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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Top 3 Pick Challenge #240 Cheery Lynn Designs

Tickled pink to find out that my Halloween card was in the Top 3 over at Cheery Lynn Designs this week . Thanks so much for choosing my card it made my day . Congrats. to all the other contestants and winners there were so many beautiful cards . If you would like to take a look here's the link HERE

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Pick on Aloha Friday Challenge #82

So happy my Witchy Ride card was chosen as one of the design team Top Picks over at Aloha Friday Challenge #82 . Congratulations to all the other enteries and winners. You can take a peek HERE.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Witchy Ride

It's been so long since I have spent time in craft room or posted anything on my blog I hardy know where to start .Now that the weather has cooled a bit and Halloween is just around the corner I had to get busy and make a few cards to get in the mail for my grand kids . I see so many cute cards and projects that bloggers have posted on their blogs which gave me lots of inspiration . So here's one I made for my grand daughter who loves Halloween . I had purchased this stamp from High Hopes Rubbers Stamps last year while visiting their store in Bolton ,Ontario . They have a large selection of high quality rubber stamps made on site .

This is the inside of the card .

Stamp: Witchy Ride TT018 High Hopes Rubber Stamps,
Inks: Versamark tuxedo black embossed with clear EP, and colored with Copic markers. Mustard seed DI.
Papers: Little yellow bicycle, Bazzille black and orange C/S
Accessories: CLD Winter Neighorhood Border, SB classic circle, Cricut Cartridge Happy Haunting, Stickles.

I fussy cut the image and popped it up with dimensionals as well as the border die . The inside was decorated with various images cut from the Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings .
I'm entering this card in the following challenges :

DL.Art Halloween #190
High Hopes October Challenge
Cheery Lynn Design  Halloween Theme #240
Aloha Friday Challenge #82 -Orange and Black
Onecrazystamper October Challenge 

Thanks for looking and I love reading your comments . Have a great weekend . 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy Birthday I'm 5

Just wanted to share my card I made for my sweet grand daughter who just turned 5 on June 12 . She loves doing crafts and we have a great time together making things each time I visit . The stamp (Little Miss sunshine) is a High Hope stamp that I picked up at One Crazy stamper store in Bolton Ontario. They have such cute stamps and are made on site . I colored her with copic markers and added some glitter on the flower . Other supplies used were :
EK retro flower punch, MS butterfly punch , Craft dies by Sue Wilson Portugese collection Lisbon, just rite leaf ,MS lace border punch,

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Onecrazystamper June Challenge --ATG

Dies R Us challenge #51 Butterflies

Butterfly Challenge #56 +O for Oval and /or Olive ( I used oval die)

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #166 Say it with flowers

Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#335-To Die For

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I really appreciate your comments. Have a great day

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Winner ,winner

Was delighted to find out this morning that my music card that I entered on Scrapy Land Challenge was chosen as a winner this week . Thanks to the design team and congratulations to all the contestants there were so many beautiful enteries which you can see HERE

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Music Card

It's been a while since I've posted anything here ,although I have been checking in to see what's new in blogland. Today I decided to share a Birthday card I made for my brother who just loves music . He plays the guitar, piano ,violin , harmonica and several other instruments but his favorite is the guitar . Since I already have made him a guitar and a piano card I thought this year I would give him a violin card .  I found a free printable image on Pinterest and came up with this . I copied the image twice and fussey cut the violin ,then embossed it with UTEE twice to give it a nice thick shine which was then popped up in the circle . Other supplies used : TH weathered clock, TH tattered curvy banners, Just Rite stamps Music Notes, Tonic Studio Treble Clef die . Design papers is Bo Bunny Timeless Collection and I used Tea Dye DI to sponge around the edge and on the clock .

This is the image I used from Pinterest

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Inky Chicks Challenge #68 Father's Day /Male Card

Crafty Boots Challenge : Masculine Cards 

Scrapy Land Challenge #43 ATG

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend . Thanks for dropping by I really appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Winner Challenge #69 --Aloha Friday Challenges

Woo Hoo my card was a winner over at Aloha Friday Challenges . Thanks so much and congratulations to all the other winners and contestants there were so many beautiful enteries .  You can take a peep HERE.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Top 3 Scrapy Land Challenge #39

Happy to say my card I entered over at Scrapy Land last week was chosen as one of the Top 3 . I feel so honored and thank you for chosing my card . Congratulations to all the other winners and contestants . I'm proud to display your badge on  my blog .
Here is the link if you would like to take a look  .

Friday, April 8, 2016

Happy Anniversary

It's my son and daughter-in -law's 6th wedding anniversary next week so I made this card for them . They live in Calgary so had to get in the mail so they would get it on time . I chose yellows since its spring time and also one of my favorite colors . I used papers from the Authentique 6x6 bundle :Blissful ( love Authentique paper). I used acrylic paint on the second layer and stamped around the edge with a flourish stamp.

Supplies used:
Paper: Authentique Blissful ,Recollection white c/s
Dies: TH Mixed Media Thinlits, TH Ornate Frame,TH Tattered Florals, TH Vintage Lace,Just Rite Open Leaf Vines, Cheery Lynn Design Exotic Butterfly, CLD doily (behind flower) can't remember name , SB Foliage.
Ink: Versafine Smokey Grey ,DI Pumice Stone
Stamps: See-D's Love  Sentiment, 7Gypies flourish 
Other: TH Heirloom Roses, Frantage Champagne Crushed Glass, Biscottis Perfect Pearl Mist , Bright Yellow acrylic paint.  

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and really appreciate everyone's comments.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Scrapy Land Honourable Mention

So happy to find out that my card made Honourable Mention over at Scrapy Land  today . Congratulations to all the other winners.  here's the link if you would like a peak.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Challenge Winner on Onecrazystamper

Wow I'm really doing the happy dance today . Found out that my bunny card won the challenge for March over at One crazy stamper. Here's the link if you would like to take a peep. Thanks for picking my card and congratulations to all the others who entered each one was beautiful.


Monthly Challenge

WooHoo Winner on Cheery Lynn Design

What a nice way to start the day ,found out my card was chosen on CLD this week , here's the link if you would like to have a peep .Thank you so much and congratulations to the other winners and contestants.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Birthday

Just wanted to share a Birthday card I made for a friend  Her Birthday was in Febuary but I was late getting it to her ( we usually meet for lunch on our birthdays) due to weather and me being away . Last week we met up for an afternoon shopping and I finally gave her this card .
I took my inspiration from Pameilla Johnson's blog My Little Craft Things.

Supplies used :
Paper :Recollections white c/s , cardboard for frame.
Stamps: TH Fabulous Flourishes, JRS sentiment
Inks: DI spun sugar, DI Victorian Velvet, DI Shabby shutters, Wendy Vecchi metallic gold embossing paste, TH distress crackle paint .
Other: TH Ornate Frame , CLD exotic butterfly, TH Tattered florals, SB Ribbon Banners, SB Foliage, TH stencils flourish, TCW 6x6 stencil sweet music. Prima leaves, pearls, twine and lace from my stash.

I'm entering this in the following challenges :
In The Pink Challenge #90--Spring Flowers

Creative Inspirations Challenge #247-  Nature

Dies R Us Challenge #45 Handmade flowers

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge # 22ATG

Crafting By Design : 3 or more layers

Anything But Cute Challenge #11  Crazy for Color

Really appreciate you stopping by and would love if you leave a comment .

Monday, March 21, 2016

Carrot Express

Here's another Easter card I made for another Grand child . The stamp is from High Hope Rubber stamps called Carrot Express #S055 . I picked this one up at One Crazy Stamper in Bolton . A great store with so many awesome stamps and craft supplies .

Entering this in the following challenges :

Onecrazystamper March Challenge 
Scrapy land Challenge #38--Green
Dies R Us Challenge #45--handmade flowers
Double D Challenge --Easter

Thanks for dropping by hope you've having a great day .

Easter Chick

It's a snowy day her in the Maritimes today we always get a storm around St. Patrick's day and this year Sheila passed through again . I 've been making a few Easter cards this pass week so thought I would share another one with you . This is a stamp I picked up at Carsand-Mosher's in Truro last week . It's sad but there isn't any craft stores closer now to where I live .

Supplies used :
Stamps: Stampendous Floral Bonnet, Amuse sentiment.
Paper: Graphic45 time to flourish ,Making Memories and SU C/S
Inks: Versafine , copic markers
Dies: Cheery Lynn Design Lace doily,SB classic ovals,SB Decorative Labels 28
Other: May Arts lace rbbon and twine from my stash .

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Double D Challenge--Easter
Allsorts challange #355-Easter
Anything but Cute Challenge #11--Crazy for color
Cheery Lynn Design #225 ATG
Frilly and Funkie Challenge --Let's make a trio (3 dies )
Stampin'Royalty Challenge #321
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #137

Hope you've enjoyed my card ,please feel free to leave a comment I love reading them . Have a great day .

Happy Easter

G ood morning bloggers just wanted to share one of the Easter Cards I made for one of my grand children from a new stamp I picked up while I was in Ontario recently . I visited a scrapbooking store in Bolton called One Crazy Stamper and had the pleasure of meeting the owner /designer of Hope Rubber Stamps . What a great store so many cute stamps and products . Lora even took the time to show me how the stamps are made on site . Really appreciated this Lora and I will be back again .
Supplies used:
Stamp --Posing Bunny R080  High Hopes Rubber Stamps ,Happy Easter HHRS.
Paper: Bella BLVD
Dies: MB Grassland Border, IO Rabbit set 168-C, SB Decorative Labels 22,

I colored the bunny with copic markers and fussy cut her out then popped up on a wobble. My grand daughter who's 3 will love this I think .

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper -ATG
Double D Challenges -Easter
Scrappy land Challenge #38
AllSorts Challenge #355 -Easter

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by . I really appreciate your comments .

Friday, March 18, 2016

Just Rite Stamps Tutorial Tuesday Giveaway Winner

Well I'm doing a happy dance right now .I just found out that I won a $25 gift certificate to the Just Rite Stamp Webstore .  Each Tuesday their designers do a tutorial and video on various techniques . If you comment you could win . My comment was chosen this week . WooHoo . I love JRS . Thanks .

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thank you Sue for choosing my card as your favorite  in the  Penny Black Saturday Challenge  for January . I'll be honored to display your badge on my blog .



Friday, February 12, 2016

Honorable Mention on Anything But Cute Challenge #9

Just popped in on Anything But Cute Blog and saw my card I entered won Honorable Mention in Challenge #9 . Thank you it sure was a nice surprise and made my day . Congratulations to all the other winners .

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy Winter

Just popping in tonight to share a card I made recently with a new Penny Black I received for Christmas . Even though it was purchased in the Christmas stamp section I think one could use it for any occasion. I started off with white cardstock stamped my image with onyx black versafine ink and colored with copic markers . I then sponged around the image with DI Evergreen Bough (love this color). The second layer I stamped around the edge with a pine bough stamp in smokey grey and then over stamped with a berry stamp in Evergreen Bough DI. The base card was sponged in Evergreen Bough DI. To finish my card I added TH Poinsettia and IO Pine branch Die 021-N. I added star dust stickles for sparkle as well as DecoArt snow write to the berries and in the upper corners. To get a snow effect I sprinkled some Stampendous Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and heat embossed . Thanks to Pamellia Johnson over at My Little Crafty Things for her inspiration on using only white C/S .

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge January --ATG
Jingle Belles Something Old, Something New --new stamp, old dies
Addicted to Stamps and More #176 --ATG
Anything But Cute : Challenge #9 ( New stamp )
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #43

Thanks for stopping by hope you like my card . I love reading your comments .