While your waiting for my crafty schedule to get back on track, I have a super fun crafty activity for you to try out! Have you ever heard of The Stamping Chef? You can check them out here: http://www.thestampingchef.com they have a wonderful selection of digital stamps you can use for your crafting needs. They also have a forum you can go on that has monthly challenges. If you compete in the challenges you can win 2 images of your choice! I run the monthly recipe challenge where you can make your choice of craft as long as you include all the Ingedients. Come check out the challenges at http://www.thestampingchef.com/forum I have included a pic of what I did for he challenge, and cant wait to see what you all create! Stay crafty!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This weekend Craftscapes did our very first craft show! Hosted by Ingleside H-0 school the show ran friday from 4-8 and saturday from 10-4. The craft show was a success but overall a learning experience. Right now I'm trying to put things away and get organized again but hope to be back to my regulsr posting scheduale soon. Stay crafty my friends :)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I almost forgot to show you! In the middle of all my craft show prep madness I sometimes have to stop and participate in the real world lol. Usually its for a good occassion such as my fiance's cousins' 30th birthday party. I of course made the card, but my fiance wanted to help so he contributed by finding a superhero/wrestling type image for the inside of the card. I find birthday cards for guys more challenging then for girls, but love the opportunity to challenge myself. Below are the pictures of the card I made. Crafty friends I would love to see examples of other great cards for guys either you have found or done yourself :)
Hi my crafty friends, if any of you know where November went can you please let me know? It seems like yesterday that it was Halloween. Sorry for the lack of posts life got in the way of crafting for a bit. Dont you hate it when that happens? What crafty time I did get was spent getting ready for a craft show! I will be participating in my very first craft show the last weekend of November. So needless to say I have been busting my but trying to get things done in time. Have any of you done a craft show before? If not have you visited one? What things did people do that stood out to you? Any input from my crafty friends would be great!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Today is my mother in laws birthday :) So I whipped up this fun little card to honor the occassion. It seems these days I dont do much scrapbooking, mostly cards for birthdays and the smiley team, however I am beginning to prep for an upcomming craft show, more on that on friday. Crafty friends do you have some card bases done ahead of time for when you need a quick card? Make sure you come back on friday to hear more about the craft show, but for now enjoy the birthday card below....have a crafty day :)
Monday, October 21, 2013
Earlier this month was world card making day. Several companies and stores host card making day or run contests. The smikey team decided to focus on Santa cards this year. What about you muly crafty friends, did you participate in world card making day? I did, you can see mine below!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
We did it! We made it to the last Smiley tour Halloween challenge! Challenge #10 was my favorite challenge as it was anything goes. So if it was Halloween related but didn't quite fit in any of the other challenges it ended up here. I ended up creating 13 cards for this one, which seems fitting since it was for Halloween :) Well my crafty friends, if you had free reign to make Halloween cards, what would you create?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Spooky but not scary tree is challenge number 9 for the smiley team. This Challenge forced me to try and strike a balence between fall and Halloween. Keeping in mindvthat these cards are for kids I tried to take a less scary approach. Have a crafty day my friends :)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Its the great pumpkin Charlie Brown! Challenge 8 is all about pumpkins. Speaking of pumpkins have you carved yours yet? If so what did you carve, and if not when do you plan on carving them? We have yet to carve ours, probably won't until the week of Halloween. As for ideas, I'm off to pinterest to find some of those. Where do you find your pumpkin ideas my crafty friends?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! I'm enjoying the holiday from the comfort of my bed aka I'm sick :( thankfully I can still blog from my phone :p The smiley teams Halloween tour is almost done, as today we move on to challenge 7! Theme for today is spooky not scary ghosts. If your following along, keep up the good work my crafty friends :)
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Its a pirates life for me! This challenge is about pirates as you may have guessed. I was stumped at first but once i got into the pirate theme I ended up making more than I thought :) are there certain themes that your more comfortable crafting? What would you do if you were asked to create something out of your comfort zone, would you go for it? Although I find it challenging I love that it helps me think of things I may not have otherwise. I challenge you to challenge yourself! Have at it my crafty friends!
Don't you hatenitnwhen life gets in the way of crafting sometimes! Needless to say the past few days have been busy. Me and my fiance celebrated our 5th anniversary, we also celebrated my brother in law's birthday and had a big family dinner today. So to make up for it I'll have multiple posts up today.
Back to the smiley team's Halloween challenge, we move on to Challenge #5, witches. Since these cards are for kids I decided to have a different take on the scary witch we traditionally think of at Halloween. You can see my cards below, hope you have a crafty day :)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Challenge 4, party atmosphere! For this one all I thought of was costumes and candy so that's what you will find :) What thigs remind you of a Halloween party? What elements would you have added? Till next time my crafty friends
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I suck at baking! Cooking in general actually I'm pretty new to the cooking/baking world. The smiley team's 3rd Halloween challenge was to make monster cake pop cards. It took me a while to figure outbwhat to do with this challenge. Thankfully Pinterest came to the rescue, it's my go to place when I'm at a loss for ideas. You can see my cards below, but let me know what do you do when you need inspiration? Have a crafty day my friends :)
Monday, October 7, 2013
Hope your Halloween cards are off to a great start! The kards for kards Halloween challenge 2 was about costumes. This was a fun challenge, as it got me thinking of Halloween costumes in general. How do you decide what your going to wear for Halloween? Do you have a go to costume? Normally I know as soon as I see the selection of costumes for the year, but this year I'm at a loss. Mabey I just need to make more costume cards :p The ones i have done so far are below. Hope you have a crafty day :)
Sunday, October 6, 2013
As mentioned in my previous post, the Smiley team and I had so fun completing some Halloween challenges. The first challenge was to create cards with a spooky but not scary haunted house theme. Here are mine, what would you.create with this theme? Hope you have a crafty day :)
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Over at Kards for kids the Smiley team is currently wrapping up the "not so spooky kooky Halloween card drive." For this drive, the team was asked to create cards that fit the following:
Challenge #1 create a spooky kooky Halloween house
Challenge #2 create a card showing your amazingly kooky costume
Challenge #3 create a monster marshmallow pop card
Challenge #4 create a party atmosphere card
Challenge #5 create a witch card
Challenge #6 create a pirate card
Challenge #7 create a card with a few or more ghastly ghosts
Challenge #8 its the great pumpkin Charlie Brown
Challenge #9 create a not so spooky tree card
Challenge #10 create a card of your choice, any theme with a spooky kooky flair.
Got ideas floating in your head yet? Hurry go craft then! Just make sure to come back and see what I created for the challenges. Hope you play along, have a crafty day :)
Ever wish you could travel at a moment's notice, but then you remember you don't have the cash to do it? That's where virtual tours come in! I along with the rest of the Kards 4 kids Smiley team recently went on a virtual euro tour. We created cards to mark each 'stop' along the way. This tour was sponsered by Your Next Stamp which is a lovely stamping company, you can find them linked on tge side :) Here are my cards for the euro tour:
I enjoy scrapbooking and card making but do dabble in other crafts from time to time when the mood strikes me. I have a Etsy shop opening soon, also called Craftscapes, where some of my creations will be up for sale.
I am also part of an amazing team called the Smiley team. The wonderful ladies over at kards for kids (linked on the side if you want to check them out), create cards, bookmarks etc. for children at the hospital for sick children in Toronto, Ontario. So I will most likely be posting a lot of cards I do for the smiley team.
Hope you enjoy joining me on my crafting adventure, have a crafty day everyone :)