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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Christmas Flowers

Happy Sunday Blogland!
It is time for a brand new challenge at One Stitch At A Time. Challenge #136 is 'Use a Digi' and this theme is always super popular with you all. My digi image this time out was picked by my partner Nataliya. Her and I team up on the even number challenges which is awesome because we both have a slightly different style so you get to see the images from 2 very unique perspectives.

This week, our images turned out very different from each other as I chose to make mine up in Christmas colours.
Here we go:
Front of card

Bow made with 3GJ Bow Maker (I LOVE this tool!!!)

Homemade snowflakes

Close-up of image

Inside of my card

We are sponsored this week by

Card Recipe:
Image - Hope Jacare Doodly Flowers
Medium - Copics #G20, 24, 28; R11, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 32, 35, 39; Y21; YG11
Ink - CTMH Ponderosa Pine
Cardstock - Recollections & Copic
Patterned Paper & Tag - DCWV Christmas & Winter Stack
Ribbon - Sheer Creations
Buttons - Stash
Gold Snowflakes - Paper Shapers punch
White Snowflakes - Die Cut Fabric shapes from Dollarama
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Sentiments - CTMH Say It In Style & Card Chatter - Christmas

Be sure to stop by and visit all of my team mates blogs to leave them some love on their fabulous creations for this challenge.
I'll be back on Monday to enter this card into some challenges. I hope you have enjoyed viewing my card for this week's challange. Have a fantastic weekend.
Hugs, xo

Friday, October 19, 2012

Autumn Festivals

Good Evening:
I have another post for you tonight. This time it is my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers, and this one is also very late :( Josephine is our hostess this time and she wants to see cards about Autumn Festivals but NOT Halloween. I had a lot of fun making this card and I even made my own stick pins for it.
Here it is, and I hope you like it:
Front of card

Flowers & punched leaves

Image & glitter

Tags. ribbon & lace

Homemade stick pins

Inside of card
I couldn't find a suitable sentiment so I have left it blank for now.
We are sponsored by
Milk coffee Digital Stamps

Cute digis for cute creations

With a prize of 5 digital stamps
Milk Coffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialising in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize at a big enough size for your project. We have many different image styles; sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many other varied themes so they can fit many different crafting styles.

Card Recipe:
Milk Coffee Stamps - Lisbeth Autumn Taste
Medium - Copics  E11,13,15; G00, 02, 05; N0, 2; R000, 20, 29, 46; Y11, 15, 17, 35; YR04, 21
Stick Pins - Homemade
Cardstock - BoBunny Double Dot Buttercup Vintage
Patterned Papers - CTMH Olivia and Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean Soup
Glitter - Jewel Glitter Ritz in Spice Brown
Lace & Brads - Stash
Flowers - Dollarama, Recollections & Stash
Ribbon - 3 Girl Jam
Leaves - EK Success punches & CTMH cardstock
Tags - Stampin' Up Word Window punch
Sentiments - CTMH Say It In Style & Fall Favourites
Ink - CTMH Barn Red
Thanks for dropping by and I will be back to enter this card into some challenges as well. Be sure you pop by my crew mates blogs and leave them some love.
Hugs, xo

Bargello Christmas

I am back with another fabulous tutorial from Mynnette at Technique Tuesday. She always has such fabulous ideas for us to try! The technique this month is Bargello and you can use this to create your own unique patterned paper to work with. Just click on the link above to be taken to Mynette's awesome tutorial.
I chose to work with Christmas papers for create my own Christmas background and get another card made for the busy season.
Front of card

Bow I made with my 3 Girl Jam Bow Maker

Close-up of outside sentiment

Inside of card
I continued the Bargello Technique on the inside of my card since I had some of what I made still left.

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Recolections card base & HOTP green
Patterned Paper - DCWV Christmas & Winter Stack
Sentiments - CTMH Card Chatter - Christmas & Gracious Geetings
Ink - CTMH Ponderosa Pine
Ribbon - Sheer Creations
Poinsettias - Crafts from Dollarama
I will be back soon to enter my card in some challenges.
Hugs, xo

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Eve

Good morning folks:
Today is new challenge day at One Stitch At A Time! This week's challenge is #135 'Music or a Song'. With Christmas coming up so fast, I decided to do another Christmas card this week. I found such a cute image by Stitchy that I just couldn't resist. It reminded me of my grand-daughter, so I did it up in pinks. I chose 2 different songs to inspire me for this challenge:
'Christmas Eve' (Words and Music By: E. Richter Adapted By: Terry Kluytmans Copyright © 1999 and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (Written By: Clement Clarke Moore). I think we all know the lyrics to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' so I won't type those out, but here is the first verse to 'Christmas Eve':

Christmas Eve is here at last,
Come with bells a-ringing!
Holly wreaths and mistletoe,
Trees with twinkling lights aglow,
Little faces smiling so,
Christmas Eve is bringing.

Here is my card:
Card Front

Close-up of tree

Close-up of sleeping girl
Bow I made with my 3 Girl Jam Bow Maker

Inside of my card
Be sure you pop by the blogs of my fellow team members and leave them some love too.
This week, our sponsor is.....
With some Promarkers,, how fantastic is that ?
To win this 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.

Supplies I used:
Image- 'Waiting for Santa' by Stitchy
Medium -  Copics # E000, E00, E21, E23, E29, E31, E33, E39, R20, RV00, RV02, RV04, V01, V04, Y0, YG61, YG63, YG67, & Spica 'Sky Blue'
White Cardstock - Copic
Pink Cardstock & Patterned Paper - Recollections 'Jolly Holiday' paper pack
Ribbon - Preppy
Ink - CTMH 'Cotton Candy'
Sentiments - My Stamp Box 'Everyday Lines' &

Thanks for popping by today to view my newest card. Be sure you stop by the blogs of all my OSAAT team mates and leave them some love too.
Hugs xo

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Autumn Fence

Good Evening:
I have been a horrible team member this month! I just realized today that I totally forgot to post 75% of my cards so far!! I can't believe I did that :( So, I am maddly scrambling trying to get it done before the challenges end. I am so sorry and want to apologize to anyone who stopped by, looking for my cards to a couple of challenges.

First up, my DT card for Mynnette's challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Mynnette chose such a fabulous challenge for us for the start of October; perfectly fitting for us here in Northern Ontario. Here is my card for her challenge #76 - Indian Summer:
Front of card

Close-up of trees

Inside of card
Mynnette gave us a fabulous colour inspiration to work with:
  Please remember to check the rules and make sure you follow the criteria.
Mr. Linky is set to block anyone that doesn't link back to Crafty Cardmakers in their post, so if you have problems please check first that you have linked correctly.
This challenge was sponsored by:

Items I used to make this card:
Stamps - My Stamp Box 'A Tree For All Seasons', Sarah Kay 'Francesca in the Winter Field', CTMH 'Say It In Style' & 'Because of You'
Ink - CTMH 'Cocoa', 'Chocolate' & 'Archival Black'
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper - 'Orange Check' Recollections All Seasons Stack & 'Yellow Stripe' Jillibean Soup
Medium - CTMH Watercolour Pencils
Ribbon - old kit from Created With Paper
Trees - stamped with 'Cocoa' & 'Chocolate', cuto out and attached to card front, then decorated with Flower Soft 'Autumn'

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure you visit the Crafty Cardmakers blog and check out all of the fabulous creations by the rest of the team.
Hugs xo

Monday, October 8, 2012

Boo-tiful Day

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my fellow Canadians!

What a week this has been.....boy! My son and his new wife are now pretty much moved out of my house and settled into their new place; just a few things of my son's left here in the basement to trip over still. It is coming along though. The best part? His room is becoming my new scrapping studio!!!! My fabulous hubby is working on a few things in there and then I can set it up and move into it! I am so excited!
Today is turkey day here in Canada and I am cooking the big dinner for my family, complete with turnips,brussel sprouts, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and of course, PIE. What is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, apple pie and lots of whipped cream? I have to have both as my son only eats pumpkin pie and my daughter won't even look at it if it isn't apple pie. Atleast now, I will eat apple as I use to have to make a blueberry pie as well. At Christmas, I save myself the headache by just making Death By Chocolate; pie is a Thanksgiving tradition though.

Anyway, now that I have prattled on long enough, (thats not what you stopped by for), here is my card for this week's "Boo" challenge at One Stitch At A Time.

Front View

Close-up of flowers


Make sure you visit all of my fellow team mates and leave them some love on their fabulous creations.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:
With a selection of their die cuts .
Now thats a treat !!!
To win this 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.
So thats 2 treats for this weeks challenge
Now to tell you all about the fabulous products I used to make my card :)
Digi Image - 'Belladonna' by Beary Dust
Medium - CTMH Watercolour pencils and Copics # E000, E00, R20
Ink - CTMH 'Black' & 'Sunset'
Cardstock - 'Recollections'
Patterned Paper - Make it Special Crafts
Ribbon - in a kit from Created With Paper (a very long time ago)
Flowers - Recollections
Stickles - Ranger 'Orange Peel'
Sentiments - CTMH 'Gracious Greetings' & 'Amore Lowercase'

Challenges I am entering this card in:
Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - #46 Anything Goes
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - #24 Yellow, Red, Orange/Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - #91 Something Old, Something New (brand new image, old ribbon)
Cupcake Crafts - #213 Autumn/Winter
The Poodles Parlor - Halloween
The Ribbon Carousel - #73 Halloween Spirit
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - #15 Autumn Colours
Scrappy Frogs - Fall/Halloween
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - #24 Yellow, Red, Orange/Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - #184 Photo Inspiration

Thanks so much for popping by today and "Gobble Gobble"
Hugs xo