Saturday, December 23, 2023

Challenge #245 J is for Jessi

 We are baaaaaaack  with a new challenge J is for Jessi 

I know a lot of our followers will remember Jessi se was a wonderful crafter, so talented and taken way too soon. She was on the design teams of many challenges I loved when it was her turn for the sketch at Tuesday morning sketches, and loved buttons, many of her image circles were edged in brightly coloured buttons, she was also really good at quilling and many of her cards have beautifully quilled designs on them, she could also "snark" with the best of them. My way of remembering Jessi is to use one of the crocheted circles that she made, and an image I'm sure she would have put googlie eyes on. (I coludn't find mine)


I used a Stampendous Mini Clear stamp did minimal colouring, layered it on green ten on the Jessi crocheted mat  other than the die cut sentiment I left off any embellishments as I wanted the mat to be the focal point.

Leftover scraps and a sentiment finished the inside.

I must admit I have hoarded the crocheted mats, I only used them for special cards. 

Since this is a special edition of the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to honour Jessi we will be back January 6th with a new MONTHLY challenge with new Queen and Princess badges. 

I am adding this to:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Wrapping up 2023

Christmas Kickstart ~~ If it's Christmassy link it up

Now head over to the MAIN BLOG and get more information on the challenge and see what the rest of the design team has made in Jessi's honour.

Remembering Jessi

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Happy Hanukkah

 Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash!! It worked well for me since I'm still working on holiday cards. The theme is Winter Holidays so lots of choices, Christmas, Hanukkah, Happy New Year and as you see by my title I made a Hanukkah card.  I wanted to use my never been used   Hanukkah die and it was an excuse to get out the layering snowflake die set, 

This is a clear front card, the back panel is a distress oxide ink smooched background, I only used two parts of the die set so there should be a follow-up card with the center snowflake on it. 

I tried to et an angle you could see the acetate.

This is the back of the card where I put a sentiment and a scrap of the smooshed paper.

I am add in this to:

Christmas Kickstart ~~ if it's Christmassy Link it Up

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Wrapping up 2023

Thanks for stopping by today, this challenge is a good chance to make one more Holiday card.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Whatever The Weather.....

Welcome to my blog today to check out the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash, it's an easy one this time,  Whatever the Weather!! Lots of choices Snow, Rain, Cloud or any other weather related idea.  Since I am in full speed ahead Christmas card mode I chose SNOW. We have had our first preview of Winter I wasn't impressed with it so I would like to cancel the rest of my subscription/

I have had this Olaf die for hmm 2 years, it was still in it's packaging, I had to clip all those tiny dies apart and hope for the best, I cut 2 of Olof, 2 each of the twig arms so they were stable and I glued them inside the two diecuts as I wanted to put Olaf on a Wobble. Being in a hurry I could only find a large wobble so he really dances around. I smooshed the watercolour background and stenciled the snow with texture paste. Let it Snow is from Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

Close  up of Olaf and the stenciled snow.

Finished the inside with a scrap of blue and a sentiment from High Hopes Stamps (a Canadian store)
this stamp is at least  years old. 

I am adding this to:

NBUS ~~ Challenge #57

Cut it Up ~~ # use mor than one die  I used 2

Thanks for stopping by today , don't forget to check out what "weather" the rest of the team have picked. 

Monday, December 4, 2023

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge ~~ Decembere.

 Welcome to the December Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and if you have read the main blog you will already know that the challenge blog will be on an extended hiatus. Check the main blog for all the information. So here is my final offering for the challenge.

As you see the challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Festive Animals and who doesn't love critters all dressed up for the Holidays 

I do love my House Mouse images and use them any time I get a chance and this little critter is so adorable with his "berry" nose and branches for antlers. I used the "Softly Falling EF: from Stampin'up for the background and a snowflake circle from Memory Box.  The jury is out on whether I am putting a sentiment on the frond, perhaps a small silver sentiment as not to take away from the focal point, What do you think?

I finished the inside with the sentiment that went with the image which is a Stampendous Clear Mini stamp set (I have quite a collection, Christmas and more.)  I added a couple of pieces of the glitter scraps and a sticker snowflake. 

I am entering this in:

Critter Crazy Challenge Blog ~~ Challenge #81 Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful December.