Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fun with the "Golden Girls"

Well me and my girls had a fun afternoon on Friday, when I was surfing the web the other day I came across this website, and she makes the most beautiful cards, so I decided to have the girls over and make some flowers that they make on this website, we had so much fun. We started out making a hydrangea, it is alot of work, using the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, we made just a purple hydrangea and it turned out really well, well I tried to make one using pale purple,a darker purple and a pale blue, well I was so pleased the way it turned out, the card I made also used layering nesties using the coordinating paper, I think it turned out really well. We also made a cornflower and queen elizabeth lace flowers, they are all lovely but loved the hydrangea the most. We also saw a bouguet of hearts which I made into a lovely card also, the cards are an awful lot of work but it was fun to try something different and spend time with "The Girls".

A series of cards

Here are a series of cards that I made in the past few weeks, the first one is from Make it Crafty, a digi image called Ornate Floral scroll, I did it for a friends son and wife's 3rd Wedding anniversary, its a gorgeous image that can be used for so many things. The next card is Zoe, also from Make it Crafty, she has "sooooooooo" much hair but was so much fun to color, I love brown and pink and loved coloring her. My next card is from Mo's Digital Pencil, one of my girls from Michaels, Alyssa is going to Brock university and she is a special young lady I wanted to do her a nice card wishing her all the best, she is a cutie. The last one is from Kennykdownloads, a fun one is my favourite christmas color this year, teal and red, just love,love,love that color scheme.

Happy Birthday Maureen

Well I have had a few busy weeks, most of you know that my job was terminated from "Michaels" but not to worry, I accepted a new job and start Tuesday at Home Sense, I am going to miss my buddies but not all the %^#&@*@&@^, so look for many more posts to come in the following weeks, I have done several cards but this one I am especially proud of, my favourite sisterinlaw Maureen turned 65 last week and I decided to do a Minitrifold scrapbook card, thanks to my buddy Gail for the link for the pattern for it, I love brown and blue and followed that color scheme, my daughter Nicole and hubby Don are on the left, my grandsons Wesley and Milo are next, aren't they cuties, hubby and me when we were in Jamaica in April, our new wee man due in December and of course Bryan and his lovely Katie are on the last picture, its a fun card to do especially for someone so special, She loved it!!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My first christmas card for 20ll, more to follow!!

I was browsing my computer on saturday night and saw this image and absolutely fell in love with it, two of my golden girl buddies are snowmen lovers and I think it has rubbed off on me, its a digi image from Sassy Designs, Hobo snowman in love, well you know me, I just love of the wall colors and loved this Bobunny paper, I wish I could find more, I have put fun ribbon from Michaels with snowflakes coordinating, and put snowflake buttons on it, I came up with the saying "Snow Matter what happens, I will always hold your heart" Enjoy!!

Bring on the Blue

Well grandson number 3 is on the way, my son and his fiancee found out friday that they are expecting a christmas miracle on the 20th of December, and its going to be a boy, my daughter has 2 boys so we have renamed our house "BoysRUs", its so exciting. So I made Katie and Bryan this card, I borrowed the title from my friend Tara, she did a card and it was so appropriate, I have used the Whiff of Joy image and have colored her with my copics and done with paper from a Baby Boy pad I found in my stash, isn't she cute.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My City Artesans

I have joined a new venture, an online way of putting my cards out there, if you go to and click on cards you will see Nannajanscardz. The people there have been so helpful to me getting my page organized. Through them, I will be joining other artesans featured on the website on Saturday July 23 from l0-6 in Whitby, at HarborDays Art by the Lake, I am so excited, if you are going to be in the area, there is no charge for admission, pop by and see me!!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wishing hubby a very happy birthday!!

I had to do a few cards this week but the most important one I had to do was for the love of my life, I always do a romantic card but this year I did a fun one, its from Make it Crafty digi image humorous senior and I just made me smile, so I did with bright colors, not that this is what he wears, trust me, but I thought it would make him laugh. The other one I did was for a friend who wanted a 65th card for a friend who collects antiques, she loved it, it was very hard finding embellishments but I managed, the next card I did for my friend Karen who helped me at artists in the garden, its a center step card we learned from our friend Gail, thanks Gail for the sample, but it was fun to do. It was made with Martha's new punch Cherish!!

Room all cleaned and ready for more cards!!

Okay, I am a messy worker but my room is all cleaned up and ready to go again, its funny because everything else in life I do I clean as I go, but doing cards I am very messy, its okay, I can close my door when I am finished and not worry about it, but its all cleaned, it might look untidy but I know exactly where everything is and my copics are all back in their home location.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I know, I know, one card was duplicated

Okay, I loved it so much I posted it twice, no I didn't I am not computer savvy enough to remove the picture, but here are a few more cards!!

A very successful weekend

As most of you know, I had my first card show this weekend in support of Hearth Place, a wonderful cancer support centre, well my buddy Karen and I were at this amazing garden in Greenwood, thanks Tom and Gerrie for your hospitality, well I sold 34 cards, got an order for 5 cards, and was asked to teach a womens group on how to make cards so that pleased me, it was a very hot day but very fun and was well worth all the time and effort I put into my cards. So now its time to clean my craft room, that will take me all of a day and give my card making a rest and get my house cleaned. Thanks Karen for all your love and support also my golden girl buddies for all your encouragement. Here are a bunch of my cards that I had for sale!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I am still alive

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been on the blog lately, but I have been rather busy, my Japanese card that I did got some attention, and I was asked by Artists in the Garden, a local fundraiser for an amazing place called Hearth Place, a cancer support centre, for the Durham region, well I was asked to be an artisan at their fundraiser so I took on the challenge, well my goal first of all was l00 cards, well I have completed l56, yes thats one hundred and fifty six cards, so I have spent every waking moment I have, remember I work fulltime as well, every morning, every day off, every weekend off, doing cards, I have loved every minute of it and am so pleased with my work. I have posted some pics of my craft room, I am a messy worker and one of my cards, I will post some more next week but I have done a large variety of cards and can't wait for Saturday, my dad made me my card stand, my hubby has put up with a messy house and alot of dinnerless nights, but I am so happy with what I have done, I will let you know how I made out next week, anyway will be back next week, hope everyone is well!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sending good wishes to Lauren

A very good friend of mine, Carole, her daughter lives in Toyko, Japan, first of all she's fine, anyway when I was at work one day I saw these Chinese/Japanese charms and thought instantly of doing a card for Carole sending her good thoughts and my best wishes for her daughter, anyway she is done with Mo's (surprise,surprise) digital pencil digi image Little girl in a Komono, I love the black and white scheme and put a touch of red on it and colored her in a bright red Komono, martha stewart punches were used with stickles brightening up her dress,the kitty is done with white floral soft, she is a cutie, anyway my heart and prayers are with Carole and her family.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My grandson Wesley is "5"

For all those who know me know how much I love my grandsons, my oldest grandson is 5 on the 23rd of March, he is having a pirate party on saturday in Belgium where he lives, don't worry, they will all be home at easter and we will celebrate his birthday and my wee lad Milo's first birthday that was in January, anyway he loves pirates, so I downloaded from Google image a pirate map and put it in the middle, at the treasure sight I put a note that he was my treasure, and they really are. I did Mo's digital pencils "pirate" and the one on the top is for me to keep, I keep a duplicate of most cards I make and the one on the bottom is for Wesley, as you can tell I just love Mo's digi images!!To see more of Mo's images go to Mo's digital pencil, she has a great website with great drawings!!

Happy Birthday Karen

Today is my buddy Karen's birthday and she loves, loves Tilda, so I thought for her birthday I would do her a "special Tilda" present,I took wooden letters that spell friend, because that she really and truly is to me, and colored ll tilda's all done with my copics and embellished with flowers and pearls, she absolutely loved it and I am so happy for that. I can't wait to see them on her craft room wall.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Don't be fooled, this is not a card

I just had to show you my latest creation, I took a Cupcake Couture class with my friend from work Yvonne, and these are the cupcakes I did for the bridal shower that my sister Lori and I had for our future sisterinlaw Beth, they were a success and I am so proud of them that I thought I would share it with my bloggin friends, by the way they tasted amazing!!! Our next class is Easter Cupcakes and Easter Cookies so be on the lookout for them, I will share them with everyone!!

"Bunches" again

As you can see I love these images, I have done Bunches with K&Companys paper pad, my future sisterinlaw ordered 5 thankyou cards and a birthday card and these are two that I did for her, I just love the color scheme, the one on the left is Mo's Digital Pencil's "Bunches" and the right one is Teacup fairy, the colors are amazing, martha stewarts Thankyou punch and Happy Birthday punches were used, and copics B9l,B93,B95 were used as well as VG 9l, VG93,VG93,the butterflies were from my stash from Michaels.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Easter Bunny Digi Stamp

Well as most of you know, my grandsons Milo and Wesley will be home from Belgium at Easter, as well as their mom and dad, anyway I am on an Easter kick already because I can't wait, so I started early with my very first easter card, she is Mo's Digital Pencil digi image "The Easter Bunny", by now you know how much I love Mo Mannings digital images, they are so much fun to color and make me happy. The background paper is K & company and I found the exact matching ribbon in my stash, there is a Martha Stewart punch as well plus flowers from Michaels,the bunny is done with white flocking, you will see lots of Easter Cards as I get ready for my boys to come home.

Mo's Digi"Bunches"

I had a wonderful family day, started with brunch with my parents then this afternoon I played in my craft room while hubby worked on his family tree on the computer, so it was a very relaxing but fun day, I made 7 card front and completed two cards, of which I am about to show you. The first one is from Mo's Digital Pencil, called "Bunches", I found this wonderful daisy paper and thought it would be fun to work with, so I used the paper to back my card and the matching vellum daisy on the bottom of the card, the flowery things are from the easter collection at michaels as well as all the pearls, colored with my copics and it was a simple but fun card to do!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Belated Valentines Day

Well, its a few days past valentines and I finally got round to doing my blog, just getting back from holidays and then getting sick, puts a girl behind an awful lot, well I am posting 2 valentines days cards today.My buddy Karen and I worked on them last sunday when I returned to my craft room, it was calling my name!! Karen sent me an email whilst we were away telling me that my copics were missing me. Well I did the Tilda and Edwin valentines day card for hubby, its Tilda and Edwin enjoying a kiss, its got the Martha Stewart heart punch on it, a red doily from Michaels and the metal embellishments around the card are from Michaels as well, it was fun to do. The other card is a swinging Z card, we saw it on Splitcoaststampers and had to give it a try, its a wee bit of work, but fun to do. Its done with Martha Stewart Valentine paper, the new Lacy Heart Nestabilities for the cutout, teddy with heart stamp from my stash, it was fun to do but will try it on a larger scale next time. I hope everyone had a nice day with their valentine, I know I did, thanks Lockie!!!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Milo's 1st birthday

I've taken a bit of a break and am currently visiting Brussels, Belgium. We got a lovely xmas present from my daughter and family who live in Belgium (they will be home in July) they sent my hubby and I tickets to Belgium to celebrate our youngest grandson's first birthday on the 3lst of January, as you can tell Milo loved his birthday cake and thought Nanna's card was good also. Wesley is enjoying having his Nanna and Grandpa here also. Thanks Nicole and Don for a wonderful present, we are having a great time. Milo's card is done with my favourite Mo's Digital Pencil image of baby boys lst birthday, he is so cute, it is done with Winnie the Pooh paper, and I have used the Martha Stewart Punch "Happy Birthday", I use this one all the time. I hope you enjoy and I look forward to our last week here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I know this is not a card but wanted to share it!!!

I am having a baby shower for a special little baby Rebecca, I had a vision for a nice centerpiece and you know me, I always try and think out of the box, well I bought this Pink Ice Xmas tree from Michaels, went to my local dollar store and bought baby rattles, baby bottles, curly ribbon and I topped it with my favourite Mo's digital Pencial image called baby Fairy Kiki, I just love her bum, anyway I used my cricut and the New Arrival cartridge and cutout circles with Baby shower adornments and onsies with her name on it, the topper is cutout of Paper Lace, and I just love it, I can't wait for Ryan and Amanda to see it on Sunday!!!