Thursday, December 20, 2012

*** Something A Little Different ***

No, I haven't quit blogging it's just been sooooo busy at work and home that I haven't had time! I am sure most of you are in the same boat. Work, for me,  is finished for a week after tomorrow night,  so I'm hoping to have a bit of time to catch up with my card making.
Today I have a little project to share with you that I have been working on this week.
Ever since I took a Mixed Media class, with my daughter, Jasmine, last spring I've been itching to do another piece - so here it is. I'm calling it "Time Began In A Garden"...I'm not sure how well that message comes across with the images, but the verse from scripture helps.  I used a canvas for my base. The paper pieces ( leaves, flowers, fence & flourishes) were cut using the Grand Calibur and a host of Spellbinder and other dies. The clock face was cut from a free digital image. I attached real watch hands using a brad to the center. The real gears around the watch are an assortment from a wonderful find  that my daughter shared with me. I inked the edges of pretty much everything. For the scripture verse I simply typed it out in Word Perfect, printed it  & then tore the edges. The background was done using alcohol inks, gesso, molding compound and an assortment of stencils. I free hand drew the Garden Girl and then cut her out and used the pieces as templates to cut the patterned paper (MME) for her dress. I coloured her face with Copic Markers. I added some green flock near the fence and gave it some depth by shading with my Copics. The bird house & heart (on her dress) are made of wood which I painted with acryllic paints. I also used some folder & heat embossing in different areas. The dragonflies are brads, the ladybugs & some flower centers are buttons, the shovel is a craft item, her hair is embroidery floss, apron band is ribbon & her hands are charms. I think that covers everything! The finished project is 9"x12.
This was so much fun to do and a great creative break from card making for me. It was an excellent project for using up "bits & pieces" and "odds & ends". I know a lot of people are intimidated by the look of Mix Media, but in all honesty you can't make a 2 pieces ever turn out the same.
I hope this is an encouragment for you to give it a go!
Here are a couple of close up shots:
Bottom Right Corner


Clock, Girl & Scripture Verse


To give an idea of the depth

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wnderful day.

Sugar Creek Hollow - For A Gift
Craft Your Passion - Recipe Time (3 DP's;Ribbon; Circle Shape)
*Try It On Tuesday -Lucky Dip (die cuts; ribbon; distressing & stamped image)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Candle & Some MD New Releases

Time for  new releases over at Meljen's Design's . So for my project I decided to use a Candle as my base and Melissa's "Pretty Poinsettia" image. I printed it off six times onto tissue paper,  coloured the images with my Copic Markers,  and cut them out so that I could adhere them to the candle - making a ring of poinsettias. (Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial on how to do this). I added some pretty Christmas Plaid Washi Tape around the base of the candle and a Spellbinder die cut (also cut from tissue paper) with a stamped sentiment: "Joy To The World".  It's hard to see but I did add some glitter to the centers of the flowers and some pearls to the die cut corners.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Christmas Nugget Box

Hey there hope you're feeling well and anticipating a wonderful day. My project this morning is a Nugget Box and it is for the new challenge up at Meljen's Designs. This week's theme is (everybody's favourite) "Anything Goes!". My box features Melissa's adorable image "Christmas Holly Fairy" and you can find her in the store right here:
This is my first attempt at a nugget box and though I must say I have room for improvement I really enjoyed making it and will certainly try it again.
I coloured the image with Copics, cut it out using a Spellbinder Die, punched the holes with a hand punch and ink distressed all the edges. The double sided cardstock is by MME. The ribbon, (with a sentimentprinted on it), that I used around the box is from Michael's. I used a pretty Christmas brad and  twisted twine for the box closure.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will take a few minutes to see what the rest of the Meljen's Team came up with.
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything But A Card
Divas By Design - Have Red On Your Project
Oosak Blog - Anything Goes + Red

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An Easel Card

Good Tuesday morning to you all. Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful day.
Today I have an easel card to share with you. Again, I've used one of the sweet pre-coloured digital images by Dearie Dolls. See, just like I told you yesterday, Mary Ellen's images are adorable! And at this busy time of the year, I am really enjoying the fact that she offers an already coloured version.
I used a couple of different Spellbinder Dies on this card. One for the base and another for the image & sentiment. I also used a Tim Holtz's die - Snowflake Edge and a Snowflake embossing folder. I love that they will all work in my Grand Caliber. I hand punched the dots around the image & sentiment. Added so "Faux Stitching" and "Pearl Snowflakes". Sentiment is a rubber stamp from Michael's. The DP's are by MME "Merry Collection" (6x6).
Well that it for me. I do thank you for stopping by. I really love reading your comments.
Delightful Challenges - All About Christmas
Anything Goes Challenges  Traditional Christmas Colours
Party Time Tuesday   - Kid's Christmas
2Sisters Challenge Blog - Snowflakes
Celebrate the Occasion - Use A Punch
Divas By Design - Let It Snow
One Crazy Stamper - December Holiday
Oosak Blog - Anything Goes + Red
Forever Friends - Christmas card

Monday, December 10, 2012

Let It Snow!

Hope your Monday is going really well. I got some great Christmas gifts at a close out sale this morning so mine is going well.
Today my card features a pre-coloured digital image by Dearie Dolls. All of Mary Ellen's images are adorable, come in a black & white version , a pre-cloloured version and best of all  --- they are all free!!! Here is a link to her site  - you really  have to check it out.
Every once in a while my youngest daughter, Jasmine, decides we have to have a challenge between the 2 of us and this card is the product of my attempt! My poor husband gets rooked into being the challenge decider and judge. He picked out the sketch and we had 45 minutes to make our project, then he had to pick a winner. Like I said "poor guy" it's a no win job for him. We really do just have fun - no sore losers. I have to say when I need to do a quick card I am so thankful for my Spellbinder dies and Grand Caliber. They just make something ordinary, like cardstock, into something so pretty. The DP's are by MME. I added a few gemstones,  a touch of glitter glue, a few pearl snowflakes, distress ink and a pretty bow to finish up my card.
Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
Delightful Challenges - All About Christmas
Divas By Design - Let It Snow

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Just a Note

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Just wanted to share with you the Blog Hop happening this weekend over at A Day For Daisies  . Some really sweet images are up as the prize and I just thought you might be interested.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Let It Snow! - New Release Day!

Good Friday morning to everyone. Hope you are ready for a great weekend. Today is New Release Day over at Meljen's Designs and without fail Melissa has come up with a whole bunch of cute images. For my card I decided to work with the "Snow Globe" and "Bitty Christmas Bears". I coloured the image with Copics, cut it out and added some dimensional snow. I also cut out a circle  from acetate. I adhered the acetate circle to the globe with thick glitter glue, which gives it a dimensional look - like a Snow Globe! The Dp's are from MME. The Holly Branches are also from this week's MD New Releases, coloured & then cut out. The snowflakes were cut using a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Michael's. Added some faux stitching, distress inking & gem stones to finish this card off.
That's it for today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Another Little Holiday Tag

Hey there! Sorry I've been kinda scarce for the past little while but hopefully I will soon have a bit more papercrafting time. I've been very busy moving my parents into an apartment and selling their home of nearly 60 years.  It has been quite an undertaking, necessary but sad at the same time. Sometimes change can be bitter sweet. Anyway, things should settle down this week and hopefully that means that I will be able to post a bit more often. Thank you to all of you faithful followers, I really appreciate all of your sweet comments.
Tonight I have just a little tag to share with you. The image is by Meljen's Designs. I used Copics to colour it with and cut it, and the matting, out with Spellbinder dies. An over-sized eyelet and a bit of twine to finish it off.
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas Themed Gift Tag
Anything Challenge - Tag

Friday, November 30, 2012

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Here we go again - it's  New Release Day over at Meljen's Designs. Melissa has come up with a lot of cute images again this week. I don't know how that girl does it week after week...amazing! Anyway I've chosen to work with "Little Stuffed Reindeer". I printed him off 3 times, coloured them up and then fancy cut them out. The tree is hand cut & then folder embossed. The star was cut from a Sizzix die. The sentiment is computer generated. The ribbon with the attached stars I've had kicking around forever!. I used lots of dimensional (even layered them up to give the card lots of depth). I decided to make this into n Easel Card - it just seemed like the way to go!.
Thanks for stopping by (I know your life is busy too!).
 Enjoy your weekend. I'll be off to help my granddaughter, Alanna, with a school project/ fund raiser. The project is to bring community awareness to someone or thing and to show that Everyone is a Someone ( there are no Nobodys). Alanna has decided to bring awareness to the Food Bank and is having a "Hot Chocolate & Bake Sale" with all proceeds going to our local Food Bank. Of coarse this Grandma has been busy baking all week to help her out and I'm sure she'll have me up to my neck in hot water tomorrow for all those delicious hot chocolates she hopes to sell.
Crimbo Crackers  - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Challenges - Winter Wonderland
2 Sister Challenges - Christmas Sparkle
Willow Sketchie - Merry Christmas

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Merrry Christmas! I got a wonderful Early Gift!

I'm glad you had a chance to stop by today. I love it when you visit! Today I have a card for this week's challenge at Meljen's Designs; a Sketch Challenge. I decided to go with the pre-coloured image  "Caroling Snowmen". ( I have been swamped with trying to pack & move my parents into an apartment and still holding down a full time job, that these great pre-coloured images by Melissa have certainly come in handy lately!). The Dps are by Basic Grey & American Crafts. I added a bit of tied ribbon to each of the over sized eyelets. The sentiment is computer generated. I added lots of faux stitching - it seemed to help tie the whole card together. I do hope you take a trip over to the Meljen's site ( ) and try your hand at this fun challenge.
In my post title I mentioned an early Christmas gift ----I have been PUBLISHED! This is a first for me! One of my cards was chosen to be in the Special Edition of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. My card is featured on page 64, for any of you fellow Canadians who subscribe to it, or for any who would like to purchase it, it goes on sale in stores on December 1.
Well that's it for today. Hope you have a Blessed day.

Monday, November 26, 2012

First Snowfall

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We did have our "First Snow"! Totally unexpected...thankfully it didn't last long...though it did look really pretty.
This morning I have a 6x6 card for you that I made using the Weekly Sketch over at Fetch A Sketch. In fact I happen to be their Guest Designer this week. YEAH! How cool is that! Thanks ladies.
Check out their site right here: and the great sketch for this week's challenge.I had a lot of fun with it. 
The Dp is by Little Yellow Bicycle.  For this card I used the Pre Coloured image "Bundled Little Snowman" by Meljen's Designs. (Pre coloured images are a new area for me and I have to say that when you need a card in a rush or a tiny image coloured this is the way to go!) This Meljen image printed beautifully and I just have a very basic printer. I used a coloured paper doily behind the snowman and a combination of die cut and pearl snowflakes. The chip board sentiment is an oldie I've had for quite a while. I used lots of dimensional foam squares to add depth to my card and a bit of glitter glue squiggled around the front outside edge.
I also made a second card using the same sketch, but this time I stayed true to the exact sketch. Here it is:
For this one I used the Christmas traditional colours of red and green. The stars were cut from a Sizzix die. Added a bit of twine, 4 holly with berries brads, a gemstone and lots of folder embossing, faux stitching and ink distressing. Sorry the sentiment doesn't  show up very well in this photo. It is a Justrite rubber stamp with a scripture verse taken from the book of Matthew: It says: "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great joy." The Dps and holly brads are by the Paper Studio.
Well, that's it for me for today. I do hope you will head on over to Fetch a Sketch:
and join in the fun this week.
Blessings & hugs to you all.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Peek-A-Boo Card

Good Friday morning to you all. Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. It's been quite a busy week for me both at home & work so I am definitely ready for some "R&R". I actually didn't think I was going to get this card done on time for the New Releases at Meljen's Designs. It sure helped that Melissa had some "Pre Coloured" images in this group. Thanks Melissa...I couldn't have done it without your help! hugs!
As soon as I saw this "Peek A Boo Card" I knew I had to try it. I love it! There are so many fun things I can think of trying with this type of card...I can promise you you'll be seeing more of these.
So this cute little bird is called Chubby Snowbird - Bluebird and like I mentioned he came pre coloured. You can find him right here in Melissa's shop . The DPs are by Basic Grey "Aspen Frost Colllection" The silk flowers and buttons are from my stash. The printed ribbon (I think) is from Michael's. I used a couple of Spellbinder dies to cut out the leaves, oval openings & the trim around the ovals.

Front of Peek A Boo Card

Here is a view of the inside of the card. The little Bluebird actually slides away and the Red Robin ( another one of Melissa's new images), slides in. Now, how cool is that!
Inside of Card
Sorry this photo didn't turn out so well, but I wanted to show you the Bluebird disappearing and the Robin coming into view.
Well that's it for me for today. I hope you will get a chance to check out what the rest of the Meljen's DT came up with, the weekly challenge and the great sale Melissa has going on right now.
Blessings & hugs,
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (Festive)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
 Corrosive Challenges - Flutter By

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Just A Little Tag

               Good Friday morning to you. So glad you took some time to stop by today. My post  features a tag I made for the New Release Day over at Meljen's Designs. Check them all out right here
I used the image "Country Jam Jar". Coloured it up with my Copics. I cut the image & tag base out with the New BIG SHOT I WON AT OUR SCHOOL BAZAAR last Friday! (Talked about excited! I love it like a charm).  I added an oversized eyelet with baker's twine to finish this up.
         Well I'm off to help set up our Church's Float for our local  Santa Claus Parade happening this evening.
                                                           Blessings on your day,

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Fall

Hi there! Time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs and this week we would love to see your projects with lots of "Brown & Orange". Now you have to admit that's a pretty easy challenge considering what time of the year it is! Everywhere you look you see those 2 colours.
I chose to work with Meljen's image "Happy Fall Badge". You can find it under the Dollar Digis section right here
I used copics to colour with and added lots of glitter to give the feeling of "frost on the pumpkins". A couple of Spellbinder dies were used to cut out the image itself and the pretty hearts in each corner. I also used a glittery orange ribbon for the bow and added several orange stick pin flowers, ( I picked these up nearly a year ago & had forgotten all about the pretty little things!). Lots of faux gold stitching around almost everything and I love that the circle sentiment "Happy Fall" is included in this digi!
Well, that's it for today. Hope you get a chance to check out what the rest of the MD Team created. Can't wait to see all of your lovely entries in our challenge.
Blessings on your day,
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge - Thankful
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Faux/Real  Stitching
Oldie But Goodie  - Anything But Christmas (flowers older than 6 months)
Simon Says  - Thanksgiving
Party Time Tuesday  - Happy Thanksgiving
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Friday, November 9, 2012

Give Thanks

Good Friday to you all. It never ceases to amaze me how Melissa, from Meljen's Designs, keeps coming up with these adorable images. Every week she presents the DT with a host of new images to work with. Thanks I said you're an amazing artist and oh so generous! You spoil us! If I've aroused your curiousity head on over to the Meljen's site to see all of this week's images:
This time I decided to work with "Scarecrow Mouse". Isn't he just the sweetest little scarecrow you've ever seen!?! I coloured him with Copic Markers. The DPs are by MME - All Spice Collection,
(I'm crazy about 6x6 paper packs). The sentiment is a rubber stamp that I got at Michael's, it has oak leaves and a pine on it also but I choose to cut them off and just use the words. Added lots of "faux stitching" & ink distressing, a shimmery bow and a couple of dimensional leaves ( that I've had kicking around forever!) to finish this card off.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by my blog for a visit. I do hope you weren't disappointed but actually inspired to create something yourself.
Blessings on your day.
Challenges 4 Everybody -  Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  - Use Your Stash (Leaves & Ribbon)
Sentimental Sunday - Dimensionals (Leaves & Sentiment)
One Crazy Stamper  - Anything Goes

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tea For Two

Easel Card

Good evening. Just wanted to share with you a card I made for the Progressive Challenge over at CDAC. You can check out the challenge right here:
The images were provided by Priscillastyles and we were given about 2 weeks to complete our projects. At the end "Stars" are pick and are given a Badge to put on their blog. This time around we were given a Bonus image of a "Teacup".
I used Copics to colour the image & tried to match it up to the DPs.
Front Close Up

Added a few paper roses, grossgrain ribbon and gems to the front & inside the card.

View of Dimensional Used

On the front I used varying levels of dimensional on the front. Especially on the Teapot & front Teacup. The photo really doesn't show the depth the actual card has.
Well, that's it for today. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Card Crafters Circle - Patterned Paper
Stamptacular Sunday - Not Just An Ordinary card

Hot Tamales!

Well, here we are...Friday again! That means it's time for some New Releases from Melissa over at Meljen's Designs. This time she has come up with some of the cutest little donkey images you have ever seen. I love them all! But settled on Fiesta Donkey to use on my card. Isn't he adorable with his little poncho and sombrero! I coloured him with my Copic Markers. The DPs are by MME - All Spice Collection. Added some pom pom trim and a computer generated sentiment. Hope you can find a few minutes to check out what the rest of the MD Team created with these new images. Check it out right here:
Have a wonderful day and blessings on your weekend.
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog  - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Stripes & Spots ( Buttons older than 6 months)
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Patterned Paper
My Mum's Craft Shop - Bold & Bright
******Melissa's having a sale- check this out******

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sweet Little Foxy

Well, here we go with a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs. This week we want to see "Critters" and boy does Melissa ever have some cute critter images for you to pick from. I chose to work with this Sweet Little Foxy. I thought she (he), would look cute as a Silver Fox so I chose those colours with my Copics. The DPs are by Authentique. The leaves & layered flower were cut using Spellbinder dies. I also rounded my corners with a corner punch. The sentiment is made up from stickers on the top of a pretty paper clip. Some simple twine was wrapped and tied one of the card front pieces.
Hope you will take some time to make up a project using a Meljen's critter of your choice and enter it in this week's challenge at ...we love seeing your work.
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie  - Stripes & Spots ( Big Brad over 6 months old)
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Well, tonight's the night that my grandkiddies just love. Yes they are addicted to sugar and tonight they will score enough to keep them hyper for quite some time. lol They also love the dressing up part - almost as much as the candy!  I hope the weather cooperates for all of the little "Trick or Treaters", right now it is drizzling and windy, maybe it will clear a bit tonight.
Since I am a School Janitor I will be working tonight, so there will be no trick or treating at my house. Instead I make up Treat Bags for the neighbourhood kids and deliver them to their houses before I head off to work. This year I got these great Plaid Treat Bags at Michael's. They are brown & orange so you could use them for Thanksgiving Day as well! I found these wonderful Treat Bag Toppers free on line at . I know that there are a lot of great bag toppers out there but I really liked these because they didn't use a lot of ink to print. They also printed 2 to a 81/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.
So here is what is in store for the kiddies I know. I even got a few special treats for the Fur Babies in our family; Sassy ( a cute little Westie) and the latest addition to our family, Hunter (a sweet little tabby kitten).
I leave you with a couple of photos from a past Halloween and wishes for a safe and fun evening with your children.

myself & grandson Zach
my daughter, Jasmine: granddaughter Alanna
& myself.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Marshmallow Snowman

I can't believe it's Friday! This week has just flown by. Today is New Release Day at Meljen's Designs. This cute little Marshmallow Snowman is just one of cute images Melissa has come up with this week. Isn't he a cutie. Quick and easy to colour up too! Check out the other new images right here in her shop
I kept my card rather simple. I love the clean & simple look but have a real hard time achieving it. I tend to fill up all the spaces. even with this card I couldn't leave the white spots alone, I had to folder emboss them and add a bit of glitter to the snowflake centers! The circle was cut using a Spellbinder die. Added some pretty rick rack and a simple stamped sentiment.
Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Willow Sketchie - Christmas In October
Stamptacular Sunday - No Rules

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Halloween Treat!

Just wanted to share this special Halloween Treat, from Melissa of Meljen's Designs, with you. I do hope you get a chance to check out all of her sweet images and take advantage of her generousity. You can can visit her shop right here:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Alanna's Fifth Halloween Card

Judging by the way Alanna has been making Halloween Cards I think it would be safe to say it is her favourite holiday. Between you & me, I think it has a little bit to do with candy being involved, lol. Yet another vice she has picked up fro her grandma,lol.
Alanna choose another cute image by Meljen's Designs to work with and lots of grandma's scraps.
Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.
Alanna  Grandma
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Fourth Halloween Card By Alanna

Another "Sweet but Spooky" card by Alanna ( age 10 ) using another one of super fun Meljen's Halloween images.
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Third Halloween Card By Alanna

Well, Alanna ( age 10 ) has been at it again...creating a lot of really cute Halloween cards. She loves using Meljen's Designs images and colouring them with her Crayola markers. I'll be posting several of them in  a row because she would like to try her hand at entering a few challenges, and of course Grandma is more than willing to let her use my blog to show-case her work.
Nancy (a.k.a.Grandma) & Alanna
Alanna would like to enter her card in the following
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Card

Another quick post to share with you a Halloween card I made using the Meljen's Designs image; Witchy Brew. I used copics to colour this cute image. Lots of fun Halloween papers on this one. Sentiment is computer generated. Added a bit of twine & a couple of orange metal tabs.
Stamptacular Sunday - Boo-Tactular
Party Time Tuesday - Colour Inspired
2 Sisters - Cute & Creepy
Craft Your Passion - Which Witch Is Which
Simon Says   -Eerie Inspirations
Divas By Design - Sometning Spooky
Card Crafters Circle  - Halloween

Happy 9th Birthday Braden!

Just a quick post to share with you the card I made for my eldest grandson, Braden. He turns 9 years old today. Happy Birthday Buddy...Grandpa & I Love you lots! We'll be over some cake in a bit.
The DP's are by Authentique. Image by Prairie Fairy. I used a google spring by Close to My Heart to attach the image...tha's why it looks like I glued it on crooked - it was just giggling.

           That's it for to do some serious celebrating with my favourite Nine Year Old.
Fetch A Sketch - Sketch
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Make your own embellishment  (Banner)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rootin' Tootin' Christmas

Yeah! It's Friday. I don't know about you but I am so ready for the weekend.
Today is New Release Day at Meljen's Designs. The images are so cute, I do hope you go on over to the Meljen's blog ( ) and check them out. I used 2 of the new images (Little Lights Cowboy Boot & Rootin' Tootin' Christmas sentiment) and 1 oldie, the Holly Leaves.
I cut out the center of the front card and used acetate to make a see thru window. Then I adhered the sentiment to the inside so you could see it through the window. I used Copics to colour the images. Added a few gemstones to act as the holly berries. No DP's, just cardstock on this one. Added a pretty ribbon to the top of the wreath with a little snowflake in the center.
Inside View
Well, that'a it for me. Enjoy your weekend.
One Crazy Stamper  - Use Acetate or Clear Element

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hi There!

Good Thursday morning to you all. Hope you are looking forward to a great day. Since it is Thursday it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs and this week we are looking for projects with the theme "Missing You". I used this sweet image "Hi There! Frame" by our wonderfully talented Melissa...yep, she's the one who creates all of the fantastic Meljen images. Check out her shop right here . I used Copics to colour the image. The DP's are by Authentique.
Hope you will take up the challenge and join us this week...who knows you could be one of this week's winners.
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Grafico  - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Good morning, hope you are enjoying your day. It's a bit rainy here but the temperature isn't too bad for the middle of October.
My card today features one of the free digis offered to us for the Progressive challenge over at CDAC (  . It sort of gave me a old fashioned feeling so I went with a rose/pink colour scheme with my DP and embellishments. I kept off the sentiment simply because I wasn't sure what ocassion I would use this card has many possibilities.
Well that's it for today. Until next time...
2 Sisiters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
 Sugar Creek Hollow  - Show Some Sparkle (Shimmery Ribbon & Glitter Pen on pins)
Challenges 4 Everybody  - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare challenge Blog  - Buttons & Bows

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Release - Haunted House

Whoo Whoo! It's Friday already! I love these short work weeks! Today is also New Release day over at Meljen's Designs and boy does Melissa ever have some cute Halloween images for you to check out. You can see them right here:
For my card I used the "Haunted House" image. My DP's are all from MME, the Mischievous Collection. I used a Spellbinder die to cut out the image. The sentiment is computer genmerated. Added a few gemstones & glitter glue for a bit of bling. Some faux stitiching to help finish this card up.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your weekend.
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nuts About You

Hi there, it's my DT day over at Meljen's Designs and this is what I decided to make. Our mission this month was "Tic, Tac, Toe" using this as our guide:
So, I chose the items on the left side. I decided on a Circle Card and the cute image "Acorn Mouse". My DP's are by 7 Gypsies. The hand rolled flower was orange but I didn't like it so I sprayed it with Adirondack ink. Used a few Spellbinder Dies to make the circles and the scroll work. Distressed all the edges. Twine, several buttons and some glitter pen qualify this card for the Tic, Tac, Toe theme. A real fun project and I am pleased with how it turned out. I hope you will take some time to check out all of Melissa's cute Fall images...they're adorable!
Melissa has also decided to give 3 lucky people a couple of her images for free.
Here is how you can play along with us...

1. Create a project using the above Tic-Tac-Toe board and share your project with us on our new Meljen's Designs Club on Facebook. Make sure you let us know it's for the "Tic-Tac-Toe" game when you post your project.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post ( and let us know that you've played along with our game.

Once you've done these two steps:

Spread the word! The more you play, the more chances you get to win a couple of the cutest digital images around! The three winners will be announced on the Meljen's Designs Club on Facebook on Thursday, November 1st.
Come on...git colourin'! 
Until next time.
Simply Create Too Autumn/Fall
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn Colours
Card Crafters Circle Autumn Colours
Dutch Dare - Fall is in the Air
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspired 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Card

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Day to my fellow Canadians. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. Remember to pause and really count your blessings because we do have so much to be thankful for - even when it seems like the going is tough at times. 
My card today features a photo of a Scarecrow I had in my yard a few years back. I made the head & painted on his face and simply attached it to an old shirt & pair of jean overalls. He looked quite cute and welcoming{not scary in the least!}, sitting on a bale of straw with a few stalks of corn, several pumpkins and gourds scattered around him. Made for a great Fall photo.
The oak leaves were purchased already cut at a local craft store. The sentiment is a rubber stamp. Simply added some raffia ribbon tied in a bow long the top.
Well that's it for today. Off to eat more turkey with my husband family {yesterday it my family} and later visit my Dad who is in the hospital.
I always thank God for you and your lovely comments.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Halloween

Well it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs and this week the theme is "Anything Goes". As long as you use a Meljen's image (and Melissa makes that real easy because she has a whole lot of them for free - just check out her shop: ) you can make anything you'd like.
I decided to make a card and chose "Little Wizard Mouse" to work with. My DPs and die cut frame are all from MME. Added a couple of different ribbons, some twine and a sentiment to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you will check out the Meljen Blog for some more great inspiration and join in the challenge this week. Who knows, maybe you will be one of  this week's winners!