Monday, December 5, 2016

It's a Party !!!!

Welcome to the party over at Lost Coast Designs!!!

Had so much fun making these 'toppers'.....

Using straws to mount them on - then you can put them into a vase or perhaps some cupcakes....
Using the Party hat set (#2) had lots of hats to choose from to put on top of my party animals....

a few beads at the top - and a feather to finish it off.....

Thursday, November 24, 2016

seasons greetings

Hello my crafty friends - and thanks for visiting.

Today I am sharing a quick card I made for my pile of Christmas Cards this year.

So easy with the heart punch some some cool paper. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Santa Mona

HI there my crafty friends and thanks for visiting!

Today I am sharing my fridge magnet I made using Santa Mona from Lost Coast Designs.

Stamped Mona onto glossy cardstock using Staz on blue ink then fussy cut her out.  I restamped the hat portion onto Christmas paper and embossed in white.  Fussy cut that out too and placed on top of the first image.  Added some fuzzy stuff on the pom pom and brim.  Make it look  a little wintery anyway. ehhehee.

I added the same Christmas paper at the bottom so I could put the saying on this.

On the back I put a magnetic strip on so I can place her on my fridge.

Check out what else is going on at Lost Coast Designs !!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Sharing today my Monochromic ATC I did for one of my groups.

Thought I would stay with the Christmas theme - and lots sparkles.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Remember them...

Lest we forget....

Today I am sharing a photo of - my Dad, my son in law, and my father in law.

Take time today to remember those who put their lives on the line to make our lives a better place.

and please - teach your children to respect and remember our Veterans.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas is coming

Hey there my crafty friends. Just wanted to share a couple of easy Christmas cards I made this year.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dias de los Muertes

Yes - Day of the Dead - time for family and friends to pray for and remember family members who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey.  Over at Lost Coast Designs we are celebrating.

Today my share is wall artwork I made by covering my cardstock with soot - then stamping the image of the persian skull onto the paper.

Have to be so careful handling this as any smudge will show !!

And this is the end result.....

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the fab artwork that other DT members have made !!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Halloween !!!

Oh yes....that time of year for the ghosts and goblins to come out.....

My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop. 

Today with Lost Coast Designs I am sharing my Halloween card I made using the Skull Crown stamp.

The card front has been cut down - and there I layered the skulls.  The one with wings has the nuance powders for colour !  and added some googly eyes.  Also layer another set of wings underneath for some dimension.

All is embossed of course. I stamped a few more and cut out just the skull to add on....layered some paper flourishes.  Bit-o-lace on the inside of the card and put the saying on top.  

Also....all the edges of the cardstock have been stressed.

Come join us at LCD for a fab Halloween month of fun.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grandsons Birthday

Hello fellow crafters !  today I am sharing the card I made for our grandson.....his birthday has just passed. 

and Holy Smokes he is getting old !!!  

Tried to give it a 'manly' look - make it look like a pocket watch ... at least that is what I was trying for.  Using an embossing folder for the background then rubbed it with Distress Ink. Add a few bits and bobs....and we are done.

Thanks for Visiting !!!

Friday, October 14, 2016


Good day my crafty friends - hope you are getting into the Halloween mood .....I know we are over at Lost Coast.....bhbhahahahaha (thats my evil laugh...) 

My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing my make of a Catrina.  Using a Skeleton base and stamping the material with my images.  Will share a few photos here to give you an idea of how I built it up.

First, since I was making a woman - needed to give her a bit of a chest...

Adding her hair was fun.  I picked up a small doll at the dollar store for a dollar (go figure) and cut her hair all off and glued onto my Skeleton.  Then the veil and some flowers. 

The stamped skirt I did in strips then placed sheer material over that.  Give her a ghostie feeling.

Stamps used were the Skull Crown for the top - Raven with tree branches and crow border for the skirt.

Then the end result...

Now my daughter wants this to add to her Halloween decorations !!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Hello there my ghoulish friends....Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween at Lost Coast Designs.  My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing a set of candles I made using several different stamps .

The Raven with trees...

Persian Skull with Crows Border.....

and the Crown Skull.....

These are so easy to make.....just stamp your image onto tissue paper - cover with wax paper(wax side onto the image) then heat with your heat gun or hair blower.....wowza  - look what you get !!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween !!

Oh ya !  Lost Coast Designs has the 31 days of Halloween blog hopping ! as well as the Halloween October Challenge.  

LCD also has new release for some stamps - whoo hoo !!!!

Keep looking everyday for new projects and enter the challenge !!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

almost Fall.....

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am sharing a card I made with Lost Coast Designs.  Using the Shrubbery stamp - stamped onto an alcohol ink background I made (using staz on black) Then the Harmony word seemed to fit with all the plants going back into the earth.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.

Check out LCD and see all the other great work. Or even better join one of the challenges and win some rubber !!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

new technique

Hey there my crafty friends.  I found this technique on Splitcoast stampers and just loved playing with this idea.  

So you take the wax paper and run it through your cuttlebug - then iron it onto your clossy paper.

Use whatever colours you want to work with. 
and ta - da - 
Easy peasy here is the card I made using this.

Thanks for visiting....ttfn

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Circle Spinner Card

Hey there my crafty friends - today I am sharing the Spinner cards I made.

These were quite fun to put together !!!  My Challenge was finding pennies to use as we don't make pennies anymore here in Canada.  But I managed to scrounge up a few.

  So the pinky flower is glued onto the pennies that spin around inside the is the link to the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by !!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for visiting !!!  

check out stamping ground for other blogs and what they are working on theses days !!!

Well for me - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!
Been working on my christmas cards this past week.  I like to make 3 or 4 different kinds so then everyone isn't getting the same card.

Here is a quick look.....

Check out the rest of my blog for other projects I have been working on....ttfn.....

SIL birthday

Good day my crafty friends !  and thanks for visiting....

Sharing the card I made for my SIL (Son In Law) for his birthday !!!  Using the Phrenology head again from Lost Coast Designs ......what can the birthday boy be thinking about!!!!  hahahaahaaa....

A few beers perhaps....

Here is a closer look at what I have done....

On the inside I typed up this saying on the computer to add.....

Monday, September 5, 2016

Anything Goes...

Over at Lost Coast Designs the challenge is 'Anything goes'.....  

So I made a simple/quickie card - and using my Goddess stamp.

Roughed the edges and layered the saying on top of some lace.

The image is covered in Micro Beads, layered onto the black cardstock and also
roughed around the edges...

Friday, September 2, 2016

Last couple of days to Join !!

Only two days left to get your creation into the Hip 2 be square over at Lost Coast Designs !!!!

Get your creation in there for a chance to win !!!!
and check out the others that have entered !

Here is the link....
 hip 2 be square

Monday, August 29, 2016

ohhhh baby !!!

One of my previous colleagues is having a baby girl shortly. (if not already) So I put together this baby card.....using the Z fold style.

The blanket in behind is the one that I crocheted.....Jeez I feel so talented today hehehhee

Thanks for Visiting.....

Friday, August 26, 2016

Birds in the Bush

Over at Lost Coast the challenge is on - Hip to be Square.  I am sharing the second card I made, not using the square stamps this time, but cutting out the images into squares. Then mounted on a square - then onto a square card. 

Using the Mini Bird set 1 - I coloured each of them - then covered the image with glossy accents. Distressed the edges a bit. Mounted them onto a scalloped square.

Be sure to join in and also - check out my other team mates creations at Lost Coast Designs !!!!

Also entered into the Simon Says

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hello Kitty....

And hello my crafty friends -  just a quick share today of a card I made using Lost Coast Designs 'Happy Cat'.
He is so smug looking ehhehe luv him...

Using my two inch circle punch and some patterned paper -
stamped the image onto white cardstock for behind.
Coloured the Cat then layered all together.

Add a bit-o-bling and the saying
and bam - card is done.

Don't forget to check out Lost Coast
for their monthly

Friday, August 19, 2016

Always the Fool

Over at Lost coast it is Hip to be Square !!!  Using the square stamps from Carmens Vernada I made the following card using the Jester stamp and the Calligraphy stamp.

The background was done by scoring about every inch both ways.  Then I used some green in to colour in the tips.  Makes for a very cool background.  (here is an example of template)

The jester image - (a professional joker or “fool” at a medieval court, typically wearing a cap with bells on it) I coloured with my pens - then covered the image with glossy accents.  Stressed all the edges of the image and the layers under.

Using the Calligraphy stamp I added to each corner then a couple of swirls to finish it off. 

Check out all the other Design Team creations over the next several days !  you will luv it !!!!

Are you HIP 2 BE SQUARE? Join us  at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for tons of square shaped projects featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda SQUARE stamps! 

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Hello my crafty friends - and thanks for visiting my blog.

Today I am sharing a card I made the other day - using alcohol inks for the background of the image.  The stamp is from Finnabair and using my Staz on black to stamp it.

Then layered onto some Crafty Individuals paper - and finished it off with a few butterflies .....

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WOYWW #375 !!

Oh Lordy- has been awhile since I got my act together to participate in whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!! Pop over to Stamping Ground and blog hop ! some fab work out there.

Today - my desk is a disaster.  Was playing around with some alcohol inks, and making a mess overall.

Do check out the rest of my blog to see what I have been up to these days.

Thanks for stopping by !!  TTFN