Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Last of the Xmas cards

 Here are the last of the Christmas cards I made for this year!
I was making cards until the 23rd and next year I hope to be finished much earlier!
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Beautiful Card in the Mail

I received this beautiful card in the mail from the wonderful Sam at Hettiecraft!  My picture does not even do it justice! She makes the most gorgeous cards and lots of other crafts as well and I am so lucky to have met her through WOYWW.
Thank you Sam!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Xmas Tag and more cards

 I am still working on Xmas cards and tags.  A few more finished in the last few days!  I have made a few of each design because once I have everything out, I might as well make at least a couple of each.  I love Christmas and it is so fun to have the Christmas music playing as I work away on these cards!
I still want to make a few more yet and will post them up.  Only a week and a day til Xmas!!  
Merry Xmas!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Xmas Cards for Kids

 Here are three Xmas cards that I made for 2 of my nephews and one of my nieces.  They have since been posted off in the mail and they should get them before Xmas!  
I still have more cards to make and am hoping I will get them all done in time!  

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Xmas Gift from a Lovely Crafter

 Look what came in the mail!  A Xmas gift from the wonderful and talented Sam at Hettiecraft!  She made me a beautiful card and sent me an adorable snowglobe ornament with my name in it and lovely red ribbon! And..... one of her fabulously gorgeous Trunk Books!  I have taken a few pictures of this book
 to show some of the detail and care that has gone into making it!  There are pockets and envelopes and all sorts of decorated papers! And in the pockets are tags and tickets that can be pulled out to use as well!  Wow, this is really a work of art and I will treasure it always, Sam!  Thank you so much!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A few Xmas cards

 Here are the first few Xmas cards of this year.  There are plenty more to be made yet and I will post them up as I go.
The first one has a very vintage feel to it and I just adore the mouse stamp!
The second one is fun and feminine and I will make more cards using those beautiful roses!
 And the last one is a very clean and simple style that I stamped by colouring the snowflake stamps with my Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Pens and then later went over one snowflake with a Sakura sparkle pen.  I made 6 of that last card because it was so easy!

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm still here!

Yes, I am still around but have not been doing as much crafting as I would like as of late.  Nothing is wrong, just day to day living taking up all my time :)
I made a couple of Christmas cards in the last few days and I will post pictures asap.  My camera battery died and is now recharging!
So until then, here is a picture from last Xmas of my dog, Brighton, opening her Xmas present!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WOYWW Oct 26/11

It is time for WOYWW where creative crafty people from all over the internet post picture s of what is on their workdesk!  You can go here to the Stamping Ground and play too!
So what is going on here?  I am getting ready to carve a couple Jack O Lanterns!  One is going to be a witch and the other will be her cat.  No carving done yet but they have their costumes on, ha ha!  I will post pictures of them again when they are actual Jack O Lanterns and not just pumpkins wearing costumes!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WOYWW Oct 12/11

It is time for WOYWW, where creative and crafty people from all over the world post pictures of their workspaces and then we all join up at Julia's Stamping Ground and share the fun!
This picture is actually my dining room table because we needed a bigger space than my desk as my sister and my niece and nephews were all getting crafty!!  It was so much fun and everyone made some fabulous creations!  I wish my sister and her kids lived in town so we could do this more often, it was so much fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two of My Favourite Things

 Two journal pages I did with a theme of my favourite things.  And tea and Paris definitely fit into that category!  Just having fun and getting all inky and paint-y playing in my art journal!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

And the Winner Is .....

 Thank you everyone for entering my 1 Year Blogaversary Giveaway!  I am so happy that so many people entered and I hope you will all come back and visit from time to time!
And the winner of the draw is .....
Jude @ Crafts-International !!!
Cogratulations Jude !!! I will be contacting you to get all your details so I can send the goodies off to you!

Thank you again to everyone and I will be doing this again before my 2nd anniversary because it was so much fun for me!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

One Year Blogaversary Giveaway!!! And WOYWW Sept28/11

My blog is one year old on Sept 30th !!!  To celebrate, I am doing a giveaway!
And all you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave me a comment on this post! Simple!  It does not matter where you live or if you are a follower, just a comment is needed so that I will be able to contact you....  But if you would like to be entered again, post a link to my giveaway on your blog, let me know you have done so and you get entered a 2nd time.  And if you want to be entered a 3rd time, become a follower (and point it out to me so I don't miss it).  If you are already a follower just mention that in your comment and it will count as an entry. 
I will randomly draw a winner on Oct 5th!  
Good luck!

This is also my WOYWW post for this week as it is actually what is on my desk!  If you like to see what all sorts of crafty and creative people have on their workdesks, pop on over to The Stamping Ground and join in the fun!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get Well Card

Here is a Get Well card I made for my DH's aunt.  Nothing super fancy just a nice sweet card that I think she will like!
That bunny is soooo cute!

Making cards is fun!

 I haven't made any cards for awhile and then decided I wanted to make one for one of my nephews' birthday.  Which then led to making one for his brother and sister too since I had not made them a card for their past birthdays and hope they don't mind getting them now!  
They were fun to make and I have to say I am pretty proud of the tree on the 2nd card!  It is made from Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine paper and I just drew and cut out a tree shape and then crumpled it up!  So easy and yet effective!  
 Thanks for visiting and looking!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Journal Pages

 Some more journal pages that I have done recently.  I have taken apart a coil-bound journal that has beautiful watercolor/mixed media pages so I can try out working on loose pages.  I have the covers and the wire coil tucked away so that I can put it all back together at the end.  It is nice to work on the pages free from the book but on the other hand I do enjoy having them bound together so I can flip thru and see my progress as I am working on the journal.  I will continue to work on both this loose page journal and my bound journals and see if I gravitate towards one more than the other. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Princess Lollipop

I have finished the teeny tiny painting (2"x2") for my friend's dollhouse!  It is a little picture of her sweet little dog Suzy.  One of her nicknames is Princess Lollipop, so of course a princess needs a crown, right?  And a little plaque with her name.  And some gold leaf too!  
And of course a collar made of jewels!  It's probably a good thing this canvas was so little or who knows what else I may have added!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WOYWW Aug 31/11

Wow,  I haven't done a WOYWW for awhile now and I sure have missed it!  Especially all the wonderful WOYWWers I was meeting thru this blog hop.  My schedule at work changed and therefore my routine changed a bit and I couldn't seem to post a WOYWW picture in time.  Mind you this is very late as Wednesday is drawing to a end even here in Canada.  And if you don't know what WOYWW is just pop over here to Julia's blog and find out!  And join in too!  You post a picture of What's On Your Workdesk (this) Wednesday and then join the blogroll and visit people desks all over the world!
What is here on my desk is a teeny tiny canvas that is just 2" x 2".  I am making a little painting for a friend's dollhouse.  In this picture I have just put a wash on the canvas so far, so you will have to come back to see what the finished painting will look like!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Journal Pages

 I haven't been blogging much lately as I have not really been working on any "projects".  I have been working in my art journal and these are 2 pages that  I have completed.  I have some other pages in varying stages of completion and I might post them as I finish them.  I also have started a couple of online classes and the 2nd page here is from one of them, the True To You 2 class with Samantha Kira.

Brighton Boy

I made a little painting for my DH.  He grew up in Brighton, England so I put him on Brighton Beach as a little boy.  Again, this piece is covered with beeswax which I love applying! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Boy and His Dog

This is a painting I did for the Suzi Blu Lalala class.  I made it for a friend's birthday.  He has an adorable little dog that he loves dearly and this drawing of her is not too far off the mark!  I have since given him the painting and he said he loves it so I am happy!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What a Lovely Surprise!

 Wow, look what I received in the mail today!  A gorgeous mixed media canvas made by the wonderfully creative and talented Monique!  Go here to see her blog and more of her fabulous creations.
And, as if the painting wasn't enough, she also sent me all sorts of other goodies too!  A great card she made and a fabulous tag both using Stampotique stamps.  Monique is part of the Stampotique Design Team blog and she always comes up with these cool creations!   Also, a beautiful hanging piece of art with stamped tiles and beads, all wired together expertly!   And also all sorts of papers and ephemera that I will try to use on my own mixed media ... although it will be hard to use them as they are so beautiful.
Thank you so much Monique!  You really made my day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Suzi Blu Craft Bag

Remember that piece of canvas that I had stamped with a Suzi Blu stamp and painted?  This is what it was for!   It is a craft tote embellished and altered Suzi Blu style.  You want to know how to make one too?  Go here and see the video!  It is simple and fun to make and I love how it turned out!  I may even use it just as an everyday bag!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friends Forever

This is the first tiny painting I did for the new Suzi Blu on-line class called La La La.  It is on a little 4" x 4" canvas and was so much fun to make!  It is supposed to look like it is old and perhaps from a vintage children's storybook.  It was the first time I have used beeswax and now I want to beeswax everything!!  I have a few more projects still to make in this class and I am so looking forward to doing more!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WOYWW July13/11

It is Wednesday and that means it is time for What's On Your Wordesk Wednesday!  You too can play along over on the lovely Julia's blog The Stamping Ground!

Here on my desk are some Suzi Blu images stamped onto some scraps of canvas that I have  gessoed (is that a word?).  They are for a little project I am working on that I will post when I have finished!

Happy WOYWW to all!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mini Smash Book

 I made a mini Smash Book!  Or mini Junk Journal.  It is 5" x 5" so it would easily fit in a purse if desired.
I had been hearing about Smash Books on various blogs and had to see what they were.  They are also known as Junk Journals and are journals to put whatever you want into them.  You can paste in pretty things you like or use it to document a trip.... anything you want really, just paste it in and/or write it in.  I used a lot of pattern papers in mine and also a few pages that are white.  I added a few envelopes here and there to tuck things into as well.  Now that I have made a little one for practice, I will make a larger one too when I have time.  It was easy to make but I fussed with the cover for ages and that it was took the most amount of time.  Below are a few pictures of the inside...