5.31.2013

Baby Girl Donny:



Good morning all!

Wow - can you believe we are on the last day of May??  I say this all the time, but seriously, where did the time go???

I used this sweet stamp of Donny Baby Boy, but as you can see, I dress *her* up in pink.  No boy to be found!!!



Heehee - I made wee little bows for Donny's ears. Come on, how cute is that???
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, The Paper Company and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, American Crafts jute, Wild Orchard flowers, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges: Fab n Funky - girly, Ruby's Rainbows - babies, Techno Stamper - sketch:


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5.29.2013

Ima Pink Butterfly:

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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 used one of my favourites, Ima Butterfly.  I think she is super-duper adorable!!!

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, random button, We R Memory Keepers bakers twine, Studio G Glitter glue, Recollections foam star.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Star Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Creative Creations - paper piecing, Get Inky - glitter, Anyone for Anya - chevrons, Stampin for the Weekend - monochromatic, Sketch Saturday - sketch:


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


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Happy Happy Birthday:

Good morning all!

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "handmade flowers":



It was a wrestling match to make these little stinkers, but in the end, I was the champion ;)
Card Ingredients:  Pink Petticoat sentiment, DCWV and MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections pearls, Copic Light Blue (to colour pearls).  Tools:  sewing machine, Circle Nesties, Flower Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Make My Monday - handmade embellies, Eclectic Ellapu - handmade flowers, Unscripted Sketches - sketch:



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


Have a wonderful Wednesday.  Cheers!

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5.26.2013

Get Well Barry:


Good morning all!  I had a super wonderful holiday and really don't want to get back to "real life" but I suppose real life isn't so bad either :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Fairytale Stampers' dies and punches challenge.

I needed a get well card and thought Barry Doc would do the trick!


Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, DCWV and K&Co papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Craftsmart Gold ink, random button.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval and Scallop Oval Nesties, EK Success Corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  QKR Stampede - for the boys, Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch:


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5.22.2013

Your Heart's Direction:


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 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 just love this stamp, she makes me giggle every time!!

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections gigham papers, Create with TLC sentiment, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, random buttons.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success Corner punch, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Papertake Weekly - paper piecing, CAS-ual Fridays -

Have a super wonderful Wednesday.  Cheers!

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Beauty of Love:

Good morning all.  This is going to be an extremely short post as I am on holidays and only want to spend a couple of secounds on the computer.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "beauty is in the eye of the beholder - what do you find beautiful?":
 
 
 
What do I find beautiful?  Details.  I love details.  In crafting and in life I am always looking for or noticing details.  Though sometimes I obsess with details, for the most part we get along just fine. 

Card Ingredients:  JustRite For All You Do stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Bo Bunny Gabrielle papers, Recollections cardstock, Celebrate It ribbon, Recollections pearls, Wild Orchard flower.  Tools:  JustRite Lacey Tiers (Amazing Paper Grace) dies.

I made this card for the following challenge:  JustRite Friday Challenge - colours:


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

Have a wonderful week.  Cheers!

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5.17.2013

Barry Loves Snow:


Good morning all - it's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!  Friday's really are the best don't you think??  And on top of that it is a long weekend here - Monday is Victoria Day here.  Plus I am off all next week, first vacation of the Summer!  We will be getting the yard ready for Summer and then going to a spa retreat for three days.  Life is good.

And since it's Friday, I was able to make another Christmas card.  I usually make rather colourful Christmas cards, this one not being an exception.  To me, Christmas is fun and cheerful - heck, my Christmas home/tree colours are lime green, hot pink, purple and teal :)


 And it wouldn't be a "me" card without paper piecing.  I, of course, gave Barry a fun scarf and touque (known by the rest of the world as a winter hat?) and also gave him some wooden skis.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Bazzill Basics and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Rectangle Nesties, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Holly Jolly - first letter/first name: Deanne (dots (polka dots), distressing), Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), Sweet Stampin' Christmas - winter sports, Sparkles Christmas - favourite festive colours (anything non-traditional!)


Have a lovely long weekend if you live in most parts of Canada - cheers!!!


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5.15.2013

Mayday Birgitta:

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This week's challenge is Shaped Cards 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.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you feel like you have lost all brain function?  I won't go into details, but let's just say I had some not-so-lady-like words coming out of my mouth while making this card :)

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections Lattice and Gingham papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Celebrate It ribbon, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Circle Nesties, CC Designs Cloud cutters.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Stamp and Create - colour challenge, Sketch Saturday - sketch, Love to Create - flowers, Creative Craft Challenges - just "checking", Cupcake Craft - layers.



That's it for me - have a super wonderful Wednesday!!

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Life is Sew Good:

Good morning all! 
This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "pastels":


I am "sew" excited to share this card with you.  I knew I wanted to do a sewing-themed card for one of my favourite challenges, but didn't have any large embellishments that would go with this theme so...

I decided to make a dress, which I drew a "pattern" on cardstock, then traced it onto this beautiful iridescent rose paper.  The dress template took for ever as it took a couple of tries to get the right shape.  You should have seen my first attempt - yikers!  I figured I'd take this theme literally by making a dress pattern and whipping up my own little paper dress :)



I "mashed" two stamps together by masking off half of the secound stamp, as well as using ink and a toothpick to make a little coma between the two sentiments.   I added tiny buttons, stitching, stick pins, and seam binding tape for an overall sewing-themed card.

I like this card "sew" much (okay, I will stop) that I don't want to give it away!  Terrible, I know.

Card Ingredients:  JustRite It's Sew Vintage (Amazing Paper Graces) stamps, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink, CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold inks, DCWC cardstock, KaiserCraft Magnolia Grove papers, Mayan Road metal hanger, Prima flower, Celebrate It ribbon, random seam binding tape, Dress It Up buttons, Wild Orchard stick pins.   Tools:  sewing machine, Lattice Pendant Shapeabilities, Oval and Labels 3 Nesties,

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Shabby Tea Room - spring, pink, green, cream/white, sewing element, JustRite Friday Challenge - Sew Good, Simon Says Stamp and Show - paper pads.



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

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5.08.2013

Honk Honk:

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This week's challenge is Shaped Cards 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 computer generated the "stamp" as I knew exactly what I wanted to say.  I mean, look how happy Meoples looks?  She would definitely be honking :)

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections polka dot paper, Bazzill and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Gelly Roll white pen, random buttons, Kaisercraft Goosebumps.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Labels 8 Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays - BINGO (I used the top row), retro sketches - sketch





Have a wonderful Wednesday!


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Sunshine:


Good morning all - happy Wednesday to you. 

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "let the sun shine in" (include a sun):



You can see I cheated just a smidge.  I suppose I don't technically have a sun on my card, but I have yellow, and the word sunshine, and an oval "sun" that looks like a... sun.  Have I convinced you yet?????


Card Ingredients:  MME Everything title,  MME papers, DCWV cardstock, Martha Stewart Goldenrod glitter, Recollections gems.  Tools:  EK Success Corner punch, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenge:  CAS on Sunday - sketch:





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

Please have a warm and wonderful day!  Thanks for the visit!



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5.06.2013

Everything:

Good Monday morning all!  I have been Spring cleaning all weekend - every cupboard in the house is being cleaned out.  Unfortunately I didn't have nearly enough time to even get half done, I will just have to keep at it until it's all done.

I did make time for a super simple card, I found this little sign (which MME calls a "title") and glitter ribbon in my stash.  It came together in under 20 minutes!

Card Ingredients:  MME Everything title, DCWV cardstock, Celebrate It glitter ribbons, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  EK Success Corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenge:  CAS(E) this Sketch - sketch:

Well that is it for me today - keeping it nice and simple.  Have a wonderful day.  Cheers!

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5.03.2013

Patches Loves Christmas:

Good morning all!  It's going to be a beautiful weekend and I don't have much planned which = YIPPEE!

At this moment not many people around here are thinking about Winter and Christmas, especially after we've had a solid seven months of Winter.  But some of us are always thinking ahead :)  This should be card number 15!

I used one of my old favourites, Patches, and coloured him for the first time in brown (he always was a grey bear to me):


Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi and sentiment, American Crafts and Recollections papers, Bazzill Basics and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections gems, Celebrate It ribbon.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Rectangle and Circle Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Holly Jolly - red, white, blue, Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch) and kraft, ABC Christmas - inspiration photo (I took the colours and baubles from the 3rd photo on the left), Beat the Rush - Christmas



AND...  please meet StampFairy's newest member,
Donny Baby Boy (no photo - you'll have to go look for yourself ;)


With that said, have a super-duper weekend.  Enjoy the sunshine!!

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5.01.2013

Mr. Monkey Wishes:

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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 used sweet lil Mr. Monkey again because, well, just look at hime - he's adorable!! 

My intention was to use more of my cute mustache paper but once I paper pieced his fur it just got too busy, so I decided on plain cardstock and put a bit of mustache paper on the inside (which reads "Happy Birthday"):

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Stampendous! sentiment stamps, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers (inside), me & my BIG ideas fur paper, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections cardstock. Tools:   mineral spirits and blending stumps, Simon Says Banner die, EK Success Corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Cards for Men - animals, Pause Dream Enjoy - outdoor critters, Card Crafter's Circle - masculine,  Less is More - sketch:




Have a super wonderful day!  Cheers.

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