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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lady in Red

Good Morning Blog-Land:

How has your weekend been? It has been so cold here; I'm scared our summer is done already. We have actually had our furnace on for the past 3 days. Crazy, right?
Well, it is now time for a brand new challenge at One Stitch At A Time - #174 'Anything Goes'. I know how much you love this type of challenge, and all of us on the DT can hardly wait to see your creations this week. I know my team-mates would love to visit your blogs and they will be super happy if you visit them too.
To get you started with some inspiration, here is the card I made for this week:

There are actually 2 different pattern papers on this card.

A rose on my handmade bow
A last look at the image I used
Card Recipe
Medium: Copics #E000, 00, 21, 23, 25, R20, 22, 24, 29
Cardstock: Copic & Recollectiions
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Flower: Dollarama
Sentiment: Provo Craft Stickers
Bow: Details & Accessories Satin
Gems: Dollarama
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - #30 'Anything Goes'
Ribbon Carousel - 'RCC83 Celebrate Your Heritage & Show Your Country Pride' (Canadian flag is RED & WHITE)
The Paper Shelter - #122 'Anything Goes'
Craft-Dee BowZ - CDB03 'Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
365 Cards - Day 202 Super Sketchy Sunday
Thanks for stopping by today :)
Hugs xo

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Birthday Boy

Good Afternoon:
We have a new challenge happening at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Blog right now and you still have 2 - 1/2 days yet to join in. Challenge #96 'Birthday' is the theme right now. He is what our wonderful hostess has to say:

Welcome to our latest challenge, hosted by Lin, who has chosen the theme of 'Birthday'.

As it's our birthday, 4 years since our very first article was published and Crafty Cardmakers was born, Lin would like to see your birthday creations to celebrate our birthday.
Please ensure your project meets the birthday challenge theme in order to qualify for a winner or Top 5 slot.

I made a card that shows one little guy who is REALLY enjoying his cake.....


Bow & handmade tag
This silver paper is shimmery, but I don't think you can really see it.
Image - he is definitely enjoying his birthday cake; lol.
Card Recipe
Image: BB Kakes - 'Birthday Boy' from StitchyBear Digital Stamp Outlet
Medium: Crayola Pencils
Cardstock: Recollections & 'unknown'
Patterned Paper: A Buck Or Two
Shimmer Paper: Recollections
Ribbon: Dollarama
Sentiment: CTMH 'Say It In Style' stamp set

We are sponsored by
with a $10 GIFT VOUCHER
with this fabulous prize:-
CS028D Spring Clear Stamp Set
Be sure you stop by all my Crafty Cardmaker teamies blogs and leave them some nice comments on their projects. I know they would all love to hear from you :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope to see your 'Birthday' themed card in our list.
Hugs xo

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Yo Girl!

Good morning friends;
Another week has come and gone and its time for a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time! This week is #172 - 'Use a Digi'. This theme is super popular with all of you, and we always have so many of you enter. I love going around to all the different blogs to see what each of you have been busy creating for us.
The card and image I chose to work with this week was super fun for me, I just love her and know I will be using her again. Here is what I made to share with you all this week:


Die-cut Corner

Close-up of Butterfly Clip, Flower & Handmade Bow.

I tried to focus in enough so you can see the glitter I added to her nail polish and hair band. Its very hard to see on here though :(
Card Recipe
Image: Barbara Jensen 'Yo'
Medium: Copics #E31, 33, 34, 37, R000, 01, 20, FRV1, RV00, 02, 04, 06, V000, 01, 04, 06, 20, 22, 25 & 28. I used Spica 'Clear' on her nail polish and hair tie.
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Flower: Recollections
Ribbon: 3 Girl Jam
Butterfly Clip: Recollections
Special Tools: Paper Shapers Corner Punch
I am entering this card into:
A Die For a Sketch - #14 (corners have die-cuts on them)
The sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBears Digi Outlet with the digi images that the DT  team used in challenge #170. 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 does catch 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.
                       Be sure you check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of
Thanks for joining me today and I hope you decide to play along with us this week.
Hugs, xo

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Toast Gift Box

Good morning everybody:

Today is new challenge day at One Stitch at a Time, and it is a fabulous one for you ....
I had a lot of fun with this challenge and handmade my first gift box. I also made a tag/card and attached it to the front of my project.
You can see it here:
Close-up of the attached gift tag/card

Button & Bow in upper corner
Image Close-up

Bead Bow & Button Close-up
My project from the side
Card Recipe
Image: Reece's Scrap Pieces - "A Toast"
Medium: Copics #Y11, 13, 15, C1, 3
Cardstock: Copic, CTMH & Recollections
Patterned Paper: CTMH
Ribbon: Offray
Buttons: Mother-in-law's stash
Gold Cord: Recycled from a Christmas gift
Beads: So-Facile
Pink Thread: DMC
Special Tools: CTMH Cricut Cartridge "Artiste"
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. Occasionally she catch 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.
There are all kinds of fabulous projects on the blog from my teammates and they would love to have to visit them.
I am entering my project into the following challenges:
365 Cards - Day 183 Buttons, Bows & Beads
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes With Handmade Bow
One Stop Craft Challenge - #233 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #249 Anything But Square
Crafting For All Seasons - #55 Make it Girly
The Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch #108 (I used Joni's sketch for my attached gift card)
The Paper Shelter - #119 Photo Inspiration
Well, time to get this posted and my card linked into these challenges. Thanks so much for coming by today. I hope you liked the project I had to share this time.
Hugs, xo


Monday, July 1, 2013

Watercoloured Flowers

 Hi again:
Its new challenge time at the Technique Time Tuesday blog! July's technique is called 'Blurred Vision Water Colouring' and as always, the fabulous Mynnette has an awesome tutorial on the blog for you. One thing I learned while making my card is if you are using CTMH inks, you must work VERY fast!!

Here is the card I made:

Front of my card

Close-up of the technique

Close-up of my tag, bow and bling
Card Recipe
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: CTMH 'Chantilly'
Bling: Dollarama
Blue Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: CTMH - Sunset, Pear, Outdoor Denim & Cotton Candy
Sentiment: Hand written with CM pink pen
Stamps: CTMH
Special Tools: CM Fancy Square Punch for my tag.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - #55 Make It Girly
Craft-Dee BowZ - July is Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #249 Anything But Square (it is rectangular)
Southern Girls Challenge - Leaves it Out (or on as the case might be) Mine are stamped on this time.
365 Cards - Day 174 Super Sketchy Sunday (I rotated the sketch onto its side)
Thanks for popping by today. Be sure you check out my teamies cards too. I really hope you can play along with us this month.
Hugs, xo

Summer in Paris

Hello All :)
It is time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers! Challenge #95 - Holidays.....WAIT....ITS NOT WHAT YOU ARE THINKING!!  Josephine is our lovely hostess this fortnight and here is what you have to do:
Josephine would like to see projects that depict or are inspired by a holiday. Any holiday themed creation will qualify, but you might want to really inspire us, like a few of the team have below and create something to depict a holiday you would like to have, but have not gotten around to yet.

I chose Paris as my holiday destination. Why you ask?? My hubby & I have loved each other for 30 years, (we were high school sweethearts), and Paris is the 'City of Love'. We have never been, but maybe some day we'll get there.
Here is my card:

Front of whole card

Eiffel Tower die-cut

Oodles of flowers, leaves & bling

Bottom Lace. I wove the ribbon into the lace first, then attached it.

Top Lace & More Bling. Here again I have woven the ribbon into the lace first.
I made both my bows on my 3 Girl Jam Bow Maker and added bling to the centers to both.
We are sponsored by 

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                                      with this fabulous Hero Arts embossing folder and stamp set

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: CTMH & Recollections
Patterned Paper: CTMH 'Chantilly'
Image: Die-cut Eiffel Tower
Ribbon: Offray
Lace: Walmart
Flowers: Prima & Dollarama
Leaves: Michaels
Gems/Bling: Dollarama
Special Tools: Cricut 'French Manor' cartridge, 3G Jam Bow Maker (always used for all my bows. I love this tool!!)
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - #55 'Make it Girly'
Inspired by Stamping - Whoo Hoo Wednesday #107 'IBS Ribbon'
Simon Says Stamp - 'Anything Goes'
365 Cards - Day #177 Word Wednesday 'Beautiful' 
Addicted to Stamps - #59 'Gorgeous Lace'
An Inky Situation - #1 'Anything Goes'
Southern Girls Challenge - 'Leaves  It Out (or on, as the case may be)'
Pile It On - #26 'Bling'
Bearly Mine Challenges - #92 'Monthly Sketch'
The Ribbon Reel Challenges : #56 'Candy Colours' (create a card / project inspired by the photo and include FLOWERS, RIBBON & LACE.)
                                     for Challenge - #1 Flowers
Inspired by Stamping - June Blog Hop 'Vintage/Shabby Chic
Well, that is it from me today. Time to go and weed the garden for a bit then head out with my family to enjoy some Canada Day festivities. Have a fabulous day everybody.
Hugs, xo