Thursday, January 29, 2015

Another Winter Card? Yes!! Catch the Bug want to see ‘em.

When I saw the January Picture Inspiration I knew I wanted to play along, it has taken me a while to get things organized, I have had the image printed for at least a week but finally got colouring last weekend. The challenge ends soon so I need to get this posted. Almost everything was in my “odd” box, it’s the place where I put my leftovers from die cutting, so I just added some patterned paper and the Merry Christmas, voila’ it was done. The sentiment was also in the scrap box and the red on in inside also.

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I added some snowflakes and red rhinestones and white opal liquid pearl to the hats.

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Close-up of the super cute birds

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I used a leftover scrap of patterned paper and a strip of red to the Top Note die cut for the inside sentiment.

I would like to enter this in

Catch The Bug January Photo Inspiration Challenge

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Thanks for checking out my blog today and you still have a day to get your project in for the challenge,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Let it Snow!!!

Well we don’t have a lot of snow but I understand it will be arriving tomorrow, that is if the meteorologist is right, but the challenge over at Meljen’s Designs is “Let it SNOW”, it has been a while since I made a ‘winter” card so it wasn’t too hard, the image was already printed in my “already printed box” so I coloured it up and this is what I designed.

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The white layer is embossed with a cuttlebug snowflake folder. The sketch came to my in-box this morning from Tuesday Morning Sketches and I knew it was perfect for the image.

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This is Sketch #285

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Here is the simple inside of the card, the sentiment is from High Hopes.

I would like to enter this in:

Tuesday Morning Sketches #285

Meljen’s Designs #244 Let it Snow

Thanks for stopping by today and come back again soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Love, Love Me Do….Challenge #184 at SOS

Looking for my Clear it Out blog post? Scroll down or click HERE.


Shopping our Stash want you to make a Love/Valentine card, Valentines day is only a couple of weeks away and you need to make your Honey a card so I hope you will join us for the fun,  My card fold is almost a total case of a Christmas card I received from snarky sister Lee. I  left the length but made the card so it fit in an A2 envelope. Have a look………
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My image is a House Mouse Designs stamp, The flourish has been in my scrap box for at least a year, the pearls and lace are years old too and the buckle is probably 5 years old even the cardstock is  about 13 years old, it’s a 12 X 12 paper pad I bought at our old Wal-mart before they built a super store and moved. Now that is shopping my stash to the limit.
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Detailed picture of the buckle embellishment.
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Left over part of the flourish
The inside for the sentiment.


The measurements for the fold are 4 1/4 X 11 7/8 Score at 4 1/2 and 9 7/8. the buckle I used is fairly heavy to hold the flap down., the 2 inch flap is on the right and the left flap goes on top of it.
I would like to put this in the following Challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room  #186 Any Holiday
Glitter N Sparkle #121 Pearls & Swirls 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Have a Heart (the buckle has hearts on it)
Eureka Stamps challenge # 125 Hearts (the buckle has hearts on it.)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to make a Love Love me do project.

It’s Challenge Time again at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

Hello family, friends and followers, if you live on the Eastern seaboard I hope you have battened down the hatches, looks like a good storm approaching. Now you will have time to join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for our NEW challenge, the theme is Thank you and the stash item is Stitching real or faux. the sponsor for the challenge is Melonheadz Illustrating.  I chose the girl in the polka dot dress for my project and I hunted down my sewing machine  to do a feather stitch around the image and the patterned paper layer. The most difficult part was threading the needle oh yes finding the box of thread spools.  Here is my finished card.
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I used the sketch from Cheerful Sketches which ends later today.
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This shows the real stitching on both pieces.
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The flowers on the corner are from my stash and added the green rhinestones both flowers and gems are ancient.
I would like to add this to this challenge:
Cheerful Sketches (ends today)
Thanks for stopping by today and stay warm and safe.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Week2 of Valentines continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

I don’t send a lot of Valentines and I didn’t make a traditional “red” heart valentine but did make the flowers pink. I’m still looking for the few valentine stamps I have so I just added a cute strip of candy hearts to the sentiment spot. The sponsor is Sweet Pea Stamps,  I like to go surfing to see what they have to offer.  There are rubber stamps as well as digital ones, and quite  few different artists. This week I chose Blossom by Theresa Sherman. It is a beautiful image with lots of flowers and a butterfly.
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I made an easel card using Labels 8 spellbinder dies and Decorative Labels 8, I added some spica glitter pens to the flowers and bracelet but it really doesn’t show in the picture.
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There is the base and the candy hearts
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Here is the card standing up.
Thanks for stopping by today and head over to The Cheerful Stamp Pad and check out what the rest of the design team have for your inspiration. Hope to see your Valentines soon.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Challenge #26 at SoSS is Snarker’s Choice!!!

The design team at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers would like you to make a project from one of the 25 challenges from 2014.  Check out the awesome badge that is flashing on the left side of my blog, it has all the challenges on it.  I chose to do K is for Kraft, I went to the photos to see what I had done for all the challenges and I couldn’t find the K challenge. It was around August 17 and that is when my hubby was having health problems and I must have just taken a break. I love Kraft and blue, Kraft and pink even Kraft and riding hood red so here is what I came up with for the challenge.
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I inked the background stamp with versafine vintage sepia and stamped it on kraft from recollections. layered it on bashful blue and the base is Kraft. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches #170, the image is from House Mouse Designs.
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Close up of the coffee background stamp.
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What is a snarky challenge without some snark? Well just had to add this sentiment. It is from Floppy Latte and it was just begging to be used.
Challenges I would like to add these to;
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #185 Make it Masculine
Crafty Gals corner  Challenge #3 Let's Hear it for the Boys
Freshly Made Sketches #170  (still time to enter)
FMS Final 170-001
Thanks for stopping by today and pick your favourite challenge of 2014 and join the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Our wonderful SISTER LEE has made this challenge easy for you...click HERE to visit her blog, she's added a page with all of the 2014 SoSS challenges...take your pick!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Humour Me….Wednesday Birthday Bash At CTB

It’s humour me day at the Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog My image is from Bugaboo Stamps, take a look at their store and see the fun digis, especially Stella and Gus.  I used a Stella image and it’s a Get Well card.
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The sentiment says it all
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I now have a funny card for someone that is in the hospital or is home from the hospital. 
I would like to enter this in the:
Birthday Bash at Catch the Bug Wednesday challenge Humour  Me. January 17 to 23 2015
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge for January
Thanks for checking my blog today and keep tuned there are more challenges to come.