Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year to all my friends!  Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to peek at my blog, to all of my fabulous followers and to everyone who has taken the time to post a comment - I treasure you all!  Cheers!

CCC #25

SCRIBBLE, STAIN, DISTRESS!  Challenge #25 for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge being hosted by Linda on her Studio L3 blog. 

OK, I have a pair of gloves right in my ink box, but do I think to put them on before I start?  Judging by the bright blue fingers and nails - not! 

Another fun challenge, there are lots of Tim inspired people out there - do check Linda's blog for all of the terrific entries - Cheers!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Theme Thursday challenge - Pattern.  It is fun to see how different the results can be when stamping onto patterned paper.  Cheers!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Leftovers!

The challenge for Tag Tuesday this week is 'Christmas Leftovers.'  It also fits the bill for the latest challenge or Ginspiration, on Ginger Snap Creations, too - using your scraps!  I pleated and stapled some crepe tissue to the bottom of the tag, this was the tissue from one of my gifts.  The background paper was still on my desk from some cards I had made and the ribbon and baubles at the top of the tag were from our Christmas crackers!  This was a fun challenge and the best part was that it went together in less than an hour - love it when that happens - Cheers!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pete the Snowman

The GingersnapCreations GC81 challenge is 'Snowpeople!'  This is one of my Tim-esque tags.  I just had to try putting some plastic through my bigshot!  I used the top of a spinach container and if you look very closely at the bottom of the tag you can see the Pete symbol - so I am calling this tag "Pete the Snowman!"  Have fun today!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Which Santa Fits You?

We got a very cute card designed by a 10 year old the other day and the verse inside just cracked me up:

The Four Phases of Life according to Santa:

1/  You believe in Santa
2/  You don't believe in Santa
3/  You are Santa
4/  You look like Santa!



This tag is a Tim Holtz inspiration.  I followed his blog and ogled every tag; I even went so far as to attempt some of the techniques - I have two tissue tape flowers but haven't made a tag for them to adorn yet!  Anyway, in the end I came up with a couple of tags using bits of his style.  I loved how he put the white paint into the token to make the word pop on Tag#11 and then his Santa on Tag 5 was fabulous. 

This is my entry for TAG TUESDAY, the challenge is to use Silver or Gold - my tag has some vintage ribbon on it in deep red and gold and the sticker at the bottom is outlined in gold glitter.

This tag also fits the challenge on Inspiration Avenue Weekly - Believe!

Trying to stay Jolly - Cheers!

Christmas Past, Christmas Present!

This is my entry for One Powerful Hour - Christmas Past, Christmas Present!

I have been less than inspired this Christmas to accomplish all the usual tasks, including coming up with our Christmas card; but when I saw this vintage postcard on Cora's blog, Clearly Vintage, everything clicked.  A little cut, a little paste and voila, our 2010 card. 

Hope your Christmas is the Merriest!  Cheers!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #24

CCC #24 - Rock Candy Distress Stickles!  Thanks again to Linda on her Studio L3 blog for hosting this challenge.  This made me think of all things sparkly.  I embossed the snowman with Kaleidoscope ep and used my stickles on this vintage ad for artificial snow - I think Frosty is scratching his head at this concept!  Have a great week - Cheers!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Glitzy Snow People!

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be playing with friends in the snow today?  My entry for One Powerful Hour - 'Snow People' and  Lots To Do - 'Glitz.'   Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

TMTA - Round

Think Monday Think ATC - the theme is 'Round.'  Cheers!

Take A Word - Mail

This week's theme for Take A Word is - Mail.  I used some favourite stamps on a bit of alcohol ink background.  I hope you get some interesting mail this week - cheers!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Stampers - Christmastime

The theme this week for Sunday Stampers is "Wonderful Christmastime."  I love the colours of cranberry and kraft together.  This bird was a punch out from a piece of designer paper that I was totally going to give credit to, but cannot find!  How can one lose a 12x12 piece of paper in a 10x10' room?

Well, considering there is probably 1,000 sheets of paper in this little room and that my dear husband has taken over about half of the room with ham radios, tools, computer equipment, books, maps and various other gizmos, it is probably not surprising at all!  I have rifled through stacks of paper and stashes of clipart to no avail - I know it has to be here someplace!   Amazing anything comes out of this chaos!

Have a great day - Cheers!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CCC #23 - Double Distress

'Double Distress' is #23 for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge, being hosted by Linda Ledbetter, on her blog, Studio L3.  To create my snowy night village, I used grungepaper for the background, ran it through an embossing folder and inked it with faded jeans and aged mahogany distress inks. Two of Tim's on the edge dies were used to make the houses and the snowflakes.  Liquid Pearls highlight the rooftops.
On this closeup you can see the sweet 'let it snow' stamp from Quietfire Designs and the sparkly effect of the Frosted Lace Stickles.
Another fun challenge!  Hop over to the CCC #23 Challenge on Linda's blog to see all of the fabulous artwork using this technique.  Cheers!