Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Hello my crafty friends - today I am sharing a card I made for a friend of mine who is retiring.

I did the triple layering with this stamp from Local King.

Looking closer I went over the word 'believe' with my Glossy Accents.
Inside I used some paper that I did a practice on to give some character to the inside too.....

Friday, June 17, 2016

Y ????

Today I am sharing my make for the Men & Boys over at Lost Coast Designs !!! After my little teaser the other day....The Y Chromosome .....hehhehee

With Fathers Day on the 19th - great to have some FAB ideas on a card for him....

Using the Phrenology Head, and steampunk style. (just luv steampunk - anything goes)

Only a couple more days left !!!  Check it out...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Using something see through?

Challenge at Lost Coast Designs Challenge # 25 was to use acetate or vellum on your project....

My card I used the Spirit stamp

 and the Face with a clock

(both from Lost Coast ) - but replaced the clock with a charm that says "rule yourself"

I layered my acetate between the cardstock and the cover paper.  Using my big circle punch to see through....Punched out some flowers and butterflies.....

add your project - show us what you can do !!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Whats Next???

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Lost Coast Skellie fest !!! So many talented people out there !!!

Now - whats next you ask - well from June 14 - 19th, and with Fathers day fast approaching - Its all about the Men !

Come visit to see the makes that the DT has made.

Here is a teaser of mine coming up.....

Click on the side bar to Men & Boys and check it out !!!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Skellie pillow box

Hello my crafty friends !!  Today I am sharing my second project I made for Lost Coast Designs Skellie Fest - 

This one I made a pillow box !!!

Using the Persian Skull stamp - embossed it onto a book page - then the fun thing was using my Nuance powders for the background colour!                   What a blast those are to use !!!

This was very easy to put is a picture of the back.  Just wrapped my design paper around the box.  Slid the ribbon underneath.

And of course it opens to put what ever goodies you want in there.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Skellie Fest !!!

Over at Lost Coast Design we are having our annual 'Skellie Fest'...

For this my share is a tag I made with the skull crown stamp...

But first of all - I put gesso all over the tag - layered on some printed b/w tissue paper.  Also spritzed it with some orange shimmer mist.  (can't really see it but it is there).  Used a bit of Distress Black Soot ink on the edges of the tag.

With the stamp - I embossed the wings black and the face copper. Did another set of wings with the tips done with gold embossing and layered underneath.  Rather than using the stamped crown I put a metal one on.

I also used the Raven with tree branches stamp for the bottom with its face and claw.

Added a few bits like the key / ribbon / and feathers.

Hope you like my share - pop over to LCD to check out others !!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lost Coast Half - o - May

last day for Half - o - ween at Lost Coast

Well sort of like Christmas in July - Lost Coast is having Halloween in May !!!  Halfway to the trick and treaters !!!!

Today I used Carmen Verandas stamp - Monkey Face - thought giving him the red eyes would make him look scarier !!! 

Sponged my inks onto the card stock while masking off the corner to make the full moon.

Of course all the bats flying around his head is making him angry and he will get his flying monkeys out if he has to !!!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Half - o - ween in May !!!

Whoo Hoo  - my first scheduled project with the Lost Coast Team !!
For this Challenge I used my Anthropomorph Owl.

Using some inks for the background swish - and keeping the colours traditional.....

Wanted the design fairly simple.  I embossed the owl and cut him out to layer onto my background along with the witches hat.

The Happy Halloween Stamp on the ribbon almost looks ghostlike.....

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

hinged card.

The challenge presented next for my USA group was to make a hinged card.  Actually liked my cards I didn't want to send them out LOL...

Put them together with some black and white cardstock.  The front I used, ATC size design layered on....

This is what it looks like from the top down.....

So besides the Paris ones I did this one too....

In the end, yes, I did mail out the Paris cards to the gyrls !!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lost Coast Giveaway !!!

Whoo Hoo !!! We are giving away a Party Bundle of rubber worth $33 to one lucky winner.  Linky Party closes June 16th at Midnight PST and the Giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere !!!!

Click on this link on my sidebar and follow instructions from

 there !!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sort of Steampunkish.....

My daughter had requested a card for a friend of hers who is in the film yes....had to be filmish for a guy.

So I thought of using some of my Stampsmith stamps with old film stars....but then I remembered I had some Film Ribbon from Tim Holtz...ahahhhhh what should I do.

Well this is what I came up with.

So a little bit steampunk along with the film strips.  Thought the saying was fitting - and that stamp is from 'just for fun'.

here is a view from the side.

Think it turned out alright !!!

Thanks for visiting TTFN.....

Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Birthday little Sis....

Well - my little sisters birthday today. I used one of my Banksy images (Luv Banksy) that I bought from Viva las Vegas stamps.

I did up two cards.....the top one is the one I gave her.  Using my script stamp from Memory Box in the corner. - rubbed Distress inks for background.  added some butterflies.  Layered paper that had maps on it.

The second card - masked the image and used the script stamp from Hero Arts.  layered paper and butterflies......

Saturday, April 30, 2016


 Oh my goodness !! my scrap box is getting out of control so have dumped it out on my floor to organize !!!!

It was so full, papers just crammed in there !!!!  So two days...

got them semi organized into colour catagories .....
and ended up with this !!!

now how long will it stay like this

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Todays card is going in the challenge at

which is ----  Blue / Yellow and White.


and three challenge / yellow / white.

Using my Lavinia stamp and some Distress inks...this is my

A little bit of bling in the center of the stars.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


And, no, it is not Halloween time !!!

What this is - ghosting technique - stamp your background with Versa mark...

let it dry thourghly (or lightly dry with embossing gun) once dry rub distress ink all over it....

then make your card....

Very cool....

Monday, April 18, 2016

Different point of view.....

Used these images at my last class to hand out as a challenge for those who attended to see what they could come up with. 

This first card was made by Trish - she used Inka Gold on the embossed cardstock....luv it with the layered greens, vellum and the bling/butterflies to accent it !!  Awesome !!!

These next three are the ones that I had put together...

Of course this is a Photo Stamp from Stampsmith.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

LCD Challenge

Anything goes !!  yippee - my favourite kinda challenge....

Here is my entry today.....  

I had some splattered background paper laying around so I stamped and clear embossed the Crow on the bike....from Lost Coast Rubber of course...
Then I glued some bling onto the wheels....

The saying (from Stamping up) is stamped on green Raffia paper then mod podged onto the card stock.  While it was still wet I sprinkled a little glitter onto is a closer look.

Of course - layered the images onto the cardstock.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday ????

Good Morning my Crafty Friends !!!!  Oh my how the week flys by - weather has been so nice doing more gardening then crafting !!!

This week I was working on a challenge trying to do some "ghosting"

So this is my result here .... 

Up closer looks like this before I add any images...

So, using versamark then rubbing with my distress ink.....

Then of course a look at my desk...
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Be Kind...

Did this card awhile back - had some left over 'faux leather' background done with blue masking tape.  

Luv the saying.....which is from

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday....

It has been a few weeks since I posted on a WOYWW.....between a bit of travelling - teaching a class - and doing some challenges ! wow. been busy.

So this week I am sharing my cluttered mess....I have tried cleaning a bit....but to no I find something I think - oh that will be fun to play with !!!

Don't let the sorta tidy spot on the side fool you....really - just other stuff shifted to another spot !!

and look at this...

Ya, I just reach in a pick some lace or ribbon...the mangled mess hehehehee....

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worth the trip...

til next time my crafty friends....

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Circle of Life....

**warning** this post will be a bit long. Like my previous post, Watch over Me, I am sharing the gift box I made for my daughter to give her the necklace I bought to remember her Grandmother by.

In the attempt at an exploding box.

Then..the box in the middle was an old jewelry box that I refurbished.  and then the start of the lid.

more...just kept adding and adding....

close to the end....had to pin the sides up so you could see.

and..of course would like to see the necklace?