Saturday, 16 August 2014

DCWV July Stackaholic Challenge Top 15!

I am so excited to share that a layout I made, which I entered into the DCWV July Stackaholic Challenge was chosen as one of the Top 15!  I made a layout celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary and I used a wedding picture for the layout.  I used DCWV's Primrose and Le Tres Chic stacks to complete my project.  I hope you like it! 


Challenge #71 at Lia Stampz using Crowns for a theme

It's time for another challenge at Lia Stampz.  This one is using images with a crown or using a crown in some fashion on your project.  I chose to use "Birthday Princess" for my card.  This image can be found at Whimsy Stamps along with all of Lia's wonderful digis.  Have a browse through, I think you'll be amazed at just how many images she has for sale, all at very reasonable prices! 

If you would like to join us for this challenge you can do so here.


Monday, 4 August 2014

Challenge #70 Colour Challenge at Lia Stampz

Holy cow we're into the beginning of August!  I just can't believe how quickly this summer is going by.  I've been so busy this summer with so many things.  I've tried to start a garden here at the new house.  Just a few perennials were put in along with some annuals.  Nothing too grand but just large enough that there is some work involved.  We're still peeling wallpaper off in the kitchen and I swear this nightmare is never going to end.  We've also started painting the kitchen.  We still have so many rooms left to do that have wallpaper!  I finally managed to get a pile of mini albums done, more about that in another post complete with pics! 

So here's another challenge from Lia Stampz!  This one is a colour challenge and I'm not sure why but this challenge was a difficult one for me.  I spent the entire day and ended up making 4 things for this challenge because I wasn't happy with anything that I made.  I ended up sending 2 to Lia and telling her to just pick because I couldn't decide.  Lia decided to use both!  Maybe they weren't so bad after all?  You be the judge.  Does that ever happen to you, where you make stuff and you're not happy with any of it? 

I've used the digis called Flowercup and Birthday Girl.  They can both be found at Whimsy Stamps where you'll find a whole variety of wonderful stamps from Lia Stampz! 

If you would like to join us for the colour challenge you still have time.  Here's a link to the challenge. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge

I'm going to try and start entering some challenges with my projects.  I don't always have time to do these on a regular basis but maybe if I just stick to a couple a month I should be ok.  Ok on with it.  Craft Hoarders Anonymous is a blog that is run by the very talented Gloria Stengel.  I love the idea of using things from our stash and hoard vaults.  Too often I have wanted to enter a challenge with companies only to find that we needed the very latest paper collection to be able to enter.  Now I have to admit that I have a huge craft room and probably more supplies than many others but I can't keep up with buying the very latest supplies from all the companies that I love.  Plus I'm trying to start a Close To My Heart business and am finding myself to be my only customer so far.  LOL 

So, Gloria, thank you for coming up with this idea. Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

The challenge is to use a tag.  It can be used on a card, in a layout or on it's own.  Just use a tag.  I had some that I had bought on clearance sometime ago and they have sat in a drawer for the longest time.  I finally got them out and played around a little.  I really like how they turned out.  I started by inking the edges and then stamped several images all over the tag.  I used a texture spray randomly all over the tags followed by a few shots of Lindy's and Tattered Angels.  I stamped a butterfly in blue ink and then added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and finished them off with ribbon and trim from my stash.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

Here's my list of things used:

Basic shipping tags from Staples size 5
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Prima Cling Stamps floral swirl
Teresa Collins "Stationary noted" Post Card Stamp
Hot off the Press "Timeless" Small Alarm Clock

Gina K Stamps "Master Butterfly"
Tsukineko "Goosebumps" Clear Texture Spray
Close To My Heart Indian Corn Blue Ink Z2130
Lindy's Stamp Gang:  Bluebeard Blue Violet an
d Plumeria Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Moonlight
Wild Orchid Crafts:
2 tone mixed colour wild roses 1 3/4"  (30mm)  PM-00132
White cosmos daisy stem flowers FS-00215
Blue tone cherry blossom EX-00042

Ribbon and trim from my stash