Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Old and new



Woo hoo, my new CTMH stuff arrived today, I'm very excited. The new paper packs are gorgeous and I'm loving the heavier weight paper. Still on the fence about the Cricut cartridge though - CTMH has a Cricut cartridge which works with many of our news stamps, but I'm not sure I can justify the purchase. Plus the fact that I have no idea where I'd put it!

So the first 2 layouts are made while waiting for the new stuff to arrive. (Gotta do something instead of looking at the tracking info for the 50th time!)






The last layout is with the new Typeset paper pack, I've been saving these photos since I saw
it online. I also used Milepost shapes, which is a fun pack of corrugated shapes. (very hot right now)
The card (at the top) is the Dreamin' paper pack with the flutter paper shapes. I also used the Hooray Bouquet stamp set, but I had to cut those out by hand! Ah, the creative juices are flowing, more soon!



Edited to add - I'm adding this to the fabulous Tresa Black's linky party for new CTMH product at her blog - Fabulously Artsy. Check it out, there's sure to be a ton of new stuff!
(Hope you don't mind I've got new and old here!)



Clash of the Colours



Whoo, this challenge made my eyes water! So many bright colours to choose from, I was very lucky to find this fun Basic Grey paper in my stash which fit the challenge perfectly. Fab N Funky is looking for your boldest, brightest, craziest colour combos this week, and we mean crazy!

Don't forget to see what bright creations the rest of the DT have come up with, I'm sure they're equally fun!

I kept my card super simple as the colours are so intense - I also left a tiny white border on my image (from our great sponsor, Bonibleaux Designs) to help him stand out from the background. When I saw him, I couldn't help but think of an ad I saw for a new show - Hillbilly handfishin'!

Challenges:
Sketch - Sweet Sunday (I really simplified it though)
For Him - Cute Card Thursday
Fun in the Sun - Pink Elephant
Summer - Lollipop, Fussy and Fancy, Fairytale
Beach/summer - Paper Sundaes
Digi Monday/summer - Paper Playtime

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Furry love



Aw, the furrier and fuzzier the better! We love our mutt, Sasha, even if she does leave white hair everywhere and the occasional icky present. She knows she's in trouble when I threaten to turn her into a rug!
In honour of our fave 4 legged friends, this week's challenge at Fab N Funky is:

Animals

That should be an easy one! I ended up digging through my stamps, looking for one I hadn't inked up yet. Sad to say, there's more than one! (and yes, I know that technically penguins are birds, but who can resist a penguin? Not me!)

Challenges:
Sketch - Sweet Sunday (I don't know how the banner turned into an arrow, apparently I can't read my own scribbles!)
Wish upon a Star - Cupcake Craft
Animal Antics - Stamptacular Sunday
Wings - Stamping for the Weekend
Holidays - Saturday Challenge
Christmas - The Crazy Challenge, Paper Sundaes, Simply Create, 2 Sisters

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time for a layout



So far I'm failing miserably at my goal to post more layouts. But I got to order some brand new CTMH stuff yesterday, so I thought I'd put a dent in my stash (hah!) and make a few layouts. The first layout is my's son's 8th birthday, we had it at the pool (when it's -25 you don't have a huge amount of choice) and it was awesome.
This layout came together really easily, which is a surprise, normally I struggle more. Maybe I need to use more sketches when I scrap!

Challenges:
Sketch - CPS
Felt - Pink Elephant
Stitching - Do You Stack Up
Birthday - Penny's Challenges
Sporty - Here Come the Boys
Boys/Men - Crafty Creations
Birthday - Icopic (I didn't do any fancy blending on these fish, I was just trying to match the colours as close as possible with my limited range!)
Out with the old - Shopping Our Stash (busting out the old to make room for the new!)

This second layout isn't entered in any challenges, I just liked it and wanted to post it!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Yummy!











Boy, the tumbleweeds sure are blowing around blog-land lately. Must be something to do with the sunshine as everyone heads outside for awhile. Here in Ottawa it's been too hot to do much of anything - we seem to end up watching TV in the dark with the fans going full blast. However, I did manage to squeeze out a project for Fab N Funky this week. The challenge is:

Baker's Dozen (food!)

Have fun and let's see what tasty goodies you can come up with! (If you can drag yourself away from the pool that is!)
I made a cute little set of gift cards - when I saw these cute images from our sponsor Whimsie Doodles, I knew just what I wanted to do.

Challenges:
Free and easy - Allsorts
Summertime Fun - 2 Sisters, Crazy 4 Challenges, Card Makin' Mammas, The Crazy Challenge (Watermelons' strawberries, ice cream, it's all summer!)
Clean and Simple - Catch the Bug
Ice Cream - Paper Cutz
Recipe - Catered Crop (strawberries, copics, red/green)
Fave Technique - Pile It On (colouring with Copics, just a little obsessed!)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Purple Haze



It's a new week here at Fab N Funky, and that means a new challenge. We loved all your 'triangular' creations, now we want to see some:

Purple!

Let me tell you, I struggle with purple - I am really not fond of it. (Maybe it's cause I OD'd on it as an 11 year old, walls, bedspread, everything!) However, it did really seem to suit this rainy little window from our sponsor, Robyn's Digital Fetish. I used cardstock and a wood grain stamp to make a 'window frame' and then I finished off the card with some stitching in the background. I wanted to play with this particular sketch as it was featured on 2 different challenge blogs. Great minds think alike, I guess!

On a side note, my triangular card from last week was featured on one of the Make It Monday DT's blog - I love this blog, such a happy place full of great artwork and comments! Check it out if you haven't already!

Challenges:
Sketch - CPS, Critter Sketch
Squares - Do You Stack Up?
Stiching - Paper Sundaes, 4 Crafty Chicks
Anything Goes - Craft Your Passion, Lollipop
Home - Polka doodles
Relax - Pile It On (so maybe not the way most people would like to relax!)
Free and Easy - Allsorts

Friday, July 1, 2011

My kind of Fairy



I am so not a fairy person - I don't get the whole fairy thing, and if I had to pick a mythological creature it would definitely be a dragon. But when I saw this Mo Manning fairy I had to get her - a housework fairy, that's so totally what I need! I bought the rubber version cause she came with the cute saying - too bad the digis don't cause there's a few more images I'd like!
Just chillin' at home today, it"s Canada Day (long weekend, woo!) today. We'll be heading into town later to catch some fireworks, but I'm hoping to catch a little crafty time before that!
Whether or not you get a long weekend, I hope you enjoy this summer weekend!

Challenges:
Sketch - Pink Elephant (the punched bottom of the card I lifted from a card I saw in Papercrafts magazine)
Stamped Image - Pear Tree
Colours of Summer - Crafty Catz
Fly with us - Simply Create
Fairies - 2 Sisters
Things with wings - Crafty Calender, By the Cute and Girly