White tail deer

White tail deer
White tail deer

Monday, February 27, 2017

Baptism

Just popping in today to share a Baptism card for a baby girl I made last night. It is quite simple, but elegant. I just love all white cards. 



I embossed the top layer using an embossing folder from Crafts-Too, then adhered to my card base.
The crosses are a couple of dies from Spellbinders - Crosses One & Crosses Two.  I added some foam tape behind each cross to add some dimension.

Finished off with pearls and a small prima rose.

So pretty, so pure, so elegant.

That's it for me for today, back to the drawing board for my next card.

Thanks for your visit, have a wonderful day!

Pauline

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wedding card # 2

Hello there!  Sorry I've been away for a bit, just been busy with life in general and no time to stamp.
Work has been very busy so by the time I get home at night and finish dinner I really have no ambition to work on cards.

Then at the last minute Bill and I decided to take a trip up to Algonquin Provincial Park for the long weekend. We left home with green grass and 5 hours away we arrived with approx 3-4 feet of snow!
We knew they had  snow but had no idea that much. But the weather was about 5-6 C (38- 42 F) lots of sun so it was very nice. It was just nice to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life and enjoy the wilderness.

I knew I needed to post a card, so I have one left to share. I have orders coming in for more wedding, and birthday cqrds, so need to get busy.

Here is another Wedding card I made a few weeks ago:




Not much explaining on this.  Sentiment is from Verve, paper is from Prima - Princess collection.
Die is by Creative Expressions - Scandinavian collection - stockholm.  Assorted flowers, and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll see you soon,
Pauline

Friday, February 10, 2017

Joyful lilies

I know this month's challenge over at Power Poppy is no lines, but I already had this one printed off and partially coloured when the challenge came out.  I've never tackled no lines but I think I need to try this out sometime this month.

For my card today I'm using Power Poppy's digital image called Joyful Lilies




After printing it out I used the scallop die from MFT's blueprints die-namics #27. I used my very neglected Caran d'Ache pencils to colour.  I wasn't sure what colour to 'ground' it with around the edges, so I grabbed one of my ink daubers that had green ink on it.  I every so lightly sponged the ink around the image.  I think took a  yellow/orange dauber and did the same.  Love the orange/yellow hue around the flowers.

I added a piece of scrap designer paper in behind the image piece to add some colour.  I also punched a small hole under the bow to thread the silk ribbon in behind and then added a bow tied with my bow easy.
Used a white gel pen to add some white dots onto some of the flower petals, then sequins to finish off.

I hope to get some more colouring done this weekend if time permits.  See you again soon,

Thanks for your visit,

Pauline


Monday, February 6, 2017

You spice up my life

Happy Monday!  It's a gorgeous day here in SW Ontario - sunny, cool feels like 27F, but a nice treat from a cold weekend that felt like 10F.

I've always wanted this set from MFT and had a chance to purchase it end of last year when they had their Wednesday sale going on.  The set is called "recipe for happiness'.  I made this for my basket at work for Valentines.


I sponged MFT grout gray ink through my brick stencil onto white cardstock.  I then used die-namics blueprints #15 to cut it out.

I used the matching die set to cut out the 'chef' and then used copics to colour. I also cut out a few spice bottles and coloured as well.

Paper is from my scrap basket so not sure of the designer.  I embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder onto a piece of black c/s cut using a flag end die  MFT die-namics blueprints 27.

To finish off I added some enamel dots.

I hope your having a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Pauline

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Forget-me not

Hi there!  I can't believe it is February 1st! Where did January go? I"m just popping in tonight to share another Power Poppy creation. I had this digital image - forget-me not printed off for some time, so finally got around to colouring it.

I used prismacolour pencils and blended with gamsol.



I used a spellbinder oval die to cut out the image, and then used spellbinders elegant ovals to cut the layer behind.

Papers are from Memory Box.

I used corner rounder on the top layer and then added a small flag banner using one of the dies from MFT die-namics blueprints #27 set.

To finish I added a silk ribbon bow (this was white and I used a copic maker close to the paper colour to colour the ribbon).  I also coloured the wooden heart in the center with the same copic marker. A bit off glitter on the flowers and voila!

Thanks for your visit today.  See you again real soon,

Pauline

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wedding wishes # 1

Today, I have a wedding card to share with you.  I had a request from one of my co-worker's for an upcoming wedding her parents are attending. Well you know how much I love to make wedding cards, - all the flowers, pearls, glitter and just overall pretty stuff.

Here is my card:



Not much explaining on this one.  I did use one of my new Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits #661185 to cut out the corner doily pattern which you can see on my top layer of my card. What a beautiful die cut.  There are 2 others in the set as well. I then layered my die cut piece over a piece of grout grey c/s cut the same size.

I then stamped my sentiment onto some grout grey using versafine smokey grey and then cut it out using a die from one of the MFT die-namic blueprint sets.  From here I built my layers of trailing flowers. 

To finish off I added some pearls and glitter on the flowers using my quickie glue pen and then sprinkling glitter over it.  Very subtle but just adds that little bit of sparkle.

Supplies:
paper - Prima - sunrise sunset, MFT grout grey, bazzill light pink, cougar white
stamp - PTI - propose a toast
ink - versafine - smokey grey
die - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits # 661185, creative expressions (sue wilson) finishing touches -lace edged leaves, MFT - die-namic blueprint #5
misc- tulle, prima flowers, wild orchid craft flowers, pearls, glitter.

While I was on a role with this card, I did make another which I'm saving for another post.

Thanks for your visit today, have a wonderful weekend!

Pauline

Monday, January 23, 2017

Seeds of Today

Hello everyone! Well I'm back again - sorry it's been a while.  I really struggled this time trying to get back at stamping.  Usually after a couple of weeks I'm raring to get back at it, as much as I wanted to I just couldn't get into the groove.

So Thursday night I forced myself to colour something. I printed a couple of digital images from Power Poppy and began to colour.  I eventually finished a card on Sunday morning, so today I will share that with you.

I'm using Power Poppy digital image called 'Seeds of Today".  I am also going to enter this into their challenge for the month of January.



Before I printed this digi off, I added a sentiment from 'winter pick-me up'.  Once coloured using prisma colour pencils I cut out the image use a scallop die from MFT.

Papers used are from Kaisercraft - Charlotte's Dream.  Along side the chocolate brown I added a strip of gold/copper coloured glitter ritz paper just for some added interest. 

I finished off with some seam binding ribbon, and glitter on the flowers.

Supplies:
stamp - Power Poppy digital image - Seeds of Today
ink - prismacolour pencils & gamsol
paper - white cougar, SU watermelon wonder, PTI - chocolate
die - MFT - stitched mini scallop
misc - seam binding ribbon, hero arts glitter, quickie glue pen

I just finished another card last night, so will be back soon to share that with you.

I hope you have a wonderful day! It's my Flex Monday off - lots of errands to run, but hope to get some more card making in.

Thanks for your visit, always appreciated.

Pauline

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happy Crabapple

Good morning everyone!  It seems like forever since I posted.  I did not work on any cards over the Holidays, and then I had a hard time getting back at it this weekend.  Although I did manage to create a card.  I saw over on Power Poppy's blog the theme challenge for this week is "Winter Blooms". Well this is right up my alley, because I love flowers. So that kind of inspired me to get creating.

Today, I'm using Happy Crabapple from Power Poppy.  I am also going to enter this into the challenge this month.





This was a quick card, will probably make more of these.  I started with a 5.5 x 4.25 which card stock and sponged distress inks in the corners - spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, wild honey and a bit of picked raspberry.  I then used my Misti to stamp the images.  I'm glad I decided to use the Misti because the first impression stamp was a bit faint.  I then cut this out using the scallop edge die from MFT die-namics blueprints #27.

I then used the prismacolour pencils in the same tones as the ink to add colour to the image. I added some sparkle to the blossoms using clear wink of stella pen.

For the sentiment I used Simon Says stitched banners die and PTI simple little things for the sentiment.  Stamped in versamark then white embossed.  I added some foam tape behind the sentiment to pop it off the card.  I then added some sequins to finish this off.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day.  Another snow storm heading our way overnight, with snow, turning to rain, turn back to snow, possibly freezing rain - quite a mess!

Pauline



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ringing in 2017

Good morning and a Happy New Year to all!  I hope everyone had a good Christmas.  I was off work all last week, which was so nice to have the time off after a busy Nov & Dec at work.  A much needed rest.  With that being said, no cards were made.  I think I just needed to take some time for some R & R with the family.

Twice last week we went down to Ojibway Park in Windsor (about 50 min drive) to see if we could see any deer and birds.  We lucked out on both accounts.  Today I have some pictures to share with you from our outings.

You can click on the pictures for a closer look, enjoy!

white tail deer,  they will eat right out of your hand, so friendly,





As we were walking around the back side of the park, I heard this bird call, but wasn't sure what it was at that moment.  Bill was a few steps ahead of me, so called him back to where I heard the sound, in the thickets against a tree trunk, Bill spotted  a Carolina Wren.  Never thought we would see these in the winter time. There ended up being two of them.  We  spend over an hour taking pictures of these beauties.




As you know we are bird lovers, so our backyard has many feeders.  The good thing is that it attracts a variety of birds, the bad part is it also attracts Hawks to our backyard.  We have had cooper hawks and sharp shinned.  Bill was able to photograph a Sharp-shinned hawk sitting up in our cedars after he devoured his lunch (a small bird - so sad).  



Lastly, on Christmas Day, Mark, Anna and the boys along with their pet dog "Snoopy" also know as 'Snoops" were down for the day.  Bill captured  the sweet face of Snoops as she was sitting so quietly overlooking the puzzle called 'finding Waldo'.  Hence, then caption on the picture!  Bill always comes up with some pretty cool captions.


 Well, that's it for today.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.  Not sure what is in store for us today, maybe another outing somewhere.   Enjoy your day.  Wishing everyone a wonderful 2017, filled with good health, prosperity, love and lots of stamping!

Pauline


Monday, December 26, 2016

A lovely day

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday spent with family & friends.
Mark, Anna and the boys came down to spend the day.  We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family.  We shared lots of laughs, ate lots (way too much!) and just had  a good time. 

So that was yesterday, and today is also a special day, it's my BIRTHDAY!! woohoo!! My plan today is just to do nothing, and so far that is about all I have done.  I have checked out my Feedly posts and and a lot of other blogs.  Maybe I'll get working on some cards today and this week, since I'm off until Jan 2, then back to work on the 3rd,  my sale basket at work is completely empty! It's kind of nice to start the new year with a fresh selection.

I had made this card for one of my orders back in Nov, and just realized I never posted it.
I was inspired by a card that Cindy Lawrence did using this same image.  What led to this was I had already printed the digi image and I had cut it out, and I was looking for some kind of layout and I came across Cindy's card here.

Here is what I came up with:


I used copics to colour the image, and I never kept track as I was in a rushe to get this order done and delivered. I used Justrite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectagles to cut the image and the kraft c/s.  The fish tails for the other two pieces where cut using MFT fish tale dies.

I added some twine across the top and some enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your day.  Safe travels if you are out and about.

Pauline

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Santa's Elf & pictures

A week today is Christmas, I can't believe it's here already. I am still working on some cards, unfortunately I won't get them all done this year. 

For my card today, I'm using a stamp set is from MFT called Santa's Elves.  I fell in love with these images when it was released last year but never had a chance to use them yet. 



This little guy was fast to colour.  I used copics and did my magic!  I then used a square nestabilites to cut him out and then layered it onto some red then white card stock. I was going to layer it onto my white card base but it just seemed to plain.  Then I thought how about some splatter?  I pulled out some distress inks- (barn door, festive berries, peeled paint, and mowed lawn), squished some onto an acrylic block, added some water, and then splattered with a paint brush.

I then stamped the sentiment - which comes in the set, using black versafine and my misti.  I added some glitter to the ball, and white dots on his cheek using a white gel pen.


Yesterday, we went to my Sister's house to celebrate Christmas with our families. Arlene had her place decorated so beautiful.  Here are some pictures I would love to share.

she had the dinning room done in pinks - so, so pretty


the front staircase was also decorated

close up of the teapot


I took a few pictures of the kids, here are my favourites

Mark & Anna


 Mark & James

 
Ethan


And then of course the family dog - Teddy (my sister's dog), he is such a good doggy.  As you can see he is all dressed up waiting to go outside - check out his little boots!


Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day.

Pauline

Monday, December 12, 2016

Santa's speedy delivery

Hello everyone, are you still with me? Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Long days at work, lots of overtime due to year end which doesn't leave much time for card making. Basically I have run out of steam, and on top of that I feel like I have lost my mojo! I forced myself the other night to get a couple of images coloured up, maybe then the mojo will come back and I can finish my Christmas cards.  I'm so far behind in those, not sure if I'm going to send out cards to everyone, but I'll try.

One of the images I coloured up is Stamping Bella's - Santa's speedy delivery.


I coloured with prismacolour pencils and blended out with gamsol.  I used a square spellbinders nestability to cut him out.  I then placed the image in my Misti to stamp the  sentiment.  Sentiment is from Penny Black - holiday snippets.

All the papers were used from my scrap basket, so not sure of the designer of these.  I used MFT's stitched scallop basic edge for the green dp. Gold ribbon was added then added Santa on top. I added some white fun flock to Santa's coat and pompom and used a white gel pen to add a couple of dots to his cheek.   Next I added  some Stamping Bella - glitter dots.  Emily doesn't carry these anymore, but I have a whole collection in a variety of colours.

That does it for this post.  Time for bed - 5am comes early.  Thanks for stopping by, see you soon,

Pauline


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Better together

Hello everyone.  I know I really should be sharing Christmas cards, but when you have lots of birthday's coming up and a few  birthday card orders you need to slip them in between making  Christmas cards when you can.

I received my new PTI order, so pulled out "better together' stamp set and created this.



For my card base I used PTI - noted scalloped A2 die vertical. Love how this cuts both front and back at the same time.  I just ran it back and forth a couple of times because of the thickness of the paper, but it cuts beautifully. I sponged some PTI aqua mist along the edges of the scallops.

White frame was cut using  the same scalloped A2 die but one of the inner dies of the set, love the detailed piercing on this.

For my image, I stamped the large flower from 'better together'  using versamark ink and then heat set it using white embossing powder. I tore a piece of heavy PTI polka dot vellum and laid this on the bottom half of the embossed image making sure it tucked inside the white frame area.  I also embossed one of the flowers from the same set and used a couple of copic colours to colour, then used the matching die to cut it out.

I added pop dots behind the frame and popped it up over the vellum and image. Next I tucked the single flower down in the left corner.  To finish off I added a silk ribbon bow, pink enamel dot on the single flower and some PTI rain drops.

I don't have a lot of Christmas cards to share right now, because some of my orders are requesting the same cards I made last year (which I have already posted).  I'm on my last card order, so hopefully in a few days I will be able to create something 'new' to share in the line of Christmas cards. Stay tuned!

I know everyone is busy at this time of year, so just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you taking the time to stop by for a visit. See you soon,

Pauline

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simple Joys

Hello everyone.  I mean to post this a few days ago, but time just flew by.  I just finished up one of my Christmas card/birthday card order for a friend, so thought this was a good time to take a break and  share a card with you.

For my card today, I'm using an image from the set called "simple joy" from Power Poppy.  I am in love with this set, love the images and they always have such perfect sentiments  with a variety of fonts!


I had visions on using purple on my card, so pulled out some papers from Bo Bunny - Altitude collection as my guide line.  I used prismacolour pencils to colour. Once finished I used a stitched die to cut out the image. I used distress ink pumice stone to sponge some colour along the bottom and side.

After it was all layered up, I used a stitched banner die to cut a piece of the designer paper and then die cut a small snowflake to lay on top.  I added a purple rhinestone.

I wanted some glitter or shine and decided to go with both.  I added crystal stickles to the tiny white dots and added glossy accents to the balls. Well my purple balls turned pink!!! Yikes! So not sure if this falls into the category of this months challenge - to use pink, but I'm going to enter into the challenge over at Power Poppy.

supplies:
Stamps: Power Poppy = simple joys
ink - black memento, prismacolour pencils & gamsol, distress pumice stone ink
paper - cougar white 100lb, Bo Bunny - altitude collection, dark purple bazzill, SU sage green 
dies - MFT - stitched rectangle, Simon Says - stitched banner, Poppy stamps - Ava snowflakes
misc -  stickles, rhinestone, glossy accents

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.

Pauline


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lockhart Lilacs

Hi everyone! I know I should be sharing Christmas cards, but this is another one that I had tucked away and never wanted to part with.  Enough of the hoarding I say.

I made this several years ago, but don't think I ever shared it.  I used one of several Lockhart images that I have.  I love their images, nice a small, which you don't have to spend a lot of time colouring.



Image was coloured using copics.  Sorry, I do not remember the colours.  Paper is from Memory Box.

Well that's it for this time, a real short and sweet post.

I also want to wish all my American followers a very Happy Thanksgiving.

I promise my next post with be a Christmas card - a Power Poppy image :)

Thanks for you visit today.
Pauline