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Thursday, September 30, 2010

CCC #16 Wrinkle Free Distress

Well can't believe another week is almost gone and another great challenge over at StudioL3. This week Linda has chosen The tech. on Page 33 of Tim's book --wrinkle free distress. I thought I'd do something a little Halloween--ish Distressed Inks used were Mustard seed, Chipped Sapphire and Dried Marigold. Used my CB folder Haunted House for the outline of a house and stickles for sparkle in the windows. Stamps from Michaels $ bin .

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Compendum Cursities Challenge #15

Here's my second entry for CCC #15 I had made it a couple of days ago but just couldn't get a good picture .It's still a little dark but I think it's the dark colors that I used on the tag . I followed the instructions on P53 of Tim's book and I love how the shimmer shows though the inks. Filmstrip photos were cut from Lost and Found paper pad and attched to film strip ribbon. Ticket and clock were also cut from Lost and Found paper pad.

Also entering this in Simon says stamp and show your Grunge

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Just Rite Friday Challenge 037 Sketch

Came upon this challenge while checking some other blogs and since I've never taken part in any of the challenges over at Just Rite thought I'd give it a try . I don't have a lot of Just Rite stamps so I had to combine 2 different sets those being Christmas Joy and the circle border from Harmony Classic. That's one thing i like about these stamps their versatility . DP is from MME layered on prism c/s. The image was cut out with spellbinders nestabilities circles and layered with dimensionals.Added some rhinestones for bling . Used MS snowflake punch and lattice edge punch to make my snowflakes and border strip. Ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your comments

Friday, September 24, 2010

Compendum Curiosities Challenge #15 Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge

Oh those challenges going on over at StudioL3 sure make you think . This week the challenge is taken from page 53 of Tim's book --Alcohol Ink Agate on Grunge. I decided to do a hanging for this week . The background is done following the tech. on page 53,then embossed with the Allegro CB folder. The bird cage and bird is done with the same tech. Added some brown pearls for embellishment as well as the flowers and swirl clasp from Tim's collection. Thanks Linda for another wonderful challenge.

Also going to enter this in the challenge this week over at Simon says Stamp and Show . The challenge is to show your Grunge.

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I'm a Winner

So excited to have won the challenge this week over at Joan's Gardens. This was the 1st time I've entered a card for her challenges . Her challenges are really CHALLENGING

Have a great day

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2nd card for National Cardmaking Day Class

Here's the 2nd card that I'll be doing at the National Cardmaking Day on Oct.2nd . Sorry can't give out any details on the techniques we will be using until after the class. These cards are gorgeous so come on out and enjoy a day of stamping with friends.
The workshop is being offered by Deborah over at Fargo Cat Designs. Here's the link
go check it out.

Hope everyone is having a great day

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Get ready for National Cardmaking Day

National Cardmaking Day is just around the corner (Oct.2) and Deborah over at Fargo Cat Design is planning an all day card making workshop. I have been asked to do 2 cards one of which I'll post now and the other later. Both cards will be using the new Penny Black stamps that Fargo Cat Designs have in the store .
For more information go to :

Hope to see you on October 2nd

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #77 Grid Pattern

Challenge this week over at Stamptacular Sunday is to use Grid pattern on your card . Had to give this some thought but here's what I came up with . While going though my stamps recently I came across some of the Stampsmith photo stamps so thought I'd use one for my card this week . I just love this girlfriends stamp they look so happy . The image was stamped with ancient page chocolate on glossy c/s ,DP is from MME Breaking free collection.Grid pattern is from creative cafe. Spellbinders fancy tags was used for the tag and MS punch for the butterflies. Sentiment Hero Arts. Lace is from the $store. Added some pearls for embellishment
Thanks for looking .

Also going to enter this card in Tuesday taggers this week --It takes all sorts

Also check out the sponsor for this weeks challenge

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge #15 orange green and blue

I've been visiting Joan's Garden blog recently and have admired her cards that she has been posting .So I thought I would do a card for this weeks challenge .It's sort of a recipe that you have to follow---orange, green and blue printed ribbon and something hanging, 3 different prints (can include ribbon) and distress with ink. Here's what I came up with .

Also going to enter this card in Paper Sundaes challenge #36 Fall or Halloween

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

CCC#14--Mask Basic

Playing around with some Halloween stuff today and thought I'd try the Mask tech. again . I masked the fence and the moon . Added some stickles for sparkle. I sponged over the fence with tea dye DI

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Compendum Curiosities Challenge #14

Finally did my card for the challenge over at StudioL3 , thought I wasn't going to be able to make the deadline. This weeks challenge is taken from page 58 of Tim's book ---Mask Basics. I used the Mask Flourish to create my mask over pattern paper. The flowers were made using TH's tattered florals which i cut out of PP and grungepaper. Added some rock candy stickles for sparkle. lace is from my stash.

Thanks for looking and hope you have a great weekend.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Design a life you love

Boy how time flies it's been a busy past week and I haven't gotten to post anything but have been crafting. So I thought I'd share an altered canvas that I did recently. My SIL was visiting from Calgary and she just loves to craft so we had a great time together this past 10days. She also did a canvas but I forgot to get a photo before she left . Inspiration came form one I saw on Hero Arts and also from Kim Prince's blog Creative Diversions
I used a crochet doily that I received from Elaine over at Cropstop ,the flowers are from close to my heart ,leaves May Arts,TH bird cage die, ribbon $store,buttons from my stash.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CCC#13 Grungepaper flowers

I had so much fun doing last weeks challenge and was lucky enough to be drawn a winner that I thought I'd try this weeks. Tim Holtz's Compendium Curiosities book is must to own.
DP is from 7gypies and Scrapwalls. Image from Graphic45 on the boardwalk. Buttons and lace from my stash.
I followed the instructions on page 65 of the book and just love how the flowers turned out .

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Paper Sundaes #34 mixed mediums

Got a lot of crafting done over the weekend. Hurricane Earl passed through with not too much damage just some broken off branches from our trees and phone wire down . Thankful that we didn't lose our power like a lot of Nova Scotian.
Here's one of the cards I did for a few challenges. the first is mixed mediums over at Paper Sundaes. I used distressed inks, acylic paint dabbers,and distressed stickles


For Stamptacular Sunday #75 Distress it . I used various distressed inks on the tag and distressed the edge of the tag with TH distress tool


For Stampin for the Weekend #46 Shabby or Vintage


Thanks for looking and hope you're having a great day

I'm a winner

I'm so excited to find out this morning that my card was chosen this week over at StudioL3 for the CCC#12 challenge . The prize is awesome and thanks so much to Sue over at It's Always Faboulous for being so generous.

Thanks Linda and Sue

Friday, September 3, 2010

CCC#12 Chipped Enamel

I was browsing the web today and came across this blog that is doing challenges from TH book Compendium of Curiosities so I thought I'd give it a try . This week the challenge is found on page #44 chipped enamel --hadn't done this technique before but I'm happy with how it turned out . Not suppose to give details (one of the rules). DP is from TH Lost &Found pad. Image is a freebie art from Ladybug and

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stampin' Royalty #35

Challenge this week over at Stampin' royalty is to use Rhinstones and Pearls on your card . This is what I came up with . All supplies used are from TH collection except for the rhinestones , pearls ,key&lock and sentiment.
Thanks for looking and all comments are greatly appreciated