Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #432 - Hot Beverage for a Cold Night

Greetings and salutations crafty pals!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

Alica is our host this week and our challenge theme is Hot Beverage for a Cold Night.

Come cozy up by the fire and bring your favourite cuppa!

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Winter Magic design paper (Echo Park)
    • 3x4 Journalling Cards
    • Icy Snowflakes
    • Navy / Sky Blue
  • Snowflake punch (Maeped)
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along!
You can find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG.
While you are there, please share some crafty love and comments with the rest of the crew!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge


Greetings and salutations crafty pals!

My awesome crafty pal and Shopping Our Stash design teammie MARIA introduced us to a new challenge blog!!

AND!!!     GUESS WHAT!!??!!     It's ALL Halloween!!!!

Woot!!!! Woot!!!!

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge    (is that a great name or what??) launched their first challenge this month with this awesome inspirational mood board:


I love the black and white and orange together, the pumpkins and the round bike wheels, I used that as my inspiration for this spooky tag:


If you love Halloween as much as I do, you'll want to be sure to check out this challenge and play along!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

SoSS #171 - H is for Halloween (PINK HALLOWEEN!!)

 

Thaaaaaat's right snarky friends!!!!
It's the MOST wonderful time of the year!!!! Time for our annual PINK HALLOWEEN challenge!!
Enda is looking like a delicious little ball of cotton candy...and that dress!!!

I have been mucking about with my new gel plate (yep I got one, thanks enabling crafty friends!!).
Seriously so much messy fun, I don't know why I didn't try this before now...anyhow...

I started with a layer of pink paint, which has all but disappeared, but it's in there under the black paint and skull stencil. Thinking I needed more pink, at the end I rubbed the whole thing over with a Picked Raspberry mini ink pad.


Shite I used to make this card:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Spun Sugar distress paint (Tim Holtz)
  • Black acrylic paint (Tri-Art)
  • Skull stencil
  • Gel plate
  • Brayer
  • Halloween Words embossing folder (Tim Holtz)
  • Picked Raspberry distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Small Talk Occasions sentiment sticker (Tim Holtz)
As always, we would love for you to join the sisterhood and play along!
You can find all the details for the challenge on the SoSS BLOG.
While you are there, please share some love and comments for our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

HAPPY HAUNTING!



Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #431 - Happy Fall Y'All

 

Greetings and salutations crafty friends!
Thanks for stopping by today to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

Chris is our host this week and our theme is Happy Fall Y'All.

Fall is for certain my most favourite time of year, so it makes total sense that I used the My Favourite Fall collection from Echo Park right?? I believe this was one of their autumn collections from 2019 - so it's been in my stash for at least a year.

Here are the cards I made for the challenge:




Shite I used to make these cards:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • My Favourite Fall design paper, puffy stickers, frames and tags (Echo Park)
  • Chit Chat Occasions sentiment sticker (Tim Holtz)
  • Baker's twine (from an actual bakery package)
  • Foam tape (Dollar Tree)
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along!

You can find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG.

While you are there, please share some crafty love and comments with the rest of the crew!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

SoSS #170 - C is for Chalkboard



Greetings & salutations snarky pals.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from Edna and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

School is back in session - kinda - and we are taking to the classroom to rock it old school with C is for Chalkboard.

I attempted to make a card that looked like an easel chalkboard and I used THIS tutorial as a starting point.

Can you tell I dropped the card in the garden before I took the picture?? I am only just seeing now there is a little piece of dirt above the S....grrrrrrrrr


Shite I used to make this card:
  • Kraft, white and black cardstock (Recollections)
  • Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix)
  • Decorative Label punch (SU)
  • The Great Indoors stamp set (CTMH)
  • Whip Cream ink (Fun Stampers Jourtney)
  • Foam tape (Dollar Tree)
As always, we would love for you to join the sisterhood and play along.
You can find all the details for the challenge on the SoSS BLOG.
While you are there, please share some crafty love and comments with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Shopping Our Stash #430 - On Trend - Slimline


Greetings and salutations crafty friends!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH.

Seems like everyone is making slimline cards recently - there are even dies and stencils specifically designed for them.

So we are jumping on the bandwagon and making slimline cards for this challenge.

Meh - I could take or leave them (ya it was me that picked the challenge theme LOL).
I don't really like making this size of card, maybe it's the cheapness in me that thinks this is a colossal waste of paper for the sake of fitting a card in a cheaper envelope...I don't get it...anywho...it was my bright idea...so I made one...here it is:


Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Oh Happy Day design paper (Simple Stories)
  • Oh Happy Day Bits and Pieces (Simple Stories)
  • Scalloped border punch (Fiskars)
  • Foam dots (Dollar Tree)
As always, we would love for you to join our crew and play along.

You can find all the details for the challenge on the SHOPPING OUR STASH BLOG.

While you are there, please share some crafty love and comments with the rest of the crew.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Jingle Belles - Dashing Through the Snow

In an ongoing effort to use up some of my crafting stash, I made three cards for the DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW challenge at Jingle Belles.

I used a card kit from December 2014 featuring the "Jingle All The Way" collection by Echo Park.

There are lots of snowdudes in the background paper, several snow mentions on the sentiment piece on the one card and a bigger snowdude on the card with the red cardstock.






Shite I used to make these cards:
  • White cardstock (Recollections)
  • Red and black cardstock (Hollo's Papercraft)
  • Jingle All The Way design paper (Echo Park)
  • Bling (Michael's)
  • Foam tape (Dollar Tree)

Shopping Our Stash #432 - Hot Beverage for a Cold Night

Greetings and salutations crafty pals! Thanks for stopping by to check out the latest challenge from the crew at  SHOPPING OUR STASH. Alica ...