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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 days of Christmas tag 5

I thought I was doing tag 6 but when I went check it I see it's tag 5 go back a .I didn't have any reverse word stamps so I used a penny black one that I thought would work and it did . Followed the tech. that Tim used with alcohol inks and acrylic then stamp your image and wipe off . Added a snowflake and some ribbon and I was done . Thanks for looking

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas tag #4

Finally got tag #4 finished ,had to improvise a few things for this tag too . I did do the crackle tech. and I'm happy with how it turned out even though I only had 1 of the DS in blue so I used DI instead and it seemed to work fine.Like how the ghosting turned out for my BG. I didn't have the snowflake edge die so I embossed a piece of acrylic with Tim's snowflake folder cut off a strip and then cut around the snowflakes freehand. For the mitten I first cut out 25 with my cricut and then used the spellbinders mitten die added a piece of music sheet to the back and filled in the numbers with glossy accents . For the mitten cuff I used Frantage shaved ice by Stampendous . Thanks Tim for the tip on how to thread the tulle though the button hole . Now on to tag #5

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas tag #3

Well #3 tag is done . I didn't have any of the cut&dry felt so I did my background with various stamps inked in different DI(frayed burlap,ice spruce,festive berries& evergreen bough)I then misted the tag with perfect pearls mist to give it a touch of shimmer. I did follow 2 of the tech. that Tim showed --the pearls were colored with alcohol inks and I curled the twine around a pencil and then heated with the heat tool . I really like how the twine turned out and will use this tip again for sure. Ribbon seam binding was dyed with vintage photo DS.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim Holtz's12 days of Christmas Tag 2

Here's day 2 tag that I completed last evening .I must say they do take some time especially if you don't have all the tools. For this tag Tim used the kraft resist paper since I didn't have any I made my own resist background .First I stamped the sentiment with gold dabber and dried with my heat tool ,then stamped and embossed the holly leaves with forest moss DI and clear EP I then stamped over this with the music script stamp and archival ink .I then used picket fence DS to cover the tag followed by the perfect pearls mist. The edges were distressed and inked with Ice Spruce DI . I like this tech.I used the reindeer die to cut my reindeer out of grunge paper and sticky back canvas . To decorate my tag I added a charm with the letter B for Believe and some garland and tree charm around the reindeer's neck . The ribbon seam binding was dyed with vintage photo DS.
Now on to tag 3 .
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Tim Holtz's 12 days of Christmas --Tag #1

Well I'm really,really late in getting started on my tags this year . Was away for a few days last week then had to get ready for a card class that I was offering so I'm just getting around to doing my tags . I will get them finished though LOL. Here's my first . Since I didn't have the pine cone die I decided to try and make them by just cutting out a spiral circle ,curling the edges and wrapping it around a toothpick like Tim does in his video.I like how they turned out but I'm thinking I would like to own the die so will add it to my wish list .Following his inking the snowflake EF with embossing ink pad and then running it though the big kick ,then embossed with white EP. The JOY was cut out with the cricut cart. (Joys of the Season)and covered with MS glitter.The music banner I cut free hand ,leaves cut from tattered leaves and MS fern .Holly berries from my stash --just had to have some red added. I dyed some seam binding with Ice spruce DI and attached it to the top with a lg. pearl button and charm from my stash.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge Mini Pizza Box

Joan challenged us this week to make a Mini Pizza Box following Selma's tutorial and Make a band for the box ,use Graphic45 paper if possible and decorate the band . Here's the box I made . I must say the tutorial that Selma gave on her blog was very easy to follow and I like how neatly the corners are . Will be using this again for sure . I used the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper ,and decorated my band with a flower made with Spellbinders Spiral blossom die and layered it on several layers of organza cut with TH tattered florals and singed the edges with my heat tool.I added a pearl to the center of the flower. Other supplies used are Spellbinders foliage,HFC leaves stamped and cut out , MS lace border punch,Bosskut leaf flourish, pearl from my stash.

Joan's Garden --Mini Pizza Box

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

PB Saturday Challenge#176 silver &snowflakes

I was playing with some of my new PB stamps this weekend and noticed that the challenge this week over at PB Saturday challenge is to make a card with silver and snowflakes. Here's my card for the challenge.
Supplies Used:
Stamps:PB berry red,snow white,letter background(stamped on reindeer),TH branch(letters from Santa).
Paper: Bazzill white and SU. Bazzill silver c/s
Ink: encore silver,DI pumice stone.
Other: silver EP,MS snowflake punch ,CB snowflake die, TH reindeer die , TH Baroque die ,ribbon from stash,Viva pearl pen, Star dust stickles.

Penny Black Sat.challenge #176

Winter Wonderland :make your card sparkle

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Rambling--Christmas Theme

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Trash to Treasure Blog Giveaway

Lynn over at Trash to Treasure is having one great blog birthday giveaway.Drop by and check it out Here's the link

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow challenge --Vellum

Over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week the challenge is to use Vellum. Here's a card that I did using Vellum for the music sheet. I stamped the Christmas Carol with Archival ink on vellum and dried with heat tool ( have to be careful that the vellum doesn't burn ) I then tore around the edge and inked with DI vintage photo. The image is from the LaBlanche Christmas collection which I stamped with Memento ink on the LaBlanche speciality paper ,BG was sponged with DI's and image colored with the cut and dry nibs and DI. Liquid applique was used to create the snow on the branches.
This was my first time using the LaBlanche special cardstock and I just love how easy it is to blend inks . I certainly will be using it again .
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Sugar Creek Hollow --Vellum

Really Reasonable Ribbon Rambling

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Let it Snow

This is a card I did for the challenge over at Joan's Garden this week . It sure tested my patience, I think I spoiled 4 pieces of glossy c/s before I was happy with one. The challenge was to follow Selma's tech--snowy background ,use trees , a flourish and combination of colors. I used tumbled glass and faded jeans DI to create my BG by sponging on the tumbled glass first then stamped my images with Versamark dried with heat tool then sponged with faded jeans DI. I then went over the whole area with an embossing buddy before embossing the large tree with white embossing powder after I spritzed with a fine mist of water for a snowy effect.This was a great tech but I did have a little trouble with the misting (guess I was a little too heavy at first ). Stamps were from TH's mini holidays2 and SU lovely as a tree. The flourish is TH elegant flourishes which I cut and wrapped around the circle. Added some SU striped ribbon and snowflakes to complete my card. Entering this in

Joan's Garden challenge#8

Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings #35 Christmas Theme

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

SSS& color

Good morning bloggers it sure is a chilly one here in NS we are expecting a northeaster coming up from the eastern seaboard of the USA. Just hope we'll get mostly rain rather than snow too early for that white stuff yet. I've been doing a little more stamping and did this card for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week which is to use one color. Here's my card done in brown tones.The stamp is Penny Black -snow dust which I stamped and embossed on Graphic45 PP.I did faux stitching around the card added a scalloped edge, some punched snowflakes and sentiment.The ribbon trim I purchased at one of my favorite stores 5-$1.00 ones never knows what they will find there.

Simon Says Stamp and Show ---one color

Fashionable stamping challenge #7

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Candle

Good morning bloggers just wanted to share another Halloween project that I did recently, also made one for a friend and gave it to her this week over a nice cup of coffee.The jar is a recycled candle jar that I kept knowing that it would come in handy for something . I used my spellbinders edge abilities to create the pattern in the MME DP so that the light shines through. The skeleton and spider I picked up at the $store.Ribbon added from my stash as well as the Halloween sticker. I use a flameless tea lite so that the lid can stay on .

Happy Halloween.
I'm entering this is a couple of challenges.

all sorts challenge 126--Halloween

Simon Says Stamp--Anything goes

Charima Cartz Challenge #43--Anything goes.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Decor

Well I can't believe it's over a month since I posted .I'v been busy trying to get some painting done and I gave my kitchen a facelift with paint,new countertop ,hardware,sink and faucets. Very happy with how it turned out . So today I wanted to share with you a framed Halloween scene I did for my grandkids .They were so happy to receive it . Most of the images are done with TH dies and TH embossing folders. The witch and cat were stamped and cut out .The grass ,fence and witch I did on the Cricut. Added some cotton balls for the smoke and went over the BG with TH picket fence DS to give it a scary look . I wrapped TH Halloween tissue tape around the edge of the frame.Hope you like .
I'm entering this is a couple of challenges

Simon says ....Anything goes

All Sorts Challenge --Halloween

Charima Cartz Challenge #42 Embossing

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge #2

This week over at Joan's Garden the challenge is to make a Christmas card ,use striped DP,Emboss BG using Selma's tech. and gold emboss sentiment.Here's the card I came up with for the challenge. I used striped DP from the new Bo-Bunny Father Christmas Collection, embossed my BG using TH music E folder and antique linen DI and gold embossed the sentiment using Egyptian Gold EP. Other accessories used were spellbinders fleur de le die, ornament die and fancy tags. Ribbon from my stash.

Joan's Garden

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Sunday, September 18, 2011


Hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather here in Nova Scotia has been so nice it's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. I haven't made many cards recently but I do want to share with you a plaque that I made using the TH distress stains. I'm in love with them. The wooden plaque I picked up at the dollar store and covered with vintage photo DS--it goes on so smooth and even.I'll be using it on other projects for sure. The flowers were made with my Cricut accent essential cartridge and sponged with DI's and shaped. I stamped TH flourish with black acrylic paint as well as the sentiment. The bird cage was cut out of grunge paper using TH bird cage die and sponged with DI and embossed with distress EP in a few areas to give a rustic look .TH charms were added to the bottom of the cage. This was a fun project to make and I've added it to my craft room wall.
Hope you like it too.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Design a life you love

Just wanted to share a canvas I did for my sister's Birthday recently . I used the Kaisercraft DP from the After Five Collection. Love these papers so I stocked up on them from FargoCat Shops. The flower was made from brown paper bag and misted with my own recipe of Glimmer mist (bronze perfect pearls,vintage photo DI reinker and water).I used one of the Cheery Lynn doily dies for the doily.
TH's dies for the bird cage and flourish as well as the flower. Lace ,buttons,pearls,and metal embellies were all from my stash.

Entering this is a couple of challenges
Cropstop--Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping --Ribbon or Lace
Simon Says Satmp and Show BlogHop--Anything goes


Fashionable Stamping

SSSand Show BlogHop

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Joan's Garden Challenge

Well it's been so long since I've made anything and posted here on my blog I thought today would be a good day to start after visiting Joan's Garden blog and seeing all the beautiful cards . She has a special guest this week and the challenge is to follow the techniques she used on her card . So here's what I came up with using the tech. of stamping on pattern paper adding some glitter and distress inks as well as making a flower .I used the 6x6 pad of Prima Fairy Flora to stamp my image on and added the glitter to the flowers with a 2way glue pen.The pearls are made with the viva decor pen. Also entering this card in a challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge--Ribbon or Lace and Cropstop Challenge #34 Anything Goes.

Joans Garden Challenge

Fashionable Stamping Challenge #3

Cropstop Challenge #34 Anything Goes

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Welcome little one

What a miserable rainy day here in Cape Breton today. Since I can't do much outside thought I'd spend some time in my craft room . Just wanted to share a card I made for to welcome my new grand daughter. I'm going to visit this week and spend some time with her.

Stamp:SU welcome little one (love this set)
Paper: Pinkpaislee Butterfly Garden Collection, C/S SU
Accessories:Spellbinders label4,spellbinders fancy tags, seam binding bow,Marvy flower punch pearls made with viva decor pen, May arts crochet lace, EK success edge punch, CB Swiss dots folder button from my stash.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

SSS&S a flourish

Sorry I haven't been a very good blogger lately just have been busy with other thing now that summer has finely arrived. So much to do and of course never enough time to get it all done. Today it's raining so I thought I'd share a card I did recently and enter it in a few challenges. I purchased some of the crinoline from Linda Coughlin over at The Funkie Junkie's Etsy shop so I had to make a flower for my card.The doily is one of the CheeryLynn dies Italian lace . Deborah over at Fargotcat Shops has them in her store ,they are just beautiful.I used the Spellbinders die Foliage to make the leaves also purchased at Fargocat Shop.Other supplies used MS butterfly punch,EK success edge punch,TH flouish die,CB folders,swiss dots and a new one which came with my new CB machine (sorry there wasn't a name on it )but it's so pretty for BGs. I used the new Viva Decor to make my pearls --Fargocat shops also carries these in several colors.
For my flower I followed the tutorial by Linda over at The Funkie Junkie mine isn't quite as pretty as Linda's but I loved playing with the crinoline.

Entering this in the following challenges:

SSS and Show your flourish

Charisma Cardz Challenge#27

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Friday, June 10, 2011

PB All Sorts June challenge,

I've been haven't post for a week now so I thought I'd share with you a card that I'm going to enter in the Penny Black all Sorts challenge for June "Your my favorite " and this one of my favorite stamps to date. I just love the PB stamps .
I stamped the PB butterfly suite stamp with versafine black onyx embossed with clear EP and colored with copic markers. The tiny butterflies were stamped again and cut out and then popped up. I then ran it thought a CB embossing folder scroll works. Stickles were added for sparkle.

Penny Black all Sorts June challenge "your my favorite"

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Mojo Monday#193--round or square

Well it seems like forever since I posted anything. I wa for the 1st two weeks of May and when I arrived home I came down with a bad chest infection so have done little stamping. My HFC Cardinal collection arrived while I was away so I thought I should start playing with them. So here's a card I made which I'm enetering in a few challenges this week.
Supplies used :
Paper: Basic Grey (Marrakech calming moon) Bazzill C/S
Stamps: HFC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch, SU sentiment.
Inks: Versafine Black Onyx embossed with clear EP
Accessories: MS trellis border punch,CB folder leafy branch,ladel cut with cricut cart.Lacy ladels using DS.
Image was colored with copic markers .
I'm entering this is the following challenges

Mojo Monday #193

Basic Grey Challenge#45

Simon says stamp and show your favorite stamp

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

GM #4 Textured Fades and Distress

Well another week has almost gone by and we are in week 4 of the Grungy Monday challenges over at StudioL3. This week Linda has challenged us to use Tim's Textured fades and distressing. Here's a tag I did . I inked the tag first with various colors of DI then embossed it with the Textured Fade Cracked, then sponged over the raised areas with DI . The Umbella man was stamped and cut out (since I don't have the new die yet) and then poped up for a #D effect. The flower was made with Tim's tattered floral die and misted with homemade glimmer mist (peeled paint,shabby shutters,forever green perfect pearls and water). I love how it turned out.

I'm also entering this in SSS and Show some Tim's Techniques


SSS and Show

Thanks for looking and Happy Easter

Friday, April 22, 2011

WooHoo winner winner

I can't believe I won another blog hop . This week there was a great blog pop over at electric Paperie . All you had to do was leave a comment on each DT blog. I was lucky enough to be the winner on Starla Nelson's blog . The prize is a set of Honey Pop stamps and co-ordinations Honeycomb paper from Inky Antics. Will have to get that lotto ticket for sure tomorrow .

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


WooHoo I just found out I won the complete Springtime Cardinal Collection on Heartfelt Creations blog hop that they had recently . I'm so excited ,love ,love those stamps and I already have a few of them but not the cardinals. Thanks for picking my name .

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grungy Monday #3 color wash, SSSand Show Distressing

Another week has gone by and I'm rushing to get my tag done for the Grungy Monday challenge over at StudioL3. This week Linda wants us to use the new Adirondack Color Wash another fabulous product by the master himself Tim Holtz here's the link to his blog I sponged various colors of DI's all over the tag ,spritzed with water ,dried with heat tool and then stamped my image which a new Penny Black slapstick stamp that I purchased recently . The flower I made with a daisy punch and misted with homemade glimmer mist (vintage photo,heirloom gold and water).I colored the little flowers on the image with DI Victorian Velvet ,added some liquid pearls to the center and around the circle.I used Stream color wash to dye the gathered ribbon--well it's not actually ribbon it's some ribbon gauze that I found in my stash . It took the color wash perfectly.I also sprayed the butterfly with the color wash and then patted it with paper towel to give it a softer color. I think I'm going to like working with this product LOL. I distressed the edges with paper distresser and inked with walnut stain DI.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Wedding Frame

Seems like forever since I posted anything . Last week was busy with a scrapbooking all weekend crop which I did a card class for. It was a great time with lots of laughs . Planning another for Sept. already .

I had picked up one of the new Kaisercraft frames to do for my son & daughter-in-laws 1st Wedding Anniversary , started it at the crop but didn't get it finished since I needed to get some pictures printed off for it. So last night I completed it .I must say I was really pleased with how it turned out and hope they will too. All the products used were from Kaisercraft and purchased Fargotcat Shops at except for the verse ,key and lg.flourish which was made with TH's elegant flourish die.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything but a Card.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Award

I just received this award from Yvonne over at Ink-spirations .It was so nice of her to choose me . Thank you ,you made my day .

About the Liebster Blog Award:

This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their work. It is given to bring light to new blogs and its a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by.

1- Create a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3 to 5 blog picks.
2- Let them know you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog about the award.
3- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4- Have the faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you award this to.
5- Have fun!!!

I have chosen these 5 people who have inspired me with their work :

Sharon Papercrafts
Kim Creative Diversions
Michelle Michelle's scarp and bits
Kristina Reflections of a Happy Crafter
Vicki Artiful Validation of Vicki

Now all you have to do is pass this award along to others that have inspired you


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Grungy Monday #1

Well it's time for Grungy Monday over at StudioL3 . Linda has been kind enough to post challenges again based on Tim's techniques. This is the first week and she has chosen the 12 days of Christmas 2008 Tag #10.
Here's my tag that I did using DI's vintage photo, antique linen and walnut stain.
Thanks for looking .

studioL3 challenge #1

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cropstop challenge #12 ,LIIU die cuts/punches,SS#104 no kids allowed Birthday

Well it's been a few days since I posted so thought I'd enter a few challenges this week. This card I made for a friends Birthday that's coming up soon which fits challenge going on this week over at Cropstop, Let's Ink It Up and Stamptacular Sunday. The image is from Glitz stamped in versafine black onyx and sponged lightly with DI tumbled glass and layered on Spellbinders labels #3. DP is from Kaisercraft.Other supplies used :Spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals, TH's Elegant flourish die and MS lace punch. White lace was added to finish the card.

Cropstop challenge #12

LIIU Die cuts /Punches

Stamptacular Sunday #104 No Lids allowed Birthday

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

La Blanche flower & script.--LIIU #11 Dies & Punches

Just wanted to share with you one of the cards I did with a few of my friends that come to my place to make cards. It's such a fun night and we all look forward to having a few laughs and sharing ideas and what's new in cardmaking. This is one of the La Blanche stamps that I purchased at Fargo Cats Shop recently . I stamped and embossed the image then colored with copic markers followed by sponging over the script area with vintage photo DI and distressed the edges with paper distresser. The BG was embossed with TH's regal flourish embossing folder .I layered the image on kraft c/s then unto a paper doily . The trellis was done with MS punch and swirl from TH's elegant flourishes.

Entering this in challenge #11 over LIIU

Also paper sundaes challenge#61 Embossing

Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops carries a good selection of the La Blanche stamps and Tim Holtz products so drop over and check it out .

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Let's Ink it Up #10 Embossing

This card I made for a class I'm doing next week so I thought I'd enter it in a challenge over at Let's Ink It Up this week . The challenge is Embossing . I embossed the BG with Tim Holtz's folder damask and then sponged with distressed ink .The layer the image is stamped on I first sponged with Tattered Rose DI and Vintage Photo ,and distressed the edges with paper distresser . The image was stamped in walnut stain DI.Added some lace to complete the card . Sentiment was stamped on ovals cut and embossed with spellbinders dies.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal

This card I made from bits of stuff I had laying around from other projects so I thought I'd try and make a card to fit the challenge this week over at SSSS.It's all about metal. For the BG I covered a piece of tin foil with alcohol inks and them put it through the CB folder textile after which I sanded a bit so the foil would show through. The bird I make by inking a piece of foil duct tape with AI and then put that through the CB folder bubbles. I also ran the cage through the CB folder bubbles and the sponged with gold acrylic paint dabber. The square medallions I also did with acrylic paint. The flower was made from brown paper using TH tattered florals die and homemade glimmer mist .

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is a card I made for the challenge this week over at Joan's Garden using Just Rite stamps There's some great prizes being offered this week if you haven't checked it out yet . My card uses a stamp from the Harmony Classic Circle Stamper11. I stamped the image with Versafine spanish moss and layered on SU c/s . The DP is from a K & Co. paper pad. Other supplies used : Spellbinders fancy ladels,MS trellis punch, May Arts ribbon and Kaiser pearls.
If you are looking for May Arts ribbon Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops carries a wonderful selection

Joans Gardens

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CCC#35 Design Detail

Well all good things come to an end I guess , really going to miss these weekly challenges that Linda over at StudioL3 has been so kind to offer . Thank you Linda for all the work you have done in pulling this off and to the sponsors who have provided such wonderful prizes each week. This is the last week in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenges and the challenge is taken from page 67 of the book Design Detail.I have chosen to make another tag to add to my collection . I used paper from BG,stamps TH, Butterfly HFC which I stamped ,embossed and cut out.Can't give too much info about the challenge but is done with the stitching and brads.

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Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal

Sunday, March 6, 2011

CCC#34 Dimensional collage fragments, Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera

Well it's time for another challenge over at StudioL3 can't believe it's soon going to be over . Linda has chosen the challenge this week from page 63 of Tim's book A Compendium of Curiosities --Dimensional collage fragments. I struggled with this one this week cause I didn't have any fragments that were large enough so I happened to come across a clear CD that was in my stash and thought this might work. I followed the technique on page using some page that I cut from a paper bag which had old advertising on it and Tim's Lost and Found Pad.In the center of the Cd I added a wheel and decided to make into a card .
Also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera. I think the paper bag that I used shows some Ephemera.
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Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera

Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner, winner CCC#33

Woo Hoo I won random draw over at StudioL3 for my entry in the challenge this week CCC#33. Congratulations to all the other contestants who entered. Thank you to Linda for picking my name and to Simon Says Stamps for been the sponsor this week. Now off to do some shopping!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

CCC#33 Altered Metal Alcohol Inks, and SSSandShow Stripes

Another week has gone by and the challenges over at StudioL3 are coming closer and closer to an end. Will really miss doing them and hoping that Linda will come up with something else . This week the challenge is Altered Metal alcohol inks taken from page 56 of the Compendium . I chose to make another tag using stamps from Paper Bag Studio and Tim's collection . I inked my tag with DI antique linen,weathered wood and faded jeans adding black soot around the edges. Images were stamped with Archival ink and DI walnut stain. I colored in the wings with DI mustard seed. Sorry that the crown is a little hard to make out but I stamped it with gold dabber paint. The technique is done on the butterfly which I received from my friend Sharon a long time ago and was keeping to use on something special
For details on how I did the butterfly you'll have to go to page 56 of the CC book.

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show some Stripes. There is stripes in the ribbon on the tag. So I think this qualifies.


Simon Says stamp and show stripes

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

CCC #32 , Simon Says Stamp and Show Tag

Well here we are on week 32 of the challenges over at StudioL3 . This week Linda has chosen the challenge from page 59 of the Compendium of Curiosities book ---inking and stamping masks. I chose to make a tag this week since I'm also entering it in Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag Challenge . I inked my tag with several colors of DI before stamping and masking . I really liked how the colors blended together and the technique turned out . Stamps are from Tim's collection and Art Impressions.


Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tag

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

CCC#31 Rusted Enamel

This week Linda over at StudioL3 has chosen Rusted Enamel for the #31 challenge . Can you believe we have completed 30 already they have been so much fun and "Challenging" of course. Can't give away too much of the details as it's against the rules and would be fair the Tim himself but you can find all about Rusted Enamel on page 41 of the Compendium Curiosities book. I made a tag using weathered wood DI to cover the tag and walnut stain DI for the Rusted Enamel tech. The stamp is one of my older stamps from Stampington & Company --elegant stems The flourish and bird I had left over from other projects added a ticket and memo clip and I was done .
Also entering this in Simon Says stamp and Show Embossing

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Friday, February 4, 2011

CCC#30 Altered metal with paint

Wow it's hard to believe we're done 30 challenges already and I've loved everyone one of them. This week Linda over at StudioL3 has chosen the challenge from page 48 of the Compendium of Curiosities book--Altered Metal with paint. Since I've been making VD cards this week I thought I do one for the challenge . I followed the instructions and used gold on the little key I'm also going to enter this in a few other challenges as well

Simon Says Stamp and show some Love

Blogger challenge red white and black

CCC#30 Altered metal with paint

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow -sweet vintage valentine

Well I have my stitches out and my craft room back together so now it's time to start stamping and creating again. I love making Valentines so thought I'd share a couple that I did today . This a tag I did using one of my older stamps from Paper inspirations and cutting out just the heart with the cherubs. The flower I made out of vellum with TH tattered florals die saw a tutorial over at Joan's Gardens so gave it a try . I love how it turned out .I embossed the vellum with CB folder swiss dots then sponged with Aged Mahogany DI and misted with glimmer mist. This made the vellum soft and easy to curl . The sentiment was stamped on PP with Versafine Sepia.

Entering this in a couple of other challenges

Sugar Creek Hollow Sweet Vintage Valentine

Crazy4 Challenges #72 Vintage or shabby

Simon Says stamp and show some Love

Joans Gardens tag Challenge

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

CCC#29 Weathered Wood

Can't believe it's Saturday again and I'm rushing again to get my entry posted for the challenge this week over at StudioL3. This week Linda has chosen Weathered wood as the challenge. The instructions can be found on page 50 of Tim's Compendium Curiosities Book . I did my weathered wood on the sign using a CB folder distressed stripes . Can't give too many details as this is the rule . Enjoy the Journey was stamped on acetate and attached with glossy accents.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winner Winner--Paper Sundaes B'day Blog Hop

Just checked Paper Sundaes to see who won the prizes for their Birthday blog hop that was going on last week and I found out that I won two digital stamps from Shana Dahl one of the design team members . The stamps she offered are from the Tickled Pink collection. Thanks so much Shana

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Just Rite #047 Love is in the Air

This is a short post since I want to make the deadline for this challenge going on over at Just Rite this week . I don't own a lot of the Just Rite stamps but the few I do have I use a lot especially for Wedding and Anniversary cards. This one I made for a friend that's going to a wedding in Feb. so I thought a little red would be appropriate since it's a month for lovers. Used spellbinders circles ,ovals and heart dies added some bling to complete the card.
Entering this card also in challenge over at Sugar creek Hollow --black & white with a splash of color.

Just Rite #047

Sugar Creek Hollow

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Joans Gardens #3 Challenge

Joan over at Joans Gardens is challenging us this week to
1. Make a box
2. A flourish
3. A butterfly
4. A flower.
I love doing those recipe challenges . Since I can still only use one hand I decided to go through some boxes I had cut out but not put together. This one I had planned on making for 6x6 cards so it just needed to be decorated. I used Tim Holtz's alteration dies elegant flourishes,tattered leaves as well as spellbinders blossoms and MS leaf punch.DP is from Crate Paper Avenue collection.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sugar creek Hollow :splash of color

Good morning hope everyone is having a great weekend. The weather is sure great for traveling. I came across some images that I had stamped a long time ago while cleaning out my craft room last week so since I can't stamp for a few weeks it doesn't mean I can't make cards LOL. Here's one I put together for a couple of challenges this week.

Sugar Creek hollow :B&W with a splash of color

Paper Sundaes: Distressing---I used tattered rose DI around the sentiment

Cropstop: Squares and die cut

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

CCC#28 Colored Layered Fragments

Well I thought I would have to pass on this weeks challenge over at StudioL3 cause I had surgery on my Rt. hand yesterday for Carpal Tunnel everything went well so I spent some time last evening to see if I could put a tag together . I had the BG already done from another project following the instructions on page 57 of Tim's book here's what I came up with.I did add some rock candy stickles over the top fragment and also the flourish.Also entering this in a couple of other challenges


Paper Sundaes Birthday Challenge

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Joan's Garden Tag Challenge Week 2

One of my favorite things to make is Tags and Joan over at Joan's Garden has a tag challenge going on so I just have to participate . I covered a #8 tag with Websters Page Your Life Beautiful ,made a rosette with TH's rosette alterations die ,cut some butterflies with MS punch added some ribbon,tulle and lace and attached a TH's swirl behind the rosette . The sentiment I stanmped and embossed on Vellum since I didn't want to cover up the pretty paper . Very happy with how this turned out. I made a card some time ago with the same paper so now I will have a tag to go with the card .

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CCC#27 Distress Misting Mask, Simon says Stamp and Show Some Masking

Expecting a snow storm tonight and tomorrow so guess what I'll be doing . Completed my tag today for Linda's challenge over at StudioL3 which can be found on page 60 of the Compendium of Curiosities book . I look forward to each week to find out what the challenge is going to be.This week it's Distress Misting Mask . Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is Show Some Mask so I'll be entering this challenge also with this tag.
I covered the tag first with distress ink dusty concord then applied my masks at the top and a swirl at the bottom. I then followed the tech. misted all over with my pearl mixture of vintage photo and Bronze. Really like how this turned out . Completed the tag with stamping .Removed the masks and added a grunge paper bird and flower cut out with Tim's alterations dies . The pearls and button are from my stash ,photo from Tim's Lost & Found Paper Pad.


Simon says Stamp and show some Mask--

Our Creative Corner--Hey Chickadee

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Winner of Top 3 Simon Says Stamp Challlenge

So excited my card that I entered this week on Simon Says Stamp & show Challenge was picked as one of the Top 3 elite cards . Now I get to display their Blinki

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

HFC only one like you

I know it's still winter but I thought I'd like to play with some of my new stamps from HFC Posy Patch Garden Delights set,HFC stem and Leaves,HFC Classic Message. I stamped the flower with black memento ink and colored with copic markers R00,R20,R21,Y19,YG95 I then stamped another flower and cut out some of the tiny posies place them randomly with pop ups for 3D effect.Other supplies used :
Paper, Tim Holtz lost & found collection,Brazzil C/S
Spellbinders labels 8,and circles, MS trellis punch & fern punch, May Arts silk ribbon.

Stamps, Copic Markers and ribbon can be purchased at Fargo Cat Shops . If you haven't visited Fargo Cat Shop you should really do so there's some great buys on over there now .

I'm entering this card in a couple of challenges

Paper Sundaes #51 Circles

Stamptacular Sunday Sketch Challenge#93

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mojo Mon #172

Well it's still snowing here in NS and there's quite a lot of that heavy white stuff down . Too miserable to do anything except play in my favorite room . I started this card last evening struggled with it a little so put it aside til this aftenoon when I completed it .
Supplies used :
Paper from BG Curio collection.
Ink: Black Archival
Stamp: Glitz--love nest bird cage, HFC sentiment.
Accessories: TH alterations elegant flourishes,Spellbinders circle and scallop circle die,MS butterfly punch, Dew drops.

I'm entering this in s few challenges

Mojo Mon#172

Joan's Garden

Paper sundaes#51 circles

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

CCC#26 Rusted Grunge

It's been snowing here in NS for most of the day so I've spent most of my afternoon in my craft room . Since the challenge over at StudioL3 is due tomorrow I need to get this one done today . Had so much fun doing this challenge taken from page 45 of the Compendium of Curiosities book ---Rusted Grunge . Sorry can't give you any more details as it's against the rules . I chose to make a valentine card this time instead of a tag which I usually do . I like how it turned out . The rusted grunge is done on the hinge and the key . Hearts are cut with the spellbinders heart dies . Bird and rosette are with TH's alterations dies and the ticket was stamped with TH's Odds&Ends stamp.DP from Graphic45. Added an oval gem in the Love for bling.

Entering this are also in Simon Says Stamp and Show your newest stamp --my newest stamp being the ticket stamp from Tim Holtz's ODDs & Ends.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter Scene Heartfelt Creations

This is the second card I did with the Winter Scenes Stamp set from HFC. Image was stamped in Onyx black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Added some applique for snow and stickles on the stream to make it glitter. DP is from BG Curio Collection. All Products used can be purchased from FargoCat Shops

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Heartfelt Creations meets BG Curio Collection

I'm been in sort of a slump since the holidays and have not done much stamping or posting . Yesterday I received some goodies from Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shop to work with . Here's one of the cards I did. Stamp is from Heartfelt Creations--Snowy Window Scene stamped on DP ,DP is from The BG Curio Collection , ribbon May Arts .These stamps coordinate with Spellbinders fancy window frame die.Added some peeled paint distress stickles on the trees . This card I think you could use for any occasion.

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