Friday, April 4, 2014


a day out with the girls.

Michaels opened a new store locally so
it was the perfect excuse for 
a shopping trip and lunch.

Nice to get out of the house and spend a bit
of time with friends I love.

This little get well card was finally delivered
so now I can post it.

It's Hurtin' Burtin' by Inky Antics 
and was coloured with W/C pencils.

And not to brag but I just have to share
a photo of our Abigail.

She is our love muffin.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014


Learning how to colour with Distress Inks
has proven much harder 
than I had hoped it would.
But, I'm not giving up.

This is Tilda with a Heart
and yet another attempt to keep working at
my DI colouring.

I have been working on two other projects, 
neither of which I can post until they are delivered 
to their recipients.
(so CURT, I have been busy, AHEM!)

And I just could resist sharing
photos of Bugsy
finally enjoying his little bed.
It's been a long time since I've had company
here in my craft room.

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Monday, February 17, 2014


It's been an entire year since my little guy
was born and being a crazy dog-mom,
I wanted to celebrate his special day.

Using a template I found online for a birthday
hat, I made a little hat for him.
I covered the cardstock with fabric after
I formed the hat and then made
a matching bandanna.  

The pom pom and trim were made from
some red wool that I had laying around.

He is such a good sport about sitting
still when I dress him up.

He and Abbey both got a new chew bone to celebrate his birthday.
(I think Abbey was secretly laughing at Bugsy that he
had to endure the embarrassment of the hat and she
got a new bone for doing nothing).

Happy Birthday Little Dude.
I hope we have many, many more to celebrate together.

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Monday, February 10, 2014


In keeping with the tradition of
Valentine's Day,
I have made a couple of cards 
a little project.

There are some terrific online tutorials
for Distress Ink colouring and
some equally amazing people who are
willing to share their knowledge, expertise 
and advice to those of us who 
are still trying our hands at this colouring medium.
My first cards are Miss Tilda coloured with
distress inks.

The next card is an easel card using
a digi image from here:

(I always feel like I'm
cheating when I use them).

It's for my hubby for our anniversary.

My final project is made from a tin mailbox
that I purchased from Target a few years ago while on
a cross border shopping trip.

The flowers were made from tulle flower shapes cut
from the Tim Holtz tattered florals die.

The little mailbox will be filled with chocolates for
Mom on Valentine's day.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014


You be the judge ...


Thursday, January 30, 2014


As luck would have it,
I have found myself with some time to craft
and enjoy myself.

Once in a while, I like to use precoloured
digis to create some quick cards that still have
some degree of creativity.

Here I used a digi from Meljens Designs
called 'lovey pup'.

I printed off a few of the digis and created a couple 
of different designs.  Fast, easy and cute.

Having some time for myself, I have been attempting my
Copics once again.  This cross over card has
a hand created chiffon flower and a Copic coloured Tilda.

My friend Jenny is celebrating her birthday this weekend
and we were planning a little overnight trip to
Niagara Falls to take in a show and do a bit of shopping.  
But due to some nasty weather warnings, 
we have decided to cancel our plans.

Here is her card:

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Friday, January 17, 2014


Bugsy is almost a year old now and is pretty
much full grown.  So his little ball caps that I made for him
last Summer, no longer fit him.

I am a stickler for protecting his eyes from the sun
just as I do my own, especially when we are on our boat.
I knew that if I waited until the Spring, I probably would not
get new caps made for him in time
for boating season.

Whenever I see fabric that I like, I buy a chunk and
tuck it away for 'something'.  In this case, the something
was new caps and matching bandannas for
my little man.

He has also outgrown his life vest so that will be the next
thing on his wardrobe shopping list.

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