Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SHOPPING OUR STASH #285 - Stickle Me Elmo

Hello friends and happy Tuesday! We have a new challenge starting today at SHOPPING OUR STASH! As our prompt suggests, we want to see Stickles, or a similar product, on your cards or projects. Here's my card:

 ...and the inside:

This card turned out totally different than how I first imagined it. I wanted to put a sentiment banner between the two groups of flowers, but I realized I left too much white space at the top of the panel. This also wasn't supposed to have bees on it. The bee under the word wishes is hiding an ink smudge. I couldn't have just one bee, so I stuck two more on it. Happy accidents, because I really like how it turned out. I used Star Dust Stickles and traced around the roses. the leaf veins, and the largest dot on the dot trio stamp. Even the bees came with glittery bodies! Bonus!

Now it's your turn to break out those neglected bottles of Stickles, Wink of Stella pens, SN Sparkle pens, or any kind of glitter glue, and create something with them! Don't forget to link up at Shopping Our Stash so we can admire it. For even more inspiration, check out what my teammies came up with and leave some love on their blogs. I'd also like to welcome our Guest Designer, Marina! I'm looking forward to crafting with you this month! 

Thanks for visiting. Now go forth and create something fun and sparkly!

Just a reminder: We are looking for Guest Designers! If you'd like to be considered for February GD, simply leave a 'DT' after your name when you link up! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

I'd like to enter this at:
613 Avenue Create - ATG with favorite technique twist - mine is masking

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The big the bold & Extras, The big the bold & Party
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Gray Flannel
CS: TE, Darice
Accessories: MISTI; GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rect dies; MFT - Stitched Rect Frames; Ranger - Star Dust Stickles; Inkadinkado - masking paper; Jolee's Boutique - bee stickers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner


  1. Love the bling on this beautiful card and great happy accident with the bees...love them!

  2. shades of leslie's "i MEANT to do that" lol... bc altho it was already amazingly lovely... the bees kind of take it over the top!!! <3 (ps: i really love those W&W sentiments...hmmm...)

  3. Very, very pretty, Chirs! Your project is so well composed and perfectly balanced! Love it!

  4. Awesome card, great use of the stickles (I love star dust stickles) Remember there are no mistakes only an opportunity to embellish. Great design, love how you did the sentiment. it's perfect!!!

  5. This is lovely! I simply fell in love with those adorable bumble bees! Excellent composition and beautiful techniques are employed throughout this design! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  6. I love those pretty flowers and the bee trio was a great touch!!

  7. I really like how this turned out too! ;) The flowers are gorgeous but in some ways, the bees make it!

  8. One of *those* projects, huh? I really like it, and think the bees look meant-to-bee (ahaha... get me some coffee) with the bold black sentiment and border. I almost didn't notice the ghost rose inside... wonderful, inside and out.

  9. Haha, Sometimes our mistakes make for a great finish. I love how this turned out. Love the stitched lines as a border too. Thanks for showing us the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday, Barbara DT member.

  10. I love those glittery bees - they go perfectly with the glittery flowers. Thanks for the warm welcome.

  11. Love it!!!
    The purty flowers and the super cute bees!! Fab job sistah

  12. Oh, what a sweet card, love the flowers with their stickle sparkle and those adorable little bees are just to cute for words, perfect detail.

  13. Your card is amazing, Chris! I love the addition of those sparkly bees, and love your stamped floral design! The tiny dots in the background and all the glittery shine are fabulous! LOVE!


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