Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scraptures Wild Card Wednesday - March 25, 2015

Did I miscount the number of Wednesdays in March??? 
OR
Did I like the papers in the kit so much I wanted to make an extra card???

Maybe a bit of both!!

Remember....the challenge this month is to make cards with NO STAMPS...just the embellishments that came with the kit.

Here are the last two SCRAPTURES Wild Card Wednesday projects I made using the "I AM" collection by Simple Stories.



Shite I used to make these cards:
  • Thankful design paper (Simple Stories – I AM collection)
  • Fundamental Stickers (Simple Stories – I AM collection)
  • White cardstock (Fireworx – not in kit)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SOS 194 - Neon Rainbow


Hidee ho crafty friends!! Happy Tuesday and welcome to a new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge.

This week's theme is Neon Rainbow - here are your options for the challenge - use a rainbow -- rainbow image or rainbow colors --- OR --- use Neon

Not sure about you....but this challenge has had me singing this song all day long...(yes, you are welcome for the ear worm!!).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCPpOba2O4g

OK, so here's what I came up with for the challenge - I call it my slightly off take on a rainbow:



Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • #hashtag stamp set (Tim Holtz)
  • Tuxedo blank ink (Memento)
  • Star punch (Michael's)
  • Miscellaneous scraps of coloured paper
  • Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp)
Check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show the crew some crafty love!!  We'd be ever so pleased if you played along with us!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SoSS 30 - E is for Easter


Ha! Bet you thought we'd make E for Edna...nahhhhh...that would be too easy!!!! (or maybe we didn't think of that...mental note for next year)

Edna and the snarky sisters are back atchya with a fun new challenge...yep...E is for Easter, so grab your bunny ears, or tail, if that's how you roll, and play along won't you??

Visit the SoSS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there be sure to show my sisters some crafty lovin!!

Here's what I came up with for the challenge:


Not sure if you can read the chit chat stickers, but it say's "happy easter my love bunny"

Shite I used to make this tag:


  • Kraft tag (recollections)
  • Scrap of flowery / texty design paper, no idea where I got it from
  • Lace ribbon (Scraptures February 2015 kit)
  • Burlap (older Scraptures kit)
  • Frayed burlap distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Mini ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
  • Chit Chat Seasonal stickers (Tim Holtz)
  • Pink pleated ribbon (SU)
  • Bunny die (Impression Obsession)
  • Stapler & staples
  • Bakers twine
  • Cotton ball for the bunny tail

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Scraptures Wild Card Wednesday - March 18, 2015

I am having loads of fun this month making super cute cards with the March SCRAPTURES kit which features the "I AM" collection by Simple Stories.

Remember, the challenge for the month is to make cards with no stamps...just the embellishments that came with the kit!!

Here's what I came up with for this week's challenge:


Shite I used to make this card:
  • Brave design paper (Simple Stories – I AM collection)
  • Bits and Pieces (Simple Stories – I AM collection)
  • White cardstock (Fireworx – not in kit)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SOS 193 - I Made This


Time for a new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge!! Are you ready???

This week's theme is "I Made This"  

The SOS crew want you to make your own background, (not just stamping a background stamp) - could be collage, paint, tape, stamp, stencil, or even to alter patterned paper with doodles...fun right???

I made a 5x7 canvas for the challenge. I painted this canvas with chalkboard paint MONTHS ago...I don't even remember if I had a plan for it at the time...so there is sat on my desk.

To create my background I used that painted canvas, some texture paste over a stencil and finally some distress paints. The ridges in the texture paste were unintentional, they must be from the plastic knife I used to spread it over the stencil...but what the heck...it gives it more texture (even after I used a sanding block to try and get rid of them LOL)

For the record, texture paste smells really awful when you dry it with a heat gun and then sand it...take that as a lesson kids, learn from my mistake!! 



Shite I used to make this canvas:

  • Canvas (Dollarama)
  • Chalkboard paint (Michael's)
  • Hexagon stencil
  • Texture paste (Ranger)
  • Seedless Preserves & Spun Sugar distress paints (Tim Holtz)
  • Petite Diction "Durable" sentiment stickers (Authentique Papers)
  • Vintage chipboard pops (Pink Paislee)
  • Compostion & Colour cardstock stickers (Websters Pages)
  • Pink sequins (Joanns)
  • Sanding block (SU)
Check out the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there show my teammies some crafty lovin!! We'd love you to play along with us!