Sunday, November 30, 2008


Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a great weekend. We are expecting a lot of snow this afternoon, if the forecast is right. It is very hard to forecast the weather in Southwestern Ontario because of the hopefully they will be wrong again!! LOL

I am still working on Christmas cards and projects, I hope to be done soon. This is an ornament I made last night. This is a great AGW stamp, the shape seems to be just right for an ornament. I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used some liquid applique on the beard and pom-pom. I also used a lot of stickles on the hair and fur on the hat. I glued it all onto a 3.5" round stampboard.
I was pleased with the way it turned out, I hope you like it.
Take care

Friday, November 28, 2008


What a busy week this has been. I finally got a chance to sit down, so I thought I would share a card.

I received 2 new stamps this week by Sarah Kay....and what beautiful stamps they are!! The fine detail of these stamps is just amazing. When I was done painting it I couldn't decide how to layer the card up. While I was visiting Rach's blog I noticed a wonderful sketch from Our Creative Corner Challenge. Anyone can play along so here I go. There are some fabulous challenges, by some very talented artists out there in blogland get busy and join in.

I stamped the image with Stazon black onto watercolor paper, and I painted it with Tombows. I also added some stickles. I cut out the 2 little flowers on her hat and layered them with some silicone. The DP is from DCWV-the glitter mat stack.
I hope you like it.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

3 Pane Santa

Hi everyone!
I hope you are all having a good week so far. Some of you must be very busy getting ready for Thanksgiving. We in Canada celebrate in Oct. so we are busy getting ready for Christmas. Its getting closer...30 days and counting....

My card today is "3 Pane Santa" from High Hopes.
I had never done a waterfall card so this one is a team effort between Cathy and I. I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I cut them out and glued them to red cs and frayed some mulberry paper and added them to black cs. Cathy did all the folding and constructed the card and then we put it all together. (I did the easy I really like the way it turned out...this adorable stamp is perfect for the waterfall card!!
I hope you like it.

Have a great day
Karen x

Monday, November 24, 2008

High Hopes Challenge

Hello everyone;
I hope everyone's Monday is going well. The weather here is not the greatest, its raining and cold, but what can ya do! Make a cup of hot tea and create a card of two.

This is the card I made for the HHC.
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I sponged the oval behind the kitty with Versa magic and stamped the ornament onto the background with Perfect medium. The sentiment was printed onto acetate with a Sakura white pen. I punched the flowers and last but not least...the famous stickles. What would my cards be without
I hope you like it.

Have a great day!!


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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Parchment Craft Snowflake

Well, did we ever get a ton of snow last night!! It was so beautiful this morning all sparkling in the sun, so I thought I would share a snowflake card with you today!

This card is made from parchment paper. It is also called Pergamano. I traced the image with white ink and a mapping pen. I turned it over onto a embossing mat and embossed the snowflake and some of the border. With a 1 needle tool I stippled (pierced) the inner border. If you look close you can see all the little holes. I used a 2 needle tool around the outside to make the edge. I made the inner card (blue) with a 5 needle tool. I taped them together between the last 2 layers.

I hope you like it
Have a great day

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Well, here we are and it is Friday already! I can't believe how fast these days are going. Lets see.....34 days til Christmas. I have been frantically working on my Christmas cards these past few days and I bet I'm not the only one!

This card is one of the cards from the watercolor workshop we held last weekend. We all had a great time and the ladies created some awesome cards!
This stamp is a set from Darcie's. I stamped and embossed with black 2 of each flower. I painted them with Tombows and cut them out and layered them. I used stickles for the flower centers.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Stop Craft Challenge

Hi everyone;
I hope you are all having a great week so far. It has been snowing on and off for a couple of days, but we are supposed to get a lot more. I hope the forecast is wrong!!

This is my card for the OSCC this week. The challenge is pretty petals.
This is a Penny Black stamp. I embossed it with black and I painted it with Tombows. I stamped the image twice and cut out the petals and layered them. I also added some stickles. The fab background paper is from Darcie's.
Hope you like it!

Take care


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Hi everyone;
I thought I would share with you a couple of Christmas cards I made. Both of the stamps are from Stamps by Judith.
This image was embossed with black and painted with Tombows. I stamped the paw prints with versa fine. I stamped,painted and cut out the hat and layered it onto the dog. I also added some stickles.(I am not to fond of masking..I'd rather cut)lol

This is such a cute stamp. I embossed this baggy elephant with black and painted it with Tombows. I stamped and cut out the holly for his trunk. The holly is also a Judith stubby. I embossed, painted and cut out the hat and layered onto the elephant. It too has stickles.

Hope you like them
Have a great day, everyone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #8

Hi everyone;
What a way to start a Monday morning....its snowing like mad here!! Huge snowflakes coming down, I guess my card will fit right in. This is my card for the HHC this week. The theme was buttons and brads.
I stamped the black card with HO and white versa color. I embossed the image and the holly with black and painted it with Tombows. I used liquid applique for the cuffs and trim and used flocking on santa's hair and beard. I used my new cb folder edges for the edge with the brads. I also added some stickles.
Hope you like it
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Hi everyone.
This is my card for the One Stop Craft Challenge. The challenge is a hidden message card.
This card was made with a metal template, similar to a brass stencil. I used the holly cb folder for the front. I sponged it with gold brilliance. I embossed some swirls with gold onto the tree, and painted it with Tombows. I also added some stickles.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stair Step Card

Well, I have been just itching to try this stair step card. I think they are the greatest idea! I had a lot of fun making mine. I have seen some pretty amazing ones over at SCS. This is the type of card where your imagination can run wild!!

I tore some super thick muberry paper for the steps. I used vellum that is printed to look like the sky for the background. I embossed all the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I also added some stickles. I cut them all out and now for the fun part.....placing them where you want them to go. I used some little pieces of folded painters tape on the back of all the pieces and kept moving them until I liked how it looked.

Hope you like it!
Have a great day,

Monday, November 10, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #7

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend!

This is my card for the HHC #7...Sparklemania.
Right up my alley, as you all know how I love to use stickles.
This is a Diamond fold card, from Scor-pal. I used paper from DCWV, Once upon a time series. I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. Then of course I added lots of stickles.
Have a great day

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Hi everyone,
This stamp is from Impression Obsession. I stamped the leaves onto the card with Perfect medium. I embossed the images with gold and painted them with Tombows. I layered the images onto some mirri paper and added these pearl brads. I was pleased with the way it turned out. Hope you like it.
Take care

Friday, November 7, 2008

An Award from Sharon

My wonderful blogging friend..Sharon has passed on this award to me. What a nice suprise. I am so grateful to be nominated by Sharon. Stop by Sharon's blog and be prepared to be totally inspired by her fabulous creations.
Thank you so much, Sharon.

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Baby cards

Hi everyone.
I thought I would share a couple of baby cards I made this week. The first one is from Impression Obsession. I used the baby cb folder for the background. I painted the shoes with tombows and I painted over them with icicle H2O's. I stamped the bow a second time and layered it onto the shoes.

This next card is a wallet template. The stamp is from High Hopes. I embossed the image with black and painted it with tombows. I inked the edges with Versa magic. I also added some stickles. The birth announcement is from Stamps by Judith.
I hope you like them. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Good morning everyone. These are the ATC's from our first meeting this week. A group of super talented ladies are getting together once a month for our ATC swap. Most of the group has never done atc's before, but as you can see they really pulled it off. From embroidery, beading, painting, stickers, spirelli, we got it all. I think they did a fabulous job!! BRAVO LADIES!! I can't wait until our next meeting to see what everyone will come up with.

I also want to share with you a card I received this morning from my sweet friend Curt. I just love this card...thank you so much, Curt. He was getting a little anxious as it took so long to get to me...but I reminded him Canadian mail is still being delivered by dog sled. LOL
Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am still having fun with my new High Hopes stamps! I couldn't resist this guy.
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I embossed the Happy Birthday and the footprints onto acetate, with black. I also added some stickles.
Have a great day!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

High Hopes challenge #6

Well as you can see by the previous post Tiffany has been motivated!! She has created an awesome card for the HHC. I am working on the rest of the 6 wacky women, so hopefully you will see some of their creations soon too!!

I think you will agree that the colors of my card are very non-traditional. LOL
I embossed the image with black and colored it with Tombows. I used H2O's icicle on the snowman. I also added some stickles. I think the sentiment is just a hoot, as EH! is the most used word in my vocabulary.
Hope you like it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #6

Well, I finally got one done and on time!!
I had fun this time playing with the liquid applique on his back and on the hat.
The rest was one with tombow markers and of course I added some stickles!!
Have a great week!