Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!~

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #341,SR#310, STV15MON52, Mod Squad One Die Cut Challenge, FMS217

Monday 28 December 2015

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Retail Therapy

Looking forward to Starbucks and the Boxing Day sales with my beautiful daughter when she is home for the holidays!!!

Season's Greetings



Homemade for the Holidays

Inspiration for this card was both the "Merry Monday" Theme Challenge and "Mojo Monday" Sketch Challenge.

Merry & Bright

Merry "Starbucks"

I wanted to give a gift card to my wonderful mail delivery lady. She is a delight to see everyday!
The scene on this gift card was adorable, and I thought just perfect for a window die cut card and perfect for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop and Just Add Ink #297 Challenge.
Once she pulls the card out, there is a snowman scene stamped underneath.

Monday 14 December 2015

First Place Winner ~ Gina K Stamp TV Movie Challenge

The stipulations for this challenge was to create a card representing a Hollywood movie.
My inspiration came from the Kevin Costner movie "Message In A Bottle".
Absolutely love that movie!
First step was to create a burnished effect on the card base layer. I did this by "stamping off" with a vintage map stamp and vintage compass stamp. I then sponged smudges over top.
I stamped the vintage script on vanilla card stock then heavily sponge smudged it as well. I took a darker ink to sponge edges of that piece to give it a burnt look.
To add a layer of texture I ran a piece of vanilla cardstock through a crimper then sponged the raised stripes.
For the beach and sand I tore mulberry papers and slightly frayed them.
I added twine and shells to carry the theme and the final embellishment was a little message I wrote, rolled up and then inserted into the tiny bottle and attached with the twine.

Saturday 12 December 2015


SUO#137, Oh, what fun!

A fun afternoon card making with a bunch of friends!

SR#307, SUO#137,Snow Scene

My friends and I got together and had fun making some whimsical cards.

Gift Card Box

This little box is perfect for those gift cards. The little belly band slips on to close the box.


The best part of Christmas for me ~ my daughter travelling home for the holidays.

Merry & Bright

PP275 Colour Challenge; Taylored Expressions "Share the Joy Challenge"; PPA279

Made this card for some special neighbours who decorate the outside of their home so beautifully.
The sentiment on this card fits them perfectly!


Gifts for my wonderful neighbours.

I'm blessed to have had the same wonderful group of neighbours for over 30 years. Each year I make them a little something and this year it's Hot Mulled Cider Mix. 
The smell of Christmas wafts all through the house when this is warming up!
First I made the recipe of spices and wrapped them in cheesecloth. Then I put them in little cellophane bags and tied them up with ribbon.
Next I made these little tags to attach to the bags. The recipe is on the back of each tag.

Christmas Cocoa

Inspiration for this card was the "Holiday Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop" invitation to create a card reflecting hot and cozy drinks for the holidays.
My "Christmas Cocoa" project used traditional Christmas colours and warm mittens hugging a snowflake mug of steaming hot cocoa.
I used a poinsettia folder to emboss the background layer. I also used an embossing folder to add texture to the mittens. After punching out the mitten tops, I used red glitter on the berries of the DSP.
Wink of Stella was used to add glitter to the snowflake and "steam".

THANK YOU ALL for the wonderful comments you have left!!


Friday 11 December 2015

Christmas in B.C.

My brother and sister in law have retired off the grid in the wee hamlet of Tata Creek, B.C.
Their new home is an authentic log home.
I made them a set of these Christmas cards to give to their new friends.

Christmas welcome

Christmas urn

Family room Christmas decor

Family Room ~ Three Reindeer

(With print above fireplace, looks like Reindeer on the beach)

Final touch....Christmas greenery on the French doors.

Winter Wishes

Because of the intricate detail of this stamp, it had to be inked up with a brayer.
Using a brayer really gets the ink into those detailed grooves resulting in a crisp stamped image.

Christmas decorating.

All finished shopping....all wrapped up.....and under the tree.

Christmas Fireplace