Tuesday, October 13, 2015

And then there was MORE PURPLE ~~~~ join the Hop To Stop

Shopping Our Stash blog post is HERE.
Clear it Out Tuesday blog post is HERE.

I have already entered one card but I knew I wanted to do more, this morning Becca announced only three more cards and they have reach 200 so here one of them is......

This card was made with not one but two UFOs (unfinished objects) first the image, printed but not coloured and been in my stash for about a year or maybe more, it is from Digi Darla which sadly has closed, next the lacy rectangle keeps popping up in my ufo stash so now it is used, it was cut on stardream cardstock and didn't work for an earlier project.

Close up of the image.

Since this could be used for a get well, a thinking of you or Birthday, the inside is not stamped.

There is still one day left to join the Hop To Stop (domestic violence) I hope you will join or go see all the wonderful cards and read some stories they are inspiring. Here is the link to Becca's Blog.

Thanks for checking my blog today.

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #223 ~~~ I Can See Clearly Now

Looking for my Clear it Out Post scroll down or click HERE.

Leslie has done it again!!! Shopping Our Stash Challenge #223 I Can See Clearly Now is an awesome challenge. We want you to use acetate (make a clear card, make a shaker card, etc.) what a great idea.  Shaker cards are a lot of fun and I've made a few of them this year already I'm also trying to bulk up my Christmas cards. Here is what I made for the challenge.

The stamp I used is from a Stampin'up Set that is long retired but I love this set, this image is just perfect for the window  die. I also used some ancient patterned paper and one cat from the set of cat dies. 

This gives a 3D look of the window, sequins and Martha Stewart snow glitter.

Inside of the card and I used a rub-on tree from a package I bought at a yard sale, the package matches the patterned paper.

I would like to enter this in:

Glitter & Sparkle use some pink

The Jingle Belle's Challenge Blog Deck the Halls in Pink 

Thanks for stopping by today so dig out that acetate and join us  at Shopping Our Stash for challenge #223 I can see Clearly Now. 

It's New Challenge time at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

It's been a fun long weekend in Canada, it's our Thanksgiving and it's so hard to get going with my card and blog. Some of our family came to visit us at the cottage on Monday and we had a BBQ.

The challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday is a Colour Challenge ~~ White and one other colour, if you are using an image it can be coloured, we don't need any white faces lol.  I really struggled with this challenge although I often make white and one other colour this one was a little daunting. I chose a Halloween digi from Bugaboo designs and after I coloured it I decided to make a shaker card.

I used some rust coloured sequins for the shaker part of the card, the background is embossed with a pumpkin folder.

Another angle of the front of the card, the inside is not finished as I will find a nice Halloween sentiment on the internet.

Thanks for visiting today and if you celebrated a holiday this past weekend I hope it was a fabulous day. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Hopper and House Mouse Babies

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends, family and followers and to my U.S. followers Happy Columbus Day for those that celebrate. To all other followers just have an awesome day!!!

I was asked by a friend to made a baby boy card to put with her gift for her new grandson and of course I went into overdrive and made three. The one she chose I didn't get a picture of,  I forget quite often to take a picture of the cards I make for others, I've seen me tear the envie apart to photograph it on more than one occasion. Here are the two extras I now have.

Using the awesome sketch from the Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge #9  I made a simple card with the cute House Mouse Design Stamp, I purchase a die "it's a boy girl" and this was my chance to try it out.  I used two embossing folders, Argyle and Swiss Dots. Finished it off with a tiny button brad and some baker's twine. On to the second card.

This time I used a Happy Hopper, isn't the bunny adorable, I love this stamp. I used the argyle cuttlebug embossing folder for this one and some more baker's twine. The congratulation is a gold peel and stick sentiment, I wanted the bunny to shine. There are no sentiments on the inside as I packed up a lot of my stamps and took them home last trip, we will be closing the cottage soon as it is getting cooler and we don't want to have a freeze up.

I am entering this in 

Gruffies and Guests Challenge  Embossing (alternate anything goes)

Thanks for visiting me today and have a wonderful fun day with friends and family.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #222 ~~ Birthday!!!

The Shopping Our Stash Crew wants you to go way back, remember the first Birthday stamp you bought? well we want you to use it on your project.  My first birthday stamp or should I say stamps I purchased at a yard sale before I even started stamping, I bought almost everything she had for sale even though I didn't know how to use any of it. It was my first house mouse stamp and it is dated 1998 from Stampa Rosa.

This is still one of my favourite Birthday stamps, I elevated the one mouse and the candle.

Close up of the candle and mouse.

Finished inside using a 1996 Hero Arts Happy Birthday which is well loved.

Here are my two oldest Birthday Stamps.

I would like to enter this in

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge Fall/Halloween or optional Anything goes.
Gruffies and Guests embossing dry or wet or the optional Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have as much fun as I did using my oldest Birthday stamps and taking a trip down memory lane that dates back to at least the year 2000. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge ~~ B is for Boobs

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge is B is for boobs, Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer awareness month and we would like to celebrate it with projects reminding us to take care of our Boobs. I just had my breast screening appointment in September how about you?  Stella says it all on my card.

My image is Stella ~~ Save the Hooters from Bugaboo Digi Stamps Coloured with copics and layered on shades of pink.

Close up of the image.

Finished inside of the card

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will join us for the B is for Boobs challenge. The challenge closes October 16. 2015.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Sprinkles

Two of my team-mates on a design team posted cards for the Hop to Stop ~~ domestic violence.  I knew I wanted to participate so in the midst of packing up some of my crafty things to take home from the cottage I made a card. First sorting through some images I found a "UFO" as another teamie call it when she finds a "un-finished object". I often colour images and tuck them away and it's exciting when it is done in the right colours. If you want to join the Hop to Stop head over to the Damsel  of Distressed Cards, there you will find the rules to join and see what great prizes too.

The image I used is from House Mouse Designs the patterned paper is from the dollar store and the candy dots I made with mini pony beads.

The inside is partially finished as my sentiment is at home and I wanted to take the picture outside at the cottage in the sunshine instead of home under a lamp.

These are the sponsors for the Hop to Stop October 1st to October 14th. please join us.

I would like to enter this in 

Thanks for stopping by today and have an awesome day!!!