Sunday, November 29, 2020

Bohemian Winter

The sun was down behind the snow-covered hills across the ice, and chilly gusts swept through the trees. Fine snow was sifting from the loaded branches and riding the wind. ~Gerald Raftery (1905–1986), Gray Lance, 1950

Hi everyone!

Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through December 12, 2020. Our Sponsor is Lemon Shortbread, Vera Ma with a prize of 3 images.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonshortbread/

Our Song/Rhyme for this challenge was selected by Barry

 

Winter!

Author Unknown

 

I love Winter!  Winter is cold.

It's Christmas with sleds.

It's warm snuggly beds.

It's silver snowflakes.

It's skating on lakes.

It's snowmen that stand.

in a snowy white land.

It's blue jays that feed

on sunflower seeds.

It's angels that pose

in wintertime clothes.

It's a polka-dot sky.

It's winter. That's why...

I love winter.




 

Supplies used

  • Image “Bohemian Winter” printed onto Stampin Up! Whisper white card stock
  • Bling from Stash
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from Stampin Up!
  • Diamond Glaze from Judikins
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps
  • Silver washi tape from Close to My Heart 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, November 27, 2020

Holiday Hugs …

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. ~Peg Bracken (1918–2007), unverified

 

Good Morning!

Sandra has added more new digi images to her ETSY SHOP this month and this week I am using #3338 Christmas Beauty!


 

Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from Stampin Up!
  • Glitter cardstock from Recollections
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Hero Arts
  • Stash: Rhinestones
  • Wink of Stella, Clear

Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643440135938124/

 

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Party Hearty …

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! - Dr. Seuss

 

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges which will run through December 1st and sponsored by Sherry West Art

 

Our challenge is to use a fun tic tac toe board created by Laurian!

For my card I am using the center row, vertical: purple, cat & hearts





Supplies used

  • Image printed on Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from Neenah (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Stampin Up!
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • India ink from Memories
  • Nuvo Drops
  • PrismaColor pencils
  • Sentiment from Stampin Up!
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!

TIC TAC TOE BOARD


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!

(Hugs) Cara


Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Charms

You know you have found love when you can't find your way back. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

 

Good morning!

We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges and our Sponsor this month is Oddball Art with a prize of a $10 gift code

 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OddballArtCo

https://www.oddballartco.com/

https://www.facebook.com/oddballartco

Our cue this month is charms. 

I actually purged quite a few charms I had … there were just so many so I gifted them on to someone else. But I do still have some and rarely use them even though they are a nice little touch to a card,

 

I loved using this fun image from Lizzy .. I really like the looks of VW buses and was extremely happy to have this one to create with.


For giggles I made this to be an anniversary card for my husband as we celebrate 35 years later this month. The inside says “you make life fun”.



You can see here the shimmer I added with the FSJ silk. Just splatted it right over the ink.



Supplies:

  • Image Hippie Flower Power Peace Van, Image No.312 printed on Stampin Up! whisper white card stock
  • Cardstock for base from Neenah
  • Design paper from Color Bok and DCWV
  • Die from Close to My heart
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Liquid silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Neon ink from Tsukineko
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from The Angel Company
  • Stash: Flower charm and Twine 
  • Sketch by me


Now come on over to The Outlawz Challenges to play along with us or one of the other challenges that are always in process!

 

(Hugs) Cara

You'll Never Walk alone ...

He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well — even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. ~B.C. Forbes 

Hi everyone!

Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through November 19, 2020. Our Sponsor is Lemon Shortbread, Vera Ma with a prize of 3 images.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonshortbread/

Our Song/Rhyme for this challenge was selected by Margaret

You'll Never Walk alone

When you walk through a storm

Hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm

There's a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind

Walk on through the rain

Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on

With hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on

With hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Oscar Hammerstein II / Richard Rodgers

You'll Never Walk Alone lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

Artist: Gerry and the Pacemakers

Album: How Do You Like It?

Released: 1963

 

 

Supplies used

  • Image printed onto Stampin Up! Whisper white card stock
  • Card candy from Crafters Square
  • Cardstock from Stampin up! and Bazzill
  • Design paper from Fancy House Designs
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Promarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps
  • Sketch by me


 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!

(Hugs) Cara

Friday, November 13, 2020

Happy Fall!

Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin... We anxiously anticipate it every year. ~Trader Joe's, Fearless Flyer, October 2010 

Good Morning!

Sandra has added more new digi images to her ETSY SHOP this month and this week I am using #3343- Hiding in the Pumpkins


 

Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from DCWV
  • Dies from Gina Marie Designs
  • Embossing folder from Stamping up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Studio G
  • Stash: Card Candy

 

Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643440135938124/

 

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Tis the Season ...

A cup of ale,

A merry tale Of days of olden time,

And Christmas good cheer To wind up the year

With glad frolic, and fun, and glee.

~Henry James Slack (1818–1896), "Winter's Song," The Ministry of the Beautiful, 1850

 

Good morning!

 

Another challenge has begun for all you SheepSki Design fans! This month our challenge is Christmas and/or Sparkle

 

For my card I am using the image Garden Party - image no 202

https://www.etsy.com/listing/737468390/garden-party-image-no-202?ref=shop_home_feat_1

 

This is one of my favorites … so versatile and frankly, how can you not smile when you see a group of Gnomes?!



Supplies

Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock

Wink of Stella

Bling from Fun Stampers Journey

Cardstock from Neenah (Base) and Stampin up!

Design paper from stash

Embossing folder from Cricut

ProMarkers

 

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

 

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice

https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk

 

or

 

FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730005463906336/

 

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!

(Hugs) Cara


Hugs ...

 [Tea] is a beverage which not only quenches thirst, but dissipates sorrow. ~Chang loo, c.828 

Hi everyone!

Today a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through November 13, 2020. Our Sponsor is Lemon Shortbread, Vera Ma with a prize of 3 images.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lemonshortbread/ 


This Fortnight challenge comes from Susan!


I’d like to be a Teabag

l’d like to be a teabag,
And stay at home all day –
And talk to other teabags
In a teabag sort of way . . .

l’d love to be a teabag;
And lie in a little box –
And never have to wash my face
Or change my dirty socks . . .

l’d like to be a teabag,
An Earl Grey one perhaps,
And doze all day and lie around
With Earl Grey kind of chaps.

l wouldn’t have to do a thing,
No homework, jobs or chores –
Comfy in my caddy
Of teabags and their snores.

l wouldn’t have to do exams
l needn’t tidy rooms,
Or sweep the floor or feed the cat
Or wash up all the spoons.

I wouldn’t have to do a thing,
A life of bliss – you see . . .
Except that once in all my life

I`d make a cup of tea!

By Peter Dixon

  

Lots of things going on in my personal life right now so I am, frankly, behind on EVERYTHING! I realized suddenly that I had a card due for this challenge. Since I did not have time to print and color and image I when without for this round.



Supplies used

  • Cardstock from my Stash
  • Design paper from Stampin Up!
  • Embossing folder from Darice
  • Silk ink from Fun Stampers Journey

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!

(Hugs) Cara