facebook and check out what they have to offer  My image I am using is from the site, I love the sepia and back & white images.
My inspiration for making my card came to me while “listening” to a PBS program on T.V. The program was about the photos the men carried during the Civil War, I am not sure of the size of them I thought perhaps 4 X 5 and some were framed in embossed gold frames and carried in tin boxes to protect them. Being at the cottage I hadn’t brought any gold paper with me so found a gold gift bag and used it. I always seem to be missing something no matter how much I bring with me.
Image….Twisted Papers
Cardstock….GP white , Early expresso,and a gold gift bag.
Embossing folder… flowers from a Cuttlebug Asian pack
Spelbinders…large and small oval
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again real soon.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Amaryllis in Full Bloom Birthday

Hello again friends, I know it’s odd I’m posting again so soon but my Bloglovin feed brought me a challenge today. I have been trying to keep busy at the cottage it’s so hot and humid I don’t want to spend time outside so I sit in front of the fan and colour. I won some images from Digi Darla a few weeks ago and this is one of the images I chose. I am always making Birthday cards as I give all my friends a handmade card for their birthday every year so need a “stash” of them.  Now you will notice there isn’t a sentiment on the card, that is because it never occurred to me to bring any stamps with me. Sometimes I wonder where my mind is when I pack. I have a long list of what I need to bring back with me next time.
I’m entering this in the “Make and Easel Card” Challenge #70 check out the challenge at their new Challenge Blog.
Image from Digi Darla Designs
Cardstock….Real Red GP white
Spellbinders dies….Fleur dis lis & resplenant rectangles
Stickles….yellow and ice
Easel cards are one of my most favourite to make, they seem so quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by today and since most of North America is in a heatwave, try to keep cool.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mid-Week inspiration for Clear it Out Tuesday!!

There is still another week to enter your project on the Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge Blog. The theme is Make Someone’s Day and make it sparkle. Use up some of that glitter that is on the shelf or your stickles that are in the cupboard, you could even use some of the glitter cardstock that you just had to have every colour of. The sponsors are Bugaboo and The Stamping Chef, please visit their stores they are fabulous sponsors and are very generous too.
If you follow my blog you know I’m at the cottage for the week, woohoo but it does present some obstacles, dial up for one take three times longer for me to do most things and lack of crafting supplies. I had a minor meltdown when I thought I didn’t have any glitter in the “box” How could I do a card where the stash item is glitter/bling? but on checking my tote (I take it to classes) there was a large bottle of Ice Stickles in a pocket.
The Sketch I used is from deconstructing jen she makes awesome sketches I really liked this sketch #108 and I am entering it on her blog  for the challenge.
Image….Lost Fairy from the Stamping Chef
sketch….deconstructing jen
Cardstock…GP white, tempting turquoise Yellow 
Printed Paper…. a scrap from another project
Embossing folders….Asian flowers (cuttlebug) Square lattice (SU)
Ice stickles on the fairy wings,
Turquoise rhinestones from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today, come back again soon you are always welcome.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Challenge #64, You make a Lovely Couple

Hello everyone,  I hope you had a good weekend and had awesome weather. Our weather here in SWO is hot and humid, what is really nice is I am spending the whole week at the cottage. I plan and pack to craft while here but there are always things I forget but for this challenge I had everything. Check out what the other girls on the design team have done, you just gave to click HERE.

The challenge is “ You Make A Lovely Couple” and it is sponsored by Twisted Papers and they are on Facebook. I have trouble getting to things on Facebook since here at the cottage it’s dial-up, an a lot of time things don’t load very fast. When I chose my image for the challenge I knew right away I wanted it to be an ATC card, these are cute 2 1/3 X 3 1/2 inch cards, they are never sold, only traded or given away. Here is my artist trading card for the challenge and I hope you will join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad



Image from Twisted Papers

Cardstock…Close to Cocoa, Early expresso

Dies Spellbinder rectangles, Fancy Labels 8 (the flourishes)

Accessories…. Woodgrain embossing folder, pearls

Thanks for looking today and have a fabulous day!!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Make Someone’s Day and use Something Glittery

Clear it Out Tuesday’s new challenge is to Make Someone’s Day and use Something Glittery from your stash. The sponsors for this challenge is Bugaboo and The Stamping Chef.
The image I used is Tulips and Bugs from Bugaboo, it is one of the newer stamps and I was so glad I got to use it for the challenge.  I coloured the image with my prisma colour pencils and OMS  I used a glue pen and traced the swirls and dots then added some prisma glitter. I then added a few amber rhinestones to the card, these are my stash item.
Image Tulips and bugs from Bugaboo
Spellbinder Resplendent Rectangle die
Cardstock Yellow, old olive and GP white
Although you really can’t see it the white was embossed with a Butterflies embossing folder.
Ribbon from offray & rhinestones from my stash.
Thanks for looking today and Happy 4th of July on Thursday to my U.S. followers.

Monday, July 1, 2013

From the Past is on for another week at……………..

The Cheerful Stamp Pad and the sponsor is still Vintage Image Craft. Head over to their Facebook page and check out the free images that you can use for the challenge.

Happy Canada Day for all my Canadian followers, it’s July 1st and Canada is 146 years old. There will be some great parades and fireworks this weekend, Port Dover has a huge parade and a lot of other festivities on July 1st. There is a band tattoo and fireworks in the evening.

On with the card…..I used a vintage fairy image from Vintage Image Craft, I printed it on Very Vanilla and layered it on Old Olive and a bright yellow, I popped it up on a base of Very Vanilla and Old Olive that I punched with the Fleur dis Lis EK punch.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!!!