Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Challenge #189 at Shopping Our Stash is From A Jar!!

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You can use anything that is from a jar,  embossing powder, silks acrylic shimmer paint (I have some) twinkling H20s, and what I used is Perfect Pearls or you can just use a jar on your project. check out what the rest of the Design team has done for your inspiration…they knocked it out of the park on this one Head over to Shopping Our Stash check out the rules and see what the rest of the design team has done for your inspiration, they knocked this one out of the ball park!!!

As I said I used perfect pearls I decided to use them because they have been on the shelf for years feeling really sad. Those are the jars of powder I used and I see the brush as well. It was hard to catch the shimmer but there are more pictures perhaps one of them will show it better. I use versamark watermark ink to stamp the image on black cardstock then layered it on silver/black silver/black, wow lot’s of layers.
This one shows it a little better
This was one of my first sentiments I bought and use it for many occasions.
Another angle on the 4 X 4 notecard.
I tried another picture to see if it was better but I think you get the idea on how shimmery it is.
I was having trouble designing this until I decided to make the image the focal point of a note card.
Thanks for visiting today and I am looking forward to seeing your ideas for the Out of the Jar challenge.

Let’s see some Animals!!!

The challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is Animals the stash item you must use on your project is Striped papers easy peasy right?  The sponsor for the challenge is Doodle Pantry, they have awesome images and the one I picked is Kitten Trio,
I sized the image fairly large as I wanted it to take up a large part of the front. This set has a lot of different images and sayings it is sure worth the trip to the store to look at their images, they are cute and reasonable and you can even get a freebie when you purchase.
Closer look at the kitten’s face.
Just like our children our pets become part of our household and I thought this was perfect to give to a friend that has adopted a cat/kitten. 
Thanks for stopping by today and let’s what animal is your favourite, don’t forget to use striped papers.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mid challenge time for B stands for Bear

The Cheerful Stamp Pad’s Challenge B Stands for Bear continues for another week. Beary Dust Designs at Stitchy Bear Outlet is the sponsor for the challenge. For this week I decided to make a Christmas card, with all the snow we have around here I thought it might be coming soon. lol. Here is what I made…….
If there is a prize for using scraps I will get it for this card, the only full piece is the ridinghood red cardstock, all other pieces were in my scrap box. I coloured this super cute Coco Bear image with SN and copics added white opal liquid pearls to the hat and the foam and used star dust sitckles on the icicle drips on the cup> I fussy cut the image out and popped it up on the patterned paper. Punched snowflakes and added rhinestones.
Close up of the image, I punched a vellum snowflake for the cup.
The finished inside of the card using my favourite vertical sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you haven’t joined us for the challenge now is the time.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SoSS # 28 A is for Accident

Challenge  #28 A is for Accident
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge you to make a Get Well Card. If Edna looks like this wonder what the other fellow looks like? Awesome picture of Edna thanks to our Tech. Guru Lee. Although it might have been a fun challenge to go snarky I resisted and made a cute one.
I used a House Mouse Designs wood block stamp (you can get it in cling too) called Colour me Better with Muzzy and Monica. I made a frame with Resplendent  Rectangles and embossed the layer.
I love to use my cute critters when I get a chance and this one is a favourite of all the get well ones I have. They are just like having chips, you can’t just have one.
I seem to have very few get well sentiments, I stamped this one on the piece that was left after I cut the frame.

I am entering this in:
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Friendship

Thanks for stopping by today, head over to the blog, see the rules and check out what the rest of the design team has made for your inspiration.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Challenge # 189 Inspired by a Movie

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Shopping Our Stash has been inspired by movies and wants you to make a project inspired by a movie and tell us which one as we might not be able to guess it or we might be too young or too old to know it. A while ago I won a gift certificate from the Paper Shelter and saw an image that would work perfect for this challenge, it is called The Time of My Life. My favourite movie is Dirty Dancing. I was a little pressed for time this weekend and used the pre-coloured image for my card.
I saw the new sketch at Sweet Sunday sketch challenge # 256, It seems to happen quite often that a sketch comes to my e-mail in the morning I’m working on a card and it usually works with my image.
I had the perfect stamp for the sentiment on this card and it didn’t take me too long to find it either.
I would like to enter this in:
Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge #256
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Thanks for stopping by today and we would love to see what your favourite movie is.

Challenge #66 At Clear it Out is Any Holiday with a stash

Clear it Out Tuesday’s challenge is any holiday and the stash item is Gold things. The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps if you haven’t been to their store head over and have a look at what the designers have to offer. I chose a Connie Fong Spring Flowers image and she is adorable.
Using the sketch from The Crooked Stamper’s sketch challenge #1 I managed to use a lot of scraps. The only full piece is the white base, even the flourish was a scrap.The image was coloured with a combo of copics and blendabilities from Stampin’ up. The stash item is the gold along the one panel and around the image as well as the gold coloured rhinestones.
Close up of the gold bits
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Thanks for looking today and hope you pick your favourite holiday and join us for the challenge. don’t forget to check the rules and stash item.

Monday, February 16, 2015

B is for Bear at The Cheerful Stamp Pad Blog

Challenge #105 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad  is B is for Bear and the sponsor is Beary Dust Stamps at Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet. I chose a cute girl bear in a tutu and here is how it turned out.
The image was coloured with copics and I found some pink scraps in the scrap folder along with the patterned paper left over from another project. This image would be perfect for a baby shower or a 1st birthday for a little girl. I outlined the ballerina dress and coloured the hair bows in pink spica glitter pen and added some pink bling.
A closer look at her sweet face.

I would like to enter this in:
Thanks for visiting today and you have two weeks to make your project for B is for Bear challenge. Hope to see your art work soon.,

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Awesome Sketch meets a Bugaboo digi

I wanted to made a Valentine for a friend and in my image stash (already coloured) was an adorable Bugaboo Valentine Fairy and while thinking about what to do with it a new sketch came in my e-mail from Atlantic Hearts Challenge blog.   Now my friend has received the card I can show it to you.
Well that was fun, I hadn’t even transferred the pictures from the camera yet lol. Along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch, Hiding in my Craft Room has a colour challenge and Catch the bug has an ATG challenge.
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The sketch and the colours for the colour challenge.
If you look close you can see the sparkle
As you can see I used Rose Red and Pink Pirouette and something close to Wild Wasabi, ink and ribbon.
Challenges I would like to participate in:
Catch the Bug anything goes
Atlantic Hearts Sketch #94
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #186 Wild Blushing Rose.
Thanks for visiting today and have fabulous week.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Challenge #188 at Shopping Our Stash is TP or not TP?

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Intriguing isn’t it, Shopping Our Stash would like you to use your toilet paper or paper towel design as inspiration for your project or you can use either on your project. There are lots of tutorials out there for using them. I had an idea but it required a brayer and unfortunately it has found a hiding spot that I haven’t located. So I went with the design from the toilet paper. Here is my card for the TP or not TP challenge.
The base is white, the layer is white and I scored it every 1/8th inch then placed it in the mosaic embossing folder and put it through the cuttlebug. The butterfly is a Fancy Die from Hero Arts and the first time I have used it. I added the pink glitter paper behind the wings and the clear rhinestones from my stash. finished it off with the narrow pink ribbon.
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On the right is my background, it is white not cream on the left is the pattern on the toilet paper.
Thanks for stopping by today and let’s see your idea of TP or not TP!!

It’s Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

Hello again family, friends and followers it’s time for a NEW challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday. Wow there were a lot of fabulous entries for the last challenge, good luck to any of you that entered. The sponsor for this challenge is Digital Paper Craft. This is a new sponsor so head over and have a look at what super cute images they have.  I picked a cute boy image, I haven’t been picking  boy images but now I have a great grandson to make cards for, he is 5 and loves everything I make him. I had a real mental block this weekend while trying to craft and after I coloured him up I had no idea what to do so fussy cut the image out and it progressed from there. Challenge #65’s Theme is RED and the stash item is RED things. Now on to my card.
The base is Ridinghood Red as I think it goes nicely with the grey patterned paper from the Green Stack from DCWV. Crystal Effects on his glasses, red buttons and rickrack are my stash and I googled soccer balls and printed this one, punched it out and several more circles so it pops.
Close up of the adorable image.
Again the top note die and some pattern paper scraps finishes the inside.
Thanks for spending some time here and check out the rules at CIOT while you are there have a look at the great cards the design team has made for your inspiration.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Welcome to the Second Week of Challenge #104 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Happy Monday to all my friends, family and followers, I hope you are keeping warm and safe. Our weather is unpredictable Sunday it was freezing rain and then snow, I think I will stay in today.
The challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is Springtime and oh how I want to see spring arrive. The sponsor for the challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps and I picked another fairy, it was hard to choose from the store everything there is awesome but I found Spring Fairy by Connie Fong.
I think she looks very spring-like with the basket of flowers. I coloured her with blendabilities and copics, added a touch of glitter to the flowers and coloured her wings with a spica glitter pen.
Close up of the lovely image.
Finished inside.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful creative week.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

WooHoo it`s Saturday Time for a New Challenge at SoSS…….Are you Ready? Are you really Ready?

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers presents Challenge #27 G is for Grey!!! We would like to see what you can do with Fifty Shades of Grey, will you go with the Book/Movie or you can just use shades of Grey.  You really need to go check out all the different sides of 50 shades the design team has come up with you will be in AWE.
Challenge #27 G is for Grey
Wowsers I managed to get Edna on my blog post isn’t she awesome in her tie and her shades of grey. Now here is my card for the challenge.
As you can see I have gone the book/movie way, I have read the books I just had to see what all the hype was about, not sure how they are going to put that in a movie though. My image is a digital image from Sassy Studio Designs, it is one of the older designs I have but perfect for 50 shades of Grey.
Close up of the sassy girl with the handcuffs and riding crop
      The inside of the card is finished with a quote from the movie
I would like to enter this in
SSD Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge #267 Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by today and please join in the fun of 50 Shades of Grey at SoSS.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thinking of You……………….

Last Monday I made a design team card with the awareness ribbon Angel with a pink ribbon for Breast Cancer, today I made an Angel with a periwinkle blue ribbon for Esophageal Cancer for a friend. The +image is by Charmaine Flannery at Sweet Pea Stamps, this is a very versatile You can  give support to any person no matter what the cancer by changing the colour of the ribbon. Here is the ribbon chart I used.
And now on to my card.
The background was embossed with butterflies and the patterned paper is from my scrap box.I used the sketch from The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge 1
Close up of the Angel
Inside of the card using the Top Note die.
I would like to enter this in”
The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge #1 It is the new sketch challenge blog on the block.
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again soon.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Challenge #187 at Shopping Our Stash~~Getting Inky

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Another week another challenge at Shopping Our Stash, this one is a lot of fun, all you have to do is use your OLDEST INK.  I have been crafting for a long time and my oldest ink is about 14 or 15 years old, actually there are two bought at the same time and because I bought them at the Butterfly Moon they get re-inked free when they need it.  Along with the versa color #57 old rose and #91 Gold I used some dollar store faux mulberry paper that’s about as old. Even the stamps I used are a couple of the earlier stamps I bought.
I stamped the “three step tulips” on the thin paper and left them sit for several days to completely dry as the versa color ink is a pigment ink and would pick up the gold embossing powder when I embossed the Hero Arts butterfly. I made the gold layer to match the gold of the butterflies.
As you see I grabbed a negative cut from a top note die cut and covered it with versamark and gold embossing powder. It was a trick I learned from taking a class at the Butterfly Moon.
Close up of the paper and the butterflies
Here is a picture of the versa color cubes
Inside using the top note die cut for the sentiment
Thanks for visiting today and let see you dig in your stash and find that oldest ink (don’t forget to tell us what it is) and enter our Getting Inky challenge.