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.
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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...


TaDa.....


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

Remember...

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.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Believe - it is almost Christmas

Yes my crafty friends it is beginning to look alot like Christmas.

Today I am sharing a card I made using Imagine Design Create inspirational quotes.

And nothing better than believing in the magic of Christmas.


This card is several layers - 

Using this stamp I embossed with silver - layered onto coloured paper and added a bit of lace.

The St. Nick I cut out from other paper I had, thought he went well with the saying.

Come and check out the blog over at Imagine Design Create and see what others on the Design Team have shared.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween !!

Well my friends - at this point my blood type is 

Pumpkin spice !!!  (can't wait for the eggnog lattes now)

I made a couple of Halloween cards for a group I am in, and of course for October the theme is ...halloween of course !!


enjoy your day - and behave !!!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween ATC

Did a Halloween ATC trade and this is what I came up with.

The creepy hand was a gift from a friend - as she knows I like weird stuff ehhehehe...The stamp is from Stamp Oasis.

So I embossed the stamp and fussy cut it out...Just luv fussy cuttin...not...but I like how it looks when done  !!

Anyway - tis my little bit of art...

Thanks for Visiting....

Friday, October 27, 2017

Its a Puzzle....

hi there !  thanks for stopping by...

today I am sharing an altered puzzle I made using Imagine Design Create stamps.

Picked up the puzzle at the $1 store....sanded it then painted over.
Once dried I added some distress inks for colour.


Randomly stamping images from the mini Floral Fun set and Inspirational Quotes.

Also added a bit of sparkles in the middle of the flowers.

And TA DA !!  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gecko Galz Design Team

So excited to be part of the design team at Gecko Galz !!

Above image is from Gecko Galz - I lightly coloured her hat and dress then clear embossed several times.  

Layered everything else from my own stash....to create this 5 x 5 page.

enjoy....

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall - ish card

The challenge for our group was a fall card.....so this is what I came up with.


The background was from the shaving cream technique.....mmmmm....smells so good.

And the saying is from Lynne Moncrieff's set of Lynne's Affirmations by Thats Crafty.

The leaves I stamped then coloured in - fussy cut out - then clear embossed.  

So hoping this looks fall-ish.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gate fold card

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a gate fold card I made for a friends birthday.

The image is covered with sugar beads (or micro beads) then layered for the center part.

The background panels are done with some alcohol inks.

Then some butterflies to finish it off.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Published Card !! Yippee....

I am so excited to share a card that is published in the Oct 1 issue of Stampers Sampler.



Christmas card I made using a Lost Coast Design stamp.

Always an honour to get published in such an awesome magazine.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

today is Hiz birthday !!


yep - it is a big one this year.  Didn't do anything too fancy - but hitting the big 70 !!  the numbers I printed off the internet - coloured them and embossed them.  

and yep - the older I get the better I was - now how true is that LOL.   

The stamp for the saying is from Indigo Blu.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Post Card !!

Welcome to my blog....(and over to IDC Blog)

Today I am sharing a postcard I made using Imagine Design Create stamp set - Inspirational Quotes !!


I did a repeat of one of the sayings in Staz on black...luv those clear stamping blocks to be able to see for lining everything up LOL.

BTW - this is all on a piece of balsa wood.

Then I embossed the "inspire" stamp in the middle.  So it shows the words coming through too which I thought was kinda cool.


Of course - off to the mailbox - 
Check out IDC blog for more !!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Don't give up...

Hello Hello my crafty friends.

Today I am sharing a card I made using Imagine Design Create stamps.
Check out the blog at IDC too....

I absolutely LUV this saying !!!

All done in pinks....I stamped the saying, from the Inspirationl Quotes set, onto creamy cardstock then embossed clear.  Rubbing my distress ink on top to bring up the saying.

Then embossed in silver a whole buncha small flowers from the Floral Fun set.  And of course fussy cut them out.


Layered everything together - randomly gluing the flowers on.




Monday, September 25, 2017

Fridge magnets

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

These two magnets I made using Imagine Design Create stamp set.
Using Floral Fun and Inspirational Quotes.

Well what a better place to inspiration then on the fridge door.

(especially if you are at the fridge as often as I am heheheheee)

The magnets are about 2 inches by 3 1/4 inches.  Using spritzed distress ink on the background.  Embossed the little curly cues.

The sayings were embossed then cut out.  Mount onto the magnet using glue dots - it sure popped them up.

Check out the blog over at IDC for other great ideas.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Whoa there....

Hey there Hi there HO there !!!

thanks for visiting my blog..... I know I have been going a bit crazy with the Iris folds this year - but they are so cool.

Made this card for a young lady who LUVS her horseback riding !!!



Monday, September 18, 2017

Collage Card

Hey there Hi there Ho there - thanks for stopping in for a peek.

Today I am sharing a card I made for someones 50th birthday.  It started out with a totally different idea and theme - but then morphed into this hahahahaa

He likes to joke around so thought the saying was appropriate - then of course turning 50  - the clock and tape measure - measuring time of course.  The Phrenology head is from Lost Coast stamps

Anyway - hope he likes it....

Friday, September 15, 2017

POP UP card..

Hi there my crafty friends....this card .... believe it or not...is a pop - up.  The front of the card I have kept simple with a couple of paper flowers.

On the inside using Imagine Design and Create - Inspirational Quotes - I have made this card that will make anyone smile !!!





A bit of layering putting all this together...but the result speaks for itself.


Thanks for the visit !! TTFN

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christmas is coming...


hello there - thx for stopping by today.

yes even though summer is not over - and we are having such gorgeous weather - I am thinking about Christmas.

These ones were fun to make.  Two different snowflake embossing folders - then punched out a round - sponged it with blues...

Think I will be making a few more of these - luv how they look.

Of course a bit-o-ribbon helps finish it off.

Trees are from Stampin up.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Flashback Friday !!

Hi There and thanks for stopping by....

Today I am sharing some past favourite cards and things I made.  We have been doing some updates at the house and of course my craft room got used for storage....so just back at it this past week.

This first one was from an image swap with my KCUK group !  Always luved how this step card turned out.

This clock I made with my Alice in Wonderland rabbit...how appropriate lol.  Everything was embossed - then used beads around the edging. (btw still using it today )

This one from ages ago - made a little goodie bag - and decorated it up.


And lastly - still my fav sponging technique - Les Miserables....

Thanks again for stopping by ...