Sunday, February 22, 2015

Special Wishes and an ATB

  Want to try and think about Spring coming, at least I hope it's coming! Man oh man! The snow, the rain, the freezing rain...! It never stops!
  I made this card for my Monthly Crafty Night group. We have a card swap and this card now resides with Val! 
 Used a large kraft tag, folded as my card base. All papers used were from the 6x6 MME Market set, even the piece the sentiment is stamped on. The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps Mini Memories set. The flower is from Cheery Lynn. Edge Punch is MS Deco Fan. Added some bling, cheesecloth and ribbon, and a couple of sequins, which I am totally obsessed with! 

The inside

And of course, the back!
  We also swapped 12 sheets of 6x6 paper and decided on a project to work on as a group.
  The project we chose was an ATB (Artist Trading Block). No one finished, so it's a work in progress! This is mine so far. Using TH Wallflower paper set.

 Hope you are having a great weekend! Let's all wish really hard for spring, ok?!

i made it myself!

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Hobbit Valentine

"I love you like a Hobbit loves second breakfast"

  LOL! If you're a fan of the books you'll know about this quote. Here's an explanation: Second Breakfast. This was Mike's Valentine "card" this year. He's read all the books at least once and we both saw all the movies. I loved the movies!
  I wanted to try the burlap canvases that seem to be everywhere. I used BoBunny "Star-Crossed" paper and filmstrip. Also used were some TH trinkets, charms, and gears. The frame is from Michaels 1.50$ bin. Added some brass alcohol ink to it.

And this is the back

  Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! We're coming into a a long weekend here in Nova Scotia. First time for a stat holiday in February. It's called Heritage Day. Each year we celebrate a prominent Nova Scotian. 
  This year it's Viola Desmond. You can read her story HERE

Entering this canvas in:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: February - How I Love Thee

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two! Mutchly appreciated!

i made it myself!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Card, ATC's and a Dotee!? Huh?

  First post of the year! My New Year's resolution is to post more, which means create more "stuff"!
  I'm on Flickr and I joined at group called Love! - Handmade Cards, ATC's and Other Crafts. They have a swap with different themes. 
  This swap was a Valentine theme. Above are my creations. Make 1 card; get 1 card. Make 2 ATC's; get 2 ATC's. Make 1 Dotee; get 1 Dotee. Dotee, what's a Dotee? My question exactly! Had to "Google" to find out what the heck I was getting myself into!
  Well, this is my Dotee that I made. Since I don't have a sewing machine, she is held together with hot glue and some hand sewing. I actually had to take the stuffing out of her as it was costing a fortune to mail! Loved creating her! Will make more for sure! Here is the site of the creator of the Dotee Doll, Dot Christian's Page There are quite a few videos out there too. Just Google and give it a go! They are treated like ATC's; you can't sell them, only swap or give as gifts. They have to be a certain size and half to have a tail of beads or ribbon, and a hanger; no arms or legs.

  Love this stamp from Unity, called "Frazzled" I paper pieced her and added some tiny buttons for her eyes.
Entering this ATC in: 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Red + Pink

Graphic 45 papers

Valentine Card
I am entering this card in: 

Valentine Card - Inside

Valentine Card - Back

  Great fun! Getting into the "swap thing". Love getting snail mail! Hopefully this week I will get my Dotee Doll, card and ATC's!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Fairy Birthday

  New die! Love this fairy die from Spellbinders! I believe there are 3 of them. I think I may have to get another one!
  Birthday card for my cousin Bev in Ontario. Paper used is from the Prima Nature Garden collection. That beautiful odd flower on the left, is called "Tall Chloe Stem" from Memory Box. 
  Sentiment is from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps; an old set from 2008; called "Fairyland". 
  Corner dies are also from Cheery Lynn. Added some cheesecloth, glitter and DI Tattered Rose to the seam binding bow. Butterflies are MS punch.

Flower die is Cheery Lynn. One of my favourites!

The inside. Sentiment is also from the Crafty Secrets set, "Fairyland".

  The Back. Butterfly is MS punch, and the little ladybug fella is from the Crafty Secrets stamp set, "Fairyland".

  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready to bring in the New Year! We are having friends over and cooking lobsters.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

i made it myself!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Seasons Greetings

  Love the paper in this new BoBunny set called "Altitude". My go to sentiment dies, TH Holiday Script Words cut out with teal glitter paper. Layered snowflakes are Impression Obsession, with a teal glitter brad, and a little cheesecloth underneath. 

The inside.

 Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day with family and friends!

i made it myself!

A Snowman and an Elf...

  My favourite snowman stamp! You either love him or hate him! He's from Stampotique! I don't think he likes the snow very much!
  Papers used are from the Frozen 6x6 pad set. Sentiment is from my new TH Holiday Script Words set (17 dies!!). Paper pieced him and added some cheesecloth. Snowflake is Cheery Lynn.


  Another Stampotique stamp. His name is "Joy" and doesn't he look festive and happy?!
  Can't remember where I got the sentiment stamp, but it suits him to a tee! Snowflake dies are Cuttlebug and Impression Obsession. Added some Liquid Appliqué for snow. Papers are also from the "Frozen" set. I paper pieced him and added a pom pom on his hat.

  The inside. Sentiment stamp Inkadinkado. Snowflake edge punch is Martha Stewart and the other snowflake is Impression Obsession.

  That's it for Christmas cards for another year! Hope you are having a great time with family and friends!

i made it myself!

Christmas Bird Song

  Loved making this! Large tag torn in half. Covered front and back with Tim Holtz Wallflower Vellum 12x12 paper. Sentiment and bird stamps are from the Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds set. Used Distress Inks and water to colour the bird. Poinsettia and bird cage are Tim Holtz dies. Love the bough dies from Memory Box! Added some Liquid Appliqué to the boughs and red balls. It gets puffy when you heat it and gives it a snowy look. Applied some DI Rock Candy Stickles here and there to give it a crunch.



  The back. Sentiment is another die from the TH Holiday Script words. Really liking this die set!

  Made this card for Mike's aunt Janette. Not having a white Christmas here! Rainy, windy and a bit on the mild side! Have a great Christmas!

i made it myself!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

"My Hearty Good Wishes To You"

  I know! This one got away from me; a life of it's own! Large card/tag I made for Mike. 
  Vintage Santa from Pinterest. Paper is all from one set by K&Company from a few years back, 2011, called "Yuletide". "Believe" die cut is from the fabulous Tim Holtz die set (17 dies!), called "Holiday Script Words". Snowflake die from Impression Obsession. Lots of fun to make!


 Did something different this time. Used 2 large tags and made a stand. I tucked some chocolates inside!

  This is the back with sentiment stamps from the set called Naughty and Nice from Hot off the Press.


I will be posting more Christmas cards tomorrow!

 Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends! Peace and happiness in 2015!

i made it myself!

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