Friday, January 18, 2019

Napkin Technique

Hi there my crafty friends !!

Thanks for stopping by - today I am
sharing a couple of things I made using
the napkin technique found on pinterest.

We all seem to have paper napkins laying around.
Any size or shape will work.

I found cutting my cardstock to the sizes I wanted
was better than trying to cut up afterwards.

You will need an iron - I have an old one that I use
strickly for crafts (who knows what would end up on
our clothes lol)

Corner of one card made

then this one....I did iron it all onto one 
8 1/2 x 11
if you notice to the left of my card - looks a little torn.
ya it is.....Hence why saying it is mucho better to
cut up card stock to different sizes.

But - all in all - like this technique.

here is the link I used.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Alcohol and Fairies.........

HHHMMMM and what were you thinking....

These ATC's were made with the backgrounds of alcohol inks.  Not sure where the fairy stamp is from but the rest used are from Lavinia ... I didn't have a small fairy to use. (note to self to shop)....

Can't really see the stickles - placed on her wings and some on the dragon pods.

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

book marks

Made a couple of bookmarks for some Christmas gifts.
This one I used an image from Gecko Galz.
then added a few stamped

Then this one I used a stamp from VLVS...
My son loves Sailor Jerry images and this 
Monkey happens to be one of them.
(Sailor Jerry was a famous Tattoo artist)

This is the back of the bookmark...

Thanks for popping by !!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

Hi there - thanks so much for stopping by - Today I am sharing a card that I am submitting the the Lavinia Stamps Creative Monthly Challenge.

I got a few stamps for my birthday/christmas and having a blast playing with them.

This card background was made with Nuance powders and the coffee filter technique on shiny paper.  Stamped my fairy - Raven - onto the card.  then using my vines and saying to complete.
Using my distress inks had the saying highlighted with the circle - then using a stencil made a few more circles.  Looks like bubbles floating around her.

You can't really see it - but have put some stickles on her wing to add more glitter.  (fairy dust perhaps) 

Visit Lavinia Stamps - they are awesome !!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


 Finally - one of my things to get done in my craft room.
Labelled all my Distress inks with the colours 
So I don't have to keep flipping through the piles
Looking for the colour I need/want.

Ta Da - 

so happy....

(and no - didn't miss one - it was just turned the wrong way hehehe)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Playing with Lavinia

Wowza - I am enjoying these stamps !!!

The background of my shiny paper was made using 
my Nuance powders and the coffee filter technique.

Using my new Lavinia Stamps - I stamped the fairy fleur silhouette with black.  Using a midnight blue I stamped the Dragon Pods on the sides. Back to black for the vines.

You can't see it  - but used some stickle on her wings - and some sparkle on the pods..

You will probably see a few more of these posted in 2019 !! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018


  Yes Yes Yes - Christmas is over !  so now playing with my Lavinia stamps I got for my birthday/christmas.

Do pop over to Stamping Ground to check out what others are up to !!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

December 24th -

My final Christmas Card
to share...

Wishing everyone a
Very Merry Christmas...

And all the Best for

Sunday, December 23, 2018

day 23 for Christmas

Try working with some different colours..

you will be pleasantly surprised....

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Day 22 of Christmas

Some quick and easy cards to 
put together.

Just a bit of sponging for the winter

Friday, December 21, 2018

day 21 of Christmas

And wow - what alot of Ugly sweaters out there.

definately the thing now - there
are even Ugly sweater parties !!!

Who knew what we threw away years
ago would make such a come back ...

Thursday, December 20, 2018

day 20 of Christmas

 This little guy is so cute
searching his stocking for more 

I clear embossed the image..
gatefold card....
and added some sparkles down one side.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

day 19 of Christmas

One of my all time favourites
from a couple of years ago.

The layers
The stressing
The image

luv it all

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Day 18 of Christmas

All done in Golds and Blacks

Given a vintage sorta look...

Monday, December 17, 2018

day 17 of Christmas

Ol' Saint Nick...

Done in golds and reds

Sunday, December 16, 2018

VLVS monthly Challenge

okay okay - I had to do another....VLVS December Challenge.

using another Banksy image - kept this one very simple.
Stamped the boy onto patterned paper.  Did my layers....
and the saying is from Art Impressions.

Day 16 of Christmas

Flashback sunday - 

One of my retro looking cards that was also
published last year.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

15th day of Christmas

This one is from a few years ago...

Was published in Stampers Sampler....

Friday, December 14, 2018

Day 14 of Christmas

A shaker card with a Canadian moose in behind.

You can tell it is Canadian eh. !!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

day 13 of Christmas

Here is my fav lady again.

I can just hear her gravelly voice..telling
you what she thinks...


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Day 12 of Christmas


Enough said hahahaaa

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

day 11 of Christmas

And a merry christmas to everyone...

Some sponging done here to have Santa silhouette to the moon...

Monday, December 10, 2018

VLVS Challenge

Hi there my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing a card made with my Banksy image from VLVS
The challenge is red/black/teal..

The saying is from a set I have from Dylusions.  

day 10 of Chritmsas

Yes - well
this one is very close to home...

anything but normal hehehe

Sunday, December 9, 2018

day 9 of Christmas

This one I used my ATC coin (2 1/2 round)
and layered it.

Thought it turned out kinda cute.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

day 8 of Christmas

How about this guy
Remind you of anyone???

Bet he was naughty back
in his day !!

Friday, December 7, 2018

day 7 of Christmas

(naughty usually does have more fun though)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

day 6 of Christmas ..

And here she is again....
she is so full of cheer !!!

How about that kiss???

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Hello Hello !  welcome to my blog this wednesday !
Where WOYWW is a fab place to see what others are doing..and feeling good about yourself as their desks are usually just as messy as yours LOL. 

All I can say is ..... NO CHRISTMAS on this desk anymore.

My cards are all is good.

So perhaps a Valentines card is next..

 Just colouring this House mouse now.

But lots of other ideas chasing each other through my brain.

So pop over to WOYWW and look at all the thing to do on this cold wednesday...

thanks for stopping by.

Day 5 of Christmas

You might have seen this one before ..
But had to share again.

Luv the vintage look - 
covered the image with glossy accents.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

day 4 of Christmas

I don't do much that is cute - got talked
into this house mouse.

which really is cute.

What you can't see is the sparkles on the tree branches

typical kids !!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Day 3 of Christmas


and she does look like a naughty one 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Day 2 of Christmas

And don't you LUV homemade gifts too...
Wish I had thought of this a few years ago LOL

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Christmas is coming !!!

Wowza !  can you believe it is almost Christmas

Well - what I am going to try and do is share a 
different card for the next couple of weeks (or so)

This first card - the background is made with the
Shaving cream technique
So always smells so nice hehehee

Then with my cut outs - I have the silhouette of 
Santa flying over the trees.
Of course he is calling out Merry Christmas !!!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Gecko Galz Christmas

 Welcome to my final blog for for Gecko Galz.  These two gate fold cards I used the Christmas Days Gone By collage sheet.

The first card I put some red stickles on the wreath and bow.  Let it completely dry then I clear embossed the image.

Down the side is some glitter that has been glued on.

 Inside both cards I have stamped Merry Christmas.

 This card is also clear embossed before layering.  

Check out Gecko Galz blog and etsy shop !  you won't be disappointed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Using Nuance powders

Made a buncha backgrounds using my Nuance powders 
(which you can buy from Magenta )

So I made this quick card using my tree die and the 
saying from Tim Holtz small talk.