Saturday, 1 December 2012

Sparkle & shine

I just love glittet. Glitter, glitter, glitter. It just adds that special shine to a card to make it look so elegant.
The following cards are from Thursday class, the wee few we had and I'm pretty sure they loved them with their ooohs and ahhhs again!
The pictures really don't do them much justice as they are gorgeous in person.

6 x 6 in card
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake & Bashful Blue
Poinsettia stamped (non SU) and embossed on/with White

Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink

Cased from Doni High at
Hope you like what you see...drop me a line!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Class Cards

Card Shares

Here I thought I had gone and posted all kinds of cards we made in class. NOT...OOPS!
I case a lot of my cards, however, I can't always remember who they come from so because of that, I'm sorry for not giving credit due. Well, here are some of the cards we did during Octobers classes:

Embellishing with dryer sheets

 Daisies 2 Flower die - 3 layers of each size and glitterized!
Dryer sheet technique used here.

Another flower made with dryer sheets and then glitterized.

Bigz Snow Flurry Die  using dryer sheet technique
So much fun doing these cards

Acrylic Block Backgrounds

Again, we had so much fun using different size blocks to make some really lovely backgrounds.


I was demonstrating how you could use a block to make a checkerboard background and use the layer to enhance the rest of your card.  I came up with this card after class.  I love it and think it's so cute!

Shaker Cards

snow glitter

Again, snow glitter

Candy - cake sprinkles
I love Christmas and there are so many Christmas cards that can be made so I tend to demo them in my technique classes this time of year.

Ribbons Galore

Below are two cards using scraps and pieces of ribbon
Our first card we glued ribbon to card stock using the double sided adhesive sheets and cut them out with the die cutter. (I don't have a Big Shot yet) and the second card we used  the blossom punch and glued the ribbons to the back of the card front. 


I know there is a lot of cards to take in on this one particular blog but thanks for stopping by and looking.  Love to hear your comments!


Sunday, 23 September 2012

One Layer WOW - Butterfly

Quite a few people have asked me to share how I made my card for the challenge 190 and I am very happy to share.  I hope I can make your life easier and convenient for crafting, teaching or demonstrating. I took my inspiration from a small note card I saw somewhere and I cannot track down the original and I don't know who made it, but it was so cute and an inspiration to me. I'm thrilled to pass it on to you. I have also done one in Pretty in Pink as well as Wisteria Wonder.

So now on to the tutorial
Card Stock - Whisper White
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake
Stamps - 'All a Fltter', 'So Happy for You'
Tools - sponge, Stampin Write Marker;Wisteria Wonder, Blender Pen
I made a template from plastic and put removable glue on back so I could use it several times.  1/2" masking all around standard size card of 8.5 x 5.5" folded in half.
Then I stamped the background in Crumb Cake with a stamp similar to SU En Francais or you could use a wheel for the background like Travel Journal.
In a circular motion sponge around the outer edges of the card.
Go all around as many times as needed to get the colour depth you want leaving the middle white or slightly covered with colour.
Stamp your image with black Stazon.
With your marker shade in the top and bottom rows of the wings and then take your blender pen and highlight the inner portion of the wings. I like the look and colour of the blender pen when I ink so the top and bottom parts of the wing, if I were to make more, would be done that way but shaded darker.  Here the marker makes it look bluish.Whatever you prefer I suppose.
Remove the mask and add your glue then glitter to body and parts of wings. This pic shows Glitter Ritz.
This pic shows Dazzling Diamonds coloured with a drop of Wisteria Wonder reinker. Just mix the 2 together really good, let dry and use like normal glitter. Can match glitter to any ink colour you have with your reinkers!
Add sentiment to card and sponge around for added effect if you like or keep edges clean.
There it is folks! Have fun creating!
If you would like a PDF tutorial, please email me. Or if someone knows how I add it to my blog, help me please!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Snip & Tuck

I think this technique is way cool and I give credit to Julie Davison and her blog is    Julie uses 12"x 3" and folds in half for a 6x3 card when done. Here are my takes on her styles and have made a standard A2 card and cut one to fit an elongated envelope I have as well.  That card measures 3 3/8 x 6 1/4 I have tons of envelopes of different sizes and I really like the idea of custom making a card for the envelope, so, that's what I did in the case of the Happy Graduation card.
So tada..

 Naturals White, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple & Ink, Gumball Green Ink
Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Early Espresso, Soft Suede Ink, Marina Mist Ink
More of a masculine take on this type of card...
After stamping the world, I took a blending pen and pulled it over the ink and coloured the land portion of the world then I took my aqua painter and some Marina Mist watered down and coloured in the water areas on the map
I just love demonstrating new ideas!!! We did these at last nights class.
Hope you like them.
There were only 3 of us last night and with that, I always seem to have time on my hands to make myself some cards. So, while I was sitting and talking, this idea popped into my head and I had to go with it.  What ya think?

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Pay It Forward

Pay it forward game still going on.  Please see posting dated June 14

Converting 3" notes to full cards

Good Day All
Recently I received a 3 x 3 little card in my delivery and it was so cute I just had to make some of my own.  It also got me thinking about how I could turn it into a full size card with very little effort. Below is a full card I made by adding the so saffron and wisteria wonder and ribbon to the 3 x 3 white card

I liked it so much we did them in our first class for the fall as a refresher card.  Refresher meaning scoring, cutting, stamping, adding bows and embellishments. Here's a couple more we did. We also did 3x3" cards to go along with them.

And below is my take on CASING myself
made a bob boo and just covered it with another label on dimensionals

Also in the refresher course we used embossing folders and the scoring tool.  We two step stamped and did our most favorite thing of all... adding GLITTER!!!  We can never get enough glitter. Trying to think outside the box for Christmas, I came up with a card CASED on myself (see earlier post with xmas trees shared at regionals) based on Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green and Early Espresso for the one card and Cherry Cobbler for the other two. All popped up on dimensionals.

Cherry Cobbler above & below on VVanilla. Used pearls for centre instead of glitter brad
The glitter does not show up clearly here but looks absolutely fab in real life.

 Angel was embossed with Cherry Cobbler and highlighted with glitter on bottom of skirt, top of wings and cuffs.  Hope you enjoyed!!!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

One Layer WOW

Hi everyone!
Well it's that time of year year. Yep! Back to the scheduling and 'playing cards'. Just LOVE IT!
and classes start Thursday night...can't wait.
I was checking out the LNS and saw a challenge for one layer cards.  I had made this card for a friend a few months ago and thought it fit right in with the challenge so I thought I would share it with you.  The WOW factor? The glitter of course. Everything's better with glitter on it! Hope you like.

Winner of Challenge 190 at LNStampers

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Well, what can I say. Again, it's been too long since I last posted on my blog.  It's been a very hot summer and challenging to say the least. I've been very busy doing very little which is supposed to be good for me, but it's time to get back into the swing of things & get ready for some classes starting in the fall.
I just finished an eventful Saturday at the Stampin Up Regionals at the Hamilton Convention Centre and have come home with some great ideas and exciting things to show everyone.  It was a lot of fun!Below is my card swap I made...24 of them, which is not an awful lot considering there are about 500 women at Regionals and 95% swap.

SU Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade papers, DSP Festival of Prints, Stamp-Rejoicing with You, Holiday Collection Framelits, VersaMark, Embossing powder-cherry cobbler, glitter, polka dot embossing folder, scoring tool.  Love the simplicity of it!

Below are some get well and sympathy cards I made for several individuals last month.

The card below was designed specifically for my daughters friend who works on a farm milking cows.  She was in a terrible accident at the beginning of the summer and will be layed up til at least October. She shattered her foot and is unable to walk at the moment.

My inspiration for this farm card came from Lynn Pratt at
Thanks for stopping by.