Sunday, December 28, 2008

ABC ATC's First installment

Ok for the next few months I'm involved in a swap where you do atc's starting with the letters of the alphabet, each month you do 4 of them. So to start in January these are my first ones Achooo!, Baby Boy, Cattitude, and Dogs. Come back sometime next month to see what I come up with for the next installment of our ABC ATC's

Saturday, December 20, 2008

This was a simple birthday card I did for one of the superintendants that I work with at the condominium. He liked it as it reminded him of Newfoundland, which is where he is from.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Skiing is a big time winter sport, one that I've personally never tried it, but love the idea of this snowman going for a ride on them. Anyway just love this snowman and wanted to use it again on another card.

Warm Holiday Wishes

Ok this card came about when playing with some alcohol inks. I used a cranberry, gold and eggplant colors by adirondak on glossy cardstock and blended them with blending solution, which came up with this very nice color, thought it was too nice just to stay in the background and thought it looks like a varigated wool, so alas came the idea of die cutting the paper into mittens. I hope you like them. I've been trying to get myself into trying new things with stamps and inks.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Distress Inks and Chipboard

The first card is a birthday card that I used two different distress inks on the background of it. and then used some distress ink on the flower it self, for the leaves I used some really old looking green paper on it, then distressed the edges with sandpaper and inked them with a dye ink a darker tone of green. and put a touch of stickles gold glitter in the center of the flower. The card itself is an old vintage double sided cardstock I had and the tag is using the otherside of the paper for the inside part stamped the saying and bee with black ink.

The second card is again made with this double sided cardstock that I have, part of the same pack as the first one, one side is the red and the other side is the stripe. the chipboard flowers are done with dye ink in strawmat color and distressed and used teabag distress ink on the outside and in the middle then a red rhinestone in the center. The butterfly is done teabag distress on the antennae and the body, then the whole thing is done in the redbrick distress ink, then I had some tiny amber rhinestones which I added on and red onto the antenae. For the saying I used embrace life. from stampn' up. The slider was made with a rectangle piece of the same paper and just used ribbon punch from stampn up to make it into a slider. found some old looking ribbon and attached to card, with slider.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Post it Note, Snowmen Holders

This is a post it note holder that I've been making for all the seniors that are coming to our Christmas dinner next weekend. So far we have 32 coming. I've made 40 so if we have some extra people come at last minute then I'll have enough or maybe give one to each of the helpers. They are simple to make.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Glittery Cards

Well it's Christmas card time and I'm into the glitter. Since when I think of Christmas that's all apart of it : new fallen snow, ornaments, lights, and so forth, so I'm into making some cards that glitter too.Cindy

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Faux Linen Christmas Swap

Ok these are the cards for the other swap I signed up for. It was a faux linen Christmas swap. I had these fabric Poinsettias used the gold and silver colors from them to make the linen and put them both on a Herritage red cardstock and used ribbon and stamped Merry Christmas on them. I actually like the way they turned out. Hope everyone is having a great weekend an will talk to you more soon. Oh by the way keep popping back over to my photobucket to see the other Christmas cards that I'm doing as they are in there. Too many of them to post all here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Snowflake Swap Cards

Hi Everyone, Well it's again been along time since I've posted anything on here, well I've been busy making Christmas cards, and also decided to sign up for a couple of swaps. The first one is a snowflake swap. I made these two cards for that swap.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Hi All
Well not a whole lot to say It's been a very hectic couple of weeks. I've been having some health issues still with the nerves in my legs which they've not been able to figure out what's going on as of yet, and I was on a week off work figuring on getting a bunch more Christmas cards done, but then got a phone call from my brother that my father had passed away. So I had to fly out to Winnipeg and get to Brandon for the funeral this past Monday and then Fly home again, so I got home on Tues. late, and went back to work on Wed. So that's about all that's happening. I'm hoping to spend a great deal of time working on more Christmas cards this weekend as hubby is working. We'll see what happens. Catch you all soon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Where are the Christmas cards?

OK some confusion as to where the christmas cards are, go to the side bar and click on the link to my photobucket and you'll see them there.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Christmas Cards

Hi All, I've been busy making Christmas cards, I've done over 40 so far, and I've got quite a number to go. I've got two orders already totally 50, so I need to make enough for them as well as the ones I wish to send then of course there will be more orders coming in next month as well. Anyway If you wish to take a gander at them you can check them out over at my photobucket site, which I'll update with new ones as I get them done.
Anyway hope everyone is doing fine and thanks for keeping up with my blog. My photobucket site will be posted on the side bar.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's been awhile

Well its been a while since I've posted anything on here. I've been having some health issues and haven't really been doing too much, but here is one card that I made the other day. I'll post some of the Christmas cards that I've done recently in the next few days. I'll be on vacation over the next week so I may have some time to put in a few new cards and things I've been working on.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Red and Black ATCs

These are two atc's that I made for a red and black swap. the japanese lady also has gold glitter on her dress and also some on the flowers in the corners. The gold on the flower one are embossed peel off stickers.
Enjoyed making these.

Black and White Card

this is one of the cards that I've done for the black and white swap I'm in. The vase was stamped twice. The first one is the bottom layer , then I put the roses into the vase and then stamped a second time and put it on top of the first layer to give the effect of a proper vase of flower.

The theme was black and white, and I must say it is very striking to look at.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

card caddy

This is the front of one of the card caddys I made for a swap. I know that when some people make these they put cards of the same theme into them. I was thinking of doing that, but then decided that I would add 4 different cards into them. I was happy with the final results. I hope the ladies I made them for will be happy with them.

Teabag folded cards

These are two cards I made for a teabag folding swap that I'm in. I enjoy doing teabag folding every now and then. Both of these folds I'm not sure of who came up with them but are very nice. My friend Carrie shared them with me and they were a lot of fun to do Thanks Carrie.

Monday, August 11, 2008

These are two cards that I made for a card sketch swap I'm into a purple mode these days. Anyway enjoyed making them and I like doing sketch cards.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lavender and Mint Cards

These are two simple cards that I made for a lavender and Mint Green Swap. I used my cuttlebug for the background which is a new embossing folder, then put on a couple of metal butterflies I found at a dollar store. and added some glitz and that's it.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bar Mitzvah

Well I was asked if I could come up with a card for a Bar Mitzvah for someone. So I said that I would work on it, and have it for them next week. Well this morning, I came up with this card. I'm ok with it. What do you think?


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Triangle tri fold card

This is the first of these cards I made. I used a combonation of stamp'n up stamp and stamps from SeeD set that I have with a friendship verse.
I enjoyed making this card. I've since made a couple more which I'll post at a later date when I have a chance to scan them, but they are slightly larger in size.

Monday, August 4, 2008

These are two matchbook cards that I made for a swap at CMBH as well. I'm not quite sure what I think of them yet. I enjoyed doing them, but not sure if I am liking the results yet.

Multi Stamp Swap Cards.

These were made for another swap at CMBH. The first is using an all night media Japanese set. I used the bamboo for the background on the faux silk and then stamped it in gold on the black and then stamped the Japanese lady on red. The second is using a bug set from Stampn' up. They were both fun cards to make.

Thank you Cards

These are two Thank you cards that I made for a swap at CMBH (cards made by hand).
The first is using felt fusion. and the second is using a doodle stencil. and some lovely black and white papers. These were a joy to make for this swap.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Another swap, this time the theme was summertime. I love this set of stamps from Stampn' Up. I colored them with Marvy Le Plume markers doing with watercoloring technique. The background is done using paisley embossing folder and cuttlebug.

Shaped Cards

These are another two swap cards. The theme of the swap was shaped cards, they had to be anything other than a square or rectangle. So I did Octagons, and then added circles and 3D images onto them. I like the way they turned out. I think that we don't experiment with different shapes often enough as we all tend to do squares or rectangles as they are easier to cut. Anyway it was a fun swap to do.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rose Cards and matching ATC's

Here is a rose card with matching atc that I made today. I used the cuttlebug to do the background of the card, then punched out the hearts and made 3d roses for the front. It worked out perfectly as the sheet had a smaller rose of the same type. Oh this is for another swap. I'm trying to catch up on.

Summertime ATC's

These are some summertime atc's that I did for another swap. I did 6 since I like to keep two for myself. I've not decided which one's I'll keep for me yet.

Swing (Flip Flop ) Card

This is a swing (flip-flop) card that I made for a swap. I just love this stamp set. It is perfect for anyone LOL.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Monochromatic Cards

These are two cards which I made for a monochromatic swap I'm in. I like the way they turned out, and they were quite simple to make.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Magnolia Blog Candy

Here's a place to find some great blog candy. Also to help out a wonderful cause.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Baby Card

Hi Everyone:
Well today I'm off to a baby shower for the property manager where I work. They have adopted a baby boy from somewhere in Africa and they are awaiting his arrival. Her Sister and friends are having a shower for her and this is the card that I made to go along with the gift.
The inside sentiment reads:
A home where a child
is welcomed and loved
is the happiest home
Amber and Ali
Wishing you
and your new son
a lifetime filled with
love and happiness.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Double Diagonal Folded Cards

This is one of two Double Diagonal folded cards that I did. I used double sided cardstock to do the fold instead of paper like in the tutorial at splitcoast stampers. the tags have flowered paper with a flower of the two different colors of the cardstock and then I put the words Happy and Birthday on them and to tie it all together in the them put a birthday cake on the front of them.

Gatefold Sympathy

This is a sympathy card that I made for a lady that lives in the condo where I work. She wants to send it to Jamacia and I'm happy that she liked it. It's another gatefold card with a simple verse on the inside.


Red ATC's

Here are the red atc's I made for a swap at CMBH, one of the groups I belong to. I used stamps to make them the cupcake one is from a new small set that I just purchased and added some glitter onto the icing so that it shone a bit. The other stamp is a bow of flowers I borrowed from a friend with the buzzing lady bug.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


This is a music card with a matching atc. I decided to use paper that had music notes on it and made a teabag folded medalion and the saying is one that I love it says :

Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything "Plato"

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Black and White ATC's

These are black and white atc's which I made for a swap. The flower ones are stamped vase embossed with white ink, the flowers are made with daisy punch and the black dots just a 1/4 in punch and the stems are done with white pencil.

The butterflies are stamped and embossed with white on black then cut out, the antenae are stamins for flowers painted black and put on with tape, then the butterflies are put on with silicone to give it dimension. The word Dream is a vinyl black stickers I've had around for ages, and the background is swirls done on the cuttlebug. Cindy

Scrap Friendship Cards

Here are a couple of Friendship cards done. They were done using scrap paper and cut it with a rotary tool into curved pieced, laid out on the card with Friendship stamped in corresponding colr and flowers and brads added afterwards. Great way to use up some of the scraps around.