Tuesday, November 22, 2016

season's greetings

Hi everyone,

Well it's a gloomy day now that the snow has arrived, much too early I might add but a good time to get into my craft room and create. I'm still recovering from my major back injury but getting better every day:)

I have a card today to share for the SSS Flickrchallenge#58 which is 'to take some time to colour' to help in supporting Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colour challenge.


First I used the tree die to create a stencil so that I could ink the trees. Then I blended the bottom part of the card with some Distress Ink. Stamped the car, tree and gifts and coloured them with Copics. I used a SSS stencil for the snowy background with some glitter snow paste. Too bad the photo didn't pick it up very well but there is a nice sparkle to the snow. I used a wonky stitched border die for the outside of the card and added some twine. Popped up all the little accents with some foam squares and added the sentiment.

Well that's it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies used:

SSS Falling Snowy stencil
Lawn Fawn Home For The Holidays stamp set
Lawn Fawn Forest Border die
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Aleene's Glitter Snow paste



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Craft room

Hi everyone,

I'm still recuperating from my back injury and haven't created much lately but have spent some time redesigning my craft space on paper. Hubby and I made a trip to Ikea and purchased 2 - 9 drawer Alex cabinets, a Roskog cart, some Bygel hanging pots and a few Skurar holders. I really thought my husband was going to hurt his back just getting the cabinets into the house. I was actually planning to move my craft space to another part of the house so had my hubby set them up there and it didn't quite work out the way I planned it so I just decided to purge some stuff from my present space and make it more work friendly (I think I have way too much stuff 😄I have a bunch of white plastic drawer cabinets on wheels which I will replace with the Ikea cabinets that look much cleaner and nicer.
I can't really bend down so everything is a bit of an effort. I went through some of the drawers and shelves and weeded through what I wanted to keep or not.

I have another 10 days in my brace and then I can start to get back to normal activity. You have no idea how much stuff you drop during a day and don't even think twice about picking it up. I do😬😬Hubby has been a real sport about that!

Anyways thanks for listening and hope to be back really soon.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall birthday colours

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a few weeks since I last posted but a lot has happened. A couple of weeks ago I had a terrible fall in which I actually ended up with a compression fracture of my L1 vertabrae - which essentially means that I have broken my back. I have to wear a back brace for another month and then I can slowly ease back into exercising. I can tell you I have spent a lot of time just resting because that's the best medicine for me right now. Oh how I miss creating in my craft room and my exercising. The simplest of tasks have been a  little awkward with the brace but I've been doing ok with it. Everyday gets better.
I am finally feeling good enough to create so I have a card to share for the current SSS flickrchallenge #54 where the theme is 'Capture the colors of Fall'.

Here's my card:


I used Distress inks to blend on the diecut and for the background to the shaker. I also die cut the Birthday die again from some patterned paper and cut out only the words Birthday Wishtes and adhered that over the original die cut with some Tombow mono glue. I then stamped and die cut a leaf from Altenew and added that and some gold glitter tape for some accent. Used a stitched rectangle die to emboss the card base and that's my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies:

SSS Birthday Wishes Frame die
SSS Stitched Rectangle die set
Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set
Distress inks - Gathered Twigs, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Squezzed Lemonade.
Doodlebug patterned paper

Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Iceland vacation,

Hi everyone,

I have been on vacation in Iceland the past 2 weeks and thought I would share some of my photos. I was absolutely in awe of its' beauty and ruggedness. An amazing country with beautiful people. The scenery went from flat, to hilly, snow capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, icebergs, geysers, craters, volcanos, hot springs, moss covered fields, black sand beaches, tons of sheep and beautiful Icelandic horses (more like ponies) everywhere. It is paradise for hikers, backpackers, bikers and photographers. Beauty abounds! I just can't say enough about this beautiful scenic country.
I'll be back to posting some cards very soon but for now I hope you enjoy my photos. I actually took close to 500 photos by these are just a few.

Thanks for stopping by,
































My Iceland vacation,

Hi everyone,

I have been on vacation in Iceland the past 2 weeks and thought I would share some of my photos. I was absolutely in awe of its' beauty and ruggedness. An amazing country with beautiful people. The scenery went from flat, to hilly, snow capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, waterfalls, icebergs, geysers, craters, volcanos, hot springs, moss covered fields, black sand beaches, tons of sheep and beautiful Icelandic horses (more like ponies) everywhere. It is paradise for hikers, backpackers, bikers and photographers. Beauty abounds! I just can't say enough about this beautiful scenic country.
I'll be back to posting some cards very soon but for now I hope you enjoy my photos. I actually took close to 500 photos by these are just a few.

Thanks for stopping by,