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Thursday, November 27, 2014


Thought I'd share another card I make to add to my pile . The stamp is one of the LaBlanche stamps that I picked up a few years ago . I stamped it on glossy c/s with Versafine ink and colored with Copic markers then sponged around the image with Iced spruce DI. Red stickles were added to the holly berries . Other supplies used were :
Pattern Paper by Basic Grey, Spellbinders Floral Ovals,and Hero Arts stamp and die framelits snowman #657781.

Going to enter this in the following challenges:
Inspiration Journal Nov. Challenge Happy Holidays

Crafty Mess Challenge 1 AG

Love to Create Color Inspiration

Simon Says Wed. Challenge--AG

Hope everyone is having a great day and thanks for stopping by .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Silver and White

I've been stuck on white cards this week or so and here's another one I made recently using my new pine needle die I got from Impression Obsession   just love how easy and clean they cut . Other supplies used : TH's Poinsettia die, Sizzix Winter Botancial EP , Cheery Lynn Design Holly Branch die and Merry Christmas die. Silver paper and glitter paper from Dollarama. I added Viva pen silver to the center of the poinsettia and TH clear glitter to the embossed flower.

I'm entering this in the following challenges

Sugar Creek Hollow #100 Christmas with a Twist

All Sorts Challenge-No Designer Paper

Word Art Wed. #159-AG

Die R Us Challenge #14 --Christmas

Love to Create Challenge -- Make it for Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Christmas by Stampsmith

I picked up this stamp at the Cutting Garden last year and didn't get a chance to use it . Today I pulled it out and created this card with it . I love working with the Stampsmith photo stamps .  got all my tips for a great stamper Kim Prince many years ago . The image was stamped with Ancient Page Archival ink on glossy cardstock . The trick is to let the stamp sit and relax before removing it this gives the ink time to adhere to the glossy c/s. I then trimmed and framed it with TH's ornamental frame . I ran the background paper through TH snowflake embossing folder and then sanded lightly to highlight the snowflakes a bit. Memory Box Frostyville border was used for the bottom of the card.

Dies R Us- #14 Christmas AG
Crafting by Design Nov. AG
Love to Create
A Crafty Mess

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by .

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Burlap wreath card

It's been way too long since I've posted anything here on my blog so today I thought I'd share one of my Christmas cards that I made over the weekend . I love wreaths made with burlap so I wanted to try one using the Tim Holtz BigZ die . I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap to craft cardstock to give it some firmness and prevent the burlap from fraying . I used Spellbinders classic circle to cut the circle which I them used the reversed side of the paper for the background behind the wreath. Other dies used to complete my card were Tim Holtz's mini pine trees  and Cheery Lynn Design Merry Christmas die . I added star dust stickles to the tree branches and Viva Pearl Pen Red on the wreath for berries.

Party Time Tuesday #189 Anything Goes

Inspiration Journal Nov. Challenge

A Crafty Mess Challenge #1

52(Christmas)Card Throwdown

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #141--Music

Well here it is Sept. can't believe summer is almost over . I haven't posted much over the past few months but this week I saw a challenge that Sheri Holt posted on her blog so thought I would give it a go . Her challenge is Music. I always wanted to try a piano card so this is what I came up with . The piano shape was cut using a flexable Bo-Bunny rule while I've had for years and seldom use up did come in handy for this card. I used white glossy cardstock for the white keys and scored @3/4" and then highlighted the score lines with a black marker.I used spellbinders tags for the black keys. The flower was made using Spellbinders Rose Creation Die . The music script I printed off the computer and aged with Antique distress ink. Just Rite stamps set Musical Notes Label Twenty completed my card .

My Sheri's Crafts Challenge #141--Music

Stampin Royalty Challenge #244--Black& white with a Pop of color
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge #126--Don't be so negative

I'm back after a wonderful vacation visiting my son and family in Ontario . It seems ages since I've posted on my blog so today I decided to enter a card for the JR Friday challenge. It's been so hot and humid hear in Nova Scotia so yesterday I spent so time in my craft room where it was cool. Here's my card I created .

I used the negative space cut from the Cheery Lynn Designs DieIItalian Doily for my background and then popped up the doily with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Just Rite stamp set Rose Bonquet Vintage Labels.

JustRite Friday Challenge#126--don't be so negative

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

JustRite Friday Challenge #123--Color Inspiration

Can't believe 2 weeks have gone by and here I am rushing to get this posted before the deadline. I haven't spent much time in my craft room lately since the weather has been so nice and there is so much to do outside in the gardens. Today it's been dull and raining off and on so it was a perfect time to spend time in my favorite place. Here's my card for this week's challenge .

Supplies used :
Paper: Graphic45 Secret Garden,Making Memories French Lace, CTMH pink and purple c/s
Ink: CTMH Pansy Purple
Stamps: JustRite Stamps Black Eyed Susan.
Accessories: Tim Holtz trellis die,Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28,  Ek success butterfly punch,
                     Die'sire Embossalicious EF Floral Fancy, May Arts Ribbon,Pearls from my stash which I colored with Copic Markers, flower was made with Spellbinders rose Creation die.

I'm entering this in :

JustRite Friday Challenge #123--Color Inspiration

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

WooHoo I'm a winner

Wow my entry was picked this week in the Random Draw over at Just Rite Stamps. I seldom win in a draw so maybe my luck is changing ---may have to buy a lotto ticket this week LOL. Congratulations to all the other winners there were so many beautiful entries. Now off to chose my prize which is a stamp set of choice.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

JustRite Friday Challenge #122 --Card and Envelope

Just wanted to share my card and envelope I made for the challenge over at Just rite stamps this week .
Supplies used :
      Decorative Labels 28
      Majestic Labels 25
      A2 scalloped Borders One
      Rose creations
      Cricut cartridge flower shop
      Memory Box Fresh Foliage
      Just Rite Stamps Botantical Butterflies
      Just Rite Stamps Elegant Frames
      CTMH Lace doily
      Paper by MME and Bazzile
      Inks; Versafine sepia and Onyx, CTMH honey

I'm entering this n the following challenge:

JustRite Stamps Friday Challenge#122

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Just Rite Friday Challenge#121--Color image

Well I'm still playing with my Gelatos and just want to share another card I did for the challenge over at JRS . This time I chose the Black Eyed Susan stamp set stamping in Versafine black onyx and embossing with clear EP then coloring with Gelatos. Love the softness of the Gelatos. I used Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles for the base then added a layer of green c/s , yellow pattern paper . I cut around the image with Spellbinders die Majestic Labels 25 . I stamped and colored the butterfly and extra flower then cut out freehand .To finish my card I added Spellbinder Banner  Die ,May arts Ribbon, Twine and pearls.

I'm entering this in :

JustRite Friday Challenge #121--Color Image

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