Sunday, October 31, 2021

Twas' the Night Before Christmas.....

 Not a Creature was Stirring....that's the challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock Christmas Challenge.  I needed to feature a creature on my card so I picked 3.

I must admit I picked this image to add to U is for Under, I was so excited I finally managed one of the Alpha prompts and the challenge has ended, all is not lost the Jingle Belles had a challenge too that it worked for. I used a Happy Hopper, and the spellbinders Label 8 and fancy label 8 to cut them image and frame looking through my hoards of cardstock not one piece of red cardstock, I can see a trip to the craft store in the near future or I won't be making any red based cards. Now the fancy fram was cut from a metallic red cardstock from Michaels, it's shiny but not reflective. The mistletoe was coloured with spica glitter pens.

Inside was finished with a scrap of the red metalic paper and a sentiment from Impression Obssession. 

4 challenges I'm adding this to:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Not a Creature was Stirring 

Rudolph Days ~~ Octdober

Christmas Kickstart ~~ Make on for a Loved one.

House Mouse and Friends ~~ Anything goes.(option metallic, used a metallic frame)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a Happy Halloween,

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

You Don't Bring Me Flowers.....

 Hello crafty peeps, Shopping Our Stash is having a new two week challenge....#457 You Don't Bring Me Flowers, easy peasy we want to see FLOWERS. 

Going along with the theme of the challenge I thought the little mouse looked a little sad. Since it is still Fall I used fall colours, not one of my go to colours but it certainly is fall realated with the fall flower in a terra cotta pot. I made an easel card and used some patterned paper scraps from a "fail" but it had the perfect rust colour to match the wonky stitched frame I made with Gina Marie Designs rectangle dies. Happy Birthday is from Impression Obsession. I added three brown home made enamel dots I made 4 years ago one summer at the cottage. 

Using an off cut from making a frame for another poject I stamped one of my favourite sentiments and added it to the back of the easel card.

Here is the card when it is closed for mailing.

I am entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG and see what floral creations the rest of the design team have made. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

It's a Trifecta of Pink Christmas Cards.

 Here is my third card for the Jingle Belles Rock Pink Christmas Challenge, Lauren and Stephanie donate $2 each for breast cancer research for every pink Christmas card posted on thier blog. There is still time to make and post a card before October 20 at 6.00 p.m. EDT. 

This one was a bit difficult to photgraph ten again its way past sunset when I'm trying. I made a Mini Slimline card (3 1/4 X 6 14 inches) The snowflake panel is just perfect for  the size. The panel was cut out of silver metallic posterboard I bought at Len's Mills, has 5 different colour sheets in the package. The background for the panel is some pink glitter paper I bought at the local $$ store. The sentimen die cuts are Tim Holtz and were cut 3 times and glued together for dimenson. Background paper is from a Recolletions Sugar Bush paper pad. 

Close up but the sparkle really doesn't show in the picture I also added rhinestones to the centers of the three snowflakes.

The inside isn't finihed net as the vertical sentiment I wanted to use is still at the cottage. Since I won't be spending any time there until spring I'm having a road trip to bring the last of the craft supplies home and get ready to drain the water lines on Sunday. 

I'm entering this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~  U & V ~~ I chose V for vocabulary

Thanks for stopping by today and if I find time there might be one more. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pink Christmas installment #2

 Back again with another Pink Christmas Card for the Jingle Belles Challenge, for every Pink Christmas card posted on the blog both Lauren and Stephanie donate $2 to breast cancer research. I am a bit behind my usual cards but there is still until Wednesday October 20 at 6 p.m. EDT. I have been known to slide in at 5.55 p.m 

Well I might as well tell you this is a "sort" of cheat card, Fluffles was already coloured and the papers were picked and cut for a 5 1/2 inch square card and put aside to finish when I had some time. . I started out with pink die cut sentiments but after they were glued on you really couldn't see them so I cut another set and glued them on top, it also gave them some dimension. 

Well I couldn't resist a close up of Fluffles, lets hope it's nothing breakable.

Finished off the inside with a Stampendous holiday sentiment and a few scraps of patterned paper.

I'm entering this in:

The Jingle Belles ~~ I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Show us your Pussycats ~~ Furrything Goes

Thanks for checking again and stay tuned there will be more. 

Pink Christmas is the Challenge at the Jingle Belles.

 So much to do so little time. It's turned pretty cool here in SWO but at least the sun is out now, I am so tired of the rain and damp weather. Although I have heat at cottage but it's just not fun when it's raining. A couple more trips to bring things home for the season and of course to drain the water and winterize it. I had an idea for my card but then
realized some of my Christmas things are not home and neither is my embossing equipment. I have doubles of a lot of things but a heat gun isn't one of them.  

After many months of looking I found some metallic poster board at Len's Mills there are 5 colouts but unlide the ones I have bought at Dollar Tree one of the colours is deep pink not red.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Entwined Circles and the snowflake die from the sset as well. added a few rhinestones and a die cut JOY, the background was embossed with a Stampin'up sequin embossing folder

Finished the inside with an embossed strip and some leftover snowflakes. And a holiday sentiment from Stampendous. 

A closer look so you can see the metallic die cuts are very pink.

I'm adding this to:

Jingle Belles ~~ I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes with Dies

Let the Pink Marathon begin now.......

Thanks for stopping by but stay tuned I'm not leaving it as one entry the more the merrier as for every pink Christmas card the two ladies donate $2 each for Breast Cancer research. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

It's Pink Halloween....

 To honour breast cancer in October there are Pink challenges, Pink Halloween, Pink Christmas and Everything Pink. Since I was stamping, colouring and fussy cutting for A Tiny Card (ATC) challenge blog little pink butterfly Monica didn't quite make the fussy cutting part and I decided it would pair better with the other ATCs if she was wearing orange, of course I just couldn't let her sit in the damaged pile and was not putting her in the trash bucket either so I made another ATC for a couple of challenges. ATCs around the World is Pink Halloween and as always Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge lastly because I used that gate die for the first time it's NBUS time. 

Leftover bats and a pumpkin basket to go along with the super cute Monica in her butterfly costume. The gate comes in two pieces one side is attached to the gate so after gluing it down and trimming the leftover gate was glued to the other side. waste not want not. I'm sure the gate is atleast a year old and never been out of it's package. The sentiment is part of a large stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps with many Halloween sayings, check them out here on my blog. 

Close up of Monica Mouse, she is so cute. 

I'm adding this to:

ATC ARound the World ~~ Pink Halloween

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ October Anything Halloween 

NBUS ~~ Challenge #31

Thanks for hanging out here today and checking what I've been doing. Now on to the Pink Christmas at the Jingle Belles. 


Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Dreaded Masculine Card!!!

 My grandson's birthday was coming up (Birthday Alarm sends me notices 10 days and 2 days ahead) I was racking or is it wracking? my brain as he is in his 20s and I've pretty well exausted my ideas for him, he doesn't drive or have any interest in sports so pretty limited  to what I can come up with but with an idea for a card in my mind I was good to go until his Mom said they went to a music store and he spotted a set of previously owned drums, a lot of thinking and talking and quizzing the clerk (who believe it or not) is my  brother from another mother, how awesome is that, he bought the set of drums and immediately I remembered a digis from years ago from Stitchy Bear of a whole set of B&W musical instruments and voila a card was born. 

5 1/2 inch square card I cut the circles with Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched circles, The silver I used I bought from Dollarama and is adhesive but doesn't cut sentiments, you get the backing but not the metallic. so I will use it up by peeling and sticking to cardstock.  I would have liked to stamp a music background on all that white space but the music stamp is meant for an A2 card. 

The sentiment is from the same grouping of digis from Stitchy Bear AND was stamped with some very small rubber stamps on a wooden sticks I bought at Dollarama  Since I cut a circle extra I had to use it on the inside. 

I'm entering this in:

The Male Room ~~ Challenge #155 Black & White


Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything Goes (option sencils)

Thanks for stopping by today and stay warm and dry ( damp and cool here)

Saturday, October 16, 2021

E is for Everything PINK at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

 Welcome to a new installment of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Edna's challenge.

E is for Everything PINK, well you can go Pink Halloween which honours Breast Cancer or Pink Christmas as well (note Jingle Belles is doing a Pink Halloween challenge) Then there is frilly froufrou pink, as long as it is PINK we want to see it.  Myself I decided to go with a very simple Pink Halloween, mainly as I was strapped for time and for some reason or other I used my brain power for Birthday cards that needed to get in the mail ASAP.

I was playing around with alcohol inks and photo paper for a Fall/Leaf project and as far as fall colours it was a fail but it looks great for the background of my Pink Halloween card. The spider web (is a NBUS never used before stuff) frame was cut once but the spider was cut three times and glued together, curled his legs and popped im up. I found the pink clitter scrap in the pink folder and thought perfect, I added a vellum shadow 

Closer look at the sentiment and how it sparkles.

See how the creepy spider is ready to spring when he spots a victim

Lastly there is no inside, mainly due to having to print one off on the computer and there just was not enough time in my day. Unfortuately I had no snark for the card either, here's hoping for better snarky days ahead. 

I'm entering this in:

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ Anything Halloween

NBUS Challenge #31 ~~ spider web frame and spider.

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything goes with Dies

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG and see the array of Pink masterpieces the rest of the design team have conjoured up. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge #3 is ~~ HALLOWEEN.

 Where has that last 30 days gone? just last week (it seems) it was the middle of September, being October its the perfect time for a Halloween ATC challenge....are you up for it? 

I dug out some of my Halloween House Mouse images to make my set of Artist Trading Cards (no coins this time) 

The backgrounds were made by blending Distress oxide inks adding some mini houses, bats, spider and the moon from other die sets. The sentiment strips are from a Kraftin'Kimmie halloween sentiment stamp, I stamped the complete stamp and cut sentiments as I needed them.
 isn't she so cute in her flower costume?

Super cute in a carrot suit.
Maxwell being Fangtatic in his Dracula cape!!
Monica Mouse pretending to be a monarch butterfly, she looks so adorable.

And here is a bonus ATC.

All of the mouse images were fussy cut and popped up on foam dots.

I'm entering this in:
ATCs with Heart ~~ #109 Halloween
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ October Anything Halloween.
Thanks for stopping by today and check out what the rest of the design team have made for the challenge, You have untile November 14th at 11.59 to enter.