Friday, May 29, 2015

Dress Form Pocket Letter

  Another pocket letter I made for a Canadian swap. I used most of my small dress form stamps and paper pieced in them. The flowers and butterfly are actually glued on to the outside of the pocket.
  Papers used were G45 Botanical Tea. Great fun!

 This is the back showing the goodies. The middle pocket contained a letter, which I wrote and inserted before I mailed it off. 

  Hope you are going to get crafty this weekend! The beautiful weather has finally arrived here!

  Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Umbrella Man for Father's Day

The journey is the destination

  I finished Mike's dad's Father's Day card. Tried to keep it one layer and as simple as possible!
  Haven't used Umbrella Man from Tim Holtz in a long time. I also haven't used this technique in awhile either, Distress Inks and spritz of water. 
  The colours I used were Mowed Lawn, Rusty Hinge with a bit of Gathered Twigs, Squeezed Lemonade, and Salty Ocean at the top. 
  Stamped some drops at the top using Deep Red Water Droplets Background stamp. 
  The sentiment along the side is from TH Small Talk Stickers. Love this set! I punched out some hearts from vellum and inked with DI Aged Mahogany, and glued on top of a stream of Mercury Glass Stickles.
  Umbrella Man was stamped on the tag, then I stamped him again on some black/gray paper and fussy cut him and glued him on top of the stamped image on the tag. Cut out the umbrella and popped up it with foam dots to give 3D look. 
  Under the tag is one of my new dies. It's from the TH set called Scribbles and Splat. 
  The seam binding is inked with the DI Squeezed Lemonade with a bit of Mowed Lawn. 

 The inside. You can see the other 2 dies from the set. Love it!

 And the back. This is the Splat die from the set. How cool is this!

  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get out Umbrella Man and ink him up! Also, try this ink technique. Awesome results!

i made it myself!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sugar and spice and everything nice...

...that's what little girls are made of!

  A baby girl card for a co-worker. Had to get creative on this card, as I do not own any baby stamps, papers or baby type bling! 
  The image is so retro! Love it! Found on Pinterest, of course! The paper is part of a Prima 12x12 paper set I have that is for mixed media. I pulled out all the pinkish pieces! Underneath the photo, buried, is a die cut heart and doily, which you could see until I added the feather!
  In love with feathers lately. Picking them up from my local fabric store and Michael's. 
  Used an extra large manilla tag, folded in half.

The inside. Found this cute little verse on the web.

And the back.

  Sarah, the mom-to-be is due mid June. Very fun card to make!

  One more day and then we are into a long weekend; Victoria day! Looking forward to the extra day, and the weather looks awesome!

  Hope you are getting crafty! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tim Holtz ATC Things With Wings Swap

  Another Tim Holtz ATC swap. I made this for Lynne in Texas.  Another one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps. I call her butterfly girl. Great fun making this one!

Photo shows the little tag out of the pocket.

This is the other side of the little tag.

As I said in my other post, I'm getting into mail art. This is the front of Lynne's envelope.

And this is the back!

  I made this one for Jessica in Arizona. You can't really tell by the photo, but there is a large acrylic circle on top of the paper clock; for dimension. 

Photo shows the  tag out of the pocket.

This is the front of Jessica's envelope.

And this is the back.

  Having a fabulous time with these swaps; Pocket letters and ATC's! Hope you're getting crafty! The weekend is just around the corner!

Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tim Holtz Addicts March ATC Swap

  Love it! This card and ATC is from Heather in the US. We both joined the Tim Holtz Addicts ATC Swap Facebook page.
 I love her inking and the use of the stencil, not to mention the butterfly girl stamp, one I do not have but is on my wish list! Awesome Heather! Thank you!

  This is the envelope Heather sent the card and ATC in. For those of you in my local crafty circle, you know where these stamps are going! LOL! I am making a circus mini album. It's a work in progress, and these will fit in nicely!

 I got Lesley's name and this is the ATC I sent to her. She lives in Scotland. Btw, the theme was "Anything Goes".
 This is a photo with the little tag out of the pocket. On the other side of the tag, I wrote a little note.

 Having a great time swapping! The TH Addicts ATC swap for April is "Things With Wings". I will post the ATC I made and the one I get in return.

Thanks again for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Pocket Letter from Sandra in The Netherlands

  I got Happy Mail today! A pocket letter from Sandra in the Netherlands! We hooked up on the Pocket Letters Facebook page. A very busy active site, I tell you! 
  She said the papers used are from Maja Design. Love this paper line! So vintage shabby chic!

  The goodies that were in the back pockets. It was easier to photograph them this way. She also included a lovely letter!
  This is how she wrapped it before sending it in a bubble wrapped envelope. 

 This is the one I sent Sandra. I used Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper kit.
  This is the back with the goodies I sent Sandra.

 Having a bit of a struggle trying to photograph some of these pockets. Most of the time I take them out of the pockets, but I usually decorate the outside of the pockets too. Getting some glare.

  Really enjoying these pocket letters! My next one is with a local crafty friend.

 Hope you are having a crafty week! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pocket Letter and a Birdie Card

 This is my 4th Pocket Letter. Made this for a dear friend who is going through a rough patch right now. Can you tell she likes pink?! 
 They are fun and exhausting to make! But I am hooked! Won't be making anymore right now though. 

This is the back side with all the goodies! 

  I'm also getting into mail art, which is basically stamping all over the envelope! LOL! I have seen some though, that are really awesome works of art!

  This cute birdie card is for another crafty friend, who did me a favour. I sent her this card to thank her. The paper (I Love!), is from Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden.

The front of the envelope.

  The back. I picked up a couple of Canada stamps in the $1.50 bin at Michaels, not thinking what I would use them for. Now I know. They are perfect for envelopes!

  I think spring might be around the corner! The snow is melting, and it got up to plus 5 today! Woo Hoo!

Hope you're getting crafty this weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! 

A card I made for Mike's dad, Rod. My fav bunny stamp from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous set, "Spring Sprung". The grass is also from this set. 

I added some Liquid Pearls to the grass. Stamped and cut out Mr. Rabbit; coloured with pencils and Gamsol, then popped him up with some foam dots.

Added some Liquid Appliqué to his tail to make it puffy, although you can't really tell by the photo.

The letters are from Tim Holtz too. They're called Alpha Tiles.

Entering this Springy Easter card in:
1. Crazy 4 Challenge: C4C279 Let's Think Spring!
2. Country View Challenges: It's Our April Challenge: Use Kraft Card

Wishes and good thoughts! Thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!

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