A Thank you

Happy Thursday!  How is everyone today?  The weather here has been beautiful and I have been busy getting things done!  I finally got a chance to sit down and play for awhile yesterday with a bunch of goodies that I picked up from Lisa’s Scrap Shack.  I just love this Cosmo Cricket paper and Penny Black stamp.

A Thank you

I stamped the image and embossed it before cutting it out with the Labels one Nestie.  Before I took it out of the die I used Distressing ink and a stipple brush to age it a little bit.  I then coloured the image with Copic markers and clear Spica glitter pen, I think you may be able to see a little bit of it on the orange flowers.  I then pierced the edges on the top half of the card, added the ribbon and Pretties.  I finished it off with a hat pin through the knot and rounding the bottom corners.

Paper:Cosmo Cricket (Everafter Collection) Stamp: Penny Black (Fanfare)  Ink:Versafine (Onyx Black)  Accessories:Copic markers, Spica pen, Nestablities (Labels One), Lace, Hat pin, Peggy’s Pretties (Orange), Fine detail ep, Ek corner rounder (small).

I have a bit of laundry to get done, I want to take advantage of the nice weather and hang it out side while I can.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



Cuttlebug Challenge ~ Be Inspired 29

Happy Wednesday!  Today’s theme at the Cuttlebug Challenge is Mother’s Day and the DT was given some great digital images to play with from My Grafico.  One lucky person who plays along with us this week will also receive a set of digital images as a prize!


I printed off the flower from the set Shopping Boutique, traced out the stem and leaf with my glue pen, let the glue go clear and then rubbed on green glitter.  I also did this to the petals of the flower with warm highlight Glitter Ritz glitter.  I then used the Stylized Flowers folder for the card base and glittered that as well.  I wrote ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ along the stem of the flower to finish it off.

Paper: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket (Everafter),  Images: My Grafico (Shopping Boutique)  Accessories: Cuttlebug (Stylized Flowers), Peggy’s Pretties, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Glitter Ritz glitter (Moss, Warm Highlight, Champagne).

I am off to check out the rest of the DT’s creations now and then I have a Cross Country meet to drive kids to!  I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

PS. Don’t forget, the Cuttlebug Challenge Spa Blog Hop and weekend is only 2 sleeps away!


Pink Snowman!

Happy Monday!  My card today is for Sparkle’s weekly Christmas card challenge.  When I first read the challenge I was thinking I would have trouble with it, but I looked through my stash, to see what scraps I had for Christmas, and had this cutie done in no time!

Pink Snowman

I stamped and embossed the snowman and then coloured him with Copic markers and added a little bit of Stickles for some bling.  The rest was just matting and adding the pretties!  Now that’s a quick and simple card, just how I like it!

Paper:Bazzill, My Minds Eye  Stamp:CTMH (Snowfriends)  Ink: Versafine  Accessories:Copic markers, Stickles (Icicle), Peggy’s Pretties, Ribbon, pop dots, Paper Snowflakes.

I am going to clean up my playroom and get things organized, a chore that really needs to get done and then I am going to see where the day takes me.  I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Fab Friday at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

Happy Friday!  I am this weeks hostess for Fab Friday over at the Cuttlebug Challenge!  This week I decided to do a sketch for everyone to play along with.  The only rules I have are to have fun and play with your Cuttlebug!


For my sample, I stamped the image and coloured it with Copic markers, I then used some twine and Zip Dry glue to attach the lasso and filled in the belt buckle with some Diamond glaze for a little bit of shine.  I ran the card base through the Cuttlebug with the Distressed Stripes folder and used distressing ink to give the stripes a little bit more definition, I also did this to all of the other layers.  I then layered it all together, added a few small brads to the back panel and to finish it off I attached the sentiment.

Paper:Bazzill, CTMH  Stamps: Pink Cat Studio (Billy Plate)  Ink:Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink  Accessories:Cuttlebug, Copic markers, Twine, Zipdry glue, CTMH mini brads, Diamond Glaze, SU! ticket punch.

To play along hop on over to the Cuttlebug Blog  where you will find my sketch, when you are done leave a comment and link to your card so that we can all check out what you make!  I can’t wait to see what everyone does with the sketch!  Have a great day and as always, thanks for stopping by!


Cuttlebug Challenge ~ Be Inspired 28

Happy Wednesday!  This weeks Be Inspired  theme is home sweet home and our sponsor is Marks Paper Company


Honestly, I was stumped on what to do this week and then it hit me like a ton of cardstock!  There is no place like home!  I coloured the image with Copic markers and matted it onto Marks paper and then Bazzill.  I ran some Core’dinations cardstock through the Cuttlebug, sanded it and then ran it through again in the opposite direction to make it look like a basket.  I then spritzed the Marks paper lightly with water and gently crumpled it up, then cut it to fit the top of Dorthy’s Basket.  To finish the card I cut a handle, attached a bit of ribbon, wrote out the sentiment and added just a touch of glitter for her ruby slippers.

Paper:Bazzill, Core’dinations, Marks Paper  Image: The Greeting Farm (Dorthy Anya)  Accessories:Cuttlebug (Branch), Copic markers, Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, ribbon, pop dots.

Don’t forget that there are only 9 more days until the Spa weekend over at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog!


I hope you all have a great day, I am still working on a buch of projects to share with you soon.   And as always thanks for stopping by!


Bless your little hearth

Happy Sunday!  Every Sunday Sparkle makes two Christmas cards so that by Christmas time she will have all the cards she needs and won’t be rushing to get them done and she has also invited us to play along with her!  I think that this is a great idea and have been meaning to play along, but I just never seem to get around to it, which I find crazy since this is my favourite type of card to make!   Last night I finally sat down and made my first Christmas card of the year, now that I have started I’m sure I will be playing more! 

Bless your little hearth 09

I coloured the image with Copic markers and then went back to the hat and glove with a glue pen to add some fun flock.  I also used a Sakura Stardust pen on the glass and then covered that with Diamond glaze for a little bit more interest.  I embossed the cardstock with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and then put it all together.

Paper:Bazzill,Basic Grey (Wassail)  Stamp: Changito  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)  Accessories:Copic markers, Cuttlebug (Snowflakes), Diamond Glaze, Sakura stardust pen, Fun Flock, Ribbon, pop dots.

I have a bunch of DT work to get done today and the usual getting ready for another week.  I hope you have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!


With Love

Happy Friday!  Wow, where does the week go?  Life has been busy, but today I found a little time to play along with the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge!   My new Ian stamps arrived from The Greeting Farm  on Wednesday and I have been dying to play, and this challenge seemed just right!

With Love

I stamped Ian with Versafine and then heat embossed to seal the ink before I coloured with Copic markers.  I then pierced around the edges of the card and layered everything together.  I did not have a sentiment that would fit the circle so I wrote it out by hand.

Paper:Bazzill, K & Company  Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Hello Ian)  Ink:Versafine (Onyx Black)  Accessories:Clear ep, Copic markers, Nesties (Scalloped Circle), White gel pen, Ek punch, Twill ribbon, pop dots.

I had better get dinner going, and then maybe head back to play some more.  I hope you have a great Friday and Thanks for stopping by!