Friday, 30 March 2012

Birthday Greetings

Here is a card I made using some of the newly released stamps from Penny Black.  I cut the shape of the card using the Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles.  I stamped the bunny, coloured with Copics and cut her out.  I pop dotted her onto the bkg that I created by sponging on Distress ink while the paper was still in the die, then added the flower bkg.called Touch of Whimsy.  The sentiment is from the set called Gratitude.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look
Supplies:  stamps, Penny Black/Copic markers/ Spellbinders.

Thursday, 29 March 2012


Here is a one layer card I made using stamps from Penny Black.  I love the look of the frilly flower.  I coloured the stamp using Memento markers then sprayed with water before stamping.  It gives such a wonderful watercolouring effect.  I stamped the sentiment then added a black line to around the edge to pull it all together.  Added the pearls for to balance it all out.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black Awakening, Time, Memento markers, Memento black ink

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Woven Wishes

I had time to make another card today....yeah!!  I wanted to play along with two challenges; one is the CAS-ual Fridays use black and pastel colours.  The other is the challenge at Moxie use paper scraps for your project.  My card uses paper scrap strips that are cut a quarter of an inch wide and woven through slits I made in the cardstock.  Had to fiddle with the strips a bit to get them to fit but it all worked out fine in the end.
Thanks so much for taking a look today.
Supplies:  stamp: Penny Black sweet wishes

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Special Anniversary

Sunday was a very special day.  My inlaws celebrated their 63rd many people can say they have been together for that long!  This is the card I made for them using some of my favourite new stamps from Penny Black.  First I stamped the Flowers Sweet twice, coloured with Copics and then cut one part of the flower out so I could pop dot it for interest.  Using a Spellbinders die, cut out the flower and mounted it on the side.  Added the tag with sentiment using the set called Gratitude.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies: 30-105 Gratitude, 30-096 Flowers Sweet, Mix & Match Cardstock, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Dies.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Eat Cupcakes!!

It's Monday and who doesn't love a good cupcake.  I am very happy I had time to make a card as I wanted to play along with the CAS challenge at Splitcoast and the challenge at Moxie use paper scraps. 
I have many scraps so decided to use them to create a bkg. for my cupcake.  I cut 1inch strips and glued them onto a piece of white card on an angle.  I mounted that piece on a slightly larger piece of white and pop dotted it for interest.  The cupcake from Basic Grey is stamped and cut out and pop dotted too.  Sentiment is BG too.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek. 
Supplies:  stamps: Basic Grey

Friday, 23 March 2012

Best of Friends

Wow...can't believe it's Friday already!  Must be all this fabulous warm weather and all the time spent outside this week.  LOVED week, back to frost.   Today's card is all about the warm weather and being in the garden.  I so love this hollyhock stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations.  It is a solid stamp and just works so perfectly with my favourite technique; watercolouring with markers.
I coloured the flowers using my Memento markers, spray with water before stamping.  I really am surprised with the effects I achieve, it is different every time.  Added the score lines and kept the whole thing really CAS (clean and simple). 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look today.  Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.
Supplies:  stamps:  Innovative Stamp Creations, Studio G/ Memento markers/ score pal/Spellbinders

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy Birthday

Here is a card I made for my DH...just celebrated another birthday.  I always feel pleased when I can create a decent masculine card...sometimes I struggle with that.  I am adding this one to the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  First I masked the side area with post it notes, sponged on two colours of Distress Inks then over stamped with the Grunge Me set from PTI.  Lastly I used my Scor pal to score the lines on the sides, added twine and the sentiment rounded with my Corner Chomper. 
Thanks for taking a look.

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Monday, 19 March 2012

Enjoy the Moment

Happy Monday!!
Here is another card I created as a Guest Designer at Lily Pad cards.  I think the blue and the yellow make for a very happy and sunny card.  For full instructions and details go here
Another record breaking warm temperature day here in Ontario. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Go Fly a Kite

Today I am posting one of the cards I made as a Guest Designer at Lily Pad cards this week.  It was a very fun card to create using that little mouse as my starting point.  All instructions and supplies for this card can be found hereThe weather here in Ontario, Canada is record breaking sunshine....just perfect for going outside and flying a kite.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for taking a look.
Supplies:  Stamps:  Penny Black, London Calling/ Stamping Bella, Daisy Bucket

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Guest Designer at Lily Pad Cards

Today I am showing you a 'sneak peek' at just one of the cards I created as Guest Designer at Lily Pad Cards.  I was honoured when Deborah asked me to come and join them .  All the instructions, supplies and photos are included there so if you have a snippet of time, hope you can pop over there to take a look.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Shades of Blue

Here is a quick card I did today for a Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge over at use white and shades of blue.  The bkg. panel is stamped using navy ink and the PTI set called Grunge Me.  The branches on the front panel from Rubberneckers, are coloured using Memento markers and sprayed with water before stamping.  The sentiment is a new set from Penny Black. 
Thanks so much for coming by to take a peek.
Supplies:  Stamps: Rubbernecker, PTI, Penny Black-Sweet Wishes / corner chomper

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hugs, Please

I can't believe it.....I have been blogging for one month already.  I soooo appreciate all the kindness and support I have received from all of you that visit to see what I have been doing with my snippets of time...thanks so very much!!  I feel like I have been given many 'cyber' hugs.
Today I made a card to play along in a challenge at SCS.  The sentiment and the bunny are digis found here at MelonHeadz Illustrating. I printed them out and cut the bunny and carrot out, coloured using Copics and pop dotted them for interest.  I am also including this card in the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful day.
Supplies:  Digis, copics, corner chomper 

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Your Special Day

Happy Saturday all!!  Gotta love the weekend.  I made a quick card to share with you using a new stamp set from Penny Black called Sweet Wishes.  Great sentiment set to work with.  I wanted to play along with the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays which was to create a card using the sentiment as the main focal point.  A very quick and easy card to create.  Just repeated the sentiment stamp using different colours of inks.  Stamped the frame with the sentiment and cut it out so it could be pop dotted for interest. 
Hope you enjoy a great weekend and thanks for coming by to take a look.
Supplies:  stamps: Penny Black, 30-104 sweet wishes

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Hey Baby

This week's challenge at Cas-ual Fridays is to create a baby card and since I need to make one, it was the perfect opportunity.  I saw these adorable images at MelonHeadz Illustrating and wanted to do something with it.  She just makes the cutest and fun images!!  I printed the babies on heavy white cs and then cut them apart.  I coloured the first one using Copic markers and then I cut it out then coloured just the head of the second one so I could pop-dot it onto the image.  The word 'baby' is a stamp from Studio G., which I randomly stamped in the corner.  The whole baby is then also pop dotted for interest. 
Thanks for coming by to take a look.
supplies:  Stamp: Studio G, digi Melonheadz, Copics, corner chomper

Liebster Award

I just found out that a wonderfully kind blogger has awarded me with this:

Wow....thanks so very much to Jan R. from Huh. So this is a blog for honouring me with this award.  Go check out her blog...she is too funny.

Okay, so now onto the rules. And they are......

The Liebster Award’s aim is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. If you are selected, you are meant to do the following.
  1. Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to (they must have less than 200 followers).
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  3. Post the award on your blog.
  4. List the bloggers you are giving this award to with links to their sites.
  5. Best of all, have fun and share the love!
Here are the five I would like to send the award off to:

1.  Bridget at Bridget's Paper Blessings.....card maker extraordinaire.
2.  Carolyn at Welcome to My Blog.....fabulous scrapbooking pages, cards and other projects.
3.  Joanne at Scrapping Outside the Lines...more amazing scrapbooking pages and lots of inspirations.
4.  Melanie at melanie deasy.....cute cards and great photos.
5.  Cathy at Fong Crafty Place.....just simply amazing!!

I hope you can find some 'snippets' of time to go and check out these beauties.  It will be worth the visit.
I am so very grateful to all the support and to everyone that has signed up to be a follower...WOW!! 
Hope you have a great day.  Will be back soon with a card.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Here is a card I made awhile ago to encourage a friend who had lost a dear one.  This card was created by punching a circle and using it for a mask before stamping.  I applied some temporary adhesive to the circle and sponged on Distress Ink (Antique Linen) before stamping the Penny Black image (inclinations)
with Memento brown.  I removed the circle mask and stamped the sentiment.  The ribbon is brown but appears black in the photo. 
Busy weekend coming up.  Here's hoping you can find a few 'snippets' to enjoy your weekend.
Thanks so much for coming to take a look.
supplies:  Stamps: Penny Black, Printworks Distress ink, Memento ink

Friday, 2 March 2012

Blue Posy

Hope you have had a good week....mine was crazy nuts busy.  Here is a card I made using some of the new stamps from Penny Black.  Gorgeous posy is called Scented Message.  I stamped it twice, cut one out with a circle Spellbinders die; the other was fussy cut, coloured with Copic markers, pop dotted and half pearls added.  The ribbon tag behind was stamped and mounted on pop dots as was the circle. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  Stamps; Scented Message, Each Other, Allover Pattern, mix and match cs, Spellbinders