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Friday, October 26, 2012

SPP#89 challenge winner

Well what a nice surprise this morning to find out I won the challenge over at Scrapbookers in Paradise for last week and a chance to be guest designer for one of the weekly challenges . I'm so excited and what a great way to end the week . Thanks for choosing my card

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scrapbooker's Paradise Playing in Paradise #89

It's so cold and miserable outside today I decided to spend the afternoon again in my craft room . I've been wanting to try the week challenge that Scrapbooker's Paradise has each week but for one reason or another have never gotten around to meeting the deadlines. So today I decide to make a card for this weeks challenge .
The challenge was to use a color combo for inspiration ---sky,aqua & kraft. Here's what I did

Method :
Paper: SU kraft,Bazzill blue,K&C DP, Graphic45 DP.
Inks: Distress Inks --Pumice stone,Walnut stain,Tumbled glass
Accessories: TH dies--Baroque alteration die,Rosette die, Reindeer Flight die, Mini Snowflakes die,MS edge punch (sorry don't know name), Cottage Cutz Pine cone die.Bakers twine,Candi,WOW Glitter EP platinum,Diamond dust cut glass.

I really enjoyed making this card and hope it meets the challenge. Thanks for looking .

Scrapbooker's Paradise Playing in Paradise #89

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge#186   No Rules

Monday, October 22, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge #38

I spent some time over the weekend playing in my craft room doing up some card kits that people have ordered and then decided to make a card for some challenges that are out there for this week . Really like doing the recipe challenges and over at Joan's Garden this week there is one that I thought I'd try.

1. Create a favorite winter pastime
2.Use black embossing
3.Use a frame
3.Create something that is dimensional.
Here's what I did for my card.
BG is embossed with Sizzix EF Starry Night .I cut my frame from a cricut cartridge Art Philisopy, stamped and embossed snowflakes around the edge. The image is a set from Inky Antics (Holiday Bazoop)which I stamp in black and colored with copic markers. I stamped a second hat and embossed with black EP added some red stickles for the bad and pop dotted it onto the image . I then added some fabric applique for fur around the lions hat and and suit . Added some glossy accents on the buttons and pipe. Snowflakes were made using TH mini snowflake die and spellbinders die .

Joan's Garden Challenge #38

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge#186

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall Colors

Just thought I'd shared some of our beautiful fall colors here in Nova Scotia, Canada. These pictures were taken today just down over the hill from my home ,there's a little pond there and the colors this fall are spectacular . Thanks for looking .