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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Colour Q has chosen a pretty palette for us to use.

Case This Sketch brings us this cute arrangement.
Here's my take on the two together.
It's hard to see the three flat backed pearls on the small panel,
but they are there.  :)
Click the links, HERE and HERE to see loads of other entries for these challenges.
Give one or both a try and have fun!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 21, 2013


DH had a birthday this week.
I pulled out my alcohol inks, some foil tape and glossy cardstock. I attached the tape to one side of the glossy cardstock and embossed the piece with my retro folder. Then, I applied the alcohol inks to the whole surface. It dries very quick. I swirled around some gold wax and it just hit the high points on the embossing.

I added a strip with gold embossed happy birthday, then added some brick embossed circles.
I enjoyed working with some different supplies - do you get in a rut like me and almost forget you have other media?
I hope you are having an extraordinary day and thank you for looking!

Monday, June 17, 2013


I love boxes in the mail, especially when they come from Quietfire Design.
Today, my new pretties included a harlequin background stamp (love it), a set each of Gelly Roll stardust pens, in meteor and galaxy colours, and a few more awesome things to be shared another day.
This quick card showcases the stamp and pens. This is only 5 of the 12 colours between the pen sets.
A couple glitter brads from Stampin' Up! and it's done.
FYI: the 'thanks' stamp is also available at Quietfire Design.
Have you checked out Quietfire Creations lately? Always something to see and I have a new card up today.  :)
Thanks for stopping by- I always appreciate it!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I took this photo June 26th, 2011- almost two years ago. Typically, these poppies bloom after the 20th of June. Not this year.

This one arrived today. It may get a little bigger over the next few days, but no question, it has bloomed earlier than usual. I love our poppies!
A few other pretty flowers are out and about too.

ninebark and two bees
Thanks for stopping by today and seeing  my poppy update and colour splash with flowers.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Q'S & C'S

Are you wondering what Q's & C's means?
Q is for Quietfire Design- sentiment stamp, and Colour Q- colour challenge.
C is for CAS(E) This Sketch and again for Colour Q, if you like.

FUN! Love, love, love clean and simple sketches.
Colour Q Is always fun and Quietfire Design always has a stamp that will work.
Thanks for looking!
Edited to add:
Imagine my embarrassment to find that the CAS(E) this Sketch I used here was LAST weeks challenge!  Now I'm just laughing at myself.  :)
I still like the card.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


When I received my retro M-Bossibilities folder, I couldn't wait to use it. Coupled with the technique I used in my tutorial at Quietfire Creations yesterday, it really works.
The tutorial is fun and easy so I invite you to go see it HERE.
I hope you can get in some creative time today. Remember- it's good for you!
Thanks for stopping by.