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Saturday, February 28, 2015


Credits:  Itkupilli, Berna Datema, Kimeric Kreations

Thanks for coming by!

A Very Vibrant Christmas!

When I saw that this was the theme at
I knew I would have to make something.

Then I fell in love with the sketch challenge at
So I did a two-for.

 Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

Check these challenge blogs out, they are both wonderful!

See you there!

And thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


This week's theme at
The Three Muses is
and I kind of went overboard.
I know, I know, get a grip, Electra.

But it's such a fun theme.

Hope to see you there, have a funny day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


for my favoirte
Christmas-making card blog 
in the whole entire world:
Here's what I made:
(The washi tape is the rows of trees across the background) 

Thanks for visiting! 


The theme at both Lunagirl Moonbeams
 Take A Word
is  (Vintage) SEWING.
So I made this!
credits:   Berna Datema, Gecko Galz, Cajoline

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Challenge #203 - Need a Little Vacation?

Today Poobah Deena has invited us to create something with the theme
"Warm Weather or Vacation" in mind, over at

That's because as we speak she is laying in the sun 
somewhere other than her hometown WINTERPEG, 
which is suffering from the dreaded typical brittley-cold
Canadian Winter.
(Lucky woman)
I pulled out some pics from my trip last year to Kawaai,
which was in truth,
a disappointment from start to finish due to a 
rare monsoon that hit the day I was there.

The good news is, in 48,
(count 'em, 48!)
days I return.
So it was good to go through my album and get
psyched up.

 These pics were taken on (and above) the island of Ohau,
I should mention, just in case you think
I don't know what a monsoon is
and am complaining unjustifiably.

This was the GOOD part of that trip.

We hope you fly over to join in our challenge at
You have until March 7th
to link up your warm weather projects with us in the comments.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

Pieces of Pictures

This week the incredibly talented Deann is hosting
ans she has given us the challenge of
creating a postcard with the theme of
YOu will want to see her inspiratio piece, her art is
I did a collage of some photos I used for the
Weekend Reflections blog,
that I used to participate in.
Obsiously, their challenge was to photograph
a reflection each weekend.
Just do not have the time any more.  :-(
credits for the non-photo elements:
Maya de Groot, Amanda Sok, Joanne Brisbois.

Check it out!


This week's theme at  Use Your Stuff is

I can do that.
I love circles.
I actually love this photo too.

Have a funny day.
Unless you have other plans.

Thanks for stopping by!
Electra, over and out.


The theme for the week at Collage Obsession is
And I just happen to have the perfect piece for this theme, 
sitting on my mantle.
I used a Gecko Galz digital stamp image, 
spent some lively relaxing time colouring it and then put in on a
 sprayed, stencilled background, along with word art by
Kimeric Creations and some stencilled Inka Gold
(and assorted bling from my bling drawer)
I finished it off with a die cut by Timmie.
I LOVED making this and I love that now I have a reason to show you!

Oh yeah, I stitched around the edges too.

Thanks for coming by!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


for this week at

Thanks for stopping in!
credits:  Rian Designs, Eena's Creations,
Bethany Harty, Xquisart


credits:  Exquisart, Beth Rimmer, Dawn Inskip, Bleuesse

Thanks for coming by!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Be My Valentine

credits:  Mind Over Matter Collaboration, Pavlinka Designs,
M. Underwood.

Glad you came by! 
Make sure you get (and give) lots of loving this week!

Thoughts of Love

credits:  Gecko Galz, Manuela Zimmerman, Syndee Nuckles, Amanda Frijo-Tobin, Doris Castle

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Be My Valentine!

Challenge #202 at

Don't you just love that celtic heart?
It's by Gecko Galz.
So is the background on the tag
and all images on the card. 

You have until February 22 to link up 
with us in the comments at
You know you want to. lol
Be sure to go over and 
check out the other samples by the DT.
And then create something in the spirit of love. 
We look forward to seeing your creations! 

Monday, February 2, 2015


will be featuring the Gecko Galz
in February!
So that means there is a 
STEAMPUNK extravaganza going on at

You will not believe the incredible art 
created by our talented Design Team!

It's a hybrid of digital and "REAL" art.

Products used:
Love Potion #9 Icon - Gecko Galz
Industrial Age Digital Stamp - Gecko Galz
Amanda Sok Photo Mask
Wordart and frame:  Kerry Klaasen Veale
Ranger Keyhole and Washi tape
Unknown gears and timepiece
Unknown cardstock and brads 

You can find the 

You know, it was one of the very first products 
I worked with when I discovered

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bee (sort of)

The current challenge at

I have been playing with my new
Gelli Plates all day
(and having a marvelous time, I must say)
and I made something, but to tell you the honest truth,
I think it is a fly, maybe not so much a bee.

But I made a trail of yellowish dust, which quite
conceivably could be he stripes falling off.
Maybe it's cold.
Maybe it's the apocalypse.
Who knows.

The bee is by Sissy Sparrows, and
I am sorry, I don't know where I got the

Thanks for coming by!


This is for my beloved

The theme for the week is CAT
I'm so glad a friend encouraged me to get
re-involed with DW.

credits:  Rebecca McMeen, Berna Datema, 
Captivated Visions, Tray Martin Designs, and Pink Lotty

What are YOU going to make for this challenge?

Thanks for coming by!

The Word is HEARTS

Credits: Gecko Galz, Sissy Sparrows, Pavlinka Designs,Vinnnie Pearce

Thanks for stopping by!

DM's Flickr Challenge

The world is but a canvas to our imagination.

credits: KImeric Kreations, Out of the
Box Design Studio, Berna Datema, Gail Schmidt, Shalae Tippits, Bonnie Zeiman

Welcome February!!

It's a brand new month at
and you know what that means!
Lots of new treasures to work with!

IN fact, the theme for this month's Kit Club is

Isn't that awesome!

 Here is one of my creations with the new products:

Crop Garden Birds Collage Sheet.
Duplicate layer and extract butterfly.
Extract woman from Pretty Victorians Collage Sheet
Apply Photo Mask (Amanda Sok) to paper
Place woman on top of Garden Birds Paper
Place on paper from Coquette Paper Collection
Apply bevel.
Crop tag from Vintage Tag Digital Collage Collection
Add bird stamp from French Connections Stamp Set
Change blending mode to "multiply"
Place tag at bottom right of piece.
Apply drop shadow.
Duplicate tag and place at top, in front of background paper.
Place butterflies on top.
Apply Drop; Shadow.
Merge Layers. 

Ooh La La Indeed!

 Here is another one:

Place text stamp from French Connections Digital Stamp Set on white cardstock
Set blending mode to "multiply"
Place stamp of woman from French Connections Digital Stamp Set over text.
Set blending mode to "multiply"
Apply photo mask by Amanda Sok to image
Place on blue paper from Coquette Papers Set
Apply photo mask by Amanda Sok to image
Place on top of beige cardstock
Apply photo mask by Paula Wright
Place border from Beautiful Borders Collage Sheet over top.
Erase section to show image
Place image on paper from Love Potion #9 Paper Set
Apply template by Paula Wright
Place on paper from Coquette Papers Paper Set
Add word art from Coquette Icons Set
Apply Bevel
Place on top of paper from Parisian Dreams Paper Set
Apply bevel
Add border overlay and flowers by Tracy Martins Designs.
Add leaves by Manuela Zimmerman
Add texture by Bonnie Zeiman, erase and change blending mode to "overlay"
Merge layers 

This month's Customer Challenge is 
Vintage Ladies 

And here is my sample for the challenge:

Print onto white cardstock image of ladies from Coquette Digital Stamp Set
Colour with watercolour pencil crayons
Tear edges
Apply Ranger Distress inks (Weathered Wood and Victorian Rose) to image and edges
Layer pink glitter paper (Michaels), pastel paper by Webster's Pages,
and coloured image to kraft paper card base
Embellish with bits of ribbon, Stickles glitter, butterfly and washi tape (unknown) 

I call it "Friends" and am giving it to a dear friend for her birthday in a few weeks.

You can find this month's beautiful products at the