Saturday, February 24, 2018

It's Saturday and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a NEW Challenge!!

Two weeks have just flown by and here we are with a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, I hope this challenge is more to your liking than G is for Galaxy (it was a fun one). The  new challenge is T is for Tissue so get your thinking caps on and come up with a project using tissue on it. Check out the design team cards as they show you many different ways to use tissue.


I had plan A and plan B well plan A didn't even make it to the drawing board. This is a technique using tissue and a glue stick. First I coloured the image I embossed the black and coloured with copics that part is very important as once you rub the glue stick over the whole image any other colouring medium will run. The stamp I used is from the Artful Stamper and the die cut is an unbranded die. 


The technique is Faux Silk and the close up shows it really does look like silk.


I finished the inside to look like the front with the frame, the sentiment is from the $2 bin at Michaels, another challenge with no snark. 

Thanks for stopping by today and be creative this weekend.



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #342 Home Sweet Home

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Home Sweet Home ~~ use a house image on your project. I have a few house stamps but I decided I wanted to use a house die I've had for a while and never been used.


I cut the strip of houses twice and layered them I added them to a die cut oval of watercolour paper that I made last fall when playing with colour burst powders. everything on the card with the exception of the base was a scrap.


Close up of the houses and snow piles.


Finished inside.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jingle Belle's Challenge ~~ Take Two of a Colouring We Will Go.

I'm back again with my second card, both my cards I have had the ideas since the challenge was announced February 9th.



For this card I used what I thought was a failed galaxy background which was left over from the Galaxy challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (you have until Friday at 11.59 p.m.to enter) You will have a real good chance for the Queen of Snark and no snark required.  For the background I used three shades of blue distress inks and Black soot. The snowman was coloured with copic markers.  This is an Easel card but didn't take a picture of it as an easel.


This is the card opened, I used white enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet store.
The spellbinders dies I used are Labels 8 and Fancy labels 8


I added the sentiment to the back of the easel card.

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A  colouring we will go

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Christmas anything goes (no twist)


Thanks for visiting today and have a fabulous week!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ A Colouring We Will Go.

What a great challenge....I LOVE to colour and the Jingle Belles are in the second week of the challenge and I just finished my first card (second one is done too). I'm so happy to finally get these created as when things are bothering me they fit in my dreams and I'm really tired in the morning. Now the brain can get on with the next challenge.


For this card I coloured the image with Spica Glitter pens and the background was made with Colourburst pigment powders on watercolour paper. 


Getting in tune with the Olympics and snowboarding I used ATV snowboarder and fussy cut it out and popped him up over the snowbanks.


Finished the inside with one of my favourite sentiments

Challenges I'm entering.

Jingle Belles rock ~~ A colouring we will go

Happy Little Stampers ~~ Christmas Challenge February (no optional hearts)

Thanks for stopping by and come back to see what I used to colour the next image.

Friday, February 16, 2018

A Collage-y Valentine.

Now that the recipient has received the Valentine I made for her I can show everyone. A fellow design team member designs the most awesome collage cards, I am in awe of her work so I decided to give it a whirl, I think just because I haven't made many.


The patterned paper seemed like the perfect item to start with and the doily just because Lauren uses them on her collage cards. the flamingos just because she loves them and of course Eyelet Outlet paper flowers and heart brad. Hello is an unbranded die cut.


Close-up of the flower and flamingos (a Gina Marie die)


Finished the inside with a generic sentiment (I use for many occasions) and some leftover patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the weekend.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine ATCs........

I just found this Challenge Blog...Happy Little Stampers....There are 6 different challenges each month so there would be something for everyone check them out HEREWith a lot of leftover scraps from making valentines a couple of weeks ago I decided to give the ATC challenge a whirl as the Theme is Hearts. I made two but my camera was being a pain and the picture of the two together was way too out of focus to use.


This is a bit out of focus but you can read the sentiment, Live , Laugh and Love.  


I added a few random rhinestones and the love was die cut out of metallic poster boardl  Everything else on the ATC was a scrap.

I am entering both of these in 
Happy Little Stampers ~~ ATC for February

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your Valentine Day was awesome.



Valentine's Day 2018

Very busy day, I made two ATCs and a Valentine card for my Grandson's Family, I also baked a loaf of Cinnamon Raisin bread and had my eyes tested.  The card was a very simple quick card as I was short on time.


I knew I didn't have time to colour the image I wanted to use but I remembered the cute beaver die from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This was made from scraps too and the heart he is holding is left over from making Valentines a couple of weeks ago.. Ribbon is from Dollarama and is a couple of years old.


There are 10 pieces to the set and I used all but 2 for making the beaver. I popped him up with a wobble. 


Since my heard die and stamp were still out I finished the inside with a simple sentiment. I quickly put it in an envelope and hand delivered, guess what I forgot to sign it.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope your Valentine's Day was fabulous.