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Thursday, October 31, 2013

WooHoo Honourable Mention this week on JR Friday Challenge

Wow what a wonderful surprise to find out my card that I entered on Just Rite Friday Challenge #108 was picked as one of the 3 Honorable Mentions this week . Thank you so much . I also want congratulate all the other ladies that entered there were so many beautiful cards it must have been difficult task for the Design Team in choosing . Now off to select a stamp set .
Happy Halloween everyone .
Here's the link to the winners: 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #108 --Sketch ,Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #103

My the weeks go by so quickly it's hard to believe it's Friday again and time to get my challenges done . Here's a card I did for Just Rite Friday Challenge and also Cheery Lynn Design Challenge this week . Since I'm done with making Halloween cards I thought I'd start on my Christmas cards for this challenge.
I used my Labels 20 again which I think is my favorite Spellbinder die set . Other supplies used are:

Paper: Bazille c/s, Kaisercraft 6x6 pad Tis the Season Collection
Stamps: JR Musical Notes, JR Christmas Joy
Ink: Ancient Page Cardinal Red, Encore Gold ,
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 20, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco E -B165, Cheery Lynn Holly Branch,  Gold EP, Gems from my stash, Inka Gold-green yellow, Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold.

Just Rite Friday Challenge #108--Sketch

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #103 --Vintage

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope everyone is still enjoying the beautiful fall weather.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #102 Black & Orange

This week the challenge over at CLD is Black and Orange . Since I'm still in the Halloween mode I made this card to fit the challenge . Papers used are Bo-Bunny and Bazill. I used the following dies
CLD Italian doily and doily angel wing, Two of Hearts, and Sophia Heart Border.
The spider was cut with TH Candlestick alteration die and I used my cricut Cartridge Happy Haunting for the witch .

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #102 Black and Orange

Stamp and Create October Challenge 

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Whoo Hoo I Won

I'm sure doing a happy dance today just checked the Just Rite Blog and found out I won Grand Prize this week for a card I entered . You can see it Here  . There were so many beautiful cards entered this week I never in a moment thought I would win .
Congratulations to all the other participants .

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #107

Tonight I spent some time in my favorite room and decided to make another easel card  using the Musical Notes Labels Twenty stamp set and my spellbinders  dies to match . I wanted to try a ivory and gold card and I must say I'm very pleased at how it turned out .
Supplies used :
Stamps:Just Rite Musical Notes Label Twenty
Spellbinders Label Twenty, Floral Ovals, Timeless Rectangle. Fancy Tags 2.
Memory Box Fresh Foliage.
I stamped the image with encore gold ink pad and embossed with Egyptian Gold EP.
Lots of layers on this card to give it lots of dimension . Flowers are from Prima and pearls from my stash which I colored with a gold leafing pen ..

I'm entering this in

Just Rite Friday Challenge #107 Easel Card

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #107 Easel Card

Well I'm still in the Halloween mode  so I thought I'd make one to enter in this weeks challenge for JR Stamps Friday Challenge #107 and also Cheery Lynn Design challenge #101Halloween . I now have 3 Halloween cards made for my grandkids and just 1 more to go. They really look forward to seeing what Nana is going to make this year LOL.
Supplies used:
Papers Bazille and Graphic 45 halloween in wonderland collection
Stamps: Just Rite Musical Notes,TH Retro Halloween CMS092, MME Lost&Found Halloween
Inks: Memento Tuxedo black
Dies: Cheery Lynn Design winter neighborhood border#B323, CLD Lace Corner Deco E #B165,
         CLD Nautical Wheeler Doily DL180, Spellbinders Label 20, MS scallop border punch, Cricut Cart. Chic & Scary , TH mover& shapers pumpkin set , Ek Sucess circle punch.

Just Rite Stamps Friday Challenge #107 Easel Card

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #101 Halloween

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Hope everyone is having a great day  .


Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Cardmaking Day

Since today is known as World Cardmaking Day I thought I'd make a card and share with you . I know CropStop Blog has a blog hop going on as well as Scor-pal. I have been wanting to make a cascade  fold card  for some time now so today I gave it a try . Since Halloween is just around the corner I used this as my theme. I found the tutorial for the cascade fold on Splitcoaststampers. Most of the images were cut out with my cricut using cartridges Happy Haunting and Chic & Scary except for the witches face(TH stamp) and the house which is a Tim Holtz  die . I had fun making this and hope one of my grandkids will enjoy it later.

I'm entering this is the Cropstop Blog Hop for World Cardmaking Day and  Scor-Pal Blog Hop

CropStop Blog Hop WCMD

Scor-Pal Blog Hop WCMD

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and thanks for stopping and visiting my blog.

Hugs Marilyn

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #106 Color Inspiration

Oh dear I have really been neglecting my blog recently just saw that my last post was almost 2 months ago .  My SIL was visiting with us from Aug.15 to Sept. 21 so I was playing the hostess and tour guide while she was here . We did quite a bit of travelling around Nova Scotia taking in Cape Breton, Halifax area and some of the Southern Shore . I really enjoyed having her . Now since my house is bacd in order I have spent a few days playing in my favorite spot. Here's a card I did for the the challenge this week over at Just Rite stamps . I've seen several criss cross cards while browsing various blogs so decided to try one for this challenge.  Paper used was from the Prima collection Fairy Flora , stamp from JR Elegant Frames(one of my favorites) stamped in CTMH Pansy ink and then layered on orange,violet and lavender c/s .   The flower I make freehand from a tutorial I saw on You Tube . I used a velcro dot to hold the criss cross together and then wrapped sheer ribbon around the card and tied with a bow . The ribbon can be slipped off to open the card.

Just Rite Friday Challenge #106 Color Inspiration

Hope everyone one is enjoying this beautiful weather we are having . Thanks for dropping by your comments are really appreciated.