Friday, March 16, 2018

Found a New Christmas Challenge.

Lindsey has been prodding me to join the Muse Christmas Visions challenge to up my Holiday cards so finally I had a chance to play along. I used the current MFTWSC376 sketch for my design,
 Here is my offering for the challenge.

Here is the Muse for MCV95 Kimberly

What an adorable card. I chose to go with the reindeer , joy and red stripes. 

This cute reindeer is from Bugaboo Stamps and I printed him off to use when I was playing along with a tag challenge in November, and he was just waiting to be used, I used a rectangle postage stamp die to cut him out. 

Finished the inside with a "top note" and some leftover patterned paper.

I am adding this to
Muse ChristmasVisions Challenge 95

MFT Card challenges ~~ Sketch 376

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Challenge 345 at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Put A Bird On It!!!

At Shopping Our Stash we want you to "Put a Bird on it" I think that is self explanatory. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of birds everyone puts on their projects. Take a spin over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.  I was caught up colouring, fussy cutting and even picked out the paper and card stock then I found out I was making the wrong week, oh wow what a panic, I had to change gears really fast.  Since we are shopping our stash I dug out a couple of Stampin'up retired sets, one I've use a few times but the other it's the first time I have put ink to it.

Although there are lots of layers it seems rather simple. The blossom branch didn't ink well or it could be because of the old thesaurus page too, but I'm okay with it because the bird is the focal point, and I have another birthday card for my stash.

Close up of the Robin, my white gel pen wouldn't work to accent the eye, I'll figure out something before I give it away. 

Finished the inside and added some punched corners, talk about using stash, I haven't used this punch in eons but I wanted something to break up the white on white. 

The stamp sets I used were Nature Walk and Easter Blossoms I have had them for many years, in fact it was back when I put the labels on the stamps and they don't stick to the block, so I tried using a lip balm over the stamp and it stuck very well. (one of Scrap and Stamp with Frenchie's tips)

Well here we are another week and another challenge, I hope you will join us for the "put a bird on it" challenge. thanks for looking today.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time for a New Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Challenge #105 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is ZigZag, I think it's self explanatory, but chevrons and ricrac are a couple that come to mind, Well I have lots of chevron paper but I decided to take another tack. Here is my offering for the challenge.

I made a ricrac frame for my sailboat image, this is one of my very first stamps.  Happy Birthday is cut out of a scrap of copper paper.

Close up of the ric rac frame.

Finished the inside but it's not very snarky this time

This is how I cut the frame, inverted circle and a circle spellbinders dies and you place them in this fashion and run them through the die cutting machine, I then turned them over put the rubber mat on it and embossed. 

finished product before I took the dies off.

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 get together your zigzag stuff and enter our challenge.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Strut Your Birthday Stuff!!!

Wow two House Mouse & Friends challenges in a row, I just had to take Diva Bunny for a test drive on the Tuesday Morning Sketch #443, although I flipped the sketch just because I wanted to, I also strayed from my usual colours.

What a great sketch to use up some of those bits of left-over patterned paper.  Of course I use Diva Bunny from House Mouse Designs,  The sentiment was computer generated. 

Close up of the adorable little bunny.

Finished the inside with left-over patterned paper and a birthday sentiment on a topnote die cut. I am so short on birthday cards, they seem to be heading out in the mail as soon as I make them. Although my next batch of birthdays are for men/boys and then there is Easter and I haven't even started them. 

Challenges I am entering this in:
House Mouse and Friends Morning Challenge ~~ #261 Anything goes option Bunnies

Seize the Birthday~~ Anything Goes 

Thanks for visiting today and I sure hope your weather is treating you better than it is here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Celebrate National Dress Day with Shopping Our Stash!!!

Today March 6, 2018 is National Dress Day check it out!! Mimi dreams up great ones!!  So in honour of National Dress Day we are having a Dress challenge at Shopping Our Stash so what do you have to do you ask? create a project with a dress on it or inspired by one (please add picture to you post).  On Scrap & Stamp with Frenchie she gave the directions to make a "stand alone fold" it fits in an A2 envelope, so of course I just had to make one.

Here is how it stands alone.
First I dug out a Stampin'up stamp set, a beautiful you, I bought it a year ago at last year's Sale-a-bration (so I could get another stamp set free that I've never used) now that's digging in my stash. the patterned paper is from a pack (I bought two one in pretty colours one in neutrals) over a year ago at $$rama.  I paper pieced the dress and hat.

Paper piecing was quite the adventure, the patterned paper is very light weight and while fussy cutting I not only cut a sleeve off once I did it twice, I thought you learn from your mistakes?

The sentiment is on the back center panel.

See how it closes to fit in an A2 envelope

I would like to support these challenges.
Seize the Birthday ~~ no toppings

Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I've been making, don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

More Inchies and Twinchies.........

Hello again!!! I found a sketch at Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge and I knew I needed to make a card for the Jingle Belles challenge of inchies and twinchies. I knew that I wanted to use some House Mouse stamps that were perfect for the sketch. Here is my third card for the challenge.

I love plaid papers for Christmas cards and I paired it with a cranberry cardstock. I used three different house mouse stamps.

another angle of the super cute images. The sentiment is from a self-inking set I bought a couple of  years ago at Winners, there are 8 small sentiments in the box, the only drawback is they all stamp in black, 

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

I am entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ inchies/twinchies

Cardz 4 Guyz ~~ #189 a Sketch

Winter Wonderland  Stitching real or faux

So here we are a perfect sketch for a perfect challenge using great images. Thanks for stopping by today and see you again soon.

Creations in Black and White

Back to basic Black and white for a couple of Sympathy cards, I don't usually have sympathy or thinking of you cards on hand as I like to make them personal and these are the 5th and 6th I have had to make in the last little while. The first card I made with a poppy diecut in black on white.

the black poppies are layered on a white shimmer oval (from the "box")  attached to a Spellbinder fancy oval.  the white layer is embossed with a butterfly  folder.

The sentiment is computer generated from a Verse site.

Second card is very similar to one I posted earlier since the papers were still on my table as was the wildflower die cut.

Second card's sentiment is also computer generated from a verse site.

I would like to enter this in:
Tuesday Throwdown  #181 Black and White

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful weekend.