6 April 2015

I’m sort of on a card making roll! It feels so good to be crafting again. No, the house isn’t done- there is still painting to do and pictures to hang, not to mention we are almost at garden season! But I’m going to keep crafting as long as I can!

These two cards are the same layout but the outcome is different because of the colors and design elements used. Both were made using some backgrounds that didn’t work as originally planned so I cut them up! I love when I can recycle something into a new project.


5 April 2018

I decided to celebrate Spring, even if it’s still in the 30s!

I don’t do a lot of hand coloring but I did on these birdies. I gave them a gentle wash of color to keep them soft looking. I also watercolored the branch and leaves.

I feel the sentiment is so appropriate for so many times. After all, life is a journey so we need to do our best to enjoy it.


Happy April 1st!

Traditionally, in this household, my husband makes all the holiday meals. Today is Easter and he is out there cooking while I am in here making cards. It’s a good life.

I have made a few different models today. I have been having a clear out of things I no longer want and in doing so I have discovered all the wonderful items I have! So I thought I would start at one end of the stamp shelf and work my way through all the sets.

This first card is just wonderful. I really love the colors in this one. Wouldn’t it be lovely for an anniversary?

Next we have a bright and happy card that could be used in so many situations! Moving home comes immediately to mind but just think how versatile this card can be.

And finally, another card with lovely colors. I tend to make a lot of friendship cards. I think people really like getting a handwritten and handmade card in the mail “just because”.


25 March 2018

Here are a few more cards from my session yesterday.

On this card, I used my Brushos to create the stenciled background. I have to say, I really LOVE how this one came out. I used a combination of three colors and they all worked so well together.



This card is done with the same stencil and technique as the above card, but with different colors. This combination is just so happy!



24 March 2018

I am having a great day today! We put a bird feeder in front of my craft room window and I get to watch birds when I’m at the craft table. It’s wonderful. They aren’t used to it yet so they keep watching me through the window.


I made a lot of cards today. I love when the ideas flow smoothly and I get stuff done! A great music selection helps a lot, too. Lately my favorite is Rag N Bone Man radio on Pandora. I’ve found so many new artists on this station that I really love.

This card is going to my friend, Christy. It just reminds me of her so I’m going to send her this one and the one following. I made the backgrounds with my new Brusho watercolour crystals. I’m still learning how best to manipulate them, but I am improving every time.  I do need to remember to  wear gloves though! They stain my fingertips.


This one is made similarly to the above card. Brusho crystals on the background. I then stamped the trees across the bottom and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment at the top. The white dots are a combination of stamped gesso, topped with acrylic paint. I do wish they had been slightly brighter, but for my first time doing this technique, I’m pleased.


Look for more cards tomorrow! I’ve been having so much fun today!