Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It’s a Two Week challenge “Free is Good” at SOS.

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Due to the U.S. Thanksgiving we are giving you two weeks to join us in the challenge at Shopping Our Stash.The theme is “Free is Good” which means to use something on your card you got for free. It could be a prize you won, or something you found at your Mom’s place and brought it home because it looked useful, my hubby find single earrings on the beach with his metal detector and I quite often use them on a project.
When House Mouse Designs was owned by Stampablities there was a Stamp of the month and at the Butterfly Moon (where I shop and take classes) had a monthly draw for the Stamp of The Month and I have won quite a few over the years. This was one of them, 2004 HMLR 1039 Jingle Buds. The embossing folder is Divine Swirls the first folder I ever bought. The flourish is part of a border die from Dee`s Distinctively. The flourish, border and scalloped rectangle is green glitter cardstock from the dollar store. I also put stickles on the green bells.
Here you can see the glitter a bit better.
I added some of the cut off of the flourish to the inside of the card, the sentiment is from Hero Arts called Think of Christmas C3203.
Challenges I would like to join with this card:
House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge 183 Add a little Sparkle.
Gruffies and Guests challenge 11 ATG with the option of Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge 175 Any Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut`s Christmas Challenge Extra November anything goes every month..
Thanks for visiting today and don`t forget to check out the other design team members projects and the details of entering the challenge at Shopping Our Stash. Remember you have two weeks.

Challenge #55 at CIOT is Winter Wishes

Clear it Out Tuesday has a Winter Wishes theme for this week’s challenge, the stash item is SNOWFLAKES, snowflake paper, brads, punched flakes anything snowflake you can think of except NO real ones I think we had our fill of that last week.  Oh yes and the sponsor is one of my favourites, Lacy Sunshine. Take a look at her store and you will be amazed at the gorgeous digis. Here is the one I picked.
This digi is Christmas Presents with Rory, I cut it out with the fancy oval die and popped up on snowflake paper.
My stash item is the fabric snowflakes I have had for about 5 years I added rhinestones in the center of each.
I just had to do a close-up of that adorable face, don’t you just love her?
Finished inside of the card, I used a couple of scraps of the snowflake paper. Sentiment is from a Stampin’up set.
Challenges I would like to join are:
Crafty Hazelhut’s patterned paper challenge November
Crafty Hazelnut’s  Extra ATG as long as it’s Christmas November
Hiding in my Craft room Challenge #175 any Holiday 
Lacy Sunshine challenge Blog North Pole (anything to do with the north pole, snow, snowflakes, candy canes etc.
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you find time to join in the fun at Clear it Out Tuesday

Monday, November 24, 2014

It’s Monday and a new challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #100 at the Cheerful Stamp Pad is to use digital paper and images. The sponsor is Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bear Outlet, they have some really beautiful background digi papers with images to match. I chose the poinsettia paper and image.
I didn’t want to cover the beautiful paper up so I chose not to clutter the card up with ribbon, I just added some yellow rhinestones.
I had a large enough piece of the paper to use some on the inside of the card as well.
Thanks for stopping by today and get your printer to do your work for you and print some background paper and join the challenge.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sassy Studio Designs meets a great sketch

I wanted to join in the progressive challenge at Sassy Studio Designs on Facebook and it was closing on the 26th so quickly emailed for my image to use, this is a closed group, if you love Sassy Studio Designs please join. Today I received a reminder that I still had time to join Freshly Made Sketches, so wow got two “birds” with one stone.
Here in South Western Ontario we have had a lot of snow, and it is early so our “fall” is over as is Thanksgiving so I am using this for a Birthday card.
Finished inside of the card
I am entering this in the  Sketch 173  at Freshly Made Sketches
Hiding in my Craft room Challenge 175 Any Holiday
Thanks for stopping by today, come back any time you are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Challenge #178 Thanks or Thanksgiving

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Wow this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time,  our neighbours dropped a lovely thinking of you card and a box of chocolates into our mailbox one day. I have been so busy I hadn’t made a card yet. (where are the extras when you need one?) I also needed to make it fairly simple of course because I was running close to the wire (again) Is there a procrastinators anonymous? 
One of our ladies at our last “get together” showed us how to make this card. The punch is retired from Stampin’ up but any punch that cuts a strip will work and there are lots out there. The sentiment was cut with spellbinders oval and the lacy oval is a Nellie Snellen die. I added the butterfly and rhinestones.
Close up of the Butterfly
The inside is finished with a plain white piece of cardstock and I have plans for a very short sentiment that we really appreciated their kindness.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will have time to join us for the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge. Head over to the blog check our the rules and see what the rest of the team has made for your inspiration. Just click HERE.

Your Favourite type of Challenge~~~Anything Goes

Clear it Out Tuesday has a new challenge and the theme is Anything Goes and the Stash item is Anything Goes, so the choice is yours.  The sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear Outlet, the image I used is from Floppy Latte.  Since Thanksgiving has been celebrated here in Canada I’m working on Christmas so have a look at what I’ve done for the challenge.
One of my stash items is the pine branch stamp, I bought it at a used stamp sale, the ef is from the winter pack from cuttlebug. I used a scrap of gold glitter paper for the top of the ornament.
I just had to show you the ho ho ho, I found pre- inked mini stamps at Winners a while back, There are 8 sentiments in the package. They are from Mason Row.
Finishing the insides at the same time as I make the card has been one of the things I’m trying to do. This one is ready to be mailed when December arrives,
Thanks for stopping by today and you know you want to play along with us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Anything Goes challenge.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week 2 Here Kitty Kitty at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Challenge #99 starts the second week of Here Kitty Kitty at The Cheerful Stamp Pad,  Remember my week 1 card, well I got a second image from the sponsor Barbara Jensen at Stitchy Bear Outlet. but this time I made a Christmas card, Here is what I made for the challenge.
The Santa hat is from High Hopes stamps, which is a Canadian company, I coloured it and fussy cut it out and added white opal liquid pearls for the pompom and the fur trim. Patterned paper is from a DCWV Christmas/Winter pack and the wreath is a brad.
Now isn’t that an attitude, lol.
The wreath brad and sentiment from Stampin’ up.
Finished inside and the sentiment is from Stampin’up

I would like to enter this in a couple of challenges:
Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge 111 Cute

Thanks for spending time here today and you know you want to play along with Here Kitty Kitty and we want to see your fabulous creations.