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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Sweetie

I loved the papers from "My Wedding" pad so much I thought I'd use them again this week.  They are so delicate and perfect for any shabby chic card.  Have you seen the new Scrapiniec chipboard pieces in the store yet?  OH MY OH MY!!  I LOVE them!!  These decorative borders came in 1 package from the "Royal" collection.  Aren't they gorgeous?!!!

This little gal is super sweet and appropriately named "Sweetie" from Whimsy Stamps.  I colored her using my distress inks, inspired by Tracy's colored image since I'm just learning still.  

I'm loving these glass strawberries too.  Added a little gesso and oooooooo preeeettttyyyy!!  LOL!  I also looped a strand of pearl cascade over the whole card.

I added quite a variety of flowers and fancies as I call them.  A couple magnolia's, white pomegranates, cherry blossoms and a few more.  I really like the white beaded spray on the top and it comes already sprayed with glitter.  Pretty!! 

Thanks for popping by and have a great weekend!!  


Distress Markers:

Hair - Ground Espresso
Face - Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose
Wings - Hickory Smoke
Roses - Aged Mahogany
Leaves - Forest Moss
Dress - Victorian Velvet
Sky - Tumbled Glass

You can buy these gorgeous items from the online Noor! Design UK store here:


Good morning to all!!!   Just a quick post to you this morning with no card but a request from me to you.  

I love hearing from all of you and your comments but sometimes when someone asks a question I can't reply because this is the email address that comes up when I try to "noreply-comment@blogger.com".  

So when you do ask questions, please add your email address because I would love to answer you.  You could also take a look at this tutorial from Happy Hour Projects, so it's a permanent change and shows up on all of your comments that you post on blogs.  

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Izzy's Stroll

I knew that once I started trying with distress inks again I'd want to color this little cute image up called "Izzy's  Stroll" and you can find her here at DisDigiStamps.  

I used some gorgeous papers from Maja Design called Sofiero from Live and Love Crafts which is a limited edition collection.  They only come in 12 x 12 and soooooo pretty!!  OH and again I notice how I nicely covered them up for you.  I TRY!!!  LOL!

I used a few of my Magnolia dies as I feel they might think they are being neglected but they do seem timeless don't they?   I just love that swirl die and I think I have gotten my money's worth out of that one the most.  The clouds too.  :)

Oh and let's not forget the heart tag die!!  Wow I used that on LOTS of cards but I'm gonna keep on using it!  Add a little lace bow and BAM - awesome embellishment!  I also added gesso to a lot of my card to finish with a shabby chic feeling.

As always I added a bunch of flowers but what's a card without flowers.  WAIT - a man card.  LOL!!!  Ooooo that's coming up soon too right?!  Yeesh time to make more masculine cards.  I always cringe when I think of them but manage to pull it out all right.  LOL!  

Must seem like I'm bombarding you but I had a few extra's to squish in between my guest spot at Noor! Design UK that I had been working on previously. 

Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your week!!!  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Daffodil Tilda

Hello hello my friends!  I'm BACK as a guest for Noor! Design UK to share another yummy card with you!  I started out with a shape art stencil called "Flower with 4 Petals" and covered it up with these gorgeous "My Wedding" papers.  I didn't smother my card as I normally do so you can see a bit of them.  I have to admit it was a little hard but I managed.  hee hee

Unfortunately, I did cover a good portion of the Scrapiniec Doily Lace Border but you can still see it poking out both ends.  This chipboard is so delicate I just LOVE it!

This little cute Magnolia is called "Daffodil Tilda" and still in stock.  This week I braved my DISTRESS INKS!!!  GASP!!  YES!!  Some of you know I was trying to sell my markers a few years ago because I just could NOT get it!!  Crazy talk right?!!  I discovered it's definitely your paper and paintbrush.  Urgh - how much money I spent experimenting!!  If you didn't know already, you can actually buy the watercolor paper from Noor!Design UK also.  Tracy took the guesswork out for us!  YAY!!  

I added my usual flowers and foilage and used the leaf set from Creative Expressions called "Lace Edged Leaves".  They cut so nicely I was impressed! 

The Vintage Flourish Butterfly die has always been a favorite of mine so I double layered it, added a pink rose and some Stickles.  In fact, I added Stickles all over the card.

I love the meadow spray.  It's such a great filler and again looks so pretty with those leaves!!

Well that's it for me!!  Off to make another card for next weekend!

Enjoy yours and happy creating!

Distress inks:

Hair - Antique Linen and Walnut Stain
Daffodils - Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge
Skin - Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose
Jumpsuit - Spun Sugar and Hickory Smoke
Shoes - Hickory Smoke and Black Soot
Grass - Forest Moss and Peeled Paint
Sky  - Weathered Wood

These products can be bought from the Noor! Design UK online store: