Thursday, 31 October 2013

Bunny Bath

I could sure use this hot tub right about now! I have been in the city for the last few days & my daughter Keri & I went on a Christmas shopping feet are aching & my wallet is empty but I got a great start on my shopping. One of the few draw backs of living out in the country is that I can't just run down to the shopping center any time I feel like it. I need to be very organized.... which just isn't in my gene pool! I also just happened to stop in at Michael's & bought myself a few new copics. My collection is slowly growing but not as fast as I would like!
I made this card for the challenge at House Mouse which is to use twine. The image is called "Bunny Bath" & is colored with copics; DP is Peebles & CS is Prism; I used the lovely mini Tilda Swirl die by Memory Box & the twine is a combination of DMC & Prism. Thanks for stopping in.

 1. House Mouse.....use twine
 2. 4 Krafty Girlz.....ATG
 3. Party Time Tuesday.....ATG
 4. HIMCR.....use a critter
 5. Paper Creator's Crafts.....use pink or blue
 6. 613 Avenue Create.....ATG
 7. Scribble & Scrap.....ATG

Monday, 28 October 2013


How cute is this little ghost? I would love to see him at my door on Halloween night....the spider & the bat can stay away though. To say I'm afraid of spiders is a bit of an understatement! I hate even looking at pictures of them so using that spider brad was a big step for me! LOL The adorable image is a freebie from Chi Chi Memories & is colored with copics & it's hard to see in the picture but the eyes one the pumpkin & the ghost are done with black diamond stickles. The DP are all by Echo Park, that icky spider brad is from Making Memories, the buttons & bling are from my stash.
I've managed to get a good start on my Christmas cards this week & tomorrow I'm heading in to the city for a few days to make a serious dent in the shopping. Wish me luck!

This card is going in to the following challenges:
 1. Crafts 4 Eternity.....Halloween
 2. Stampin with the dragon.....Halloween
 3. 2 Sisters Ch.# 167......cute & spooky
 4. Crafty calendar.....Halloween
 5. Come & get it.....Halloween
 6. Dream Valley #68.....Halloween
 7. Scribble & scrap #4.....ATG
 8. Craft your passion.....Halloween
 9. Created with love #64.....ATG
10. Kaboodle doodles.....Halloween
11. Love to create.....
12. MIM....ATG
13. Melonheadz.....dress up
14. Tammy's scrappin corner.....ATG
15. The crazy ch. #157.....B is for Boo, brad (spider) buttons, black, bat
16. Whoopsi Daisy.....Halloween
17. Without words.....pumpkins


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

What's with this snow?

Hello crafty friends. We are having some crazy weather here at the has seen sunshine, rain, sleet & heavy snow.....the lovely fall leaves that I posted a while back are now gone & my view is a little dreary. This is what I call the "yucky" time of year. The garden has been put to bed for the season, the leaves are gone & we don't have that beautiful layer of white snow covering the ground yet. While our winters here can be very cold they are also very bright & beautiful. On a sunny day the snow sparkles like diamonds. That said, I'm hoping the snow doesn't stay's way too early for winter!
I spent this weekend at a scrapbook/card making retreat & had such a wonderful time! The event ran from Fri. at 6:00pm until Sun. at 4:00pm & was crammed full of creating, laughing, learning, laughing, eating, laughing & meeting new friends oh, & more laughing! One of the classes offered was to make 5 vintage Christmas cards which I was happy to add to my "slowly" growing stash. I can hardly wait to go back next year!

So, my card for today is another birthday card & it is for a very dear friend & crafting buddy. Happy Birthday Gail! The adorable image is LOTV which I have colored with copics; dies are Spellbinders; sorry, but once again I'm not sure of the DP as it's from my "scraps bucket"; the pearls are Recollections & I printed the sentiment on my trusty computer. I am entering my card in the following challenges:

 1. 4 Krafty Girlz Ch.#4.....ATG
 2. MilkCoffee Ch.....spots & dots
 3. Sister Act Ch.#29.....ATG
 4. Stampin for the Weekend.....ATG
 5. Stampin with the Dragon.....circles
 6. CMC Copic Ch.....ATG
 7. HIMCR Ch.#120.....color it
 8. Sketch Saturday.....sketch
 9. Challenge 4 Everybody.....ATG
10. That Craft Place Ch.#3.....think pink
11. Craft Your Passion Ch#185.....think pink
12. MIM.....ATG
13. Crafty Sentiments, pearls & die cuts
14. TTCRD.....ATG

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

"H is for..... Hubby"


Boy, I am really cutting it close for getting this into the "H is for" challenge over at Mo's! I have had company visiting for the last 4 days & it sure cuts into the crafting schedule! I love having company but I find my mind wandering to the crafty stuff I could be doing quite that awful of me???  So, this card was made for my Hubby Bill for his 65th birthday. Thanks goodness Bill is a little more handsome than this fellow! However, I couldn't resist this image when I saw it....made me giggle! Don't think Bill was very impressed though....his comment..."I don't look that bad do I?"
So, the image is "Yeehaw" from Mo's which is colored with a combination of prismacolor pencils & copics; I have used a sketch from Fetch a Sketch; the DP is Simple Stories...Life Documented; CS is Paper Company; Spellbinder "tag" & the button is from my Mom's button box!
I'm off to plant 4 lilies that I bought the other day. Apparently, I should not be allowed near a greenhouse even at this time of the year! Have a wonderful day!
By the way....I finally learned how to watermark my cards.....& felt like a total idiot when I realized just how simple it is to do! DUH!


DP2........"H is for"
Crafty Sentiments...ATG
Creative Craft Challenges2.....ATG
Loves Rubberstamps.....polka dots
Papertake Weekly.....2x2.....use 2 of something (DP & brads)
Challenges 4 Everybody.....ATG
Dream Valley.....buttons
C is for Challenge.....boys & men
Eureka Stamps.....ATG
Fetch a Sketch.....sketch
Make It Monday.....ATG

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Welcome to Paradise!

This gorgeous view is what I get to look at every morning as I drink my coffee on the front deck of our home! (it's starting to get a little nippy to have coffee outside now though) While the view is lovely at all times of the year fall is definitely my favorite. I love the rich, vibrant colors & the cool, crisp air. Hope you enjoy the glimpse of my little piece of paradise.

I have another birthday card to share today. This one is for my sister-in-law Dianne, the sister I never crafting buddy, confidant, shopping pal & best friend. She loves cats, flowers & the color blue so this adorable LOTV image is perfect for her. It is colored with copics.....I am falling in love with copics & now NEED more!!!! The papers are Recollections & CS is Prism; the dies I've used are Memory Box mini picket fence & Petal Party, Spellbinder labels 18 & the Martha Stewart butterfly punch; the pearls are Recollections & the sentiment is Penny Black. Oh, the sketch is from Sketchy colors.  That's it for tonight....I'm off to watch Criminal Minds. Have a great evening!

Challenges I am entering:
Sketchy Colors
Bunny Zoe.....Sept. challenge.....something blue
Crafty Cardmakers.....cute & furry
Loves Rubberstamps.....ATG
Top Tip
Inky Impressions.....main color blue
Penny's Paper-Crafty.....ATG