Monday, November 24, 2014

It’s Monday and a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #100 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad is to use digital paper and images. The sponsor is Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bear Outlet, they have some really beautiful background digi papers with images to match. I chose the poinsettia paper and image.

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I didn’t want to cover the beautiful paper up so I chose not to clutter the card up with ribbon, I just added some yellow rhinestones.

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I had a large enough piece of the paper to use some on the inside of the card as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and get your printer to do your work for you and print some background paper and join the challenge.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sassy Studio Designs meets a great sketch

I wanted to join in the progressive challenge at Sassy Studio Designs on Facebook and it was closing on the 26th so quickly emailed for my image to use, this is a closed group, if you love Sassy Studio Designs please join. Today I received a reminder that I still had time to join Freshly Made Sketches, so wow got two “birds” with one stone.
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Here in South Western Ontario we have had a lot of snow, and it is early so our “fall” is over as is Thanksgiving so I am using this for a Birthday card.
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Finished inside of the card
I am entering this in the  Sketch 173  at Freshly Made Sketches
Hiding in my Craft room Challenge 175 Any Holiday
Thanks for stopping by today, come back any time you are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Challenge #178 Thanks or Thanksgiving


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Wow this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time,  our neighbours dropped a lovely thinking of you card and a box of chocolates into our mailbox one day. I have been so busy I hadn’t made a card yet. (where are the extras when you need one?) I also needed to make it fairly simple of course because I was running close to the wire (again) Is there a procrastinators anonymous? 
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One of our ladies at our last “get together” showed us how to make this card. The punch is retired from Stampin’ up but any punch that cuts a strip will work and there are lots out there. The sentiment was cut with spellbinders oval and the lacy oval is a Nellie Snellen die. I added the butterfly and rhinestones.
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Close up of the Butterfly
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The inside is finished with a plain white piece of cardstock and I have plans for a very short sentiment that we really appreciated their kindness.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have time to join us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge. Head over to the blog check our the rules and see what the rest of the team has made for your inspiration. Just click HERE.

Your Favourite type of Challenge~~~Anything Goes

Clear it Out Tuesday has a new challenge and the theme is Anything Goes and the Stash item is Anything Goes, so the choice is yours.  The sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Outlet, the image I used is from Floppy Latte.  Since Thanksgiving has been celebrated here in Canada I’m working on Christmas so have a look at what I’ve done for the challenge.
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One of my stash items is the pine branch stamp, I bought it at a used stamp sale, the ef is from the winter pack from cuttlebug. I used a scrap of gold glitter paper for the top of the ornament.
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I just had to show you the ho ho ho, I found pre- inked mini stamps at Winners a while back, There are 8 sentiments in the package. They are from Mason Row.
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Finishing the insides at the same time as I make the card has been one of the things I’m trying to do. This one is ready to be mailed when December arrives,
Thanks for stopping by today and you know you want to play along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Anything Goes challenge.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 2 Here Kitty Kitty at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #99 starts the second week of Here Kitty Kitty at The Cheerful Stamp Pad,  Remember my week 1 card, well I got a second image from the sponsor Barbara Jensen at Stitchy Bear Outlet. but this time I made a Christmas card, Here is what I made for the challenge.
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The Santa hat is from High Hopes stamps, which is a Canadian company, I coloured it and fussy cut it out and added white opal liquid pearls for the pompom and the fur trim. Patterned paper is from a DCWV Christmas/Winter pack and the wreath is a brad.
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Now isn’t that an attitude, lol.
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The wreath brad and sentiment from Stampin’ up.
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Finished inside and the sentiment is from Stampin’up

I would like to enter this in a couple of challenges:
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 111 Cute

Thanks for spending time here today and you know you want to play along with Here Kitty Kitty and we want to see your fabulous creations.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

P is for Profanity (swear if you dare) Challenge #21 at SoSS

It’s Saturday and do we have a great challenge for you this fortnight, P is for Profanity at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers head over to the blog and check the rules and have a look at what my sisters have done for the challenge. Don’t forget to see what our Guest Designer Lauren has made too. Here is what I came up with for the challenge.
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I used an image from Bugaboo Designs  and it is Gus, don’t you just love the Gus and Stella digis, I do. I had some scraps laying around from another project and coloured with copics and the letters were cut with Cuttlebug alpha dies.
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Of course I had to give Gus some paper glaze on his glasses.
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Did you see this one coming? The sentiment came with the Gus digi as a set. Used a few more scraps on the inside.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the weekend and get your thinking cap on and join us for the P is for Profanity (swear if you dare) Challenge.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SOS #177….NOT Ready for Christmas

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The team at Shopping Our Stash are NOT ready for Christmas but we challenge you to use a Christmas stamp/set for a NON Christmas project. Head over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team has made for your inspiration.  I used a cute Stampendous  holiday themed stamp and it is one I have had for years. I do use it every year though. Here is the stamp and card for your viewing.
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Even the sentiment is one of the older stamps I have and if you saw the rubber side you would see how much it is loved.
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I inked just the cats and then used the Happy Birthday to You instead of Bearing gifts We Travel  Afar. The white metal dots are also out of my stash, I bought them when I was in the U.S. at least 5 years ago and I have been hoarding them until this challenge. Wow did I go out of my comfort zone on the colours of the card but the further away from Red/Green the better for this challenge.
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I even got the inside finished with the Top Note again.

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, November 17th, at 11:55 pm ET. Please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.
Thanks for stopping by today and  it’s your turn to show us your non-Christmas project made with a Christmas Set/Stamp.