Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend Activities Week 2 of Challenge #89

This is the second week of the Weekend Activities challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you can find some time to join us in the challenge. The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet/BB Kakes, super cute images and here is the one I chose for the challenge.
The image is called Want to Play, isn’t she adorable?  I was at Wall-Mart (Canada) last night and found a 6 x 6  patterned cardstock pad for $4.97, not that I really needed it but all of the patterns I will used. As you can see I’m taking pictures on the deck rail al==which is great as long as the wind is calm.The background paper has gray in it so I chose to use basic gray for the base and a layer.
The inside isn’t finished yet I need to decide what one I will use it  only takes a couple of minutes to finish, my picture taking really lacks today since there is a strip of the patterned paper on the bottom of the inside.
I am entering this in Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge for Jun I hope I can get it in on time.
Thanks for looking  today and have a great week.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

S is for Steampunk at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Steampunk is not one of my stronger venues, but you have to step up to the plate and stare that  ball down. I gathered stock from my stash, A Tim Holtz clear set Virtual; artistry, Paper Journey by Plaid ($1.97 in a clearance store) , a gears embossing folder, a punch (found out you have to step on it to make it work)  the key is a  Marianne die/
The Car and Watch are embossed with copper, fussy cut and then popped up.
Even in the close-up you can’t see the copper, or maybe it’s my eyes, things are certainly very blurry but so far I’m managing.
The stamp I wanted to use for the inside was at home, brought it with me and now can finish the  inside. It reads…. Another 365 day trip around the sun.
Thanks for stopping by today head over to The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and check out the rules and the awesome cards the rest of the team have done.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Colour My World!!!

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Challenge #157 at Shopping Our Stash is Colour My World, use your favourite colour. I love most colours but my favourite it Purple, any shade will do. I once had 5 T-shirts in 5  shades of purple
Not only i I pick my favourite colour I picked  a favourite image,from  House Mouse Designs
Close up of the beautiful butterflies.
Finished inside very simply done.
I am entering this in House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
Use diecuts or punches. I used .three different dies.
Thinks for looking today and have a wonderful week.

Icecream, Icecream we all scream for Icecream!!!

Clear it Out Tuesday has a fun challenge this week, we want you to use your favourite icecream colours. Check out the rules at the blog and while you are there check out what the other design team members have made.The sponsor for this challenge is Meljen’s Designs what super cute digis they have. I chose a super sweet elf and made a Christmas card.
Chocolate or Pistachio better yet Chocolate and Mint
I am not picky with my icecream almost anything will be good.
Close up of the pearls I coloure with  a brown spectrum nior marker I thought they looked like a double scoop.
I remembered some sentiments so I finished the whole card.
Thanks for checking out my card today an I hope you will join in the fun and show us your favourite icecream colours (flavours)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Shopping Our Stash challenge # 156 Dig our your Oldest Die or punch!!!

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Since we are are Shopping Our Stash we would like to put your thinking caps on and remember what die or punch you bought when you first started with paper crafting. Mine was easy I bought a 4 pack of Ovals from Scrapping great deals and my first punch was the doily border punch I bought at Wal-Mart in the U.S.  I still used them both a
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I used the Magenta rose stamp I got at a yard sale, I wanted to use roses for a June birthday card for a friend.No matter what colour you use for this rose it is gorgeous. The inside is finished as well.
Thanks for checking in today and have a wonderful week.

Your Favourite Challenge ~~~~ Anything Goes!!!

This week the challenge theme at Clear it Out Tuesday is with the theme of Anything Goes and the stash item is also anything goes but let us know what your stash item is so we don't have to guess. The sponsor is Digital Delights. The image I chose is from Whoopsie Daisy an is absolutely adorable as is a lot the them sweet images.
This is a 5 X 5 square card as I wanted to use my doily die, I have a couple of stash items rhinestones and the patterned paper I put on the corners.  I coloured with my copics and and stickles to the ruffles on the dress..
Close up of the sweet image
The inside of the card since I craft at the cottage I didn’t have the sentiment there. I nee this for my baby card stash that is very low.
thanks for looking today and have a fabulous week.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Welcome to Week #2 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Fruits and Veggies is still the theme for the second week of the Challenge #88 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad the sponsor is Scrapper’s Delights at the Stitchy Bear Outlet.the image I chose  for this week is Fruity baby Watermelon.
I wanted to use my Cameo coral (retired from SU) but had no idea what colour would go with it,so off to Splitcoast Stampers  to check out colour challenges and voila’ Bermuda Bay was the colour. love the two of them together.  I coloured the image with my copics and spectrum noir markers.
Here is the inside of the card. I just need a sentiment to finish it/
thanks for looking today and I hop you can find time to join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the challenge.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Challenge #10 G is for Glitter at SOSS!!!

Happy Saturday!! did you survive Friday the 13th? Any motorcycle enthusiasts head to Port Dover for the only Friday the 13th in 2014? If you don’t know about it just goggle and see what it’s all about.
Two weeks has passed and keeping up with the Alphabet Soup theme Challenge #10 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is G is for Glitter so we want you to get out all that lovely glitter and go crazy with it.
The image I used was a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from an unknown digi, I thought they were both perfect for the challenge.
The glitter I used is from the Dollar store and is chunky so I didn’t get it all over me or the floor, even the cat was spared being glittered.
The inside of the card. I used turquoise and yellow and the patterned paper is a scrap I found in the scrap box.
Thanks for  stopping by today and please join in the fun at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Glitter challenge.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What’s up with EWE?

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At Shopping Our Stash we want to see something soft on your project, Flower soft, fun flock, soft material are some choices. I have all of those things but thought I could let the flower soft out of the jar for a tour of my card, it is usually on the loose in Winter for the “snow” cards. I couldn’t even decide what I wanted to make the card for so I have another generic card.  What do you think it should be?
I stamped the woodgrain background stamp on Crumb cake cardstock with Versafine sepia ink. No colouring on this card except I went over the black with the black spica glitter pen.The digi I used is from Scribbles Designs there are  a lot of really cute images on the site.
Along with the white flower soft I put paper glaze on the eyes and teeth.
Here is the very plain inside just waiting for a sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find time to get your craft on and put something soft on on your project.

Tag You’re It

Clear it Out Tuesday is having a NEW challenge, this one is so easy. The theme is Tag You’re it and the Stash item  put a tag somewhere on your project, the sponsor for the challenge is Stamp Art by Kathrynne don’t forget to stop by and have a look at what she has to offer for digis.
. I am back at the cottage this week and of course brought another box of craft “stuff” with me, more cardstock, more dies and a punch. I used the spellbinders rectangles both small and large. The tag was cut with the sizzix tag die.I believe the cardstock is bermuda bay and pretty in pink. I coloured with my copics added stickles to the flowers in the basket. The patterned paper is from a 12 X 12 kitchen pad I bought 4 years ago and this piece was in my scrap basket.
The sentiment also came with the image image of course my sentiments that would finish it are at home. I have one for get well and one for birthday. so the inside is almost finished.

I am entering this in a couple of challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned  paper challenge for June.

Glitter N Sparkle challenge #88 use a digi

Thanks for stopping by today and Tag You’re It so lets see your project using a tag on it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Challenge #88 is Sponsored by Stitchy Bear~Scrapper’s Delight!!!

Here we are at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and a new sponsor which is Stitchy Bear Outlet. This week it is from the  Scrapper’s Delight section of the outlet. The theme of the challenge is Fruits and Veggies and we were given awesome images to use. Mine is called William Pear and is from Scrapper’s Delight and can be found HERE
I followed a sketch from Stella says Sketch at Catch the bug, it was perfect. I coloured with my spectrum noir and copics.

I cut the feather outside the oval and put some stardust stickles on it.
I have no idea if this will be a birthday or just a Hello card so no sentiments on it. I use one of the scraps from the patterned paper on the inside too.
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
Catch the bug challenge blog Stella Says Sketch #211
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned paper challenge for June
Glitter ‘n Sparkle Challenge #88 Use a Digi
Thanks for stopping by today and  have a crafty day!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Graduate…………no it’s Not The Movie!!!

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New challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Critters, now i know you have lots of cute critter images, now is the time to get them out and make a Critter card or project.  I know I have a lot of cute critters, house mouse, happy hoppers, gruffies, Fluffles (the cat) and hedgehogs. I haven’t used a Penny Black hedgie stamp in a long time and decided to get a graduate card done.
Don’t you just love the little guy jumping for joy at graduating. Not much you can’t figure out from the picture but i used Daffodil delight and GP white cardstock, and a scrap of patterned paper.
Here is the finished inside using scraps I embossed both the front panel and the inside with swiss dots cuttlebug folder.
I am entering this in Glitter and Sparkle Challenge Blog Theme Cute
Thanks for looking today and I hope you find some time to join in the fun with the Critter challenge,

Clear it Out Tuesday says Happy Father’s Day!!!

Time for a new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday, Father’s day or masculine card. the stash item is a STAR. The sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo Stamps    check out their great digi stamps they have a great selection. I chose a “Gus” image for my card, it will be my hubby’s Father’s day card.
The image came with the sentiment too and it’s just perfect for my hubby as he likes to nap and drink coffee.
A close up so you can read the sentiment.
Since I like to print some of my sentiments off the computer I will be finishing this at home and hope I remember where I put it. Oh yes BTW I found the Valentine one so it’s all ready for next year. lol.
I am entering this in the May Recipe at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Kraft embossing & a pop of colour.
Thanks for joining me here today and if you haven’t made your Father’s day card get busy and add it to our challenge. Don’t forget to put a star on it. .

Monday, June 2, 2014

Challenge #87~~Sentiments~~Continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!!

This is the second week of the Sentiments challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. This week I chose a sentiment from Hero Arts, I’m not sure where I bought it but there are 4 beautiful sentiments in the package, I picked the Love sentiment and thought it would make a great Wedding or Anniversary card,.
A lot of scraps were used in this card, the glittery butterflies and most of the ovals were scraps, the embossed back ground and the inside piece was a card base in my scrap box along with the punched border. The butterflies are Cheery Lynn Dies and because the glitter paper was very heave there was a lot of “picking”
As you can see this had a different purpose that didn’t work out, it was part of a base and ended in the scrap box. I have a lovely verse that will be perfect but it is at home. It is hard to craft in two places.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can join the challenge and show us how you put the focus on a sentiment.