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Tuesday, 29 April 2014


I have the privilege of being a Guest Designer for  High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This weeks challenge is "Spots and Dots".

I chose to use "Froggy Stack" and added some spots to two of the frogs.

For the clouds, I die cut a cloud shape and moved it around the page where I wanted the clouds.  I coloured the edge with a chalk pencil and smoothed my colouring with a Kleenex.

I hand sketched in the pond and bull rushes, coloured and then outlined in black.

I didn't have a patterned "Dots" paper I liked so I ran a piece of cardstock through an embossing folder and highlighted the dots with a chalk pencil.

Stamp - Froggy Stack
Patterned paper and brads
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug - Seeing Spots
Spectrum Noir Markers
Chalk Pencils - General's

I hope these little guys made you Smile.

Monday, 28 April 2014

For The Bride

I got an email a week ago from a good friend of mine asking if I had time to make a card for a bridal shower she is attending on May 3rd.
The only information I was given is the bride like horses and dogs and her wedding colours are yellow and burlap.........

Stamp - Inkadinkado. 
Stamp - (flourish) Technique Tuesday
Flowers - Recollections
Patterned Paper -  Simple Stories - Harvest Lane and Cosmo Cricket - Wanted - Slue Foot Sue.

 Stamp - Rosewood Canada called Daisies and Buttercups. 
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Bling - Crystazzi (Micheals)   
Patterned Paper K& Company 
Sentiment - computer generated

My friend chose the horse card.......I hope the bride to be likes it!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Little Hello

Card Entry For High Hopes Stamps Challenge 214 - Sketch.

Stamp - High Hopes - Patty's Posies
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey & Unknown
Twine (String) - American Crafts
Ink - Stampin Up
Flowers - Got Flowers
Beads - Michael's 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers

Friday, 18 April 2014

Good Pony

I made this card to enter the Whimsy Stamps Challenge 70 - Anything Goes using Good Pony.

Stamp - Whimsy Stamps -  Good Pony 
Stamp - Technique Tuesday - Flourish 
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Wanted 
Rusty Pickle - Cowboy Up
Flower - Recollections
Horse Shoe - Quickutz
Friend Embellishment - Unknown 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Mother's Day

May is a busy month! I need to make 2 Mothers Day cards and 2 Birthday cards.
The April Challenge Sketch at Your Next Stamp gave me a chance to get one of the Mothers Day cards done.
I used the "Tobi Watering Flowers" Digital Stamp and although it's not a "typical" card layout, I am very happy with how it turned out.

Now the big decision is which "mom" to give it too!


After spending most of the day at Scrapfest I was exhausted but happy with my purchases. There are some days when it's good to have a truck! I couldn't play when I got home because I was off to an Easter/Birthday supper with my inlaws. The Birthday part of this was for my BIL who is turning 50.

The inside message was:
" I wanted to give you a nice set of wheels to go over the hill in"
My BIL is a jokster himself so.........

Thursday, 10 April 2014

YIPPEEE !!!!!!

After an unseasonably cold and long winter, it's nice to see the snow melting and the first signs of spring! I am not a fan of cold or snow but the positive side to that? More time for card making.

I made this card for High Hopes Rubber Stamps Challenge #213 Hop Along. I was glad my stamp order came before time on this challenge ran out!

Stamp - High Hopes Froggy Stack

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


We are starting to enjoy some warmer temperatures here in Ontario (okay - so some of us had snow this morning) and our Mountains! of snow are slowly disappearing.
I wanted to share my favourite Christmas card that I made this past year.

ENJOY Spring!!!!!


I try to keep some semi completed cards in my stash.

The note cards below are blank so I can easily add an occasion and personal message to them when they are needed.

I am also known to leave things until the last minute sometimes so having a stash I can turn to in a "crunch" makes things easier for that moment in time anyway........

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Being a horse/animal lover I can't help but LOVE the Crash Stamp from Your Next Stamp.
It makes me smile every time I see it. This stamp is named after my horse so it has fast become a favourite in my ever growing stamp collection.

This stamp is fun when combined with Happy The Horse!

Happy Crafting!

Positive Thoughts And Sunshine

My sister in law is going through chemo. The week after she has had her treatment she is "grounded" - she can't go anywhere and she isn't allowed visitors because her immune system is at zero.

I snail mailed this card for her so she would receive it in her "grounded" week, hoping to bring a little sunshine to her day/week.

Based on YNS Friday Fun Challenge #9
Stamp - Whimsy Stamps - Ruby 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers