Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It’s a Triple Threat challenge at Shopping Our Stash

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Shopping Our Stash wants you to dig deep this week for the challenge, it’s a triple threat, now you can just use three of something but that is rather easy when there are so many awesome ideas check out the blog for the complete list.I used two different dies][art of a doily, ribbon,and  rhinestones.
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I had this image already coloured and sitting on my table  so I decided to make a window card. there is snow glitter inside the “shaker” window,  Now I have one more card for my Christmas stash,
=Close up of the doily window treatment and ribbon.
The die cut cat and I think you can see the snow glitter which is at least 4 years old, I bought it on clearance when I was in the U.S.
Finished inside
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you take the challenge of the Triple Threat at shopping Our Stash.

Yellow is the colour of the Challenge at…………….

Clear it Out Tuesday. Now you know the theme of the challenge you need a stash item, well that is easy too find some yellow items in your stash to put on your project.The sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine check them out the images are so much fun to colour.
My yellow stash is the yellow rhinestones. ,
Doesn’t she have just  the sweetest face.
Semi finished inside as I needed to have a few cards that could be used for get well o]], Birthday or just thinking of you.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day.

Monday, July 28, 2014

/A card for a Man Week 2

The challenge # 91 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad continues with Week 2. The Sponsor is Stitchy Bear/Sentimental Susan.
Last week life got in the way of me getting my card done for week 1 but the image I chose just had to be finished for this week. I loved the image and sentiments  that come with the image. My hubby’s birthday is in September  and this will be perfect for him. (he didn’t get a preview of this one.)
I printed the motorcycle in Black and left it without  The sentiment on the front leads up to the one on the inside.another colour\;
I hop he will get a kick out of it.
Thanks for visiting today and let’s see what you can make for a man.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

SoSS #13 - L is for Layer

Welcome back for another Sisterhood of Snarky stampers challenge! This week our Alphabet Soup theme is "L is for Layer."

The sisters would like you to make a one layer card (one layer on top of a card base is OK, but no more than one layer).

Here's what I came up with for the challenge:

I went for a CAS look on this card, I scored the sides of the card base to give the illusion of another layer, but there's really just one!

Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on this challenge and be sure to visit the sisters and show them some crafty love too.

If you want to play along with the challenge, you have until 11:55 pm (EDT) to upload your project on the SoSS BLOG.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You Know the Rule~~Eat 5 a Day

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6Fruit and Veggies that is. shopping Our Stash has planned for this challenge. The Theme is to put fruit or vegetables on your project.


Looked like this little guy has had too much of a good thing, the image is from House Mouse Designs and were colourer with  prisma colour pencils and oms. I added the blue sparkle buttons because I thought they ‘looked like blueberries (my fav).


Close up of the little rodent.


I wasn’t sure what I was going to use this card for so didn’t put a sentiment on it yet. I wonder if it would make a good get well card?

Thanks for stopping by today and now you have seen my card I hope you will join us for this great challenge, Eat 5 a Day.

Christmas in July at Clear it Out Tuesday

What do we think of in the middle of a heat wave? something cool is what I think of and christens is a favourite time for me. So to have Christmas in July is a treat. Clear it Out Tuesday is challenging your to make a Christmas card and the stash item is GLITTER. Don’t we all love glitter. Ultra fine glitter, chunky glitter or even stickles the choice is yours.The sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Outlet.



The image I used is called Snow Cuddles, it looks so soft and serene. I coloured the image with Copics and spectrum noir markers. I covered the image with double sided tape then added ultra fine glitter from Glitter Ritz. this technique is called Burnished Velvet.


I’m not sure if the picture shows  how glittery this is but it sure does in real life..


I also used a layer of glitter cardstock to the front of the card, just for added glitter,

Thanks for stopping by today and it’s time for you to have fun with glitter and make us a Christmas in July project.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash is posing a question for you Today!!

Shopping Our Stash is asking “What can’t you put down?”, What tool, technique, colour or sketch can’t you put away? Mine is my Ovals, I have all different oval dies and it’s my go to die to use for cards, now I also seem to be using a lot of pink too.



The image I used is from Bugaboo love those cupcakes.


I found these cute flower brads in my “brad/button box and thought they went so well with the patterned paper.


Finished inside which will be delivered tomorrow for a friend’s birthday, hope she likes it.

thanks for visiting today and and hope you find time to show us what you can’t put down.

Clear it Out Tuesday has an easy challenge K.I.S.S.

I suppose you were thinking Rock Band but no it’s Keep It Simple Silly. which means Less is More for this challenge. Check out all the rules about the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday while you are there have a peek at what the team has made.


One layer card is something I rarely do but this design I really like, the strip of patterned paper just adds a nice interest. The ornament is a stamp and die from Stampin’up,


The finished inside of the card.

The sponsor for this challenge is Di’s Digi Stamps.


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will find time to join us for the K.I.S.S. challenge.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Second Week of the Backgrunds challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend!! We had a ovely Saturday but Sunday was rain and some sun. It didn’t matter to me I was in trying to make some cards before leaving for home for a few days. Using a background paper from Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet


I made a simple card so the beautiful orchid digi paper is the star. For being a CAS card it sure took me a while to make it, most of the time was trying to thread the needle to sew the buttons on.


I finished the inside to mirror the front

thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find some time to get crafty and join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the challenge.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Buttons or Brads ..that is the question~which will you use?

Challenge # 12at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is keeping with the Alphabet soup theme is B is for Brads or Buttons. Easy peasy just pick one or the other and put it on your project,,,,,, of course you could try to do them both!!I had my card all planned and then I realized I was jumping ahead so quickly I had to come up with an idea. Off I went to search to see what I had on hand and found a cute image (no snark today) and coloured it up and added brads…you will see where I put them.
The image is a Happy Hopper from House Mouse Designs and the blue brads are the bubbles,
Close up of the brads.
Finished inside of the card just waiting for a recipient.
I’m going to enter this in the Anything goes  challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great  weekend!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mid Challenge time at the Jingle Belles

Shopping our Stash and the Jingle Belles have joined forces to bring you more inspiration for the Christmas in July Challenge. It is a mid challenge at the Jingle Belles and a mid challenge bonus challenge at Shopping our stash. Click HERE to go directly to the challenge post to enter your project for SOS.
As I said last Thursday I love  non-traditional colours for some of my Christmas cards and I love this patterned paper I used. The snowman image is from The Stamp Barn which is no longer in operation, this snowman is one of a set of four. This image I had stamped a bunch for making kits for a few friends and this was a left over. In keeping with the SOS criteria everything here is well over a year old.
Close up of the snowman.
Here is a better look at the patterned paper, I must remember to bring some sentiments to the lake.
I am entering this in Crafty Hazelnut’s patterned paper challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas challenge 184
Thanks for looking today and get a start on your Christmas cards by joining Shopping Our Stash and Jingle Belles in our joint challenge.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shopping our Stash Challenge #159 Wooden Ship

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I hope everyone survived the Canada Day and 4th of July festivities, I had a great time at the cottage. It was very hot and humid but good for relaxing. This week at Shopping Our Stash we want you to break out the “wood” or use a wooden  sailing ship on your project. Can’t go wrong with that challenge, have fun and a masculine card for your stash.The stamp I used is old, so old it’s retired and it  was from Stampendous. I found the stamped image in my parts box so I didn’t even have to locate the stamp.
I framed the image with a rick rack border, Using a scalloped circle and an inverted circle This frame shape was cut using both templates at the same time – the inverted scalloped circles was offset to make the frame look squiggly like ric-rac.  I love that look! I found this at Amazing Paper Grace. I stamped the Hardwood background stamp with Versafine Sepia on Crumb Cake, layered it on Early Expresso.
Close up of the ship.
Finished inside, The anchor is a Memory Box Die again from my stash that has never been used.
Thanks for stopping by today and  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

Are you Ready for a Sketch? Clear it out has one!!!

The theme at Clear it Out Tuesday is a Sketch. Heat over to the blog to get all the details and check out what my teamies have made for your inspiration. the sponsor is Stamp Art by Kathryne. The image I chose for the challenge is Lizzie sunbathing at the lake.
I flipped the sketch I coloured the image with my copics and used scraps of patterned paper
Here is the sketch
sketch 2-CIO
I hope you can find time to have some fun with the sketch.
Flower detail and silver cord
Inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you like our sketch I hope you will give it a try and  add it to the Clear it Out bog link so we can ooh and aah over it.

Monday, July 7, 2014

It’s a digital Background challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.


Head over to the Cheerful Stamp Pad for all the information on the background challenge. While there check out the inspiration from the other design team members.The sponso is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet Coosty Designs. I chose the giraffe paper for my card.


I am having a lot of difficulty with my vision today and cannot see to do much here today. I am hoping to get an appointment with the eye surgeon sooner than August 20.


Close up of the button I finally got to use.


Here is the finished inside of the card.

Thanks for looking today and so sorry there isn’t more information but  the card will just have to speak for itself.



information I hope the card speaks for itself.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July to all my American Friends !!

Bonus Challenge today!!! Shopping Our Stash and the Jingle Belles have teamed up to bring you a double challenge. what a fabulous way to get a head start on your holiday cards. I’m so excited to be ahead of the “game”
Any chance I get to use my favourite little rodents I do, and I have a whole watch of them too. In keeping with the tradition of Sopping Our Stash everything I used is probably over two years old, even the punch I used for the snowflakes. I love non-traditional colours for my Christmas cards and have been know to use pin and green (stay tuned tor that one) hint hint. The stamp is from House Mouse Design
Here is a close up of the cute snowflakes. Now I didn’t take a picture of the inside as I only had a couple of scraps of snowflake paper here at the cottage but will finish it as soon as I bring some from home.
challenge I would like to enter these in are:
Christmas Cards All year round non traditional Christmas colours
thanks for visiting  my blog and check out both Shopping Our stash and Jingle Belles and see what the rest of the design  teams have for inspiration.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!!!

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The Challenge at Shopping Our Stash  is Red, White and Blue or use the colours in the flag of your country. As the title says I’m from Canada and the colours in our flag are Red and  White, what is your country and colours? I used a Bugaboo Digi stamp from the Calendar section and picked July with JJ.
Isn’t JJ festive in her long Canada Day gown and waving her flag.
I found maple leaf brad in my stash so thought it would great on the red ribbon. The embossed background was in my scrap box.
This is the inside of the card before I wrote a message I made the card for a friend and  Canada Post delivered the card this morning.
thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find some  time to join the challenge at shopping Our Stash.check out the rules and  take a look what the other team members have made.

In the Garden with Clear it Out Tuesday

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian family and friend, It’s going to be a hot one today.
The new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is In the Garden and the stash item is Ribbon The sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo Stamper They have a great assortment of fabulous digis.Your project can contain anything you would find in the garden, birds, bunnies, flowers even fruits and veggies. Just remember to add some ribbon.
Surfing  through where I keep some of my dies I found this Cheery Lynne Designs Die, called Dainty Dutch Frame. Because of it’s shape  I made a square card. The image was coloured with copics and I added the yellow bow.
Along with the frame there is a medallion in the center so I added it to the inside of the card,
Inside of the card waiting for a sentiment, which most of them are at the house.
Thanks for looking today and have a wonderful Canada Day for those who celebrate.