Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunny Sunday

I am so happy that Sunday has arrived.  I love Sundays it is my favourite day of the week, right next to Wednesdays. It is church time and I love to listen to our Pastor, he can teach the word of  God better than anyone I have ever heard.  Therefore, I love the days that he is teaching.  :)

I have completed two more challenges from Creative Inspiration . One was to create your own background. Now I have to admit that this one did not turn out as I had imagined it.  Yes, I did do it exactly the way I planned but some how I thought it would be prettier than it is. I thought the colour would "pop" more. I used Golden's soft gel with Daler-Rowney's blue paint on a TCW stencil. The Butterfly is an unknown stencil. The Celebrate and flower sticker are both from Studio 112.

This challenge required the use of a die cut. The frame is my die cut. On this card I used papers from Photo Play. I just can't get enough of these papers. They are most definitely the best papers I have used.  Their quality is remarkable and they are so versatile. As a matter of fact, I have asked my LSS to order in 4 different packages of them for me because right now all I have are two packages of the Plaid4Fun. The frame was cut using a cut file from the Silouette store and cut with my Cameo from plain white cardstock. The lace is Floral Garden. The flower is cut from a cut file from the Silouette store and cut from Bazzil cardstock using my Cameo. The I love you is from the Plaid4Fun package.

I have also done a sketch challenge for Stick it Down
Once again I have used PhotoPlay papers, Plaid4Fun, Bazzil Cardstock, I used my Cameo to cut the flowers.  I used Liquitex Blended fiber's with a Tim Holtz stencil for texture and I used Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pen for the "Faux" stitching.

Okay, that's it for now I am off to see what other challenges I can dig my teeth into.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

My goodness it is so hard to believe it is getting on towards the end of October and we are still having such beautiful weather!  Don't get me wrong, I am loving it and will take it as long as possible.  I am NOT looking forward to winter at all, other than to get it and have it over with. I am not a fan of snow and ice.  I just don't like the idea of time going so fast.

With that said, we are having our mini crop at Creative Inspiration and so far I have completed two of the challenges and hoping to get more of them done today.  I love having challenges to work with.

The first one I did was to create a card using a border punch, this is the one I created for that.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge and I am not sure what the paper is since I received it in a RAK and there wasn't a name with it, but it is very pretty paper. I suspect it is MME. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Ink "gathered Twigs".  The stamp is from a set of Hero Arts.

The next one was to use layers in your back ground.
I had no problems with using a lot of layers. For this one I used Kate & Co Papers, "Cambridge Court". Once again I inked the edges with the "gathered Twigs" distress ink and did a "faux" stitching to give it a little more depth. The stamp was from the same set from Hero Arts.  The flower was cut with my Cameo  using a cut file from the Silhouette store.

Now I am about to go and check out the rest of the challenges to see which ones I am going to do today.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hello again, I did promise to be a bit more active so here I am.  Today was ScrapLift day and I hate doing scraplifts.

This is the page given to lift:

This is what I came up with... like I said, I am not good at lifting LOL

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Tomorrow starts our mini crop so come back again to see what we are up to at Creative Inspiration.

October's fun

Oh dear, I am so remiss when it comes to my blog.  It seems that I get so busy with other things that I keep forgetting to keep it up to date.  I promise you that from now on I will post daily.I know that I have lost most of my followers because of not keeping up but I will try to win you all back, I promise. :)

I have kept busy this month keeping up with the challenges at Creative Inspiration all 18 of them.  So lets start from the first one shall we.

Challenge #1: Card sketch challenge:
This is the sketch we were to use.
This is the card I created:

Challenge #2:Monday layout sketch challenge 
This is the sketch:
This is the layout that I created:
Challenge #3: Tuesday tips, tricks and techniques: is to use a found object on your page.  It has to be something not found in your scrap room.  Some examples are cup cake liner, foil, netting, jewelry.

My layout:I used gauze which I misted with Lindy's spray inks.

Challenge #4:challenge to dig DEEEEEEP into your stash and find something REALLY old to use on your project
My layouts, because I did two, one of each of my nephews on their first day of school: I have just discovered Photo Play papers and they are absolutely the best papers I have played with so far. Awesome quality and so easy to match up with almost any photos... as you can see here, they go great for male photos and we all know how hard it is to find good paper for boys no that is not the deep into my stash part, the circles were made with my very old CM circle makers and the school days title came from years ago when I first started scrapping.  The clock stencil was among one of the first I purchased and this was the first time I used it and I have had the brads like forever. LOL

Challenge #5:Scraplift this page

This is the page I created:

Challenge #6: Use inspiration from this photo;

This is the inspiration I used:

Challenge #7:Let focus on making little cards and tags
This is what I did, I am not big into tags:

Challenge #8 Sunday card sketch challenge:

This is mine, for a change I created an hybrid card:

Challenge #9Once again it is time for the Monday sketch Challenge;

For this one I created a double layout, once again using the lovely Photo Play Mad4Play papers, they can be used for any kind of page.

Challenge #10:tuesday-tools-tips-and-techniques-challenge ChallengeToday I  challenge you to make an embellishment to go on your project.

Once again you see me using the papers from Photo Play. I HAVE to find out where I can find more of these papers. They are so very versatile. I made the sunglasses.

Challenge #11: challenge to make a card from your scrap stash and use a doily or part of a doily on it.

For this challenge I created this card:

Challenge #12:Today's scraplift is this card;

I am not really happy with mine, I need to go back and change the white background of the teddy bear to a cream colour one.

Challenge #13:Friday's Inspiration this week is from this page:

I created a black and white page with a coloured photo:

Challenge #14:Challenge to do a layout with a grid on it.
I have never been into the grid layouts and wasn't going to do this challenge but hey, a challenge is a challenge so I decided to do it and now I am glad I did because I am happy with how it turned out.

Challenge #15:Another Sunday card sketch challenge:

I really loved this sketch and was rather happy with the way mine turned out:

Challenge #16:Back to the Monday layout sketch challenges (are we starting to see a pattern here yet?) 

I had so much fun creating this one, I got into the messy stuff, stencils, gesso, natural sand, crackle paste, and Lindy's ink I found some burlap and netting hiding in one of my drawers and dragged them out.. oh yeah like I said, this one was fun:

Challenge #17 Tuesday Tools, Tips and Techniques Challenge is to use both the positive and negative.

For this challenge I created a card I used a butterfly on the strip of ribbon beside the sentiment and I used the negative on the upper right hand corner.

Challenge #18 challenge to use ONLY CARDSTOCK on your project!!!  NO patterned papers!!!
It is funny how this could become such a hard challenge, but it was. 

Well so there you have it.  I still have one more to complete tomorrow. Another scraplift challenge.   In case you hadn't noticed, there is a regularity through the challenges. Sunday - Card sketch day, Monday - Layout sketch day, Tuesday Tools, Tips and Techniques challenges, Wednesdays - stash challenges, Thursdays - scraplift days, Fridays- inspiration days, and Saturdays are all sorts days.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Well I am certainly not keeping up with my blog, that is evident by the last post being in April and today being in September.  I could use the excuse that I have been quite busy. Or I could be truthful and even though I have been quite busy I have also totally forgotten my blog.  I will try to do better in the future.  I have been doing some scrapping, not a lot but some.

Since the last time I posted both Alan and I have gotten new walkers so now we can go for nice long walks were as before we could barely make it to the corner and back.

I also have a new Dietician who has been working with me, she is really good and finally I am eating mostly healthy foods and have my diabeties under control. I have to drive an hour to get to her but it is well worth it.  She calls me every second week to check in and I go to see her once every two months... yeah I did tell you she is really good and works with me and around some of the problems I have.

Okay so let's see what I have created since April LOL

These ones were created in May.

These ones were done in June.

I was much more prolific in August LOL

So far September is coming along okay but I really do need to come up with more ideas for male pages... they do look so very boring.

Well that is about it for me so far this month but I am looking forward to the rest of the month, unlike the past months that were full of appointments for this and that, this month only has one more appointment and the rest of the days are free.  Hoping to use the rest of the month for scrapping and maybe remembering to use my blog.  LOL