Spectrum Noir Markers….

22 Aug

Good Afternoon!  

By now you probably have noticed, I don’t do much coloring.  I am really crap at it and that is why I avoid it at all costs.  I was teaching class at The Cutting Garden last night and like the last few times I have been there, the Spectrum Noir markers were calling to me.  I broke down and picked up two packs of them and decided to give it some real effort to try to make something decent with them.  Here’s what I have come up with..

This first card I used a new die also from The Cutting Garden called Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eleoquence.  It is absolutely beautiful and cut like a dream!  Using dies as beautiful as this takes all the work out of it! LOL!  The stamp is by Penny Black called Red Tango. 

Get Well 1

Get Well 2

For the second card I used my Stampendous Clasic Roses.  I have had this stamp for ages and was too intimidated to try to color it but when I tried it with my new markers I really think it looks okay!

Well that’s it for me… I hope you all are having a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Switching Gears….

21 Aug

Good Morning!

I thought I would switch gears for a bit and create some Christmas cards.  I am not a huge fan of Christmas and I usually start my Christmas cards so late that I feel like I am always rushing to get them made in late November.   This year I decided to get an early start and get some done up in advance.  Also, I will be teaching these in a class at The Cutting Garden in October so I can share the design of them with my crafty friends there.

Christmas TrioIt is difficult to see in the picture but they are nice and sparkly!  They are also nice and flat so they can easily be popped in the mail.  Lately I have been making all my cards like that, I haven’t made a bow in months! LOL!

I am still on vacation and loving every single second of it!  I hope you all are having a good week!  

Don’t forget to leave a comment on my Carolina Dreaming video!  I will be doing the draw really soon to see who wins!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Belated Birthday…

16 Aug

Good Morning!

Now that I am on vacation I am finally getting some time in my craft room.  Today is going to be a lovely warm day so I am going to head on over to Leslie’s pool to swim and relax for the day.  I have a few chores and errands to do and then we are off!  

I have a couple pretty little cards to share with you before I head out….

Belated Birthday 1

Belated Birthday 2

I used paper from one of my My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pads.  I have loads of these but rarely use them which is a shame.

Well I am off!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!


Carolina Dreaming…

12 Aug

Hi Blog Friends!

I have decided to do a video card tutorial.  This is my first attempt so be kind please! LOL!

Here is the card I am showcasing in this fabulous video…. *cough*

Peg StampsMy Bestie Carol bought this beautiful peg stamp set for me ages ago and I am finally getting around to testing it out!  I have made a video to show you how I stamped and put this card together.  Make sure you watch the video…. there is a surprise at the end!  Trust me… you will like it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great evening!





Simple & Elegant….

10 Aug

I have another simple but elegant card to share with you….

SorryI made the flower with my Silhouette, it is such a beautiful flower but you have to be very careful when removing it from the mat at it is really fragile!  The embossing folder is from Stampin’ Up! called elegant lines.

I am back to work tomorrow so this evening I am doing all the chores I have procrastinated over all weekend.  Nothing new here! LOL!

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!


A Special Wish….

5 Aug

Hi Blog Friends!

I thought I would pop in and do a quick post on a card that I made a couple weeks back.  I was playing around with my new Penny Black die I picked up at the Cutting Garden recently….

Special WishThe large butterfly is by Penny Black and the smaller one is a spellbinders set I bought ages ago.  The sentiment is by Penny Black as well.  I wanted to give a big shout out to my friend Carol who bought me this beautiful Mariposa paper stack!  It is so lovely!

Well I am off, got to be up at 5 am for work!

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!



27 Jul

Happy Sunday!

It is another beautiful day here in Halifax, the sun is shining and there is a bit of a cool breeze.  I am busy getting my chores done and then plan to relax for the afternoon.  I have spent some time in my craft room this weekend making a few cards for my stash.  This one is a pretty Anniversary card made with loads of beautiful die cuts.

Anniversary1The making of this card cost me dearly… My beloved Bigshot died in the making of this card!  *sniff* Oh well, I have contacted sizzix to arrange to get replacement parts AGAIN!  I have had to repair my Bigshot three years in a row.  I am starting to wonder if mine is somehow defective because most people find theirs very reliable.  I am going to have to made a decision on what machine to buy to replace this one.  I am hesitant on getting another Bigshot because mine has broken so many times.  It is a pain to have to keep waiting for parts to be shipped.  Oh well, I am sure I will figure it out!


I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!



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