Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #250 ~~ Pink UFOs..........

Shopping Our Stash decided to do something  special for Challenge #250, we are always thinking of Leslie and how she made us giggle and of course stressing us out over a challenge, she always came up with doozies, she also didn't care much for pink I remember her saying on my blog once how great my card was even with the pink on it, lol, she was also big on UFOs, un-finished objects. So Leslie this one is for you!!! We want you to use your UFOs, un-finished objects, you know something you planned for a card and it didn't work but please add some pink to your card as well.  I always have lots of UFOs, images coloured that never made it to a card, extra butterflies just in case you mess one up or die cuts that just didn't work.....you know that "stuff". Well use some on your card.


There are a few UFOs on this card, the flowers I have no idea how long I've had these as I made a card last year with the flowers and of course stamped way too many, the house mouse image also was coloured in my image pile so there wasn't much to do but die cut the image and scalloped border and fussy cut the flowers.  The butterfly was cut from a scrap of shiny paper that was left over too. The sentiment was computer generated.


Finished the inside with a sentiment from Impression Obsession 


I would like to enter this in:
Fusion Card Challenge  Sweet Orange Blossoms, I used the sketch but flipped it horizontal, I used a hummingbird and flowers I think I covered all bases.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have time to join our special challenge #250.


Monday, May 2, 2016

Jingle Belles Christmas Challenge take 2 ~~ here we come a Washi-ing

I try to enter each week of the two week challenge at the Jingle Belle's Christmas challenge, and it's usually close to the end of the challenge. We went to the cottage this weekend, it's the first time this year, it takes me a while to get into the routine of what to take to craft with, we don't have the phone connected yet so I had no internet and I really took minimal with me, I even forgot white cardstock. Well we came home this morning, while unpacking I realized I forgot my phone cord so once it runs out of juice I'm only available when I'm home. Then getting ready to take pictures of the two cards I made while at the cottage I found out I left my camera there. Oh I hope the mind gets better as the summer goes on.  Blackberry Playbook to the rescue, although the pictures are not as clear (imho) I then took the pictures and had to try to remember how to send them via e-mail, that took me a good 15 minutes to figure that one out. It seems I had a comedy of errors and with that said here is my card.


I saw this challenge at CAS(E) this sketch! and thought what a sketch to combine with the washi tape challenge a the Jingle Belles Challenge. The image I uses is one of the first of many snowman stamps I bought. It is a 2000 Jolly Snowman from Stampendous which I stamped, coloured and fussy cut out. The die cut Merry Christmas is from my scrap box. Washi tape from Dollarama.


Close up of the super cute snowman.


Finished the inside with the year 2000 sentiment from Stampendous that goes with Jolly Snowman.
I embossed the scrap of patterned paper that was left over from the front.

I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Christmas Challenge here we come a Washi-ing

CAS(E) this sketch #170 closes 9 a.m. est Thursday May 5th.

Thanks for stopping by today, I'm working hard building  my Holiday card stash. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Guess What Time it is!! It's Challenge Time!! Q is for Quilts (paper piecing)

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has a challenge for you.....Q is for Quilts which means do some paper piecing, if it makes a quilt, awesome. I went with the plain paper piecing, so much fun fussy cutting the image....NOT, but here it is.


Well I had an image all picked out and when it came time to create it was MIA so I went with my second choice. I paper pieced the couch or sofa, The image is from Art Impressions (gotta love the girlfriends) coloured it with copics and added flowers and the sentiment.


Finished the inside with a bit of humour or maybe reality lol.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have some fun with this challenge, head over to the main blog check out the rules and what the other design team members has done for the challenge.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #202 ~~ Let it Snow!!!

Well I don't really want it to snow, we are heading to the cottage Saturday for the weekend, it's our first trip and there is "work" to do but I wanted to get this card done before the challenge at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge  closes.


This card was built around a piece of BoBunny paper, as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use my super cute Impression obsession snowman stamp. I added the mounds of snow, the sentiment from Stampabilies and the snowflake from my odds bucket. Stickles was added to the white dots on the paper, it sparkles IRL.


Finished inside with a sentiment from Impression Obsession.

I would like to enter this in:



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's Tuesday and Time for a NEW Challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Think Ink!!

Happy Tuesday morning and it's time for challenge #249 at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Think Ink use lots of ink but NO colouring. So I use a water colour technique I've sort of used before but not exactly. First I stamped a Magenta Rose with versamark watermark and embossed it in white, then I using tombow and Stampin'up markers I scribbled them on a small acrylic block just so I had control where the ink went. spritzed it with water and played until I had the look I was happy with.


There isn't a sentiment as I like a few generic cards that can be finished quickly as I have an occasion. This could be used for sympathy, get well or birthday.


Close up of the rose.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will get inky and join us at SOS for "Think Ink" 

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Washi Tape!!!

Friday morning the Jingle Belles Rock posted their new two week challenge Washi Tape go check it out and the inspiration cards. Now as I've said it many many many times I'm washi tape challenged so off to Pinterest to check out washi tape cards just to see what people do with that sticky stuff and I got a few ideas, Here is one......


I stamped the snowflake with versamark and embossed it in pewter.  The washi tape I got at Michael's Art Store with a 50 % off coupon specifically for Recollections washi tape. I added a sentimen and bling, although there is still way too much white space for me.


Finished the inside adding some washi tape with the sentiment.

I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock Walking in a Washi Wonderland



Thanks for checking out my progress with my holiday cards.  Have a great week and please visit anytime you are always welcome.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Purple, Silver and White......

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #201 ends in less than 24 hour, gee I'm sliding in almost last again but the challenge is colours that I love....Purple, silver and white, so pretty.  I had a lot of fun deciding what to use and while looking for some silver paper I found purple papers too, I've had them forever as well, nice to use up stash. Here is my card.


I used the memory box snowflake ornament and I made one silver on purple and reversed the colours for the second, added a silver thread and place them on embossed white cardstock.


Finished inside.

I would like to enter this in:




Thanks for visiting today and have a great weekend.