Friday, July 31, 2015

Challenge #117 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is ~~~ Anything Goes!!!

The new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is Anything goes. It's the most favourite of all the challenges. The sponsor for this challenge is Little Blue Button Stamps, check out the blog and the store they have some really cute images. For the first week of the challenge I picked a super cute girl drinking a hot coffee/tea. I thought it looked like a nice friendship/thinking of you card. So have a peek at what I have done.

Now isn't she the cutest digi ever? I thought it looked like she was thinking about the friend she was going to send the card to. this is a different fold I wanted to try, It is a tri-fold you will see how it works in the next picture.

It is similar to a Z fold but it is taller at the back than at the front but fits in a A2 envelope.

These are the two sentiments I chose to put on the inside. Question do you think they look too much "birthday" or do you think it could be used just to perk someone up?  Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today and get busy and join the Anything Goes challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend ~~~ use bling!!!

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Welcome to a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend which means to use we need a reason to use "bling"? No it comes natural to any card/project/scrapper. Head over to the main blog and check out the rules and see all the bling laden projects the DT has made.

I used a digi from Lacy Sunshine I have had printed for a while now and decided it would go well with this challenge The sketch I used is from The Crooked Stamper Sketch 6, unfortunately is closed now but I love the sketch. I used a black base which is 4 X 6, it is a package I bought at the $$ store and comes with black envelopes too, the bling and the patterned paper is also from the Dollar Stop in Simcoe ON.

Semi finished inside of the card.

It was another hot day in SWO, the family came to the cottage today and brought burgers and buns and dessert. I picked up corn on the cob and tomatoes from the road side stand, nothing like farm fresh produce.  While the "kids" were at the beach  I stayed in the cottage with the fan and  I managed to get a card made while they were out.  

Thanks for stopping by today and dig out that bling and join the challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

What Time is it? It's Challenge Time at Clear it Out Tuesday!!!

Clear it Out Tuesday's crew are back with a NEW challenge!!! The Theme is ONE LAYER and the stash item is ...........Washi Tape.  Many of you are experience in one layer cards but not me, I struggle with them, I just want to pile it on. Now washi tape I normally don't have a clue how to use it, I see so many fabulous cards using it in unusual ways,..just check out what the design team has done with their one layer washi tape cards and you will see what I mean,  The sponsor for the challenge is Melonheadz Illustrating and I used one of the super cute little girl digis.

I scored a frame 1/2 inch around the edge and another scoring 1 inch which framed the image, I added the floral washi tape in between the two score lines, I added three tiny butterflies to the corner. 

A close up of the face and the washi tape I added a pink rhinestone to her barrette.

I did finish the inside of the card but I was in a hurry to take the pictures (as my camera keeps asking me to change the batteries) and it was too blurry to post and I was to lazy to take another picture.

Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to see your one layer card but best of all I want some new ideas on how to use Washi tape.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Challenge at SoSS ~~~ S is for Shaker!!

Welcome to a new Saturday challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~~ S is for Shaker.  Have you ever made a shaker card? if not there are oodles of tutorials on them so go find one or if you have ventured to the "adventurous" side already pick your favourite and let's see some shake, shake shaker cards.  As you know I spend a lot of time at the cottage and if I ever bring everything I need to make a card it will be a miracle, I even make lists and miss some things,  I have had these dies and stamp set since last fall and finally had a chance to used them.

I finally used some sequins, wasn't sure about putting then around the image but it looks OK, I have been so sequin challenged, I really haven't a clue working with them. 

Finished inside.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my Shaker card. Now it's time for you to tackle a shaker card too.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hearts and Flowers challenge continues at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Happy Friday and welcome back to the second week of the  Hearts and Flowers challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The sponsor is Floppy Latte at Stitchy Bear Outlet, check out the fabulous digis they have to offer as well as many other artists. The digi I used is called Shaded Flower and I printed it fairly large and fussy cut it out after I coloured with copics.

I decided I needed to get out of the pink/blue/turquoise rut and I used yellow, now it's not one of my go to colours but I am so pleased as to how nice it turned out.  After colouring the image I fussy cut it out and added it to the daffodil delight base that is covered with a lattice die cut from Couture Creations.  

The "tied together" die cut is in champagne stardream paper and this shows the tiny heart and
 Happy Birthday die cut.

Not a good picture as I was fighting the ambitious breeze.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I had to make Sympathy cards a while back, I prefer to make Thinking of you cards and I also want to make them as personal as I can so they are never made ahead, which means I need an easy design. I have a couple of sets that work well, Thoughts and Prayers from Stampin'up is my favourite.  A couple of my friends didn't get to see my card and I said I would blog it when I had time.  So here is my Sympathy card.

I layered white on white with the one layer embossed with a cherry blossom embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Asian collection. I decided to make this very simple in black and white. If you don't have a butterfly die a simple bow would look nice on the stem.

I carried the simple design from the front to the inside.

Thanks for visiting today come back again soon, you are always welcome.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #211 Don't get Stressed, get De-Stressed.

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What do you do when you get "Stressed" , Shopping Our Stash would like you to make a project that shows how you "De-Stress". Some might take a long walk or a lavender bubble bath I love to colour I can tune everything out as I pick the colours for the image I'm using, it's my form of meditation.  I also enjoy relaxing at the cottage on Lake Erie, although the weekends are very busy and noisy during the week is awesome.

The background was a failed product from an earlier challenge, it looked good but not what I had planned. It was a Copic/Alcohol technique but on a stardream paper instead of shiny cardstock.

The inside of the card with a top note and get well wish

Thanks for stopping by today and join the fun and show us how you "De-stress"