Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Shopping Our Stash #286 ~~ Fantastic Beasts

Unicorns, Fairies, Dragons, Aliens and much much more to be found at Challenge 286 at Shopping Our Stash!!! What a great challenge theme Alica decided for us this week!!! it sure pushed me to be searching for something I have never used before, I have a lot of angels from Sweet Pea but there were none I haven't used at least once so next a search for a dragon well I have a couple of those...yup used them before several times so pinterest here I come and found one in my digi images that I have never used but of course I do not know who's it is there was no name on it.  Here is what I ended up making.


Guess you know by now my favourite colour is Purple and I decided this beauty had to be purple. I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday I also used three dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
  and an adorable dragon brad from Eyelet Outlet & brads which I purchase from Uniquely Yours   Craft and Photo. I also used some washi tape from the dollar store to go along with the sketch.


I used wink of stella on his/her spikes.


Couldn't resist a close up of the super cute brad from the Eyelet Outlet.+


Finished the inside with a scrap of patterned paper and a left over die cut I just couldn't throw out those little dots that were out of the die cut so added them for some interest. 

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can join us for the Fantastic Beasts challenge.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Challenge #285 at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Stickle me Elmo!!!

Wow we are in the second week of January already, the world needs to slow down so I can catch up.  I have had a struggle to get in the crafting mode after Christmas the challenges really help with that.   Oh yes now for  the challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Stickle me Elmo, we want you to use stickles or a similar product on your card or project. Here is my offering.


I used another super cute digi I had from Mel Jens digital store which unfortunately is no longer in business. I used traditional holiday colours and lots of stickles. layers were cut with the Elizabeth Craft Designs postage stamp rectangles.


Close up to show the stickles. I used this image as it could be well stickled and it fit the challenge for the Jingle Belles Rock.


Inside of the card 

The stash I used.....patterned paper, green layer front and inside, digi a couple of years old.

I want to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ No time like the Present 


Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful week.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the First Challenge of 2017!!!

Challenge #284 at Shopping Our Stash is Shape up!!! Use any shape except circle, square or rectangle, it was a bit confusing for me but I made a shaped card. I have been really busy as we were out for New Year's Eve then out again for Brunch on New Years Day so time to make something was getting really slim then I thought a TeePee card I had the perfect image for it already printed and the search was on, but it wasn't until the next day I found it. Since I have been making Christmas cards for the whole of 2016 I still have lots of scraps and that is what I used from my scrap file box.


You can find lots of tutorials on making one of these cards and are quite simple as long as you pay attention to how to tape or glue it together. The "Big Present" is a digital image from Mel-Jens unfortunately they are no longer in business.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up. The card will lie flat for mailing when you untie the ribbon. 


Now comes the part about paying attention to gluing, this patterned paper was supposed to be on the front but once it was down there was no getting it off so decided the stripes would look good too.


I put some spica sparkle gel pen over the bow but doesn't show in the picture.  

Challenges I would like to enter:
Starting out 2017 with the first Jingle Belles Rock challenge.~~ No time like the Presents


Thanks for visiting this first blog post of the new year. Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mid Week Reminder ~~ Shopping Our Stash ~~ Winter Wonderland

Just thought I would pop in with a reminder that there is another week of the Winter Wonderland challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  If you are reading this that means you made it through the "BIG" day, did you venture out to the sales on Boxing day? Not me I'm still recuperating from dinner on Sunday, turkey, ham, hashbrown casserole, dressing and home made cranberry sauce.  Since this is supposed to be a quick post  I need to get on with the card.


Here is a mix of old and new, the horse and sleigh is from Stampin'up (last year) it has never been cut before, the greenery and bows are new as is the embossing folder. 


Let it snow is also from my stash, I love a window scene and this one is perfect.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have some time let us see your Winter Wonderland cards remember not Christmas. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #283 ~~ Winter Wonderland (two week challenge)

Challenge #283 at Shopping Our Stash is Winter Wonderland, we want to see Winter cards not Christmas.  I'm make Winter card when it gets late in the season that way if they don't make it before the big day they don't say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. As you know I follow the Jingle Belles Rock so it was important I find a stamp I have NOT used in previous challenges, it wasn't too hard I had one on my shelf that was perfect and with my favourite birds....Cardinals.  Here is what I came up with.


The stamp is from Impression Obssession F1929 Cardinals by Window coloured with distress markers, the background was using some snowflake stamps from a 6 pack from Hero Arts (3 snowflakes and 3 snowmen) One of the first sets I bought when I first started stamping over 10 years ago and hasn't seen ink in a long time.


Close up of the image


Inside of the card, I used my favourite sentiment stamp of the season from Impression Obsession #19022 Most wonderful Time . I think I will add a bit of colour to it, as it looks boring

Thanks for visiting today and remember this is a two week challenge so the design team have some relaxing time. I would like to wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Challenge #282 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~ Tag You're It!!!

Well the challenge at Shopping Our Stash is self explanatory ~~ Tag you're it ~~ we want to see Tags, you can make a tag and put it on a card base, you can make a gift card tag or a CAS tag you can even make a fancy one.  Christmas, Birthday whatever tickles your fancy. I decided to go BIG and do something I have never done before......I made the December 2016  Tim Holtz Tag. Part way through I almost scrapped the idea but I persevered and voila' here it is.


Since I don't have a lot of Tim Holtz equipment or embellishments I went rogue, I sure used a lot of scraps on this tag. I just did plain gold embossing for the sentiment but followed the design. 


The evergreen pieces are from a Tim Holtz die, the oak leaves from an ancient cuttlebug die. I wet the oak leaves and scrunched them, Then when they were dry and assembled I spritzed them with Pewter glitter mist.


Everything is from my stash, the gingerbread man was sitting on my table. The brads are from the Eyelet Outlet.


The dots were made with red memento ink on a Hero Arts background stamp and LOOK I stitched around the tag.

I will be entering this at:


Tag you're it  Challenge #62

This is my first time making a Tim Holtz Tag and it was really fun, maybe 2017 I can do a few more.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog check out what the rest of the design team have made. They are all gorgeous.





Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper is ~~X is for XXX X-mas

It's that time of year and the last challenge of the year at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. In keeping with the trend  it is X is for XXX X-mas and you know what that means.....if you don't want to see an X rated card  stop reading now. I was not going to make a card for this challenge until I saw a "joke" on FB and thought it was really cute and I re-posted it to our DT lounge and one of our really crafty design team...Lynne said she could print it off for me and slap it on some black cardstock or would brown be better? With that I thought I can do that myself and so I did.

I saved the picture and resized it then layered it on black, red shiny, then on some patterned paper which was attached to a black card base. I gussied up the image with white opal liquid pearls and some stickles. Remember you have been warned.......


Not much more to say about it except you can't really see the sparkle on the snow and his beard.


Well you can see some of the sparkle and the liquid pearls on his coat.


Thanks for stopping by today and the design team are taking a well deserved break...I'll see you back here on January 7th 2017!!!