Happy Halloween!

Super quick post today as I have the day off work and will be going out shortly for Java with a friend! I carved these pumpkins last night and used the Cricut Pumpkin Carving Cartridge to help create these fun faces :)
I've been wanting to make this card for awhile after seeing an awesome tutorial done by Chris over at Purple Lake Stamps found here.

Close up
We are expecting rain and snow tonight for the kiddies so I don't expect too may trick or treaters at my door.
Thanks for popping by &
Happy Halloween!

Throwback Thursday -- Black Cat Couture ATC

Wishing you a Happy Halloween!  This ATC was made back a few Halloween's ago as part  of exchange at my local Scrapbook Store.

I have entered this in  Bibiana's Throw back Thursday challenge.  Please see the original post found here :)

                                                          Thanks for stopping by,
                                                               Trick or Treat !!

October 31st

I was able to get in some crafting time after work and completed the card for this image.
Love this little guy going door to door on Halloween night!
close up ...

Its been fun to playing with this Fall set it's totally a fave of mine.

Started putting the old typewriter to use and will be making labels for the back of my creations :)


this card will be sent to a friend along with the trick or treat ribbon!
Thanks for stopping by!
Made with ...
Kraftin Kimmie Hey there Punkin
creative bag Halloween twine
various copic markers
MME Paper -- Wicked
Black gems
Craft Smart Ticket stamp
borrowed tag die (thanks Linda!)
Darcie orange trim
Generals pencils
Creative Bag clear bags (used as an envelope)
& my old typewriter!

Halloween Love!

Not too much crafting this weekend but I did manage to get one of my Kimmie stamps coloured.  I hope to have the actual card made soon ! The bricks in the background were made using a W1 chisel point of a copic marker.
We went for a drive today and passed through Kilbride Ontario where there was this amazing house all dolled up for Halloween.

It was really done up from top to bottom the details were awesome!
A stop in Aberfoyle at their Antique market as today was the last its opened for the season.
hubby bought me this old toy....
I think it may be fun to use for paper crafting?!!
Thanks for peeking in :)

Celebrate with Style!

I made this card back a week ago for Arlene's 90 minute scramble over at the Hero Arts Flickr group. The challenge was to make a Fall or Spring Card and post with in 90 minutes. The wood grain background is a Hero Arts fave of mine and I think, a nice background for the wreath.

The wreath is made simply with a leaf punch and multi coloured card stock.  I hand cut a circle/donut shape and glued the leaves and alternate the colours.  I found Beacons 3 in 1 worked good as it's a quick drying glue

 the twine bow was made with a Maya Road Jute and airbrushed in black to standout against the wreath.
 I will be hosting a Hero Arts Scramble the first weekend in December.  I hope you will join in on the fun! :)

Made with...
 Hero Arts Woodgroin Design block
Beacons 3&1
Maya Road Jute
Marvy leaf punch
Recollections card stock
pop dots
Recollections Brad
Copic Black Marker
Copic Airbrush
Celebrate With Style sentiment is a Hero Arts Clear  Set

Hey there Punkin

I'm trying to learn to work through crafting hiccups and accept / embrace mistakes in my work.  As I finished up colouring this gal and her pumpkins I was happy with the results and was ready to make a card to go with the image.
There was just one more little enhancement I was going to make before starting the card....  Create a sky background of course!  Everything started off fine, using B00 and B01 on the background  pull out my Wide 0 Copic to soften the background and sure enough there was black marker on my clear Copic 0 which left undesirable smudges all over the background. Well, that's not good, lol. My first reaction was to scrap the image and start again.

Feeling lazy I decided to try and airbrush the background to see if I could hide the marks. It helped but I could still see some here and there. Then I decided to place the sentiment over the most noticeable marks and it helped a lot. Actually I like the sentiment on the image which I would have never thought to do otherwise.. I'm happy and it saved all the work that went into colouring it up!,
Thanks for stopping by.

Made with ...
Janome Sew Mini
Coats Button thread
Various copic markers
Sew Ribbon
Recollections Ribbon
Recolections card stock
misc Buttons
Maya Road Twine
Copic Airbrush
Kraftin Kimmie Fall Punkin  stamp set
Recollections Brads

For the love of Fall

This is my favorite time of year. Love the cooler weather, crock-pot cooking, sunflowers and pumpkins.
Its our Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I am looking forward to some yummy cooking and crafting!
This stamp set is one of Kimmies new fall sets and its totally fun!! :) I have entered it in Kraftin Kimmies fall challenge found here :) & One Crazy Stampers Halloween Christmas challenge found here :) !!
I saw my first pumpkin patch last weekend up in St Thomas. Really awesome!! These pictures are from a few weekends ago in Erin Ontario. The pumpkins were huge and about 60 bucks each. This nursery  had some beautiful fall eye candy...
Including these really neat flower arrangements!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

World Cardmaking Day

Spent  Saturday (World card making day) at Kraftin Kimmies crop. Such fun as there was all sorts of Make and Takes throughout  the day.
 This altered box was created at one of the Make and takes hosted by Stephanie.

I like the idea of these boxes for mailing cards.  Here in Canada the max height for mailing  an oversize letter is 20mm and I think this would make the cut!
 Close up of altered box.
 We were spoiled with lots of treats  and yummy food through the day.
My friend Linda crafting away .....
Me, trying to figure out how to complete the altered box :)
And to finish the day .... on the way home we were treated with the sight of a beautiful rainbow!

Thanks for peeking in! Made with ...
Kraftin Kimmie Penguin stamps
Kraftin Kimmie Winter trinkets
copic markers
Party Flags die cut
Boitatou.com Box
Bakers twine (unknown)
pattern paper (unknown)
misc brads
dollarama snowflakes