Tuesday 27 November 2012

Clear it Out Challenge

This is the second week over at the Clear it Out Challenge to use up your ugly papers.

I've had this plaid paper for quite some time. In fact, it's so old it is actually faded on one side. So this was perfect for this challenge! Here are my two cards

A close up using the sponosr Digi Darla's image,
And the second one. I totally don't remember who this digi is from (so if you know can you tell me> I'd like to give them credit :)
I cut out the poinsetta twice and popped it up, added stickles and some pearls. I think by adding the pearls it took away from the paper-lol. Here is a tip I learned : When you are popping up an image colour the bottom digi a dark grey. This not only makes it look nice but in fact adds a shadowing effect if slightly offset.

There is one week left to play at the Clear It Out Challenge blog. Hope to see you there :)

p.s. you may want to become a follower of my blog, big surprises are in store for next week!!

Monday 26 November 2012

It's challenge time!

This week at the Hambo Hoedown our challenge is Burlap.

Well, I searched high and low and could not for the life of me find anything with burlap! I took to the web, Googled burlap, and I found a great photo I could use.

 I felt the digi from Hambo Stamps called 'Cactus' would compliment the burlap well. The card background is one from my stash. I am so excited that I have stuck to my 'use what I have' motto this year, but can't wait til it ends-lol. My poor credit card will be smoking come 2013-lol

Here is my card
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday 15 November 2012

Look what I won..

I am so excited I was chosen as Top 3 for the Digi Darla Challenge #36!
Here is my uber cool badge I get to display :) 

A little birdie told me they are going to be sponsoring the Clear it Out Challenge blog a lot in 2013, so stayed tuned for that!
Have a fabulous day :)

Saturday 10 November 2012

Christmas Cards Past

I was needing a little inspiration this morning to get started on my Christmas cards. As I was going through my card file I realized I have not kept a lot of my photos. But I' thought I'd post a few that I have found that may inspire you too :)

Digi image by Bugaboo Stamps

Digi Image by Bugaboo Stamps

Digi image by A Day For Daisies

 Digi image by Designed2Delight

 Digi image by Digi Darla

 Digi image by Sassy Studio

Will post more when I find them :)

Hambo Hoedown Time!

It's party time at the Hambo Hoedown as they celebrate Tim's birthday! Tim is the illustrator of the adorable images from Hambo Stamps. Happy Birthday Tim!

This week the challenge was to use 1) burned edges or the soot technique or 2) check board or gingham patterns.

I chose to use the check board pattern originally, then went off to try burnt edges. Well, I nearly burned the house down (or so my kids thought-lol) So if you try it out be careful!!

The image I used was called 'Toaster' by Hambo Stamps. I love the retro feel of the digi. I felt the paper I chose complimented it :)

 Originally I was trying to burn the cardstock into a bread shape. Ya know, because I think I can control fire-lol. Clearly it didn't work. So I just went with the shape it took on it's own.

Not sure I would so this technique in a card again as the soot leaves marks everywhere (and it stinks like smoke!)
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend :)

Wednesday 7 November 2012

And Best in Show goes to...

Me! I was chosen this week for Hambo Hoedown's Best in Show. Yippee! As you know I play every week and have a blast! I get to put this cute little badge on my blog

Here is the card I won for.

Thanks Hambo for picking me :)

Monday 5 November 2012

Clear it Out Challenge Time

It's time to use up red supplies at the Clear it Out Challenge blog.

Sassy Studio is sponsoring us for an anything goes challenge.

I was given this image to use and I LOVE it!

This card has an insert so I could add a gift card inside for my son's teacher. To make it I simply took the width of the gift card and added about 1/4 inch (slightly wider than the width of my tape) to it. Taped all 3 sides and slide the card in. Voila, easy peasy. In the past I have used photo corners- that will hold it in place too.

I'd also like to enter this into the Digi Darla Challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday 4 November 2012

Hola! It's Hambo Hoedown time!

This week at the Hambo Hoedown it's retro 80's time. That's right, it's time to bust out the NEON!!
At the DYSU challenge, we are to use brads so I combined the two challenges :)

As you may know I am trying to use up my stash so I thought I was in trouble for this challenge, until I found some neon paper. Who knew it was lurking in my paper stash!

I used the Hambo Stamps Image 'Catcus'.

I ran my paper through the big shot and added dots to the background. The brads were added (yes I even found neon green brads!) Then I coloured it with my copics.

Thanks for stopping by :)