- Thomas a Kempis (1380 - 1471)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Outlawz Challenge - CAS Sketch -CAS0626

Paper from Michaels. The stamp is a Penny Black collection called 'In the Garden'.  I used water colour pencils and thinners to colour the image.



Outlawz Challenge Paper ala Mode - SBC062511

Frame - I used Claudine Hellmuth"s peeling paper technique when I covered the frame.  I then distressed it.  The word Bliss and the Butterfly are Stampin Up Stmps.  The flowers I got from Retro Cafe'.  The image is a Graphic 45 paper.  The rest was just from my stash.

Hope you enjoy


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Simon Says Stamp - Sketch - Missed the deadline, so just up for fun

The papers are all from different sources, but mostly bought at Michaels.  The image is Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  I used watercolour pencils and thinners to colour.  The roses I got at Michaels, the buttons from the dollar store.  The butterflies  are a cut from the 'Walk in my Garden' Cricut Cartridge.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp.

Have a good one


Wood Heart - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Word

On this plaque I used Claudine Hellmuth's peeling paint technique.  Paint a basecoat, attach the image, this one I got from Vintage Moth.  Then run Vaseline on the places you want to show and paint another colour over top.  When this is dry rub off the Vaseline.  This exposes what is underneath.  I recommed her book 'Collage discovery workshop"  I stamped the flowers all over.  This stamp is from Stampin Up.  The key, keyhole and gear goodies are from Artchix.   I painted them gold.  The roses are actually a trim from my stash.  The Butterfly is from a DCWV stack called "The Playtime Stack".  Jewels are from Stampin Up.  The word "Sweet" comes from my stash!

Have a lovely day


Monday, June 27, 2011

Painting I did in my art class

Todays entry has nothing to do with papercrafts, but I do have another love and that is art.  My daughter and I have been taking art classes since last September.  We started off with sketching, then acrylic paint and this last piece I did, which is a study of Lawren Harris is done in oils.  This one took me ages to do and if you look closely will see there is quite a bit of work done with a palette knife.  I have a few other pictures I will post soon, but I am pretty proud of this effort.  Next year I start painting from my own photos so they will then be original, instead of studies.

Hope you enjoy


Friday, June 24, 2011

Decorated container

The Gingersnap challenge asked us to use packaging materials.  This container is actually a soft plastic container that I think bath stuff came in.  I have had it in my art room for a long time.  I have covered it with purple paper that I have also had forever.  The flowers I used came from stems that I bought at Michaels, also a long time ago.  The metal tag I got from Michaels on sale.  I have also distressed the paper using Tim Holtz distress Inks.  The wire curliques I made from some jewellery wire in my stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges

Gingersnaps  Creations - Using packaging Materials

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Use some Metal

Thanks for looking


Outlawz Challenge SBC061811

This is a layout with a picture of my daughter during her holiday in Cuba.
The paper is from K&Co - Four Seasons Stack
The paper under the photo is from the same stack and I distressed it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks
The paper clip is decorated with a flower I cut using my Cricut as the sentiment.
I have included a ribbon on the paper clip.  The cardstock is the red tag with the sentiment.

Hope you enjoy


Greeting Card challenge GC062011

Paper for squares from a 6" x 6" pad called "Sweet Fairy Collection".  The flowers are cuts I made using my Cricut and the "Bloom Lite" cartridge.  I then added buttons and a small bow.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Colour challenge CC621

My shape for this challenge is the circle cut from a 6" x 6" pad I got from the Dollar Store.  Ribbon and flowers are from Michaels.  I did embosws my circle using the Swiss Dots folder.  I finallly got myself a Cuttlebug.  The bling is from Stampin Up.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge

I cut the fence using the Bloom Lite Cartridge.
The chair and umbrella from Everyday Paper Dolls and the sun was also from Everyday Paper Dolls

Outlawz CAS Challenge CAS0619

Greeting "Congratulations", the cap and the scroll I cut from old papers I had in my stash.
I added twine and button, and that was it.

Fantabulous Cricut Top 5

Another exciting morning.  I have come in the Top 5 on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  We had to do Wedding Cards, using white and bells.  I am so honoured to have been chosen and would like to thank the DT's for choosing my entry.  I did get some cards made last night and will start posting tonight.  Have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ginger Gem for the 3rd time

I am so excited, I just saw that I was chosen as a Ginger gem again.   I am so honoured and would like to thank the DT team over at the Gingersnap Creations.  I have not posted anything this week but will be getting on to that as soon as I can.  Just been really busy these last few days.  Maybe tonight I can get some crafting in.  Thank you once again and I would also like to thank all my new followers for joining me on my crafting journey.  I am sure we will have loads of fun in the future.



Saturday, June 18, 2011

Challenge - Fantabulous Cricut

I cut the purse from the Forever Young Cartridge.  I embossed it and then made a tag from old paper I had.  The chocolate has a thank you tag and bow.  I think these would make really cute Thank You gifts.

Masculine Card

This is a canvass I did for my husband for Fathers Day, instead of a card.  The images are from Artchix, the tape is Tim Holtz, other fun stuff from Michaels.

Challenges I am entrying this into is
Monday Greeting Card GC061311
Simon Says Show and Stamp - Distressed and Torn edges.

Outlawz Colour Challenge CC0614

This card was really fun to do, the stamp is a Tina Wenke and I coloured using Promarkers.  The tag is a stamp from Stampin Up and the flowers are from Prima flowers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Invitations made for my daughters birthday

So my daughter asked me to make 30 invitations for her birthday.
I used the Forever Young cartridge to cut out the images and then just had fun.

Every single one is different  I think everybody is going to love them

Hope you enjoy all of my fun cards.

Have a god one


Outlawz CAS Challenge CAS0612

This is my card again using a recipe  We had to use green, stripes and buttons.

My picture is not that good by the oval is a lime green and her dress is also green.
The flowers have green stripes and there are clear buttons on the flowers.  This card was again made using my cricut and as you will see with my following post is part of an order my daughter gave me.  She is turning 25 and wanted funky invites for her friends.  I used the cartridge Forever Young to do these.

Lots of fun.



Saturday, June 11, 2011

Outlawz Challenge CAS0605

This card was made from a recipe on the Outlawz site.
The colour combination was Red, Black and White.  The paper I used was from "The Four Seasons Stack" - DCWV Inc
Ribbon had to be used, mine is just from my stash
Paper Piercing at the top next to the bow.  Hope you can see it!

Have a good one


Challenge #63 on Fantabulous Cricut

This is my entry for the Fathersday Challenge
Elephants were cut using the Cricut Sampler Cart.
Fishline and fish - Simply charmed cart
Happy Fathers Day - Simply Charmed cart.
Paper is from my stash.  I have had it forever
Buttons are also from my stash.

Hope you Like


Friday, June 10, 2011

Outlawz challenge GC060611

This is my card for the summer theme.
The sun, beachball and bucket are cut from the Simply Charmed Cart, as is the sentiment.
The waves I cut using the Cricut Sampler cart.

Tag for some challenges


The images are cut from a Graphic 45 paper
Charms are from a great line at Michaels called Industrial Chic by Susan Lenart Kazmer.  These are sold in the jewellery department and I always find them on sale.  I love them!
Te ribbon is also from her line, and the lace is from my stash.  The flower is from Prima flowers. 
I would like to enter this in the following challenges
Simon Says - Tags
Gingersnaps - At the Mall GC105

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Gingersnaps Challenge GC104

This is for a challenge on Gingersnaps GC104
The denim is from BoBunny.
Sticker is from Creative Imaginations
The horseshoe is from Artchix and
the rope is from Jolee's Boutique


Have a good one


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Outlawz Colour Challenge CC0607

This was a fun card.  I had seen this ribbon at Michaels, but did not know how I would use it!  Then this challenge came, and I ran out to buy it.  The watermelons are from some old papers in my stash.  I did not have any punches that would work, and then I remembered this tiny bear punch.  So I used this and now it is the Teddy Bears Picnic.

Hope you like it.



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Have had fun with my Cricut again

My aunt in South Africa lost her husband this weekend after being really ill for about 2 years.  My mother, who lives with us (in Canada) has asked me to make some pretty cards, so that she can send one every week, for a few months, to my aunt.  This is one of them that I did this week.

The frame is from the BLOOM Lite Cart
The flowers with buttons are from WALK IN MY GARDEN as is the hyacinth.  The papers are from my stash.  I used Stampin-Up inks to colour the flowers and the leaves.

Hope you like my card and would love to hear from you.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Party at Outlawz

The Outlawz are having a major party in June, with some amazing prizes.  Check out their site and come over to visit.  Should be great fun
The Outlawz Summer Time Party
Starting June 5 to June 17

Come check out the fun (!

Greeting card challenge GC053011

Hi everybody, I have been so busy with dance these last two weeks, that I have done no blogging and nothing else either.  We are finally done, so now it is back to the fun stuff.  This is my card for the Outlawz challenge, anything goes.  I have used my cricut and then distressed it.  Love doing these.