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.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Hi Everyone! It's a beautiful Friday- very Spring-like.
I promised to show another watercolour card today, and I will. First though, how about a cute little bunny? It WAS for an upcycle challenge, but I missed the deadline. Oops!
The round base of this pin, was a clip-on earring. I removed the clip, and covered the dome shape with gelli print paper from my stack. I used Aleene's tacky glue to stick it on with- it won't budge. I also use Weldbond white glue, or Elmers', when I want a strong adhesion.

I added some ribbon to the back with red liner tape, attached the pin back with red liner tape, then applied a piece of gelli print paper and glued with Aleene's Tacky glue. I held it all in place for a minute or two, covering with wax paper and using my bone folder to burnish it well.
I painted a few lines of watercolour paint on the bunny for definition, painted the carrot, and once dry, I glued them onto the covered earring.
The bunny and carrot were cut using a QUIETFIRE DESIGN file from Silhouette America. The diameter of the earring is 1 1/4", so you see how small we can get with our cuts.
Now, onto the card.
Just for fun, this card uses paper towel for it's designer paper.

The watercolour crayon was scribbled onto very wet paper towel, and pushed around with the brush. This card had blue and burgundy WC on the paper towel, then was left to dry. I attached it to white cardstock for stability, as the paper towel separates along the edges once dry, giving you two very thin papers.

White cardstock was dry embossed, then water was brushed on, followed by lots of burgundy WC crayon paint. Just keep brushing it on until you get the depth of colour you want. Once dry, I rubbed gold paint over the high spots, just using my fingertip.
The button you see in the photo was removed and a flourish design was stamped on with gold paint. (clean stamp immediately when stamping with paint)
The lovely Wanderlust stamp is another beauty from QUIETFIRE DESIGN. , as is the flourish and the butterfly.
Well, if you've followed to the end here, thank you, and I hope you enjoyed your visit today.
I love it when you come by.
Have a terrific weekend!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


There's a new challenge at CARDMAKER MAGAZINE BLOG 
It's a great sketch and I had fun with it.
I use this Thinking of You stamp from QUIETFIRE DESIGN a lot! It has a smaller size as well, in the same set. I chose two designer papers from my stash, stamped on the lighter one, and used the darker one for the large mat. Two strips of grey were embossed, distress ink was applied to some of the edges, and the flower centers.
Once all the pieces were cut, inked and embossed, it was easy to put the card together.
I encourage you to try a challenge today. It's always fun to see what everyone comes up with.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a terrific day!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Lately, I'm trying to use supplies I've had for years and rarely use. Mostly, it's out of sight-out of mind. Do you do that too?
This card is basic watercolouring, using watercolour crayons. They are so easy to use.
As long as you stamp the image with a permanent ink- Stazon, Archival or pigment ink and heat embossing, you'll have a good experience with the WC crayons.
I dip my brush in water, stroke it across the crayon, then paint on the cardstock. Yes, cardstock works just fine. It may curl as it dries but it's easy enough to flatten again. You can deepen the colours by picking up more pigment from the crayon, or do another coat.
There are other ways to use WC crayons and I plan to share them with you over the next few days.
Today, it's basic- painting in the lines. I'll have another method for you here on Friday, and Monday, March 3rd, there will be another at QUIETFIRE CREATIONS
I'm glad you came by today- thank you!

Monday, February 17, 2014


Happy Monday Everyone! I hope your weekend was wonderful.
I played with another design that I cut out with my Silhouette cameo. Then, I had to make a little book to put it on :) I used gelli prints to cover the cereal box cardboard, for the book covers. I had a huge (way too big) sketch book that I cut down, for the inside pages. It's not finished yet, but I wanted to share it so far.
For a card that is finished, go over to QUIETFIRE CREATIONS and have a look.
I hope you have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Hi Everyone!
THANK YOU all so much for your wonderful comments during the Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts blog hop. It was a great week, and I'm glad to know, you enjoyed it too.
The winner from my blog is-
Con, please email me -(address is on the sidebar, just below my pic), your snail mail, so Quietfire can send you your prize. Please email before midnight Sunday, February 16th, or I'll have to choose another winner.
Thank you for your great comment.
Be sure to go over to QUIETFIRE CREATIONS and vote on your favourite challenge entry.
Have a great weekend and thanks again for joining us for our Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Happy Valentine's Day!
This is the last one for Valentine's day.
I layered the e-cut over some gelli print paper, then put it through a poppy embossing folder. Attached it to the card base, added a bit of blue gel pen ink to the heart, and a bit of bling to the corner.
That's it, and it would be great for an anniversary or wedding card as well.
I'm reminding you of the Queen of Hearts blog hop this week. You still have time to enter the challenge, and enter for prizes. Check out Quietfire Creations for all the details, but you need to get to it today! It's snowing, you  may as well stay in and create!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Look at this beauty of a stamp from Quietfire Design. Absolutely perfect for this challenge card.
Suzanne shared CardMaker Challenge and I thought I'd give it a shot. The challenge is-
one paper, one heart, one sentiment stamp, and one embellishment.
I laid a heart die cut over my stencil, right on the card front. Then sponged inks through the stencil.
( I never got a photo of that but this photo shows my heart die cut over the stencil.)
This stencil was cut with my Silhouette Cameo, using an ornament filler design from Suzanne at Quietfire Design.
I removed the stencil, placed the heart die cut over again and sponged a lighter ink onto the card base. I followed this up with going around the edge again with the darker colour. I stamped the beautiful word with archival black ink.
Then made the embellishment......
The faux charm was made by applying gold embossing powder to foam tape, cut into a circle. Once heated and melted, more embossing powder was added. I built up four layers, and while the last layer was still hot and molten, I stamped the floral heart stamp that had been inked up with Versamark ink. Once cool, I stuck it to a folded ribbon, and attached it to the card.
I hope you're ready for Valentine's day, but if not and you'd like to see more, go HERE. 
Thank you for looking and don't forget to check out todays posts for the Queen of Hearts Blog Hop and Challenge.  
Have a wonderful and amazing day!

Monday, February 10, 2014


Welcome to the Queen of Hearts Event!
Here is my contribution!
The friendliness and caring felt in THIS stamped phrase, brings an image to mind, of a shared pot of tea, and warm conversation. A jar of tea, makes a great little gift. Not over the top like a Ferrari with a big bow, but something that implies warmth and caring.
As you can see, the band around the jar, has layers of DESIGNER PAPER, matting the stamped sentiment. I used SPELLBINDERS NESTIBILITIES LABELS SIX to cut the paper layers.
Designer paper and the SENTIMENTon the glass insert is enough for the lid.
I hope this simply done gift jar inspires you- so many sweet gifts can be given in a jar, any time of year, and any occasion. Or better yet, no occasion at all- just because.
Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's
name to go to their blog):

Feb 10 - Holly and Teresa
Feb 11- Sherry and Jutta
Feb 12 - Wendy and Terre
Feb 13 - Yogi and Robyn

Feb 14 - Suzanne and Wanda

For a chance to win….
Leave a comment below before midnight PST February 14, 2014. A winner will be randomly chosen
from my list of comments and your name will be posted on February 15, 2014.
For more details AND to enter in the Queen of Hearts Challenge, please visit
Quietfire Creations  

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Online today, I came across a couple of challenge sites that I've never played at before. What could I do but jump on the challenges?
DIE CUT DIVA'S has challenged us all to a "Girls Night Out" theme. It must have a girly look, or have pink on it, or both. Lots to see by clicking HERE. 
CRAFT HOARDER'S ANONYMOUS CHALLENGE BLOG is starting out with a challenge asking "What's Your Style?" You can check it out HERE. 
The fabulous little stamp 'best friends forever' is from a set from QUIETFIRE DESIGN.
I invite you to join me and play along.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


We are gearing up to show you some amazing stuff for our Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
You really don't want to miss it- more details here...

So, warm up your creative muscles, and be ready for February 10th.
See you here!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Hi! Just a quick note today, to share a link to my techniques with vellum.
Go HERE to check it out!
Have a fantastic day, and thank you for stopping by!