Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pink and Green and White Oh My - Add paint to your background - Pink, Green and White

I used a cuddlebug again for the background and I "dry" painted with some cotton from creatix paint in pink amd chameleon green. I used the cuddlebug again for the flower edges the pink centre and the green centre piece. I highlighted the centre with the bird freed from it's cage. I then shifted through...patiently..the tiny crystals i have for light green and light pink and added them at last. As a final note...I chose the bird free from its cage as a bit symbolic. It is funny that yesterday I wrote that life can change in a instant. Last night I heard absolutley dreadful news about a lady I have met 4 times through my best friend. I will not share details but one should pray for this lady as she is now in the burn unit in Toronto fighting for her life. Her husband and 2 children are trying their best to cope. The bastard who did this to her has been caught and is in jail. It is truly horrific and so the bird, to me, represents freedom and it can sing as loud as it wants. The pretty colours are for purity and friendship and love. I think that says all. Sorry for the downer news...

Friday, July 29, 2011

Christmas #5 -3 layers on your card - White with Bling & Flower

Yippe I did all 5 of the challenge at Christmas Cards all year round!!! I get so excited over the littlest things but to me it is not little. I also have done a whole 5 days at 365 day cards and again, no small feat for me. OK Enough patting myself on the back. let's get to the card...I used my cuddlebug on glossy white paper using the snowflake design. I placed a pretty white striped paper on and then on basic white cardstock I stamped and embossed in silver the narcissus flower (again)and just used a light green tombow marker for the leaves. I used a soft gold dye ink pad and, using cotton that I saved from a pill bottle, dabbed that colour around the sides for a little shading. I used glitter stickers for the border and I again used my cuddlebug to cut out the filigree and adhered it to the card with Diamond glue and also used the glue for the snowflake that I found and unsure where I found it.... possible was my mom's former stash. By the Way she is doing much better with the rispiradone and , yes, I have been hiding from her on my vacation. This may sound cruel but if she knew I was not working she would not leave me alone. Last night she came down looking for me 4 times in less than 5 minutes. My hubby talked with her but she was crying and upset but when I went up 5 min. later she was smiling and OK...such is the nature of the disease. I spent a wonderful day with her last Thursday and the weekends too so i am not a complete meanie. You just need some moments to yourself when dealing with someone with dementia. Anyhoo at least she is not telling us off, leaving the house, or burning the house down. She is 8 weeks free of smoking!! I am very proud of her and more pens in her mouth lit up!! Oh I do carry on but I felt like blabbing. Now I wonder what August will bring...I mean with card making:) Life is always full of surprizes and I choose to ride the wave of mayhem making cards, enjoying each day and all that other friggin crap:)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas Cards 1, 2, 3 - White, with Bling & Flower - Stripes always with an angel, Butterfly or Fairy - Christmas In July

Actually all 3 cards are used for CCAYR, and Crafty Creations. The angel was stamped in silver and embossed in Silver and then coloured with tombow markers. Glitter was used for her wings and dress and I decided to use a soft pink in some of the dress. To create the stripes for Flutter By Wednesdays I used excess white papers and I highlighted the stripes with silver stickers and the edges with stickers too. The tiny crystals added around the angle are little white flowers. I think this one is my fav..If I can be so bold as to choose one.

The 2nd card is smaller than the others since I decided to do an oval shape. I have these cute stickers-little angel holding a Christmas flower. I layered him(her??) on a cuddlebug paper and this shiny white paper. I used glitter stickers to surround the ovals and finished it off with some white crystals

With this third Card, I used the Cuddlebug-snowflake design (I felt flaky today:)) I used Gold dye ink and Gold Embossing powder for the poinsettia and then, with a glue pen, I put white sparkle on the flowers OK technically they are supposed to be leaves according to Poinsettia experts), pale yellow for the berries(centre is supposed to be the actual flower...really), and light green for the leaves. I did 2 poinsettias and cut both out. The bottom one is the entire stamp and the top one I just cut the flower part to give a 3D effect. I used sparkle stickers for the 4 corners. Voila! That is about the entire vocabulary of my French:)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Part one for Christmas Cards - 2parts patterned background/2 parts solid background - White with bling & a Flower

OK a first card for the July Challenge for CCAYR and 365 day cards. Of course it is white for the Christmas card challenge. In 2 areas I embossed in silver and I also embossed the centre flower for December. I used stickers in silver for outline and finished with some bling...crystals! A simple card but i think it works out OK

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blue Christmas

Hunka Hunka Hunka Burnin Love...Oops wrong Elvis song. It's been going through my head. I shall blame the heat on this:) Well Today at 365 Day cards the background was to stamp your sentiment over the whole background and at Christmas Stampin one could use your favourite colour so Blue it is!! Is there any other better colour..I think not:) OK OK I hear ya roar but for me it is Blue. I have this shimmery blue silver cardstock which I used a smal snowflake and stamped around the edges (hard to see but it is there). I took light blue card stock and I stamped "Season's Greetings" all over in the same colour and then embossed it in blue pearl for a subtle look. I took my Merry Christmas Stamp and stamped it in a blue dye ink. I then took a Big Merry Christmas stamp and stamped it in blue ink and embossed it in Lapis Lazuli. I took dark blue card stock and stamped the ornament "Noel" in silver and embossed it Opal powder. I mounted them and then I had some extra felt bits lying around in blue sparkle and I cut them to edge for a border and finished it off with blue crystals. It's a Blue Christmas in hot July.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Peacock Pizazz - Cream, Aqua, Pale Pink - Open Challenge - Anything one wants to do!

Just call me Feathers McCoy:) I had this peacock top part flying around forever and I got the brilliant idea to use feathers. Why? Why Not?:) I used the cuddlebug with a peacock feather background on paper and I used the perfect pearls in variety of colours. I mounted it on Aqua cardstock and then cream cardstock. I glued the feathers to the back of the Peacock head that was embossed in Aqua and i finished it off with some pale pink crystals that were used for the butterfly as well. Every fantasy scene with a peacock should always have a butterfly. Butterflies represent Joy of Life and, no matter what crap goes on in one's life, it is still enjoyable...especially if it involves a little wine and friends. Have a fab day. Oh yeah...I just joined Make it Monday that I found through Marlene's Blog ( and I thought it was really a nice blog and once can do/add anything one wants...Fun!

Part Circle/Part Solid background..Chirp:) Half Polka Dots/Half Solid

At 365 Day Cards, I just can't seem to do a card every day and marvel at the people at this blog who can..Kudos to all of you!! I love this blog and look at it almost daily and then I wish I could get a card done every day:) Anyway, The challenge this week will be different backgrounds and today it is half polka dots and halk solid. I used the cuddlebug for the circle background and I used perfect pearls for the colour effect. The bottom paper is a nice shimmery pale pink. My friend Marni gave me a bunch of "pics" from a website she looks at and, since she is gifted with computer knowledge and has a printer that works, she copied a whole bunch of pictures for me and gave them to me for my birthday. I used stickles on the bird and flowers and leaves because I like stickles! I also used a left over shiny steel blue background as the middle divider and I have some really nice pearl/gold braid and then I used my cuddlebug again for the filigree work and ended it with come crystals. Tha..Tha..Tha.. That's All Folks!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lavender and Lemon Thank You -Lavender and Lemon - Thank You

Yesterday my neighbour came by (I was at work) and she brought over these delcious Mennonite buns filled with spicy meat...They were delicious! Michael has been working on the roof(can we say crazy, hot, back-breakingwe have a very steep 4 sided roof...we did have help from his brother in law and my brother-thankfully) and she thought this would help. We loved it! What a nice gesture so I thought it perfect to give a thank you card for her since she didn't have to do that. I chose lemon and Lavender cardstock for the Simon Says challenge and I embossed with purple sparkle the thank you image. I used stickers in silver and some I coloured in purple. I had a cutout embossed flower(cuddlebug) that I took some sparkle to (How can I ever refrain from sparkle). Oh yes I also did those cut outs on the lavender to place the yellow piece in so it gives a girly effect. Now I am off to work. I am trying to walk everyday and hopefully I can do so given my joints being a pain(in more ways than one) and well just getting off my arse which is hard to do. Have a great day!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Christmas Time

OK I missed the 2 challenges for my Christmas blogs(OK,OK they are not MY Christmas blogs but great blogs to visit and see some great cards to make during the whole year. The challenge was at Christmas Stampinall year round and I think I got that a little wrong but I am now into my post and forgot how to get out of my post and save everything without my computer and me blowing up. My very truthful and humble apologies to the wonderful people who do the blogs. Anyway At flutter By Wednesdays it was an open challenge as long as there is always a fairy, butterfly or angel on the card. My angel is a bit victorian and it is a sticker. I tried this cuddlebug that embosses and cuts at the same time and I love it! I just placed stickles around and Voila! I made the card. For the Stampman challenge, one was to use alcohol inks. I used Wild Plum, Stream and pesto for the blueish look. I used the cuddlebug for the black cardstock and the red strip. I added a ribbon and then I used butterscotch and terra cotta for the small area where it says "Merry Christmas". Last week for Christmas Stampin, they wanted people to use an image for inspiration. It had the colours of the turquise blue and the bright green and there were big balls of yarn looking like a wreath so I used the cuddlebug(I am in a frenzy with cuddlebug recently) and I used pastel chalks and coloured in the dots. I cut out the middle and inside the card I stamped the penguin and coloured him in with tombow markers. I also stamped the snowmen, embossed with psychedelic powder and I embossed the wreath in metallic green. The 4th card, I had the snowflake lying around and decided to use lilac cardstock with silver cardstock and then blue. I used silver stickers for the border and stars. The last one I tried to do a homage to the friends in the states since you will be celebrating July 4th. I white but I decided on gold tin foil paper and embossed them with stars which I placed on dark blue cardstock and then the strip of red with "Merry Christmas" and trees and border stickers! I can't believe I finally did some Christmas Cards!