Welcome to the last challenge of 2020 at Shopping Our Stash and it's a really great one. Black & white and red all over. Enterpret as you see it, so many many many options now I took it literally. It wasn't an easy one for me I had a plan and when I couldn't locate a die I wanted to use I was at a standsill but while looking in all the obvious places I found a Quilt Die, I've had for a couple or three years and used once as it is a PITA to do but so worth it. So won't keep you in suspense any longer......
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Well it's not the last day for the challenge but pretty close but since we have had 6 inches or more of snow overnight and it's still coming down I had some time to make a card for the challenge. I must tell you I went a long way out of my comfort zone on this, using techniques I haven't done in years if I ever did them except in practice. The banner was saying make a Slimline card so I did.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Another two weeks has just flown by again, I'm sure the earth is spinning faster now than it was a few years ago. The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #174 is E is for Elves, for my card for the challenge I went with a grumpy Christmas Elf from Meljen's designs, I have had this digi for a few years and have to print him off every year for one of my Bah Humbug friends.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
I was working on the "I see clearly now" challenge at the Jingle Belles with this die cut and no matter what I did it just didn't work so I tucked it aside and though oh Rudolph Days is soon and wow I managed to get this card done yesterday, of course didn't get to blog it until today but I'm happy I'm not rushing the last day.
it with a sentiment and a gold from from my box of "things" I used the stik-it to attach and won't do that again it was really had to place around the sentiment.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Let it Snow is the new challenge a Shopping Our Stash!! Ontario received a good amount of really wet snow on Sunday it looked very nice but it's enough for now. It's up to you haow you want to interpret the challenge, make sure it has something to do with snow. First I planned snowmen but I had printed off some super cute Bugaboo Stamps Penguins with making a slimline card at some point so the decision was made.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Day 22 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is sponsored by Erin Lee and the tag I used for my inspiration was Ceal Prichett's tag. She used a stencil to make her burgundy background for her tag. and I thought I don't have a stencil but then I reamembered a die that I have never used it i a frame die with a plaid die and I did have to cut is a bit larger but you will see how I covered it up, I was just a "hair" off in the cut.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Here is my catch up tag I made on Saturday for Day 20 I was inspired by Heather Nichols tag because I love the rich burgundy colour with the kraft, also I still had my Pretty Pines set still on the diecutting table.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
This is Day 21 of the 25 days of Christmas Tags, only 4 more days left and of course I haven't done all ot them yet, there are a few of the earlier days I just couldn't squeeze in the time. Sponsor for the day is Studio Katia. There were a lot of fabulous tags to choose from but I picked Lindey MP's tag. I'm just learning to blend with oxide inks and decided I could use the practice and it hadd a Snowman on it.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
On to my "catch-up" tag for the day, I was amazed when I found the perfect patterned paper, I went through some of the paper pads and figured I was imagining I had the checked paper, then I found out when it's double sided check the other side. Today's sponsor is Picket Fence Studios and the tag that inspired me was Lindsey Larson's Tag. I was inspired by the ornament shape and of course the patterned paper.
My plan is working I made two tags today the current day on the same day and one other tag. Things are looking up. For todays tag I was inspired by Alix Davis's unconventional use of a heart shape for her tag and knew I just had to make one.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Wow the first time I made a tag on the current day, I was so inspired by Rosemary Dennis's tag I had to dig out my Tim Holtz Big Z with the greenery on it. I also used some "greenery" from Stampin'up's Pretty Pines set as I was using the pinecones as well, I think I used the pine cones last years. The sponsor for day 18 is Jillian Vance Design and there is a prize.
One day closer to catching up!! Day 14 I loved both the super cute Gingerbread Houses but picked one that was closer to the die I have had for over a year and I've only used the gingerbread figures. Lawn Fawn is the sponsor for day 14 and I picked Jenn Shurkus's tag.
I'm still behind, slowly catching up although my plan to do the day's tag and one other hasn't worked so far, but there is till time. So for day 13 so many cute tags to choose from but I immediately saw Karen Bull's tag and was so excited to see a truck, I have a truck die and have used it once, well there are many, many pieces to attach together (good job the back doesn't show LOL)
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Had a small marathon on Wednesday and managed to get 3 tags done, So many to choose from on the blog. Day 11 sponsor is Birch Press Design, check them out they have awesome layered dies. I chose Desiree Kuemmerle's tags as inspiration, I had used a layering die earlier this year and of course because I cut 3 of each die I had leftovers, it was fab. I put them in an envelope and saved them for later use. I only used the center of the diecut so saving the other two pieces for a later date.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Back again today with Day 10 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020, I was inspired by Ardyth's tag with the super cute gnome, It gave me a chance to use a NBUS gnome stamp and die set. (more practice with the dies is in order) The sponsor for the day is Reverse Confetti.
It's Day 11 at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I am on day 9 (with a couple to catch up) I'm still trying to do the day's tag and one other but so far it hasn't worked, The weather has been so nice and I have tried to spend some time outside raking leaves. Today is also Remembrance Day here in Canada although it will be a distanced one, no service at our Cenotaph, it seems to be all or nothing. I'm happy to stay home.
Day 9 I picked out Kathy Schweinfurth's tag, it was colourful and it gave me a chance to use (for the first time) a gingerbread man die. It had a face you could put on it but that was scary looking so I did my own decorating. The sponsor for Day 9 is Pink & Main.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I did work on two tags today but there were some roadblocks along the way, The main roadblock was the super cute fur baby pictured on the right, My craft table the last couple of days has been a real draw and it's for attention. (typical 3 year old) I managed to get tag 8 done today and my inspiration was Kim Heggin's tag. The sponsor for the day is Avery Elle. I was just so taken with the super cute cat on her tag.