Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Challenge #203 ~~~ Play Misty For Me

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At Shopping Our Stash we want you to “Play Misty For Me” -- use a mist/spray of some kind. Either store-bought or make your own. This one was a stretch for me as I have only used a spray once, I have three of them at least I didn’t have to go “shopping” or make my own, one of my DT teamies sent me two shimmer sprays one clear shimmer and the other pewter so I used them both.  We are at the cottage for the weekend and I had to pack supplies and hope I packed the “right stuff” and I didn’t do too bad. My image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and it is named Steam Punk Old Lady by Sandra Caldwell.
I grabbed the gears embossing folder as I was thinking it went well with the image, of course I could have brought my cogs punch to use. I had  better get more organized next week. the two embellishments are from my stash. I used both clear and pewter shimmer sprays. I used a cardboard box to spray the layer after I embossed it. I went for a 20 minute walk while it dried, when I came home the cat was in the box, (I can’t see any shimmer on her)
This little embellishment was in the bottom of my tote that I carry my equipment in, and it just fits the theme perfect. I also distressed the layers,it only seemed right that I do it for steam punk.  I wish you could see the shimmer.
When I took the picture the  crystal effects on the monocle was not completely dry, but looks good now.
I am entering this in the progressive challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps on Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by today and dig out your glimmer mist, shimmer sprays and join the challenge.

Clear it Out Tuesday ~~ It’s all about the Girls

Clear it Out Tuesdays Challenge theme is “Girls” and the stash item is Die cuts. What could be easier? Karleigh Sue Digis is the sponsor for this challenge, this is a new sponsor for us so head over there and see the super cute images.


Now isn’t this image just adorable, I was crafting at the cottage this weekend and I managed to take the right supplies with me, My die is a card creator die and I added a few rhinestones I also used an oval die from Stampin’ up (it is larger than the spellbinders) Coloured with copics and attached to GP white cardstock.


Close up of her adorable face.

I didn’t finish the inside of my card as that was the part of packing I omitted, never thought about sentiments for the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today and let’s see those girly cards but don’t forget to use the die cuts too.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Challenge #112 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is B&W

Surprise!!! No you didn’t miss the weekend it’s FRIDAY!! Just a change of days for the Cheerful Stamp Pad’s Challenge as we are joining with Lunagirls Moonbeams for the Black and White challenge so don’t forget to check their design team projects too.,  I chose a Flower Line Art page for my project this week and since there were a lot of images on the page I wanted to try something new (to me) and make a Screen Fold card, it was a lot of fun to make too.
I did figure out it’s very hard to photograph a screen fold card, the first pane I fussy cut the image out added a punch out from a page that has been sitting on the table for weeks and three rhinestones. The top was punched with Fleur Dis lis border punch from EK,+
Don’t you just LOVE the snowdrops on the second pane, they are beautiful, I added a white butterfly and a white sparkly button tied with a narrow ribbon, The third pane I’m not sure what flower/weed it is but I added a black sparkly button with the same ribbon tie on it.
Final pane of the screen fold card is daffodils, I used a second butterfly and added tiny black dewdrops to the corners.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the Cheerful Stamp Pad and Lunagirls for the Black & White Challenge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Challenge #202~~~Silver AND Gold

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May 24th is our FOUR-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! (use both silver and gold) [Is anyone else singing "Make new friends, but kee-eep the o-old, One is silver and the other's gold" ??] This is the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash head over to the blog and check out what the other DT members have created. Now this should be an easy peasy challenge but I struggled, I embossed a tree not once but twice, didn’t like either. Then I thought oh background embossed in both silver and gold an other fail (to me) Then while rummaging in the Christmas stamp boxes (yes plural) I found the one I created with. Check it out!!
The stamp is an old one from Stampendous named Wiseman, I stamped two times with versamark and embossed one with gold pearl and the other in pewter (silver was mia)  I fussy cut the gold and elevated it. I added the gold circle to the silver star.
I have no idea when or where I got this package of embellishments but finally opened it.
Inside finished with a sentiment from Stampendous, I’ve used it so much the name is worn off. This is also years old but a favourite.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join the gang at Shopping Our Stash for the silver and gold challenge.

School’s Out is the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday

The unofficial start of summer is the long weekend for the 24th of May here in Canada, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and did some fun things. We opened the cottage and there is still a lot of things to do and I haven’t set up the internet yet until we spend more time than a weekend.
Soon the children will be out of school for the summer so at Clear it Out Tuesday we want to see your projects showing what the children do when school’s out, the stash item is Brads or Eyelets or both. The sponsors are Di’s digis, Digital Delights and Sweet Pea Stamps. I used a super cute digital stamp from Heather Valenin at Sweet Pea Stamps. It’s Rory playing baseball.
For my stash items I used brads, a pinwheel and a pink lemonade
Close up of the pinwheel brad
Close up of the pink lemonade brad.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join in the fun at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Fairies Challenge continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The second week challenge #111 Fairies at the Cheerful Stamp Pad continues, have you joined yet? The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps and for my second project I chose Magic Spread by Ching-Chou Kuik, I love her images and pick one when I have an opportunity and have purchased some but it’s hard to just pick one. Here is what I created.
As you see I made another PINK card but I really wanted to make the lilies look like star gazers. Just a simple sketch and one I use often.
Close up of the image, and I used spica glitter pen on the wings
Here is the semi finished inside, but this is for a reason, I had a friend ask for a few cards for little girls and big girls blank on the inside. I’m hoping she likes the ones I’ve been making for her.

I would like to enter this in
Sweet Pea Challenge Blog...things with wings

Thanks for stopping by today and have a magical week!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Challenge Time!!! ~~~ C is for Cake at SoSS

It’s Saturday and the start of our 24th of May long weekend,in Canada  WooHoo. Do you have plans for your long weekend? We are heading to the cottage to open it up and since our weather has been so unpredictable we are a little late in getting  it done.  It’s also challenge time at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, for this two week challenge we want to see CAKES, lots of cakes, wedding cakes, birthday cakes, graduation cakes, Father’s/Mother’s day cakes and I’m sure there are lots more to choose from. Here is what I finally decided to make…..it’s a birthday cake!!
I used a super cute house mouse stamp Poppin good Birthday with Mudpie and Muzzy. You can find House Mouse designs if you click HERE.
Close up of the image
Inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to join in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the C is for Cake challenge.