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Saturday, January 29, 2011

CCC#29 Weathered Wood

Can't believe it's Saturday again and I'm rushing again to get my entry posted for the challenge this week over at StudioL3. This week Linda has chosen Weathered wood as the challenge. The instructions can be found on page 50 of Tim's Compendium Curiosities Book . I did my weathered wood on the sign using a CB folder distressed stripes . Can't give too many details as this is the rule . Enjoy the Journey was stamped on acetate and attached with glossy accents.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winner Winner--Paper Sundaes B'day Blog Hop

Just checked Paper Sundaes to see who won the prizes for their Birthday blog hop that was going on last week and I found out that I won two digital stamps from Shana Dahl one of the design team members . The stamps she offered are from the Tickled Pink collection. Thanks so much Shana

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just Rite #047 Love is in the Air

This is a short post since I want to make the deadline for this challenge going on over at Just Rite this week . I don't own a lot of the Just Rite stamps but the few I do have I use a lot especially for Wedding and Anniversary cards. This one I made for a friend that's going to a wedding in Feb. so I thought a little red would be appropriate since it's a month for lovers. Used spellbinders circles ,ovals and heart dies added some bling to complete the card.
Entering this card also in challenge over at Sugar creek Hollow --black & white with a splash of color.

Just Rite #047

Sugar Creek Hollow

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Joans Gardens #3 Challenge

Joan over at Joans Gardens is challenging us this week to
1. Make a box
2. A flourish
3. A butterfly
4. A flower.
I love doing those recipe challenges . Since I can still only use one hand I decided to go through some boxes I had cut out but not put together. This one I had planned on making for 6x6 cards so it just needed to be decorated. I used Tim Holtz's alteration dies elegant flourishes,tattered leaves as well as spellbinders blossoms and MS leaf punch.DP is from Crate Paper Avenue collection.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sugar creek Hollow :splash of color

Good morning hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather is sure great for traveling. I came across some images that I had stamped a long time ago while cleaning out my craft room last week so since I can't stamp for a few weeks it doesn't mean I can't make cards LOL. Here's one I put together for a couple of challenges this week.

Sugar Creek hollow :B&W with a splash of color

Paper Sundaes: Distressing---I used tattered rose DI around the sentiment

Cropstop: Squares and die cut

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

CCC#28 Colored Layered Fragments

Well I thought I would have to pass on this weeks challenge over at StudioL3 cause I had surgery on my Rt. hand yesterday for Carpal Tunnel everything went well so I spent some time last evening to see if I could put a tag together . I had the BG already done from another project following the instructions on page 57 of Tim's book here's what I came up with.I did add some rock candy stickles over the top fragment and also the flourish.Also entering this in a couple of other challenges


Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Joan's Garden Tag Challenge Week 2

One of my favorite things to make is Tags and Joan over at Joan's Garden has a tag challenge going on so I just have to participate . I covered a #8 tag with Websters Page Your Life Beautiful ,made a rosette with TH's rosette alterations die ,cut some butterflies with MS punch added some ribbon,tulle and lace and attached a TH's swirl behind the rosette . The sentiment I stanmped and embossed on Vellum since I didn't want to cover up the pretty paper . Very happy with how this turned out. I made a card some time ago with the same paper so now I will have a tag to go with the card .

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CCC#27 Distress Misting Mask, Simon says Stamp and Show Some Masking

Expecting a snow storm tonight and tomorrow so guess what I'll be doing . Completed my tag today for Linda's challenge over at StudioL3 which can be found on page 60 of the Compendium of Curiosities book . I look forward to each week to find out what the challenge is going to be.This week it's Distress Misting Mask . Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is Show Some Mask so I'll be entering this challenge also with this tag.
I covered the tag first with distress ink dusty concord then applied my masks at the top and a swirl at the bottom. I then followed the tech. misted all over with my pearl mixture of vintage photo and Bronze. Really like how this turned out . Completed the tag with stamping .Removed the masks and added a grunge paper bird and flower cut out with Tim's alterations dies . The pearls and button are from my stash ,photo from Tim's Lost & Found Paper Pad.


Simon says Stamp and show some Mask--

Our Creative Corner--Hey Chickadee

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Winner of Top 3 Simon Says Stamp Challlenge

So excited my card that I entered this week on Simon Says Stamp & show Challenge was picked as one of the Top 3 elite cards . Now I get to display their Blinki

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

HFC only one like you

I know it's still winter but I thought I'd like to play with some of my new stamps from HFC Posy Patch Garden Delights set,HFC stem and Leaves,HFC Classic Message. I stamped the flower with black memento ink and colored with copic markers R00,R20,R21,Y19,YG95 I then stamped another flower and cut out some of the tiny posies place them randomly with pop ups for 3D effect.Other supplies used :
Paper, Tim Holtz lost & found collection,Brazzil C/S
Spellbinders labels 8,and circles, MS trellis punch & fern punch, May Arts silk ribbon.

Stamps, Copic Markers and ribbon can be purchased at Fargo Cat Shops . If you haven't visited Fargo Cat Shop you should really do so there's some great buys on over there now .

I'm entering this card in a couple of challenges

Paper Sundaes #51 Circles

Stamptacular Sunday Sketch Challenge#93

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mojo Mon #172

Well it's still snowing here in NS and there's quite a lot of that heavy white stuff down . Too miserable to do anything except play in my favorite room . I started this card last evening struggled with it a little so put it aside til this aftenoon when I completed it .
Supplies used :
Paper from BG Curio collection.
Ink: Black Archival
Stamp: Glitz--love nest bird cage, HFC sentiment.
Accessories: TH alterations elegant flourishes,Spellbinders circle and scallop circle die,MS butterfly punch, Dew drops.

I'm entering this in s few challenges

Mojo Mon#172

Joan's Garden

Paper sundaes#51 circles

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

CCC#26 Rusted Grunge

It's been snowing here in NS for most of the day so I've spent most of my afternoon in my craft room . Since the challenge over at StudioL3 is due tomorrow I need to get this one done today . Had so much fun doing this challenge taken from page 45 of the Compendium of Curiosities book ---Rusted Grunge . Sorry can't give you any more details as it's against the rules . I chose to make a valentine card this time instead of a tag which I usually do . I like how it turned out . The rusted grunge is done on the hinge and the key . Hearts are cut with the spellbinders heart dies . Bird and rosette are with TH's alterations dies and the ticket was stamped with TH's Odds&Ends stamp.DP from Graphic45. Added an oval gem in the Love for bling.

Entering this are also in Simon Says Stamp and Show your newest stamp --my newest stamp being the ticket stamp from Tim Holtz's ODDs & Ends.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Scene Heartfelt Creations

This is the second card I did with the Winter Scenes Stamp set from HFC. Image was stamped in Onyx black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Added some applique for snow and stickles on the stream to make it glitter. DP is from BG Curio Collection. All Products used can be purchased from FargoCat Shops

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Heartfelt Creations meets BG Curio Collection

I'm been in sort of a slump since the holidays and have not done much stamping or posting . Yesterday I received some goodies from Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shop to work with . Here's one of the cards I did. Stamp is from Heartfelt Creations--Snowy Window Scene stamped on DP ,DP is from The BG Curio Collection , ribbon May Arts .These stamps coordinate with Spellbinders fancy window frame die.Added some peeled paint distress stickles on the trees . This card I think you could use for any occasion.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

CCC#25 Scribble Stain Distress

Happy New Year to everyone out them in blog land.Hope everyone celebrated and welcomed in 2011 I know I did .
It's good to be home again after spending the holidays with my family in Ontario. Now it's time to take down the decorations and put them away for another year . Tonight I finally decided to spend some time in my craft room to try and see if I could do the challenge over at StudioL3 before the deadline. Here's what I came up with . The challenge this week is from page 34 in Tim's book --scribbled stain distress. Since it's New Year's I decided to make a tag celebrating in Paris. Wouldn't it be awesome to welcome in the New Year under the Eiffel Tower.
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