Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Playing with Glitter

Hello everyone,

It's the season where everything should sparkle!  I have been playing with glitter again and put together a quick and easy tutorial for creating gorgeous projects using your favourite intricate wafer thin dies and microfine glitter.

You can find my tutorial over on the Scrapbooker's Paradise inspiration blog here, as well as a detailed list of supplies used to make this card.

Thanks so much for popping by!  Hugs & happy crafting,


Monday, November 18, 2013

Easy Lacy Snowflakes

Hello everyone,

Well, it was inevitable, but I could have waited a few more weeks for the blanket of snow that now covers everything except the freshly shovelled city sidewalks.  Our unseasonably warm spell couldn't last forever.  It does, however, always put me in the mood for Christmas crafting.  I made some gorgeous snowflakes using a template by Hot Off the Press.  Here is a peak:

For more details, a complete list of supplies, and more snowflake projects, please pop on over to my Showcase Monday post at Scrapbooker's Paradise.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hug & happy crafting,


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

White Christmas

Hello everyone,

Only 42 days until Christmas!!  And it goes so quickly!  Have you started preparing?  A new challenge started today at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to help you with those holiday cards, tags or any other Christmas paper crafts you might be making this year.  Our theme this month is white on white (WoW).  For this challenge, you can use a coloured image so long as everything else on your project is white.  I had a beautiful new poinsettia stamp that I was anxious to use, so I opted to go for an all white card:

I stamped the image twice on vellum and embossed it in white.  I layered the petals, curling them to give dimension.  I added lots of different textures and glitter to make it interesting.

The team has created some absolutely stunning cards to inspire you, so pop on over to the CASS blog to feast your eyes!  This month we are sponsored by Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!  Details on the prize can be found on the CASS blog.  I hope you will come and play with us!  I am looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous white creations :)


Paper - white textured card, white pearlized card, white vellum
Stamps - Stampin' Up 
Dies - Stampin' Up (Merry), Tim Holtz (banner), Spellbinders (frame) and Memory box (flourish)
Other - white and silver embossing powder, pearls, glitter, white stickles, and the little white rose in the center of the poinsettia was made with a Stampin' Up mold and dusted with dazzling diamonds to make it look snowy - I love it!

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts - White Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's Frame it
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas words
Papertake Weekly - Snow & ice 
Totally Papercrafts - Add glitter

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one :)

Hugs & happy crafting,


Friday, November 8, 2013

Playing in Paradise November Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a great week!  How time flies!!  It is already time for a new Playing in Paradise Sketch challenge.  The talented Selena has designed this month's sketch for us and it is fantastic - perfect for cards, layouts and even a lantern :)  Well, that is what I saw anyway, and this one was a lot of fun to make.

And here it is lit up with a battery operated candle - during the day:

and after dark:

Here is the fantastic sketch that inspired this little creation:

The team has made beautiful projects to inspire you, so please do pop over to the Playing in Paradise challenge to have a peek.  Then get your craft on and come join in the fun.  I'd love to see where this sketch takes you and there is always a fabulous prize up for grabs!


Amy R sentiment stamp
mini resin rose

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate each one.  Have a great weekend!  

Hugs & happy crafting,


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Christmas Ornaments

Hello everyone,

Happy hump day!  I hope your week has been off to a good start.  A quick post from me to share something a little different - some felt Christmas ornaments.  These were really easy and fun to make and came together really quickly.  I love their home made charm :)

These were made using felt and paper crafting supplies.  For a description of my process & materials, please pop on over to my post on the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog.

In other news, twice while preparing my posts, my screen has frozen and an 'error' message appeared saying that I have logged out from another location, would I like to log back in?  Seriously??  Last time I checked, I couldn't be in two places at once, though that would be really handy!  Anyone else experience this?

Anyhow,  I am so glad you stopped in and really appreciate the time you take to leave a comment.

Big hugs & happy crafting,