Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Still being Peaceful at the Jingle Belles Rock.

Since I had some time this past weekend I made another peaceful scene for the Jingle Belles Rock challenge.  I did have a much more elaborate card planned but when it came to do it the fussy cutting was way too involved.

I left the scene Black and White but sparkled it up with some wink of stella. The birds are fussy cut and popped up, all the colouring was done with atyou Spica glitter pens.

Closer look at the birds.

Classic Christmas sentiment.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Peace on Earth

ABC Christmas challenge ~~ R is for Red

12 Months of Christmas Link up ~~ Traditional colours (optional)

Thanks for checking out my blog today I hope you find some inspiration to get your Holiday card started.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just Chillin' and Relaxin" at Shopping Our Stash

It's August and time to do some Chillin' and Relaxin' at Shopping Our Stash, August 15 is National Relaxation Day!! and we are celebrating with project showing what is relaxing to you.  I find colouring is very relaxing for me and I often have images coloured ahead and of course when I'm at the cottage I totally relax and take walks along the beach. So for this challenge I have a beach scene.

I used an image from House Mouse Designs and now seeing it a picture I should have used a lighter brown for the sand, you can hardly see the three super cute mice. 

By the time I finished my card the shadows were getting long and I had trouble with taking the picture, while I was taking it a super adorable golden lab was trotting over to see what I was doing but his owner called him back and he obeyed. 

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and check out what is relaxing to the rest of the Design Team.

Monday, August 14, 2017

There is Peace at the Jingle Belles Rock challenge.

Only a couple of days left to enter the challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock, it seems I can't get the time to make a card the first week, since I do most of my crafting the week we are at the lake and the challenge starts on our short week there. Not that I'm complaining as we get to spend a lot of time at our cottage.

I chose to go with a "peaceful scene" as my word PEACE was too large for the card.  I also used clear wink of stella on the white parts of the card.

Finished inside with a favourite sentiment (and the only one at the lake) 

I would like to enter this in:

The 12 Months of Christmas ~~ #32 optional theme Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for stopping by today and it's time to get your Holiday cards started ~~ I am!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Spice up your Life...............

At Shopping Our Stash this week Challenge #315 is Spice up your Life!!!  No we don't want you to use spices we want a project inspired by one of the Spice Girls ~~ Baby Spice (could be a baby card or something cute) Ginger Spice (could orange or food inspired) Sporty Spice ((sports theme or colour of your favourite team) Posh Spice (something elegant maybe?) or Scary Spice (skulls, bats, Halloween)  Now those are some really helpful hints.  You can also get some great ideas from the Design Team projects at the main blog.  

I went with Ginger Spice just because I had this super cute Kraftin' Kimmie stamp which had Big Ben in it so I thought since the Spice Girls were a British group it worked well for the challenge. It also worked well for the Saturday Sketch challenge. The colouring was done with copics and spica glitter pens for the hat and dress just to make her sparkle.

Close up to show the sparkle.

Finished inside and in hindsight I think the orange ink would have been better.

Stash I used: NBUS stamp, NBUS SU die, Lace stick on ribbon

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for checking my blog today and I'm looking forward to see which Spice Girl you choose.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

M is for Mink......

M is for Mink is the challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky stampers  which translates to Furry Critters!!! We want to see project with animals that have FUR.  I am sure you thought I would use a house mouse but surprise I didn't!!! (it was a thought) But since I acquired Stampers Anonymous Hipsters I just had to use one of them.

I'm so happy to be able to take pictures at the lake they look much more interesting than a plain background. I had to go to the break wall as the sun wasn't in the right place to take it on the deck. 
Not much to say about the card except I darkened the glasses and put wink of stella on his eyes.

As you see I used an Avery label maker for the sentiment, I bought it Saturday at a yardsale here is what came with it.

three sizes, 1/4" 1/2" and 3/8" along with lots of label cartridges. Now all I have to figure out is how to change from one to another. It came with the box all for $1.00.....SCORE!!!

I would like to enter this in:

Craft Stamper ~~ August anything goes.

Show us your Pussies ~~ Furry thing goes #21

Thanks for joining me today and head over to the "blog" and check out the rest of the design team projects, then get busy and make a project with a furry critter on it for us to see.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Count Down to Christmas......

Challenge #314 at Shopping Our Stash is Count Down to Christmas!!!  Let's get a jump start on the Holiday season. Since I'm shopping my stash I uses a very "antique" stamp it's a PSX/Santa Rosa dated 1999 and one of my oldest and favourite "St. Nicholas" stamp.

I'm not sure why but the green copic didn't work well on the greenery it just seemed to sit on top of the cardstock and I used the same as I always use.  

Finished inside

Other than the two older stamps I used all scraps from the scrap folder for my card.

I'm entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Here comes Santa Claus

Hiding in My Craft Room - #311 Freestyle with a twist Christmas in July

Don't forget to head over to the main blog and see what awesome projects the rest of the Design Team have created.

Thanks for checking my blog today and have a creative day!!!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Here comes Santa Claus.......

The jolly old fella is making his appearance at the Jingle Belle's Challenge!! Only a couple of days left to get this posted too.  Last Friday Lauren's card inspired me to dig out several dies that haven't seen a lot of action.

The Sleigh and reindeer are Marianne Designs (Creatables) The snow is an unbranded die and the fir trees are from Impression Obsession, I layered the sleigh and reindeer to give dimension. Since this was a "Santa" challenge I added the Santa hat brad (eyelet outlet store) to make it  appear as if Santa is driving the sleigh.

 I also added an Eyelet Outlet tiny red rhinestone from a package of swirly bling to Rudolph's nose.

Finished the inside with scraps left over from the front of the card,  and a very appropriate sentiment.

Challenges I would like to enter;

Jingle Belles Rock Here comes Santa Claus

Cas-ual Fridays Dies only
Rudolph Days - July cutting it close.

Thanks for visiting on this last day of July and have a creative day!!!