Saturday, October 29, 2022

H is for Halloween

 Hello friends it's time to get those Halloween steamps and dies out and join the challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. Normally I would do a Pink Halloween card but I'm Pinked out right now.

I used a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps (no longer in operation) masked the card and blended two shades of distress inks for the moon, The large bat and the spider are plastic pieces I found in my stash box. The Patterned paper is from Bo Bunny Fright collection which works great for the 5 1/2 inch square card.

I finished the inside with some left over scraps of paper and a computer generated sentiment.

No snark with this card but if you head over to the Main Blog you will see some that the rest of the design team have made. 
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely Halloween.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Just GOOGLE it!!!

 Are you ready for a really fun challenge? Sure you are!! Shopping Our Stash #482 is Just Google it!! so lets dig out those googlie eyes and create. I had the perfect image printed I don't know the digi artist but I will search.  When I saw the challenge I thought perfect, oh my I think I gave away my googlie eyes but I checked my craft tackle box (from my finger puppet days) and there were 4 sizes and even coloured one.  so here is my card for the challenge. 

Plaid paper on my table, was my inspiration for the design, it's a Triangle Easel Card, when I'm in a hurry I find this fold is fast, just be accurate on the cutting 

Close up of the super cute Christmas owl, those are the largest of the googlie eyes I have and they fit perfect.

This card is a 5 1/2 inch square card and folds flat for mailing. I did put a sentiment on the inside behind the folded triangle.
Oh yes my stash busting was just about everything to make this card with the exception of the die cut Tis' the Season. The Googlie eyes are probably 25 years old. 

There you have seen my project for Just Google It now get busy and add yours to the gallery, it you want lots more inspiration head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out the rest of the design team's projects.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

P is for Pink at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!

 Edna is inviting your to use PINK  now a thought is a pink Halloween, or pink Christmas (for the jingle belles) or pink thinking of October being breast cancer month. I chose the Pink Christmas for my card. 

I must admit I missed the last challenge D is for Drunk and  I was prepared with this image for the challenge, but life gets in the way of crafting sometimes. So I figured it was perfect for this challenge I just had to change the olives to cherries for a Pink Lady. Of course we all know it's Stella from Bugaboo Stamps, Stella is perfect for snark but not today. Patterned paper is from Recollections. 

Closer look at Stella and the faux cherries.

Finished the inside with leftover patterned paper and a sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmies 

I'm entering this in:

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

Thanks for hanging out here for a bit today and if you want to see some snark head over to the Main Blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made to inspire you to join the challenge.

Happy Haunting at A Tiny Craft (ATC) challenge.

 It must be the 15th of the Month as I have a new post for A Tiny Craft Challenge Blog the theme is SPOOKY. Guess you saw that coming since it's October.  Here is my quartet of SPOOKY for you.

The image is a wood mound stamp from Hero Arts that was a gift from a friend,  I inked the stamp up with versafine black onyx and heat embossed it with black (Lindsey would have been impressed that I embossed) Added a bit of colour with the spica glitter pens. Layered on DCWV Midnight Spell Matstack. The sentiments are on cling mount and I stamp them all and cut them out, so these were in my stash from last year. The patterned paper was layered on purple ten on a black ATC blank. Two green dots were added as an embellishment.

Now here are the ATCs indivitually.

Happy Haunting

Best Witches!

If the broom fits....

Witch You Were Here.

I'm entering this in:

ATC's with Heart ~~ #121 Halloween

Thanks for checking out my blog today, I think my MOJO has returned I've been frantically crafting cards as I will be on holiday in October and not sure of the Wifi. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

I'm Still Dreaming of a Pink Christmas.....

Back again as I got another card done for the Jingle Belles Rock Pink Christmas challenge, it's my favourite challenge of the year. Both Stephanie and Lauren each donate $2 to Breast Cancer Research, the information is on the Jingle Belles Blog. 

As I have said before I will print or stamp images to have on hand when I just want to do some colouring and this was one of the images in my "pile" I coloured all the ribbons in a darker pink and at random some of the presents are done in a light pink. Patterned paper is from Recollections. This is a Rocker Card and fits in a square envelope.  I am not good at meditating when I try I start thinking of my todo list but colouring has become my meditation I sometimes get so involved I don't hear anything. 

This is the back of the card where I put the sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie.

 I was working on putting a video on to show the rocking but it isn't co-operating with a novice film maker. 

I'm adding this to:

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

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything Goes option Fall or Autumn (October is Breast Cancer Month_

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you take up the Pink Christmas Challenge, 


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Frightfully Delightful

It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and the theme is Frightfully Delightful so we want to see a frightfully cute ghost, skeleton, vampire, witch or anything you consider Halloween. I knew immediately I had to use one of my super cute Halloween house mouse images, and I found this one already stamped in my stash. 

It's Maxwell dressed up Dracula and he is on a wobble. Super easy design I used a piece of patterned cardstock from DCWV Midnight spell matstack which is well over 5 years old, I also found some sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie that were in my stash along with the black cat that is sitting on the fence. I have no idea when I bought the package of plastic Halloween pieces. I made a 5 1/2 inch square card The hardest part of the card was fussy cutting Maxwell.

Finished the inside with some patterned paper and a computer generated Halloween sentiment.

I'm entering this in 

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge ~~ Anything Goes Option Autumn or Fall.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us in the gallery with your frightfully delightful Halloween projects.


Monday, October 10, 2022

Pink Christmas at the Jingle Belles Rock Episode 2.

I'm back with episode 2 of the on-going marathon of Pink Christmas for the Jingle belles.  This time I made a Vertical Mini Slimline card .

I used another Bugaboo digital image, it's another favourite of mine which is brought into service every Christmas. The three images are perfect for a mini slimline (3.25 X 6.25 inches) The patterned paper is from Stampin'up and this is the last piece I could find. 

Close up of the super cute center penguin block, 

Finished the inside with a couple of scraps of cardstock (there was no patterned paper left) and another of a favourite Hero Arts vertical Christmas sentiment, it was probably one of the first stamps I bought when I started stamping over 20 years ago. Sorry my card is a more subdued pink than I had anticipated but wait for installment #3 later. 

I'm entering tis in:

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

Thanks for checking back today and it's not over yet, stay tuned for the next instalment.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

It's PINK Christmas time!!!

 Every October it's Pink Christmas at the Jingle Belles Rock challenge, for every pink Christmas card in their gallery both Stephanie and Lauren each donate $2 for Breast Cancer Research. I am in a time crunch this year as I'm leaving for a holiday Tuesday and will be gone 2 1/2 weeks so it will be fewer cards this year from me. So please get busy and enter the challenge.

I used a digital image from Bugaboo Designs (sadly it is closed)  I use this image at least one a season,  I also used a paw prints die setit has the plain and fancy in three sizes. The patterned paper is from Recollections. The 6 X 6 paperpad works great when you make a 5 1/2 inch square card.

Finished the inside with a scrap of the patterned paper and very well loved sentiment from Hero Arts.

I am adding this to:

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

Show us your Pussycats ~~ Anything Furry Goes.

Thanks for visiting today and stay tuned for a marathon of how many can I get done in two days.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge ~~ October

 Time for a new Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers, it's always Anything Goes but the option for October is Frame. 

Even though I was making a design team card I got my inspiration from the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge which the current one is a really great sketch and has frames. "bonus"

I picked a super cute digital image from  Bugaboo Stamps (no longer in business) and designed a 5 1/2 inch square card around the sketch, the plaid cardstock is very shiny and hard to photograph. I hadn't decided on a sentiment for the front yet. 

I added  a couple of circles of heavy cardstock to elevate the image a bit. The ornaments were coloured with spica glitter pens.

I carried the plaid/red theme to the inside and used a favourite Hero Arts sentiment stamped with memento Red. 

I am adding this to:

Thanks for stopping by today and join in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.