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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 .

Tim's 12 Tags 2015--February

I've had my tag for February made for a week or so but just haven't gotten around to posting so thought I do so before the deadline . It's another stormy day here in NS with blowing snow and high winds . We sure have had our share this past few weeks and I'm so looking forward to spring . I made my collage using papers from Tim's Lost and Found paper pad following his tech. The heart was cut from felt stitched and attached with my glue gun .I didn't have any of his arrows so I cut several out of cardboard and silver cardstock and layered them .I attached one of Tim's charms with wire to the arrow ,added an industrial frame ,some lace and metal Love label which I covered with Picket fence paint and wiped off . The metal done the same . The seam binding ribbon was sprayed with Tea Dye DI and dried.

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015--February

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Friday, February 13, 2015

The Heart has it's Reasons --Quietfire

Since it's such a stormy day I've been spending the afternoon in my craft room playing with my new stamps that I won on Quietfire Blog Hop recently . I was so excited to find out that I had won on 2 of the blogs. I didn't own any of their stamps but always loved what I saw made with them by their Design Team . Here's a card I made today with one of them , I love this verse. The verse was stamped in Versafine  onyx  and cut out with SB Radiant Rectangle dies while still in the die I sponged around the edge with Victorian Velvet DI . I layered this on the largest die from the same set .  I stamped the edges of the pink c/s with TH flourish stamp in CTMH Cashmere and then sponged with Victorian Velvet DI then distressed the edge with my paper distresser. the hearts are Cheery Lynn dies   .The bow was made from seam binding sponged with Victorian Velvet DI . The flower which I made a while ago  was laying on my desk so thought it was the right size for the center of the bow .  Of course I love bling so I just had to add a touch to the hearts.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #231--Love is in the Air

Addicted to Stamps #131 AG

Cheery Lynn design #171--Tickled Pink

Dies R Us Challenge #19 Hearts

Through The Purple Haze #77 Use Flowers

In The Pink Challenge #62

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #360 -Perfectly Pink

Thanks for stopping by ,hope everyone is staying warm and safe on this wintery day

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WooHoo My Card Made Top Pick on Stampin' Royalty

Doing a happy dance my card was chosen over at Stampin' Royality this week as one of their Top Picks. You can see the link HERE.  Thanks so much

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #21

I spent a few hours in my craft room today finishing off a few projects that I had started one of which is a tag I made for the challenge over at Studio L3  CC#12 using Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I had purchase a jar quite some time ago but seldom use it so I thought this would be a perfect time . The challenge is taken from Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities 3 page 55. We are not allowed to give in detail what the technique is . I decided to do another Valentine tag since it's just around the corner. I sponged a Manilia tag with Antique Linen DI and then Victoria Velvet and a little Fired Brick on the edges followed by Tea Dye for a distressed look. I stamped Tim's large flourish in Fired Brick and then followed the tech. on page 55. I really love how it sparkles. I did the same for the cherub which was stamped on red c/s and fussy cut (I ordered this die and am waiting for it to arrive )To  finish mytag I added a piece of cheesecloth(that was laying on my table) behind the heart then layered the love ticket on the heart. The sentiment is from a TH stamp set . The arrow is one of Tim's stickers that I painted gold with gold dabber paint. I also painted the heart the same way.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Compendium Curiosities Challenge #21  There is $50.00 prize given away by Inspiration Emporium if you enter this challenge

Frilly and Funky: Be My Valen-twine

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Altered Box

I've been seeing some many altered things in blogland recently I decided to give it a try . I picked up this box quite some time ago and it was just sitting there in my craft room so I pulled it out and started in . Not sure if I can remember all the steps I did but will try my best . First I removed the hardware and gave the box a coat of Mod Podge then added some cheesecloth and painted over it with white acrylic paint. Next I added modelling paste over TH's Burlap stencil . I set it aside to dry . Once dry I sprayed with  a mixture of broken china DI, victorian velvet DI,and dusty concord until I got the shade I wanted . I added some gold dabber paint over some of the areas for shine . The flowers I made using spellbinders rose die ,burlap heart was cut freehand , and the sentiment was already precut chipboard that I had in my stash. The flowers were placed on TH trellis and one of Tim's key was added to finish my box.
Since one of my friends Birthday was coming up I decided this would be a perfect gift for her since she's a crafter too . Hope she likes it .

I'm entering  this in the following challenges:

Through the purple haze #76 AG
That craft place AG
Party time Tuesday #196 AG

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