How Sweet it would be…

Happy Sunday!  I wish it was a cupcake kind of day and a fairy would come along to help clean up this house!   I’ve been busy trying to get this disaster of a house organized, and it has not been going well.  I think I am losing the battle!   It is amazing how much junk  5 people can collect over a year!   I decided to take a break today and play along with the Taylored Expressions  Cupcake Challenge.  I received this image from a Bella swap and just love it so much, it is so cute and was lots of fun to colour.


I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils and oms and added a little bit of Shimmerz to the wings, but I don’t think that you can see it in the picture.  I also used Spica glitter pens to colour in the flowers and added a rhinestone flower to her head band.  I then finished it off with a little bit of liquid applique on the cupcake.   Now if only everything else around here was this easy!

Paper:Basic Grey, Bazzill Stamps: Stamping Bella, MFT  Ink:VersaMark, CTMH, image unkown  Accessories:Spica glitter pens, Shimmerz, Queen & Co rhinestone, Liquid applique, Prismacolor pencils, oms, Kaiser pearls, Prima flowers, fine detail ep, Fiskars punch.

Well, it is back to work for me!  I hope you all have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!



Serenity now!

Happy Wednesday!  We have been busy today, we went into town and picked up the new hot water tank and Lee is now taking out the old and putting in the new!  I’m not holding my breath that it is done today, but I know that we will have hot water by tomorrow.  My card today is for the Who’s That Girl Monday Challenge over at SCS.


I coloured the image with Copic markers and then pieced it onto the BoBunny patterned paper and matted it 3 times.  I have never been really big on paper piecing but these stamps just scream out to be done this way I think.  I may just start doing this more often.  😀

Paper:BoBunny, Bazzill, Bazzill Bling  Stamp: MFT  Ink: Versafine  Accessories:Copic markers, CTMH blooms, Peggy’s Pretties, Twill ribbon, pop dots.

The kids will be home soon so I’d better get a snack ready for them.  I should also go and check on Lee and make sure that everything is okay with the water tank.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


A Yummy Cupcake

Happy Tuesday!  How has your day been?  Mine has been uneventful, tomorrow we get our new hot water tank!  I can’t wait to have hot water on demand again.  I never realized just how much I take things like that for granted.  I squeaked in a few minutes of play today and tried this weeks Mojo Monday  challenge.  I also saw a really neat technique the other day to make frosting and had to try it out.  If you are interested you can see more here .


Sorry about the small photo tonight, wordpress is not letting me make it any bigger.  I mixed equal amounts of flour and salt with a tiny bit of water to make a runny paste and then added a drop of reinker for colour to make the frosting for the cupcake.  After I added it to the paper I heated it with my heat gun from the back until it looked dry and then from the front to puff it up.   I used red glitter glue for the cherry and pop dotted it up.  The rest of the card was super easy. 

Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill  Stamp: MFT  Ink: Versafine  Accessories: Hampton Art glitter glue, Bazzill flowers, Kaiser pearls, Prismacolor pencils, oms, pop dot, flour, salt, reinker.

I’m going to catch the rest of the Calgary hockey game with Lee and relax.  I hope that you all have a great evening.  Thanks for stopping by!





How Sweet!

Happy Friday everyone!  I am so happy that the week is over, between the crazy weather here and our hot water heater blowing it has been a tad stressful!  We are still waiting for the new tank to arrive so I am still having to heat water as needed, not fun!  I did have one bright spot when my very first sets of My Favorite Things stamps arrived.  Wahoooo!  They came at the perfect time too,  Michelle over at SCS just announced a guest designer challenge.  It is a doozie too, only 1 layer!  I love my layers so this was a real thinker for me.


I started by embossing the middle of the card with a nestie, labels one.  I then masked the area off and random stamped the background.  Next, I removed the mask, stamped and coloured my image with Copic markers.  I added a little glitter with a Spica glitter pen to the sentiment as well as the bon bons before topping them with liquid glass.  I then traced the embossed area and small dots in the background with a glue pen and added bronze microfine glitter.  I then taped the edges of the card and used pink and bronze micro fine glitter to make a burnished velvet a frame for the whole card.

Paper: HammerMill  Stamps: MTF-How Sweet It Is  Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa  Accessories: Sakura quickie glue pen, Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, Nestabilities, Copic markers, Spica glitter pens, liquid glass, Terrific tape.

I am going to go and heat some water to do the dishes and then head back up to play some more before the boys get home from school.  I hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by!