Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scraptures WCW - October 29, 2014

It's been a blast working with this month's SCRAPTURES card kit to showcase some of the papers and stamps that came with the kit. For my last card for the month, since it's so close to Halloween, I just HAD to use the cute little bat stamp from the FALLING FOR YOU stamp set by Paper Smooches.

I asked Christa to order me the coordinating dies that go with the stamp set - I can't tell you how many times I nearly cut the little bat's feet off!!!



Shite I used to make the card:

Falling for You stamp set (Paper Smooches)
Acorn Hollow design paper (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Black and white twine

White & black cardstock (Recollections - not from the kit)
Tuxedo Black ink (Memento - not from the kit)
Black Soot distress marker (Tim Holtz - not from the kit)

Aqua brush (Tim Holtz - not from the kit)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shopping Our Stash 178 - Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'


Happy Happy Tuesday crafty peeps!! It's time for another exciting SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge!! This week the SOS crew would like you to use something round. Use round images (NOT just a round die-cut), or make a circle card, or use a brayer (it's long and round)  -- OR -- use a Western theme, since our fearless leader Leslie got this idea from the theme song of Rawhide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKC8pSFg1Vw]

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' always makes ME  think of this song (yes you are welcome for that particular ear worm LOL)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYnFIRc0k6E

OK back to the challenge...here's the round thing I made:


I started with a raw cork circle, painted it with chalkboard paint, added the dots around the edge with a Picket Fence distress marker, heat embossed the sentiment and added the bow...easy peasy lemon squeezy!

There is a piece of black ribbon on the back so it could be used as a wall hanging as well.

Shite I used to make this:

  • 6" raw cork circle (Joanns)
  • Black chalkboard paint (Michaels)
  • Picket Fence Distress Marker (Tim Holtz)
  • LOL clear stamp set (Hampton Art)
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Bow maker
  • White polka dot ribbon
  • Black ribbon
I had so much fun making this, I wanted to make another one...I had painted two cork circles in case the first one didn't turn out LOL

The sentiment kind of reminded me of the Addams Family...so I went with more of a Halloween theme (skulls and bats are more me than pretty bows anyway).


Shite I used to make this:

  • 6" raw cork circle (Joanns)
  • Black chalkboard paint (Michaels)
  • Picket Fence Distress Marker (Tim Holtz)
  • LOL clear stamp set (Hampton Art)
  • Versamark ink
  • White embossing powder
  • Halloween brads (gift from my friend Judy)
  • Skulls (Creepy Globugg)
  • Black ribbon
Want to play along with the SOS crew?? Check out the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge, and show my teammies some crafty lovin' while you are there! Until next time...keep on rollin', rollin', rollin'!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wicked Wednesday ATC - 129 - Day of the Dead


I was super excited to be one of the winners of last week's Wicked Wednesday challenge 128 - Halloween...you know I was ALL over that like a fat kid on a smartie (or...just me on a smartie...or even better a peanut butter cup!!!)

Anyway...I won three digis from Dilly Beans and one of the digis I picked was this awesome Day of the Dead Frida image...and wouldn't ya know it, this week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is Day of the Dead...how perfect!!

I had a lot of fun colouring a variety of different Frida's before I settled on this one. I love the pink, purple and green together (if I do say so myself)...and of course had to use some skull washi tape - can you see it under the purple bling???


Shite I used to make this ATC:
  • Chalkboard paint (Michaels)
  • Doily (from my stash)
  • Skull washi tape (Dollarama)
  • Purple bling (gift from my crafty friend Chris)
  • Green bling (Michaels)
  • Marker spritzer (SU)
  • Day of the Dead Frida (Dilly Bean Stamps)
  • Wisteria Wonder, Pink Passion, Basic Black & Old Olive markers (SU)
  • Stapler and staples
Obviously, I am entering this ATC into Wicked Wednesday 129 - Day of the Dead

Thanks for visiting, stay crafty my friends!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Scraptures WCW - October 22, 2014

I adore the Falling for You stamp set in this month's SCRAPTURES card kit. Paper Smooches have such cute stamps!!

I paper pieced the apple, leaf and stem with other papers from the kit and used a paper piercer and marker to make the faux stitching.




Shite I used to make the card:

Falling for You stamp set (Paper Smooches)
Made with Love design paper (Simple Stories)
Corrugated craft tape (Little B)
Core-dinations cardstock (Tim Holtz)


White cardstock (Recollections - not from the kit)
Black Soot distress marker (Tim Holtz - not from the kit)
Tuxedo black ink (Memento - not from the kit)
Paper piercer & mat (SU - not from the kit)
Fishtail / Banner die set (Your Next Stamp - not from the kit)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOS 174 - Halloween


It's Tuesday!! Time for another SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge!!! This week we'd like you to make a Halloween project using the holiday as your theme -- OR -- use Halloween colours: orange, black, green, purple.

I decided to do a bit of both, I made a Halloween themed ATC using black and purple as my main colours.



My super awesome crafty SOS teammie CHRIS recently sent me a care package with some Graphic 45 design papers in it from the Magic of Oz collection and some super cool purple bling...perfect for the challenge right???

Shite I used to make this ATC:

  • Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • The Magic of Oz design paper (Graphic 45)
  • Black and white polka dot washi tape
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Memento)
  • Purple bling strip
  • Happy Halloween stamp (Graphicat Designs)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Versamark ink
Visit the SOS BLOG for all the details on the challenge and while you are there share some crafty love with my SOS teammies!!

I'd like to enter this ATC into the Halloween challenge at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog