Saturday, 29 December 2012

Last Ones.....

Hi there,

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.  I have a few Christmas cards left to post then that's it, although I have to say I really got into it this year.  So here you go........

Supplies:  stamps; Serendipity/ Mr. Huey's spray in black/ pop dots/ twine

Supplies:  stamps; Serendipity/ Provo EB folder/ silver twine/ Copics

I am entering the first two in the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge....the 10 minute dash.

Supplies:  stamps; Stampendous/ Martha Stewart punches/ pop dots/ Copic markers

This is a one layer card I made by stamping the Santa, masking then applying a mask and Distress inks to create the bkg.  Then I pierced around the oval and added puffy paint for his beard.

Supplies:  stamps; Hero Arts, Paper Smooches/ Scorbug/ pop dots/ Hero Arts eb folder

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Resolutions Past

Today, I am playing along with the Ways to Use it challenge at Splitcoast.  Before we know it, 2012 will be gone so the challenge was to  put one of our crafting resolutions into a project.  I have to say that one of my resolutions was to simplify my card making and also create more One Layer cards..(that is partly Susan's fault too when she asked me to be a co-hostess for the One Layer challenges). 
This card was simply created by paper piecing the cup and adding scoring lines with my ScorBug.  I am adding it to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and the Less is More challenge as well.

Looking for the ONE LAYER WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE this week??  You can find it HERE

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches/ Scorbug/ twine/ DP

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

OLW120 -Cheers

Welcome to another week for the OLW challenge (One Layer Wednesday).  This week the challenge is:

Cheers -create a card with some kind of drink on it

A simple card for a busy time of year that I am sending out as a thank-you for a wonderful coffee themed Christmas basket I received. 
This card was inspired by one created by Alice W. on Flickr and stamps from Paper Smooches.
I stamped the coffee mugs at different angles and filled in around them with different dots, coffee beans etc. using Memento ink in a coffee colour.  Quick and fun card to create.
Sure hope that you get a chance to come and play along.

OLW120 Rules

1. Create a one-layer card.  That is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!

2. Make a card that depicts a drink in some way.   Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of card stock.
3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button underneath.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog’s main page.
4. HAVE FUN! I am looking forward in seeing what you create!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012

Green Christmas

It's Monday....are you ready for the big day??  My desk is a mess but wanted to get a couple of cards in so I made a quick and easy one by inking up my acrylic block with Distress inks, spraying with water then stamping.  I wanted to add some snow so grabbed my Mr. Huey's colour spray in white.  The trees and sentiment set were sitting on my desk so I grabbed them and stamped away.  I am adding this card to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.   
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp; Amuse, Paper Smooches/ Distress inks/ pop dots/ Mr. Huey;s spray

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Deck the Halls

Happy Sunday.  Here is a quick card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast and for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge....Dashing Thru the Holidays.
I masked the circle, rubbed on some Distress inks, stamped the trees and the sentiment then pierced around the masked area.  Splattered on some white for snow.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Amuse, Paper Smooches/ Distress inks/ piercing tool/ twine

Friday, 21 December 2012

Wrapped Hugs

Today, at the Penny Black blog, we are featuring our gratitude by making thank-you cards.  Perfect timing to have them on hand to send out thanks after Christmas. 
The first card was created by stamping the image onto the cardstock front then stamped again, coloured with Copics and cut out so I could pop dot to add depth. 

The poinsettia card was created by first stamping the flower onto a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask. I cut it out so after stamping the main focal flower, I could mask it and stamp the other two on the corners.  I used my distress inks and a water pen to colour the poinsettias. Then when it was dry, I added some shading with Prisma Pencils, and added the black line to pull it all together.  Here it is:

Hope you are feeling ready for Christmas....I am getting there!
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Under the Mistletoe

Here is a card I made inspired by a sketch I saw online somewhere.  I stamped the mistletoe then added the Design Papers from Penny Black and tied the twine with the bow over the leaves to give the illusion that it is hanging.  All stamps from Penny Black.
Hope you are feeling ready for the big day.  So much to do and so little time.
take care.

 Supplies:  Holiday Cheer 3735DChristmas Cheer 30-140/  Madison Papers/ Pop dots/ twine (of course!)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Please Have Snow for Christmas

Sunday morning and a bit of time to play along with the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast and the challenge at Simon Says; favourites.  Since I love stamping scenes,  I am using the same stamp as it!
I stamped the scene in Memento black then stamped it again on another piece of paper so I could cut it out and mount it with pop dots. I only coloured the raised panel with Copics and left the rest plain.  Simple but effective I think.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Hero Arts, Serendipity/ Memento black/ Copics/ pop dots

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Peace on Earth

Good Morning.  Playing along with two challenges today; the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast and the scoring challenge at CAS-ual Fridays
I stamped the scene then cut it into 3 pieces and mounted them within a scored border. A simple and serene card I think.
Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Serendipity, Amuse/ Memento black/ pop dots/ silver twine/ Scorbug

Friday, 14 December 2012

Scribble Tree

Happy Friday.....phew!!  I have been so inspired this year for making cards.  I have made more this year then ever before.  Here is a simple one. 
I inked up my acrylic block with red Distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped.  I then stamped the scribbled tree (love it!) and splattered white Mr. Huey's mist onto the panel to represent snow.  I added the scoring on the side with my ScorBug and added the sentiment.
I am adding this to the CAS-ual Fridays add scoring.
Enjoy your weekend.  Praying that I am productive in wrapping up lots of loose ends.

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches; The Old Island Stamp Company/ Distress inks/ Scorbug/ twine/ pop dots

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sending Peace

A very quick one today...playing along with the Ways to Use it challenge at Splitcoast today; fussy cutting.  I like to fussy cut so this was an easy one.  I was in the mood for non-traditional Christmas colours today too.
I stamped the bird from Stampendous after masking and sponging the oval with blue Distress inks. I stamped the bird again onto dp and cut it out...a quick and easy one for this busy time of year. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Stampendous/ dp/ pop dots/ twine/ pearl/ Distress inks

Monday, 10 December 2012

Based on a Song

Happy Monday and I am playing along with the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge at Splitcoast today which is based on a holiday song.  I based my card on the song We Wish You A Merry Christmas. 
To create my card, I coloured the foliage with Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped. I added the sentiment then using a Spellbinders die, cut the top part so I could add the dp behind the panel. Added some scoring lines for interest.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Hero Arts, Stampendous/ Memento markers/ ScorPal/ pop dots/ twine/ pearl

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Fancy Free Christmas

Here is a quick one I did today for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast.  I stamped the tree from Paper Smooches then stamped it again 3 more times onto designer paper, cut it out and mounted them on top of each other.  Added the sentiment then felt it needed more so added the scoring lines.
Hope your holiday plans are coming together well.  Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look. 

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches/ ScorPal/ pop dots/ dp

Saturday, 8 December 2012


Just a quick one today, using a polaroid frame that I cut as my starting point.  I stamped the scene in black Memento and embossed it.  I mounted it into the frame and pop dotted it onto a scored bkg.  Added a bit of greenery for some colour.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look. 

Supplies:  stamps; The Old Island Stamp Comp., Michaels dollar bin/ pop dots/ Martha S. punch/ pop dots/ ScorPal

Friday, 7 December 2012

My Favourite Things

Happy Friday!!......whew, such a busy time of year.  Here is a card I made for the Ways to Use It challenge yesterday at Splitcoast....your favourite things.  One of my most favourite things to see at Christmas time is the gorgeous red poinsettias.  I love the CAS style so kept my card very clean and simple.  The flower is coloured using Copics and the center area is cut out and pop dotted after being coloured.
Hope you Christmas shopping and plans are coming along well.  
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look appreciated!

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ edge punch SU/ pop dots/ pearls/ Memento ink 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Tag It

Hi there....Want to say a BIG THANK-YOU for all the wonderful emails and comments you left for me for my Moxie Fab day.  It really touched my heart....all so appreciated!!

Today, I am sharing a tag I made for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays and for the Less is More challenge this week.  It is such a busy time of year so this is a quick and easy one that could be made at the last minute.  I made a pattern then cut the tag by hand....added a few stamps and done.  Found the bells at my local Dollar Store...gotta love em. 
Thanks again for all your love and support and for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Amuse, Paper Smooches/ twine/ bells/ hole punch

Monday, 3 December 2012


hi there,

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  My big news is.................

I am a Moxie Fabber!!  See HERE

A real honour for me to be interviewed for the magazine blog. 

I soooooo appreciate the snippets of time in your day that you take to come visit my blog.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Winter's Arrival

Here is a card I made for a few challenges this week.  It was a fun card and came together so quickly.
I created the bkg. by using the negative from my snowflake die cut and sponged on blue Distress inks.  I then sponged the edges and stamped the little snowflake on the top of the sponged piece.  Added the sentiment and the punched out circle.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Hero Arts, Dollar bin at Michaels/ Distress inks/ pop dots/ circle punch/ pop dots/ pearl
Stay tuned for some BIG NEWS tomorrow....I am so excited!!!!

Looking for the OLW this week....see HERE

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Dancing Snowflakes

Happy Saturday.  Such a busy time with lots to do so I am glad I got time to make another Christmas card and play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast today.  Very simple and quick card using stamps from Paper Smooches and Inkadinkadoo.

Supplies:  stamps: Paper Smooches, Inkadinkadoo/ Distress inks/ pop dots/ twine

Looking for the OLW this week....see HERE