Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!!!

It is almost midnight and the year 2013...Wow!  Where does the time go and why is it passing so quickly?! 

I wish you all health, happiness, wealth and a killer mojo! 

Hope your celebrations are going well!


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Vintage To End The Year

Evening Girlz!!

Here is my try at something vintage this week.  It is okay, but not great...definitely a learning curve! 

The image is a crop from a free vintage photo on the net.  I used Distress Vintage Photo on it along with my fave ink.. Distress Wild Honey.  Once I distressed the photo I ran a Versamark pad over it and then dumped on the clear embossing powder to shine it up!

The tag itself was done by using Vintage Photo Distress ink randomly over the tag.  I then added Distress Wild Honey and once that was done I crumpled the tag up in my hand,   then spread it back out on my play surface.  Then, I inked up the applicator with Distress Gathered Twigs.  I find that this ink is on the blacker end of the brown spectrum and almost gives a burnt look to the edges.  This ink was also added to the wrinkles on the tag to deepen the colour.

The lace on the the tag came looking vintage enough so I only put Distress Vintage Photo on the edges of the ribbon.

I stamped the new Hero Arts background stamp called Tiny Ink Spots in VersaMark and then Copper Tinsel embossing powder.  It looks really neat in real life but the colours in the photograph just arent the right shades.  They should be a bit more on the warm yellow side. 

The recipe is...

Dylusions stamps by Ranger - Sentiment
Hero Arts 2013 - Background Tiny Ink Spots
Inks - VersaMark, Versa-Fine
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Ribbon - Unknown
Flowers - Unknown

There you go!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!!


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Stampscapes Gift Tag

Hi Girlz!

I needed some pretty tags to go with the large Christmas arrangements I made up.  Yes I will post a pic of them in the near future.

I used one stamp... Stampscapes Pine.   The pine was stamped with VersaMark and then I used Ranger, Super Fine Detail embossing powder.  Once the embossing was done I added the moon.  The tag on the left had a small post it circle added right after embossing.  The tag on the right added after I put a very light spritz of ??? Memories gold.  Sorry.. Am having a moment!! 

To finish these off I then added more gold spray.  They look so much prettier IRL.  Too bad you cant see the shimmer!

Lastly I framed the trees with a high gloss gold paper and that was then popped up onto a double layer of white cardstock with the top piece embossed.

The snowflake was from a package of 20 from the Seasonal section in WalMart.

Ta daa!!  Super easy to make a lot.  I must try doing it in different colours!

Have a wonderful Christmas!!


Distressed Masculine Birthday Card

I did this quickly for my sons birthday last weekend.  I was so engrossed with getting everything ready for he dinner that I forgot the card..oops!  So, I pulled out the Tim Holtz Gears die and cut them out on grey Stampin Up! cardstock.  The gears were distressed with Walnut, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot.  I swiped my VersaMark pad over the gears and piled on the clear embossing powder.  The last thing was to sprinkle some Zing black embossing powder heavy in some spots and then heavy in others.  Here are a couple of close ups so you can see what I have done...

I think the gears turned out pretty neat!
You can see how I popped the smaller one up along with the one below.

The background is a Cuttle Bug folder and a dull silver paper.  After I embossed it I dabbed a bit of black VersaFine ink onto a paper towel and lightly went over th embossing to make it look  bit a worn toolbox!  I find that this ink dries a bit quicker if you want to do something else with the paper.

There you go!

Thanks for looking!  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday!


Saturday, 15 December 2012

Hero Arts Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday to everyone!

This is just a quick post to let everyone know about the HERO ARTS BLOG HOP!  There are quite a few stops on the way but each artist has a different take on all of the new stamps coming out Monday. 
It's worth a visit so grab your coffee and get in on the fun!  I am finished and hope to win which is making me wonder why I would tell anyone else.... I am ruining my own chances to win one of the fab prizes!!
I will be back with another post later in the weekend.  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, 10 December 2012

Distressed Cricut Tags

Evening Chicks!

When I use the Memory Box dies and others to do different projects, some of my wonderful friends dont have the dies but like to use the Cricut.  Soooo.. I pulled out the Christmas Cheer cart and found kewl images that resemble Tim Holtz ones.   Ooops, the fence is a die cut but the trees aren't!  I will post another one using the snowman from the same cart in a day or two.

My tags are nowhere near the super kewl level that Tim's are but, I am trying!  It is hard to tell but the trees are embossed with the CBug and lots of clear embossing powder dumped on after!

The recipe is:

Tags - From our shop
Trees - Cricut Christmas Cheer cart
Snowflakes - WalMart pack of 20 for super cheap!
Fence - Memory Box die
Ribbon - Not sure - My stash
Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss
Perfect Pearls Spray - Copper
Ribbon - Stash
Embossing Powder - Clear...Lots of it!

Thanks for looking!

p.s.  I will be back playing with Stampscapes again after the holidays.  I will be able to wrap my head around them when things slow down a bit!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Love Memory Box Dies!

Evening Girlz! 

I bought another Memory Box die from Craft Capers in Nanaimo a couple of weeks ago.  An idea popped into my head tonight and I went with it!  This is the outcome...

I started by using the die to cut the door out twice.  Once in Red and another in cream.  Its hard to tell by the photo that the house trim is cream and the siding is a glittery brown.  Anyway, I cut the cream door out of the trim and added the cut out red door instead.  The siding was done with my scor board and the just a touch of brown Distress ink to make the scor lines show a bit better.

The wreath was made using the MS pine punch, the door knob is a brad and the snow is done with this new tube of stuff called Snow Writer from Decoart.  It dries nice and bright white!

There isn't a real recipe for this one... trial and error!  Have fun with it!


Baby On The Way!

I'm back again!  Terry's  oldest son and his wife are expecting their first child in January.  Yes, its a girl!

One thing I have been busy with is doing a baby quilt that can hang on the wall in the nursery.  Here is the finished product...

I am trying to get a copy of a photo that really shows the beautiful pinks and mint greens.  I made the shower cards to go with all of the gifts from the C.River gang.  They are...

This card was done using my Cricut.  It wasn't a card pattern and I had to do many layers to make it turn out and stand up!

I cut many of the pieces for this one using the Cricut as well. I CASEd a card I saw on Pinterest (I love Pinterest!)  and it originated from the Just Rite stamp site.  I changed it up a wee bit.

I used left over pieces of paper to do this one and stitched them together.  The block letters are from the Cricut as well.

Thats it for tonight... naaaa.. I will do one more!  See you on the flip side!



Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Autumn Is My Favourite!

I designed this card a little bit ago and liked it so much that I couldn't give it away haha!  I used Distress Inks for the background and then stamped the leaves and added Perfect Pearls.  It is hard to see but the layer is actually a high gloss gold cardstock I bought at Crafty Capers in Nanaimo.  Victoria is such an enabler!

This is a quick but very rich looking (in real life) card.  And yes, I made more so that I couldn't keep my favourite one!

Thanks for looking!


Distress Christmas Tags

Evening Chicks!

I see that Blogger is letting me post again!  Woo Hoo!  Thank you to all of my friends who checked in to see if I was still alive and prayers that I get better.  I didnt, and never will get better but the larger dose of daily drugs is making it a bit more bearable.

Okay... now to the tags! 

I purchased the Tim Holtz pointsettia die last week and pulled it out the other night after my brain was wanting to do some experimenting.  The pieces were punched out of cream cardstock and everything was gone over with Distress inks.  I have the recipe below.

Here is a closer view of the leaves...

Here is the recipe!

Tim Holtz Dies - Flourish and Pointsettia
Background stamp - Hero Arts Christmas music (Also used on the leaves)
Inks - Distress Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Honey, Gathered Twigs
Liquid Pearls - Ruby Red, Buttercup
Embossing Powders - Ranger Clear and Silver
Snowflake - WalMart - $2.99 pack of 20 in the ornament section

Thanks for looking!


Where Has The Time Gone?

Howdy Chicks!

Where has the time gone? 

I have been creating cards but not on a daily basis like before.  Why didnt I post them?  Well... while I was hurting and resting, Blogger went and changed the format.  I have a bunch of new posts just sitting as drafts because I couldnt figure out how to post them while having a headache!

Sooooo... Once again, this is a test and if it works I will post the Christmas tags I made the other night and I am darned proud of them!

See you soon1