Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas cards

4 cards I threw together for a challenge (I sent out digi-hybrid cards this year but it's always nice to have a few regular cards on hand).

Stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts, Michaels Dollar bin and I forget the ornament stamp, Santa image from the internet, Bazzill CS, and assorted bits of paper and ribbon that were lying on my desk.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Another Bella card

I love these little Bellas.

Monday, October 29, 2007

MIL cards

I'm making some cards for my MIL for Christmas, and they have to be fairly flat (no lumps, not much layering). Here are a few of the first.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hanna Stamps

Finally got a chance to play with Hanna on this very simple card.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Christmas Joy folds

Started a couple of Christmas cards, still having too much numbness in my hands to really do a lot but I did have fun with these. They're joy fold cards, one horizontal, one vertical. Papers are bazzill and DCWV Christmas glitter stack, stamps are SU and - I forget the other.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


A couple of pages, very simple, it's all I can really manage right now.

Monday, October 1, 2007


My entry for a glitter challenge on ACP.

Monday, September 3, 2007


Check out my major score at the local Dollarama... sets of 5 coordinated spools of ribbon, nearly the same as American Crafts ribbons (1 meter of each pattern) for $1, packets of 36 bling brads, exactly like MM (in 6 different colours) for $1. My Dollarama rocks! It's hit and miss, but when they've just had a fresh shipment you can find some wicked little scrappin' treasures!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Another challenge

This time a painted background challenge, the background here is painted with twinkling H2Os, very shimmery IRL.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


A doodle challenge at ACP. I suck at doodling (and apparently at keeping my stamping straight too)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Belly Bella

Just a quickie card featuring preggabella, a Michael's dollar bin stamp and dollar store patterned paper.

Friday, July 6, 2007


A quick card I threw together for a challenge at ACP.

Bazzill, MM paper, SU stamps, ribbon and charms.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Beantown album

I finally finished the album of my Boston scrapping weekend (October 2006, eesh, better late than never). Here is the first page, which is just Bazzill, dollar store PP and word art by moi. Forgive the glare, I didn't take it out of the page protector.

PS - this is 8x8 and the album is an SEI preservation album (and the metal clasps are rusting despite never having been out of the bag before now, disappointing to be sure).

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Teacher appreciation cards

Here are the first four cards I've made for my kindergartener's teacher, as a thank you for all she's done (she really was a wonderful teacher). They're based on Valerie Stangle's sketch (simple but elegant and amazing). I moved the sentiment down to the bottom though, and darnit I neeeeeed more French sentiments!

All of the stamps are SU (Send a Celebration and Mon Nounours Préféré), coloured with twinkling H2Os, patterned paper is from Michaels (My mind's eye?) and is glittered, cardstock is bazzill, ribbon is from my stash.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Beate's Sketch challenge #3

I've never made a square card before so Beate's card sketch challenge was just the motivation to push me out of my little box (or perhaps into it?). I flipped sides for the large and small panels (the embossed words looked better that way). My focal image is a bit too small and it needs some brads or bling or something to fancy it up, but I think it's cute anyway.

Pink CS and card base by bazzill, yellow CS unknown and embossed in the cuttlebug, Provocraft PP, stamps by studio g and SU, staz-on ink and twinkling H2Os to colour the image.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A quick birthday card

I threw this together for a friend who has a birthday Saturday, it's just papers from a slab and studio g clear dollar stamps on watercolour paper, coloured in with twinkling H2Os.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Joy fold gift card holder

I adapted the joy fold card (shown on Beate John's blog to be a gift card holder (with the help of my handy-dandy notcher). This card is made with bazzill cardstock, Die Cuts with a View patterned papers, bella stamp in staz-on on watercolour paper, and Michael's dollar bin clear stamp sentiment (love those things). Then I made 6 more of them for a swap :) (1 is missing from the picture). I love paper piecing with these Bella stamps!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

New rubbah!

My eagerly anticipated Bellas finally came today, so I wasted no time in breaking them in! Here's a little card I threw together for a friend who needs some cheering up :)

Made with bazzill cardstock, SU patterned paper and scalloped sticker, Bella stamp for the main image and dollar-bin clear stamp from Michael's for the sentiment. The Bellas are stamped in staz-on on watercolour paper, and watercoloured with SU inks (and one has a paper pieced dress)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Stipple challenge

One of the challenges on A Charming Place this month is stippling. I've had stippling brushes forevah, but have seldom used them for anything other than pearl-ex. I'm still not a huge fan of stippling, but I do like the softness it gives this background.

The card base is bazzill, the back panel is watercolour paper stippled with Cool Carribean, Ballet Blue and Passion Pink ink and run through the cuttlebug, Happy Harmony stamp set and a brass butterfly charm from A Charming Place.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Cool Cat card

I'm a little surprised this set is being retired, it's really quite versatile. I haven't used it a whole lot myself lately in all honesty, but I love the hip retro feel.

This card is a mish-mash of bits I had lying on my messy desk - a twinkling H2O coloured flower from SU's 'Delight in Life' SAB set, patterned papers from a Provocraft slab, cheap Michael's green cardstock for the base, and run through the cuttlebug for part of the background, purple bazzill, black checkered Offray ribbon and cool cat himself stamped in purple versacolour ink, outlined in black pen, with glitter added to his eyes and collar, and doodles around him. He's off in the mail to a purple-loving friend.

Monday, April 16, 2007

My place

My blog for posting my card and scrap creations