Saturday, May 19, 2018

It's Saturday so Let's Get Inky!!!

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #110 ~~ I is for Inky. We want you to use inks not just for stamping an image we want to see more than that. I decided (due to a time crunch) to use Distress inks both oxide and regular and a stencil which is something a little new for me.



I used Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks and Picked Raspberry Distress ink from Ranger with a Hero Arts Stencil Large lotus pattern, The pearls are ancient from my stash bought at the dollar store.


Since I was going for fast and simple I used this very large Happy Birthday die cut.


Close up of the shading although there is some ghosting as the stencil wasn't secured as well as I thought, lesson learned.

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the main blog and check out the rules and how inky the rest of the team have gotten.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

It's a Panda Bear Birthday!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash and Mimi has picked a perfect theme for the challenge ~~ For the Kids!!! It's perfect for me as my Great Grandson turns one in June and I needed to make a couple of birthday cards and the theme of the party is Teddy Bear Picnic, so I chose to made a Panda bear card.


Although the panda bear stamp is reasonably new all the papers were scraps out of the scrap box, the polka dot piece was an extra base for an ATC card quite a few years ago. As soon as I saw Sketch Saturday I knew it was perfect for my image. The Panda is from the Sale-a-bration promotion in March and was free (with purchase of course)


close up of the image.


Since it's his first Birthday I wanted to put the 1 on the card, which ties in with Seize the Birthday's challenge "it's just a number"

I am entering this in:
Sketch Saturday  #513 
Seize the Birthday  ~~ It's just a number (mine is one)

Thanks for stopping by today and for lots of fantastic inspiration head over to the SOS Blog and check out the rest of the design team's projects.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Flower Power!!!

Here I am again for another Guest Designer card for House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge, I guess you might be tired of me saying it's my favourite stamps and my favourite challenge but I'm going to say it again.

Challenge #266 is Anything goes or you can use the option of Flower Power, which is what I chose for my card.  Since we are finally getting spring, the crocus are finished and the tulips have fought their way through the ever returning snow and next the lilac trees will be in full bloom scenting the air with beautiful perfume.


The stamp I picked is Sensory Overload with Monica, the image was cut with Spellbinders Labels (8 and the frame is Spellbinders Decorative labels 8.


the inside sentiment is from Stampworks

Thanks for joining me here today I hope you find some time and check out the HMFMC Blog and see what the rest of the team have made when you have checked them out then enter your House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie project in the challenge, there are prizes too.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time for a New Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!!

It's Chris's turn to host Challenge #353 at Shopping Our Stash and she chose Chanson Papillon  which means add a Butterfly or more on your project. I love butterflies and one of the stash items is butterfly dies that I have had for a while but haven't had a chance to use them yet.


When I found the turquoise swirl gems in my stash I just had to use Tempting Turquoise for my base. I have had the Eyelet Outlet gems in my stash for over a year. 



The triple butterfly die is three different sized meant to be stacked, I edged them in peacock feathers distress oxide ink, flat attached the largest and popped the medium and small butterfly on top. 


The sentiment is a very old Hero Arts stamp and gets summoned into service when a vertical sentiment is required. I had an extra butterfly die cut and added it to the inside.

Well not a huge amount of stash bustin' here, I probably have much older butterfly stamps and dies but just opening the gem swirls is good for me because they are so pretty and I tend to hoard pretty things. Now you have seen what I have made I hope you will head over to the MAIN BLOG and see what the rest of the design team have made. 
I would like to enter this in:


Thanks for stopping by today and have a creative day!!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

It's time for Drumroll please ~~ #109 E is for Engineering challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Happy Saturday!! ah finally the weekend!!! I hope you will find some time to check out the New challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers E is for Engineering in layman's terms Steampunk!! This challenge hits my panic button, the rest of the design team are so good at it and I struggle.  On my occasional rummage through my 12 X 12 papers I found not one but 2 pieces of glitter paper from Forever in Time (dollar store 2/$1.00) and it had 5 artist trading card size images on it, wow score one for me.  Here is what I did with them. (not quite as much stress this year)


Here is a grouping of the finished ATCs.

In no particular order since I couldn't remember how they were placed.


the first one I just added a metal clock that I've had for a long time in my box of trinkets and when I was tidying up a pile I found those alpha stickers, oh my they are so old and half used I was afraid they wouldn't stick but they did, unfortuately all the "Ms" in lower case letters was totally used up so I used upside down "W"s. If I had had more Ms or Ws I would have done My Time oh well I'm happy anyway.


The second one I alter with a couple of gears and that feather out of my trinket box, and the diamond brads are a retired pack from SU.


If I'm not mistaken the N in steampunk is an upside down U but the M is real. For this ATC I just added a couple of brads and stamped some arrows (not well though, how can I miss with a clear block and a clear stamp?


This was was very simple, I cut the gears from some leftover copper added the brad and the little arrows are from the spokes on the one gear (they were two cute not to use them) I also used a Tim Holtz flower stencil and worn lipstick DO ink. (it's very subtle)


Last but not least is my fav. the steampunk image I found on the internet did a funky die cut on it added some ancient key/padlock I have them in three colours  it was always my thoughts they wouldn't have them long at the $$store. I also used one of TH mini layering stencils and walnut stain distress oxide inks.

There you have my once a year Steampunk offering for the E is for Engineering challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, check out the main blog and see the awesome projects the rest of the design team have made. 

Thanks for visiting and have an awesome weekend.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Shopping Our Stash is Celebrating Mother's Day for Challenge #352

It won't be long before it is Mother's Day and you want to be ready with a card for Mom or for someone that has been like a second mom.  I have an idea who will be the recipient of my design team card.


I used Pansy Patch circa 1998 from Stampendous and Leigh's Basket, limited edition 

I stamped the pansies, coloured and fussy cut them out The basket was stamped with Versafine Sepia on Crumb Cake and added some shadows to the slats.


Since this is a Mother's Day card for a friend I used a lovely sentiment (retired from SU) and cut it out with a tag die and popped it up on the basket.


Also from Limited Edition is the Flower/Friendship Slip Card stamp which goes along with the basket stamp. The sentiment was stamped with versafine purple and the pansies were attached to it.


Here is the slip-card on it's own. 

There were so many stash items used for this card, I haven't given any of these three stamps any love for a long, long time. probably because it is a very time consuming venture but so pretty when it is finished. 

Thanks for looking today and head over to the Main Blog check out what the rest of the design team have made for Mimi's theme. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Rudolph Days ~~ April

Here it is April 30 and I'm slipping in at the last minute for Rudolph days and slipping in with Canada Revenue too. I really don't like to cut it so close but both are done now and this will be a very quick post.


I've had this super cute bugaboo designs image coloured for a while now, it was die cut with stitched tag dies. I added a bow, the Joy brad and a couple of gold snowflakes that were in a box of die cuts. Score!!! wow coloured image and snowflakes already to use.


Close up of the sute Christmas Kitties

I'm entering this in 

Thanks for stopping by and see you again Tuesday A.M. for Shopping Our Stash.