Friday, June 15, 2018

baby baby

My daughter is ALWAYS requesting cards and needs them like 'right now'.....

So a request came in for a baby card - yes I made two this time hoping she will put one aside for next time...

The first one was doing this buggy which is so simple to put together.  Had these bunnies in my drawer for a long time and thought ' perfect '. 

So layered different greens as has to be gender neutral.

The next card....

Dug out one of my old Stampsmith photo stamps.  This little person is sooooo cute.  Stamped onto glossy paper then layered.  

hhmmmm which one will she use first....

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Wowza - it has been so long since I posted for WOYWW !!  Life just seems so busy....

But summer has somewhat arrived.  And here is what is going on at my desk at this moment in time....

I been playing around with some Iris folding - that is a dragon there but can't really tell....Not sure if I am liking it - will see when I complete it.

My NEW stamp from Technique Junkies will be going towards a birthday card for the Grandson.

Shaker card I made last week sitting there along with all the other "stuff" lol...

Thanks for stopping by - and don't forget to check out the other desks at Stamping Ground WOYWW !!

PS just added close up of Iris fold as no one could see the dragon lol

Friday, June 8, 2018

Iris folding

Took me a few trys to get what I wanted with this design....the back two are the first....the keeper (aka the one I will use as birthday card) is the center one.

Just couldn't get my colour combo right....

Embossed background 'after' I cut out image. (lesson learned previously lol) 

So I just put one colour for the arm of the guitar...and used gold string for the frets.  Turned out wwwaayyyy better.

Anyway - birthday card for a September birthday ready to go.

Thanks for stopping by today !!

Friday, June 1, 2018

K. I . S.

yep - keeping it simple.

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a card made for Gecko Galz retro summer theme.

Using my UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder) I covered the image from the Umbrella Cuties 1.  Layered onto black and blue then roughed up the edges.

The saying is from my Tim Holtz small talk.

The white cardstock was half embossed....ribbon around...and ta da ...a nice simple card.

So check out the other makes over at Gecko Galz and see what other ideas are out there for the retro summer !!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Far East.....

Thanks for popping in....Gecko Galz this month is having an "Asian Beauty" theme. 

Nothing more beautiful then this image from the Collage sheet 'far east beauties'.

I embossed white cardstock - cut out the oval - then rubbed it with versa mark then embossed with gold powder.

Using my 'Asian Words' I added that on top of the embossed cardstock.  

Popped up the layer of white onto the black - made the image look like it was in a frame.

Add a bit - o - ribbon and the dragon charm.  done.

Anyway - hope you like the layout - check out Gecko Galz for more !!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

a HIM card....

Needed a card for a 'mans' birthday - always seem to have gyrly ones around.

So quickly put this together with an image I had laying around.

I sponged the smokey circle - then embossed this guy on - (not sure whick company I got him from - the trouble with red rubber)

The saying is from River City rubber stamps!

Just layered everything in black and white...bit o'string - and we are done.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018

another quick one.

Hello my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by.

Today I am sharing a quick baby card my daughter insisted she needed ASAP !!  (kids !)

Anyway - put together this Z card.  

The image is one I have had around for awhile from Crafty Secrets.
Not knowing whether it is a boy or girl so needed to be generic.

The papers used are from my magazine from Stampington.

The stamp used is one from Michaels that I have had forever...

Not too bad for a quick one I thought hehehehee.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Using Nuance powders.

Welcome to my blog - thanks so much for stopping by.  I am still experimenting (alot) with the nuance powders (like brushos or colour burst).

These two cards I embossed the dandelions with clear powder on top of the white cardstock.

Then I did all my colouring....a bit messy...but totally fun !!!

The saying I embossed on after everything is dry.

Added a few butterflies with stickles for a bit-o-bling.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Asian Beauty

Welcome to my blog !   Today I am sharing my make for Gecko Galz Asian Beauty theme. 

Using the Asian Splendor digi stamp I coloured in this young beauty.

I also did a spotlight in B/W on part of her gown.  Using some stickles on the umbrella and on her dress.

Added the butterflies as it just seemed they should be floating around her.  

The background paper is also from Gecko Galz - check it out!!

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. ( 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 !!