Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It’s a Red Alert at Shopping Our Stash

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Shopping Our Stash has a Red Alert out for challenge # 181 and this one will last two weeks. We need to have a break for Christmas.  For this challenge I made mini treat holders. I found the tutorial for it at Stamp and Scrap with Frenchie. They are simple to make although I didn’t have the tag die from Stampin’ up I used one of my other dies and a punch.
The image is “having a ball” from House Mouse Designs coloured with copics and punched out and layered on a scalloped punch out.  As I didn’t have the candy I can’t show the side view but an individually wrapped York peppermint patty fits in there perfect.
Thanks for stopping by today and remember the Red Alert challenge lasts for two weeks. 

It’s Tuesday and time for a NEW Challenge at CIOT

Oh my where is the time going to? It is only 10 days to the big day. I’m not ready are you? I’m still working on Christmas cards, I made them for the design teams, I make them when I see a great sketch or get a new stamp I even make them in my sleep and nothing to show for it in the morning.  On to the challenge, it’s a favourite Anything Goes stash Anything goes. So check Clear it Out Tuesday’s blog for all the rules and have a peek at what the design team has done. Two sponsors for the challenge Melonheadz and Digital Delights
The image I used was from Melonheadz and it was a free image I got to play with for the challenge. I used Stella Say’s Sketch #221 at Catch the Bug challenge Blog.
Super cute little elf, coloured with copics and layered on green and a die cut I found in the scrap box, how’s that for clearing it out.
Using the top note from sizzix I cut the sentiment layer and used a scrap left over from the patterned paper on the front.
Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Thanks for visiting my blog today and come back again real soon. Have and awesome day!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Signs of Christmas Week 2 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

All around us there are signs of Christmas, what are your ideas for them?  A Christmas wreath, tree, snow, holly and so many more. The count down is on and I’m still making some cards to send to a few friends so this challenge is perfect for me.  Kaz Kats at Stitchy Bear digital Outlet is one of the sponsors for the challenge and I chose a sprig of holly as my image here is what I made for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.
The image was coloured with alcohol markers and  fussy cut out then elevated on to the strip of patterned paper which was edged with some gold paper. the red layer was embossed with a poinsettia embossing folder from Sizzix (Stampin’up) I embossed Seasons Greetings in gold.
A close up of the image, I added glossy accents to the berries.
The finished inside of the card, I added some scraps to the sentiment layer.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to add your project to the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

N is for Naughty Christmas Card

It’s Saturday and time for a brand new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and we want to see your naughty Christmas card. For my project I used a Sassy Studio Designs image sassy girl on a present. The sentiment was computer generated.  I had my image coloured and cut out for over a week but I couldn’t think of a sentiment and it wasn’t until tonight I found something that went with my image. So here is mine……..
Since I was running very very late this is very simply done and in traditional Christmas colours.
Close up of the image and the white opal liquid pearl I used on the fur on her outfit.
Thanks for stopping by today and you know you want to join the SoSS design team and show off your naughty side.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What’s in the BIG Present?

Meljen’s Design Club on Facebook had a weekend challenge and gave us this awesome digi to play with, how fabulous is that? You should check out the store and see the great images they have and there is a 50% off sale going on right now, what a Christmas gift you yourself just click HERE to check it out.  I have been trying to use colours I’m not fond of and green is one of them but the green I used kind of grew on me. Have a look at what I came up with for the challenge.
I think it needs a few more touches with a darker marker and might just give it a try. I was in a rush to get it done before noon today and just noticed that while looking at here.
Here is the finished inside using some scraps and the Top Note sizzix die.
Challenges I would like to add this to:
Meljen’s Designs #239 – Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned paper challenge December
Catch the Bug 2nd Annual Holiday Chaos Dec. 8 colour challenge
I’m really working hard to get some Holiday cards done so every day you will see a new one (I hope) Thanks for hanging around my blog today and let’s see you get your craft on and join some challenges.

What’s Your Favourite Technique? We Need to See It!

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Shopping Our Stash has a new Challenge and it is to use your favourite technique, please tell us what it is in your blog post. Easy peasy right? I tried Faux Silk for an Easter card and was very pleased with the technique and thought I would give it another “go”.  I did find out there are two different techniques for it, one where you stamp on the tissue paper and the one I used where you stamp on a piece of cardstock, I used copics to colour my image. Then take a glue stick and cover the image then you take a piece of tissue paper scrunch it all up then open it up and add it to the image with the glue on it, smooth it out leaving some wrinkles.  Now see how mine turned out.
I used a sketch from Catch The Bug Sunday challenge for their 2nd annual Holiday Chaos. The image is ancient it is Rubber Stampede and I think it was from Michaels Arts and Crafts store. The music paper is from a DCWV stack and I spritzed it with red glimmer mist.
Here is a close up of the cardinal, I see I could have scrunched it more but I am happy with the look.
Inside of the card.
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It will be a Blue Christmas Without You……

Oh dear got carried away again with a song and a favourite one at that I can hear Elvis singing as I type.
It’s Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday, we want to see the colour BLUE and the stash item is BLUE ribbon or twine. It really doesn’t have to be a Christmas themed card but I chose to make one as I’m down to the crunch to get some finished. The sponsor is Stamp Art by Kathryne and I just love her images they are fabulous. Here is mine for the challenge.
As you can see he is the most adorable polar bear in a huge Santa cap. I added white opal liquid pearls to the fur on the hat. My stash item is the ribbon in bashful blue from Stampin’up.
Don’t you just love his adorable face?
Inside finished with the top note and  a scrap of the patterned paper that was left over.
I would like to enter this in:
Catch the Bug 2nd annual holiday chaos Saturday Sparkle and Shine I used white opal liquid pearls.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find time to join in the fun at Clear it Out Tuesday  for Challenge #57 Theme BLUE.