Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tweet Day

November 30, 2010

When I saw this cute little bird, I just had to make a card with him.
I found him on "Rosebud Craft Store" and he's a freebie!
The frame was also a freebie, (sorry, can't remember where)  The sentiment was from "Ginger's House" (link on the right).
I layered the various colours of card stock, embossed the white one with my Cuttlebug,  added the frame, coloured the bird with Copic markers and then popped him up with dimensionals.  
The sentiment was cut out with an oval punch and then the edges inked with Tim Holtz distress ink.

Hope you're having a lovely day, thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Teddy Bear Card

Monday, November 22, 2010

The cute bear is a digital stamp which I found at www.card-making-downloads.com  It was a freebie at the time, but may not be free now.  I used my Copics to colour him then gave him a little bow. He is popped up with dimensionals.  The background is embossed using my Cuttlebug.  I left it blank so that when I want to give it to someone I can add appropriate sentiments.

Update: Jan.10, 2011
I have entered this card in the "Do You Stack Up?" challenge.

Thanks for stopping by....hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter Robin Card

Winter is here!
Well at least it is here in Alberta, Canada. 
Just under a week ago we got about 6 inches of snow and the temperature plummeted to well below freezing.  The wind chill makes it even colder. Oh well, no worries, there's parts of the world where they are dealing with much worse.

Anyhow, I made another card today.  Isn't this a cute little bird? 
 He is a digital stamp that I purchased from Pink Gem Designs.  I used Copic markers to colour him, then added white flock with sparkles to his hat, scarf and the snow. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white background and layered it onto pink and silver card stock.  The little bow is made with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for looking & come back soon.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Flower Pot Card Tutorial

Plant Pot Card

I first posted these cards in July, and was recently asked how to make them, so I have added an excellent video tutorial below.
Dawn has many more tutorials on her website, click the link on the right to have a look.

 thanks for looking at my blog!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sock Cupcake

Sock Cupcake

I've looked at these sock cupcakes online and thought they were so cute, so I decided to give it a try. They make a cute gift.  
I basically followed Lauren Meaders directions HERE, then tweaked it a bit to get it how I wanted it.
(When you go to Lauren's site, scroll down and click on March/09 on the right, then go to page 2 & scroll down till you come to the cupcakes video, she has many more great ideas and tutorials on her site, you'll enjoy visiting.)  

Thanks for looking, come back soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Snowflakes Step Card

I just purchased Emma hugging snowman digital image from "Fred she Said" (link on right) I love these Emma images and wanted to use it right away, so I decided to do another 'scene' card.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, layered the 'snow' and added white flock to the trees, the fur on Emma's coat & hat and the snowball that the puppy is playing with.  I popped up Emma and the puppy with dimensionals.

Here's a close up of Emma...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, have a lovely day & come back soon!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Apron Card with Recipe

A friend recently asked me for a recipe.  I thought it would be nice to make a card for her with a pocket inside to hold the recipe card....  this is what I came up with.  I cut the apron template out of red & white designer card stock, added the ribbons & buttons and the pocket to the front, then layered onto red card stock. (now I look at it, I should have embossed the card stock...too late now!)  I then layered it onto the designer paper again, then onto the card.  I added a pocket and put a tag inside.  The tag says "Bon Appetit"

Here is the inside with the recipe card for apple pie...

 I love this apple pie, which is actually a cross between a pie and a crumble.  Here is the recipe if you would like to give it a try.

Caramel Crunch Apple Pie

Preheat oven to 400 degs.

Line a pie dish with pastry and crimp the edges
Peel & slice up 6 - 8 Granny Smith apples. 
Place in a bowl with 1/2 cup sugar, 3 Tbs. flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1/8 tsp.salt.  Put into crust.
In a bowl mix together - 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup margarine and 1/2 cup oatmeal.  Add to top of pie and spread out evenly.  Bake at 400 for 50 mins.
When done, remove from oven and drizzle 1/4 cup caramel sauce over the top and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
Serve warm with ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt.

Bon Appetit!

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!


Update: (Mon. Nov 8/10)  
This morning I looked online for this recipe and found out that it won Good Morning America's Apple Pie Contest in 2001.
It doesn't surprise me that it won, it is soooo good!
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