Sunday, August 14, 2016

I love you.

PROCRASTINATION:  The art of having to clean the bathroom but making a card instead.
I used a couple of my new Creative Expression dies here: (1) Finishing Touches - Daisy Cluster; and (2) Mini Gemini Die - Aquila.  I like how they work together, however I've managed to cover up most of the gemini die... can't leave well enough alone.
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday as well... even if you aren't avoiding housework like I am.... ;)

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Saturday, August 06, 2016

Beating The Heat

Crazy high temperatures here lately.  I don't have air conditioning so I'm continually moving fans around in order to keep cool.  I attempted a card in the mini wind storm I created with 2 fans... needless to say I didn't use glitter... lol.
The stamp is from Verve, the die is from Creative Expressions "Sue Wilson Canadian Collection - Toronto".  Embossing folder is from Spellbinders "Roman Romance E3D-010".
I think I'll wait until tomorrow to clean up my craft room.  ;)

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Good 'ol lazy Sunday...

Nothing beats a day where there's no work, no pressure and no reason to wear pants LOL.  Yep!  A good ol lazy Sunday in pj's.

Thought I'd try out another one of my Sue Wilson Dies.  This one is the Australian Collection - Sydney.
Once again I used my go-to-flower from Heartfelt Creations "delicate aster".  The background embossing folder is from Nellie's Choice called "little flowers".  The stamp "you make a difference" is actually a very old wood block I have from Hero Arts.  Paper is Bazzel.
I love the pink and brown together.

Well that's it.  Might try another card... or might try a little Netflix.  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday too.

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Friday, July 29, 2016


Okay!  Back for another Bellariffic Friday with Stamping Bella.  This week is a one-layer-wonder-card.  My first thought was O....M....G..... I can't do it.  No layering?
I needed to add some texture so I used embossing folder by Nellie Snellen (Spring is in the Air Square EFE 006).

I decided on Uptown Lucille sends her love.  I fit her inside the little square and added Glossy Accents to the hearts.

I don't have the sentiment that goes with Lucille, so I settled for something else that I thought would match.  Added a few pearls (that's not a layer, right?  lol) and voila I'm done.

Until next time.  :)

Monday, July 25, 2016

Quick Visit to Share a New Card

Hi!  Bought a few dies on the weekend and just wanted to try them out.  The newest of my Sue Wilson dies is the border on this card:
It's the mini gemini die - ARA and I love it!  You can have either side at the end or cut it out altogether. And of course I used my new favorite again... the "Toronto" from the Canadian Collection.  I also added the flower from Heartfelt Creations (delicate aster).
The vertical stitched dies... I also picked up this weekend - they are from Frantic Stamper and I love that the stitches are on the inside AND the outside of the border.

Well that's it from me.  It was nice to be able to try out my new stuff.  Thanks for looking!!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Haven't seen you on line lately...

Hello!  Back today with another Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday challenge.  Today's challenge was a sketch:
And here's my card using Lizzy Laptop by Mo Manning. 
Don't you just love Mo Manning art?  So glad Stamping Bella sells the stamps.
I used glossy accents on her laptop --- hard to get a good picture of that though.

Have a wonderful day everyone.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What would I do without you?

Back to share another card today.
Made this using the new Sue Wilson dies that I just bought "Canadian Collection - Toronto" along with my new favorite flower, "delicate aster" from Marianne Designs.  I coloured it with my Copics E30-34.
Well that's it for me tonight.  I'm off to bed.

Night all,

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Back with a new card...

Just playing around with my new Sue Wilson & Heartfelt Creation Dies and wanted to share a card.
I just love the delicate aster flower - so many possiblites.  I also bought the aster flower stamp set as well.  I used the Sue Wilson Striplet Lattice heart die as well as the Australian Collection (Brisbane).
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July with Stamping Bella

Hello!  This week's Bellariffic Friday is "Christmas in July".  I used Uptown Girl Quinn and Her Boots.
I'm not sure "brown" is really a Christmas colour, but it felt right at the time (doubting myself now that I'm writing the post lol).  I just love this Uptown Girl though from Stamping Bella.
I added some glitter to her cap, boots and ground as well as black liquid pearls for her buttons.  The dies I used are Maryanne's Designs (Parchment & Label), Frantic Stamper (Fishtail Banners), Spellbinders (Labels 10), Memory Box (Crystal Snowflake) and Sizzix Thinlets (Holiday Words).

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bought some Sue Wilson dies!!

Absolutely love these dies by Creative Expressions.  Tried out my first card using the Sue Wilson Canadian Collection - Toronto.
I also used the Fancy Edge with Lattice by Marianne Designs... great excuse to use my pearls.

So fun!  I'm off to try another one.

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Saturday, July 09, 2016

Just back from the craft store.............

.... and had to dive in and try out some of my new dies.
The background is a Marianne's Designs "Parchment & Label".  I love that the background square (in dark brown) is 5"x5" and fits nicely in a 5.5" x 5.5" card.

The flourish heart is one I already had - Memory Box "Queen of Hearts".  The rolled roses are MFT.

I bought a few more of Sue Wilson's from Creative Expressions and can't wait to try those out!!

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Welcome back for another Bellariffic Friday!

Harry is back for another Stamping Bella Friday Challenge.  Here's the sketch:

This is the first time I think I stuck to the sketch instead of going off on my own tangent.  

I used Harry The Stuffie Gets Happy Mail and I coloured him up with Copics E70, 71, 74 & 77.  I added a little R20 to his cheeks and ears. Envelope is coloured with BG10, 11, 13 & 57.  I left the heart white and then covered the envelope with glossy accents.

Well that was fun - can't wait to see what next Friday's theme will be.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,

Friday, July 01, 2016

Bellariffic Friday

Hi!  Back again with another Bellariffic Friday Challenge with Stamping Bella.  This week's challenge is to add glitter or bling to your creation.
I used an old favorite of mine:  Uptown Girl Brigitte The Bride.  Added loads of glitter to her dress as well as the window die & the frame.  The background paper is a digital freebie I found ages ago.

DIES:  Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window / frame made with Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mats & DieNamics Ivy Corner.  The roses are MFT Rolled Roses and the little leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch.

That's it for me.  So happy to take part of these Stamping Bella Challenges!

Until next time,

Friday, June 24, 2016


Back for another Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday.  Here's the sketch for today:
I chose to change it a bit because I really wanted to use the stamp Rachel Loves The Rain from the Tiny Townies series.
I kinda like how she turned out.  I love the heart puddle and the hearts falling from the sky.  This stamp comes with the sentiment "You are my sunshine when skies are grey" and I've added that to the inside.

DIES:  Lil Inker Designs Stitched Mats / Memory Box Meridian Border

Looking forward to seeing every else's cards on Emily's Blog Post today!!

Bye for now,

Friday, June 17, 2016


Today is Bellariffic Friday and this week's theme was to use the colours from the photo above.  I happen to have gobs of supplies for this because these are my favorite colours.  Even my little apartment is covered with these colours... and my bedroom even has a little beachy theme lol.  Anyway, here's my card using these colours:
I used Harry the Stuffie Gets Happy Mail.  Isn't he sweet?  I love the Stuffie Collection.  I coloured Harry with Copic Markers E70, 71, 74 & 77.  It's hard to see in the picture but I used glossy accents on the envelope so it shines beautifully.  I added a tiny little heart embellishment over the drawn heart.
DIES:  Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers / Penny Black Love Expressions / Memory Box Button Border / Frantic Stamper Tufted Cushion Panel / Spellbinders Victorian Pierceabilities

Can't wait to check out all of the other Stamping Bella cards using this colour combo!

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

I found this adorable picture on the internet and thought I might build a card around it.  I think it makes a nice Anniversary Card.
DIES:  Die Versions Whispers Quatrefoil background / MFT Pierced Oval Frames / MFT Rolled Roses

I love the sentiment... "I wish I could turn back the clock.  I'd find you sooner and love you longer".  I added the little wooden clock embellishment to finish it off.  :)

Gutted craft room yesterday and it's so tidy right now.  Boyfriend is golfing today... so it's time to go mess it up

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Friday, June 10, 2016


I was pretty stoked to try my first Stamping Bella sketch challenge in a few years.  I didn't nail it exactly, but I think it's our own personal interpretation we're going for, right? At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the inside:

DIES: Sue Wilson Belgian Collection (background) / L'il Inker Designs Stitched Mats / L'il Inker Designs Small Bow Die / Spellbinders Classic Squares Large.

The sentiment on the front was one I found on the internet years ago and still had it saved.  I thought it was a good fit and I just love this stamp as you can put anything you want in the bubble. 

Well thanks for the sketch Emily!

I'll be back before you know it.  :)

Thursday, June 09, 2016


I know many times in my past (and hopefully my future) that this card would have been appropriate.
I saw this sweet picture on the internet and thought this sentiment would work.  I kinda giggled throughout while making it.  LOL
DIES:  Spellbinders Labels 40 and Lables 40 Decorative Elements (to make the frame) / Spellbinders Victorian Pierceabilities

Back tomorrow with my Bellariffic Friday Challenge card.  :)

Bye for now,

Tuesday, June 07, 2016


Thought I'd try another birthday card.  This one has a sentiment that I typed on my computer.  I think it makes a great birthday greeting.
The papers are all SU cardstock.  I was just going to leave it with Whisper White & Baja Breeze, but at the last minute added the Early Espresso because it made a nice contrast.  The embossing at the bottom (which is a bit tricky to see in the picture) is actually just one of those strip-embossing-folders from Cuttlebug.
DIES:  MFT rolled flower / Memory Box Lavish Branch / Impression Obsession Die055-N

The inside is simply "Happy Birthday".
I think it would be fair to say I'm on a bit of a roll - LOL.  My craft room looks like a bomb went off but between you and I... I'd much prefer that then a tidy room without cards.  :)

Bye for now,

Monday, June 06, 2016


This sentiment really got me when I saw it on Pinterest.  I typed it out in a funky font style and used it as the focus of this card.
I think we all have someone in mind when we read this.  The background paper is a free digi I found ages ago... I really love the lacy feel it gives the card.

DIES:  Spellbinders Ovals Bliss / MFT Pierced Oval Frames / Lil Inker Designs small bow die

Some lace, pearls and flowers and it's done.  :)

Bye for now,

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Back today with a quick card.  I love using multiple dies together, flowers and pearls.  It's my go-to, which is probably why I struggle so much with masculine

The sentiment is computer printed and the paper is from a Prima Zephyr 6x6 paper stack.

DIES:  Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders 1 / Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents / MFT Rolled Rose.

I used a little Birthday sentiment from my stash on the computer:
Quick visit today.  Back Friday with the next Stamping Bella Challenge.

Bye for now,

Friday, June 03, 2016

JUNE STAMP OF THE MONTH for Stamping Bella

Today, as promised, I'm back with a Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday Challenge and the theme is to use your favorite embellishment on your card.  Pearls and paper roses are my fav so this challenge wasn't difficult.  :)

I used June's Stamp-of-the-Month: I'll ALWAYS have your back from the Stuffies series and I love it in the cool grays.

COPICS: C00, C1, C2, C3, W1 / BG10, BG11, BG 13 / RV11
DIES: Memory Box - Blooming Flower Frame / Sizzix Thinlets - Friend / MFT - Mini Rolled Rose
PAPER:  SU Whisper White, Always Artichoke and the background paper is actually a digital wood-grain I've had for ages.

So with all the pearls and my little rose, I hope I've met the challenge.  Love these cute little elephants, so quick to colour up too.

Well that's it for me for today.  I'll be back again sooner then you think... and of course again next Friday with another Bella Friday Challenge.

Bye for now,

Sunday, May 29, 2016

I must admit my last post in 2013 made me laugh a little.  I was apparently pretty gung-ho about blogging again... and here we are 3 years later... LOL.

Basically I'm here today with a card and to also say I'm pretty excited about this coming Friday's post.  I'm going to be a GUEST DESIGNER for Stamping Bella for the month of June!!!  My first post is this Friday, June 3rd.

This card was fun --- lots of layers and especially the Frantic Stampers background die; I used 2 layers (one white, one cream) and staggered them when layering.
Unfortunately the picture has the ribbon covering the sentiment... "Life with you is one amazing adventure".

Frantic Stamper - Tufted Cushion Panel
Memory Box - Tilth Floral
MFT - Mini Rolled Roses & Large Rolled Roses
Penny Black - Love Espressions


Technique Tuesday - Loving Words by Ali Edwards

Love the little wooden clock embellishment and all the pearls.

Well it feels nice to be back.  I also started a Facebook Page as well in case you care to join, and of course I'm also on Pinterest too.

If you stop by, please let me know with a comment.  Curious to see if anyone is still out there!!