Sunday, October 31, 2010

What to Do when You Can’t Sleep?

You make cards of course!  Friday night was a hard one!  Woke up at 3 and again at 5.  The first time I went to my craft room to do my coughing so I wouldn’t wake Harry. Started to make a card and by the time I finished I figured it would be safe to go back to bed.  At 5am I gave up and just got up!!  Put a load in the washer and then made another card!!

This first one is using the faux brad technique in Split Coast Stampers. These are so easy and fun to make!  The sentiment is from  There are lots there to choose from and make a very fast and easy card.


Here is another view to see the brad and how the sentiment is laying.  This card is also hand stitched.


A Bobblehead Christmas!

Here is the second Card I made using a digital image from  He is called Bobblehead Santa.


Well that’s it for now.  Be sure to check back here tomorrow for our weekly Squigglefly challenge.
Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A book is a Garden

Hi everyone!

Here is a card I made last week.  I have been sick since Wed. so never had a chance to post it.  This is a sentiment from Squigglefly.  I got my rose flower die in the mail from MFTS and this is my first “good” flower using it. LOL!  It took a few tries to get the hang of it.

I made this an easel card…..I think they are so showy and cute!


The main sentiment is from  The other is SU. I also used the SU set  Organic Grace.

The Paper is all SU.  Pretty in pink and chocolate chip and white. Used MFTS die namics rose die, MS border punch, circle punches, pearls, MS leaf punch, and glue dots.

Hope you all are having a good weekend!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bobblehead Christmas!

Hello everyone!  We are having our first snow fall here today in the form of a blizzard.  It is horrible out there!!  Here is a picture from my kitchen window!


Everyone who knows me knows I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!!

On a happy note here is a card I made this afternoon.  I followed the Mojo Monday sketch and used a cute digital image from Bugabo. This  is an easel card

Here it is-


Sassycheryls Challenge #35

Good morning everyone!
Another week has come and another challenge from Sassycheryls.  This week the team has been asked to make a card, anything but square!

I made my card 41/4 x 6inches.  Here it is.


What I used to make this card-
  • Sassycheryls Digital Image- On a Roll
  • SU paper- white, bashful blue, green DP., Real red.
  • Copic markers, white gel pen, SU photo corner punch for the tree, Slice machine for the bunny, dimensionals, MFT Cloud die.
 Sassycheryls is  looking for a guest designer to join us for a four-week stint.  Beginning with this challenge, and continuing through the end of our next challenge, Challenge 36, the design team will select their favorite entry and that lucky person will join us for four weeks of challenges. So get busy, sassy friends and link up your creations to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog  for a chance to join us as a guest design team member. The winner will also have a  great blinkie to display on their blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  Now head over to Sassycheryls Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have made!


PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #72

Good morning everyone and welcome to another challenge day at Squigglefly.  It is Maria’s turn this week to challenge the team and you if you would like to join us.

This week Maria has asked us too make a card using fall colors or a Halloween card.

  Well I needed one more Halloween card so that was what I made.


What I used to make this card-
  • Squigglefly digital image- Up for a Ride
  • Paper is SU so saffron, black.  The dp is unknown
  • I paper pierced around the card then hand sewed using quilting thread. I used MS bat punch, MS grass punch, and dimensionals.  The tree was hand cut. I also used Copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure to go to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of the team have created.
Have a great day and a great week!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #34

Good morning and welcome to another challenge from Sassycheryls!
Today my Sassy Sister, Lilly has challenged us to make a card using a “Furry Friend”.

With the image I picked, I chose I made a gift card holder.

I tried  Crissy Armstrong’s background again but feel I still need to do more practice!
Here is a picture of what the inside looks like.  There are 2 compartments.  One for a card, the other for the gift card.  This is made by sealing and folding a business envelope in half and cutting off the ends. unfold and run some glue down the center then refold.  You now have two compartments.


Here is the picture with the insert.


What I used to make this-
  • Sassycheryls Digital Image- Christmas Horn Bear
  • SU paper, white, garden green,  Me and My Big Ideas Dp.
  • Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, CB snowflake dies, snowflake brads, ribbon, business envelope, lace, dimensionals, oval punch, little green pom pom for the top of the bears hat.(hard to see)
Now head over to Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my Sassy Sisters have created!
Bye for now!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #71

Good morning and Happy Monday!

It is my challenge this week and am doing one that I have done a few times before.  I have provided the team with an image to use for their cards.  I love seeing what people will do using the same image!

Here is the image-

Here is my card-


What I used to make this card-
  • Digital image- Squigglefly- Booties.
  • SU Sentiment
  • SU paper- white, amethyst, and SU paper pack.
  • MS punch around punches, Spellbinder Dies, pearls Copic markers, paper piercer and needle and thread.(it is all hand sewed), dimensionals.
Many thanks once again for dropping in.  Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of my team mates have made!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #33

Good morning!
Today is challenge day at Sassycheryls Challenge Blog.  The Sassy Girls have been challenged to make a card with dimension.

Here is my card-


What I used to make my card-
  • Sassycheryl digital image- Angel Santa
  • Sentiment is from Squigglefly
  • Paper is SU white, the dp is unknown.
  • I used Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, clouds are Die-namics, snow flake punch, dimensionals, stickles, and I hand sewed around the edge after using my paper piercer to make the holes.
Thanks for looking….always love to hear your comments!
Now head over to the Sassycherlys Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team have made.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #70

Good morning everyone!
Here in Canada it is Thanks Giving day.  I celebrated yesterday with all the family.  Had a great time!

Today is challenge day at the Squigglefly Blog.  It is Maria’s turn this week and she has challenged the team to make a card  any image any celebration.

Here is my card.


What I used to make my card-
  • Squigglefly Digital Image- Old fashioned Christmas Girl 
  • Paper- SU white, plum, DP unknown
  • Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen, liquid appliqué, chunky glitter, MS fern punch, dimenionals, Oval punch, oval scalloped punch, glass wired balls, white cord and a flower I made out of a zipper.
Thanks for stopping in.  Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of the team have made.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sassycheryls Challenge #32

Good morning!
It is time for another challenge at the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog.  Today we have been challenged tom make a card using paper piecing.

Here is my card-


I used kraft paper, SU white and Basic Grey dp. The flower is a rose which I made myself using my slice machine and the Wedding design card. I used the SU scalloped border punch, leaf punch and a small circle punch for my sentiment. The dress and the bow on the back were paper pieced.  The image was a freebie celebrating 600 members on Sassycheryls at Paper Crafts Planet.
Now it’s time to head over to the Sassycheryls Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my Sassy sisters have created.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It’s Challenge day at Squigglefly!

Good morning!
I hope you all had a great weekend.  The weather here has been beautiful for the past week thank God!  Harvest is finally happening here and it would be nice if the weather could last at least another 3 weeks!!!! It has been a stressful harvest this year!
Any way on to the business at hand……it is our 69th challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog.  My challenge this week is to make a Christmas card clean and simple….
Here is my card-


The image I used is from last year.  I love the Shy Bears so much.  The image is called  Shy Bear Holly Jolly Bear.
I used SU white and real red paper.  I used Copic markers and Prisma color pencils with Gamasol. The sentiment is from SU’s warm Words.  I also used Spellbinder dies and and round glitter balls.

Thanks for stopping in.  Now head over to the Squigglefly Blog to see what the rest of my team have made.  While you are there take the time to take the challenge…….you could win a prize!

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Sneak Peek……….

Hi everyone!  Well I finally got the time to make a card using an adorable new image by Inger Harding.  It will be released tomorrow morning!  The image is called Olfashioned lady Skating.

Here is my card-


I used Kraft paper, SU white, and mellow moss.  The DP is by My Minds Eye.  I colored the image with Copic markers then did the shadows with prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I also used gel pens in silver for the skate blades and gold for her hand bag.  I finished the card off with ribbon and pearls and finally used white faux flock on the fur.

Thanks for dropping by.  Meet me tomorrow morning at  to do some serious shopping!!!