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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christmas in July have you joined us yet?

With all this hot, hot, hot weather we have been having in South Western Ontario it’s fun to think “cool” and great to get a jumpstart on Christmas cards. We are half way though the challenge at Clear it Out. have you linked your project yet? Digi Darla is our sponsor for the challenge.
I have finally inked up a PSX stamp I have had for years, unfortunately the company no longer is in business but if you are lucky you can still find some stamps. i love poinsettias and the only ones that stay looking great are the ones I stamp. I inked the stamp with versa mark watermark and embossed in gold embossing powder on black cardstock. I painted the image with twinkling H20s, it took three layers to get the look that I wanted, then  I layered it on gold then on Real Red cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to get out your Christmas stamps and join Clear it Out challenge blog for Christmas in July and don’t forget to use your red/green stash.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Summertime (and the living is easy)

I am really getting into doing challenges again so I checked out Penny Black Saturday and found a few surprises, they are doing a MONTHLY challenge, how great is that I might get mine in on time now. If you can remember last year I missed the deadline on a couple. New look for the blog too and to celebrate they are having a blog hop.

My idea of summertime is a picnic, and in my supply of stamps there was a Penny Black critter stamp that hadn’t seen any ink, that is sad, but I inked it with Memento tuxedo black and coloured with prisma pencil crayons and odourless  mineral spirits.Summertime also  means bright  colours and yellow is the brightest colour I can think of, the designer paper I found in my scrap box and works perfectly with cardstock from Stampin;up, daffodil delight and tempting turquoise. I didn’t have a sentiment here at the cottage so I will finish it at home.


Thanks for looking today and check out the Penny Black Saturday and create your summertime project.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let’s get a little “Fruity”

I am on a roll this week and I am working on challenges, I haven’t done a challenge in a long while either. You all  know my passion for House Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers so just had to ink up my new stamps I bought at Butterfly Moon. There was the perfect challenge at House Mouse and Friends (it ends Sunday night). The image was stamped with Memento tuxedo black and coloured with prisma pencil crayons and odourless mineral spririts. I used Razzleberry cardstock and some coordinating designer paper. I added some white ribbon and popped the three raspberries up that Amanda is juggling.


Thanks for checking out my blog today and “hop” over to House Mouse and Friends Monday for the next challenge,

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quick and Easy but not Simple

July wow I have so many birthday cards to make, my friends seemed to gang up on me……5 birthdays between the 30th of June and the 10th of July. One card delivered but 4 to go and I was in a time crunch so I had a plan…make them all the same at the same time and wow how easy that was. Normally one card one day but I made all four in the afternoon and they look FABULOUS.
A while back we had a “get together” with shoe box swaps and Judy sent the card kit for us to make, originally the idea cam from       Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie, this blog is worthwhile checking out, lots of tutorials and fabulous ideas, I love the Masculine Monday such inspiration for the cards that are so difficult to make.
Razzleberry and Old Olive,,whisper white cardstock and the dsp are all  from Stampin;up along with the retired border punch and framelit  I used for the sentiment is also retired, The oval is a spellbinder die. The butterfly is also a die but of course I do not have the name of the company here, so stay tuned for an ATC using the same butterfly die.
Thanks for stopping by today I hope I have provided some inspiration to get your crafting supplies out and create.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mommy Time and a DT call

Halfway point in the challenge at Clear it Out Challenge Blog, hop over to the blog and check out the Anything Goes with a yellow stash item. Our sponsor for the challenge is Digi Darla designs check out their profile on the Clear it Out blog when  you stop by to add your project and don’t forget there is a DT call, you can read all  about it on the blog. I used a digi from Digi Darla that is called Mommy time,   
My stash yellow is the ribbon and the beautiful flower from a package I have been hoarding for a while, (I still have two left) Very basic items used large rectangle nestabilities both  plain and scalloped, I used Bashful blue and an unknown darker blue cardstock I found in my scrap box.. I coloured the image with prisma colour pencils and odourless mineral spirits.
Thanks for stopping by to see what I have created for the challenge. I hope to see your project on the blog and if you are interested in joining our team put DT behind your name,.all the instructions for applying are on the Clear it Out Challenge Blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Treasure Island………..the book.

If you are looking for my card for the Canada Day Blog hop please  Click here
Welcome to the first week of Clear it Out Tuesday’s challenge the theme is anything goes and the stash item is to use yellow on your project, yellow ribbon that you wondered why you bought it, some yellow buttons wow I have some of them, or a scrap of yellow cardstock as I have used. Sponsoring our challenge is Digi Darla, the image I chose was Tropical Scene, it reminded me of a book I read when I was a “young'un” called Treasure Island, I also saw the movie and was totally in love with Bobby Driscoll that played Jim Haskin, can you believe it was in 1950? Here is my offering for the challenge.
I coloured the image with prismas and odourless mineral spirits the colours I used were daffodil and crumb cake. The spellbinder die I used (the only one I took with me) is Fleur dis lis rectangle.
Thanks for stopping by today and please join us at Clear it Out for the challenge, you have until July 16th to enter your project with the theme anything goes and something yellow.
Last but not least there is a DT call out for Clear it Out Tuesday, Click HERE for the information, It is a great team to be on.
Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy 145th Birthday, Canada!!!

We are a small group of card making Canadians from all across Canada that wanted to have a fun blog hop to celebrate Canada Day! Today we are sharing with you cards that have been created with Canadian products, a Canadian theme or with Canada’s colours. We hope they inspire you!
If you have arrived from Tracy’s blog you are in the right place and if at any time you lose your way head back to Tara’s blog for the full list.
I have made two cards for the hop, both are made with stamps from a Canadian company, Stamping Bella and done with Canadian colours.
Here’s to you Canada, 145 years young!!!
Celebrating with a great BBQ with family and friends.
Thanks for joining us on Canada Day and I hope you have a wonderful day. Now head on over to Sarah’s blog and don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog, there will be a random drawing from a random blog of a $20 gift certificate from Creative Accents online store.