Monday, May 28, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #267

Another two weeks has flown by again, I'm glad I still have a couple of challenges left as Guest Designer at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  As always the challenge is Anything Goes with an option to use dies, now I'd say that's an easy challenge for sure. Just remember to use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or a Gruffie on your project. I went with the Die Cut route and used a Karen Burniston Oval Landscape Accordion Die set.

Make a Wish 02 with Amanda and Monica is the stamp I used, it fits perfect in the oval. 
This is the card closed. The die set comes with frame, ovals and the corner pieces too.

Open card I used a Stampworks sentiment.

Closer look at the sentiment.

Here is the back of the opened card. Both sentiments are from Stampworks.

Thanks for stopping by today if you haven't checked out the MAIN BLOG head over and see what the design team have made and see the awesome prizes you can win if you enter the challenge.

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #268 ~~ Anything Goes/Birthday

Welcome to another fabulous challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!! This is my 6th blog post as Guest Designer, I have had so much fun creating with my favourite stamps. As always it's Anything goes as long as you use a house mouse, happy hopper or a gruffie on your project, there is always an option and this challenge it's "Birthday" how easy peasy is that!!!. 

The stamp I used is Bug Off  I made a 5 1/2 inch square card and it's a Double Z fold I found the tutorial on        The patterned paper is from Hero Arts Kissing Booth, I love this paper pad and it's my second one as I used the other up.  Happy Birthday is from Party Panda from SU.

 Close up of Muzzy in the flower. I added stickles to the grasshopper's wings and the action marks.

Cards partially open, the inside sentiment is from Printworks

The second sentiment is from Stampendous and is part of the House Mouse line.  This was a very fun and easy fold to do. 

Thanks for visiting me today to see what I have made for my Guest Designer spot at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge.  I hope you can find some time to create a project with one of the super cute critters from House Mouse Designs, there are prize too. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

I love an ATC challenge!!!

Happy Little Stampers has an ATC challenge every month, it's the last challenge of the month and I managed to get three finished, I honestly thought I made 4 with a stencil and oxide inks but could only find three but that was fine as my sentiment were a set of three.

I made a trio of stenciled ATCs with three different gold butterflies from Cheery Lynn Designs (one of my first dies I bought)  The Live Laugh and Love dies are generic ones but I love the size, these are from a set of 10 different words. They are perfect for ATCs.

 I did the background with pink cardstock and picked raspberry distress ink over a stencil I bought at the Dollar Tree.

The background was made with the same stencil and worn lipstick distress oxide ink.

this one was done with pink piroette cardstock and worn lipstick distress ink and the same stencil

I am entering this in 
Happy Little Stampers ~~ May ATC challenge ~~ Gold

ATC Around the World Challenge ~~ #41 Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting today and do check out the Happy Little Stampers Blog there are more challenges than the atc one,  Watercolour, Anything goes with Diecuts, mixed media, Christmas they are all there, you can find them HERE.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

April Showers Bring May Flowers.....

Challenge #355 at Shopping Our Stash is April showers bring May Flowers, we want to see some flowers on your project.  We didn't have much rain in April we sort of had never ending snow and ice storms, so far here in SWO it's May showers bring May flowers. It's so nice to see the green of the leaves and the blossoms coming out although it is a bit cool for the 24th of May long weekend, it's also our first weekend at the cottage and I have very limited supplies for crafting, just enough to manage a card for the challenge.

You will have to bear with me for the pictures, it's very dull here today and I left my ott lamp at home, I really brought minimal crafting tools for the weekend. I made a "screen card" since on my "scrap box diving  I found some left over cards from a paper pad, not sure which one it was. I trimmed them, matted and put them on some patterned paper, the border punch I used for the top is Fleur dis Lis and the bottom is a label punch from Stampin'up. 

 Here is the front panel, I recycled the punch outs from the top border, while "grabbing" stuff to throw in my bag I found diecut butterflies and a pearl swirl package I had out from another challenge. 

Center two panels finished with an assortment of odds and ends of things I tossed into the bag.

Sorry I seemed to have cut off the top, aren't you glad it's not a photograph, it would have been the heads that are missing. More butterflies and that scrap of heart border that also made it's way into my bag. 

Most of my project is made with stuff from the scrap box except the cardstock but I used the whole piece with the exception of a small rectangle. The two punches I used have not seen love in a long long time. Even the pearl package is 3 or 4 years old. 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find time to make a "May Flower" project for us at SOS, head over there now and see what the rest of the team has made. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Flower Power Take #2

Since I couldn't decide which "Flower Power" flower stamp I wanted to use I just had to jump in on the second week of  challenge #266 at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. As you know it's always Anything goes but you can use the option which is Flower Power.

The stamp I used is Flower Bed with Muzzy and being Canadian I decided I wanted to colour this super cute tulip to look like the tulips that were grown last year for the 150th anniversary of Canada. 
I used Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched oval die and the spellbinders decorative oval frame and some red pearls I found while digging through the gem drawer. (amazing what I find there)

Close up of the image.

Finished inside using a Stampworks sentiment.

Have you entered your project yet? There are prizes to be won!! You have until Saturday May 26, 2018 at midnight.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a creative week.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's Saturday so Let's Get Inky!!!

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #110 ~~ I is for Inky. We want you to use inks not just for stamping an image we want to see more than that. I decided (due to a time crunch) to use Distress inks both oxide and regular and a stencil which is something a little new for me.

I used Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks and Picked Raspberry Distress ink from Ranger with a Hero Arts Stencil Large lotus pattern, The pearls are ancient from my stash bought at the dollar store.

Since I was going for fast and simple I used this very large Happy Birthday die cut.

Close up of the shading although there is some ghosting as the stencil wasn't secured as well as I thought, lesson learned.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the main blog and check out the rules and how inky the rest of the team have gotten.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It's a Panda Bear Birthday!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and Mimi has picked a perfect theme for the challenge ~~ For the Kids!!! It's perfect for me as my Great Grandson turns one in June and I needed to make a couple of birthday cards and the theme of the party is Teddy Bear Picnic, so I chose to made a Panda bear card.

Although the panda bear stamp is reasonably new all the papers were scraps out of the scrap box, the polka dot piece was an extra base for an ATC card quite a few years ago. As soon as I saw Sketch Saturday I knew it was perfect for my image. The Panda is from the Sale-a-bration promotion in March and was free (with purchase of course)

close up of the image.

Since it's his first Birthday I wanted to put the 1 on the card, which ties in with Seize the Birthday's challenge "it's just a number"

I am entering this in:
Sketch Saturday  #513 
Seize the Birthday  ~~ It's just a number (mine is one)

Thanks for stopping by today and for lots of fantastic inspiration head over to the SOS Blog and check out the rest of the design team's projects.