Monday, December 31, 2012

Winter Wonderland

I just wanted to get one more card posted before the end of 2013. I had the image all coloured and sitting on my craft table, I really like making gate fold cards and this one has a twist…..when you open it the image is on the right gate and the sentiment on the left. The inside is also decorated with the same dsp (I forgot to take a picture)  

I am entering this in the Clear it Out Christmas challenge you will find HERE. There are lots of prizes to be won and a chance to be a featured stamper.One day left to join in the fun.
What I used
Stamp……Hero Arts
Sentiment…….Impression Obsession
Cardstock…GP white Garden Green Real Red
DSP from 6 X 5 pack I bought two years ago
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Thanks for looking today and have a fabulous day!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

All That Glitters…Challenge #112 @ Drunken Stampers

I did it again……slipped in a card for the Flirtini Challenge week, I hope they don’ t mind. First I did think the last challenge of 2012 was a combined one, second I love glitter and couldn’t let it go by without making a card with lots of GLITTER. So if you didn’t arrive here from the Drunken Stampers blog head over there and check out what you need to do to join in the glittery mess I got into. Just click HERE,
Here is what I came up with for some inspiration to get that glitter out and create.
I used my brand new Nellie for the oval, it was fun poking all the little cuts out of it too. Although you cannot tell the image is covered in cool tone Ritz Glitter. The inside of the card is posted below.
I used the silver glitter piece that was cut from what I used for the frame. The sentiment was sitting finished in my box of bits.
What I used
Stamp Thomas Kinkade Silent Night
Nellie Ovals Spellbinder ovals
Ink Brilliance Sky Blue pearlescent
Cardstock….GP White, Pacific Point
Glitter cardstock from the dollar store.
Sentiment ….not sure of what company
Snowflakes…EK mini punch
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again soon.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It is still Christmas at Clear it Out…….

I checked it out today and there is still 4 days to get a project in for the draws at Clear it Out, check it out for yourself HERE. 
At the Stampin’up Hostess group this month we made some awesome cards, one of them I wanted to “case” but the only thing I had was the Very Vanilla cardstock, so putting my thinking cap on I used gold ink instead of crumb cake, I used a different set of snowflakes, but my big problem was the gold glitter cardstock and the lace. Last year I bought the white glitter cardstock from SU so I cut strips of it and punched the scallop border, then took a bic marker in beige and coloured the glitter cardstock,  I know there is some ivory cotton lace somewhere in my stash but just couldn’t find it in a hurry so went and bought some that Fabricland was clearing out for 25 cents a yard.
This is the card that I made, the card I cased is below.
I like the way mine turned out and the recipient was very pleased with it too.
Thanks for looking today and check back again soon, I am hoping to have more time in 2013 to update my blog more often.
I am entering my card in the December Christmas challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Drunken Stamper’s challenge #111- Eat, Pray, Love

What better time of year for a food challenge then Christmas, we seem to be eating starting the first of December to January 1st. If you didn’t arrive here from the Drunken Stamper’s blog then head over there to check out all the information on joining in the Fun Food Challenge, you will find it HERE.
I think everyone is as tired of looking at Christmas cards as I am so I made something a little different. I used my House Mouse image the Nutty Juggler, coloured with my prisma pencils and oms. It’s just a fun image and you can find it at House Mouse Designs
Materials I used:
Stamp…….Nutty Juggler by House Mouse Designs
Card stock………….Crumb cake Stampin’ up
DSP……from a stack pack
Spellbinders circles
Glitter cardstock……..from the Dollar store
Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the challenge to use Food on your project at the Drunken Stamper’s Blog.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Drunken Stamper’s challenge #110…STRIPE

This is team Flirtini’s challenge week but I just had to add mine to the inspiration.  The challenge is to use “stripes” and what more delicious thing than candy cane stripes….yum. When I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use my House Mouse stamp with the candy canes, the were coloured with prisma pencil crayons and oms. The red was glittered with diamond stickles and the white with liquid pearls, white opal. If you didn’t arrive here via the Drunken Stampers challenge blog then head right over and check out the challenge and add your project using STRIPES. Just click HERE.
Here is what I used:
Stamps…..House Mouse, sentiment from SU
Card stock…..Real Red & GP white
Ribbon…..seam binding from the sewing box
DSP……Christmas 2010 or 2011 Stampin’up
Spellbinders large rectangle plain and scalloped
Thanks for looking today and you have until Friday to join in the fun at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog. See you there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let it Snow…………….

I am still busy making Christmas cards, they seem to be taking me forever to get done. I will be working on something a tad more simple to mail to my friends. I just had to use one of my favourite companies, House Mouse and it’s a Gruffie, which is a cute bear, I think he is just adorable. You can find them HERE.
Here is what I used
Stamp…..Gruffies Beary Fast Sled
Ink….memento tuxedo black
Card stock…..Pacific point and GP white
Embossing folder……Sizzix from SU
Accessories …stickles diamond, Liquid pearl white opal
Colouring medium….prisms and oms
The fabric snowflake and blue rhinestones are from last year’s supply.
I am entering this in House Mouse & Friends challenge Let it Snow
Clear it Out Holiday time challenge Christmas and anything goes stash
Use it Tuesday All about Christmas and use your hoarded stash.
Snow Fun w/bling at Digi Darla's challenges
Thanks for stopping by today and come back again soon. Check out Clear it Out and Use it Tuesday the challenge is for all of December

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Drunken Stamper’s challenge #109….For the Boys

It’s Saturday time for another Drunken Stampers challenge, you can find all the information HERE. The theme is “For the Boys” which is to make a masculine themed card. You can make one for the big boys or for the little ones and please enter it on the Drunken Stampers Blog so we can see your fabulous work.
I am so late getting my blog posted, I have had the card done for a few weeks  and when I decided to do my blog post I had no phone line and no internet until Saturday afternoon. I hope you think it is worth the wait.
I used a PSX stamp, it was one of my early purchases and the newest purchase, the window die.
Stamp  ………..PSX sail boat, Wood grain
Cardstock…,,Crumb Cake, GP white, Blue Bayou
Ink…..Blue Bayou & Versafine Sepia
DSP……Masculine pack from SU (retired)
Blue & white baker’s twine
Thanks for stopping by today and come back soon, you are always welcome. Please stop by the Drunken Stamper’s challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Mojitos have done for inspiration.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Clear it Out & Saturated Canary for all of December!!!

December is going to be a fabulous month for Clear it Out, All the design team is going to inspire you to join us for the challenge, the theme is  Christmas and  the stash item is “anything goes” so dig out anything from your stash and use it. Saturated Canary is our sponsors for the month long challenge you can have a look at the digis they have to offer by clicking HERE.  
For my card I used  “Stockings” digi from our sponsor, Saturated Canary. I was in a whimsical mood when started making my card and decided on non-traditional colours, using pink and green and the paper I found in my stash was perfect. I coloured with prisma pencils and blended with odourless mineral spirits. Cut with my oval nesties and added pretty in pink ribbon with a small sentiment.
This is what I used:
Image….Stockings from Saturated Canary
Sentiment…..from Stampin’ up
Cardstock…..Pretty in Pink, GP white
DSP ……SU Christmas either 2010 or 2011
Ribbon…..pretty in pink SU
Thanks for stopping by today and stop by Clear it Out for more information on joining in the fun.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mid-Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday

Remember that ugly sweater you got for a Christmas gift one year….think back to the design….now dig to the very bottom of that pile of designer papers and find that ugly sweater design and use it on your project.  On my card are not one but two ugly sweater designs, Argyle and houndstooth, now those are u.g.l.y, but darn they look cute on my card.  If you didn’t arrive here from Clear it Out then head over there and see what inspiration the other members of the design team have for you to see.
The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Darla and they are offering 5 free digis for the winner of this challenge.
While checking around for sketches one day I found a great site, they even have scrapbook layout challenges. I was happy to get the card done  but it wasn't going to be posted until after the challenge was over,  please visit Seems a Little Sketchy found HERE.we all need a little help occasionally. My image is from Digi Darla and is called Ice-cream Girl, stop by and see the great images they have to offer
What I used today
Image….Ice-cream girl from Digi Darla
Cardstock….Real Red and GP white
Designer paper…..Stack pack I bought two years ago
Ribbon……Real Red taffeta from SU
Black Rhinestones from stash too.
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon,  Please join us for the Ugly Sweater challenge at Clear it Out and you might win 5 digis from Digi Darla..

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Not too Shabby…Challenge #107 at Drunken Stampers

Another week another challenge at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog, you will find all the information HERE then post your project and show us your “shabby chic”.
I am not really a fan of distressing, I can do it and most of the time I like it, I prefer the cleaner looks. Here is what I did for the challenge.
Not too Shabby

The edges of the white and the image are distressed,  although it wasn’t easy with the embossing. I used paper glaze on Santa’s glasses.Rhinestones were attached to the snowflakes.
Here is what I used
Stamp……Santa Collage from Rubber Stampede
Cardstock………..GP white & Red.
Ink ……versafine grey
Embossing folder……from a winter pack
Spellbinder dies…….Large & small ovals
Ribbon…………out of my ribbon stash jar
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to join us at the Drunken Stampers for the challenge this week.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kissing Christmas Bunnies

My very favourite stamps are my House Mouse and Friends ones. I have a few Gruffies, a few Happy Hoppers and a whole lot of the cute little meece. It was a tough decision on which I was going to use for the Getting Ready for Christmas challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog you will find HERE . Hop over and get all the information on the challenge there is still lots of time.
Here is what I used.
Stamp……Happy Hopper Bunny Kisses
Ink….Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock….GP white Garden Green
Embossing folder from Winter pack
Ribbon…..Retired SU green gingham
Thanks for stopping in today and come back anytime, your are always welcome.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Drunken Stampers Challenge #105 Fifty Shades of Grey

Another week another challenge 50 shades of grey, to play with this challenge you must use Black, White and shades of Grey. I don’t often use grey unless I am making a masculine card so i inked up my motorcycle stamp with memento tuxedo black and after a false start I finally found the die I wanted to use.  Stop over at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and check out the design team inspiration.
Here is what I used…….
Stamp……..Retired motorcycle stamp from SU
Ink……………..Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock…….GP white, GP black, SU Sahara Sand
Ribbon and punches from Stampin;up
Spellbinders Labels four, small and large
Cuttlebug embossing folder diamond plate
Thanks for stopping by today and take time to do some crafting today.
You have until Friday 11.59 Pacific time to post your project on the Drunken Stampers challenge blog found HERE

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs on Paper Craft Planet…..

Wow what great designs Sassy Studio is offering over at Paper Craft Planet, on Fridays there is a freebie there. Last week I got the free image and finally finished the card, just in time I might add.  Check out Paper Craft Planet and Sassy Designs Studio for more information.
What I used……..
Image from Sassy Studios on Paper Craft Planet
Ink ………Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock….Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, GP white
DSP….from my stash (sitting on my table)
Ribbon from SU light grey
Colouring medium….prisma pencil crayons and oms
Spellbinders…..rectangle dies large
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Martini Pin-up Sassy on Clear it Out Challenge Blog

Wow November already, it is amazing how fast the weeks just fly by.  I was attending a rally on Saturday and was very excited to sell a few of my cards I had made for the occasion. Next year I will make more Christmas designs. Now on with the challenge from Clear it Out found HERE  the stash item to use is “RED”.
The sponsor for the two week challenge is Sassy Studio Designs     stop over and see what they have to offer in digi stamps. My image is called Martini Pin-up Sassy and that is the link where you will find her along with the other Sexy Lady designs. I love them all.
Here is what I used:
Image from Sassy Studios
Cardstock…….GP White & Black, SU Cherry Cobbler
DSP……….unknown 8 X 8 pack
Ink……Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring medium…..Pencil Crayons & OMS
Stash item….Red Rhinestones & Cherry Cobbler CS
Head over to Paper Craft Planet and check out the Sassy Design group there. You will have to become a member of both to enjoy the Friday Sassy Design freebie, well worth the little time it takes to join.    I have made it easy for you to check it out so click HERE and the link will take you right there.
Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spooky, Sweet and Colourful Blog Hop at HM&F

Another challenge has almost come to an end at House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog, and I’m very slow posting my card this week. Too much excitement with Hallowe’en and working on Christmas cards. I was finished with my “spooky” cards so I picked “sweet and colourful” the challenge was to make a spooky or sweet but it must have lime green, black, purple or orange or a combo of them.There is still time to join the blog hop and get your name in for some blog candy. Cut off date is Saturday midnight. Check it out HERE.
Here is what I used…..
Stamp……..House Mouse Designs, Candy Gram
Ink…….Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock…..GP White, Lime green glitter
Design paper……Wal-Mart
Colouring medium……………Pencil crayons & OMS
As you can see I made my candy canes “spearmint” to go along with the lime green theme. The sentiment was in my box of scraps and it worked perfect with the theme.
Thanks for looking today and come back again soon.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Presents for Every Good Little Mouse……..

Another mid-challenge post, and I just had to use my House Mouse Santa for it. The challenge at Clear it Out is to have a present on your project or make a present for a project. Even though we here in South Western Ontario are bracing for a very wet, windy night I was thinking Christmas,  it is coming fast and I need to get  a jumpstart on cards. Melonheadz is our sponsor for this challenge, have a look at the site they have “freebies”.
Here is what I used……..
Stamp……………St. Nick Mouse House Mouse designs
Cardstock…………..Real Red S.U. GP white
Design paper………stack pack
Punch………Snowflake from EK
Spellbinders Rectangle plain and scalloped
Colouring Medium…………Pencil Crayons & OMS
Miscellaneous……….White Fun Flock & Rhinestones
Thanks for visiting and you have until November 5th to get your project of presents the Clear it Out Challenge Blog found HERE.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brand New Challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s blog!!!

Wow another week has just flown by, still having some nice weather, I think that is about to turn into “ducky” weather. It is also time to close the cottage for the winter, just a little too cold for me.
The challenge this week is to make a card with a secret, doesn’t that sound intriguing, you will find all the information about the challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog.
I made a simple Birthday card although it took me long enough to finish it. The embossing folder is from Stampin’up and I added some rhinestones to the centre if the flowers. Added some polka dot ribbon and a peel and stick sentiment. I have not used them much except in class. The cardstock is pretty in pink from Stampin’up.  Now for my secret you will have to scroll down to find out what it is.
A bookmark is hidden in the slot in the front of the card. I put a pink brad and a scrap of the same polka dot ribbon as a pull tab to remove the hidden sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today and don’t forget to stop by the Drunken Stamper’s challenge blog found HERE and join in the fun.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

It’s Saturday time for the Drunken Stamper’s challenge

It is team Flirtini’s week for the challenge but I so wanted to join them and make a Christmas card, it is so much easier if you have a theme to use. The Drunken Stampers challenge found HERE is to use Buttons or Brads on your project.  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use my “oldest” and favourite snowman. It is from Hero Arts and was one of my first stamps I bought. I knew that “buttons” would look fabulous on him.
Cardstock…..Real Red and GP white
Paper…….from a Christmas paper pack
Image ……Sketch Snowman Hero Arts
Punch…….EK border punch
Spellbinders dies……Label 4, small and large
trim …….from my stash.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and please join the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and join in the fun.

Monday, October 15, 2012

ATC Turn-Arounds


Do you love to make Artist Trading Cards? I do and I joined a Halloween ATC swap one of the prototypes was perfect for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge found HERE to take an ATC and make a card around it.


Monica……Miss Carrot

                                 Stamps……..House Mouse Miss Carrot and Hero Arts Quattro Halloween set

Cardstock……Orange and Whisper White from Stampin`ûp

Glitter Cardstock……………….Dollar store

Coloured rhinestones…………………Dollar store

Colouring medium……Pencil crayons and Odourless mineral spirits

Martha Stewart fence punch

Thanks for looking today…….

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Drunken Stampers Challenge #101 Wild at Heart

It’s time for another Drunken Stampers Challenge, this week it is to use animal prints on your project.  This one was so easy for me, I had the perfect stamp from the Artful Stamper, they are a Canadian company from London, Ontario. If you have some time check out the great stamps and tutorials on using them.  One day while scouting deals at the farmer/flea market I found a package of animal print paper, it sure made the challenge easier . I even had a roll of ribbon to match.
Cardstock…Really Rust, So Saffron from Stampin’up
Ink…. Brilliance Copper
EP…. Copper
Ribbon from Michaels
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card now it’s time for you to hop on over to the Drunken Stamper’s Blog and get out some animal print and join the challenge.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Clear it Out Challenge Blog Mid-Challenge Inspiration

Wow this week has just flown by, I hope all my Canadian readers had a fabulous Thanksgiving. This is the second week of the ‘ up to you’ theme using your stash of Purple, Black and Orange papers, you can use all of them or just one. Please visit the Clear it Out Blog for some more inspiration from the design team members. Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge so don’t forget to stop and check them out.
I decided to use one of the “stash” colours and that is my favourite one……PURPLE. I made my card while at the cottage and since it is getting close to packing it in for the winter I have very little crafting things there now but like all places there is lots of stash. Only the image is new, everything else is at least one year old. ‘
The image can be found in here in this section of Bugaboo, they have both digital images and rubber ones as well.  Thanks for stopping by today and check out the challenge at Clear it Out.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn is in the Air…….

Although the calendar says Fall is here we are having wonderful weather in South Western Ontario, I love it, not too hot not too cool.
To celebrate Fall/Autumn House Mouse & Friends are having a challenge to use Fall themed or fall colour inspired  projects. A number of the design team posted the image I thought about using so I went to my second choice. Just Dandy from 2009 featuring Monica.
Image Just Dandy from House Mouse Designs
Cardstock Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi and the embossing folder is from Stampin’up
Ribbon crushed curry from Stampin[‘up
Buttons from the $$ store.
Coloured with prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits diamond stickles was added to the seeds.
Check our the challenge at House Mouse and friends, there is still a couple more days until it closes. (Saturday)
Thanks for checking out my blog today and come back anytime you are always welcome.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Clear it Out is having a ‘your choice’ challenge….

The theme is up to you but your stash is to use orange, black and purple on most of your card. Use them all or use just one, it’s all up to you. so hop on over and check  out the Clear it Out Challenge Blog for all the details and to get some inspiration from the design team members.
I had a chance to use a Halloween image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, it is just adorable, Everything on my card  with the exception of the image is from my stash. I used my prisma colour pencils to colour the image and blended it with odourless mineral spirits. The flower was from a prize package I got a year ago. The button from my button jar. I covered the ghost with stickles to make him sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to add your project to the Clear it Out blog and you might win digis from our sponsor for this challenge Bugaboo Stamps

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Confessions of a Shop-a-holic

Time for another challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s challenge blog! This week is #99 and the challenge is to use shoes and/or purses on your project.
I found the cutest sparkle dsp at a dollar store and it was 50 cents a sheet, I knew it was perfect for the challenge, The image is from Stamping Bella, which is a Canadian company from Toronto Ontario. I coloured it with prismacolor pencils and oms. I cropped the image so more of the dsp can be seen.
Bonus………I made a second card, it is a purse card, I used a design that we had done at a class at Butterfly Moon   It starts with a sheet of card stock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 1 and 5, crease and fold then measure 1 inch at the top where the 1 inch fold is and cut from that mark to the bottom corner, cut through all layers. then add the lacy strip and handles going through all layers. The bottom tucks under the folded part to close. Add your sentiment to the inside.  Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the open card.
Don’t forget to stop by the Drunken Stampers and join in the shopaho8c challenge this week. You have until Friday October 5th at 11.59 Pacific time to link your project. I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous shoes/purses projects.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is fabulous.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Clear it Out Tuesday’s Mid Challenge is on NOW!!!

Hi friends, it`s mid challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday Challenge Blog. The challenge continues until Monday October 1st, so find a cute image of a child or children and it`s Anything Goes for your stash but remember to tell us what your stash item is. The sponsor is MelJen`s Designs, drop over and have a look, they have such cute images., I was lucky to get one digi to play with, he is a cute little grumpy gnome of course when I saw him I thought `elf`` and Christmas, well my card says it all……….
The image was coloured with prisma pencils and oms, my stash item is the striped paper, it was in a Christmas paper pad I bought after Christmas at least two years ago. The fold I used is a gate fold, you can find the instructions on Stamp TV or on the Score Pal site. The BAH HUMBUG sentiment was stamped with a Stampendous clear alpha set.
Now you have seen my card for the challenge I would love to see yours so hop on over to Clear it Out and join in the fun

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Drunken Stampers #97, Hand Wash Cold.....

Challenge time at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog so get out the washi tape and create. Of course we want to see those creations so when they are done head over to Drunken Stampers Blog and strut your stuff.
I must start off with how behind the times I am……I had to Google Washi Tape so I knew I didn’t have any. I went to my local scrapbooking store to purchase some, it is a small  store and there were only a few to chose from but I loved the designs on the one I used. Along with my favourite little rodents (House Mouse) I love my Dolly Mamas, the one I used is called “burning the candle”.
I coloured with pencil crayons and blended with odourless mineral spirits, added the butcher’s twine I got in a prize pack, then tied some twine in the button., the cardstock is Cameo Coral and the dp is from an Asian stack pack
Thanks for looking today and head on over to the Drunken Stamper’s  Challenge Blog, you have until Friday September 21st 11.59 p.m. Pacific time. See you there.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Let the Bell Ring…..School is Back In!!!

Yesterday….September 4th the Ontario children went back to class, it was great seeing them file up the crescent to the school around the corner. Perfect timing for the challenge over at House Mouse & Friends, there is still time to dig out your school or office related stamps and join the  fun. The challenge closes Saturday midnight EST. Here is what I did for the challenge.
I used a couple of my favourite colours, Lime green and turquoise, I found some fabulous glitter cardstock at the dollar+ store, they were 12 X 12 and 2 for a dollar….can’t walk away from a bargain like that. The image was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits.
Thanks for dropping in today and check out my favourite little rodents.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It’s Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday…….

Wow can you believe it is September and today our Ontario schools are back to “work” Hubby and I just had our 52nd anniversary on the holiday Monday and celebrated at a fabulous restaurant in Port Dover (the home of Friday the 13th) called the Erie beach, they have a salad bar that comes to your table, how cool is that. Okay enough about my life and on the the challenge at Clear it Our.
The challenge is Sympathy and your stash item is dark papers, I used a digi stamp from Digi Darla called Sunshine Flower Bouquet. The image was coloured with prisma pencils and oms, ovals were cut with spellbinders. The silver “latchette” border is a die from Memory Box and the silver butterfly is a die from Cheery Lyn Designs. My stash paper is a DCWV Asian paper pack I bought a couple of years ago in the U.S. As you can see I am at the cottage and forgot to bring my sentiment stamps with me this weekend. I always seem to forget something.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop by the Clear it Out Challenge Blog and check out the challenge and add yours to the link so we can have a look. Digi Darla is our sponsor for the challenge so don’t forget to go look at the great images they have for sale.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Think Peach for Endometrial/ Uterine Cancer Month

Wow this is my first post with the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog how cool is that to be up first. I am so excited to be part of a fabulous bunch of crafters. The challenge this week is to use Peach on your project in honour of endometrial/uterine cancer month. You have until Friday September 7th at 11.59 pacific time.
As you can see the scenery is not as pretty as it is when I do my photos at the cottage but it’s nicer than the white cardstock background of taking the picture inside. Challenges are great for taking me out of my comfort zone and using peach and green was taking me there. This is a favourite design I use when i need a card in a hurry it’s fast and simple but looks fabulous in any colours you choose.

To celebrate the new blog...for the Month of September we have a contest running.

Here are the deets:

To be entered to win the contents of Spike's Trunk: (it's more like a shoebox but I liked the sound of trunk)
-play in all the challenges for September (#95, 96, 97, 98, 99)
-card must be new, no backlinks
-your card can only be combined with a sketch challenge (which is not necessary) but no others
-be sure to enter your card in the Linky Tools link for the appropriate week, all challenges are open for one week
-then send us an email when you've completed all the challenges

I am looking forward to seeing your “peachy” project on the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog this week.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Inspired by the Glitz and Glamour of the Red Carpet

It is mid-way inspiration time over at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog, the sponsor is Bugaboo, what cute, cute images they have too, if you join the challenge at Clear it out you might win some of their great digis.
The image I was thrilled to play with is called Heels…….Big Bow and as soon as I saw it I thought of the glitz and glamour of the red carpet I coloured the image with prismacolour pencils and odourless mineral spirits, my something glittery from my stash is the red rhinestones and the glitter glue I have had for eons. Most everything on the card but the black glitter cardstock I have had for a long time.
Thanks for stopping by today to have a look at what I have been crafting. Don’t forget to join us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog and you might win some digis from Bugaboo

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This is the BIG day,……..and I’m on the Design Team

Great things are happening at the  Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog, a new blog design, awesome, new and returning design members and a challenge every week starting September 1st
Get to know our Designated Designers all this coming week in Drunken Stamper Style, starting Monday! We’ll be featuring 2 Designers every day leading up to our first challenge of the term, September 1st.
And you’ll want to play in EVERY challenge in September! (Deets to come soon!)
Did I mention that I’m a designated designer? I am so excited to be given the opportunity of showing my “stuff”.
Thanks for the visit today and don’t forget to check out the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge |Blog every day this week, better yet sign up for updates in your in box.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It’s Coming………………..

That’s right…it’s coming…August 25th and we’re all so excited!

An all NEW Drunken Stampers challenge blog!

  • more challenges
  • more designers
  • an all new look!

Don’t be left out and grab our all new Drunken Stampers Challenge Blinky, display it with pride! Be sure to share the news with all your crafty friends!

Here is the link to their blog:

Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog


They will be back soon………come check it out and grab the new blinky made by Suzanne….what a talented lady.

Thanks for looking today and don’t forget to check back on Saturday for some BIG news.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Let’s have a BIG hug!!!

I made this card for a friend’s anniversary, I don’t use Yellow often but these cute hugging geese were the perfect match. The image is a cling mount (also available in wood mount) from Penny Black Designs coloured with my favourite medium,pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits.
Of course not a whole lot of colouring here. Fleur dis Lis rectangle spellbinder was used for the white frame around the image.
Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon there is more crafting going on.
"Some things work, and some things don't. That's why we continually strive for perfection, looking to be even better every day."
e Carter

Thursday, August 9, 2012

London 2012……The Olympics

It took me a while to get my head around the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge, There is still a little time left to get your project on the Challenge Blog, it ends Saturday midnight EST.
I checked out my endless stash of House Mouse and Happy Hoppers and didn’t have anything suitable so I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.
The stamp is from House Mouse Designs, friend and Monica are the Canadian Flag Bearer, I used the colours of our country,  red and white.. The Canadian flog is from the $1.50 basket at Michaels. The images are coloured with prisma pencils and odouless  mineral spirits.
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card for Olympics.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In Honour of Milk Chocolate Day……Hot Chocolate!!!

At the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog they are celebrating National Milk chocolate day and National Hamburger Day for a challenge. You can choose one or the other or you might as well do both, the challenge is open until August 31st.
Since I am a House Mouse addict I chose Mudpie in a scrumptious, marshmallow filled hot chocolate. The stamp is from Stampabilities, but the mice have their own web site. House Mouse.Drop in and see the cute little critters.
I used close to cocoa, night of navy cardstock, I cut with a “Nellie” die, the fancy tag is from spellbinder, As you can see from the picture I am at the cottage and my punches are at home so the sentiment will  be added at a later date.
Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my favourite little rodent. Remember still time to get in on the challenge at the Drunken Stampers the challenge ends on August 31st/

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clear it Out and Dude Time Doodles present a Challenge

It is Team “A” time with Dude Time Doodles for this weeks challenge at Clear it Out “One for the Boys”, your stash item is  two or more patterned papers. Masculine cards are so much harder for me than the cute or frilly feminine ones. The image I choose is “rough night Rodney” he sure looks like he had one too.
The three patterned papers are from a hostess pack from Stampin’up that I received over 5 years ago and I’m still working on it. All the girly colours are gone though. The cardstock and paper are both Night of Navy, the image and layer were cut with  the long rectangle spellbinders. Kick back and relax is from Stampabilities.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to head to the challenge  at  Clear it Out and show us your masculine themed project……remember to use your patterned paper “stash”.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July with the Drunken Stampers.

Wow it has been so long since I have done a  challenge at Drunken Stampers, The last three challenges I have had ideas and the stamps picked out but just plumb ran out of time to do them. It’s summer and we spend a lot of time at our cottage on Lake Erie and I have to tote  “stuff” to do crafting, it is inevitable that I leave things at home, Hubby said the other day when he was putting the “box” in the car, it would be easier if you had two of everything wouldn’t it LOL.
Since it was Christmas in July with a summer twist I had the perfect image for the challenge, it is a digi stamp from Bugaboo, a surfing penguin. The image was coloured  with prisma pencils and odourless mineral spirits, The dsp is from a paper pack, sentiment and holly leaves  from Hero Arts and the cute Santa hat is from High Hopes, a Canadian company. I used white fun flock on the Santa hat, his sunglasses are covered with paper glaze.
Thanks for dropping in to see if I have been crafting, stop by the Drunken Stampers challenge blog there is still a couple of days to add your project.