Pretty in Pink

Hi all.
Was colouring again and actually got out the promakers and did this one instead of pencil crayons.   Opps.  Did use copics for her hair.  Had pros on the original done.  :)  The used the Glitter Ritz on the sand.

From The Paper Shelter, it is actually called "Summer Attitude" and comes with a backing, but decided to go the pink route for a change.

Did the layers with the die cuts and popped them up with the foam tape.  No idea where it is from as get in a huge roll at the card supply store.   I mean huge  Like a foot across. :)
Then took the coloured piece, cutting to the size wanted since the A2 rectangle dies have done a walk about on me and will show up when they decide to.
This of course means getting out the mini perfect layers to do the pink with for under  the picture.

And of course the pink inside ready for the crystal text to be printed out and adhered to.

Stardream Crystal and Rose stock
Cougar for the colouring piece
Marianne Die  set LR0242
Mini Perfect Layer Rulers
Red Bron Tape
CTMH Glue for glitter etc.
Glitter Ritz
Sparkles from stash.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Here is the first pencil crayon coloiuring not a card

Well I made a page for these and only this one posted to it.  So just going to post on here

Since the last post was called the second one, here is the first.  :)

Again from the gifted products from Christmas that have had me playing with pencil crayons, a thing not done for about 50+ years, and having a lot of fun.

An 8 x 8 page coloured with staedtler pencil crayons.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by

2nd butterfly one.

hopefully goes on the right page now.

Again, staedter pencil crayons and from the same book as the first one.
Can't believe using pencil crayons again after so many years.   Since school.

Turquoise and black

Well, been playing around as said in the last post and not really happy with what doing so trying a few things
Have a whole box here to post.  :)

This one is a fun won that I love the clean look about and done on watercolour paper witha brush, inks and water. The focal stamp was done with black ink and heated with the heat gun to shine.  The sentiment done twice to give a shadow effect.   A new for me.  -  putting a sentiment on a card. 

There it is


Gina K Stock in Turquoise Sea and Black
Watercolour paper
Magenta Floral ? stamp
Impressed by Stamping Sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers ink with water and brush
Red Bron  Tape

Thanks fot stopping in .

Simple, fun to play with and loved it

Not Enough

This is a cute one from The Paper Shelter that I have been playing with along with many others sitting here ready to post.  No idea why not posting, but hey. 

She comes with a background but didn't use it and so went with the shimmer stocks again and the pencil crayons.   Am really finding that  it is more to my liking than the markers in most cases as a softer look overall.

This is a 5.5 square card using stardream and neenah metallic  stocks and cougar for the colouring as it was the one for markers and printed on it. 

Since I know a couple of wee gals who love ice cream and hear the truck before anyone else, this is going to one in June.

Digital from The Paper Shelter called "Not Enough"
Stardream Crystal Stock
Stardream Rose Stock
Neenah Lunar Blue Stock
Prismacolour Pencils
Gina K Ribbon - old
Impression Obsession Word Dies
Poppy Delicate Cloud Border Die
Red tape from Bron
Glue Dots

Enjoy and have a wonderful day.  

Shower invite and reply Crimson and Silver

This was an invitation done  for an "extended" families shower coming up that my d.i.l. is hosting.  Though this would help out a bit.

The brides colours are supposed to be burgundy, white and Silver, so ran with that.

This is the invitation and it is more burgundy in actual than reddish. 

Took again, the metallics and used the two colours along with a Tattered Lace die for the birds and bow, then a Marianne Border die for the bottom.

That looked a bit weird to me with square corners, so rounded off the top ones, and put them all together.  Let me say it too a few hours for the cutting as the tattered lace one has mega holes to punch out and tiny so the brush really doesn't want to do the job.  lol

Next came an inside layer on matching silver text stating when, where and so on, and again did not like the square corners so rounded off two opposite ones only on it, attached to the invites and that was it.

Next direction sheets to match and stick inside. 

Now the next thing was being told that maybe reply cards would be nice, so off I went again with the dies and glue  coming up with this.

Just due cut the bows, stamped the stamp on and put clear embossing powder on the inked words and heat set.  Layered them and then made a silver envelope in the reply card size and that was it.  All done. !!

Actually the feedback has been good about them, and they really look much better in real, so all is good. 

That's it.  
Have a good one all and thanks for stopping by.

Ccoral and Lace

Well.  This card was done a while ago and then when adding the finishing touches goofed with the glue, so had to redo.  Finally got to it and here it is.  

Again with my much loved Metallic stock this could be for any romantic occasion.   And another 5.5 square.   Just love the working room on them as opposed to the A2 ones. 

Started with the opal metallics and the cut a layer of Coral to play with. The Tattered Lace dies were shouting at me, so got out this beautiful one and cut out two in the opal, and then got out a Marianne Die and did the rings.

The ribbon stash came into play again and took the sheer off white to match as close as possible to the opal and attached it, glued down the die cuts, (very carefully this time ) and when done that took the foam tape and added to the back of the coral panel;.   Took three bling and attached, and that was it for the front. 
This is layered inside with the coral again and print out a verse of choice on opal text weight to go over that.

That's it.

Enjoy. and thanks for stopping by. 

St.Paddy's Bear

Hi Again

Well put this wee guy on a card after playing with pencils again.    He is an old digi from Bugaboo Stamps.

He is coloured with Derwent coloursoft  pencil crayons and then put on  a backing of Emerald Green from SU and then a white GKD stock for the card.    This is really a beautiful green and brighter than here but could not get it to come right whether the ott light or regular and playing with it in gimp.  :)

The die cut is on the inside as well and is a Poppy Rectangle die, a Tattered lace edging die, then rounded the corners with a CTMH corner punch. 

I am really having fun learning yet again with pencils this time, but enjoying it.

Have a happy St. Paddy's day all.

Beach Friends

Well, am back,  and this card is so inviting right now.  Love the water whether an ocean or lake, and this white "stuff" hitting the ground is not really my thing,  :)

That said.  This card was coloured but not put together, and then this person decided she absolutely had to go out on a terrible day and went flying on a gravel driveway.  Yup.!! first time for years, but damaged my right hand and thought that it would clear up right away.   Not !!!  So kinda got a bit discouraged about doing cards until realizing I am ambidextrous, so use my other hand.   Well, the markers and it don't really agree but the beautiful pencil crayons gifted to me work just perfect.  So tried by colouring many pages since then and finally got it together.   Those and some beautiful things to colour were just the ticket.

Enuff of the gabbing,   On to the card.  This is a digi by the way, but available as a stamp.

Here are the pair from "Sparkle and Sprinkle." which made me chuckle when seeing them and just had to get.

This is a fairly large stamp to decided to do a 6 x 6 card. 

Gina K white was used for the card stock itself, then took some DCWV metallics  do the layers on the front and inside.  
The copper had the insert cut out with Stampin Up square die set and then the picture adhered to the back of that.

These were fun to colour and used my promarkers do to so as well as the fine  glitter Ritz to enhance the water

Gina K white heavy stock
Stampin Up Square dies
DCWV Metallics from an old pad found
Pro Markers: Peony, Springtime, Blush, Satin, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Slegh Bell, Rock Pool, Pink Carnation, Starfish, Duck Egg, Arctic Blue, Frosted JAde, Pressed Leaf, Oasis, Green Shoot, Baby Pink

Glitter Ritz was put over the blues of the water to make it sparkle 
Red tacky tape for all from Bron.

Here is just the "gals"   Wonder if this will go in their scrapbooks.  :)

Silver and Pink

Surprise.  Two posts. This one is for the challenge at  The Paper Shelter
for Challenge 279 - Winter. 
Think it qualifies.
Again another one not done for the season but had to do it because these guys are so cute.

Here is the inset in part

they have some beautiful digitals and have a few never done here, so have to get busy.

Stock:  Stardream silver and pink colours
Dies:  SU
Ribbon:  Stock of course :)
Markers:  Pros  and Copics again mixed.

Entered in the challenge posted above in The Paper Shelter.

Enjoy and have a wonderful day.

Gifts to Tie

Hi all,  Been away too long, but that's life.  
Here now with a post from a House Mouse card, which is the title of the post.
Isn't he adorable.  Got it for Christmas, never got it done, so decided a birthday card would work as well . 

This is a 5.5" card as are all the ones done square,  On an opal base, with the beutiful blue, and die cuts.

Stock : Neenah Metallics (because I love the blue for this one)
Dies:  Marianne for the accents
           Creative Expressions for the popup
Pro Markers:  Satin, Sleighbell, Wild Orchid, Pink Pearl, Oasis, Frosted Jade,
Trick or Treat,
Copics,  N 1, 3

Was going to enter in the pro marker challenge until I realized that the two grey were copics.   Need to shop for greys maybe??

Thanks for stopping by.

Die cuts for weddings, 7 pix !!.

Well, was playing around one day last week with this card and could not decide what to do with the front, so cut all the words had pertaining to anniversary, love and weddings and went to town. 

Nothing is attached in these pictures, but after deciding to leave the rings and doves, they are now in place permanently.  :)  

So these were the ideas came up with, and some are a bit crooked but every time something was moved to it's exact place something else would move like there was a wee wiggle worm inside the die cut so gave up. 

Just goes to show what you can do with two word sets and one was an every day one.  Go figure. 

The stock is Stardream coral and opal and the dies are Tattered Lace. 

Also was playing with taking the photos on the marble table but have to figure out a better lighting system for this shiny stock.  Sick of white blah backgrounds:)

1st one.
2nd one

3rd one

 4th one

5th one

6th one

 7th one

That's it.   Was pretty happy that all these combinations could be made and know that there are more dies in the drawer for weddings so can do with other things than the birds and rings as well.  

Have a super day all. 


Hi all. 

This was a fun card to do because for a friend who also loves cats.   Can post now because she received it.  

Actually this is one of the first stamp sets from Gina K and of course held on to it in my clean out of lots of items last year.  :)  It is "Purr-fectly Delightful" and one of the few left of any stamps that is not clear because it is a keeper.

This is my way of doing cards.   Make a card that suits the person, which is why you almost never see anything in a sentiment on the front of a card till it is required  Maybe temp stuck on and that is it.  

The stock is Gina K wild lilac and white
Cougar white for markers as always and the paper is from a beautiful Momenta pad that is almost gone.  

The Ribbon as always from the fabric store.  Wow, can find lots I love to use there.  

Coloured this one with pros called Sleighbell, Baby Pink, Fuschia Pink, Carnation Pink, N1 Arctic Blue and a Gelly Pen for the glitter on the saucer  

Enjoy and have a wonderful long weekend.

Birthday House Mouse

Here is one that has been sitting waiting to get posted.   Another House Mouse cutie called "Eat Your Cake and Nap Too"

This was sent to a very special wee girl who love animals.  So Kinda had to.  :)

The dots on the digi paper are all done with  a gelly roll silver pen to glisten it up a bit with nothing able to be pulled off.  She loves sparkle on anything from shoes to bedding, so always have to include some somehow on things for her. 

It was coloured very simply with Pro markers  Pink Carnation , Sand Dune and B000 for the shading.  Then cut out and popped on the card.

The stock is Gina K Ocean Mist and ribbon was of course from the fabric store again, and then added the die cuts letters that were done with the Tattered Lace Sentiments set.   Got the birthday offset a bit.  oops.

Inside is the layer of paper and the second layer of Ocean Mist with white inset and my message added there. 

That's it.
Have a super weekend all and thanks for stopping by. 

Wedding Dance

Happy Wednesday all.  hope you are having a wonderful day. 

This is a card done a while ago and waiting for someplace to show itself.  

The stock is a colour of metallic from Neenah as is the die cut layer. 

This die is the "Collecting Corners" from Tattered Lace.  Just love that on and these cut so perfectly.  
The "First Kiss" die is from Frantic Stamper

(You will notice my dies are not most all from the one made in the US or Europe only.  My decision and love the way they work so much better than the others had previously.   Win win situation, at least for me)

Pearls are from David Tutera

Inside as usual has the Champagne/ivory colour over the turquoise and ready for a printed verse or sentiment for whatever.  A wedding, shower or invitation.  Who knows.  
Another plainer one for you, using the die cuts as focals instead of gussying it up with lots of extras. :)


This is being entered in Coffee, Chocolate and Cards #111Use a die cut

Watercolour background

This was a practice run again with the watercolours.  There have been a few but not used for posting.  Been years since getting out paints, but enjoying it, 

This is a 5 x 7 just because that is what I was playing with size wise.  Could have been a square one and may just try that next time. 

The stock was Gina K black and silver.  Have had the silver for ages.

Was thinking of die cutting either a "Happy Birthday" or "Just Because" for the top across the sky on the mauve, but still debating.  You all know that I really dislike putting things on the front and then finding a person suits that card but it has the wrong thing on it.  ??  Especially as don't generally do doubles of anything unless this poor old mind forgets one :)

So here it is. 

Have Winsor Newton paints and brushes so that is what was used, and then an Impression Obsession stamp with Gina K black ink.

The inside will be silver on the black again with the sentiment printed on silver text and added when required.  

Have a super day all and thanks for stopping in. 

Entering in Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #298 - Watercolour

Black and White Invite

Hi Ya All
Hope you are having a super day because I am :)

This card was done because I woke up with the idea for it and no matter what it had to stay as envisioned.   Again, for me a plain one, but would be a nice invitation.  The ribbon part could be varied.

So got out the beautiful black and white and went to work, cutting and embossing.   Then the embossing folder is not 6 x 6 so had to work with that and change the design a bit.  Gotta find one.

(Does anyone else absolutely dislike that the rubber sticks to hard to the embossing folder and bottom mat with the Grand Calibur that it takes longer to get it out than to do it or is it just mine doing that. ?? Done that ever since getting it a year or so ago and never thought to ask. Otherwise Love the machine,  One pass for anything and done.    Yes !!!!)

Back to the card.
Here is the bow part as of course it does not show in a straight on picture.

Of course the inside is layered with the white for the metallic paper to go over and a bow from the die is on the top half in white.

That's it.

Stock:   Gina K  black and white
Die:  Tattered Lace Bows and Birds
Ribbon:  Stash
Embossing folder:  Tied Together
Square Stone:  Close To My Heart.

Challenges for this card:
Dies R Us - Challenge #50 - Birds
Just Us Girls - Challenge #346 - Birds
613 Avenue Create - Challenge $179 Anything goes/Wedding stationary twist

Tan and Brown

No idea why this colour combo was used, but it came out ok.   Note that the tag is not stamped or have die cut words on it yet.  As usual saving till needed and it is a temporary clue so can do what is wanted with it off the card.  

The Die on the right going up and down is the complete die, and the rest wiinging its way in pieces to the left of the card were cut and added. 
First though it was cut out a couple of times and embossed with dark brown embossing powder to give it a shine.  

Was kinda playing with the dies that day and seeing what could be made to use and ended up with that. 

Stock:  Gina K Dark Chocolate  
              Neenah Champagne Metallic (which is kinda of a tan so it works)
Dies:    Tattered Lace D 360
             Marianne Die LRO 154
Embossing Powder:  SU Early Espresso
Ink:       Momento Rich Cocoa

The inside has the ivory and then will have a printed text on it or a handwritten note.  Hence the tag left again. :)
Entering into:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #110 - Bingo
                                                     used embossing, die cut, and ribbon 
Crafty Cardmakers   Challenge #165 Monochrome

Thanks for stopping in and have a super day

Mice Wishes

Happy Friday everyone.

Hope you all are having a super day so far. 

This card was so much fun to do.  And of course had to find a challenge or two to put it into.   Am a person who loves all little "critters" so you will probably see lots of them and florals here if you have not visited before.  

Seem to be doing either colouring/watercolour or just dies, and think that it will stay that way.

Here it is

Aren't these wee guys so adorable,  Another House Mouse with the name in the Title.  "Mice Wishes"  I lucked in at a sale and found 9 beautiful stamps, some never used.  Gotta love it .Especially as the only sale we go to each year.  Talk about being lucky at them.  :)

Stock:  Gina K  White and Lemon.   Love that colour. 
             White Cougar for colouring as usual 
DP :       Magenta from a pad a couple of years old.
Markers:  Pro:  Putty, Peach, Mandarin, Orchid
                  Copic:  BG10, BG11l E31, E42, E50, E51,YR 15, Y02 
 Ribbon:    As always from the material store as buy lots at a time so don't run out in a hurry.  

Since this card is for a younger one who likes to see if things will pull off, this is as fancy as it gets.  Last one had the bling all picked off so not going there again for a while,  And no not tiny, :)

Am entering into these challenges as it seems to fit them: 

613 Avenue Create:  Challenge 178 - Anything Goes
Cardsundmore:  Challenge #159 "lets use lots of colour"
Your Next Stamp : Challenge #40 - Colour Challenge
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #64 "include an animal"

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend,  

Floral Embossed Anniversary

Hi Again 

Today is a card with a stamp that has lived here a while but could not decide why I bought it.  Ever do that one?   

Anyways, dug it out and did not like the finished product whole so cut it down and did a layered Anniversary card in the A2 even though the stamp will do a 5 x 7.

This was embossed, then sponged in the flowers and leaves randomly with three colours of ink.  Next to decide what to do as did not like it plain so made a bow then cut out the Happy Anniversary out of an opal stock but it did not show so played about and sponged it as well.  

The inside will have a silver stock and text paper with a printed verse (have so many on here and that is why you never see an inside stamped unless required.)  And the die cut on the left inside sponged again. 

Here you have it. (The "H" is glued down properly now. )

Stock :  - Old pearlized stock ??
Embossing Powder:    Ranger Silver Pearl
Inks:  Tim Holtz -  Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters and Spun Sugar
Stamp:  Penny Black  - "Glory of Modesty"
Ribbon:   Elan

Thanks for stopping by. 

Entered in :
Challenge 294 - Embossing   Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge 126 - Embossing   Crafting for all Seasons

Feminine Birthday

Well, this is for a couple of challenges again.  Another one coloured and never had a home.  :)  Still have a pile but keep doing more anyways. 

Now that I have all the stock in one place and see how many hundreds of sheets that were hidden ????   Have to tell you, the colours picked themselves this time for sure. 

This one is a fun one to colour and tried new colours for hair, so just bear with me as I learn more than what got into a rut doing. 

Am not the best fussy cutter, so just kinda ignore if you see bloops in that part please :)

Stock:  SU  Heavy white, Strawberry Slush and thin white
Coloured Stamp:  Digi from Sassy Studios - Sassy Bubble Bath.  An old one  had for ages,
Sentiment Stamp.  Gina K from the Birthday Duo
Dies:  Marianne LRO242
Ribbon, Elan
Flower  still working on stash
Inki:  Gina K Turquoise Sea
Markers:  Pros:  Ginger, Oatmeal, Blush, Terracotta
                 Copics:  BG000 and BG01

Entered in:
A Feminine Card -   Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge 109
DTBST#334 - Sassy Designs    To use a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful long weekend

Motorcycle Birthday

Well.  Was surprised to find a site for Masculine cards as well as one with that as their challenge theme.  Fit right in with the new stamp that had been looking for ages for as have "riders" in the family.   Gotta love it. !!!

This is done with stock with shimmer lines and Silver stock die cuts but that is as far as it goes for fancy as the person it is for is anything but.  Being the birthday it will be had to be a bit special though.  :)

Stamped the stamp with my momento ink and found it not looking good, so got the Gina K black off it's shelf and what  a difference  Actually was "Black"  Wow.   Impressed.

Now for anyone else would have put a black layer then white then the dp or black card and layers popped, but being for a completely not into fussy person held back completely. For this person this is fancy.
Was a challenge to do this way, so may just have to do another one differently to keep the creative side of me happy.

Stock:  Gina K heavy white and black (inside)
             Silver from the store
DCWV DP from an old pad from ??  I always cut them into 6 x 6 because the fit in the bin instead of in the pads so sorry no idea which pad.

Dies:  Impression Obsession 174W
           Nellies Choice ovals and scalloped ovals

Stamp:  Deep Red.  First one of theirs and love it. (Besides it being a bike )

The inside is black on the white stock, white stock edged and strip of the dp down the left side.   

Entering this in
Cardsundmore:  Challenge 158 - Masculine
Dies R Us - Challenge 49 - Birthday
The Male Room -  Challenge 35 - Transport

Thanks for stopping in .

Floating in the Sun

Hi everyone.
Have been having such fun making cards again and have a whole page full listed to be posted so actually may hit more challenges.
Since I do things backwards, make the cards as I see them and then hope there will be a challenge for them, it sometimes does not happen.  Especially when not even making for ages.  :)

Today's card is another cutie from House Mouse in the stack that I got at a garage sale. Isn't he adorable.
Think it is mudpie.  The stamp is not in the HM drawer.  eeek

This was fun to colour and had to use a sample of one of the new colours of stock called Peekaboo Peach from a friend,  Isn't it a super colour. Matched some old paper so of course had to use.  (shhhh)

Stock:  Su
DP:  Momenta
        Cougar white for markers
Markers:  Pros:  Y417, Y337, Y156, H457, H356
                  Copics:  E01, E42, E31,B000
Need more mouse colours for sure,.

Dies:  Spellbinders S4-114 and S4-293
Punches :  SU
Stamps:  House Mouse
                Teeny Tiney Wishes - SU

There it is.
Am entering it into these two challenges
HouseMouse #219 "You Are My Sunshine"
613 Avenue Create #176 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.

Hibiscus floral

This is one I coloured a while ago and then had no idea what to do with the flowers.  Isn't that the way sometimes. :)

Think Hibiscus are my favourite flower.  Had 20 bushes at the house in every colour I could get.  They were at least 15" across on most plants and absolutely stunning

This is not fancy as wanted the flowers to be the focal point of the card.

Stock:  Gina K
Colouring Stock:  Cougar white
Ribbon, Stash and coloured with Tim Holtz Victorial Velvet as well as the white laye edged with it.
Markers:  Copic: R 91, R83, R85
                 Pro:     Green Shoot, Leaf Green
Stamp:  a digi from Fred She Said

That's it.  Hope you all have a super day and thanks for stopping by.

Am entering this card in :

Tuesday Throwdown #292 "Welcome Spring"

  Mod Squad   April Showers bring May Flowers

Floral in yellow and white

Ok today just one post.  Can't get carried away here :)
This one was actually one of the "plain" ones done before the large poppy one posted yesterday.
It was using watercolour pencils instead of markers, and found it fun. 

Extremely plain, but then some like that.  Should have maybe done some shimmer paint over some of the flowers, but that gives me something to try on another one.

The stamp is a digital that have had for a long time from Buddly Crafts by Pachela called "Flower Emporium"

It could have a wee label or die cut on the bottom angled with something on it when the occasion arises.

You all know I don't generally put anything on them until ready to use as have been caught having the perfect front for someone and the wrong sayings on it.

Stock:  Gina K white and lemon. Love the colour of the lemon and have been saving it.  Will just have to find a way to get it again if use it all.

Pencils:  Stadetler watercolour pencils  but did not use a brush this time.

That's it.

Hope you all have a super weekend. 

Found a challenge where if not posted before going live one can enter the challenge, so am entering the firs one in so many months cannot remember.

It is the Double D Challenge 

Now off to find more to start entering and get into again .  :)

Shopper Stella

Had to post this one as love these to colour when in a whimsy mood.  
She suits last week when a friend and I went to a store "garage sale" and then a stamp store and had a wonderful time as usual.  It can get pretty dangerous when we are out so kind of don't do it too often and then that also makes it more fun.

She is from Bugaboo and one that have had for a few years, coloured before and not used.

Gotta love her, but nope, did not use plastic, but had to put the caption that came with it on as well.

5.5" square card again on

Stock:  Gina K white
            CTMH Gypsy and layering white
Design Paper:   by Carol Leppard- digital
Ink:       CTMH Gypsy
Dies:   SU Framelets labels collection
            Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8
Markers:  Pro, Frozen Lake, Capri Blue, China Blue, Arctic Blue,
                  Lilac, Fuschia Pink, Salmon Oink, Soft Peach, Saffron, Blush,
                  Vanilla, Mint, Oasis, Terracotta, Oatmeal, Ginger

Thanks for stopping by and hope she made you smile.  :)

Poppys on Watercolour paper

Well, played around again as keep getting told people cannot see where to comment, so hopefully this setup works for everyone.  No idea how many have tried now, but that's ok.   

Have been playing and not posting, but at least doing something :) 

This is a large stamp from Penny Black that I love.  So  a 5 x 7 card.

Love colouring and when able am going to just colour and get a bunch made up ahead and to other types when not able.  Then you may just see some postings regularly again.   Sorry for being so rotten at it lately.  

Stock:  Gina K Ivory, Black, Red Hot
Watercolour paper:  from the art store
Markers:  Pro,  Berry Red, Poppy, Lipstick Red,  Leaf Green and Bright Green and copic R89
Black blings ;  stash

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by . 

Peonies in Peach

Here is another floral for you,

Stock is all Gina K Ivory except the flower, which is done on watercolour paper
Peony is a Penny Black Stamp that was done with
-Close To My Heart Whisper Ink and then with the
-Promarkers, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Peach, Soft Peach, and Mandarin used for the Peony and leaves

-Ink for stamping and sponging the layer was Tim Holtz - Ripe Persimmon

Finding a sentiment for it is alway something I decide not to do until whatever the card is required for but it looked so bare that did a temporary one with a SU punched oval and Close To My Heart sentiment from the wee set called "A Quick Hello"
This way it can be removed and what is really wanted added.

The inside is layered with a sponged layer and ready for a sentiment layer over that.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at one of the plainer cards done again.  Did 4 in two days, so still a couple to post.

Tulip Delight

Finally,  another card.  And surprise absolutely plain. !!!

This one was a day where four cards got partially made and then put away for a few, then went back and finished them all yesterday.  

What happened to colour or whatever, assemble and post days?   Absolutely no idea.  Seems the longer retired, the shorter the days.  :)

This beautiful digital is from Fred She Said.   They have the nicest stamps and as love florals but generally do not find many actual stamps went hunting one day and they have absolutely oodles.

Yes, to go with the rest of the week, it is a bit off center, so just remember where it is coming from. 

The painting was done with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberries and Shabby Shutters  on watercolour paper.

Stock:  Gina K Ivory and black

Have a large folder with many dividers in it with Bazzill stock purchased a couple of years ago and never used, as found it too thin for an actual card base, so put away,   That said, whatever the colours are called have no idea as they were a couple of packages of 100 mixed colours.   Going to use for layers as there are some really pretty colours.

Of course the foam tape for popping the top layer, and terrifically tacky red tape as usual and the inside to match.

Have a super day all and thanks for stopping by,

Silver and punch

Really felt like making a card yesterday for a change and so got out new dies and a coupe of colours that generally are not used and played.  Here is the result. 

Does anyone else but me think I am stuck in a "love" type rut.  :)

The card stock is silver and punch stardream

Took the dies, and of course cut a silver one facing to the middle of the silver instead of the outside, even though a border die.  Anyone need a coffee. :)
Then after doing them both the right way cut the stock to the sizes wanted to kind of go with the length of the die, which as seen is not quite the card length, 

Then took another Marianne die set of three hearts and this is the larger one, some silver shimmer ribbon and went to work. 

The punch an silver border pieces are on foam tape to pop them and the embossed die cut heart glued in place over the ribbon. 

Too plain - so out come the wee bitty bling again and put a dozen on it in total, but so tiny that's ok. 

Inside the next heart is in the middle of the left side with the right left for the personalization over a punch colour on the silver.  Die cut border of course. 

Stock:   Stardream Silver and Punch
Dies:  Marianne LRO159, LRO 395
Red Tacky tape
Ribbon from stash
Bitty Bling:  Close To My Heart

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful weekend.

Turquoise birthday with Silver embossing

This is one done a while ago .

The woman is a bit fancy but not too much, so did it with the regular stock an embossing with just a glitter ribbon an the small half pearls,

and, because not having a printer that worked so could not print off a custom verse did the inside below.

Was in such a hurry to get it done that did not write down the items used. Nor did I realize the pictures were not the vibrant turquoise as usual, but anyone looking knows the colours I use lots,  :)

Sorry about that,

Think it is time to put the coloured items on actual cards an get them posted a have actually been doing that again.

Have a wonderful day everyone

Butterfly Cross stitch

While taking a breather from the cards and doing things that had to be done and get on with life did a few small cross stitch hangings that yes, need to be pressed and framed,  but that will come,

Was going through a container thought to have finished products in it and patterns and found at least 6 to do, and a few more patterns with two or three in them,  oops :)

Here is a 5 x 7 butterfly one.   See -been busy at something,

Because of the colours and being butterflies, of course this is one done,  :) 

Thanks for stopping by,


Turquoise and White.. (Did stamp but could be for any occasion)

This is another one made a bit back in the new year when playing with the dies.

This  is with one of the favourite colour combinations to use again, 

It is just the die set as is, a always do one like the set to start with before playing about with them and mixing and matching, unless single dies.

Did actually stamp a Happy birthday on it, but that layer is just temporary and will probably change for something else or a flower  or a number for an anniversary. ??

After edging the white, took the ink and sponged the ribbon to give it a bit of colour to add to it a bit and when the card gets used it could have wee bling n it of pearls or whatever depending on whom it goes to. 

Stock:     Gina K  White and Turquoise Sea 
Ink:          Gina K  Turquoise Sea
Ribbon:  Stash from material store
Dies:       Creative Expressions - "Vienna" set
and foam tape, red tape of course. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day.

New Set Up to Enable Comments

Who Knew

Had to finally go in and change the complete look to just basic to get the comment things back where they are supposed to be.

All that playing about and frutration could have been avoided if not wanting colour on the page, 

So.  sorry it if looks plain to all, but gotta do what makes it work. :)

Have a super day everyone,

silver-gey and mauve

Hi everyone,

Another die cut one coming at you,   Did get out the paints but did not like the results, so more practice coming up :)

Found more metallic stock to try and so this is with it and new dies from the holidays, so enjoy,

Again in the romantic, love area so could be used for an anniversary, shower, wedding or valentines day,  with a verse printed off on metallic paper put inside for the occasion,

I decided to use the silver-grey for the card an then just pop one layer with the mauve.  And again a 5.5" square

This is a beautiful Marianne border die that was cut on both sides of a piece of the mauve stock.   It becomes such a delicate edge.  Just love it  :)

Wanting to use the new rose die as well, meant some scouting through the die samples cut to see what would go best and give me the look wanted, so back to the die drawers and pulling out a bunch and playing around on the card till finding the look wanted.   Ended up with the Memorybox Poppy dies for the branch and word.

They were in the silver-grey as well, and it does look even nicer in real with being popped.

The inside has the same border cut mauve on the silver and the verse or whatever will go on a light matching metallic paper layered over that

Thanks for stopping by and remember not able to get the comment thingy unless giving clicks on the title,   oops  I clicked on it and brought up the word comment then clicked on the area under it as a hand showed and now a comment thing comes up .    Not too sure what is going on with this blog and this area but hey.  Will keep trying and get hold of blogger to see why it quit.

thanks for your patience


Stock:  Neenah
Border die:  Marianne LRO295
Rose Die:     Marianne LRO396
Branch Die: Poppy  963
"Love":         Memory Box 98639   
Terrifically Tacky red tape
Foam tape (bulk buy)
Matching metallic paper 

Romance in Lilac

Here is yet another die cut one. :)    Do actually have watercolours done, but not put on any cards yet so guess they should be next

Was in a similar frame of mind yet again and so went with another 5 x 7 .

This is the beautiful Stardream again in the ice and lilac
Decided the colour scheme first as usual. (know that I do things backwards lots, that's me)

Then decided on that die again from my friend's set.  (may just have to break down and get one) and went to work,

The Marianne dies are so great to work with and were the first ones tried. 

The lilac layer is popped with the foam tape and then the die cut in lilac was glued to the ice layer and both popped as to not make it too thick.

The bride and groom were popped on that layer and the ribbon added along with the wee bling in her hair and his lapel.

Since the ribbon had the embossed silver hearts on it left the rest alone, but who knows some more wee bling may end up at the bottom right.

Stock:  Stardrream
Dies:  Marianne Die and Frantic Stamper die
Bling:  Close To My Heart
Ribbon:  Stash from the UK from a friend    Thanks again Di..
of course  the red tacky tape and foam tape that are both obtained in large rolls  :)

Thanks for stopping in and remember the title has to be clicked to brung up the comments and have no idea why and cannot get it to change.

Anniversary in Coral and Opal

Hi all. 

This is one for a special couple and looks much better in real than on here, but that is normal at times with this colour combination,

This is a die  a friend owns by Marianne and love it,  May just be on the next wish list, but promised myself to get everything in house now organized better as having in cupboards does not work for me.  :)

Was cutting a few out while having the die and went back to a favourite combination to actually make one.   This is a 5 x 7 card again,  as am having fun with the larger sizes.

So taking that and playing about with stamps to fit the occasion was a treat.  Anyone knowing me, knows that the salutation part is usually left blank until the card is required, but in this case got out stuff and went to work :)  That said it could be for a wedding, shower or whatever. 

The first coral layer is popped up, the two die cuts taped together then popped, and the salutation layer popped as well.  


Stock:  Stardream coral and opal
Stamp :  Inspired by Stamping - All Year Wishes II
Embossing powder:  Close To My Heart
Flower:  stash

Tape:  Terrifically tacky red tape an tombow glue where required.
Foam Tape:  no idea, just buy a huge roll of it at the stamp store.  I mean huge!!

thanks for stopping in and have a super weekend all.  

Sorry,  but you still have to click on the title to get the comment link up.  \no matter what I try it does not come up unless doing that,  Maybe one day. :)

First post of the New Year.

 Hi All,

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season with your families and friends, and all the best for the coming year.

Well it has been a long time and still cannot figure out how to get my watermark to work in Gimp. so nothing on this one, but miss posting. :)

Another square one with die cuts and an embossed layer

Was a fun one and played about with others as well and actually ready to osr, but for the not getting the watermarks on them,   Ughhh,


Stock:  Close to My Heart White and Pear
Embossing folder:  Close To My Heart
Die Set:  Creative Expressions,  Oslo
Ribbon:  Fabric Store
Pearls:  David Tutera

Thanks for stopping by and hope have the comment thing fixed.

no place to comment


found no way to have it on here as is, but if you click on the title of the post now the comment area will come up.    That is the only way it wants to work on here,. 

Thanks for the patience all     

Have a good one  

Using a negative

Hi all

Love to use the negative die cut if remember to do on a stock that can centre on, so did that with this card,  again with the dies

This is done with the poppy and white stocks from CTMH  in a 5.5 square again and taking a  layer of colour, laying on the white, then another white one.  The top white layer has foam tape all around it to pop it up even.

Next the larger colour die cut it set down into the opening over the white layer, foam tape put on the back of the assembled middle pieces (white layer and colour) and it is popped on in the centre.   Then adding the corners, ribbon and flowers,   All able to be mailed as just the one actual popped layer, 

oops noticed that the one corner was coming unglued in the pix,  but it is fixed now as put in a cello with it's envelope,  Must have hit it when still wet, but that happens.  

 See,  gotta check these pix better before loading,  and, gotta find how to get my watermark on in gimp.  :)

Sue Wilson and Cheery Lynn dies on this with flowers from stash and some more of my bulk ribbon,   love getting the 100 yd spools.  Never seem to run out,  :)

Thanks for stopping by, have a good day,