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Seahorse Card–odd I know.

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #70 is Dear Frankie.  A gem of a movie that I hadn’t heard of until this weekend.

To be honest, sometimes when I have an idea for something it comes out differently than I had thought.  This is one of those cards.  Who would I give it to & for what reason — not a clue.  LOL  Maybe one of the kids passing that ‘oh so hard’ swimming level or I dunno.  Anyhoo, I drew up this little Seahorse (yes, there was a Seahorse in the movie) and then masked a map in the BGround in order to fit the challenge.

Here’s my … rather odd card.  I didn’t put a sentiment, because really, what would you put?    I had fun with it though & got to spend some time learning Illustrator, thanks CSCC folks!

Silly Mood

I can’t tell you how much fun I had giggling over this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #62, Night at the Museum.  Honestly, unless you’ve seen the movie, you just won’t get the card.  Actually, maybe if you’ve seen the movie, you may still not get the card.  Here’s my Miniature Easter Island Head, “Dum-Dum-wants gum gum” Valentines Card.  I know, I know, I can hear the groans from here.

I took a lesson from 7 Hunters on using photoshop & Illustrator to make a “cut out” type picture & that’s how Easter Island Head was made.

Okay, here are a few more Valentine cards that I made, just because.

and this one …

which pivots open …

I cut this using my Cricut Cutter :) on Kraft & Manchester Stampin Up DSP, attached with a brad.

Sketched hello

This is for a Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge by Lynn’s sk010910 beautiful sketch  Isn’t her sketch pretty?

Here’s my go with her sketch:

The PP is from Martha Stewart. The cut out is using my cricut machine with the Home Accents cartridge. Uniball White Gel Pen & Pearl Sticker Accents. Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set: In the Spotlight.

Gown Inspired


This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #58, is Shakespeare in Love.  Today is the first day to play & I managed to sneak into the craft room on the typical busy Saturday for a wee escape.  Be sure to give this challenge a go, before next Thursday!  Such a blast.


Great movie, saw it years ago.  Costumes Designs were awesome too & that’s what I went with for this card challenge!  Check this out:


What an outfit.  Anyhoo, here’s my card trying to reflect Gwenyth’s fancy-smancy outfit.


Used:  White Opal Liquid Pearls, Gold Foil Graffix Sticker Paper, Lacé Template, Cats Eye Color Box Inks, Inkadinkado clear Warm Holiday Wishes Stamps, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Yellow CS Grid Paper (unknown).

Good to Sea You.

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #54 this week was Finding Nemo!  Be sure to play along this week (you have until Thursday, October 22nd get your creation linked).  Taylor is giving away YOUR choice of the newest holiday stamp sets that have just been released fromTaylored Expressions as blog candy!

This was the first movie I ever took my oldest to in the theatres.  Emma was 4 at the time & I watched kids leave the theatre in tears because of the first 10 minutes of tragic loss.  Isn’t that always the way?  My Emma-Sian simply leaned over & paused eating her popcorn, “what happend to the mum, she dead?”  ”yes, she was eaten”, “okay” and then she continued watching.  I asked her when she got home if that movie bothered her & she simply said, “Mum, it’s just a movie!!”  Right.

I don’t know why I found this part of the movie so entertaining, but I did:

Here’s my card:

Yes, I did have these Sizzix-Sizzlit Fish Die Cuts, probably, because it was on sale & probably for a kids project at one point or another.  Honestly never thought I’d use them on a card.  LOL.  Never say never.

Used:  Brilliant Blue Textured CS, Only Orange Textured CS, White CS, Going Grey CS, Tsukneko Brilliance Platinum Planet Dew Drop Pigment Ink, Sizzlit Fish Dies (tropical fish set), Unibal Signo white gel pen, Seeing Spots Stamp Set, Brilliant Blue Marker, Scallop Edge Punch.

Glitta’ Queens

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #51, had a Blingy Hollywood Classic, All About Eve.  Glitta, Glam, & Stars.  I think this will probably go to a Birthday Girl-Friend of Emma’s.  Ten year olds are still quite into the sparkle.

Here’s one of the images I used from the movie to make the card.  Needless to say, I feel rather frumpishly dressed right now, looking at these starlettes.

Nothing fancy, but the CS is a cool metallic IRL.

Thanks for the fun, ladies!  If you haven’t made a card for the challenge, you have until Thursday night to do so!

Used:  SU Favorite Greetings Stamp, Silver EP, Versamark Ink, Purple Metallic Paper (from Heather’s Stamping Haven here in Ottawa), Basic Grey CS, Dimensionals, Diamond Rhinestones.

Stitch a Wish

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #46. This week’s movie was “A Field Of Dreams” & the criteria for this Creative Challenge was “Red Stitching”.

I don’t know what this stitch is called … on my good ole’ Pacesetter Brother Sewing Machine it’s stitch number SS#24.  My Machine is old, not fancy, but it’s a beast & takes a lot of slugging.  I love it.  I also adore the look of stitching on cards, so I didn’t hesitate with this challenge one bit.  In order to make a circle stitch, I just cut out a circle & taped it on & then followed my sewing machine around, pulling off the circle guide afterwards.

Used:  Real Red Textured CS, Scallop Edge Punch SU, Corner Rounder SU, Sewing Machine & Red Thread, Make a Wish Stamp (SU), Black Versa Mark Ink, Dimensionals, White CS.

1980’s Sweater Card

So the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #45, (can you believe it, #45?) is that tribute to the 1980’s “Sixteen Candles“.

The Challenge this week was to create something à la 1980’s.  Hmmm,  Bill Cosby Sweaters, big shoulder pads, leg warmers, jelly sandles, acid washed jeans, bangles, rubiks cubes, & bad permed hair with big bangs.   I went with an Ode to the Bill Cosby Sweater.

Here it is.  Um I have NO idea who I would give this to.  It’s just so, um, oddly bright.  Maybe for a child.

Used:  Wonderful Words II SU, Spectacular Birthday SU, Bold Brights & More Mustard EP SU, Versa Mark Ink, Basic Black CS, Glorious Green Textured CS, Coluzzle (to make a mask of a wavy line), yellow ribbon.

One & Only

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #44, is:  The Thief Lord.  Honestly, never heard of it before, so I watched it on YouTube (11 parts of 10 minutes each LOL).  What can I say, I’ve had to stick close to the house this week, watching for signs of Sparkle-Puppy having to pee, so I had time.  How long does it take to potty train a dog, this is not good for my carpets.

Here’s my go with the challenge, with the “wood wing” from the movie, which I actually used Cork Paper (from Magenta, that I bought at Heather’s Stamping Haven), An Owl Stamp from the Stampbarn, Cornish Heritage Farms trees Backgrounder Stamp, Define Your Life Stamp Set (SU), Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Timber Brown Stazon Ink & Pumpkin Pie Ink:

Awesome Friendship

Time for Tina’s Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {six}.  This week’s Traveler’s Inspiration photo from a friend of Tina’s, Katie & her recent trip to  Ireland.

This Challenge had me rummaging through boxes in the basement to find old photos of my girlfriend & my pre-university trip to Ireland.  Looking through the photos reminded me of how awesome friendship is.

In the boxes in the basement & I must appologize, as these are photos (of photos) not great pictures taken by a teenager & my point & shoot camera, more interested in living the trip than taking photos. Oh yes, the hair, it was August 1990. Bad Perm & stand up bangs. Stove Pipe Jeans, baggy shirts, & peach lipstick.  Sigh. I will not say anymore on that.

This first photo was taken in Glendalough. Absolutely stunning there:

The second was in Donegal, um was it Rossbeg? Anyhoo, I LOVED Donegal. It was windy that day.

The third photo (my GF) was taken at Kilbride House in Castleknock Village.