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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Birthday flowers

Good morning bloggers just wanted to pop in and share a card I made for a friends birthday coming up . Since spring is suppose to be here thought I'd go with something springy . I started off with a white base for my card then sponged it with Peacock DI ,for the next layer I used Tim's Gothic stencil and following Pameilla Johnson's Faux Embroidery tech . which you can find HERE I applied the stencil  diagonally across the card and then on the other half just sponged over the stencil using again Peacock DI. Really happy with the look. Flowers were made from TH's tattered florals garland and sponged with Salty Ocean DI and Vintage photo DI. Leaves are Prima Marketing. Other dies used are Spellbinders Decorative Labels 22 , Labels 4 and Garden Weave. Stamp is by Penny Black .



                                         
                                   
                I'm entering this in the following challenges :
                Frilly and Funkie: Stencil Mania


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 --April

Well I missed March tag simply because I didn't have the stickers that he used on the tag . So this month even though I didn't have all the tools and products Tim used I wanted to give it a try . I'm happy with the result .
The stamp is from Paper Inspirations --Coneflower which I've had for years .
I didn't have any of Tim markers so used Tombow markers . I think I really need to pick up a few of the TH ones since the colors seem to blend much nicer. Didn't have the spritzer either so just misted ove the watered background . The beautiful was stamped in black and embossed with clear EP since all the word dies I have were to big for the area.I did color the butterfly with Stream alcohol ink. The ribbon was dyed with Worn Lipstick and Broken China DI . To complete the tag I machine stitch around the perimeter and added a twine bow .


Entering this in :
12 tags of 2015 April tag
                                     
Thanks for stopping by feel free to leave a comment , I love reading them and appreciate each and every one of them.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Challenge #8

I just found this wonderful blog Stamping with Bibiana where there is a throw back Thursday challenge . Thought I would give it a try . This week is to recreate a post of a Mother's day card . Here's my post that was done for a challenge on May 6,2010. You can fine the original post HERE

                                                



Entering this in : Throw back Thursday Challenge #8

Hope everyone is having a great day . Love reading your comments .

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WooHoo I'm a winner







I was a winner on the Quietfire Spring Blog Hop . Can't wait to see what I won . Thanks for picking my name Yogi.

                                  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday

I had some paper left laying on my desk from the anniversary card I made a few days ago so decided to make a Birthday card they always come in handy . The frame .flowers,leaves and lace border as well as the lacy corner were all sitting in my stash . The only new thing I had to cut was the butterflies. So this was a pretty easy card to assemble.

Supplies:
Paper by BoBunny  Madeline collection, Bazille c/s
Dies: TH Ornate frame, TH Vintage Lace , TH Tattered Florals, SB Foliage and Bella Rose , CLD Exotic Butterflies Sm#2, CLD Lacy Corner B165, Prima Metal Leaves Die

     
I painted the butterfly with Spun Sugar DP heat embossed it with clear EP and layered it on another butterfly which was sponged with Shabby Shutters DI . I like how you see tiny cracks in the paint once it's heated .I then sponged over it with Victorian Velvet DI.                                                




I'm entering this in the following challenges:
 Allsorts Challenge #304 Feature a creature

Simon Says Stamp Mon. challenge--Pastels

Simon Says Wed. challenge AG

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #178 Back to Nature

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Just popping to share a card I made for my son and daughter in law for their anniversary in April can't believe it's 5 years already since we celebrated with them in Mexico for their special day . I ordered the Prima Metal Dies skeleton leaves and received them yesterday so just had to spend some time in my craft room to create with them . I must say they are now my favorite ! The paper is by Bo Bunny Madeline love the soft pastel colors . The frame is spellbinders which was cut in white and colored with Distress Paint Spun Sugar . The flowers were made using TH tattered florals and again I used DP Spun Sugar to match the frame . The leaves were sponged with DI shabby shutters. To finish my card I added so pearls to the flower centers and the frame and a CLD corner die in the left upper corner.



Cheery Lynn Designs #177 AG

Die R Us #22 Shades of Green


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Masculine cards

Well I haven't posted for a while so thought I'd pop in today with a few masculine cards I made recently for so men in my life. There are several that have Birthdays in March those being my hubby and my brother (who's on the same day would you believe ) also there's 3 anniversaries in March so I've been busy .


                     I used one of TH's large tag for this one . Pattern paper is Bo Bunny Cambridge and the
                     images are from Graphic 45 Proper Gentlemen .



This is a stamp I purchased from a friend in New Glasgow she had sent me card years ago and I fell in with it (since I'm from Newfoundland) Background was embossed using sizzix dotted square folder, image was stamped with  CTMH Twillight, The archor by MB was cut twice and layered then painted with brushed pewter distress paint. clouds are MB .


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday

Just popping in to share a card I made for a friend's birthday . I didn't want to post it before now since I wanted to make sure she received it . The stamp is from Just Rite stamp set Rose Blossom Vintage Labels which I colored with copic markers and fussy cut . I layered it on TH's flourish which was stamped and fussy cut also ( thanks to Pameilla Johnson for this tip ) I then layered this on SB Decorative Labels 28. The sentiment is also a Just Rite stamp ,stamped on SB Ribbon Banner die. Pattern Paper is Basic Grey. To finish my card I added a ribbon and twine bow and some pearls

Entering this in :
Dies R Us Challenge #20 Flourishes
Simon Says Wed Challenge -AG

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birdie Darling

Well it looks like we are going to get some more snow today and followed by rain which will make for a another messy day tomorrow to clean up . Thought I'd share a card I started yesterday and finished off today . I love this image which I found on the internet and printed off sorry but I can't remember which site but I do believe it maybe from Graphic Fairy. I purchased a new stencil last week Tim Holtz's Gothic so I used it to make the background. First I went over all the stencil with Victorian Velvet DI then I wanted to try the recipe for homemade paste following Pamellia Johnson's recipe which you can find Here I love it it's goes on so smooth . After the paste was dry I sponged some more Victorian Velvet DI over it to give it more color. I stamped SU French script in Versafine Smokey Grey over the bottom half .  The little bird cage is Memory box and cut out of cardboard then painted with Pewter Distress Paint when dry I covered with clear Crackled paint and  sponge with Pumice Stone when dry . The little birds are a MB die. The flowers were handmade from SB rose creation die and SB Blossom 4 die Leaves are SB Foliage die and TH's Pinecone die .One of my newest dies is TH's Vintage Lace which I used to separate between the top and bottom half of the card . I am really happy with the final result.




Cute Card Thursday Challenge #361-Floral delight
Dies R Us Challenge #20 Flourishes
Simon Says Wed. Challenge Add a little texture

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentines for Grandchildren

Just wanted to share a few Valentines I made for my grandchildren this year . I have 2 GD and 2 GS. Since my Grand daughters are just 2&31/2 I made shaker cards for them . The 31/2 yr. old loves Mermaids so I found a mermaid on Life's a Beach Cricut cart. and thought this would be perfect for her . I glued micro beads to the waves and lots of sequins


         This one is for the 2 yr. old who loves little critters


My Grand sons are 10 yr. and 12 yrs. old so I found it harder to come up with something for them . The 10 yr. old love music so I used a guitar stamp that I had for him and for the 12 yr. old I used my new Love Struck die that I purchased recently . Hope them like them .



Thanks for stopping by . We are having a blizzard here again today so I'm spending my afternoon in my favorite room .