Tuesday, May 29, 2007

another card for Isa's blue challenge

I got to paly a bit with my new sewing machine today. After familiarizing myself with it and making sure I remembered how to sew, LOL, it's been a while, I got out the paper and tried that. Worked, wonderful. Then I stamped these great images from my new Nature stamps by Rhonna Farrer from Autumn Leaves, love these, they are so cute, with Graphite Black Brilliance onto acetate, and embossed with clear e.p.. Then I sewed, or tried to sew the acetate to the paper. It skipped and jumped and made a bit of a mess with the paper, but for my 1st time trying it, I'm happy. I'll just have to experimnt moe till I get it almost right. LOL

Thanks for looking.

Have a great ... whatever it is in your part of the world!! ;o)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Isa's blue challenge

Helloooo !

Here's this week's challenge. As we are doing the alphabet, there will be no surprise. We are doing


but how about the options ?

Option 1 : B for blue

Option 2 : Use your Distress inks as watercolors.

If you have not tried that yet, you're going to love it. Just press your inkpad on a craft sheet or plastic table mat and pick up
the ink with a brush as you would do with watercolors. You'll see that the Distress shades are really versatile and perfect for a lot of pictures. If you have some, you can also use the Cut n' Dry nibs, but it's much easier with a good watercolor brush. Try to blend the colors to obtain lots of different shades.
This is one of the techniques explained in my book (yes I know, it's not in English...)
The examples above are an ATC (for the alpha swap I'm doing with my friend Ilka) and a tag in a pocket done for another swap. The boy and the fish on the tag is painted with Distress inks.

Make sure you read the "how to participate" before you enter the challenge :o) and I shall see you on Friday to announce the winner :).
21 participants is the higher we have reached. Let's see if we can beat that ! Spread the word ;-)

If you don't want to do challenge and option on one single card/tag/ATC/page, please do several. You can enter as many times as you like !

So here's my 1st, I really hope I can get to another one tomorrow, contribution to this challenge. Believe me, it didn't turn out anything like I had pictured in my head! LOL Must remember to do my b/g's before I start sticking things on!

No distress inks here, oops I forgot, I have Tattered Rose (not quite blue), so I did the blue option.

The waves are wavy corrugated 'paper', the ball and sun are felt, Letters are stickers, one of my fav things right now.

Thanks for looking.

Thanks too for all the wonderful comments that my friends and visitors have been leaving.

Later Gators!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Finally had a few minutes to finish the atc and get it scanned. This is my offering for Isa's latest challenge and I think I'm getting it in just under the wire. LOL I knew I was behind.


Option 1 : include the word “art” in your work

Option 2 : colour green. Not the easiest color to work with ;-)

Can’t wait to see what you come up with ! Have a nice week-end !!

I made this atc by doing up an 'A' background template in The Gimp and printing it out on some green patterned paper, then stamped the verse on patterned vellum and glued it onto the base. Attached 2 octogonal acrylic stickers and ran gold Krylon around the edge.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I had a very busy weekend. Did some shopping for a new laser scanner/copier/printer, transfers here I come, LOL and a new sewing machine!! Yeah, I can finally do my own repairs and some fashion sewing that I've been missing for a long time. I also got some felt so I can try some felt art. The entries for dcm felt dare really intrigued me and I want to try to join in the fun. I also got some new Autumn Leaves and Fancy Pant stamps from eBay. Can't wait to get them!!

I did get an atc done for Isa's 6th challenge, A, art, green, I just have to scan and post!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

dcm dare

Food for Thought really made me think! LOL I only have 2 stamps of food and both are pears, one is a little too funky for what I was thinking about doing.

I'm not trying to confuse anyone but I'm playing catch-up on the dcm dares and I'm going bckwards. It seems that how I do a lot of things!! LOL Oh well.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Isa's challenge #5


I can finally do one of Isa's wonderful challenges. I felt so silly when I tried to do one and realized I didn't use the distress inks that was called for. D'uh!!

I did an ATC, which I haven't done in ages, using one of my favourite images which I got off of Nancy Dooren's blog

4 days late - anni card to my DH

but I finally have a card for my DH for our anniversary! He laughed at me.

I'm lovin' working with acetate right now. Can you tell??

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

to all the mothers I know! I hope it's a great day for all.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


We've been married 30 years today and while I couldn't be happier at this, the fact that I couldn't come up with one decent idea for a card for my wonderful hubby is a matter of great dissatisfaction. I spoke to a friend about it and she started spewing out wonderful ideas like a fountain. LOL This is when I really start questioning why I'm trying to be a paper 'artist'. A lot of people seem to like what I do, why can't I. This is something that I have been over a few times before and never came up with a good answer so I keep muddling along. In the meantime, I have to fold some laundry and try to get a card made. LOL

Thanks for listening to my moans and if anyone has any ideas about how to get through the slumps, let me know. ;o)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I think I have a life

I saw this over on Nancy's site.

It’s been said that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up...

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 9 out of 22

( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 12 out of 43

(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(x) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
( ) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
Total so far: 17 out of 66

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
(x) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 20 out of 90

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 26 out of 121.

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
( ) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
(x) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 34 out of 147.

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
( ) X3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
( ) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
(x) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
( ) Shrek 2
Total so far: 39 out of 165

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street*
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 43 out of 181

( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
(x) Highlander
(x) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc
( ) Titanic
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 46 out of 200.

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
(x) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 49 out of 220

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
Total: 56 out of 239

Wow I do but man have I ever missed a lot of movies!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Monday, May 07, 2007

had fun with this one

These are for dcm's Friday dare of WINGS

Hiya Everyone !
So this week is my turn to set the dare (Jane)...So without further ado here is is
You can pick any subject, any colour but the card has to incorporate WINGS of some sort-so you can do - butterflies, angels, fairies, insects,birds........anything basically if it has wings!

AND this week is a special week because we have a SPOT PRIZE up for grabs !! All you have to do is show us a card for this dare and you'll go in a draw for a spot prize from the DCM team- we will announce the winner on next weeks dare launch (Friday 11th May) So come on- you really have no excuse now not to join in.

Thank you Jane for encouraging me to play with some of my favourite things ... faeries!

This card was fun. I decided to try an acetate card. not very hard but I must remember to measure properly the next time, for the size of paper and binding holes. In the second picture I put an arrow at the top edge and side edge of the back so you might see the acetate. I also forgot to check the back of the paper when I cut it. I used a piece that has the paper info on it. I could always hide that. The embossing of the ink was a bit iffy. I'll have to remember to use my anti static bag next time as e.p. stuck all over so it's not a nice clean front. But hey, it's my 1st and all in all, I learned a lot! LOL

behind again

but I got the dcm 'beautiful' dare done! Flowers and B'flies, 2 of the most beautiful things I can think of.

"A Beautiful Thought
Welcome to Tuesday's Tantalizing Little Extra from the DCM!
Just before we tell you what our little midweek challenge is, can we just say how utterly stunning all the cards for our Self Addressed Kit Special Sponsored dare have been - we are blown away by the response. Not only is the list of links standing at 24 entries SO FAR, but there are lots more cards on the SA Kit forum's own gallery too. Needless to say there's always room for more, and Friday's new Dare is ages away so you've got LOADS of time if you've not got your card done yet. This has been such a fun dare, and we'd love to see even more cards still!

This week's Little Extra challenge gives you just one single word for inspiration - and that word is:

Tomorrow, I'm finishing 'Wings" then hopefully Tuesday, I'll be up to date!!! Woohoo

I'm having fun finally figuring The Gimp out too. Pardon me if the pics look weird for a while. LOL

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

once again

these pics are much brighter and I had a bit of fun with The Gimp!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I'm almost caught up! LOL I got my mil's Mother's Day card done and one for ink-stains weekly challenge. This week it's for a card using black and white and one other colour. I wanted to use this one paper I had that I had never used but it was a little masculine. So, no girly images would suit. Then I found my pears again!

These pics are really dark so I'm going to try to get better onss.

want one?

this is so neat, the link was on one of my lists a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't for the life of me remember what a file card looked like so I didn't fill out the blanks right. Therefore no card. Thanks to Dymphie, who posted one on her blog, I figured it out and made one of my own. It's fun and I'm sure, if you were in the right state of mind could become addictive! LOL

{click on the title of the post for the link}