Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It's Rudolph Days (and I'm sneaking in on the last day)

Every month I say the same thing, now Rudolph days are over I should make a card for next month so I don't have to rush the last day.....it didn't work in June better luck with July. LOL.

As you see I'm taking the pictures at the breakwall, it's not as busy during the week but wait until Wednesday, it's Canada Day July 1st and it will be wall to wall people, hopefully in groups of less than 10 and doing some social distancing but then again I'm hoping for a miracle.

I printed a Bugaboo stamps digital image I think he is so adorable, The sentiment is computer generated to match the image, And I made a "mailable:" card. 

Finished the inside with a Stampabilities senetiment circa 2005 love this vertical stamp. and a bit of paper left over from cutting the front background.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out what I'm doing with my isolation time.

Monday, June 29, 2020

I'm Still Shaping Up with the Jingle Belles

I had a second idea for a shaped card for the Jingle Belles Challenge using a beautiful tree die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, it is a 4 piece set, tree, outline and two stars and I used it all.

The base of the tree is a beautiful white/green glitter cardstock, it does not show in the picutre. When I send this card I will sent an easel with it to display, (I didn't have that die here)

For the base of the card I used 110 pound cardstock from Michaels, as you see I did a side fold, I also cut a piece of white cardstock for the sentiment with the same die. The sentiment s from Stampendous.

I am adding this to:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Get in Shape for the Holidays

Thanks for stopping by today 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

It's Jingle Belle time again!!

Lauren and Stephanie are asking for "shaped" cards for this challenge, I knew just what shape I wanted to make and it's a Rocker Card.

Sorry for the dark photo but it was way too busy at the beach to try to get near the spot I usually take my pictures and it was also getting later in the day and the sun has shifted off the deck but you can see it well enough. I used the birtch trees die from the Frantic Stamper and the cardinals from a Impression Obsessions die. The background is a oxide distree background I made.

This is the back of the card, the sentiment is from Stampendoous and the deer one of a set of 3 from Impression Obsession. 

I'm adding this (earlier than usual) to

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Get in Shape for the Holidays 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

W is for Water.....

The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is W is for Water, it's an easy challenge this time but it took me a while to pick the perfect stamp. I chose a Bugaboo image, Ruby is her name and she is a sassy lady.

Since I had to take some of my crafty things home to do this card, I didn't pack well...no cutter so I used a 5 1/2 inch square base and two of the largest scalloped squares from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Again I used one of the 20 Wine Not sentiments from Creative Impressions, it was sure a good bang for my buck or 20. 

Glad I made a large square card so I could fit the sentimente on the front as the inside is not finished due to too many errands and of course it's Friday as I write this and time to head for the cottage where 60% of my craft supplies are, when fall comes I'll need a truck to get it home. 

 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have been to the main blog and checked out the super projects the rest of the team have made.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

You're So Sweet!!

Challenge #423 at Shopping Our Stash is "You're So Sweet" well lots of options for this challenge,  Something with a sweet or cute theme, could be food or a cute baby, a kid card so many options.  Of course I went with the cutest, sweetest stamp I have and that is House Mouse stamp, but one with a yummy chocolate truffle.

I have made it into an accordian card, the die set is from Elisabeth Craft designs, this is only the third or 4th I have made and every time I need to get out the "class" card so I know I'm doing it right. The image is from House Mouse Design stamps, the tiny happy birthday I think is hero arts. The sentiment was cut with the original spellbinders dies

This is the inside of the cards and the back is also decorated with a sentiemnt and a place to sign my name.  Since I made this a while back and mailed it I only had pictures from my phone and they were fuzzy when I sent them to the computer but I will add the back on the card below.

The patterned paper I used was a pad of 12 X 12 from Dollarama.  I would make lots more of these super cute folds if they were not so taxing on the brain, then again if I made more they would be easier. lol. Vicious circle.
  So I chose a sweet mouse and a sweet treat for my theme. 

I'm entering this in 
Seize the Birthday ~~ No Toppings

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out all the sweet projects the rest of the Design Team have made.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tie a Holiday Ribbon On!!

Not as late as normal getting a card done for the Jingle Belles Challenge, When I bring my "things" to the cottage they are always in a jumble, at some point I will try to organize to find things easier, After I finished the card I found the original die I had planned using. Ah still one day left.

First a litttle Tutorial

This is alcohol ink smooshing and how I do it is...cut 2 pieces of shiny cardstock to the size you want, take a large ziplock bag put one piece of cardstock inside, center it and zip it shut. Take what ever colours of alcohol markers you want to use and scribble all over the plastic using the piece inside the zip lock back as a guide when you are satisfied then spritz it with rubbing alcohol and put the shiny side down on the "mess" and lift it up see if it is how you want it, it drys quickly. I think this a fun technique. On to my card.

When I found the background piece knew I wanted to back some ornaments with it. Thank heavens I brought a "stick it" sheet, bought them a year ago at scrapfest and they are working great for sticking intricate dies with no glued fingers. When leaving on Friday for the cottage I threw a few rolls of ribbon in my tote, I used the sheer white 1/4 inch ribbon to hang the baubles and made some tiny bows, the background  was embossed with swiss dots and layered it on a scrap of purple.

Close up of the ornament.

Finished the inside with a couple of scraps of paper and a sentiment from Impression Obsession.

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Tie a Holiday Ribbon On

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes with Dies.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

T is for Technique at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

Edna stole my colour pallet 

Another Saturday has rolled  around and with this Saturday it's a new Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, T is for Technique. a few weeks ago there was a challenge and I can't even remember who's it was but it was to make a Herringbone background, well it intrigued me but sadly ran out of time for the challenge but kept in in mind for this challenge. There were a couple of videos that I watched and decided on this ONE the other video I will watch and try it too as it is a bit different.

I bought this paper pad at Walmart before I retired and I have been retired 19 years. I think I've been hoarding it as it is so pretty. My sticker maker made placing of the strips very easy. I used 4 different 12 X 12 co-ordinating patterned paper cut in 1/4 inch strips, now the video said 9 so I cut 9 of each design and I have enough left for at least 3 more cards, next time I must pay attention to the small details. I added a samll sentiment as I really wanted the background to be the star.

The sentiment is from Wine Not from Creative Impressions and has 20 wine related sentiments.

There are many more techniques at the Main Blog when you have checked the rest of the design team techniques find a good one and join us. I am looking forward to seeing something I've never seen before.
Thanks for joining me here today and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

It's UFO time at Shopping Our Stash!!!

No we are not going outerspace or flying saucers we are looking for UnFinished Objects, you know the stuff you cut extra of, or go on a colouring frenzy one weekend and have a box of coloured images,  I suggested the theme for the simple reason two or three valentine's ago I had the making of a card done, base, two layers, colour fussy cut image and a few other odds and ends so while contemplating what parts I was going to use they disappeared. I searched for a couple of days to no avail and made another simpler card. Here is the grouping I lost.

All the parts disappeared and one day while I was sorting cardstock, must have set them down and put something on top and it was almost 2 years later I found them. So those are just some of my UFOs and here is what I did with them.

I decided it was a long way to Valentine's day so I would make it into a birthday card, since I'm at the cottage I have limited supplies, #1 I forgot my guilliotine cutter again, #2 I only brought 3 paper pads with me but one was a Christmas pad that had oodles of plaid. The image is a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie I have had it for years. I fussy cut the image and popped it up on the heart.

Finished the inside with a couple of snippits of plaid and a sentiment from Impression Obsession.

I followed Sketch Saturday's Sketch (loosly)
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There you have it, my story of my UFO and now I still have a UFO valentine base to use in February, now you have seen mine head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the UFOs.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge for June ~~ Monochrome

Happy Little Stampers is taking a hiatus for 6 months so this is my last ATC for them for a while (hoping I get asked back) It's been so much fun creating the little 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch rectangles and 2 inch circle Coins. Monochrome is one of my favourite things and quite I don't plan it but happens anyway. For this challenge I wanted to tackle a few things I don't do very often and need practice  so here are my ATC cards.

Along with tackling stencils I also use two colours I rarely use especially in one tone. 

First I made the background with two distress oxide colours then using the Hero Arts Large Lotus pattern stencil, layered it on two shades of yellow and decided to play with the cone flower die which I cut in yellow then in foam core to elevate it on the card, Finished with a trio of yellow glitter enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet.

For this pair of ATCs I started  out with the background using two shades of brown distress oxide ink and after it was dry I use the Tim Holtz splatters stencil in the darker colour. The coffee mug is a stamp and die from Verve and I paper pieced some clock paper on it. I also added some coffee beans and the sentiments are from the Verve coffee set. It is also layered on two shades of brown.

Thanks for following along with me on my 6 months as part of the  design team of Happy Little Stampers. ATC challege blog. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

It's Jingle Belle Time!!!

I love the bling prompt for the Jingle Belles Challenge and I only managed one card for the challenge. Not that I won't make lots of "bling" Christmas cards in the next few months. 

Ah I'm back using the beautiful backdrop of Lake Erie, it is very windy today and I'm happy that it didn't blow away since both hands are on the camera. I used Tattered Poinsettia die, did lots of layers and used stardream red and green, you can see a bit of shimmer, because the theme is "Bling on the Holidays" I added a flourish of bling from the Eyelet Outlet and dotted a few around the embossed background. 

Finished the inside with a mini poinsettia (used scraps left over from cutting the big guy) The sentiment is from Stampendous. 

I'm entering this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Bling on the Holidays 

Thanks for visiting to day and enjoy the warmer weather.