Monday, September 29, 2014

Winners Prize Challenge

Halloween Layout - My first real scrap booking page. I won an opportunity back in May to participate in The Grand Prize Winner Challenge   for May - Aug over at the  Scraping 4 Fun Challenge blog (each winner of the challenges held from May thru August have the opportunity to compete).  I received a wonderful sketch and decided I needed to do a scrapbook page of a Halloween picture taken of my son from 1996. I want to do quite a few layouts of my sons childhood so this would be a great start. Here is the sketch:

This was a totally fun project, I can see that scrap booking could be quite addictive!!  The winners challenge is also a contest and each winner is given a number that can be used to vote on, my number is 01-Glenda, hint, hint (only if you are a follower of their blog) :O)!  see Scrapping4FunChallenge

Layout Details
Tags: Recollections 'Haunted Manor' paper pad
Papers: Recollections "Haunted Manor'paper pad; K&Company 'Brenda Walton' Speciality Paper; Basic Grey 'eerie' (the large purple&Black background paper). The orange paper behind photo is from stash; Stampin Up 'Basic Black'
Three large Bats: My Mind's Eye Chipboard stickers
Happy Halloween Sentiment: My Mind's Eye Chipboard Sticker
Two Black Bats: Cuttlebug die cut 'Creepy'
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

3. Great Impressions: September Challenge -  Get Your Spook On
4. Pile it On: PIO#39 Witching Hour/Halloween
5. The Corrosive Challenge; #209 Halloween Colours
6, Hiding in my Craftroom;HIMCR#167 Any Holiday
7. We do Doobadoo;Challenge 15 Something Masculine
8. Brown Sugar Challenge #113 Anything Goes
9. Aud Sentiments: #116 Halloween Sentiment (I used a Happy Halloween dimensional sticker sentiment)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lacy Sunshine - Things with Wings

Here is a little card using a wonderful image from Lacy Sunshine.  Quite like how this turned out as orange can sometimes be a bit overpowering. Think the darker orange prevented that here. Hope you like :O)!

Card details:
 Card Stock: Stampin' Up  whisper white,tangerine tango 
Designer Paper - from stash
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders rectangles, Spellbinders Shapeabilities'Foliage'; Stampin Up 'Banners'
Punch: Marvy 1/2 " daisy flower
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones; Ink - tangerine tango, soft suede
Other:  flower made with stash components and a little daisy punch finished off with a  brad;  handmade double bow   

 Top Three Placement  at Lacy Sunshine


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My Friends

 Hi my friends, sorry for being MIA lately, I have not had much time to create or comment due to family health  emergencies, one being my dear hubby.I have withdrawn from  my DT work until things stabilize. Things are already coming together with most of the tests having been taken and results trickling in. Spending days at the hospital  drained me completely, I do not know why, stress, boredom and uncertainty I guess. Hubby is now home but tests are still ongoing, only as an outpatient now.Hope to start visiting your sites  and leaving comments  when I can, love seeing all your gorgeous work.
lots of hugs

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pumpkin Monkey

Aaaaah monkey fun,  what could be more delightful than a Monkey on a pumpkin, never seen one on one but just image!  Doodle Pantry is having a mid September release and this wonderful image is included in it, for all the release images see here!

Card recipe:
Stamp: digital stamp from Doodle Pantry called Pumpkin Monkey, Stampin Up background stamp
Sentiment: katie & co rubber stamp
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Designer Paper: from stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug 'African Batik'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, INK- Stampon Up's bashful blue,  more mustard
Die Cuts: Spellbinders standard and scalloped circles; Johanna Sheen Ivy Corner
Sketch: Peachy Keen Stamps 'Lets Face it Fridays'

1. Card and Scrap: Challenge #82 Anything Goes
2. Bearly Mine Challenges September 2014- Autumnal Colours
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge; #9 Make a Card Challenge
4. Mema's Crafts: September Color Fall Challenge
5. Seemacrafts: Autumn is Coming
6. Sisters of Craft: September Challenge Anything Goes
7. 2 Cute Inks Challenge:#115 Fall
8. The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog #78 Cute with Shades of Autumn
9. Fitztown Challenge Blog: #53  Fall Colours

Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Colours - Lexi's Creations Challenge #125

It's a new challenge over at Lexi's Creations and this fortnight  the challenge  is 'Autumn Colours'.  
The challenge will run Sept 15th - Sept 27th,2014.  

Head on over to Lexi's Creations for all the details and some awesome inspiration by my most talented teamies!I am so looking forward to seeing your creations!

Sponsor  Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. Their digital images are also available as clear rubber stamps!

My New Store :D

Card details:
Stamp:  'Tessie Turtle' image from Fairy Dust Crafts   
Die Cuts & Punches: Spellbinders Nestabilities -   Scalloped Circle,inverted circles; io dies DIE34-U (the fence); Marianne designs LR0153 (the yellow die cut right hand corner); Martha Stewart butterfly punch, bug punch? 
Paper:  DCWV 'Four Seasons ' paper stack: Stampin' Up   card stock Gumball Green, More Mustart,Whisper White, Creamy Carmel 
Colour Medium:   Prismacolor Markers;  INK Stampin Up's More Mustard, Gumball Green
Other: Glossy Effects for the turtle shell;   orange sticker embellishment


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Through a Window

Lacy Sunshine challenge #41 -Include a Window. Darn near forgot to enter this card, only hours to go B4 it closes.

Card : 
Image: Lacy Sunshine image-Issybella's Button Boos Secret Window 
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders standard circles, Cherry Lynn's 'Sweet Williams' ; Leaf Corner Die?
Punch: Stampin' Up's Framelits 'Banners'; small circle punches
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the hair and flesh tones; Stampin Up ink 'more mustard'
Other: golden coloured brad,glitter glue,liquid pearls,, Gelly Roll Sakura pen  
Dimensional features: brown button  on lower part of image, flower on hair

QKR Stampede: #104 Things with Wings (my fairy has wings:O))

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flashlights and Gus

This is this years birthday card for my husband, I love Bugaboo's Gus images and this one just reminds me  of my hubby. Not look wise, but a Mr. Fix it who is  always complaining about dead batteries and looking for flashlights that cannot be found.

Stamp: digital stamp and sentiment by Bugaboo
Happy Birthday Stamp: Stampin Up
Background Stamp: Impression Obsession
Colour Medium: Prismacolor markers, and Copics for the flesh tones; Ink: Stampin Up's 'going grey'
Die Cuts: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics rectangles, deckled rectangles; Memory Box  Woodland Branch
Technique: Heat Embossing
Other: drywall tape. Stampin Up 'candy dots'

1. Crafts Galore Encore:Make a Card Challenge #9
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterened paper Challenge (paper behind the image mat)
3. Die Cut Diva's: Something New   (image)
4. Ladybug Crafts:September Challenge - anything goes
5. Sisters of Craft - September Anything Goes Challenge. 
6. TokBobok:TBC#16- Masculine
7. Hobby Cutz Chalklenge 64 For the Boys
8. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog:  Challenge #228 Anything Goes
9. The Corrosive Challenge:#207 Lets Hear it for the Boys
10. One Stitch at a Time: Challenge #219 Anything Goes with a Die

Friday, September 5, 2014

So Happy for You

Here is fun card for an expectant mother who has just moved to the country.  Happy news Ashley!
I just love this image from QKR and I tried to make the card  look a little distressed yet not really. She is (the mother to be) after all a city girl and I picked this stamp  as an  'all in good humour' type image, yet expressing my delight in the news of new great grandchild!

Image: QKR Designs
Sentments: Stampin'Up
Card Stock: Stampin'' Up
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Foliage,
Punch: one hole punch
Embossing Folder; Square Lattice by Stampin Up
Other: flower,brad,tag, drywall tape

Challenges :
1. 4Krafty Girlz - Crafty Girls Challenge #26 Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiment Challenge: #114 - Any Sentiment other than Happy Birthday
3. Creative Knockouts #53  Tic Tac Toe- Crafty sentiments (I used diagonal line -flowers,sentiment,die cut/punches)
4. Crafting by Designs: September Challenge Anything Goes
5. Digi Stamps4Joy Challenge 100 -Celebrastions
6. Divas by Design: Tags
7. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #193: Anything Goes
8. Scrapper's Delight Challenge Blog: - Optional New Beginnings

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas Deer

Sept,2014 New Release and Challenge at Doodle Pantry!  All the September new release digital stamps sets  can be seen here at the Doodle Pantry  'Latest Release' site.   The free with purchase stamp set for Sept 1- 24th is  'Ageless Antiques' wonderful stamp set for those who love old stoves,phones or mixers!
 New  Challenge DPDC#50
CHALLENGE  DATE: Sept.1st 1200 Noon EST-Sept. 24th 9:00 PM .    
The featured image for those who chose to use a  Doodle Pantry image for their challenge entry is 'Cheer Spirt' It will be available to challenge participants from Sept. 1st to 24th only and can then be purchased online at the Doodle Pantry Shop.
 All other company images are  allowed, however only those who use a Doodle Pantry images will receive the  featured image digital stamp. All entries entered  are eligible  for the prize. 

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Doodle Pantry 'Carousal Deer',  Rubberneckers 'Screen' (used for the little banners on the bottom of card); Stampscapes Water pattern-092E (used for the white and brown tag)
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Petite Pairs' stamp set
Card Stock: Stampin' Up's Vanilla, Soft Suede
Designer Paper:: Recollections Paper Pad 'love letters'
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders circles, Adorning Squares;  Cottage Cutz Ivy; Impression Obsession Die024-X (snowflakes).
Punches: Stampin Up's small Oval punch, modern label, banner punch;  Martha Stewart snowflake (small snowflake on top of the larger ones); tag punch,
Colour : Copics
Other: twine,burlap,rhinestones, self stick dots, liquid pearls


1.. Crafty Girls Challenge #25 Anything Goes
2.  As You Like it Challenge: Favourite Season and why-- pristine white country side, skating, can use the fireplace,  and most of all Christmas!

Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine, challenge #124 at Lexi's Creations. You can use glitter, shiny papers or whatever makes it sparkle and it can be for any occasionI choose Christmas with a Bugaboo image.
The challenge will run Sept 1st.  - Sept. 13th, 2014 
Please join us, I'm so looking forward to seeing your creations  and while there be sure to check out the work by my team mates  , they are a very talented bunch!! 

Sponsor:   We are sponsored this fortnight by Fairy Dust Crafts Your one stop shop for Lexi's Digi & rubber  images and a growing choice of delicious crafting goodies. 

                                             My New Store :D

Card recipe
Stamps: Bugaboo digital stamp AKV Santa- Tree
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Paper: Stampin Up
Die cuts: Spellbinders scalloped and non scalloped  ovals
Punch: Martha Stewart snowflake border edge  punch;  oval punch for sentiment
Other. Silver ribbon  for the  bow and  for the strip across the lower part of the card., silver snowflakes are from my stash and I adhered white half peals to their center.
Technique: The white with silver  background  was created by heat embossing