Monday, March 27, 2017


Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing an ATC I did.  Playing with my Alcohol inks I did the background in the blues and purple.  On a separate piece stamped the image then sponged in some colour.  Layered that onto the ATC - add a few sparkles.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Play Day

Hi There my crafty friends and thanks for visiting.  Today I am sharing a card I made with some new 'stuff' I acquired recently.

First the die cut - isn't it gorgeous. Called Oceana corner by Memory box.  Then I got a new stencil from Donna Downey...and a new stamp from Impression Obsession. !!!  

All went together so well !!!

Hope every one is having a crafty day - Our sky cleared off here and it is beautiful outside right now.


Monday, March 20, 2017

steampunk tag

Hello Hello Hello

I am sharing today a tag I made for my Art - Ex Change group.

Had some fun with this stamp from Viva Las Vegas....

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Journal Page

Good day - thanks for visiting - just a quickie today - wanted to share one of my Journal pages I completed awhile back.  

The page on the other side I didn't like - so not sharing LOL....


Saturday, March 11, 2017

ATC Challenge

Hello Hello - well the ATC challenge I was in the theme is 'silver screen'.

Stampsmith had some great 'oldies'.  So this is what I came up with.

Using my Laurel and Hardy stamp - I stamped the image with walnut distress ink.  Then I stamped a second image and cut out the b/w one to layer on top.  The wording I did off the computer - one of their lines from a movie.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Make a wish....

Playing around with one of my new stamps from Viva Las Vegas....luv Salvador Dali....

I embossed him on - then I used some Distress inks for the back ground.  Spritzed a bit of water to give it some texture. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Step card...

Welcome my crafty friends.

This card I made awhile back - wasn't sure if I liked it or not but has been growing on me. hahahah.   We are always so critical of our own work.

This stamp set is from Lost Coast.  I embossed the pear on about an ATC size...worked with alot of gold embossing powder in this card.  Just seemed to fit with the Persian theme.

Anyway - This is it.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Holy smokes - a week gone by already !!! And now the first day of March...yikes.  Today I am shareing  another whats on your workdesk wednesday - and check it all out over at Stamping Ground !!!

First - I moved my journal (you can see the blank pages in back) and replaced with Scrapbook I have been doing for granddaughter.  Started it in 2006 !!! OMG - and was going to finish it for her grad.  Well that was three years ago.  So now I am committed !

Next - 
My main working space - just finishing off a couple of cards.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out other desks over at Stamping Ground.

Til next time !!  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WOYWW #403

GOOD MORNING !!!!   Well I am being bad today and skipping going to the gym !!!  Instead think I will hang in my craft room today.

Right now this is whats going on for WOYWW.

Some butterflies with the diaper wipe technique - going to make about a dozen of them for a card swap coming up.  In the background playing with some Bokah techique ... just have to decide how to decorate up.

next.... my Journal desk.  

Not happy with the left side page so will be putting some gesso on it to re-charge my thought process.

and finally - Miss Sadie who has been sick this week with swollen gland.  

So stop over at Stamping Ground to check out all the other projects going on out there in craftland !!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Hey there !  and thanks for stopping by.

Today just a quick share of an ATC I did a few months back.

Yes the picture of cute....

Anyway - stamp is from Lost coast - and I used my old alphabet set to stamp on the word.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Image Mingle

Hi there !!!  Today I am sharing a card I made with an Image Mingle I was in.  What's an Image mingle you ask.  What we do is send 4 of our stamped images to someone on our list - that person has to choose one to make a card (or whatever) with.

This is the Image I chose - luv Asian look.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Hi There, and thanks for visiting today.

I am sharing a Valentines card I made using Lost Coast thick and thin men.

The Hearts were embossed then cut out.  The men were stamped onto cardstock and cut out.

This way I could give it some depth to the images by layering them and using pop up ups.

On the inside - couldn't resist the saying -

Both the front and back saying I printed off my home computer.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love is in the air....

Hi there my crafty friends...Today I am sharing a couple of Valentines cards I made.

Don't usually make very many and of course lately I got myself into Iris Folding.

So this year this is what I have.  

Stamps used - from Stampin Up and Lost Coast Designs.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Feb Challenge....

Good day !  and holy smokes we got a ton of snow yesterday - and it is now raining....a fine mess this will be - 

But - nothing better than hanging in ones craft room during these times hehheehe (like I need an excuse !)

Today I am sharing my make for VLVS February Challenge.  Using my Banksy stamps (LUV THEM) this is what I came up with.

And this is the inspiration board.   Check it out at VLVS

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday....

Good day my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

#401 for Stamping Grounds WOYWW !!  wowza ....

Today you will see a couple of cards I am working on for a challenge of under the sea.  Using my Seahorse stamp from Impression Obsession. and.. I had some left over shaving cream background paper that I thought were in the perfect colour !!!

and off to the left side I printed off VLVS challenge for the month - to maybe give a try....

now - my Journal desk....

Yeppers - I did my first two pages.  And as promised heres what they look like.

Decided there will be no theme to my journal - just a free spirit, whatever moves me on that particular day.

Anyway - thanks for visiting and don't forget to see all the other wonderful messy desks out there with WOYWW

Saturday, February 4, 2017

All fun and games....until....

Hey there - and thanks for stopping by !!!!

Today I am sharing my Steampunk Queen of hearts I made. 
This was alot of fun to put together.

Using the gears stamp from Lost Coast  - I stamped onto tissue which was mod podged onto my chipboard tag.  So it is all wrinkly, then used distress ink for the edges.

The Queen of Hearts stamp I embossed onto white cardstock - then coloured with my TomBow markers - then I cut out and covered with Glossy Accents.

Adding all the gears and hearts make it somewhat steampunkish....

But  just remember - it is all fun and games until the Queen shows up !!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Whats on your workdesk?

Alrighty - I made it here another week !! whoohoo....

And it is #400 for Julia !!!   Thank you so much !

Today things are looking pretty tidy. 

 And in the meantime I have cleaned off my other much room now. 

 So think I will use this area to work on my journal.

BUT - promised I would share my Journal cover that I started last week - TaDa......Where this vision came from I have no idea as in my head I was looking for something bright and vibrant....and got this lol.

Thanks for visiting and stop over to Stamping ground to check out other crafty friends.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Imagination - is that not what it is for any art work - no matter what kind or medium used (including written work).

Using Nuance powders made by Magenta - I washed the background of the cardstock.  Embossed the fairy - and fussy cut her out.  (which is not easy considering how skinny she is LOL) Using my TomBow markers to add some colour....then layer together.

Added some sparkle to her wings, don't think you can really see it. Then glued some star confetti all over.  

This Fairy (that I have had for years) from Lost Coast and the saying from Impression Obsession.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whats on your workdesk???

Holy smokes it has been forever since I got my act together to post here.   Missing all the fun lately !!!!

Anyhow - heres a pic of my desk !  So much going on....been doing lotsa Iris fold cards - the latest is the horse I am working on. Have to do ATC's for a challenge with Silver Screen theme....I have some great stamps from Stampsmith to use - Just have to decide which one.

THEN !!  OMG !!!  I bought a journal book yesterday - never done one so this is my challenge this year.  So just trying to think of a theme to do on my cover..then let the imagination unleash itself.

Check it out over at Stamping Ground for other great desks to take a peak at...maybe add yours in there.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January Inspiration

Hi there my crafty friends - I am sharing an entry into the Viva Las Vegas stamps challenge.

This picture is the inspiration....

and they wanted to inspire us with ....
We'd like to inspire you with words like foliage, flowers, weeds, nature, bugsmothsbutterflieswingsnumbersscript, invoice, background stamps, vintage, tan, black, white, brown, distressed, grungy,...

Wowza !  let your imagination go wild !!!

So here it is using all VLVS...and some Ken Oliver Colour burst.  

Saturday, January 21, 2017

For Annabel Lee

Good Day my crafty friends - today I am sharing a piece I did for Lost Coast Designs Edgar Allan Poe hop.....

Using the new Raven stamp - I coloured it with my TomBow markers then fussy cut him out. Then I embossed with clear embossing powder.

Using my nuances and a white frame I backwashed the whole space.  Again using the nuances - spritzed some on and added the water to give it that splattered look.

Stamped lightly the Calligraphy stamp from Carmen Veranda  and the Shrubbery stamp from LCD.

Now I added a couple of cutouts - the tree and leaves - did add a bit of shimmer to them - don't think you can really see it though :(
And of course - Ravens love things that shine - so he is picking up the pearl for his love - Annabel Lee.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ungainly Fowl

Hey there my crafty friends - Did you know it is Edgar Allan Poes birthday !!!! Yeppers....

So over at Lost Coast Designs we are doing a EAP blog hop !!!  come join us !!!!

 poe hop

Sharing with you my card I made using Edgar Allan Poe stamp from Carmen Veranda - and the Crow with Trees silhouette from Lost Coast.

And here is a bit of a close up of the Crows.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hey there my crafty friends - 

Today I am sharing a card I made with the Lost Coast Feather Bird and one of their Dictionary sayings.

The bird and some flourish was embossed onto cardstock - then I sponged ink all over the background.  Using Nuance - which is so much fun to play with - from Lost Coast there is also some background paper used with that.

I just luv this guy - you can Imagine him thinking - "What the...."
as looks like he is dripping in paint.

Come visit Lost Coast - and enter some of our never know!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Iris Folding

Hey thanks for dropping in !!!

Today I am sharing my very first (yes !!)  try with Iris Folding...and these are my two results ...

More to come I am sure - this was so much fun and much easier than I ever imagined.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Wanderer

Hey There !!!  Hope everyone has recouped from all the eating and drinking and partying - I know my diet has started.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the new AUD Creatures and Shrubbery stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

Using my distress inks for the background - then stamped the shrubbery stamp around the edges.  I embossed and coloured my AUD creature then fussy cut him out.

I think it turned out kinda cool - anyway - check out the new stamp release - alot more to see !!!  Or even better - check out the monthly challenges and win !!!

Monday, January 2, 2017


Hello there - and thanks for stopping by for a visit !!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the 'baby wipe' technique.

I am very pleased with the end (no pun intended) result - I used one of my Martha Stewart butterfly stamp and an old Stampin Up saying.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year !!

Well - another year has gone by.....for me - it has been a good year.  Stayed healthy, lost a few pounds, joined a Design Team, celebrated a birthday, celebrated one year of being retired, visited family, did a few trips, joined a gym, read 25 books.  

Looking forward to what 2017 will bring !!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ugly Christmas sweater

Hi Everyone - hope you have all recuperated from the holidays !  still have NYE then the diet starts.

Today - just want to share a final Christmas card I made using the Art Impressons stamp set.

I coloured then cut out the old gyrl...added some sparkles....

Just a fun card to make.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas !!!

Photo of Miss Sadie.....

Wishing all my blog and crafty friends a Very                Merry Christmas

         and a wonderful new year !!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Naughty or Nice????

Hello and Merry Christmas to all my fellow crafters and bloggers !!!

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I made using the Flying Ballerina stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

I stamped her onto cardstock and fussy cut her out - but - alas - I did remove her wings....But on the upside - she got a great party hat from Lost Coast Party hat set.

Put some pop ups under her to give the card a bit of depth. Coloured her dress with some chalk. Of course adding the bits and bobs...ribbon, snowflake and some ripped music paper for the corners.

She does have a bit of a sassy look I what was she this year???  Naughty or Nice?????

Check out other Christmas Inspiration over at Lost Coast !!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to EVERYONE !!!  Enjoy the season - I know I will as will be with family this year.  

Today I am sharing a card I made for Lost Coast Designs using the Kitty Girl.  Stamped her onto glossy paper with Staz on blue ink.

With the patterned paper I spilt it about half way down to form the "V" look.   Adding some lace and snowflakes to finish it off.  Almost looks like she is looking through a window - Just waiting for Santa.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Angels Sing

Hello there - and Christmas is approaching fast ! 

Today I am sharing a card I made for Lost Coast Design using the Herald Angels.

Stamped with claret Staz on ink onto glossy paper.  Stressed the background paper.  Added the ribbon, lace and snowflakes. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

It's a Party !!!!

Welcome to the party over at Lost Coast Designs!!!

Had so much fun making these 'toppers'.....

Using straws to mount them on - then you can put them into a vase or perhaps some cupcakes....
Using the Party hat set (#2) had lots of hats to choose from to put on top of my party animals....

a few beads at the top - and a feather to finish it off.....