Friday, March 9, 2018

Asian Art


I've been trying to keep up with my card exchanges on a Yahoo Group I belong called About Oriental Stamp Art.  The group sets up exchanges based on a theme and we join in on whichever we like.  We also have a birthday list that I have made a priority to send out to each who have listed their birthday this year.  Here are some samples:

Year of the Dog exchange (My Fave year as I was also born in this year!)

A layout is posted and we interpret it as we like.

Red, Green and Brown to be used on the card

This was my February birthday card, I believe

Another layout challenge

Till next time!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Quilts at the Art Gallery

I really have been remiss in posting, especially about my quilting.
I am SO loving my quilt classes and learning how to create something pretty as well as useful!
In December-January our local Art Gallery featured our Quilt guild's 25th Anniversary.  I submitted a couple of my first projects and to my shock, I was asked to borrow them for this exhibit!  These ladies I hang out with are so talented, it is a pleasure to learn from them!

Just a few of the wonderful pieces that were displayed...

And my humble work...
One of 4 placemats
 A chenille wall hanging


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Busy Times

Well another year is well on its way.
I've been creating when I get a chance, learning to create a calming routine, quilting and connecting with friends and family.
I am still making cards at the Vintage Co-Op here in the Soo. and I'm combining jewellery with my cards.  'Cardlery', my husband calls it! LOL!
 Rhonda sells beautiful pieces and some of them are pretty small!  So we thought putting them on a card, ready for gifting would be a great idea.  Pins, charms, earrings and even hair clips!

Let me know if you see something you like!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope this holiday time brings all of you some craft time, relaxing time and family/friend time!

Here are some more cards I created this year for friends and family.

See you in the new year!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's Almost Here!

Hi everyone!

Well the Christmas season has snuck up on my again this year!
Work hours increased, and preparations for a family Christmas here has kept me busy.
Before my guests arrive, I thought I'd show this year's Christmas Card designs.

I decided to do a foil emboss this year.  Relatively quick and very pretty!

Here are the steps!

Foil adhered in random fashion on cardstock that has double sided tape (sookwang in my case), then passed through an embossing folder and machine. 

 Rub a permanent ink over the raised parts of the embossing
 Cut these panels in half and also cut the layers you will need.  Keep the scraps for the inside!
 Use the green panel to cut a mat for your embossed piece.  Also will save on weight when layering.

Add embellishments and voila!  80 Christmas cards ready to go out! LOL!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Vintage Christmas


I've been busy making cards to sell for the upcoming Christmas season.   Man I dislike that term, but when making things to sell, unfortunately November 1- December 24 is the Christmas season...

I've attacked a pile of vintage cards that were given to me and upcycled them to be able to use today.  The artwork is quite pretty and it seems such a shame not to re-use them!  I cut them apart and add pretty papers, sometimes fibres and Voila!  We have new/old cards!

For all my cards, new or recycled, I try to add a little something of the front of the card to the inside.

Sometimes it's a few strips of the same paper, sometimes a bit more.

Feel free to come down to the Vintage Co-Op on Saturday's from 10-4 to see what new cards I have for sale!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Minion Love


As previously mentioned, my sister and I are both Minion lovers:)  I got inspired to make some cards with some sticker sets I found at the store and my own supplies.  These can be used for almost any reason: birthday, thank you, Halloween!  Let me know what you think?