3.28.2013

Swinging Barry:

Good morning all!  Happy Thursday to you!!

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Moving Along With the Times' sketch challenge:


I used new Spring Barry and dressed him up in many Spring flowers.  Weather Canada says we are supposed to get more snow, seriously, what a strange Winter this has been.  It certainly has us all looking very forward to Spring!!!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Inkadinkadoo background stamp and Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink, AmyR sentiment and Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections gems, Celebrate It ribbon, cheese cloth.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Square Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Digital Tuesday - spring colours, Charisma Cardz - birthday, Stamptacular Sunday - fuzzy friends, Red Carpet Studio - flowers, Just Us Girls - inspiration/colour challenge:


Thanks for the visit - cheers!!

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3.27.2013

Happy Ima Butterfly:

Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go {here}.


This week's challenge is winged things at All That Scraps.   But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

I used one of my favourites, Ima Butterfly.  I dressed her in a bright green polka dot jumper and gave her hair a little more detail than I usually would - I think she turned out really well!
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digi, TLC sentiment, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Studio G glitter glue, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, EK Success Corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Pink Elephant - CAS, Sentimental Sundays and Flourishes - stitching, Techno Stamper - sketch:


Have a super wonderful Wednesday and thanks for the visit!

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One in a Million:

Good morning all!  I haven't been around much (again) as my wrists have been bothering me quite a bit.  But they are slowing getting better and I should hopefully be back in full swing next week.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "Easter":

I used bunnies, that's Easter, right??  I thought this would a great card for a gentleman, therefore I didn't add a gem, or flower, or pink :)

Card Ingredients:  Bunny digi - not sure where it came from :(  MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Dress It Up button, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  Circle Nesties, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Cupcake Crafts - cool masculine, The Paper Players - sketch:


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros


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3.21.2013

Baby Girl Barry:

Good morning all.  Wow - how about the first day of Spring.  I hope it was warm and sunny for you.  

Around here we got blizzard-like conditions.  It was an insane drive home after work, as my co-worker was driving I grabbed my cell phone and took this photo - welcome Spring :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring CRAFT Challenges' inspirational photo:


Yeah!  Pink flowers - my favourite!  This inspiration photo reminds me that Spring is around the corner and that my apple trees will have pink blossoms in the next few months.

I surrounded Barry in pink and had a lot of fun with this card:

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME and stash papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter, Craftsmart Teal and Sky Blue inks.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties, Lotus Shapeabilitie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Fashionista - pink, Crafty Sentiments and LEJ Designs - flowers, Divas by Design - baby/toddler, Tuesday Throwdown - outer space, Sketch Saturday - sketch:


Have a safe and warm day - I won't be back until next week as I am preparing for a special birthday party - cheers friends!!

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3.20.2013

Lil Walnut:

  Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go {here}.

This week's challenge is anything goes at All That Scraps.   But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink, Inkadinkadoo snowflake stamp, Recollections pearls, Wilton paper doily, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Square Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Deep Ocean - cute/cuddly, Creative Creations - "B" (blue, brown, baby, boy, blooms), Come and Get It and Eclectic Ellapu - babies, Anyone For Anya? - sketch:

Have a wonderful first day of Spring!

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Yellow Birthday Birds:

Is it the weekend yet, is it pretty please?!  It's been an overload of crafting this week, throw in work and I don't have much time to do anything else. 


It is also the first day of Spring, though you would have NO IDEA by looking out the window here.

We have had excessive amounts of snow this year and we are running out of room.  There is just no where to put it anymore!


No lie, I took this photo of our house yesterday morning.  Yesterday!!! 

No, we don't have a tiny house, the snow really is 6 feet in spots.  The forecast is calling for another 20 cm (8 inches) by the end of the week.

I am not complaining, I love our winters, but sometimes it would be nice to see some flowers blooming :)

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "birds"

Since Spring is more than a wish away, I created Spring on my card:
Card Ingredients:  The Graphics Fairy digi, MME and K&Co papers, Recollections cardstock, Wild Orchid flowers, AmyR sentiment, Craftsmart Gold and Chocolate inks, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink, Recollections gems .  Tools:  sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Simon Says banner die.


I made this card for the following challenges:  'ABC' Challenges - flowers, Sparkles - birds.


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros

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3.15.2013

Merriest Barry:


Good morning all!  Yuck - it looks horrible outside, we have had so much snow this winter it is insane.  And now we are getting more with blowing winds.  I should take photos of our front yard, you would never believe it :)  I better keep this post short and sweet as the roads are going to be horrid driving to work...

In keeping with the snow theme, I dressed up Barry so he could go skiing on the slopes.  And yes, I added flowers, I just couldn't help myself.

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME, Prima, American Crafts and K&Co papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink, Inkadinkadoo snowflake stamp, Recollections gems, Wilton paper doily .  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:   Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), CSAYL - sparkle and shine, CRAFT Challenge - Christmas in March, ABC Christmas - BINGO (blue, flowers, animal)

 AND...  please meet StampFairy's newest member, Mimi and her Dog:

That's it for me!  Happy Friday and stay safe out there.

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3.13.2013

Dance:

  Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go {here}.

This week's challenge is anything goes at All That Scraps.   But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

I worked what seemed like forever on this card.  After a few hours I threw it in the garbage and went to bed and tried not to get too discouraged.  Yesterday morning before work I decided that it could be saved and mended it back to health and put the finishing touches on it last night.  Sheesh - what a card!

I paper pieced Maribelle's dress, glittered her and gave her some fun pink hair:

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Martha Stewart Turquoise, Yellow Barite, and Tourmaline glitters, Recollections gems.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, EK Success Corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  LEJ Designs - wings,Tuesday Throwdown - paper piecing, Corrosive Challenge - glitter, Cards in Envy - sketch:

Well that's it for me for another day - thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

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For Grandma:

Well here we are again - Wednesday.  Just a few short more days until the weekend - yipppeeee!!

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "green"

I decided to use up a lot of my scraps and make this card for Grandma.  She loves birds of all shapes and sizes:
Card Ingredients:  The Graphics Fairy digi, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, fabric flowers, American Crafts jute, cheese cloth, Recollections gems, Blue Moon heart charm, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Sylvia
Ros

Thanks for taking the time to come for a visit.  Cheers!

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3.11.2013

Green and Blue Look Great on You:

*Yawn*  How can it be Monday again?  I wish everyday were a Saturday.  Oh how I really do.

I started this card on Thursday and finally just finished it.  I challenged myself not to put a flower on a card, so instead I used some buttons... and some festive glitter:
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Authentique and MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Martha Stewart Turquoise glitter, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Dress It Up buttons, Wilton paper doily.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Rectangle Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  CSAYL - pattern papers, CCAYR - sparkle/bling, Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), Crafty Catz - stitching.

Do have a lovely, lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

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3.10.2013

Linda Birthday Wishes:


Good morning all.  Okay, I admit it, I haven't been around a lot.  Every time I attempt to make a card I just can't seem to pull it together, some may call it "mojo"(or lack thereof), I personally don't like that word.  Today I will conquer my craft woahs and make many cards :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Cupcake Inspirations' photo inspiration:


I gave little Miss Linda a sweet pink gingham dress and set her in a bright Spring garden:


Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, American Crafts jute, ladybug charm, Studio G glitter glue, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Recollections gem .  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Fab n Funky - cute/cuddly, Allsorts and Cute Card Thursday - Spring, Critter Sketch - sketch:

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!


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3.06.2013

Fairy Abigail:

  Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go {here}.



This week's challenge is paper piecing at All That Scraps.   But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

I dressed up Fairy Abigail in pink polka dots and gave her some uber sparkly wings - isn't she adorable?!

I doubled-up her wings just to give a little added sparkle.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, AmyR sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME paper, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Martha Stewart Tinsel glitter, Recollections gems.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Making Memories edge distresser.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Cutie Pie - magical, Fashionista - pink, Sentimental Sundays - fairies, Sketch Saturday - sketch:

That's it for me for today - have a great day!!


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Thoughts:


Well here we are again - Wednesday.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "Your Kitchen Colours".  I LOVE the idea behind this challenge.

We just renovated our kitchen a couple of years ago in neutrals and the pop of colour of red is in our coffee pot, dishes, and hand towels.



I love this sentiment from Pink Petticoat:
Card Ingredients:  Pink Petticoat digi sentiment,  MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Recollections gems, Wild Orchard flowers, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Paper Players - stitching, Make My Monday - inspired by nature, Just Us Girls - sketch:







Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Sylvia
Ros

Thanks for taking the time to come for a visit.  Cheers!

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