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Friday, January 30, 2015


 Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Friday I just wanted to stop in to post another one of my Valentine cards that I finished today . The card base is red and I used my Scallop Spellbinder dies to make the edge, then continued with the scalloped edge on the white and pattern paper. I dry embossed the pattern paper with EF Hearts. Other supplies used :MB Heart Ensemble,Spellbinders classic scallop hearts, Tim Holtz love struck stamp which I stamp in Fired Brick DI ,embossed with clear EP and fussey cut out (since I don't have the die) To finish off my card I added some tiny rhinestone hearts to the white scallop edge.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wed. Challenge : AG

Stampin' Royalty:Challenge #264 Love/Valentine

Through the Purple Haze

Shopping Our Stash#186 Love Me Do

A Vintage Journey : Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by .

Monday, January 26, 2015

WooHoo I'm a winner on Quietfire blog hop

This must be my lucky day I won twice on this awesome blog hop by Quietfire . Maybe I should run out and buy a lotto ticket . Thanks to all the DT for all their hard work and inspiration . Now looking forward to owning my first Quietfire stamp .

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Now that Valentine's day is just around the corner there's a lot of challenges going on in blog land  focusing on hearts. I took my inspiration for this card from Linda Coughlin on The Funkie Junkie blog. I sprayed a piece of white cardstock with Poison Red Dylusions ink ,dried with heat tool then applied Gold dabber paint to my TH flourish stamp and stamped randomly . I stamped Love definition from Tim Holtz's Love Struck set in black Archival ink and sponged the edges with pumice stone DI. The To My Valentine was stamped with Gold dabber paint on black c/s fussy cut and layered on gold paper then fussy cut again.I sprinkled some gold/white Frantage and embossed with heat tool. The gold heart is a Cherry Lynn Design die cut from gold paper. I added a red glitter heart to the center .I curled the corners slightly and distressed the edges before attaching it to the card base . I wanted some contrast so I stamped a script background in Pumice stone DI and then stamped LOVE in Fired Brick DI randomly . The gold heart was hung with ribbon and added a Love charm .

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Cherry Lynn Designs--Sweetheart

Frilly and Funkie -Winter wishes

Simon Wednesday Challenge -Have a Heart

Word Art Wednesday

Craft Hoarders Anonymos: January choose your Challenge

Thanks for dropping by , I love reading your comments .

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015--January

Well we're in a deep freeze here in Nova Scotia this past week and big switch from the mild temps. we had over Christmas with lots of rain .Nice to see a little snow but not liking the cold . Yesterday I Spent some time in my craft room and decided that i would try to do Tim's 12 tags for 2015. Last year I started but only completed 5 of them . Hoping to do better this year and complete them all. Here's my tag for January . I didn't have all of the products that Tim used so improvised with reinkers for the spray and cut glass for the gold glitter on the letters. Chit-chat words were placed on the tag and then covered with Glue n Seal.The numbers were cut out of cardboard twice and layered then painted with black dabber paint and when dry painted covered with embossing paste .I wanted a bit of sparkle so cut some stars and circle from red glitter c/s and added a metal star to the center of the circle. The ribbon was spray with vintage photo reinker diluted with water and dry with my heat tool . I would have like for more of the blue tone to show but overall I like how it turned out in the end.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

12 tags 2015 --January

Frilly and Funkie : Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon #109

Hope evryone is staying warm this cold winter day and thanks for stopping by my blog