Thursday, November 27, 2014

Birthday Wishes

I've been without internet for just over a week!  FRUSTRATED is not a strong enough word!  But it is concerning all this dependence on technology, what if it all comes crashing down, will we know how to survive!  On top of it all, we have had a postal strike from hell so nothing from overseas is getting to us here!

However, I am thankful for being back online and I'll just quickly post the card I made for my Mom's 74th birthday earlier this month.

A clean and simple card.  Everything I used is from PTI except for the ink (Hero Arts) and gems.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends/family, don't feast too much!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Big Holiday Wishes

Another card share.  Inspired by all the SSS goodness sent in my cad kit two months ago.

I am going to add this card to the current SSS Flickr Challenge #6 which is to about die-cutting.  And seeing as I have the SSS A2 Card Curved Edge die it's perfect for the challenge.  You can see all the challenge details HERE, hosted by the talented Barb!

I just love all the pretty papers with such vibrant red and green.  And that glittery white snowflake patterned paper is just so pretty!

Wishing you all a blessed day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


It's our 14th Wedding Anniversary today and I thought I would share the card I made for my husband.  We actually managed to have a lunch date, just the two of us, out in the country!  It was wonderful!
Paper: Basic Grey; Neenah White cardstock
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous; PTI
Ink: HA Soft Pool; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

I simply love that bird stamp from Stampers Anonymous!  It has such beautiful detail.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  You always warm my heart with your comments.

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Just  a quick share this evening as my hubby just got home and we need some much needed QT!

Another card in my quest to make enough Christmas cards this year.

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Basic Grey; Couture Creations)
Stamps; Hero Arts (Christmas background stamp)
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Other: SSS Curved Edge Die

And thank you to everyone who left me good wishes for my surgery.  It went well, fairly painless.  Now time will heal.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Merry Kissmas

I cannot get enough of this cute little sentiment from Simon Says Stamp in their "Big Holiday Wishes" stamp set.  Here is another simple card I made.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (SSS Monthly Card Kit)
Stamps: SSS
Ink: HA (Cup O' Joe)
Other: SSS Curved Edge Die

And what about those mittens!!! Seriously cute!

Thank you for the well wishes for my surgery tomorrow!  I can hardly wait to get back to normal again.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Time For Christmas Cards

I've been busy making some Christmas cards for my friends market days that are coming up.  As some of you may know I am not into mass producing, it's just not for me, so it takes me
F-O-R-E-V-E-R to make any cards!!!  But eventually I get there!  Here is my card for today:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (SSS Card Kit)
Ink: Cup O' Joe (HA)
Stamps: Hero Arts; PTI
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities die

I'm trying to use up my supplies from SSS monthly card kits, the papers are just so pretty and cute.

On a personal note, only 2 more sleeps before I have the next stage of my surgery and get my nose put back together again!  The frustrating part has been not being able to exercise!  Get this, I ran a full Marathon on the 19th of October, had one short run and one gym workout after that and NOTHING since the 21st of October!  It's like your life sort of comes to a complete and abrupt stand still.

This has been a huge test in PATIENCE for me!  I suppose it was inevitable, as I don't have any patience whatsoever!  I never thought one could be excited about having surgery, but I am!

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mini Thank You

I made these tiny little cards just for fun, because they are cute!
Paper: cardstock (Neenah white); PTI
Ink: Distress inks; Memento; Copic markers
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs; Hero Arts (Woodgrain Stamp)
Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Die

I love that little birdie.  I inked up the Woodgrain stamp with various distress inks, spritzed it with water and stamped on watercolour paper.  Then I just die cut what I needed.  I got the idea from Shari Carroll's technique video on the Hero Arts blog HERE.

Have a brilliant day!