Tuesday, July 22, 2014

You Know the Rule~~Eat 5 a Day

Looking for my Clear it Out Tuesday post just scroll down.

6Fruit and Veggies that is. shopping Our Stash has planned for this challenge. The Theme is to put fruit or vegetables on your project.


Looked like this little guy has had too much of a good thing, the image is from House Mouse Designs and were colourer with  prisma colour pencils and oms. I added the blue sparkle buttons because I thought they ‘looked like blueberries (my fav).


Close up of the little rodent.


I wasn’t sure what I was going to use this card for so didn’t put a sentiment on it yet. I wonder if it would make a good get well card?

Thanks for stopping by today and now you have seen my card I hope you will join us for this great challenge, Eat 5 a Day.

Christmas in July at Clear it Out Tuesday

What do we think of in the middle of a heat wave? something cool is what I think of and christens is a favourite time for me. So to have Christmas in July is a treat. Clear it Out Tuesday is challenging your to make a Christmas card and the stash item is GLITTER. Don’t we all love glitter. Ultra fine glitter, chunky glitter or even stickles the choice is yours.The sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Outlet.



The image I used is called Snow Cuddles, it looks so soft and serene. I coloured the image with Copics and spectrum noir markers. I covered the image with double sided tape then added ultra fine glitter from Glitter Ritz. this technique is called Burnished Velvet.


I’m not sure if the picture shows  how glittery this is but it sure does in real life..


I also used a layer of glitter cardstock to the front of the card, just for added glitter,

Thanks for stopping by today and it’s time for you to have fun with glitter and make us a Christmas in July project.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shopping Our Stash is posing a question for you Today!!

Shopping Our Stash is asking “What can’t you put down?”, What tool, technique, colour or sketch can’t you put away? Mine is my Ovals, I have all different oval dies and it’s my go to die to use for cards, now I also seem to be using a lot of pink too.



The image I used is from Bugaboo love those cupcakes.


I found these cute flower brads in my “brad/button box and thought they went so well with the patterned paper.


Finished inside which will be delivered tomorrow for a friend’s birthday, hope she likes it.

thanks for visiting today and and hope you find time to show us what you can’t put down.

Clear it Out Tuesday has an easy challenge K.I.S.S.

I suppose you were thinking Rock Band but no it’s Keep It Simple Silly. which means Less is More for this challenge. Check out all the rules about the challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday while you are there have a peek at what the team has made.


One layer card is something I rarely do but this design I really like, the strip of patterned paper just adds a nice interest. The ornament is a stamp and die from Stampin’up,


The finished inside of the card.

The sponsor for this challenge is Di’s Digi Stamps.


Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will find time to join us for the K.I.S.S. challenge.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Second Week of the Backgrunds challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend!! We had a ovely Saturday but Sunday was rain and some sun. It didn’t matter to me I was in trying to make some cards before leaving for home for a few days. Using a background paper from Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet


I made a simple card so the beautiful orchid digi paper is the star. For being a CAS card it sure took me a while to make it, most of the time was trying to thread the needle to sew the buttons on.


I finished the inside to mirror the front

thanks for stopping by today and I hope you find some time to get crafty and join us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for the challenge.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Buttons or Brads ..that is the question~which will you use?

Challenge # 12at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is keeping with the Alphabet soup theme is B is for Brads or Buttons. Easy peasy just pick one or the other and put it on your project,,,,,, of course you could try to do them both!!I had my card all planned and then I realized I was jumping ahead so quickly I had to come up with an idea. Off I went to search to see what I had on hand and found a cute image (no snark today) and coloured it up and added brads…you will see where I put them.
The image is a Happy Hopper from House Mouse Designs and the blue brads are the bubbles,
Close up of the brads.
Finished inside of the card just waiting for a recipient.
I’m going to enter this in the Anything goes  challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great  weekend!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mid Challenge time at the Jingle Belles

Shopping our Stash and the Jingle Belles have joined forces to bring you more inspiration for the Christmas in July Challenge. It is a mid challenge at the Jingle Belles and a mid challenge bonus challenge at Shopping our stash. Click HERE to go directly to the challenge post to enter your project for SOS.
As I said last Thursday I love  non-traditional colours for some of my Christmas cards and I love this patterned paper I used. The snowman image is from The Stamp Barn which is no longer in operation, this snowman is one of a set of four. This image I had stamped a bunch for making kits for a few friends and this was a left over. In keeping with the SOS criteria everything here is well over a year old.
Close up of the snowman.
Here is a better look at the patterned paper, I must remember to bring some sentiments to the lake.
I am entering this in Crafty Hazelnut’s patterned paper challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas challenge 184
Thanks for looking today and get a start on your Christmas cards by joining Shopping Our Stash and Jingle Belles in our joint challenge.