Sunday, August 13, 2017

mucho gracias ...

 Hey - thanks for dropping by...this is my first post using Windows 10..loading my pictures has been a bit who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks !!!

Today I am sharing a gate fold card with the interlocking circle cut.   This was very easy and fun to make.

The circle was stamped using Stampin Up.

Monday, August 7, 2017

You never know.....

Hi there - thanks for stopping by.

This card I made using Imagine Design Create inspirational quote.
And it just rings so true - don't sweat the small stuff - enjoy life - as you will never have this day again!!  Make it count !!!!

luv it.....

Anyway - the yellow background was made using a wax paper technique.  Then I layered on the die cut - not sure who made it as I borrowed it....the girl on the swing...enjoying her day !!  not a care.

Some glittery flowers and a butterfly to finish it off.

Friday, August 4, 2017

This day....

Good day - thanks for stopping by my blog.  Today I am sharing a card I made for Imagine Design Create !  Using their Inspirational Quotes I have stamped with staz on black onto acetate.

The card is about 3 1/2 x 5 inches.  I Cut out the middle of the card leaving about 1 1/4 inch on both sides - placed the acetate saying to see through.

On the edges I have used the Floral Fun Mini set - embossed with silver - then layered the edging.  

Using some ric-rac to match the paper.....and wowza ....finished it off nicely.   

Saturday, July 29, 2017

all things round....

or is that all things circles???? decisions decisions...

Anyway - lotsa fun making this card.  

background using the shaving cream technique.   so messy but so much fun....


slide the circle and whoo hoo....

at the back I made a little easel so the card can stand up.

the saying is from The Artistic Stamper.

Thanks for Visiting.....

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Altered Altoid Tin

Well - I should be headed out to Moose Jaw, SK for the annual Saskatchewan Festival of Words !  Such a blast - 

Today I am sharing a tin I altered for my daughter from our trip to New Brunswick back in April.

So there will be more pictures than I normally post...

Start with the tin...on the outside - covered with some old book pages - washi tape and nuance. (oops think this is upside down LOL)
I have printed a bunch of photos (on the left) to put inside the tin.
Had a hard time trying to chose which ones !!  But all layered onto black cardstock too...
Inside completed....
 Outter edge...some rick rack goin' on....
Insides..about 20 pictures...

Then - the outside done - the photo on top I used UTEE and cracked it.  Added some micro gold beads...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Happy Anniversary

We never celebrate an anniversary....but we do have a date.  But seems like every year I am away having fun at the Saskatchewan Festival of Words !!

So I made this card using my washi tape....and left it in the calendar book for him.

Friday, July 14, 2017


HEY - thanks for stopping by ... today I am sharing an ATC (Artist Trading Card) - for those who have not done one it is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches of art !!  And there are thousands of us out there that will trade ... all sorts of groups etc.  Great challenge for the creative mind to put all the thoughts into a small space lol.

WELL - this card I made using my Imagine Design Create stamp sets - Inspirational Quotes and Floral mini.
I stamped white card stock with the same saying over and over again to cover it.  Then I embossed the little flowers with gold, painted some and of course bling in the middle.

ALL this layered, and a touch of die cut leaf.

FOR the display the 4 x 6 black cardstock fit right in this frame - put the ATC on - which really matched the frame colour !!!  Now have this sitting in my craft room. 

and as Pooh used to say - TTFN

Sunday, July 9, 2017

playing around....

Hi there my crafty friends....just trying to clean up my desk a bit.  So sharing today a couple of cards I made with existing images laying around.

This beautiful lady is layered on top of embossed wax paper.
the leaves have spectrum glitter on them but you can't really see in this pic.

Next is this gate fold card - the panels are from printed vellum. Like an old newspaper - so using my 3 wise gentlemen (is there really such a thing hehehe...sorry guys)  it seemed to fit the theme

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

find strength .....

Hi there my crafty friends - today my subject is about being strong.
I made this circle card with Imagine Design Create inspirational quotes and the floral fun mini .

The Background is made using the 'shaving cream' technique...(smells so good).  Although I have created my own background - Imagine Design Create have their own range of designer paper - check it out.
And check out their blog....

I have a couple of friends battling Cancer and thought this would be a great card to send.  Such a fight !! 

BTW if you are wondering about how it sits - I did make a little stand in the back , sorta like an easel card - and works great to hold this baby up. (the original pattern didn't have that)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day !!!!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone a great day !!!

(this is an ATC I made)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Altered Coasters

Hi there !  thanks for stopping by - today I am sharing my coasters I did - which started out looking like this....I know I know - why would I wanted to cover such a great saying LOL...(TBH I have a few more around)

So I covered the lady in gesso - and ripped a page out of an old book - laid it on top and let it dry.

Spritzed a bit of my nuance powder on top.  Roughed up the edges and sponged them up a bit.  

 Stamped some flourishes once it was all dried out.  Using my images from Alpha Stamps  I fussy cut them out and glued some wings onto them - popped them up on the coaster.

  The Saying is from Rubber Moon...

Must say it was a fun project.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Guest Designer!!

Whoo Hoo !! Pleased to announce that I am a guest designer with Imagine Design Create from over the big pond !!

Got a set of stamps from Kerri-Ann at Imagine Design Create today and went to work right away to make a quick card using the 'Inspirational Quotes'.

Great sayings !!!

Really thought my butterfly would give that dreamy feeling with this saying which I embossed onto my paper....and adding a few vellum butterflies too...

Layered my papers and roughed up the edges for some texture.
and of course a girl has to have a bit of bling....just sayin...

Monday, June 12, 2017

What to do with Washi...

Hi there my crafty friends - well ya, what to do with Washi....think I will be exploring this for awhile.

Everyone one has washi tape - maybe try to piece it on something once in awhile hahahaaa...

Today - just a quicky card using some of my tapes.

easy peasey....

Thursday, June 8, 2017


I love this image from Stampsmith !!  

This is stamped with staz on onto acetate - then layered.
edges are stressed, torn and inked up.  

The saying is from Sheena.  Thought it went with this image as this little guy is trying to have the birds sing his song...sure he believed he could make it work. .... like magic....

Saturday, June 3, 2017

new technique?

Good day my crafty friends...thanks for stopping by...

I tried a new technique - probably not really new - but I had never tried it before...

This is using Versa mark and chalks.

I really like the softness of the chalk on the images.  Think I will be doing this one again!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Holy smokes the week has flown by !!

Thanks for stopping by and today - I am sharing the ATC and Card I received from Kim celebrating the 8 year anniversary of WOYWW...They are FAB !!!

and of course a view of the desk...not much going on today.

so of course you need to check out other desks - so visit 
Stamping Ground - sit back and enjoy.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Glittery Butterflies

Hey there Hi there Ho there !!! Thanks for stopping by.
Today I am sharing a couple of butterfly cards I made using packing tape.   Using my cuttlebug I cut out the image - then cut another from a different paper - switched the paper and inlaid the other colour...yikes lol ... think I am confusing meself.

Anyway - on the backside I used packing tape so sticky side shows through the from of the butterfly - then sprinkle sparkles on top.

Thought it turned out pretty many possibilities with this process.  Kept it simple today.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Well it has been awhile since I posted on WOYWW !!  

This is my desk right now.....playing with some alcohol inks...with rubbing alcohol and my stencil.   

and for those wondering - yes that is a bottle of gin on the left side LOL.  It is a gift for someone....not for me while I am crafting ( that comes after heheheee)

to the front here is a quilt I brought up from the crawl space - my sister made it for me years ago ...just had to do a couple of minor fixes and ready to use again.

Then here is a closer look at what I was doing with the inks ...

So come check out some other guests over at Stamping Ground sharing their desks today...

and thanks for popping by....

now ,,,,for a taste of that gin....

Friday, May 19, 2017

sCrAp DaY....

Well a couple of weeks ago I was hanging out in my craft room wondering what to do.  Been on holidays a bit and need to get my mojo up and to my left there is this box!!
(I know y'all have a similar one somewhere)

and this box collects "stuff" so I thought time to clean it out.

Bits and pieces of paper - stamped images - folded cards etc....

Some went to recycling - some to a few quickie cards and well, sorry to say - some are staying in the box hehehehe

But all in all - got some cleared out - and some cards to use when needed.  I leave them blank so I can add a saying when needed for an occasion.

thanks for visiting....ttfn

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for visiting - today I am going to share a card I made for my mom a few years ago.  She is gone just reminiscing.

This is an explosion card - an old pic of my mom and me.... (won't say what year)

THEN - this year from my daughter I received some beautiful papers.

I am so lucky !!

So - happy mothers day to you ... enjoy your day .

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TP anyone?

Hi there - thanks for visiting my blog today.

This technique was so much fun...yep - toilet paper !!!  
So using layers of TP soaking wet onto your stamp of choice - let it dry thoroughly.  and budda boom budda bang - you have wonderful textured piece to make an unique card with.

Oh - and the image I added on was covered with micro beads -


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trinket Box

Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Today I am sharing a trinket box I altered from a cardboard cheese container.

 First I painted the outside of the box in a cream colour.

 Then using some tissue paper and some gesso I covered the lid.  On the bottom inside added some printed cardstock.

 The inside lid - the other side of the cardstock - add some small butter flys and a saying from my new stamp set from Lynnes Affirmations available at Thats Crafty.

The top added some flowers and a larger butterfly layer with smaller ones - some pearls on the wings.  Made this for my step daughter - hope she likes it.