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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friendly Woodpecker

Good morning!
How are you enjoying your weekend? Only 1 more left this summer :( I for one don't feel like we have even had a 'summer' this year. I swear we went from Spring straight into Autumn. My poor garden has basically done nothing this year. Too many rainy days and not enough sunshine; not to mention the horribly cold nights. This year has been terrible.

Are you ready to play again with the DT at One Stitch At A Time? Challenge #178 is 'Anything Goes', and all my awesome teamies have been super busy creating some fabulous projects to share with you. Please make sure you stop by and visit with all of them, they love getting company.
Anyone who knows me, knows that my second favourite animal (after my Shih Tzu fur-babies) is BIRDS. I love birds. I make use of several styles of bird feeders in my yard, all year long and you can often find me standing on the deck, (even when its -25 C), watching and photographing the different birds who come to visit my feeders. I never get tired of watching them, especially when the parents are teaching the babies how to land on my feeders and eat. We actually had a family of Cardinals; Mom, Dad and 3 babies, and I watched all afternoon as Mom and Dad lined up all 3 baby birds on the branch of an evergreen and repeatedly flew back and forth from branch to feeder. Finally, 1 baby gave it a shot, and even though he didn't stick the landing, he tried a few more times, and then success. The 2nd baby eventually tried and with practice, she too finally got it. No way was baby Cardinal #3 trying it though. He hung on when Mom tried giving him a push, then took off back to the tree where I'm sure the nest was hidden. A couple days later, all 3 babies were flying back and forth from that same evergreen branch to my feeder while Mom and Dad looked on with pride.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is......some of the Stitchy Angels Design Team with an assortment of terrific prizes they have donated! Can I have a big round of applause for these amazing ladies?!?!

Well, enough of my bird story, and here is why I even mentioned birds:
Front of my card.
Close-up of Diamond cut corners and sentiment

Close-up of the Red Headed Woodpecker
Inside of my card
Card Recipe
Image: Floppy Latte Designs - 'Red Headed Woodpecker'
Medium: Copics # E70, 74, 79, R20, 22, 24, 29, W1, 3, 5, 7, 10
Cardstock: Copic & Recollections
Patterned Paper, Card base, Vellum & Sentiment: HOTP
Fibers: EK Success
Brads: Making Memories
Special Tools: EK Success 'Diamond Corner' Punch
\Well, that is it from me for today. I hope you come by and visit me again soon.
Hugs xo

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Out of This World

Good Morning Bloggers!

Its Sunday and that means a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time! Challenge #176 is 'Use a Digi', and this is a very popular theme for our followers. StitchyBear Stamps is  sponsoring this week's challenge and the prize for 1 lucky participant is one of each digi the Design Team used in Challenge #174; valued at appx $20.00. To have an other peek at those awesome digis, just click HERE.

On to the card I have to share with you today :)


Side View (to show that I popped out my image)
Close-up of the image.
Card Recipe
Image & Digital Patterned Papers: Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet - "Starship"
Cardstock: Recollections
Medium: Crayola Pencils
Ink: CTMH - "Olive"
Brads: My stash
Sentiments: CTMH "Its Your Day"
Challenges for this card are:
365 Cards - Day 220 'Evens, Not Odds' (2 patterned papers, 2 cardstock, 4 brads, 2 sentiments {1 inside, 1 outside} and 6 colours)
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge - #3 (I used both the sketch & colors in the picture for my inspiration) 
Sunny Side Up Creations - Colour Challenge #29
Please be sure you stop by to see what the rest of the Designers have made & leave them some love too. Thank you for the fabulous visit!
Hugs, xo

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Jolly Old St. Nick

I can't believe this! The 1 time I am out of town and I have a post scheduled to go live on a certain day, Blogger gets messed up! From time to time, I hear some of the Designers on some of my blogs  having trouble with this, but I have never had a problem so I expected it to all be completely fine. Its always alright. When you camp in the middle of nowhere, in a trailer, you have no internet, cell service, technology of any kind, and it is so peaceful. I loved it......till I got home and went onto here!! Seeing that my post had not gone live Tuesday morning, as it was scheduled to, was extremely depressing :(
Thanks a lot blogger, not only did this month's technique cost me money again, your foul up cost me other problems too.

Its the first Tuesday of the month, and that means its time for a new challenge at Technique Time Tuesday. This month is "Smackin' Acetate", chosen by Karen Hill. Mynnette has again put together a fabulous tutorial to help you along with this.

Here is the card I made for the August Technique:

Close-up of the technique

My scallops border

Inside my card has the technique too.
Card Recipe
Card Base & Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Image & Inside Sentiment: CTMH "Share the Magic" stamp set
Outside Sentiment: CTMH "Magical Season"
Flower & Leaf: Prima
Brad: My stash
Ink: CTMH "Black"
Ribbon: So Facille
Markers: CTMH "Topiary, Pear & Tulip"
Acetate: Lowrey's (nobody else in this city had any and it cost a pretty penny there)
Special Tools: CM Border Maker System with 'Stitched Scallop' Cartridge.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
365 Cards - Day 217 'All Smiles'
Sunny Side Up Creations - Colour Challenge #31
As I had mentioned, this month's challenge is hosted by the lovely Karen Hill. Here is the fabulous prize package she has for 1 lucky winner of her challenge:
I hope you will pop by the blog and visit all of the Crew's blogs and creations.
Thank you for dropping by today.
Hugs, xo

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Spring Swing

Good Evening Everyone!
I am back to share another card with you. This time it is my Crafty Cardmakers Design Team card, and it turned out so nice, if I do say so myself. Our challenge this time is:


Elaine  is our hostess this time and she would like to see projects along the theme of
1,2,3 - 1 image, 2 patterned papers
and 3 embellishments

Please ensure your project has the required elements in the required quantities and that you tell us what your three embellishments are

Now, I will show you my card for this challenge:
Handmade flower spray
Image Close-up
Side Lace & Sentiment
Bottom Lace & Die-cut Corners of Image
Card Recipe
Image: The Paper Shelter - 'Spring Swing'
Medium: Copics #B0000, 000, 00, 02, C3, 5, 7, E11, 13, 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 34, G24, R000, 01, 20, RV04, 10, 11, 13, 237
Cardstock: Copic & Recollections
Patterned Papers: Creating Keepsakes
Lace: Fabricland
Flowers: Shabby Chic & Crafts
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: CTMH ;Cotton Candy'
Sentiment: CTMH 'Perfect Fit - Birthday'
We are sponsored by


with a $20 gift certificate for their fabulous store

If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format. Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums. In "The Paper Shelter" you'll also find great other resources for all crafts (or digital) projects, like Paper Packs, Printables, Accessory sheet, etc.



With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.

Woodware are a Yorkshire based family owned business, as well as distributing Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Stamps we have a wonderful range of stamps designed for us by Francoise Read and Jane Gill. We also scour the world for new and innovative products for the crafty card maker, and have a great range of punches and tools of the trade, to find stockists in your area or to see the range visit the website

Our design team are playing along with the challenge so check out our blog, which is there for inspiration at
I am entering this card into these challenges:
Pile It On - #30 'Anything Goes'
The Ribbon Reel - #58 'Rose Cottage'
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please be sure you visit all of my DT sisters too. They have some amazing creations to share with you.
Hugs xo