Saturday, April 30, 2016

scraps....

 Oh my goodness !! my scrap box is getting out of control so have dumped it out on my floor to organize !!!!

It was so full, papers just crammed in there !!!!  So two days...

got them semi organized into colour catagories .....
and ended up with this !!!

now how long will it stay like this ....lol


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dreams

Todays card is going in the challenge at 

http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/

which is ----  Blue / Yellow and White.

and  

http://rubberdance.blogspot.ca/2016/04/april-challenge-stamp-into-spring.html

and three challenge colours...blue / yellow / white.


Using my Lavinia stamp and some Distress inks...this is my
creation.


A little bit of bling in the center of the stars.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ghosting.....

And, no, it is not Halloween time !!!

What this is - ghosting technique - stamp your background with Versa mark...


let it dry thourghly (or lightly dry with embossing gun) once dry rub distress ink all over it....


then make your card....



Very cool....

Monday, April 18, 2016

Different point of view.....

Used these images at my last class to hand out as a challenge for those who attended to see what they could come up with. 

This first card was made by Trish - she used Inka Gold on the embossed cardstock....luv it with the layered greens, vellum and the bling/butterflies to accent it !!  Awesome !!!


These next three are the ones that I had put together...



Of course this is a Photo Stamp from Stampsmith.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

LCD Challenge

Anything goes !!  yippee - my favourite kinda challenge....

Here is my entry today.....  

I had some splattered background paper laying around so I stamped and clear embossed the Crow on the bike....from Lost Coast Rubber of course...http://lost-coasters-review.blogspot.ca/
Then I glued some bling onto the wheels....

The saying (from Stamping up) is stamped on green Raffia paper then mod podged onto the card stock.  While it was still wet I sprinkled a little glitter onto it.....here is a closer look.

Of course - layered the images onto the cardstock.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday ????

Good Morning my Crafty Friends !!!!  Oh my how the week flys by - weather has been so nice doing more gardening then crafting !!!

This week I was working on a challenge trying to do some "ghosting"

So this is my result here .... 

Up closer looks like this before I add any images...

So, using versamark then rubbing with my distress ink.....

Then of course a look at my desk...
Thanks for stopping by - and check out the other crafters at

http://stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Be Kind...


Did this card awhile back - had some left over 'faux leather' background done with blue masking tape.  

Luv the saying.....which is from Prickleypear.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday....

It has been a few weeks since I posted on a WOYWW.....between a bit of travelling - teaching a class - and doing some challenges ! wow. been busy.

So this week I am sharing my cluttered mess....I have tried cleaning a bit....but to no avail..as I find something I think - oh that will be fun to play with !!!

Don't let the sorta tidy spot on the side fool you....really - just other stuff shifted to another spot !!

and look at this...

Ya, I just reach in a pick some lace or ribbon...the mangled mess hehehehee....

So if you want to check out other desks around the world go to 
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.ca/
worth the trip...

til next time my crafty friends....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Circle of Life....

**warning** this post will be a bit long. Like my previous post, Watch over Me, I am sharing the gift box I made for my daughter to give her the necklace I bought to remember her Grandmother by.

In the beginning....my attempt at an exploding box.






Then..the box in the middle was an old jewelry box that I refurbished.  and then the start of the lid.

more...just kept adding and adding....



close to the end....had to pin the sides up so you could see.

and..of course ..you would like to see the necklace?  


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Watch over me....

* warning * This post will be a bit lengthy.  As some of you know my mother passed away last Thanksgiving.  It reminded me of when my grandmother passed away, my Mom bought each of us girls a beautiful locket.  So I am doing a similar thing, but bought my daughter and son a Phyrra necklace to represent their grandmother.  

With that - of course - I had to make a box to give it to them in.
The first I will show is the one I made for my son.

Here we go.....These are the pieces to start. Wanted my Moms memories to show.





 Then...Start decorating the outside. My son used to watch Winnie the Pooh all the time while Granny was babysitting him...fitting saying to add on.



 Done...the outside is complete...





Peek on the inside.....


Of course you want to see the necklace I choose for him...
He looked after his grandma so much in her final few years  - this just seemed fitting....


Monday, March 21, 2016

class was a blast !!!!

Just completed a class yesterday - introduced a couple of 'newbies' to rubber stamping !!!



Here are some of the results !!!









Sunday, March 13, 2016

LCD Challenge


I love Lost Coast !!  so much cool rubber to choose from.
The current challenge - Let's Party -, using one of their stamps.

**Actually this stamp I used is from Carmen Veranda store.  But sold on the LC site - I masked the face so I could stamp some ferns around it. Then layer onto cardstock.

Here is the link to check out many other entries. And of course the Design Teams (DT) inspiration !!!

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.ca/




Friday, March 11, 2016

Published Take Ten -

Look for it !!!  The new Spring 2016 Stampers Sampler Take Ten magazine is out with tons of wonderful creativity !!!!

https://stampington.com/Take-Ten-Spring-2016

which of course includes one of mine on Page 62.


One of my Valentines card made it in....


Also - a shout out to my friend Lynne Moncrieff who is a regular with Stampers - and who's work is totally awesome.  Page 22 & 23 and check out her blog at lynnesbowsandbelles.wordpress.com (the link is on my sidebar - Adorn)



Sunday, March 6, 2016

Todays Challenge

The challenge was to use a stamp that has never seen ink.
Sad to say - I do have a few.....  :(

This image from River City Rubber Works I bought for myself awhile back.  Luv the face...and sure alot more I could do to work with this.

I thought just colouring in his eyes would give it some intensity....

The saying is from a company called Just for Fun.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

birds of a feather...

Awhile back on one of the WOYWW I had showed some birds that were stamped.  I know some are wondering what I ended up doing with them.

well - here we go....Just as a reminder this is what was on my desk.


Then from there, decisions decisions.....
Lets go with the Asian look.....


Ta Da.....

the saying is from Stampin Up and the bird is from Simple Expressions.