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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


These colours definitely bring candy corn and halloween to mind. However, I went in a different direction.
The white areas around my card appear blue in the afternoon light from the window. It really is white.

Have you joined me in a Colour Q challenge yet? You know you want to.

We had a fabulous few days with our sons in Victoria- just what we all needed.

Have a terrific weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Where does the time go? Our eldest son has turned 29. Makes us feel a little old.
He is a very creative, kind and fun-loving guy. Of course, we think he rocks.
We're about to spend a few days with him and his brother (who also rocks) and we couldn't be happier about it. Family time will cancel out any blog time so......
have a great week and I hope to have something for you on the weekend.

Thanks for visiting and also, I want to thank you for the great comments and emails about what you see here. I really appreciate it. And you.

Friday, October 21, 2011


A little bit elegant- perfect for an 82nd birthday.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Look at that amazing shimmer on the snowflake! Mica flakes provide some great sparkle and it goes on so easily. This card uses a glue pen and on others I've used double sided tape, liquid glue and adhesive sheet. Whatever adhesive you have will probably hold the mica flakes.

Hope your day has some sparkle.
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Check out the challenge colours today- they're all good enough to eat, or drink. I could drink my limeade while eating my pumpkin pie smothered in razzleberries and follow up with an espresso. :)
Okay, enough of that, here's my card...
This view will help you see the spritzed on white glimmer.

I hope you're tempted to play today. You'll find it all here.

Have a great day, no matter what.

Monday, October 17, 2011


The new pewter embossing powder became my favourite from the very first use. This card made up very quickly because so little is needed to give it punch. A little bling for balance and this card is ready for the mail. The pewter looks lovely on any colour card stock so this design could be changed up easily.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Silver glitter paper takes the place of rhinestones and delivers the bling. To make this card snail mail friendly, use regular double sided tape instead of foam tape under the punched ornament. Flatter card and just as nice. This card would also look great using blue or purple instead of red.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 14, 2011


Got the colours right this time- wanna see?
When I see these colours, it's no wonder I love fall so much. Although I do wonder why blue is my favourite colour when I see these....opposites attracting  maybe?  Anyway, the basic gray is the stamped 'thank you' and the faint dots created by stamping off the background stamp. The other colours are more obvious, and I might add- correct this time. (I still like the previous card too)

Have a super day and I hope you are enjoying the colours- and scents, of Fall.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Warm and cool colours create great interest. Here's my card....
Looking at it now, I think I may have goofed a colour. Tangerine Tango looks more like Cajun Craze.
I just checked and yes, it's the wrong colour. However, I like this card so I will make a new one for the challenge.  :)

Have a great day and if you pick up the challenge at Colour Q, just pick up the right card stock.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Thank you all for your visits to my blog. I appreciate you.

The leaves were coloured with markers and a blender pen. The "brads" were made by gluing down three punched circles of card stock,then applying Crystal Effects to form the dome. It dries clear to allow the colour to show through for perfectly matching faux brads everytime.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Isn't it cool? Fun colours too. I was not sure about three neutrals and two colours, but I managed to create a card that works.
I love the lattice die and if you cut the top note die crosswise on itself, you get a perfect frame for the lattice. If you decide to try this, be sure to leave the pieces in the lattice frame until you are ready to glue them into your main frame. It's so much easier to find the perfect fitting piece. They are all slightly different and look best if they are put into the correct space.

Off for a walk.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


My friend Rhonda LOVES butterflies. She is an awesome scrapbooker and butterflies often make their way into beautiful layouts. This girl does amazing wedding albums which she then gives as a gift to the happy couple. How special is that!?
She recently celebrated a birthday and I made her this necklace. There's a bracelet too but I forgot to get a photo before I gave it to her. As to photos- I know, right? I really need to find a nicer way to set up jewelry for photos. I'm thinking of making a display stand. Hmmm-stay tuned.

Have a super sweet day. I am off to play with the Colour Q challenge today. You can too, it's right here

Thanks for your visit.