Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Soul book start

Well I finally did it!!!  I started out my soul book!  I'm so happy about that because I have been wanting to do something to document this year and having a hard time to commit to something. This seems like something that I can totally do.  I have found the soul book via the youtube channel of Christie B and you can also find her blog here.

And I had been super lucky to have a great shop owner on Etsy give me one of her beautiful mandalas.  You can see the mandala that I used here.  It's from Coloring Craft Shack.

I have made a video to share with you all my mental process through this.  It was quite emotional and unexpected.  I didn't start of thinking that I would do this entire page... it just happened.


And here is the journaling spread that I have made.
As my son said this is totally not my typical style... but I really love how it turned out.  It's the start page of the book.  I used some acrylic paints, a stencil, a stamp from Eclectica and some stamping with a mat, stabilo pencil and some pitt pen.  The mandala was colored with some gel pens as well as coloring pencils.  And then I fussy cut it out.

I'm entering this spread in the following challenges:
  1. 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and I didn't really do the spring but it is spring colors
  2. Dragonfly dreams challenges - Anything goes
  3. Corrosive challenges by janet - Anything goes
  4. My time to craft challenge - No design papers
  5. More mixed media challenge - Option yellow... didn't use much a bit but not much
That's it for me for today.  Hope you have a great Tuesday!!!

Hugs



Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Bud Hippo - Sandra Caldwell new release

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  What a week.  I have been working later at work... this means getting home later... preparing the meal later and obviously after eating well it's time for bed... almost anyway lol.  This means no crafty time for me and I miss it!!!

But because it's Friday it also means that there are new release over at Sandra Caldwell's etsy store.  And you can find this super cute Spring Bud Hippo there.

I made a video of the process of this.


And here is a closer look at my mixed media journaling out of the box.  The sentiment was found online and typed on a word document and then torn out.

I used a bunch of left over papers for this as well as a silicone mat for stamping.  The texture paste is from Heidi Swapp.  I colored the super cute hippo with my copics and then fussy cut her out.  I added a bit of sparkly washi at the bottom so that she is kind of doing a tight rope split lol.

I'm entering this mixed media piece in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting by designs - Anything goes
  2. Crafty sentiments - anything goes
  3. Inspiration destination challenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Crafty gals corner challenges - 3 plus layers - I put a lot of layers on this as you can see on the video :)
  5. Tuesday throwdown - Tropical critters.
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great rest of the day and that you will be able to craft :)

Hugs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lucy Loo "sniff" - The East Wind new release

Well there's a brand new release image by Unky over at the East Wind Etsy store. And because it's a Lucy Loo I just HAD to play with her.

However I'm very sad because I made a video to share with you all and my memory card bugged... and so the video didn't register properly :(

I was playing in one of my junk journal, the one that I made for my vacation last year but didn't really use.

I found a sentiment in a magazine that I thought would go well with her.

The background to the page is done in Panpastel.  I had done the entire book that way to have some sort of background.  I used some of my newest washis :)  love love love washi (you can see my haul's videos about that lol).  The image was colored with my copics and then I fussy cut her out.  I added some gel roll pen to her wings.  I also used a silicone mat to do some stamping.  And I got some paper scraps from a fellow youtuber and used some of it here.

I'm entering this journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Color inspiration monday - Anything goes hand colored
  2. Dragonfly dreams challenges - Anything goes
  3. We love 2 create - Anything goes mixed media
  4. Crafts and me inspiration - Things with wings
That's it for me for today!  Have a great day!!!

Hugs



Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Bunny

And I have one more... yup I said it one more!  3 posts in one day!!!  wooo hooo that's a lot for me these days.

This last one is for a little girl and I used one of the great images that I had for a long time.  I couldn't find it in the store so it might have been a freebie at one point because Bugaboo digi store has freebies every Friday.

I decided to  use this great sketch:

And here is my card.
I used some left over papers from my previous cards that were from American craft - Amy Tangerine.  I added some bling from Queen &co twinkle goosebumps.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Stella-says-sketch-challenge-507 - Sketch
  2. Catch the bug blog - Anything goes
  3. DL Art - Bunnies and/or ducks 
  4. Crafting by designs - Happy Easter
  5. The paper shelter - Easter
Ouf... it's done all my posts :)  Hope you have enjoyed those cards and can be inspired by some of them!  Have a great Monday

hugs

Easter Wishes

Told you that I would be back lol and here I am with another Easter card.  Another great image from Sandra Caldwell as well and this time this one is on sale until end of April 3rd... so not much time left to grab it at that special 1.5$ price!  Run run run... but not before you have check out my card lol

The image that I used is called Chocolate Bunny

I followed this fab sketch

And here is the card that I created.  This one is for a little boy.  So I didn't want it to be too girly.
The paper is from American Craft - Amy Tangerine.  I used copics to color this image as well as my wink of Stella in gold for the foil.  I fussy cut the image.  I used my grand square and my circle die from Spellbinder.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I finished this card with a little bit of bling on the sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Creative sketchy girls - Sketch
  2. Crafting when we can challenges - Animals
  3. Pink gem challenge blog - Furry friend challenge
  4. My time to craft challenge - Woodland animals or Easter - he is both :)
  5. Alphabet challenge blog - B for bunnies
That's it for this post but there's still one more to come!  Yup I'm on fire today!!!!

Hugs

Smelling the flower bunny

Well I'm big time into making cards right now lol I haven't made them in forever and well I depleted the stock that I had so now I need to have new ones and with Easter coming up you know what that means.

For this card I used a great image that you can find over at Sandra Caldwell's etsy store it's named Smelling flower bunny.


I needed some inspiration and used this great sketch to make it.

I'm really happy with how cheerful this card turned up like!
The bunny was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  I used paper from the set American Crafts - Amy Tangerine.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used my spellbinder circle die and my Quickutz oval die to make this.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Cheerful sketches challenge - Sketch
  2. Dream valley challenges- our 4 legged friends
  3. Come and get it challenge - Easter
That's it for this post but more to come :)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Opening Flower - Alphabet journaling

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I'm still sort of out of it.... the vacation made it hard for me to get back into a routine.  I'm kind of out of it.  And because of the vacation I'm a day late to share this make with the great new release freebie image of The East Wind.

All you need to do to be able to get this great image is to register for the news letter!  And you can find the newsletter registration on this site.

I wanted to play in one of my other journals.  One that has been quite neglected actually.  Last year after seeing KagedFish on youtube show her alphabet scavenger hunt I thought I would do the same thing.  So I set up a book to use for that.  But you know me.... I have trouble just gluing papers down without putting some sort of journaling to it.... so I ended up using it for alphabet but with some digital images and basically journaling but with alphabet.  And then I just let it be and didn't play in it anymore...

So today it's playing with it :)  Of course since it's just a book it's better if I don't use too much wet medium so I limited it to some Tattered Angel inks (some of the new ones that I got :) )

Here is the video of my making this:
And here is the journaling page upclose

I colored the image with my copics and then used some gell roll pen on the dress a bit.  I used some little bits of papers that had been sent to me by Rosaleen (this and that on youtube).  Around the bird I used some blue stabilo pencil and used some water to make it spread a bit.  The tattered angel sprays used are from the set Lucky and the set Easter.  The fun part of this journaling is that there is book text already in the back of this therefore some interest already created that doesn't need to be added.

I'm entering this journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Altered eclectics - Anything goes no card
  2. Connie can crop - Reuse reduce recycle - I'm using a book for the journal, the bits of papers where left over that a fellow crafter gave me instead of throwing away (you can see the bottom piece of paper is one that had been used for dies or something of the sort).
  3. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - Anything goes using patterned paper
  4. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  5. Creatalicious challenges - Anything goes with the option of flowers - used a digi that had a flower on it.
That's it for this post.  Hope you like what I have done and will go and check out the newsletter!

Hugs

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Another b-day card

So I had to make another b-day card.  And for this one I used another fabulous image from Sandra Caldwell and this one is also for sale!!!  Wooop wooop.  It's called My fathers son.

And I used another great sketch this time from Sketch Saturday.
and here is the card that I made with this fabulous image
And I used the paper from Simple stories - Legacy.  I used my Quickutz ovals for this as a background.  I used some Robin's nest dew drops.  The sentiment was found online and I used my copics to color this image and then I fussy cut it up.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Sketch saturday - Sketch
  2. Lemon shortbread challenge - Anything goes
  3. Incy wincy designs - Happy b-day
  4. Making memories crafting - Add some layers
Hope you like this card and most of all I hope that the person that gets it will like it!

Hugs

Rosie Chick

I have some birthdays coming up and I really needed to get going on making some cards.  I have been slacking in that respect recently.

There's a totally fabulous sale over at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy store and it's up until the 3rd of April.  There are tons of images for 1.5$ instead of 3$.  Such a great great deal!!!!

For this card I'm using the Rosie Chick image.  And I wasn't sure what to do for this card so I went and checked out Wednesday Sketch over at Outlawz and as usual they had a great sketch which ended up being the base for my make.

Here is my card
The paper that I used for this is from Kaisercraft - Confetti.  I added a little ribbon, a flower from prima.  The image was cut using the grand nestabilities oval dies.  I used a great sentiment that my friend Lisa from Decosse dynamite Doodles.  The image was colored with my copics.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
  2. Just-add-ink - Just add criters
  3. Creative knockouts - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great Saturday and get to be creative!!!

Hugs 

Friday, March 31, 2017

I hear you - new digi from Sandra Caldwell


Hey everyone!!!  There's a brand new release of images today by Sandra Caldwell.  You can find them in the store here.  And while you are there, check out the fabulous sale that she has going on until April 3rd!  Lots of digis are 1/2 price!!!!  Yes they are only 1.5$.

The digi that I'm using today is called 1470 I Hear Ya. It really reminded me of one of my sons so I had to use it to prepare his b-day card. His b-day is coming up in the month of April.


I have so many papers in my stash that I'm not sure anymore which sets this comes from.  I added some buttons also from my stash.  The image was colored with copics and then fussy cut out.  The sentiment was found online and I thought it was perfect for him.  He likes to be philosophical.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  2. Crafty gals corner challenges - Anything goes
  3. Creative moments - anything goes
  4. Simon says stamp - Anything goes
  5. Artistic inspirations challenges - anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great day!!!!

Hugs

Canvas Corp mega haul

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Take care of my cat- The east wind

Hey everyone!!!!  Hope you are all doing fabulous.  I am just back from vacation.  And wow what a weather to be back too.  But hey you have to be back at one point and back to work.

However today I'm not here for this I'm here to share with you a fabulous new image from The East Wind called Take care of my cat.  Since I love my cats (miss them on my trip).  And this image was a great one to use in my Journaling out of the box.

I have made a video of the making of this mixed media piece.
And here is the make that I have done with her.  Lots of paints and left over papers.  As well as some stamping.  The sentiment was found online.

There was lots of paper scraps on my desk and I used them here.  The image was colored with my copics.

I'm entering this make in the following challenges:

  1. Crafty gals corner challenges - Anything goes
  2. Simon says stamp blog - anything goes
  3. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  4. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great day.

Hugs

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Please Bee in touch

Hello everyone, I'm here tonight to show you a card that I made for a colleague of mine that is leaving my work place.

The image that I have used is from Sandra Caldwell and you can find this image here in the store. And right now it's on special at 1.5$ because you can use it in a FB challenge in the Sandra Caldwell Fan group.

To make this I used a sketch from Paper Play Sketches.

And here is my card.
The paper that I used was from my favorite stack of paper from Me and my minds eye - Moments.  It's a very old paper pack but I LOOOOVE it and I am at the last one of 2 packs lol.  I used my scallop and regular circle from Spellbinder.   The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  The wings were covered with some gel pen.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Paperplay sketches - the sketch of this week
  2. Sandra Caldwell Stamp fan fb group - Bee silly
  3. Through the purplehaze challenges - Anything goes
  4. Double D challenge - Things that fly
  5. Deep ocean challenge blog - Dots and/or stripes
That's it for me for today.  I'm off to bed now lol.  Hope you have a great night and see you soon!

Hugs


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lucy Loo 'x'

WOOO HOOO in the middle of this snow storm there's a brand new great The East Wind image that you can find in the store here.

If you know my blog you know that I really really love Lucy Loo and her attitude!  She is the GREATEST digi to color and when I really want to give attitude well her hair turns purple lol

I haven't been doing a lot of cards but I was inspired with this one.  The image was colored with my copics and I used some left over pieces of die cuts as well as some papers from DCWV if I'm not mistaken it's the rock pack.  The sticker was part of a set from the dollar store.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Deep ocean challenge blog - Dots or stripes - I have dots with the bling and stripes with the paper
  2. Digichoosday - Anything goes
  3. Dream valley challenges - Lots of layers - I have with the digi on top of it 6 layers :)
  4. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - Patterned paper
That's it for me for today.  Hope you have a great day!

Hugs

Friday, March 10, 2017

1 hare is good 2 is better!

Happy Friday to you all!  I'm so tired this week it's crazy... and we lose one sleeping hour on the weekend... that will be HARD lol.  But at least spring is coming and that is good.  Right now however it's still really really cold so we are still feeling as though it's still winter.

Anyway, Sandra has made some great new release images!  And I'm sharing one with you all.  Just love it.  It was perfect to send a little hello to my stepmom who loves rabbits.  So I made her a postcard.  You can see the process here:

and here is the look at the postcard finished!  It's a real mixed media piece because there's loads on there.

I have used paints, ribbon, tissue paper, left over other papers and to finish it off a pitt pen marker all this on a cereal box cardboard.


The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut.  I made the sentiment in a word document and fussy cut it out as well.  On the back end side there's a postcard blank base that was stamped on white paper.

I'm entering this postcard in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes
  2. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  3. Through the purplehaze challenges - Anything goes
  4. Inspiration destination challenge - Anything goes
  5. Wordart wednesday - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great day.

Hugs

Friday, March 3, 2017

Being a mom!

Hey!  Happy Friday to you all and TGIF it's been one of those weeks that I'm sure happy to see coming to an end.  The ending however is pretty awesome because it's coming with a new digital image from Sandra Caldwell that you can find in her Etsy store here.

And the name of this fun image is Team Mom.  Now when I saw the fingers it gave me the inspiration to do this because with 4 kids I have often made this comment....

You can see the making of this journaling out of the box (JOOTB) in the following video


And here is a closer look at the piece.

I made the sentiment on a word document and then cut it in parts.  The backgrounds was made on a cereal box cardboard.  I used Acrylic paints, book pages , envelopes, stencils.  The image was colored with my copics and I fussy cut her out.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. As you like it challenge - other than a card and why - I love journaling on little cardboard because I get to tell a story and it's just a fun size to do mixed media on.
  2. Crafting by designs - Anything goes
  3. Creative moments - Anything goes
  4. Inspiration destination challenge blog - Anything goes
  5. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Have a fabulous Friday everyone!

Hugs

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bloom with sunshine - Mixed media journaling

Hey everyone!  How is the week going for you?!?  In my case I need more sunshine!  And I have done just the perfect spread for this.  I have used the new freebie of The East wind if you are registered for the newsletter here.

I really needed to do some journaling!  and bright colors!

You can see the making of this here


And here is the spread.  I have used some acrylic paints as well as stencils and left over bits of papers.


The stamping was done with a silicone mat.  I have colored the image with my copics and then fussy cut her out.  The sentiment is an altered card that I got in a swap!  Just love it and needed to include it in my make.  I didn't want it to be fixed permanently because my swap partner made this beautiful on both sides... So really wanted to be able to still see the other side.  I used some washi tape to fix some acetate down to make a pocket.  That's why you see the glare.

I'm entering this spread in the following challenges:

  1. Digi choosday - Anything goes
  2. Ikes world challenge blog- Anything goes with twist of a sentiment ( there's one on the card that I used)
  3. Glitter n sparkle challenge blog - Anything goes
  4. We love 2 create - Anything goes
  5. More mixed media challenge - anything goes
That's it for me!  Hope you have a great day!!!

Hugs

Monday, February 13, 2017

Another Birthday oh my

Hello!  I'm back with another birthday card.  Told you last week that I had LOADS to do... I wasn't lying lol  I wanted to make this one all weekend but I felt really bad... to the point that my daughter actually forced me to stay sitting down doing nothing.

Not easy getting old, body parts hurt.... and blood pressure goes haywire on you for no apparent reason just here and there....  oh well that is life isn't it. And speaking of getting old here is the birthday card that I was talking about.  I used another fabulously glamourous girl from Sandra Caldwell called Miss Lula Mae.  She's on special until tomorrow at 1.5$ what a great deal here.  And she's on special because there's a contest on FB group page to use her!!! That contest also ends tomorrow.  So join in!!!  You will see the link in the challenges that I'm entering because of course you KNOW I will be joining in.

Now there's also over at Outlawz for the entire month a sponsoring from Sandra for the sketch challenge.  So I figured I would use that fab sketch this week again. It really helps because I haven't been doing many cards recently so it's great to have a starting point.  And my card from last week was showcased this week!!!  I was super excited about that.

I had a strip of paper (maybe it was given to me... I don't remember) and it was 2 sided.  Just perfect for this card.  That was the starting point.  Then I really wanted to punch this up a bit hence the yellow :)  I was really wondering what to use for the corner instead of a flower because I wanted it to stay fairly flat (it's going oversea...).  When looking around I found a jar of buttons of odd shapes that I had gottern as a gift from my dad going to garage sale!  Score!!!  The image was colored with my copics.  I added gel roll pen on the glasses and the jewelry.  And the glasses where layered with glossy accent.  The sentiment is from Imagine that.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Outlawz challenges sketch challenge
  2. Sandra Caldwell FB group - glam girls
  3. Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
  4. Crafty friends challenge blog - Anything goes
  5. Brown sugar challenge - Rhinestone and/or ribbon - went with ribbon
That's it for me for tonight!!!  Hope you have a great evening.

Hugs

Friday, February 10, 2017

Bearly an angel heart

Wooop woop it's FRIDAY such a great day of the week.  And to top it off there's a great new release over at Sandra Caldwell's shop.  A super cute little bear is just perfect for Valentine's day.

I shared with you last week my nephew's puzzle piece.  I just HAD to do something for his sister.  They are twins so can't give something to one and not the other!

I am sharing what I made here for her
And here it is if you don't want to watch the video
I thought she was just adorable with this napkin background.  I'm getting a lot of use out of that pack of napkins.  I added some foam hearts.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
  1. 4 crafty chicks - Love
  2. Aud sentiments challenge blog - Valentine or love sentiment
  3. Craft rocket challenges - It's a love thing
  4. C.R.A.F.T. - Recycling - the heart was made out of a cereal box
  5. Through the purple haze challenges - Valentine/Love
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great Friday and get to do some crafting you lucky folks!

Hugs


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Totally worth it!

Hello!  It's Thursday and I hope that today I will be doing better.  I have been home sick for the past 2 days... good thing my videos and post are done in advance.

Anyway today I'm sharing a journaling out of the box for all of you using a great image from Sandra Caldwell and that's on special at 1.5$ right now.  You can purchase her here.  And she's on special because there's a contest over at the FB group right now.  This means the possibility to win more cool digis!!!

You can see my process here
And here is my card
This was done on a cereal box cardboard.  I used some napkin and some washi for the background.  The sentiment is from Ginger house she really has some amazing sentiments!  The image was colored with my copics and then I fussy cut her out.

I'm entering this little journaling card in the following challenges:

  1. Sandra Caldwell FB group - Glamour girls contest
  2. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  3. Through the craftroom door - Anything goes
  4. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
That's it for me!  Hope you will have a great Thursday.

Hugs



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Birthday card

Hello!  There's always a need for new b-day cards.  And when you find images that are on special at 1.5$ well that is even better!  The card that I made is using a great image called glamour nana it's from Sandra Caldwell and you can find it here.

And right now she's sponsoring over at Outlawz sketch challenge so it's a great opportunity to win more fabulous images!

I decided to play along with the sketch this week (something that I had not done in quite a long time!)  because I really need some b-day cards for the upcoming months.  So it was perfect.

Here's my card
I colored the image with copics and then fussy cut her out.  The glasses were covered with some glossy accent and I put some gel roll pen on the earings as well as on the glasses.  It doesn't really show on the picture but they are all shiny.  The sentiment is from my good friend Lisa Decosse, she had provided me with a bunch of different bonne fête sentiments!  The paper is from a freebie pack received with a subscription to Quick cards.  And I finished this card with a bit of washi.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Outlawz challenges - sketch challenge
  2. Sandra Caldwell Stamp FB group  - Glamour girl contest
  3. Everybody-art-challenge.blogspot - Doing for the girls only
  4. A perfect time to craft - Anything goes
  5. Scribbles designs challenge - Birthday bonanza - happy b-day guys!!!!
That's it for me.  Hope you have a great day.

Hugs

Friday, February 3, 2017

Love you to pieces - Smoochies

Hello!!!  There's new digis over at Babycakes design aka Sandra Caldwell designs and you will just fall in love with them.... yeah... it's Valentine's day that's coming up.

I got to play with the fabulous Smoochies.  When I saw him I just KNEW what I wanted to make with him.  You see I have a little nephew (turning 5 this year) and he's totally into the typical boy things!  Loves cars and stuff like that.  So couldn't just send him a girly valentine!

I had seen a fellow youtuber (Maggie Lockley) use a puzzle piece recently and that gave me the idea for this special Valentine.  You can see the making of it here:
And here is the close picture for you
I finally got to use some of those GINORMOUS puzzle piece that had been given to me by a friend.  I don't get to play with them much because they are HUGE!!!!  I played with paints and stencils.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  The sentiment was stamped and then just edge with my sharpie.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Aud sentiments challenge blog - Masculine project
  2. Craft rocket challenges - It's a love thing
  3. Simon says stamp blog - the color of love
  4. Digichoosday - Anything goes
  5. Tuesday throwdown - Love notes
That's it for me for today.  Hope you will like this messy but OH so fun project :)

Hugs

Love and Romance - The East Wind challenge


Hello everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over on the blog The East wind.  And for this one it's about love and romance.  What a better image for this than the wonderful Aurora be my valentine.

I don't make a lot of cards anymore but it was perfect for Valentine's day and I'm thinking of sending this to my dad!

The card was made with all Valentine paper scraps that I have HAD for YEARS!  YAY me for using up my stash finally.  I added some bling and the sentiment was cut out with a spellbinder die.


I stamped the sentiment with those tiny little letter stamps.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Cardz 4 galz - Love is in the air
  2. Cute card thursday - Be my valentine
  3. Crafty gals corner challenges - Add some sparkle
That's it for me for this post!  I will be back later with another one.

Hugs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dreams demand patience - The East wind

Hey everyone!  Happy hump day!  Hope your week is great so far.  I can't wait for the weekend for more play time lol but so far the week is still good.

Today I'm here to share with you 2 new digis from The East Wind.  One that you can get as a Freebie if you are registered for the newsletter here.

For that one I decided to make a journal spread and just have fun and also remind myself that it will take time and patience to make my dreams come true but they will happen!

So here is the video if you want to see it:
And here is the spread.

I used my dylusions paints for this I hadn't played with them in a while.  I added some stenciling.  The dreams is a project life card that I thought was perfect for this and was actually the color inspiration for this spread.  The image was colored with my copics.  I stamped using my rubber placemat.

And here is the 2nd make that I did for today.  This time it's using a brand new digi that you can find here
I used this image to make a divider for my happy planner.  I just HAD to play with this image since my sign in the Chinese horoscope is the Rooster :)  I used my Spellbinder Big oval die to cut out the shaper under her.  The tab was made with a studio calico die and I added a text to it that was typed with my dad's old typewriter!  Love love it.   The image was colored with my copics.  The proverb was stamped with little letter stamps that I purchased way back at Michael's (took forever to write this and boy oh boy was I nervous to make a spelling mistake!!!  I had written it on a piece of paper as well lol).

I'm entering this makes in the following challenges:

  1. Addicted to stamps-challenge - Make your mark - both would apply for this but I will use the journaling page for it.
  2. Crafting by designs - Anything goes
  3. Crafty creations challenges - Anything goes
  4. Creative moments - Anything goes
  5. The house that stamps built - Anything but a card
Have a fabulous Wednesday night!!!

Hugs

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recycled Christmas cards wk 5


Yes I managed to do it again!!!  Recycled more Christmas cards :)  My stash is getting bigger and I'm feeling quite encouraged by this.

Not only am I getting those cards done but I'm also using stickers that hardly stick anymore...and bits of papers left from tons of previous projects.  And even doing this my scrap pile doesn't seem to diminish.  At least I know that I'm finally using my stuff!  And that was a big resolution for me this year.

You can watch the process of how I turned 3 cards into those :)



As mentioned in the videos I use premade card bases that I have had also for years!  My god the stuff that we hoard... or I should say "I" hoard!!!

I'm entering this set of cards in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. The papergirls challenge - Patterned paper - used a lot of little scraps
  3. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - Patterned paper
  4. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflakes - I used snowflakes in 3 of the 5 cards
  5. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - using the anything goes option
That's it for me today.  Hope you have a fab Monday.

Hugs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Recycled Christmas card week 4

Hello!  I'm super happy to say that I'm keeping up with my promise to make Christmas cards :)  I have to admit that the support that I have been getting from my Youtube subscriber has been a HUGE encouragement to continue!

You can see the process video of these cards in here:

I can't believe it that I made all these cards out of 2 cards!!!  It was pretty cool.  And I'm finally going through my stash of papers and using all the little bits and pieces!

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflake.  I added some red ones as well as a foam one :)
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge2 - January extra challenge
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Use a sentiment I did on all but one
  5. Kreativeinkauf-challenge - Snowflake
That's it for me!  Hope this will inspire you to do more recycling and using up your little pieces!!!  I want my stash to go down lol

Hugs

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Solitary confinement - Oddball

Hello!  Hope you have a wonderful Saturday.  I'm here today to share with you a make that I did for Oddball.  My last make as a dt.  I loved my time and I think it's time for me to step down.

I really wanted to make a piece that was representative of me as of the moment.  I really do need that alone time to craft and do some art.  Recently one of my kids (as they were all going to the movie theatre) mentioned how I would miss them and would be lonely.  He is right I would be if it was for a very long period of time... but I'm finding that more and more I do need that time alone with myself to just play.  So no I wasn't going to miss them for 2.5 hours lol.  Actually I thought they came back way too fast!

For this last make I'm using the wonderful image 363.  He was just perfect for the little out of the box journaling that I wanted to do.  You can watch me on the video here.
And here is my little journaling make
I found the wording in a magazine and just thought this was just absolutely PERFECT for this.  The background was a piece of what I think is wall paper that was given to me in a swap.  I colored this fabulous image with my copics.

I'm entering this in the following challenges;

  1. Crafting-with-friends - Anything goes
  2. Creative fingers challenge blog - Anything goes
  3. Jo's scrap shack - Anything goes
  4. Creative moments - Anything goes
  5. Inspiration destination challenge blog - Anything goes
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!  Don't forget to go and check out my giveaway on Youtube!!!

Hugs

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just Breathe you got this journal - Jen of Eve Design DT make


Hello everyone!  I made this album out of paper and recycled cardboard using the wonderful templates from Jen of Eve Designs that you can find here.  The templates make it so easy to make!!!

I decided to make it 6x6.  Which is also one thing that I love with Jen of Eve designs template is that you don't waste papers! And you can use little bits from other projects as well.  For this I used some papers from 7gypsies called Epicurean that you can find here.  It's such a great paper pad for this type of project.

You can see how I made the album here:
I was wondering what to put on the cover and then I found some ephemera pieces that were just perfect for it!  I think we all need to be reminded to just breathe lol.

I used a ribbon as the closure.

The metal corner pieces are from my stash.  

Here is a look from the side.  There's still room for the person that gets this to add pictures and ephemeras.
And here it is opened up.  You can see there's many many journaling spots!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
  1. Get creative challenges - Anything goes
  2. Use your stuff - use 3 6x6 papers - I used a whole lot more!  So happy to use my stuff!
  3. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  4. Country view challenges - anything goes
  5. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - anything goes using patterned paper
That's it for me for today!  Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Hugs




Monday, January 16, 2017

Recycled Christmas card wk 3

Well I'm really ADDICTED now to doing the recycled cards.  I'm continuing my youtube series, I'm now at week 3 and that means quite a lot of Christmas cards done already and finally making a dent in the pile of cards that I get every year and just keep adding too.

You can watch my video here:
I used 2 tiny cards and one big one and made 6 cards out of them!  How cool right?!?  And I went through my stash of left over papers and just USED them :)  So finally getting some use out of all of those.


The card bases are from the thrift store as well as from Homesense our equivalent of TJ max.  Love purchasing blank cards when they come on special.  You get some great deals.

I'm entering those in the following challenges:

  1. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  2. Card mania challenges - Layer it.  The top left hand card has many layers!
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes - option feature a creature - I did twice :)
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Hugs

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Merry Christmas

I know I know Christmas has just passed... and it's not time yet for Christmas.  But I'm trying to get ahead for next year as you have seen in the past 2 weeks with my recycled card making.

I thought that the great image 362 from Oddball was perfect for this.  And it's a great time to remind you of the FB challenge that is going on over at the FB group Oddball!  It's anything goes if you use an Oddball image!  So go ahead and start playing with them!!!!

And here is my card:
I used some recycled gift paper with a Quickutz die to make the background, so happy that I'm actually doing something with it and not just HOARDING it!  I just adore being able to recycle.  The image was colored with my copics and the edge was done with some fire brick distress ink.  I also used a Spellbinder die for the sentiment.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Patties creations challenge - Use an animal image
  2. Creative knockouts - Celebration - going with Christmas celebration
  3. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  4. Crafty gals corner challenges - Patterned paper - yup used some for the background
  5. lil red wagon - Resolutions - I had 3 this year, play more with crafty stuff, use my stuff and get ready for Christmas so that I'm not scrambling like this year lol so this card represents all those!
Hope you guys have a fab Saturday.

Hugs

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aurora Angel with Stricking blue eyes

Hello!!!!!  It's time for a new release image over at The East Wind.  And I have to say that she is GORGEOUS.  You can find the image Aurora Angel with Stricking blue eyes here as part of a set.

I really HATE making sympathy cards but you always need a few in your stash and I find it's worst to make them when you have actually need it...

So I thought she was going to be great to use for this.
I added some bling to this.  The flowers and birds are from a package that I had ordered a long time ago... don't know from which company.  I have used my spellbinder dies and edged the sentiment with my vintage photo distress ink.  The image was colored with my copics and I used a sakura gel pen on top of the wings for the added shine.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Word art wednesday - Anything goes
  2. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  3. Sunny day crafting - Artic animals- I went with the option of anything goes
That's it for me for today.  Hope you stay warm if you are in a cold climate like me and that you get to craft... unlike me that is at work lol

Hugs

Monday, January 9, 2017

Recycled Christmas cards week 2

Hey everyone!  Hope you are keeping warm.  Here it's FREEZING.  But that's perfect if you are crafting... unfortunately it's week days and I'm working lol

Anyway this weekend I did craft and I continued my series of recycled Christnas card and figured I should share them with you here as well.

You can see my youtube video of the making here:

And here are the 6 cards that I made in 37 minutes.  My goal was to make them in 30 but I wasn't able to accomplish that.

I used up 2 cards as well as some Christmas packaging that I had.  If I can keep this up I should be ready come Christmas time :)

I'm entering those in the following challenges:

  1. Cards in envy - Snow bird challenge - I have 3!
  2. Make my Monday - A winter's walk
  3. Use your stuff - Oh Canada - well right now in Montreal it's FREEZING so any of those would apply... other then the santa lol  and yes we do have other seasons just longing for them right now lol
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge extra - Anything Christmas
  5. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes 
  6. 12 months of christmas linkup - out with the old - again used some new items like the snowflakes and well the packaging was new.... and using some old card base.
That's it!  Hope you have a great Monday night.

Hugs

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Toilet paper roll albums tutorial and giveaway!

Hello my dearest!!!!  Hope you are having a great Saturday so far.

Yesterday I went out with my bestie to see Kinky boots the musical at Place des Arts in Montreal.  So funny because when we decide to do stuff it seems so fun but then as the time get closer to it we don't want to go downtown Montreal lol.  Thank god we push ourselves because the show was amazing.  So I'm a bit tired this morning... getting old but it was so worth it.  And we had a DELICIOUS meal prior at a small restaurant located right there (best location).

This weekend it will be quiet for me and probably crafty YAY.  1st week back to work after the holidays is always harder for me... don't know if it is for others as well.

Anyway I'm here today to share with you the toilet paper roll that I made for my giveaway at youtube.  I have reached 1K subscribers!!!  YAY so very excited made it on the 31st of December so just in time to say my goal of 2016 was reached :)  I also made a tutorial of this so you should go to watch it out.  If you want to win it you have to leave a comment on that video.

I also made one for my Etsy store for those of you that would not want to wait you can find it here.  And here is the picture.  It was made the same way but I added some metal embellishments as well as a stamped sentiment.


And here is the one you could win if you comment on you tube.  The base is obviously a toilet paper roll.  I covered it with some newspaper that was painted using a technique that I did last year that involved gesso and sprays.  I used some stamping after.  It contains 2 signatures and has a crossstiched binding. 

 I have added some Tim Holtz die cuts to the front that were stained with some Tattered Angel spray kit called Rusty Metal.  The closure is made out of some ribbon.  I have also reinforced the spine with some washi tape.

I'm entering this album in the following challenges:
  1. Open-minded crafting fun - Stitching real or faux
  2. Crafting-with-friends - Anything goes
  3. Crafty catz weekly challenge - Anything goes add ribbon :)
That's it for me!  Have a fab day.

Hugs


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Giving Christmas cards new life

Hello everyone!  I don't know for you but in my case I really hate to waste.  And the Christmas cards that I get but that are not handmade used to go to the recycling because let's be honest you can't keep EVERYTHING....

Now that I do some junk journal I could use them for that but I much prefer getting ahead of the game and make some new Christmas cards out of them.  So I wanted to share with you what I did with mine.  

I have made a video of the process that you can see here

And here is the look of the cards that were done!  I managed to make 11 out of 3 cards and within an hour.  That is pretty fast when usually when I color an image and all just for the coloring it will take me up to an hour...


I hope this will inspire you to use up your cards in a similar way instead of sending them to the recycling.

I'm entering those cards in the following challenges:
  1. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  2. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflake - there's many that do have snowflake on them.
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes Christmas
  5. 12 months of christmas link up - Out with the old and in wiht the new - I could say it's out with the old Christmas cards and in with the new... but don't think it would work so out with the old Christmas cards and packaging and new is the snowflakes stickers that I used and the word stickers that were part of a purchase just before Christmas.
That's it for me for today.  Hope you like this and have a wonderful creative day!

Hugs



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Give me coffee!!!

Yeah that is me most of the time lol.  I decided to use the opportunity of the great challenge over at Oddball FB group   which is always anything goes with an Oddball image to make one of the Memo pad books that I gave to my colleagues for Christmas.  The image that I used for this one is image 325.  I just love this super cute little rabbit.

You can see a video here of the inside of this cute album and an example of how it was made.

It's all done with recycled envelopes that were gelli printed.

I used my copics to color this sweet image and then fussy it out.  The sentiment was found on google by searching for Coffee quotes.

I'm entering this make in the following challenges:

  1. Open-minded crafting fun - Stitching real or faux - it's real done with my sewing machine.  I use this technique to make sure that the 2 envelopes that I'm using are really STUCK together for good.
  2. Creative knockouts - Anything goes
  3. Dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-195 - anything goes
  4. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  5. Southern girls challenge - anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a wonderful New Year day with your families!!!

Hugs
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