Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Door Hanger / October create and learn

If you haven't seen the amazing Faery Ink digi stamps please check them out. Today I've used Gabbie Halloween Witchfire digital stamp you can purchase ~here. I colored this image with Kit and Clowder October create and learn. If you are interested in purchasing this class you can do so here until November 14th. So after coloring the image I really wanted to display this work of art for my trick or treaters. I thought about doing a canvas or a frame. My bestie Sara told me she found a cauldron at Michaels. It took me a few days to get into Red Deer. I think she had hers made before I bought mine lol.

I covered it with gesso and teal Heidi Swapp spray, some distress inks with different background stamps. Added some cricut spooky fences, chipboard swirls in black and glittery white, flowers and gems and topped it off with a Happy Halloween cutout that I used ultra thick embossing powder to make it shiny and glossy. It really looks like glass! Love UTEP! I added some pumpkin ribbon from Stampin Up and there you have it. My Halloween Door Hanger.

Thanks for stopping by!

I would love to add this to the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut challenge #263 fright night
Simon Says anything goes

Grade 1 Halloween Party

Yesterday was our Grade 1 Halloween Party in the afternoon. Instead of sending in sugary treats we decided to do something a little different this year. I was looking in design space and notice the Halloween Carving cartridge in my subscription. I really liked a lot of the images so I thought why not create a memory game for the kids to play. So I called my girl over and she helped pick the ones to cut. We ended up doing two games. One with circles and images and the second game with squares with different pumpkin faces. I was so impressed with how nicely the explore cut these out, no ripping at all. I even hauled out the laminator for this craft.

The photos were taken late at night so I apologize for the flash on the laminate.

I talked to our teacher and the kids loved the game. Daughter loved it so much she wanted to bring them back home to play with her brother.

Adding this as my second entry to Fantabulous Cricut challenge #263 fright night

Halloween T-shirts

I purchased a couple of bright orange t-shirts from Michael's this summer for the kids to wear when we were at large events like the zoo, fair grounds, parade's. Just a visual to help this mama keep track of where my babes are but still keeping their comfort in exploring.

This week's been full of one child going to a Halloween party while the other child didn't. I wanted the non party goer to still enjoy the moment so I created two of these shirts for them to wear.

They were a hit with the both kids :)
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September create and learn

I can't believe I forgot to share this! This is the September create and learn over at Kit and Clowder. Alyce is the best copic teacher around! She is so fun, always positive and helpful when you are stuck.

This month we learned how to create a scene using word and basic shapes. Loved learning the sunrays, how to color texture in carpet and the curtains.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Lily by Ching-Chou Kuik

This morning I had some time to create a card with an image that I colored some time ago. I really love Ching-Chou Kuik's artwork! If you are interested this Lily can be purchased here
Products used: Copics, stickles (on the lilies), spellbinders, Close to my heart pink gems, ribbon bow, butterflies and the puffy heart, it's hard to see but there is a sparkly flourish underneath the bow and butterflies. I sprayed the butterflys with a bloom spray in Royal blue. Used some CTMH pink fundamental paper that is embossed, scrap paper for the dark pink and a white card base.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch #323

Crafty Gals Corner - use ribbon and/or flourish
Karleigh Sue Challenge - Challenge #4 Monochrome with a pop of colour (I used pinks with a pop of blue.
The Card Concept - clean and layers is my style this week. Her skin and eyes qualify for the browns right?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

It's beer thirty

This canvas has been in my head for over two years. I won this Tim Holtz clock canvas at a scrapbook retreat years ago and I've been wanting to make something special for my hubby's man cave. I've been collecting embellishments since I won the canvas and I took it to retreat in May to complete. It was there that I found Karleigh Sue as I was searching for a beer girl digi stamp online. I purchased it and have been waiting for a kick start to create. Today is the day! Karleigh Sue has a kraft challenge right now that ends in 16 hours. No pressure right? lol that's totally how I roll.

Here's my canvas:

Products used: Tim Holtz Canvas, Karleigh Sue beer girl, Copics, Xyron, Close to my heart black fundamentals paper (black chevrons), Silver paper, Silver duck tape for dryer vents, Tim Holtz stempunk die, Cricut gears and letters, wood letters, Liquid glass, copper mirco beads, copper inka gold metallic rub, flattened beer cap (ran through the big shot) Prima enjoy lightbulb and fun sparkplug, random rectangle clock with gears on the side.

Close up of colored image
Close up of embellishments

I would love to enter this project in the following challenges:

Karleigh Sue Challenge Kraft
Polkadoodles Challenge use a diecut
Flonzcraft challege use a diecut

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Sassy studio designs and Freshly Made Sketches

I'm not really into Halloween cards but for one of my favorite groups I'll make one. Here's my October progressive challenge for Sassy Studio designs. Using the Halloween Buttercream Babe.
Sorry my light is terrible today.

Here's a better photo of the babe.
I used my copics to color her, scissors to fussy cut, added a cricut cut of Happy Halloween. The paper is scraps from Close to my Heart Dream Pop.
I'm also entering this over at freshly made sketches #208

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fitness Challenge

I took part in a three month fitness challenge from June to August with some friends all over Canada. The deal is weight your self at the beginning of June and the end of August and the person with the most percentage lost is the winner. And my dear friend Jenn is the winner!! She absolutely ROCKED this challenge and looks even more amazing with a 12% weight loss! I'm sending her this card to accompany the money I owe her for winning!!! May she enjoy the extra spending money for new clothes!!!

I am entering this card over at Retro Sketches challenge 185, please pop over to this blog and take a peek at the other cards too. I will be making more cards this week with this sketch. It's perfect for a lot of themes.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

So Grateful

The facebook challenge over at Ching-Chou Kuik this month is full moons and witches. Now if you know me at all you know I'm not a fan of Halloween. I'm getting better now that we have to children who want to dress up and go trick or treating. So I thought I would give this challenge a try. I have a cute witch holding a pumpkin that I could use. So I colored her up with copics, added some metallic wink of stella and liquid pearls on the mushrooms around her. Once I went to put it on a card, I realized I liked it better as a Thanksgiving card instead. I'll have to create another card for the blog challenge for Ching-Chou Kuik. I will be giving this card to our Thanksgiving Day hostess! I can't wait for Turkey and Ham dinner on Sunday.