Monday, September 30, 2013

New Monday challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Oh my goodness two weeks are gone again, and where did they go? These days are just moving way too fast for me, I want to enjoy the Fall season for a long time. Winter is way too long here in SW Ontario
If you haven’t been to The Cheerful Stamp Pad blog yet don’t forget to head over there and see what the other members of the team have done..Our sponsor for challenge #70 is Lunagirl and the theme is “TAGS”.
Like every Friday I am rushing to get ready to go to the cottage and being the great procrastinator I am, I left printing my image until last minute. Can you imagine my surprise when without warning I was out of colour ink in the printer. It did print the pictures but they were in a sad state of different colours. I picked the best one that was sort of shades of blue and coloured it with my spica glitter pens. I was so happy when it was finished  and really looked good.
Image…. Lunagirl  awesome digis you have to check them out.
Cardstock…GP white, wisteria wonder, patterned paper from $ store
Accessories… Spellbinders small long rectangles, Sizzix tag die, pearls, lace.
Thanks for visiting today and hope to see your Tag on the Cheerful Stamp Pad blog.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Happy Pumpkin Season!!!!!

Happy Sunday, nice and warm and was sunny earlier and such a beautiful fall day. Traveling around Norfolk county there are rows and rows of pumpkins in the fields, I even saw a tractor with two trailers hooked to it just chocked full of pumpkins. So this is the Pumpkin Season. In a small town near us when we are at the cottage has a Pumpkinfest, prizes for the best decorated house….they know how to do it up big!!
I got this digi from Bugaboo on their Freebie Friday, and just ran out of time to get it finished for their challenge, story of my crafting life, usually a day late, but it worked perfect for a sketch challenge at Freshly made Sketches.  The card is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches square the patterned paper is from a prize I won at least a year ago.
Usually when I take a picture outside I make sure part of me is not in the picture but missed this time I see a shadow on the corner darn!
Image is a freebie from Bugaboo
Cardstock…GP white and orange
paper…Halloween pack
Accessories…Spellbinders circles large   7/8 scalloped punch, black bling from Jolee’s, stickles
Sentiment… SU A round array
Challenges I am entering this in are:
Sketch #105 at Freshly Made Sketches
Anything goes at Simon Says Stamp Blog
Nice to see you today and come back again Monday for the Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Happy Crafting.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It’s Saturday and time for a Drunken Stamper challenge!!

Team Yellow Canary invites you to join the fun at the Drunken Stamper’s Saturday challenge. The theme this week is THINGS and the  thing is DIE CUTS, what could be easier unless you don’t have a single die.
I hope you will head over to the Drunken Stamper’s Blog and see what all my Yellow Canary teamies made to inspire you. You can also click on their names on the sidebar of my blog. Here is mine……
Just imagine I made something without an image and no colouring “gasp” it sure doesn’t happen often. But I saw this design and just had to try it. I used two dies to make the focal point. The lattice sizzix die and the Window Frames from Stampin’up. There is vellum behind the die cut. Ribbon and sentiment were added along with rhinestones which seem to have been lost in the picture. This looks so awesome IRL.
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon. You have until Friday October 4th at Midnight to enter the challenge.
Happy Crafting

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall is here!!!

Almost the end of September where has our summer gone? I like the Fall, daytime temperature in SWO is 20 C and the night temperature is usually 6 to 9 degrees Celsius nice and cool for sleeping.. I haven’t put the furnace on at home yet but the cottage is a lot colder due to it being a “summer” cottage. It would be winterized but it’s nice to have a change for the Winter.
I follow House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog and love to make cards with my favourite rodents so try to do as many as I can, some weeks it just doesn’t work out for me, that being said it’s been  three in a row….Wow.
The challenge at House Mouse & Friends is Monochrome…..I love doing monochromatic cards, they are so easy just find shades of the same colour. I was working on this image for a fall birthday and when the challenge was posted  I thought “perfect” I addend the small flowers for fun. There was a Sunflower challenge and I didn’t bookmark it but I am sure it is over. 
Image Sleeping in the sunflower House Mouse Designs 
Dies….SU Apothecary set and Sizzix Flower die.
Cardstock…GP white Crushed Curry, SU dsp and Early expresso for the flower centers.
Accessories…a touch of stickles and ribbon.
I am entering this in the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge there is still time for you to enter it doesn’t end until October 5, midnight EST.
Thanks for visiting today and come back again soon.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

One for the Boys Week 2 at Clear it Out Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and time for the mid-challenge reminder, you still have a week left to get your project in for the One for the Boys challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday don’t forget to use the stash item….Punches and/or Die cuts, isn’t that going to be easy!! Two sponsors again this week QLR Stampede which I used last week if you missed seeing it just click HERE. The second sponsor is Digi Darla Designs and I used an image this week from there. Check out both of our sponsors they are very generous with their prizes, and make sure you read the rules of the challenge at the Clear it Out blog.
If you checked out last weeks card you will notice a theme here, Old Cars…you can make some great masculine cards with old cars & trucks. I went out of my colour comfort zone on this one,
Even if I went out of my comfort zone with using green I went with a favourite die to use, a Nellie Snellen scalloped oval. I used paper glaze on the windows and the headlights, of course the biggest thing was that I distressed the crumb cake, “gasp”
Image…..Digi Darla Designs
Cardstock…..Crumb cake, Garden green and GP white
Accessories…Nellie Snellen die, wood grain background stamp,
Paper glaze from Plaid, screw brads from the dollar store 5 years old.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some crafty time to make a project for the challenge.
Happy Crafting

Monday, September 23, 2013

Second Week of “I Love Your Hat” Challenge……..

Summer is over and fall is upon us, the days are nice but the nights are cool. Soon it will be time to bring all my crafty stuff home and figure out where to put it until I find it’s proper spots. 
There is still another week to join in the fun at The Cheerful Stamp Pad the sponsor is Rick St.dennis digitalsThis week I used the same digital stamp I did last week but made it smaller to look more like a cameo.
I used the gold glitter flourishes to accent the feathers on the hat. I used tiny pearls on her earrings.
Image by Rick St dennis
Cardstock…turquoise . GP white and gold glitter cardstock
Dies.. spellbinder oval large, Opulent ovals and Tim Holtz flourish die
Embossing folder…cherry blossom from the Asian Cuttlebug pack.
Thanks for taking time from your busy day to have a peek at what I’ve been making. Don’t forget to head over to the Cheerful Stamp Pad and join us in the “I Love Your Hat” challenge.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Born to Shop……..

Wow a second post today, I am just catching up some of the images that are already coloured. When I saw the image I knew I wanted to enter the challenge at Catch the Bug, It’s a BINGO challenge, you get to pick a line and make your card to match. The line I chose was Sentiment, Twine and Button. I picked an easy one but it matched the sketch I found at Freshly Made Sketches. If you haven’t seen the sketches they are great!!!
It’s overcast here in SWO today, last night we had had torrential downpour and it’s still damp here at the lake. I much prefer taking my pictures in the sunshine on the porch, although too soon it will be time to pack up and winterize.
Image is from Bugaboo JJ shopping (I didn’t print the sentiment)
Cardstock, GP white, always artichoke and Pear Pizzazz
Patterned paper…a scrap from my table.
Twine…green and white baker’s twine
button…from CTMH pack
Embossing folder….from SU mosaic
I am entering this in the following challenges:
September Bingo ….. Catch the Bug challenge Blog
Sketch # 104 at… Freshly Made Sketches
Thanks for checking out my blog today and keep checking I seem to be on a roll.
Happy Crafting

More House Mouse…….

I have been trying to get a few get well/thinking of you cards ahead as I am the official card maker for our bowling league. I made one last week and when looking through my box of “parts” I found an image I could finish and make it another get well card. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, I have to hurry to get it in for the challenge as it closes tonight, nothing more frustrating than getting a challenge finished go to the blog and finding out it just closed. As you notice I speak from experience, lol.
I found this cute House Mouse Image already coloured in my stash and it was a nice size to use for the Sketch challenge card. This sketch is a keeper I really like it and will use it again.
I am not sure of the colour cardstock I used, I think it is Tangerine tango, GP white and the patterned paper is from the Green stack from DCWV. it is textured and so many great designs, it also uses 70% recycled paper. Now the inside, wow I actually finished one at the same time as the front. The sentiment is computer generated from   Squido.
I am entering this in the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #216.
Thanks for visiting today and come back again soon.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Autumn Leaves…….with my House Mouse friends

I saw this challenge on House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, I knew which one of my many, many House Mouse stamps I wanted to use. I brought it to the cottage but when I was going to “create” my card I did not bring my Twinkling H20s with me so when I was home last week I packed them immediately. My idea was to paint the leaves. I hope you like my card for the challenge. You have until Saturday September 21 at midnight EST.
Wow look at the shadows I caught in the sunlight, it really looks like the leaves are floating, now wasn’t that a happy accident. I did this sketch technique at Stamp Art last year when i took a Christmas card class. the oval was cut in the “frame” with a Nellie Snellen scalloped oval die. the gold embellishment is Thin line border stickers bye Dazzles. Now you say what did you do with the “cut out” piece, I will show you.
Waste not want not.
Supplies I used
Image turning over a new leaf with Monica (house mouse designs)
Cardstock…Really Rust, GP white
patterned paper from a DCWV Asian stack pad.
Sentiment from The Stamp Barn although the business has been sold you can still get images from The Frogs Whiskers which is still in Ontario, Canada.
Accessories…thin line border stickers, Nellie Snellen scalloped oval die and Twinkling H20s.
Thanks for looking today, you are welcome to stop by anytime.
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday..One for the Boys

Masculine cards oh how I stress over them, I much prefer to make the  pretty frilly feminine cards. Now upon saying this I am very excited about my card. Head over to the Clear it Out Blog to get all the details of the challenge and check out what the other Design team members have done for your inspiration.
The theme is to make a Boy/Man card the stash item is to use punches and/or die cuts. There are two sponsors of the the challenge they are QKR Stampede and Digital Darla Designs please check out their stores they both have great digital stamps.
I chose a vintage Ford, I have no idea the year but I think around 1920. I coloured with my prisma colour pencils and OMS, I even used my gold prisma pencil for the radiator. I cut the image out with my large spellbinders ovals. I used a fancy label die for my sentiment. The printed paper is from Far Far Hill. perfect for this challenge.
Image from QKR Stampede
Cardstock… Confetti natural, Early Expresso, Sahara Sand
Dies…Spellbinders Large oval, scalloped oval and fancy labels
Sentiment…. rub on from Stampin’up (after3 years I’m using them)
Thanks for visiting today and come back again soon and I hope you will get your crafty supplies out and join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.

I am entering this in the Anything goes challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Monday, September 16, 2013

It’s Monday!!!! time for a new Challenge at…….

The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  Challenge # 69 is open for two weeks, it will close on Sunday September 29th at midnight, the sponsor is   Rick St Dennis Digitals and the theme is “I Love Your Hat”
The image is from Rick St. Dennis Digitals and coloured in my favourite colour, purple, doesn’t it look elegant. I added a few stickles to the feathers in her hat and her jabot. The frame was cut with a Nellie Snellen scalloped oval (I will use the cut out for the sentiment on the inside)
Image….Rick St.Dennis digitals'
Cardstock…GP white, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories…Star Dust stickles, Flowers and Rhinestones
Die cut….Nellie Snellen scalloped oval.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to The Cheerful Stamp Pad and show us your hats, just so we can say “I Love Your Hat”

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Challenge #141 at The Drunken Stampers

Welcome to another Saturday challenge at the Drunken Stampers, team Yellow Canary invites you to join the challenge. This term it is Person, Place or Thing and challenge #141 is Person…..Bartender or anything pertaining to a bartender, fitting challenge for us isn’t it.
I had a lot of ideas running through my mind and had a couple of images to use, then I remembered a digi image from Bugaboo, it is perfect as you will see.

Image from Bugaboo digi Stamps (a Canadian company)
Cardstock…GP white, Cherry Cobbler
Paper from a Hero Arts Kissing pad
Accessories….Flowers and Rhinestones.
I coloured with prisma colour pencils and oms, distressed the edges and added the flowers. I am not one to do a lot of distressing but thought I would give it a go and it's not too bad. Now it’s your turn to get your craft on and see what you can come up with for “Bartender”. and add your project to the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog, the challenge closes at midnight next Friday.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Mid-Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday…Thanks

Tuesday again, wow the time just flies by when you are having fun. It is the start of the second week of the Thank you challenge with a twist. The twist is to use something you have been saving and that sure isn’t difficult for me I have oodles of neat things in packages  just waiting for the right project. Check out the details of the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday. As with last week we have three sponsors, Bugaboo, Lacy Sunshine and at their new home The Stamping chef.
Last week I did a card from The Stamping chef, if you missed it please click HERE  Now this week to give all sponsors equal  time on my blog I have made cards  with images from the other two sponsors.
First here is a Center step card with the image from Bugaboo
Clear it Out Bugaboo thanks.
Here is a side view of the card, it is larger than an A2 card.
Clear it Out Bugaboo thanks side view
I found the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers
Now  the 5 inch square card I did with the image from Lacy Sunshine
Clear it Out Lacy Sunshine thanks week 2
A close up of my stash item…..the little sparkly dots they have to be 3 years old, I bought them at Stamping Bella.
Clear it Out Lacy sunshine close up
Supplies for the center step card
Image from Bugaboo
cardstock.. Pretty in pink, GP white patterned paper from Hero Arts, Kissing booth
Accessories…pearls, liquid pearls, white opal, stickles.
Supplies for the 5 inch square card
Image from Lacy Sunshine (so cute)
Cardstock Elegant eggplant, Wisteria wonder, GP white.
Accessories little disks from Stamping Bella, Stickles, label punches from Stampin’up, sentiment made with alpha stickers.
Wow did you make it through the whole long post? Thanks for checking my cards out today, and I hope you  find time to make  a Thank you card and enter it in the challenge at Clear it Out.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mid-challenge time for the Inspiration Challenge

Second week for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad, the challenge is to look at the inspiration picture and pick something from it to work with….the colour, the cake, the background design even the die that was used, make something and link it up to the blog. Not many have posted yet so you will have a better chance at the prize from Classy Cards & Such, stop by and see what they have to offer.
Here is the inspiration picture. 2a49cfa5a1a6c2d45c58e4c66ae7dd92
This week I decided with limited stamps (forgot the one I wanted to use) at the cottage I had to go with the pink colour again and I used a stamp I have had for a while from Impression Obsession called Victorian House the designer is Gary Robertson. It was late when I finally got finished and I had to take the picture inside under the lamp with my playbook again. I have no idea why I forgot the camera again.
the Cheerful Stamp Pad Inspiration week two
Stamp….Victorian House from Impression Obsession
Cardstock…GP white, Pretty in Pink.
Accessories…Spellbinder die Fleur dis lis square, Sweet Pea Flower soft, flowers & rhinestone.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will find some time to get crafty and join the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Let’s Travel

Wow another card this week, so far I’m 4 for 4. Over a week ago I saw the challenge at House Mouse & Friends  and I knew what image I wanted to ink up, I had just bought it at the Butterfly Moon (Lyndoch ON) check out the Facebook page. Now yesterday I missed the deadline for sketch 101 at Freshly Made Sketches but a new sketch was ready for use. Check out the fabulous sketch 102, it’s perfect for quick and easy cards.  Here is what I came up with for today!
IMG_00000020 House Mouse Ski Run
Still taking pictures with my playbook but seem to be getting better with it. I really like to take the picture out on our front deck by the greenery, it’s nice and sunny most of the afternoon.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
House Mouse and Friends challenge 152 Transport
Freshly Made Sketches sketch 102
Now some advertising for a design team member for her fabulous give away. Check out her blog for all the details. Head right over to     A Piece of Heart. 

Thanks for stopping by today, Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Music Boy…..

Happy Wednesday, it’s the middle of the week or as some call it,  :”Hump Day”. Now being retired it really isn’t a biggie for me anymore. I woke this morning (because we had gone out to dinner yesterday) thinking it was Sunday what a way to speed up or reverse the week.  I coloured this Digi Darla Designs  a week or so ago I had plans for the image but didn’t get to do anything until the weekend, I saw a sketch I liked at Freshly Made Sketches and it was perfect for the image but unfortunately sketch 101 linksy was closed but i used the sketch anyway. Check them out there is a new fabulous sketch there today!!! Guess what!! the sketch still worked for Digi Darla challenges how cool is that.
DD & Sketch
As you know I forgot my camera at home so I’m using my Blackberry Play Book camera, it didn’t seem to capture this picture as well as I had hoped.  The image is called music boy coloured with prisma pencils and oms. I used Real Red, Pacific point and GP white. the banners are some scraps I had on my craft table. (leftovers you might recognize)
I am entering this in the Digi Darla ATG with a Twist challenge, the twist  to use a flag, banner or pennant is optional.
thanks for stopping by today !
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Clear it Out Tuesday’s Challenge #39 Thank-You

Hi,  welcome to a new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday the theme of the challenge is Thank You and the stash item is something you have been saving because you haven’t found the right place for it. Most of my stash is things I haven’t found a place to use it. The challenge is for two weeks and we have three sponsors again this week that means a triple chance to win. Stamping chef, Bugaboo, and Lacy Sunshine are all fabulous sponsors and are very generous with their prizes.
My image is from the Stamping chef, I chose it because it is a cause close to my heart. I made this for my very dear friend Lynn that is having chemo for cancer.  I am so glad she is a FIGHTER!!
Clear it Out  Thank you
The image is coloured with prisma pencils and OMS, I painted the wings with Silks acrylic glaze, Ice it gave them a nice shimmer. The cardstock I used is bashful blue, pacific point and GP white  My stash item is the rhinestones on the edge, I have had them for 3 years and finally found a sketch I could use them in. I also used some tiny sticker aphas to spell out. Thanks for being strong.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find some time to create a Thank you project for Clear it Out Tuesday’s challenge, remember the stash item.
Happy Crafting.

Monday, September 2, 2013

It’s Monday….Challenge time at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Happy Monday friends…..Happy Labour Day to my Canadian and American followers. Here is the inspiration picture from The Cheerful Stamp Pad  for Challenge #68.

For my card I chose to go with the pink tones of the card, I used a Flourishes image called Sweet Pea. Coloured with my prisma colour pencils and OMS, layered with GP white and pretty in pink. I added the sheer pink bow to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the fun at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Happy Labour Day!!!

The sponsor for the challenge is Classy Cards and Such check them out.