Sunday, February 7, 2016


For some reason my butterfly punch has been calling.  Then I bought another - then I have borrowed a couple.....I am obsessed.  hahahaaa

Here is one card I did punching out the image and putting coloured paper in behind. 

I haven't put any saying on it as I want to keep them blank for whatever occasion arises.

And this one I embossed half of the coloured cardstock.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fashionable Stamping Challenge....

Its been awhile since I did any challenges, but since I am now excuses - right !!!

So over at Fashionable Stamping the challenge to start the year off is Thanks/Gratitude.  I Think too often we forget to tell someone we appreciate something they have done for us.

Here is my card I finished off today - using mixed media.  

Covering the card in Gesso that I had spritzed some Delusion colour into.  Once that dried - using my stencil - mixed some white Heidi Swapp Art Screen ink into the left over colour and using my palatte knife smooshed over the stencil.  Always alot of drying time in between but well worth the wait!!

So using a bee stamp to add into spots, then the bee charm....bit of lace/and bits and bops. Then all layered together.

On the inside ...
Here is the link To Fashionable Stamping to see the other

Stamps used from Michaels / Deep Red / Hero 

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Playing with my Shimmer Sheetz some more...

I had purchased this image of Frida Kahlo

when I was in Mexico awhile back.

Thought it went well with the background
(which I almost all covered  :(  )

But no stamping except on the inside
for whatever greeting I choose.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday.....

Now is time flying faster as I get older !!  just seems like yesterday that I posted my last WOYWW.  

Now everyone complained that my desk was waaaaayyyy too clean last time. LOL.  but things are piling up.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oh Betty.....

Had these images of Betty Grable on my desk the other day..which alot of you saw sitting there on WOYWW..and here is how they ended up.

Just wanted to do something quick - so some layering...nothing fancy.

Stamp is from Stampsmith.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Well here we are again....another week flown by !!!  I just finished unpacking a buncha stuff as I taught a class on actually looks kinda clean in here good as it gets anyway.

Just going to work on an image challenge....think I will make 3 cards.
with 3 different, but appropriate sayings....

The image is one of Stampsmiths...Luv them....

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enjoy....and thanks for stopping by.....

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Published work

Whoo Hoo !!!! Hot off the shelf....New issue of Stampers Sampler just released.
                                      I have a card published on page 36.

Sent this one in awhile ago....
Black and white dragonflies....   here is the original card....
So - buy a copy - and check it out !!!

here is the link

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


I know I know !!!!  was cleaning up my room and getting some stamped images taken care of.   Then these stamps jumped, honestly, right into my hands and said 'stamp me 'stamp me'....

so now, I have more images to figure out hahhaahaa

WOYWW - well here it is.

I love Banksy images...have a few of them now.

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Using up stamped images...

well along with trying to reorganize my room I have this box of images that have been stamped along the way and not used.
Sure there is a million of them in there !!!  So today, tried to do up a few cards.  And this is what I ended up with....

Sure they will be put to good use this year ... and hoping I can get a bunch more done.

ttfn and thanks for visiting !!!!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year !!!

wishing all of you

all the best for

Healthy and Happy 

New Year 



Sunday, December 27, 2015

Altered Bottle.

For christmas I decorated a bottle for my friend Dot.

This is my first try at it....So started with an old balsamic vinegar bottle...

and modge podged tissue on it.

to look like this...
Then added my bling ...

and a stamped image from Stampsmith.
(her hubbies name is Fred so thought this was fitting)
the end...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas to all.....

Wishing all my blogging and craft friends a Very Merry Christmas !!!  I don't want much for Christmas. I just want those reading this to be healthy and happy.  Wishing you Snowflakes , friendship and winter cheer.

The above card I used Crafty Individuals stamped in gold onto black card stock.  The snowflakes embossed were rubbed with Inka Gold.  All layered together.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ugly Sweater WON !!!

My GF hubbie needed an ugly Christmas sweater for work.  So I put one together - just found out he won LOL.

I glued and stuck and sewed stuff all over this....looks awesome !!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Ho Ho ....................

Okay - this is my Santa from when I was really little.  He has lost his belt but otherwise fairly together (considering how old he is)

Santa is with a quickie card I made.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Whats on your workdesk?????

Well been a busy couple of weeks since I posted on WOYWW.....

Right now I am working on this challenge that has to have a bird on watercolour paper.

So this image from Simple Expressions I coloured with my pens then spritzed with

what to do with them.....

Pop over to the stamping ground and see what others are working on...
or better yet - post your workspace !!!

here is the link...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time for a swim???

So I bought meself this stuff called Shimmer Sheetz awhile back and was scared to try it out LOL
But....thank gawd for google.....searched the website and what fun!
So it is embossed and then rubbed with a blue staz on ink.

This image of the lady is one I have had for a long time from ArtChix.  And the stamp for the saying is from American Art Stamp.

Luvin' it !!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Send cards for young girl !!!

Hello my crafty friends - I just read this story on Yahoo News and right away got one of my cards to send to the young girl - Safyre Terry.  Her story is heartbreaking !!!!  She survived a house fire a couple of years ago where she lost the rest of her family.  Here is the link to the story...

She is hoping to get 100 cards for Christmas !!!  Lets try and double that !!!!

If you want to help Safyre this holiday, cards can be sent to this address:

Safyre TerryP.O. Box 6126Schenectady NY 12306

***** UPDATE ***** apparently this young lady got over 18,000 CARDS !! whoohoo....***

Monday, December 7, 2015

Quick Christmas card

I needed just a couple more put a few of these 
together !!!

Punched out two different sizes of snowflakes. and used stickles in the middle for a bit of sparkle

and on the inside....

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Published !! Take Ten....

Ah one of my valentines card published in the newest edition of Take Take !!!  What a great surprise !!!

Using my Stampin Up rubber...this was such a simple card to do.
check it out on page 32 ... 

here is the link for Stampington

even got an extra take on the the second look page at the back of the book....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


well here we are - the beginning of December....I think time flies faster as I get older !!

Here we are back to another whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!

and now with my room all cleaned up feels good to craft in there.

This is whats going on this week.

working on an explosion much fun doing this.

not sure if that bee will go on the top of the box or on the inside's thinking inside.


this bottle cap off a beer from the other night...thought it was a cool saying and that I could use it on a card one day......

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas card

For this challenge we had to do one layer only !!!

So I stamped my snowman....coloured him with my ink pens.

Then I masked him....held a doily overtop and sponged through
with some blue ink.  Thought it looked sorta snowflaky....

Added on the little saying....and done!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

whats on your workdesk wednesday....

Oh my goodness !!!  what a crazy week in my craft room !!!!

I have been re-organizing and purging...not quite finished, but here are a few pics to see what was going on.

 Moved the 6ft table to under the window so I can use it as my work space now.  Moved my little desk against the wall.  Recycled and trashed some really old stuff.  Tons of magazines to go.  

 getting a little better... then this is almost done..below

Not sure how the Ironing board got in there - belongs to my DH. hehehehe... And WOW - does this feel good.  

Now - to go through some of my stamps to see what I can part with...

Time to create....If you want to check out other works in progress go to