Sunday, September 26, 2010


At Christmas Cards All Year Round, the September challenge was to not use the typical card format but make a card, round or square or whatever. In August their challenge was to use snowflakes. Since I missed August, I decided to combine the 2:). In all of them, I used snowflake stickers and the border are with stickers often too. I just love them and I either left them in gold, white or silver or I used the identipen to colour them in black or blue. The first one I also use stickles(another of my favs) and layered it in pastel cardstock with some shimmer and glimmer. The black and white one I embossed the winter scene in silver and used my sno sparkle and added the snowflake stickers. The middle one-I used a great gold colour card stock and I used alcohol inks in stream and pearl and then I finished it with brads and added white crystals. The 4 th one, well, I used tissue I got from a store one Christmas as the background and then just added the stickers. The final one, again are stickers that sparkle...gotta have sparkle, and on blue and grey and white cardstock I layered everything. I just love the paper of the last one because they all shimmer. Well i hope everyone is having a fab day. I have been busy with my mom mainly. Her dementia is becoming worse and at times, it is difficult. I am on pins and needles right now because I cleaned just a small portion of her workroom(was her craftroom) since my brother took her out for a few hrs. I did not want to clear everything out but it is a fire hazard and I need to get this done for her. My guilt in cleaning out a small part of her room is getting the better of me-it is hard to not think that she will feel like I am trying to get rid of her. I hope she does not get angry...time will tell. That is why I thought a little card making and putting this on my blog would help. That's all for now folks:) Everyone have a beautiful day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dancing In The Stars

For the Stampman Challenge, they wanted something musical. I could not help but think of one of my favourite TV Shows...Dancing With The Stars (Egad...David Hasselhoff?!). I decided to do a thoroughly fun card with some funky animals ( I have bears dancing the waltz and Cows doing the jive but my friend borrowed them..I can't wait to see what she will do with them). These are my cats doing the Jive as well and my piggies all enraptured with each other. Now All I did was stamp and emboss the images and coloured them with tombow markers. I placed them on different coloured papers and used sticker borders and stars that I coloured with the identipens. The words are also stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. Now who would be the dancer Derek Hough, Maxim or Edyta and who would be David Hasselhoff or Jennifer Grey. Can you imagine if Betty White did this show...:) Have a great day

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pixie Gal

Ok so here is my take for Flutter By Wednesdays and Simon Says. Flutter By Wednesday wanted a birthday card and set to a sketch and Simon Says wanted pearls and lace. I decided to combine the 2. I have seen some amazing ladies combine 8 or 9 but I am struggling often with just 2:). I used alcohol inks for the background( pearl, stream, pesto and Wild plum). I stamped the image in black and embossed her with black sparkle. I used my tombow markers and coloured her in and then used a water brush to do some painting and melding( ok my word and you know what I mean:)) I also used perfect pearls for the little extra cardstock you see on either side of the image. I had some lace and decided to try the alcohol inks on that as well. I didn't like the white background of the fairy so I used chalk in blue and pink and a hint of purple. I finished it off with the flower, pearls and stickles which I just rubbed on with my fingers on the background paper. I finally did a card with no negative vibes (noone I know died...thank heavens). Now I can't wait to do my musical card:)) Have a fab day everyone!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

For Shadow-White plus One

Our neighbours just had to put their lab down. Her name was Shadow and she was 12 and truly loved so I made this card for them because Shadow and my Katie(my beautiful lab) always played well together. I decided to try the Crafty Creations Challenge-White plus one. I decided to go with black. I know it is technically a "non" colour but I thought it would work. I took glossy paper and stamped the dog image in black ink. I have the beautiful white paper with a linen look to it and laid it over top and then I took my silver stickers-borders and edges and, using my identipen-black, coloured them. I then placed it all around and finished it with the "thinking of You" stamp. Inside I just took a doggie footprint and stamped it in black on the edge. Animals are often our children and always gives us love especially when we need it. Are they not the most wonderful....:)

365 day cards-6 pieces

I have not done one here for a while but I have been looking:) I decided to do a fall type of card since we have plunged from 28 C down to 19 C in a day...typical Canada, well Southern Ontario anyway. I used alcohol inks-terra cotta, pearl and copper for the background on white glossy paper. I cut out 6 pieces of paper in 3 colours and I stamped and embossed them with pearl gold ( used Silver, gold and purple dye pads). I then trimmed them in brass stickers and finished them off with dark gold crystals (el cheapo kind not does one spell that anyway:)). Happy upcoming Fall/Autumn.