5.31.2012

One of a Swine'd:

Good morning all!  Looks like it's going to be another beautiful sunny day out there.

Today I am sharing a banner card with you, and yes, it is my very first try at a banner - I am very behind the times *sigh*

Since I used a pre-coloured digi, Farm Critters, I tried to gussy it up a bit more with lots of layers.  In total nine layers :)

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamp digi and papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Martha Stewart bakers twine, Dress It Up buttons.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this layered card for the following challenges:  Crafting for all Seasons - many layers, 2 Sisters - for the boys, Digital Tuesday - just for laughs, Forever Friends - for the boys with animals, The Crafty Pad - colours of your flag (Canada - white and red).

Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for the visit!


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5.29.2012

Moon Glow:

Good morning all!  The sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky - it's going to be a good day!

Yesterday I found some beautiful digis from Hannah Lynn and ended up buying three.  I can't wait to work with the other two!

This is Moon Glow and she actually has wings. The way I placed my Nestie on her, it seemed silly to incorporated the small portion of wing that were showing, plus I didn't think people would know what it was....  so I turned it into hair.  Sshhhhh - don't tell anyone ;)

As for the gems, I figured if anyone could pull it off, it would be Moon Glow:

Card Ingredients: Hannah Lynn digi, Echo Park Spots & Dots papers, Recollections cardstock, Circle Nestie, Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Gelly Roll white pen, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, Recollections gems, Queen & Co Twinkles.  Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:  Hooked on Craft - glittery, Totally Gorjuss - something new (my digi and butterfly punch), Cutie Pie - punches and die cuts, Gingerloft - circles, Fashionista - simply summer, The Paper Players - sketch:

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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5.25.2012

Barry Skiing:

Good morning all - happy Friday!!!

My (short-term) goal is to make a Christmas every Friday which I am hoping will turn into a long-term goal ;)  And coincidentally Christmas is exactly seven months away.

I gave Barry some purple pom-poms.  Christmas wouldn't be Christmas around here in Canada without pom-poms!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, America Crafts paper, Recollections cardstock, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Gelly Roll white pen, Doodlebug bakers twine, Dress It Up and BasicGrey buttons. Creatology pom-poms. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made Barry for the following challenges:  Crafty Mess - non-traditional Christmas colours, CHNC - Christmas blues, Incy Wincy - kraft and one colour, Daisy Doodles - Beary Cute, Merry Monday - Christmas sketch:

As always, today is StampFairy's new release Friday.  Meet Herb Basketball:


I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!  Have a wonderful Friday.

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5.24.2012

Barry Scores:

Good morning all - I can finally see the sun, hopefully it will stick around for a while now!

StampFairy is sponsoring Charisma Cardz' "No Flowers Allowed" challenge.

I've done everything this week:  CAS, vintage/shabby, and now a cutie card.  The cutie cards come naturally to me, I actually find any other styles quite a challenge.

I colored Barry in greys and gave the card a pop of bright, BRIGHT yellow.  Woah!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park Spots & Stripes and Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock,  Square Nesties, Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Doodlebug bakers twine, Dress It Up buttons. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made little Barry for the following challenges:  Chocolate, Coffee & Cards and Simon Says - for the boys, Addicted to Stamps and Anything Goes - black and one color, sketch saturday - sketch:

Have a wonderful Thursday and do enjoy your day!

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5.23.2012

Victorian Flower Child:

Hello bloggin' friends!  Another icky day out there and my last day of holidays.  Now it is the countdown to my next set of holidays ;)

I worked on a vintage/shabby card today with this gorgeous Victorian Child stamp from The House Across The Bay.  Isn't she just darling?!

Card Ingredients:  The House Across The Bay digi,  K&Co and Lost & Found papers, Recollections cardstock, Jolee's Boutique and Prima flowers, Kaiser Crafts lace, Martha Stewart Frond and Monarch Butterfly punches, Queen & Co Twinkles, Recollections pearls, Stampendous! sentiment stamp, CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold inks, random button, ribbon, and twine.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Papercraft Star - birthday, City Crafter - roses, Party Time Tuesday - vintage, Tammy's Scrapin Corner - distressed, Stampin' Sisters in Christ - layers.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for the visit!

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5.22.2012

CAS Birthday Dahlia:

Oh what a miserable day out there - good thing I haven't had to go out in it yet.

Today I have been working on another Dahlia card.  I simply LOVE this digi from Clear Dollar Stamps, in fact I use it all the time.

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamp digi, Recollections cardstock, EK Success Corner punch, Martha Stewart bakers twine, Recollections gems, random button.

I made this birthday card for the following challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays - punches/die cuts, Flourishes - flowers, Cardmadfairy - CAS, ColourQ - colors:


That's that!  Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful day!

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5.18.2012

Let It Snow Molly:


Good morning all - it's Friday... of a long weekend... of a really long weekend for me - I am back to work next week on Thursday.  That makes me smile, like this ------>   :)

I have another Christmas card to share, third one this year!
 
Most people would use coal for Frosty's eyes, but not Molly - she love googly eyes just as much as me ;)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, stash papers, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Dress It Up snowflake and BasicGrey buttons,  Creatology googly eyes, Flower Soft Polar White, Doodlebug bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:  Totally Gorjuss - pink/green, Creative Monday - stitching,  Sweet Stamps - favorite color (PINK!),  Cute Card Thursday - a touch of sparkle, Divas by Design - pink, Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch:

And it's also StampFairy's New Release Friday - meet Donny Get Well:

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

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5.16.2012

Feel Better Molly:

Good morning all.  Only a few more days until my 5 day weekend - SOOOO looking forward to it!  Now if only the weather would cooperate.  It's been extremely windy out the last few days - more poor plant pots have been rolling around the yard :S

If there is no sunshine, I will create my own with Molly in bright yellow:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park Spots & Stripes papers, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Dress It Up buttons, Doodlebug bakers twine, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.
 
I made Molly for the following challenges:  Sweet n Sassy and Stamp and Create - for the ladies, The Pink Elephant, Emergency Crafters, and Creations by Gill M - spots and stripes,   sketch saturday - sketch:
 
Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful day!

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5.15.2012

CDS May New Release:

Oh my goodness - it's mid-month again!?!  How is that possible!  I know I've said this before, but I just love Spring.  The sun is shining, the trees and grass are turning green, and the flowers are popping up.  So lovely!

It's New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps

I wanted to challenge myself with something uber masculine - Gone Fishing:
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamp digi, My Mind's Eye papers and burlap, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Square Nesties, Tim Holtz metal tag, Martha Stewart bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made this fishing card for the following challenges:  Allsorts and Lollipop Crafts - for a man, Cards For Men - kicking back, Sketch N Stash - use stash (my papers and metal tag) and sketch:


And with something so masculine, I need something to balance it out - LOTS of polka dots, my favorite!  Ice Cream Social:
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamp digi, Echo Park Spots & Dots papers, Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Dress It Up button, Doodlebug bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made this ice cream card for the following challenges:  Creative Inspirations and Secret Crafter - Mom,  The Paper Players - color challenge:


Thanks so much for the visit - I appreciate each and every one of you!!!!

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5.14.2012

Shimmery Christmas Tree:

Good morning all - the sun is shining and the weather is going to be gorgeous this week.  I got all my flower gardens/pots finished this weekend so I know they will enjoy the sun more than me :)


Today I am sharing a very CAS today with you.  I found a bunch of un-inked Christmas stamps that I didn't even know I had, dusted them off, and found one to ink.


Sorry for the poor quality photo.  I find shimmer white paper is one of the hardest things to photograph.
Card Ingredients:  Hero Arts and Studio G stamps, Craftsmart Violet ink, Bazzill shimmer cardstock, Recollections gems.  Tools:  Martha Stewart scoreboard.

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:  Christmas Card Challenge - unused stamps, ABC Christmas - icy inspiration, CSYAL - one layer, Jingle Belles - embossing, Sparkles - Oh Christmas Tree, 52 Christmas Card - color inspiration:


Have a great Monday - thanks for the visit!!

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5.13.2012

Purple Molly:

Good morning all.  What a gorgeous day out there, I need to craft then get my butt outside!

StampFairy is sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations' photo challenge:



I used my go-to girl, Molly:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Bo Bunny Vicki B papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Rectangle Nestie, Fiskars Threading Water border and EK Success Flower punches, Dress It Up buttons, Doodlebug bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made Molly for the following challenges: 2 Sisters - girly, Shopping Our Stash - 3 papers, Daring Cardmakers - fussy cutting, Fab n Funky - buttons and bows, Inky Impressions - thank you,  Annabelle Stamps - stitching, Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch:




Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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5.09.2012

Altered Tea Tin:

Oh my! Here we are at Wednesday.  I have been so terribly busy and when I do have a moment in the craftroom, my creation usually ends up in the garbage.  SO frustrating!!!  On a positive note: the sun is shining and my plants are enjoying every minute of it.  Oh how I LOVE Spring!

I did make time to tackle this tea tin that has been sitting, watching me, and asking me: please make me pretty!!

I used many scraps from my ribbon/fibre scrap bin.  Most I have no idea where they came from.  I have burlap, lace, gold ribbon, and one rope-like product.  I used a gorgeous collage digi sheet, Come For Tea, that I pieced together horizontally and used as my background paper.  And it got finished off with stitching and some metal embellishments.

Tea Tin Ingredients:  The House Across The Bay digi sheet, Bead Landing metal pendant, Jolee's Boutique Jute flower, My Mind's Eye burlap, stash ribbon/fibre bits, tea tin.  Tools:  sewing machine, EK Success corner punch.

I made this tea tin for the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamp and Show - favorite stamp, Frilly and Funky and Tando Creative- alter it, Papercraft Star - stamp it, Stampin' Sisters in Christ - natural elements, The Pink Elephant - for mom.

Okie-dokes, that's it for me today - I am off to work, then home to prepare for a garage sale (seems to be endless preparations), then up to the craftroom to make a card.  Phew - I'm tired already ;)

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5.06.2012

Magical Molly:

Oh what a miserable day out there.  It started pouring buckets out there yesterday and hasn't stopped since.  Such a great day to be indoors!

StampFairy is sponsoring Pile It On's Fairytales, Fantasy, and Daydreams challenge.
I took one of my favorite Molly images and gave her some wings that have been in my stash forever.

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park Spots & Stripes and Recollections papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Dress It Up button, Recollections gems, K&Co butterfly wings, Doodlebug bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made Molly for the following challenges:  Dream Valley - special lady, Shopping Our Stash - girly,   CCEE Stampers - gingham, Little Red Wagon - stitching, Scrapbook Sisters - glitter and gems, Try Stampin' on Tuesday - sketch:

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend - thanks for the visit!

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5.04.2012

Molly in Yellow:

Here we are, Friday again.  Where did the week go???

I have another Molly card to share with you.  She's my "go-to" girl that I love to color.

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane and Echo Park Spots & Stripes papers, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor Pencils (email me for complete list), Circle Nesties, Dress It Up buttons, Doodlebug bakers twine. Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made Molly for the following challenges:  Crafty Boots - yellow, Emergency Crafters - bold and bright, Sentimental Sundays and Craft Your Days Away- cards for kids, CRAFT Challenge - buttons, Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch 152:


It's also StampFairy New Release Day - meet Barry Angel in Love:

Please have a wonderful weekend.  If the sun comes out I will be puttering around in my flower gardens.  I LOVE Spring!

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5.01.2012

Oh Christmas Tree:

Good morning.  I have been struggling with a card for the last two days so I set it aside and do what I do best:  cleaning and organizing.  I don't think my craftroom has been this clean in long time.  

Once my room was gleaming and sparkly, I pulled out my arch nemeses and gave it my best shot with what I had.

This is my first Christmas card of the year - I hope I don't have this kind of trouble every time!

Card Ingredients:  House Mouse stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Echo Recollections papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor Pencils {email me for complete list}, Circle and Labels 3 Nesties, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, My Mind's Eye burlap, Dress It Up buttons, Doodlebugs bakers twine.  Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirit.

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges: Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas, Christmas Inspirations - sentiment, layers, white,  CSAYL - anything Christmas, 52 Christmas Card - buttons and bows, Glitter Geeks - stitching, Sunday Sketch - sketch:

Okay, I think that is it for today.  Please have a wonderful day!

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