Sunday, March 29, 2015

Pocket Letters...Say What?

  My monthly Crafty Group usually picks a project for our meets. This month we picked Pocket Letters, as it seems to be the in thing! Sort of the pen pal idea.
  Here is a link to the creator of Pocket Letters and what they're all about: Janette Lane Pocket Letter Guide. Also check out the Pocket Letter Facebook page, where you can see pocket pages from all over the world and get into swaps. Some good videos on YouTube as well.
  This one was sent to a crafty friend, Laurie. I made this using the G45 Secret Garden collection. In the pockets I tucked away buttons, bling, lace, tea, and even birdseed!

  This one I sent to another crafty friend here in NS, Valerie. I made this one using another G45 collection, Couture. In the pockets I tucked away, feathers, bling, washi tape, buttons, ephemera and tea.

  This is the "mail art" Laurie sent with her PL to me. She is a very talented artist! Love Alice!

 The PL Laurie sent to me. I love it! The little kitty top right she drew and is my Abby cat! It's on an magnet so I can put it on the fridge! Also got some tea, washi tape, kitty stamps, stars and bling! Awesome!

  Valerie's PL to me. How vintage is this! I love it! The centre pocket is an embroidered piece from her wedding dress! In the pockets I found some lace, ribbon, bling, fabric, buttons, music paper, tissue sewing paper and more! Beautiful!

 This can be very addicting! I am working on another one. If you haven't tried a Pocket Letter, check it out!

 We got more snow again last night! About 15cm! It's spring, right?! Hopefully that is the end of it! Cross your fingers!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a crafty week!

i made it myself!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

My First Artist Trading Block!

  This was a project I started a couple of weeks ago at my Crafty Night Monthly Meet. My goal this year is to finish projects I start!
  Lots of stuff going on here! Used TH Wallflower 12x12 paper set sealed to wood block using Mod Podge. The block is 3 1/2 in. squared.
  I raided my spring display stuff for the grassy stuff and foliage, including nest. The eggs were also from my stash and hot glued in place. Used a lot of hot glue on this baby! 
  Birds, flowers, eggs, were cut out and popped up with foam. Feathers were from Atlantic Fabrics. Also used some Dew Drops and charms. Flower and butterfly were punched out using TH Wallflower Vellum set.

The base is a metal film reel I picked up at a yard sale last fall.

This is what it looked like just after I Mod Podged the paper on to the block.

Entering this in:

1. Simon Says, Things That Fly / Simon Wednesday Challenge
2. Art with Heart Challenge March "Go Green"

  ATB's or Artist Trading Blocks are really in right now. If you Google, you will find all sorts of videos and awesome creations!

  Hope you give it a go! I will be making more! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! 

i made it myself!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Birthday card and a freebie!

 One of my fav paper collections from Prima is Epiphany. Love the look of it. First time I made an A2 card! (4.25 in. x 5.5in.).
 The bling is also part of the Epiphany set. Used the TH doily die at the bottom. Cut out the journaling card and used the butterfly from the co-ordinating stamp set and popped them both up with foam.

The inside. The sentiment is from a stamp set from Hero Arts.
The back.

  Made this card for Kim, the owner and operator of The Cutting Garden. Happy birthday Kim. Hope it was special!

  Here is a vintage postcard I picked up last fall at a yard sale. Are they not the cutest couple?! Free for you to use in your personal craftiness!

Have a fabulous crafty weekend! Where the heck is spring?!

i made it myself!

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!

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