12.17.2013

Donny Joy and Wonder:

Hi all!  Well after being on the StampFairy team for over three years, I did the unthinkable (well, to myself anyway) and stepped down from the team.  So sad - felt like I was losing my family :(

 StampFairy is sponsoring Party Time Tuesday's shades of BLUE challenge.

With that said, I of course, made a bear card as my last card on the team.  Love my bears!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Donny StampFairy, Papertrey Ink sentiment, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background)
Inks:  Prismacolor pencils, Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Versafine Onyx
Papers/Cardstock: MME, Echo Park/Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard flowers, Celebrate It pom poms (that I made into snowballs)
Tools: sewing machine, Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties


I created this card for the following challenges: Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch, Merry Monday - holiday animals



Enjoy your week and keep on crafting.  Cheers!

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12.16.2013

Be Merry:

Hello all!!  I hope you had a great weekend, and not too stressful with all the last minute shoppers out there.

I only have a few more Christmas cards to make this year.  I love making cards, but I am excited just to be done for the rest of the year.

It must be the angle of my photo, but it does say "Be Merry" which IRL is easy to see :)

Card Ingredients:
Papers/Cardstock:  Lawn Fawn Into the Woods/Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Kelly Purkey alpha stickers, recycled snowflake
Tools: Circle Nestie, Martha Stewart score board


I created this card for the following challenges:  Addicted to CAS - snowflakes, CAS-ual Fridays - snow, Unscripted Sketches - sketch






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12.11.2013

Fond Christmas Greetings:


Good morning all!  I don't know about you but I am enjoying all the Christmas movies that are flooding my tv.  I think I watched Home Alone three times on the weekend!

 This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:


I used this vintage image that reminded me so much of the inspiration photo:

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Lilac & Lavender
Papers/Cardstock: MME/Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchid flowers and pins, Celebrate It burlap
Tools: sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's super fantastic creations:
  and Sue!



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12.06.2013

Nimble Nicks:



Good afternoon all - boy, I am SO happy it's Friday!  I am in need of a break!

I have had this cutie pie image in my vintage folder for a while now and finally am able to use it - aren't those little faces adorable?!?

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Graphics Fairy

Papers/Cardstock: MME/Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard flower, Studio G button, American Crafts jute, Wilton paper doily, cheese cloth
Tools: Making Memories edge distresser, sewing machine, CC Designs Olive Branch cutters


I created this card for the following challenges:  Wild Orchid - red and white, Charisma Cardz - distressing, Digi Haven - Christmas digis

Do have a fantastic weekend and bundle up out there it is COLD!!

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12.04.2013

Joyeus Noel:


Good morning all!  It's good to be back!!

 This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

Suggested Inspiration:
Black and White
Brown and White
Bare trees
Snow

My Inspiration:  black/white, snow

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: ?? No name on the vintage digi
Papers/Cardstock: MME/Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard flower, American Crafts twine, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods sequins
Tools: sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser


I created this card for the following challenges:  Sugar Creek Hollow Craft-room Challenge - vintage Christmas, Unscripted Sketches - sketch

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's super fantastic creations:
  and Sue!


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12.03.2013

Merriest Wishes Barry:


Hi all!  Well we are somewhat settled into our new house.  My craftroom is somewhat usable.  I still don't have my lighting set up, just one lonely lamp by a night-filled window.  Not the best way to take a photo plus it looks like Barry has a bit of jaundice :S

Oh well :)

Barry is all "handsomed-up" dressed in festive green this time:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Barry Countdown to Christmas, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background) and Birthday Vintage Labels Four (background), Hero Arts sentiment
Inks:  Prismacolor pencils, Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Versafine Onyx
Papers/Cardstock: MME, Echo Park/Recollections
Tools: Circle Nestie, sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirit


I created this card for the following challenges:  The ABC Challenge - almost Christmas, Sentiment Sunday - traditional Christmas colours, Digi Galore - stitching, Natalie and Amy - cute/cuddly Christmas, Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch

Have a great Tuesday - cheers!


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11.27.2013

Georgie Stars:

Phew!  What a busy couple of weeks!  My craftroom is still in boxes but I will hopefully have some time to get things organized.  I am looking forward to my craftroom, there is a lot of natural sunlight that I am excited to work with :)

 StampFairy is sponsoring Christmas Challenges {with sketches} sketch and inspiration photo challenge:




I was inspired by the colours with the hint of red and those fantastic snowflakes :)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: to come later
Inks: 
Papers/Cardstock: 
Bits/Bobs: 
Tools: 


I shall be back next week - please enjoy the rest of your week and to all my American friends:  Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!



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11.14.2013

Vintage Jake Too:


Good morning all.  I'm checking in on everyone - making sure no one has stopped crafting without me ;)

It's been a couple of whirlwind weeks here, tomorrow we get the keys to our new home.  With packing and getting rid of things I haven't used for years, I haven't had much time to sit down.  I am really looking forward to Christmas holidays so I can sit and relax.

 StampFairy is sponsoring Charisma Cardz' vintage challenge.

I again, used my favourite Jake bear.


I was just finishing up some of the flower details when I dropped one on Jake's scarf.  I had hot glue everywhere and was in a panic thinking I'd ruined the whole card :S   Turns out I was able to safe his scarf by using glossy accents - why not make him a shiny scarf!?!?!  Good thing it didn't land on his face :S

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Stamp Fairy Jake, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background), Simon Says Stamp! Best Mom Ever and Cupcake Party (background), Waltzing Mouse sentiment
Inks:  Prismacolor pencils, Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap, Versafine Onyx
Papers:  MME
Cardstock: DCWV, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard flowers, cheese cloth, Hero Arts lace, Glossy Accents,
Tools:  sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirit, Making Memories edge distresser



I created this card for the following challenges:  CSAYL - fabric/felt,  jingle belles - traditions (sledding!!!), Crafting Life's Pieces - sketch


I am without internet service until at least Monday, but now I have a whole house to unpack and decorate... and put a Christmas tree!!  I was kidding when I said my next break will be Christmas holidays :)

I will be back in a little under two weeks - see you then!!!!  Cheers to you all!

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11.06.2013

Floppy Disk:


Hi all!  I am in the middle of packing up the house every moment I get (we move next week!), but I am still trying to get into my craft room for a little crafty time.

I made another CAS thank you card:



I warmed up the heat gun and even did some embossing.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp! Give Thanks
Inks: VersaFine Onyx
Papers:  BasicGrey Hipster
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Kelly Purkey alpha stickers, Stampendous! Onyx embossing powder, MME brad
Tools: EK Success Corner punch, embossing gun


I created this card for the following challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays - embossing, retro sketches - sketch






Have a super wonderful Wednesday!  Cheers!

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11.05.2013

Toot Toot:


Good morning all!  I must make this quick as the roads are rather treacherous out there and must leave for work early.

I made another CAS card, felt it was missing something, then added googly eyes.  Oh they make me giggle!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp! Give Thanks
Inks: Colorbox Frost White
Papers:  Lawn Fawn Into the Woods
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Studio Calico Transportation wood veneers, Celebrate It googly eyes
Tools: sewing machine, EK Success Corner punch


I created this card for the following challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch - sketch




Have a great Tuesday!

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11.04.2013

Metal Bicycle:



Good morning all!  Winter is here and it's time to dig out the snow shovel.  I LOVE Winter (no, really I do!)

I have working on my CAS cards, always trying to challenge myself.  There are some great inspirational CAS sketches out in Challenge Blog Land right now, so I decided now is a good time to play along.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Hero Arts Hero, Stampendous! sentiment
Inks: Colorbox Frost White
Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Simon Says Stamp! Bicycle clip
Tools: CC Designs Cloud cutters (put through twice to create bottom curves), EK Success Corner punch, Circle Nestie (to create a circle template)


I created this card for the following challenges:  Eclectic Ellapu - black/white, CAS on Sunday - sketch



Enjoy your Monday and thanks for the visit!  Cheers!


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10.30.2013

Santa's Sleigh:


Good morning all!

 This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

Suggested Inspiration:
Tags 
Postmarks
Stamps
Fleur de lis
Fabric

My Inspiration:  tags, stamps, postmarks

We are having a bit of a holiday and will be back in December for some fun Christmas challenges - see you then!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: ??? found somewhere last Christmas - sorry!
Papers:  MME, BasicGrey
Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchid flowers, Celebrate It burlap, 7Gypsies metal stars, Prima button, random twine and seam binding
Tools: sewing machine, Circle Nestie, Making Memories edge distresser


I created this card for the following challenges:  Shopping Our Stash - stitching, The Pink Elephant - paper tearing/distressing, Merry Monday - Santa


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's super fantastic creations:
  and Sue!

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10.29.2013

Jake's 1st Snowball:


Good morning all!  Well it certainly is starting to feel like early Winter out there - I've waited as long as I dare, it's time to pull out the mittens this morning.  With the windchill it is -18C (-0.4F) out there - wowzers!  Maybe I need to pull out the winter boots too!


 StampFairy is sponsoring Creative Card Crew's teddy bear picnic - use a teddy bear challenge.

I am still working on my Christmas cards, usually I am able to complete close to 100 in a year.  This year I will be lucky if I crack 50.  Oh well, there is always next year ;)

I kept Jake rather simple and chose not to use any embellishments:


Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Stamp Fairy Jake, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background), Simon Says Stamp! Cupcake Party (background), Studio G sentiment
Inks: Prismacolor pencils, Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Old Paper
Papers:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  DCWV, Recollections
Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps and mineral spirit


I created this card for the following challenges: Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), Crazy 4 Challenges - favourite stamp set (Jake!)



Have a snuggly and warm Tuesday!  Cheers!



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10.26.2013

Merry and Bright:



Good morning all!  Hope you have been enjoying your weekend so far.  We still haven't sold our house, now it's only been Day 11, but it FEELS like Day 369!  Please send luck our way!!

 StampFairy is sponsoring Sketch Saturday's sketch challenge:


I, of course, made another Christmas card - hard to believe Christmas is two short months away!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Marianne Designs StampFairy Reindeer, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background), Simon Says Stamp! Cupcake Party (background)
Inks: Prismacolor pencils, Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Old Paper
Papers:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  DCWV, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Dress It Up embellies, American Crafts twine
Tools: sewing machine


I created this card for the following challenges:  Sweet Stampin' Christmas - for men, Scrapping 4 Fun - Christmas, Aud Sentiments - Christmas sentiments


Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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10.23.2013

Folksy Santa:


Good morning all!

 This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:



Suggested Inspiration:
Witch
Broom
Cat
Hat
Checks / Polka Dots
 
My Inspiration:  checks, polka dots, and folksy/country style
 
 Now my card may not look too much like the Halloween inspiration, but I knew exactly what kind of card I wanted to make the minute I saw that inspiration photo.

FOLKSY/COUNTRY STYLE!

I can turn any inspiration photo into a Christmas card.  The great thing about Papercraft Star is it's what YOU see and interpret.  
In fact I applaud Papercraft Star for not making me create a Halloween card.  Halloween cards would literally collect dust in a drawer until I toss them in the garbage :S

I had an old pack of Christmas cards that I had saved knowing that they would come in handy at some point.  And they did!  I fussy-cutted the sentiment and Santa's mustache:
Card Ingredients:
Stamp:  recycled card image
Papers:  MME

Cardstock: DCWV, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods sequins, American Crafts twine
Tools: Oval Nesties, sewing machine


I created this card for the following challenges:  Unscripted Sketches - sketch:




Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's super fantastic creations:
  and Sue!

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