Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Halloween is coming....

 Welcome to my blog today !

seven more weeks to halloween !!!

Do you know anyone whos birthday falls on Halloween?

I do - and I think either one of these cards work 

work for that.

Technique Junkies new Halloween stamps are out !

Using the new Hocus Pocus stamp set today and a stencil

from A Colorful Life (yes also sold at TJ)

You will note there is only one leg in the stamp set...

I mirrored imaged it using some acetate and versa mark ink

so I could emboss it.

add the lace and fluffy black string...and done

The other card I made using the Frequent Flyer stamp set

actually a nice easy one to make - sponged some orange ink

on background cardstock - added some bats.

Stamped the brooms and kept it plain white.

Little bit of orange ribbon and a die cut bat for decoration

then just add the saying

Good for the birthday person who likes to travel alot - right!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Granddaughters birthday

 Hi there - thanks for popping by today

Card I made for my granddaugher who is 26 today !!!


Using my Lavinia stamps I came up with this

Masking off the corners and sponging all around.

bit of stickles for some sparkle

Wishing her a great day !

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Wedding Day !!!

 Well - Granddaughter is getting married today !!

(just can't believe it !!)

This is the card I made for them.

A die cut I recently got worked perfectly.

All white layers - background embossed with the dots

layer onto white cardstock. and the heart of course

layered onto the white dots - I popped the heart a bit to give it a bit of depth 

little pearls in the middle 

of the flowers - small ribbon to touch it up.

The saying is an old stamp I had laying around and stamped

with staz on - onto white ribbon.

Wishing these two much happiness

Friday, September 1, 2023

New Stamp Release at Technique Junkies

 Whoo hoo another new month which means

new stamps released at Technique Junkies !!!

Gotta have it all?  check here !

Today I am sharing a couple of makes with some new Halloween

stamps - but be sure to check back during the month for more !

First is this one using an older stamp for the background

the Gothic Skull

I used the Soot technique - haven't done it in quite awhile

always excited to see how it turns out ! 

Added the new stamp no skeletons across the card

(white embossed on black)

Added some red eyes and threads for more detail

On the inside, would not be a TJ card without this,LOL.

Next up is my dark Halloween card....

I had a spider web embossing folder which I rubbed versa ink all over

and embossed with some sparkly powder

Lots of layers - and added the new Happy Halloween saying 

then added a couple of die cut bats I had stashed.

So when shopping be sure to apply the discount code for the new stamps for 15% off and any older stamps use my discount code


Be sure to check out all my team mates makes too at the blog over at Technique Junkies!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Treats anyone???

 HiYa folks - welcome to my blog today !!!!

Technique Junkies 

Has some new rubber this month and this is one

of my favs.

(be sure to use my discount code when shopping TJ10Darlene)

I decorated this pillow box that can be used for a gift or treats!

The background stamp, puppy love, was released awhile back

The rescued my favourite breed is new

What a great way to welcome the new pet a friend or family

member has brought to their fur-ever home!

Be sure to check out all the new ones this month

And of course the DT blog !!! @techniquejunkies 

Thanks for popping by and be sure to use my discount code when shopping


Saturday, August 26, 2023

Christmas is coming !

 Hey thanks for popping by today !

Put together this Christmas card today using 

the Technique Junkies 

Gnome for Christmas

and the saying Retro Merry Christmas

So I coloured and sparkled and fussy cut out the gnome girl

layered her with the die cut tree all on silver cardstock

The saying was embossed in silver..

Hope you like it - and if you pop over to TJ to purchase

these stamps be sure to use my discount code TJ10Darlene

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Mix and Match Postcards

 Thanks for popping by my blog today.

Postcards are what I made and the

theme was mostly gin related LOL.

My daughter best friend moved away and she wanted

a few post cards to send her over the coming months.

Was fun to do this project !!!

I used stamps from different companies such as

Technique Junkies, Art Impressions, and

Stampotique besides some of the stamped sayings - some were ones I printed off on the computer

Here are the results....

BTW if shopping over at Technique Junkies be sure to use
my discount code for 10% off

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Let's Explore !!!!

 Welcome to my blog today featuring another new stamp with

~~~ the August release at Technique Junkies ~~~

Both cards I used the new Explore stamp

so many possibilities

The image was stamped onto white cardstock

then I embossed a separate image for the travel trailer

and layered it on.  Added some goop I had at home for

the snow top mountains...then some layering

This next one I did the same way but totally different

background look

Hope you like the travel cards.

Don't forget discount code TJ10Darlene

when shopping at Technique Junkies

Friday, August 4, 2023

Happy 70th !

 A golf buddy of mine is turning 70 today

This is the card I made her using the 'daily dose of iron'

from @techniquejunkies

and the saying from AI

I fussy cut out the lady...then did several layers of ripped cardstock.

Thought the saying went well with the image LOL.

Anyway if you happen to be shopping over at Technique Junkies

be sure to use my discount code TJ10Darlene    

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Technique Junkies August Release!!!

Oh my gosh - has another month gone by.   ...    and here we are with more new stamps !!!

( gotta have it all ::!!) 

Today I am sharing a couple of makes to start us off.

First up is this beautiful Shepard

I luv luv luv photo stamps and this one does not disappoint!!!

This Loyal Friend I stamped with staz on ink / onto glossy cardstock.

Then I layered black and white paper - 

the saying is an older stamp - (remember with the older stamps when you order to use my discount code TJ10Darlene )

Dog is a small word 

Next is another Pet stamp released this month

My Favourite breed

And YES rescued pets are always the best !!!

The background I made with the new

Splashes  stamp - 3 different sizes in the package!

Add a bit of bling - and done.

So check out the new stamps!

And watch all month long on the TJ Blog for the whole

design team makes...

Monday, July 24, 2023

Christmas in July

 Ah Yes...Christmas is only 155 days away!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the new 

Star Swoop stamp

I did a bit of Northern lights looks on my black 

cardstock - embossed the stars so they would pop

then using the Retro Merry Christmas for the sentiment

The Moose is a die cut I had laying around 

thought it worked well with this layout.

So much you can do with these stars - check it out

and remember when shopping at Techinque Junkies

to use my discount code TJ10Darlene

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Inside Out

I love these Inside Outside sayings !

So today I am sharing three cards I made with the new July set.

The lady is an older stamp - 'the happy housewife' (so happy lol)

paired up with the new inside out saying.


Next is a black and white one done with the full saying all

on the outside.  Sure this saying was made for me in mind. !

and lastly, using up some of my paper scraps for the background

All about that Karma moment !  right !

It is so wonderful to see when it happens

Thanks for popping by - be sure when you are shopping at 

Technique Junkies to use my discount code TJ10Darlene for additional discount. 

also check out my blog ! 

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Lets Travel

 Hey Welcome to my blog today to 

check out a couple more makes with the new stamps at 

Technique Junkies

I am getting the travel bug as haven't done much since covid

So all I need is my passport - right ! 

using the new 'adventure awaits' stamps on the background 

and the new 'passport' stamp - cuz thats all I need !!

Next up was this fun card

Again using the new 'adventure awaits' set

I had some map paper - rolled back a top layer of paper

added the 'adventure awaits' bit of bling

and I am off on a new trip !

In my mind right now anyway- 

Thanks for popping by - remember you still have the discount for the new release - and if you buy any older stamps be sure to use my discount code for 10% off


Also check out the blog at TJ for more makes from my team members

Saturday, July 1, 2023

July new release at Technique Junkies

 Oh my gosh

another month has flown by and here we are with

New stamps from Technique Junkies

Get them all - so much fun to choose from

Today I am sharing two cards I made - but 

watch for more as the month goes on

first up is the all about summer background stamp

Whats summer without a bit of golf so I fussy cut out this guy

from the 'birthdays are like golf

and laid him over the background - sparkled up the sunshine

and fussy cut that for a layover too.

Next up is perhaps a drink on the 19th hole?

Brag about your game?  LOL....

This card using the rum is gone stamp ..I embossed the image with silver and copper

layer onto the black background paper and a bit of silver

thread sticking out.  

Enjoy the makes from the whole Design team !

Also if you are ordering older stamps be sure to use my

discount code -  TJ10Darlene  

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Daughters Birthday !

 Well another turn around the sun for

my daughter

This year had fun making her card

Using bits of lace and buttons and the feather

I have had around forever.

All worked out for this layout

not going to say how old she is 

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

It's a good life


Welcome to my blog today

Today is three makes using 

Technique Junkies new release stamps

for the month of June

First is this card using the Summer Flowers Frame stamp

and using a previous release You're Vintage 

Really thought the Flip Flop saying, from the new Sand Seashells & Flip Flops, sayings went well with this previous released stamp 
Beach Buds , I love Photo stamps to start with...and it is stamped on glossy paper.  


So the last one was a quick slim line card using the Summer Flowers Frame stamps

All in black in white with a touch of colour on the edges.

Hope you enjoyed the post today !

Be sure to use my discount code when shopping at

Technique Junkies    TJ10Darlene

And be sure to check out the blog at TJ for my 

teammates creations too !!! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Sailor talk???

  Thanks for stopping by my blog !

These new release stamps from Technique Junkies

were so much fun to play with !!!

First the card - using the new background stamp 

Fading Sea Scales

add some coloured cheese cloth to make it look like some netting

The new Mouth of a Sailor stamp I LUV LUV LUV.

Perfect in so many ways lol. 

Added the mermaid tail from an older stamp

Mermaid on a rock 

there is some sparkle added with my  nuvo pen

Think you can see it in this pic...

So much fun putting this together - Then, of course, had to make some 

matching earrings to go with the card.

((the Earrings were put to use at Pirate Nite for ladies golfing ))

                     Hope you enjoyed this post !

If you are shopping at Technique Junkies

Be sure to use my discount code for 10% off previously   

released stamps