Stampendous Hop

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It’s hop time with May Arts and Stampendous, and today I have something a bit different to share with you.

I was on Pinterest the other day, and fairy gardens seemed to be everywhere! So when this great stamp called Fairy Friend arrived from Stampendous for this hop, I immediately thought of all those cute and petite garden ideas,  But here’s the problem – I do not have a green thumb at all.  We do have a really beautiful garden, but that is mostly the hubby’s doing!

So I decided to do the “non-green thumb” version of a fairy garden! Vase-details

I create this little vase, I simply grabbed a mason jar and wrapped it with three of my favourite textural ribbons – 1/4″ Adhesive Scalloped Border (Ivory A485-14-09)3/4″Velvet Corduroy (Parrot Green 357-34-16), 2.5″ Cotton Blend/ Vintage Inspired (Pink Floral 468-25-17).  Starting with the widest, I simply layered one on top of the other.

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I coloured up the image from Stampendous with my Copics, fussy cut and then adhered it to the jar with some foam squares for a bit of extra dimension.  Finally, I added some beautiful flowers and a bit of water and was all finished!

Now, while this little creation is currently quite happy on my fireplace mantel, I also think it would be a beautiful thank-you or hostess gift (Thank-you Fairy Much) or even a gift for a friend (You’re a Fairy Good Friend).  Vase-front

I hope you are inspired to bring a bit of garden into your home with this project!  Make sure you take some time to comment because we do have a great giveaway for you – a  $25.00 gift card to The Ribbon Resource.  Mallika Kejriwal also has a beautiful project to share with you today, so make sure you pop by and leave her some love too!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Other Product:

  • Stampendous stamp – Fairy Friend
  • Mason Jar
  • Dry Adhesive such as Scor-tape

Happy Canada Day!

O-Canada-frontO-Canada-closeupHappy Canada Day everyone!  Whether you are in Canada or not, it’s a great day to celebrate!

Given that I happen to be a “scrappy Canuck”, I couldn’t let the holiday pass without at least a little bit of craftiness, so I decided to use the super cute new stamp from Tiddly Inks called “Patriotic Wryn” for a little card.  This version of Wryn actually comes as a bonus image when you purchase the digi called Wryn The BBQ Queen (and I’ll have that one to show you later in the week).  The generic flag makes her perfect for celebrating all sorts of events – whether it’s the celebration of a country, a sports team, or even a birthday – just pick your colours and you are set to go!  I grabbed some Doodlebug paper and some May Arts eyelet and velvet ribbon to finish off this red and white bonanza!

I am off to celebrate with a bit of BBQing myself, so if you are a fellow Canadian, I hope you have the chance to put your feet up today and take a few minutes to give thanks for this great country we call home.  And to everyone else, go ahead and have some poutine on us!  On Canada Day, the calories don’t count!

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Gothic?

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Good morning crafty friends!  The end of the school year is coming up in four days, but I am proud to say that even given the chaos I still have a card to share with you today!  I think I have mentioned before that I love being a teacher, but June and September are always a bit overwhelming (even after 15 years).

But enough about that – let’s talk crafty!  Today, over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, we have a new one for you – GOTHIC.  Now look, I know that this theme might scare a few of you.  If you have ever had a look around here at SCS, you will know that traditional “gothic” is not really something I do well.  I think it’s beautiful, but I can’t seem to pull it off.  But here’s the great thing about Tiddly Inks stamps – I pulled a stamp from the Gothic Characters section called “Poppy” and I think she is just as cute in a bit of a brighter palette too (I did try to mute things a little bit from my usual Doodlebug brightness). This is actually one of my favouite cards of late!

So, head on over to the store and grab a gothic inspired image (or even just some gothic inspired colours to go with any image you have) and get crafty with us this week. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

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May Flowers challenge

Swing-fullIt’s challenge day over at Tiddly Inks, and this time we thought we would go with some flowery goodness.  We all love those flowers don’t we?!!  So perfect for so many occasions too, so  the next challenge is… May Flowers!
 
Swing-closeupGrab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..
Images/stamps with flowers, making your own flowers,
flower themed papers/ embellies!
(**remember…We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image to be eligible for the prize**)
I decided to work with –Wryn Swinging By – a newer release by Christ.  A lot of my cards need to go in the mail, so I like to keep things flat. So while I love making handmade flowers, most of my cards will not include them!  But I do love to sneak the flowers in there, especially through the use of patterned paper.  It’s an easy way to make so many different cards and images fit the theme!  I pulled out my Doodlebug paper for this one, but what are your favourite floral papers?
We sure would love to see you join in on the challenge, and don’t forget to pop on over to the blog to see the amazing inspiration by all of the DT members!
Thanks for stopping by!
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