Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season to be jolly...

fa la la la la la la la!

  Well, here we are, December 1st! Where the heck did the year go!

  My first Christmas card post! This Santa is from a Stampers/TH set called "Old Fashioned Christmas". 

  I coloured him with pencils and Gamsol, then fussy cut him and attached to card. Paper is from TH also. The sentiment is from my Christmas stash, a punch out greeting from a paper collection. Wooden snowflakes, Liquid Pearls, to finish it off.

The inside

...and the back

  Hope your getting your Christmas cards done, or did you do them in July? Lol!

  Me, I'll be spending the few days making mine. Hopefully by next week I'll be all done!

  Thanks for stopping by!

  i made it myself!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Birthday Girl

  November 1st, and that means it's Shannon's birthday! Happy Birthday!
  I used the 3 remaining stamps in a set I bought online a month ago. I posted a card using the larger flower stamp, which you can see here: Sending Wishes Your Way 

  I paper pieced her, the flower and the "sun". I believe it's a flower too, but I thought it looked good as the sun. Also used coloured pencils here and there, Stickles and Nuvo Crystal Drops. The background is some of the paper I used. Sentiments are from the TH Ideal-ology Small Talk Seasonal set.

The inside. Sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

The back.

  This is the stamp set. Carabelle Studio:

Hope you had a great Halloween! 
Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Monday, October 31, 2016

My Favourite Monster

 I thought I'd squeeze in one more Halloween project! Wanted to use my new TH die, Monster.

 Made this for Mike! Love the layers of this die; 6 dies in total. 

  Sentiment "You're my favourite monster" is from the Seasonal Chit Chat set.

  I really wanted to make a lot more Halloween projects; cards, tags, ATCs. I even had plans for a printer's tray! Oh well, next year! 

  Here are the ATC's and Day of the Dead tag I made at a crop a few weekends ago:


Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Stella Steampunkin Takes 1st Prize!

 Well this was a blast, and I had no plans on entering this contest at work. I even deleted the email the Social Committee sent. My supervisor, and friend, Karen put my name in, so, I got a pumpkin to decorate!

  No idea why I picked Steampunk. Maybe because I didn't have to buy anything. Everything except the monocle and googly eye, I had in my stash! 

 The Social Committee provided a box of "stuff" if you needed decorations as well as providing the pie pumpkins, which are smaller pumpkins.

 I took the Minions plastic glasses from the box and made a monocle for her right eye, and used some bronze alcohol ink on it. The eye is from the web. A skeleton eye from a medical book which I glued to the inside of the plastic lens.

  Don't want to bore you with details on what was used, but I pretty much winged it! I only had 2 1/2 nights to get 'er done! 

  Show time was today, Friday at 2pm. All pumpkins went on display in the board room. No names, so you didn't know who made them. There were about 18 or so entries. They were all Amazing! So creative!

  Well I'm pleased as punch to say, Stella Steampunkin won 1st Prize: Best Decorated! Woo Hoo! 

 Second prize, Best Use of Materials, went to Karen, my supervisor. She made a gumball machine! So Awesome!

 Here are some more photos of Stella:

 Sad thing is, she will be wasting away. I keep forgetting she is a real pumpkin, not a plastic one.

 Will probably get a plastic pumpkin and transfer her parts. In the meantime, she will be part of our Halloween display. So fun!

 I named her Stella, because it fit with Steampunk, and my aunt's name was Stella. Always liked that name!

Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sending Wishes Your Way

  Birthday card for Janette, Mike's aunt who is celebrating a milestone birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANETTE!

  Lots of fun making this card! New to me stamp set from Carabelle Studio, which I bought online from blitsy. I only used one of the stamps. The set is called, "Zinouk of the Garden".

  Stamped the image on the kraft card, then coloured with pencils. Added some Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Nuvo Crystal Drips, and tissue tape. Sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set.

 The inside. More tissue tape. Sentiment stamps from  my stash.

  Here is the stamp set, showing the other stamps. Can't wait to get them inked up!

  Thanks for stopping by! Monday already?! Yikes! Have a very creative week, and get inky!

i made it myself!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Laugh Out Polka Dots!

  Weasel is his name, and he's a Daniel Torrente creation from Stampotique. He's new to me and I was anxious to ink him up!

  This stamp actually has another stamp attached to it that says "Thank You", that you can stamp in the sign he is holding.

Here are some other photos:
  Used Tim Holtz "Dot Fade" stencil and some Faber Castell Whipped Spackle along the side. Added some Dew Drops. The word "Giggle" is free hand. The other sentiment is a stamp that I cut out. It's from Michael's $1.50 bin. Tissue tape on the left side and the black strip is tissue tape too, at the bottom.

  I paper pieced Weasel. Stamped him on watercolour paper; coloured; cut out and attached.

  This one shows more of the Punchinella (sequin waste) at the top. Used TH Mixed Media die cut for the grungy holes at bottom.

  Entering Weasel in 2 challenges. One is for a Flickr group I'm in, and the August challenge is, "LOL"

  The other challenge is:

 Rainy vacation day = getting inky day! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

i made it myself!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sweet Tea Tag

  Got this "new to me" Gorjuss Girl stamp inked up, and made a tag for a dear friend. 

  All papers used are from Prima. The flower is made from several punches. Lots of paper piecing going on here! The doily is TH/Sizzix Doily die. Got out another TH stencil for the bottom. The top part of the tag I used the Elizabeth Craft Design Tags & More 2 - Deco. Coloured pencils for her face, hands and hair.

The back of the tag. Sentiment and teacups are from Stamping Bella. Used the TH/Sizzix ATC die cut. Tinted some seam binding with DI, Victorian Velvet.

  I made this tag for 2 reasons. One, my friend is going through a rough patch right now, and second, I gave her a cup and saucer that was the same pattern as her mom's, that she inherited. 

  I bought it back in the '70s when I lived on my own, and some friends and I would get together at each other's place once a week for a tea party! Lol! Now, it was just sitting in my cupboard, and at this stage in my life, we are starting to unload, so this was the perfect spot for this cup and saucer; with Melanie!

  This is the cup and saucer I gave to Melanie. It's the Royal Albert Petit Point pattern:

  This is also ties in with a Flickr group I'm in. Their challenge for July is, "Tag Your It".

  Thanks for stopping by! Hope your weekend is filled with craftiness!

i made it myself!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

It's Your Birthday

  It has been a couple of busy months for card making for me! I'm on a roll! 

  This was fun! Made it for Mike's cousin who celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday.

  Used TH/Sizzix ATC die and inked it up with 4 colours of Distress Ink; spritzed with water and added his Doily stencil with texture paste.

 Stamped "it's your birthday" on vellum and then tore   around it. Stamp is from TH/Stampers "Crazy Talk" set. 

 Doodled around the edges, added Liquid Pearls and sequins, here and there. Inked 3 wooden hearts with same DI colours.

  The top right edge I used a die from the TH/Sizzix Thinlits, "Mixed Media"set.

Inside. Sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps set, "Birthday Greetings". Tissue tape is from Michaels. Part of their Boho line.

  Inside showing the left side where I stuck a pocket for money or a gift card.

Back and front.

  Going to be a hot sticky one today! Not a good hair day! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

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