10.31.2011

Chubby Birthday...




Good morning!  It's going to be a great week - my boss is away until next week - yipppppppeeeee!  Oh, and in case he is reading this:  you're the bestest boss in the whole wide world ;)

It's also Halloween.  I know I might be unpopular, but I don't like Halloween.  The only thing that makes it worthwhile is the candy that we eat prior to handing out **heehee*.  We don't have children, so we can't appreciate Halloween from that point of view and our dog HATES when the doorbell rings.  Good thing I have my husband - he loves to hand out candy to all the little trick-or-treaters :)

Shame on me, right???

So today, of all days, you might see a Halloween card being posted - nope LOL.

Today's DT Challenge: The theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch.

I love playing with sketches - such a great way to be inspired.

I have had this little guy Chubby Handyman for a while and knew he would look great with a bit of my crafty stash.  Unfortunately I had to cut the hammer out of the digi because it didn't go with all the screws and nuts and bolts.  I suppose I should have gotten Chubby with the screwdriver hey?

Wow - that was a mouthful.  Looks like I am in a talkative mood today :S

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi;  Autumn Leaves and DCWV papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  We R Memory Keepers Limeade baker's twine; Doodlebug Designs button;  Recollections Silver Screw brads.


I made this Chubby birthday card for the following challenges:  Birthday Sundaes - birthdays;  Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - metal;  Art Impressions - card for a young boy;  The Squirrel and the Fox - hats


And I mustn't forget to show you the StampFairy sketch:


For all of you who do celebrate Halloween - please enjoy and be safe.

Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.30.2011

Thank Ewe...




Hi all - this has to be quick as I need to go outside and get rid of the remaining leaves that blew off the trees yesterday.

I thought I would share a card that I just finished.  I just love this pre-colored Sentimental Ewe and knew she would be perfect for a thank you card:
Card Ingredients:
Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Clear Dollar Stamps papers;  Recollections and KI Memories papers;  Recollections cardstock; Circle Nestie;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine.

I made this thank ewe for the following challenges:  The Crafty Pad - friendship;  Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - digi images and digi paper;  Inkspirations - sketch challenge 93:

Have a great weekend - see you all again tomorrow!
Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.29.2011

Baby Boy Jake...




Good Saturday evening to all of you!  Guess what?!?!?!  It finally snowed this afternoon - I ran out with my husband and the dogs and enjoyed our first real day of Fall/Winter.  Too bad it didn't stick around, oh well - there is LOTS of time for snow!

I don't usually craft Saturday nights but I felt an urge to create.  I am happy I did because I am pleased how my little baby card turned out.

I used this lil cutie:  Baby Jake and his Snuggle Blanket.
I gave him a super handsome polka dot onesie:

Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Recollections cardstock;  Recollections papers;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Oval Nestie;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine; Dress It Up button;  safety pin charms.

I made little Jake for the following challenges:  The Poodles Doodles - Let's Hear it for the Boys;  Raise the Bar Challenge - stitching;  Squiggle Saturday - go dotty;  CES Challenges - new beginnings;  Sketch Saturday - sketch 179:


And check out the StampFairy new release - meet super cutie Clementine Christmas:


I do hope you are enjoying your Saturday - see you again tomorrow!
Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.27.2011

Love at First Fright...





Good morning all!  I hope you've been enjoying your week - t'is almost Friday, and you know that always make me happy!!

I have been crafting all week but I guess it's just one of those weeks when you don't feel like your work is at its best.  Those cards will go into a drawer and won't come back out until I can fix them to my likings :)

Oh this card - LOL - I had red sparkle EVERYWHERE.  On the puppy, in my eyes, throughout my sewing machine, just to name a few.  I definitely don't need to work with red sparkle again for a while ;)
Card Ingredients:
Bugaboo images;  Martha Stewart and Making Memories papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Labels Nine and Oval Nesties;  Martha Stewart Garnet glitter;  Celebrate It ribbon;  Dress It Up button;  hemp twine.


I made this Lovely Fright for the following challenges:  Creative Card Crew - Falling for you;  The Paper Variety - Halloween;  Bugaboo:  Catch the Bug - school colors (retro colors:  scarlet and gold, 1994 colors:  red and black);  Cooking It Up With Katie - row, red, and ribbon;   The Pink Elephant - sketch challenge 122: 


Have a GREAT Thursday - it's off to work I go.
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)

10.24.2011

Beary Cute...




Hello Monday again, my oh my, why do you creep up so quickly??  Can you believe in one week it will be Halloween??  C-R-A-Z-Y how quickly the year is zipping by....

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is Halloween!  


This is my take on Halloween - I usually don't use orange nor do I use a Halloween sentiment.  I wouldn't know what to do with an honest to goodness Halloween card if I were ever to make one :)

I used a recent New Release:  Halloween Kids.  My goodness - isn't she the sweetest thing EVER!?!
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Labels Nine and Oval Nesties;  We R Memory Keepers Referee twine; Primas;  Doodlebug Designs buttons.

I made this cutie kid for the following challenges:  The Crafty Pad, Allsorts, and The Poodles Parlour - Halloween;   Jellypark Challenge - costumes;  Digi Doodle - purple and green;  Sketch Saturday -


Have a great start to your week!
Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.22.2011

Toasty Bears...





Happy Saturday!  I hope you have been enjoying the weekend so far.  I haven't done much so far, but I do plan to do more crafting today and tomorrow.

I have been waiting patiently for the snow to start flying, and as we speak my snow tires are being put on my car.  My friends, I am ready for winter!  Now weather - you cooperate with me!  How can I even start thinking of Christmas when the sun is shining and I still see green grass out my window!

I guess I will have to settle for making a warm snuggly winter card.
I used this cutie:  pre-colored Toasty Bears.

Card Ingredients:
Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Clear Dollar Stamps papers;  Recollections cardstock; Oval Nestie;  Dress It Up button;  We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine;  Icing Sugar CANDI.

I made Toasty Bears for the following challenges:  Phindy's Challenge - blue Christmas;  Try It On Tuesday - taking to the skies;  Crafty Hazelnut - make a scene;  Card Patterns - sketch 138:


Thanks for taking a peak at my corner of the world.
Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.21.2011

Gigi Giraffe in Pink...




Happy Friday all!!  My favorite part of the week.  And the best thing?  I have nothing planned for the weekend - just a little R n' R.  Sounds nice, right??

Today is my first Design Team post for Clear Dollar Stamps.  I was asked earlier this week to join their Digital Stamp team, and of course, said yes!


So to get started, Clearly Inspired Challenge is going PINK.

I could do pink anyway, any day :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's amazing projects. Be sure to join us as their are some great prizes to be won.  And who doesn't like winning!?!?!?  Check out all the details on Lori's blog.

I used this cutie:  Gigi Giraffe.  I paper pieced her from head to toe:
Card Ingredients:
Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  K&Co and Recollections papers;  Recollections cardstock;  colored pencil (for grass);  Oval and Labels Nine Nesties;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine;  Recollections pearls.

I made Gigi for the following challenge - Whimsie Doodles - think pink;  Southern Girls Challenge and Cardmadfairy - spots and stripes;  Peachy Keen Stamps - Challenge 63 sketch:


Have a wonderful Friday!
Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.20.2011

Patches Winter Birthday...



Good morning to all my blogging buddies!  I hope the week has been treating you well so far.  I live for the weekends, so any day closer to Friday afternoon is GREAT in my books ;)

I used this uber cute image:  Patches.  I think Patches looks like he's ready to snuggle, so I created a patchwork blankie background for him.
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; DCWV Christmas papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics; Wonky Squares Nesties;  We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine; Doodlebug Designs button;  Recollections pearls.

I made Patches for the following challenges:  Crafty Creations - Christmas Birthday;  The Sisterhood of Crafters - birthdays;  Sweet Stamps and Top Tip Tuesday - layers;  Cupcake Craft Challenge - buttons and bows;  Ooh-la-la Creations - let it snow;  Crafting When We Can - It's Christmas, Almost


Here's a little tip for you:  when coloring with Copic markers, sometimes I go out of the lines.  Instead of using the Blender Copic marker to push the ink back into the image, I use a white gel pen just to touch up on white cardstock.  It's WAY quicker and no one will ever know that you're not perfect ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)



10.17.2011

Lobster Barry...





Good morning!!  I hope you had a great weekend.  The weather has been so mild here, it certainly doesn't feel like mid-October.  We were able to clean up the yard for the winter, so it's nice to get that out of the way....  now bring on CHRISTMAS!!!!


Today's DT Challenge: The theme at StampFairy Challenge is Halloween!  
Easy peasy, right??


I used a recent New Release:  Barry HalloweenHave you ever seen a cuter lobster???
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Labels Nine and Oval Nesties;  We R Memory Keepers Referee twine;  Creatology googly eyes;  Martha Stewart Garnet glitter;  Dress It Up button.

I made Lobster Barry for the following challenges:  Catch the Bug - Animal Antics; Alphabet ChallengeScrappin' ChicsPaper Sundaes,  Dream Valley Challenges,  and Designed 2 Delight - Halloween;  Delicious Doodles - Halloween with no orange;   Willow Sketchie Sketch:


Have a super fantabulous Monday!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)

10.16.2011

Vintage Christmas...





Good afternoon blogging buddies - where did the weekend go??  I have to keep this short and sweet as I need to make some supper soon.

I did something a little different today - I tried to make a vintage card.  Something I have never done but nonetheless, I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  Unfortunately, I had A LOT of of ink all over the place - on my hands, on my crafting table, and even on my face - leave it to me to do something like that :)

I was able to use some of my oldest Christmas paper:

Card Ingredients:
K&Co papers;  Recollections cardstock;  K&Co tag;  Schmooch Vanilla Spritz;  Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold inks;  Celebrate It ribbon;  vintage buttons;  hemp twine.

I made this vintage Christmas card for the following challenges:  Creatalicious Challenges - distress the edges;  Polka Doodles - buttons and bows  Jingle Belles - inspirational song (Christmas Is Coming);    Christmas Stampin' - spots;  Sketchbook Saturday - use Chupa's CAS sketch:

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend - see you all again tomorrow!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)

10.14.2011

Meet Clementine Winter...

Good Friday morning all!!  Wowzers, Friday came really quick (not that I'm complaining).  This weekend will be the last to enjoy any remaining flowers in the yard - it's Fall cleaning weekend!!  Am I excited to clean the yard??  No, but it does mean that Winter is right around the corner, and we all know what my favorite Winter holiday is....  CHRISTMAS!!!  Only 10 more weeks!

I use a New Release from StampFairy:  Clementine Winter.  I have affectionately named her Clemmy as she is just as cute as a button :)
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi;  American Crafts Jolly papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics; Gelly Roll white pen;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Martha Stewart Garnet Mica Tinsel glitter; Christmas tree snowflake decoration.

I made Clemmy for the following challenges:  The Paper Shelter - We Love Animals;  DYSU - use your scraps (all my papers are old scraps);  Charisma Cards - stitching;  4 Crafty Chicks - use red, green, chocolate, and aqua;  ABC Christmas Challenge - unused stash (the snowflake);  Sparkles Christmas - Christmas Song (Have a Holly Jolly Christmas);  Christmas Challenges - sketch #11: 

You can find the rest of Clementine Winter and a Freebie here:

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)

10.11.2011

Purple & Silver Wedding:




Oh my!  How can Thanksgiving be over??!!  Now it is pretty much mid-October - where is the time going??  And the sun?  It's not even up yet!  Hopefully the snow will stay away at least until we have the yard cleaned up for winter.  I still have flowers in bloom in the front yard - Autumn has been beautiful here!!

Today I have another simple card to share with you all.  Sometimes I find simple, more easier cards a bit more gentler on my brains as our new puppy (Pixie) is still keeping me up several timers per night.  Last night at 2 AM,  she peed on a dry-clean-only bedspread.  She's definitely spunky :)

I certainly can't be mad at her:


As you can see, I am babbling, which usually means I am tired and not thinking straight.  I should definitely start drinking my extra strong coffee now :)
I was a little worried sewing on this card - I usually do zig zag stitch which hides the fact that I can't sew straight :)
Card Ingredients:
Colorbook papers;   Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Circle, Scalloped Oval, and Oval Nesties;  Martha Stewart Bouquet Paper Flowers and Leaves;  Schmooch Vanilla Spritz;  Recollections pearls.

I made this wedding card for the following challenges:  For Fun Challenges and  Kaboodle Doodles - use leaves;  Colour Create Challenge - lilac, grey and white;  Glitter Geeks - Flower Power;  Heart Song Inspirations and Just Add Ink- use die cuts;    Corrosive Challenge - purple plus one other color    Sketckbook Saturday - use Chupa's sketch (I have used it twice I thought it was so pretty!): 


With that said, I need to finish my coffee before it gets cold and get ready for work.

Stay crafty,
Deanne :)

10.10.2011

Barry Birthday...

Good morning!!  I hope you have been enjoying your Thanksgiving Long Weekend in Canada.  We didn't have turkey this year, but we did have a roasted chicken - and it was tasty!

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is birthdays!  
You have one more week to get in your entries.
I used a recent New Release:  Barry BirthdayHe's quite the handsome fella - don't you think?
Card Ingredients:
StampFairy digi;  Recollections papers and cardstock;  Copics; Oval, Circle, and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Martha Stewart Garnet glitter and Mica Tinsel glitter;  Doodlebug Design button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop floss.

I made Barry for the following challenges:  Sweet Stampin' - stitches;  Lollipop Crafts - Critters;  Scrappy Frog Challenge -  fruity tooty;  Crafty Boots - animals;  Paper Sundaes -  your favorite color combo;  Allsorts - a bear;   Sketchbook Saturday - use Chupa's inspiring sketch:


Do have a wonderful Monday - to all my fellow Canadians:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  And to all my lovely American friends:  Have a wonderful Columbus Day.

Deanne :)

10.09.2011

Black & White Wedding:




Good morning everyone - I hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far. 

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.  I am back to crafting but also have had time to do some relaxing.  This new puppy of ours likes to play during the night and I have had a week of sleepless nights.  Oh well - she's a cutie, I can't be mad at her!!!

I have a wedding card to share with you all.  I think it turned out quite elegant, even with black butterflies :)

Card Ingredients:
Colorbook papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch;  Schmooch Vanilla Spritz;  Recollections pearls and gems;  silver floss

I have made this wedding card for the following challenges:  Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes;  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Anything Goes;  Dream Valley Challenges - monochromatic;  CASE Study -  CASE Niki's gorgeous card.


Have a wonderful weekend!
Stay crafty.
Deanne :)


10.08.2011

Baby Baptism Dress:




Well howdy folks!!  I can't believe it's been almost a month since I left BlogLand!  We did our traveling, got home safe and sound, and got a new little puppy.  It's been a bit crazy around here, but I am back and ready to get my craft on!! 

I have a simple card I would like to share with you.  I saw this type of card a couple of years ago and put it in my memory to do some day.  That day has come!!

Rather a dark photo, but what can I say, I'm a little rusty!

 Card Ingredients:
Bazzill cardstock;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Celebrate It ribbons;  Recollections pearls;  Charm Gallery cross charm.

I made this baby Baptism card for the following challenges:
My Time to Craft - Nursery Necessities
4 Crafty Chicks - monochromatic
Try It On Tuesday - make it minimal
Paper Time Tuesday - shaped cards




And this is our new addition to our family, meet little Pixie:

Please enjoy your weekend!  And don't forget:  stay crafty.