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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Just wanted to share a Valentine card I made for my sister . Paper is by Authentique Love collection ,Tim Holtz weathered clock, CLD heart die .The sentiment is from the strip on the bottom of the Authentique paper . I sponged the clock with DI in Spun sugar and Victorian Lace then spritized with Distressed Mica spray tarnished brass. I like how it changed the color a bit and gave such a nice shimmer.


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Happy Valentines Day

It's been way to long since I've posted anything on my blog ,have had good intentions but just seems like other things got in the way . After seeing so many beautiful Valentine cards posted I thought Id share a couple that I made for my grand daughters. Still have another couple to make for my grandsons before tomorrow . Papers are from Authentic as well as the images . Dies are CLD,IO and Spellbinders, MS heart punch. Sentiment CTMH and Tim Holtz .



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I'm entering this in the following challenges
Simon Says Wed -It must be love http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Crafty Cardmakers -Love and Romancehttp://craftycardmakers.blogspot.ca/2018/02/205-love-romance-and-dt-call.html
Scrapyland-ATG http://www.scrapyland-blog.com/2018/02/scrapy-land-challenge-83.html

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy to find out my card that I entered in Scrapy Land challenge #60 won Honorable Mention . So appreciated .

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tweet Chirp

Well good morning bloggers it's been way too long since I've posted anything on my blog I hardly know how to post anymore. But today I decided was a good day to start again . I have been making lots of cards but not getting the time to sit and post . Over the weekend I was browsing through some of my Sizzix dies and came across this Bird with Leaves and Flowers die so decided to make a card with it . The weather has been so cold and so much snow around thought this might cheer everyone up a bit . I stamped a flourish image from Fancy Pants Pollen Dust set ( another older set of stamps ) in opposite corners to show through the Mixed Media die Christmas on my card base, stamped and embossed another flourish diagonally in the center of my blue layer . The bird cage was cut with grey core cardstock and distressed to show the white core. I sponged some mustard seed DI and Tumbled Glass DI on white c/s ,stamped script and then cut out my bird . The music is MB and the sentiment is by Dyan Reaverey which I cut apart . To finished off I added black gems and MS lace border to the cage as well as a tiny key and ribbon .



I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Scrap Land #60 Add texture

Dies R Us #67 Think spring

Word Wed ATG 

Allsorts Challenge 403 ATG



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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Top 3 Pick Challenge #240 Cheery Lynn Designs

Tickled pink to find out that my Halloween card was in the Top 3 over at Cheery Lynn Designs this week . Thanks so much for choosing my card it made my day . Congrats. to all the other contestants and winners there were so many beautiful cards . If you would like to take a look here's the link HERE


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Top Pick on Aloha Friday Challenge #82

So happy my Witchy Ride card was chosen as one of the design team Top Picks over at Aloha Friday Challenge #82 . Congratulations to all the other enteries and winners. You can take a peek HERE.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Witchy Ride

It's been so long since I have spent time in craft room or posted anything on my blog I hardy know where to start .Now that the weather has cooled a bit and Halloween is just around the corner I had to get busy and make a few cards to get in the mail for my grand kids . I see so many cute cards and projects that bloggers have posted on their blogs which gave me lots of inspiration . So here's one I made for my grand daughter who loves Halloween . I had purchased this stamp from High Hopes Rubbers Stamps last year while visiting their store in Bolton ,Ontario . They have a large selection of high quality rubber stamps made on site .


This is the inside of the card .

Recipe:
Stamp: Witchy Ride TT018 High Hopes Rubber Stamps,
Inks: Versamark tuxedo black embossed with clear EP, and colored with Copic markers. Mustard seed DI.
Papers: Little yellow bicycle, Bazzille black and orange C/S
Accessories: CLD Winter Neighorhood Border, SB classic circle, Cricut Cartridge Happy Haunting, Stickles.

I fussy cut the image and popped it up with dimensionals as well as the border die . The inside was decorated with various images cut from the Cricut Cartridge Happy Hauntings .
I'm entering this card in the following challenges :

DL.Art Halloween #190
High Hopes October Challenge
Cheery Lynn Design  Halloween Theme #240
Aloha Friday Challenge #82 -Orange and Black
Onecrazystamper October Challenge 

Thanks for looking and I love reading your comments . Have a great weekend . 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy Birthday I'm 5

Just wanted to share my card I made for my sweet grand daughter who just turned 5 on June 12 . She loves doing crafts and we have a great time together making things each time I visit . The stamp (Little Miss sunshine) is a High Hope stamp that I picked up at One Crazy stamper store in Bolton Ontario. They have such cute stamps and are made on site . I colored her with copic markers and added some glitter on the flower . Other supplies used were :
EK retro flower punch, MS butterfly punch , Craft dies by Sue Wilson Portugese collection Lisbon, just rite leaf ,MS lace border punch,



I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Onecrazystamper June Challenge --ATG

Dies R Us challenge #51 Butterflies

Butterfly Challenge #56 +O for Oval and /or Olive ( I used oval die)

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #166 Say it with flowers

Stampin' Royalty Challenge SR#335-To Die For

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I really appreciate your comments. Have a great day



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Winner ,winner

Was delighted to find out this morning that my music card that I entered on Scrapy Land Challenge was chosen as a winner this week . Thanks to the design team and congratulations to all the contestants there were so many beautiful enteries which you can see HERE


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Music Card

It's been a while since I've posted anything here ,although I have been checking in to see what's new in blogland. Today I decided to share a Birthday card I made for my brother who just loves music . He plays the guitar, piano ,violin , harmonica and several other instruments but his favorite is the guitar . Since I already have made him a guitar and a piano card I thought this year I would give him a violin card .  I found a free printable image on Pinterest and came up with this . I copied the image twice and fussey cut the violin ,then embossed it with UTEE twice to give it a nice thick shine which was then popped up in the circle . Other supplies used : TH weathered clock, TH tattered curvy banners, Just Rite stamps Music Notes, Tonic Studio Treble Clef die . Design papers is Bo Bunny Timeless Collection and I used Tea Dye DI to sponge around the edge and on the clock .




This is the image I used from Pinterest

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Inky Chicks Challenge #68 Father's Day /Male Card

Crafty Boots Challenge : Masculine Cards 

Scrapy Land Challenge #43 ATG




Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend . Thanks for dropping by I really appreciate your comments.