Monday, 15 September 2014

Farewell Lovely Lady!

The crafting world recently lost a beautiful soul when Amanda Reed passed away suddenly. I didn't know Amanda personally but enjoyed "meeting" her on several card sites & admiring her beautiful work. She was always kind when commenting on my cards & made me giggle on more than one occasion. She will be sadly missed in the crafty world!  Polka Doodles offered this adorable bear to make cards in Amanda's honor. I colored mine with copics (after coloring this I saw a great image done using dots for the bears fur...it looked amazing & I will definitely try it next time!) My DP is Primrose Dots by Bo Bunny & CS is Bazzill. The heart circle die & flowers & flourishes dies are by Spellbinders & the little heart brad up in the corner is Peebles. So, farewell lovely lady. The craft world will not be the same without you!

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create...Ch.#89..........ATG
Crafting at the Weekend...Ch.#5..........ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch.#46..........ATG
We Do Doobadoo Ch.#14..........Feminine
Crafting from the Heart..........ATG
Crafty Bloggers Network..........ATG
Crafty Boots..........ATG
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Mermaid Love!


Are these not the most adorable  mer-people you have ever seen? These little beauties are the wonderful art work of Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of Aurora Wings Stamps. Mitzi has a challenge on her FB page called "Mermaid Madness" & another on the Aurora Wings blog called "Under the Sea". So, I have entered my card in both. The image is called "The Gift" & it is the first of Mitzi's images that I have ever colored but it certainly won't be the last. I used copics to color them & stickles to bling them up a bit. The DP is "Seaside Resort" by Webster's Pages & CS is Prism. The "plants" are Memory Box grass & tree branch dies. Gems are from the $ Store & pearls are by Recollections.

Challenges:
Aurora Wings Ch.6..........Under the Sea
Crafting From the Heart..........ATG
Crafty Cardmakers..........World of Fantasy
Stamp & Create..........ATG
Through the Purple Haze..........ATG
A Random Fan Ch. 13..........ATG
Top Tip Tuesday..........ATG
Tuesday Throwdown..........ATG

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

PUNKIN


Our little town recently held their annual flower show. Although it is called a flower show there are all sorts of categories other than flowers.....veggies, baking, photography & crafts are all included. The color this year was orange & the craft special was to create something with a pumpkin theme. I made this cute little tea caddy using the adorable Mo Manning image "Punkin" & it won 1st prize! You can find the instructions for making the box on Splitcoast Stampers. Punkin was colored with copics & cut out with the Spellbinder circle die then matted with the lacy circle die. The DP was perfect for the pumpkin theme & is from Kaisercraft....gorgeous paper to work with! The cream lace has been in my ribbon stash forever. I made the flower from tissue paper & the bling is Recollections. Oh, & the handle on the box is a cinnamon stick from my spice cupboard!

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create.....Ch. #85.....ATG
The Squirrel & the Fox.....Ch.#75.....ATG
Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge.....ATG
Just Inspirational Ch.....box
Oldie But a Goodie.....anything but a card & something at least 6mths. old
TTCRD.....ATG
Top Tip Tuesday.....ATG

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Dreamer


I was picked to be a guest designer for Digi Makeover for August & decided to use this beautiful Paper Makeup image called "Moody for Dreams" to create my card. It made me think of Celtic knot work so I colored her using the same colors as one of my daughters old Irish dancing costumes. My daughter hasn't danced for years but I still have all of her costumes....so much hard work went into embroidering them I just can't bring myself to get rid of them! I keep telling myself I am going to make a quilt out of them but I hate sewing so I think that is a pipe dream!

I used my copic markers to color her. The DP is from my stash and all I know is that it is Basic Grey from several years ago. The Valerian Flourish is Memory Box; the butterfly is Martha Stewart & they are cut from glitter CS by Reminisce.

Challenges:
Crafter's Café #74.....use a digi
Divas by Design.....ATG
 Paper Shelter.....ATG
4 Crafty Chicks #205.....ATG
4 Krafty Girlz #23.....ATG
Milk Coffee Challenge.....2 or more die cuts
Sister Act.....ATG
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers.....one layer
Crafty Calendar.....ATG

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Daisy A Day Dear


"I'll give you a daisy a day dear,
I'll give you a daisy a day,
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away"

Ok, I am really showing my age with this one but I  love the words to this old song! A lot of you will be much too young to remember it but you should "Google" it.....the words are so beautiful!
This gorgeous image is from the uber talented Krista Smith of Saturated Canary & is called Springtime. I've had it forever but am only now feeling comfortable enough to color her hair! She is colored with copics & I had a major copic oops.... when I was nearly finished coloring a big blob of green splatted on the paper! AAHHH! Luckily I was able to cover it up with the stem of the beautiful Penny Black die cut daisy! The picket fence & the cloud are Memory Box & the butterfly is Martha Stewart. I am so happy with the way this card turned out!

Ssshhh....don't tell anyone but it has been 3 whole days since we have had any rain & it has actually been hot outside! I managed to get out & do some much needed gardening today. I belong to the local garden club here in our little town & we are having our annual flower show next month. One of the categories is "fairy gardens". I'm having so much fun creating my little miniature world. I decided to do an Irish county theme to honor my birthplace. I have made a thatched roof cottage which turned out wonderful! I will post a picture when it is all finished. Have a great day!

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Ch.#202.....inspired by a song (A Daisy A Day....Hank Snow)
4 Krafty Girlz Ch.#22.....ATG
Charisma Cardz Ch.#15.....ATG
Craft for the Craic Ch#6.....favorite color.....yellow
Crafty Catz #239.....flowers
Sister Act #65.....ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Ch.#37.....ATG
Time 4 Scrap #43.....ATG
Digi Galore.....ATG
Crafting By Design.....ATG & die cuts


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me!


Hello blogging friends. I haven't  been around for awhile so I hope this finds you all well & enjoying better weather than we are here!

We have had an absolutely horrible spring in Manitoba & it appears to be continuing into summer! We have had so much rain that communities have had to be evacuated because of overland flooding. We planted our garden at the end of May & haven't had to water it once! My poor flowers are drowning. However, it could be worse. The small farming community that my husband's family came from had a tornado touch down on Sat. & the winds were so strong it threw a combine 70meters! Our property is on the Lee River but the house is up hill from the water so we have no fear of flooding. As I sit here writing this post there is another thunder storm raging outside. (the second one today)

Now, on to my card. This adorable image is Wryn & wren  from Tiddly Inks. This is my first ever Tiddly Inks card but it won't be y last...Christy's images are so cute I will definitely be back for more. Wryn is colored with copic markers. The lovely DP is from Daisy Bucket & the CS is Prism. I have used dies from Spellbinders & Memory Box. The lace is from my stash & the heart gems are Recollections. 

Challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend.....ATG
Digi Galore.....ATG
Pile it On #27.....add flowers
Scribble & Scrap #27.....ATG
Crafting from the Heart.....ATG
Cutie Pie.....use a "cute" digi
Digi Makeover #148.....ATG

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Baked With Love!


When I was growing up my Mom made  Empire biscuits for all of our special occasions at school. (some of you may know them as Imperial cookies)  For Valentine's Day there were hearts, for St. Patrick's there were shamrocks, for Halloween it was pumpkins....you get the idea. Anyway, these  yummy , jam filled treats were the hit of the day what ever the occasion. So, of course, I had to turn the cookies in this image into the famous Empire biscuits....with a little cherry on top! Ah, the memories they bring back all these years later. My Mom is no longer with us & I have now taken over the tradition. This awesome image is from Jess College Fund & is colored with copic markers. I added my own little flowers to the tea pot, cup & plate with a white gel pen. The papers are from a DCWV stack....the Sweet Matstack. The cute little cutting board is from a pack of Dress It Up buttons (in case you can't read it it says "baked with love".

Challenges I am entering:

Crafting by Designs..........ATG
Digistamps4Joy #93..........girly
4Krafty Girlz #19..........ATG
Sister Act #60..........ATG
Stampin for the Weekend..........ATG