Monday, January 28, 2013


When you can't sleep, you might as well craft I always say! Since I should get to bed, I thought I would check out a couple of CAS blogs to see if I could do a quick challenge or two. It works out great that I used a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! to create my card for CAS-ual Fridays. The theme at CAS-ual Fridays is to make your mark and use markers in your project. I may have to do another card if I have time this week. I am using this cute paper smooches stamp set that I got a few weeks ago and think the images are all adorable. Cardstock is Gina K and pattern paper is scraps from Carta Bella (Merry and Bright paper). Of course me being me, I had to add a couple gems (CTMH). I fussy cut that adorable walrus after coloring him with copics and popped him up for some dimension.

Once again, here are the challenges I am entering: the sketch:


Cas-ual Fridays #87 - use markers in your creation

ETA: I would like to add this to the Paper Smooches guest designer search.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baby Girl

Today's creation is for a brand new baby girl! Welcome Stacey! I have been waiting awhile to use these images from a CTMH stamp set.

Close up of images: added some shine with liquid glass

Supplies used:

Stamps: CTMH (baby steps, sweet baby), Paper Smooches (sentiment sampler)
Markers: Copic
Paper: Gina K (white layering weight), pink scraps (unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

I would like to enter the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Its a Boy / Its a Girl
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - something girlie

Have a fabulous week,

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Grandpa

Today's card was inspired by the card on the new Muse challenge blog. The stripes and the flower were my inspiration for this card for my children's Grandpa. We will miss you a lot Grandpa, may you rest in peace and be free of pain.

It has been a tough go this last week, but the release of creating for their Grandma was very soothing. Of course, my daughter and I always think things look a little better with just a little bit of sparkle. It is hard to tell in the photos, but the main focal image was lightly coloured with silver and stardust sakura pens to give some soft glimmer to the focal image. The stamps are Gina K as is the white cardstock. The black cardstock is CTMH as is the button. Ribbon and thread are from my scraps drawer. I used a swiss dots cuttlebug folder and a spellbinder die (label #16 I think).

I would also like to enter this in the Make It Monday challenge where it is always anything goes.

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Volkswagen Bug Birthday

Today I created a 50th Birthday card for a colleague of mine. She drives this cute little red Volkswagen and when I was looking for an image for her card, I stumbled across this adorable pattern at: Stamp n Design blog. She has a free downloadable pattern for the car and I knew it was just what I was looking for.

Supplies used:

Cardstock: Gina K, CTMH and scraps
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamp: Paper Smooches
Birthday greeting at the top of card and inside card: computer generated
Gems: CTMH
Pen: Copic multiline 0.3 and 0.1

Challenges I would like to enter:

Challenges 4 everybody - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything birthday
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Happy Birthday
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Simply Create - always anything goes

Have a happy stampy day,

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy "Bird"day Mom

I've been waiting to use this adorable bird for a birthday card and my mom is the lucky one to receive this little cutie! (Sorry the pics weren't so great - night time pics with no light). This was also a chance to try a different kind of bow. It looks a little funny from the angle in the first picture, but each angle I chose that showcased the bow in a better light created dark shadows. Hope you get the idea, the photos don't do this card justice. And before I forget - May your birthday be extra fabulous Mom! Lotsa love sent your way!!!!

Challenges I would like to enter:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - celebration
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenges - for the birds

Have a wonderful weekend,

Warm Wishes

Hello. I'm here today with another card for the challenge over at CASology. This week the theme is winter. I've been waiting to use this cute little mug stamp from a hero arts set I got before Christmas and thought this was a perfect challenge for it. The greeting on the outside is a Gina K greeting and the one on the inside is from a paper smooches set. The cardstock is Gina K pure luxury white heavy base weight card stock and the ink is Memento Tuxedo Black. I used a little sakura clear star pen to add a little sparkle to the snowflake on the mug and the steam from the hot cocoa. The paper piecing was done with carta bella "merry and bright" paper and lastly the fibre was from my stash and is unknown.

I would also like to enter this card in a couple more challenges:

Card Makin Mamas - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - coffee, cocoa or tea
Stampin for the weekend - anything goes

Thanks for stopping in! Stay warm!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Love never melts

Hi there. Just a quick card today for a new challenge blog I found - Casology. Tonnes of inspiration and decided to put together a quick CAS card to enter the challenge. The theme is new, so I have used a stamp set from Gina K that hasn't been opened and a new technique - coloring directly on Kraft with copics.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: CTMH and Gina K
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: copic
Gems: Bazzill
Glitter: Stickles
Cardstock: Gina K

Challenges I would like to enter:

Casology - new

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Favorite Cards of 2012

The following are my favourite cards from 2012. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments. They are all read and appreciated! Here's to a wonderful 2013 filled with lots of love, good health and of course great crafting!!! These are in no particular order (funny thing - almost all of my favorites have pink in them - big surprise - LOL!)

Truly one of my all time favourites! Click here for the link to the original post.

Link for this card is here.

Birthday card for my mom - love this Stella image. Click here for original post.

Don't you just think she is adorable! Original post can be found here.

I just love these birds. The post for this card is here.

Thank you Debby for the idea to do this type of post. As always you are a constant source of inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year to all!



LOL! I absolutely love this card! It was inspired by a stamp set from the CAS-ual Fridays Store called WTF. This stamp set is just the cutest. Anyhoo, this card is for a colleage who is turning 40.

Cardstock: CTMH & Gina K
Sentiment on front: computer generated
Stamp set: Gina K
Dies: Sizzix and Dienamics
Punch: Martha Stewart
Gems: CTMH
Ribbon: Colorbok

Challenges I would like to enter:

Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Make It Monday - always anything goes
Forever Friends - Birthday
Link Up for Pink - a dash of pink
Simply Create - anything goes

Have a fantabulous day!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


This quick card is for a last minute entry in the challenge on CAS-ual Fridays blog. Haven't had much blogging time lately and noticed this great 10 minute challenge! Check out their blog for details.

Supplies Used:

Stamp set: CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Greetings
Ink: Memento: London Fog & Love Letter
Gems: CTMH
Cardstock: Gina K Pure Luxury Heavy Weight White

Other Challenges I would like to enter:

Make It Monday - always anything goes

Thanks for stopping in! Happy New Year!