Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fluffles 3-D Gift Tag

Hello, friends.  Today I've made a 3-D gift tag.  You can find a tutorial here.  I was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers - I am determined to accomplish the projects for all 12 days.  I'm not terribly excited by how this turned out, but I think it will look nice on someone's Christmas gift, and I know exactly whose gift it will be.  This person loves cats too LOL.

 

Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Fluffles and Baubles (Stampendous), sentiment (Plaid)
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Staples, Recollections
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles Xmas Red, Diamond, and Lime Green
  • Marker: Tombow watercolour marker (for doodling around edge)
  • Twine:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #4
Craft My Life Anything Goes - No Cards UE
Craftin' Desert Divas #18 Anything Goes 8E #4
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Hanna and Friends #183 Anything Goes UE
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 5 3-D Gift Tag 5E #1
My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #4
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #3
Twisted Tuesday 2TC62 Free for All 3E #3
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Thank you for looking at my project - I am grateful for your comments.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Post-it Note Cover

Hello, friends.  Today I've made something I've never made before.  I was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers and have made a Post-it Note Cover.  You can find a tutorial here.   I think this will make a great stocking stuffer!
 
 



Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Snowboard Fluffles (Stampendous)
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Staples, Recollections
  • Glitter glue:  Stickles Icicle and Lavender
  • Patterned paper, ribbon, sentiment sticker:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #43 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Paper Piecing 3E #3
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #4
Craft My Life Anything Goes - No Cards UE
Craftin' Desert Divas #18 Anything Goes 8E #3
Crafty Creations Challenges Make It Yourself 2E #2
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #3
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Hanna and Friends #183 Anything Goes UE
Hiding in My Craftroom #121 Use a Critter 3E #3
Lacy Sunshine #20 Anything Goes 3E #3
LEJ Designs #77 Anything Goes 3E #3
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 4 Post-It Note Cover 5E #1
My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #25 Anything Goes with Option Use Kraft 3E
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #3
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #2
Sweet Stamps #141 Frames 1E
Twisted Tuesday 2TC62 Free for All 3E #2
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #2

Thank you for looking at my project - I am grateful for your comments.  Enjoy your day!


Kitty with Squirrel

Hello, everyone.  Today I made a card for someone special, and I've so happy with how it turned out.  I was inspired to make this card by a challenge (see details below), and once I got started, I really got into the groove.  I used several of my new dies that I got for my birthday last week - thank you, Brian. 


Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Elsie with Squirrel (Wild Rose Studio), leaves (Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents)
  • SentimentCreate with TLC
  • Ink:  Versafine - Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia, Stampin' Up! - Green Galore and Tempting Turquoise
  • Dies:  Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents, La-La Land Grass Border, Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Simon Says Stamp Allegro Corner, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two, Nellie's Multi-frames Ovals
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  Recess of Carson Dellosa
  • Die cuts:  Recollections
  • Accents:  Acorn (Jolee's Boutique), gems (Want2Scrap, Dollarama), flowers (Crafts Canada), ribbon (Multicraft Imports), twine (American Crafts), leaf charm (candy won from Kaia Hobilehekulg - thank you, Kaia)
I was inspired by the "Anything Goes about Me" challenge at Dreamtime Designs, and it took a bit of thought to decide how I was going to design my creation.  The challenge is a fairly involved one and consists of 3 parts:

Challenge - Part A:
Answer the following five questions:
1) Where do you live?  I love in a small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.
2) What do you love most about where you live?  What I love most about where I live is the beauty of nature that surrounds me.  Although I live in the middle of town, I am just minutes away from a woodland park where I love to walk.  More on that later.
3) Who do you share this special place with?  I share my home with my two cats, Honeydew and Kiwi.  Anyone who follows my blog knows how much I love cats, and many of my cards are inspired by my love of cats.  This is also reflected in the card I present to you today, as is my love of nature.  Returning to the question, I also have a frequent guest in  my home, namely, my loving and supportive BF Brian. 
4) What is your favourite season there and why?  My favourite season is early fall, mid-September to mid-October.  One of the reasons I love it is that it starts to cool down and it's great for walking - one of my favourite activities. 
5) What is your most loved thing to do or place to visit and why?  My favourite place in the whole world is the woodland park I mentioned earlier.  Last summer when I became unemployed I walked there nearly every day.  It really helped me get back in touch with who I am.  I now walk there at least once a week and sometimes more.  Why do I love this park so much?  Because it is peaceful, quiet, and spacious, and I love the fresh air.  When I walk there, it's like I have the whole park to myself.  I do occasionally meet another walker on the path but many times I can walk around the park and not see a soul.  And although I do enjoy a mindful walk alone, I mostly enjoy walking with my friends.  My other favourite walking buddy is Brian.  It's a lot of fun when I walk with him because he enjoys feeding the squirrels.  He hands out peanuts, and the squirrels love it.  After doling out the nuts, we double back along the center path, and if we're lucky, we'll see a squirrel with a peanut in its mouth - I laugh out loud every time I see this.   

Challenge Part B:
Create your design / project that reflects the questions above.  My design reflects my answers to the questions above in that I have included a cat (reflecting my love of cats), a squirrel (representing the enjoyment of my woodland park walks), flowers, butterflies, grass (for my love of nature), acorn and leaves (reflecting my love of early fall). 

Challenge Part C:
Take a photo or two of anything that relates to your above discussion so that they can be included in your challenge blog post.   Below are three photos of the park, all featuring squirrels (the second and third photo were taken by Brian).  I've also included a photo of my two kitties. 

This photo shows the beauty of the park - and there's also
a squirrel in the middle of the path.
 
Squirrel on rock at the park.

Close-up of squirrel at park entrance.
 
My kitty inspiration:  Kiwi and Honeydew
I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #43 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Paper Piecing 3E #2
A Creative Romance Metal Mania (leaf charm) 3E #1
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenge Anything Goes 2E #2
Brown Sugar #65 Autumn 2E #1
Card Crafter's Circle #98 Autumn Splendour 3E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #3
C.R.A.F.T. #230 Recipe:  1 or more die cuts, 2 or more designer papers, 3 or more embellishments, glitter or bling (got it all) 5E #3
Craftin' Boutique #13 Anything Goes 3E #3
Craftin' Desert Divas #18 Anything Goes 8E #2
Crafty Creations Challenges Make It Yourself 2E #1
Crafty Hands #1 Anything Goes 3E #3
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #2
Create with TLC #5 Show it Off Sunday UE
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Cuttlebug Mania Autumn (Cuttlebug is my only cutting/embossing tool - I used to only emboss until I discovered dies a few months ago, and now I'm crazy for dies - in this card I used Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents, La-La Land Grass Border, Memory Box Moonlight Butterfly and Kaleidoscope Butterfly, Simon Says Stamp Allegro Corner, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-two, Nellie's Multi-frames Ovals)  3E #1
Delightful Challenges Winged Things 1E
Designed to Colour Tie it Up (twine tied in bow on charm) UE
Die Cut Divas Animals and Autumn 4E #1
Die Cuttin' Divas Anything Goes 3E #1
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge #1 Anything Goes About Me - The Designer Behind the Project
Flower Love Delice Halloween/Autumn must use flowers UE
Fashionable Stamping #59 Make a Card 3E #3
Hanna and Friends #183 Anything Goes UE
Hiding in My Craftroom #121 Use a Critter 3E #2
Just B Creative Crazy Oct. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Lacy Sunshine #20 Anything Goes 3E #2
LEJ Designs #77 Anything Goes 3E #2
Magnolia-licious Anything Goes with Magnolia, Wee, or Wild Rose Studio 3E #1
My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
Oldie but a Goodie Charming - Add a charm (the oldie on this project is the patterned paper - had for about 5 years) 3E #1
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E #3
Papertake Weekly Sketch Free for All (I used Sketch #42 below) 5E #1
Parade Your Crafts #7 Halloween and/or Autumn 2E #1
Party Time Tuesdays #144 Anything Goes 2E #2
Pile It On #43 Embellishment Crazy UE
Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall and Halloween UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #25 Anything Goes with Option Use Kraft 3E
Scribble and Scrap #4 Anything Goes 3E #3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E #1
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Sweet Stampin' Wood, Trees, or Leaves (I used leaves) 2E #1
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #86 Anything Goes 2E #2
The Corrosive Challenge Tic Tac Toe (see below - I went with dies, image stamp, and metal/charm but I think I've achieved every square on your Tic Tact Toe LOL) 3E #2
The Crazy Challenge #157 B is for... Butterfly, Blue, Bling 4E #1
The Cutie Pie Challenge Cute plus Embellishment Bingo (see below - I went with flowers, charm, card candi) 3E #1
The Hobby House #5 Roses 3E #1
The Paper Nest Dolls #16 Anything Goes 2E #2
The Rubber Buggy Challenge #12 Charm it Up UE
Through the Craftroom Door Oct.29-Nov.4 Anything Goes 2E #2
Twisted Tuesday 2TC62 Free for All 3E #1
Use it Tuesday #66 Creatures (the hoarded item on this card is the sparkly blue flowers - I've had them for several years and I only use them once in a while) UE
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

Papertake Weekly - Sketch #42
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Embellishment Bingo

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day of crafting.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Covered Composition Journal

Hello, friends.  Today I've made something completely different.  I was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers and have made a covered composition journal.  You can find a tutorial here.   Hoping to give this as a Christmas gift - what do you think?

 

Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Studio G and Stampin' Up
  • Ink:  Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Patterned paper:  Recess of Carson Dellosa, Stampin' Up
  • Washi tape:  Downtown Tape
  • Die:  Large Birdcage (Docraft - this was part of some candy I won from Avril at Crafting in the Kitchen - thank you, Avril)
  • Die cuts:  Heart, flower (Recollections)
  • Stickers:  Dollar store
I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #43 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Paper Piecing 3E #1
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenge Anything Goes 2E #1
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #2
C.R.A.F.T. #230 Recipe:  1 or more die cuts, 2 or more designer papers, 3 or more embellishments, glitter or bling (got it all) 5E #2
Craft My Life Anything Goes - No Cards UE
Craftin' Boutique #13 Anything Goes 3E #2
Craftin' Desert Divas #18 Anything Goes 8E #1
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes 3E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Hiding in My Craftroom #121 Use a Critter 3E #1
Just B Creative Crazy Oct. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
LEJ Designs #77 Anything Goes 3E #1
MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 1 Covered Composition Journal 5E #1
My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
Party Time Tuesdays #144 Anything Goes 2E #1
Pile It On #43 Embellishment Crazy UE
Scribble and Scrap #4 Anything Goes 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Anything Goes 5E #1
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #86 Anything Goes 2E #1
The Corrosive Challenge Tic Tac Toe (see below - I went with patterned paper, image stamp, and sentiment "joy") 3E #1
The Paper Nest Dolls #16 Anything Goes 2E #1
Through the Craftroom Door Oct.29-Nov.4 Anything Goes 2E #1
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment (Joy) 5E #1
Thank you for looking at my project - I am grateful for your comments.  Enjoy your day!

Mosaic Reindeer

Hello, friends.  Today's card was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" challenges going on at Mark's Finest Papers.  I followed the tutorial on faux stained glass (mosaic) found here.   It's the first time I've tried this technique, and I'm very happy with the result. 


I was also inspired to create a matching envelope by A Blog Named Hero's Embell-Ope challenge.

Coordinating Envelope
To complete the faux stained glass challenge, I needed a homemade mosaic stamp, which my BF Brian kindly created for me - thank you, Brian.  Here's what it looks like:


Here are the other supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Reindeer, snowflakes (Hero Art Christmas Reindeer), sentiment (Plaid), homemade mosaic (Brian)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn
  • Accents:  Snowflake, gems (Dollarama)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. A Blog Named Hero #34 Embell-Ope UE C5
  2. Hero Arts Holiday Challenge Favourite Stamping Technique (colouring with pencils, also this mosaic technique may become a favourite) UE
  3. MFP 12 Days of Christmas Day 2 Faux Stained Glass (Mosaic) 5E #1
  4. Send a Smile 4 Kids Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids 3E #2
  5. Stamping for Pleasure Rudolph Day 1E C6
 
 
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cute Kitty with Green Bow

Here's my latest kitty card.  I love this cute little kitty digi from Inky Impressions - I coloured her with pencils and fussy-cut.


Here are all the supplies used:
  • Digi stamp:  Kitty with Bow from Inky Impressions
  • Digi sentiment:  Create with TLC
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  Recollections and unknown/unmarked from my stash
  • Embossing folders:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes Ovals, Nellie's Decorative Ovals
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Twine:  American Craft
  • Embellishments:  Glittery butterflies, gems, charm (Dollarama)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  1. C.R.A.F.T. #230 Recipe:  1 or more die cuts, 2 or more designer papers, 3 or more embellishments, glitter or bling (got it all) 5E #1
  2. Crafty Hands #1 Anything Goes 3E #2
  3. Create with TLC #5 Show it Off Sunday UE
  4. Kitty Bee #11 Black, White + One Other Colour (green) 2E #1 C10
  5. Little Claire's #38 Child's Birthday 3E #1
  6. My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
  7. Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E #2
  8. Pile It On #43 Embellishment Crazy UE
  9. Scribble & Scrap #4 Anything Goes 3E #1 C15
  10. Word Art Wednesday #103 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #1

 
Have a wonderful day - thanks for looking at my card!

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Add Some Black

Hello, friends.  Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog is having another challenge starting today - this week you must Add Some Black.  I hope you can join us for this fun challenge.  Check out my DT card - this is not my usual kitty card LOL.  This sexy cat lady is called Sassy Pin-up Kitty from one of our generous sponsors, Sassy Studio Designs.


Here are the supplies used:
  • Digi stampSassy Pin-up Kitty by Sassy Studio Designs
  • Stamp:  Sentiment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Cardstock: Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  EK Success
  • Embossing folders:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles, Distressed Stripes
  • Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Nellie's Multiframes Ovals
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Lace  Cousin Corporation
  • Feathers:  Multicraft
  • Embellishments:  Flowers, jeweled brad, glittery spider web, black cat, gemstones (Dollarama)
I hope you can join us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Add Some Black challenge - we have some great prizes up for grabs, thanks to our generous sponsors:
Crafty Sentiments – 3 digis from their store
Sassy  Studio Designs – 4 images from their store
Inky Impressions – $10 gift certificate for their store

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters Cute and Spooky UE
Cards Galore October - Flowers UE (1/day)
Cardz TV Go-To Galz Happy Halloween:  Black, Orange and/or Black Only 1E
Challenges 4 Everybody #32 Anything Goes 5E #1
Country View Crafts Something Spooky UE
Craftin' Boutique #13 Anything Goes 3E #1
Craftin' Desert Divas #17 Halloween UE
Crafts 4 Eternity R#147 Happy Halloween 3E #1
Crafty Creations Challenges #245 Halloween Characters 2E #2
Crafty Hands #1 Anything Goes 3E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Anything Goes UE
Cupcake Inspirations See Inspiration Photo Below (I was inspired by the colours and the Halloween theme 3E #1
Cute Card Thursday #292 Spooktacular UE
Die Cuttin' Divas #138 Halloween (used Spellbinders Labels Eighteen and Nellie's Multiframes Ovals) 3E #1
Divas by Design Spooked 2E #2
DL.ART Thankful Thursday October Linky Party Anything Goes UE
Everybody Art Challenge Feathers UE
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Fussy Cutting 1E
Flower Love Delice Halloween/Autumn must use flowers UE
Happy Campers #23 Halloween 3E #1
Inky Impressions IIC#131 Halloween or Black and Orange UE
Just B Creative Crazy Oct. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Lacy Sunshine #20 Anything Goes 3E #1
Left of Center #17 LOC/Halloween or Creepy UE
LEJ Designs #76 Things that Go Bump in the Night 3E #2
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky Party 1E
Milk Coffee Costumes/Halloween 3E #1
My Craft Creations Oct.21-Nov.2 Anything Goes UE
One Stitch at a Time Boo 3E #1
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 3E #1
Pile It On #43 Embellishment Crazy UE
{PIN}spirational Challenges See Photo Inspiration Below 5E #2
Red Carpet Studio RCS#56 "Hocus Pocus" 3E #1
Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall and Halloween (used ribbon and lace) UE
Robyn's Fetish #183 Halloween 3E #1
Scrapbook Stamp Society #24 Anything Goes with Optional Halloween 3E #2
Scrappy Moms Stamps Creepy Crafts/Halloween UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spooky 5E #2
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Halloween or Halloween Colours 5E #2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Stampin' for the Weekend Something Spooky 1E
Stamping with the Dragon Halloween UE
Sweet Pea Stampers Halloween 3E #1
The Crafter's Caf├ę #34 Spookable 3E #1
The Pink Elephant Trick or Treat UE
The Ribbon Reel Eerie Elegance - Purple and Black Halloween + Ribbon UE
The Sisterhood of Crafters Fall/Halloween 3E #1
Totally Gorjuss #207 Spooky UE
Tuesday Throwdown #170 Creepy Crawlies 3E #2
Victorine Stamp #70 Let's Get Spooky UE
 

{PIN}spirational Challenges Photo Inspiration
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments.  Wishing you a wonderful day of crafing.