Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Challenge #267 At Shopping Our Stash is Learn Something New!!

So many new techniques, folds and tutorials and at Shopping Our Stash we want you to try a new one to you, something you have never tried. Well I love to try new techniques and I've done faux silk, faux leather, triple stamping, and a lot of others so I went searching and found one that was so intriguing  called Floating Chalk Prints.  I made a few before I had one that I was pleased with although the others were fine just not what I was aiming at, every attempt give a different pattern.

I found a sketch at CAS Colours & Sketch (I just might be in time to enter this) I wanted something that gave lots space to show off the technique which is very simple, container that is big enough for your paper, couple of centimeters of water, scrape some vibrant coloured chalks (I used some SU chalks) then put the cardstock in it lift up and let dry.  Hello is a cuttlebug die plate I've had for more years than I can remember. An oval and a butterfly from a package from the $$ store.

Closer look at the floating chalk background.

Another angle, there are lots of tiny specks of chalk on it, doesn't really show that well.

I would like to enter this in 

NBUS challenge #7 chalks have been hanging around for 4 years and never used

CAS Colours and Sketch #188 I flipped the sketch.

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the SOS blog and see what different techniques the rest of my teamies have done.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Graduation Hedgie

This is the week we have been waiting for NBUS #7 at djardkreations, I have lots of Never Been Used Schtuff, and I had to remove this one from it's plastic wrap to use it and it's from a Cuttlebug embossing folder Asian package hmm about 5 years old, and I think there are a few more in the package I haven't used too. Here is my creation.

The stamp I used is from Penny Black, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut it out and mounted it on a wobble, if I could figure out how to use my video on the camera I could show you how it worked. I found the congratulations paper on Pinterest and printed it on blue cardstock and use a stitched oval from Impression Obsessions.

Sentiment was computer generated from Verses for Cards.

I would like to enter this in:

Thanks for visiting today and have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stand up and be Counted !!! is Challenge #266 at Shopping Our Stash

Tuesday again and it's a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash ~~ Stand up and Be Counted!! use numbers on your project. Two weeks ago I knew what I was going to use for my card but until today I had no clue what I was going to do with it until I saw the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2~96 and knew it was perfect for the challenge.

Of course I had to use my Art Impressions Girlfriends stamp and sentiment. I had some vellum with white numbers printed on it (I didn't stamp that myself) I attached it with some tiny button brads to the cardstock. The patterned paper has been in my stash at least a year but those brads have been there forever, I have them in several colours. I'm such a hoarder.

I see a tad bit of touch up is needed on the sentiment, I also glossed her glasses with Glossy Accents

Finished inside.

I would like to enter:

Seize the Birthday  Anything Goes (as long as it isn't closed already) Missed it!!!

Naughty or Nice #30 Your Number's Up.

Thanks for spending time here today now find those hoarded numbers, number paper or a sentiment with a number on it and join the fun at Shopping Our Stash. Don't forget to head over to the blog to see what "numbers" are on the design team projects.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Summery Bright Christmas!!

I had fun picking some summery colours and Christmas paper for this August Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round. I think this is Holiday Card #56 so I still have a ways to go, I lost my ticker tape and haven't put it back on the blog yet. I won a prize for July at Christmas Cards all Year 'Round that was exciting. I'm so glad they have the blog started up again.  Here is my offering for the challenge.

I made a cute Shaker card (again)  although I need to put a sentiment on the front yet, I have limited supplies at the cottage. I didn't want to gussy it up too much I wanted the window to be the focal point. The stamp I used is from a Christmas set from Stampin'up which is long retired but this image is perfect for the window card. I used clear and blue beads in the shaker.

Blue and clear beads in the window.

Finished inside using a left over scrap of patterned paper and a Stampin'up verse

I want to enter this in:

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round  August Challenge Use Bright and summery colours

Thanks for joining me today and have an awesome week.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky stampers ~~ H is for Hounds.

Wow another two weeks has flown by, its the middle of August already soon the children will be in school and a lot of mothers will be so happy. The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky stampers is H is for Hounds, guess it is self explanatory, we want to see those cute little hound dogs on your project.  so here is my offering for the challenge.

I found the super cute image on Pinterest, I though it would make the perfect get well card as she looks so sad.

close up of the super cute hound dog.

I love these tiny sentiments from Stampin'up they work so well in small spaces.

The inside isn't finished yet I need to either stamp or print a sentiment when I get home.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will stop by the main Blog check out the rules and see what the other design team members have made for the challenge.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shake, Shake, Shake that Christmas Shaker card!!!

I'm warning you it's going to be an influx of Christmas cards, only 3 1/2 months until I need my ticker tape filled or overflowing. Since this is the week I have lots of time to make cards at the lake I'm going to take advantage of it. Again I used my favourite ~~ House Mouse Designs, I have a lot more Christmas stamps than I thought I had when I went searching for something to bring with me, The one I picked is Stocking full of Love featuring Amanda and Maxwell.

After I coloured the stocking (which btw looks great in blue too) I had no real plan on what I was going to do with it. I decided a 5 X 5 square card and because the die cut fancy square was too large for the cut image I decided to make a frame well once I had the frame cut it then became a shaker.

Red beads from Dollarama were perfect but fun to corral

Finished inside 

Jingle Belles rock Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (predominately red)

Thanks for stopping by to check on my holiday stash, you will be seeing more soon

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's Tuesday and Time for a NEW Challenge at Shopping Our Stash

/I think we scared you last week with the Card Shark challenge, perhaps challenge 265 at Shopping Our Stash will be a bit easier it`s What`s the Good Word!!! Use word dies.  Easy enough I have a fabulous Impression Obsession holiday die that`s perfect for the challenge, here is what I did.

White on white with a splash of colour is great for holiday cards, I cut the season`s greetings out of red mirror paper placed it on an oval and popped it up on the fancy oval die cut which was cut out of while shimmer cardstock.

Finished the inside with a Stampendous sentiment.

I also made one in shiny green and vanilla shimmer cardstock

Thanks for visiting today and head over to the main challenge blog and see what word dies the rest of the design team have made.