Tuesday, March 21, 2023

sympathy card

 Recently made a card for a friend of mine who recently

lost her sister.  Wanted something a little different

not so 'traditional'

so went with this old stamp from Paperbag Studio.

I fussy cut the girls out - the background Kraft paper has some white paint splattered.  Letters punched out and glued / then some silver threads.

The inside I used this saying

Always so hard when someone leaves our lives.

thanks for stopping by..

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Your Craft Room ?

This is so true....
This new stamp from Technique Junkies is
perfect for any crafter.

I have spilled paint / burned a hole in the floor /
dropped my scissors pointed end in the floor.
Glitter and tape and glue - oh my - the list goes on.

 For this card I embossed the saying with three different colours of embossing powder - then layered onto black cardstock.

The background is an alcohol ink one I did awhile back.

some ripped papers layered on...
and ready to go !

Thanks for popping by and be sure when you shop
at Technique Junkies to use my discount code

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Grandson's Birthday Card

Welcome to my blog today ..

Well it is my grandsons 4th birthday today.

Him being the only grandchild - he may get spoiled a (wee) bit 

This little monster is from a recollections stamps set I have of monsters.  So I stamped him on the kraft paper along with the Happy Birthday saying.  Then I spattered with white paint.

The Balloon I cut out using a margarine lid lol - worked great !!!

I embossed the monster on white cardstock / coloured in/ then fussy cut out - layed overtop the original stamped one underneath.

Die cut for the age...string to hang onto the balloon shape.

and ta da !!!

Oh, and a googly eye and sparkles on the horns hehehe

Was fun to put together - 

Thanks for popping by !!


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Coffee Ladies.... Technique Junkies

 Ah yes, coffee, the wake me up smell in the morning !!!

Today I have two cards that I made using new stamps from

Technique Junkies

First up is the 'coffee girl' along with a previously

released stamp 'you call it coffee' 

Used my nuvo pen for some glitter on her glasses 

Also used stencil available at Technique Junkies for the background.


Next up is the 'happy housewife' stamp along with a couple of new releases  'jet fuel' and 'coffee to go'

I did the background with the coffee cup and using a previously relase stamp 'birthstone' stamped coffee on the cups.

She has been coloured and fussy cut out ...

then of course the jet fuel saying layered on.  

Thanks for popping by !!!

Be sure to use my discount code for 10% off when shopping.here it is


New stamps

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Thanks for popping by today 

this card I made using the 'braid' technique

down one side.

The image is stamped onto some alcohol ink background I had made

Then layered on a couple of different papers.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

New Release at Technique Junkies !!!!

 Welcome to my blog today...

It's new release day with a buncha great stamps from

Technique Junkies

and remember All of the new release stamps are 15% Off through March 8th

gotta have it all package !!!

My first make is this great 'all about spring' background stamp along with 'vine floral'

I stamped the floral then masked the flowers - then stamped the background stamp on top.   


Can you see the sparkle ???  Used my Nuvo pen on the flowers!

Next up is another new background stamp - 'pretty line florals'

With this I stamped and embossed in white.  Then using my paint powders and spritzed with water.  Gave a beautiful background. 

I then layered with one of the previously released sayings

When you are shopping at Technique Junkies be sure to use my discount code too for any of the previously released stamps 


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

You call it coffee !!!!... Technique Junkies

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today !!!

Sharing a couple of quick cards I made using the new release

from Technique Junkies

Morning Joe and You Call it Coffee 

A little bit of bling on this second card along with some sparkles on the mug

Always reminds me of my little sister as she LUVS her coffee  hahahaha

Be sure to use my discount code when shopping at Technique Junkies 


Saturday, February 18, 2023

All about Vellum !!!

 Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Had a challenge of what to do with some printed vellum

that has been laying around.  here is what I ended up with.

Three different cards.

all very easy - but outcome was great !!!

The Palm card is just vellum folded over my white card and a couple

of holes punched in the top for the string to hold in place.

The black one - oval cut out vellum placed in behind (like a window)

and the Happy birthday card just a piece of vellum on card stock - I used glue dots to hold in place.

All the sayings used are from Technique Junkies

Remember when you are shopping at Technique Junkies to use my

discount code TJDarlene10 for 10% off

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

All about cats...Technique Junkies

 MEOW ... Welcome to my blog today
Some great new 'cat' stamps were released this

This first card using the new Curly-Tailed cats background stamp
and All These Cats saying. I masked off the top of the cat saying for the top portion of the card.

On the inside I used a previously released stamp ( You're Purrfect #SDX219)

for the 'purrfect'

So on playing around with the Curly tail stamp I made a few bookmarks 
for my cat crazy friends ( we all have at least one of those)

This card I masked off the bottom part of the 'all these cats' saying

Then on the inside put the rest of it in ... 

Thanks for stopping by - be sure when you are shopping at TJ
to use my discount code   TJ10Darlene  

Saturday, February 11, 2023


 Hey welcome to my blog today !!!

Sharing today a card I made with one of the new release

stamps from Technique Junkies 

Birthstone - which will be 

perfect for my little sisters birthday !

I used this chevron fold - and if any of you cannot

find your coffee stain circle stamp - use the top of liquid detergent

worked great LOL

So when you are shopping and checking out all the cool stamps at

Technique Junkies don't forget to use my discount code


Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Sad times

 Time to say goodbye to a treasured friend?

This stencil and stamp set from Technique Junkies

is perfect.

The stamp set #SS133 Loss of a beloved Pet and the stencil is 

Angel Puppy  :(

I also edged the card with another stencil from TJ

psychodelic swirls

When shopping at Technique Junkies be sure to use my discount code

for 10% off -  code


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Valentines Cards

 Yes - the day of Love is almost here !!!

Sharing three cards I made using the stamps from January release

Technique Junkies

First up is the one I have made for my guy.  The die cut heart in craft paper - little bit of ink around the edge - Stamped the saying then splattered with some paint.

Next - Is that love in the air??? not...

Tis the smell of bacon I love...sorry LOL

Embossed the saying over the heart.  All done in the black and white - class right ???

Last one - of course my son asking for a card almost last minute ahhahaha

Embossed the All about Love background stamp in white then edged it with some gold.

Black and white vellum background and a couple of blings.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to use my discount code

TJ10Darlene for 10% off when shopping at TJ

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February - new stamps release at Technique Junkies !!!!

 It's time again for new stamps from

Technique Junkies !!!!

What what a great array of ones to choose from.

Gotta have it all??

Starting off I am sharing a couple of fridge magnets

I made.

Life is definitely better with a dog!!! I stamped the image

on oval paper - a bit of distress stain with my 

colourful life stencil then I clear embossed it.

The Coffee one I used a previously release background stamp

(writers block)  and BTW if you cannot find your 'ring' stamp for coffee stains - I used the top off my laundry detergent lol.

I had some coffee paper laying around so cut out the circles of those and layered with the rest.  Again lots of stressing of the edges

Also, on my dog magnet - layered with some dog paper/stressed the edges.

It is St. Patricks day this month.
Using the new background stamp - I clear embossed
then sponged ink on top.

I left a portion of the paper with no embossing
and did my rainbow.  Then I embossed and fussy cut out
a buncha shamrocks from this stamp.

Watch for more makes this month with the new stamp release  

Don't forget to apply your discount codes.  And when you buy a stamp not in the new release use my discount code 


for 10% off.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

3 hearts?

 Welcome my crafty friends

Today I am sharing three Valentine cards I made

using new release stamps from Technique Junkies

First up is the 'Open Heart' (#S995) stamp

and using one of the words from the Inside out stamps

all embossed in red - then added the ribbon and flowers

Next up - Pretty in pink?

Kept this one simple - sponged the heart shape onto white cardstock.

Using the Inside Out: Love is in the Air stamp (#SS158)

some bling around the edged.

On the inside - LOL - gotta luv it.

Next up using 'All About Love' (#S979) stamp

on the cut out heart shape  - embossed with white

So thanks again for popping by - be sure to check out

all the New (and old) stamps at Technique Junkies

and of course make sure you use my discount code when 

you shop there  -  TJ10Darlene

New stamps

Sunday, January 22, 2023


 Okay - so when is the last time you sent

or received a post card???  Well today I am sharing

a couple that I have made (and yes - sent out)

first is this one using one of my favourite Technique Junkies

stamp - Field Flowers - I coloured lightly some of the

leaves and flowers.  

Now this next one almost the same - but hey - how about a quick 

Happy Birthday wish???

Sentiment on both cards are of course from TJ

Be sure when you shop at Technique Junkies to use my discount code


(but note the back of the postcard is not TJ stamp)

Last one - **This is not any of Technique Junkies stamp** -

Wanted to send my pen pal, who is 6 YO, a postcard.

this worked perfectly.  I stamped the face then used a stencil

and carefully did the drops all around.

Was thinking this maybe a cool way to send out Christmas greetings this year too....

Thanks for popping by !!!