Saturday, January 30, 2016

Euro Girl Denise the Artiste - Rick St-Dennis

Hi everyone!  Hope you are all doing fabulous.  Today I'm here to share with you a very messy little journaling out of the box that I made for Sparkle and Glitter blog using the fabulous Euro Girl Denise The Artiste.

I say journaling out of the box because I have been making little journaling cards to place into an old disquette box.  I still have to embellish the box but I think it's very fun to make those little tiny journaling cards.  I'm using an old kid's game to journal on!  So recycling at it's best!  Love when I can transform something.

Anyway I have made a little video of my process including my finger painting :)

And here's the little card for you to see.

The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  I used some die cuts made with my Impression obsession die as well as a bunch of different sentiments that I have cut out of magazines. The splatters were done with a toothbrush.

I had lots of fun making this as you can see in the video!

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

  1. Crafting-with-friends - Anything goes
  2. Creative artiste mixed media - Anything goes with the twist of chipboard - the chipboard would be the game piece that I'm using as background
  3. Pde linky party - anything goes
  4. Simply create too - Something new - I have never used a toothbrush for painting.
That's it for me for now!  Hope you like what you see here and that you will leave comments.  I really love reading them!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Julia Spiri new release - My heart

Hello!!!!!  How is your week going?!?  I'm doing good.  It's Thursday and we are getting closer to the weekend!!!  Woohooo :)

With this being said it's time for a new release over at Julia Spiri.  And this new release is just perfect for Valentine's day.  The one that I used is called My heart.

I made a little video of my process for this.
I made a little journaling out of the box for this.

I had lots of fun making this with some paint, some homemade stencil out of a piece of paper that I had punched out.  The flowers are from my stash as well as the little pearls.  I made the heart with a die cut from Marianne's dies. The text is from a magazine.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut.  I also used some scrap papers.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting by designs - Add a flower
  2. Moo-mania - Use your scraps
  3. The sisterhood of crafters - Love - I used a heart as well as the word love but in French :)
  4. Wordart wednesday - Anything goes
  5. Bunny zoes crafts - Hearts
That's it for me for today!!!!  Hope you like my little make :)


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Gina - Art by Mi Ran

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all doing good.  I decided to use my 2nd make of the month for Art by Mi Ran  another birthday card.  What can I say I have lots of lovely friends who's birthday is coming up.

For this make I decided to play with the adorable Gina.
Digital Stamp - Gina(#274), Digi Stamp, Coloring page, Printable Line art for Card and Craft Supply

I really love playing with this image.  And wanted to make her colorful because well it's winter here and pretty dreary.... and grey.... and I miss the green and pretty colors can you tell?!?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Little Angel wings

Well it's Monday.... and that means back to work!  But that's ok because I really love my job.  But it means that I can't craft.... that's sad lol.

I do have something to share with you however.  I have been doing a little series of journaling out of the box.  That means that I have found fabulous boxes to store little individual journaling pieces.  I have already shared my little journaling.  Now I'm sharing my big journaling :)  For this make I thought it was very fitting for the 1st one to be with a great image that I won at the Besties' Spanish challenge!!!  I just LOVE THIS IMAGE.  And I hope you will as well.

I have made a little video of my process that you can see here.  This will show you my BIG box :)  And maybe you can tell me what this was used for!
The background for this is a cereal box.  I just LOVE recycling and since I have started doing mix media I seem to see the world in a different way.

Here is my little make
I colored the image with my copics.  I used a bunch of different items that I got in swaps for this make.  I also used some star sequins.  The text is from magazine cut outs.  I used some Faber castel pitt pen on it.  I really love how this turned out. :)  I just love this journaling technique.  Fast and smaller and just fun, without the sentiment of having to do a double layout!

I'm entering this little journaling board in the following challenges and I really do hope that you check out the video to see how it was made :)

  1. Besties challenge - Anything goes with option of lots of colors... didn't do the option
  2. My besties uk - Anything goes with circles as an option - I did put a circle stenciling as you can see on the video.... but not sure that will qualify
  3. My besties dutch girls designs - anything goes option winter.  I didn't do the option
  4. Blog francais les besties - N'importe quoi - j'adore ces défis :)  
  5. Artesanias my favorites - Anything goes option snowflakes - did the anything goes
  6. Scrapbook stamp society challenge blog - anything goes - option 3 I used way more than 3 stars.... so it's anything goes
  7. My besties spanish challenge blog - Anything goes - option CAS did the anything goes and thank you so much for the image from last challenge!  I used it :)
That's it for me for this Monday!  Hope you like this inspiration for you today.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snowball Fighter Christmas card

Well hello everyone!  This is just one of those little post out of the blue just because I found a great digi online on Facebook here.

And this was a great opportunity to make a little Christmas card.  This card is one that is really really really filled with lots of layering!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rick St-Dennis - Zombie Choir boy

Hello!  It's time for me to host the Airless Chamber and I wanted to share with you what I have created.  I love journaling but there are days when it's harder to have inspiration.

So I prepared a little Out of the funk Jar with the fabulous Chorus Boy.  Unfortunately the digi that I used is now retired but you can find some other great ones in the shop here.

I have also made a little video that you can find here
And here's a closer look at the jar that I recycled.  It was previously the house of nuts.... bwahahahahah fitting right?!?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sparkly baby Fairy bug ATC

WOW it's so fun to just make stuff for the fun of it.  Just because you feel like entering in some challenges that you have not played in for awhile!!!  And this is what happened here.  I wanted to make a little ATC because I have not made one in awhile and I went to check out my favorite challenge for them which is Wicked wednesday atc challenge. And this time around it's make it sparkle.

And there's another great challenge going on over at Mos digital challenge and for that challenge it's Anything goes so long as you use Mo's digital image.

I made a little video of this process and you can find it here.
And here is my little ATC for you all sparkly but you can see the sparkle better in the video.  The little image was colored with my copics and some stickles for the wings.  I fussy cut him out after.
I really love how he turned out because the background is a recycled piece of cardstock from a packaging and the rest is just sookwang tape with some glitter :)  The great sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Wicked wednesday atc - Make it sparkle
  2. Mos digital challenge - Anything goes challenge
That's it for me for today!!!  Hope you have a great Monday and you have a fab week!!!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

The East Wind - Transformation

OMG the time is just flying out of my hands.... I realized that I totally missed the posting of this last Tuesday.  I was sure that the release date for this fab image from The East Wind was this Tuesday.  Imaging my surprise and disappointment with myself when I realized that I missed my posting date... :(

But I had just had to share with you what I did with the fab Transformation image.

This image really called to me!!!  It seemed perfect to illustrate all the transformation that I've been going through!

During the holidays my dad gave me something to hold my dolls head... yeah I know spooky and weird but I still have to figure out what to make out of them.  Anyway in the meantime I have something to hold them.  But that came wrapped up in newspaper!!!!  And the newspaper was from 1985!!!!!  YES that was a great find!!!  I was as happy with that as with the gift lol.  It was all yellowed out!!!  And just YUMMY.

So that's what I'm using for my background here.

Handmade little journaling tags

WOW I always end up miscalculating my crafting makes.... Yesterday I decided that I wanted to do some homemade journaling tags because I really want to make some new altered book journal.  I think they are super fun to make!

So I found a bunch of quotes that I liked.  I wrote them in a word document. Then I found some new free font to use to make them because I wanted some different font and if I was going to do this I wanted to make 4 sets.  At that point I had the brilliant idea to make 2 more set of each so that I could put some in my etsy store... that's when my idea went on the crazy side I think lol.  Because each set has 10 tags... so multiply by 4 that meant already 40 tags.... multiply by 3 sets and now you have 120 tags.  YIKES it's a good thing that I didn't do the calculation before hand because I wouldn't have done them lol but I'm happy that I did so now it's all good (wasn't yesterday however because my arms were killing me)

The next step for those was to print them, dye them with coffee and bake the sheets at 350F for 5 minutes each batch.  Once that was done I die cut, distressed, etc.  which you can see in the video that I did here:
It will give you an idea of the time it took to make the sets lol because that is live time not speeded up like I usually do.

Here are the different sets that I made:
AR Berkley font

 And each set is packaged this way in my etsy store.  This one can be found here.
 Using Jean Sun Ho font:

And that set can be found here.

 The Quirlycues font

And this set can be found here.
 And finally the Unchange Tho font

 And that last set can be found here.
Hope this will inspire you!!!  I can't wait now to actually make my altered journals!!! 

In the meantime I'm entering the tags in the following challenges:
  1. 2 creative chicks- Anything goes
  2. cccdigi creations - Use die cuts - used 2 on this project the tag die from Quickutz and a magnolia die for the little circles.
  3. My time to craft challenge - Tag it
  4. Crafty catz weekly challenge - Word art
  5. C.R.A.F.T. - Not a card
  6. Wordart wednesday - Anything goes
I'm looking forward to hearing about you... do you do like me think your crafty project will be much faster than they really are?!?


SLS Lines - Love birds floral set

Hello everyone!  This is my very last post as a DT for SLS lines!  It's been a really fun adventure but now it's time for me to move on.  I will totally miss this great group and would highly suggest that you apply to the DT call because you will LOVE it!!!!!!

For my last post I wanted to make something that I could send out to a friend.  That is one of the new resolution that I have to send out more mail to friends.  So I'm trying to make smaller items that will be appreciated :)  I used the fabulous Love birds floral set because all the fab elements are precolored so it makes it very easy to use.  I actually prepared the entire tag on my computer and then printed it out!!!  Easy peasy.

I actually used 2 different hearts from the set and put them in different size.  I also used the little birds and put them on the little branch that is also in the set.  Once it was printed I distressed the edge of the tag and put a little bit of twine.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The tag comes from a set from Polkadoodles.

I'm entering this little tag in the following challenges:

  1. Whimsie doodles - Hearts a plenty
  2. Sweet stampin challenge blog - Things with wings
That's it for me for now.  I should be back later :)


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Karleigh Sue New release - Chocolate covered strawberry

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new release series at Karleigh Sue!!!!  And the new release images are just PERFECT for Valentine's day!!!!

I decided to make my hubby's Valentine's day card with my image Chocolate Covered Strawberry.  But I made it a funny Valentine's day card!!!  Just didn't want it to be just the typical one!!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Scribbles Challenge- Show some heart

Hello!  It's time for a new challenge over at Scribbles Designs Challenge.  This time the challenge is about showing some heart!!!!  So I thought this was the PERFECT opportunity to make some little valentine card for my little niece and nephew!!!

For the 1st make I'm sharing my little nephew's card.  He totally loves cars and trucks so this was a no brainer I just had to creat with the great Hearts Truck.  I did it on a smaller card than what I usually use because I wanted to avoid extra cost.  I tend to send big cards and it's costing me a lot in postage... so I will try this year to make them smaller and send some more often instead!!!

The paper was some left over that I had from last year.  I added some washi tape and the image was colored with my copics.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Drs designs blog - Heart to hearts
  2. Fab n funky challenges - For a child
  3. Great impressions stamps - Valentine
That's it for me for today!!!  So happy it's Friday!!!


Sparkle and Glitter progressive challenge - January midway post

It's time to share with you some inspiration to get you to participate in the latest progressive challenge over at Sparkle and Glitter challenge.

For my make I had decided to play with the fabulous Portia.  I have to say that I really really really adore the fab hat ladies that Rick does!!!!  And this one is totally awesome.

I had purchased a little brass frame in need of love at the thrift store and I decided to update it to frame her :)  You can see this on the following video.

I have put this little frame up in my Etsy store here.  I used a bunch of different paints on it and to really get the process well it's better if you go and check it out on Youtube :)

But here it is.  The image itself was colored with my copics.  I used my Gelly Roll all over the fur and the furry part of the hat!  I used my Nellie's ovals to cut out the image and I used some peeled paint distress ink on the edge.  I put it on a paper that I thought would be perfect for this.

Close up of the digi but again to see how shiny it is it's better to look at the video
 The back of the frame
 Adn the laying it flat look :)  It measures 6 inch x 5 inch
I'm entering this little frame in the following challenges:
  1. Lia stampz - Dimension - well it's a frame and has dimension
  2. Altered eclectics - 25 days til Christmas - I'm thinking this would make a great gift
  3. Anything but cute challenge - Ring out the old bring in the new - the frame is a new purchase at a thrift store lol so old but new at the same time and my treatment of it made it new!
  4. Open-minded crafting fun - Something new - this frame is new to me!
  5. C.R.A.F.T. - Not a card
  6. Little miss muffet challenges - anything goes
  7. Sassy studio designs - Shabby chic
That's it for this post!  There's still one more coming up !!!  


The East Wind - Black, white and one more color

Hello everyone!  It's time for the new challenge for The east wind and this time the challenge is black, white and one more color!

For this make I decided to play with Her story.

I thought this was a fabulous image for a layout and in the color choices that I wanted to do!  So here is my little version with black, white and RED :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Julia Spiri - New release January - Venice

Hello everyone!  It's time for my new release post for the fabulous Julia Spiri!  And the new collection is Venice.

I had a lot of fun creating with this one.  I used a background that I had created using a saran wrap method that I saw Cat Hand using.

Oddball - January FB challenge midway post

Wow already the time to share with you my midway post of January for Oddball!  It seems like time is flying by so very fast.

For this post I decided to finally get around to doing the 1st prompt of the year that Journal 52 gave which was Word for 2016!

My word for the year is Acceptance.  And by that I mean accepting myself as I am and stop feeling guilty or that I'm not good enough!  I need to convince myself this year that I am worthy and that I am enough!!!

This doesn't mean that I won't work hard on a bunch of my issues (for example patience which is lacking... lol) but it means that I really need to also accept myself like I would any of my friends.  I tend to want too much of myself and that is not good and it ends up in a bad spiral.

I used the great image 171 to make this because I wanted this little girl to look chocked that this was my word :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Willow - Art by Mi Ran

I have some friends' birthdays coming up and what better image to use for them than an Art by Mi Ran?!?

For this make I decided to play with the adorable Willow.
Digital Stamp - Willow(#219), Digi Stamp, Coloring page, Printable Line art for Card and Craft Supply

I also decided to tape my making of this card.  It's the 1st time that I make a video of the making of a card.  Hope you like this.

In case you don't watch the video here is my card.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SLS Lines challenge - Anything goes

Hello!  It's time for a new challenge over at SLS lines challenge.  And this time around you will LOVE it because it's anything goes!!!  YUP anything you want!!!!  How fabulous is that?!?

For my make I used the great Goth Girl Teddy to make a little Christmas card out of the norm :)

Here it is for you

Monday, January 11, 2016

Postcard humour

Yesterday I had some time to play and I decided to participate in a challenge that I am following but that I don't participate in enough!  That's the Sunday postcard challenge.  I want to do more mailing to my friends and I thought this would be a great way to do one just because for the fun of it :)

For this make I decided to use a great image from Oddball called image 140.

The challenge over at Sunday postcard is about Comedy.  Well I think this is pretty funny :)  I used a bunch of papers that I had in my stash as well as a magazine cut out that I had a little piece left and I tore the sentiment out.  It's from Ginger house.  I doodled with my sharpie pen and also did the edge.  The sentiment was edged with a prima chalk ink.  The image was colored iwht my copics.

I had so much fun doing this and I really hope that the person that I send this too will like it as well.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Sunday postcard art - Comedy/Humor
  2. Dragonfly journeys - You crack me up
  3. Morgans art world - Anything goes
  4. Pde linky party - Anything goes
  5. Wags n whiskers rubber stamps - Anything goes
That's it for me for tonight!  Been a long day and I'm off to bed :)


Journal out of the box

Hello!  I had some time to play today (Sunday when I was writing this) and I had purchased some fabulous digis from Sassy Cheryl while she was having the 50% off sale.  I got one that's called Engineer some fun Noah.  Well that totally made me think of my hubby that's an engineer!!!!  So I had to get it!

And last friday as a little treat to myself I stopped at a local thrift store and purchased a few items!  I really wanted to make a journal out of a box.  By that I mean that I wanted to have some means to journal but not in a book and more into something that I could put in a box afterwards :)  I found what I was looking for and if you watch my video you will hear more about it!

And here's what my 1st make looks like!!!  I used a stencil from Andy Skinner that I purchased this week at my local craft store.  I also used a bunch of different paints from the dollar store, some newspaper that was treated with gesso and sprays as well as some tissue paper.  I finished this off with some Faber castel pitt pen.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

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

  1. Crafting when we can challenges - Something new - my stencil and digi are new!
  2. We love 2 create - anything mixed media goes
  3. Fairytale-challengeblog - anything goes
That's it for me for today.  Since I'm posting this on Monday hope you have a great Week :)


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Vicky - Karleigh Sue Inspiration post

OMG did you check out what the fabulous Cheri did for me?!?  Did you?!?  There's a brand new digi that's called Vicky and it was made based on my request and picture :)  I just have to admit that this digi Vicky is much better than the original model that's me lol.  And I just had to do my 1st post for the inspiration blog with it.

My inspiration was a hippie because well I was born at the end of the 60s and that was the type at the time.  I also love that type of clothing and the loose and flowery stuff.  I don't know what happened to me this year but I'm all about tuniques and loose flowing tops :)  but I don't look that sexy hee hee hee.

Anyway I just HAD to play with my digi!!!  And I thought I would share with you what I made.  I used a great background that I had made in a class using some silks paints.  I did that background while at a class at Scrapbook Central.  I had not used silks before.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

You and me challenge

Well today I was busy playing with the goodies that I got from my swap partner for the You and Me challenge.  You can find the video about this here.  And the group on FB is here.

There's a list of goodies that you are supposed to send your partner and with that they are supposed to create 2 index card.  One for them and one for you.  I have received an awesome envelope this week from my partner (I'm very sad to say that my partner as yet to receive hers.... don't know why it's taking Canada post so very long....).

And I really wanted to make this in my usual crafting space which is my Laundry room/craft area instead of the garage where I usually film my stuff.  I have an Ipod touch and I mentionned to my hubby how I would love to be able to film with it.  And how could I possibly install it so that I could... at which point he just mentionned how I should use a "selfie stick".  Now I usually know about new "gismo" but I must have missed this one even though it seems that it's been talked about by everyone on the planet... lol my daughter was ashamed of me I think because I didn't know... lol

Anyway here's the 1st video that I make in that space!
and here are the 2 little index card that I made!  I had so much fun making those that I really do hope that my partner will want to swap again!!!
The image is from Create with TLC.

I'm entering those little index card in the following challenges:

  1. Hiding in my craftroom - Super scraps - those are all little scrap pieces that are put together
  2. Just us girls challenge - Use metal - the little buckle charms are metal pieces
  3. Joes scrap shack - Anything goes
  4. Abc-challenge - y is for your choice
That's it for me for tonight!!!  I hope that I will have inspired you to play :)  And to go and check out that fab FB group.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

More Mixed Media challenge - Blue

wooohooo it's time for the start of a new Mixed media Challenge!!!  I just love doing mix media so couldn't resist applying for this :)  Especially since it goes monthly so that's ample time to make some stuff.

The theme for the 1st challenge is Blue!  So that's super easy to play with us.

For my 1st make I decided to alter a book and make it a journal :)

I have made a little flip through of my make that you can see here:
If you want to purchase my journal you can find it in my Etsy store here.

Here's the front of the book.  I have added a little bookmark and bling to the outside as well.

Here is the side view so you can see how chunky it is :)

And some of the inside where I used mostly blue papers to fit the theme of the challenge.

I hope that you will like this little make that I did :)  Have a fabulous day and do come to share with us your makes!!!


Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Endeavors

Well it's 2016 and that means lots of new things that I want to try and wow my list is long... and it keeps on increasing.

I made a little video of my new list for the new year I hope that you will check this out and maybe it will inspire you :)

I'm also showing you up close on of the makes that I share on my video my idea of drawing faces from images that I find.
I also asked on my FB page as well as on my video if there are artists that you recommend that I research out :)  I would love to have your ideas.  The ones that I have on my list so far are:
Mark Ryden
Marc Chagall
Louise-andrée Roberge
Georgia O'Keeffe
Claude Monet
Laurel Burch Art
Da Vinci
El Greco
Van Gogh

Looking forward to your comments and ideas!!!  And please do let me know what you intend to do this year crafting wise!


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