Tuesday, January 16, 2018

We are Getting Sentimental at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Challenge #337 at Shopping Our Stash is "Getting Sentimental" which translates to "make the sentiment the focal point". Easy Peasy or not? I took the easy way out and used a die-cut as my focal point, it's pretty well a good part of the front and I only embellished it with a glitter heart.

The card speaks for itself, this die can be used for Valentines day or as a get well card.

Close up of the glitter heart.

Finished the inside with a simple (and old) Valentine sentiment from Inkadinkadoo, I couldn't find a link to their business but you can find their stamps online in many other sites. I also added a die-cut day to the sentiment on the inside.

I am entering this in:
Naughty or Nice challenge ~~ Celebrate

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the SOS Blog and check out how sentimental the rest of the design team have made, then dig into your stash and enter our challenge.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~~ T is for Technique!!!

At the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge 101 is T is for Technique!!! What technique have you not tried for a while? or maybe a new technique you haven't tried. Well we want to see them!!  There are a lot to choose from and I found the one I wanted to do on Stamp TV with Gina K.

My card was printed off from a page I found on Pinterest and saved, this of course was last year when I was looking for clocks for steampunk.  I printed it three times one for the base one for the clock face and one for the case which I embossed in gold,  I distressed all three layers of this project. The Happy Birthday die is "new" I've have it for a few months but it hadn't seen the die cut machine yet. I'm very happy how it works on a card. 

As you see my technique is Cracked Glass and it works perfect for this image and I'm pleased with the cracking on it.  

Finished inside with a Stampworks Sentiment, this will be for my son's birthday in March, hope it hasn't made it to that "safe place"

I'm entering this in. 
Seize the Birthday ~~ Anything goes Birthday

The Male Room ~~ New Beginnings

Use Your Stuff ~~ #294 Something New (Happy Birthday Die)

Thanks for visiting today, head over to the Main Blog and check out the techniques the rest of the design team have made then pick a technique and enter the challenge...you know you really want to.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Out With the Old ~~ In With the New!!! at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Since Shopping Our Stash is a challenge blog that uses up what you have been hoarding we want you to use something super old from your stash and something not so old ~~ new even.  It could be something you bought and haven't used yet. I used some super old glitter paper I bought a long time ago from the $$ store, it has two pieces in each package and this package is my last and I opened it and used almost one sheet.

The deer ornament die is new, it's been on order for a while but just received it last week. The gliiter paper is old, the store doesn't even carry it anymore and hasn't for several years (I keep looking) 

Close up of the die-cut. The inside isn't finished yet  as I'm looking for a "winter sentiment" to put in the inside, I might just have to print one off the computer. It's nice to have "winter wishes" cards  for after Christmas greetings. 

I'm entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Look What Santa Brought Me (mine was a gift to me)

Thanks for visiting today, I'm still moving very slow and if it is on the floor I'm at a loss to get it but I will keep plugging along and Hubby has been very helpful (not with the crafting)  Even though he is not familiar with the kitchen he is doing a fine job of feeding us.  So let's see what Santa brought you!!! Check out the MAIN BLOG and see what everyone else found in their stocking.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Time for the First Challenge of 2018 at the Jingle Belles!!!

Already I'm behind with the Jingle Belles Challenge, I thought I had really lost my mojo, I just couldn't get things together and I really want to make a card for  the challenge as it sounded so much fun!!! What did Santa bring you?  I must admit I had to buy my own crafty Santa  gifts although someone put some crafty things in my stocking. I used a new die from this year and (hanging head in shame) a Stampin'up set I just had to have last year and it's never been used with the exception of the bow on another project.  So here is my Santa gifts to myself.

Blue stardream cardstock is the back-drop for those super cute drop ornaments which I purchased this year, I framed them in a white stardream oval frame which I elevated with a fun foam oval.

Here is a close up of the greenery and bow that is from a thinlets set I bought last year and only the bow has seen the die cutting machine. 

Finished the inside of the card with a simple sentiment. 

I am entering this in 
Jingle Belles ~~ what did Santa bring you?

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year, Welcome to the First Challenge of 2018 at Shopping Our Stash

It's January 2, 2018 and welcome to the first challenge of the new year!!! Challenge 335 at Shopping Our Stash it's Watercolour. I must admit due to a back spasm I haven't been able to sit long enough to do much crafting and watercolour is definitely not my forte'. I tried several ideas which none worked to my satisfaction and just when I was throwing in the "towel" I remembered some 2004 watercolour flower stamps from Hero Arts. I believe I have 5 stamps all can be used by colouring with markers, spritzing with water and stamping. Here is the tag I made with the "real paintbrush" stamp.

I used watercolour paper and framed the image with a scrap of plaid paper that was in the pile on the table, leftover from one of the last Christmas cards 

I used distress markers for the flower and the blue wash background.

It was fun to dig out the 14 year old stamps and play with a technique I haven't done in eons, I might just pick one of the other stamps and try another project.

Thanks for visiting today and I'm sure you have a much more interesting watercolour technique than I came up with, so head over to the Main Blog and check out the rest of the design team inspiration pieces. 

Monday, December 25, 2017

Another Reminder of the Anything Christmas Goes at HMFMC

I couldn't resist making another card for a reminder that the Anything Christmas Goes at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is still open for entries until January 8th 2018. The design team is having a well deserved rest and enjoying the holidays, but of course I needed a couple more cards and almost everyone loves a House Mouse.

I love Red and Kraft together and that patterned paper was just perfect to add to a base of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I am sure by the time you read this the recipient has opened it.

Just a simple sentiment on the inside, I looked for 1/2 hour for the stamp, it's a wood mount so can't get lost well after the half hour I sat down in front of my desk and what do I see.....the darned elusive stamp. I did grumble a bit about a wasted half hour though.

Lot's of time to get your entry in to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge there are not one, not two but four prizes to be won. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have an AWESOME Holiday!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

It's Time for Our Annual N is for Naughty Christmas Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Wow Challenge #100!!! and it's Naughty Christmas time again at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

One of the best places for snark is Bugaboo Stamps and this is where I went to find my naughty image Crabby Cathy Christmas/Santa Jolly.  The sketch I used "loosely" is from Freshly Made Sketches

Close up of Crabby Cathy.

Bonus ~~ Since I couldn't decide which I wanted to use for the challenge I made a second card.

And from Bugaboo Stamps we have the ever snarky Stella with her words on Christmas.

Close  up of the sentiment.

Since it has been a super busy two weeks I didn't get the inside sentiments done. 

I would like to enter these challenges

Freshly Made Sketches ~~ #318 First card loosely translated.
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~~ December challenge Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting today, the challenge ends  January 12, 2018 at 11.59 EST. The design team is having a well deserved break and will be back January 13,  2018 with a brand new challenge.