December 31, 2022

Thank you

This is it, December 31, the last day of 2022. I just got the handle on the right year when typing out the date, here comes many months of being in the past until right before we hit 2024 I get it right, thank goodness cheque are almost obsolete.

I spent time in my craft room yesterday and this morning, it felt fabulous.

This card turned out to have more elements than I originally planned but I love how it turned out.

I started by die cutting a panel from brown cardstock with Zig-Zag stackers, I cut an additional panel in kraft using a deckle die and stamped it with the script background and added some ink blending to the edges.

I die-cut some wildflowers from different coloured cardstock and arranged them before tacking them down. I added a couple pieces of washi tape, then finished with the sentiment and some spare flower centers.

Supplies: White, kraft, simmer, green, and  brown cardstock, Penny Black - Zig-Zag stackers, Sizzix - Stackled Deckle, Spellbinders - Sealed Wildflowers, Gina K - Elegant Script Background, Simon Says Stamp - Simple Sentiments No.01, washi tape.

Did you know: "Goodbye" came form Middle English "godbwdye," which is short for "God be with ye"

Goodbye 2022

Happy Crafting,

December 30, 2022

Happy Birthday

Hello crafty peeps - this card was fun to make. 

The layout was easy to put together, I die cut the base panel with a stitched rectangle. Then die cut coordinating paper with a tag die. I added some twine and foam tape to pop it up.

I cut part of the sentiment from the paper and popped it up with foam tape for a tone on tone look.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Honey Bee (Birthday Bash), foam tape, twine, gems.

Did you know: So far, man had survived on Earth for 2 million years. The dinosaurs lasted 15 millions years.

Happy Crafting,

December 29, 2022

Merry Christmas

The Photo Play - Winter Chalet paper pack has had a good showing this holiday season. It is not often that I can stick with one pack or pad of paper to make multiple cards. I have been trying to do better though.

This card was a joy to make. Lots of layers, lots of foam tape, lots of dimension.

I started with a navy cardstock piece and added some ink blending to make a night sky. I added white watercolour splatter for a snowy or stary sky and set it aside to dry.

I had to die cut all my elements to make sure all of them would fit as I wanted them too. I started with deer in craft, that I then added colour with distress inks.

I then cut the three hills from white cardstock, next was the tree frame panel which I did cut from patterned paper. I added foam tape to the panel, doubling up near the top to accommodate for the layers from the hills below.

I put all the elements together, then added some clay snowflakes, and the sentiment strip that has a layer of blue cardstock.

Supplies: White, blue and kraft cardstock, Designer paper - Photoplay, Memory Box - Evergreen Sky Collage, and Deer Trio, Spellbinders - S3-418 (hills) , Picket Fence-Clay snowflakes, Simon Says Stamp - sentiment Strip.

Did you know: One out of four adults can't tell their left from their right.


December 28, 2022

Happy Birthday

I still have some holiday cards to share but I wanted to post something different today. I don't about any of your, but the Boxing Day sale bug got me and I can expect a few crafty supply parcels in the coming weeks.

For my card, I started with a sentiment panel and layered it with black cardstock and foam tape. I adhered it to the bottom layer slightly off center. The bottom layer is coordinating patterned paper, also layered with black cardstock, and I added some twine across the bottom section.

I finished the card with gems and sequins.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, twine, gems, sequins.

Did you know: Two percent of Earth's people have red hair.

Happy Crafting,

December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas crafty peeps, I hope you have a festive holiday season and that you are surrounding by family and friends and perhaps you get some crafty time tucked in there somewhere.

I layered all the panels of this card with black cardstock, the sentiment is a punch out piece that I added a layer of black cardstock to and popped up with foam tape. I finished the cards with small clear gems in the centers of the snowflakes on the patterned paper.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer paper, gems.

Did you know: Santa’s sleigh is the fastest vehicle ever! On Christmas Eve, Santa has to travel around the world to deliver presents to all the children on the nice list. There about 2.5 billion children in the world – so Santa’s sleigh has to move at a speed of around 1,800 miles per second.

Merry Christmas,

December 24, 2022

Making Spirits Bright

I started with a dark green cardstock for the bottom layer that I added some texture to with a script embossing folder.

I staggered strips of patterned paper then added a die cut branch I had on my desk. The stamped sentiment is popped up with foam tape.

I popped the panel up with some foam tape on a white card base. finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - Stampin' Up!, Stampers Anonymous - Tiny Text, embossing folder, gems.

Did you know: Santa's on his way! Follow his journey around the world.


December 23, 2022

Hello Winter

Hello winter is right, the fun winter weather is causing so much havoc across Canada and US right now, I hope everyone gets to their destination in time to celebrate the holiday season or just get home.

This card was simple to make but I love the clean design. I started with sentiment panel and added a layer die cut with the Postage Stamp die and popped up with foam tape.

I cut a coordinating piece of patterned paper and did the same layering. 

I added some twine with an enamel dot to finish the card.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamp - Postage stamp edge die, twine, enamel dot.

Did you know: Santa's reindeer (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph) are arranged in two lines of four, with Rudolph leading with his red nose! Donner and Dancer are nearest to Santa's sleigh. Dasher is next to Prancer.

Happy Festivus,

December 22, 2022

Warm Socks

I have a larger than A2 sized card to share today. The Photoplay paper pack I am using has panels that make for quick cards. This one was perfect for the themed Christmas gift I put together for a friend.

I started with the sentiment panel and added some fine glitter to areas, around the pitcher, on the scarf and socks to add sparkle, I popped the panel up with foam tape.

The base is a piece of snowy coordinating paper, with two rectangular panels on each side of a wood grain pattern from the same paper pack. 

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer paper - Photoplay, glitter.

Did you know: The first illustration of a snowman appeared in a book called, Book of Hours, way back in 1380.


December 21, 2022

Fa La La La

I had this fabulous Recollections 6x6 paper pad in my stash, it was full of silver, gray and red papers along with little punch out pieces.

I layered the main panel on some gray cardstock them popped it up with foam tape. I added a layer of cardstock to the sentiment panel and the flag. 

I finished the cards with some silver filament twine on the ornament and some small pearls.


Supplies: White and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - Recollections, silver twine, pearls.

Did you know: Trees stop growing in the Winter. They will remain in dormancy throughout the winter. During dormancy, a tree's metabolism, or internal processes, slow down. The tree doesn't consume as much energy, and it will stop growing


December 20, 2022

Winter Wonderland

The snow is falling heavily as I type this, and there is already a significant amount accumulated, I think kids and some adults will be having a snow day.

Today's card is showcasing another Penny Black Masterpiece made simple.

I started with a layer of patterned paper, this plaid design is so pretty with the gold lines. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each of the panels.

The masterpiece panel is also popped it up with foam tape.

I cut a sentiment strip and added a brown cardstock layer, and adhered it with foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper-Memory Box, Penny Black- Masterpieces, Simon Says Stamp-Sentiment Strips.

Did you know: Usually a snowflake is formed of about 200 of these ice crystals. Snowflakes have six sides. There's a famous saying that goes, 'no two snowflakes are the same'. As snowflakes fall to the ground, they will each take their own unique journey, and that journey will determine what they look like.


December 19, 2022

Winter's for fun

Good Morning and Merry Monday, miracles of miracles I seem to have pulled it off. I have managed to mail and create almost all the holiday cards for this season. I still have two more, one for my husband and the other for my son.

For this card I used two coordinating patterns from a paper pack for the panels, I added a layer of blue cardstock behind, and a very thin strip of the same cardstock to highlight between the two panels.

I added a layer of cardstock to the top panel then adhered it with some foam tape. I added the twine and the enamel dots to finish.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper and enamel dots - Photoplay, twine.

Did you know: Reindeer travel up to 55 km per day and reach a top speed of 80 km/h.