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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fuzzy For You

Good Morning!
It's time for a fabulous new challenge at One Stitch At A Time.....#170 Anything Goes!! The sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBears Digi Outlet with the digi images that the DT  team used in challenge #168. So that's $20 + worth of images.
 To win our main prize you MUST use an image that's available in StitchyBear Digi Outlet by any of our creators.. Remember to put a # after your name so Choccy can find you easily. Occasionally she catches ones from our store but just in case please add # after your name.
 You can still enter with a none StitchyBear Digi Outlet image but will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in our store.
 One of my terrific teamies picked a super cute image for us to use this time and I was able to combine several challenges into this one card; whoo hoo. I am super pleased with how this one turned out.

Take a peak:

Isn't he cute! I just had to colour him a little funky :)

Metal Spiral Clip

3D tag with baker's twine that hangs off the edge

3D tag and image from the side


Close-up of the embossing I did on the striped paper

Inside my card
Card Recipe:
Medium: Copics #B000, 32, 34, 39, E000, 00, 31, R20, and CM Blue & Black pens
Cardstock: CTMH, Copic & Recollections
Patterned Paper: CTMH 'Tommy'
Sentiments: CTMH 'Say It In Style' & 'Special Friendship'
Spiral Clip: CTMH
Brads:  Doodlebug
Baker's Twine: CTMH
Ink: CTMH 'Outdoor Denim'
Special Tools: Foam squares on every layer of 3D tag and image, Cuttlebug and 'Swiss Dot' embossing folder, CM new Shape Maker system with '2" Circle' & 'Circle Tag' cartridges, CM 1" Circle punch
Challenges I am entering:
365 Cards - Day 175 Over the Edge
The Paper Shelter - #118 Buttons or Brads
A Die For a Sketch - Sketch #13
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cuts, Emboss It, Use Metal)
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Show us those 3D creations
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenges - #13 Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts - #248 Not For Flowers
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - #9 Anything Goes
Well blogland, that's it from me today. Be sure you pop by all my lovely teamie's blogs and have a look at their awesomeness.
Hugs, xo

Sunday, June 23, 2013

King of the World

Good Morning!

Do you know what today is? Its new challenge day at One Stitch At A Time! This week's challenge is #169 - 'Not a Square'. That means no square shaped cards, gift boxes, bags, etc, are eligible to win the prize this week. Tricky tricky :) And, I was super fortunate to be assigned to use one of the digi images by Luke Carr Designs this week. My grandson celebrated his 2nd birthday today and Luke's digi was perfect!

Enough jibber-jabber, here is my card for this week:

Banner with his name

Close-up of the image

The inside
Card Recipe
Image: Luke Carr Designs - Adventure Kid King
Medium: Copics #B24, 29, C3, 7, E000, 15, 19, 23, R20, 46, Y13. I also used a CM Black pen for the writing on the banners.
Cardstock: Recollections & Copic
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Sentiments: CTMH 'Say It In Style' & 'Special Friendship'
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: CTMH - Outdoor Denim
Brads: my stash
Special Tools: Card base cut with CTMH Cricut cartridge 'Artiste', CM 'Banner' Border Punch
The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Creative CraftWorld with 3 x Promarkers.  To win our main prize you MUST use an image that's available in StitchyBear Digi Outlet by any of our creators.. Remember to put a # after your name so Choccy can find you easily.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
The Squirrel and The Fox - #46 Use Something Metal
Here Come the Boys - #54 Lets Go Dotty
3 Girl Jam - #20 Birthday Party With Ribbon
365 Cards - Day 167 Super Sketchy Sunday
IBSIC - #55, 56 & 57 (I chose #56)
Fairytale Challenge - #70 Happy Birthday
Please be sure to pop around the OSAAT blog and check out all the amazing work the 
Design Team did this week. They would love to have you visit.
Thanks for coming by to see my latest card and I hope you play along with us this week :)
Can you submit 2 Creations a month ?
Do you have an active Blog ?
Love working with Digi images ?
Can you comment on 2 out of 10 challenge enteries, each week ?

Then why not apply to be on our team ?
We are a team of mixed ability crafters. Who love what we do.. We are very easy to get along with and are such a caring group. We receive email reminders to keep us up to date with our challenges. We have ways of keeping in touch with all our teamies and we are always there for one another when needed.. Yes we are like a little family... A little family who is looking to adopt a few new crafters to our group.
Write to ..  Telling her a little about yourself and remembering to send a link to your blog.
Our DT call will stay open until Sunday 7th July
Hugs, xo

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bluebell Gifts


I'm back again to share my DT card for the current challenge at One Stitch At A Time. This week, we what to see all of your fabby 'Use a Digi' creations. You still have 2 more days yet to play along with us. Don't have a digi? No worries; there are 2 images on the StitchyBear Digital Stamp Site that are always FREE.

Here is my card for this week:


Butterfly Paper
(the butterflies are silver & gold, and they are sparkly too)

Close-up of the Bluebells
Can you see all the different shades of blue-violet I used?
Card Recipe:
Medium: Copics #BV000, 00, 01, 02, 04, 08, 11, 13, 17, YG61, 63, 67
Cardstock: Copic
Purple Papers & Sentiment: HOTP
Butterfly Paper: Memory Lane
Ribbon: Dollarama
The sponsor of this fun challenge is us :O)
With the set of images that the DT  used in challenge #166.. So that's $20 + worth of digi images..
If you enter with a none StitchyBear Digi Outlet image you will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in the store.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - #12 Bright & Breezy
Deep Ocean Challenge: #54 Welcome Summer
Cute Card Thursday - #274 In the Summertime
YNS Fun Friday - #1 With Added Inspiration (I used the sketch only)
Please be sure you visit all of my teamies at OSAAT; they would love hearing from you.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, xo

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Christmas Chalkboard

Hi, and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Dads out there!!

I'm here tonight to share with you the newest technique challenge from Technique Time Tuesday......
Mynnette has produced another fabulous tutorial for you. I must admit, at first I was a little intimidated by this challenge; but once I started, it was surprisingly easy. I don't know what I was afraid of?!? I think my card turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself :)

Bow & Lace
Flowers & Gems

Close-up of my 'chalkboard'
June's Top Winner will receive 
offered by our hostess, Julz!!! 

Here's what you could win~

Stampin' Up! "Packed for Dad" stamp set 
plus assorted ribbon!

Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Card Recipe:
Black Cardstock: Recollections
Poinsettia Paper: recycled doily
Remaining Paper: HOTP
Ink: Versa Mark & CTMH 'White Daisy'
Embossing Powder: CTMH
Lace: Mom-in-law's stash
Ribbon: recycled from flower arrangement
Flowers: Prima
Rhinestones: Dollarama
Colour & White Lines: Crayola Pencils
Sentiments: CTMH 'Magical Season', 'Ms. Holiday Cheer', 'Snow Flurries' & 'Holiday Wishes'

I am entering this card into these challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #20 MERRY CHRISTMAS (I used R-Ribbon, H-Heat Embossing and R-Rhinestone)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - June: Vintage Christmas

Thanks for popping by to see my card. Be sure to stop by all my teamies blogs and give them some love too.
Hugs, xo

Enchanted Ocean

Good afternoon Blog-land!
Popping on here in between severe thunder storms to get some posting done. Some of this is a bit overdue :(

First up is the card I made for my sweet hubby for Father's Day. James has been a scuba diver for at least 20 years so when I saw this image from The Paper Shelter, I just had to have it for our Father's Day Challenge. I just know James is going to LOVE it! You could also use this set for a card with 'The Little Mermaid' theme.


Scuba Diver


My "coral"

All the dimension

Real seashells too!
Card Recipe:
Image & Ocean Paper: The Paper Shelter "Enchanted Ocean" pre-coloured images and paper
Card Base: Bo Bunny
Sentiment: CTMH "Say It In Style"
Seashells: real from Dollarama
Baker's Twine: Stampin' Up
Ink: CTMH "Black"
Ribbon: Offray
"Coral" & Greenery: Michael's
Foam squares to pop up images
Creative Memories Bubble Maker punch for bubbles
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
365 Cards - Day 163 Word Wednesday "Father"
Dream Valley - #59 Father's Day/Male Theme
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
Simply Create Too - #39 Father's Day/For a Male
Cute Card Thursday - #273 "Once Upon a Time....." (when I hear this phrase, I automatically think fairy-tales; this card could also be The Little Mermaid)
Little Miss Muffet - #63 Happy Families
Thanks so much for popping by today. Have a fabulous day!
Hugs, xo