Sunday, March 19, 2023

Absolutely NO Patterned Paper Allowed!!

 The challenge at the Jingle Belles is a Cardstock Christmas (I hope Acetate is allowed), so not even a scrap of patterned paper is allowed. I did have this idea last challenge for clear but of course I ran out of time to make it but I was planning on using the idea sometime and it was just sooner than I expected to make it. 

Acetate cards are nearly impossible to photograph The birch trees, cardinal and stag are from Impression Obsession. I was lucky to have reverse dies to make the snowbanks in my stash, first time using them for what they are intended. The sentiment was cut in white and shadowed in black. 

I also photographed it with a white background, at least the reflections are not as noticeable.

A closer look and I added snowbanks to the back for the sentiment and backed it as well to put my logo on it, it also provides stability to the acetate. 

I'm entering this in:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A Cardstock Christmas.

Thanks for dropping by today and have an awesome week.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Y is for YUCK

 Another 2 weeks has flown by and there is a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

I struggled with the theme but obviously Lee had it all figured out, great job again Lee!!

I have no idea how this stamp set popped into my mind, maybe in my dreams, but it was all I had that was remotely a YUCK idea. The Llama Drama set is from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and I've had it since 2019 and it's never been inked. I paired the image with some cacti patterned paper I found at Dollarama last week and the super cute flowers are a die cut strip from Crafter's Square I got for $1.25 at Dollar Tree. The sentiment was cut with SU speech bubble die set.

Just a closer look at the Llama and sentiment.

Finished the inside with a couple of scraps left from the front and the rest of the flower strip die, which I cut in white and coloured with markers 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check the MAIN BLOG to see the rest of he design team projects,  I hope you join in the fun for this challenge. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Level Up!!

 No matter what age a Birthday card recipient is if they love video games they will love to receive a "gamer card".  I made the card for my great granddaughter's 14th birthday, it is a full slimline card which was perfect to add some "coloured" greenbacks, as with all teens cash is the only way to go. 

Since Pokemon is a favourite I added a picture I found free on google, although it's not very clear I embossd the yellow layer with an embossing folder from the TH crazy cat set. The design is a mixture of everything I saw while searching. The tv is flat attached at the basee but elevated  The controller is flat attached but the head set is popped  up.

Finished the inside with a couple of game boy  controllers and a favourite sentiment.

I'm adding this to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ #257 for a child (where gaming is involved everyone is a child.)

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I've been making. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Somewhere Over the Rainbow......

Hello friends, family and followers, it's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and it's Somewhere Over The Rainbow so here is what you need to do to enter your project in the challenge. Add rainbows to your project or use a rainbow colour palette. I do have a rainbow die but time constraints I went with a Rainbow colour palette. 

Last weekend there was a Card Maker Success Summit free to sign up you could also buy a VIP pass which gave access to all the videos etc, and since I have done a weekend online crop before I knew I never would keep up but the free part was good each day you had 24 hours to view the videos that aired that morning, One was on blending the oxide inks so I decided (from memory) on trying my hand at it. The inks I used was Lumberjack Plaid, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed  Lemonade, Rustic Wilderness, Blueprint Sketch, Uncharted Mariner and Villainous Potion.  I used a Happy Birthday cover plate to cut the blended background, backed it with turquoise (the only colour I was happy with) Added it to a top fold base and a poppy die cut. 

The poppy stems were flat attached and the flower heads were popped up.

I finished the inside with a 2009 Penny Black wood mount sentiment, and a few scraps of cardstock.

Along with the "old" Penny Black Sentiment, the Birthday cover plate I have had for at least 2 years and it has never been used, the poppy die is not quite that old but also had never been used. Felt really good to give them the love they deserve. 

I am adding this to:

Seize The Birthday ~~ Anything Goes

Just Us Girls ~~ Word Week ~~ Rainbow

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the inspiration on the MAIN BLOG.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Do You See What I See? ~~ I see a Narwal

 Finally I managed to get my second card done for the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ I can see Clearly Now. have a clear element on your project, my first I went half clear but went a bit smaller this time. I'm hoping I have time for a third and get back on track with my personal quota. 

I started with a trio of cover plate dies and attached them to a navy top fold base. The adorable Narwal was coloured with alcohol markers flat attached to a circle of distress oxide inked paper. I addded some clear beads then used a shaker card pouch from Impression Obsession (many, many years old, only one left now) then cut a scalloped frame to cover the edge of the pouch (they never go on straight for me) The sentiment is from the set and te Holiday die is one of my new sentient dies, I loved the font on this set and can you ever have too many sentiment dies?

Close up of that darling little Narwal in his winter scarf.

finished the inside with a couple of scraps of the water coloured inked paper and an Impression Obsession holiday sentimente.

I'm adding this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ I can See Clearly Now

Christmas Kickstart Challenge ~~ #72  Wrapped Up for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today and check out the Jingle Belles Challenge it ends at 6 p.m.EST but a new one starts Friday at midnight.  

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Happy Little Stampers March Christmas Challenge.

 Back from an extended winter break and ready to inspire you to work on your Holiday cards. As you will see the challenge is always Anything Goes but with an option.

Very easy job picking out my stamp to use for the challenge I have 3 or more House Mouse with Candy Canes, 4 full size and a mini. I rarely have a problem using a Housee Mouse Designs stamp for any challenge, the hard part is not to use them for every one. LOL. So here is the image I decided to use.

I made a 5 1/2 inch square card the image is a House Mouse Design and the patterned paper is from Heidi Swapp. the sentiment doesn't show up very well in White but I don't think any colour would show up well on the candy cane striped paper.

A closer look at the darling little mice, the candy canes were coloured with the Lipstick spika glitter pen.

Finished the inside with a bit of patterned paper and an Obsession Impressions sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today and now is the time to get your Holiday craft on so you don't end up in chaos in November. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

I Can See Clearly Now....

 My card for today started out with an idea to use a die cut bauble for Christmas Kickstart, then I remembered it's the last day of the month for Rudolph days, so thought a double challenge well thinking about my design I grabbed some left over acetate ( left over from making ethe great-grands Valentines) to make a clear card, and that is the challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock so now added another challenge to a card, rarely do I combine challenges with one card but it just sort of worked out that way. ABC Christmas challenge is also in the mix...D is for Diecuts. I just can't believe it took me all day to put it together, well 75% of the time is always looking for that one die or stamp that is in the "safe" place. 

I die cut this three piece die set at least 1 year ago but I'm thinking 2 or more I made tags and cards as I cut it three times, the snowflake section I used last year. The acetate was cut 4 1/4 X 6 scored at 5.5 and folded and taped to the patterned cardstock from Dollarama. The circle is flat attached and the snow flake is popped up. Since I didn't locate Merry Christmas I used Tis the Season Die. 

I added a bit of patterned cardstock to the  base of the acetate for stability I will add an extra piece of cardstock to the back of the card for the sentiment and to make it more stable. 

Close up of the focal point I added starform glitter dots to the snowflake tips and center .

Because of timing I am adding this to 4 challenges.

Rudolph Days ~~ February 2023

Jingle Belles ~~ It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.

Christmas Kickstart ~~ #71 Baubles unfortunately it closed before I got there.

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ D is for Die cuts

Thanks for stopping by today I am keeping up with my holiday stash one card at a time.

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Flowers Flowers Everywhere is the new Challenge at Shopping Our Stash, it will be so nice seeing all the flowers in the gallery as right now I'm looking at piles of snow/ice with more to come. I had a plan as always and I usually try to have a plan "B" for those times that I have put plan "A" in that safe place, I was positive I knew where the Hero Arts Poppy stamp was, but it wasn't there so with no plan "B" I had to put my thinking cap on. I'm sure you have been where I was not able to get by the fact I WANTED to use the Poppy Stamp so I was having trouble thinking past it, finally I remembered a 3D folder I bought early last year and had never used it, in my defense I needed to google how to make a sandwich for it, so checked Mr. Google and you don't need any special plates so I'm now in love with the folder and want more.  Enough gabbing and let's get on with the challenge. 

As you see I'm back in my "pink" stage but that was only because when I saw that the folder was Sweet Peas I remembered I had an already coloured sweet pea image that was a stamped image from a friend. I used my original spellbinders ovals and the Happy Birthday die cut is layered three times. as well as the oval with the flower. 

Close up so you can see how beautiful the folder is.

Finished the inside with scraps of pink and a very ancient Hero Arts sentiment must be at least 20 years old. I used a Brilliance ink pad that must be a bit dry as it didn't stamp dark enough, there is no "re-do" with a wood mound stamp. 

I'm going to add this to:

Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will dig out your Floral stamps and send us a bouquet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

I'm living the Embossable Dream.

 Here I am with card #3 for the challenge at the Jingle Belles, I might not get a 4th done (I was trying to catch up since I missed (avoided) the sticker challenge, Lauren and Stephanie use stickers and they look awesome I use sticker and guess what, it looks just like stickers on a background, but I did want to keep up with my 2 cards for each challenge. 

Surprise it's not a house mouse card, but I sure took myself out of my comfort zone and I love it!!
I used the Brick Wall embossing folder from Sizzix (Stampin'up) on watercolour paper to look like a brick wall, then cut 2 diecuts of Gina Marie leaf wreath die and flat attached. The sentiment die is from Elizabeth Craft Desgns and was flat attached as well, The bow is popped up. I also added some Starform glitter dots. to the wreath.

Finished the inside with an Impression Obsession sentiment and a scrap of green along with some die cut berries and a bow.

I'm adding this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ My Sweet Embossable You

ABC Christmas Challenge ~~ C and D (I chose D is for Dies)

Thanks for looking today and check back again to see if I have managed a 4th card.

Monday, February 20, 2023

My Sweet "Embossable" You!!

 I'm back again with the second card using and embossing folder for the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge.  I do plan on a bit of a catch-up as I didn't get the 2 done for the last challenge (life gets in the way of crafting_  Again I used a House Mouse Designs stamp, I have a lot of them in my collection and are my favourite to colour. 

I hope you sang the sentiment, pretty hard not to LOL. First I smooshed 3 shades of blue distress oxide ink on to watercolour paper I embossed it with Gently Falling Sizzix embossing folder from Stampin'up. first pass through I had the paper in wrong so turned it over and ran it through again, seems to give it more texture. I stamped and coloured the house mouse image and fussy cut it, added snowdrifts to set the knit boot in/ The sentiment is a die cut from Elizabeth Craft Deigns. Scalloped layer is cut with a Elizabeth Craft Designed scalloped square die set. 

Finished the inside with a generic sentiment and scraps of cardstock. 

I'm adding this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock Challenge ~~ My Sweet "Embossable" You

Thanks for stopping by today this is my second card for the "Embossable" challenge and there is still a bit of time to get at least one more done. Have a crafty day!!.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Mission "Embossable"

 What a great challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock Challenge Blog ~~ My Sweet "Embossable" You, It gave me the oomph to use my embossing folders, I would like to try new techniques with them and since tomorrow is "Family Day" a provincial holiday I might just try one, Stephanie inspired me with her Faux Patina technique from Splitcoast Stampers. Well on to my card I am a couple of cards shy this month I did miss the last challenge, so I'm hoping to double up with this one.

For this card I used a super cute house mouse designs stamp, I made the ombre background with three shades of distress oxide inks and embossed it with the cable knit embossing folder from stampin'up by Sizzix. The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Finished the 5.5 inch square card with a Stampendous cling mount stamp and a scrap of teal cardstock.

I'm adding this to:

The Jingle Belles Rock ~~ My Sweet "Embossable" You

Thanks for visiting today and I really need to step it up or I will be in chaos in November.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Challenge #228 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is ~~ E is for Expletives!!!

A new challenge is up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog!!

Edna has a few words to get you started,

I must admit I gathered my stamps for the challenge and then I saw the Color Hues blog and the colours for their challenge and I was so happy I hadn't started colouring yet as the colours were perfect for my image.

First I made the background with distress oxide inks on watercolour paper, when it was dry I stamped the music background is teal ink from Simon Says Stamp. Coloured and fussy cut the Art Impressions image, Stamped the Stampendous sentiment (it is a perfect match for the AI girlfriend. Flat attached both and added 3 sequins. (not bad for a sequin challenged crafter)

Closer look at how I trimmed the sentiment to fit.

Since the challenge is Expletives this is the time in the blog to stop scrolling or close your eyes and scroll so you can comment. You have been WARNED !!!

Did you read or scroll fast? 
I finished the inside with a sentiment I really thought would work with the image on the front and I have someone in mind to send it too as well.

I am adding this to:

 Color Hues~~ Lime Green/Cyan (my favourite)

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the MAIN BLOG and check out what the rest of the design team have made, then join us in the fun.