Sunday, February 22, 2015

PSX Valentine Card

I love PSX stamps! I won't tell you where I found this stamp! I was being helpful by taking my cousin to an appointment. So I got lots of deals while waiting!  :)
It was an awesome day! 
(But not fond of rush hour in the city!)

Thanks for looking!  Have a great week!

Gelato 3-D Rose

Stamped the rose image 6 times on water color paper;  embossed with clear powder.
Quickly colored with gelatos!
cut out the petals and leaves; shaped/tooled each piece.
using silicone to apple all the parts of the flower!  (didn't have clear!)
But was distracted when cutting the petals and lost track which ones I already had cut!   So not the best job on my 3 D creation!  Wasn't really a easy image to return after ???too many years to "paper tole" method with!  The green base is a bit bright but I think I like it! A finish off with a peel off sticker butterfly!

Well,  peel off stickers!  On Thursday, I never seen so many peel off stickers!  I tried to stay away from them every time I went in to the store!  Well,  I Looked!  Big mistake! It was a Wow day!  I love peel off stickers!  Nika Art store has lots!  Those little words, horses, tea, flowers, Asian, french words;  lots of peel off!

Thanks for looking!  have a great day!

Art stamps

I came home with this stamp set last week from our local art store in Windsor!  I thought it was so cute!

But my family wasn't impressed with my creations!  So not sure I did these stamps a respectful presentation or not!

It was still fun to play with alcohol markers and colored pencils!
The stamp set come with a number of stamps.  Lots of possibilities!

Thanks for looking!  Hope you have a great week!

Stampscape and Gelatos

Love stampscape!  and really like gelatos too!  Nika's in Windsor has gelatos and lots of stampscape images!

the "extras"  were kaiser craft stamps;  flowers were part of an art stamp set!

Thanks for looking!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Today I was at my local craft store;  Nika's in Windsor helping!
Nicole helps me so much more!  She is so knowledgeable about products, techniques, ideas!
I am inspired with so many ideas and maybe get back into painting and maybe even paper tole!
Too many ideas and not enough time!

 I was helping restock shelves a little bit.

 It is so disappointing that theft is one of the reasons!
Shame on who ever it is!
Just yesterday,  a lady was in and took a book and a number of stamps!  Easter stamps!
so wrong!

Thanks for listening to my rant!  Hope everyone has an awesome day!  It was -2 this afternoon!  :)  More snow tonight!

Urban Stamps

 These stamps are so cute!  One of my cards was inspired by this card maker in
Link  Australia!
Her blog is
Thank you 
for inspiring!

I used a pre cut card;

  •   background hand cut the circle cream paper (using the negative space from the die cutting for my template);  
  • stamped  kaiser craft stamp :  with coffee ink
  • White card stock:  gorjuss stamp:  coffee ink;  hand cut; colored with pencils ( Bruynzeel ) (I think!)

die cut :

  • die-namites "bird song": brown card stock
  • impression obsession "hydreagea die" flowers only :  kaiser craft designer paper
  • memory box "butterfly"  :  brown card stock

most all of these products were from Nika's Art store in Windsor!
She is on pinterest and facebook now!
facebook link

It is another snow day here in Nova Scotia!  For clean up!
Loving winter?  Not so much!  tired of all the added work!
Snow shoeing is even hard!  I was heading up to feed the birds and cats at the top of the hill;  I couldn't even get out of our own back yard; hip deep with the snow shoes on!
So I walked up the road and snow shoe in the lane!

 Thanks for looking!  Hope you have a great day!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Gelatos and paper Artist

It is a snow day here in Nova Scotia;  school is cancelled!  However, it is absolutely beautiful outside now!  Sun is shining and the snows is hanging on the trees! However, it is  hanging in the driveway too!  So I need to stop "playing" and get out and work!

 So I'm trying to make it a quick post!
I came home yesterday with so many awesome toys!  I went and made a Valentine card with a Ladies group in town,  the organizer gave me a thank you gift certificate to Nika Paper Art store!   So I have a new die set!  I just love it!  Thank You!
I also love a tool my friend gave me before Christmas;  spellbinders Tool'n one.  I use it on a little mat of thick packing foam?  Pulling in one direction!  It works great! (and use wax paper the first time thru with a new die helps too!)
Colored the image with gelatos!
 (With my paper,  I applying the gelatos direct to paper, little here, hit and miss; then with a brush using reinker medium to move the color around on my paper;  water warps it too much because of the type of paper I have!)
 Nika now carries Gelatos!
  I already had mine from my other favorite store,  Rubber Carousel in Dartmouth!  I miss them all so much!

 I think this craft is the addiction!   So hope the pictures are worth a thousand words!  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful winter white day!  :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

-20 outside!

So thought I would post some pics of some other cards!  Quickly!  :)  So sorry for the lack of effort and poor presentation of my postings!  It just takes too long especially when "one" isn't gifted with this ability  for posting!  English and grammar wasn't my strong point!  As I'm sure you can tell!
So my apologizes!

I'm hoping to have time to get a happy birthday card made before I run the roads again today!  I guess a 5 a clock start still doesn't give me enough time in the day for everything!  Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping bye!  :)

 The cheery Lynn doily die is from Nika's in Windsor.
My friend helped me with the design of this one!  I was struggling!  She has awesome color combinations and lay out ideas!  So I have her to thank for it!
 I like how it turned out!

 This card  is all from Nika's :  the flowers are her design that everyone can print out and color from pinterest

Butterfly is Kaiser craft from Nika's;  die is Die-namites"Bird song" (cut 3 times; birds removed)

 This rose is from Nika Art Store in Windsor.  It is a clear stamp;  I'm really starting to like the clear stamps! (I'm have always been into instant gratification with rubber and wood mounted!)
colored with Bruynzeel pencils! I got them for Christmas (found at Nika)!  They are awesome!  All blending was just with the pencils!

Nicole (Nika) just got some new pencil sets in; I don't remember the name of them....they look awesome!

She is all about value and quality!  

I'm thinking I might just have to get myself a good set of watercolor pencils!  And some paper!  She has this amazing water color paper in stock!  huge sheets;  I forget the pound; so don't quote me;  300?
 Nicole has so much information and a wealth of knowledge!
She is pretty amazing!

 Both of these dies can be found at Nika's!    Cheery Lynn and memory box!

 This flora stamp (clear) can be found at Nika Art Store in Windsor! Colored with the Bruynzeel coloured pencils!  The below car; blue card stock was a little bright for me!  I guess I should have toned it down a little bit!

  I was just too tired to get a Birthday card made last night for my special guy; I don't think any of these would do!
I went out yesterday morning at 8 and started shovelling!  I opened up both driveways and mail box and did a path from the back door to the road!  Still lots to shovel!  Came in at 10 changed and had a coffee and my lunch.  I got everything ready to head into Windsor for an appointment!  Put everything in my vehicle and tried starting!  Click click!  When you don't use it you lose it!  So me and jump starting, I need step by step instructions!  Where do I find it......etc.....So on the phone many times with my boys!  They were at the other end of the province!  Our battery charger isn't one of those little things, easy and light to pick up and run up thru the mountain of snow and stairs!  But good that it has wheels and made for a good drag up!  It has more switches and buttons than the normal one too but it really old!  So I finally got it on....I waited for a 1/2 hour still click click!  It's really discouraging when you don't have the strength in your hands like you use to!  This getting old "thing" really "bites"!  So not sure if it was because it was a bad connection or the switch from slow charge to fast made the difference!  It started!  I made it in on time to my appointment at 1:30!    Did my appointment and picked up a few things and headed home!  Didn't even take the dogs for a walk!

tomorrow maybe rain?  we'll see!  Nova Scotia weather!  Got to love it!

Thanks again for looking!

Monday, February 2, 2015

#2 Impression Obsession Challenge - Sparkle & Shine!

IO background stamp embossed with gold; colored with shimmer paints!
IO thanks die

thanks for looking!

Impression Obsession Challenge - Sparkle & Shine

I picked a piece of paper up last week at Nika's in Windsor;  Thought it would be perfect for my Hydrangea die from IO!
I'm hoping to enter in the challenge at IO - Sparkle and Shine.
IO Link
It certainly is sparkle and shine outside this morning!  -18 and snow on the way!  :)
Die cut the hydrangea 3 times;
Leafy branch Die
Hand cut the butterflies from the pattern paper.
There is sparky and shine all over this background paper !
But my photographic skills didn't quite capture that element!
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!