Friday, 28 October 2016

Beware.....Tim Tag Remix October

Hello and Happy Halloween!
It is time for another Technique Remix Tag.
This month Tim used the patchwork collage & Sizzix Monster.
Click on the photo to see Tim's finished tag for inspiration.

I didn't own the Monster die from Sizzix last year and guess what! I still don't.
That's ok - improvising is fun & part of the creative process.

Here is my finished tag - 

I started by collaging some scraps I had of Halloween paper in my stash.
It felt really good using these up so I decided that when I finish a project I will glue down the scraps of paper down on a tag when I'm done. These will be perfect for card backgrounds.
Once my pieces were adhered down I added some crazing medium and let this dry completely before moving on to the next step.

To finish the background I added some Black Soot Distress Crayon & splatters.

I added in a skull that I had cut out of some scrap to the small charm with some crackle adhesive. When this was dry I rubbed some Black Soot Distress Crayon over the cracks to grunge it up.

I dyed some ribbon with Carved Pumpkin Distress Stain and added some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Instead of the Monster - I decided to use the Apothecary Bottle die from Sizzix.
I used the Metallic Kraft-Core Distress paper from Ranger and a couple embossing folders.
I added some Black Soot Distress Paint over the embossing and some Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges to grunge it up.

With all my pieces done it was time to assemble my tag.

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Friday, 14 October 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar

I just finished an Christmas advent calendar in October!
I'm shocked but extremely happy because this is a gift for my very dear friend, Juanita.
Juanita is one of those crazy people who starts thinking about decorating for Christmas in July.
I start thinking about decorating for Christmas around December 24.

We've been friends forever....our kids have grown up together, we scrapbooked together, we cried together, and every year since we met I watched in awe as she transformed her home into a beautiful Christmas wonderland. I lived vicariously through her amazing decorating sense.

Well, this year I finally get to add a bit of my craftiness to her home.

Just a quick FYI - there are 72 days until Christmas.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Spritz! Spray! Love!

Oh. Em. Gee. 
I am seriously in love with Color Burst!

I made this first set of cards using the Crazy Dogs stamp set and my first set of Color Burst Powders.
You can check out those cards by clicking on the photo below.

Since then, I have collected a few more bottles of Color Burst & have created another set of cards.
This time I used a the Patchwork Pieces Stamp Set from Stampers Anonymous & embossing powder.

I started by stamping several images from the stamp set onto 140lb watercolour paper with embossing ink then embossing the image with clear powder. I sprinkled on some Color Burst Powder and gave it a quick spritz of water. Bam! Look at that amazing color & the yummy resist images.

I loved it so much I decided to try it again with black embossing powder.

I was having so much fun I just kept making cards. More colors! More embossing powders!
By the end I had Color Burst all over my hands and my face. It was a good day. 

I just needed to add some sentiments and I had eight finished cards.
I am truly in love with Color Burst and I know I have just started to discover all the wonderful things that can be done with them. I can't wait to play more!

Monday, 10 October 2016


It's October and that means Thanksgiving in Canada.
This weekend it will be be all about the turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and spending time with family.
I have so much to be grateful for but I am especially thankful for my family, friends and all of you for following me.

So this is for you.....I am very grateful to have you here.

I used the Autumn & Twisted Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencils along with the Twisted Sizzix Die. I really love the Twisted Die and stencil.

I started by blending 4 Distress Ink colours - Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Fired Brick & Ripe Persimmon on 140lb watercolour paper..

I spritzed my watercolour paper with water to remove some the ink and then dried it with 
my heat tool.

Next I used some layering stencils and Distress Inks.

The Twisted Stencil is my new favourite!

Here is the card background after I finished with the layering stencils.

I quick spritz of Mica Spray to add some razzle dazzle and I was ready for the finishing touches.

Here are two more cards I made using the same steps.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Thank you card for Coffee Lover

I needed a small, masculine Thank You card & gift card holder & decided that I just had to use my 

The Tim Horton's stamps pairs perfectly with the Fresh Brewed Die from Sizzix.
.I cut out my coffee cup in chipboard and sprayed it with Candied Apple Distress Spray Stain.

A layer of Fired Brick Distress Ink gave the cup extra depth.

The lid was sprayed with Ground Espresso Distress Spray Stain(of course) and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stamped the logo with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Next step was to make my kraft paper envelope using the Envelope Die from Sizzix.
I used the Splatters Layering Stencil from Stampers Anonymous for the envelope.

I made a small card just small enough to fit into the envelope and stamped the front with a bunch of different 'thank you' stamps from my stash.

There you have it - a perfect Thank you card & gift card holder for a Tim Horton's coffee lover.