Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grandsons Birthday

Hello fellow crafters !  today I am sharing the card I made for our grandson.....his birthday has just passed. 

and Holy Smokes he is getting old !!!  

Tried to give it a 'manly' look - make it look like a pocket watch ... at least that is what I was trying for.  Using an embossing folder for the background then rubbed it with Distress Ink. Add a few bits and bobs....and we are done.

Thanks for Visiting !!!

Friday, October 14, 2016


Good day my crafty friends - hope you are getting into the Halloween mood .....I know we are over at Lost Coast.....bhbhahahahaha (thats my evil laugh...) 

My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing my make of a Catrina.  Using a Skeleton base and stamping the material with my images.  Will share a few photos here to give you an idea of how I built it up.

First, since I was making a woman - needed to give her a bit of a chest...

Adding her hair was fun.  I picked up a small doll at the dollar store for a dollar (go figure) and cut her hair all off and glued onto my Skeleton.  Then the veil and some flowers. 

The stamped skirt I did in strips then placed sheer material over that.  Give her a ghostie feeling.

Stamps used were the Skull Crown for the top - Raven with tree branches and crow border for the skirt.

Then the end result...

Now my daughter wants this to add to her Halloween decorations !!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Hello there my ghoulish friends....Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween at Lost Coast Designs.  My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing a set of candles I made using several different stamps .

The Raven with trees...

Persian Skull with Crows Border.....

and the Crown Skull.....

These are so easy to make.....just stamp your image onto tissue paper - cover with wax paper(wax side onto the image) then heat with your heat gun or hair blower.....wowza  - look what you get !!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween !!

Oh ya !  Lost Coast Designs has the 31 days of Halloween blog hopping ! as well as the Halloween October Challenge.  

LCD also has new release for some stamps - whoo hoo !!!!

Keep looking everyday for new projects and enter the challenge !!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

almost Fall.....

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am sharing a card I made with Lost Coast Designs.  Using the Shrubbery stamp - stamped onto an alcohol ink background I made (using staz on black) Then the Harmony word seemed to fit with all the plants going back into the earth.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.

Check out LCD and see all the other great work. Or even better join one of the challenges and win some rubber !!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

new technique

Hey there my crafty friends.  I found this technique on Splitcoast stampers and just loved playing with this idea.  

So you take the wax paper and run it through your cuttlebug - then iron it onto your clossy paper.

Use whatever colours you want to work with. 
and ta - da - 
Easy peasy here is the card I made using this.

Thanks for visiting....ttfn

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Circle Spinner Card

Hey there my crafty friends - today I am sharing the Spinner cards I made.

These were quite fun to put together !!!  My Challenge was finding pennies to use as we don't make pennies anymore here in Canada.  But I managed to scrounge up a few.

  So the pinky flower is glued onto the pennies that spin around inside the is the link to the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by !!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for visiting !!!  

check out stamping ground for other blogs and what they are working on theses days !!!

Well for me - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!
Been working on my christmas cards this past week.  I like to make 3 or 4 different kinds so then everyone isn't getting the same card.

Here is a quick look.....

Check out the rest of my blog for other projects I have been working on....ttfn.....

SIL birthday

Good day my crafty friends !  and thanks for visiting....

Sharing the card I made for my SIL (Son In Law) for his birthday !!!  Using the Phrenology head again from Lost Coast Designs ......what can the birthday boy be thinking about!!!!  hahahaahaaa....

A few beers perhaps....

Here is a closer look at what I have done....

On the inside I typed up this saying on the computer to add.....

Monday, September 5, 2016

Anything Goes...

Over at Lost Coast Designs the challenge is 'Anything goes'.....  

So I made a simple/quickie card - and using my Goddess stamp.

Roughed the edges and layered the saying on top of some lace.

The image is covered in Micro Beads, layered onto the black cardstock and also
roughed around the edges...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Last couple of days to Join !!

Only two days left to get your creation into the Hip 2 be square over at Lost Coast Designs !!!!

Get your creation in there for a chance to win !!!!
and check out the others that have entered !

Here is the link....
 hip 2 be square

Monday, August 29, 2016

ohhhh baby !!!

One of my previous colleagues is having a baby girl shortly. (if not already) So I put together this baby card.....using the Z fold style.

The blanket in behind is the one that I crocheted.....Jeez I feel so talented today hehehhee

Thanks for Visiting.....

Friday, August 26, 2016

Birds in the Bush

Over at Lost Coast the challenge is on - Hip to be Square.  I am sharing the second card I made, not using the square stamps this time, but cutting out the images into squares. Then mounted on a square - then onto a square card. 

Using the Mini Bird set 1 - I coloured each of them - then covered the image with glossy accents. Distressed the edges a bit. Mounted them onto a scalloped square.

Be sure to join in and also - check out my other team mates creations at Lost Coast Designs !!!!

Also entered into the Simon Says

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hello Kitty....

And hello my crafty friends -  just a quick share today of a card I made using Lost Coast Designs 'Happy Cat'.
He is so smug looking ehhehe luv him...

Using my two inch circle punch and some patterned paper -
stamped the image onto white cardstock for behind.
Coloured the Cat then layered all together.

Add a bit-o-bling and the saying
and bam - card is done.

Don't forget to check out Lost Coast
for their monthly

Friday, August 19, 2016

Always the Fool

Over at Lost coast it is Hip to be Square !!!  Using the square stamps from Carmens Vernada I made the following card using the Jester stamp and the Calligraphy stamp.

The background was done by scoring about every inch both ways.  Then I used some green in to colour in the tips.  Makes for a very cool background.  (here is an example of template)

The jester image - (a professional joker or “fool” at a medieval court, typically wearing a cap with bells on it) I coloured with my pens - then covered the image with glossy accents.  Stressed all the edges of the image and the layers under.

Using the Calligraphy stamp I added to each corner then a couple of swirls to finish it off. 

Check out all the other Design Team creations over the next several days !  you will luv it !!!!

Are you HIP 2 BE SQUARE? Join us  at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for tons of square shaped projects featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda SQUARE stamps! 

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Hello my crafty friends - and thanks for visiting my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I made the other day - using alcohol inks for the background of the image.  The stamp is from Finnabair and using my Staz on black to stamp it.

Then layered onto some Crafty Individuals paper - and finished it off with a few butterflies .....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WOYWW #375 !!

Oh Lordy- has been awhile since I got my act together to participate in whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!! Pop over to Stamping Ground and blog hop ! some fab work out there.

Today - my desk is a disaster.  Was playing around with some alcohol inks, and making a mess overall.

Do check out the rest of my blog to see what I have been up to these days.

Thanks for stopping by !!  TTFN

Monday, August 1, 2016

Water Colour background....

Over at Lost Coast Designs I am sharing my make using nuance for the background of the Fathers day card I made for my daughter to use.  Luv'in the nuance - just a little bit goes a long way - and the outcome is fab!!!!

Using the Phrenology Head,( I changed up the words a bit ), and I also looked up in the Dictionary a few different words for father.  Using those made the banner on my computer.

Layering everything - thought putting the head onto the circle highlighted it better.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Some one is going to have a birthday - How about this card made with the Gal from A I stamps !!
Just Luv her

I coloured - then fussy cut her out to pop up on the paper !!!

The saying from Funny Bones is stamped on Acetate, then layered.

Plus - What gyrl does not like a bit of bling on her birthday !!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

what if.....

Hey Everyone - thanks for visiting !!!  Would like to share a postcard I made using Birch Plywood I purchased at the craft store!!!   Was so much fun to make !!

Cut the card 4 x 6 inches - same size as a postcard.  Using my jagged scissors I did the two long sides.  The same colour I used on the bike was sponged onto the edges of the card.  BTW the wood cuts very nicely.

Using my Bird on a Bike stamp from Lost Coast (I luv this stamp ) and you may recognize this stamp from previous cards I have made.   Stamped it three times without re-inking to give that faded look. and used Staz on Ink.

Because this is a postcard - all has to be flat.  Put some stickles on the wheels (gyrl has to have some sparkle in her life) which dries flat.

Luv this so much I made a few - and promptly mailed one off to my daughter lol...

Stop by Lost Coast Designs and see what challenges are there to enter !  Maybe you could win some rubber.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

what to do...

My friend invited me over to her play to play a couple of weeks ago.  She has an annual family scrapbook/rubber stamp get together with her aunt and cousin etc.   So packing up all my stuff - no idea what to bring with me....but had a great time !!!
here are some of my results....

this one using a Banksy image from Viva las vegas stamps....

this one using a Penny Black stamp - coloured the stamp with my TomBow markers.....

using another Banksy stamp.....and the saying from Invoke.

The background on the two Banksy cards was done with Distress inks.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Snail Mail

New Stamp release over at Lost Coast Designs.

Have been wanting to do an envelope for awhile so, why wait !!!!

Using the new Hamsa Eye I embossed onto the envelope with white embossing powder.

Then rubbing the distress inks all over.  I masked out the hand and a spot for the address.

Using the inks that I rubbed all over I inked up the Zentangle feather !!!

Check out the new stamps !  tons to choose from !!

also - how can you send this without having a matching card !!

Monday, July 4, 2016


For those of you who don't know what an ATC is - it is an Artist Trading Card.  They are bits of art no bigger than 2 1/2 inches by 
3 1/2 inches.  

Doing these ATC swaps is what got me hooked on stamping wwwaaaayy back when. I have a couple of books full of ATC's from all around the world.

Today I am sharing a couple I made with Lost Coast using the Flying Ballerina stamp (which I just LUV )

The first one I did in black and white - also using the Perspective Floor stamp for the background.  I masked the ballerina first then stamped the background.  Using a bit of bling to look like sparkles coming from her hands.

The next one I fussy cut her out then added extra wings to pop out...using the heart to look like she is holding a balloon.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Peace on Earth

Come join us at Lost Coast for Christmas in July.   My make was using the Mary and Angel stamp.  What will you make and enter to the challenge !!!!

I embossed white onto black cardstock...then I did one with Gold.
cutting out the center image and layered on top of the black and white. BUT before I did that - I glued micro beads all around the edging of the gold image.

Also wanted a touch of colour so added the red while layering.

Layered onto black and white paper - I used ultra thick embossing gold to do the edges.

Inside the card I used the Peace stamp from Lost Coast dictionary stamp.

Do come over and check it out - get some inspiration to get a head start on your cards this year !!!! And Best of all - play and win
with Lost Coast Christmas in July !!