Whimsie doodle Happy Holidays AHSC # 27

I have been one busy girlie lately!  I love being busy but my body...not so much!  This weeks AHSC had to be rotated for my card but just the same it was a ton of fun and excitement!  We only have something like 59 more sleeps until Christmas!  If I am truthful, there is nothing better than seeing my little girls face when we wake up and the wonder and amazement the day brings!

For this card I used a Whimsie Doodle digi image!  I absolutely love the images from there.  

 used my copics to color the digital image.  Then I used stickles in ice blue and icicle to bling her up.  I used a large rhinestone from some recollections ones I had. I used liquid appliqué to create a faux snow pile.  
I have noticed sequins on many projects lately so I used a few for snowflakes.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  The sentiment I printed on the cardstock and used Close To My Heart silver ribbon!  I used black recollections cardstock to mat the image and patterned paper.  The white paper was embossed with an embossing folder then I used silver ink to "pop" the image.  I side some paper from a 6 inch Bo Bunny stack.  
As a colleague use to say just do the quick and dirty!  Folks that is mine...lol
Have a scrap happy day! 


Thank you Blossom AHSC #26

This little darlin of a sketch comes directly from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, it's number 26! 

I hardly ever follow a sketch exactly as I see it however they are a wonderfulpointbof reference.  Occasionally, usually when I'm in a great hurry I follow it however I try and let the creativity of the sketch and my ideas come together!  


I just started randomly pulling scraps from my box and decided to make flowers.  I made what I had in scraps and that totalled 5.  Here's the kicker, the flowers in "full bloom" were too big to use more than one (in my opinion) and not overtake the card.  I used tim holtz Distress ink to grunge up the flower and edges.  I used CTMH SWIRL stamp and a thank you sentiment from another set.  The lace trim came from Decollections Lace Tape.  

It went together quick once I figured out what I was going to use and how I wanted it.  Sometimes figuring what you will use is more difficult than putting it all together...lol.

Hope your having a scrap happy day!
Cheers to you,

Christmas decorations ACSC #25

Hello all you card makers and paper crafters!  Today we are looking at card sketch number 25.  This sketch is an easy peeasy one because you can adapt, like all the sketches, into something that works for you!

I am absolutely guilty for leaving this card last minute but I had already coloured the girl elf (last year for peats sake). So when I rummaged around and whipped up this Christmas, holiday cheer card -it all came together with a little glue and mortar!  

I used sharpies to color the girl elf, even the silver Christmas ball she is holding.  I used recollections black cardstock, doodlebug designs red patterned paper and my minds eye laundry line for the background.  The ribbon came from a stash and I think it's prima but if not then .....well, I'm not so sure.  I used bling that I purchased at the good old dollar store (although I have never gotten out of the store for a mear dollar!!). I used gelli embossing powder in jet black for the sentiment which was also in my loose stamps.  

I hope you participate in this challenge blog because what better way to get some cards accomplished while having fun with others?!  

Have a scrap happy day folks!


Tea and thanks

I really have been focusing on using scraps.  I have used the AHSC sketch as inspiration and that makes it much easier to throw a few together. I have 3 more I am working on and will photograph and show as I finish.  
Hope tour day is wonderful even with this cold and blustery day!  

I usually am in full swing for making Halloween cards but I created many last years and have a ton left, so I guess I will focus on others...lol


Bird House Thank You AHSC # 24

I can say that my blog has been quiet as a mouse!  This is completely due to the fact that my family and I have been very very sick!  Yeck is all there is left to say!  

Without further ramblings I want to post this weeks challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  We are on number 24!  

For some reason lately, I have wanted warm tea.  I think because its getting cold and I don't mind not having heat but we have had the furnace on everyday!  Autumn is officially here at least that's my belief...when you have to turn the heat on you know winter is on its away!  So I decided to create this card to have a companion....the tea holder!  

I made myself use scraps in my overflowing scrap box....I used echo park's for the record and then all cardstock.  This is a stampin up stamp but anything that has a branch or something dangling off the tree would work.  The paper flowers are generic and I bought them in a large package of bulk white flowers.  The pink brads are from Making memories and they are bitty buttons.  The centre of the large flower is from a package that my friend and I swapped some embellies to liven up our stash...so I am not sure where it came from.  

I watercolored the background and then stamped the image.  I used versa fine, onyx black to stamp this ink is super for helping to keep some details.  I then had painted the flowers and fussy cut the birdhouse.  Hope you like it!

Come and join us at AHSC to play along!