Friday, January 23, 2009

CHA bound

I am so excited that I am leaving for CHA tomorrow and wanted to post this card before I leave. Hope you like it. I will be taking lots of pictures with my new camera, and will post when I get back.

I coloured the image ( Stamping Bella ) with Copic markers, but noticed that it looks streaked on the screen. It's really very smooth and I don't know why that happened.

Polka dot paper is BoBunny

pearls - Stamping Bella

Have a great week


Sunday, January 18, 2009

No Fair Girl

"No Fair Girl" is the name of this image from Stamping Bella

I fell in love with this little girl. She reminds me of my 3 year old Grand-daughter when she doesn't get her way. Is she the cutest or what? I used mineral spirits and Lyra coloured pencils to colour her. This card is pink and green, my fave colours . I chalked around the image with green chalk to warm up the white card stock. I don't know if it will show up on screen. The polka dot paper is from BoBunny and the card stock is Prism. The green pearls are from Stamping bella (love these pearls) and of course, if you know me, there is lots of glitter. The image comes with the sentiment "I can't believe" and, inside the card I stamped "I missed your birthday".

Hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.



Thursday, January 15, 2009

Twinkle Toes

Hi guys,

I can't seem to get enough of these Huggabuggs. I love all of them but particularly fell in love with this Twinkle Toes Huggabugg, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her.

Before I go on to explain how I made this card, I want to let you know that I am trying to figure out my new camera and it will take a while before I get sharp and clear pictures. I find that the pictures on line don't exactly look as vibrant as they do in real life. Hopefully this weekend I will have time to read the instructions that came with the camera. What happened to the cameras that you just aim and shoot (goof proof), without a million different features. LOL

I love the shape of the Nesties that I used on the card and only embossed the white layer. I stamped and coloured the image with Lyra coloured pencils and Odorless Mineral spirits. I looked everywhere for buttons that I could use as embellishments, but couldn't find the right shade of pink, so I decided to use my QuicKutz 2" die, and cut them with my Big Shot. The oval layers are also Nesties. Of course I used glitter to give Twinkle Toes some sparkle. Isn't that the best sentiment for this card?

Thanks so much for visiting.

Please come back on the weekend and see some more cards.

Have a great weekend,


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Love Bug

Hi Everyone,

I finally bought a new camera, and I now hope that the cards I post will be much clearer and better than those taken with my old one. It is the cutest little camera and I hope it works well. It is the Canon Power Shot 880 Digital Elph. My close friend Tema told me about it, and, as her husband and son are camera buffs, I listened to them, and so far so good. Thanks guys.

Today's card is the Love Huggabugg, and I thought that the 7 gypsies patterned paper was perfect for the background. Are these Huggabuggs not the cutest bugs ever?

I will be posting more cards on Thursday so please come back and check them out.

Stamps by Stamping Bella

Card Stock - Prism

Lyra coloured pencils and mineral spirits

Ribbon - May Arts

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, January 4, 2009

The winner is ....

I actually have 2 winners:

Toni Whitnell was my 10,000 post. Thanks Toni, I think you deserve a prezzie .

Deanna (Tuneman) you won my blog candy. My husband picked your name so please email me your address as soon as possible to

As I am listening to freezing rain falling outside I thought I would post a nice and sunny card that I actually taught on the cruise. I hardly use yellow and I really like how it turned out. What do you think ?

All stamps by,
embellishments : dots,
coloured with Lyra pencils and mineral spirits,
extra giga circle punch.

Keep warm