Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
At the Stampin’up Hostess group this month we made some awesome cards, one of them I wanted to “case” but the only thing I had was the Very Vanilla cardstock, so putting my thinking cap on I used gold ink instead of crumb cake, I used a different set of snowflakes, but my big problem was the gold glitter cardstock and the lace. Last year I bought the white glitter cardstock from SU so I cut strips of it and punched the scallop border, then took a bic marker in beige and coloured the glitter cardstock, I know there is some ivory cotton lace somewhere in my stash but just couldn’t find it in a hurry so went and bought some that Fabricland was clearing out for 25 cents a yard.
This is the card that I made, the card I cased is below.
I like the way mine turned out and the recipient was very pleased with it too.
Thanks for looking today and check back again soon, I am hoping to have more time in 2013 to update my blog more often.
I am entering my card in the December Christmas challenge at Clear it Out Tuesday.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I think everyone is as tired of looking at Christmas cards as I am so I made something a little different. I used my House Mouse image the Nutty Juggler, coloured with my prisma pencils and oms. It’s just a fun image and you can find it at House Mouse Designs
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Snow Fun w/bling at Digi Darla's challenges
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I am so late getting my blog posted, I have had the card done for a few weeks and when I decided to do my blog post I had no phone line and no internet until Saturday afternoon. I hope you think it is worth the wait.
I used a PSX stamp, it was one of my early purchases and the newest purchase, the window die.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
For my card I used “Stockings” digi from our sponsor, Saturated Canary. I was in a whimsical mood when started making my card and decided on non-traditional colours, using pink and green and the paper I found in my stash was perfect. I coloured with prisma pencils and blended with odourless mineral spirits. Cut with my oval nesties and added pretty in pink ribbon with a small sentiment.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The sponsor for this challenge is Digi Darla and they are offering 5 free digis for the winner of this challenge.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Another week another challenge 50 shades of grey, to play with this challenge you must use Black, White and shades of Grey. I don’t often use grey unless I am making a masculine card so i inked up my motorcycle stamp with memento tuxedo black and after a false start I finally found the die I wanted to use. Stop over at the Drunken Stampers Challenge Blog and check out the design team inspiration.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The sponsor for the two week challenge is Sassy Studio Designs stop over and see what they have to offer in digi stamps. My image is called Martini Pin-up Sassy and that is the link where you will find her along with the other Sexy Lady designs. I love them all.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The challenge this week is to make a card with a secret, doesn’t that sound intriguing, you will find all the information about the challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog.
I made a simple Birthday card although it took me long enough to finish it. The embossing folder is from Stampin’up and I added some rhinestones to the centre if the flowers. Added some polka dot ribbon and a peel and stick sentiment. I have not used them much except in class. The cardstock is pretty in pink from Stampin’up. Now for my secret you will have to scroll down to find out what it is.
A bookmark is hidden in the slot in the front of the card. I put a pink brad and a scrap of the same polka dot ribbon as a pull tab to remove the hidden sentiment.
Thanks for visiting today and don’t forget to stop by the Drunken Stamper’s challenge blog found HERE and join in the fun.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
It is team Flirtini’s week for the challenge but I so wanted to join them and make a Christmas card, it is so much easier if you have a theme to use. The Drunken Stampers challenge found HERE is to use Buttons or Brads on your project. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use my “oldest” and favourite snowman. It is from Hero Arts and was one of my first stamps I bought. I knew that “buttons” would look fabulous on him.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Do you love to make Artist Trading Cards? I do and I joined a Halloween ATC swap one of the prototypes was perfect for the House Mouse and Friends Challenge found HERE to take an ATC and make a card around it.
Stamps……..House Mouse Miss Carrot and Hero Arts Quattro Halloween set
Cardstock……Orange and Whisper White from Stampin`ûp
Glitter Cardstock……………….Dollar store
Coloured rhinestones…………………Dollar store
Colouring medium……Pencil crayons and Odourless mineral spirits
Martha Stewart fence punch
Thanks for looking today…….
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I decided to use one of the “stash” colours and that is my favourite one……PURPLE. I made my card while at the cottage and since it is getting close to packing it in for the winter I have very little crafting things there now but like all places there is lots of stash. Only the image is new, everything else is at least one year old. ‘
The image can be found in here in this section of Bugaboo, they have both digital images and rubber ones as well. Thanks for stopping by today and check out the challenge at Clear it Out.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
To celebrate Fall/Autumn House Mouse & Friends are having a challenge to use Fall themed or fall colour inspired projects. A number of the design team posted the image I thought about using so I went to my second choice. Just Dandy from 2009 featuring Monica.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I had a chance to use a Halloween image from our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, it is just adorable, Everything on my card with the exception of the image is from my stash. I used my prisma colour pencils to colour the image and blended it with odourless mineral spirits. The flower was from a prize package I got a year ago. The button from my button jar. I covered the ghost with stickles to make him sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to add your project to the Clear it Out blog and you might win digis from our sponsor for this challenge Bugaboo Stamps
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time for another challenge at the Drunken Stamper’s challenge blog! This week is #99 and the challenge is to use shoes and/or purses on your project.
I found the cutest sparkle dsp at a dollar store and it was 50 cents a sheet, I knew it was perfect for the challenge, The image is from Stamping Bella, which is a Canadian company from Toronto Ontario. I coloured it with prismacolor pencils and oms. I cropped the image so more of the dsp can be seen.
Bonus………I made a second card, it is a purse card, I used a design that we had done at a class at Butterfly Moon It starts with a sheet of card stock 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 1 and 5, crease and fold then measure 1 inch at the top where the 1 inch fold is and cut from that mark to the bottom corner, cut through all layers. then add the lacy strip and handles going through all layers. The bottom tucks under the folded part to close. Add your sentiment to the inside. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of the open card.
Don’t forget to stop by the Drunken Stampers and join in the shopaho8c challenge this week. You have until Friday October 5th at 11.59 Pacific time to link your project. I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous shoes/purses projects.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is fabulous.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The image was coloured with prisma pencils and oms, my stash item is the striped paper, it was in a Christmas paper pad I bought after Christmas at least two years ago. The fold I used is a gate fold, you can find the instructions on Stamp TV or on the Score Pal site. The BAH HUMBUG sentiment was stamped with a Stampendous clear alpha set.
Now you have seen my card for the challenge I would love to see yours so hop on over to Clear it Out and join in the fun
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I must start off with how behind the times I am……I had to Google Washi Tape so I knew I didn’t have any. I went to my local scrapbooking store to purchase some, it is a small store and there were only a few to chose from but I loved the designs on the one I used. Along with my favourite little rodents (House Mouse) I love my Dolly Mamas, the one I used is called “burning the candle”.
I coloured with pencil crayons and blended with odourless mineral spirits, added the butcher’s twine I got in a prize pack, then tied some twine in the button., the cardstock is Cameo Coral and the dp is from an Asian stack pack
Thanks for looking today and head on over to the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog, you have until Friday September 21st 11.59 p.m. Pacific time. See you there.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I used a couple of my favourite colours, Lime green and turquoise, I found some fabulous glitter cardstock at the dollar+ store, they were 12 X 12 and 2 for a dollar….can’t walk away from a bargain like that. The image was coloured with prisma colour pencil crayons and odourless mineral spirits.
Thanks for dropping in today and check out my favourite little rodents.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The challenge is Sympathy and your stash item is dark papers, I used a digi stamp from Digi Darla called Sunshine Flower Bouquet. The image was coloured with prisma pencils and oms, ovals were cut with spellbinders. The silver “latchette” border is a die from Memory Box and the silver butterfly is a die from Cheery Lyn Designs. My stash paper is a DCWV Asian paper pack I bought a couple of years ago in the U.S. As you can see I am at the cottage and forgot to bring my sentiment stamps with me this weekend. I always seem to forget something.
Thanks for stopping by today and stop by the Clear it Out Challenge Blog and check out the challenge and add yours to the link so we can have a look. Digi Darla is our sponsor for the challenge so don’t forget to go look at the great images they have for sale.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
As you can see the scenery is not as pretty as it is when I do my photos at the cottage but it’s nicer than the white cardstock background of taking the picture inside. Challenges are great for taking me out of my comfort zone and using peach and green was taking me there. This is a favourite design I use when i need a card in a hurry it’s fast and simple but looks fabulous in any colours you choose.
To celebrate the new blog...for the Month of September we have a contest running.
Here are the deets:
To be entered to win the contents of Spike's Trunk: (it's more like a shoebox but I liked the sound of trunk)
-play in all the challenges for September (#95, 96, 97, 98, 99)
-card must be new, no backlinks
-your card can only be combined with a sketch challenge (which is not necessary) but no others
-be sure to enter your card in the Linky Tools link for the appropriate week, all challenges are open for one week
-then send us an email when you've completed all the challenges
I am looking forward to seeing your “peachy” project on the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge Blog this week.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The image I was thrilled to play with is called Heels…….Big Bow and as soon as I saw it I thought of the glitz and glamour of the red carpet I coloured the image with prismacolour pencils and odourless mineral spirits, my something glittery from my stash is the red rhinestones and the glitter glue I have had for eons. Most everything on the card but the black glitter cardstock I have had for a long time.
Thanks for stopping by today to have a look at what I have been crafting. Don’t forget to join us at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog and you might win some digis from Bugaboo
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Get to know our Designated Designers all this coming week in Drunken Stamper Style, starting Monday! We’ll be featuring 2 Designers every day leading up to our first challenge of the term, September 1st.
And you’ll want to play in EVERY challenge in September! (Deets to come soon!)
Did I mention that I’m a designated designer? I am so excited to be given the opportunity of showing my “stuff”.
Thanks for the visit today and don’t forget to check out the Drunken Stamper’s Challenge |Blog every day this week, better yet sign up for updates in your in box.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
That’s right…it’s coming…August 25th and we’re all so excited!
An all NEW Drunken Stampers challenge blog!
- more challenges
- more designers
- an all new look!
Don’t be left out and grab our all new Drunken Stampers Challenge Blinky, display it with pride! Be sure to share the news with all your crafty friends!
Here is the link to their blog:
They will be back soon………come check it out and grab the new blinky made by Suzanne….what a talented lady.
Thanks for looking today and don’t forget to check back on Saturday for some BIG news.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Of course not a whole lot of colouring here. Fleur dis Lis rectangle spellbinder was used for the white frame around the image.
Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon there is more crafting going on.
"Some things work, and some things don't. That's why we continually strive for perfection, looking to be even better every day."
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I checked out my endless stash of House Mouse and Happy Hoppers and didn’t have anything suitable so I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.
The stamp is from House Mouse Designs, friend and Monica are the Canadian Flag Bearer, I used the colours of our country, red and white.. The Canadian flog is from the $1.50 basket at Michaels. The images are coloured with prisma pencils and odouless mineral spirits.
Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card for Olympics.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Since I am a House Mouse addict I chose Mudpie in a scrumptious, marshmallow filled hot chocolate. The stamp is from Stampabilities, but the mice have their own web site. House Mouse.Drop in and see the cute little critters.
I used close to cocoa, night of navy cardstock, I cut with a “Nellie” die, the fancy tag is from spellbinder, As you can see from the picture I am at the cottage and my punches are at home so the sentiment will be added at a later date.
Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoyed my favourite little rodent. Remember still time to get in on the challenge at the Drunken Stampers the challenge ends on August 31st/
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It is Team “A” time with Dude Time Doodles for this weeks challenge at Clear it Out “One for the Boys”, your stash item is two or more patterned papers. Masculine cards are so much harder for me than the cute or frilly feminine ones. The image I choose is “rough night Rodney” he sure looks like he had one too.
The three patterned papers are from a hostess pack from Stampin’up that I received over 5 years ago and I’m still working on it. All the girly colours are gone though. The cardstock and paper are both Night of Navy, the image and layer were cut with the long rectangle spellbinders. Kick back and relax is from Stampabilities.
Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to head to the challenge at Clear it Out and show us your masculine themed project……remember to use your patterned paper “stash”.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Since it was Christmas in July with a summer twist I had the perfect image for the challenge, it is a digi stamp from Bugaboo, a surfing penguin. The image was coloured with prisma pencils and odourless mineral spirits, The dsp is from a paper pack, sentiment and holly leaves from Hero Arts and the cute Santa hat is from High Hopes, a Canadian company. I used white fun flock on the Santa hat, his sunglasses are covered with paper glaze.
Thanks for dropping in to see if I have been crafting, stop by the Drunken Stampers challenge blog there is still a couple of days to add your project.