One last Christmas tag December 2016

 Hi there, It's new years eve and we are  getting ready to ring in a new year. 
Let me squeeze in one last Christmas tag.  Going to miss making these tags and will be sure to start back up next year!
Today's creation made with ...
High Hopes 
 The image is coloured with Copics and lightly misted with Perfect Pearls "Gold"
Platinum Stickles, white sharpie marker and a hand typed sentiment all helped to create the scene. 
Happy New Year, thanks for peeking in!
Goodbye 2016!!!

Seaons Greetings, Reindeer bus and rolo cards!!

 A while back a friend of mine "D" picked up a sweet little vintage  Rolodex  (at a garage sale) for me .
I {heart} the Rolo, love  it so much thank you Miss D !!!!!
I've been wanting to alter one for awhile. 
I created these snowy scenes using a Stampendous stamp and die set.
 Just for fun!! :)
 A few fun photos of the season, D on the left and me on the right.  We were waiting for our ride when this Milton Special Christmas bus pulled up.  Way too much fun, made my day! I think it played Christmas music too :)
 Thanks for peeking, have a great day!

That's what friends are for -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hello, Thanks for peeking back in today.

I'm here to share a little creation made with ...

The image is coloured with Copics, snowy background is created with a White Sharpie Marker using various sizes of dots.  Embossed knit background and aqua and green details too!
Thanks for peeking. 

Have a great weekend and Happy New Year.  Wishing you a very crafty and happy 2017!

Last minute Christmas Gift -- Part 2

 Hi there, I'm back with one more last minute Christmas gift.... a little Christmas ornament creation.
Made with...
 The base of the ornament is made with a tin tart shell pan found at the dollar store. I used washi tape for the sentiment, pipe cleaner tinsel, acrylic paint, bells and stars too.
The tin was punched with a heavy duty punch along with twine to hang the ornament.
I'm visiting a friend this afternoon and will bring this  little gem with a note on the back.

Last minute Christmas gift - Deer Ornament

 It's December 25th and I hope you've had a wonderful day spent with family and friends. 
I visit my mother every year on the 24th and after everyone has gone home we pull out the crafting supplies and make a little project. 
Here's the start of our mess ....
This worked out really good as I needed a last minute something to put with a gift certificate for my Sister in law that I will be visiting on the 25th for a festive dinner.
We decided to make an  ornament using the Impression Obsession's deer die. 
 I love this set so much as we have lots of deer in my area and they have always been such meaningful and magical creatures.
 The ornament is made with tin tart shells that I picked up at the dollar store.  They come in a pack of three and made an excellent base for the ornament (they are nice and reflective).  I punched a hole using a heavy duty hole punch and threaded twine as a hanger. Added tinsel,wired ribbon , snowflakes and bells too.

I'm entering my creation in the Last Minute Gifts Challenge over on the IO blog found here!
Here's one of many deer sighting in my yard........

Thanks for peeking in. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas December 24th

Best wishes for a beautiful Christmas.
December 24th 2016


Merry Christmas!

 Merry Christmas High Hopes fans!
I'm back to share one last Christmas Tag with you today. 

Created with the following High Hopes Stamps ...

I wanted to create a real sunny design, no traditional colours on this tag. 
I really like this sentiment and thought it would be fun to add this tag to a hostess gift. 
All the shopping, decorating and getting ready for the holidays is done! Now it's time to enjoy.
Don't worry, you've got this :)
 So I tried to stick with citrus and a nice blue sky colour on this tag. Sewing stitches, cream acrylic paint and orange bakers twine for some sunny added details. I added some Christmas washi tape across the top of the image and a file tab that notes Merry Christmas too.The image is coloured with Copic Markers and also added touches of the acrylic paint to the image.
Thanks for peeking! I hope your able to put your feet up and relax this Christmas.  Remember to enjoy the time spent with Friends and Family. 

CP Holiday Train 2016 -- Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Please see my little video taken in Hamilton Ontario, it was the best part of the season for me :)
This Canadian Pacific Train travels between the US and Canada every year.  \We got to see it this year, it was pretty awesome!

Woodland Friends -- High Hopes Stamps!

Thanks for peeking in today. I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  We are only one day away and I look forward to the celebrations. 

The new collection of stamps from High Hopes is precious.  I love mother natures critters and adore this darling moose. 

I used the following High Hopes Stamps found here...

 The image is part of a tag and I totally love stamps that I can get multiple uses from. I'm short on one more card for Christmas and decided to remove the tag portion of the stamped image and create a woodland theme. 
The image is coloured with Copics, snowy hills were hand cut using white card stock.  The background was embossed with a snowy folder. Some snowy trees and added woodland friends to complete the scene.
The sentiment as stamped in Tim Holtz Festive Berries.  Red twine and some washi tape too.

Thanks for peeking. Not a moose but its most likely the closest I will see in the city.  This male deer was at my back yard bird feeder this week!! 

Merry Christmas!

Flyin High Santa -- High Hopes Stamps!

 Hello! Happy Saturday. 
It's hard to believe that we are looking at one week until Christmas.  Wow,  time sure does fly!
I created a fun scallop tag using ...
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers along with some liquid applique and a white sharpie marker.
Red sewing stitches, plaid ribbon, bells  and traditional red and green twine on this chunky tag. Total Christmas love here!!
Thanks for peeking!!
here are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Christmas Cookies and Holiday hearts!

Hi there and Merry Christmas. I was invited  to play along at Inspired by all the little things. That sweet photo above is the inspiration for this week!

I have a love of all things Gingerbread.  I really can't pass up a gingerbread weather it;s the actual cookie, some cute ribbon or pattern paper! 
I need it all :) 
The background embossed paper is a cable knit pattern, Some Yummy pattern papers, candy cane twine and a sweet gingerbread couple too.
Here's a close up!!
Thanks for peeking.  Here is little interview, hope you enjoy :)
1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
You can find me over at I started up my blog back 2010 when I first started creating cards.

2. What is your style of card making?
My card making style has changed throughout the years. I love vintage but currently I create more whimsical creations.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?
 I really like Heidi Swapp,love her ideas and creativity.   I'm also inspired by a local gal, Lorrie Everett . I've  learned  a lot from her style, she's a super talented lady.

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers? 
I'm inspired by the different seasons, photos and other talented cardmakers around the world.

5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?
 Something you may not know about me ....hmmmm.... well, I'm currently learning how to speak French and hope to be fluent one day.

Hey there Beautiful -- High Hopes Stamps!

 Hi there and Happy Friday!
I'm back again to share my little card using ...

I'm lovin this new release. This sweet bear would be perfect for both a Summery  camping design and some Winter love too!! 
 The image is coloured with Copics, white Sharpie marker for the snowfall, heart gems, glossy accents and a touch of Wink of Stella clear.
The snowy ground cover is a paint that has snowy texture  (that a friend gave me) and the twine is double tied for a different look :)
Thanks for peeking!
If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Friendship warms the heart!

A sweet creation to share today!

 I used a snow globe die cut and added my fussy cut image.  Coloured with copics, pretty pink twine and a heart warming sentiment too :)
Thanks for peeking!
Have a great weekend :)

Love you always! - High Hopes Stamps

 Happy Friday!
Thanks for stopping by today.  I've been creating with the new release stamps from High Hopes. 
On today's card I used ...

 The image is coloured with Copics, I used a white Sharpie marker for the background snow and a little liquid applique for a Wintery look on  my card. Bows, hears and a tiny mini bell for added fun!
Thanks for peeking!
If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Gingerbread love -- High Hopes Stamps

Happy Saturday!
Thanks for peeking in today :)
I've  been creating  some fun Christmas Tags just in time for Christmas!
Today's Tags are created with ...
High Hopes All that is dear found here!
I decided to creating.a gingerbread theme , I have a small obsession with Gingerbread and could not
resist creating with this beautiful stamp.

I die cut the tag and added an embossed base for added texture. Some candy swirls pattern papers, sweet gingerbread die cuts, candy cane twine, bells and hearts.
Also added some snowy details and some thick paint that reminds me of icing :D

Thanks for peeking!
Today's a perfect day to get crafty!