Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Winter Wonderland

 Hello friends welcome to a NEW challenge at Shopping Our Stash!! For the next 2 weeks we are looking forward to seeing lots of Winter Wonderland cards, you can make a winter scene or an all White card.  Even being in Canada our winter wonderland is dull, drab and grey, we do have some lingering snow but to me it's just damp and drab. So I have dug deep into my stash and everything on my card is 2 years old or older. 

Sorry for the terrible picture, windows updated and changed my photo program and now I can't see how bright the card is.  So I decided I wanted to make a wreath card with my favourite die from Gina Marie, I cut it twice and added some dimensionals between the two layers, added some white enamel dots from the Eyelet outlet  when I did a DT spot in 2017. I flat attached the wreath to the brick wall embossing folder layer which is on a scalloped square layer (EC designs). I cut 3 of each of the word dies 3 times and layered them these are the newest item at approximately 2-3 years young. Then it was added to a     5 1/2 inch square card base. 

Close up of the wreath and winter words.

Finished the inside of the card with a favourite sentiment from Hero Arts. 

I'm entering this in:

Rudolph Days ~~ January 

ABC Christmas ~~ A is for Anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and it's time to get your Holiday cards started and I'm looking forward to seeing yours in the gallery.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Once Upon A Time......

 Shopping Our Stash had a very good break and now it's time for our first Challenge of 2024!! Once Upon A Time so it's fairy tales, princesses, knights, dragons, if it isn't obvious let us know what the fairy tale is. I had some problems with this challenge, every fairy tale I thought of I had nothing to design it with so I went with a "new" fairytale made by Disney. If you can't guess what it is I will add it to the end of my post.

The image is a digital image from Lacy Sunshine and I have had it for a long time, sorry didn't take note of the date I downloaded it, but I have a lot of here images all of them were free.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Oval and Postage stamp Rectangle dies I added two extra layers of ovals under the image to elevate it. The inky background was a semi-fail attempt at blending and somehow it surfaced when I was putting the card together I did put it through a falling leaves SU embossing folder, of course I didn't check which way the inked side was on so instead of using the embossed "white" side I used the debossed. blended side. 

I added a couple of leftover scraps and a Hero Arts vertical  ancient sentiment.

Now if you haven't guessed what my nursery rhyme is I will let you know it's Disney's Ariel from the Little Mermaid. 

I am adding this to 

Seize the Birthday ~~ #275 Embossing (I used dry embossing)

Thanks for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to seeing your Fairytale card in our gallery,