Thursday, 31 March 2011


                Hand painted candles and my attempt
                      of antiquing a wooden box.                                     


Painted journals for my nephews,
using Folk Art paints.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Crackle painted cards

I gave Crackle paint a go and
  had lots of fun working with it.

Hand Painted Flowers

Hand painted cards with matching envolopes, and Cricut cut Thanks.

Hand Painted Pansies

Good old Folk Art paints and a cricut cut Birthday Blessings.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Pocket and Tag card

A little of everything here....laced pocket for flower stamped and  heat embossed HB tag, embossed pink piece with cut flurish, stamped butterflies, a little Tim Holtz distress ink and sparkle paint all around the edges.

Explosion Box

I had a hard time getting the layers right on this one...but I now have a Martha Stewart score board so I will have to give it another go sometime. I don't know how super models do it, but my photos never do my projects justice. :() It's hard to see but the card's background has a nice shinny swirly texture to it.
So I kept the design fairly simple.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Doily card

This svg, cut in the cricut, was so intricate that it took a long time to cut. But worth it I think. And it really lessened the need for a lot of embellishments. But there are some....little heart gems in the corners, a ceramic rose in the center and a hand written sentiment.

Man Card

This one was made for a guy friend. I used Tall trees and birthday stamps, white and yellow ribbon, blue gems and lots of Tim Holtz - Broken China distress ink frames white the paper of the stamped images and of course lots of sparkle. The card itself was already blue.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Anniversary Easel Card

 I had put out a call for help one day when I needed Wedding designs for a friends wedding. A cart I didn't have. A sweet lady, Fran from Arizona (bless her), snail mailed me this cricut cutout of this (and many others) couple on brazil paper. What I hadn't used for the wedding stuff, was used for their 1st Anniversay card. Even the ribbon is a left over from her wedding. The flowers and leaves also cut with the cricut, an embossed background,  heat embossed "congrats" and a metal "Love" completed the easel card.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bird House Card

This card was inspired by Novablossoms and was made for my parents 48th Anniversary. I printed out a poem from the computer, cut it out with fancy sissors and glued it to the back.

Bird House Card

Cricut cut and rolled roses and cricut cut sign post, daisies, fence and birds, embossed hearts and birdhouse door, Martha Stewart leaf punch and computer generated Happy Anniversary, and of course....and Tim Holtz dies on almost everything! 

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Baby book was inspired by Creations by Christie. It's to record all of babies first's. Each month has a calendar and a pull out tag to write down what that special moment was. The clock in Jan is the actual time he was born. And Mom and Dad's birthday's are included. I don't yet have a "Bind it All", so I went out to the Dollarstore and grabbed this little notebook. It had 72 pages in it, so 6 were taped together and then covered in special paper. The final touch was a fancy ribbon to hold it all together. It was fun to do.

Baby book inside cover....I had to edit the other side out because I had inserted the Baby shower's invitation and had all the home phone numbers on it :)

Baby book Jan

Baby book Feb

Baby book March

Baby book April

Baby book May

Baby book June

Baby book July

Baby book Aug

Baby book Sept

Baby book Oct

Baby book Nov

Baby book Dec

Birthday easel with drawer card

Wedding easel card front

Wedding easel card

Cricut cut flowers, rolled and glimmered

70th Birthday easel and drawer card

Easel card with drawer

Stamp, prisma colors, embossed background, ribbon and bottons

Painted flowers, embossed background and cricut butterfly and flourishes

Halloween easel card inside

Halloween easel card

martha stewart stamp and tim holtz distress inks

Happy Birthday Paint and paper