Saturday, December 24, 2011

Funky Christmas Tree

I just wasn't in the mood to put up my traditional tree this year, so I went to Michaels and bought something completely different! I think it's kinda funky & fun.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to All!

Note Pad Folders

This is a sweet little project that makes a useful & pretty gift.   All together, I made 10 this year!  I used SU DSP & coordinating card stock.  Scroll down for a link to a webpage with materials needed & directions.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mojo 211

I had some time to do the Mojo this week.  Here's the sketch.

Here's my idea for Mojo 211.

I used: Tickled Pink  DIGI Lil Haunts Ghost Willow; Copics C0 - C6 and BV11; SU DSP 'Cast-A-Spell'; Black Glitter Paper; SU Black CS; SU Satin Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie; Martha Stewart "Web' Border Punch; SU Scalloped Circle and Medium circle and Corner punches; Michaels Black roses.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've Been Crafting Again!

Here are a few cards I've been working on.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanks to Mom & Dad

It was finally time to update my tiny bathroom this summer.  Thanks to Mom & Dad my bathroom went from old & dated to my own little personal spa. 

Here's the little Thank You card I made for them!

Time for Cake

My friend, Debbie is doing the decorations for the 85th anniversary for her lodge.  The Ladies decided they liked the little cake boxes as party favours for their event and I said I would help Debbie make them.  I couldn't wait to see what a whole cake looked like put together, so I made one. Each box is completely hand made - 12 slices make one cake and we need twelve cakes. One down - eleven more to go!  Fantastic!  So cute - I love them!

Due to popular demand, I'm posting links to the patterns for this cake.

Notes for making 'the cake':

You need:
  • 3 sheets of 12"x12" patterned paper 
  • 3 sheets of 12"x12" white card stock.
  • Cuttlebug & D'vine Swirls folder
  • Lace Border Punch
  • paper snips
  • Bling to match your paper
  • white glue & toothpicks
  • one roll of 1/4" Sticky Strip tape
  • paper doily
  • 2 ft - 1"ribbon
  • scotch tape
  • Cut 12"x12" paper into 4 - 6" squares.
  • print 12 'tops' on white paper
  • print 12 'bottoms' on wrong side of the patterned paper
  • cut out all the pieces
  • score, fold & glue bottoms
  • score tops
  • punch straight edges of tops with lace punch
  • run 'tops' thru Cuttlebug
  • fold & tape tops
  • embellish tops with bling
  • fill with treats & put the tops on
  • arrange on a plate over doily to form a cake
  • wrap ribbon on outer edge of cake to hold pieces together
Have fun!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My New Little Friend

Hi!  I have had a special new 'visitor' living near my front door this summer.  I've named her 'Gianormo'!  She's an orb spider or sometimes called a 'cat-face' spider. She's lovely!

We don't have a lot of spiders her size around here -  too cold - but she has really grown over this summer.  I've watched her eat a moth twice and groom herself once.  Too cool!  BTW, what looks like a cat face is on her back -  or should I say it's the back of her ....EGG SACK!!!!!   WHOOOOOO!  Lots of lil' Gianormos next summer!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bee Happy - Wax Fruit Company

I love this digi from Wax Fruit Company!  This one is called 'Honeycomb' & 'Happy to Bee'.  Arielle's designs really appeal to me & I enjoy adding the colour & details.  I made this card for a friend's b-day a couple of weeks ago.

I used:
Whisper White CS; black CS; Summer Sun Cord button; Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon - all SU;
copics - CO - C9, Y20 - Y24.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wax Fruit Company Competition - Cherry Pie

Arielle over at Wax Fruit Company has a little competition goin' on!  Here's how it goes...

"For every NEW, NOT YET REPRESENTED image used on a project & uploaded to the gallery will earn 2 entries.... any project using an image already in the gallery earns 1 entry.  Please upload NEW projects only, you only get points if they were created August 10,2011 or later!
I will choose 3 random winners to win a $20 WFCo. Shopping Spree!!  WOOHOO!"
The contest ends at midnight on August 31st Central.

So here is my entry!

I used 'Pass the Cherry Pie' & 'Vintage Doily' from Wax Fruit Company and lots & lots of lovely copics!  Sentiment is MSWord; $$ store ribbon & random cards stock and pearls.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mojo 200!!!

Congrats to Julia Tilman/Verve for the 200th Mojo Monday Challenge.

I am SO IN LOVE with my copics!  I have been spending way toooo much time playing with colour & shading but I just adore them.  I found a really great website that has fantastic digital stamp designs - Wax Fruit Company.  These digitals are perfect for experimenting with your copics.  I used the "Simply Sown" digital in the Flora section for this card.  It's an amazing image to practice shading with.
Here's what the digi looks like (without the watermark when you buy it, of course) -

And here's what I did with it -

I used:  Wax Fruit Company "Simply Sown" digital image; SU Pattern Pack III DSP - Mellow Moss; Black CS; Watercolour paper; copics (C0-C4, G20-G29); SU Basic Gray taffeta ribbon and; SU Circle brads; 1 3/4 circle punch; Nestibilities- circle; sentiment done on MSWord.

I have also been playing around with another image from Wax Fruit Company  - Gammaw's Quilt (look in This & That).  I love the way the quilt folds.

I used:    Wax Fruit Company  - Gammaw's Quilt; SU Pattern Pack III DSP -  Really Rust; Really SU Rust CS & ink; Watercolour paper; Verve stamp 'Plain Jane - Feel Better'; too many copics to remember (sorry); SU Mistletoe ribbon; K & Company brad.

Have a happy day!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Lochlan!

My nephew, Loch, turns 6 next week so I thought this spinner card would be a cute one for him. 
Happy Birthday Lochlan!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Burlesque Bessie - SOOOOO Cute!

Hey! Tomorrow is my neighbour Jan's 40th birthday, so I decided to make something fun for her.  I just love this digi stamp from Bizzy Becs OnLine Blog Store.  Of course, any reason to use my copics is a celebration for me. 
I used some B&W retired SU paper, Glitter Stack paper, dollar store bling, copics & my crimper to give the curtains some texture.
I hope Jan has the happiest of birthdays!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cute Little Bugaboo Giraffe

I bought this cute little digi graffe last week at Bugaboo Stamps!  I really love the images Jodie designs.  I made this Thank You card for a friend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Just Some Random Cards

We still have snow here which means it's too early for gardening and I was tired of cleaning so I have been just doing what I want. And this is what I wanted to do... just some Random Cards for all kinds of occasions. 
I bought the Grab Bag from the Stampin Up clearance and I challenged myself to make something with what was in it.  I also enjoy trying the same style &/or image but mixing & matching.  Or I have elements left from other projects and I use them in a different way.
It's all about being a little creative and a great way to spend some snowy days!

Another Kick at the ...

I love this Mojo sketch so I thought I'd try another one.

I used the retired Black & White paper, border punch & Organza and black 1/4" ribbon from SU; Dollar Store metal buckle & Bling from Michaels.  The stamp is from SU Day of Gratitude stamp set - embossed with black.  It's a little hard to tell from the picture but there's a large black gem in the centre of the medallion. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


FINALLY!  After many weeks without inspiration or time for the Mojo, everything came together today for Mojo181.  And here are the results....

I used a beautiful piece of designer paper that came from Basic Grey called 'Cappella - Aria'; Early Espresso paper & ink from SU; "Birthday Wishes" from Verve's Wishful Elegance set; ribbon, bling, flower & lace from Michaels; feathers kindly donated by the kitties from a cat toy - (ya gotta use what ya got!) & a diamond border punch from Fiskers. 
I think it works well together.  What do you think?
Happy International Women's Day to all the Fabulous Ladies with so much creativity!
I love to see all your creations.

Challenges I've entered this card in: