Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Card 4 Catrina

A short post.Here is a card i made for my middle girl "Catrina Ballerina"(as we call her)-The picture is bad but the card is simple.The paper again is from the imaginisce line"fairest fo them All". I used watercolor pencil crayons and watercolor markers.Added stickles to the stockings,sash and hair tie.I added glossy accents to the top of rose ,leaves, and hair tie.Final but not least i added some embellishments.Now if i can use my camera right. Have a Good Day and Happy New Year!!


Monday, December 29, 2008

A "Fairy" Good Day!!

Here is another Chrysanthemum Fairy, The artist behind this image is Sophia Landry.Yes you are right it is a fall stamp....however still one of my favorites. So for watercoloring i used my black staz-on ink,watercolor paper and tombow markers.I used 3 individual shades of green .When watercoloring it is important to use water proof ink/permanent ink,and the correct type of paper.It is also important to go from light to dark bringing the colors out.I use a #3 paintbrush and go in circles to bring the colours out.

I already had some paper left over from a card my middle girl asked me to make.The paper is by imaginisce.This paper is by far in my opinion perfect for the latest High hopes release , as i understand the grapevine talk of another company......ohhhh i can't say, pink gems has a denny the dragon , a captain jack,jack with teddy bear & mimi with coat. This paper is called "Fairest of them All ". They are lovely ,embossed ,& full of glitter. AND they are on special right now Buy 1 get 2 free. What A "fairy"good deal.And even better yet buy the ribbon, matching brads and matching flowers and get 40% off!! can't beat that,eh?

The embellishments used were simple i found some brown bazill and used my sizzix flourish die (compatible with cuttlebug) and cut out two of them.I added some floral beads,added some making memory heart brads,prima flower and a brad for the center and of course a heart pewter corner.

Last but not least i glued it all down and 3d'd the main image then added some stickles for the final touch.

Hope you all have a great week and a "fairy" Good Day!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Handmade Cards Recieved

These are the HandMade cards recieved this Holiday Season Thanks EveryOne!! Chris Sather (from Calgary) The 1st Girl Guide unit-Abby,Rachael,Katie,Katherine,Alexis,Emily,Brittany,Gillian,Jada,Madison,TerryLyn,Kaitlyn,Sheena,& Mackenzie. Diane Lapointe
Ellen Kimmie Leah Deanna Lavallee

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The rest of our Eve Pictures!!

Catrina and EliJah mad their own house...I made the icing and maart helped EliJah with the fine motorskills involved.

And to
the right is the end result.Voila!!

Sarah came and stayed with us and despite the weather everyone was in good spirits.Cecile and sarah are the "bestest" of friends and loved building their own gingerbread house.Cecile wanted sarah to take it home .What a masterpiece.Sarah bought Cecile this matching top and were excited to wear them together today.

The girls had so much fun that when it was time to leave it was sad to see the visit end.
Great Family, Good Friends ,Good times,Memories to Cherish. Love You All!!

Merry Christmas EveryOne!!

I just want to Wish EveryOne a Holiday full of Blessings and a Fantasic New Year!

We started off our Christmas Eve Festivities by building a snowman...our first of the season and building a gingerbread house .My husband helped with some of the fine motor skills and i made the icing and provided extra candy ,chocolate and helped prepared the icing.

Cecile had a friend over who got to take the house they made together home.Catrina,EliJah,and Maarten made the other one.Regardless of the mess the kids enjoyed the day.

Tomorrow We all get to tell what we are thankful for and what our goals for the new year will be {Lord-Willing}.

Right now i want you all to know how thankful i am for you.Not just the suppliers who work all year long to give us amazing fun product for our cards and scrapbook pages,not just for the sales from loyal customers but for the fantastic friendships made from it all.

So to the suppliers thanks for working so so hard to provide us the best product ever.

And to customers for being so loyal.

To the postal system and the men who deliver all the fun stuff...God Bless Ya!!

And to all my great friends I love Ya All soooo much. Thanks for a Great Year!!

To the ladies who met on fridays once a month at actors when some of us were meeting each other for the first time,,,thanks for joining us at Actors what fun eh. Lets Keep it up.

To Kim who was constant venue of advice and help....oh yeah and helped keep the store stocked with beautiful handmade cards.

And to Lisa who now i sadly say goodbye to.Loved Ya gal....miss you lots.

God Bless You All ,Hope you Have a Merry Christmas ,And a Wonderful New Year!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Skating Mimi

This is Skating Mimi.She comes all the way from the United Kingdom.

This is my very own first Pink Gems Designs (PGD).These are made by Janet Roberts.This little gal's name is Mimi. She is sooo sweet. These Stamps are a Photo Polymer.This means you need to use a pigment ink as well as your basic 140 lb wasau paper, which you can get at wal-mart .So i inked her up with my black archival ink and colored her with an alcohol based marker, Copics.

I added glossy accents to the snow drops , buttons and holly , stickles to the trim of coat hat and skates and leaves and for embellishments i used the Inque Boutique green velvet ribbon, Buttons for the Holly and for the glittery fabric leaves i used heidi grace aren't they awesome.

For the Paper i used Imaginisce's snowed In ,and bazill for the base and I may yet add two green prima flowers.
We left last Night for London to avoid driving in the bad weather and i am glad we did.Because we can't see the roads.

Have a Great Weekend!!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

St.Lucian Tilda w Candle

This cute little girl is the St.Lucian Tilda w Candle. I love watercolouring and i used my Tombow markers on her. The sentiment is by cc designs. The brads are Making Memories and the snowflake is cut by a sizzix die used in my cuttlebug. I can't wait i have ordered EXCLUSIVE DIES made for Stampin' Up to be used in the BIG SHOT machine and compatible with the cuttlebug of course.The snowflake i will be getting will be the large one however i may also order the small ones too. Kraftin Kimmie has sells these awesome stampin up products so hop on over to her blog to get her info.

As you can tell i used glossy accents on her sash, on the candle,and on the tinsel around her head.
I also added some stickles to her dress and some gems and a very suitable sentiment by cc designs then i pop dotted the image and sentiment.The patterened paper is by stampin up and the base is by bazill.

The Swedish Lucia celebration is an annual festival of medieval origin, observed on the 13th of December. On this day, the darkness is brightened by Saint Lucia, a creature of goodness and light who opens the door to the Christmas season.
Named after a Sicilian saint, the Swedish Lucia does not have much in common with her namesake. She is celebrated in a variety of ways, but the most common is the Lucia procession consisting of a group of young girls and boys singing traditional Lucia songs. On her head, the girl or woman playing the part of Lucia wears a wreath of lingonberry sprigs with holders for real candles (battery-powered ones are sometimes a safer option) to give the effect of a halo. She also has a white, full-length gown with a red ribbon around her waist. Her female attendants (tärnor) wear similar gowns and the "star boys" (stjärngossar) wear white pointed hats decorated with stars. Lucia processions are held in various places, ranging from kindergartens and schools to churches and the Swedish Parliament.Lucia can be perceived as a symbol of the good forces in life and a symbol of light in the dark winter. She usually appears early in the morning, bringing coffee and saffron-flavored buns (lussekatter) traditionally eaten around Christmas time in Sweden

Monday, December 15, 2008

Candy Cane Tilda

Another Candy Cane Tilda....she is one my favorites .I used the same papers as i did on the previous post.I used my nestabilities and the flags are also magnolia.i used copics for colouring the tilda and Flag.I added stickles,prima leaves and buttons and some gems in the corners
This is one f my favorite tilda's.
Have a Great Day,

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Candy Cane Tilda

This Another favorite magnolia.Tilda w Candy Cane.I kept her simple i used my copics for coloring.You may be able to tell but if not i used 3 different shades of red for the candy cane.
For the Paper i used this brand new Crate Paper that was already scalloped & the rest is bazill cardstock.I also used a large die snowflake with large brad by Queen & fit centre perfectly.
I also found some little gems for the corners.

The ribbon is from American Crafts and stickles was used for the wings.Its a pretty simple card.

This magnolia looks very giving and this is what i love about her.

Have a Great Monday.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Favorite High Hopes Santa

Catrina my middle girl was only too happy to donate her hair to cancer.It was the perfect asked amount.some asked for 10" some ask for 12"...My little girl (not so little) decided for christmas this was what she wanted to do and she was so thrilled to do it sine she has been bugging me for this haircut since September.Her heart was in the right place and since i was having heart faillure over the idea of all her hair being gone i am happy to say she is doing a kind thing to send it away. I asked all 3 of my kids to do something for someone they don't know for christmas and whoever gets her hair she will not know. Love You ballarina!! Oh and Oma if you are seeing this picture she can't wait to show you her hair!! Her sweater by the way states that grumpy rocks and when i woke her up this morning she says to me since you woke me up i am going to wear my sweater and until she came down i didn't know which one she meant. I had to chuckle.My shy girl is sooooo mishievious.

This Has to be one of my most favorite High Hopes stamps ever.Isn't he precious.When i see alot of the Tina's images i enjoy the heart and reality put into it.This is one of the first santas for tina and i just love it!!I enjoyed colouring it as much as i enjoyed making it into a card.

I used watercolour paper,tombow marker,jet black staz-on ink fot the colouring of it.

I used crystal stickles for the trim, prima Flowers for the embellishments as well as dew drops, and also a glossy accent for the boots and as a glue.
Well Have a Great Weekend!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

SinterKlass 2008!!

Aren't these some awesome surprisas.It is alway nice to see the awesome ideas that everyone comes up with.

Sinterklass is a dutch holiday celebrated in the netherlands on dec 5th and in my husband's side this holiday is celebrate every year keeping its natural traditions the same way.

The gift is given in something that symbolizes the person....that is by the way picked out of a hat and kept secret for the rest of the year.Till that day none should know who you have except for your better half.

My father in law had me and my surprisa (gift) came in a large paper coffee cup filled with wrapped gifts.....i had asked for a paper shredder which the gifts were hiding in.It was awesome the cup was approximately 40" in width and 80" in height (not eact...i'm just guessing might be smaller).It was made with yellow cardstock with a gold handle ( his own cup from home was the example used to make this replica of a coffee mug) soooo neat because i love tea. So in the cup the shredded paper was the foam and tea and the gift was hiding in the midst of it and so i had to sift through it to find the gift. Well done papa awesome surprisa !!

I also recieved a chocolate fondue set....I have wanted this for soooo long i can't wait to use it.It will be perfect for birthday parties , friendly get togethers and pure family fun .I can't wait to put it into action.

Love you Papa!! We love our family traditons!!

Have a great week!!