Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Stuck Sketches Challenge Blog

I was tempted by a lovely sketch by Laura Whitaker from Stuck Sketches to create this layout.  My layout features my nephew at only 2 weeks old. There are lots of detailed embellishments not to be missed. I especially enjoyed incorporating printed transparency frames and using delicate pastel colors.  I just loved the off the page design and that the sketch used 2 photos the same size. 
Go take a peak at the sketch over at Stuck Sketches.
There is still time to participate as the deadline is Oct 29. You can find out all the details at
Stuck Sketches Challenge Blog.

Stuck Sketches: Challenge Rules
1.All entries must be new layouts. Feel free to combine our sketch challenges with up to three other non-sketch related challenges. (such as a color challenge)
2.  Please link to the specific post of your layout. (not your blog as a whole)
3. All prizes will be drawn randomly, using to pick a winner.
4. Please post a link back to Stuck?! Sketches on your blog entry for our challenge.
5. Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by October 29th 2016 at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Rubber Dance - October Stamp Challenge

The October Challenge is to use the mood board above to inspire your project. The challenge colours must be the main ones, but you may use others.  You must include stamping on your project.  Please mention where you have used stamps if it isn't obvious. You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.   Enter via the linking tool with a direct link to your post not just your blog's homepage. (Oct 1-31st)

                                         The winner will get 5 fab stamps from Rubber Dance!
                                      For the complete set of rules, go to the Rubber Dance Blog.

Believe In Yourself Card:

Craft Stamper Magazine is also have an Autumnal Challenge this month and there is still time to enter. The deadline for the linked up blogpost is October 26 so get stamping.  You can find all the guidelines to enter HERE.

I chose to work with rust, copper, and mustard shades to create this autumnal background. After misting the background, I randomly stamped RD Grunge Swirls over the paper and then added a row of bare trees. I featured a lovely quote embossed onto vellum with metallic copper.  Then I mounted it over a creme circle and used gold mirror cardstock to matte it.

Rubber Dance Supplies:

Grunge Swirls Stamp
Think Again Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
Mist (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Archival Jet Black Ink Pad (Ranger), Trees (Judi Kins) gold mirror cardstock, vellum, Heat Gun, Copper Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Encore Copper Metallic Ink (Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), circle punch, card base 5.5x5.5"

If you'd like to give the Fall Challenges a try, visit Rubber Dance Stamps and Craft Stamper.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Halloween Cards - Joggles Design Team

My cards this week feature images from two of the Halloween Collage Sheets exclusive to Joggles. Here are the supplies I used. All the supplies needed can be found in the Joggles Shop

Joggles Supply List:
Joggles Collage Sheets - Halloween Things [JG401057]
Joggles Collage Sheets - Owls 1 [JG401094]
Margaret Applin Designs Cling Stamp - Grunge Stars Border [56778]
Joggles Clear Acrylic Stamp Mounts
Joggles Sticky Snippets™ large circle (2.5")
StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black
Faber Castell PITT Artist Brush Pen - [B] Cadmium Yellow
Faber Castell PITT Artist Brush Pen - [B] Light Yellow Glaze
Perfect Medium Pen - Brush Tip
Perfect Pearls - Sunflower Sparkle
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste (Lemonade)
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue (Yellow)

Additional Supplies: Eat Chocolate Stamp 99164 (Inkadinkado), Adirondack Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger), black cardstock, card base (6x6"), dimensional foam tape

                   What an evil grim!!! But you know the recommendation is valid.
There is a lot more to see on this card and you won't want to miss it so click on the link below and you will be taken to the card tutorial. Also, you will find a second Halloween card featuring the Joggles quirky owl collage set.  Joggles Blog

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Lindy's Stamp Gang October Challenge

Check out Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge for October.  There is still time to enter and win a great prize. ($50 Gift Certificate!!!)  To be eligible to win, create a project inspired from the October inspiration board above using a minimum of two Lindy’s products.  Then make a blog post sharing your project.  Make sure to include links to Lindy's Challenge page and also links to the specific products you used.  You can find all the rules HERE.

Autumn Leaves Card:

The background was created with sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I sprayed numerous mists over a pattern paper with a leaf print and love how the paints mixed and made a lovely autumn background.

Starburst Sprays -
Yellow Rose of Texas
, Mission Bells Brown, Bayou Boogie Gold, Cajun Carnelian Red

Moon Shadow Mist -
Buccaneer Bronze, Incandescent Copper, Burnished Brass

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Fall Treat Box - The Robin's Nest

Robin's Nest has the cutest little treat boxes. They are called Friendship Wraps are pre-cut & pre-scorred gift box containers that are ready for embellishment. Because they are made of sturdy cardstock, they are able to support whatever little gift you choose to give. They are simple to fold and assemble.  I embellished a treat box in Fall colors which will be a perfect gift for each guest at my Thanksgiving table.
For full step by step directions visit The Chattering Robin's Blog.

Sneak Peek!!!

The Robin's Nest Supplies:

Tower Teal Friendship Wrap (3pk)
Leaf Glitter Cardstock
Red Snowflake Cardstock
Hunter Green Cardstock
Gold Glitter Cardstock
Goldenberry Round Dew Drops
Fall Rub On
Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: Grateful Heart stamp (Recollections), Versamark Ink Pad, Embossing Powder - Detail Gold, Detail Copper (Stampendous), Embossing powders - Pesto, Pearlustre Carnelian, Eggplant (Recollections), Heat It Gun (Ranger), ribbon, Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), sponge ink applicator, Leaves Vine Die 656367 (Sizzix), dimensional foam pads

To purchase these supplies, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog
and follow us on Facebook.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Creative Inspiration Magazine - October 2016 (Issue 13)

Be sure to check out this months free magazine from Creative Inspiration. It is a collaboration of ladies world wide who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others. Our focus this month was to use the themes Fall, Family, Friends, & Halloween or use the color palette mood board shown below. 

                                Creative Inspiration Magazine
                                      October 2016 (Issue 13)                                                           HERE   Prepare to be amazed by their skill & talent.

A little sneak peek of my contributions!

                     My projects can be seen at 2mins 17secs
                                                          3mins 17secs 
                                                          4mins 58secs

BIG thanks to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code. Please stop by
Creative Inspiration
anytime to recharge your creative battery.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Fall Home Decor - The Robin's Nest

Fall Home Decor: Here are the beautiful autumn colored papers I chose for my project.  I bought a Halloween sign last year on clearance and transformed it into an Autumnal hanging wall art for my home. The complete tutorial is available today at The Chattering Robin's Blog.
The Robin's Nest Supplies:
Leaf Glitter Cardstock
, Red Snowflake Cardstock, Hunter Green Cardstock, Gold Glitter Cardstock, Goldenberry Round Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies:
Grateful Heart stamp (Recollections), Wreath Of Leaves Cling Stamp (Hero Arts), Versamark Ink Pad, Embossing powders - Pesto, Pearlustre Carnelian, Eggplant (Recollections), Heat It Gun (Ranger), Embossing Powder - Detail Gold, Detail Copper (Stampendous)

                                 To purchase these supplies, visit
                              The Robin's Nest Shop.
     Find more inspiring paper-craft projects from the
           Design Team at The Chattering Robin's Blog
                              Follow us on Facebook.

                                Thanks for visiting!