Monday, June 10, 2024


 Hey - thanks for popping over to my blog today

The card I am sharing today is really 

quite simple - but looks cool

The image ( I usually call clip art) is covered

in sugar beads, then layered on cardstock

Added some threads and cheesecloth behind it

And if you look close you will see more coloured 

seed beads around the image

The saying is from Tim Holtz collection

Layered onto some fab paper and distressed around the edges

All the paper product was purchased at

Scrapbook Esstentials 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Whoo Hoo - new stamps from TJ

 Welcome to my blog today !

Sharing two more makes with the new

Jelly Fish stamp and Palm Paradise

First up is the Jelly Fish

Embossed on plain white with different colours

then framed with the circle cut

Layered onto a textured cardstock and a saying

that I thought went with this well

The next Card is an easel card using the palm tree paradise stamp

Along with the saying from the new set of 8

Good Vibes sayings

The background is made with watercolour powders

Be sure to check out all the new stamps !!!

and if you are ordering any older ones - use my discount code


for 10% off

Saturday, June 1, 2024

June new Release at Technique Junkies

 Here we are with a new release from

Technique Junkies !!!

Where does the time go???

First up today is a card I made using 

Floating JellyfishFloating Jellyfish

I embossed this onto Vellum in silver and a

touch of orange

Layered onto cardstock , and some seed beads at the top

On the cardstock underneath I used an older stamp 

Find my soul (#SD1009)Find my soul (#SD1009)

Second card I am sharing today is the
Good Vibes set along with the Palm Tree Paradise

The background I made using my powders (almost like
the recent northern lights show)
Now that would have been Good Vibes sitting on a beach
watching that !!!

Be sure to check out all the new releases this month.
And when shopping to use the discount code

And if you are buying older stamps my discount code
will give you 10% off.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024


 Sometimes just keeping things simple is a good thing

Today, using the 'meadow sprigs' stamp

from Technique Junkies 

embossed in white onto kraft cardstock

a wee bit of sponging around the edges

Then for something completely different - the saying is wider than the card !!!  We all seem to stay within a certain box...lets go beyond !!! 

The 'happy birthday' is from an inside out set..

couple of butterflies and we are done.

Thanks for stopping by 

Be sure when shopping to use my discount code


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Best thing !

Hi there my crafty friends

Today I am sharing a couple of cards made with the

latest release from Technique Junkies 

This first card I used the new 'wild poppies' stamp 

sponged distress inks in behind the embossed flowers

spritz some water on, coloured in the flowers and leaves a bit

The saying is an older one 'getting old' with the inside saying to match  

The next card I am sharing today is  the 'wildflower corner' stamp

using my pens I inked up the stamp - spritzed with water then stamped.  Love the results !!!

The saying is from the new set 'cancer sucks

Added a couple of blings - and done

When shopping at TJ be sure to use my discount code

for 10% off


Monday, May 6, 2024

Sisters birthday

Just a quick post today to share the card I made my
little sister for her birthday.
had this crazy bird fussy cut out and popped
its head out the hole lol...


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Sons BD card

Okay- he is a Nirvana fan so I did a play

on the Happy Face Album 

Gold and Navy  -  all images are embossed.

Kept it very simple for the most part.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Technique Junkies new stamps!!


Welcome to my blog today - sharing more makes with some of the new stamps from Technique Junkies

First up using the 'Wildlife Corner' stamp.
Did this card all in black in whites with a bit of sparkle

The saying is an older stamp from the 

next is another cancer card
The simplicity of this says it all.
Set of 9 with this set

Then last one I am sharing today
with 'wild poppies

Resist emboss with my watercolour powders

this saying is one from an 'inside out' set
young at heart 

Thats it for today !  Be sure when shopping if you are buying 
previouly released stamps - Use my discount code!!!
Give you an extra 10%off 

Monday, April 15, 2024

Technique Junkies new release

 Here we are with a new release from Technique Junkies !

Did you notice a change in dates !  Not the 1st of the month.

Start looking for new releases every 45 days now.

So today I am sharing a couple of cards made

with the new 'silhouette stems' and 'enjoy' stamps

Love using this watercolour effect on the silhouette stamp.

just rubbed my markers on the image - spritz lightly with some water

then stamp.  Makes a great effect - and add the saying for a nice simple yet quick card.

next up

Using some washi tape and embossing folder

adding the new 'another year' stamp set

Layered the washi tape onto cardstock then ran it all through

the embosser.  Layer on the saying - but don't forget whats on the inside  hahahaha

And lastly today is one of the 'cancer sucks'

card I made.  Did you know there are at least 43 different 

cancer ribbons out there !  

                         The fight is real !!! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Some oldies but goodies

Thanks for popping by today - I am sharing a couple of my favourite cards made this past year with

Technique Junkies stamps 

(and remember if you shop and order use my discount code TJ10Darlene)

First up is this card I made for Valentines day last year

with the 'underneath the moon' stamp

Next fav is this Christmas card made with the

'zen background' stamp

embossed in white on the navy paper - cut out and layered onto sparkly background paper

Third one I am sharing is this quick travel card

The saying is from the 'adventure awaits set' 

Just some map paper roll back some as a scroll

Last of all I would like to share a spring one

I embossed navy background - the jar cut out is in vellum which I embossed with the 'all about spring' background stamp

Also fussy cut out the flowers that were embossed with white onto navy cardstock

Hope you enjoyed my flashback - be sure when shopping to use my discount code



Monday, April 1, 2024

Bee card

 My daughter requested a Bee card to use

as a sympathy card for a friend who passed.

She didn't want any saying on it, just blank

so this is what I came up with

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Wings and things

 Oh I have some great makes to show you today

with March release of stamps from

Technique Junkies

first I will share one using perfect pearls ( haven't used them in ages but worked here.)

on the Flower and wings silhouette stamp

So after she was dusted I added the saying from an older stamp.

some string and beads for texture !

This is one of my favs today !

Next using the same stamp

I embossed several colours at once.

sponged the moon behind then stamped the

do something creative on some white ribbon

Last one today I used the 

old world script

along with a couple of older stamps

roughed up the edges to look old and worn -

some threads added  - and done

Remember when shopping at Technique Junkies to use my discount code


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Mirror Mirror

 Hello my crafty friends

thanks for stopping by

Today I am sharing a class I did at Scrapbook Essentials

This FAB paper was so much fun to work with !!!!

The card on the right we used the 'cracked glass' technique.

How fitting !!!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Grandsons Birthday


Can't believe he is going to be 5 already !!!

This is what I came up with this year.

This guy from KatzelKraft !  balloon trailing behind.

Think it looks like he is coming out of a wormhole LOL.

Anyway - another year has gone.

But I will be there for the party !!!  whoot whoot...

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

something funny !

 Welcome to my blog today

Sharing a couple of makes from Technique Junkies 

new release for this month !!!

Thought I would showcase a couple of funny ones today

This first one using one of the saying from the new 

inside out set 

and an older stamp with this lady

On the inside...

Next I used the new shopping on line stamp

Kept it simple with some designer paper for the background

It's nice to make some quick ones once in awhile

and when you have sayings it is so easy.

when shopping at TJ be sure to use my discount code


for 10% off

So thanks for popping by and be sure to check out the blog

at Technique Junkies for more of my teammates cards

Friday, March 1, 2024

Technique Junkies March release !!!


New stamps are out for the month of March !!!

and TJ always starts off with great savings!!!!

So thanks for stopping by to check out my first couple of makes this month.

I did two triple stamp cards with the new Big Bold Flowers

This is the perfect stamp for this technique !!!

Add whatever saying you like on the front - great to have in your stash for any occasion

Did add a bit of stickles (which the photos did not catch)

And the next one today was using the 

Old world script

Using a couple of older stamps with it seemed to work !!!

(remember if you are ordering any of the older stamps to use my discount code for 10% off   TJ10Darlene)

She does seem to be daydreaming right !!

Thanks for popping by - and be sure to check out the whole Design team makes for more inspiration !!!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Lazy cats and birthdays?

 Welcome to my blog today

Sharing a couple of cards made with

February stamps! from Technique Junkies !

First is this trio of birthday Cards

With the oval cut out and the saying embossed

on some printed vellum

Some designer paper and ribbon to finish off.

Nice quick card to put together

Next up is the new 

Time spent with Cats sayings

paired with the

Fluffy cats background stamp !

Love it !

So check it all out over at Technique Junkies

and when shopping be sure to use my discount code

TJ10Darlene   for 10% off