Monday, August 22, 2016

M R Designs - Vintage Peach

Good day!!  This month I'm using a set of papers from Michele R Designs called Vintage Peach.  Aren't they pretty?  And I have to tell you, taking a picture of this size of a card was a little challenging.  LOL!  My photo box isn't oblong so I hope you get the just of it.  :)

I've used a cute little butterfly die and made 2 die cuts topping it off with a Tim Holtz nib.  Love using this little embellishment and I'm sure you've seen me using them before.  One of my fav's!

This super sweet butterfly is a Scrapiniec piece available at Noor! Design UK. 
Love those too!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving me your sweet comments.  It means a lot to me that you take the time to say a few words.  I always reply if your comment has an email address attached to it.

Have yourself a great week!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mom's Easel Card

Ok so THIS card started out to be a challenge to make but I ended up having so much fun with it and loving it after all!!!   I was hoping for a stellar card just for my momma!!  Isn't this image from Stamping Bella hilarious?!!  OMG!!  Cracks me up!!  Love the sentiment too - soooooo my mom's sense of humor.  She's one funny lady!!  

Love this banner using Scrapiniec chipboard from Noor! Design UK.  I distressed the edges then added some Prima micro beads adhering with some Prima gel.

Here's another pretty Scrapiniec border chipboard I distressed as well.  Isn't this sentiment hysterical?!!  ha ha ha ha!!  

I think this tassel die has to be one of my new favorites.  It's so perfect!!!  LOL!!  

(July 31st)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Gorguss - Purrrrrfect Love

A card I made awhile ago for my sister because she got a new kitten named "Willow".  We were tossing out names and that one stuck.  She's such a cutie but what kittens aren't?  Well, maybe the one hanging from your drapes.  LOL!!

Just doing a quick post today so if you have questions please let me know.   The papers are from Noor! Design UK called Studio Light Beautiful Flowers.  I actually didn't use too many since I knew I was probably going to cover it up anyway.  LOL!!!  

Wild Orchid flowers with some gorgeous Scrapiniec chipboard vines and "home" sentiment.  I also made a couple of home made flowers stuffed in there.  LOL!

It's been so long since I bought the butterfly I can't remember where I got it from so high time to use it I think!  I thought adding a birdcage was kind of ironically funny seeing that she just got a kitten.

This image is Gorguss - No. 10 Purrrrrfect Love and I colored her with distress inks/markers.  

Quick post and now I'm off to spend the day with my momma!!  

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sophie's Rose

Every month I bring you a card using Michele R Design papers and this month I'm sharing an older set but one of my favorites called "Sophie's Rose".  I wanted to show more papers and what a better way than to use a card art template from Dutch Doobadoo available from Noor! Design UK.  Also, there's a HUGE 40% off sale on many items that I REALLY wish I could be getting 40% off after buying them all at regular price.  LOL!!  

More pieces of paper from Sophie's Rose and the 
butterflies are from "Sophie's Rose Elements Pack 2".

I colored this Magnolia image using my distress inks AGAIN!  
Stuck on those things it seems.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


These ones are ALWAYS tough to make for everyone but I tell you - this paper will make it SO EASY!!  Pion came out with a collection called Mr. Tom's Treasures and there's even images you can buy.  AWESOME!!  I bought mine from Noor! Design UK.

I used a sketch from the Noor! Design Challenge Group but I turned mine sideways.  We were also challenged to use this Rectangular Frame 6002/0356, WHICH BY THE WAY, IS ON SALE THIS WEEK at Noor! Design UK!   Just sayin'.  GOL!!

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE THE AIRPLANE?!!  I bought it from Southern Ridge Trading Company at a crop but if it's not on her website she can still send it.  All I did was covered it with black Stampendous embossing powder and it has flecks of gold and silver in it.  Cool huh?!

How do you like my little spark plug?!!  ha ha ha So cute love those!

Ok there's my MAN card!  

Thanks for stopping by!!  
Have a great week!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Flower 3

Short quick post for today.  This image is called "Flower 3" - Patty Greif Digi Stamps - cute?!!  I kinda thought so.  I like their big eyes. 

This little "sweet" Scrapiniec chipboard is from Noor! Design UK.  I first covered it with a Tim Holtz distress ink dabber and then frosted it with some Stickles.  

Used all kinds of things here - Prima flowers, Wild Orchid flowers, berries and lace from Live and Love Crafts and sugar berries from Noor! Design UK.

Paper is Glitz - Vintage Blue and I colored this image with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by!


Hair - Y11, 15, 17, E15
Reds - R22, 24, 29, 59
Grass - G20, 21, 94, 99
Blues - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Skin - E00, 000, 04, 11, 21, R20
Shoes - E42, 43, 44, 47, 49

Monday, July 4, 2016

First Snow

Time to get going on some xmas cards!  REALLY??!!  Well ... yes.  LOL!  And Christmas will get here soon and I still won't have enough!  I could do JUST xmas cards from now until then and never have enough!  Cuz let's face it, who wouldn't love to get a Christmas card?!

My first one to show you is starring "First Snow" by Krista of Saturated Canary.  She's so sweet!  Get these images while you can as she will be shutting her store at the end of August.  Sad but understandable.  This one is on sale for $2.50 USD right now.  I've used this awesome mitten card art from Dutch Doobado and you can find a whoooole lotta these card art templates at Noor! Design UK.  I LOVE them!  They are far cheaper than buying the shaped dies but I love those too.  I can just have more of these.  LOL!

Isn't this snowflake die something?!!  I got it late last year and didn't get the chance to use it until now.  One of my favorites!!!  I did get another new one already but I'll reveal that one later.   Yikes!  LOL!  Isn't that purple daisy pretty?!   Eeeeee!!!  Luv them!

And the tree dies and snowflake die is from Noor! Design UK.  See a pattern here?  Noooo, not my favorite store AT ALL!  LOL!

A little distress ink coloring and these colors are:

Coat - Dusty Concord
Jeans etc - Faded Jeans
Hair - Walnut Stain
Mittens - Hickory Smoke

And why not add another one to the post?!!  Again with using the mitten card art template and more dies from Noor! Design UK - Winter sentiment, Santa and his sleigh, Reindeer dies and the snowflake border.

Added a few cute Wild Orchid flowers and a Tim Holtz sentiment.  Hard to see but I did add a bunch of Stickles all over.  As usual, things look better IRL.  The pearl and blue lace come from Live and Love Crafts.  Sandie's got an incredible selection of gorgeous laces!!  

And another image done with distress inks (see colors below)  Will I ever switch back over to Copics?  Yes, when using red because I can't seem to find a good red I like yet with the DI's but it'll come.  LOL!  And yes anyway.  I think my Copics are screaming.  I'm sure that's the muffled sound I hear coming from my craft room.  LOL!  

DI colors used:

Ok so I WAS gonna add one more winter card but I'll save it.  LOL!  Besides, I've been writing my post up for a good part of the hour now so off I go but thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016


So with the US exchange driving our prices up here in Canada of virtually EVERYTHING, I find it hard these days to be buying any rubber images.  Most of them end up costing around $20 per stamp.  If I only ever make 2 cards using that image, it cost me $10 JUST FOR THE IMAGE!  Soooo, it certainly makes it a great time to be dipping back into my old stash!!  I'm pretty sure I never did color this cutie up.  How could I not she's freakin' adorable?!!!

Here I've used a gorgeous leaf die from Noor! Design Uk, some Wild Orchid flowers and a sweet little clay heart from Live and Love Crafts.  

Love these little spools from Live and Love Crafts that you can wind with perfect papers from Pion Designs or even Maja.  They have some too.  

I colored Chloe with some distress inks and you can find her at Whimsy Stamps.  So sweet!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!


Distress Inks:

Jeans - Faced Jeans
Skin - Vintage Photo & Tattered Rose
Shirt & Grass - Mowed Lawn
Basket - Mustard Seed & Wild Honey
Apples - Festive Berries
Hair - Walnut Stain
Sky - Tumbled Glass

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Romantic Shabby Chic

Helllooooooo!!!  I'm here today to share a card using some super gorgeous papers from Michele R Designs called Romantic Shabby Chic and they were perfect!  I'm also showing you an image from an artist you've probably never seen before.  Her name is Patty Greif and she has the cutest digi stamps with great variety too.  This image is called "Dollyta Gothy Moon" and if you follow her Facebook page or watch her store HERE you can catch her having sales on them too.  

I used a tassel die from Noor! Design UK and cut using some of the digi papers from the Romantic Shabby Chic kit.  You can also see the postcard layered just ahead of the star dies and that's from the Elements Pack 2 .  There are also some wonderful sentiments in that kit as well.

The bows from each of Michele's kits are so stinkin' cute and only take a few minutes to cut out.  They are in the Elements Pack 1 along with some other very usable pieces.  

Thanks for stopping by this week!!  
I always appreciate your comments and time it takes for you to stop by!!


Hair - YR21, 23, E15, 18
Clothes - R81, 83, 85, 89
Night sky - T1, 3, 5, 7, 10
Green - BG91, 93, 96, 99
Skin - E000, 00, 04, 11, 21 R20
Moon - E50, 51, 53
Bear - E33, 35, 39, 59

Friday, May 27, 2016

Best Wishes

Hellllloooooo!  I'm back again.  What a busy week for my blog but I think it's going to go back to slowing down a bit now but I'll be stockpiling colored images for future cards.  I know I've said it before but I LUUUUUV these card art shapes!!!  This one is Card Art A4 Swing Card 5 and I used such pretty papers from Studio Light No. 30.  Mostly greens and purples are in that pack so a very nice color combo to work with.  I've linked all items below if you're curious about anything.  I also really like the "Let's Party Balloons" die and wine glass dies.

I colored again with distress inks .... HOOKED!!!  Just like a fish lookin' at a sparkly lure.  LOL!!!  This inage is called Celebration Tilda.  She's so cute!!!

I added a pretty bunch of flowers here and a nice piece of Scrapiniec chipboard from the Spring Prodigy line.  If you haven't worked with these yet THEY ARE A MUST!!  GO NOW AND PLACE AN ORDER.  hee hee ... seriously you will love them!!

And another piece from Scrapiniec and in this package there are 6 pieces so super handy just to have in your stash.  There is quite a collection of words in the Noor! Design UK store as well - just sayin'! 

It's really hard to not keep adding stuff to this but I felt if I added anymore my card would fall forward.  ha ha ha!!!  So I guess sometimes less is more.  Hmf - who woulda thought!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!!


Products you can buy from Noor! Design UK:

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Shabby Pink Charms

Sooooooooo this week I'm back with a double project - kinda.  I originally made the card to showcase Michele R's new SHABBY PINK CHARMS papers but then noticed you could really hardly see them.  DANG IT AGAIN!!  So I added this little gift box to sneak in a little something cute.  

A bit ago Diana, from Magnolia-licious had a sale on Magnolia's.  I haven't bought any for sooooo long because of the exchange rate, that I bought 8 new stamps.  Woo hoo!  But at 40% off it went a long way.  This little cutie is called Lacy Tilda.  The fence and grass dies are also from Magnolia.

The butterflies and heart are elements from the new Shabby Pink Charms scrapbooking kit where you get 54 elements.  The sentiment tag and tickets (above pic) are from the Elements 2 kit.  

See?  The tickets I just mentioned...cute!

Scrumptious embellishments - lol!

For some reason this card went together quickly for me.  OH WAIT...not to start it didn't!!  So I walked away and the next day I came back ...THEN it did.  I think I must have been tired the afternoon before and that never goes well for me.  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  


Shirt & bandana - RV00, R81, 83. 85, 89
Daffodil - Y11, 15, 17, E15
Overalls - BV20, 23, 25, 29
Water - B0000, 00, 02, 05
Grass - G40, YG61, 63, 67
Hair - E21, 25, 29
Sky - BG0000, 000, 02
Skin - E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20