Saturday, May 28, 2022

It's Time for a NEW Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

 Time to gather your crafting supplies and enter the newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and the challenge is.........

Edna is ready to be Wicked. Thanks Lee fore the awesome graphic.

And now on to my W is for  Wicked card.

The stamp I used is from Grapic Cat designs, coloured with spica glitter pens and a very lame attempt at staging LOL. Pattered paper is from DCWV the midnight spell matstack bought about 10 years ago at Winners. Enamel dots are from Dollar Tree, all layers are pieces of cardstock from Michaels.

Closer look at the card front.

I'm adding this to:

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge ~~ Anything goes as long as it's Halloween

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the wicked cards the rest of the TEAM have made. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spring has Sprung and time for May Flowers....

 Challenge # 8 at A Tiny Craft (ATC) Challenge is Flowers, it doesn't need to be spring flowers as long as it is a flower it's acceptable. I think the problem will be picking the flowers you want to use, die cuts, artsy flowers, real looking flowers, even poinsettias (was my second choice)  I have a set of 4 "dotty flowers" from Sunshine Designs (now closed) but if you want to have them they are at The Frogs Whiskers   which is a Canadian company located in Ontario. They are the perfect size for ATCs.

One day I was playing around with photo paper, copic markers and a large zip lock bag and made a few backgrounds just for practice and the colours were perfect for how I coloured my "dotty" flowers. The red background has gold leaf on it, I used glue and some gold leaf from the dollar store and it worked well. The flowers were fussy cut (as I was cutting I really wondered why I wanted to stress myself with such fine work, it might be tedious and time consuming but looks great. I added some tiny script words and some of my "homemade" enamel drops. They were made with Perler beads and a toaster oven one Sunday at the cottage (outside)

Here are some individual pictures of the cards.
Card #1

Card #2

A better look at the gold leaf design.

Card #3

I have to admit this one is my favourite (don't tell the other 3)

Last but not least Card #4

Glad you lasted until the end of the picture show and hope you enjoyed seeing my Dotty (funky) Flowers. 

I'm adding this to:

ATCs with Heart ~~ #116 Everything Goes
Snippets Playground Challenge ~~ Challenge 428, everything used was from my file folder bin of scraps.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog and see the gorgeous floral ATCs the rest of the team made to inspire you to join us. ATCs are the perfect craft to use up your stash of "snippits" AKA scraps. 


Saturday, May 14, 2022

F is for F Words.

 Another two weeks has flown by and we
finally have Summer, I think we missed Spring but my spring flowers are blooming beautifully, and now it's time for a NEW challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

For my F word I went with Funny Feline. 

Staging has never been a strong suit of mine but I put my card on a pile of scraps to show everything on my card even the base was in my scrap/file bucket. The image is a Kaselkraft image I was gifted many moons ago, and the sentiment was also a gift from a different friend when I was at my worst low crafting mojo, hoping it would help my lack of snarky brain power.  I have "loosely" used the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch #535.

I love this sentiment from AAW Printworks it works for any occasion that is once a year, I've even used it for Christmas. More scraps were used, even the vanilla layer for the sentiment I rummaged through the scrap box to find it. 

I am adding this card to:

Snippits Playground ~~ Challenge 427

Seize The Birthday ~~ Anything goes.

Thanks for joining me here today and head over to the Main Blog and see what F words the rest of the team have chosen. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Power of Pastels

 Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ The Power of Pastels, self explanatory use a pastel colour pallet but don't forget to tell us what you used from your stash!!!

I rarely make totally pastel cards unless it is a baby card and even them sometimes I get heavy handed with the markers. Talk about stash.....I was playing around with the floral edge die and had this one left over in my bin, the cardstock was a scrap the patterned paper could be newer or I could be from a pack I bought 5 years ago (I had both on the table) Now the oldest items on the card are the purple pearls which were left over from a DT spot on the Eyelet Outlet. Happy Birthday was cut from a piece of white cardstock that I blended with two shades of distress oxide ink. 

I layered the inked die cut on top of three die cuts from 100 pound cardstock from Michaels, the die cut is easy to glue together because it is nice and chunky. This shows how the sentiment is popped up.

After a 45 minute search for a shoebox full of Birthday sentiments  I finally located them, so many shoeboxes with stamps in them and other stuff too. making labels is going on the To-Do list. The sentiment is from Fran's collection at Stampendous.

Joining in the fun at:

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Anything Goes with Dies

Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything goes Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and please stop by the Main Blog and check out the beautiful pastel projects the rest of the design team have made. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge ~~ May Edition

As always the challenge is anything goes but this month there is an option to use a House. I imediately thought of a Gingerbread house so I pulled out my gingerbread house set and made a scene. 

The background was one of my practice gelli press backgrounds which I though worked well for the wintery looking sky the house and gingers were cut out of Crumb Cake, I added a red roof and then the snow layer. I also added glitter clouds. 

Close up of one of the gingerbread men and the the cute tree which is popped up/

Here is a better look at the roof and wreath, I layered 3 green diecuts and added the Starform glitter sticker dots. 

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the rest of the cards that the design team have made to inspire you.