Sunday, February 28, 2021

It's Rudolph Days for February....

Here I am sliding in the last day with a card for Rudolph Days for February. Not that I haven't been trying to get one done. and it's a short month too. So my post won't be very long.  

Something very simple, I had cut the wreath  for another project (you will see it on Tuesday) I had a bow cut, didn't like it, but the sentiment was picked out,  I'm not sure how it came about but I get those "we found these for you" from Pinterest and one of them I liked and thought that will work better. So the wreath and new bow and sentiment evolved for Rudolph Days. I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background.

Finished the inside with a stamp from the Artful Stamper. 

I'm entering this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ February.

Thanks for visiting today and have an awesome week.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Thinking of You.............

 Peach and Green are not my go to colours but when I saw the challenge at Color Hues I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and give it a whirl. I knew I had a gorgeous flower already printed, I thought the digi was from Beccy's Place but couldn't find it in her store. The parts of the card have been done for quite a few days but life seems to get in the way of crafting some weeks. Since tomorrow is the  end of the challenge I needed to get 'er finishe
d today.

It's a deeper shade of peach and the sentiment is die cut three times and layered to elevate it. The layers were die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched and scalloped rectangles.

I have made this for a friend that is dealing with a terrible disease, I wanted her to know I'm think of her every day. 

I am entering this in:

Color Hues ~~ #12 Peach and Green

Thanks for visiting today and stay safe stay healthy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

There's Gnomebody like You.....

This was made for a friend,  her Birthday came, her Birthday went, this is the card I should have sent!! Better late than never, and if I wasn't late sending I'm sure CP would delay it anyway, the mail has been behind lately due to one PO receiving center having an outbreak.  

I stamped the 5 gnomes, coloured and fussy cut, and popped up, I can rarely get the dies to cut straight and I'm not fond of the white border, just a personal preference.  The sky was blended with blue oxide inks added a few tiny clouds, and a couple of slimline die cuts, Mushrooms and a couple of ladybugs.

Finished the inside with a Whoopsie Daisy, apologizing for the lateness of my card. Stamped and coloured a gnome,  in case you wondered about all the PURPLE it's her fav. colour. 

I'm entering this in:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Create a Scene

Thanks for stopping by today, stay safe stay healthy.

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Simple Fun Fold Valentine.

 I have  a few cards I have made that I have to wait until they have been received before I blog them and since I had design team cards to blog this was put on the back burner,  I made a simple fun fold for my 3 1/2 year old great grandson. (he sent me one too)  With the pandemic I put the cards in a bag and hang them on the door knob, knock and then get 6 feet away,  

I must admit this was quickly made with a lot of things that had been cut for another card,  Both sentiments are from Michaels $1.50 bin (it was so long ago they were $1.00 when I bought them) 

The sentiment on the banner says You hold the Key to my Heart.  So I added a key and a heart.

The fold is a Bridge fold, it folds flat for mailing and is an A2 size. 
The sentiment is on the back. 

I'm entering this in:
Double D Challenges ~~ Anything with a Heart 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Q is for QUEEN at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

For this fortnight at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers it's Q is for Queen.  Still having a lot of trouble with crafting, I have tried working with colour challenges, sketch challenges of course the design team challenges and it still takes me so long to get motivated to even start. I'm hoping for a nice sunny, dry road day to take a bit of a road trip,  The lockdown has eased here in Oxford. restaurants have limited capacity, I went to my fav. Vietnamese restaurant the other day and it was limited to 8 patrons at one time. It's been almost two months since there has been eating in, and going  in to most stores. 

I used a sketch from Mojo Monday (not the current one) it fit my image to the T and I could add some "homestead decor" to the card.  Background is Versafine Sepia ink on crumb cake using the Stampin'up hardwood background stamp, the smaller crumb cake rectangle was embossed with honeycomb textured impressions. The stamp set I used is Hey Chick it was a free Sale-A-bration set. The gingham patterned paper is from a Kitchen 12 X 12 paper pad I bought many years ago when I was joining a recipe card swap. Half the sentiment is from a Gina Marie Chicken sentiment set but didn't fit the design so computer generated it. 

The sentiment is from the Hey Chick stamp set, I have no idea why I tucked it away and never used it, I got it in 2017. Rest assured I'm going to be playing with this one a lot more. The set is coming out of the vault with a second set and dies. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out the awesome Queen projects my teamies have made. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

It's all about FAMILY at Shopping Our Stash!!

 It's all about Family at Shopping Our Stash, this past year has been really hard for those who have family that are essential workers,  it's been a year since I have hugged any of my family, I stopped by my Grandson's place with Valentine cards for my great grandsons and had a 6 foot apart visit. So happy I get updated pictures of them, and I have a nice collection now.  On now to my card, which is very stashy.

The digi I used is from Lacy Sunshine and was a freebie and in my stash almost totally coloured so I finished the colouring of her shirt and head scarf as I was in a purple mood (my fav. colour) I die cut the image with Elizabeth craft designs stitched rectangles and attached it to the purple postage stamp rectangle by Elizabeth craft design, Paper is at least 5 years old and who knows when I bought the mini clear stamps that had to be wrestled off the plastic sheet. 

Now isn't she just the cutest little puppy and so good having her bubble bath. 

Here is the dreaded clear alpha stamps, don't think they are going to be a "go too" item again, I popped them up on foam, Now searching through a lot of my stamps I realize I don't have much that is Dog related, I'm still deciding on a sentiment for the inside so it will be a to be finished when needed. It's nice to have something you can use for a Hello, Thinking of You or even a Get Well who wouldn't love a cute little puppy card. 

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to check out the Family projects the rest of my teamies have made, just click HERE.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Love is in the Air!!!

 Hello friends, family and followers, I hope you are all well and staying safe. It's been a struggle for a lot of people, I have lots of time but I am really having trouble creating, I get the ideas and it takes me forever to either get started or to execute my ideas (if I have any). My plan is to try to get some organization into my room so it's easier to find things, 75% of my crafting time is looking for something which today I was looking for a stamp set, I went through all the dvd cases, and found nothing, even looked in a box that has things I brought home from the cottage in the fall, changed my mind on what I was using and where did I find it but right beside the table I was working on.  

The challenge for the next two weeks is "Love is in the Air" it doesn't necessarly need to be a Valentine card but we would like to see Hearts on your project. I went with hearts and Valentine, I need to make a couple more too. 

So for my card I used paper from a couple of 12 X 12 paper I bought 3 years ago or maybe more. Everything I used is over a year old, haven't shopped in that long. I used Spellbinders heart dies, the sentiment dies are two years old, I love the bold Hello, I am not a CAS stamper and there was too much "white" space for my liking so I had to add it.  The fancy fold I found on Dawn's Glitter Pit videos, it looks complicated but I followed her video step by step (takes longer when you do it that way) The fold is an Angle pop up fold. I do like trying new folds.  

Here is the inside to show the Pop up part.  It was fun and I hope to make more with this fold.  I added  a couple of die cut sentiments and it's done.

I'm entering this in 
Color Hues ~~ #11 Pink & Red 

Thanks for visiting today and have a great week, Stay safe, stay healthy.