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Saturday, December 28, 2013

OSAAT Reminder

Good morning friends! How was your Christmas? Did Santa Claus bring you everything you wished for this year? Or,  did you have to settle for a lump of coal in your stocking? Santa and my hubby joined forces this year to bring me a few of the items on my Christmas list, so I must have been a good girl this year, lol. Then, my wonderful husband was awake at 6:00am on Boxing Day so he could line up outside our local Walmart at 6:30am to buy me this awesome iPad that I am typing this post on!!!! I am the luckiest woman on earth!

Anyway, the reason I am posting today is to ask if you have joined our current challenge at OSAAT yet? You still have plenty of time to join in the fun with Challenge #194 - Anything Goes
"We are having a short break folks so this challenge is a little different :-) We will recommence our weekly challenges on January 12th. In the meantime may we take this opportunity to thank you all for participating in our challenge this year, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year for Jan 1 and see you in 2014 :-) :-) :-)"

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a complete set of digi images that the team used in challenge #192. To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store. Runner up prize for person using none store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet. So everyone can win something ;O).

Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.

Check out our sponsor and all the fabulous designers we get to work with every week.
Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet Store


Thanks for dropping by for a visit.
Hugs xo

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dragon Lore

Hello bloggers:
Its new challenge day at OSAAT, and you have quite awhile to get something made up for our current challenge. Its one of your favourite challenge themes too, so how cool is that!?! This week its #194 - Anything Goes, and you have 27 days to join in the fun.

"We are having a short break folks so this challenge is a little different :-) We will recommence our weekly challenges on January 12th. In the meantime may we take this opportunity to thank you all for participating in our challenge this year, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year for Jan 1 and see you in 2014 :-) :-) :-)"

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a complete set of digi images that the team used in challenge #192. To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store. Runner up prize for person using none store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet. So everyone can win something ;O).

Winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014.

Here is my card for the current challenge:

Front


Inside
 

Close-up of the image
 
Card Recipe
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Cardstock: Recollections
Ink: CTMH - Holiday Red
D.P.: Bo Bunny
Sentiments: CTMH - Perfect Fit Birthdays & Curly Sentiments
Brads: Doodlebug
 
I hope you stop by the challenge blog and check out all the creative goodness the rest of the team has for you.                              
Hugs xo

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's a Red Christmas!

Good Morning! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I am not even partially ready :( So hard to find time to get anything done. My tree has been standing in the corner of my living room, bare, for 3 days now. One of these days, it will get done......I hope.

Our new challenge this week at OSAAT is #193 - "Seeing Red". I got to work with a fabulous digital image designed by Crafty Girl.

Front
 

Stickles
 

Glittery Bow
 
 

Another look at the digi
 
 
 
Card Recipe
Image: Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet - "Merry Christmas Holly 1" by Crafty Girl
Ribbon: Offray
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Button: Dollarama
Ink: CTMH - Holiday Red
Cardstock: Recollections & Dollarama
P.P.: DCWV
Stickles: Ranger

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you visit all my teamies from OSAAT too.
Hugs xo

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snow Deers

Hello Again:

Have you ever had this nagging feeling that you have forgotten something really important? And, no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to think of what that could possibly be? That was me all evening yesterday! I was haunted by this feeling until 2:00 AM, when I finally thought I mut be imaging this! I finally laid down and fell asleep. As soon as my eyes popped open this morning, it hit me like a punch in the stomach.....OMG, I FORGOT TO SCHEDULE MY POST!!!! I absolutely had to have a coffee first tho, sorry guys. So, as I sit here eating my breakfast, my fingers are madly typing this post to you. Oh, spoon of cereal break.

Anyway, thank you to everyone who took part in our Bingo challenge at OSAAT last week. There were some fabulous entries! This week, we have one of your fave challenges, #192 - Use A Digi.

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a complete set of digi images that the team used in challenge #190. To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store. Runner up prize for person using none store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet. So everyone can win something ;O)

I got to work with a fabulous winter scene designed by Ike's Art. Here is my card:

Front
 


Sentiment & Bow
 
 

Can you see the glitter I added to make the snow sparkle?
 
 

Close-up of the image.
 
Card Recipe
Image: Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet - Snow Deer Scene by Ike's Art
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen
Cardbase: Recollections
PP: DCWV
Metallic Cardstock: Dollarama
Ink: CTMH - Ponderosa Pine
Ribbon: Offray
Sentiments: CTMH - Perfect Fit Holiday & Card Chatter Christmas
Glitter on Snow: DecoArt Glamour Dust
Special Tools: CM Circle Punches
 
I hope you get the chance to join us this week. All my teamies would love it to if you stopped by their blogs and leave them some love.
 
Hugs xo

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Chickadees

Good morning everybody:
How is your weekend going? Its time for a brand new challenge at One Stitch At A Time. This week is
Just like regular bingo, you want to get a line that goes up & down or across or diagonally. If you really want to challenge yourself, go for a full card! The last time I took part in a bingo challenge, I did use the whole card but not this time.

Here is my card:
Front


Glittered flower centers

Image



Inside

Now, I know you may be looking at this image and wondering what on earth I was thinking making this into a Christmas card?? Well, Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on the same day in every country in the world, regardless of what season it is wherever you live. For instance, I happen to know that it is almost summer time in Australia now. Not every country is lucky enough to have beautiful snowy landscapes at Christmas, so this card is in honor of those countries. That is why I tried to colour the birds as chickadees and the flowers are suppose to be magnolias.
I chose to use the bottom row of our bingo card - CAS, Ribbon/Twine and Green.

Here is the bingo card with all of your options on it, and don't forget you must use a digi too.
                         

Our sponsor this week is Creative Craftworld with 3 Promarkers for the winner who uses an image from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps Outlet. There will also be a winner not using one of our digis for a $3.00 gift certificate to our store.

Card Recipe
Image: Stitchy Bear's Digital Stamps Outlet - Beautiful Nature by My Heart Pieces
Medium: Copics - I forgot to write down the colours I used, and Sakura Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Card-stock: Copic and Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Ink: CTMH - Ponderosa Pine
Ribbon: Luxury Giftwrap
Sentiments: CTMH - Card Chatter - Christmas and Yuletide Greetings

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you get the chance to come play with us this week.
Hugs xo



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Steampunk Wishes

Good morning!
How is everyone this morning? How many of you are ready for Christmas?? Is that a bad word right now? I have not even started really; at least as far as the gift buying goes. Once we have snow on the ground, I will be itching to get things done up and ready.
This week, at One Stitch At A Time, we have a super easy challenge for you. It is time for
If you use one of the products from Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet, you will be entered into a draw for our grand prize which is all of the images the design team used in Challenge #188. That is worth about $20.00! If you don't use one of our products, you will be entered into a separate draw for a $3.00 gift certificate to our store.

Before I show you my card for this week, I want to let you know that this is my very first attempt EVER at a "steampunk" themed anything. That's correct, I have never tried this style, ever. (I have never made a "Shabby Chic" creation either).
Well, here goes:
Front
 
 

Close-up of all the bits on her hat.
 
 

Close-up of the image
 
Card Recipe
Image: Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp Outlet - 3 Pc Steampunk Set by BB Kakes
Medium: Copics #B0000, C3, 5, E31, 33, 34, 37, G00, 02, 05, R000, 01, 20, 22, 24, 29, 46, W1, 3, 5, 7, 10, Blender 0, Sakura Gelly Roll Silver & Gold and CM Gold
Cardstock: Copic & Recollections
P. P. Bo Bunny
Ink: CTMH 'Barn Red'
Keyhole Sticker: Bo Bunny
Stamps: CTMH 'Perfect Fit - Birthday' and 'Teddy Bear Birthday'
 
I hope you have enjoyed popping in today; I always welcome your visits. Be sure to drop by the blogs of all the other girls and leave some love for them too.
 
Hugs, xo

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Blue Santa

Gooooood Morning Blogland!!!

Do you have snow yet? We have had a flurry or two but nothing has stuck around, yet anyway. We have a new challenge starting today at One Stitch At A Time - #189 "Holidays/Occasions". That is why this post is called 'Blue Santa' as I have made a Christmas card. And, I was able to play with a brand new Santa digi from Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet. It was designed by Hope Jacare. The grand prize winner of our challenge this week will win all of the BRAND NEW digis that our design team is using for this challenge.
To win the grand prize, you MUST have used a digi from Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet. Those who enter without using one of our digis will be entered into a separate draw for a $3.00 gift certificate to our store.

Ready to see my card for this week?
Front
 
 

Image
 
 

Snowflakes (Handmade one is on the left)
 
Card Recipe
Medium: CTMH - Watercolour Pencils, Blending Pen & Gelly Roll - Clear Star
Cardstock - Recollections
Ink: CTMH - Moonstruck
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Sentiment: CTMH - Holiday Magic stamp set
Glitter: Making Memories (on blue & white snowflake)
Snowflakes: Silver - K & Company; Blue and White's - Handmade
Special Tools: CM Custom Cutting System - Ovals and 2 different Paper Shapers Snowflake punches
 
Challenges I am entering into:
365 Cards - Day 308 'Men in Blue'
A Die For a Sketch - Challenge #18
                                 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-leEywV1gk6Q/Ud7A0O_pLOI/AAAAAAAACJ4/fqddYr6DPiE/s400/Challege_No.18.jpg
 
Addicted to Stamps and More - #70 Photo Inspiration
 
                                     
Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today. I really hope you stop by all my teamies blogs too as they have some amazing creations to share with you this week.
Hugs xo
 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Birthday Owl

Good morning blogging friends:

Did all of you have a good Halloween? I know my grand-children did, that's for sure. It even turned out to be a fairly nice night, temperature wise, and the rain held off too. I want to thank those of you who gave our last challenge a try. There were some very nice projects submitted for #187 - Boo.

One Stitch At A Time has a new challenge starting today. This week's theme is #188 - Use a Digi. This means that you MUST use something digital on your creation. It could be the image, a digital paper, a digital sentiment, etc. The prize this week is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

The Prize is the full set of digi images that the DT used in challenge #186 , so that's about $20 worth of digi images. To win our main prize you MUST use an image that's available in Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet by any of our creators.  Remember to put a # after your name so we can find you easily. You can still enter with a none Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet image but will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in our store.

 It was my turn to pick the image for my little group and here is the card I made:
Front
 
 

Image
 
 

Close-up of owl
 
 

Close-up of vine and leaves.
 
 
Card Recipe
Image: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet - Swirly Owl Branch (Hope Jacare)
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Fibers: EK Success
Ink: CTMH - Topiary

My team mates and I can't wait to see what you create this week. I hope you stop by the rest of the DT blogs, and leave them some love.

Hugs xo

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Autumn Lamp

Good morning bloggers:

First off friends, thanks so much to all of you who were so sympathetic to my plight this past weeks regarding my broken glasses. Guess what??? I got NEW ones!! My prescription had to be changed too so having them break was rather a good thing I guess. Turns out it had been 3 years since my last exam and I really was going a wee bit blind. No excuses there now. The best part?? I no longer have to ask complete strangers what time my watch says anymore, lol. Why didn't I simply ask them what time it was you wonder?? I intentionally set my watch and clocks ahead about 10 minutes so that I'm not late for physical therapy appointments, chiropractor, etc. I have 3 appointments for these each week and have to take city bus to get there. That's why it was always strangers who had to read my watch. This way, I was being told the time I NEEDED to hear in order to make sure I was on time. Until 2 years ago, I was habitually late for everything! With my watch set 10 minutes fast, guess who isn't late anymore??

This week, at One Stitch At A Time, we have a challenge that fits in with the current time of year. It is #187 - Boo! (Autumn colours if you don't do Halloween). The sponsor of our main prize for this week is Creative Craftworld. They are generously giving 3 Promarkers to one winner who has used an image from the Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet Store. One entrant using a non-Stitchy Bear image will win a Gift Certificate for $3.00 to the Stitchy Bear Outlet Store. Please remember that if you are not using images from the Stitchy Bear Store, you can only enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times. When you do use our images, you can enter as many times as you want.

It was nice that we were given that option by Choccy, as I don't do Halloween cards at all. I have never gotten a Halloween card nor have I ever given one out. The dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating was always enough.
Autumn colours are so beautiful and the season is so short that I take advantage of every chance to work with them. This time, I have an autumn themed birthday card to share with you all.

Front
Do you see all the distressing on the edges?
 
 
 

Flowers with orange rhinestone centers. There is my bow too.
 
 
 

Here is the sentiment tag I made.
 
 
 
Here is a close-up of the digital image I used. You can see the orange rhinestones I embellished my image with.
 
 
Card Recipe
Image: Floppy Latte Designs "Fall Lamp Post"
Medium: CTMH - Watercolour Pencils
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: CTMH
Rhinestones: Dollarama
Ink: CTMH "Black" & "Sunset"
Ribbon: 3 Girl Jam
Sentiment: CTMH "Perfect Fit - Halloween"
Special Tools: Creative Memories Custom Cutting System Ovals and 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" circle punches
 
I want to tank you so much for popping by to visit me and my card today. Be sure to drop by my teamies blogs too; I'm sure you will have a "spook-tacular" time there!
 
Hugs & Boos, xo
 
 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowan

Good morning Blogland!

We have your favourite challenge starting today at One Stitch At A Time....#186 'Anything Goes'. We are offering the fabulous prize of a FULL Set of the images the DT used in Challenge #184 to one lucky participant using an image from the Stitchy Bear Store, in this week's challenge.  One entrant using a non-Stitchy Bear image will win a Gift Certificate for $3.00 to the Stitchy Bear Outlet Store. Please remember that if you are not using images from the Stitchy Bear Store, you can only enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times. When you do use our images, you can enter as many times as you want.

My card this week is very 'Clean & Simple' for 2 reasons. First of all, my patterned papers are digital designs from the same artist as my image and I just couldn't cover them up, they are far too pretty for that. Secondly, my glasses broke 3 times in the last 2 weeks, and I can't see a darn thing without them. Even the cereal in my bowl is blurry to the point of being a solid mass. Without further ado, here is this week's card:



Card Recipe
Image & all Patterned Papers: Reece's Scrap Pieces 'In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman'
Medium: CTMH Water Colour Pencil Crayons with Blending Pen
Rhinestones: Dollarama

That is it from me for today. I hope you have enjoyed my card and I hope you get a chance to come out and join us this week.
Hugs, xo

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gobble Gobble

 
**** HAPPY THANKSGIVING ****
 
CANADA!!!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Gooood Morning!!!

Do you know what time it is? It's time to come and play with a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Today, we kick off Challenge #185 - Winter Wonderland. The first snowfalls of the season are always my favourite so, I don't just have 1 card to share with you, I was honoured with the joy of making 2 cards this week. I know a lot of you like Promarkers, so our prize this week is 3 Promarkers from Creative Craftworld!

In the true spirit of the title of today's post, here is my first card:

Front
 
Card Recipe
Image: Hope Jacare "Christmas Rooftop"
Medium: Copics #B0000, 000, 00, 02, E31, 33, 37, G02, 05, 09, N0, 2, 4, YR02 and Pentel Hybrid Gel Pen "Gold"
Cardstock: Copic
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Glitter Paper: Dollarama
Ribbon: Offray
Snow: Flower Soft
 
 
 Card #2:
Front
 
Card Recipe
Image: My Heart Pieces "Mr. & Mrs. Claus"
Medium: Copics #C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, G0000, 00, 02, 05, 09, N0, 02, R000, 01, 20, 22, 24, 29, 46 & Blender 0
Cardstock: Copic & Recollections
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Ribbon: Offray 


Well, that is it from me today; and I hope you will come out and join us this week. I know my teamies would really like to see what you have to share with us. Have a fabulous week!
Hugs xo

Sunday, October 6, 2013

On a Whimsy & A Siamese Birthday




Hello fabulous bloggers!
I'm starting this post with needing to let you all know that I have been a very bad blogger and a horrific DT member lately :( :( I have a few more cards to share with you all today; and these are cards that should have been posted on here a couple of weeks ago :( The first card, I had honestly thought I had posted on here, but was very upset to find out I hadn't done it at all. While there is no worthy excuse for this, the only thing I can think of is the fact that I honestly don't look at my actual blog too often. I typically log on to blogger right on the home page where it shows the list of all the blogs I am part of. If I have zero pending comments, I don't even click on my blog at all. With no pending comments, I assumed my cards just weren't 'up to snuff'.
I am going to have to change the way I am doing things, definitely!

Well, onto the cards I have to share with you. First one up is:

"Whimsy Wishes"
Front
 
 
 
Inside
 



Sentiment
 
 
Image Close-up
 
Card Recipe
Image: Gingerloft - 'O Whumsy Flower'
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: MME
Sentiment: CTMH "Perfect Fit - Birthdays"
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: CTMH 'Cranberry'
Pewter Frame: We R Memory Keepers
Brads: CTMH
Special Tools: CM Custom Cutting System and Marvy Uchida 3 inch Scallop Punch
 
 
My second card on this post is:
A Siamese Birthday:
Front
 
 

My Tag
 
 
Inside
(I love how the ink distressing turned out on these papers)
 
 
Image Close-up
(I tried very hard to get the colours right for Siamese kittens)


Raised Image

 
Card Recipe
Images: Barb Jensen - "Two Kittens" I cut each image out separately, fussy cutting the stretching kitten, and attached it with 3D Foam Squares to give the image some depth.
Medium: CTMH Watercolour Pencils & Blending Pen
Cardstock: Recollections
Ink: CTMH "Chocolate"
Patterned Paper & Sentiment Tag: HOTP
Gems: Michael's
Fibers: EK Success
My tag was also attached with 3D Foam Squares.
 
Now I just have to see if there are any challenges left to enter these cards into?
Hugs, xo
 

Geisha Birthday

Good Morning fellow bloggers!
It is Oct 5th as I am typing this and I am finally starting to feel a bit better, Yahoo! Last weekend, I had my grandchildren come for a sleepover; I don't know if this was coming on anyway, or if the lack of sleep that weekend weakened my immune system just enough for this to take hold but, they went home last Sunday evening, and within hours, I felt like I had been run over by a transport truck. My throat hurt so bad I hated to talk, head was pounding, back and neck were screaming in agony, it was not a good place to be at all. Things got worse as the week went on. My throat was so raw, I actually consumed a minimum of a FULL package of Halls Cough Drops every single day, except for today. Anyone who knows me is fully aware that I go nowhere without a beverage in my hand. A normal day for me sees me drinking a full pot of coffee, 90-100 ounces of plain water and 2-3 cans of Diet, Caffeine Free Pepsi, (I AM NOT EXAGERATING!) This past week, even with drinking my normal amounts of liquid, I could not get enough plain water into me. The Halls alone were not soothing my throat; it was horrible!

Well, enough about me; onward to what you have come here to read ;) It is new challenge day at One Stitch At A Time.....#184 - Use a Digi!! This can be a digi image, digi sentiment, digi papers, etc. Any digi item on your card qualifies; just be sure to let us know what your digi item is. I really hope you will come out to play with us this week :) We are offering the fabulous prize of a FULL Set of the images the DT used in Challenge #182 to one lucky participant using a digi from the Stitchy Bear Store, in this week's challenge. The full set is valued at about $20.00!! One entrant using a non-Stitchy Bear digi will win a Gift Certificate for $3.00 to the Stitchy Bear Outlet Store. The digital image on my card was chosen by one of my team mates.

Here is the card I made:
Front
 
Flowers


Inside
 
 
My handmade pins
 
 
Tag & Bow
 
 
Close-up of image
 
 
Card Recipe
 
Digital Image: Alipeeps Art - "Geisha Girl"
Medium: Copics #C1, 3, 5, 7, E000, 00, 23, G0000, 00, 02, R20 & 46
Cardstock: Copic & Recollections
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: CTMH - Holiday Red
Flowers: Dollarama
Ribbon: Recycled from flower arrangement
Sentiment: CTMH - Perfect Fit Birthdays
Stick Pins: Handmade by me
Special Tools: CM Custom Cutting System & Circle Punch
 
I hope you have  enjoyed reading about my latest card. Please stop by all the OSAAT designer's blogs and leave them a comment; they absolutely adore each and every one of them.
 
Hugs, xo