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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Photo Play

I sat down determined to get caught up on some photos I took last summer
and when I saw this one, I knew I needed to do something with it.
This week's challenge at my beloved
I thought this qualified.
I haven't been able to particpate in any challenges for quite some time now, and to be honest.
I thought my muse left town.
I hope not.
credit goes to Studio Rosey Posey and Cajoline

I hope you have the best year EVAH!
and I promise, I will be buy to see all my bloggy friends in the new year!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Out with the Old and In with the New!

Challenge #199 at
Have you learned new technique?  
Taking up one you've forgotten?  
Show us what you have made with it!!!!

I interpreted our theme broadly
(which is what we do at The Order)
and created some digital art
using a couple of sunrise photos I took on my Christmas holiday.

credits:  Captivated Visions, Studio Rosey Posey, Dawn Inskip,
Kimeric Kreations, and Jopke Designs

 credits:  Studio Rosey Posey, Flergs, Dawn Inskip,
Holliewood Studios, Created By Jill, Amanda Frijo-Tobin

I also made a card using a thread technique that I haven't done for a very long time.
 I had forgotten how cool this is, I am going to have make more of these!

We hope you help us ring in the New Year
with something new!
And just a little secret,
at The Order of the Opus Gluei
our 200th challenge is coming up and
there just may be a giveaway in our future....

Come and play along with us,
we have lots of fun and very few rules!

(Rules are made to be broken anyways, right?)
See you there...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Red and Green

For this week at
credits:  Dawn Inskip, Crafty Button Designs, Eeana's Creations,
Xquisart. Rebecca Mcmeen, Tracy Martin Designs,
Cajoline, and Beth Rimmer
4 more sleeps, folks!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Use Your Stuff!

The last challenge of the year at
Any thing Goes
I don't usually enter "Anything Goes"
themes, but these ladies work so hard all year, I simply
MUST send them off with a
I'll share a project that I really can't take total credit for,
since I did it in a class by
Jeannie of Scrapendipity
BUT, the day of the class, I had pneumonia and I have to tell you,
I didn't have a clue what I was doing. Hah!
Before the class ended, I gave up and went home.
When I was finally well enough to finish it, I had completely forgotten what I was supposed to do.\
So there are a lot of mistakes.
But I like it anyways.

That's it!

Except one day there will be snow on that tree...
Thanks for stopping by!

Holiday Ornament

I created this for the December Challenge at
and  our Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook group
Holiday Ornament Challenge 

The image is by Gecko Galz ands the other fixins are from Mikey's
You still have time to enter, you know!
That is, if you're not too busy eating cookies...
Thanks for stopping by!

Festive Lyrics

for this week at
credits:  Caroline B Designs, Holliewood Studios,
Heavens Gate Designs, Rosey Posey Studio, Stuido Tangie,
Dawn Inskip, Gecko Galz, Joanne Brisbois,
and Maya de Groot
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Retro Christmas

Since I am officially on holidays, I have nothing to do but make art.  
So I hope I am not overwhelming you with Christmas projects, 
it's just that there are so many awesome products out there to play with!
This one is for the
Stampendous December Challenge:
Holiday Happiness!
and all the credit goes to Gecko Galz and my stash.
(LOVE my stash)

What are you busy with today?

That Pesky Number Verification

This post is really about contributing this fun piece to

The theme is Anything Goes

credits:  Bluesse, Mind Over Matter Collaboration, MCDesigns, JM Designs

 Having done that, I also want to take a quick moment to tell you how to get rid of the number verification that Evil Blogger has put on EVERYONE'S blog without telling us.

Go into your settings/posts and comments/ and "embed" your posts.
I learned it from a sister on Gecko Galz Design Team. 
And voila!  It is gone!

If you already have the Word Verification set up on your blog,
and now your visitors have to do this as well,
you may lose comments.

Besides, how many robots are there REALLY in the world, anyhow?
And don't the ones who do visit have a right to leave a comments????
Evil Blogger.

Have a funny day!
Electra, Over and Out.

Black Dress

credits:  Hidden Vintage Studios, Studio Rosey Posey, Natali Designs

You can dress em up, but you can't take em anywhere.  lol


I used a reindeer by Gecko Galz, and some papers and baubles by Studio Rosey Posey
Thanks for coming by!!

And More Winter

credits:  Gecko Galz, Manuela Zimmerman, 
SusyQ Scraps, Cajoline

This is also for the Gecko Galz Papercrafting Challenge group:
Blue and Silver Colour Challenge

Stay warm and thanks for stopping by!


Studio Rosey Posey, Natali Designs, Manuela Zimmerman,
Syndee Nuckles,Tracy Martins Designs

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Show Us Your Best!

Challenge #197 at
is to show us your most
fantabulous Christmas Creation!
 With the exception of the stylish tree and the penguin,
all images are by  Gecko Galz

This is also my contribution to the Holiday Decor Challenge at the
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Facebook Group

You have until December 27th to join up with us
simply by linking up in the comments.

Now put your elf shoes on and hop on over to

See you there!

13th Day Of Christmas

Have you visited Gecko Galz
Tags of Christmas feature for this month?

Every day in December there are featured tags by members of our wonderful design team.
Today is my day!
Products Used:
Xmas Cuties
Xmas Icons 
Santa Claus Jewel It
Reindeer Games Collage Sheet
Embellishments (Recollections, Graphic 45)
Distress Ink-Festive Berries, Antique Linen (Ranger)
Double-sided tape sheets - Peel N stick - (Thermo-Web)
Seedless clear glass beads (unknown)
Red Stickles glitter glue (Ranger)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Gold Brad (unknown) 

How To Make:

Cut out tag shape from Xmas paper, Edge with Festive Berries distress ink;add a scrap of ribbon across the bottom
Print and cut out:  Reindeer, Vintage Toy advertisement, and little girl
Edge all pieces with distress ink:  Antique Linen
Cut hexagon shapes from scraps of Xmas paper; edge with Festive Berries distress ink
Layer embellishments on tag as desired; glue down.
Cut out Santa Face, punch out circle from double-sided tape and adhere to face.
Remove backing from tape and adhere mini seedless clear glass beads, rub on well
Add Santa face to tag
Add brad and embellishment to Vintage Ad on left side of tag
Add Glossy Accents to highlights bells on Reindeer and bow
Add red Stickles as desired

Products Used:
Holiday Ladies Collage Sheet
Dollar Store straws
White cardstock, gold patterned paper (unknown)
Distress Ink- Antique Linen (Ranger)
Pearl Embellishments (unknown)
Blue Stickles glitter glue (Ranger)
Flower Embellishments (Jolee's)
Blue rhinestones (Recollections)
Blank tag (Recollections)
Blue Glass, Cranberry Adirondack Embossing Powders (Ranger)
Snowflake Die (Tim Holtz)
Snowflake Stamp, wreath stamp (Recollections)
Xmas Ornament Embellishment (Bo Bunny)
Double-sided tape - (Sookwang)

Cut out tag shape from gold paper, emboss with wreath image in Blue Glass
Edge tag with  Antique Linen, add blank tag to front of base tag at an angle
Die Cut snowflake border
Emboss snowflake pattern with Cranberry Adirondack; Adhere to back of left side of tag;add pearls
Fussy cut woman.  Embellish dress, shoes and hair bow with pearls, blue stickles, and sign with blue rhinestones
Cut paper straws to size to frame outside of tag;adhere with Sookwang tape
Add ornament embellishment
Adhere woman with dimensional Pop-Dots
Add Jolee's bling to apron bow 

Are you making tags?
Christmas only comes once a year, you know.
I hope you come visit us at

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Signs of Christmas

Using one of my favorite Gecko Galz images, I made this card:
This is for
and the Gecko Galz Facebook Holiday Card Challenge

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

With Ol' St Nick

That's this week's challenge at the lovely

I just made two simple ATCs.

I hope you like them. I am also linking up to the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge at

Thanks for coming by and have a merry day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Red and Green

Yup, good old traditional red and green.
That is the prompt this week at 

So I made some Christmas cards...

You can't go wrong with Red and Green!

Linking up today as well to
Unruly Paper Arts
Christmas Link Up Party!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


credits:  Gecko Galz, Mind Over Matter Collection,
Akizo, Maya de Groot, Holliewood Studios

Linking up as well to
Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Party

Thanks for coming by!

Vintage Santa

I have a bunch of things to do today.
NONE of which I HAVE TO DO.
So I made this for

He pretty much says it all, doncha think?
(Have YOU been good this year???)

Thanks for stopping by!


I think that stands for  "Creepy Christmas".
I should really look it up,
but I am just impressed with myself that I actually
got something made.

At any rate, that is this week's theme at

OK, you may want to go get a cuppa,
to read all the credits:

Pavlinka Designs, Octopode, Tangie Baxter, Gecko Galz, 
Rucola Designs, Exquisart, Hidden Vintage Studios, Bonnie Zeiman, and Cajoline.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, December 1, 2014


Well, ONE door, actually
credits: Eena's Creation, Cemerony, Bethany Hart
Thanks for coming by,
I keep trying to come and visit you all, but I am working
too many hours right now,
And I MUST make art!
I'll make it up to you, I promise.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's a brand new month at

and their holiday sheets are
I had SUCH a good time playing with the new images,
here are a couple of smaples I made for you:
Products used: Xmas Time digital stamps
From Russia with Love
Red Cardstock
Amanda Sok Photo Mask
Unknown Border

Very Victorian Art (woman)
Fairies Digital Stamps
Just Words Digital Stamps
Robyn B Merry Wishes Paper
Dido Designs Photo Mask
Berna Datema Border

This month our Cross Promotion partner is
and the image and papers are lovely!
The lovely lady is by 
from the Angelic Jewel It Collage Sheet
and embellies, earrings and background paper are by
 else is by
What do you think?

Also, don't forget about our
December Christmas Customer Challenge!
You can find all the deets

Thanks for coming by and wherever you are,
remember to be merry!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Challenge #197 at
The Order of the Opus Gluei 
is SNOW!
We have snow in Canada.
MOST of the year, it seems.
Naah, that's an exaggeration.
Some folks south of us think we live in igloos
(honest!  I was asked that once!)
But we have real houses.
Some with fireplaces.
God bless the fireplaces.

credits:  Gecko Galz, Pavlinka Designs.

You have until December 13th to link up with us
in the comments

 The Order of the Opus Gluei

Hope it is warm where you are!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


credits: my own photo, Maya de Groot, Joanne Brisbois

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stencilled Skyline

The theme for the week at

and the theme for this week at 

So, I stencilled a skyline!
using a Balzer stencil, a Gecko Galz birdie and faires
from Lisa's Altered Art.
The rest of the stuff is stash.
Why the birdie?
I didn't have a large gorilla.

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, November 23, 2014


credits:  Joanne Brisbois, Rebecca McMeen, Marta Van Eck, Holliewood Studios

Thanks for coming by!

Christmas Joy!

That is the theme for the

I think this tag fills the bill..
.The sweet little guy is from the
Christmas Cutie Collage Sheet.
I just love his jammies...

YOu can find all the Gecko Galz images

You stilil have time to enter the November Challenge, check it out!

Christmas Feast

Are cookies a "Feast?"

I think so.
All my christmas cards are made!
(Now to address them and send them out...)


This is for Collage Obsession

I am such a Happy Camper today, making art to my heart's content.

credits:  Emka Designs, Itkupilli, Out With The Fairies,
Tumblefish Studios, Courtney's Designs, Bella Gypsy, 
Kimeric Creations, Berna Datema, Joanne Brisbois

Thanks for stopping by,I hope you are having as much fun as I am!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My first Christmas Project!

Hi folks!
It's been weeks since I created anything and let me tell you, 

Not a good feeling, either.

So it seemed like the perfect way to get back 
into the swing of things by being a 
Guest Designer for
Challenge #13
with a Christmas Theme!
I made some fun ATC's:
The bases for the ATC's are Heather's 
Vintage Victorian Chic Shabby  
Christmas Bingo ATC Cards
and can be found

Those adorable trees are her 
Non Traditional Christmas Tree tags 
and are available 

The sweet little girls are from the
Christmas Joy Collage Sheet
and can be found in the
Etsy shop
Here are my ATC's in more detail:

Aren't they fun??
(if a little bit blurry)

While we are talking, I don't want to forget to let you know about
an exciting GIVEAWAY 
at Artistic Adventures!
All the deets can be found

Thanks for coming by today,
 I hope to be up and about in blogland 
real soon and to stop by and see you!

Have a funny day!