Saturday, January 30, 2016

Almost Late Again for a Challenge ~~~

Since before Christmas I have had a Lacy Sunshine image coloured and been sitting in my scrap pile along with the card stock to create it but as always other things took precedence but last Monday I saw the perfect sketch on Mojo Monday and I had some time to-day to put it together.

I loved the sketch because of the banners, I really wanted to use my banner dies and I did.

Close up of the super sweet girl.

Finished the inside with the top note and a sentiment.

Challenge I would like to enter this in:

Just Us Girls challenge #328 Tic Tac Toe ( I used a diagonal line Button, Stamp, 3 layers

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful and crafty week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sliding in at almost the last day with my second card for the Jingle Belles Challenge.

At least I didn't miss keeping up with my Holiday Cards, I managed two for the Jingle Belles. I had planned one for each week but that didn't happen. I used the same theme as I had extra deer already cut and the circles cut as well. The reason behind all the deer is ~~ I was making an easel card and thought I needed three sets of deer and I only needed one so that's a joke on me. lol.

I embossed the background with the softly falling embossing folder from Stampin' up 

Finished the inside with a scrap from the scrapbox and my newest favourite sentiment

I would like to enter this in

Jingle Belles challenge O'Christmas tree.

Thanks for stopping by today, even though this challenge is over Wednesday evening there will be a new challenge on Friday.

Shopping Our Stash challenge #236 ~~ Inspired by a Book

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Have you read any good books lately? You are in a good place to join Shopping Our Stash for the newest challenge, Inspired by a Book. I haven't done a lot of reading in the last couple of years, the last book I read was (keep it under your hat) 50 shades of grey, but I already did a challenge for that one. What a time I had picking a book and I took the easy route and chose "The Little Mermaid" as I had a freebie image from Sassy Studio design Facebook page. So here is what I made.

First I coloured the image with Yellow Rose, Sunflower and Persimmon twinkling H2os and fussy cut her out, I had a scrap of shimmery grey I thought would be a great rock for her to sit on. Next on to the background, I'm not sure if the technique has a name but I scribbled blue and green copic markers on a huge plastic bag, spritzed it with rubbing alcohol and put the shiny cardstock on it, the rhinestones were left overs from "My Precious" challenge card and the butterfly was sitting on my table.

close-up of the image and the background.

I was in a hurry and didn't stamp the sentiment on the inside, but it's ready for one.

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget when you enter the Inspired by a Book challenge remember to tell us what book, not all will be as obvious as mine LOL. Check out the rules at the main blog and while there check out what the rest of the Design Team have been inspired by.

Loving You ~~~ is the Theme at Clear it Out Tuesday

Challenge #103 at Clear it Out Tuesday is Loving You and the stash item is red & white twine or ribbon. The Sponsors for this challenge are Robyn's Fetish Digital store and Crafty Sentiments.
Well after a comedy of errors but a lot of laughs here is my Loving You card.

I saw this sketch at Fusion Card Challenge blog and deemed it perfect for my image although I flipped it. You can use the inspiration picture or the sketch or be brave and do both. I just used the sketch.

Close up of the adorable lovey couple sharing a lemonade.

Simple sentiment for the inside

Challenges I would like to enter:

Hiding in my Craft Room  Challenge #235 Any Holiday ~~  I did Valentine's day.

Robyn's Fetish  ~~ Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green

Fusion Card Challenge blog ~~ Fusion Neutral ends Feb. 2

Thanks for stopping by today and dig out those Valentine stamps/digis and join the Loving You challenge at Clear it Out

Monday, January 25, 2016

Rocking the Christmas Trees with the Jingle Belles!!

When the Jingle Belles challenge was posted on January 15th I though I can do this one, then on January 22nd the reminder was posted and I hadn't made my tree card yet and I promised myself to try to make one each week so I didn't end up doing a scramble to finish cards in December,  I had scraps and diecuts sitting so I worked on two cards today. Here is my "O'Christmas tree.

I embossed the background and spritzed it with glimmer mist I had the deer cut already so I just had to cut a few trees.

Finished the inside with my newest favourite stamp.

Challenges I want to enter this in:

Jingle Belles ~~ Christmas tree challenge

Thanks for stopping by today and if you want to get a start on your Holiday card come join the Jingle Belles. New challenge on Friday.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Welcome back for a NEW challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Challenge #51 at SoSS is T is for Technique you can try a  new Technique or use a Favourite one.  I decided to try a new technique and it was fun!!! Watercolour Smooshing!!!

Since I wanted the technique to be the "star" I kept it pretty simple with a memory box anchor die cut some blue and white bakers twine and a simple Happy Birthday.

I used three shades blue distress inks and one green (peeled paint)  it was very simple, a bit messy but so much fun. I put each of the inks separately on an acrylic block spritzed with water then applied it to the water colour paper.

Stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper then added another anchor die cut.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting today and sure do hope you will join the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for T is for Technique I would love to see what you can do.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Challenge #235 at Shopping Our Stash is "three" "two" :"one" ~~~

Are you ready to accept the challenge at Shopping Our Stash? We want to see Three of something, Two of something and One of something on your project. Now I thought this would be simple and I probably do this 3,2 1, thing on a regular basis but I had some issues ~~ couldn't think of what to do so Saturday I plunked on my thinking cap and figured something out, have a peek at what I did.

Inspired by Just Us Girls colour challenge I did a Triple Layer Stamping Card
Then I added Two butterflies and One sentiment

Finished inside with a flourish and a couple more butterflies

Challenges I would like to enter:

Just Us Girls Challenge #326 Colour challenge White/light blue/dark blue. 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you will join us at Shopping Our Stash for the three of something, two of something and one of something challenge.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Think Spring!!!

Well that is what  I must have been thinking when I started creating my card, bright colours, flowers, grasshoppers and butterflies.  I saw the sketch  on Mojo Monday, printed it and then set it aside until I could create which of course was Saturday.  I've been in most of the week with a cold and the weather has been so up and down, it snowed two days earlier in the week then the temp. went up and it rained now back to snowing no wonder people get sick. Well enough whining ~~ here is my card.

I keep looking at my card and think "did I make this" 

I used one of my super cute Fluffles stamps of course Fluffles is no longer being made.

finished inside with some words of wisdom

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Show us Your Pussies ~~ all cat challenge blog ATG.

Thanks for visiting today, see you again real soon!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Are you ready to go skiing? This Gruffie is!!

To start off with I wanted to enter the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge  ~~ Winter Fun of course they are on the second week so I only have until Saturday to get it done, then I spotted the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #334 and it was perfect for the image I had picked. Don't you love it when everything comes together. Well it didn't stop there I'm following Merry Monday Christmas challenge blog   and Jingle Belles Rock  for their Christmas challenges, I'm not falling into the running out of Holiday cards this year. So here is what I came up with.

I used the new Gruffie I bought at the Butterfly Moon's Christmas open house isn't he brave.

Close up of the super cute little guy.

Keeping with the winter theme a simple sentiment

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

The Jingle Belles challenge is closed for this time but I will be ready on Friday for a new one.

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Winter Sports or anything goes

Merry Monday ~~ use Plaid 

Gruffies & Guests ~~ Bingo or Anything goes.

Thanks for checking my blog today and have a wonderful crafty week!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Something New ~~ A New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash

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Wow Shopping Our Stash is having a challenge to use something that is new, something you might have gotten for Christmas or found at a discount or something you just had to have. Before Christmas I had a chance to get to Michael's art store and they were having a 60% off sale on seasonal items. I picked up doilies , some glitter cardstock and a Hero Arts stamp. I'm so happy to be able to use it for this challenge.

I inked the stamp with Night of Navy from Stampin'up and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock, I spritzed it with some glimmer mist and it really sparkles IRL. The image layered on Night of Navy cardstock and popped up on shimmer cardstock embossed with the new gently falling embossing folder from Stampin'up. 

I was hoping this shows the shimmer 

Finished inside.

Keeping up with a Holiday/Christmas stash I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock Use something Old and something new. Stamp & embossing folder new, lace and ribbon is ancient.

Thanks for stopping by today and we would love to see what you have that is NEW.

Happy New Year and Welcome back for a NEW challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

Welcome back to Clear it Out Tuesday challenge blog!!! the design team is rested and ready to take on the new challenge ~~ theme is Winter Stash, add a snowflake. The sponsor is Melonheadz Illustrating check out their store lot's of cute digis.  A while back I found a Freebie on the site and had printed it off to use but it sat in my "image" box until I was sorting through the other day and thought wow I have one ready to create with, bonus. I coloured with copics in blues and greens as they go so well together so have a peek at what I made.

What a couple of cuties

Here are my "add a snowflake" to the project 

Finished inside of the card and I added the cute snowman die cut, it seems I've cut a few extra.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Melondeadz Friends challenge Blog  Snow/Snowflakes ends Jan. 17, 10 p.m. est.

Thanks for visiting today and let's see your Winter Stash with a snowflake challenge at CIOT

Monday, January 11, 2016

It's Catch the Bug Bingo!!!

Saturday's post from Catch the Bug was the January B I N G O, you have a lot of choices for your bingo line. Mine was the middle horizontal line, Button, Snowflake and Blue. I printed the super cute Friday Freebie a while back, it is so cute but I always seem have more ideas than I have time for.  Sunday the weather was not very nice, snow and blowing snow and cold I just wanted to stay in and get some crafty time in ~~ so that is what I did.

I made the card 5 X 5,  put stickles on her hair band, white opal liquid pearls on the marshmallows.

Close up of the snowflake and button

Finished inside and the patterned paper was sort of an after thought 

Challenges I am entering this card in:

Robyn's Fetish Challenge blog #298 Square Cards 

Catch the Bug January Bingo  ~~ Blue, Button Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by today come back and visit anytime you are always welcome.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Challenge #50 At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is ~~ O is for Old......make a funny card.

Welcome to the first challenge of 2016 at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, this challenge we want you to make an "old" funny card, it's the easiest to add some snark to. Mine has snarky on the outside and snark on the inside. All stamps are from Art Impressions and they are one of the best places to get some really funny images.

So many options for a sentiment on this image

I agree with this advice too.

and now for the inside snark........

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have been busy making. Don't forget to head over to the SoSS blog to read the rules and see what the rest of the design team have made for the "old" challenge.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Working on my Winter Card Stash the Merry Monday way...............

First I saw the sketch at Tuesday morning Sketches and I loved it, of course as I said I was going to work on Christmas/Winter cards all year I spotted the Merry Monday challenge of White on White, well since I've made a few with that colour challenge I wanted to try one again. I bought the Gently Falling embossing folder from Stampin'up before Christmas but hadn't used it and knew it was perfect for the sketch. So here is my card and I will explain how it was done.

I love this snowglobe die from Impression Obsession, I think I have had it for two years and just started to use it. The trees and deer are also from impression obsession and they fit perfect on the circle. I used three different whites on this card. The snowflakes (IO) deer, trees and base are shimmer paper, The snow globe circle is some swirled shimmer paper years old and this might be the last piece. The card base and softly falling embossed layer are plain white from Michaels.

Close up of the snowglobe scene.

Using a tip about putting recipe cards for the inside (thanks Tracy) I cut the card with the Top Note so I can write a personal message on it. The little snowman was a leftover die cut that was just sitting on the table.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Fab & Funky Challenge #286 use something new ~~ softly falling embossing folder

Merry Monday #186 ~~ White on White 

Tuesday Morning sketch #333 

Thanks for spending some time here today and have a fabulous week.