Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Challenge #175…Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

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Shopping Our Stash Challenge #175 is Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’, you can almost figure that one out in an instant, you need to use round things, make a round card, use lots of circles, use round embellishments there are lots of ideas. Here is what I came up with.
I have had this cute House Mouse stamp for at least a year and it has never seen ink (hanging my head) but when the challenge was posted I just had to ink it up coloured with alcohol markers and layered on pretty in pink cardstock then attached to a premade scalloped oval card base (I have had a package of them for a couple of years)  I then added the pink shiny sticker embellishments.
Close up of the donut, the sprinkles have some stickles on them.
Here is the inside, I added the sentiment that  goes with the image.
Thanks for stopping by today and go dig out all those “round” things and join us at Shopping Out Stash for the challenge.

The Theme Orange and The Stash item ORANGE things

It’s Tuesday and time for another great challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday, the theme  is Orange and the stash item is Orange things. Our sponsor is Meljen’s Designs there are super cute images in their store. The image I chose is a cute kitten in a jack-0-lantern.
I coloured with my alcohol markers and cut it out with the large circle die from spellbinders, I bought some coloured vellum envelopes and paper from a yard sale a couple of years ago,(II have been hoarding it) so I broke it out and cut it with the large scalloped die, i popped it up on the pumpkin embossed layer. I added my orange pumpkins on either end of the sentiment.
Finished inside of the card.
I would like to enter this in
Meljen’s Design team and challenges Blog Trick or Treat
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to make and Orange project and enter the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Challenge #98 Anything Goes….With Fall Colours!!!

The first week of challenge #98 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is a favourite type challenge but this one is with a twist, it’s anything goes but with Fall colours, those nice rich reds, yellows, oranges and a bit of brown and green thrown in. The sponsor for this challenge is My Heart Pieces at Stitchy Bear digital outlet. I decided to make a gift tag which would be perfect for a holiday visit gift of a bottle of wine. Have a look to see what I’ve done for the challenge.
I had a purchased tag on my table and used it for a base for the image, I shortened it and rounded the bottom corners. Added a reinforcement I found in the stationary drawer. The image was coloured with a combination of alcohol markers and I added some rhinestones.  My brown marker was running out, but I like the look of the barrel.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop over at the blog and check out what the rest of the design team has made with their images.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Challenge #174 at Shopping Our Stash is…Halloween

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There are a lot of challenges are geared to Halloween  and this week  at Shopping Our Stash it isn’t any different. Let’s see some Halloween colours, orange, black, green and purple. I picked one of my witch digis and this one is from Lacy Sunshine.   
The image was coloured with my Spectrum noir and copic markers the I fussy cut her out I used a Decorative floral die and large oval die to cut the frame.I layered the patterned paper on pumpkin pie and black.
Close up so you can see some of the paper.
Finished inside of the card, the sentiment is from a clear October set I think it is from Hero Arts but not sure as I have had it for a long, long time.
challenges I’m entering this in:
Lacy Sunshine challenge Halloween
Crafty Hazel nut’s patterned paper challenge October anything goes.
Simon says Stamp Wednesday...Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can find some time to visit the SOS Blog read up on the rules and have a look at what the other design team members have made.

Are you ready for More Halloween? Challenge #50 at Clear it Out Tuesday is for you!!!

Boy I’m am getting Halloweened out, hmm is that a word? Oh well you know what I am talking about  Clear it Out Tuesday is challenging you to make a Halloween card, and the stash item is orange and black. Di’s Digis is one of the sponsors, We were given images to use from Zap Pow Designs (this is the facebook page) and from Deedee’s digis check out their try it section.  My first card is from Zap Pow designs. Warning there are two  separate cards so don’t forget to keep scrolling.
I started with white cardstock and sponged some memento inks (never used them until now) all over it. The scary house was coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut out. I added some glitter on the windows and the two ghosts.
Close up of the cute little ghosts
Finished inside.
Now for the second card I used a Deedee’s designs image, they are delivered in colour, outline and layering, they also have sentiments too. I used the coloured image and did some shading on it.
Isn’t this the cutest kitty, in the set there were 4 different animals to choose from,  Go check out their store, there are some try it before you buy it sets. The cardstock I used is pumpkin pie and the ribbon I bought at the dollar store years ago and just found it in a drawer I liked it so well I have two packages lol.
Same sentiment as the first card, I might just colour that pumpkin before I put the card in the mail.
Challenges I will enter this in:
The Male Room  challenge #21 Halloween
AAA Cards All Styles Event
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Colour challenge (orange, green, black, slate, lavender)
Simon Says Stamp Monday  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking today and I hope you did not get too bored with the long post. I hope to see your Halloween cards at the CIO challenge blog.

Monday, October 20, 2014

More Fall Leaves….at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

This is the second week of Challenge #97 Fall Leaves at the Cheerful Stamp Pad there isn’t a sponsor but the prize is a Guest Design Team position for at least two weeks. It is a good way to try out being on a design team if you are wondering how it would be.  Since there isn’t a sponsor I had to come up with my own Fall Leaves after a couple of ideas failed this is what I ended up with……


The stamp set I used is a cling mount from Stampin’up called Gently Falling, it is a two part set, I don’t seem very good at lining up the second step, then again I should use a stamp a ma jig. I embossed the one layer with the pumpkin cuttlebug folder, I used Tim Holtz distress markers on the stamps in several colours, stamped on white then the lined stamps I used versafine moss green. Wasn’t very happy with all the white showing and tried to add more colour, before I scrapped the leaves I tried water and an aquapen to muddle the colours, thought it worked not bad, I had the most beautiful bow to put on it but it was way too thick to mail so made a button with a sizzix button die and covered it with paper glaze (that is another story) put the green and white baker’s twine through all 4 holes and  tied a nice bow.


Close up of the detail on the leaves, oh yes I fussy cut them out too. The inside is not finished yet, I think I might make it into a thank-you card.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join us in the Fall Leaves challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

H is for Hopeful Halloween at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Only the Sisterhood would think of combining Halloween and Hope for  Breast Cancer month. Head on over to the main BLOG check out the  rules and see the awesomeness of the rest of the design team. Since the rest of the sisters were making Pink Halloween cards I didn’t want to be left out so I made one too.
I must admit I had a hoot designing this, The stamp was a prize from Graphicat designs I won a couple of years ago and had never seen ink, their new store is open now have a look around they have some freebies and a sketch to use. I stamped the image twice and coloured up the shoe, covered it with stickles and popped it up. I found a piece of glitter cardstock (dollar store) to make the scalloped rectangle and glitter layer (I cut the rectangle out of the center of the piece I used for the layer) The patterned paper is from Theresa Collins Halloween Party pad and I used  watered down pink silks acrylic glaze to give it a pink glow and it’s sparkly too.
See how glittery the shoe is
I finished the inside with a bit of glitter cardstock and a sentiment from a clear Halloween set, I have no idea who’s it is as there is no packaging. I also used a black card base from the dollar store and the size of the card is 4 X  6 and has an envelope to match.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us for the H is for Hopeful Halloween.