Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Center Step Card

Hey - Welcome to my blog today.

Over at Gecko Galz it has been celebrating "Garden Bliss" - so in keeping with that theme - my make today is a Garden Party.....

Using a center step card design I used the image from 'la vie en rose' collage sheet which you will find in their Etsy shop
I clear embossed the image then layered onto the center.

Added some Flower Soft for the extra blossoms....

The panel cards were embossed with a pink and red blend.

Bit o ribbon to finish it off....

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Yappy Birthday

I know who I will be giving this card to for her birthday !

Check out the blog hop over at Jessica Lynn For all the other makes.
Remember We are raising money for a local group called Lucky Mutts Rescue. The hop is open to  ANYONE who has JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamps (dogs, cats, etc) to add their links in too. For each card that is added, we will be donating 50 cents to this rescue! I can’t wait to see all of the amazing cards and paper crafting items.

This pug looks like trouble....gave him a couple of googly eyes LOL.

He has been fussy cut out and mounted onto embossed cardstock.
A few ballo0ns for the festivities !!!

Best friend

This is another make for the blog hop over at Jessica Lynn Original.

This guy is ssssooooo cute.....chewing on his rubber ducky.

I cut a partial hole in my paper and mounted it onto cardstock which I had sponged with some ink.  Fussy cut the pup out so he looks like he is half in and out of the hole.

Bit o ribbon and beads around the cutout.  

Life is Better !!

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by today during the Jessica Lynn Original blog hop !!

The amazing this about this hop is ....

We are going to be raising money for a local group called Lucky Mutts Rescue. (https://www.luckymuttsrescue.org) The hop is open to ANYONE who has JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamps (dogs, cats, etc) to add their links in too. For each card that is added, we will be donating 50 cents to this rescue! Can’t wait to see all of the amazing cards and paper crafting items.

Here is my first make with the Flynne's Puppies...

I fussy cut out the cute Corgi - added some stickles to the flowers on her head.   Then embossed and cut out more flowers to spread around.  Luv this saying as it is so true in our house !!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Super Hero

Hi there - thanks for stopping by !!!

Today I am sharing an ATC I made using VLVS and Finnabar Stamps.

The theme for our group was - superheros !!  and this stamp is so fitting.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

flutter bys....

Welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Faux Silk technique.
I stamped my tissue paper with different butterflies and colours.

Stamps used are from Martha Stewart.  

So you cover the cardstock with gesso or mod podge...crinkle up the tissue paper then pat onto the cardstock to stick.

Fun technique !!  you can also rub a bit of versamark overtop and add some embossing powder or another look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Altered Tin

Hello Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Using my Gecko Galz products I have altered an Altoid tin.
Theme this month is "Garden Bliss".

The tin itself I painted and cover with Zen Garden Paper and Summer Card Toppers.

So using the Jardin Digital Collage Sheet - Cut out alot of flowers and covered them with Glossy Accents.

Then layered them on the inside of the tin.

Adding some small beads on the outside of the tin and in.
((The saying is from another company that I have the stamp set for))

( close up of the inside)

Thanks again for stopping by - and check out Gecko Galz for more inspiration.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Dream on

Today I am sharing my make using the Nouveau Inspirations

Covered the image with micro beads and layered onto french script gold embossed background.  Also used my perfect pearls on the background.  Stamped the saying onto white ribbon which I layered over orange ribbon so the lettering would pop more.

Check out the Gecko Galz Etsy shop for any of these items..and more.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tiger Lily

Welcome !  thanks for stopping by.

Today I am showing you my card I made using a Crafty Individual stamp.  And using the triple stamping technique.

All done in oranges like the tiger lilys that grow wild in the praires.  A couple of butterflies with vellum underneath.  And a couple of pearls to finish it off.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

New Technique .......for me....

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.

Today I am sharing a card I made using a new technique (for me).

I dry embossed tin foil !!!

Then on top of that I put embossing powder on that.

The image is from Graphic 45 - which I covered with micro beads.
Layered the image - and roughed up the edges.

Added the ribbon and the dragon fly....

Luv the look of this !!!

Monday, March 5, 2018

quick card

quick share today of a card I made.  Using my TomBow pens I inked up the image then stamped.  

Sponged around the edges and added the tag saying.

Easy Peasey !!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oh Paris....

Well I have never been - but it is on my bucket list.  

Gecko Galz is celebrating Paris in the Spring Time.   This card I used the image from the French Connections Stamp set.  Masked off the music part and using my colour burst on it.

The Tower I cut out and mounted on top. 

Eiffel tower hat - Hat Whimsies collage sheet - and 
my lady with the hat on is from the Sparkle and Shine collage sheet.  So much fun to collage together.  (add a few feathers and ribbon)

This one is a bit more springy....(is that a word)

Using my Oh La La images from Gecko Galz.....

Check out the Gecko Galz Etsy shop for any of these items..and more.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


Welcome my crafty friends to my blog !! Today I used a silouette  Digi Stamp from Gecko Galz.  With Easter approaching....thought this would be a timely image to use.

I sponged some distress inks on the background to give it some nice colour.

and hoping you can see in this image - using my stickles to add some sparkle to the stars hanging.

The saying is a stamp I have (rubber moon) - was stamped onto green raffi paper.

Check out Gecko Galz and see what everyone else has been making !!
Thanks for stopping by....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

If I were Princess....

Hey thanks for stopping by - I made this card last month using my perfect pearls.  Haven't used them in ages !!!  Nice to haul out things that have been put aside.

Anyway - The background I embossed with gold french script from Stampin Up.  Then using my Tim Holtz stamp on top of that with my perfect pearls !!  LUV'IN IT !!

The image is covered with micro beads then layered and mounted.

And of course - not finished without the perfect saying.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Triptych ATC

Welcome and thanks for stopping by .  Today I am sharing an ATC I made for one of the groups I belong to.   The challenge was for a bit of an 'interactive' ATC.  And this is what I came up with.

Using one of my Banksy stamps from VLVS and one of my Tim Holtz sayings I embossed onto the front panels. Grunged up and distressed the card.

On the inside added some paper on the inside panels along with this saying from Rubber Stampede.  The splats are from a stamp company called Stamp It.

The twine I just wrapped around a few times to hold it all closed.  Was fun and easy to put together.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Putting on the Green !!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my makes for Gecko Galz February challenge of - Putting on the Green !!

What I did for this is two journal pages.  This first one using the Gecko Galz Celtic twist paper - and the image from Gecko Galz visions in green 1. (check it out at their Etsy shop)   Printed the saying off my computer as I thought it went well with this lady who looks like she is ready to 

 Second page of the Journal...

I spritzed the page with green...stamped some swirls.  Then I made the clovers from my Celtic twist paper.  The image - she is checking herself out - and ready for that Kiss !!

So Check it out over at Gecko Galz - maybe win some freebies !!!

AND BTW - Happy St. Patricks day !!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Far East....

Welcome - thanks for dropping by.

Today I am sharing a card I made using Gecko Galz Far East Beauties and Very Vintage Junk paper.

Gave one coat of clear emboss on the image then layer onto black cardstock that had he edges roughed up.

Using my dream stamp - stamped onto the Very Vintage paper - then onto vellum which I layered on top.

Next - pieces of mica near the coins layered on - then ribbon to finish it off.

Items used:

GECKO GALZ - Far East Beauties
             Very Vintage Junk Paper

from personal stash - 
          rubber stamp from stampin up 'dream'
          ribbon / coins / mica /

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perfect Pearls

Hello Hello ....  well it has been awhile since I used my perfect pearls...but was so much fun digging them out again to play.

I sponged my white cardstock around the edges then embossed the saying in the middle.

With my silver and gold pearls I stamped some vines and grasses and the dragon fly.

Love how it looks !!! Think I need to play with this stuff some more.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Pop Up cards

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  My share today is a couple of pop up cards I made using some double sided card stock.

The first one - Asian style - the birds stamped onto acetate then mounted.  on the inside...

The pop up is a saying meaning 'friend'....(was sorta hard to photograph)

The Marilyn Monroe card inside...

has this little saying. 

These were so easy to make for such a fun little card.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Published in Take Ten !!

Whoo Hoo.....  Take ten published two of my cards in the December issue.

So check out page 103....there you will see my cards.

Both of them I used VLVS....luv'em.....

Monday, January 1, 2018

Courtly Love....

Hi there my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by.  Sharing my make for the Challenge at Gecko Galz - Courtly Love. ( not to be confused with Courtney Love -hehehee )

I have used a 5 x 7 canvas - covered it with some tissue paper I had laying around.  The image is from Gecko Galz Vintage Flirtations.  Covered the image with glossy accents...let dry overnite - then cracked it a bit.  Layered onto cardstock and roughed up the edges.

To finish it off ribbon, lace, feather and beads were added all my my personal stock.

Then I also made this step card using 'In other words' for the saying and the background paper is from the 'Courtly Love Paper Pack".  And finally the image is Gecko Galz 'Vintage Flirtations'.

This image I clear embossed.  Added a couple of embellishments from my stash....and ta da !!

Some wonderful images and card stock for this theme - check it out
at the Gecko Galz Etsy shop.

Join the Challenge - maybe win some free stuff !!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

gift card holders

Welcome - think this is a full month of sharing Christmas cards ideas and such.

So today - starting with some gift card holders I made.  Very quick and easy - the pattern was found on Pinterest ( need I say more )

They were fun to make and good use of some smaller bits of Christmas paper I had laying around.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Little Reindeer

Hi there - and hope you are having a wonderful Holiday season.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by....this tag I made using the Gecko Galz Little Reindeer image.

The tag itself has been stressed (along with everyone else at Christmas hehehhe) rubbed some ink and inka gold on it.  Then mod podge some tissue that was sprayed with Dylusions Ink spray.

Layered on the tree and snowflakes and stars and ribbons and button....little bit-o-shabby-chic-look.

Check out the blog over at Gecko Galz and see all the tags made for December Extravaganza !!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Angel ATC

Just a quick share today - an Angel ATC I did for one of my groups I belong to.

I embossed the Angel image with clear embossing powder...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gecko Galz Christmas

HoHoHo  - thanks for stopping by again...

Today I would like to share a couple of quick Christmas cards I made using Gecko Galz images...

I clear embossed the pictures - then layered onto some cardstock and paper.  Touch of ribbon always gives a nice look...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Napkin use...

Hey !! thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a Christmas card I made using some napkins.

What I did was cut out the Owl....then with my Wondertape sheet covered the Owl and then the sugar beads on top.

Gives it a cool effect....

So the final out come...you ask...


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Tag

Well we are totally into the Christmas mode now over at Gecko Galz!!

December Extravaganza is a full month of Christmas or winter theme ....check it out.

Today I am sharing a tag I made using the Gecko Galz Christmas Tangles Stamp set.

The stamp was coloured then fussy cut out to go onto the tag.
Background paper in my picture is also from Gecko Galz ...

Hope you like it ... but do go and check out the rest of the design teams makes.

The background:
     from my stash - used Nuance powders then added some sparkle which you really can't see in this pic.
     and the HoHo stamp - and star glitter

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dashing Through the Snow....

Merry Christmas my Crafty Friends !!  and thanks for stopping by.

Today I am sharing a card I made for Gecko Galz December customer challenge.

Using the Gecko Galz 'dashing through the snow' image - I used glossy accents on the Reindeer and the swirls to pop the image a bit.  Lots of layering - 

The Christmas paper is also Gecko Galz 'Christmas Filigree'

Then add some bits and bobs and bling....
    On the inside....

Kept it simple to write my own message.

Come over to Gecko Galz and enter our challenge !!!  you could be the next winner !!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Easy Peasy

Hi There my crafty friends - today I am sharing a quickie card.

using Imagine Design Create inspirational quotes I stamped onto white cardstock. then layered.

Using distress inks on the background and spritzing with some water.

Bit-o-ribbon to top it off...and ta da !!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Chritmas time...

Are you making your Christmas cards yet!!  

Here is an easy one to make...

I cut out a rectangle mask and sponged inside with my StazOn cloudy sky ink.

The tree and saying are from Stampin up  - I then layered it all together.

Think I will be making a few of these !!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vintage ATC's

For my ATC group - the theme was vintage this month.

This is what I came up with.

On the background I used a Tim Holtz stamp onto my paper.  The images of the children have been fussy cut out.  A couple of these I used washi tape on the background too.

Anyway - hope they like them...

Saturday, November 11, 2017


In 1915, Canadian soldier John McCrae wrote a poem titled "In Flanders Fields." McCrae served in the Second Battle of Ypres in Flanders, Belgium. He wrote "In Flanders Fields" after a friend died in battle and was buried with a simple wooden cross as a marker. The poem described similar mass graveyards on the fields of Flanders, fields that were once alive with red poppies but were now filled with the corpses of dead soldiers.
The poem highlights the irony of war, where a soldier dies so that a nation of people lives.

Please take a moment to remember...those gone and those still serving today.

My father was in WW II - Queens Own Rifles....and my son in law still serves today.