January 31, 2009

Magnolia VS Stampavie # 11 Double Trouble....I {Heart} You!!!

Hey, I'm back with a quick post!!! I am definitely getting this in at the last hour! I may even be too late but I still wanted to play along with this week's challenge at Magnolia VS Stampavie. I had made my "Miss You" card earlier this week for this challenge originally but then read the rules after the fact and you can't combine challenges. So, here is my second try, smile! The challenge is Double Trouble...so that means to use at least two stamps or more if you choose!

For this card I made the base 6X6 with Bazzill Basics Pomegranate Cardstock. The pp is from my new Making Memories Sabrina 6x6 paper pad and the co-ordinating brads and one of the flowers is from MM Sabrina too.

I stamped Tilda on Georgia Pacific cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copic markers. I added a lot of Stickles and Glossy Accents to her shoes to make them Black Patent leather and to her ribbon and collar.
I stamped the Magnolia Heart background stamp on Vanilla Bazzill cardstock and cut and embossed it with my Nesties and inked the edges with pink chalk ink. I matted it on the Pomegranate cardstock that I also cut and embossed with the Nesties.

I added my fave ribbon, right now, this black crushed velvet ribbon from Micheals and a bunch of Prima flowers. The sentiment is a QK rub-on that I applied to the matching QK die cut tag. I also cut the photo corners out of silver DCWV Glitter stack paper with my QK Squeeze.
There...phew...did I make it, lol!!! Oh well, I still had fun making yet another Valentines card!!!
Have a good night!

FS # 37 & CCT # 45.....Hugs & Kisses Tilda!!!!

Oh, I had a really busy week at work...again! Sorry, I wasn't able to visit everyone's blog and leave a comment this week! Sheesh, there just isn't enough hours in a day to do all the things that I WANT to do and all the things that I HAVE to do! Such is life!

Well, the one thing that I do when I am driving around the country side, from one assignment to the next, is listen to my music on the radio and muse about card designs/ideas! I have been mulling this idea over for a few weeks now but just didn't have the right layout, until, I saw this week's FABULOUS sketch at my favourite sketch challenge blog Friday Sketchers by the uber talented, Carole!!! Please go to Carole's blog, Stardust, Gems and Ribbon and have a visit!!! Make a cuppa (cuz you will be there a while), sit and admire all her stunning cards!!! I am always soooooo inspired by Carole's cards. I just LOVE her style and she is such a sweetie too!!!!

I also made this card for Challenge # 45 this week at CCT Valentines....what a perfect challenge...I am just having a ball making all these Valentines cards!!!

So, I am not sure if you noticed or not but I'm a huge fan of Quikutz. I have a pink QK Squeeze and a ton of shape dies and alphabets too! I have filled 4 pink and black QK binders, yikes!!! I also have a Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter!!! I just {HEART} my Silhouette! I made a wee new years resolution to try and get more use from my Silhouette and my QK stuff, in general!

So, I decided to use this Tic Tac Toe game GSD file from the Sweetheart Digital Design Portfolio. I cut a separate heart for the middle of the game in Berry Blush Bazzill cardstock and the heart tag is also from the Sweetheart Portfolio. I pop-dotted the hearts and Tilda too!

I made the cardbase 6X6 from Bazzill Blackbird cardstock and used these fabulous Making Memories 6X6 papers called Sabrina that I bought at Micheals. This is one of my favourite colour combos...so much fun!!!

I stamped Tilda on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copic markers! I used white acrylic paint for the highlights and added a Little Stickles here and there!!!!

I used some more of the gorgeous Grey grosgrain ribbon from American Craft and I am sadly coming to the end of my roll, *pout*!!! All the brads are MM Sabrina coordinating brads, the sentiment is from a MFT set and then I added the black Prima Fabric flowers!

So, I am really happy with how this card turned out and I'm so glad that I am using my Silhouette and getting good use out of my Sweetheart Digital Design Portfolio. It is probably one of the most versatile portfolios!

Now with all this talk of Hugs & Kisses I have a question to ask! Don't worry it's not a skill testing question, lol!!! No, I'm just wondering which is which??? Is "X" a hug and "O" a Kiss or vice versea??? What do you think? let me know!!!!

Hugs....& Kisses,

January 30, 2009

BasicGrey Challenges # 20...Follow the Sketch...Celebrate!

I just love having a great sketch to follow! I find it's just one less thing I need to figure out and I can put my creative energy into picking the colours, paper and embellishments...ya know, the fun stuff, smile! Well, the challenge this week at BasicGrey Challenges is to follow the Sketch! Martine has designed another fabulous sketch this week. She is quite the talent when it comes to designing fab sketches!!! I really enjoyed using this one and will definitely use it again, as, it has a lot of possibilities!!!

My Mom's birthday is coming up in February! I've made this card for her as she is a coffee lover just like me! Actually, I think, I got my love for coffee from her! My Mom is a very busy lady, she is always doing something, always on the go and has such a hard time just sitting and relaxing! I hope this card will let her know that she needs to and should relax!!! So, I hope she will have a fabulous cup of coffee and celebrate the every day....those simple pleasures in life!!!

For this card I made the cardbase 6x6 out of Bazzill Basics black cardstock and picked some gorgeous papers from BG Ambrosia collection and teamed it up with this gorgeous WOJ image Willow with Hot Chocolate. I stamped the image of Willow on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copics. I thought I would be a bit daring and attempt to colour Willow's hair black! I think it is very difficult to colour the hair dark brown or black effectively! I'm not sure I have got it quite right but not too bad for my first go at it but definitely need more practice!

I cut and embossed the image with my new curvy rectangle Nesties and sponged Metallic Rub-ons around the image to bring out the embossed edge. I matted the image on some orange Bazzill Bling.
The large orange blossom is by Prima and I attached it with a large Bazzill Brad that I have had in my stash forever! I cut the label for the sentiment with a 2x2 QK die and added the word "Celebrate", a QK rub-on! Then some of that new yummy orange ribbon and some yum-o black crushed velvet ribbon, the pearls and the two BG Bittersweet brads. Lastly, I added some Crystal Stickels here and there!!!

Well, there you have it! I hope my Mom likes this card! I know she will! Don't worry! I'm not concerned about her seeing it before her birthday. My mom has zero interest in computers and she wouldn't have the first idea how to turn the computer on, let alone, find my blog, lol!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see! Make sure to go see the other fab creations by the other BG DT members over on the BasicGrey Challenges blog and I hope you can join in the challenge this week and follow the sketch!!!

January 25, 2009

CCT# 44 & SS # 35.....Miss You!!!

WOW!!! I'm on a roll this weekend, lol! Back with a card this time! I have combined two challenges...CCT # 44 "Create a Scene" and Sketch Saturday # 35, a fabulous sketch!!!

I pulled out my new 6X6 Making Memories paper pad called Chloe's Closet that I got at Micheals last week with a 40% off coupon! I love this paper and I love a deal, lol!!!! I made the cardbase 6x6 from Orange Bazzill Bling and matted the pp on some blue Bazzill Bling.

I stamped Tilda on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I masked Tilda and then stamped the cloud, then masked the one cloud and stamped another one. I coloured the image with my Copics, of course. Speaking of Copics, I have some exciting news. I will be attending the Copic Certification class that is being held in Brampton on March 24/09. I am so excited and I am also looking forward to it cuz I'll get to hang with my bloggin' bud, Kim, from Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner! So, I think it will be a fabulous day and great opportunity to learn more about my fave Copic markers!!!

So, back to the card....I used my Sakura Glaze Pen to add a wet look to the leaf, rain drops, Tilda's boots and ground! I also, used a Stardust pen on Tilda's wings and some Stickles here and there for a little glitter!

I added a few Prima flowers and MM Chloe's Closet co-ordinating brads. The yellow stitched velvet ribbon was another bargain from Micheals. I cut the market tag (love this die but don't use it that often) out of some white Core'Dinations cardstock and stamped the MFT sentiment with black Staz-on ink!

Well, there you have it! I have a few more card ideas but not sure if I will get to them this afternoon or not!!!! The kids want to go to Chris' hockey game tonight. We haven't gone in a long time as his games tend to be so late at night but he plays at 7:00, so, we will go and cheer his team on!!!


No card...just some fun pics and a few awards to share!!!!

This post is a bit of a mish-mash of things that I have been meaning to post and just hadn't gotten to it! So here we go!!!!

My Dad sent me an e-mail the other day with these pics of a rare sighting of an all white moose taken in Northern Ontario near Timmins.

I just thought I would share this with you, as, I could not believe my eyes when I saw these pics!
At first, I thought some one had made a "snow moose" and then I realized that it's a real all-white moose, very cool (no pun intended,lol)!


I received this lovely award from Annchen!! Thanks for passing this award on to me, Annchen!

It is to be passed on to 7 bloggers, so, I am passing it on to Georgia, Tara, Judy, Kelly, Kim, Tab, Jo!!!

This award was kindly passed on to me by, Bev!

and the rules to accepting my award are as follows:

A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.

Okay...so the 10 HONEST things about me are:

1. I am a little bit of a high maintenance girl (just ask my hubby)...yeah, I know that is like saying your are a little bit pregnant,lol!!!!

2. I have determined that people fall into two categories either you love turtle neck sweaters or you hate them....I love them! As soon as the cool weather comes I pull out my considerable collection of turtle necks!!! (I am wearing one right now, he he, he!!!)

3. When I find something I like I buy one in every colour....turtle necks, shoes (like my Viking sandals), fleece sweaters etc. etc.

4. I don't/can't cook! good thing my hubby can or we would be eating chicken strips every night of the week and that would be ok with me...love them!

5. I am not a very adventuresome eater...hence the chicken strips!

6. when I was in high school I was a heavy metal rocker chick,lol!!!
7. I love my Tim Horton's Coffee...totally addicted!

8. My wallet is a total disgrace. It is a rather large wallet yet it is bursting at the seams with receipts, notes and lists spilling out of it...my good friend ,before she had kids of her own, called it a "mom wallet"! It has everything it but the kitchen sink!
9. I am a worrier and do that "worse case scenario" thing, where, I'm always thinking about what could go wrong or all the potential hazards or down falls of any given decision.
10. I am not much of a window shopper. I prefer to go shopping when I have something specific in mind! Except when it come to shopping for scrapbooking/stamping/crafting supplies!!!
So, not so sure that was at all interesting but I tried to dig deep,lol!!!!
Now these 7 bloggers can give it a go if they so choose......Kim, Chris, Nicole, Michele, Moni, Tab, & Tara!!!
Ok, I feel better now that I have finally gotten this done, phew!!! My dear hubby is making breakfast and the bacon smells yum-o, so, I think I will eat and then head down to my wee craft nook!
Hope you have a great Sunday!

January 24, 2009

WOJ Challenge # 15...Vixen, Comet, Cupid...!!!

Today while blog hopping I saw the most beautiful card by my friend, Michele! She was following along with challenge # 15, a sketch, on the WOJ challenges blog! Well, I went right over to WOJ Challenges and printed Katharina's fabulous sketch and got to work!

I knew exactly what I wanted to do, as, I have been mulling over this idea for a week or so! I bought this fab Hero Art sentiment stamp at a boxing day sale and thought it would be great for next years Christmas cards. Then I thought maybe...just maybe...I could get some use out of it before then!

Now, the fact that this is a little twist on a Valentine's day card was totally lost on my dear hubby! Now, he's got me a little unsure about this card and if I pulled it off or not! what do ya think!?

I cut a 6x6 cardbase from a sheet of Pomegranate Bazzill cardstock and used a sheet of Cherry Cordial from my 6x6 BG Bittersweet pad. I matted it on Bazzill cardstock in, Dusk. I cut the scalloped border in Dusk using my SU slot punch.

I stamped the image of Charlotte and "Cupid" on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it in with my Copic markers and twinkling H2Os. I cut and embossed the image with my circle Nesties. Then, sponged around the edges of the image with Metallic rub-ons.

Following the sketch, I used the wide grey grosgrain ribbon from American Craft and this great fancy marrowed edge ribbon that I picked up at Crop Circles in Peterborough, one day when I was working up there. I don't have the name of it, as, I bought it off the bolt, but I just love it!!! I got some in orange too! The Hero Art sentiment is stamped on Crushed Berry and then I circled "Cupid". I then cut it into the tag and inked the edges. Finally I added a few Prima flowers with some BG Bittersweet brads and some crystal Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!!!


BasicGrey Challenges # 19.....Home is where...!

Well, I can honestly say I am not at all domestic, lol!!!! Cooking is not my strong suit! Nope, I'm no Betty Crocker and Martha, has nothing to worry about from this girl, that is for sure!!! Although, I might not like to actually cook, I do love to watch my cooking shows and I am totally keen on learning all the fun culinary terminology. Oh, I can tell you how to chiffonade some Basil, or what a mother sauce is...but don't ask me to actually do it or make one, lol!!!! One thing that is very important in cooking up something YUM-O is following a recipe! Well, the only kind of recipe that I'm interested in following is a crafty one, smile!!!

So, I was ready to dig in when I saw that this week's challenge over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog is to.......

"...... follow a recipe, you can of course add more embellishments etc to your creations but please make sure to use all of the ingredients in the recipe on your creations, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey"
2 Patterned papers
1 Button
1 Ribbon and Bow
3 Brads

So, I pulled out my BasicGrey Bittersweet paper and picked Mousse (just love all the sweet little hearts) and Praline (I'm all over these YUM-O stripes) from the 6x6 pad. So, I thought I would team it up with this adorable Magnolia house image to make a sweet card for my friend who moved into a new house several months ago. I think she has had some time to unpack and start to make her, new house, home!!! I'm just so happy for her!!!

I made the card base 6X6 with Bazzill cardstock and inked the edges of it and the edges of the pp. I stamped the Magnolia image on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os, then cut it out and adhered it with pop-dots.

I cut a scrap of Bazzill cardstock with the QK 4X4 border die and used the scalloped edge, which, I embossed with the QK Heart Goosebumpz die and added a little Metallic rub-ons.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on. I applied it to another scrap of Bazzill cardstock (I think it is called pomegranate) and I cut the folk heart from Bazzill Bling (String of Pearls) cardstock with a QK 2x2 die and added the button and tied a bow with string. Finally, I added the 3 brads from BG Wassail collection, the American Craft ribbon and a dash of Stickles!

I am quite happy with how this card turned out and love the country feel! I just love this little house too. Now, maybe if I lived in a cute pink Magnolia house, I would be a domestic goddess....ummm...doubt it, eh!? Me too, lol!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek! I hope you can join this week's BG challenge and I am looking forward to seeing all you fab creations!!! Also, I have received two fabulous awards, one from Bev and one from Annchen. I do appreciate them so much but have been tardy in getting them posted and I will do so very soon, I have just had a bit of crazy week, sorry!


January 19, 2009

Patch Tilda says...Make a wish & Happy Birthday to you!!!

It is pretty darn tootin' cold out there today!!! We got a ton more snow last night!! Oh, my goodness, we are running out of places to put it!!! My poor hubby, Chirs, had to get up at 6:00 am to go to work. I was very glad to be able to stay in bed, all snuggled up, in my warm duvet for little bit longer,smile!!!
well, I have two cards to share with you this morning that remind me of spring!!! I used this gorgeous Daisy Bucket Designs paper that I have had in my stash for a while now! I just loved how my Sealed with a Kiss card turned out and so I pulled out this yum-o paper when I realized I had two special b-day cards to make!

The first card I made for a friend at work and the second card is for my sweet, BG DT buddy, Jo! (It's safe to show them to ya now as both ladies have already received their cards.)

The card base is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 made with white Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock. I stamped the images of Patch Tilda on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured them with my Copic markers!
Well, I was very happy with how these cards turned and it was a lot of fun making them!!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!
Materials List:
Stamp:Magnolia, Patch Tilda
Cardstock: Bazzill Swiss Dots
Patterned paper: Daisy Buckets Designs
Embellishments: Brown and Grey Grosgrain Ribbon American Craft, Making Memories brads, spacer from Micheals, Prima flowers
Tools: Stampin' up Ticket corner punch
Die Cutting:QK tags
Colouring: Copic Markers
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Sentiment: Melissa Frances Rub-ons

January 17, 2009

Friday Sketchers #35....Best Friends...Forever!!!

I always love Mumur's sketches (and her beautiful cards too), over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog, well, she has come up with another fabulous design! I just had sooo much fun making my card with this sketch! Thanks for such great inspiration Murielle and for getting my creative juices flowing!

Well, I think I enjoyed making this card so much cuz it was a messy one,lol! Yup, lots of paint, inking and Metallic rub-ons...oh yeah, I got good and inky, making this one,he, he, he!!! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but the lighting in the pics isn't very good...I think it looks better IRL!!!

I had this double-sided Scenic Route Sonoma paper in my stash. Just three sheets of it, as, it came in a make-n-take from the Scrapbooking Retreat that I went to back in November! Well, I love Scenic Route paper, so, I've been saving it for that special moment. Well, that special moment was for this little cutie patootie...gosh, I just love her hair...(I use to have my hair cut like this)...cute!!!

Anyways, back to the card, smile! I used the Red Bouquet Kraft sheet, that has the large floral print on it, as the 6X6 cardbase. I stamped sweet Tilda here on Georgia Pacific cardstock and coloured her with my Copics. I used white Acrylic paint and the ball of a small embossing tool for the dots on her cheeks and a fine tip brush for the other highlights. I distressed around the edges with my favourite, Metallic Rub-ons.

The chipboard postage stamp frame, flowers and swirls are from Technique Tuesday and called FUNdamentals Technique Tiles! I painted the postage stamp frame with MM acrylic paint and a foam brush and when dry I rubbed on lots of Metallic Rub-ons, again. The flowers and swirls are covered with various colours of chalk inks and more Metallic Rub-ons.

I punched a hole in the middle of them with my Cropadile to insert the BG Wassail brads. I added some Black grosgrain American Kraft ribbon and used a really great tip that I saw on Jennifer McGuire Ink. on how to tie a good knot or bow (you will have to watch or fastforward to the middle of the video to see the part where she shares the bow tying tip). Maybe you already know about this idea. I just think it is a fab way to get a great knot or bow and to keep the ribbon, twine or cord taught while you tie it!

The Mellisa Frances transfer was cut up and half was applied to the tag cut with my QK squeeze and the word "Forever" was applied to the stamped image.

Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!


January 16, 2009

BG # 18 Digi Image by Kim.....Be Mine!!!!

It is time for another fantastic challenge at the BasicGrey Challenges blog! One of our outstanding designers, Kim~Paperbabe, has drawn several fabulous digi images and the challenge this week is to use one or all of the digi images on your card, of course, you must also include one or more BG product on your creation too!!!

Well, I finally got my little paws on the new BG Bittersweet 6X6 paper pad! I must have drove my friend, Charlene, at The Scrapbook Academy, crazy, hounding her for this stuff!!! Yep, I think I have a wee problem when it comes to all things BG,lol!!! Well, I have just fallen in love with this gorgeous paper! So, I need to head back to The Scrapbook Academy and get some brads, 12X12 sheets and maybe another 6X6 pad of this yum-o paper!!!! Love it!!!

Well, I also loved using Kim's fabulous digi image this week! This little Valentine girl is soooo sweet and soooo in love, ah! I printed the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock. I have an ink jet printer and the ink is compatible with Copic markers. How cool is that!? So, I used my Copics to colour the image but with a little twist!

I came across a new technique using Copcis markers on Marianne's blog, I like Markers when I read it, I knew I just had to try! Marianne, explains on her blog how you can fill a waterbrush with Colourless Blender fluid. Then scribble some of the colour from your Copic marker on an acrylic block and pick up the colour with the water brush (filled with blender fluid) to achieve a watercolour effect. This is a really fabulous technique and I know I will be using it again and taking some time to improve on my technique.

I was also, inspired by the beautiful water colouring styling of my fellow BG DT member, Chris! After watching her fabulous video tutorial several times, I thought, I would give it a go! This is my very first attempt and I've not come anywhere close to what Chris is able to achieve with this "loose" watercolouring affect but I do love the look of it! So, I finished the image off with some white highlights using acrylic paint and a fine tip brush and added some Crystal Stickles for a little sparkle!

Well, there you have it! I hope you can play along with us this week! Head on over to the BG blog and check out all the fabulous cards made by the other designers and you are sure to be inspired!!!


Materials List:
Digi-Print Image:Valentine Girl by Kim~Paperbabe
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (Charcoal card base) and Prism Papers (Black and Pink)
Patterned Paper: BasicGrey Bittersweet
Die Cuts: Nesties, and Qk tag
Embellishments: Pink Velvet RicRac ribbon by American Craft, Pink Mesh Ribbon unknown, Pearls and Heart Gems from Dollarama
Sentiment: Making Memories Rub-On

January 12, 2009

Kim & Tara Challenge #4....Friend, Let's go on a Picnic!!!

Well, it's time for another challenge with my blogging buddy, Kim, from Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner!!! Kim had a brilliant idea to kick, our little monthly challenge, up a notch!!! I'm so glad she suggested it cuz it was so much FUN!!!

She suggested that one of us pick the image, stamp it, and mail it to the other one and then the other person pick the patterned paper and pop it in the mail!!! Neither of us would know what the other one is sending. Then we'd both make a card with the same image and paper and see what we come up with!!!
So, for this K&T challenge, I stamped this sweet Sarah Kay image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Georgia Pacific paper, so, Kim and I could colour it, with our beloved Copic markers.
Kim picked 3 gorgeous papers by 3 Bugs in a Rug and sent them to me. She had no idea what image I was sending her, so, she had no way of knowing if the pp and image would work well together....just a wee bit risky,eh!? I had this fear that she would send me pp with snowflakes on it. That would be one chilly bike ride, he he he!!!
Well, no worries, the image and paper went together beautifully! I had a great time making this card! I really enjoyed the vibrant colours in this beautiful paper that Kim picked out!
So, now head on over to Kim's blog and see what she created with this same image and patterned paper! I have already had a wee sneak peek...it is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Thanks for dropping by and having a wee look-see!!!

January 11, 2009

FS # 34....Sealed with a Kiss!!!

I made this card following the sketch at Friday Sketchers and this fabulous sketch is by the very talented, Kristine.

I decided to venture outside the box (for me anyways) and made this long card. I pretty much always make 6x6 square cards but this was a nice change!

I stamped Tilda and Edwin on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, coloured them with my Copics and cut them out. I think Edwin looks very spiffy! Doesn't he?! I rather like him in a pink shirt, smile!!! Now this Tilda is so precious and look she's passing Edwin a little love letter...how sweet!!!

I made the card base from a sheet of Core'dinations cardstock and used some scraps of this pretty Daisy Buckets paper. I used my Tim Hotlz distressing tool to rough up the edges of the pp. I attached the two panels with silver cord that I bought for Christmas cards and never used. It was perfect for this card though as there is a bit of silver in the pattern paper. I also ran a bit of the silver cord up the side of the card and knotted it at the top. The sentiment is from a Studio G set from Micheals and I added 3 Prima flowers to the top, as per, the sketch and used MM heart brads in the centre of them!

Thanks for dropping by and having a wee peek!!!


January 10, 2009

WOW...some fabulous awards from fabulous friends, Thanks!!!!

I received this beautiful award from my blogging buddy, Tab! Such a sweetie for thinking of me,hugs! She has a beautiful blog and her creations are outstanding! Go check it out!!!

In order to get this award you need to:

1). Post a link of the person who gave you this award.

2). Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites

3). Let your nominators know that they got an award from you.

4). Put a logo of the award on the blog.

I would like to pass this award on to 5 crafty ladies who are a great source of inspiration and encouragement to me. They are.........






I also received this fabulous award from Kathy and Kim!!! I have listed my addictions in a previous post and I don't think any of them have really changed, smile!!!! I am definitely still addicted to chocolate, as, hubby asked me where all the HIS Turtles went that he got for Christmas...uuummmm...Geee, I guess I must of ate them! I think that is why my jeans feel a little tight theses days, oops!!!

So, I would like to pass this award on to all my followers and those who have stopped by and left a comment...I really appreciate your kind words and support!!!


BasicGrey Challenges # 17....It's a Love Story!!!

Wow!!! I can't believe it is Saturday already! Not sure where this week got to but I've just been trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. Well, you know what Saturday means, right!? That's right! Yay, another fun challenge over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog!!!
This is week 17 and the challenge is to use chipboard!!! So, I hope that you are ready to pull out that chipboard (or cardboard if you don't have any chipboard) that you've had in you stash and get the creative juices flowing, smile!!!

Chipboard is such a versatile product and really lends itself to so many different techniques. I thought I would list a few ideas here just in case you are a little unsure of what you can do with it!
-just leave it undressed/naked (this is a very trendy way to use chipboard right now)
-paint it
-crackle paint it and then use brown ink in the cracks for an aged look
-ink it (chalk inks give a really nice effect. Almost like a suede finish and are really an easy and quick way to cover it)
-stamp it (with flourishes, flowers or any background stamp)
-cover it with patterned paper or cardstock and sand and/or ink the edges (the BasicGrey sanding tool kit is perfect for this as it comes with different sized files to get into the tight spots)
-add a little shine to your chipboard by applying a coat of glossy accents or crystal effects over the top of your creation
-add a little or a lot of glitter
-combine several of the above techniques
These are just a few of the things you can do to dress up your plain chipboard but really the possibilities are endless! There are so many chipboard products available now and many of them already come "dressed"! All you have to do is stick them down...now how easy is that, smile!
This card was inspired by my new fav song that they've been playing on the radio "Love Story" by Taylor Swift. So, I decided that I would use the WOJ image "Melinda reading book". I stamped the image on Georgia Pacific cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it in with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os. I cut and embossed the image using the Large Label Nesties. Then I used my Metallic rub-ons around the edges of the image to enhance the embossing.
I made the card base 6x6 from some Bazzill Basics brown cardstock and used BasicGrey Sugared paper from a 6X6 paper pad. I found theses chipboard flowers in my stash and thought the petals had a heart shape that would tie in nicely to the "Love Story" theme for this card. They also happen to look very similar to the shape of the flowers found in the pattern paper. I covered the chipboard with the solid BG paper and sanded the edges leaving the white core of the paper showing. The chipboard photo corner came in a Making Memories embellishment set and didn't match, so, I covered it the same as the flowers.
So, Now it's your turn! Go dig through you stash and get that chipboard out and show us what you come up with!!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!


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