Sunday, October 28, 2018

Face Painting

Evening everyone. Here I sit i  my jammies at 9pm. Relaxing, and wishing we didn't have to return my daughter back to college today. She has been home for reading week. We had a great week. Last night she did a face paint on me for one of her assignments. She had to draw a flower then recreate it on a face. I think she did a great job.

She's having a great year so far. Struggling with hair a bit, but all her makeup classes are good. Her course is 'makeup for media'. Next year is year she us looking forward to if she can get into it. Third year is more of what she's after. Prosthetics and props.

happy painting

dee ;o)

First Snowfall

This is what we woke up to this morning.  Our first snowfall. It makes the trees look so pretty. Not a big fan of winter, so it can go away anytime.

Enjoy your day

dee ;o(

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Playing with Pixie Powder

Hello everyone. I know I'm a couple days late, but I hope everyone had a good weekend. I finally had a weekend doing what I want. Saturday was spent driving to the city to bring my daughter home for her reading week. We did some shopping on the way home at Spirit for Halloween costumes. Sam also needed some costume parts for a photo shoot assignment at college. Saturday night we spent catching up on TV shows on the PVR.

Sunday was great to sleep in. Laze around in the morning with tea and card videos. The afternoon was spent playing with some new products. Seems like I've been purchasing alot of product and not using it. The most recent is Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder. Teal Wash and Lava Red are the two I purchased to try.

Grab a mug of your favorite beverage, this is a long one.

I started out with my journal, container of water, paint brush, spray bottle of water and of course pixie powder. I started by spreading water all over the page. Then shaking the powder on randomly.

I continued to shake and spray with the water bottle. Tilting the page to get some movement with the colors.

Next I taped two pieces of watercolor paper to the back of a clipboard, and repeated my pocess. Loving the look. Tie die.

Another new product is my new Cathy Allan's Positio It 2. I stamped this lovely lily stamp, yet another new product that came in Cardmaking & Paper Crafts. This is from a set by Jennifer Ellory called Hummingbird Sympathy. With this one I wet the area I wanted to paint in, sprinkled the powder, and used a wet paintbrush to paint it in the area.

I tried a second version with the stamp. I first wet the area that I wanted the stamp in. Then I sprinkled the powder, trying to get the colors to coordinate with the stamp. Once it was dry I stamped my image with black ink.  

Now the challenge to make cards with these backgrounds. Be back soon.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Relaxing Evening

Well I made it through my second week at work in my new position. So much to learn, but I'm really enjoying it. It's especially nice to be home in the evenings with my family. Tonight I'm working on my Diamond dot while watching TV with my son. Tomorrow while be an early rise to head to the city to pick up my daughter from college. It's her reading week so we get to have a long visit.

Enjoy your weekend.

dee ;o)

Monday, October 1, 2018

My First Peek-A-Boo Card

Good morning everyone. I have finally finished my first peek-a-boo card. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire and her great video tutorials

Must go busy day. Starting a new position at work. Hoping to have more time for crafting. Hope you enjoyed.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Uncle Bruce

Today is my uncles 69th birthday. Yesterday my two aunts and I went to the Home that he is in for a visit. We took him out to Tim Horton's to get him a birthday treat. Just like a kid, he was told not to drink his ice cap fast. Did he listen, no ended up with a brain freeze. He's such a flirt, waving at all the ladies.

Here is the card I made for him.

I had alot of fun making this card. I started with cutting masking paper to cover the front panel. I used square dies (that I had forgotten I had), to cut a window in the mask. I also used them to make a frame to go around it. The front panel was cut with a new die from MFT. I used distress inks to color the sky, and the clouds. The grass was cut with another new die from MFT. My Viking is also a stamp  from MFT. I colored him with prisma pencils and gamsol.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Move In Day

Evening bloggers. I can't believe summer is over. Where did the time go? Sam worked her last day today, and we are busy packing her up for 2nd year collage. Tomorrow is move in day. Early morning, we live 2 hours away and move in is 8-9am.  The truck will be all loaded tonight and ready to go in the morning.

Yesterday I was watching videos and came across one on Cardz TV. I thought the folded birthday card was interesting. I can do that. Here is what I came up with.

I had so much fun creating I made 2.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Pretty Poisies

Hello Blogland. It has been a very busy summer, and it's almost over. I am on day 3 of 2 weeks holidays. In less than a week we will be packing my daughters things up again and moving her back to college. I'm going to miss having her around.

After relaxing the last couple days, playing games on my tablet and catching up on some TV. I finally made my way downstairs to my craft area. I have had an image laying on my counter for weeks, all colored and cut out, just waiting for a card idea to pop into my creative space. Today I finished it. Ta da

The stamp is from Stampendous. I colored it with prisma pencils, using gamsol to blend the colors. The stamp is 2 part, the vase with stems and the flowers. The vase I attached directly to the card base, and I mounted the flowers with foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, July 28, 2018


After noon everyone. Hope your weekend is going well. I'm off today which is very unusual. But very nice to not be in the busy store.

I've been busy this week training the dog. Poor Maxwell was introduced to an electric collar on Tuesday. Wednesday I had a whole lot of anxiety happening. After one quick lesson and being left alone with something I wasn't quite sure of. But we made it, and I have hardly had to use it. The starting exercises are things that he already knows. So anxiety is gone and we are just having fun with it.

My card today was stamped right onto the card base, making it a one-layer card. The stamps I picked up at Michael's. They are a layering stamp, consisting of an outline and the solid base stamp. So the entire card was done with colored stamp pad.

I stamped one extra ice-cream cone, cutting it out and mounting on foam squares. Adding glossy accents to the ice-cream to give it some shine. Added a few dots of mint green liquid pearls. I stamped the Celebrate sentiment on pink paper to match the ice-cream, and matted it on black. Then adding foam squares to pop it up.

Till next time
happy crafting

dee ;o)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Here We Go Again

Evening everyone. I have a get well card to share today. I'm posting it to myself. Almost 25 years ago, just after I met hubbie. I had TMJ surgery. One day I sneezed and the little piece of cartledge in the jaw fell out of place. After many months of not being able to open my mouth far, do anything that involved using the facial muscle, or eat anything other than mush. I had surgery to stitch that little piece of cartledge back into place. Things have been great. Until about a month ago. Home from work for dinner, enjoying a Big Mac with hubbie. Two bites to go, and crack. Oh that really hurt. And here we go again.

Today I had an appoint with a TMJ specialist. Damage can be seen in the xray, but to what extent he is unsure. So to start he gave me medrol, a steriod to help with the pain. And cyclobenzaprine to take at night to relax the muscle. I have to get more movement in order to have a new night guard molded. After that he will evaluate again for surgery. Which will mean a long wait for an MRI appointment so the surgen can see if there is enough cartledge left to repair. Here's hoping.

Enough of that. Lets get to the card.

This is the second attempt at these cards. I had to trash the first ones. After making some mistakes and learning the properties of some of my markers and inks, these two turned out pretty good. I embossed the images with black embossing powder, then colored them in with prisma color pencils. A little inking around the edges and done. Very simple.

happy crafting

dee ;o)