Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This week on the Kit and Clowder FB group we are playing with Polkadoodle images.  I love Octavia and she's a challenge to color so lots of fun for me.  The mushroom spots were made using whipped spackle by Faber-Castell and I added some pink shavings from my gelatos.  You can see it but I also added glitter overtop the spots.  I like using the whipped spackle because it's so light and airy it doesn't weigh a card down.

So my post on FB was this and you can play along too if you like:

This week we are showcasing Polkadoodle images and this one can be found here: 


There are a few contests going on right now:

or you can learn how to color Octavia and her owl friend in the animal class here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155299947175324&set=gm.659744924153780&type=1

Eventually I will make her into a card so stay tuned!


V20, 22, 25, 28
G21, 24, 28
B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7
E53, 43, 57
R81, 83, 85, 89
E000, 00, 11, 21, 04, R20

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Challenge

This month's March challenge at Kit and Clowder is a little more well....CHALLENGING!!  LOL!  

Pick your favorite movie and create a card!!  This month we are being sponsored by "Art By Mi Ran" so I chose Flapper 1920s.  In my world, hee hee, this is Daisy from "The Great Gatsby" sending along a birthday wish to Leo DiCaprio.  HA HA HA HA!!

Again I've use gorgeous papers from Michele R Designs and this particular set is called Cottage Garden.  You can even buy these now in a paper pad.  COOL HUH?!  The post card is part of the elements collection and you can even buy inserts and much more!  OMG AND THE BUTTERFLIES!  They are cutouts from her papers too!

The chipboard heart pieces are from Southern Ridge Trading Company (HRT-474) under "Hearts, Love and Weddings".  I've covered it with pink Tim Holtz crackle paint then Tim Holtz distress stickles "Clear Rock Candy".   There's a second small heart piece under the pink puffy thing, that my cat loves chewing on so much.  (Jeeps!)

The white spiral stem is from Wild Orchid along with some flowers (Live and Love Crafts) and the grass blades were from Magnolia.  The white rose trim and lace are also from LLC.

I've added some die cuts from Noor! Design UK (the chandelier and the circle corner/die) but I also used their Art Flower with 4 petals shape and loved making a shaped card!  What a fun change!

So I hope you can join us this month at K&C for the monthly challenge and have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm going to enter my card in the Noor! Design UK challenge, which is a sketch and to use their flower template. That was a little tricky but I think I managed.  LOL!



E000, 00, 11, 21, 04 R20
E50, 53, 43, 57
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
V09, 12, 15, 17
R81, 83, 85, 89

Thursday, February 26, 2015


This project was fun but for some reason it took me 2 days!  Ok, I must confess I was at a crop with a lot of friends so they MAY have distracted me and I was busy distracting myself.  LOL!  

Here's the finishing project but I'll show you more as we go along.  

The first thing I did was cover the LOVE piece with white acrylic paint, then Crackle and then white paint again.  When you add the 3rd layer, that's when the cracking starts.  

I chose to use white under my first layer because I was going for a shabby chic look but if you wanted a more vintage look, you could paint the bottom color a brown or anything you wanted and it'll show through. 

My next step was to distress all the edges with Momento cocoa ink.  I also distressed the bottom of the V and E quite high because it does end up sliding in the base of the LOVE piece. 

The next thing I did was fit my picture into this sweet heart frame.  Yup it was a bit finicky but it worked.  I then painted the heart border with pink acrylic paint and sprayed with Prima's new color bloom "Cotton Candy" then "Worn Leather" and let it dry. 

Here I covered the picture with Versamark called "Frost" and then loaded it up with UTEE 3 or 4 times to get this effect.  Cracked very easy all on it's own at this point.

My next step was to add some more dimension so I mixed up some molding paste and colored it using a brown colored gelato.  At first I thought it was too dark but after all the embellishments were added it didn't too bad.  **Don't forget to do your base as well.

Just bare chipboard to a beautiful piece by adding some gold embossing powder. 

My finished hearts with a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers (which Karen happens to sell at crops) and finished it off with a simple piece of lace.

For the top piece I covered with some chunky shabby white Stampendous embossing powder and then added the gold to the ends as well.  The piece underneath is just the raw chipboard with Versamark "Frost" and UTEE.  It's gorgeous this way as well!

Finished piece under a gorgeous Prima flower.  

The Cupid is covered with pink chunky Stampendous embossing powder.  So cute!  

Now everything starts to come together.  One thing I didn't take a picture of but you can see here is that I ended up adding some shabby chunky Stampendous white and gold embossing powder to different area's.  Wahoo ready for embellishements now!!  I always lie down my lace or ribbon first because I like building over top.  

So again, here is the completed product.  I also went around and touched with some gesso for a finishing touch . From Prima there are flowers, butterflies and the "US" bulb, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and some gorgeous resin pieces.  

All of these pieces are available from Southern Ridge Trading Company separately but for your convenience Karen has put together a package of all 4 pieces of chipboard and the wooden LOVE piece.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Bday FIL

We celebrated my FIL's 65th on Feb. 8th and alllllllll the men in this family love the outdoors.  It gets harder and harder every year so instead of coloring I decided to just play with a bunch of chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I didn't realize it but before I gave away the card, apparently I took some very fuzzy pictures.  Oops!  But you get the idea.  

This elk piece is ANI-391 and you get 3 various sizes in the package.  I covered the piece with Frost Versamark and then covered with UTEE 3 times ... I think.  And isn't it special that I just happen to get a piece of white chunky embossing powder in there too?  OH I was so mad but ... whaddya do?  LOL!

Both of these trees are also available from SRTC and this package (NAT-382) comes with 3 trees.  First I painted both using Tim Holtz dabbers and different colors.  Then on the smaller one, I added some flower soft and then some Tim Holtz crackled paint on the bigger tree.

I just love these little clouds!!  I  bought a cloud stencil and just dabbed some structure paste and built it up so it's very puffy looking.  That's my newest thing lately.  OH and  I did he same for the bark looking papers behind too.  I colored some paste with Gelatos and used a Tim Holtz stencil and filled that in.  I love how that turned out.

Well!  That's it for me for now!!  Pretty basic man card for anyone on your list.  

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Kit and Clowder February Challenge

Welcome back for another challenge at Kit and Clowder!  This month's theme is LOVE and we are being sponsored by Ching-Chou Kuik digi stamps.  My image is called "Love" and how appropriate for this month huh?!

Again, I have to boast about these gorgeous papers by Michele R Designs called "Whimsy Romance".  Hoping I didn't cover them up too much.  hee hee

I just love this gorgeous die from Noor! Design "Love Heart" and the die behind my image, Oval die - it's been one die that I'm sure I've used the most.  I used a stencil from Dutch Doobadoo "Hearts" and filled with molding paste, then covered with some tiny beads I've had for years!!    The straws are from Live and Love Crafts and I popped a hat pin into the end of them as well and the are also from LLC.  

The big white flower is from Prima, the cute little frame resin MF piece, the chrysanthemum flower and pink springs are from LLC.  The little softboard loose bricks in above and below pic are from Noor! Design Uk and the company who makes them is Dutch Doobadoo.  I took some molding paste and colored the paste using gelatos, spread it on the brick piece and then let it dry.   After I went over the bricks and the whole card with gesso.  OMG THEY ARE CUTE!

And my last pic shows this MF piece I'm sure I also bought from LLC.  I tried to emboss just the heart with Stampendous frantage - pink.  Kind of missed some but it's still pretty.  

And there you have it!!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and you can bet I am as we have an extended one!!  WOO!  Looks like Eulanda's gonna get more crafty time!!  SCORE!!  LOL!

I'm going to enter this into the "Spring" challenge at Noor! Design Uk


V91, 93, 95, 99
E42, 43, 47, 49
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Canvas piece

This piece was so special for me to make.  My friend Sheri lost her sweet husband Bill a short white ago and I wanted to pay tribute to them both with a nice piece she could display for herself.  It was my first mixed media piece that I did on my own so I hope I did the picture justice.   

The buckle piece is gorgeous metal from Prima.  I think I'm REALLY turning into a Prima girl.  I may have said that once before.  LOL!  And even some of the flowers on this piece are Prima too.  Wow look at me go hey?!  hee hee! 

Another Prima resin piece or - oooooo that could be a MF frame.  See what happens when you throw away the packaging?  Soon I'm going to get that clip-it thingy and just leave everything so I can tell you the truth instead of guessing.  LOL!!  See my bark hearts peeking around behind the sunflower?  Those are from Live and Love Crafts and as you all know, one of my FAVORITE STORES!  The sunflower and wheat piece is from Magnolia. 

A gorgeous Prima swirl starts this beautiful bouquet out and the big flower is another Prima piece.  I also had my Gesso out and Gesso'ed (is that a word? LOL) EVERYWHERE!  Oh and look!  The "Adventure" bulb is also from Prima.  

So I learned how to play with stencils and molding paste.  OH MA GAWD!  FUN!  Unfortunately you have to envision how much you need without hiding so much.  LOL!  This corner is "Mini Love Post" (TCW) and Tim Holtz "Burlap" is in the lower left corner.  

OK, this was cool.  I used a piece of honeycomb chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company and colored it using Inka Gold "Old Silver".  After I was done I added some Glossy Accents to make it look like honey.  Thanks for that Nikki!

This gorgeous piece is also from SRTC - FLO481- so painted it white and then covered it with Tim Holtz crackle paint.  You can see some touches of some gelato on it as well.  

Well I think I've explained most of what I did but if I missed anything feel free to write me.  My friend received this and was over the top with happiness.  Made my day too.  Hee! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contest at Kit and Clowder - Ppinky Dolls

Cutest little image and CONTEST!  This week at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, use your favorite color combo and color any Ppinky Doll for a chance to win 3 images from Ppinky Doll Stamps!  This little sweet thing is called "Flowers For You".

What?  You don't have any?  Receive 15% off your order over at the Ppinky store to grab some images using code PPINKYLOVE.

My favorite color combo is R81, 83, 85 and 89 and I've used Maja Design papers "Coffee in the Arbour".  Such pretty papers.  One of my newest favorite things is using the dies from Go Kreate because they are shaped and I really need to get away from only square cards.  I'm driving myself crazy over that.  LOL!!   

Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I have to admit I think I actually have enough of right now!!  Whoever says that?!!   LOL!  I added some Stickles to most of them.  

This little branch and flower die set is a Joy! Crafts die called "Flower Branch and Flowers".  It comes with 2 dies and one is the branch and then the little flowers is another.  I distressed the edges and added Stickles.  Even popped in a center using buttercup Liquid Pearls but my afterthought was I would have preferred pearl.  

The contest closes midnight 31 January EST.  Have fun and thanks for visiting!

I'm going to add my card to the January "With Love" challenge at Noor! Design.  If you are looking for these dies check out Tracey's new online shop.  WOW!!  I'm just sayin'.  LOL!


R81, 83, 85, 89
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20
E11, 13, 15, 18
BG90, 93, 95, 99
Y11, 15, 17, 18

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cuddly Ride

Ooooo today I have all kinds of things to tell you about but first I'm going to start with these gorgeous papers from Michele R Designs. Thankfully the new VAT rules will NOT apply to her as she will be offering her digi papers via email now so YAY we can still enjoy these and this gorgeous one is relatively new called "Perfect Petals".  I can see myself making more cards with this pack.

My usual flower bouquet addition using Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and chrysanthemums from Live and Love Crafts.

I just love these frames and frame pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company (COR-485).  In this case, I painted it with white acrylic paint and then added some Tim Holtz distress glitter.  Looks amazing in real life.

Isn't this image just the freakin'  CUTEST?!!  I was so lucky to be able to play with "Cuddly Ride" from Whimsy Stamps.  Love Sylvia Zet images!!

Well that's all I have for you today!  Have a great week my friends!



E41, 43, 47, 49
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20
BG10, 11, 13, 18
E70, 74, 77, 79
E50, 51, 53, 55
V12, 15, 17, 09
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Freebie

Good evening!  I thought I would just add my colored free image from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps called "Green Goth Maiden".  There are some rules to be followed but they are all easy ones so come over and check them out!!  

Thanks for stopping by!

B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
V12, 15, 17, 09
BG 11, 13, 49, 78, W7
W1, 3, 5, 7
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Love Bug

Anything Goes

How easy is that for the January challenge at Kit and Clowder?  And this month we are being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink!!   These images really are exactly that.  CUTE!!  This little fella is called LOVE BUG.

 How can you not just think AWWWWWWW?!  That's what you'll say after you visit 2 Cute Ink and see the images there as well.

 There really is something there for everyone but you don't have to use these images to join us this month at K&C for the January challenge.  It really is literally ANYTHING GOES! 

B000, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05
G21, 94, 99
R24, 29, 39, 89
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
E41, 43, 47, 49

Friday, January 2, 2015

2 Cute Ink

HOW CUTE IS CUTE?!!   This little image is called Bee Happy by 2 Cute Ink and how can you not be happy after seeing her?  Well, I think she's a her but it's cuz of the lashes.  

I tried to do a CAS card because I just loved the Spellbinder piece I used in the background so wanted to show that off as well as the cute image. 

You can get this image for free if you check out all the details on the 
Facebook page for 2 Cute Ink or on the blog.

Thankzzzz for stopping by.  hee hee!


Y11, 15, 17, 19
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R81, 83, 85, 89
BG000, 01, 05

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


To whoever HELLMA is!  Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog.  I can never respond because when I link to your name in the comment you leave me, it goes nowhere.  I try to reply and again, no email address to send back and yet you continue to leave messages.  Amazing!!


If you reply to this, please leave your email so I can actually thank you directly.  ha ha!

And to all everyone else, thank you so much!!  I know how much time it takes to comment and I truly appreciate it! 

Happy New Year to you all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


FINALLY!!  I finally finished it!!  I started it about a month ago and I just finished it this past weekend.  WOO!  Normally I give away everything that I make, but this year I've worked on a few projects just for me.  

My husband asked me when I first started working on it, who it was for.  I said him.  He seemed oddly happy but then he asked me again when it was done just to make sure.  ha ha ha! 


This little sled was from Michael's.  I sanded it a bit and then distressed with some cocoa Momento ink to make it look a little "used".  hee hee  Then I added an old time pair of skates from Tim Holtz just hanging around.

Another item from Tim Holtz is this battery operated lantern.  CUTE OR WHAT?!! 

My "WISHES" bottle is filled with glitter and my "LISTS" bottle is filled with cinnamon sticks. 

The bells were some I had in my basket making stash from last year.  They came pre-glittered and pre-flocked.  The brown looking berries are from LLC. 

The star is from Melissa Frances that I painted gold and sanded.  The tree - another TH piece and the deer are from my Wild Orchid stash.  On each of the compartments edges, I covered them with Martha Stewart texture (snow) and covered with very fine glitter.  After that, I added more snow and then the iridescent flakes to the bottom one. 

The birdcage is from Prima and use to be gold but I painted it using my Inka-Gold paints.  More berries from LLC. 

A pine cone of some sort (probably from my back yard) and a small tree spring, not real cuz I didn't want the pine needles falling off.  LOL! 

This little cherub came from LLC, which use to be white until I covered it with ink and wiped away the excess.  The JOY sentiment are some left over small scrabble tiles I had that I covered with some letters from (oh gosh sorry I can't remember) and then covered with Crackle Accents.  This picture shows the glitter really nicely on the edges.

Wow my memory is really failing me.  I'm sure you'll remember where this bulb has come from ... all I know is I need more.  LOL!  So cute! 

For the top of the box I created a poinsettia using the Tim Holtz die and then a red one from my stash, topped with some bells.

The tag is from this year's Maja Design "A Gift For You" collection and I used other pieces to cover the whole box and the inside of each compartment. 

Thank you so much for visiting!!  Takes a lot to take and edit so many pictures.  One day I'm gonna have an awesome photo booth set up for my stuff.  hee hee

Going to enter the Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes