Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blue Butterflies

Another Birthday Card for this one I used a Penny Black stamp using Tom Bow Markers on the stamp.  I used a Die cut from Spellbinders to frame it with patterned DP.  Both DP from my stash.
The butterflies are from an EK punch with small gems added.  The Gems and Ribbon/Flowers are also from my stash.  The gems seemed to have picked up the light when I took the picture.

And a close up showing the colors a little better.


VSC Challenge Anything Goes
Crafting With Attitude Anything Goes
Mod Squad Birthday Friends
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration Anything Goes
Simply Create Anything Goes

The Cook

Another Birthday card for a male, I really am running out of ideas, I try to get something that pertains to their life style - sports,  hobbies,  age,  etc.  Anyway I think this suits Darian 22 who has his own apartment and I know he like to entertain, and there isn't any better way than with a barbecue in the summer.

The image is from The Stamping Boutique and I have used Copics for color.  I printed the sentiment   on the computer.  Then I cut it out with v's on the ends and added the two brads, one on each side.  I flattened the brads with a hammer, because I was sending it in the mail. (Didn't lose any paint still okay.)


Fantasy Stampers Boys Rulel
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Sugar and Betty  August Anything Goes
Timbro Scrap Mania Summer
Left of Center Anything Goes

Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Little Birds

This was a quick card for a friends birthday.  I did an emboss resist for the background using Ink pads
The birds are a digital image colored with Copics.  I purchased the background stamp from Craftsy. 
The butterfly and the sticker sentiment are from my stash.  The embossing powder from Tim Holtz does have some sparkle to it, though it only shows that in the green portion of the card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Inspirations Destination Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
lilpatchofcraftyfriends Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Anything that flies

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pretty Lady in Blue

It's early here, but trying to get this posted before hubby and I go out for the day.  He goes to Wellness House, and this is my card day, as in a deck of cards, so lots of fun!

Rather an old fashioned image, but I thought she was very sweet! I honestly don't know where I got the image, it was in my partly finished box of images without a name on the back.  Finished coloring her with my copics and mounted her on a spellbinders die cut!  Chose some pretty Blue DP from my stash, added a Petaloo flower which I had colored and a spray of pearls.

Sisters of Craft Anything Goes
 Clear It Out Anything Goes/stash
Digitally Sweet 
Pennys Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bows and Butterflies

  Good morning, another beautiful day here, though I would love to have a little rain for the garden as the plants grows better with the rain than from the water from the hose.

This card is an image from TLC a freebie which I have had for ages. I colored it with copics and simply added a ribbon in matching colors ( I used the copic purples to color the white part of the ribbon.  and added some tiny bows and a rhinestone to each one.  I have not added a sentiment yet, as I don't know if I will use it as a birthday card or for some other special day.  A Summertime CAS card.

Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Sugar and Betty Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas Celebrate  WINNER

Mauve Flowers

Hope everyone had a great day to-day!  Little bit cooler to-day, but still nice!

A Birthday card for a friend.  Layered cardstock with printing on the bottom, then the lattice work next.  Then the front of the card with a cutout with a Spellbinder die.  Then the flowers which are a variety from my stash, mauve, blue and a little bit of green.  The little gauze & wire butterfly and the lace and the pearls are also all from my stash.

Come and Get It Flowers
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Sugar and Betty Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  Anything Goes

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Motorcycle Guy


The Motorcycle my son owns is an Indian which he has owned since last summer, I think it was a birthday gift to himself!  He bought it near where he lives, but they went out of business just after.  So there is a shop near where we live which he goes to now.  We live about and hour + away from him.
This neat motorcycle image is from Just Inklined called Born to be Wild.  So my sentiment reflects that I want him to be safe.

We are having some rainy weather here right now, but we had two weeks where it only rained about one day which was good because it gave the roofers time to finish all the roofs in our complex -13 of them.  Also we had our decks stained as soon as our roof was done. It is quiet around here now.

Card Challenges:

Brown Sugar Summer Fun
Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Summertime
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Sugar and Betty Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Day

I had a great time away with my friends, even though it rained the first day.  We did get to golf on day 2 and day 3 before we left to come home.  The course where we always stay was flooded so bad from the rains that we couldn't golf there.  We found a course about 9k away and it was just great.  In the evening some of us played a card game called golf, and there was one table of bridge.

They were to start the roofs in our complex while I was away, but due to the weather here they only got one done.  So hopefully next week will be better weather wise.

The Elsie Image is from Make It Crafty.  I have colored her with Copics, I used a Spellbinders die and dotted glitter glue on the background.  The metal flowers look dark, but they are bright silver from my stash.  The gift box is a sticker from Stash. The DP is from GCD Studios and has a linen like finish. This card is for one of my granddaughters on her Birthday.

Inspiration Destination Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday Anything Goes Birthday
Creative Knockouts Use Your Stash
Sister Act Anything Goes

Sunday, June 7, 2015

My Name is Crystal

This cute image with the long braids is from Make It Crafty and her name is Crystal.

I have colored her with Copics cut around her with a Spellbinders die and colored the edges with my yellow copic.  I put dark blue DP on the front of the card and then a die cut from Recollections over it.  Added some sparkly shaped brads and the sentiment and more brads.  I think I need a new camera, the colors never seem to be quite the same as the true colors.  I must admit I have dropped the camera a couple of time!

Tomorrow morning I am going to leave to go on a three day golfing holiday in Forest Ontario with eleven other women golfers. My two oldest sons will be keeping an eye on their Dad while I am gone.  He should enjoy that!

And a picture of just the image

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenges Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Bingo-Die Cut-Digi stamp-Markers
Sugar and Betty Anything Goes

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Enjoying the good life

Wow it is a great day here, nice and bright and sunny and there are trucks and trailers and lots of men unloading shingles and putting them on the roofs in our complex.  They will start the actual work on Monday hopefully finishing one roof each day.  There are 13 units in our complex.  Could be rather noisy around here for a couple of weeks.

The card I have for to-day is for a friend who spent a week in Cuba recently and just spent a month  at a beach apartment in Florida.  She is part of our card group so celebrated her birthday yesterday!

The background image and the image of the sun bather are from Sassy Studios.  I have colored both with Copics.  I cut out the sun bather and popped up the image.  I added some stamped seagulls in the top corner and a jewel on the lower part of the card.

 And a close up of just the sun bather

Enjoy your day!
I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Studio Designs  Summer lovin
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Card Challenge June 2-8
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Time For Me

Bright Sunny day here, but we do need some rain for our gardens, it is hard to dig to put in some new plants.  Glad I have so many flowering plants that come up every year.

Thought this would suit a granddaughter for her birthday she does like to have her fingernails and toes polished.  Had nice visit with her last week, they live a distance away so don't see them as often as I would like to.

The image is from Mo Manning and I have coloured her with Copics and added a butterfly, a flower some gold ribbon and a sentiment sticker from my stash.
                                           Just Us Girls Photo re Inspiration

 I am entering this in the following challenges:

Creative Corner Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Photo
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shine On

This card is for my Nephews daughter who is turning 6  she has a brother a couple of years older and would very much like to keep up with him and do everything he can do.  She can also be a very girly girl!  She does have gorgeous long blond hair.

This image is from Polkadoodles and I coloured her with Copics and cut her out and glued her to the red dp.  To go with the sentiment on the front on the inside left side it says "Shine On".
With the Birthday sentiment on the inside right.
  I kept it flat because i was mailing it right away which I did this afternoon after I got some stamps.

Crafting For All Seasons four/Birthday Four Layers
Pennys Challenge #228 Anything Goes
Creative knockouts Sentimentaly Yours
Cute Card Thursday School or Sports
Aud Sentiments Cute plus a sentiment

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Presents for your Birthday

Really quite cool here again, but it is suppose to warm up for the weekend.  I can see the sunset through the trees at the back of the house, it is very pretty with orange and yellow colours  against the blue sky.

This is the strangest cardstock, the white that you see in reality has a gold sheen to it, but it does not show in the photo at all.  It's called Recollections Shimmer. I used my chalk pads to colour the raised background in yellow and green.

The cute little girl is from Cheryls Digital Images and the sentiment from Netty's Cards which I did not colour because of the gold sheen that is there but not showing up.  The background I embossed with a Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin folder which covers a 5 x 7 card. I added the gold ribbon and pearls from my stash.

I dropped the card off at my friends house this afternoon, so I can't take any more photos.  I had taken quite a few, but the light was not as good as some days.

Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Embossing
Clear It Out Green things

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Skateboard Girl

So many teens seem to have a skate board these days, to go along with their wireless devices. My granddaughter is no exception!

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and I coloured her with Copics and then cut her out because I liked this piece of designer paper that I found in my stash. I then added the sentiment and glued it to a white card.

Joes Scrap Shack Anything Goes
Avenue Create Anything Goes/Celebrate
Sister Act Anything Goes
Artistic Inspiration Anything Goes/swirls
From the Heart Anything Goes

Monday, May 11, 2015

Have Your Cake & Eat it Too

Hope everyone have a wonderful Mothers Day, I certainly did with the grandkids and their parents!  It was just the younger grandchildren as the older boys were all at the cottage on such a nice weekend.

This image is from Saturated Canary and I have used the name for my title. I have coloured the image with copics, did a little bit of paper piecing on the cake.  Used a couple of my Spellbinders dies, Glitter Glue on the fireworks on the cake, flowers at bottom from Doodlebug Designs.  Butterflies, stamp and DP from my stash.


 Memas Crafts Anything Goes
Rubys Rainbow Anything Goes
Sister Act Anything Goes
Art By Miran Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bunny and the Happy Tree

This card has two wonderful images from A Day for Daisies Bunny Years and Happy Tree. For their Challenge you had to add sequins.  The only ones I could find were for Christmas red and green, so I decided to use the green ones.  In the tree and on the ground everywhere there was a flower I added a clear/pink flower and then glued a green sequin in the center of each one.

For Challenges

For Challenges:

Peter Cottontail

Easter step card for my youngest grandson.  Lots of colours from my Copics  The image the Eggs were a freebie from Shellys Image's.  The Rabbit was also a free image just marked DD.  The butterflies  were cut with a Tonic punch.  After colouring the eggs I  cut and mounted them on the step at the bottom of the card. Of course I had to make a fuzzy tail for him.

For the following challenges:

Avenue Create Anything Goes 118
Crafting By Design Anything Goes April

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Bonnet

A sweet image from a Day For Daisies which I coloured with Copics.  Their challenge was to add sequins.  The only one I could find that was suitable for these colours was the purple one that is in the center of the bow and flower arrangement in her hair.

I then added the sticker easter eggs, the tiny stars and the wire and gauze butterfly.  I used a zig-zag stitch on the plain coloured cardstock to frame the image.  Honestly the card was straight on the top and bottom. I must improve my picture taking skills.

For these Challenges:
Crafty Boots Easter
A Day for Daisies Use Sequins #18
Digi Choosday Oval/Easter wk13
Crafting for all Seasons Animal Magic #99
Crafty Creations Anything Goes #286
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes #7
Cosmic Strawberry Cosmic Colours

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hockey for Fun

Well away again from my blog for a week or more as life does get in the way sometimes,with appointments, hubby having a bad week  and family visits.  Hopefully things will go smoother this week and I will be able to get caught up with making comments and maybe getting a few more cards made.

The card for to-day is a digital image from Kenny K (always enjoy his images.)  Most hockey players that play on local men's hockey teams often wish they had made it to the big leagues.  So when I was trying to figure out what to put on the front of the card beside the image, I noticed a note pad on my desk that had these very light images in the background and decided that would be the perfect backdrop! So I placed that behind the digital image on a slant and then placed the sentiment at the top and the bottom on the same slant. Sentiments from Me and My Big Ideas.  Stars from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Clear It Out Anything goes / stash AG March
Cards Galore Anything Goes March
Crafting By Design Anything Goes March
Crafting From the Heart #50 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage 35 Not Quite straight
Creative Fingers March Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Special Garden Fairy

Sunny day today, but the snow is not melting because it is still too cold out there. Very quiet here today, but we do have to go out to an appointment this afternoon.

Yet another image from Tiddly Inks which I have coloured with copics.  Die cuts from Spellbinders and Dp under the die cut from My Minds Eye.  Flowers from Micheals and sticker from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap #48 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays 195 Feb.
Avenue Create Feb 112 Anything Goes/Birthday
Bunny Zoes Crafts Feb For the Girls
Crafting for All Seasons #96 Feb Punches or Dies
The Pink Elephant #287 Anything Goes

Monday, February 23, 2015

Toadstool Fairy

Another sweet Fairy image from Tiddly Inks coloured with Copics.  The tag is a die cut with a leather ribbon.  The sentiment comes with the image.  The flowers are from Petaloo coloured with copics with a pearl added to the centers.  Rick rack sticker from my stash and DPs from K & Company.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act Cards Feb Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant 287 Feb. Anything Goes
Digi Galore Feb Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine #52 Feb Things with Wings
Avenue Create Feb 112 Anything Goes- Birthday

Flowers and Butterflies

My second post for to-day, another sweet digital image from Tiddly Inks.  I have coloured the image with Copics.  Die cut from Spellbinders with sequins added.  Butterfly die from Memory Box. Sentiment from Desert Diva.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kites and Cake

Well, although it is still cold here it is a nice bright day.  Yesterday it was hard to get around town as the roads were still covered with snow and sand.  Hoping March has better weather than February!
We are doing fine as we don't have to shovel, the company that clears our road also clears our drives and front porch.

This card has an image from Tiddly Inks and I have coloured her with Copics.  The die cut is from Spellbinders, the kites and flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is a die cut from Sizzex.  I did pop up her arm and the cake, but the photo didn't seem to capture that.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Winter Fun

Hubby Norm is doing much better, even went to Wellness House for the day, but slept for most of the day after.  The exercises and the interaction are good for him and he enjoys it, doesn't like to miss.
Temperature is just above zero today and the sun is out - a beautiful day.

Faery ink digital image coloured with Copics.  For a niece's daughter, they live in Halifax where they get a lot more snow than we do!  DP is from Recollections and the die cut for the sentiment is from Spellbinders. Sentiment stamp from my stash.  Kept card flat to go through the mail can just add a postage stamp to the envelope, do not have to make a trip to the post office to mail.

Left this one in draft for a few days, as things got hectic around here and I forgot it was still there.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:

Creatalicious Winter
Inky Chicks From Your Country (Winter with Snow)
Scribble and Scrap Anything Goes

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pretty Garden

Well, it did snow again last night and even though we only got a few inches it must have been windy
because the snow has drifted across the road.  Looks like a grey day to-day - no sun!

I used a rubber stamp from Stampavie, Sarah Kay for this card.  My daughter in law loves to garden and has recently moved.  I have not seen her new house yet, but I am sure come summer she will have a garden so I thought this card would be perfect for her birthday.  The corner dies with the pink flowers and the butterflies/Butterfly border are from Memory Box and the center die is from Spellbinders. The sentiment die cut is from Spellbinders and I just wrote in the space. The bow is from my stash.            .  

And a view of just the corner die cuts.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Picture and Scrap Use a stamp
Addicted to Stamps Lots of Layers
Clear It Out Something from stash
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Flowers for You

Have been busy - Hubby in the hospital for 6 days.  Went in with pains that turned out to be gall stones, even though he had his Gall Bladder removed quite a few years ago while we were on vacation in Florida.  They retrieved 2 stones.  Because of Parkinsons he uses a walker and his speech has been affected.  So he had lots of visitors between myself, our daughter and daughter-in-law and our son and his wife.    So now I am trying to catch up on many things including making cards.

No stamps!  No Copics!  DP from K&Company.  Gold die cut from Marianne Creatables.               Two flowers from Spellbinders die cuts and two flowers from my stash. All the Flower centers are from Recollections.  Lace and butterflies  from my stash.  I usually send this friend a funny card, but this year I decided to do a pretty card instead.  Thought my lace was on straight, but it sure doesn't look like it is in my photo!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Crafty Hazelnut Use Patterned Paper
Allsorts Challenge Flower Power
Clear It Out Anything Goes Stash Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
Creative Fingers
Fab n Funky Hearts and/or Flowers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pretty Little Miss

Nice to be back posting again, computer problems,  I did comment on other blogs, but my reception was never good enough or long enough to post.  So I wouldn't even try.  Did get my Christmas cards made and mailed, but did not take any photos.  After three times having someone come and make corrections to our television and computer reception, they sent a young man who made all kinds of changes which gives us better quality TV and proper speed on the computer (no buffering now) . (Wish they had sent him out first!)  Busy but wonderful Christmas and great New Years!  Hope you enjoyed the Holiday Season as much as we did!

This card is for a sweet granddaughter who just turned eleven -  The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, by Jen and has been coloured with Copics.  The Die cut is a Spellbinders.  The flowers, butterflies and DP are from my stash.  The sentiment is a free image from Desert Diva.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards Galore    Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations  Digi - Embellishments
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craftroom Pinks
Love to Create - Anything Goes