Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shopping our Stash #197 - Lost & Found!

This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see you use something "lost & found" - either something you actually misplaced (oh like it doesn't happen at your desk!) or something you've rediscovered that you forgot you had. Make sure to tell us what it is! 
With all my crafty space restructuring I could have used about a kajillion items for this - but of course I re-sorted them and now don't quite know where everything is again. However, while sorting through my stickers, I found this lovely fairy image from a decoupage sheet I purchased on eBay years ago. Score!

Supplies: fairy decoupage sheet; doily; patterned paper from MME; sentiment stamp from Flourishes; Stormy Sky distress ink; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; vellum; pearls

Having the sentiment tab wasn't my original plan, but the sentiment stamped directly onto the plaid just didn't stand out enough. 

So what have my teammates lost & found? Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,April 20th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #296 - Doodle Pantry!

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have one of our fabulous frequent sponsors - Doodle Pantry! I had to play with an image I've had for a while but hadn't used yet, Funny Disguises. 

Supplies: Funny Disguises digi from Doodle Pantry; Spectrum Noir markers; papers from MME; Studio Calico wood veneer arrow; black detail EP; Mod Podge Dimensional Magic; googly eyes 

I printed out two copies of the image so that I could pop up the nose & glasses - and as I was doing that thought hey, I could cut out the 'lenses' of the glasses and put googly eyes in there! 

Debbie designed our fun sketch this week: 

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, April 19 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Merry Monday Angel

This week's Merry Monday challenge is to use angels or cherubs on your card. I played with some NBUS PTI stamps and dies :)

Supplies: stamps, dies, and classic kraft ink from PTI; papers from Fancy Pants; Nesties label die; Stampin' Up linen thread; button from stash; Bow Easy

I used my Bow Easy for the multi-loop bow and stitched it into place with the button. I need to practice stamping on matching die-cuts but I think this works with the rustic feel of the card!


Always read the fine print...

...like the date a challenge ends! The Challenge is switching to a weekly format and I missed the anniversary challenge because my pea brain didn't absorb that! I'm back again with a thank you card that took a few attempts to get right.

Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny; stamps from PTI; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark & black detail EP; Wplus9 banner die; Paper Smooches black twine; button from stash

I was determined to use this paper, and what took so long to finish the card was the multiple attempts at a sentiment. I just could not get it to work - I tried it on black, on white, and finally settled on this smidge of krafty patterned paper. I had to cobble together the rectangular mat to tie in the colour somehow (it's actually 2 pieces of paper...luckily enough to do the job!)

So note to self, The Challenge is now WEEKLY!! 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Getting Started on Mother's Day

Working on Mother's Day cards the past couple days, and made this one this morning :)

Supplies: unknown sentiment stamp; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; rhinestones from Dollarama; flowers quilled by me

I love all the bright colours together! I traced over the sentiment with Wink of Stella for some subtle shimmer. And since these are definitely handmade flowers, I'm popping it in over at Creative Card Crew's challenge 84. 


And now for something completely different

I've been playing around with tags this week, trying out new techniques on a small scale. I decided to share this one with you since it's perfect for the Earth Day/recycling challenge at The Kraft Journal. 

Supplies: kraft tag (approx 2.5"x4"); cream burlap; clip art from MME; torn cardboard 

I used a snippet of burlap & frayed the edges, and peeled one side of the cardboard to expose the corrugated centre.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Hello Little Girl!

I realized that I have mainly boy cards in my baby stash - so I got to work on some baby girl cards! This one just warms my heart. 

Supplies: MME paper; Tattered Rose & Stormy Sky distress inks; stamps from PTI; Hello stamp unknown; Wplus9 banner dies; vellum scrap; Mossy Made button; unknown hearts and dots stencils

I first stenciled the hearts, then decided to overlay them with the dots. The sentiment banner is sponged with Tattered Rose ink and laid overtop of a vellum banner, and the edges of the panel are sponged with Tattered Rose as well. 


Let's Celebrate!

What seems like a rarity for me - I made this card using stamps from just one set!

Supplies: stamps from Neat & Tangled; Versamark and clear EP; Picked Raspberry distress ink; hot pink gems from Dollarama

I've embossed all the dark pink elements by inking the stamps first in Versamark & then with Picked Raspberry, and fussy cut the banner. The lighter pink was done by stamping on scrap paper first. Swiped the edges of the panel with ink and then attached to the cardbase. 

I was inspired by the current challenge at Make the Day Special, this tic-tac-toe board. I used the centre horizontal line of embossing, circles, and bling. 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shopping our Stash #196 - The Earth Has Music

It's a collaboration week at Shopping our Stash! We are teaming up with Words 2 Scrap By for our challenge this week - when you make a card for SOS, you can enter it at W2SB too. There are so many ways to interpret the challenge theme this week. Here's what inspired it:

So, this month's words celebrate this first full month of spring and come from renowned author and philosopher George Santayana
The earth has music for those who listen.

Music? Nature? Both? Spoiled for choice with this one!

For me one of nature's most magical creations is the rainbow - so that was my starting point for my card.

Supplies: Distress inks in Barn Door, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves; Palette Noir and clear EP; vellum; Inkadinkado music background stamp; embroidery supplies

I used distress inks to create a watercoloured rainbow background. I added more swipes of colour with a dry brush after creating the initial background for more texture. The sentiment is embossed on vellum and then stitched on with a rainbow of embroidery floss (that took longer than waiting for the background to dry, lol) 

I can't wait to see how everyone has fun with this! Check out the SOS crew: 

And you have until Monday,April 13th to come play!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #295 - Bugaboo Stamps!

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have one of our favourite sponsors, Bugaboo Stamps! I've used the adorable Chibi Cat Girl:

Supplies: Chibi Cat Girl digi from Bugaboo;  Spectrum Noir markers; MME papers; unknown sentiment & starburst stamps; Peacock Feathers & Worn Lipstick distress inks; 1.5" circle punch; scalloped and classic small oval Nesties

Here's the great sketch - definitely a go to!

This challenge will be open until next Sunday, April 12 - hop on over & see what the rest of the team has made!