Saturday, May 2, 2015

Happy Saturday and just in time for a NEW Challenge

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a new challenge it’s #33 Monochromatic Mama. We would like you to make a monochromatic Mother’s Day card, Description: Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color.
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My favourite colour is Purple, all shades of purple so I did my monochromatic card in shades of purple. The base is Dark purple later that I stamped is wisteria wonder I used Versa fine purple to ink up the Flora background stamp (retired) from Stampin’up. I stamped the sentiment (also SU) on the wisteria wonder with the purple ink and layered it on a Concord grape fancy label die.
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Close-up of the sentiment.
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Close up of the background image.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the SoSS blog and look up the rules and while you are there see what the design team has made.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Who every heard of a Spring dragon? I found one!!!

The new challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is Kids and the stash item is Primary colours. Paper, brads, buttons or what every you want in primary colours. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and that is where I found this adorable Spring Dragon called Clyde. Bugaboo is one of my favourite stores and every Friday they have a freebie and what is best they are Canadian. Now here is my card I hope you have your sunglasses on!!!
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I just had to make that flower into a “cone flower” or Echinacea just because I like purple too.
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Doesn’t Clyde have and adorable face?+
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Here is the inside and since I couldn’t decide if it was a Birthday card or get well card I left it blank.
Thanks for visiting today, head over to the “Blog” check out what the design team have made and say “Hello” to our two new teamies.

Shopping Our Stash #198~~Opposite Day


Challenge #198 Opposite Day we want you to -- use something that is opposite of your usual style. For example, if you are usually CAS, use a really frou-frou ribbon.  Head over to Shopping Our stash and check out the rules for entering and while you are there see what the DT has made.  I really don’t have an idea what my usual style of crafting is except I know I don’t go overboard on the frills and I’m not a CAS crafter, what I don’t like to do is distressing so here is what I made for the challenge.
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I used the elephant from a retired set from Stampin’ up called In the Wild. Every thing but the base is from the scrap file, the flourish was sitting on my desk. The black brads are my last two in the container.
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Close up of the distressing on the image and layers.
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I used the rest of the vellum for the sentiment on the inside and added the butterfly that was also sitting on my desk, a left over from another project.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join us for Opposite Day and tell us what your usual type of creating is.

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad~~Owls

Challenge #110 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is Owls, now that’s an easy one. The sponsor this challenge is Sweet Pea Stamps and my owl image is named Autumn Hooty and the creator is Concetta Kilmer.
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Since he or she was such a funky owl I sort of carried through the zentangle theme. I used Autumn colours of rust, cocoa and mustard in the cardstock and a touch of pinkish purple on the wings.
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Just a close up of the owl
Thanks for dropping by today and go find your owl stamps and create something for The Cheerful Stamp Pad check out what the rest of the design team have made and we have a new design team member Vee Cassidy you can see her project HERE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SOS Challenge #198 Texture Me…….

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Did you have fun last week with the Lost and Found Challenge? I hope you found lot’s of new to you things, I did. The new challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Texture Me  -- use your oldest embossing supply (folder, powder, or even a stylus and brass template)  I used my very first cuttlebug embossing folder. the Happy Birthday one. A few years ago, before I had a die cutting/embossing machine someone posted on a chat board they had accidently bought two Birthday folders (like most of us never buy duplicates) and said the first person to post would be the winner and it was me.
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I bought a package of Black and white patterned paper at Winners a while ago and one of the designs was a shimmery white, I used it to emboss the Happy Birthday. I wanted to show most of the folder and just added the little house mouse image and a scrap of ribbon.
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I wish you could see how shimmery this is and so sad it’s the last piece.
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Simple inside and the sentiment is from Printworks. I coloured the hearts with pink.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join in the fun for this awesome challenge. Head over to the SOS blog check out the rules and see what the rest of the design team have for their “texture” project.

Clear it Out Tuesday is celebrating Mother’s Day with Flowers

The challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is to make a Mother’s Day project and the stash is Flowers. Our very own Laura is the sponsor for the challenge this week, $10 GC for the digi store of your choosing.  I know which one I would pick, what about you? Well in order to win you have to enter so head to the blog for the rules and check out the rest of the design team’s projects.
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The image I used is from Ching-Chou Kuik  I just love her images, there is also a Facebook fan page. I used my favourite colours, purple and pink. The frame was made with three copic markers and shiny paper. You cut two pieces of shiny paper the same size, one you put inside a large zip-lock baggie, (in the center and zip closed, then you take the alcohol markers and scribble all over the plastic bag, covering the piece that is inside the bag. then spritz with rubbing alcohol and put your other piece of shiny paper down on the “mess”  pick it off and let it dry.
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Close-up of the image.
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This shows how beautiful the technique is and I didn’t want to cover it up so just put the sentiment right on the oval off cut from the frame on the front.
I would like to enter this in:
Ching-Chou Kuik April Challenge
Thanks for visiting today and you know Mother’s Day will be coming up soon so get your Mother’s day images and flowers together and join the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Challenge #109 Zentangles Continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

As with the first week of the challenge I was mesmerized by the elephant and had so much fun creating the card, this week I couldn’t decide which other image I wanted to use……..so I did two. The Cheerful Stamp Pad would like to to join us for this awesome Zentangle challenge. The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps if you haven’t checked out their great stamps and digis from many fabulous designers. Both my images were from Norma J. Burnell digis.,
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As you see I did a Halloween card (you can never be too early for them) the image is named Treat Hummer. coloured with my Spectrum Noir pastel alcohol markers. Some patterned paper from a Halloween stack pad and a scrap that was on my table. Orange and white bakers twine (a scrap fest purchase) to finish it off.
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close up of the image.
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Second card (too bad both cards couldn’t be blogged first) is also from Norma J Burnell and is named Cat’s Cradle. coloured with the SN pastel alcohol markers. I added the flourish to accent the flourishes in the background paper.
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Couldn’t leave without a close up of the beautiful image.
Thanks for spending some time here today and I hope you like my Zentangles. It would be lovely to see your idea of the Zentangle challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.