Monday, October 31, 2011

Go Knights Go!!

End of Football season is a sure sign that Autumn will soon be behind us with Winter fast approaching (very fast this year on the East Coast of Canada and parts of the U.S. as evidenced in the early snowfalls)

The Knights played their final regular season game this year against the Falcons. 

The Falcons prevailed in this game, however the Knights played well against this Triple A team with a final score of 34-20. They still managed to maintain a first place finish in the Double A division and have earned a by to the Championship game on November 12th. Way to go Knights! 

Of Course every game needs a Mascot and I couldn't resist picking up this Bee costume at the pet store. The main intent was that the little rascal (yeah, just caught her tearing apart a gift bag) would don School Colours for the game. She was made a huge fuss over by the spectators!!! Jon told me that at one point during the game, one of his teammates pointed her out and said "look Jon, your dog is a bee!" I said
"nope, she is a Knight"!

And of course, she watched the game intently~!!! I think she'd have been out on the field playing along if I hadn't such a good grip on her lead!

It was priceless to see many of the Big and Tough players softened by Sydney and her sweet costume!
I guess to boys, Bumble Bees are acceptable. I mentioned to Jon that I almost picked her up a Unicorn Costume, but decided to leave it at the last minute......he was quite pleased with that, indicating that a Unicorn would be far to girly! "But Jonathon, she IS a GIRL!!!".

I'm TOTALLY stoked for the Final Game. When the boys win this one, they'll be off to EOSSA, where they will compete at the Eastern Ontario Level. They could potentially compete Provincially should they be successful. Good Luck Boys, I believe you have what it takes to come out on top!!!

Speaking of Winter, Christmas will soon be upon us. Here's a share of a quick card I created for the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers this morning!!! You should check out the challenge for today. It's a colour challenge and I LOVE this combination! If I had a touch more time today, I'd do another


Sizzix Swirls Ribbons and Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Stamps: Minis4circles, Joy2christmas, Holly4Christmas
Red and Ivory Cardstock
Ink: ColorBox by Stephanie Barnard-Strawberry and Chocolate
Glitter: Glamour Dust, PK Glitz Buttered Rum
Accessories: Red Marker, Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Tiny Tag Punch, Narrow Ribbon


Cut a 5.25 x 4"  Piece of Vanilla Card Stock and Run through Machine using the Swirls, Ribbons and Snowflakes Embossing Foler
Stamp the Sentiment in Chocolate Ink in the middle of the top panel, colour with red marker.
Taking the larger snowflake from the Joy2Christmas set, Stamp over the sentiment and in the main panel, stamping off onto a piece of scrap paper first.
Stamp the Christmas Ball from the Holly4Christmas set twice onto scrap red cardstock, cut out the entire image and the hasp of the ball on the second image.
Take a sponge and sponge strawberry ink onto the sides of the christmas ball to create dimension.
Stamp "Joy" from the Minis4circles set onto the ivory cardstock and punch out the sentiment with the tiny tag punch. Lightly sponge the edges with the chocolate ink
assemble the ball by sandwiching the sentiment between the two layers of bulbs.
Make a small u shaped hanger with the red wire and attach it to the back of the bulb
Adhere narrow ribbon to the small space in the bordered section of the embossing folder
Layer the ivory layer onto the card base, attach the Christmas Ball with dimensional foam.
Add glitter accents with the gold and glamour dust glitter

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Wanted to share this quick and easy project for you featuring  Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Silly Jack O' Lantern set,  Pumpkin Jack Movers and Shapers and Cat and Raven Die Set

To make this card simply double your cardstock and place the creased edge of the paper inside of the die cutting area, so to create a small fold.

Cut the Eyes, Mouth , Nose  and Stem out with Black Cardstock, add white gel pen highlights and adhere to the front of the Pumpkin Card

Sponge the edges of the Pumpkin with Tangerine Ink

Stamp the Trick or Treat Sentiment from Solids4Halloween on the inside of the card with Licorice Ink and attach the Cat.

Using your Honeycomb Paper and cutting in the direction of the arrows, cut a ghost shape. Adhere the ghost to the inner fold line using a strong adhesive. Attach small black rhinestones for the eyes.

Such Fun!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

C4C 111-Something Sweet!

Hi everyone,

It's Saturday which means the "Crazies" are back with another fun challenge for you all.

Tammy our challenge hostess finishes off the month with something sweet and tasty!

It’s almost time to put on your costume and head out for Trick or Treat! Incorporate CANDY into your card design today!

For my card, I used this Sweet Sweet Gingerbread with Treats image. I coloured the image using my Prism Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Additionally, I sponged Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Ink to the edges. I added the sentiment and spiral candy, which is actually a Lollipop with the stick removed, to complete the card. Designer Paper is from the My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas Collection. The pearly brad is a My Minds Eye Lost and Found Decorative Brad Pack.  I finished up the card by adding tons of glitter. It isn't really captured in the photograph, but the glamour dust glitter makes this card just shine!!!

If you decide to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C111. Don't forget to go back to the C4C site  and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Also wanted to wish Tammy a fond farewell as she will be finished with the team as of the end of this month.......she'll still be a forever crazy and I wish her the best with all her stamping endeavours!

now be sure to check out the Crazy Creations!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Impression Obsession DT Thursday

Today is DT Thursday over at Impression Obsession and I'm blessed to be able to share a fun card with you today!
I absolutely LOVE this whimsical Santa Image by Gail Green. As you will see in a number of my posts, I like to use my Prism Pencils with Gail's images. I added a touch of white gel pen to Santa's cheeks for  a little pizzaz!  And how about this perfect Sentiment?. It is just right for this on to the Designer PAPER!!!! I just happened to be up in the London Ontario area this weekend for a Stamping weekend with my besties ( I've yet to get my photo's edited as I'm trying to get all my posts scheduled before I head to Mexico on Friday, but then again, with the probability that Hurricane Rina will touch down in Cancun on Thursday or Friday, I may just be sitting here in Kingston). Anyway, no trip to London is complete without a trip to see Sheila and do some shopping at Scrappin' Great Deals. This Designer Paper was just one little item of the few that I HAD to have. It's called Santa Suits on Kraft by Canvas Corp. I'm going to be sure to use it ALL up 'cuz I'm lovin it! See the narrow Harlequin Strip?  That one is called Black and Kraft Diamonds.  Both are DELICIOUS!!!! A little Bakers Twine and Black Holly Embellishment finish him up quite nicely I think!!!!

Well, Hopefully as you're reading this, I've got the news that Rina decided to bugger off from the Mayan Coastline for deeper waters and I'm packing the last of my summer wear for my trip!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TTCO4-Touch Twin Colour Challenge

Welcome to the Touch Twin Challenge!!!

The TTC04 challenge is a Color Challenge!

This month's challenges are sponsored by Impression Obsession!

For my card, I decided to just use hints of colour as an accent to this beautifully detailed Welcome Mat stamp. The leaves are coloured with the Melon Yellow Ink and I used the Rose Red to accent. The Welcome Mat is coloured with the Olive Green and a Touch of GY163 Green Bice as the highlight colour. The Boots have BR107 Sand Highlights to compliment the Brick Brown Chosen for the colour challenge.  The Happy Fall expression is part of the IO Summer Release. Additional Supplies include paper by Graphic 45, Tim Holtz Banner Sizzix cutout and chocolate brown cardstock.

The challenge will run from October 24th - November 12th with a winner being announced on November 13th.

One person will be randomly chosen among entries to win 
12 Touch Twin markers!!!

To enter:

Post a link to your project below.
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges. 
No back linking. Your project must be new.

For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC04 and TouchTwin and post a direct link in the comment section of this post.

Don't have any Touch Twin markers? That's OK too... for now. Starting in January we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium.
Please use similar colors for your challenge entry. 

Stampotique Designers Challenge 41- There's POISON in it!

SDC41: Altered Poison Bottle

Maria is our Hostess this week issuing a new challenge here at Stampotique Designer's Challenge:

"I have a new fun and creative challenge for you all this week.  Are you ready for Halloween?  Well, guess what?  My challenge for you today is an: Altered poison bottle.  I have a passion for sweet/spooky bottles and I would love to see your creations using Stampotique stamps.  

WARNING:  Don't Drink, that's Poison!  Happy Halloween Stampotique-creatures!

I had so much fun creating a tag for the last challenge that I decided to continue with that theme, adding this tiny Tim Holtz bottle. I used the images from Halloween Cube 2 coupled with this Fang you Very Much sentiment. To create my background, I embossed the Spider Web Image with white embossing powder. I then took some Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Stain and went over the whole tag, with the exception of the images, which I coloured in with my Touch Twin Markers. The colours I used for the pumpkins: Y35. YR23. R14 amd BR96. I coloured the Skeleton Head with GY163 and Y169. I then took sponges and sponged Brushed Corduroy and  Crushed Olive to the bottom and the edges of the Tag and Dusty Concord to create a twilight sky. I filled the little bottle with Hand Sanitizer added some rhinestones for bling and attached some curtain pull to turn it into a wee key chain. I'm actually Pleased with my project as this is far from my usual style! I guess that's why they call it a challenge!!! Anyway, hope you'll play along. One lucky player will win a gift certificate for 30 bucks to Stampotique!  Please check out the challenge blog for the rules and deets!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hoppin' with Flower Soft! New Product Release

This week the Flower Soft Team is hopping to showcase the newest Flower Soft Products! 

If you've been hopping already you've arrived from Linda B's Blog.

I have to be honest; i'm not sure all the details of the Hop as I'm prescheduling this post. As you're reading this, I'm enjoying a stamping weekend with my best girls!

For my card I used this adorable Moments in Time Rubber Stamped image It's called the Gift

I coloured with my Touch Twin Markers I had a colour map prepared, but forgot to photograph it....
Colours used

Scarf: PB72, PB183, PB 185
Skin: BR 107, R139
Coat: BG5, 3, 1
Boots and Shorts: CG7, 5, 3
Dog and Hair: YR21, Y36, Y141

For Flower Soft, I used the new Ruby, Ultrafine White and Ultrafine Black. Gotta Run, I'm going to miss my train.......................eeeeek

Now off to Debbie's Blog.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Totally Stampalicious TOTALLY DELICIOUS Christmas Release!


If you've been hoppin already, you've just arrived by my very talented inky ocean friend Joanne's Blog and the last stop on the HOP!

Totally Stampalicious Christmas Release

and Blog Hop!!!

We are so excited to share SEVEN NEW SETS with you all tonight and they are


As always we have some FABULOUS PRIZES to give away including:

1st Prize - All 7 New Sets

2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certficate

3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate

All you have to do is Hop along with us and leave your comments along the way and maybe

YOU could be a WINNER!!!!

So now, without further ado.....

from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line by amazing artist Jodie Mackerell!

They are ALL must-haves for this year's Holiday Cards!!!

Aren't Ava and Deacon adorable all coloured up with my Touch Twin Markers? Don't forget to play the Touch Twin Challenge this week for your chance to win 12 Yummy Markers!

Also added some of the new Ultra fine White Flower Soft as well as the Yummy Flower Soft Diamond Range Amethyst

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the way!

Impression Obsession Challenge-The Colour Purple!

Our Challenge for this week is  "The Color Purple" and continues to the followingWednesday evening, October 26, at 10 p.m.  If you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there, then post your "Purple Card" at the bottom of the post on the Impression Obsession Blog, from October 20 through October 26, using Inlinkz
The challenge guidelines are in the first side bar to the right on the IO Blog, near the top, under the "New Fall-Winter Card Album".  (Don't forget!  The Current FALL-WINTER catalog link is just above that!)  The dates for the challenges are in the second column to the right. Think about the fun and chance to win $25 worth of free stamps, plus the "I'm A Winner" widget for your blog. Looking forward to seeing your creation!

For my card I used a few stamps.......... I am CRAZY about IO and still over the moon excited about being on the team.  I started with Goldie as my main Character, colouring him in with my Touch Twin Markers. I apologize that I don't have a colour map for you today AND I can't find the little sheet that I filled out when I coloured him. I created my purple background with the Christmas Cover a Card Stamp and I added the Believe Wish Dream Sentiment to the little hook that I made from wire. A little gold glitter shines it up just pretty don't you think?
I'm off to spend a crafty weekend scrappin' and stampin' with my besties! Have a great day!!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge!

It’s “TAGTIME” this week.

Nellie is our hostess for the current challenge and here is what she says about her challenge theme:

I love to work on a tag. For me it feels like it somehow invites you to think and work in another way than when you’re making cards. So I challenge you to make a tag or some project in which you use a tag. Any size, any color as long as there’s at least one tag involved in your artwork.

I used a real king size tag for this challenge. It’s 8,5 inch long and almost 4,5 inch wide. Kate Crane’s DVD “Right from a blank page” inspired me when making the background of my tag.

You can use stamps from any company for this challenge. But even better, grab your Stampotique stamps and get stamping!

For my Tag, I started off with some K&Co Paper and cut it to 3.5 " x 5.5". I then sprayed over the rag with Shimmer Mist ( you can actually see that if you click on the image) I sponged the edges with Chocolate Brown Ink. I stamped the Tulip image onto the stamp with Colorbox Chocolate by Stephanie Barnard along with the WISH sentiment. I stamped the image again onto white, coloured with my Touch Twin Markers, cut out the dog and flower and mounted them on foam tape. I created the Wire Flower on my own, adding that and a Prima Flower with a half pearl centre. Lastly I threaded some seam binding through punched hole as my tag topper. I quite like the way it turned out.

Be sure to link your creations to the Stampotique Challenge Blog and maybe you'll be the random winner of 30.00 worth of free stamps!

Happy Stamping

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Sweetest Pumpkin in the Patch

Did you hear that Touch Twin Markers are starting a monthly giveaway again today?
Here are the details

Due to popular demand we're bringing back the daily marker giveaway!
Every day through the end of October Touch Twin will be giving away 2 markers to FIVE people every single day!

Each day there will be a question on the Touch Twin & More blog. Winners will be chosen randomly among all the responses to the questions. Winners must claim their prize within 48 hours of
being announced by sending their mailing address & phone number.
Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for prize delivery.

Check out our new Touch Twin Challenge (TTC03 Florals)! 
Entries will be accepted until October 22nd.
This month's challenges are sponsored by Impression Obsession!
Tell your friends!
When we get to 1000 followers on our Facebook page we’ll be giving
away 24 markers to a lucky follower!!!

Shinhan Art products not available in your local store or favorite online retailer?
Tell them that you need them!

On November 1st we'll be giving away an extra prize!

Five people will win 2 Touch Twin markers for the regular daily giveaway.
One person from ALL the giveaway post comments (Oct 17th - 31st)
will win 24 markers!!!

Today's question:
Have you played the current Touch Twin challenge?

So to celebrate! I made a card with a few Impression Obsession Images this morning

Because I just did this quick, this morning, I'm sorry I don't have a colour map for you

The colours I used are:

YR- 21, 23, 24, 36
BR- 94, 103, 134, 107, 104, 93
Y-141, 169. 41
Colourless Blender~

Don't forget to join us in the Floral Challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges 109-Heat it up!

Before we get into today's challenge, as this week is a sponsored challenge, we need to introduce this month's sponsor which is Outlines Rubber Stamps. They have lots of fun stamps on there site, so if you haven’t visited them before you might want to head on over there to see their range. Outlines has generously offered a $25 gift certificate for one lucky person who plays this week's challenge. I was very lucky to be on their Design Team and I have to tell you, the stamps are VERY DEEPLY ETCHED and the Rubber, Buttery Soft!

Now it is time for our challenge, Tammy is back to challenge us all this week. The holiday season is heating up! So our challenge today is to create something for an upcoming holiday and to incorporate heat embossing in your creation!

For my card, I used this awesome Winter Owl  I stamped the owl onto White Cardstock with Memento Black Ink. I coloured my image with my Touch Twin Markers  ( you can see the colour map below, if you'd like to use a similar colour combination~

I then sponged the whole background with Not Quite Navy ink and embossed the tiny snowflake (Joy2Christmas-The {Stamps} of Life) with Silver Embossing Powder. See the Soft Fluffy Flower Soft on the Owls hat? This is the BRAND NEW ULTRAFINE WHITE. It just arrived in my mailbox yesterday. I can't believe how unbelievably soft and fluffy it is!

If you decide to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C109. Don't forget to go  back here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

 Follow the links on my sidebar to see what my favourite "crazies" have been up to all week and to see some more fun images from Outlines!

And Lastly, Here's my colour map!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ghouls just want to have fun!

I created this fun card for the Colour Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today. The colour combination is Pumpkin, Eggplant and Turquoise. All strong colours, so I wanted to try to get a good mix of each.
I used Frankie, Corie and Skullboy for my spooky scene, coupled with the Ghouls just want to have fun sentiment. Such sweet little ghouls and very easy to colour with my Twin Touch Markers.
The colours I used on the images are as follows
Frankie's Pumpkin Head_YR-31 Y45 and YR23
The Purples: P85 and RP87
The Turquoise B67 and BG61
The Skin
R139 and R131
Green Shading GY163-Eye Shading BG178
Ground Shading WG5
All markers from Shinhan Arts

Additional Supplies: Cardstock , Top Note Die,  Circle Punch, Ink-SU
Ribbon, Bat Punch and Fence Punch-Martha Stewart Crafts

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Touch Twin Challenge- Make it Flowery!

Welcome to Touch Twin Challenge!!!
Our challenge is "Florals"

This month's challenges are sponsored by Impression Obsession!

The challenge will run from October 10th - October 22nd with a winner being announced on October 23rd.

One person will be randomly chosen among entries to win
12 Touch Twin markers!!!

To enter:

Post a link to your project on the Touch Twin BLog
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.

For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC03 and TouchTwin and post a direct link in the comment section of this post.

Don't have any Touch Twin markers? That's OK too... for now. Starting in January we will require using our markers, but for now you can use any coloring medium.

For my card, I stamped the cover a card music stamp on the Background of the Card. I coloured with my Touch Twin Markers as shown below, adding a touch of white gel pen and stickles for some extra oomph! I blended out the edges of the Petals and Leaves with my Colorless Blender.  I then cut out the image using Sizzix Framelits Fancy Labels by Stephanie Barnard.

I added some additional White Gel Pen to the Sentiment and Sponged around the Oval. To make the Leaves, I used the Small Oval Punch from Stampin' Up. I folded the ovals in half lengthwise and scrunched them up, sponging with Artichoke ink to add some dimension, I shaped and twisted them until I got the effect that I wanted.  The Borders at the Bottom of the card were created with the SU scalloped border punch.

Here's my colour map! I kept the colours to a minimum this time, but really liked the effect that I got even still!

Lastly, here are the markers that I used

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Impression Obsession- Daisy Love Cover-a-Card Music Let them eat Cake

Shinhan Touch Twin Markers (as shown on Colour Map)
Die Cuts: Labels Fancy-Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix
Sakura White Gel Pen, Diamond Stickles, Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Border-SU!
Flower by Prima
Ink-Memento Black, Versamagic-Wheat

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian Readers

Saturday, October 8, 2011

C4C 108-Autumn Recipe

It's challenge time and this week our challenge hostess Tammy Hershberger has given us another fun challenge.

Our challenge this week is a .... Recipe Challenge – Use only LEAF images, your card must include a rust or burnt orange color (but is not limited to only this color), only 2 fibers (ribbon, lace, twine, fabric) and only 3 embellishments (but whether you choose to use just 3 embellishments, or 3 different types of embellishments is your call!) No leaf images? Use a plant or flower with leaves image!

For my card, I created a background with this Beautiful Leaf   Stamp. First I stamped the leaf in rust on the card base. I then stamped the leaf with versamark ink onto the shipping tag and heat embossed with gold powder. I added a few splatters in Tea Dye Ink with the Splatter Long stamp and then sponged over with Rusty Nail and Scattered Straw. The sentiment enjoy life was stamped on rust and sponged with Rusty Nail Ink All Stamps are from Stampotique Orginals. My Two fibers included Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Natural Hemp Twine. Embellishments: Skelton Leaves, Vintage Brad and a clip! I really enjoyed creating this Autumn Card because I TOTALLY love Autumn and I don't really tend to create backgrounds and such!

If you decide to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C108. Don't forget to go  here and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.

Now let's see what the "Crazies have come up with this week.......

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