Friday, June 21, 2019

Acetate card


Hi There - Welcome to my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I made using
House Mouse stamp and acetate.

Using a die cut to make the frame I layered
the image onto it.

Just fit perfectly !! 
(what were the odds lol)

Don't think you can really see the stickles
but they are there....

Plus the leafy edges of the frame I put on some
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer
(glitter gloss colour)
to give the edges some sparkle too



Thanks for stopping by
feel free to leave any comments !!

TTFN

Sunday, June 16, 2019

passing you by??


Is life passing you by LOL

Luv this stamp - it is all one !!

Made by Indigo Blu



Layered onto some gear looking 
cardstock I had laying around.

makes a great masculine card !!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Rainbow Ridge

We all know the poem Rainbow Ridge.
(author unknown)
The loss of a pet is so hard.

Made this card with that in mind.





The background is made from wax paper
and put through my cuttlebug to emboss.

The saying is stamped onto some
rafi paper and layered on

The cut out - I had bought ages ago.
Just keeps the card simple.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Perfect world?



Welcome back - or hello if you are visiting for
the first time here !!!

This card I used my old french script background
stamp from Stampin Up...
Some distress oxide inks on it - then spritzed
then stamped onto the black cardstock.

My tree die cut from white cardstock.
and layered the Small Talk from Tim Holtz
onto the black and white.

Added a couple of stars (yes glued individually)






Not sure what I will use the card for - or for whom...
Maybe I should have made it a Christmas card...hhhmmmmm

Friday, May 31, 2019

flash back friday..

Hey - thanks for stopping by - 

Today - for flashback friday -
I am sharing some cards that
were published a few years ago in
Stampers Sampler/Take Ten








Monday, May 27, 2019

Costs nothing....



hi There - thanks for stopping by - 

I had this background stamp sitting in my box - of 'what to make' when I decided to add Tim Holtz guy onto it.  I embossed the man with some swirls.  The stamp is from Impression Obsession...

Bit of Distress walnut around the edges - then layered onto black cardstock which has been roughed up around the edges.

The saying is also from Tim Holtz small talk.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Previously Published....



Just wanted to share what you would have missed out on in the Creative Scrapbooker magazine a few months back!!!

My shaker card of course - along with along of other FAB makes....

Be sure to pick up the newest one....I may have another published....

Monday, May 20, 2019

masculine card.


I don't know why - but always
struggle to make a masculine card.

Using my distress oxides with this one...

Behind the cut out oval is also 
distress oxides done through a stencil.

The saying is from 
Funny Bones at Riley and company






Anyways - going to use this one for a friends
birthday !

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Its Wednesday !

And you know what that means !!!

It is WOYWW - check it out !!

Today - this is my desk - 



Was on a bit of a shopping trip yesterday - yep - few more inks and most importantly - a few more Lavinia Stamps...

Will be a fun day checking out all my new stuff.

So check out the rest of the desk for Whats on your workdesk wednesday over at Stamping Ground

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Braided Card


I have seen this technique around for awhile - finally decided to give it a try.  Actually turns out pretty cool !!!

The stamp is from Crafty Individuals   - They have FAB stamps !!

I coloured the image with my Tom Bow pens - then spritzed it - then stamped onto my cardstock.  Gives a very cool effect.

Then of course - layers ! gotta do that - along with some sponging on the edges...finish off with a bit of ribbon...

Thanks for popping by !

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Secrets....



Love playing with my Lavinia Stamps !  This one - the background is made with nuance powders - on glossy paper.

The home is embossed on white cardstock and fussy cut out.

The Pods are stamped and then orange stickles added.

Thanks for stopping by  - going to add this to the Lavinia Challenge of make it bright !  Check it out...


Monday, May 6, 2019

Collect Beautiful Memories

 Hello hello
Well - here I am again sharing a make I made
that Craft Stamper has Published...
Sooooo excited...

Pick up the newest issue and check it out...


Here is is bit of a tease of what you
will see....

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Son's birthday....



So I had some paper laying around that I had used Nuance powders on - and I think the blue one is just ink swiped onto glossy cardstock.

So with this TJ stamp (luv luv luv their stamps !)  - made a couple of quick - simple cards.

One for my son's birthday - which is today !!!  (won't say how old as it will age me...)

Stamped the image - then using some colour from my Marvy marker for the beer.  Then added some stickle pearl for the foam.

Giving him the browny coloured card... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by - 


Friday, April 26, 2019

Flash back Friday

Okay 
I am thinking the last
friday of every month
I am going to TRY to make it a
Flash back friday !

So here we go with my second one !!




I love seeing how my style has changed...
and perhaps stamps I haven't used for 
awhile....that I will be digging out now.

Hey - thanks for stopping by !!
TTFN !!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WOYWW

Oh my gosh - been awhile again since I posted on WOYWW !!
Where does my time go....

Here are a couple of shots of whats going on right now.


Now let me explain...I was spring cleaning and found these items in the kitchen that I don't use anymore - so I put them aside to see if my kids wanted any - otherwise they go in the second hand bag.  (may keep the green lime squeezer only for sentimental reasons as my mom had given it to me)Weird how after some one is gone the littlest things remind you of them...

Then on my working desk - playing with some Lavinia stamps..Can't get enough of them...think I need a loan to buy more hehehee.

Thats it for today - check out all the other desks at Julias Whats on your workdesk wednesday !!  

Sunday, April 14, 2019

get better soon

A young lady I know has to go for a bit of an operation...

So she loves dogs...  

I fussy cut this dog out - the stamp is an old wood block mounted -
that I have had for years - no name to identify where from...

Anyhow - 


Just a quick layering - on her fav colour - pink.

Small talk from Tim Holtz added on - as she needs to focus on getting better.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

and another...

So I shared a couple of cards I made using my Gelli plate
and stencils last week.

This one - again the Gelli plate but then just
adding some splats of paint.

I embossed the man (not the umbrella)

The saying from Tim Holtz 
Small Talk....





Thanks again for dropping by - Feel free to leave a comment !!


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Playing around...


Yep - using my Gelli plate and stencils.  Came up with this background masterboard.

These die cuts I got from a friend !!!  my last ones...will I cave in and buy my own.....

Couple of little blings at the top of the umbrella...and the sayings are from Tim Holtz small talk.

Thanks for stopping by....

Friday, March 29, 2019

flashback friday...

Just wanted to share a few of my old favourites.







Tuesday, March 26, 2019

hohoho

Its how many days til Christmas...
I think about 272 days...

So am I getting a head start on my Christmas cards??
Oh my gosh I hope so ..

This tri fold zig zag card
was quite easy to put together.


Can't really see the blue stickles in the middle
of the snowflakes....but its there.

The snowflakes I punched out blue cardstock then
layers vellum snowflakes on top.

Embossed the saying in white onto the blue
cardstock...

Found it nice and easy to use double sided pattern
paper to use on my backgrounds.  

Friday, March 22, 2019

It's Here !

Oh My Gosh !!

It has finally arrived from the UK - Check me out on page 58 - plus all the other
amazing art work in the magazine.

Thanks Craft Stamper !!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

house mouse...



Just a quick post today to share a house mouse card I made.

Can't really see the stickles - but on the pea pod and peas throughout.

layered the oval cut out over the image to frame it...

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Easy cards

Just playing around the other day and made these two very
easy cards.


Thanks for stopping by....

TTFN

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Published...

Yes again...
on a roll here !!!

This time in the UK magazine


Check out the April issue...
you won't be disappointed...
tons of ideas and techniques
to keep your creative mojo working.

(sneak peak..)


Get your copy and check it out !!!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Day of the Pig

Did you know that March first is actually National Pig Day !! 
who knew....

And of course with the Chinese New Year - it is now officially the Year of the Pig.

So in honour of both of those I have made these ATC's



The pig image is from Gecko Galz.  The saying is from Rubber Moon.

Layered the white onto pick.  Using my stencil I added the bubbles on the white card stock.  The pig has been fussy cut out and some stickles on the wings....When you are not looking - they fly...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Published !!

So excited to share this 
with you...



and - Oh ya !! check it out with the new issue of
          Creative Scrapbooker!!

One of my shaker cards was published on page 123...

here is a little sneak peak ... get your copy today ...


Monday, February 18, 2019

Fantasy Animal

Hi there - thanks for stopping by -
           Sharing my weird and wonderful animal for a trade I signed up for.  - Fantasy Animals - can't get any more fantastical than this lol.

Have had this stamp forever - so dusted it off for this trade.

As you can see - had to make quite a few of them.


Used my Ken Oliver colour burst on the back grounds - then lotsa layers and sponging.  Stickles on the back of the animal...

Sure mine will be the weirdest in the trade....

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Valentines

Well I really haven't got into the
Valentine mood as we are celebrating 
Christmas that week.....

So expensive for the kids to travel
at that time of year - and saved alot coming
out in February -

But so much fun !!!

Anyway - did manage a couple of
real quick cards.

This one of course - just a couple of large die cut hearts layered.
Then the saying in the middle - bit of beads and ribbon to se
it off...and layer onto some pretty paper.

This one using an old Stampin Up stamp - white on
white - and a butterfly to top it off.

Both cards have a 
Happy Valentines Day
stamp inside.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Be mine...



Well - it is Valentines day soon ..so today I am sharing a couple of Iris Folding cards I made.  

The heart in the middle I embossed for more texture on the card.

Pop back over tomorrow and see a couple more easy cards I made.

Thanks for stopping by !!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Whats on your workdesk wednesday !!

Wowza - and welcome to my blog !  It is a frosty day here today - but thank goodness we do not have any snow !

My desk this morning !


Oh my goodness - looks quite messy lol...was playing with some Iris folding yesterday - did hubbys valentines card do that - and this envelope I was just trying it out...will see if I like the finished result or not.

Anyhow - thanks for dropping by - and be sure to check out the other creative desks out there with Stamping Ground...

Saturday, February 2, 2019

more....you say....

okay okay - can't help myself
playing with this napkin
technique.

So today - sharing a few more that
I made....





Thanks for stopping by...

hope it gives you some inspiration...


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

funi day....

Sharing a card I made for a trade with 
my KCUK group.

Humor !!!

Saying is from Technique Junkies 
(and the little monster not sure)

Some sponging and layering...
bit o sparkle on his tail.

and there you go for a quick simple 
card.




Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fairy day


So - if you have been following you will know I made some of these fairy ATC's a couple of weeks ago.  Stamped onto an alcohol background.

So took one of the ATC's (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 for those who are not sure) and mounted it onto the embossed cardstock.   The saying is from Lavina stamps along with the foliage on the card.  But not the fairy.

Bit of lavender ribbon around the middle - and ta da...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Scrappy Day

Using some of my scraps - and Lord
knows I have alot of them...bags of scraps....
overwhelming piles....

hahhaaaa

Made these four cards - slicing different sizes
and gluing them onto paper
then using my 
heart punch

The saying are from Tim Holtz 
small talk....


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.