Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Want to wish all my friends and family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and a joyous Kwansa.

Hope everyone has a healthy and creative New Year.
From my house to yours.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fill Your Christmas Stocking

Made this stocking for a swap on Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group. I liked the way it turned out. One side is brown leather that I found in my stash and put it through my Big Shot with the new stocking die by Stampin'Up. The reindeer is a TH die, and the rest of the embellishments are from stash. Snowflakes are cut from glitter paper and a snowflake punch. That paper was really hard to cut with the punch.
The side showing is made of paper with leather cuff, heal and toe made with the leather. The Rosette the TH die. Stocking is filled with this and that. I found a Christmas pin in my stash that I also added.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Advent calendar

I was surprised last week with a gift in the mail from a friend. A beautiful vintage advent calendar. Each little pocket has a saying and/or chocolate. Thanks so much June C. You are the best.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A couple of things I've been working on.

I've picked up my knitting needles again and made this hat for a Christmas present. It is made from yarn called Rozetti Marina. Great to work with.
The banner is for a swap. You only can see part of it. Hopefully enough to get the idea. It spells Believe.
While I was away I had brought along some supplies but not enough to get to fancy. So the first card you see is from that adventure.
I think fall is my best season for colour.
The Side Step Card is for a swap too. I used Graphic45 Christmas Emporium collection.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Trash to Treasure 3rd Yr Blogaversary

Lynn is having a wonderful giveaway. Check out her blog
Leave a comment and make sure you mention the awesome BONUS she will be adding to her giveaway.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just a couple of tags I made a few weeks ago for a swap on Altered Pages.

Winter Season around the corner

The winter season and Christmas is just around the corner. It's a great time to be creative. There are so many possibilities for design. If you like a new challenge or are looking for a group that is not afraid to try new things, then I have a group for you.

So come on over and have some fun with us.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nothing New

Sorry, I haven't posted. Boy it looks like it's almost a month. I just received a new computer and I'm still learning my way around Windows 7 and Firefox. Trying to recover all my pictures, videos, contacts etc.
I am also going a away for a couple of weeks as well. I'm bringing stuff to work on, so I'll be playing.
Have a great autumn. Stay tuned. Hugs to all my followers.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween Mask

I always loved the thought of going to a maskerade party from centuries ago. All dressed up and waltzing around the ballroom. The ladies with their beautiful handheld masks. Here is my version. The plastic mask was purchased years ago at Micheal's. Background paper is a Japanese imported paper with gold running through it. Stampin'Up ribbons,and rosette flower made from Stampin'Up paper. Wooden dowel, feathers and butterfly from stash. Rhinestones are also from Stampin'Up.
This was a great challenge and I hope you will have fun making one yourself. Enjoy an artful journey.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween in a teacup

I know I did make this cup as 3d as the other memmbers of the swap, but it was fun to do this way. The hand and skelton came from the Dollar store. Paper was Stampin'Up and misc stickers from Martha Stewart and stash.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A couple of journal pages

Here is a page from a journal swap we are doing on the group. The theme in this book is Alice in Wonderland. So I used Graphic 45 paper, and a stamp from Oxford Expressions.

Board Book

These are a few pages I did for my board book swap. All the images used were from Altered Pages. see Altered Pages here All embellishments are from stash (unknown), papers are from Stampin'Up, Tim Holtz and other sources. It was a fun project. It is very thick so I hope my partner likes it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Halloween Book

The book started out to be Toilet Paper Rolls flattened. Covered with papers from everywhere, many from Stampin'Up. Embellishments from Tim Holtz paper,alcohol inks, dies, and other things from Dollar Store finds.

Halloween cont'd

to be continued.

My TP book for Halloween

Last few pages..more to come

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Giveaway

I've been thinking that I might have a give away on my blog when I reach 200 followers. I really appreciate all of you who have been following my journey and leaving comments. As soon as I get my book swaps out of the way I will have a place to gather some goodies and post a picture of all you will receive. So stayed tuned.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wild Wild West ATCs

A couple of atcs I made recently for a swap about the wild wild west. The collage sheets were from Luna. The map of Texas was from a candy box someone has sent me.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Textured Canvas "Enjoy the Journey"

I had fun today, creating this whimsical lady on a painted textured background. I drew her and then used gesso to white out the background. Cut out a dress and added gesso to that to soften it. She was then painted with acrylics and outlined with my new Pitt Pens. I love the way she turned out. It was my first time doing this kind of art. She is cute, don't you think?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Altered Pages card

Another card using images from Altered Pages. Have you been there lately? Lots of new sheets, stamps and other supplies you will want to try.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fun Tags

I created these tags last night since I couldn't sleep. The tags were first sprayed with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists. The images are from some epherema that I received and fell in love with.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dreaming of Paris!

Have you ever dreamed of going to Paris. A romantic city with ancient architecture, cobble stones, and outdoor cafes. Created this card using an image from Altered Pages. Enjoy your journey.

Back to School Cards

I made these cards using Altered Pages collage sheets. School is just around the corner for many children. Summer is almost over. Being away for weeks, it was hard to get back into the swing of things, so I also start with some easy cards.

I'm back!

Just got back from holiday to British Columbia. We toured Bowen Island, Vancouver Island and the city of Vancouver on the main land. Had a great time.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Forever canvas

Using the theme "Forever" this is Michelle's last canvas. Using the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debuntante collection. Flowers created by Tim Holtz rosette die, T Holtz gears and metal flowers from 'unknown'. She lived the way this one turned out. This is for her sister in remembrance of their Dad.

When life springs forward

Another canvas remembering spring as nature bursts to life again. May be always remember the springs in our lives. The papers are from Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection.
The 3rd canvas yet to come.

Dancing through Life

One of 3 canvases that I'm doing for a friend. Using a 12x12 canvas, adhered beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Curtain Call collection. These canvases are for her and her family to remember their dad. Her dad doesn't have much longer to live and she wants to surprise him with this gift.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday's Tag "secrets"

Tag is first distressed with Glimmer Mists (Tattered Angels); stamped with the Lady in a long coat by Altered Pages, the flower image is also by Altered Pages, sheet #598. Buttons from stash. What is her secret? I guess we will never know. Maybe it's hiding under her long coat, or maybe she has been stood up in the garden.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My newest 10 min cards

Background papers and cardstock is by Stampin'Up. Images are from Altered Pages. I love doing the 10 min cards. I like to use up what is sitting on my table. It's one way of cleaning off you table without throwing things away.

Monday, July 11, 2011

A pretty little card

I love making cards, tags, atcs with left over paper and embellishments after finishing another project. Here is my most recent card. Simple but cute.
Thanks for visiting my block. You are all great followers.

Le Romantique canvas

This is actually not a stretch canvas but a piece of 7.5x7.5 mdf board that I painted the edges and covered the surface with some paper by K&Co. The image is cut from Graphic 45 LeRomantique collection. The pearl and lace are by Prima. Handmade satin roses and metal flowers by Graphic 45 finish the piece. I just love doing these little canvases. So many of the new papers by Graphic 45 and other companies really inspire me. Enjoy

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Altered spoon

This is not my best steampunk, but it was fun to do. I found this old dessert spoon from a collector's series. It has a kangaroo at the top..but it's from a Canadian collection. In the bowl of the spoon I glued in some watch parts to look like they were spilling out. It's for a swap so I hope my partner likes it. The group has been doing some really awesome spoons. Mine pales in comparison. I will do another one later on.