Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Challenge #174 at Shopping Our Stash is…Halloween


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There are a lot of challenges are geared to Halloween  and this week  at Shopping Our Stash it isn’t any different. Let’s see some Halloween colours, orange, black, green and purple. I picked one of my witch digis and this one is from Lacy Sunshine.   
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The image was coloured with my Spectrum noir and copic markers the I fussy cut her out I used a Decorative floral die and large oval die to cut the frame.I layered the patterned paper on pumpkin pie and black.
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Close up so you can see some of the paper.
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Finished inside of the card, the sentiment is from a clear October set I think it is from Hero Arts but not sure as I have had it for a long, long time.
challenges I’m entering this in:
Lacy Sunshine challenge Halloween
Crafty Hazel nut’s patterned paper challenge October anything goes.
Simon says Stamp Wednesday...Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to visit the SOS Blog read up on the rules and have a look at what the other design team members have made.

Are you ready for More Halloween? Challenge #50 at Clear it Out Tuesday is for you!!!

Boy I’m am getting Halloweened out, hmm is that a word? Oh well you know what I am talking about  Clear it Out Tuesday is challenging you to make a Halloween card, and the stash item is orange and black. Di’s Digis is one of the sponsors, We were given images to use from Zap Pow Designs (this is the facebook page) and from Deedee’s digis check out their try it section.  My first card is from Zap Pow designs. Warning there are two  separate cards so don’t forget to keep scrolling.
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I started with white cardstock and sponged some memento inks (never used them until now) all over it. The scary house was coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut out. I added some glitter on the windows and the two ghosts.
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Close up of the cute little ghosts
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Finished inside.
Now for the second card I used a Deedee’s designs image, they are delivered in colour, outline and layering, they also have sentiments too. I used the coloured image and did some shading on it.
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Isn’t this the cutest kitty, in the set there were 4 different animals to choose from,  Go check out their store, there are some try it before you buy it sets. The cardstock I used is pumpkin pie and the ribbon I bought at the dollar store years ago and just found it in a drawer I liked it so well I have two packages lol.
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Same sentiment as the first card, I might just colour that pumpkin before I put the card in the mail.
Challenges I will enter this in:
The Male Room  challenge #21 Halloween
AAA Cards All Styles Event
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Anything Goes


Thanks for looking today and I hope you did not get too bored with the long post. I hope to see your Halloween cards at the CIO challenge blog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

More Fall Leaves….at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

This is the second week of Challenge #97 Fall Leaves at the Cheerful Stamp Pad there isn’t a sponsor but the prize is a Guest Design Team position for at least two weeks. It is a good way to try out being on a design team if you are wondering how it would be.  Since there isn’t a sponsor I had to come up with my own Fall Leaves after a couple of ideas failed this is what I ended up with……

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The stamp set I used is a cling mount from Stampin’up called Gently Falling, it is a two part set, I don’t seem very good at lining up the second step, then again I should use a stamp a ma jig. I embossed the one layer with the pumpkin cuttlebug folder, I used Tim Holtz distress markers on the stamps in several colours, stamped on white then the lined stamps I used versafine moss green. Wasn’t very happy with all the white showing and tried to add more colour, before I scrapped the leaves I tried water and an aquapen to muddle the colours, thought it worked not bad, I had the most beautiful bow to put on it but it was way too thick to mail so made a button with a sizzix button die and covered it with paper glaze (that is another story) put the green and white baker’s twine through all 4 holes and  tied a nice bow.

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Close up of the detail on the leaves, oh yes I fussy cut them out too. The inside is not finished yet, I think I might make it into a thank-you card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join us in the Fall Leaves challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

H is for Hopeful Halloween at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Only the Sisterhood would think of combining Halloween and Hope for  Breast Cancer month. Head on over to the main BLOG check out the  rules and see the awesomeness of the rest of the design team. Since the rest of the sisters were making Pink Halloween cards I didn’t want to be left out so I made one too.
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I must admit I had a hoot designing this, The stamp was a prize from Graphicat designs I won a couple of years ago and had never seen ink, their new store is open now have a look around they have some freebies and a sketch to use. I stamped the image twice and coloured up the shoe, covered it with stickles and popped it up. I found a piece of glitter cardstock (dollar store) to make the scalloped rectangle and glitter layer (I cut the rectangle out of the center of the piece I used for the layer) The patterned paper is from Theresa Collins Halloween Party pad and I used  watered down pink silks acrylic glaze to give it a pink glow and it’s sparkly too.
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See how glittery the shoe is
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I finished the inside with a bit of glitter cardstock and a sentiment from a clear Halloween set, I have no idea who’s it is as there is no packaging. I also used a black card base from the dollar store and the size of the card is 4 X  6 and has an envelope to match.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us for the H is for Hopeful Halloween.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello Sweetie~~~challenge #173 at Shopping Our Stash


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Challenge #173 at Shopping Our Stash is Hello Sweetie which means we want to see some “sweets” on your project, cookies, candy, ice-cream, cake, what every you think of as sweet. Check the main blog to get the rules and have a look at all the yummy projects the design team has for your inspiration.  I have been so busy with Halloween,  Fall and Thanksgiving cards I was so excited to be able to make something different so I made a Christmas card. I used a Lacy Sunshine image called Coco with hot chocolate and cookies.  
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Isn’t she a super sweet image, no that’s not the sweets part, I had some fancy buttons from doodle bug and they look like gumdrops and in the same package were some gingerbread men now isn’t that really sweet.
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I even sewed the buttons with co-coordinating threads  even the paper has candy and cookies on it. The patterned paper is from a paper pad from American Crafts called Merrymint, which is a couple of Christmases ago.
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Close up of the gingerbread man
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Semi finished inside, I took a few things to the cottage but didn’t take ink or sentiments. I think it will be one more weekend at the cottage then we will be done for the season.
I’m glad you stopped by today and I hope you find some time to Shop your stash and join in the fun at Shopping Our Stash.

Thanksgiving and a bit of Twine…..

This past weekend we had our Canadian Thanksgiving and Clear it Out Tuesday would like to see some Thanksgiving projects and the stash item you must use is TWINE. The sponsor for the challenge is Stamp Art by Kathryne.  I don’t usually send Thanksgiving cards but I do have a lot of Fall birthdays to give cards for. I chose a cute scarecrow scene for my card.
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I found a 5 1/2 inch square card base in my pile of bases and decided to use it for this card, I thought the image just needed to be on a square base. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny, I used a Spellbinders die to cut and emboss the image. I think it is Labels 2. The cardstock I used for the pumpkin strip is Old Olive. the images was coloured with spectrum noir and copics.

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Close up of the twine I used and the pumpkin embossing folder.
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As I said earlier this will probably be a Birthday card for one of the Fall birthdays so the inside is only semi-finished.
I’m glad you stopped by today  and have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

It’ s Monday and Time for a New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends and followers and Happy Columbus Day to my American friends and followers and to all others Just have a fabulous Monday!!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad is offering a Guest Design Team position for the winner of the Fall Leaves Challenge, it’s a great chance to “test the waters” of being on a design team, so get your fall colours together and paint us a fabulous project. I wanted to do a new type fold, I think I have made one before but it is super easy and looks really neat. Here is what I came up with.
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This is the card when it is folded for mailing. I used a sweet house mouse gliding to the ground on a leaf. The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny and the rust dots are metal dots I bought at Joann’s about 5 years ago. How I love to hoard cute things I might not be able to buy again.
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This is how the card stand up, although I don’t have a sentiment on it yet it will be the same size as the front image. I have a few Fall birthdays coming and this will come in handy.
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I hope you can see how the Z fold works. It is a 4 1/4 X 11 piece of cardstock scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 the rest is up to you.
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Closer look at the  metal dots and the super cute patterned paper.

I would like to enter this in the Gruffies and Guests Halloween colour challnge


Now it’s your turn to show is your Fall Leaves, head over to the  Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge Blog and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration.
Thanks for looking today and have a great Fall Day!!!