Sunday, 20 August 2017


Langley Stampers Club organized a Shoebox card making day out. We attended a lovely hall across the bridge in Coquitlam.  Each person had to design a card and bring 20 kits.  As I rarely go over that way, it was a fun day out.

I decided on this NBUS Taylored Expressions stamp set and with a theme of blue and green in mind, I managed to find all the design paper at a clearance sale at Joanne's. They had 12 x 12 design papers ranging from 17 cents to 30 cents each. The background plaid paper is Happi Boy Plaid by Dena Designs.

I had a wee problem getting my photo image straight. Sadly it looks as if my papers are crooked but of course they are straight...just the camera operator ( doing my usual photo problems!

I inked the edges of the Canvas Corp Mini Dot Reverse Aqua and Ivory dotted paper with Ingvild Bolme blue chalk ink. Then inked the edges of the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection Coordinations Aqua Textured card with her green chalk ink.

The doilies were from Michaels and I used snippet of green textured card with my Spellbinders Decorative Labels One die, for the fancy mat under the teacups.

I stamped the teacups on a snippet of card, and coloured them with Copics. I pop dotted them forward onto a Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frames 7 mat, cut from another snippet of white card. Not many snippets, but just enough to allow me through the gates at Pixies Crafty Workshop...where you must use snippets somewhere on your card!

I love the sentiment inside this card. It is from that same Taylored Expressions stamp set. I flipped over the aqua cardstock I used on the outside of the card so that the smooth side was up, as I find the smoother side takes the stamp better. Here is a photo of the inside of my card.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

July Rudolph Days Challenge Winner

Once again, I used Random Org to chose our winner, # 50, Swissie.

Swissie, could you please email me at and let me know which prize you choose. Please include your mailing address!

Friday, 28 July 2017

A very late entry for the Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes

This card is almost two months late. That is very late indeed. Sylvie at Gibmiss blog hosted The Christmas Card Club theme of Anything Goes, for the fortnight beginning June 11, 2017. Pop over to Sylvie's blog to see her beautiful cards, Gibraltar style! The other ladies in our club are listed in my sidebar and I have hyperlinks with the names to take you straight to their blogs. You will not be disappointed!

I have used two NBUS items on this card. The Woodware Christmas Date stamp is a fairly new NBUS. It was a gift from a very good friend in England.. You know who you are and I hope to get back over to have a day out with you again!

This stamp cried out to be paper pieced. I used my NBUS Tim Holtz Yuletide paper pad for the plaid background and then from that same TH pad, I chose a mossy green dotted paper  for the holly, and a red chevron for the number 25.  I pop dotted these all forward with very thin black foam dots.

I cut a wee snippet of red Bazzill  for the berries...this is proof that it is worth while to save even teensy pieces! I found a snippet of a very roughly textured kraft card for the mat and inked the edges liberally with an Ingvild Bolme black chalk ink and added four red nailheads to the corners.

This was a very fun card to make and I think I will look thru my snippets boxes and chose some other DP colours and patterns so I can make up half a dozen more!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Christmas Card Club - Anything Goes