Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Susan and Rylan

Technique:  Direct to Paper

Inks:  Distress & Vivid

Stamps:  Inkadinkadoo 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Vintage ATC


This is an ATC Christmas tree ornament I created for an ATC group I belong to.  Each year, in November, we create vintage ATCs that can be hung from the tree.  We’ve been doing this for about 4 years now and it is such fun to pull them out every year and hang them.  This cutie patootie is clip art from Luna Girl.  I’ve added some gold Peel-Offs (Magenta), highlighted the tree lights with a glitter pen and pierced the borders using my Tim Holtz ruler; a tool that is a must have if you like to do hand stitching on your papercrafts.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Flowers & Butterflies


No matter the season I love to make cards featuring flowers and butterflies.  This image, from The Stamp Barn, has been stamped twice,  heat embossed with gold embossing powder and coloured in with Tombow markers.  The butterflies have been cut out and glued with silicone to produce a 3D effect.  I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz’s distressing tool and added a little Chocolate Tombow marker.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Tree Under the Moon


I’m not sure who makes this stamp as I don’t own it.  My friend gave me a few stamped and embossed images to practice my watercolouring and I’m having SO much  fun playing with the various types of watercolours that are available.   This image was painted using tube paints and I added some Stardust Stickles just because I love lots of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All Glittered Up!

This is the second card from the make and take at our Sunday stamp club get together. 


I don’t use glitter very often as it is SO messy, but this one was “controllable” as I used double sided tape and a paintbrush to apply the glitter.

I’ll have to stop by the local stamp store and see if they have any of these yummy decorations by Harmonie

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Harmonie came to visit our stamp club on Sunday and we were able to make 2 cards.  I actually took my fixins home with me and put the cards together at my leisure. 

The image was coloured with Tombow markers and I just happened to have a Friendship Peel-Off (Magenta).  I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out, considering I haven’t had a lot of practice using Tombows.


I’m also trying out a new photo editing program (Google’s Picasa) and this is my first attempt.  Not too bad, eh?  What do you think?

I’ll show you the second card tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Today I was inspired by Michelle Zindorf to play with a technique I hadn’t done in ages.  

Here are a couple of cards I made.  scan0011 Inks used:  Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce, Terra Cotta and Eggplant

scan0012 Inks used:  Adirondack Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Eggplant

I used both sponge daubers and household sponges