Sunday, November 29, 2020

Mosaic Candle

 I have seen many people coloring on their embossing folders and then I remembered I tried that with this folder last year but this year I went with using my Spectrum noir sparkle pens.

  • Darice - Mosaic Candle cut from watercolor paper, colored w/Spectrum noir sparkle pens
You can see a little of the sparkle in the picture below.

It is supposed to be very cold tomorrow, high winds with wind chill in the 20's so tomorrow is going to be an indoor day I have a feeling :)  Maybe should start addressing my Christmas cards :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, 


Saturday, November 28, 2020


 In our last zoom meeting we did a card using a new technique to me and I totally forgot to share it with you, we also made a tea holder for gift giving but I haven't done anything with it.

In this technique we were to lay down a colorful background using different color inks. Then take a stencil and apply black ink over that, I really love the way it turned out.  For the card shape we score the front panel of the card again, sorry I don't remember the amount and I have already sent the card out, but I think it was an inch, glue that portion down, when it is opened you have a smaller place inside to write, gives it a interesting shape from the normal card, we glued a coordinating cardstock panel to the piece that was glued down and the stencil piece goes on the other side. Added a ribbon and bow to the side panel and then we were to decorate it anyway we wanted. I went for some small butterflies because I didn't want something too big to take away from the panel.

Tim Holtz - Doily Layering stencil, dye inks on background using black ink through the stencil
Simon Says Stamps - Tiny words Birthday sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch

The outside is decorated with at least the lights that were still working, ugggh!! And the tree is up and partially decorated, so far so good our cat has decided not to bother with it so that makes this momma happy :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and say Hi!
Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, November 27, 2020

Sending Love

 One of the girls in my cardmaking group sent me a few backgrounds awhile ago.  Every now and then I try to break up where I get my goodies that I am using from, sometimes I look into my not used basket, or my coloring images, or the way too many cardmaking magazines I have and the other place is the little extras that I get when a fellow cardmaker has sent me a card and that is what I used today.  It looks to me like she did some Alcohol ink background and then embossed it, I thought it would work great for another Autumn birthday, so I paired it with my layered flower die and to tone down the metallic I added some lace, what do you think of combining the two? It was white lace but too me was a little too white so I sponged some brown ink over top.

I was a little disappointed in the tag, after I had stamped it I could read it very well, but by the time I went to take a picture of it I noticed that it had lightened up quite a bit.  I could read it ok in person but it looks even lighter in the picture, hopefully my niece will be able to read it :)

Embossed background from friend
Gemini - Dahlia die (flower and leaf)
Lace - sponged ink over it to dull it out a bit
Papercraft Inspiration magazine - Greetings stamp and tag set

I am in head for a busy day, I have to take down all my Autumn decorations, dust and sweep, then put up Christmas, I have a feeling it won't all get done today as it is nice weather today so we have decided to put up all the outdoor lights too.  Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

 A very Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. But to you all I want to say how thankful I am for the friendships I have made through my blog, and how that has helped me get through this crazy year we have had. I wish you all  a day that you can reflect on all the things you are thankful for.

I have shared this tag with you already when I made it for a challenge but I decided I liked it so much that I wanted to give it in a card, so I thought I would share how I used it on this card.

Thank you for the encouragement with your sweet comments and as always I am so thankful for the time you take to stop by and say Hi,


Wednesday, November 25, 2020


 My great nephew is turning 7 this year and I was looking through my stamps and just didn't see anything that stood out to me to use for his card, and then I remembered one of my coloring calendar image had these dragons on them and that reminded me that his costume this year for Halloween was a knight riding a dragon, so I thought he might think this is pretty cool.  

Do you see the dragon holding that little slip of paper?  I decided to write his age on it. I used my pencils to color this in, I keep forgetting to try out my blending stump on these pages I will have to do when again soon and try to remember to blend the coloring better.

Johanna Basford 2020 coloring calendar, colored w/pencils
Fiskars - Grass punch
#7 added to the paper for the age of my great nephew

I can imagine how busy you all are here in the U.S. getting ready for Thanksgiving, even though it is just the two of us we are making the normal thanksgiving meal. So I appreciate you stopping by today.