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. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Birthday, Brads and a Butterfly

Hello and welcome to Shopping Our Stash's 490 post going "Back In Time" to challenge 49 and repeat it, Anything starting with a "B" so I went with Birthday and Brads and added a super cuter Butterfly to round the "B's" off. I shopped my stash as the brads are ones I got/bought when I was on the Eyelet Outlet Blog in 2017, The papers were all scraps, even the sentiment was one I stamped and set aside. 

As I said everything was a scrap, most was from a card I started and changed my mind. The HB die was cut 3 times, one in heavier cardstock, I added the b&w butterfly to tie in the black layer. All brads are from the Eyelet Outlet 

I added the birthday candle brad to the I in Birthday. Isn't that butterfly pretty.

Finished the inside with a favourite  sentiment and a scrap of patterned paper. 

As I set up to take the photo of my card Toto decided to have an afternoon bath on my chair, I almost sat on her she was so quiet. 

since I used snippits I'm adding this to:

Snippits Playground Challenge #447 ~~ 

Seize the Birthday ~~ Use Your Initials (BAG) went with just "B"

Thanks for looking today and I'm hoping to be back on the Holiday card making soon. Check out the inspiration the rest of the team has on the MAIN BLOG, then dig out your "B" items and add it to our gallery.