Monday, December 19, 2011

Oh Happy Night

Check out this nativity card. The stamp is Kraftin Kimmie, coloured with copics. I just found out that I won 4 more stamps in the Canadian Scrapbooker's December giveaway. What fun! more Kimmie stamps to colour. 

Challenges entered:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas Clara

This card is similar to one that I have done before. Clara is a favourite of mine. I added a pin, buttons and a bit of ribbon to enter into the Kratin' Kimmie challenge this week. I have had this pin in my stash so it seemed like the perfect time to use it during the Pin it Down Challenge
kraftinkimmiestamps challenge-103 pin-it-down

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Welcome Home

This Christmas card goes out to Craig and Anne to welcome them home for the holidays. This is also a MoManning image coloured with copics. It is just the beginning of Novemeber and already the Christmas commericals are on TV and Christmas music is playing in the stores. Tis the season to make cards.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Feet

This guy is another Mo Manning image that I coloured and sparkled. The paper is a shiny foil from the Recollectons Jingle Bell paper pad that doesn't scan to well. The ribbon is also filled with sparkles.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Molly's card

This is the Christmas card that Molly will be sending out this year. It is a Mo Manning image coloured in copics and sparkled with Diamond Stickles. The background paper is a glittered MME - Sweet Dreams. The bow is a double bow that I tied with the Bowdabra, love that bowdabra!

Friday, October 28, 2011


This image is from Mo Manning. Coloured with copics, sparkled and mounted on sparkle paper. I am covered in sparkles. I am starting a series of Mo Manning christmas cards.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Frostwood Trees

I picked up my StampinUp order today and wanted to play in the 411 challenge. I used the sketch from the challenge and created the folded trees from Connie's website. The trees are made from the Frostwood Lodge designer paper. The sentiment is from the curly cute set.

I am entering into the following challenge:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Post it

I paper pieced Raymond the Golfer to play along in the Krafty Kimmie challenge this week. I made up the image in a post it note holder. The holder was a make and take at last years Kimmie Krafty Day. I am so looking forward to this years krafty day on October 16th. The paper is from Basic Grey - Oxford.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Kraftin kimmie #98 Paper piecing
Cards for men #20-sports
One stop craft challenge #151-just-for-men
Simply create challenges #53-challenge-older-than-6-mos
Simon says stamp and show men-only
card makin mamas #30 - folds

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vintage Christmas

I am trying my hand at vintage christmas cards. I attended a class by Bev and CASED this card. The stamps are Crafty Secrets and the paper by Bo Bunny- Father Christmas. The letters are wooden tags that I picked up at Michaels and decorated with snowflake buttons. I have distressed the image with vintage paper Distress Ink.

I have entered into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper september-sketch - the sketch is flipped
Paper sundaes #88-anything goes
Bows n berries #10-glitter on Santa and the doll's dress
Magical monday challenge christmas-in-september

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Anniversary wishes

Happy Anniversay Laurie and Craig. I told Laurie that I made the card but as usual for me, it didn't get sent. Thank goodness cards can be posted online. This stamp is Penny Black hedgehog kisses that Laurie and I picked up on our latest shopping trip.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Pennyb friends saturday challenge #169 - friendship

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tree Fairy

This image is Tree Fairy by Kraftin Kimmie stamps. The challenge this week is a "Blast from the Past". We are challenged to use the first stamp purchased from Kraftin Kimmie. Although she may not have been my first stamp she is definately one of my favourites. The beautiful butterfly and the leaf scroll are dies cut from Cherry Lyn designs. The butterfly is actually two pieces with the dark purple wings lifted off the page. I found that the dies punch much easier once my wonderful husband brought me home a metal plate that I run through the cuttlebug with the dies. I added additional flora bling and of course highlights with stickles.

Challenges entered:
Kraftin Kimmiestamps #95-blast-from-past
Sundays with Crissy #21-friendship - fairy and butterfly  -this card is for my friend, Lori
Flutter by wednesdays #170
Allsorts challenge #120 flowers and swirls

Monday, September 5, 2011

Book Worm

This is my second entry in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. It was a bit of a challenge getting the images. Apparently I am one of those that entered my blog address where my email address should be or my address has my blog in it or something like that....anyway I was pleased to get the second set of images.  I chose Jens Digi stamp to create a bookmark.

Challenges entered:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kevin's day

It is amazing how my children keep getting older yet I don't. This Mo Manning image seemed perfect to celebrate. I used the layout over at Paper Sundaes. The paper and buttons is from the Basic Grey Oxford collection.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Paper sundaes #85-sketch
Basic grey challenges- Celebration
Cards for men #18-g-is-for ...Green
Challenge up your life #51 - card for Men

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy B-day Linda

Happy Birthday Linda! Wow it seems like yesterday, the kids are all growing up so fast.
This stamp is KraftinKimmie- Lisette and I used Michele's amazing sketch over on the KraftinKimmie challenge blog. The papers are from Basic Grey's Indie Bloom. I added some pearls and stickles to give the cards a glittery look. I learned from Susanna Dean that all cards look better with Stickles.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Kraftin kimmie #93 micheles sketch

Friday, August 26, 2011

Present for You

These hedgehogs are Penny Black - For You stamp. It seems whenever the boys "need" a birthday card they choose the hedgehogs so I thought I would make a couple to have on hand. The papers are Basic Grey - hello luscious 6X6 pad. I love the paper in these pads. The images are smaller, just perfect for cards. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch and the flowers were a gift that I have had in my "stash".  I sponged around the edges with Distressing Ink so that it would show up against the white card.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday #169
Basic grey challenges #51-anything-goes
alphabet challenge-only-3-embellishments-ribbon, flower and string
Creative accents challenges- Use my stash
Penny black at allsorts august challenge

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Invitation to Tea

This image is for the Progressive Challenge at the Crafters Digital Art Centre. I received the digi image Fushia teapot and teacup by Sandi samples images.

I have entered into the following challenge:
Priscilla styles-Progressive freebie challenges

Happy B-day Miriam

Happy Birthday Miriam. This image if from My Favourite Things - Birthday Girl. I love the size of the cupcake that she is holding. I am sure it is chocolate. The crochet flower reminded me of the sun. August birthdays are lucky to have such nice weather.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy B-day Josh

I made this card to wish Joshua a happy birthday. His day is next week and he is turning 11. It has been a while since my boys were 11 so I will have to try to figure out what an 11 year old would like. The cute little mice are a Kraftin Kimmie stamp from Steven Leary called Birthday Friends. I did one in grey and one in brown to show how different the friends are. I distressed the paper (My Mind's Eye - Simply Delightful) with the Tim Holtz distress tool and then inked the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink to make it stand out a bit. I picked up the rosette at Michael's to add a finishing touch.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Kraftin kimmiestamps challenge-90-distressed
Divas by design challenge #8-birthdays
Charisma cardz #32 distressing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


This image is Bernadette from Kraftin Kimmie. The sketch I used is from Tara over at the Kraftin Kimmie blog. What I want to know is how Tara managed to make a card without flowers? I hardly recognized Tara's card. The pink and lime green are not traditional Christmas colours but I think that they highlight this cute little bunny.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Kraftin kimmie stamps #88-sketch
Crafty creations #129-christmas-in-july
craft your passion challenges #68 christmas in July

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas presents

This little cutie is from Lili of the Valley. The background papers are from Imaginisece - Cottage Christmas. I love the colours in this 6x6 paper pad and tend to not use them so that I don't use them up. The embelishment is from K Company - Christmas Cheer grand adhesions.

My guys have gone golfing for the weekend so Molly and I are getting lots of crafting time to finish up the Christmas in July cards.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Christmas Inspirations-29-challenge-free-christmas
Polkadoodle #29-christmas-in-july
Christmas stampin - all-about-you
Simply create challenges #48-christmas-time.html
therubbercafe - christmas in July

Friday, July 22, 2011

Music Notes

When I was blogging I stopped at the Little Red Wagon site and found that the challenge this week is Music Notes. Music cards are my favourite to make. I coloured up this little Creeper from Greeting Farm a while back when my sister needed cards for the music teacher but I haven't gotten around to posting until now. The flower embellishment is from Basic Grey.

I have entered into the following challenge:
lilredwagon challenge-90-music-notes
Totally paper crafts one-for-boys
Stamp challenges something-embellished-challenge
Paper cutz challenge-#101- anything goes

Clara at Christmas

I am still working on Christmas cards. This is Christmas Clara by KraftinKimmie. I coloured her with copics then decided to paper piece her dress so that the colour would match the background paper. I have finished the inside with the sentiment that comes with Clara.

I have entered into the following challenges:
kraftinkimmiestamps -inside of the card
Delightful Challenge christmas-in-july-challenge
Paper sundaes challenge-78-christmas-in-July
Creative inspirations challenge #64 - christmas in July
jelly park challenges-first-challenge

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Drummer Boy

I have started my Christmas in July collection of cards. I find if I start Christmas cards this month, then October doesn't seem as hectic. I have used the High Hopes Rubber Stamp "Best for Him". The sketch is from Deconstruction Sketch Number 9.

Deconstructing jen - Sketch No 9
Moving along with the times #106-christmas-in-july
Papertake weekly anything-goes
lilredwagon christmas-in-july
the house that stamps built #76-christmas-in-july

Sunday, June 26, 2011


This stamp is Bably Bubble Bath, a Steven Leary stamp from KraftinKimmie. The bubbles were coloured with copics (BG0000, B00, C00) then covered with Glossy Accents. The picture doesn't show very well but it does look like a puddle of water on the floor.

I am entering in the following challenge:
Kraftin kimmiestamps #84-make-splash

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Herb Garden

This is a Penny Black stamp that I have had in my stash. I am reorganizing and finding favourites that I haven't stamped in a while. The sketch that I followed is from Sketch and Stash. I added gems and a touch of sparkle.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sketch and stash challenge #64
Sweet stampin something-old-something-new
Crafty creations #124-let-it-shine
Deep ocean challengeblog flowers
A spoonfull of sugarchallenge

Thursday, June 23, 2011


These hedgies are partying with the colours of the rainbow. I chose this Martha Stewart glitter paper for the bright colours. The Penny Black stamp is "For You" seemed perfect with the Party sentiment. I used the sketch from Cute Card Thursday.

I have entered into the following challenges:
One crazy stamper-colours-of-rainbow-challenge
Cute card thursday #170-sketch

Sunday, June 19, 2011


This little puppy walking reminds of Molly. She loves to walk, in fact she is pestering me now to take her out. This stamp - Gone Fishin' a Crissy Armstrong image from Kraftin Kimmie has been in my stash for a while but I enjoyed colouring it. The papers I used were from the Basic Grey - Marjolaine paper pad and from My minds eye. The piece of lace was from Recollections.
The sketch I followed is from Sketch Saturday, I would love to win all those Polycraft digi images.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Sketch saturday #160
Kraftin kimmie stamps #83-cards-for-little-peeps
2sisters #44-for a guy
Dutch dare #117 for-boys
Mami doodles card-for-boy-or-man
Sundays with crissy #18-here-comes-sun
Stamptacular sunday #116-fun-in-sun

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lance, this one's for you

Happy Day!
This Mo Manning, Strong Man  image is perfect to celebrate. I will be sending it out as soon as Canada Post gets back to work.

Craft us crazy-#10
Little claires designs #9-cards-for-men
Shellys images- thursday - men
Mami doodles- 06232011-card-for-boy-or-man
ooh-la-la-creationschallenges #82 -June

Happy Birthday Bunkie!

Happy Birthday! Please note that all of the sweet treats in the card are actually chocolate! I have carefully coloured each took years of practice. Hope you have a great day.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


The challenge over at Totally Papercraft is fruity. I thought that Oliva from Krafty Kimmie fit in perfect with the challenge. Her dress is paper pieced with Basic Grey Sweet Threads, highlighted with a touch of copic marker. The fruit accents are from Jolie.

I have entered the following challenges:
Pink gem challenge blog-#22 sketch
Kraftin kimmie challenge-81-cut it out
Totally papercrafts challenge-69 get fruity
Top tip tuesday-challenge-36 - ribbon

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I am having fun inking up and colouring this image from the Creeper Crew from Greeting Farm. I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. The papers are from Mine Minds Eye for the boys. Can you tell that I love colouring red heads but this time I gave him a cool streak of colour. I thought I would send this card out to Ian who is busy studying in Kingston for the summer.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Anyone for anya -polka-dots
Sketch saturday -week158-4th-june
Craft your days away-challenge-21
Scrapalicious usa - challenge-5 for men
Aud sentiments challenge-#29 for men

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Get Well Soon

This is Nurse Anya. I coloured her with copics and used the sketch over at the Anyone for Anya blog to complete the card. The paper is from My Mine Eye -Totally Girl.

I have entered into the following challenge:
Anyone for Anya-sketchy-week
Crafty creations challenges -#120-get-well-theme

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sparrow thanks

I needed to make a thank you card so I inked up the Chippin Sparrow by Stacy Stamps. I coloured with copics and used sweet threads paper by Basic Grey. I added beads to the centers of the flowers.
The sketch is from Stamp with Fun #112 from Lisa.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Stamp with fun-#112-sketch
Use it tuesday-#8-flowers
A spoon full of sugar -#153-things with wings
Basic grey challenges-#44

Monday, May 23, 2011

In the Spotlight

The challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz is "WOW" white on white with a coloured image. This image reminds me of Eric loving life rocking on stage. The background light and stars are embossed with dots, although it is difficult to see in the picture. The banner is from the musical notes embossing folder.

I have entered into the following challenges:
 Kenny k krafty girlz challenges #46 white with coloured image
Cards for men-#11-no designer paper
Robyns fetish challenge blog-#56-anything-goes
Crafty catz weekly challenge-#83-anything

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May Birthdays Continue...

Happy Birthday Duane!! The May birthdays continue, celebrating this special day.

 I stamped Henri from Kraftin Kimmie. The image is coloured with copics and mounted on paper from My minds eye. Notice the text stamped on the background paper was added so that I can participate in this weeks challenge over at Krafin Kimmie. The sketch is from Card Posititoning Systems that Kimmie is sponsoring this week.

I have entered into the following challenges:
Kraftin kimmie stamps-#79-text-me
Card positioning systems-#219 - sketch
One crazy stamper -may-boys-men-challenge
Creative accents challenges- Let's Party
Wee Memories challenge-57 - stamp it!
Sweet stamps blog-challenge-15-birthday
Paper Sundaes- #70-pop-it-up
Crafting for all seasons- challenge#1-Anything goes

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Krista's class

These are the cards that I made at Krista's class at Scrappin Great Deals in London last Saturday. Krista is an amazing teacher and I would recommend her class to anyone who wants to learn how to perfect their colouring with copics. I will be colouring these images again!

Magenta Style

I picked up this stamp when I was in London for a class on Saturday. It is a Magenta stamp coloured with copics that I mounted on My Mind's Eye papers. I used the sketch on the Magenta blog so that I could enter the May challenge.
Le style magenta sketch#20 -May

Monday, May 9, 2011

hello baby

My sister needed a baby card for a friend so I pulled out this cute little Penny Black stamp and chose  neutral colours (because she failed to mention if she wanted a baby boy or baby girl card). The sketch is from Claire over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. A big shout out to the Feline Playful site that I go to for inspiration.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sunday sketch and stamp #54-claires-sketch
Make it monday #36

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a look at the card that I made from my mom for Mother's Day. My mom is thrilled that the we are finally getting some warm sunny weather so that she can get out in the garden. Her seeds are starting to sprout and she will be out planting them in a few weeks. These are the Mo Manning digital images that I am sure were made just for my mom.

I am entering into the following challenges:
Card makin mamas- For a Loved One
Paper cutz challenge #-90
craft us crazy #7
Stamp challenges- digi

Saturday, May 7, 2011

With Heart

This image is Courageous Carl. I won him over at the challenge over at Sunday's with Crissy and couldn't wait to colour him.
I have used the sketch from the archives in the Sketch and Stash from Challenge35 back in May 2010.

Whenever I go to the Sketch and Stash challenge website from my favourites I always go to this image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy B-day Turner

I have been waiting until today to upload this card for Turner's birthday. We wish him a very Happy Birthday. The card was made with my favourite My Minds Eye papers and the Hero Art Big Candle stamp. The candles were stamped on co-ordinating paper and the flames were covered in glitter.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Theres magic in the air with paper cupcakes-birthday-challenge
bunny zoes crafts- for the boys
the pixie cottage challenge-68 - one for the boys
crazy challenge #65-cards-for-men
Stamps r us challenges for-men-in-our-lives
Cards for men #9-circles

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Frills & Fairies

This weeks challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie is to make it frilly. I pulled out Webster Pages Designer trim and Isabelle fairy. The background paper is Basic Grey green at heart.
The sketch is from Sketch n Stash archives

I am entering this in the following challenge:
sketch and stash challenge-challenge-35
Kraftin kimmie challenge-#75-make-it-frilly
Flutter by wednesdays.#151
Creative accents challenges _ April

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Megan

I am starting to prepare for the many May celebrations in my family. I coloured this Kenny K image - Uptown Angel for my niece. The papers are from My Mind's Eye - Delightful collection (my current favourite). The flowers are from Michael's Recollection collection.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:
Kennykkraftygirlzchallenges - challenge-41

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Movin' on

Friends of ours are moving so I made this card to welcome them to their new neighbourhood. The stamp is the Stampin'UP jumbo roller which is so much fun to use. I had rows of houses covering my desk while I was playing with the stamp. The paper is from My Minds Eye - Delightful collection. The fence is a MS punch that I had been looking for and finally picked up. The cute little cars are buttons that I have had in my stash for a while.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for my sister-in-law and her husband who are celebrating their 20 anniversary today. When I saw this couple I thought it would be a reminder of how happy they will be as they grow together. Happy Anniversary and many more!