Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Hi everyone.  I'm back today to share another Christmas card with you.  I received my new stamp set from Power poppy and it just was screaming to be inked.  So...... this is what I did.....
I'm using the new set called Poinsettia stamp set.  I'm going to enter it into this weeks Power poppy - Peep of the Week contest.

I stamped the image using memento toffee on 110 lb white cougar c/s.  Image was coloured using copics.  I then cut it out using the spellbinder ovals, and layered this onto a piece of Soft Sky which was cut using spellbinder elegant ovals.

Background paper is from Authentique - Glistening.  I used one of the edges from the spellbinder A2 bracket borders one to cut the bottom edge, and did the same on a piece of soft sky.  I then cut the bottom front edge of my white card base using 2 of the edges from the same set.

Finished off adding crystal glitter to the berries, pink silk bow, clear rhinestone, and some crushed glass glitter for the center of the poinsettia.  

Oh and of course across the top of the card, I thought it looked a bit plain, so I added a strip of peel off's.  Hind site - I should of edged the poinsettia oval using my gold krylon pen.  Next time I guess! 

Stamp - Power poppy - poinsettia
dies - spellbinder - oval, elegant oval, A2 bracket borders one
paper - 110 lb cougar white, SU soft sky, Authentique - glistening
misc- Stampendous - champagne crushed glass glitter, crystal glitter, pink silk ribbon, rhinestone, peel off.

Thanks for stopping by, till next time...... another power poppy card to share.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Warm your heart

Hi everyone, I'm back today with another Christmas card to share.  I love doing the pretty & elegant cards, but sometimes it's always fun to do those whimsical ones as well.  You need a variety - right?

So when I saw these adorable images from Art Impression, I knew I needed them.  I bought four of their whimsical images (ordered them through my local stamp store - The Paper Pickle - for all you local folks, if you see something online and you just have to have it, let Kim know and she will be more than happy to order them in for you - she is the best!).

So this cute guy is called Warm your Heart set.

I started by stamping the image on 110lb cougar white c/s, using black memento.  I used copic markers to colour the image - sorry did not keep track of the colours, but there was lots!
I then layered this onto a piece of red pattern paper, then onto some kraft.  The stripe designer paper is from Basic Grey - aspen frost, and the red polka dot is from Basic Grey as well, but it was a scrap piece.  Card base is soft sky.

To finish this I stitched around the image.  I cut 2 snowflakes from my Simon Says snowflake dies, one from soft sky and one from vellum.  I added lots of glitter to both.  The soft sky snowflake is glued down behind my image and the the vellum was added to the top of the image in the corner and added a red button on the center.  White flock was added to the penguins had, and glossy accents to the berries, and basically glitter on everything else.

Isn't he cute?!

Stamp -  Art Impressions - warm your heart set
Ink - black memento, copics, 
Paper - 110 lb cougar white, SU soft sky, PTI kraft, Basic Grey - aspen frost, vellum
Dies - Simon says snowflake - Eliza & Kate, spellbinder square die
Misc - white flock, glitter, glossy accents, button, stitching, quickie glue pen

I just finished another card yesterday.. will post next.. it's from the newest release from Powerpoppy stamps.. can't wait to share with you... til then,

Have a wonder day!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time to give thanks

Hello everyone.  I hope your enjoying your weekend.  This is our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, and what better way to celebrate than to say Thanks to all my followers.  Without you, I wouldn't be posting, it's comments and visits to my blog that keep me going. So a big Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

The weather was perfect today to get all the yard work done before winter (did I really say that word!) - patio furniture put away, flowers pots cleaned out, grass cut etc. Then I made a big pot of vegetable soup - simply delicious.  I love making homemade soups.

And of course I have a card to share with you as well.  I made this back in August for my sale basket and it was scooped up in no time.

I don't remember all the colours I used, I never kept track, but I stamped the image on cream card stock using brown memento  and coloured with copics.

I then cut the image out using the Justrite vintage labels three,  I also stamped the sentiment on a piece of green c/s and used the vintage labels three to cut this out as well. I then layered this onto a piece of terra-cotta card stock cut out using Spellbinders decorative labels twenty-eight, which was first stamped with a  flourish using versamark.  The background paper is from Bo-Bunny.  I layered this onto a piece of cream c/s, wrapped some twine around it several times then tied off in the front. My base card is chocolate brown.   To finish off I added some Bella glitter dots to the corners.

stamp - Justrite - Autumn vintage labels three
Ink - black memento,brown memento,versamark,  copics
dies- Justrite vintage labels three, spellbinders - decorative labels twenty-eight
paper - Bo Bunny, terra-cotta, cream, green, chocolate brown
Misc - twine, Stamping Bella dots

Well that's about it for me for today.  I'm off to have a bowl of that delicious soup!
Thanks for the visit - up next a Christmas card.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends,


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cabrini ornament

--> Hi Everyone.  Sorry it's been so long since my last post, but with good reason, I've been away on vacation.   Bill and I took off for 9 days.  We first headed to Sault Ste Marie - Ontario ( drove up through Michigan)  and hiked in the Lake Superior Provincial Park for 4 days,(the fall colours were spectacular) then we headed to the windy city of Chicago for 5 days. Never been to Chicago - what a beautiful city.  We stayed right downtown, right across from the Trump tower. Our view from the hotel room was gorgeous, we could see up and down the river and street, we had a corner room. A very clean city.  I will have some pictures to share, Bill took tons, so it will take a bit to go through them and process the ones he likes.

So with that said, I'm back, and I have my first Christmas card to share.  This was a very simple card once I figured out what I was doing (lol).

--> I started with a piece of white card stock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) and embossed it using a snowfall embossing folder.  My scalloped layer was cut using a spellbinder border edge die.  I then adhered this to the snowflake piece using foam tape, then wrapped some burgundy crepe ribbon around it and tied a bow. Now comes the fun part.  I used a Memory Box die and cut it once using gold mirri paper.  I cut it again using green for the holly leaves and some burgundy (stardream) paper for the berries.  The ornament itself was cut --> from a piece of pale gold glitter paper.  I laid all the pieces back into the ornament where they belong and adhered them to the frame on the backside using tape.  I then applied some foam tape to the back of the ornament and tucked the hanger under the scallop edging as if it was hanging.

Here is a closer look at the ornament:

Cardstock: white, dark green, burgundy stardream, pale gold glitter paper, gold mirri paper
Die: Memory Box - Cabrini Ornament, Spellbinder - A2 Scalloped border two
Embossing folder- (sorry not sure who makes this)
Misc - ribbon, foam tape

Thanks for stopping by, until next time....