Monday, December 25, 2017

Another Reminder of the Anything Christmas Goes at HMFMC

I couldn't resist making another card for a reminder that the Anything Christmas Goes at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is still open for entries until January 8th 2018. The design team is having a well deserved rest and enjoying the holidays, but of course I needed a couple more cards and almost everyone loves a House Mouse.

I love Red and Kraft together and that patterned paper was just perfect to add to a base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I am sure by the time you read this the recipient has opened it.

Just a simple sentiment on the inside, I looked for 1/2 hour for the stamp, it's a wood mount so can't get lost well after the half hour I sat down in front of my desk and what do I see.....the darned elusive stamp. I did grumble a bit about a wasted half hour though.

Lot's of time to get your entry in to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge there are not one, not two but four prizes to be won. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have an AWESOME Holiday!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

It's Time for Our Annual N is for Naughty Christmas Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Wow Challenge #100!!! and it's Naughty Christmas time again at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

One of the best places for snark is Bugaboo Stamps and this is where I went to find my naughty image Crabby Cathy Christmas/Santa Jolly.  The sketch I used "loosely" is from Freshly Made Sketches

Close up of Crabby Cathy.

Bonus ~~ Since I couldn't decide which I wanted to use for the challenge I made a second card.

And from Bugaboo Stamps we have the ever snarky Stella with her words on Christmas.

Close  up of the sentiment.

Since it has been a super busy two weeks I didn't get the inside sentiments done. 

I would like to enter these challenges

Freshly Made Sketches ~~ #318 First card loosely translated.
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~~ December challenge Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting today, the challenge ends  January 12, 2018 at 11.59 EST. The design team is having a well deserved break and will be back January 13,  2018 with a brand new challenge. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Challenge #334 ~~ Gah PINK!!! A Tribute to Leslie

Leslie was the founder of Shopping Our stash and a wonderful person except she didn't like PINK,  comments always went something like this...."Its beautiful but it's Pink"  I think of her every time I make a "pink" card and she is missed by the "team" and many many followers and friends.  So this is our way of honouring Leslie at this time of year. Here is my very sparkly PINK card.

I used my favourite stamp company House Mouse Designs stamp,  I have made one similar and a friend wanted to buy it but she also wanted a matching one in pink. I cut the 5 1/4 square snowflake die out of a plastic backed glitter paper and it took me over an hour to pick all the pieces out because of the backing I then glued it to bright pink heavy glitter cardstock and it is probably 3 or 4  years old,  I have it in many colours just in case I needed it and it's the first time using one of them  I stamped and coloured "Monica" and I stamped the presents a second time, coloured, fussy cut and popped them up.

Close up of Monica and the presents (see how chunky the glitter is)

finished inside with a cute sentiment.

I'm going to add this to"
Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ 2017 holiday wrapup (open until Dec. 24)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will find time to make a  "PINK" card as a tribute to Leslie.
Head over to the Main Blog to see what the rest of the design team have made.

Monday, December 18, 2017

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Reminder .... You still have time to enter!

Welcome to my blog on this fine Monday, there is still time to play along with HMFMC for the Anything Christmas Goes Challenge which ends on January 8, 2018.  The stamp I used for this week is a new one for me I just bought it at the Butterfly Moon open house and it`s so stinkin` cute.

After colouring I added paper glaze to the berries and some enamel dots at the corners. 

Close up so you can see the shiny berries.

Finished inside with a Stampendous sentiment no matter how I measure or how careful I am I still get this sentiment stamped crooked. 

Thanks for stopping by today if you have time please join HMFMC for the Anything Christmas Goes.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Challenge #333 ~~ Tag You're It!!!

At Shopping Our Stash challenge #333 is Tag You're It ~~ make a tag either by itself or on a card.  That's a much simpler idea than I had which was to alter a bag and make a matching tag. I'm happy with the end results. The tag I made will certainly look great on a card if I need to get one made in a hurry, that's what great about having tags laying around.

Here is the matching tag and bag. I used a set of patterned poinsettia petals, three sizes in red foil posterboard and the larges petal in green foil posterboard (bought at the dollar tree) the flower centers are from Lana in Saskatchewan.

Closer look at the bag. The Merry Christmas is from Gina Marie Designs, the intertwined circles are a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs, three sizes and a snowflake in the package. the glitter red dots are from Starform (these are over a year old never opened)

Lastly the Tag, using the same die cuts as the bag with the exception of the Noel which is a Elizabeth Craft Designs die and it's probably over 2 years old.  The tag is also a die I purchased from Lana and it is new but never been used before. I took the large and next size tag die and made a frame with the red posterboard layered that on a white shimmer paper tag.

Closer look at the  flowers and flower centers.

Lastly a close up of the beautiful Gina Marie designs Merry Christmas. 

There you have my Tag You're it project and although you do not have to alter a bag to enter the challenge just make a tag or a card with a tag on it and  join us at Shopping Our Stash.

Monday, December 11, 2017

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge ~~ It's the Last Challenge of 2017

Hello followers, friends and family,  this is my last challenge as Guest Designer at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. The theme is Anything Christmas Goes and it runs from December 11, 2017 to January 8, 2018.  I had a very hard time deciding which of my Christmas house mouse stamps I would use, I decided one of my older favourite "Santa" mouse stamps.

I kept it pretty plain as I wanted the image to shine, just an embossed background and postage stamp die cut. 

Close up of Santa Mouse.

Finished the inside with a postage stamp die cut and a super cute sentiment

I has really enjoyed my time as Guest Designer at HMFMC and I have made a card for the reminder post, just because it was so much fun.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find some time to join HMFMC for Anything Christmas Goes!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Yahoo it's Saturday and time for a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood!!!

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has another fantastic challenge for this fortnight!! V is for Vegan but we want to see animals on your card!!! totally opposite to what I thought it might be (silly me)  Since I had the idea way back when, printed the image from Bugaboo Stamps then tucked it away in my "DT" book  so I wouldn't lose it as that seems to be my way of operating these days.  Anyway I thought it was perfect for the time of year and the challenge as well as a tad snarky.

One more Christmas card for my stash!! I decided to emboss the background patterned paper with a pawprint embossing folder, I'm pleased with how it looks. The image and sentiment are a set from Bugaboo Stamps

 What a sad look on his face and tears too.

Inside finished with a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment set sorry for the fuzzy picture but you can read it 

Entering this in:

Simon Says Stamp ~~ Christmas Card Day

Thanks for spending  some time here today and are you caught up with your holiday cards?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge ~~ Day 6 ~~ colour challenge

I'm finally caught up until morning!!! I have had fun playing along this year and so far I have used all Bugaboo images.  I'm not fond of colour challenges when they have mega colours, I prefer ones with only three or four but I found a patterned paper that had mega colours and they matched. Have a peek.

Now this moose is just adorable with all those baubles hanging from his antlers and a moose is very Canadian which is why I added the  sentiment ~ EH?

I coloured the baubles with spica glitter pens to give them som sparkle.

I couldn't resist using the sentiment from High Hopes because we are Canadian.

Entering this in:

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Challenge ~~ Day 6 ~~ colour challenge.

Thanks for stopping today to check out my blog, one more challenge tomorrow and it's Freebie Friday!!!

Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 4 ~~ Bingo

For Tuesday's prompt I chose another Bugaboo image, I had printed and coloured a few to have on hand when I was doing a tag challenge and some just because I wanted a few extra cute cards for the Holidays.  The challenge for day 4 is Bingo and I chose Die cut/3 layers/ribbon it could also qualify for Sentiment/Free/3 layers and the bottom row too Plaid/bugaboo/ribbon when I think about it the only item that isn't on my card is the pearls.

Plaid ribbon, sentiment (Kraftin' kimmie) traditional colours and for me as always 3 or more layers and last but not least it's a Bugaboo Stamps image.

Close up of the sentiment.

Catch the bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 4 ~~ Bingo

Thanks for joining me here today and have a creative day!!!

Day 5 of the Holiday Chaos at Catch the Bug..............

Day 4 will follow soon, I think with having 3 images coloured I got confused on the days well I know it won't be far behind. Again I used a Bugaboo Image, one I've had printed for a while since I know who I'm sending this card to.

What could be grumpier than a grumpy kitty with "hubby's" favourite Christmas saying .

Close up of grumpy kitty

The sentiment was computer generated and cut out with Stampin'up's word bubbles.

Entering this in

Thanks for visiting today and check back again soon there is more to come.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 3 of the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos ~~ Anything but a Card

Of course I'm playing a couple of days behind, only a couple more days to get my project in for the Bugaboo Holiday Chaos challenge. Day 3 is to make a gift for someone, gift card holder, jar with a tag you get the idea. Well I made a gift card holder tag.

I used a bugaboo Santa, love this guy!!! I sparkled his hat,beard and socks with wink of stella. I also used some glitter scraps 

Close up of Santa, are you on his ho ho ho list?

Entering this in:

Thanks for visiting today and are you caught up with your holiday crafts?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I like to Move it, Move it!!! Challenge #332 at Shopping Our Stash.

What a fabulous challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Move it, Move it!!! (include something that moves on your project ~ Shaker, wobbler, slider, googly eyes. easy peasy right?  Since I'm still in Christmas mode I made a winter wobbler card.

Silver and blue one of my favourite pairings, Olaf is a digi from Sassy Studio designs. The background is embossed with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, I got it before I even had a die cutting machine, everything except the let it snow is 4 to 15 years old. 

Since I used a wobbler I tried to get a picture of how it moved (if I could have figured out how to take a video I would have.)

Finished the inside with a simple sentiment.

I would like to enter this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Heavy Metals

Cardz for Guyz 184 Snowmen

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made to Move It, Move it.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Day #2 ~~ A Sketch

As usual I'm a bit behind on my days for Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos.  I love a good sketch and the prompt for Day 2 (Sunday) is a really good sketch. although I took a few liberties with it you can see the sketch.

I love this snowboarder from Bugaboo Stamps, I have used it many times and never get tired of colouring him up. 

I sparkled up the white part on his hat and used paper glaze from Plaid on his protective goggles.

Elizabeth Craft Designs die  let it snow was used for the words.

Last half of the sentiment die cut from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I'm entering this in 

Thanks for checking again and check out the Holiday Chaos challenge.

Day 1 of Holiday chaos at Catch the Bug

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos started on Saturday ~~ Day 1 Merry & Bright.  Since I had a full weekend I finally got to the challenge today. Here is my "Merry & Bright" project.

I used a Bugaboo fun penguin digi!! I cut the Merry (hero arts) out of shiny red posterboard.

Close up of the cute image, check out the sparkle on his hat, candy cane and berries.

which is from the same Hero arts set.

Entering this in:
Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos ~~ Day 1 Merry & Bright

Thanks for stopping by today and Day 2 won't be far behind.