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Friday, 16 December 2016

Crazy Birds!!!


I have another canvas to share with you today. This one was created for a group of co-workers who love each other very much!

Check out these Crazy Birds :)


Love these little guys <3

Saturday, 10 December 2016

The gift that keeps on giving!


I love giving meaningful, from the heart, gifts.

So this year, as a token of appreciation, for all the wonderful Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants that work we me, I've made each of them a package of four post-it note cards.

Each 3x3 card has 10 post-it notes inside. The purpose is for the "giver" to write a little note of thanks or encouragement and the "receiver" peels off the post-it note, saves it, and then passes the note card onto another unsuspected person with a new message.


I used Altenew stamps and distress ink for stamping. I love using my Misti Tool for these wonderful layering stamps!

I will be giving out a total of 30 packages of four (so 120 cards). If we were able to use all these cards for how they are intended, together we could send out 1200 messages of encouragement to people we appreciate!! Imagine the power of  positive energy this would create in a workplace <3



Let me know your thoughts of gifts like this!




Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Altered gift, Christmas 2016


Anyone who follows my posts know I'm a fan of yard sales and the cool things you can do with just a
 " little" find.

The inspiration were a set of candle sticks...gold in color.

From there I kindly asked my husband to make 2 5x7 frames. The back was painted with chalkboard paint and the frames were painted with Wild honey distress paint. After that I added red inka gold, painted the candle sticks black and sanded them down to let the gold shine thrugh and attached these funky metal star door knobs I had for a long time!

Viola....whatcha think???


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Stack of note cards II

Follow-up to last post! Another stack of cards as a gift this Christmas.

This time I used a layering lotus stamp from stampin up.



Sunday, 20 November 2016

Stack of Note Cards


Today's technology has is great...excellent for convenience. But nothing beats receiving "snail mail" to pick your spirits up!

I know for me, going to the post office to get mail is a chore but on that rare occasion I receive a hand written note, well it makes my day and makes me feel very special that someone took the time to do this.

This year as part of Christmas gifts I'm giving a pack of 6 note cards, hand crafted, so my special people can keep the gift going.

First stack was made with WPlus9 Pretty Peonies in a water color style. The ink used was a combination of Distress ink, on 110 lb water coloring paper. A little shine using the clear Wink of Stella and some pearls from my own stash set the stage for beautiful cards. 



To package I've layered the cards using vellum for protection and included the envelopes.



Inside the cards are blank so the recipient can hand write their own message to the special person in their life that they want to cheer up with a little snail mail.


Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 featuring Heartfelt Creations Take VIII

Last post for this series. I do hope you enjoyed and received a little inspiration.

Made with Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. Check it out at you LSS!




Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 featuring Heartfelt Creations Take VII

These have a rustic flair. Love the way the trees came out using some white embossing powder for the snow.

Made with Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. Check it out at you LSS!



Saturday, 12 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 featuring Heartfelt Creations take IV


Ever try monochromatic cards? Me neither until now and I am in LOVE with the effect!

May have to do a few more in blue <3




Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Cards 20116 featuring Heartfelt Creations Take III

Today's cards are from nothing other than the papers supplied in the paper pack for one and the other is a little coloring and die cutting. Can't get much easier then that!

Made from Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. Check it out at your local Scrapbooking Store 




Saturday, 5 November 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 featuring Heartfelt Creations Take II


Check these cuties out!

Made from Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. Check it out at your local Scrapbooking Store 




Thursday, 3 November 2016

Christmas Cards 2016 Featuring Heartfelt Creations Take I

Lets start with a few cute shaker cards. I absolutely love the little interactive component these cards offer. 

Made from Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection. Check it out at your local Scrapbooking Store 





Monday, 31 October 2016

Snow Kissed!

After a wonderful weekend crafting, I was able to get all my Christmas Cards made! 

I used the beautiful Heartfelt Creations, Snow Kissed Collection (including stamps and dies)



Stay tuned for posts displaying the samples

Sunday, 9 October 2016

For the love of Music

Once again I like to share a 11"x14" canvas I created using a variety of products. Such products include: Distress paints, Time Holtz tissue paper; Tim Holtz Stencils, Modelling Paste, 6x6 paper pad.

Lots of inspiration again taken from Vicky Papaioannou




Monday, 3 October 2016

A Good Book....

I am so loving dabbling in mix media on a canvas! It allows me to free lance "a little" while using Vicky Papaioannou  as my inspiration. I am in love with her work and talent.

Using up my mix media products, 6x6 paper pads, inks, stamps all while drinking coffee brings me joy. Here's my completed 11x14 Canvas.



Make time for what brings you joy <3




Sunday, 11 September 2016

Tea cures everything

I LOVE mix media, paper piecing, colouring, bringing life to a plain canvas!!!

Vicky Papaioannou is my new favourite mix media inspirational blogger. 

This canvas was inspired by one she created from one she did, I just embellished a little more :)




Start with a mini paper pad with colours that you like and pick a few pages, cut in rectangles
 of various of sizes. Using medium gel, paste them down.




Then add a layer of thin gesso


Once dried (can you a heat tool to speed up the process) and a baby wipe to spread, add a combination of distress paint with the lightest in the center and brighter out to the edges, blending well. Finish with vintage photo to the edges


Using a variety of cup stain stamps and a permanent ink, like Versafine, stamp over



 To make the texture of the little squares pop use a permanent ink that allows a little time to move the colour around to shade and accent. I used Faber Castel Markers.




Then the real fun begins with paper piecing. First the tea cup which I cup from Heartfelt Creations "Coffee Talk" collection, then the tea pot which I did cut free hand!







Hope this inspired you to create today <3





Wednesday, 27 July 2016

With Sympathy


Not all crafting sessions bring happy memories. However I can hope that receiving a hand crafted card during a very difficult time will provide comfort and knowledge of personal support.

One layer cards have never really appealed to me but these layered stamps make me really appreciate how simple can be so elegant.




Wplus9 is a beautiful layered stamp set. All you have to do is choose complementary colours and stamp away!


I Stamped off two pieces which once cut in half will be enough for 4 cards. The pieces were a little wider then I wanted so I trimmed 1/4" from each and used it...want not waste not!!


Sentiment Stamp by Just Right