Welcome to my Blog and please have a look around. I want to share some of my projects with you and hopfully they will inspire you to try something new in your art world.
Please fee free to leave a comment - I love to hear what you have to say.

The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Believe

Mixed Media Monday's challenge this week is the word "Believe". This week I have created a 4x4 - Believe In Love.
the background paper is from Creative Imaginations and the image is from Design Originals - Mimi Ephemera Book. I created the words on the computer and outlined each one with a blue glitter pen from Jelly Roll. I added GunMetal Glitter Glue to the bird and a little pink glitter pen to the hearts. I added a ribbon to the bottom for extra color.
Thanks for looking and please leave me your comments.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gothic Arches - Asian

This week the challenge at Gothic Arches is “Asian”.
My images come from Mary Marta, and I used a torn piece of paper that I thought looked Asian. I used a pink cardstock and added just a touch of black around the edges to tie in with the black in the images. The butterflies are only attached by the centers so the wings give a 3-D appearance.
Thanks for stopping by for a look and I would love to read your comments.

Crazy Amigo - Birthday Card

This week the theme at Crazy Amigo is "Free". Create whatever you want.

A friend ask me for a special birthday card and this is what I came up with yesterday. The background paper is a lite yellow with a very pale design on it. I added a little Distress Ink in Antique Linen and then I used a gold glitter pen around the edges. The parrot image is from Altered Pages and it is a transparency and I like the way the yellow worked as a background for this one. I used a green ribbon from Memoryvilla.com and added a yellow and orange on top of that. The birds and butterfly are from K & Co. I generated the text and printed that on a darker yellow and added Distressed Ink in Spiced Marmalade to the edges.

Thanks for taking a look and I would really like to read you comments.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Send Love Today Card

I just finished this card and wanted to get it posted. I will be sending it off on Monday to a lovely young lady in WA.

The background paper is from Creative Imaginations, designed by Marah Johnson. I have used GunMetal Glitter Glue on the bird and Blue and Lavender on the felt swirl. I also used Distress Ink in Faded Jeans on the swirl to give it a little color. The button at the top of the page says "Dream Big". I have also added a small bird button above the swirl. Here is a blow-up of the button:

Thanks for looking and I would love to see your comments.

4 x 4 Friday King or Queen

This week for 4x4 Friday the challenge given is:

This weeks theme is Kings and Queens! Be sure to use a king or a queen on your 4×4 creation! Use your creativity with this one!:)

I wanted to take a different approach this week so here she is my Queen Bee. The background is a metallic purple which I added a little Tattered Rose Crackle Paint from Tim Holtz and while the paint was wet I added a bit of lavender glitter. The bee is a stamp from Stampers Anonymous and I painted it with H2O's so it is sparkly too. The crowns are from Maya Road, painted with a Silver from Ranger and they have a bit of glitter also.
Hope you like my different take on this one. Thanks for taking a look and I would love to see your comments.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

You Will Be Missed

I made this for a lady in my office that will be leaving as of Monday. She has been with the company for 25 years - that just seems like such a long time to be in one place. I made this for the Accounting Department and we all signed it and I gave it to her this afternoon. She was so please to get one of my cards. They are a prized possessions in the office.
The green background paper and the flower design are from BasicGrey, the Two Scoop collection. I added red glitter glue to the large flower. The small flowers and leaf are from Prima and I added a little silver glitter with a glitter pen from Jelly Roll. I used a green ribbon with a pink and brown ribbon on top. This is one of my favorites.
Thanks for looking and let me know what you think with your comments.

Send Love Today Card

I just sent out this card to a friend at SLT. The background paper and the card with the saying on it is from the new Fancy Pants Sweet Spring Collection. I used a matching glitter glue on the diamond pattern and cut little slits to weave the ribbon through. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It is reversible, brown on one side and a real pretty blue on the other. The buttons are from Foof-a La.

Thanks for looking and I would love to see your comments.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Theme Thursday - Pink and Brown

This week Theme Thursday has given us a color challenge:

This week’s theme is the color combo “pink and brown”. Use these colors as the main colors in your creation this week! You may use other colors as well, but have pink and brown as your main colors in your art!

I call this Pretty In Pink - the background and pink fairy are images from
Altered Pages, I added a pink and brown check ribbon and a pink and brown button. The words are computer generated and touched with a little Distressed Ink in Worn Lipstick.

Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Gothic Arches - Heritage

This is my first entry at Gothic Arches, their theme this week is:

Our theme this week was selected by our hostess Louise Granlund and she has created this beautiful arch depicting her heritage. What comes to mind when you think of your heritage?

I have a Swedish background and when I saw this image from Altered Pages, the gentleman reminded me of my Great-Grandfather so I used it with a few other images and this is the end result.
Thanks for taking a look.

Make a Moo or Two - Spring

This weeks challenge for Make a Moo or Two is SPRING

I made these two Moos for my Spring entry:
The background is from Fancy Pants, flower and feather from Mary Marta, button Foof-a-La, Bling Heidi Swapp. Misc ribbon. I also added a little glitter to the feather with glitter glue from Stickles.

Thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

TGIF Challenge

This weeks challenge for TGIF is:

So, this weeks challenge is all about Ribbons ! Please create a card (or whatever you would like to prepare with ribbons) by using minimum one stamp and Ribbons

The background paper is a mixture of pinks and orange. The butterfly stamp by, Magenta, was stamped with Coffee Bean ink by Brilliance and then painted in with Distressed Inks. I matted the picture on more orange and brown. The ribbons I used were a pink with a brown and pink on top of that. The letters are colored using Alcohol inks in green and orange and I added a 3-D butterfly.

4 x 4 Friday DaVinci Ladies

The challenge for 4x4 Friday this week is:

Use any of the Da Vinci Ladies on your 4×4- other than Mona Lisa!

I have chosen to use Madonna of the Cat. I found that I had a book on DaVinci and I found this painting in there. This picture is before a restoration and been done and there is a large crack down the middle of the picture.
I took a 4x4 of watercolor paper, painted it with Distressed Crackle Paint and then when that was dry I went over it with Tea Dyed Distressed Ink. I stamped the pens with Vintage Photo Distressed Ink. I added a little gold ribbon and the purple and gold scrap of paper.
Thanks for taking a look.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Theme Thurdsay - Miniature Art

This week we are challenged by Theme Thurdsay to:

This week’s theme is “miniature art”! Use collage images, rubber stamps, paints, fancy paper , embellishments or any other art supply to make your “miniature”creations! Make 1 or make a few! Inchies are 1 inch by 1 inch in size and Moo Cards are approximately 1.1 inches by 2.8 inches in size

These are my very first Moo's - they were fun to make!
The background music paper and the images are from Altered Pages and the words are from K & Co. I used a gold and blue glitter pen around the words for just a little sparkle.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Created Byhand - Grungboard

This week the challenge at Created Byhand is:

Create art using chip board or Grunge board! Use chip board or Grunge Board to create your

I made this card using butterfly wings of Grungeboard - I painted them with Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen and added a little Worn Lipstick once it dried. Most of the papers and the image are from Mary Marta. I added the ribbon between the red and gold just for a little more interest.
Thanks for taking a look, hope you like it as much as I do.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Men

This weeks challenge with Mixed Media Monday is:

This week we are honoured to have Katrin to offer a challenge to us. Katrin has chosen “men” as her theme.

I have made a 4x4 using an image from Altered Pages, called Dapper Dan. I added some stickers of the old shoe, ruler and a Derby. Also added an old car stamp.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Skinny Saturday - Be Inspired

The challenge this week for Skinny Saturday is:

This weeks theme is to create a Skinny and incorporate an ATC into it……..any theme goes so be inspired this week at Skinny Saturday!!!

My take on a Skinny and an ATC. I have attached the ATC by using a hinge sticker. I used a few scraps of paper and I used pink glitter pen around the pictures. The Kitty pictures is from a collage sheet from Alter Pages. The background is a metallic cardstock.

Outside the Box - Beads

The Theme this week for Outside The Box is
Lets see what we can do with beads this week. Whether it be adding them to a card or making a charm, try to be creative though and not just glue some beads down, sew them on, use fibers or use wire. Go Create Artists!

This is a card I made a bit ago and I have used iridescent beads on the Angels wing. The angle is stamped and painted with H2O's so she has a bit of a shimmer to her.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 14, 2008

TGIF - Flowers

This will be my first submission to TGIF - Here's the challenge:

Today we want you to create something around Flowers
I took a green cardstock for my base, the vase is from a collage sheet from Altered Pages. I added the flowers to the vase, a sidebar in blue with pink flowers on top, I used glitter pens, pink and blue on the edges. The saying is computer generated and printed on a shinny vellum in blue. The little lady bug is from K & Co.
Thanks for taking a look and please leave a comment.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Theme Thursday

This weeks challenge at Theme Thursday is - This week’s theme is “torso - mannequin”!

I cut the template from a Basic Grey - Blush, added a collage image from Altered Pages added some Distressed Ink to give it a little more aging. The necklace is made from very small pearls from K & Co., the belt is a brown and pink ribbon to which I added tiny stars. A torn piece of vintage paper with Vintage Photo used on the edge and then topped with a gold boot. Buttons from Foof-a-La.

This was something new for me and I really enjoyed making this one. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

SLT Cards

I finished both of these cards last night to send to my friends with Send Love Today. I enjoy doing these cards so much because I know it brings a bit of a smile into their day to receive a little card from someone that cares. Even though we all started as strangers and we all live in much different places, I feel very proud to say they are my Friends and I support them all in their journeys.

I was looking though some die-cuts and found this butterfly and thought it looked very Springlike. The paper and butterfly are from K & Co. I took glitter glue in Fruit Punch, Yellow and Lime and outlined the butterfly and attached it with foam adhesive for a 3-D look. The ribbon I used is a orange fading into a yellow. I then added all the works, from 7 Gypsies and used a silver glitter pen around each one.

I have made this card before, but this time I added the car, plane and little train. I painted each with a different color of Crackle Paint, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans. The paper and paint are from Tim Holtz. I added glitter pen accents on the railroad track and on the train. I also added a grey and red ribbon to the top and bottom of the card. I cut a second train and attached with the foam tape for the 3-D effect.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Royal Colors

This weeks challenge is Purple and Gold and when I think of purple and gold I think of Royalty

Here is my take on the Purple and Gold - I made a 4 x 4 with a light blue background, on the upper corner I used purple and gold ribbon weaved together. The stamps are from Tim Holtz's new collection of Distressable papers, the crown is from Tim's CD, Distressable Elements, which I printed out and then added gold glitter. The queenly lady if from an Ephemera CD. I added a transparency colored with Wild Plum Alcohol Ink over the bottom stamp. I used a purple glitter pen around the edges of the top stamp.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my Queenly Lady!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wedding Card

I just finished this Wedding card - I thinks it's simple but elegant.
The front sentiment is printed on a light blue vellum, I have used lace and pearls on the left side and on the top and bottom I have used a very delicate white rub on. The base card is made with paper from RSVP Chic, it has a faint blue pattern to it that shows through the vellum.
Thanks for taking a look. Your comments are always welcomed.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Peace Card

A friend recently ask me to make a card with Peace on the front and this is what I have put together:

The Background paper is from ChatterBox, and the other piece has been sprayed with a mixture of Worn Lipstick Distressed Re-Inker, water and a metallic powder. You really can't see the shine with the scan, but it's there. The letters are Grungeboard from Tim Holtz embossed with Distressed Embossing Powders Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint. I cut out the butterflies from Vellum and the larger butterfly is a sticker from K & Company.

Skinny Saturday Child of Grace

I made this Skinny tonight for the Saturday Skinny Challenge of using this poem for your inspiration:

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

I would love you to use the inspiration from this poem and incorporate this into your Skinny.
I have chosen Tuesdays Child Full of Grace:

The background paper if from Flair, the image is from a collage sheet from Altered Pages and I matted it on a piece of tan paper. I added a line of gold glitter around the picture, hard to see on the scan. I used a rose colored ribbon with a green on top of it.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Theme Thursday Paris

This week’s theme is “Paris”! I put this together this 4 x 4 tonight, but I'm not very happy with it -

This one didn't scan very good, but there is gold glitter pen on the flower paper that spells Paris, pink glitter pen outlining the flower paper and silver glitter pen outlining the picture. I thought the picture looked like lovers in Paris. The flower is a very delicate sepia colored lace with a pink jewel in the center.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Happy Everything Card - Created Byhand

I made this card this morning, I will be sending it to one of my SLT friends.

I just saw the theme for Created Byhand and this card will work perfectly. The Theme is:
Create art using sprays, spritzs, mists or spatters! Use a spray, spritz, spatter or mist along with stamps, inks, paints, embellishments, fancy papers to create art.

The background and blue swirl papers are from BasicGrey. The paper that I used to stamped on is just a plain cream color sprayed with a pink and green sparkle mixture that I made from Distress Re-Inkers, Worn Lipstick and Pine Needles and MoonGlow iridescent powders. I then stamped the flowers, from Hero's Arts with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate. I added the ribbon and the felt flower with a crystal.

Skinny Saturday Sisters

The second theme for Skinny Saturday is Sister.

The images are from Mary Marta and the words are from Scrapworks.
I matted the images on a medium green cardstock. Sisters is stamped with
Brilliance - Coffee Bean on the ribbon.
Thanks for taking a look and feel free to leave me a comment.

Skinny Saturday Vintage Bride

This weeks theme for Skinny Saturday is Vintage Bride:

The background paper was pink and white so I went over it with Distress Ink - Antiuqe Linen to give an aged look. The butterfly is from Mary Marta, the picture is from Mini Ephemera Book, flowers are from Prima. I added the lace and the crystals to the flowers.
As always thanks for taking a look and please leave me a comment.