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....


Wednesday, March 6, 2019


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


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 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 say....

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

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 

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....


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.

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...