Friday, 31 October 2008

spider web card

Happy Halloween bloggers! Hope you have a great night and remember to eat lots of candy!

I drew the silver web in the background with a pen. I like how it contrasts with the black.

Supply list:
  • ink- green pigment, tea dye distress ink
  • paper- black, gable green, close to cocoa
  • stamps- cobweb circle from imaginisce
  • other- ribbon, green jems, staple, silver pen, clear ep, black letter rub ons

Monday, 27 October 2008

old to new - cow box

Quick post! Look at this funny little cow box! hehe It might make a cute gift for a cow lover... lol well I think it's cute. I like this stamp but I never get around to using it. Thanks for your comments and all of you reading my blog!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

candy case

Halloween is comming up quickly! Im so excited. I am dressing up as a tiger (as usual) and this year im having a party. It's gonna be great and I will be giving out the invites on monday. Its so cool to decorate and carve pumpkins and all that fun halloweeny stuff.

Check out this cute candy case! The plastic orange handle on it even matches!

Supply List:

  • ink- purple pigment, tea dye distress ink, glorious green, choc. chip

  • paper- purple pattern, orange, chocolate chip, light tan

  • satmps- spider and trick or treat stamps from Micheal's

  • other- wide green ribbon, smarties, plastic case, clear ep, scallop scissors

Friday, 24 October 2008

old to new - relax tea set

Here is the long awaited Tea gift set! This would make a good little thank-you gift or just something to show you care. I made it from a tetley tea container that is still full. I like how this turned out but it did take many experiments to get the lid right... First I tried to paint it. This didnt work because the paint just chiped off. Then I tried to cover it in fabric which looked okay except that I later decided I didnt like the colour. So after a bit of thought I just put a circle of paper on it and glued on the ribbon. I like this best.
To colour the leaf stamp I just put some ink on a Q-tip, lightly misted it with water and then dabbed it onto the paper.

Supply List:

  • ink- tea dye distress ink, choc. chip, always artichoke
  • paper- always artichoke, choclate chip, tan
  • stamps- artfully asian, letters
  • other- ribbon, glue gun

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Almost Friday!

Well it's thursday night and I have no time to post my tea gift set. Hopefully I will get around to it tomorrow afternoon. Please continue to read my blog! I love you all and your wonderful comments.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

penguin holiday

Sorry for the late post.. been so busy! Here is a card inspired by the few flakes of snow we had today. (they melted when they touched the ground though..)
Supply List:

  • ink- turqouise pigment ink, black

  • paper- prima swirl pattern, naturals ivory (SU), white, velum

  • stamps- penguin (SU), snowflake (micheal's)

  • other- safety pin, brad, metal snowflake, clear ep, silver pen

Sunday, 19 October 2008

cardboard tree

Here is a standard size card I created using pattern paper scraps. I combined several ideas and this is what I got. It is simple and quick to make but I love it.
The tree trunk is made of corrugated cardboard with the top layer ripped off. Then I inked it a bit to show the pattern. Some of the leave are ripped and some are cut. Brads are used to look like berries or apples.
Supply list:

  • ink- tea dye distress ink, choc. chip, dark and light green pigment ink, white pigment ink
  • paper- chocolate chip, cardboard, assorted patterns
  • stamps- a little hello (SU)
  • other- ruby red brads

Friday, 17 October 2008

black net halloween

Wow! I'd just like to point out that I reached 1000 hits! yay!

Here is another little halloween card using the same spooky stamp only without the brackets. I love this black ribbon stuff and i just might have to use it on a halloween party invite!

Supply List:

  • ink- purple pigment ink, green galore pen
  • paper- unknown purple, gable green
  • stamps- spooky (micheal's)
  • other- black net ribbon, safety pin, paperclip, bling brad, staples

Thursday, 16 October 2008


Halloween is comming fast! These cute little "spooky" cards are about 3 inches square. I might just have to mass produce em! hehehe
The bat and the word spooky are both clear embossed.

Supply list: (both cards combined)

  • ink- pumpkin pie, old olive, tea dye distress ink
  • paper- pumpkin pie, old olive, making memories ledger esquire, parchment pattern
  • stamps- $1.50 stamps from micheal's, french script
  • other- ribbon, safety pin, key charm

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

thank you gift set

Lookit! my first gift set thingy! wow! It was really fun to make and I think it would make an awesome thank you gift. You could fill the box with candy or any other little gift you want to give. I love all the embossing I did on this project. To make the "clear" dragonflys all you do is stamp with colour-less embossing ink, emboss with clear ep and sponge some ink around it.

You can't really tell to much in the photos but I sanded the white embossed flower a bit and sponged ink in the cracks.

I inked around the edges of the box a bit to give it a worn look and to make it stand out more.

Supply List:

  • ink- Always artichoke, choc. chip, close to cocoa, embossing ink

  • paper- SU stripe, so saffron, always artichoke

  • stamps- artfully asian (SU), wild things gel-a-tins set

  • other- card box, paperclip, stapler, ribbon, brads, edge distresser, clear ep, white ep

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

happy thanksgiving!

ok so I am a day late but oh well.. hope all you Canadian people had a good thanksgiving! I sure did. We had a big family dinner at our house so we will be eating ham and turkey for the next umm month i guess! haha hopefully not that long.

I have many things to do today but hopefully tonight or tomorrow I wil get a chance to post a project. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

so full of life

happy saturday! What a beautiful fall day it is here today! The leaves are everywhere! well today I have a springy page. I made it for the CHF october 1st challenge. ( I modified it a bit but you can still see the resemblence I think :)This is the ladybug pisture I posted the other day. I couldn't wait to use it :)
What I think is cool about this page is that I used fabric paint on a clear sheet for the journaling. I also painted the chipboard with it too.
Supply list:

  • ink- pumpkin pie
  • paper- stampin up pattern- stripe, pumpkin pie, black, creative memories green dot, graph paper
  • other- SU sticker borders, ribbon, office clips, chipboard letters, black fabric paint, clear sheet

Friday, 10 October 2008

ribbon turkey

Yes finally! We have a four day weekend here and I am so excited for thanksgiving! I love food hehe... I made this card for this week's 2 sketches 4 you challenge. Yesterday's card was the bonus sketch but now we get into the real stuff.
I had a vision of this adorable turkey in my head and then I got the idea of using ribbon for his tail feathers! I cut each piece out with a pattern I drew. I love how this turned out, it really adds dimension. I wasnt sure if I would like the brad eye but I think it worked out well.

The crackle paint gives it such an awesome effect, love it! I can't wait to try my new weathered wood one.

Supply List:

  • ink- tea dye distress ink, choc. chip, close to cocoa
  • paper- close to cocoa, cosmo cricket reverse of poinsetta, woodgrain paper, naturals ivory (SU)
  • stamps- daisy bucket wind swirl, french script
  • other- chain, brads, ribbon, distress crackle paint- antique linen, choc. chip marker, edge distresser

Thursday, 9 October 2008

you only live once

Here is my challenge card for the bonus layout at 2 sketches 4 you. I used a bunch of the new stuff I just got. It was way too much fun to create. hehe not that that's bad...On the inside it says "make it count". I used one of my custom newsprint flowers. (my tutorial is at
I just love these chipboard notebook letters from heidi swap. Sooo cute
Supply List:

ink- choc. chip, embossing ink, tea dye distress ink
stamps- heidi swap clocks, daisy bucket wind swirl, typewriter caps
paper- baja breeze, making memories passport, velum, heidi swap world traveler- old map
other- newsprint flower, bronze ep, button, brown ribbon, scallop scissors, heidi swap ledger alpha, brad

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Here is a quick thanksgiving card that measures about 2 1/2 inches square. Awesome for my mini card marathon! see how just a little satmping, a frame and some ribbon can make such a nice but easy card? *you could easily make a place card version of this* I like the wheat, it gives it such a harvest feel. This weekend is thanksgiving here in Canada so I had to make a little somthing for it. Dont worry, I will have more thanksgiving stuff this weekend too. We are having a family supper so I will try to take some pics of our decorations (although dont be expecting anything spectacular) hehe This card just happens to fit the CHF october 6th challenge! Any quick cards! feel free to join in at
Supply List:
  • ink- more mustard
  • paper- more mustard, really rust
  • stamps- wheat from wild things set by gel-a-tins, canvas background (SU)
  • other- brown ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, edge distresser


Lookit this beautiful ladybug! I took this picture last week back in the days of sun. Now it is all cold and windy but I will remember the awesome green trees and the little bugs full of life.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

so busy

hey bloggers! so sorry but I've got nothing to post. I do have some stashed projects but i havent taken pictures of em yet and I have so many things to catch up on. hopefully I will have a post ready for tomorrow afternon. I got some new paper and stamps so im ready to create as soon as I get a minute.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

trick or treat

The second card of my mini card marathon. Just so you know I will be away tomorrow until monday and I will next be posting tuesday sometime. We are flying to Manitoba for my cousins wedding! yay I'm so excited! Halloween is just a month away and I wanted to get a head start on the cardmaking. This mini card is the same size as yesterday's, 4 by 3 1/2 inches.
I just love my new frech script stamp... so awesome! And look at those adorable candy corns! i wanted to photograph this card with some real candy corns but i couldnt wait that long.
neeto embossed words.. lots of pigment inks and clear ep

Supply list:

  • ink- pigment ink, black, not quite navy, really rust, more mustard

  • stamps- all wraped up (SU), candy corns, trick or treat, french script

  • paper- not quite navy, really rust, white

  • other- clear ep, edge distresser

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

little froggy

Happy October 1st and finally I am back! yay our internet is fixed! And so starts the celebration of mini card week! for as long as I still have a stash of mini cards this will continue. I will be away from friday to monday but I will be back strong as ever with more posts after that. Also I have a couple gift sets I will share with you soon. Here is the first mini card to start the marathon! Dont let its small size fool you, this 4 by 3 1/2 inch little card is good for any ocation.
The cute litttle froggy!
And the embelishments!

Supply List-
  • ink- white pigment ink, embossing ink pad, green galore, not quite navy, real red
  • paper- blue pattern, red, very vanila
  • stamps- frog from all wraped up (SU), french script
  • other- ribbon, staples, paperclip, brads, button, clear ep, edge distresser