Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Butterflies in Orchid....

Three more days left of the Hop to Stop Domestic violence at Becca's Blog, Damsel of Distress.  I was at a Stampin'up night and I took the opportunity to use the new floral die to cut a piece of white cardstock, didn't have a plan for it but as it was sitting on my desk  I decided it would look fabulous over purple and a new card design was born for the Hop to Stop. I layered the die cut over some sparkly orchid cardstock.

The butterflies are from Impression Obsession, the sentiment is from Stampin'up along with the oval punches, I added a few pearls to each of the butterflies and a few dotted around the background.

Close up of the sparkle.

Finished inside.

I am adding this to:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my offering for the Hop to Stop you still have 3 days to enter.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shopping Our stash #275 Three Trees ~~ use Three or more Trees

Happy Tuesday, we closed the cottage this weekend so no more shuttling craft supplies from one place to another ~~ now to get them all back in their places so I can find them. Of course I also have to find homes for all the supplies I brought home, for a while we will have doubles of all condiments in the refrigerator.  On to the challenge at Shopping Our Stash, we want to to use at least THREE trees on your project, you can make a whole forest if you would like to and I think I did.

Birch tree die from the Frantic stamper, Deer, evergreens and Merry Christmas is from Impression Obsession. The background is on of my last pieces of swirly shiny paper bought eons ago. 

the deer are woven into the birch trees and the whole frame is popped up.

Finished the inside with a Stampabilities sentiment and one more tree.

Thanks for spending some time here today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the design team have done. 

Friday, October 21, 2016


I started this card several weeks ago for a friend's birthday but it wasn't going well at all and I was in a time crunch so went with plan 2 and since my flowers were purple I made it a quest to finish it for the Hop To Stop (domestic violence) at Damsel of Distress Blog.

The basket is a wood mount stamp it includes the handles, I can't remember who it belongs to as it is still at the cottage with a few odd bits of supplies. The pansies are from a PSX stamp which I dismantles a bit to fit the project. Hello is a Cuttle bug die (ages old)

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession 

I'm entering this in the Hop to Stop 

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Damsel of Distress blog and check out all the fabulous cards. There are prizes when you enter and you still have until October 30th to enter.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Floating Flowers

I love this design for a card, I used it with a bi-plane card I made a while back, Floating flowers is what France Martin calls this fold and I followed her video to make it so it's a total "case".  A couple of weeks ago I made a different card made with the same flowers and colours,  I am not a big fan of fall colours except looking at the trees when they change, but I try to use them every once in a while, and there has been a lot  of Pink going around.

Boy this was a nightmare to photograph, here is is closed.

Sort of a side view

A wider side view. 

The link to the video is HERE

I was inspired to make this card by the Colour Challenge at Just us Girls and I would like to enter this in their challenge. ~~ Color Week #365 Gold, Rust and Olive. 

Thanks for stopping by today, as you see I am not always making Christmas Cards.

My Last Pink Christmas Card for the Jingle Belles Rock ~~ for this year.

I have been so excited to have had time to create 6 cards for the (GAH) Pink Christmas Challenge at the Jingle Belles. It's been a lot of fun picking images that will look great in pink. For this card I used a Saturated Canary image I have had printed probably since last year, quite often I print two just in case I mess the first one up. I also have a stash different coloured  Fitted Frames 4 from Elizabeth Craft Designs, 

I used ECDesigns stitched oval and two of the fitted frames ovals then placed it on a white layer that was embossed with a folder from Stampin'up that the name of eludes me. then I attached it to a premade base 4 1/4 X 6 inches from a pack I purchased at the dollar store. The sentiment is from High Hopes Stamps which is a Canadian company here in Ontario.

A truly Canadian sentiment isn't it, although I'm not the one in my family that uses that word, my hubby is truly a Canadian and admits to using Eh? many times in a conversation.

The inside is finished with another of the fitted ovals and a sentiment from Stampendous (I think)

I am entering this in:
Jingle Belles rock ~~ (GAH) Pink Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and if you hurry you can get your Pink Christmas card to the Jingle Belles before the challenge closes. Stephanie and Lauren each are donating $2.00 for Breast Cancer Research so the more cards the merrier.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Challenge #274 at Shopping Our Stash is ~~~ Hey Ghoulfriend

What a great title for a challenge ~~ thank you, Chris!!! The crew at  Shopping Our Stash  would like to you make a Halloween card or project.

Halloween is not as huge a celebration as it is in the U.S. so I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, but if there are challenges to be done then send them off to who ever I think would like a surprise. I had a lot of fun making this card and "shhh it's for my great-grandson". I bought a Pop up Die I think about 1 1/2 years or longer and had never taken it out of the package, it looked like a lot of work but surprise, surprise it wasn't as hard as it looked.

I had printed this super cute image from Bugaboo Stamps quite a while ago and had it all layered on gold and black ready to go. I added some colour to the windows, lights and eyes then using some chalks I did the background in pink and yellow for an eerie sky.  I punched the fence and popped it up and added the black cat that I found in that "parts box" The background paper is from Bo Bunny also a couple of years old.

Tada!! the pop up part of the card, The sentiments are computer generated and the bats are from an EK bat punch I found at Dollarama and I attached them with thin strips of acetate. The paper is from a 12 X 12 pad I bought 2 maybe 3 years ago at Winners.

Close up of the pop up part of the card and of course the super cute bats.

I would like to enter this in:
Cardz for Guys ~~ challenge 142 Boo Halloween or a Thank you card.

The Male Room ~~ #46 Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today and were you surprised it's not a Christmas card? Have a fabulous day!!
Head over to the main blog check out the rules and see what ghoulish creations the rest of the team has made.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pink, Warm, Winter, Wishes ~~ and it {{{shakes}}}

I'm getting my money's worth out of some very old patterned paper, I'm gonna be sad when it's all gone. It works so well with the Annual Pink Christmas challenge at the Jingle Belles. I think this is #5 for the challenge. I hope you have at least made one for the the challenge, it is for a good cause, Breast Cancer Research. Both Stephanie and Lauren are donating $2.00 each for every card posted on the blog. 

It's an image I found on Pinterst (I love snowmen/women) I decided I wanted to make a shaker card, I cut the frame with EC Designs stitched rectangles. added some pretty sequins instead of beads (as I seemed to leave them at home) the Sentiment is from Impression Obsession 

Closer looke at the sequins.


The sentiment is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ (gah) Pink Christmas

There is still time to add your Pink Christmas creation to the Jingle Belles Blog it closes on Wednesday night, it's for a good cause.