Saturday, October 1, 2016

It's Time for Pink Halloween at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!!!

This is our annual Pink Halloween Challenge for Breast Cancer as October is breast cancer month. For challenge #69 the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers want to see lots of pink!!! Are you up for the challenge?


I used a Halloween background stamp from Impression Obsession on clearance  I also used this sweet witch from Lacy Sunshine Stamps. I coloured the images with alcohol markers but coloured the pink background with tombow markers. 


I fussy cut the cute witch and popped her up.


Almost finished inside just need a sentiment which of course is at the cottage lol.


Thanks for visiting today and head over to the SoSS blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made for the Pink Halloween Challenge.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jingle Belles Rock Christmas Bells!!!

The challenge at Jingle Belles Rock is Christmas Bells and I have a few stamps that have bells on them but I decided to use Fluffles hanging in the garland and put bells on it.


I used the Sketch Saturday sketch for my starting point, The jingle bells I've had since last Christmas and finally opened them, I even sewed them on to the cardstock.


Close Up


Finished the inside using a die cut leftover from a previous project.

I would like to enter this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Christmas Bells 


Show Us Your Pussies ~ all cat challenge ~ Furrything goes.



Thanks for visiting and stay tuned I've been very busy this week.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Shopping Our Stash #271 ~~ Apple for Teacher

It's fall and there is a bounty of vegetables and fruit out at the vegetable stands along the roads so this is the perfect time for the challenge at Shopping Our Stash, Apple for Teacher ~~ use fruits/veggies on your project or make a Teacher appreciation card. I knew I had the perfect image to use for the challenge and yes, it's a Happy Hopper. Let's have a peek at it.......


Perfect image for the challenge and I have had it a while along with the patterned paper. I used Elizabeth Crafts Fitted Frames ~ Curly Ovals 



Since the oval die cuts 4 different shapes and sizes I used one on the inside along with a favourite sentiment.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and for more inspiration please stop by the SOS blog and check out what the rest of the design team have made. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #270 ~~ Fairies and Angels

What a beautiful challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!  Fairies and Angels. There are a lot of different and beautiful stamps and digis of angels and fairies, I decided to give some inky love to a very old stamp from the Artful Stamper.

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Isn't she beauiful! I coloured her with a very pale blue and her wings with touches of pink.


I used White Opal liquid pearls with water to glaze her wings.


Finished inside.

Thanks for visiting today and head over to Shopping Our Stash  check out all the gorgeous fairies and angels that the rest of the design team have done for inspiration.




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Christmas Wishes to Warm Your Heart and Home........

Home/House is the challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock ~~ there needs to be a house on your Christmas project. I had quite the time deciding what I would use, in fact I brought several "house" stamps with me this weekend. so look for at least one more before the challenge is over on Wednesday. Here is what I ended up using.


I used the large background house stamp from Hero Arts Stamped it in tuxedo black memento ink layered it on red and on a black base, I added a bit of colour to the houses,. The car with the tree is also from Hero Arts, I coloured, fussy cut and added clear acetate to the windows.


Close up but you really can't see the acetate.


The sentiment on the front and the inside sentiment are from Stampabilities

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles Rock ~~ O' Little Town of Bethlehem 

12 Months of Christmas ~~ Optional theme the nature of Christmas

Thanks for visiting today and it's one more holiday card for my stash.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A is for Aaargh ~~ Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th.


Another awesome challenge from the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers ~~ A is for Aaargh!!! Who knew that September 19th was talk like a pirate day? I didn't until the challenge was posted.  I have a pirate lady from Lacy Sunshine that was a freebie quite a while ago and I had it printed in my pile of images so went to work finding out how Elizabeth Swann looked in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie, I think it was the 2006 one. Well it wasn't colourful enough so I went with a dash of purple.


Aargh and larger coins are from a Stampendous changito set I've had for years never used,  Map is from one of the $$ masculine paper pads, lace from a different $$ store.


Close up of the image and sentimen. which was cut with a SU word bubble die.


Not knowing what I was using this for I've left the inside blank.

Entering this in:


Thanks for spending time here today and head over to the Snarky sister's and check out how the rest of the design team have interpreted the challenge.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cut and Paste is Challenge #269 at Shopping Our Stash!!!

Thanks to Chana I'm heading way, way out of my comfort zone, it's not that I don't have the equipment but no stamping and colouring is foreign to me. Shopping Our Stash  #269 is Cut and Paste......use stencils and dies only....NO STAMPING.  Here is my offering for the challenge.


So many firsts on this card....first time to use the Hero Arts Large Lotus Pattern stencil and technique, first time using the Impression Obsession Die they have both been in my possession for at least a year. First I spritzed the white cardstock with Dylusions purple ink spray when dry I sponged Spun Sugar distress ink over the flowers.


I cut the purple vellum that I found at a yard sale 4 years ago, then I cut the inserts for the flower and leaves from scraps of shimmer paper. Wow I paper pieced it!!! Cut and paste is what we want.


The Hello was cut with a Cuttlebug die plate (it's ancient) and seeing how Chris has layered a word sentiment on top of a black one to give dimension  I just needed to try it. Wow another first. 


Inside of the card using a scrap of purple cardstock from my stash...a sentiment will be added later.

I am entering this in:
Hiding in my Craft Room #266 Super Scraps Saturday.(everything except the base was a scrap)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join Shopping Our Stash for "Cut and Paste" Don't forget to check out the blog and see what my teamies have done for the challenge.