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.

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


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!

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
Top Tip Tuesday.....ATG

Saturday, 2 August 2014


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.

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