Thursday, June 22, 2017

Altered Coasters

Hi there !  thanks for stopping by - today I am sharing my coasters I did - which started out looking like this....I know I know - why would I wanted to cover such a great saying LOL...(TBH I have a few more around)

So I covered the lady in gesso - and ripped a page out of an old book - laid it on top and let it dry.

Spritzed a bit of my nuance powder on top.  Roughed up the edges and sponged them up a bit.  




 Stamped some flourishes once it was all dried out.  Using my images from Alpha Stamps  I fussy cut them out and glued some wings onto them - popped them up on the coaster.

  The Saying is from Rubber Moon...

Must say it was a fun project.
ttfn

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Guest Designer!!

Whoo Hoo !! Pleased to announce that I am a guest designer with Imagine Design Create from over the big pond !!

Got a set of stamps from Kerri-Ann at Imagine Design Create today and went to work right away to make a quick card using the 'Inspirational Quotes'.

Great sayings !!!


Really thought my butterfly would give that dreamy feeling with this saying which I embossed onto my paper....and adding a few vellum butterflies too...


Layered my papers and roughed up the edges for some texture.
and of course a girl has to have a bit of bling....just sayin...



Monday, June 12, 2017

What to do with Washi...

Hi there my crafty friends - well ya, what to do with Washi....think I will be exploring this for awhile.

Everyone one has washi tape - maybe try to piece it on something once in awhile hahahaaa...

Today - just a quicky card using some of my tapes.


easy peasey....

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Believe....

I love this image from Stampsmith !!  

This is stamped with staz on onto acetate - then layered.
edges are stressed, torn and inked up.  


The saying is from Sheena.  Thought it went with this image as this little guy is trying to have the birds sing his song...sure he believed he could make it work. .... like magic....

Saturday, June 3, 2017

new technique?

Good day my crafty friends...thanks for stopping by...

I tried a new technique - probably not really new - but I had never tried it before...

This is using Versa mark and chalks.


I really like the softness of the chalk on the images.  Think I will be doing this one again!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

WOYWW....

Holy smokes the week has flown by !!

Thanks for stopping by and today - I am sharing the ATC and Card I received from Kim celebrating the 8 year anniversary of WOYWW...They are FAB !!!


and of course a view of the desk...not much going on today.

so of course you need to check out other desks - so visit 
Stamping Ground - sit back and enjoy.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Glittery Butterflies



Hey there Hi there Ho there !!! Thanks for stopping by.
Today I am sharing a couple of butterfly cards I made using packing tape.   Using my cuttlebug I cut out the image - then cut another from a different paper - switched the paper and inlaid the other colour...yikes lol ... think I am confusing meself.

Anyway - on the backside I used packing tape so sticky side shows through the from of the butterfly - then sprinkle sparkles on top.



Thought it turned out pretty cool....so many possibilities with this process.  Kept it simple today.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW

Well it has been awhile since I posted on WOYWW !!  

This is my desk right now.....playing with some alcohol inks...with rubbing alcohol and my stencil.   



and for those wondering - yes that is a bottle of gin on the left side LOL.  It is a gift for someone....not for me while I am crafting ( that comes after heheheee)

to the front here is a quilt I brought up from the crawl space - my sister made it for me years ago ...just had to do a couple of minor fixes and ready to use again.

Then here is a closer look at what I was doing with the inks ...



So come check out some other guests over at Stamping Ground sharing their desks today...

and thanks for popping by....

now ,,,,for a taste of that gin....

Friday, May 19, 2017

sCrAp DaY....

Well a couple of weeks ago I was hanging out in my craft room wondering what to do.  Been on holidays a bit and need to get my mojo up and running....well....off to my left there is this box!!
(I know y'all have a similar one somewhere)

and this box collects "stuff" so I thought time to clean it out.

Bits and pieces of paper - stamped images - folded cards etc....

Some went to recycling - some to a few quickie cards and well, sorry to say - some are staying in the box hehehehe

But all in all - got some cleared out - and some cards to use when needed.  I leave them blank so I can add a saying when needed for an occasion.

thanks for visiting....ttfn

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for visiting - today I am going to share a card I made for my mom a few years ago.  She is gone now....so just reminiscing.


This is an explosion card - an old pic of my mom and me.... (won't say what year)

THEN - this year from my daughter I received some beautiful papers.

I am so lucky !!

So - happy mothers day to you ... enjoy your day .

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TP anyone?


Hi there - thanks for visiting my blog today.

This technique was so much fun...yep - toilet paper !!!  
So using layers of TP soaking wet onto your stamp of choice - let it dry thoroughly.  and budda boom budda bang - you have wonderful textured piece to make an unique card with.

Oh - and the image I added on was covered with micro beads -

TTFN....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Trinket Box

Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Today I am sharing a trinket box I altered from a cardboard cheese container.


 First I painted the outside of the box in a cream colour.


 Then using some tissue paper and some gesso I covered the lid.  On the bottom inside added some printed cardstock.


 The inside lid - the other side of the cardstock - add some small butter flys and a saying from my new stamp set from Lynnes Affirmations available at Thats Crafty.


The top added some flowers and a larger butterfly layer with smaller ones - some pearls on the wings.  Made this for my step daughter - hope she likes it.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Weird Framed Art

Hey there - thanks for visiting - Today I am sharing my framed art I made awhile back for Halloween and didn't get a chance to share!!!




For the frame I modge podged some white tissue paper that I stamped with the skull crown stamp from Lost Coast.  Once dried I added some modeling paste for texture.  Rubbed some black and silver Inka gold sporadically.




Inside the frame the background was done with Nuance - spritzed a bit of sparkle on.  Stamped with my small flourish stamp.  A bit of netting.  The the Die Cut bird cage I stressed with a fine sandpaper.
The image -I fussy cut out and did the  spotlight technique for the face. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

postcard mingle

Hi there my crafty friends - today I am sharing a challenge I was in to make a postcard.  And yes - using my favourite technique -do hope you are not tired of seeing it.

So of course - sponged the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inch card.  The center part I spritzed with water.  And you can't see it - but it is a bit sparkly on the petals around the eye.

Used a mish mosh of different stamps.

Thanks for Visiting.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is it True??

Hi there !!  thanks for stopping by.... today I am sharing a card I made using a Banksy image (have I mentioned I luv Banksy !!)  from VLVS and the saying is from Rubber Moon.

I did a sort of spotlight idea.



Lots of sponging.  Distress the edges of the black cardstock on the circle and the saying.  This was a fun one to put together !!!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hey Sal !!

Welcome to my blog !!!  Today I am sharing a couple of birthday cards I have made using same technique and stamp.  (just a small variance to each)

I LUV LUV LUV Banksy art !!  and VLVS has a great assortment!!!

Using the Salvador Dali stamp  - embossed in black - then sponged ink all over.  Did some splatters - bit of light script on one of them.  

One card is about 5 x 5 - the other 1/2 inch bigger.

Thanks for stopping by !

Friday, April 7, 2017

Under the sea...

Theme for our ATC swap in April was under the sea.

This is what I came up with !!!

On glossy paper I used my new stencil and put the blue bubbles.

The Seahorse stamp by Impression Obsession stamped in black then I coloured it in with my TomBow markers.  add a couple of crystals and the saying....

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It's a Girl

One of my daughters friend is having a baby girl soon.  So I sent over an afghan I made along with this card.

It's hard to see but the image is covered with sugar beads - luv that technique.

Then did lots of layering and ribbon for accent.

Monday, March 27, 2017

ATC

Hi there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing an ATC I did.  Playing with my Alcohol inks I did the background in the blues and purple.  On a separate piece stamped the image then sponged in some colour.  Layered that onto the ATC - add a few sparkles.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Play Day

Hi There my crafty friends and thanks for visiting.  Today I am sharing a card I made with some new 'stuff' I acquired recently.

First the die cut - isn't it gorgeous. Called Oceana corner by Memory box.  Then I got a new stencil from Donna Downey...and a new stamp from Impression Obsession. !!!  

All went together so well !!!

Hope every one is having a crafty day - Our sky cleared off here and it is beautiful outside right now.

TTFN

Monday, March 20, 2017

steampunk tag

Hello Hello Hello

I am sharing today a tag I made for my Art - Ex Change group.

Had some fun with this stamp from Viva Las Vegas....


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Journal Page

Good day - thanks for visiting - just a quickie today - wanted to share one of my Journal pages I completed awhile back.  

The page on the other side I didn't like - so not sharing LOL....

ttfn 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

ATC Challenge

Hello Hello - well the ATC challenge I was in the theme is 'silver screen'.

Stampsmith had some great 'oldies'.  So this is what I came up with.


Using my Laurel and Hardy stamp - I stamped the image with walnut distress ink.  Then I stamped a second image and cut out the b/w one to layer on top.  The wording I did off the computer - one of their lines from a movie.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Make a wish....

Playing around with one of my new stamps from Viva Las Vegas....luv Salvador Dali....

I embossed him on - then I used some Distress inks for the back ground.  Spritzed a bit of water to give it some texture. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Step card...



Welcome my crafty friends.

This card I made awhile back - wasn't sure if I liked it or not but has been growing on me. hahahah.   We are always so critical of our own work.

This stamp set is from Lost Coast.  I embossed the pear on about an ATC size...worked with alot of gold embossing powder in this card.  Just seemed to fit with the Persian theme.

Anyway - This is it.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What????

Holy smokes - a week gone by already !!! And now the first day of March...yikes.  Today I am shareing  another whats on your workdesk wednesday - and check it all out over at Stamping Ground !!!


First - I moved my journal (you can see the blank pages in back) and replaced with Scrapbook I have been doing for granddaughter.  Started it in 2006 !!! OMG - and was going to finish it for her grad.  Well that was three years ago.  So now I am committed !

Next - 
My main working space - just finishing off a couple of cards.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out other desks over at Stamping Ground.

Til next time !!  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WOYWW #403

GOOD MORNING !!!!   Well I am being bad today and skipping going to the gym !!!  Instead think I will hang in my craft room today.

Right now this is whats going on for WOYWW.


Some butterflies with the diaper wipe technique - going to make about a dozen of them for a card swap coming up.  In the background playing with some Bokah techique ... just have to decide how to decorate up.

next.... my Journal desk.  

Not happy with the left side page so will be putting some gesso on it to re-charge my thought process.

and finally - Miss Sadie who has been sick this week with swollen gland.  

So stop over at Stamping Ground to check out all the other projects going on out there in craftland !!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ATC

Hey there !  and thanks for stopping by.

Today just a quick share of an ATC I did a few months back.


Yes the picture of Innocence...so cute....

Anyway - stamp is from Lost coast - and I used my old alphabet set to stamp on the word.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Image Mingle

Hi there !!!  Today I am sharing a card I made with an Image Mingle I was in.  What's an Image mingle you ask.  What we do is send 4 of our stamped images to someone on our list - that person has to choose one to make a card (or whatever) with.

This is the Image I chose - luv Asian look.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

#LoveWins

Hi There, and thanks for visiting today.

I am sharing a Valentines card I made using Lost Coast thick and thin men.

The Hearts were embossed then cut out.  The men were stamped onto cardstock and cut out.




This way I could give it some depth to the images by layering them and using pop up ups.

On the inside - couldn't resist the saying -




Both the front and back saying I printed off my home computer.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love is in the air....

Hi there my crafty friends...Today I am sharing a couple of Valentines cards I made.

Don't usually make very many and of course lately I got myself into Iris Folding.

So this year this is what I have.  

Stamps used - from Stampin Up and Lost Coast Designs.

TTFN