Thursday, September 13, 2012

With Sympathy (Scheduled)

Just a note at the beginning of this post - I don't actually need this card right now. Thankfully.

I made it earlier this year. Sympathy cards are always so difficult for me. Sometimes they look too gloomy and foreboding. Sometimes they don't seem serious enough. They're always a challenge!


This started with a soft stone card base. I heat embossed the larger leaf image and then stamped the smaller leaf images with a dye ink. The white flowers are also heat embossed. 

Too pretty? Too light? What do you prefer?

Thanks for popping in today! :0)



Monday, September 10, 2012

Muscial Wings (Scheduled)

This is a card I made for the girl's piano teacher.

They were playing at a local event recently and I was suddenly overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude that they had had the opportunity to learn the piano. Especially as one of my daughters expresses herself through music. It's such an important and loved part of her life.

Musical Wings

I tend to think that if you suddenly have a feeling of gratitude for something - you should go and do something about it.

Consequently I have been known to re-thank people for gifts, 10 years after they actually gave them to me :0)!

Musical Wings Deet

The message inside this card is Thank You ... for giving the girl's songs WINGS!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Thursday, September 6, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays CFC 69.

Wheee! I can't tell you how excited I am to be guest designing for CAS-ual Fridays today! What an HONOUR! I have so enjoyed playing along with their challenges, it's amazing to be joining them in the inspiration gallery this week!

The theme for today is ...

And the winner will have money to spend at Simon Says Stamp!! So many wonderful products for you to choose from!

Simon Says Stamp

For my card I chose to use heat embossing and keep it fairly simple - but colourful!


The base rectangle was rimmed with a gold paint pen, to complete the shiny festive feeling!


Thank you again to CAS-ual Fridays for inviting me to join them this week! I had such fun designing my card and joining you!

Have fun playing peeps!



Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Hellooooo lovely blogging people!

This little card is to play along at CAS-ual Fridays this week. The theme is "Top of the Class" and it's back to school!

I don't have a lot of school stamps, but remembered a little set of rubber stamps which a teacher gave to me after I ordered some poetry books through her class fundraiser. So the sentiment and the little A+ come right out of the classroom!


The top right hand corner of the ledger sheet has been folded forwards and the binding tabs are also twisted a bit to give some dimension.

 Terrific Deet

Really simple, just some sparkle and a few strips of paper to snap it together - and voila - "You're Terrific"!!

Thanks for stopping by!



P.S. My hunkadorus hubby wants to take to the hills (a favourite pastime now that school is in :0) We always get started with homeschooling a little bit early - and it gives us some time to go and enjoy the colours, cool weather and the fishing up north! I have scheduled a few posts, but won't be around for a little while!