Friday, January 30, 2015

Valentines Dotee Doll

Hello and welcome!
This has been a fun week for me as I continue with Valentines projects for exchanges I'm taking part in over at LOVE handmade cards... Flickr Group , lots of great inspiration there.

Today I'm sharing is my take on a Dotee doll she is 5" and made from felt die cut hearts. I even stuffed her with more hearts. Her face and hair are drawn with fabric sharpies. She is on her way to Debbie in Halifax. It's supposed to be a surprise but I just couldn't wait to share her.  :)

I've entered her in the Die Cut Diva's  January challenge - anything goes.

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wooden Pencil Box

Hello friends!

Today I have 3 posts to share with you. The first is quick and inexpensive home decor item that will make a nice little gift. I decorated this wooden pencil box with paper crafting supplies and some sealer coat.
Wooden Pencil Box (before sealer)

This started as a plain unfinished box I picked up at a dollar store. I dyed the lid and sides with milled lavender distress stain. I then randomly stamped butterflies all over the top with lilac distress ink. Next I added some picket white distress stain, this caused the butterflies to blur leaving only bits of colour. I'm okay with the result so I didn't re-stamp the butterflies. After lid dried I stamped the Quietfire Design I write you letters quote and design elements stamps in Timber Brown Staz On ink. I covered the entire lid with some crackle paste when this was completely dry I added some vintage photo distress ink to all corners and lightly across lid to further distress.

I like that the stamping looks a bit like wood-burning but so much easier. :)

Be back in a bit with a fun Valentine project.

Keeping it crafty,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Have A Heart... Valentines Card

Hello, today I'm sharing a Valentine  I made for an exchange at LOVE handmade...Flickr Group 
I've also entered it into the Die Cut Divas January Challenge-Anything goes

For my sentiment I used the lovely new Quietfire Design Stamp -Have a Heart That Never Hardens.

I always like to add some thing up-cycled to my projects and for this one it's the bird die cuts.
In the photo below you can see how many I was able to cut from just the flap of an envelope. I received the envelope during a recent card swap and it is a pretty copper colour and has a nice weight to it, perfect for die cuts. :)

I heat embossed the birds for a more harmonious colour match.
Close up of bird embellishment.
Inside with the Quietfire Design -Valentine's Day/Love, set

Supply List
Stamps - Quietfire Design: #5911 and #6428
Paper: Graphic45 - Botanical Tea, Cardstock - Stampin Up!
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs -#709 Birds, Spellbinders - A2 Devine Eloquence, Stampin Up! -Heart,
           Memory Box - Bingham Heart
Ink: Staz On - Timber Brown, Encore - Gold, Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Other: Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Ribbon, 3D foam squares

Thanks for your visit!


Monday, January 26, 2015

A RAK, a Card and a Thank you!

Good morning friends!

I've been RAK'd! ... the Christmas kindness just keeps on going.

What a nice surprise to find this wonderful joy card along with some extras from RS in my mail box on Friday! :)

On Saturday I attended a very successful craft supplies fund raiser for MG.

Our hostess YT offered up the most delicious baking and snacks. I wish I had taken a photo
of the table...super yummy!
She also had some fantastic homemade prizes for a draw that had a game twist to it so we had a lot of fun and laughter.

This is the awesome altered book journal and re-purposed tea towel apron I won. :) 
Thanks for a fun afternoon YT.

I also found time to finally make a couple of cards on Sunday...woo hoo!

For this card I just layered papers and used distress markers straight and diluted for water colouring.
The image is from Penny Black called The Artist and the sentiment is from SU!, I think they go nicely together.


Due to technical difficulties... okay I confess I forgot my camera card.;) I'll have to share my other card next time.

Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Love Lives Here - Valentine ATC's

Hello again,  here are my first two ATC's for 2015. 
I made these for a Valentine Swap at

The love lives here sentiment is from Quietfire Design
All other stamps and punches are from Stampin Up!.

What challenges will you be joining in this year?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy New Year - 2015

Dear Friends,

I hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration and the time to be creative for a happy and healthy 2015!

Enjoy your day!

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