Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Challenge #217 ~~ Put a Bird on it!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Shopping Our Stash has a new challenge and it's Put a Bird On It!! Now I do have a few bird stamps and a punch but I really wanted to do something different. A friend asks me to make cards for her and always asks for a Cardinal, well any image or stamp is for a winter card or Christmas  and I wanted one for her birthday which is in the summer so took the image and added flowers over the holly leaves and berries. I stamped and fussy cut every single flower and leaf.  I'm pleased with it how about you?


A fancy frame and a few rhinestones  and it's perfect.


Close up of the flowers, 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will show us your project with a bird on it. 

Clear it Out Tuesday's Challenge is one of my Favourites.....Anything goes!!!

When I see an Anything goes challenge I see an opportunity to make a Christmas/Winter card and this week is no exception. Clear it Out Tuesday's theme is Anything goes and the Stash item is anything goes as well. The Sponsor for this two week challenge is Lacy Sunshine.  Yes you heard me right the challenge blog is changing to a two week format, you can get all the information at Clear it Out. Here is my "winter" card for the challenge.


The image I used is Bubbles ~ ice skating. 


Finished inside

Now I have one more Christmas/Winter card for my stash. I haven't progressed to using Reds and Greens yet it's just too early for that. Remember it's a two week challenge so you have until September 14th at 8 p.m. to enter your project.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a creative day. 


Friday, August 28, 2015

Challenge #119 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is ~~ Remembering Summer

Happy Friday!! are you looking forward to the weekend? You can tell fall is in the air as all the Fall Fairs are in full swing. I entered some cards at our local fair which is this week.  Little Blue Button Stamps is the sponsor for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  We were given some cute images to play with and they also have freebies on  the blog. I used a free image from the blog, it certainly looked like she is remembering Summer. I chose pink tones for my card as for me that is a summer colour. My friend Jessi was the sketch designer at Tuesday Morning sketches and I thought it would work for my image although my focal point was a circle, here is what I did for the challenge.


Isn't she just the perfect "remembering" picture? The sentiment I used is the summer stamp of a set of four seasons stamps from Hero Arts, they are probably discontinued as they are over 10 years old.


Close up of the lovely image.

I would like to enter this in:

Tuesday Morning sketches #315 as you see I flipped it.

Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to see how you Remember Summer.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shopping Our Stash has a NEW Challenge ~~ #216 Splish-Splash

Shopping Our Stash  has a dandy challenge this week, Splish Splash use a wet mediumwatercolor, acrylic paint, distress inks. I haven't dabbled in this area much and of course I had all my equipment for the technique I chose in a super cute basket and left it home I was not a happy cottager, to top it off when I looked for my glasses they must be home safe and sound on my desk. I only need them for very fine print and crafting. Darned good job I didn't have a lot to do this weekend. After all that whining here is my offering for the Splish Splash challenge.


I had three shades of blue distress ink pads and some water colour paper, since the craft mat was in the basket I used wax paper and smooshed the three colours on it spritzed with water and dragged the watercolour paper through it.  I stamped just the deck chair and grass with the darkest of the blues, it sort of looks like the fog is coming in off the lake, I coloured the grass with a green copic, then added the three hand drawn birds., 


Since the only baker's twine I have at the cottage is purple, I just made a reef knot out of some cotton yarn I have been making dish cloths out of.


Close up of the birds and the three faux brads I made, I punched 9 dots with the hand punch glued three to a stack and covered it with paper glaze. Not perfect but they do their job.

Thanks for popping by today and checking my blog. Don't forget to check out the rules and see what the rest of the DT have gotten wet with, just click HERE.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

New week New challenge at SoSS ~~~ I is for Image only

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is back again with a new challenge ~~ I is for Image only!!! Easy Peasy I make them a lot, sometimes because there is no room for a sentiment on the front sometimes 'cause I haven't decided what it will be, Birthday, get well or just a Hello there card.  I use my new stamp set I bought last month at The Butterfly Moon, it is from Art Impressions, I have a few of their funny stamps and use them quite a bit.


You can almost hear the "snark" 

I used a lot of leftovers on this card, the frame was not suitable for another project and the ovals were left over too just sitting on my craft table.


I fussy cut both images and this one I mounted on a wobble so when you open the card it moves. I mounted it on the second of the shimmer ovals.


Inside of the card 


and the bit of snark, 'cause that's how we roll at SoSS

Thanks for checking out my blog today and check out what the rest of the design team had done for the I is for Image challenge.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Week 2 of Challenge #118 ~~ Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday!!! another week has gone by and The Cheerful Stamp Pad is still celebrating Birthdays for challenge #118.  Little Blue Button Stamps is the sponsor for this challenge and we were given some really cute images,  I went to the store and found some freebies, the one I used is the July free image and was so excited as it is a fabulous image for a girl friend.


As you see I'm doing all my crafting at the lake and I use what every I have brought and I always hope I have the "right stuff" I love this frame it has 4 parts to it and you cut them all at once which leaves leftovers for other projects. Besides the frame there is a rectangle with an oval cut out of it and a small oval and when you see the inside of the card, a very narrow frame.  I love lime green and blue together so coloured the girls with copics and put them in the frame.


Now doesn't that thin frame look awesome around the sentiment, it's very flimsy and a chore to glue it in place but so worth the effort. 

Thanks for checking out my blog today, don't forget you have until Thursday to enter your project at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shopping Our Stash #215 ~~ Layer it On Me!!

Looking for my Clear it Out Tuesday post? scroll down or click HERE.

Are you in the midst of a heat-wave? Is the humidity unbearable? Well it sure is here in SWO (south western Ontario), I am even thinking of taking a dip in the lake today.  Of course with the weather the challenge at Shopping Our Stash seems out of place, we sure want to "take it off" but the challenge is Layer it on Me!!! use lots of layers,  Head over to the main blog check out the rules for entering and see what the rest of the design team have for your inspiration.


As you see the shadows were long when I took the picture, the best time is between 1 and 3 but I'm not always ready. I have recently discovered Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog  and since I seem to craft on Sunday it works well for me. The image I used is from Sami Stamps the patterned papers are from Walmart. I made the candy dots last week and having fun using them.


Close up of the image and the dots.


Inside of the card, the sentiment is from an acrylic set I bought at the dollar store for $2.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Sami Stamps challenge blog~~use two different papers must use Sami stamps image.


Thanks for stopping by today and you have until Monday to enter your "Layer it on Me" project to Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog.