6.26.2013

Happy Happy:

Good morning all! If you've been looking for me and I'm not around it's because I've been trying to get some of my "real" stuff done.  You know, real life stuff.

This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

My inspiration:  fruity colours of the oranges and strawberries, bright/cheerful, strawberries

I won't tell you how long this card took me to make, nothing seemed to be going my way but I am happy I kept with it.  In the end, it was just what I was hoping for :)


Card Ingredients:  JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels Four stamps, Stampin' Up! Purely Pomegranate ink, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, EP and Recollections papers, Celebrate It ribbon, Celebrate It pom poms, Recollections gems, Wild Orchard flowers, Copic marker (Orange).   Tools:  sewing machine, JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Four dies, Fresh Fruit Shapeabilities.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Really Reasonable Ribbon - spots and ribbon, Songbird - fruit, JustRite Friday Challenge - sketch: 


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
  and Sue!
 
 
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6.22.2013

Barry Blue Skies:

Good morning all!  Here we are on another rainy day - what a terrible start to Spring.  It could be worse (thinking of friends in Alberta)....

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Sweet Stampin's cute and cuddly challenge.

 I haven't use Barry Soccer for a while, so I thought I would dust him off and put him to good use.

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME Quilting Bee papers, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, random buttons, Craftsmart Teal ink, Dress It Up buttons, AmyR sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, make-up sponge for sky.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Here Come the Boys - dotty, 'ABC' Challenges - summer, Crafts 4 Eternity - spots and stripes, Cards for Men - boys will be boys, Technostamper Lunchtime - sketch:



Have a wonderful Saturday - hopefully the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.  Cheers!

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6.19.2013

Beautiful and Amazing:


Good morning all!  Here we are at Wednesday again.  Only a few short days until the weekend.

This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:


My inspiration:  colours, dress, flowers, shabby, lace

I made this card for a strong yet elegant woman.  So I wanted to keep it simple yet fussy at the same time (is that even a thing??)  I am pleased as punch with how it turned out and I hope she likes it too!

I also used my own dress template for this card, didn't think I would really use it again, but am so happy I kept it!




Card Ingredients:  JustRite A New Day and Just the Right Words stamps, Tim Holtz Old Paper ink, CraftSmart Gold ink, DCWC cardstock, KaiserCraft Magnolia Grove papers, Celebrate It ribbon, Hero Arts lace, Recollections pearls, American Crafts jute, random charms.   Tools:  sewing machine, Lattice Pendant Shapeabilities, Oval Nesties,






I made this card for the following challenges: Cupcake Craft - sentimental, Path of Positivity - strength, Card Crafter's Circle - stitches, Creative Card Crew - metal, JustRite Friday Challenge - sketch:

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
and a big warm welcome to our newest teamie - Sue!



6.17.2013

Summertime:


Good morning all.  Hmmmmm... how can it be Monday again (grumble, grumble)...

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Sketch N Stash's sketch challenge with the option of summertime fun:


I used some of my new papers appropriately called Summer Splash.  While colouring Lenny, Summertime (Doin' Time) by Sublime got into my head.:





Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, random buttons, Craftsmart Teal ink.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Square Nestie, make-up sponge for sky.







I made this card for the following challenges:   Joanna Sheen - masculine, Designed to Color - summertime, Charisma Cardz - digis, Simon Says - transport (rubber dingies count,  right?), Top Tip Tuesday - masculine.

TOP TIP TUESDAY TIP:  You don't need anything fancy to create a sky background.  I use an old triangle make-up sponge and any colour of blue ink pad (I use a quick dry teal).  Keep the make-up sponge in a plastic bag and you can reuse it for about three sky backgrounds.  To re-ink, I press on the ink pad once and then I am good to go for another three times.  Cloud templates are easily found on the internet.  Print, cut, and ink!  Easy peasy!

Have a wonderful Monday!  Cheers.

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6.14.2013

Crazy Jake:

Good morning all!  I don't know about you, but boy, am I happy it's Friday :)
It's going to be another wet weekend, maybe it's time for a bit of R n' R??

I have another Christmas card to share.  If you visit my blog, you notice that a lot of my Christmas cards are non-traditional in colour.  Well I thought I would take it to the next level and use *really* non-traditional colours, in fact, the papers I used are called "Hello Summer".

I might have taken it a bit too far as I am not sure what I think of this card. Maybe it's miss something?? 



Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, EP Hello Summer and MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Craftsmart Teal ink, Studio G glitter glue, random buttons.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps.












I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch) plus non-traditional colours, Sweet Stampin' Christmas - non-traditional colours plus cute/cuddly.


Have a wonderful weekend - hopefully you get a bit of relaxation in too :)

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6.12.2013

Under the Sea:

Please scroll down for the Papercraft Star post or go here.

This week's challenge is Glitter at All That Scraps.  But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store

This is it!  The All That Scraps Challenge blog is closing.  This will be your last week playing along with us.  Also All That Scraps Store has a new name:  C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps & Dies.  There will be however, a new venue for challenges so pay close attention!

I used this new cutie Swiss Pixie Snorkels and gave her some fun red hair and a sparkling bathing suite - isn't she adorable???





Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, K&Co and Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Studio G Glitter glue, Recollections gems.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval Nestie, EK Success Corner punch, CC Designs Bubble cutters.




I made this card for the following challenges: Craft-room Challenge - summer, Cutie Pie - kids, Deep Ocean - for a girl, Anyone for Anya - party time, Sketch Saturday - sketch.

Have a super wonderful Wednesday - cheers!

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Just Because:

Good morning all! 
This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

My inspiration:  pink, flowers, roses in the background



Card Ingredients:  JustRite For All You Do stamp, Stampin' Up! Pomegranate ink, Kaisercraft papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections pearls, Wild Orchid flowers, Celebrate It ribbon. Tools:  JustRite (Amazing Paper Grace) dies, sewing machine, Oval and Labels 4 Nesties.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Wild Orchid - layers,  Techno Stamper Monday Lunchtime - sketch, Heck of a Challenge - BINGO (pearls, die cut, flowers)


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6.10.2013

Defines Us:

Good morning all - today can only get better (I hope). I woke up at 5:15 this morning with our little Pixie Chihuahua having a seizure beside me.  Such a scary way to wake up for us and for her!  She's fine now (grumpy as all heck though), but that is number four in four months :(

I do have a card to share with you all, worked on it all day too!

I had a vision of this card for a week:  masculine, grungy, metal, banners, AND paper crimping:  basically just a lot going on in my head.  So I decided to sit down and put my vision to paper.


 

 Card Ingredients:  JustRite (Amazing Paper Grace) What Defines Us and Signed Sealed Delivered stamps, Craftsmart Black ink, Tim Holtz Frayed Paper ink, DCWV Timeless Type papers, Recollections cardstock, Tim Holtz metal medallion, Recollections Screw brads, American Crafts jute. Tools:  JustRite Two by Two Postage (Amazing Paper Grace) dies, sewing machine, paper crimper.




I made this card for the following challenges:  JustRite Friday Challenge - masculine,  Sugar Creek Hollow - Father's Day vintage, Sentimental Sundays - sentiments and metal.




Have a wonderful Monday - cheers!



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6.07.2013

Ice Skating Donny:


Good morning - it's looks like it will be a beautiful morning out there, but this afternoon, overnight, and tomorrow are supposed to be raining.  Not that it usually matters, but I have a deck to stain.  Oh well, guess that means more time in the craft room :)

I love bears.  It's true.  Actually any animal will do.  I feel comfortable colouring them and they are always such cuties.  I'm not 100% confident colouring little girl/boy images. I'm always off in the shading.

 Bears though, I think I can handle :)

With that said, I have Donny to share with you:

Did you notice that I love paper piecing too??  I guess it's my "thing".

Speaking of paper, I am letting go of my third last piece of cranberry coloured cardstock.  It's the only thing that goes with my "Christmas" flowers and I have a LOT of cranberry coloured flowers.  I hate to use so much of the cardstock on one card, but I like to tie everything together.  I should set out to find some more, if they make this colour anymore.
 


Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, Tim Holtz metal gasket, Wild Orchard flowers, Recollections pearls, Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate inks, Inkadinkadoo! background stamp, Ashland Burlap.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Square Nesties, sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.




I made this card for the following challenges:  ABC Christmas - kept it safe (see above), Holly Jolly - six or more layers (I have 10 layers of paper), Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), Winter Wonderland - four legged friends.

Have a wonderful weekend - cheers to you all!

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6.05.2013

Birgitta Loves Summer:



Please scroll down for the Papercraft Star post or go here.

This week's challenge is Glitter at All That Scraps.  But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store


I love neon, any chance I can add to a card I will.  In fact I love it so much that my purse is neon pink and so is my nail polish - takes me back to my childhood :)

I used this cutie newbie, Birgitta and gave her a gingham bathing suit - isn't she the sweetest?
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, AmyR sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections gems, Recollections foam star, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges: ALBC - something sweet, Kaboodle Doodles - for the kids, Alota Rubber Stamps - summer feeling, Cupcake Inspirations - at the beach,  Card in Envy - sketch


Have a wonderful Wednesday - cheers!


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Heartache and Love:

Good morning all!  

This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:



My inspiration:  colour, pearls, gems

Card Ingredients:  Pink Petticoat sentiment, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Recollections pearls and gem, Wild Orchard flowers, Wild Orchard pins.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sparkles - monochromatic, Unscripted Sketches - sketch:

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros


Have a wonderful Wednesday.  Cheers!

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6.03.2013

Father's Day Buddies:



Good morning all!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend, it was busy, busy, busy here but we got so much accomplished - such a good feeling.  My body aches from my toes to my neck, but nothing time won't heal :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Love to Create's Father's Day challenge.

I used Barry Best Friends, which worked perfectly for a Father's Day theme!  I kept it very simple as my father-in-law is a "no frills" kind of guy :)



I love this image - it can be used for so many occasions.  And the couple of bears are just SO DARN SNUGGLY!!!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections buttons.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Ready-Teddy-Go - Father's Day and bears, Sweet Stampin' - Father's Day, Card Crafter's Circle - stripes, Papertake - free for all sketchie - I used #54:



That's it for me today - have a super duper wonderful Monday!!  Cheers!

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