11.28.2011

Brad Hugs...




Good morning - I had such a great weekend. Saturday was Christmas decorating day and Sunday I spent most of the day on the couch being lazy.  It's been awhile!

Today's DT Challenge: The new theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch and to finish the inside of your card.

I used Brad Angel, I love his tiny little wings peaking out.


(The finished inside)
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  American Crafts Jolly papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle Nesties;  Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter;  Dress It Up buttons;  hemp twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Brad for the following challenges: Birthday Sundaes - birthday;  Wags 'n Whiskers -  snow angels;   Lollipop Crafts - B is for... (birthday, Brad, blue);  Fab 'n' Funky - birthdays.



Have a great Monday.

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11.25.2011

Christmas Cheer Toby...




Good morning all.  Friday is here and that makes me happy.

I have another Christmas card to share with you all.  I really need to stop making these, as I have too, too many as it is.  Tomorrow is Christmas tree decorating day - I am excited to put it up.  I am in the Christmas spirit!  And...  Christmas is 4 weeks away!!

I used Toby Love and my oldest set of Christmas papers, I just wish I could remember who makes them:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  ???? papers and Basic Grey Marjorlaine papers (on Toby);  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Doodlebug Designs and vintage buttons;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I have made Toby for the following challenge:  The Poodles Parlour - Christmas;  Bearly Mine - favorite things (pink, buttons, stitching);  Polka Doodle - Italian Christmas {red, white, and green};  Alphabet Challenge - V is for Vibrant;  Mojo Monday - use sketch 216; 

And don't forget it is StampFairy New Release day - meet Molly Winter 2:

And with that, I am off to work.  Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all again real soon.

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11.24.2011

Oh! Christmas Tree...



Good morning friends.  It's Thursday and one day closer to the weekend.  It's my tradition to put up the Christmas tree on Saturday and I look forward to it every year.  Yeah for Christmas!!

I used lots of my old stash for this Christmas card and tried to keep it simple.  I am such a "matchy-matchy" kind of of girl, everything has to perfectly match.  I am trying to get out of that habit and have colors "compliment" each other, easier said that done!
I did use pink pearls though - I thought that was pretty wild :)
Card Ingredients:  K&Co chipboard piece and tag;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  My Mind's Eye paper;  Labels 18 Nestie;  Celebrate It ribbons;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Recollections pearls;  vintage button;  hemp twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this Christmas tree card for the following challenges:  Shopping our Stash - Christmas;  Ribbon Carousel - Holiday Hoopla (and use anything spooled);  little red wagon - Christmas;  Sketchbook Saturday w Chupa - sketch 38;  Cards & Things - color challenge #97




To all my American friends:  Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy lots of turkey, stuffing, and potatoes!

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11.21.2011

Barry Peekers Birthday...




Good morning.  I could use a bit more coffee as I can't think straight yet.  It has taken me five minutes just to write these first few sentences :)

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is glitter.
Glitter can be so much fun, I love sprinkling it over anything.

I used a recent New Release:  Peekers Barry.  I made him quite large and ran out of my lightest grey Copic marker, it was a struggle to get him colored nicely.
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Recollections papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Circle Nestie;  Martha Stewart Crystal glitter;  Doodlebug Designs buttons;  We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Birthday Barry for the following challenges:  Sweet Stampin' - birthdays  Sketch Saturday - sketch 182:

Do have a great Monday!

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11.20.2011

Thankful Blog Hop...



Good Sunday morning all!  I hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far.  Today I am going to attempt to Christmas decorate the outside of our house.  The cold weather has calmed down just a bit (-17C, 1F) so I think I should be okay, though I may have to take a few warm coffee breaks :)

Today I am joining my first Clear Dollar Stamps Monthly Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Lisa's wonderful blog.  If not, please start from the top at Lori's fab blog.  One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Clear Dollar Stamps on digital images!!!

November's Blog Hop theme is Thankful.  I am thankful for many things, most of all my husband.  He is my best friend and I couldn't imagine life without him.

  Winner will be randomly chosen from comments received on a DT member's blog. The winner will be announced on the CDS blog Wednesday, November 23rd as well as here on my blog.

I used pre-colored as well as the outline version (for paper piecing) of Spring Hydrangea:

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Recollections paper;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Circle Nesties;  Stampendous! stamp;  CraftSmart Black ink;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine; Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine.

Next is Cassie's blog!

I must give credit to Peachy Keen Stamps Sketch (though I am not entering my card into any challenges) for their very inspiring sketch.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all again tomorrow.

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11.18.2011

Thank You Peekers:


 

Yowzas it's cold out there, -29C (-20F) with the windchill.  That kind of weather makes puppy house-training quite difficult.  Pixie and I had to go out twice this morning already, but we managed and are now enjoying our little heater in the craftroom.  What?!?!  Pixie isn't spoiled at all!



Right, enough with all that puppy talk, I should share my card with you all today. I received my big order from Simon Says Stamps and couldn't wait to start crafting.

  I used Peekers Kids Nelly to "cutie up" this card.  With our Thanksgiving long over (we celebrate in October), I thought I would make a Thank You card instead:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi; BasicGrey Marjolaine and Little Black Dress papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  BasicGrey Marjolaine Bloomers;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch.   Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Nelly for the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamps - thanks;  Cute Card Thursday - green and grey;  BasicGrey Challenges - mix n match (see above for names);  Do You Stack Up - splash of blue;  Cardabilities - sketch 43:



 And..  don't forget about the StampFairy New Release, meet Tommy Here Comes Santa:



Well my friends, I must stop babbling and get ready to bundle up and join the masses going to work.  Should be interesting as we had a winter storm yesterday and the roads will be in icky condition.

Stay warm and safe this weekend.

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11.16.2011

Cup of Cocoa...



Good morning all - brrrrr.... it's getting chilly out there.  Weather Canada says it's supposed to get down to -28C (-18F) this weekend.  Hmmm...  I wanted to put up the outdoor Christmas lights, leave it to me to do it the coldest day of the Winter so far.

I used this cutie pre-colored CDS Cup of Cocoa, that should help me stay warm and toasty.
 Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  American Crafts papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Martha Stewart Crystal glitter;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  vintage button;  hemp twine;  snowflake tree ornament.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this cocoa card for the following challenges:  Crafty Creations - recycle (Christmas tree ornament);  Pixie Dust Studio -  blues, reds, creams;  Prairie Fairy - no black lines;  ABC Challenge - D is for Dazzle;  A Gem of a Challenge - sentiment, stitching, and sketch:



Do have a wonderful Wednesday - stay warm!

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11.15.2011

Patchwork Angel...



You know what one of the smartest things I did this year?  I started making Christmas cards in January.  I remember last year at this time I was run ragged with making Christmas cards, this time around, I am ahead of the game.  Patting myself on the back ;)  And ask me about my Christmas list shopping:  almost done!!  Oh I just love Christmas!!

It's New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps.  I'm sharing Patchwork Angel, and of course I had to patchwork the paper - it only seemed fitting to me :)

I went very traditional with the color scheme and I love gingham paper - I wish I had it in many colors.
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  DCWV papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter;  Labels 18 Nestie;  Doodlebug Designs and Dress It Up buttons;  We R Memory Keepers Limeade baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.
 I made Patchwork Angel for the following challenges:  Digital Tuesday Challenge - Christmas Time;  Simon Says Stamp and Show - only the women;  Sweet Sunday Sketch -use sketch 143:


And here is the whole set:

Stop by Clear Dollar Stamps and see the many New Releases today
Have a great day and I will *hopefully* see you all again tomorrow!
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Basket of Kittens...



Good morning - 'tis Tuesday already.  Eleven more days until I put up the Christmas tree, how can that be?????  While my American friends celebrate Thanksgiving, I watch the parade on tv and put up the tree.  It's my little tradition.  I can't believe how quickly the year has gone by. 

It's New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps.  I'm sharing this cutie pie (pre-colored) Basket of Kittens.  Yes, I LOVE pre-colored digis.  I am not 100% confident in my coloring so any chance I get to have pre-colored - I snatch it up!!

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  K&Co papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Labels 3 Nestie;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this kitten card for the following challenges:  Crafting when we Can - female birthday;  Crafts 4 Eternity - use lilac, grey, and green;  Sketch N Stash - use new/neglected items (new: pretty much everything!) and use sketch 74:  


Here is the whole fabulous set:


Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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11.14.2011

Gingy Snowflake...





Good morning - my goodness, Monday mornings sure creep up quickly.  We had a nice long weekend but didn't get those outdoor Christmas lights up.  I really don't want to get up on a ladder so I am going to rethink the lights once again. One day I will get it right.

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

What crafter can't make a glitter project?!  Easy peasy!

I can't believe how handy these Christmas tree snowflake ornaments are - they are a great space filler and super inexpensive.  I used Gingerbabies Bakery for this card:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  American Crafts and DCWV papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Labels 18 and Oval Nesties;  Martha Stewart Crystal glitter;  vintage button;  hemp twine;  snowflake Christmas tree ornament.  Tools:  sewing machine.

 I made Gingy for the following challenges:  Stamping with the Dragon - Food for Thought;  Dream Valley - stitching;  Sweet Stampin' - glorious gingham;  Sweet 'n Sassy - paper piecing;  Sketch Saturday - use sketch:
There is also another new release at StampFairy:  Peekers Barry.  I just adore his furry little face!  Go check him out!

Have a wonderful, wonderful Monday - I will see you all again tomorrow.
Stay crafty.



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11.13.2011

Vintage Masculine...




Hi!  Just a quick post as I really need to sit down comfortably.  I fell this morning on the sidewalk holding my little Chihuahua puppy and just haven't felt like fabulous.  No worries, Pixie is safe - I am another story LOL.

I am so excited to share this card with you.  I wanted a really masculine card - nothing cutesy.  So I whipped this card up (by whipped, I mean another 2 hour card *sigh*).  I brought out my inks and distressed everything PLUS I also dusted off my acrylic stamps to make the sentiment background and to ink the bottom of the pattern paper (do you see the "manly" deer?).  If only I were this creative all the time when it came to masculine cards.

Card Ingredients:  Inkadinkadoo The Great Outdoors stamps;  My Mind's Eye papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Labels 18 and Oval Nesties;  CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold inks;  We R Memory Keepers Cream Soda baker's twine;  vintage button.  Tools:  sewing machine, ink sponges.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:   If the Shoe Fits - try something new (inking around a Nestie);  Bearly Mine - for the boys;  Creative Craft Challenges - going minimalistic;  Going Grey - sentiment as main focus;  Deep Ocean Challenge - vintage.

Enjoy your Sunday evening.  See you all again tomorrow!

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11.11.2011

Warm Wish Patches...



Good afternoon - I have a cutie quick card to share with you all.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay warm and safe :)

I used (my new favorite) Patches Christmas and made him a sweetie in green and blue:

Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  DCWV papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Doodlebug Designs button; We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Patches for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges - sketch #13 (do not display sketch);  Stampalot Challenge - blue and green;  The Crafty Pad - paper piecing;  Delightful Challenges - snowflakes.

Don't forget to check out StampFairy's New Release and Freebie:  Lenny Christmas Scenes


Stay crafty!

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11.09.2011

Donny Candy Jar...



Good morning all!  I hope the week has been treating you well so far.  Well the snow is here to stay. I've got my winter snow tires on the car,  mittens and scarf in my bag, boots to shovel the driveway... hmmm, what's missing??  Oh yes:  Christmas lights!!!  If the weekend weather is decent, I want to decorated the front of our house with wonderful Christmas lights.  Oh how I love Christmas.


StampFairy is sponsoring ABC Christmas Challenge for the next two week challenge of Winter Sports.  I used uber cute Donny Ice Skating for my tag:
Candy Jar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  American Crafts papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties;  Celebrate It ribbon;  Dress It Up button;  snowflake tree ornament; hemp twine; recycle jar and fabric.

I used an old jar that I found in my cupboard (the coffee inside expired in 2008, not sure why I was hanging on to it!).  I filled it with Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Candy Cane Kisses (which were brand new, not expired heehee).


I also found a purse storage bag I had tucked away in my craft room and used that for the fabric on top.


I made this candy jar for the following challenges:  LESSology - Jars of Cuteness;  The Pink Elephant - gift tags;  Simon Says Stamp & Show - upcycle/recycle;  Wee Memories - handmade gift, tags, or boxes.

With that said, I must go battle the snow and drive to work - have a great day!

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11.07.2011

Patches Christmas...




Good morning.  I am usually a morning person, but I would love to stay in bed a few mores hours.  Waking up tired is never any fun.

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch.  Come join us and use your imagination - sketch challenges always inspire me.

I used one of my favorite resent new releases Patches Christmas.  I took out the Christmas ornament he was sitting beside and just used cutie Patches:

Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  My Mind's Eye papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Dress It Up button;  snowflake tree ornament.  Tools:  sewing machine.


 I made Patches for the following challenges: CES Challenge - song inspiration (Patches by Clarence Carter);  Mami Doodles - Christmas;  Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas bright and sparkles;  A Gem of a Challenge - cold and frosty.

And the StampFairy sketch, which is great to re-create into your own project:


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11.06.2011

Barry Angel...




Good morning friends.  Well Winter is officially here.  It has been snowing , snowing, snowing.  I love it, but my little Chihuahua puppy dislikes it very much.  House-training just got that much more difficult :S

I was inspired by the snow outside to make this snowflake card. 
I used this lil cutie, Barry Angel:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  K&Co and KI Memories papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle Nesties;  Flower Soft Polar White;  We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine;  Dress It Up and Doodlebug Designs buttons;  snowflake tree ornament.
Tools:  sewing machine.

 I made Barry Angel for the following challenges:  Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - use your favorite sketch;    Winter Wonderland - sparkle;   Jellypark Challenges - non-traditional Christmas colors;  Totally Papercrafts - stitching;   Card Patterns - sketch 140:




Have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you all again tomorrow. 

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