Throw Back Thursday Speckled Bloom Card

I'm joining in on Bibiana's Throw back Thursday today and wanted to share a card made many moons ago. You can see the Original post found here for more details and supplies used.   I have a step by step tutorial on how I made the flower...
One of my favorite Hero Arts stamps and added the distress inks direct to paper ...
Cut out all the flower parts :)

Used white acrylic paint and flicked the paint on the flower
and added some texture using glossy enamels (I think a poster paint pen or gems would work good too :)

Also shaped the flower by hand for more dimension and cut up into the petals to better shape the flower.
Thanks for joining me for TBT, hope this tutorial was helpful !! :)
Check out the other wonderful Throw Back Thursday's creations over at Bibana's blog found here

Merry Monday

I've been wanting to play along with Merry Monday's challenges since the start of the year and after seeing my friend Greta's wonderful cards made for the various challenges was very inspiring too.  Love the idea of having my Christmas cards ready before the start of December.... maybe I could actually be prepard this year :) ??
This week's challenge is Christmas Bingo and I choose to use Sparkle, Diecut, Red on my design!
The die cut is  Tim Holtz the Merry Background stamped in red with touches of glitter on my card.

Made with ....
Hero Arts S5531Merry Back ground
Tim Holtz Carolers
Tim Holtz Festive Berries distress ink
Recollections Kraft paper
Recollections Black & White cardstock
Red Tinsel Ribbon
Red mini glitter balls

Thanks for looking!

thanks Friend

A little card sent to a friend to say thank you! She was kind enough to text me good thoughts and pictures of cards she was making while I was nervously waiting for my dental surgery appointment.
The image is printed and cut from the Cricut Imagine using the best friends cartridge. Pop dots were added to this gal for some height.  Added some stitches and banners and a thank you sentiment using MSE rub-ons.  The tiny little flower was handmade by another friend Denise and I love using these :)

Wishing you a great weekend!!

Made with .....
Cricut Imagine Best friends Cartridge
Recollections Valentine Banner Cling Stamps
MSE Rub On Sentiments
Janome sew mini
Coats button thread
recollections card stock
fiskars pinking scissors
Denise's pretty flower :)
crushed olive distress ink
peacock feathers distress ink
pop dots

Pumpkin Cupcakes -- Recipe Card

Recently I discovered the art of creating recipe cards, been watching some of the gals on you tube make and trade them. I would like to find a group to join, but for now I thought that it would be fun to make one card! :)

The stamp is a Kraftin Kimmie Christmas stamp (she's called Merry) I think she is good to use for a fall or thanksgiving creations.
The back of the card holds the recipe in the pocket. The little oven mits are also part of the Merry Set from Kimmie....
Recipe on the tags.
Made for Kraftin Kimmie's anyhthing goes challenge found here
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week :)
Made with ..
Kraftin Kimmie Merry Stamp set
Copic Markers
Recollections trim
Tim Holtz fall leaves die
creative memories paper
Sew Mini Janome
Coats Button Thread
Misc Buttons
Hero Arts Design Block stamp
Thanksgiving Sentiment (Unknown unmounted stamp)
Maya Road Twine
Brother Label Maker
Graphics Fairy Recipe card / label

Laugh out loud!

Just a few more rolled roses on a tag  this time :)

 tag close up....

 also I made a little video showing how I make my roses :)
 first time using Gelatos. Kinda fun although I have no idea how to use them :)
thanks for peeking in!

Tea Party

Just sharing a little tea party card created with the Cricut Imagine.  I recently bought a used machine and love the images that can be created.  If your not familiar with the Imagine its kinda like the outcast of cricut machines. Its a print  and cut which is now discontinued but I love it!!! I can see a lot of potential for creativity :)

 Added some turquoise cardstock to pull the colour from the image,  roses which are just made with  rolled paper , ribbon and stitches for an afternoon tea party look! This card went to a friend and I hope she likes it!! :)
Tea party tag  made with the  Best friends Imagine cricut cartridge.

Made with ...
Cricut Imagine best friends cartridge
ek butterfly punch
sew mini Janome
creative bag satin ribbon
misc cradstock
Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage photo

Sweet Summer Cherries

This card was created mid Summer and I'm a wee bit behind in posting. The cherries and shaped card base are cut with the Cricut Preserves Cartridge, the background text is an old fave  from Hero Arts.

Added some detailing with a white sharpie marker & glossy accents.  The card is sprayed with Glimmer Mist for a shimmery effect. 
 Since I used the Preserves cartridge to make the cherries card I thought I would share some preserves made over the weekend :)
yep lots of peach and mixed berry jam!

thanks for stopping by. have a great day :)