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, March 29, 2012


It's very windy and blustery today. Great for drying up snow and wet ground and flying kites! Now you see my inspration for today's card. It's also my entry for Colour Q.
Beautiful spring amd Easter colours. Maybe nature and these colours can inspire you too.

What does inspire you? Care to share?

Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2012


The zentangling is still an almost daily practice for me. I did these while on vacation and they are different, but similar. They are different in that one is a planned design based on the large flower and bird, and the other is random tangling around a grouping of flowers. I like them both and I really enjoyed adding the die cut flowers and stamping before I tangled. A little something different.

Have you tried tangling yet? I'd love to show off your work. Share it with me and I'd be happy to post it here. In the meantime, may you all have a ridiculously amazing day!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Can you tell I love tools? I'm a regular gadget-girl :) I think most of us are. Put a piece of card stock into an embossing folder, over a die or into a punch and presto! Most often, what we get is exactly what we expect but sometime, it's even better.

Like our stamp sets, some tools can sit unused for a time. I'm trying to use more of them these days. I'm also challenging myself to get out the unused stamps and ink them up!

It's a little like spring cleaning, only fun  :)

Have a super day and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


The outside edges of this card had to be straight lines. There are so many different curves inside, it needs the hard lines to contain them! I think I took the design rule of lines loving curves to the absolute max. Some might even say I crossed the line  -ah, sorry, I had to say it :)

Whatever the rule, whatever the outcome, I had fun making the card while thinking about the sweet friend I made it for.

Thanks for looking and happy day to all of you!

Sunday, March 11, 2012


There is nothing spectacular about this card but it is fun. The cog punch is retired. They are a great shape for a masculine card and the colours are happy. I think it works,

Thanks for looking and have a super day!

Friday, March 9, 2012


So, honestly, can you stand any more carved stamps? I made this card to show the brocade motif I carved recently. It's clear embossed on the white background and lightly stamped (stamped off) by the sentiment. It goes rather well with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.
Here it is, attached to the acrylic and a fully inked sample beside it. I love it!
I hope you may be encouraged to give eraser carving a try.

Enjoy your day and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


My plain carved eraser stamps become something quite different with colour, don't they? I'm really liking the geometric shapes so I think some square designs should be next on the carving block.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I'm still working with sharp instruments and erasers, and have the band-aids to prove it! Two little stabs which taught me to pay closer attention. These look rather plain at the moment but I hope to make great use of them on cards or scrapbook pages. Maybe for Colour Q this week?
Time will tell.

Remember to work safely, play safely too. Have a great day!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Tomorrow is the deadline for this week's Colour Q so I got busy this afternoon.
I used the embossing folder as a stamp. I inked up the side I wanted to use with a brayer, placed it over the white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot. I had to add a few layers of cardstock for shims, to get a good print.
The flowers are die cut from white waffle paper, glued into stacks, crumpled and sponged with dye inks. All easy stuff to do, just takes a bit of time to do it. Worth it I think. :)
Take up the Color Q challenge here.

Then, I had a go with the left-overs and made some tags, or bookmarks.
The opposite end of the folder was used for stamping on these backgrounds.

Thank you for looking!


When it's guerilla art!
Seen locally, sweaters and scarves on our fish sculpture downtown. Love it!

What do you think?

Friday, March 2, 2012


In the Splitcoast Weekly Inkling newsletter, there was a reference to a Starburst background for cards. I got busy, cut and paste, punch and glue, then ruined the whole thing by spritzing it. I was less than happy with the result. Click for close-up- see...ugh!
Not wanting to trash the entire card, I removed the sentiment strip and re-did it, leaving it clean, not spritzed.
It's better but I need to be cautious adding spritz to finished products :)
I did cut into new sheets of paper for this card as I wanted to use some new designer paper I had, but this would be a good card for using scraps.

The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation. -Ezra Pound, poet (1885-1972)
I love this quote-don't you? 
I hope you have an amazing day and get a little time to play.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have another website share for you today and it is fun, fun, fun! Click on my photos to enlarge the images so you can see  more detail. Better still, go here and create your own. Yes, I'm sorry to say, I found another addictive place but I prefer to think of it as stress-buster play. Or, just scribbly fun.
It may be for you, it may not, but do give it a try.

I hope you have a creative and stress-free day!
Thanks always for looking.