Sunday, July 31, 2011


This is what I've been working on this weekend.  
A local store is going out of business and had everything on sale so I purchased this scalloped octagons *Nestabilities* set, after finding out that I can use them in my Cuttlebug which, by the way, is one of my favourite tools.  
Here's what I used on this card... the white cardstock  is embossed with Cuttlebug folder *scrollwork*.  The yummy drink is a digital image coloured with Copics and popped up. The sugar & spice sentiment is from TLC.  The stars are made with a Fiskars punch.

A couple more pics...

Challenge: "Craft us Crazy"
Thanks for dropping by my blog,
Bye for now,

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Kraft Challenge Card

This is definitely a change for me.  I've never used kraft cardstock before.  It's never been a favourite of mine, but when I saw this challenge at The Spotted Chick, I thought I would give it a try.  I decided to use denim d/p with it, as I think they go together pretty good.  I punched the flowers out of kraft, inked the edges & added circles to the centres.  I sewed the denim onto the kraft using butchers twine and also used the twine for the flower stems.  I used a sponge and green ink to color it.  The flowers & centres are rounded by using a stylus... you can see this on the following pictures.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
FTR 17 @ Catered Crop

The ingredients I used are in red...
  • Colors – red, white, green, blue, gray, kraft
  • Stamps and Stickers – strawberries, sentiment, aliens/monsters, scientists or science subjects
  • Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, scallops
  • Color Mediums – markers (ProMarker, Copics, White Signo Pen)
  • Embellishments – clear gloss, glitter, charms, brads, ribbon
  • Tools – corner rounder punch, border punch, die cut shapes
  • Techniques – faux stitching, doodling/drawing, make an easel card
  • Theme – birthday, just hello/because
That's all for today,  hope you'll pop by again soon ~
till then....happy scrapping!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nurse Stella

I made this card tonight for a friend who fell and broke her hip yesterday. I hope this card will cheer her up a bit....she's been through a lot this past year.

The digi image is Stella from Bugaboo Stamps  I coloured her with Copics. To me, she's a sassy lady, so I thought she should be a red head with her sparkly green earrings...the sparkles don't show up on the picture.  The d/p is DCWV Baby Girl stack ~ it is also quite sparkly.  I love the sentiment which comes with the image.  The polka dot satin ribbon is from Walmart. I also added some faux stitching.

Have a lovely evening and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's a Mystery!

My background has disappeared for some reason.  At least I can't see it.  Can someone out there let me know if you can still see it.  I made my header, dividers and buttons, so they are still there.  The background is from "Cutest Blog on the Block".  I have gone there and the background I had is still there.  I re-added it, but no go!
Would appreciate it if you could let me know.

Thanks much,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Scream for Ice Cream

This is my latest card.  I cut out the 4 parts of the ice cream cone, and popped them up on top of the original image.  The sentiment frame is from Create with TLC, a new one this week. (link on right)
The papers are DCWV. 

A couple more pictures.....

Thanks for looking, see ya later!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


There's not much going on on my work desk at the moment.  We have just installed new flooring in my craft room, so everything has been upside down.  As I'm sure many of you will know, renovations are usually twice the work, having to remove the old carpet, then move furniture, remove doors, etc. etc.  It definitely looks better though.  Things are partly put back in place, but thought I'd share of few pics of how my craft space looks today.

Here's a digi image that is coloured and ready for my next card.

A box of sentiments and images that I've printed and are ready to be coloured with my copics.

I just re-organized my shelves.

My plastic drawers and paper rack, still waiting to be put back where they belong.

Thanks for dropping by,

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Re~do

Okay, here's the 1920's flapper card (a couple of posts down) with it's new *do*  It's a very simple card, and easy to make.
The edge punch is a Martha Stewart.  I embossed the white card stock using my cuttlebug.  The flower digi is one I've had for a long idea where I found it.  I tied the bow with my home made bow tool. The sentiment is from *Create with TLC

Thanks for looking,

Chuffed to Little Pieces!

Why, you ask?

Well, I won one of the fabulous giveaways at Stacey's  one year blogaversary. Here's what I won.....

Isn't this great, so generous of you Stacey!

We had to write and tell her some of the funny & crazy things we do when it comes to our scrapbooking addi ~ er, I mean *hobby*.  It was so entertaining to read the stories, and kind of a relief to see that I'm not the only scrapaho ~ er,  *hobbyist* who gets a bit carried away sometimes.

Just had to tell you about it, have a great day &
come back soon.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

1920's Flapper Card

I had lots of problems with this card, just couldn't decide what to use on it.  I finally settled on the 20's flapper girl....but I'm not  happy with it.  I'll probably take it apart and do something different with it.
I used 2 MS punches  ~ added sparkles to the flowers and the girls necklace, hat & waistband, which don't show up at all on the picture. The sentiment which I still have to put on the inside says *Styles come & go, but girlfriends are forever*.....sorry but I can't remember where I got this from.  I've had a lot of digi images and sentiments for a long time, before I had this blog, so never thought about keeping track of the info. If you recognize this one as yours please let me know so that I can give credit.

(This vintage image is from *Create with TLC* ~ lots of great digi's & sentiments to choose from, you should check it out)  

Bye for now ~ have a good day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New (to me) Fold

On my voyage through blogland I came across a website featuring some really cool folds for cards.  This is one of them ~ it is called  *Fancy Scalloped Edge* made with a 1/2 circle punch.
Here's where you can find the tutorial.  It's a simple card & not my usual style or colour, but I just wanted to try this fold, it's one I hadn't seen before.

Have a good evening all,
See you next time,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunflower Easel Card

I found this pitcher digi image online, as well as the sunflowers (sorry can't remember where) and it just said *country* to me.  I had to combine it with a country scene somehow.  I took the picture of the sheep in Yorkshire, England and since you can't get much more *country* than that, I decided that was the one! I made the *curtain* from a piece of white cardstock, punched along the edge and used my copics to give it a ruffled look. The doilies on the window sill are part of a set of digi's that I purchased.  I finished it off with one of my crochet flowers.  This colour combination is not one that I usually use, but thought it went well with the sunflowers, which for some reason ended up orange rather than yellow, oops!

More pics...

I made the front first & it is quite big, 7.5" x 7.5", so wasn't sure what kind of card to do.  I thought the easel card was probably the best, and it worked out quite well.

By the way,  my Cinch binding tool did come yesterday.  It works just great, and will make mini albums so much faster to do.  I had to try it though, so I used it to bind my song book, which I use in my congregation.  I've been meaning to get it done for ages, but now I can do it myself.  My hubby cut off the binding with his saw, then I did the rest....easy peasy!

Gotta run now, supper is just about ready....
Thanks for looking at my blog and if you have time I would love it if you could leave a comment for me.
Have a great evening,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Old Fashioned Hello

I've had this silhouette digi image for quite a while and came across it the other day.  I popped it up on this DCWV *Baby Girl* stack paper, used my new MS *punch around the page* punch to back the sentiment. (I had a 50% off coupon, which I always try to use on the more expensive items) The little roses I found in the $1.50 bins @ Michael's...the photo corners are punched with an EK punch that was on clearance  at Michael's.

That's all for now, I have to go for groceries and check at the post office to see if my Cinch binding tool has come in.  I ordered it from *Oh My Crafts* (link on the right) for an excellent price.  You should check them out, they really do have the best prices.

Thanks for stopping by,
*Update:  Thanks to Paulette at *Create with TLC* (link is on the right) for reminding me that I got these images from her.
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