9.28.2012

Peeking Patches:


Good morning all!  Is it Saturday morning yet? Can I please go back to bed?!?!  I am a morning person, but not today :(

As you can probably see, I am on a big Christmas card kick.  I am sending in my application and fee for a craft table in November and I want to have lots of Christmas cards.  I am super-duper-DUPER nervous.  This is my first craft show ever and I am worried about what the public will think of my work.  It's one thing with friends and family, but it's a whole different ballpark with strangers.

I used my lil cutie friend, Patches, and surrounded him by lots of sparkly goodness:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Martha Stewart and My Mind's Eye papers, DCVW and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencilsMartha Stewart Kunzite glitter, BasicGrey button.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success corner punch, Circle Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Try It On Tuesday - layers, Simon Says - anything goes, CCAYR - Christmas gifts, Merry Monday - sketch:


And there is a new addition to the StampFairy family - meet Molly Winter:



Have a wonderful weekend - I have many great crafty projects planned (if only I had a week to do them!).

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9.26.2012

Deck the Halls:

Looking for my Papercraft Star post?  Please go here.

It's a new challenge at All That Scraps, and the always popular anything goes is the challenge!!  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.


Three more months and it will be Boxing Day which is my secound favorite day of the year.  So exciting!!!!!!

I used Reindeer Lights - OMGoodness, how stinkin' cute is this little guy???

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digi, Martha Stewart glitter paper, Recollections cardstock,   Prismacolor pencils, Queen&Co twine, Dress It Up button, Martha Stewart Turquoise, Kunzite, and Charoite glitter .  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirits, EK Success corner punch.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Shopping Our Stash - fur/feathers, Less is More - take 3 (challenge #72 - shiny, 12 - off centre, 43 - bling), Christmas Card - inspiration photo, Retro Sketches - sketch:


Thanks for the visit!

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Vintage Santa:

Good morning all!  In a blink of an eye, it is Wednesday again.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is locks and/or keys.  I have had this Bo Bunny key since Christmas and was quite excited to put it to good use.

I dusted off a Christmas stamp that I have never used and gave Santa a distressed look:

I needed some pearls in a brown tint, so I grabbed my E29 Copic marker, coloured the pearls - and it worked - love the way they turned out!!
Card Ingredients:  Recollections stamp, Craftsmart Chocolate Brown and Tim Holtz Paper Bag inks, Bo Bunny papers, trim, lace, and key, Recollections pearls, Copic marker.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Crafty Cardmakers - lace and stitching, Christmas Stampin' and Kaboodle Doodles - stitching, ABC Christmas - Santa, Papertake Weekly - sketch:



Have super wonderful Wednesday and thanks for the visit.

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9.24.2012

Gingy Hoola-hoop:

Good morning all!  I made it back from my business trip and went straight back into my craft room.  Toronto was great, but much too big and busy for my liking :)


StampFairy is sponsoring Craft Your Passion buttons (at least two) and add a bow challenge.


I had so much fun with this card, I even brought out my messy sparkly papers, but I think it was worth it in the end!

I rotated Gingy to make it look like he was rolling around on his hoola-hoop - isn't he adorbs?!  AND... it is exactly three months until Christmas Eve - SO EXCITING!!

I did some fussy cutting to show more of that fab glitter paper.

Little tiny bows make my heart smile.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Martha Stewart and My Mind's Eye papers, DCVW and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Candy Cane Stickles, Celebrate It ribbon, We R Memory Keepers twine, wood buttons.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Craft Place, Stamptacular Sunday, Sparkles Christmas - bling/sparkle, Christmas Crafting - traditional Christmas colours, PaperPlay - a holiday, Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - for a child.


Have a super duper great Monday - thanks for the visit!


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9.20.2012

Chubby Christmas:

Good morning all!  I am up bright and early this morning and just waiting for my taxi to pick me up at 430AM (yes, AM).  I am on my way to Toronto for a business conference and will be gone until next week so don't miss me too much ;)

StampFairy is sponsoring Charisma Cardz' wings challenge.  Wings is quite a popular challenge this week I've noticed :)

I decided Chubby would be the perfect character for my card - isn't he adorbs?!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, My Mind's Eye paper,  DCVW cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (fur - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  cheeks/colar - Magenta, Crimson Red;  wings - 30%, 50% and 90% Cool Grey;  flowers - Crimson Red, Tuscan Red), Gelly Roll white pen, Recollections flowers and pearl brads.  Tools:  sewing machine, C.C. Designs Olive Branch cutters, mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Joanna Sheen - sweet, Love to Create, Fab n Funky, Crafting for all Seasons, and Digital Tuesday - wings, Sunday Sketch and Stamp - sketch:


Alrighty - I am off to drink copious amounts of coffee.  Have a super duper rest of the week and I will see you all next week!


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9.19.2012

Birdy or Birdie??

Good morning all! Looking for my Papercraft Star post - see it here.

There is still another week to get your entries in at  All That Scraps.  Don't forget, it's a colour challenge of blue, red, kraft, and black.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

Hmmm..  is it "birdy" or "birdie"??  Now thinking about it, birdy looks completely wrong and it should be birdie - shucks darn it anyways (censored for my blog) *hee hee*.  Oh well, you get what it says, right????

I used a cutie pie, Laugh Lines Scarecrow, and gave her fun little boots and a matching hat.  Paper piecing makes my heart smile  --------> :)


And of course my favorite part:  rosy- posy cheeks!!
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black and Periwinkle Blue inks and Recollections Breeze chalk ink, Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - 30%, 50%, 90% Cool Grey, Black;  Outfit - Copenhagen Blue, Indigo Blue, Black, Canary Yellow), We R Memory Keepers twine, Queen&Co Twinkle Goosebumps, BasicGrey button.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirits, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, C.C. Designs Petal cutters, EK Success Retro Flower punch, Fiskars Threading Water border punch, Martha Stewart stylus.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Totally Stampalicious - girly birthday, Card Crafter's Circle - gingham, Our Craft Lounge - twine, The Kraft Journal - layers, Creative Stamp Friends - new stamp, Anyone For Anya - sketch:

Have a super wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for the visit!

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You're A Star:

Good morning all!  I am super excited to share with you that I have been asked to join the Papercraft Star team - time to get my vintage on!!!!

This week's challenge is stars.  I felt great until I went to make this card, then realized that I didn't have anything star related!  I happened to find some wood buttons by mistake, but a good mistake indeed.

I used a The House Across The Bay freebie (you can look for it here).  I dolled her up in red, thinking she was the sassy sort.
Card Ingredients:  The House Across the Bay digi, DCWV Timeless Type papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Prima wood buttons, My Mind's Eye burlap, Jolee's Boutique Jute flower, random binding ribbon.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge scraper, mineral spirits and blending stumps.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Ribbon Carousel, Crazy 4 Challenges, Papertake - Fall colours, Divas by Design - layers, Frilly and Funkie - vintage fall colours.

Have a super wonderful Wednesday!  Thanks for the visit!

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9.14.2012

Black Snowflakes:

Good morning all!  Here we are at Friday again - oh sweet Fridays, how I love you!!

Like I said in an earlier post, I am in full-on Christmas card mode.

I thought I would try something a bit different and bring out the black glitter.  Surprise, surprise - it actually doesn't look to bad.  I would normally associate black glitter with Halloween, but it seems to work with this Christmas card.

I used an adorable George freebie:


I used an old Christmas snowflake ornament, used some snipper pliers, and broke it into a few pieces.  Oh, and then grabbed the black glitter and glittered my heart out!!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, My Mind's Eye Kraft Funday Everyday papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (white, sky blue light, Spanish orange, yellowed orange), Recollections snowflakes, Martha Stewart Onyx glitter, Celebrate It ribbon.  Tools:  sewing machine, mineral spirits and blending stumps.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Stampin' - snowy, ABC Christmas and Top Tip Tuesday - recycle (old ornament), Deep Ocean - goodbye summer, Flourishes - Pinterest Christmas (inspiration below), Dig Haven - free digi month, Sketch N Stash - stash (ribbon, papers) and sketch:


And meet StampFairy's newest member:  Gingerbread Hulahoops
{image coming soon!}

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9.13.2012

Across the Miles:

Good morning all - here we are at Thursday, and tomorrow is Friday - yipppeeee!!

I decided to get cracka-lackin' on my Christmas cards, so you will be seeing a lot from.

I started with this The House Across the Bay freebie (look for it here).  To mix it up a bit, I like to print out my vintage digis on patterned paper.  I used some printed book paper to give it a fun and different look.  You could practically change the look every time!

I added a few postage stamp stickers (the one below is part of the paper).  But the ones above around the edges are "older than the hills" stickers.  They came from a kit I bought about 10 years ago!
Card Ingredients:  The House Across the Bay digi, DCWV Timeless Type and My Mind's Eye Home papers, Recollections cardstock, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink, Kaisercraft pearl brads.  Tools:  sewing machine, Oval Nestie, Making Memories edge scraper.


I made this vintage Christmas card for the following challenges:  Simon Says - trendy, jingle belles - going postal, lil red wagon - hexagons, Digi Haven - month long freebie, Merry Monday - sketch:


Well that is it for me today - have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for the visit!

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9.12.2012

Swiss Pixie Cow:

Good morning all!  Zoooie - it's cold and windy out there today!  I have my little heater on in my craftroom to warm up a bit, it's mainly for the animals - they LOVE the heat!  I'm sure they wished they lived in Florida or California instead of the middle of Canada ;)

Can you believe it's mid-month again??   It's also another 2 week challenge at  All That Scraps.  This time around it's a colour challenge of blue, red, kraft, and black.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used the new release of Swiss Pixie Cow - isn't she *udderly* ADORABLE?!?!  I had so much fun with this card.

My favorite part of colouring is the cheeks!  It just brings lil faces to life!
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Amy R. Sweet Sentiments stamp, Craftsmart Black and Tim Holtz Burlap inks, Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - 30%, 50%, 90% Cool Grey, Black;  Outfit/Hair Accessories - Crimson Lake, Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Black;  Cow hat - 30%, 50% and 90% Cool Grey, Blush Pink), We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon twine, random buttons.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirits.

I made this cutie for the following challenges:  Scrap-Creations - pick 3: red, buttons, paper piecing,  Craft Your Passion - blast from the past - Challenge 41: buttons, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - down on the farm, Jellypark - all about children, ABC Challenge - wishes, Allsorts - layers, Unscripted Sketches - sketch:

Have super-duper wonderful Wednesday!  Thanks for the visit!

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9.10.2012

Dream Big Gingy:


Good morning all!  It's back to work I go today.  It's amazing how dark it gets now in the morning.  The moon and stars are still out and the sun doesn't rise until 630AM now.  Winter is slowing making itself known again.

I decided I better get moving along here with my Christmas cards.  I used Gingy and coloured him a simple brown.  I didn't want him to compete with all the fabulous sparkle!
Sparkly goodness!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers and tag, Prismacolor pencils (cookie - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber), DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections snowflakes, Martha Stewart Turquoise glitter.  Tools:  sewing machine, mineral spirits and blending stumps.

I made Gingy for the following challenges:  Cupcake Crafts - stitches, Sparkles Christmas - sparkle/bling, Stampin' for the Weekend, Anything Goes, and Aud Sentiments - Christmas, Sketch Saturday - sketch:

Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for visiting!

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9.07.2012

Vintage Hydrangeas:

Good morning all - happy Friday!  I snuck into my craftroom today to make a card.  Next I think I will go sneak to the garage and paint the garage door.  My shoulders are still very sore and don't really seem to be getting better so I might as well do some things that either need to be done or that I enjoy. 

I have been doing a lot of vintage cards lately - I feel like I really accomplish something when I can do anything vintage.

I used this beautiful vintage hydrangea image from The House Across The Bay:




Card Ingredients:  The House Across the Bay digi, DCWV Timeless Type papers, Recollections cardstock, KaiserCraft lace, Recollections gems, Craft Smart Chocolate and Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap inks, Wilson's doily.  Tools:  sewing machine, Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch and stylus, Making Memories edge scraper.


I made this vintage hydrangea card for the following challenges:  Vintage and Beauty - summer vintage, Penny's Challenge - stitching, Everybody Art - vintage, Craft Your Passion - flower image, Frilly and Funky - vintage outdoors w sentiment.



And meet StampFairy's newest member Mimi Fall Time:

Have a super wonderful Friday and thanks for the visit!

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9.05.2012

Heidi with Kitty:

Good morning all - I hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  I am under strict doctor's orders (again) not to do any crafting for the rest of the week.  So frustrating!  Maybe I will sneak into my craftroom tomorrow if I am feel better - sssssshhhhhhhhhhh - don't tell anyone!

Today is my first official post for the All That Scraps Challenge.  There is still one more week to get your entries in for the Anything Goes challenge.  But do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

Here is my sneakie-peakie of Heidi with Kitty:



Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Bo Bunny Smoochable and Echo Park Dots & Stripes papers, Bazzill Basics and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils (skin - Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre, Blush Pink, Crimson Red;  Hair - Chocolate, Dark Brown, Dark Umber;  Outfit/Hair Accessories - Pin, Magenta, True Blue, Copenhagen Blue, Black;  Kitty - 50% and 90% Cool Grey), Recollections pearls, Studio G glitter, Wilson's doily.  Tools: sewing machine,  Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch and stylus, Oval Nesties, blending stumps and mineral spirits.

I made Heidi for the following challenges: Simon Says - stamp it!, Papercraft Star - girly, Emerald Faeries - doily, Cupcake Craftroom - pastels, Divas by Design - for a friend, Joanna Sheen - going dotty, Stamptacular Sunday - sketch:

Thanks for the visit and have a great Wednesday!

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