Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Imagine

Hey there my crafty friends - 

Today I am sharing a card I made with the Lost Coast Feather Bird and one of their Dictionary sayings.

The bird and some flourish was embossed onto cardstock - then I sponged ink all over the background.  Using Nuance - which is so much fun to play with - from Lost Coast there is also some background paper used with that.


I just luv this guy - you can Imagine him thinking - "What the...."
as looks like he is dripping in paint.

Come visit Lost Coast - and enter some of our challenges...you never know!!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Iris Folding

Hey thanks for dropping in !!!

Today I am sharing my very first (yes !!)  try with Iris Folding...and these are my two results ...



More to come I am sure - this was so much fun and much easier than I ever imagined.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Wanderer

Hey There !!!  Hope everyone has recouped from all the eating and drinking and partying - I know my diet has started.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the new AUD Creatures and Shrubbery stamp from Lost Coast Designs.


Using my distress inks for the background - then stamped the shrubbery stamp around the edges.  I embossed and coloured my AUD creature then fussy cut him out.

I think it turned out kinda cool - anyway - check out the new stamp release - alot more to see !!!  Or even better - check out the monthly challenges and win !!!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Friendship


Hello there - and thanks for stopping by for a visit !!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the 'baby wipe' technique.

I am very pleased with the end (no pun intended) result - I used one of my Martha Stewart butterfly stamp and an old Stampin Up saying.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year !!

Well - another year has gone by.....for me - it has been a good year.  Stayed healthy, lost a few pounds, joined a Design Team, celebrated a birthday, celebrated one year of being retired, visited family, did a few trips, joined a gym, read 25 books.  

Looking forward to what 2017 will bring !!!


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ugly Christmas sweater

Hi Everyone - hope you have all recuperated from the holidays !  still have NYE then the diet starts.

Today - just want to share a final Christmas card I made using the Art Impressons stamp set.


I coloured then cut out the old gyrl...added some sparkles....

Just a fun card to make.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas !!!

Photo of Miss Sadie.....

Wishing all my blog and crafty friends a Very                Merry Christmas

         and a wonderful new year !!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Naughty or Nice????

Hello and Merry Christmas to all my fellow crafters and bloggers !!!

Today I am sharing a Christmas card I made using the Flying Ballerina stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

I stamped her onto cardstock and fussy cut her out - but - alas - I did remove her wings....But on the upside - she got a great party hat from Lost Coast Party hat set.



Put some pop ups under her to give the card a bit of depth. Coloured her dress with some chalk. Of course adding the bits and bobs...ribbon, snowflake and some ripped music paper for the corners.

She does have a bit of a sassy look I think....so what was she this year???  Naughty or Nice?????

Check out other Christmas Inspiration over at Lost Coast !!!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Very Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to EVERYONE !!!  Enjoy the season - I know I will as will be with family this year.  

Today I am sharing a card I made for Lost Coast Designs using the Kitty Girl.  Stamped her onto glossy paper with Staz on blue ink.

With the patterned paper I spilt it about half way down to form the "V" look.   Adding some lace and snowflakes to finish it off.  Almost looks like she is looking through a window - Just waiting for Santa.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Angels Sing

Hello there - and Christmas is approaching fast ! 

Today I am sharing a card I made for Lost Coast Design using the Herald Angels.

Stamped with claret Staz on ink onto glossy paper.  Stressed the background paper.  Added the ribbon, lace and snowflakes. 




Monday, December 5, 2016

It's a Party !!!!

Welcome to the party over at Lost Coast Designs!!!

Had so much fun making these 'toppers'.....


Using straws to mount them on - then you can put them into a vase or perhaps some cupcakes....
Using the Party hat set (#2) had lots of hats to choose from to put on top of my party animals....


a few beads at the top - and a feather to finish it off.....
NOW - LETS EAT !!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

seasons greetings

Hello my crafty friends - and thanks for visiting.

Today I am sharing a quick card I made for my pile of Christmas Cards this year.

So easy with the heart punch some some cool paper. 


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Santa Mona

HI there my crafty friends and thanks for visiting!

Today I am sharing my fridge magnet I made using Santa Mona from Lost Coast Designs.

Stamped Mona onto glossy cardstock using Staz on blue ink then fussy cut her out.  I restamped the hat portion onto Christmas paper and embossed in white.  Fussy cut that out too and placed on top of the first image.  Added some fuzzy stuff on the pom pom and brim.  Make it look  a little wintery anyway. ehhehee.

I added the same Christmas paper at the bottom so I could put the saying on this.


On the back I put a magnetic strip on so I can place her on my fridge.

Check out what else is going on at Lost Coast Designs !!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

monochromic

Sharing today my Monochromic ATC I did for one of my groups.

Thought I would stay with the Christmas theme - and lots sparkles.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Remember them...

Lest we forget....


Today I am sharing a photo of - my Dad, my son in law, and my father in law.


Take time today to remember those who put their lives on the line to make our lives a better place.

and please - teach your children to respect and remember our Veterans.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas is coming

Hey there my crafty friends. Just wanted to share a couple of easy Christmas cards I made this year.




Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dias de los Muertes

Yes - Day of the Dead - time for family and friends to pray for and remember family members who have died, and to help support their spiritual journey.  Over at Lost Coast Designs we are celebrating.

Today my share is wall artwork I made by covering my cardstock with soot - then stamping the image of the persian skull onto the paper.


Have to be so careful handling this as any smudge will show !!

And this is the end result.....


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the fab artwork that other DT members have made !!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Halloween !!!

Oh yes....that time of year for the ghosts and goblins to come out.....

My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop. 

Today with Lost Coast Designs I am sharing my Halloween card I made using the Skull Crown stamp.







The card front has been cut down - and there I layered the skulls.  The one with wings has the nuance powders for colour !  and added some googly eyes.  Also layer another set of wings underneath for some dimension.




All is embossed of course. I stamped a few more and cut out just the skull to add on....layered some paper flourishes.  Bit-o-lace on the inside of the card and put the saying on top.  

Also....all the edges of the cardstock have been stressed.

Come join us at LCD for a fab Halloween month of fun.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Grandsons Birthday

Hello fellow crafters !  today I am sharing the card I made for our grandson.....his birthday has just passed. 

and Holy Smokes he is getting old !!!  




Tried to give it a 'manly' look - make it look like a pocket watch ... at least that is what I was trying for.  Using an embossing folder for the background then rubbed it with Distress Ink. Add a few bits and bobs....and we are done.

Thanks for Visiting !!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Catrina

Good day my crafty friends - hope you are getting into the Halloween mood .....I know we are over at Lost Coast.....bhbhahahahaha (thats my evil laugh...) 

My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing my make of a Catrina.  Using a Skeleton base and stamping the material with my images.  Will share a few photos here to give you an idea of how I built it up.

First, since I was making a woman - needed to give her a bit of a chest...





Adding her hair was fun.  I picked up a small doll at the dollar store for a dollar (go figure) and cut her hair all off and glued onto my Skeleton.  Then the veil and some flowers. 


The stamped skirt I did in strips then placed sheer material over that.  Give her a ghostie feeling.



Stamps used were the Skull Crown for the top - Raven with tree branches and crow border for the skirt.

Then the end result...




Now my daughter wants this to add to her Halloween decorations !!!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Candles.....

Hello there my ghoulish friends....Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween at Lost Coast Designs.  My project is being featured over at Lost Coast - don't forget to visit - and check out the 31 days of Halloween blog hop.

Today I am sharing a set of candles I made using several different stamps .

The Raven with trees...



Persian Skull with Crows Border.....








and the Crown Skull.....


These are so easy to make.....just stamp your image onto tissue paper - cover with wax paper(wax side onto the image) then heat with your heat gun or hair blower.....wowza  - look what you get !!!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome to the 31 days of Halloween !!

Oh ya !  Lost Coast Designs has the 31 days of Halloween blog hopping ! as well as the Halloween October Challenge.  

LCD also has new release for some stamps - whoo hoo !!!!



Keep looking everyday for new projects and enter the challenge !!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

almost Fall.....

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for stopping by today.

Today I am sharing a card I made with Lost Coast Designs.  Using the Shrubbery stamp - stamped onto an alcohol ink background I made (using staz on black) Then the Harmony word seemed to fit with all the plants going back into the earth.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.

Check out LCD and see all the other great work. Or even better join one of the challenges and win some rubber !!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

new technique

Hey there my crafty friends.  I found this technique on Splitcoast stampers and just loved playing with this idea.  

So you take the wax paper and run it through your cuttlebug - then iron it onto your clossy paper.



Use whatever colours you want to work with. 
and ta - da - 
Easy peasy ....so here is the card I made using this.

Thanks for visiting....ttfn

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Circle Spinner Card

Hey there my crafty friends - today I am sharing the Spinner cards I made.


These were quite fun to put together !!!  My Challenge was finding pennies to use as we don't make pennies anymore here in Canada.  But I managed to scrounge up a few.



  So the pinky flower is glued onto the pennies that spin around inside the circle...here is the link to the instructions from Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by !!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

whats on your workdesk wednesday !!!

Hey there my crafty friends - thanks for visiting !!!  

check out stamping ground for other blogs and what they are working on theses days !!!

Well for me - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!
Been working on my christmas cards this past week.  I like to make 3 or 4 different kinds so then everyone isn't getting the same card.

Here is a quick look.....


Check out the rest of my blog for other projects I have been working on....ttfn.....

SIL birthday

Good day my crafty friends !  and thanks for visiting....

Sharing the card I made for my SIL (Son In Law) for his birthday !!!  Using the Phrenology head again from Lost Coast Designs ......what can the birthday boy be thinking about!!!!  hahahaahaaa....

A few beers perhaps....




Here is a closer look at what I have done....

On the inside I typed up this saying on the computer to add.....


Monday, September 5, 2016

Anything Goes...

Over at Lost Coast Designs the challenge is 'Anything goes'.....  

So I made a simple/quickie card - and using my Goddess stamp.

Roughed the edges and layered the saying on top of some lace.




The image is covered in Micro Beads, layered onto the black cardstock and also
roughed around the edges...