Saturday, January 19, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #2 - Bundle Up!


We are in the midst of a winter storm here in Southern Ontario.

We are expecting up to 30 cm of snow in the Niagara Region where I live...woot woot woot!!

It's a stay inside and play in the craftroom kind of day and suitably, the new CHRISTMAS KICKSTART CHALLENGE is "Bundle Up"

In an ongoing effort to use up some card kits I went back in my stash to a 2016 card kit that featured Hello Winter by Echo Park.


Can you see my little orange Kia Soul in the back there covered in snow???

Shite I used to make this card:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Hello Winter design paper (Echo Park)
  • Hello Winter Chipboard Accents (Echo Park)
  • Hello Winter Alpha Stickers (Echo Park)
  • Bakers Twine
I'm entering this card into the Christmas Kickstart Challenge for "Bundle Up"


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #386 - Hearts on Fire


Greetings friends!

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

This week Chris is our host and our theme is "Hearts on Fire"

That means we want to see a heart on your project somewhere.

I took advantage of the challenge to make a Valentine. 

I am not one for mush and sentimentality, so this works well, straight to the point lol



Shite I used to make this card:

  • Black cardstock (Recollections)
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Chip Shapes - YUM! (PDQ)
  • Small Talk Occasions sticker (Tim Holtz)
As always, we would love for you to join the 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.

I'd like to enter this card into the "Have a Heart" challenge from Moving Along With The Times.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

SoSS #126 - B is for Books


Greetings and happy new year snarky pals!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the first challenge of the year from Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Did you make a new year's resolution to be more studious?? More crafty??
Then this is the challenge for you!

We are kicking off 2019 with B is for Books

My lovely crafty pal MIMI had sent me some awesome library cards which I so grately adore, I couldn't bring myself to use one on a card, until now.

Library card, slightly snarky sentiment et voila!


Shite I used to make this card:

  • Coloured card base (also used for the layer) - DWCV
  • Dear Lizzy enamel dots - American Crafts
  • Summer Red Raspberry Soup design paper - Jillibean Soup
  • Say It Like It Is stamp set - Dylusions
  • Library card - gift from MIMI
  • Tuxedo Black ink - Memento
  • Twine - Tim Holtz
  • Mini Stapler - Dollarama
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 with our reigning Queen of Snark and the rest of the sisterhood!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Shopping Our Stash #385 - Winter Blues


Greetings & salutations crafty pals!

Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hoping 2019 is all you are wishing for and more!

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

I am your host this week and we are celebrating (??) the Winter Blues

That means we want to see a winter themed card, lots of blue...or both!

I went with the both approach using some super stashy items.

These were so quick, fun and easy to make, I made three for the challenge.




Shite I used to make these cards:

  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Hello Winter design paper (Echo Park)
  • Fabric Favourites (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Sentiment stickers
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 love and comments with the rest of the crew!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Dotty Jo's Christmas Challenge #1

Greetings and happy new year crafty friends!

My snarky sister DOTTY JO has just launched her very own Christmas challenge!!

I do love making Christmas cards, so I thought I would play along, will give me a good head start for cards for this Christmas...only 51 weeks to go!!! LOL

The theme for this first challenge is Rudolph and Friends.

Here's what I made:


Shite I used to make this card:

  • Kraft cardstock (Joann's)
  • Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso cardstock (SU)
  • White cardstock (Fireworx)
  • Burlap paper (DCWV)
  • Whip Cream ink (Fun Stampers Journey)
  • Ground Espresso distress ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Tuxedo Black ink (Menento)
  • Rambunctious Red, Forest Green, Woodsy Brown & Tiki Hut Tan markers (Bic)
  • 2" circle punch (Marvy)
  • 2 1/2" circle punch (SU)
  • Color Me Christmas stamp set (SU)
  • Claus & Co Expressions Cardstock Stickers (Simple Stories)
  • Pencil eraser
Phew, a lot of stuff to make a relatively simple card huh??!!??

As I mentioned above, I am entering this card in Dotty Jo's Christmas Challenge #1, Rudolph and Friends

Hop on over to her blog and check it out, I am sure she'd be chuffed if you played along as well!