Wednesday, 15 November 2017

All Dressed Up - Challenge #75

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

This month I used the fun "Christmas Tree Fairy" image,
which you can find HERE.

I just did some simple layering and punching this time.

I added some Stickles to all the stars, ornaments, and the wings. 

Then I added a pretty striped bow to finish it off!

Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punches: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Star Burst;
Stickles: Star Dust;
Ribbon: Unknown.

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Now it's your turn!
Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Playing with Some Paper Smooches

Hello, my friends!

I'm popping in this evening with a fun little card share!
Lately I have become a huge fan of all things Paper Smooches! 
When I had some free time today, I pulled out this adorable stamp set.
It's called Chubby Chums, and it's the sweetest set ever!
I won it a while ago from my sweet friend Marilyn's blog. 
You can find it in the shop right HERE.

Isn't this puppy the cutest fella? 
For all my cat loving friends:
Puppies 1 - Kitties 0
Just so you know! lol 

However, I should probably tell you that there's a super cute cat included in this stamp set!
Yes...I said the cat was cute! ;o)

Okay, back to my card.
I cut an A2 tent fold card from black cardstock. 
I stamped the puppy and the sentiment on a scrap of white.

I matted it on red cardstock, and added a scrap of black/white checked.
I wrapped a piece of baker's twine around it,
and adhered it to the card base with foam tape for dimension.

Here's a closer look at the little panel:
Oh, I also rounded the top corners, and colored the puppies tongue.

Here's one final look at the finished card:

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Stamp: Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Baker's Twine: WRMK - Red;
Punch: Corner Chomper - 1/4".

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Thanks for popping in to take a look at my card!
You'll be seeing more Paper Smooches from me soon,
since I'm working on one for their November Challenge!

They've got so many wonderful products to play with.
Here are the links so you can take a peek:

Coffee Goodness with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!

I have a new project share for Swedish House Crafts!

 I did some fun layering with these gorgeous Fall papers from Maja Designs, 
with kraft cardstock in between! 
I inked all the edges before adhering them together. 

I stamped the coffee sentiment back ground on the final layer, and matted it with kraft. 
Unfortunately, these background stamps are all sold out.

  This final layer was mounted on foam tape for some extra dimension. 
Here's a closer look:

I die-cut the coffee cup and the two coffee beans from kraft cardstock. 
Since the background papers were so busy, I opted to keep all the pieces together. 
I did pop out the little heart but I filled it with some Stickles. 

Here's a closer look at the coffee beans which I placed on the other side:

Here's one final look at the finished card:

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I'll be back with another project soon!

Links to products used from Swedish House Crafts:

Other Great Coffee Stamps:

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Swedish House Crafts Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Hello, my friends!

I'm excited to announce the winner of the Swedish House Crafts Blog Hop with you!

Remember...this was the prize you could win:

However, before I announce the winner, I want to give you all a very big THANK YOU!!
I had SO MUCH FUN reading your great comments! lol 
I received 54 comments! Wow!
Apparently my husband is going to be a VERY busy man! hahaha
I think he enjoyed being included in so many of the comments.
I told him that we have to take a little trip across the pond.
He'll be busy working, and I'll be busy playing with all my new friends! :o)

So...have I put the announcement off long enough? 

Here we go:

The winner is:

I really love the space designed for standing! Why do you prefer glass work surfaces if I may ask?


Here's what you need to do to claim your prize:

Send your name and mailing address to

In the subject line, state that you won at Nancy's blog!
Enjoy your new die, Rebecca! :o)

Thanks again to all of you! 
I do hope you'll come back and visit me again! 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Blog Hop Celebrating First Year with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to our fun Blog Hop Celebrating our First Year with

Are we ever having a party!
We have fun things to share, great offers in the store, and prizes at every stop!

You should have arrived here from Tamara's Blog.

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I love to organize and re-organize my craft room!
It's one of my favorite things to do! 

I was a little bit horrified when it was decided we would share our spaces in this blog hop.
I have just turned my room upside down in another re-organization blitz!  
Really not good timing on my part! lol 

I am blessed to have a bright room that measures 13' X 16'.
It's been my craft room for 18 years and has seen a lot of changes;
both in crafts and in set-up.
I really can't share the whole room in the condition it's in but I'll share some parts.
My husband is very talented, and builds me anything I want. 

He actually came up for the plan for these shelves.

The end unit is my die-cutting station. 
My Big Shot goes on top, and my dies are all close-by.

I always work standing up. 
I colour sitting down...but otherwise I'm always standing.
This is where I work.
I had my husband build a raised area for me, so I don't get a back ache.
I also work on a glass surface. 
It's just my favorite surface to work on for many reasons.
Everything I need is close at hand, either on top or under the work surface.

If I turn around from my work surface, this is what you see.
My trimmer, score board, another glass surface, and lots more is all easily accessible.

This is one of my favorite organizational spots.
It's in the black filing cabinet right under my work surface. 
The first two drawers are shallow and hold inks and other mediums.
This bottom drawer holds all my 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock. 
It's all sorted by colour, then in front of each colour is a file folder to hold the scraps in those colours. 
When I need a smaller piece I search through the scrap folder first.

 Here's a peek at one of my pegboards. 
This is my favorite ribbon organization! 
Do you know what these trays are?
They're chick feeders from a local hardware store.
Yes, actual chick feeders and they hold ribbon spools perfectly!
I love this system!

There you have a look at where I work.
If you're interested in seeing more, it will have to wait until my room is finished! :o)

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This is the prize that I am giving away on my blog:

To be in the draw for this prize,
all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post! :o)

There is another prize over at the Swedish House Crafts Blog.
To be in the running for that prize you need to take this letter:

along with all the other letters in the blog hop.
Then you must enter the word they spell over at the Swedish House Crafts blog, for a chance to win the prize there.

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Okay...if you're all finished's time to go to Becky's Blog!

Make sure you leave a comment, and don't forget your letter! :o)

Here's the entire list, in case you lose your way:

Swedish House Crafts





Anna Sigga


Celine and Nathalie


You are here > Nancy < You are here


Friday, 10 November 2017

Cards and More Shop Blog - Challenge #18

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to Challenge #18 at the Cards and More Shop.

This month we have a photo inspiration:
There's lots to work with in that photo, isn't there?

I decided to have a little play with my Distress Oxide Inks on kraft cardstock.

Here's what I made:

I began by cutting my my tree out using the Dutch Doobadoo template,
 for both the Tree and the Easel.
I distressed the edges of the tree.
I heat embossed the design using the Enchanted Gold embossing powder.
It's so pretty and glittery!

Next, I inked the tree using Distress Oxide Ink in Peeled Paint, 
and a little Fossilized Amber around the edges.
I then spritzed it with water. 
After it was dried, I buffed the embossing with a paper towel.
Finally, I added pearls to the center of the star-bursts. 
You'd never guess that my tree decoration stamping came from an ocean themed stamp set! lol 

Products Used From Cards and More Shop:

(sold out)

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Now it's your turn!
You can make whatever you want: 
a card, a layout, art journal page, or mixed media
...anything goes!

So head over to the shop blog and link up!
You might win a prize! 
You'll also see the variety of projects that the DT created.

You'll find the linky tool here:

I look forward to seeing what you make! :o)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The Project Bin - Woo to the Hoo Mini Album

Happy Wednesday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

It's been a while since I've made a new mini album. 
As soon as I received the New Leaf Stamp Set from The Project Bin,
I was reminded of this sweet little owl mini that I had in my stash.
I pulled it out and got busy!
I also added the Autumn's Calling Stamp Set,
and used these two sets for all the stamping.

I'm sharing the first half this week, 
and the second half in my next post, two weeks from now.

This is the front cover.
I left it uncovered but I did spray it with Glimmer Mist.
It shimmers beautifully!
I added paper eyes and beak, and a ribbon bow.
I added some stamped leaves. 
Finally, I added some tags with the stamped title.
Isn't it fun?

The album isn't finished yet.
I'll be adding photos, and the usual tags and extra bits.

The sweet little leaves stamp so crisply.
The owl sitting on the branch is just too cute!

The papers work beautifully with the wonderful sentiments in these sets. 

Other Materials Used:
Unknown Chipboard Owl Mini Album
Papers: Craft Smith - Happy Fall Paper Pad; 
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black,
Martha Stewart - Orange, Green;
Ribbons: Offray

Products Used from The Project Bin:

New Leaf Stamp Set

Autumn's Calling Stamp Set

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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."
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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up - Girls Christmas Stocking

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Girls Christmas Stocking",
which you can find HERE.

This is another new FAVORITE for me!
I love her!

After printing the image, I decided to colour it in soft shades.
She was so much fun to colour!

Then I went looking through my stash for a paper that would work.
I found this one that was just perfect.
Then I made some soft pink poinsettias to match,
and die-cut some soft green holly branches.

Here's a closer look at the sweet image:

One last look at the finished card.
I'll have to make her up again in more traditional Christmas colours too.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses;
Template: Dutch Doobadoo - Shape Art;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders - Poinsettia, Die-namics - Holly Branch;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Pink Geranium;
Brads: Unknown.

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Linking Up To:

Crafting From the Heart Challenge #182 - Anything Goes

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1745 - Anything Goes

Paper Nest Dolls November Challenge

Crafty Sentiments November Challenge - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #54 - Anything Goes

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Happy Everything! with Swedish House Crafts

Hello, my friends!  

I have another fun Fall project to share with you for Swedish House Crafts!

I don't know about you...but we love to have a good wiener roast! 
There's nothing like cooking your food over a great campfire, is there? 
Then you have to finish it up by roasting marshmallows, and making smores! YUM! 
In summer it was just too hot, 
and we also had a fire ban for much of the season because of the dry conditions. 
So Fall is the season for fun fires!

This brings me to my card, and this wonderful Reprint Stamp from Swedish House Crafts.

 I stamped the image and coloured it with my Spectrum Noir markers. 
I cut it out with a great Gummiapan stitched oval die, 
and did some simple layering with these wonderful Maja Designs papers.

I popped the image up on foam tape to give it some dimension.

I thought this fabulous "Happy Everything!" sentiment stamp from Gummiapan was the perfect addition. 
I layered it the same way I layered the image stamp.

Finally, I added some random sequins. 
To me they reflect the sparks that crackle from the campfire!

Here's one final look at my finished card:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my fun Fall card!
I also hope you get a chance to enjoy a wonderful Fall campfire of your own soon! :o)
Links to all Swedish House Crafts products used: