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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Butterfly Love @ OSAAT

Good afternoon!
Told you I would be back today with another card to share :) I have my second Design Team card with One Stitich At A Time and I think it turned out so pretty (I'm a bit biased though lol). Our challenge this week at OSAAT is Challenge #128 'Use a Digi'.

 I made an easel card for the DT this time (I just love this type):
View of whole card

Close-up of shimmery bow and flowers
Close-up of the image

Isn't this glittery flower just gorgeous?

Another picture of the whole card
Challenge #128 is being sponsored by:

If you enter our challenge with a Stitchy Bear Store product you could win our mini collab set of images used by our DT this week. Dont forget to put a # after your name if you use one of our products in your entry, just so that Choccy doesn't miss you.
If you havent got a SBDS image you can still enter and will go into a separate draw to win $3 to spend at our store :O)
Make sure you stop by all the other DT creations for this challenge and give them some love ;)
Card Recipe:
Image: SBDS 'Butterfly Love' by Stitchy
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny 'Sophie'
Cardstock: Bo Bunny Double Dot 'Coffee Vintage'
Ribbon: Recycled
Flowers: Prima (pink) & EK Success Jolee's Boutique (glittered)
Ink: CTMH 'Cocoa'
Rhinestones: Dollarama
Stamps: CTMH  'Say it in Style' & 'Curly Sentiments'
Medium: Copics - C1. C3, C5, E31, E33, E39, G00, G02, G05, R000, R01, RV52, RV63, RV66, RV69, Y15 & Blender Pen
 I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - #78 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - #231 - Bling It Up
Addicted To Stamps - #37 - Recycle Something (the ribbon is from roses my hubby sent me)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - #13 - Add Some Bling or Sparkle
Forever Friends - #43 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #127 - Anything Goes
Pile It On - #35 - I Spy Something With P..... (Prima flowers, Pink & Patterned Paper)
The Poodles Parlour - Winged Things
3 Girl Jam - #1 - Butterflies & Bows
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - #21 - Anything Goes
Crafting Life's Pieces - #50 (I left the sketch right side up this time)

Psssst!!! Also, you still have plenty of time to enter the current challenge over at Technique Tuesday - Baby Wipe Re-inker. It is an awesome technique! So, dig out those re-inkers and give it a try; you know you want to.
Thanks so much for stopping in today to look at another card of mine. I am hoping to get back again this week with another card; maybe a Christmas one next time. Until then.......
Hugs xo

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sunflower Sympathies

Good afternoon friends!
I have kind of gotten away from Christmas cards a bit, too give you all a break, lol. I made my first every sympathy card and thought I would share it with you today. The image is by Gingerloft Digi Stamps and can be purchased from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. It is a very pretty image and I totally enjoyed colouring it.
Here is today's card:
Front of card

Close-up of butterfly and dragonfly

Inside of card
Card Recipe:
Image - Gingerloft Digi Stamps
Medium - CTMH watercolour pencils
Ink - CTMH 'Garden Green'
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - HOTP
Ribbon - Offray
Buttons - Recycled 
Punched Die-cut - Label punch from Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Stitchy (owner of Stitchy Bear Digi Stamps)
 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - #87 Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - #184 To Die For
The Paper Shelter - #78 Anything Goes
Forever Friends - #43 Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps - #37 Recycle Something (buttons are from a blouse)
The Crazy Challenge - #127 Anything Goes
Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude - #21 Anything Goes/Music
ATC's With Attitude - #21 Anything Goes
Sketchy Colours - #127 Sketch
Make My Monday - Colour Wheel Challenge - Week 5 Split Complimentary Colours
Thanks so much for popping by today to see my card. Come back tomorrow for another card I will be sharing.
Hugs xo

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Berry Bees Birthday

Good Morning Blogland!
It has been way too long since I have posted on my blog and I do apologize for that. It has however been a busy and sometimes exciting, sometimes nerve-racking time lately. My grand-daughter had some minor surgery last week so I was staying with my daughter to help her through all of that. Between Kasey's 2 pre-operation check-ups/appointments, we did manage to take Kasey and Jace to the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition. It started the evening of Wednesday Aug. 8th and was over Sunday Aug. 12th which meant our trip there had to happen before Kasey's surgery. Kasey came through her surgery exceptionally well and is doing great. Mom and Gammy (thats me) survived it too.  Plus we had family arrive from Alberta and the Red Rock Folk Festival was on. My hubby was born and raised in Red Rock and that was our home town until 6 years ago. The Festival was the perfect time to go "home" for a couple of days and re-connect with many of our friends and family.

Now, on to the subject of this post, lol. A while back, I applied to the Design Team call over at One Stitch At A Time and guess what; I was PICKED.....Whoot Whoot!!! I heard from Choccy the same weekend I got an email from Mynnette Kitchen so I was walking on cloud 9 for days. I was so EXCITED and it has been very hard to keep all of this a secret. I didn't think I could do it but, I managed to pull it off......barely!
For the challenges at One Stitch At A Time, all of us on the DT use images each week from a variety of artists BUT you can find and buy those images all at the same store; Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I have a link to this fabulous digi stamp store on my sidebar PLUS Stitchy is offerring an awesome Collab right now and its FREE with any $7.00 purchase on the Store site. You better hurry though because this deal expires August 19th.
Today, I am posting my very first Design Team card for the One Stitch At A Time blog. I should have had this post set up to go live this past Sunday morning and I thought I had done that. Imagine my horror at finding out I didn't have it done! I want to apologize to Choccy and all of my fellow teamies at OSAAT for not getting this done properly. I am so sorry girls :( :(
The challenge this week at OSAAT blog is Challenge #126 Anything Goes, easy peasy :) The link disappears August 18 so be sure you link up your cards soon. This week's challenge is being sponsored by
With 3 x Promarkers
To win this you must use a SBDS (Stitchy store)product

and for those that enter with none SBDS creations

With a $3 coupon to spend in store

Here is the card I made for my first challenge as a DT member:
Front view

Close-up of rhinestones in flowers

Close-up of glitter on wings

Inside of card

Another view of front

Card Recipe:
Image - Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps "Baby Bees" by Priyanka
Cardstock - Bo Bunny Double Dot 'Kiwi Vintage'
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye 'Magnolia'
Flowers - Prima
Ribbon - Offray
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Sentiments - CTMH 'Say It In Style' & 'Special Friendship' stamp sets
Ink - CTMH 'Garden Green'
Glitter - DecoArt Glamour Dust
Image coloured with - Copics

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots & Stripes
The Crafty Pad - Summer Vacation
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - # 13 Add some Bling or Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge - #195 Summer Holiday (summer is when the strawberries are ready)
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Go Floral
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Ribbon, Free, Blooms)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - RCC66 Celebrating Summer
Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge - CLP #50 (I turned the sketch upside down)

Thanks so much for popping by to visit today. I hope you have enjoyed your stay.
Hugs xo

I'm Late, I'm Late For a Very Important Date!!!

Oh my gosh......I am so LATE with this post, YIKES!!!
I have a very special announcement to share with all of you. I am on a DESIGN TEAM...Whoot Whoot!!!! I was so excited when I received an email from Mynnette Kitchen, owner of Technique Tuesday, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and On a Stampage blogs, asking me to join her Technique Tuesday Crew! This month I made my very first DT card; it is so exciting, lol. The challenge this month at Technique Tuesday is Baby Wipe Re-inker cards and you have totally got to try this technique. It is fabulous and super easy to do.....honest :). Mynnette has a fabulous tutorial on her blog with easy to follow instructions and pictures showing each step. Just click on the Technique Tuesday Crew icon in my sidebar and that will take you right to Mynnette's tutorial.
Here is my card for this fabulous technique:
Front View

Side View
 (to show a bit of dimension)

Close-up of main flower and butterfly

Inside of card

Card Recipe:
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Pearl Halves - 4 Ever in Time
Ribbon - Offray
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug 'Leafy Branch'
Card Base - Recollections
Inks - CTMH 'Grey Wool' & 'Black'
Re-inkers - CTMH 'Juniper', 'Cotton Candy' & 'Gypsy'
Cardstock - CTMH 'Sweet Leaf' & 'Grey Wool'
Patterned Paper - CTMH 'Lucy'
Stamps - CTMH 'Say It In Style', 'Lucy Workshops on the Go Exclusive Stamps',  'Special Friendship'  & 'Princess Wings'  stamp sets

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Ribbon, Free, Blooms diagonal line)
Pile It On - #33 Bingo (Emboss, Image, Pearls middle row down)
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - #20 Lace/Anything Goes
Fat Pages With Attitude - #20 Add Some Texture/Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - #52 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - #19 Anything Goes

Thank you for popping by today. I am working on post #2 for today right now so stay tuned for another card I am sharing today ;)
Hugs xo