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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gothic Birthday

Good Morning Friends & Happy Autumn:
I'm back today to share another DT card I made for One Stitch at A Time. Our challenge #132 is a Bingo card designed by my fabulous teammate Vicki. I had a ton of fun making this card and I hope you decide to join in the challenge with us. My partner Nataliya chose our image for this week, so be sure you find her name in the blog roll on the right side of my blog and go to visit her awesome card. I had so much fun with this challenge, I ended up using everything on the bingo card for a full house?

Are you ready for my card? Here it is :)
Front of my card

Close-up of stickers, flower, die cut leaves

Close-up of lace, ribbon, button, embossed sentiment

Close-up of my digi and bling
Close-up of glitter I added to wings

Inside of my card
This week's challenge is being sponsored by:
To win the 3 x Promarkers  you must use a SBDS product. Dont forget to put a # after your name if you use one of our products in your entry.Just so that i dont miss you.
If you dont have a SBDS image you can still enter our challenge. If you win you will receive a $3 gift voucher to spend at our store.

Here is Vicki's bingo card. Be sure you complete a line of 3 either horizontally, vertically or diagonally in order to be eligible to enter our challenge.

Supplies I used:
Image - Barbara Jensen Designs - Cruisin' For a Bruisin'
Card Base - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Creative Memories 'Classic Autumn'
White Cardstock - Copic
Ink - CTMH 'Smokey Plum'
Sentiments - CTMH 'Say It In Style' & 'Special Friendship'
Leaves - stickers - Creative Memories 'Classic Autumn'
            - green leaves - CTMH 'Sweetleaf' cut out on Cricut
Ribbon - Offray
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Lace, Ribbon Rose & Button - my stash
Image Shape - die cut with Spellbinders 'Labels 17'
Embossing Powder - CTMH 'Topiary'
Medium - Copics #E000, E00, E11, E13, E15, G00, G02, G05, R20, V12, V15, V17, YR00, YR02, YR04
Glitter on Wings - Sakura 'Clear Star'

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Deep Ocean - #34: Goodbye Summer
365 Cards - Day 206 Teeny Tiny (ribbon rose, button & sentiment tag)
The Paper Shelter - #82 Autumn Colours/Image
Simply Create Too - #22 - "ANYTHING GOES"
Dream Valley - #41 Celebrations
The Squirrel & The Fox - #27 Celebrate the Occasion
Addicted to Stamps - #39 Autumn Colours
Forever Friends - #45 Colour Challenge
Use one colour, all the colours or a combination of a few of them!

Thank you so much for popping in to say hello and have a peak at my card. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.
Hugs xo

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christmas Presents

Good Afternoon Bloggers:
I hope you are all having a fabulous day! Although the sun is shining, it is very chilly here these past couple of days, and not suppose to warm up any time soon. Unfortunately, this is normal seasonal weather for us here in North-Western Ontario. It beats the humidity of summer though, lol.
In honour of our chilly temperatures, I have a Christmas card to share with you today, but I guess you knew that by reading the title.  I am also VERY EXCITED to share some good news with you; I am so honoured to have been picked to join another Design Team!!! This Christmas card I'm posting is my first card of my new position for CRAFTY CARDMAKERS. This is an awesome team of some very inspiring ladies who I am so excited to be working with. Our current challenge, hosted by the lovely Lin, our DT Coordinator, is

Lin would like to see some stitching, either hand, machine or faux on your project as WELL as some lace, real not faux.   
I love to stitch on my cards, and lace is right up my alley. I had a lot of fun making this card up for Lin and the DT.
Front of card

Close-up of my hand stitching

Close-up of chipboard embellishment

Inside ( patterned paper used to hide stitching threads)

Inside Sentiment
Our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is sponsored by:
 They are offerring this fabulous prize:

For the Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge Rules, be sure and read the blog carefully. Also pop by all my fabulous team mate's blogs and have a look at their fabulous projects for this challenge.
Here are the supplies I used for this card:
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - HOTP 'Christmas Pack'
Punch - old Fiskars Border Punch (it broke while making this card)
Snowflake - K & Company 'Yuletide'
Lace - my Mother-in-law's craft room stash
Ribbon - recycled from a gift basket
Sentiments - Michaels Dimensional Stickers (front), CTMH 'Card Chatter - Christmas' (inside)
Ink - CTMH 'Holiday Red'
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - "R" is for Recycling (my ribbon is my recycled item)
The Paper Shelter - #81 'Punch It'
The Squirrel & The Fox - #26 'Anything Goes'
Cute Card Thursday - 'Christmas in September'
Pile It On - #38 'It's a Stitch Up'
Simply Create Too - #22 'Anything Goes'
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Sentiment Only' (Some of the DT cards for this challenge at Holly Jolly have a ribbon/bow and/or an embellishment on them so thought I would try entering here)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Theme 'Gifts of the Season' using this inspiration photo:
Thank you so much for popping by today to have a look at my cards. Have a great day, and be a little 'crafty' lol.
Hugs xo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Birthday

Good Morning; I hope you are having a great weekend. I went to a scrapbooking workshop yesterday and I had a blast. I love it when September roles around and the workshops start up again. Before I get to today's card, I want to ask if you have noticed the New Collab pic in my sidebar from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps? It is a fabulous collection of digital images designed by several creators that you can get absolutely free with a purchase of $12.00. Just click on the link and it will take you right to Stitchy's store.
We have a super easy challenge for you this week at One Stitch At A Time:
#131 - Autumn
Here is my card, all done up in autumn colours:
Front View

Close-up of the glitter gel roller
(sorry this picture is so bright)

Close-up of the glitter flowers and stickles

Inside of my card
This week, we are sponsored by
Win a super selection of diecuts
To win this you must use a SBDS (Stitchy store)product

and for those that enter with none SBDS creations, win $3.00 to spend in our store.
Would you like more inspiration? Stop by all of my fabulous team mates blogs. You will find all of them in my side bar. They love visitors as much as I do :)
Card Recipe:
Card Base - The Greeting Card Factory
Cardstock - Copic White
Patterned Paper - CTMH "Olivia"
Ink - CTMH "Autumn Terracotta"
Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam Crinkle Ribbon
Flowers - Prima, Recollections & Dollarama
Glitter - Ranger Stickles "Orange Peel"
Sentiment - CTMH "Special Friendship"
Medium - Copics #C7, E000, E00, E31, E33, E39, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, Black #100; Creative Memories Precious Elements Metallics "Gold" & "Bronze"; Sakura Gel Roller "Clear Star"

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Poodles Parlour - Here Come the Girls
The Squirrel & The Fox - #26 Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day 199 Five for Fall (ribbon, colours, flowers, papers, ink & glitter)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #172 Autumn
Deep Ocean - #34 Good-bye Summer
Simply Create Too - #22 Anything Goes
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - September - Ribbon
As I look at the pictures of my card that I have loaded in to this post, I think I may try and take some better ones. These pictures don't do this card justice at all :(
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be posting another card very soon.
Hugs xo

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rain, Rain, Go Away......

Good Morning:
I am here to share my another OSAAT DT card with you. I am loving this fabulous Design Team! Choccy, our fearless leader is so amazing and such a sweetheart. We have an awesome challenge for you this week at One Stitch At A Time; Challenge #130  'Under 18's'. What does that mean? We want to see cards for boys or girls under the age of 18. If you don't have a stamp or image to go with this challenge theme, why not pop into the Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Store and pick one up? You are sure to find just what you are looking for.
Well, would you like to see my card for this week's challenge? Here it is:
Front of card

Close-up of the sun charm

Close-up of puddle

Close-up of raindrops on leaf

Close-up of digital image

Inside left page

Inside right page
(see the embossing?)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #130 is 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, win $3.00 to spend in our store.
Be sure you stop by all of my team mates blogs and have a look at their stunning creations for this challenge. You will find links for all of them on the right-hand side of my blog. Are you ready to make your card for Challenge #130 - 'Under 18's'? We can't wait to see what you make and share with us!
Card Recipe:
Image - Digi Blessings 'Rain Rain Go Away'
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections 'All Seasons'
Ink - CTMH 'Dutch Blue'
Ribbon - Dollarama
Baker's Twine - Stampin' Up 'Island Indigo'
Sun Charm - stash
Sentiment - CTMH 'Special Friendship' stamp set
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday'
Medium - Copics B00, B21, B24, B29, E11, E13, E15, G00, G02, G05, N0, N2, N4, R000, R01, R20, Y06, Y11, Y15, Y17 & Blender
Raindrops - CTMH Liquid Glass
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - PPMC55 Create a Square Card
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - No 44 - 'Embossing (Heat / Dry)'
Dream Valley Challenge - #40 'Something Old, Something New' (old - charm, ribbon, sentiment; new - digi image, baker's twine, patterned paper)
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge # 43: 'Writing'
Pile It On - #37 Patterned Paper
A Die For a Sketch - #4
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my card today. I am so glad you stopped by today :) Take care, stay safe, and I will see you again soon.
Hugs xo

Faux Leather Technique

Hello Blogland!
How are we doing these days? I know I am enjoying the disappearance of the humidity :) I love summer temperatures but I have discovered that with age comes the inability to cope with high humidity levels. It seems that once we got into September, the humidity went away and temperatures started dropping in the evening. Very nice sleeping weather!
Anyway, I am here to share my second Technique Tuesday DT card with you and of course a new technique. After all, thats why the blog is called Technique Tuesday, lol. The first Tuesday of the month, Mynnette posts a new technique challenge, complete with detailed instructions and pictures. You then have until the end of the month to complete a new card featuring that month's technique and link it up to the challenge post. If you have any problems with the technique, be sure you contact her or any of us on the Design Team for help.

September's technique is:
Faux Leather Using Masking Tape
You will find all of the instructions for this technique HERE.

September's Top Winner will receive 3 digital sentiments made by Mynnette, and each stamper who's card is showcased will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) Here's the best part--THE WINNERS get to choose what they want their sentiment to say and what style! If this doesn't sound like something you'd like, you could choose from some sentiments that she already have made. :)

This is the card I created for this month:
Front of card

Inside left page

Inside right page

Close-up of image
This technique was so easy and it didn't take long at all to do. I know I will be using this again and am even wondering how it would look done in different colours. Be sure to have a look at all of the other Design Team member's cards and pop by their blogs too. Each of them is very creative and we all have different styles so you will get a ton of inspiration.
Card Recipe:
Inks - CTMH 'Desert Sand', 'Cocoa', 'New England Ivy' & 'Archival Black'
Embossing Powder - CTMH 'Detail Clear'
Patterned Paper - HOTP
Cardstock - 'Beige' is Recollections & 'Orange' is Stampin' Up
Medium - CTMH Watercolour Pencils & Blending Pen
Ribbon - Offray
Fibers - Stash
Stamps - CTMH 'Perfect Day' & 'Curly Sentiments'
Brads - We R Memory Keepers 'Pewter'
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Forever Friends - Fortnightly Challenge No 44 - Embossing (Heat / Dry)
Dream Valley - Challenge 40 - Something Old, Something New (old - patterned paper, brads, watercolour pencils; new - orange cardstock & image stamp)
The ABC Challenge - W for Wishes
Simply Create Too - #21 - "SO OLD OR VINTAGE"
Make It Monday - #105 with Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes
Well folks, it is very late and I am all tuckered out. Goodnight, sleep tight. I am off to dream land.
Hugs xo

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fairytale Challenge Guest Designer Spot

Hello Blogland:
I am super excited to share my first card as a Guest Designer for the Fairytale Challenge Blog! I was lucky enough to be one of 3 people that were chosen to be a Guest DT for the next 3 months. Their challenges run for 2 weeks and this time its #49 'Add Some Metal'.  Be sure you pop over to the blog to have a look at all the lovely creations that Bianca and her DT and my fellow Guest DT have made for you for this challenge. There are so many different ideas for adding metal to your cards that you are sure to be inspired.
Here is my card for my first Guest DT spot:
Front of my card
Close up of ribbon slide on paper strip

Close up of image

Inside of card

TheFairytale Challenge blog is offerring this awesome prize for the lucky winner; 2 packages of beautiful dimensional stickers
Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - CTMH (I can't remember the line)
Stamps - CTMH 'Say It In Style', 'Special Friendship' & 'Perfect Day'
Ink - CTMH 'Archival Black' & 'Desert Sand'
Punch - Stampin' Up
Medium - CTMH Watercolour Pencils & Blending Pen
Metal Embellishments - We R Memory Keepers 'Pewter'

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #73 Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea
Pile It On - #35 I Spy Something With P..... (Patterned Paper, Pewter, Pencils (watercolour), Punch)
The Crazy Challenge - #127 Anything Goes
365 Cards - Day #180 Stand Out Stripes
A Die For A Sketch - #3
Well friends, thats my card for today. Thank you so much for stopping by; see you again very soon.
Hugs xo