This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


This was fun to make and would not have been possible without my glue pen. Little dabs of glue here and there worked nicely to hold down the baker's twine. It's difficult to see, but there is a little glitter along the wave tops. The colouring was done using a blender pen and markers.

I hope you get to flex some creative muscle today.
Have a good one!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Along with the beautiful colour palette, Colour Q has challenged all players to choose a previous Colour Queen's entry and case it. How fun! So, after what felt like a loooong time, I chose to case #79. You can see it here.  I love this card!
Here is my card for the challenge.
I hope you will go and check these out. So much to see on Colour Q, I know you'll enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting my little space on the web.
Have an amazing day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Look at these amazing colours- they are gorgeous!
Here's my card...
I was able to use the teeny tiny pearls for the small punched flowers. Love bling- even if it's teeny tiny.

Have a great weekend- enjoy that sunshine!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Unlike the first two I showed you, these aren't the traditional colours for Christmas cards. However, they work and bring something different to the card-making experience.

Whatever colours or designs, I hope you enjoy the creating.
I'm off to see the new challenge at ColourQ. You should join me!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


These two cards were the favourites from the weekend card camp. They are also the two using traditional red & green colours. I'll share the other two in days ahead.

Very little stamping on this one. The designer paper does the work.

Chalking and sponging carried the colour and kept it all subtle. In real life, it is a titch brighter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fantabulous!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Lines love curves. It is a design rule. 'Nuf said.
And yes- more strips.  :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Don't you just love these colours from the ColourQ challenge?

This is my card for it and I'm kind of surprised by it. I really like it but the surprise is the gray base. Seriously, I would usually go with the turquoise or celery base and use gray for the accents. I'm not sure why I did it this way, but I'm sure glad I did!

Please take a minute and check out the other challenge entries. I know you'll like what you see.

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Again with the scraps? You betcha!  How about strips? We end up with lots of those too.
This is one of my favourite ways to use strips. Fun, easy peasy....you get it.

Oh look, I just gave you a two-fer!
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The doilies on this card illustrate perfectly how colour can show depth. Light colours look further away and dark colours look closest. The doilies appear to be laying over eachother with the darkest ones on top. This technique works well with any subject or image and is a fun way to make designer paper.

This can be done with the same colour too simply by stamping off and having lighter and darker shades.
Give it a try!

Friday, September 9, 2011


The card I cased this from used buttons where I have used embossed circles. The sentiment is different as well but the layout and colours are a direct c-a-s-e from Teri Anderson's card in Color Inspiration magazine.
I don't think I've ever made a card without stamping on it somewhere. Always a first time.....

c-a-s-e *copy and share everything

Have a marvelous day!
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Blue. My fave. Has been for as long as I can remember.
This card, could easily become a fave as well.

I hope you get a chance to design and create with your favourites very soon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Another colour challenge at Colour Q. I subbed Wisteria, as that was the closest I could get for Orchid. This card is also the sample for Monday night Hostess Club- we're going back to the scrap bin.
Here is the challenge from Colour Q-

I hope you'll go have a look at all the other creations there. Inspiration and yummy eye candy for cardmakers and scrapbookers.

Hope you can enjoy this beautiful day.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


The Holly Berry designer paper is gorgeous. This card has a very small sampling and you can't see it but the polka dots are embossed gltter. Another paper in the collection has embossed glitter stripes- so Christmas candy-ish!
Another quick card letting the paper do the work.
Happy long weekend everyone.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Can you say "Luscious"? That's what it is. Stampin' Up! has silver glitter cardstock and it's just as beautiful as the red. So easy to use, no messing with adhesive and loose glitter, although that has it's fun side too.
Be warned, as I seem to be on a bit of a Christmas kick, which is no surprise since I just received an order with Christmas themed goodies in it  :)
And that too, is LUSCIOUS!

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Simple components, complimentary colours and a bit of texture round out this different Christmas card. Again, could easily be adapted to any occasion.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!