Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Monday Mixed Media!

This card was a custom order for a specific person who occasionally visits my blog, but since it doesn't have a name on it I think it's still safe to share it :)

Supplies: Tattered Angels turquoise mist; Peacock Feathers distress ink; sentiment from MSE!; snowflake stamp from Unity; quilling paper; heart button from stash

Super shimmery goodness! The snowflake is quilled in two layers since this will be hand-delivered. I love the frosty detail of the snowflake - this card was my first time using it. 

I'm entering in three challenges:


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shopping our Stash #181 - RED ALERT!

So who's in the midst of Christmas panic? I definitely am! I'm hoping to get my cards mailed out this week (better late than never, and this is what I call the card maker's equivalent of the shoemaker's children...) We have a bit of a gimme challenge at Shopping our Stash this week, and it's also a two week challenge to give you lots of time to play. We want to see your primarily RED cards & projects! 

Supplies: Doily from Doodlebug; mug sticker from Bo Bunny; sentiment from Inkadinkado; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; paper from MME; red rhinestones from Dollarama

I bought 3 of the sticker sheets that had this mug, on clearance, about two years ago, and I'm still working my way through them!

Your project doesn't have to be a Christmas one, just RED - but if you're cramming in those last-minute Christmas cards this is made for you! join us in the next two weeks, before Monday,December 29th!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #280 - Bugaboo Stamps!

Now how fun is this? I am in the middle of my guest designer stint for Bugaboo Stamps, and they are this week's sponsor at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I'm showing off today's new release, Joy Penguins:

Supplies: Joy Penguins from Bugaboo Stamps; Spectrum Noir markers; paper from American Crafts; Diamond Stickles; button from Dress it Up; teensy pompom from Michaels; classic small oval Nesties

I found these super tiny pompoms at Michaels on Friday, and thought they'd make the perfect accent for fuzzy hats! And that button was rescued from something, and just waiting in my stash for the perfect card.

Here's our terrific sketch from Melissa:

This challenge is open until next Sunday,December 21st hop on over & see what the design team has created for you! 

Jenee (off this week)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Sketch at FUSION!

I picked up a couple of Christmas paper pads on Friday, and right away I wanted to play with this one from American Crafts...coooooffffeeeeee! Love how it turned out paired with the sketch from FUSION.

Supplies: all papers from American Crafts; mitten buttons from Dress it Up

The red panel was cut from a sheet of tags in the paper collection - love having matching elements like that!

I'm slowly catching up on my blog reading - if I haven't been by I will be soon :) 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Angel

It took nearly all week for me to be able to come up with an idea for Merry Monday! *phew* made it. This close to the end of the year it would be a shame to miss my goal of completing all of the challenges there! It's a colour challenge - gold, silver, white, plus one colour of your choice. I'm also entering at little red wagon, where this week's challenge is So Flaky, and The Kraft Journal, where the challenge is White on White.

Supplies: Inkadinkado angel stamp; PTI dot stamp; Versamark; Stampendous white detail EP; shabby white, shabby gold, shabby silver Frantage EP; vellum; kraft patterned paper from American Crafts; Tim Holtz design ruler & embroidery supplies; doily, ribbon, and tiny bells from stash

Although I find myself gravitating more towards a clean and simple style in general, sometimes it's just fun to get shabby chic. I began by stamping and embossing the angel, and then I stamped all the dots. I sprinkled the Frantage powders on one at a time, trying to get a good mix of the three colours. The silver really doesn't stand out, but it's there! Then I tore the edges of the vellum to size, and stitched it over top of the doily & patterned paper. I didn't want to take away from the effect of the torn vellum so I just stitched enough to keep the vellum securely attached. 

This ribbon has been in my stash for a while - it's absolutely gorgeously shimmery, and although I've tried to use it a few times, it must have been waiting for this! I sewed the bow on, and then strung the bells to nestle underneath it. I do so love a jingly card!


Do You Hear What I Hear?

I recently gave in & purchased this farting fairy from The Stamping Chef, because well, farts. Farts are funny. And looking at it last week I remembered the Christmas card I got from my Evil DoubleMint Twin last year - Chris paired an adorable farting deer with "Do you hear what I hear?". The kids LOVED it, and I couldn't resist making a few farting fairy Christmas cards. (Now that's not a sentence I predicted I'd type!)

I'm entering these two cards in three challenges:
The Stamping Chef #59 - Anything Goes
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Unusual Christmas (The first card has unusual colours as well as an unusual theme for Christmas!)
Naughty or Nice - Winter Holidays

Supplies: Fairy Dust image from The Stamping Chef; computer-generated sentiment; Wonky Rectangle Nesties; Paper Smooches cloud dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; bling from Dollarama

Supplies: Fairy Dust image from The Stamping Chef;  computer-generated sentiment; Spectrum Noir markers; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; classic small oval Nesties; Paper Smooches cloud dies; bling from Dollarama

I popped up her head & wings on the second card - my oval die wasn't large enough for the entire image so I did a modified out-of-the-box technique to be able to use it. And of course, both cards I had to glitz up her eye shadow & wings! 


My Favourite Christmas Stamp

I've had this stamp for years, and it comes out to play a lot - who doesn't love a cute little puppy, and the sentiment? Right up my alley! I'm entering this card in two challenges - Naughty or Nice Winter Holidays  and Quirky Crafts' Shake It.

Supplies: stamps from Inkadinkado; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir markers; Bo Bunny paper; classic small circle Nesties; sequins, microbeads, and iridescent glitter flakes for shaker contents

Usually I colour the snow behind the dog yellow - but this time I was thinking of my dog, who will approach something icky & then look at me pretty much like this when I say YUCK! (I interpret this look as saying "but MOOOOMMMM, it looks delicious!")

There'll be a few more posts today - after catching up with all the cards I had to get finished for orders I had to have some free play :)


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - N is for...

Naughty! The Sisters want to see you make a naughty Christmas card - and you KNOW we rocked this challenge ;)

Supplies: Bugaboo Christmas Ornament Gal; Echo Park paper; Spectrum Noir markers; classic small oval Nesties; Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; bling from stash; computer-generated sentiment; Corner Chomper

I've seen this saying floating around on Facebook and it just seemed perfect for this challenge! I printed out two copies of the Gal so I could pop up the ornament. 

You are going to crack up seeing what the sisters have come up with. You might want to put your coffee down while you check them out!

You've got until Friday, December 26th, to join in with us! 

And don't forget to stop by and leave our guest designer LESLIE some love!


AUGH! I'm late!

I fell into the rabbit hole of mass production, with orders for 72 cards this week. I completely forgot to blog the last two days of Bugaboo Christmas Chaos challenges - but better late than never! Here are days 5 & 6:

Day five's challenge is Christmas Critters:

Supplies: Bugaboo - Puppy-Enough Reindeer; Memory Box paper; Spectrum Noir markers; Wink of Stella clear pen; Cotton Ball Fun Flock

I used Fun Flock on the puppy's Santa hat, and fussy cut & popped up his head, bell collar, and antlers.

Supplies: Bugaboo - Christmas Tree Row;  Wink of Stella clear glitter pen; Spectrum Noir markers

I coloured in the baubles & stars with Wink of Stella, and traced all the snow lines as well, for some subtle sparkle :)

The linky for Christmas Chaos will close this morning, so hurry up &  get your cards posted for a chance to win some awesome goodies!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Peeking up out of my big-order-induced panic to share my card for the fabulous Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Make sure you check out Amy's blog for all the details :)

Supplies: all stamps from Paper Smooches; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Festive Berries & Tumbled Glass distress inks; papers from MME; buttons from Dress it Up; classic small circle Nesties; googly eyes

I've had this set for years & I will never tire of it! Some simple masking under the cup - which, if I was drinking it, would be a coffee with Bailey's and a big swirl of whipped cream on top!

Thanks for stopping by - cheers!