Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #316 ~ Technique Card

Hey there.  It's Wednesday again (as I say every week) and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon. Our hostess this week is Mandy and she has asked us to make a technique card. There are lots of ideas and videos on Pinterest and YouTube that feature some type of technique card.  When I started to browse I came across a version of the z fold card that I wanted to try.

The card starts with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock scored at 2", 4" and 8".  The sky is patterned paper by Wild Rose Studio.  The reindeer and front sentiment are Your Next Stamp.  Inside sentiment is Hero Arts.  All again made from things I already owned.  I am doing well on that challenge I made for myself.

Inside of the card (behind the sky):

A side view to see the z fold:

Glad you were able to drop by.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what all of the other girlfriends have made for their technique cards and try one of your own.

Friday, November 13, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Always Anything Goes

Well hello there and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!  I haven't posted yet since there were some great changes at PDE Linky Party.  It's every Friday and it is always ANYTHING GOES ~ so that means if you made it, stamped it, die cut it, paper pieced it, scrapbooked it, refurbished it, remodeled it, crocheted it, knit it, quilted it, sewed it, painted it ~ you get my point ~ it all counts.  No theme to follow, just your creativity and imagination.  

My project for today's ANYTHING GOES  is a masculine birthday card.  Masculine cards are hard for me as I can't use flowers or bling so when I saw this tool set of clear stamps at the dollar store I knew it would be a good investment.  The tools were coloured up with my Copics. I used the basket weave Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it  some texture and lots of ink for a distressed look.  The banner is made from a tiny punch and individual letters of a stamp set also from the dollar store.


Thanks for dropping by.  Come on over and link up your project this week at the PDE Linky Party.  You just may be chosen as a party pick.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #315 ~ Turkey Day

Hello and happy Wednesday.  Today is Remembrance Day in Canada and I just want to take this opportunity to thank our veterans of any kind for their service and for the fact that I am free.  I wear my poppy proudly today to honour you.

It is also a new challenge at Little Red Wagon and our hostess today is Donna.  She has called her challenge TURKEY DAY ~ she wants to see a turkey on your projects.  "Turkey day" for Canada is always the second Monday of October and I know my US friends are looking forward to their "turkey day" in a couple of weeks.  As I have mentioned before I am trying to use only things in my stash at the moment so I wasn't sure what I was going to use for this project.  When I started to check through my stamps I found this teddy bear scarecrow from High Hopes stamps that includes a turkey so I coloured it up with my Copics.  Card stock is Recollections, patterned paper was found in my scraps (and is now all gone) and embellishments were from my stash.

Check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends at Little Red Wagon and join us for our TURKEY DAY Challenge.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #314 ~ Mix It Up!!

Good evening.  Due to some technical difficulties yesterday and the fact that I had to go work today I am late posting this.  All good now and I am glad to be able to participate.  There is a new challenge at Little Red Wagon today and Brenda is our hostess.  She is calling her challenge MIX IT UP ~ she wants to see three patterned papers on your projects.

I have a Christmas card that uses three patterned papers.  It is a great way to use up tiny scraps.  The card stock is from Recollections; the patterned paper is from Echo Park Very Merry Christmas.  Cuttlebug embossing folder is D'vine Swirls.  Banner die cut is Your Next Stamp and the sentiment is Hero Arts embossed with white embossing powder.  Twine is from my stash for the handles.  The tissue paper and bling were both white and I coloured them with a Copic marker to match the paper.  I think this would be a wonderful card to make in assembly line process and use as "the" card to send out.  I am still experimenting to see which one I want to use.  I have a few others I am working on as well.

And here is a side shot to see the dimension of the shopping bags:

Head on over to Little Red Wagon and see all the incredible inspiration from the other girlfriends and join us with a project of your own featuring three different patterned papers.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for dropping by.  It seems like lately all the crafting I have time for is my Wednesday design post.  I would like that to change but we shall see as I fear that things will just get busier at this time of year.  Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #313 ~ Ghost and Goblins (or Other Halloween Creatures)

Good Morning. So yep, another week has rolled around and it is time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess for this week's challenge is Jan and her challenge is GHOSTS AND GOBLINS OR OTHER HALLOWEEN CREATURES.  Well, I am just going to put it out there that I dislike Halloween immensely (Sorry Jan) and was totally stuck as to what to do for this challenge.  Always around this time of year I dread the design teams I am on because inevitably there will be some kind of Halloween challenge thrown in there somewhere.  But I sucked it up and tried to come up with something.

 My stash didn't include a lot to work with either but I went with "traditional" Halloween colours of black and orange from my distress inks using the masking tape technique for the base of my card. The clear stamps  I believe I bought from the Michael's $1.50 bin at some point in my career there.  I embossed them in white and black to stand out. Throw in a bit of baker's twine and two big buttons and a card is created.

Thanks for dropping by.  Head on over to the Little Red Wagon blog and check out all the inspiration from the other girlfriends (whom I am sure came up with something better than I).  And if you are so inclined dip into your wagon (or stash) and show us your Halloween creatures.

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #312 ~ Home is Where the Heart Is

Hello there.  Well, it is that time again ~ the middle of the week and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I hope you enjoyed the tag challenge last week.  Our hostess this week is Joanne and her challenge is titled "HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS".  She wants to see you use a house on your card or project.

I am kinda on a budget freeze for crafting supplies at the moment so everything I have used lately is something I have either used before or had in my stash.  The house is a retired stamp from Your Next Stamp, and the patterned paper is from BoBunny Altitude.  The sentiment with matching die cut is from Marianne Designs. Some snowflake embellishments and some crystal snow add the finishing touches.

A close up of the house:

So now head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out what all of the other girlfriends have made and then link up a project featuring a house of your own.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Colour Challenge #25  ~ I used the sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday ~ Always Anything Goes

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #311 ~ Tags!

Good morning.  It's my turn this week to hostess at Little Red Wagon and my challenge for you is "TAGS!" ~ I wish I could have thought of something clever to call it but since I didn't it is plain and simple.  I want to see tags by themselves or as part of a card ~ any kind will do.

I have long admired the gorgeous tags that have been done with distress inks as the background so decided to incorporate that technique into my tag.  I had fun getting inky and messy and that is so very unusual for me.  There are lots of great tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest if you are interested in trying your hand at this too.

I used many different colours of Tim Holtz mini distress inks to get this look.  All of the embellishments were found in my stash

And a close up of the quote:

So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and show us your tags this week.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #310 ~ It's All About the Boys!

Hello there.  Welcome to another new challenge today at Little Red Wagon..   Our hostess is Carolyn and she wants it to be ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!  When I was a teenager I think my Mom thought I wanted everything all about the boys ~ first crush, first date, first kiss....LOL!! But I digress.....all about the boys in this case means masculine cards.  And it couldn't come at a better time for me as I have two special male birthdays in my life this week ~ my wonderful father and my amazing husband.  My card today was made for my Mom to give to her hubby.

I used an image and sentiment from the set Wild and Crazy Guys by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  Paper and enamel dots are Echo Park Jack and Jill boy collection.  The image is embossed with white to look like a chalk board.  Was a fun card to do.

and a close up of the image:

So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration by the other girlfriends and link up your masculine card.  They are always great to keep in your stash for just the moment when you need one.