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Monday, July 29, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #102 Color Inspiration

The weather has been so rainy and miserable I have been spending more time in my craft room  playing . Yesterday I started with my card for the challenge over at Just Rite Stamps which is Color Inspiration --love the color combo of pink,blue and yellow so summery . Here's what I came up with using my Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle ,Fancy Tags and Labels 20 Dies , Pattern Paper from Basic Grey collection Two Scoops( which I have been hanging on to for ages) , Sentiment is from JR Elegant Frames , Memory Box fresh foliage#98502 Flowers from my stash (not sure of the name but I think they are Prima)  May Arts ribbon from Stamp Simply Store which I won in a blog hop a while ago.I finished the card with  Pearls from my stash .

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Just Rite Friday Challenge #102 Color Inspiration

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #101 Christmas in July

Here I am again rushing to make the challenge this week over at Just Rite stamps So this is a quick post . I used the shimmer red cardstock by Bazille and embossed it with TH textured fade from the Poinsettia folder  set.For the rest of my card I used the following;
Stamp: Just Rite Christmas Joy ( love this set even though it's one of the older ones) stamped and embossed with Gold EP.
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs Dainty Dutch Deco Frame,DL141
         Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Flourish B148
         Spellbinders Floral Ovals
         TH Alterations Poinsettia Die
          MS fern punch 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Just Rite Friday Challenge #101--Christmas in July

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #90 Silver/Gold

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Woo Hoo I won on Cheery Lynn Designs

Oh my what a nice surprise to wake up to on a Sunday morning --found out my card was chosen as a winner for Cheery Lynn Design challenge #88 this week and now I get to spend  $20 in their store. They have just released  some beautiful new dies too . Congrats. to all the other contestants . 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #88 --In Stitches

This week over at Cheery Lynn Design they are asking to use stitches on your project . I love teh look of stitches on my cards but seem to forget to use it alot so for this card I pulled out my machine and zig zagged around the edge with black thread . I'm pleased with how it changed the look of the card bringing the 3 colors together . I stamped the image on white c/s and then ran it through the CB textile ef. The flowers were made by cutting a circle in a spiral freehand and then rolling . I do this with a lot of my scraps . The scallop square I cut with my Cricut using the Elegant Frames Cartridge then attached to the base .

Supplies Used:
Paper: Bazille c/s, Authentique Blissfull collection
Stamps: LaBlanche #1219, Just Rite Sentiment
Ink: CTMH Honey, Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Design Dies Victorian Romance Flourish DL151,
                     Cheery Lynn Designs Die Dainty Dutch Deco Frame DL141
                     Memory Box Bali Corner, Spellbinders Banners,MS Leaf Punch,CB Textile EF, Pearls
                     from my stash.

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #88 --In Stitches

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WooHoo Top Pick on Stampin Royalty

My card I entered on last weeks challenge over at Stampin Royalty made Top Picks . What a great way to start the day . 

Just Rite Friday Challenge #100 Delicate Doilies

This is a quick post tonight just wanted to make sure I made the challenge this week for Just Rite . I haven't spent much time in my craft room recently with the weather being so nice I find it hard to stay inside . But tonight I did manage to make this card .

Supplies used :
Paper : Echo Park (A Boys Life), Bazille and CTMH c/s
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp: Just Rite Botanical Butterflies, Elegant Frames
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Die Italian Lace,Spellbinders Die-Lite Medallion Four & Big Scallop Ovals SM 
                      MS Lacy Border Punch, Hug Snug seam binding ribbon, Rock Candy Distress stickles,
                      Viva Pearl Pen, buttons from my stash.

Just Rite Friday Challenge #100 Delicate Doilies

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #87 Christmas in July

Just can't believe we are already into July and what a great way to start off the month over at Cheery Lynn Design Blog with a challenge to make something with a Christmas theme. I chose to make a card . So now I have 1 down and many more to go .

Supplies used :
Paper : Bazille c/s
Ink: Archival sepia, Ancient Page Cardinal.
Stamps: CTMH Remarkable Wreath (C1473), Sentiment SU
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily, CLD holly branch, Spellbinders Classic circles and classic scalloped circles, Spellbinders Timelss Rectangles, TH textured fades --poinsettia pattern set May Arts ribbon, K&C poinsettias

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #87--Christmas in July 

Stampin' Royalty #183 Anything goes 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Patriotic    (red and white for my country's flag Canada)

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Bye Bye Google Reader Hello Bloglovin'

Just wanted to let my friends in Blogland  know that I have switched over to Bloglovin'  and hope you will continue to follow me here. Just click on the button on my sidebar .  

Happy Canada Day

Just wanted to share a easel card I made recently for a challenge but didn't make the deadline so thought I'd post it anyways . The stamp is from Impressions Obsessions  which I purchased at The Cutting Garden  and stamped on blue DP. The pattern paper I have had in my stash for ages and not sure of the name . I cut around the image and framed it with a Cheery Lynn Design die called Polynesian oval.I used spellbinders Scalloped Brackets for the inside of the card .The anchor is from my stash .

Thanks for dropping by and I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend.