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Monday, December 28, 2009

and the computer is no more...

Sadly my computer decided on boxing day that it no longer wanted to I am on a friends computer when I can get here...until they fix mine or tell me I need a new one...
Merry Christmas and Happy New year everyone....
Wow I never realized how much I rely on my computer until I didn't have her to play with...shucks...I can only hope they can save my pictures and digital sad....

Bye for now....

Monday, December 21, 2009

So this is Christmas...

I was stunned by some news I read today...
A dear friend's husband has passed on yesterday...
I am sorry...
I am sad for my friend and their family...
My heart hurts for you K ...
I wish I could be there to hug you and let you know I am there...
I am friendship...
I am behind you when you need a hand although we have never physically met each other
You have become a dear friend and I send a hug, a blankie, and prayer, a casserole too...
I am there...anytime

sorry dear friend.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Crazy for Challenges ...Treat containers.

I needed a few more goodies for some coworkers and this is what I came up with.
I filled them with some candied shortbread wrapped in wax paper. Of course you could fill them with anything really.
I hope the girls like them as these are some of my favourite stamps from Hero Arts...Speaking of Hero arts their new catalogue will be out shortly...yippee!
I am posting these on their site for this Challenge it was fun and practical.
Thank you for stopping by and btw there are some leftover candied shortbread help yourself.
Dollarama take out boxes.
I stamped the image and coloured it in Copics. Added some Stickles for bling.
Cut them out adhered them to the box with glue dots.
A few embellishments to make them pop.
Very simple yet effective.
Oh yes some stickles for more bling on the box.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

TGF 12 Days of Sketches challenge..Sketch Two

So here is my version of Sketch 2.

I made this one with a certain friend in mind. Her middle name is Joy which she does not enjoy! Lol...any how I try to find or make her items using this middle name for here it is...Hope you enJOY it!
I cut the Patterned paper and distressed the edges then adhered it to the card.
Stamped the image and cut out the oval using my nestabilities and my cuttlebug.
Coloured the image with Copics, inked the edges, stickles for the peace sign, and adhered flowers.
Glued the strips of red card stock down.
Stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges of the paper, then inked it.
Adhered the sentiment, then the image.
Some stickles and few foam stickers to complete the card.
Inking the edges of the whole card at the end.

TGF 12 Days of Sketches challenge..Sketch One

Whew 12 sketches in 12 days...
Lucky for me I still need cards for Christmas so here we go...
This is my interpretation of Sketch 1 here is the link to the site
I made this card for a coworker she is a real get up and go kind of person, she is young, and loads of fun. So for here I made a non traditional Christmas card with some get up and go...I am so glad to finally get use my new Flapper Anya Stamp...
Thank you for visiting, do come by again soon....
I used silver ink to stamp the snowflakes on the background of the red cardstock.
Stamped Flapper Anya, then cut out the scalloped oval using nestabilities and my cuttlebug.
Coloured her with Copics, then inked the background with red.
Glued a ribbon her headband for added interest
Glue on the edges and then rolled the oval in chunky glitter of white and blue.
Used Martha Stewart punches for both snowflakes, inked them with silver and used a pop dot in between for dimension. Finished the snowflake with a gem.
Adhered the ribbon added the snowflake embellishment and the sentiment.
Inked the edges of the card.

Another Chirstmas TGF Cookie...

Yep one more she is...

I think this one turned out well...

Hope you like it....thanks for coming to peek.
Whew this is such a busy time...I need to get in my scraproom, clean it, then play...should have some new stuff soon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Angel Frame Gift

I have just completed yet another Christmas gift. This one is a framed Anya Angel for friend of mine. She loves Angels and so what better a gift than a little Anya Angel with a special message. Double click the image to enlarge it if you like. Thank you for stopping in....
I coloured Angel Anya with Copics, cut her out and adhered to orange cardstock cut with a nestabilitie. I then added stickles to her wings and frame. A gold pipe cleaner for her halo to a bit of dimension. I then used some glitter glue to smudge all over the background blue cardstock and adhered the Anya Angel to it. A sweet quote, some bling, and inking to finish it off...oh yes a bit of orange ribbon too.

Club Anya All Customer Blog HOP... Happy Holidays!

Happy Club Anya All Customer Blog Hop!

Happy Holidays to you and your family and Welcome to my blog!

Do have a cup of Eggnog or Winter spice tea, and a cookie or two!...

For this lovely occasion I made some edible art. Yes I took rubber stamping to another level! or at least for me.

I decided to try cookies and now I can't wait to make a cake .Below I have given you the recipe for my edible art. Do try it and have fun. I think this will be one project I will be doing at my sons birthday party this spring.

Thank you for stopping by it has been my pleasure to have you all here. Do come back and if you all feel becoming a follower it would be a great honour to have you aboard.
Again Happy Holidays and a wonderful New year to you and yours.

Trish (Stampi)

1.Bake and cool Sugar cookies. Store bought dough or own recipe either is fine. Use cookie cutters in which ever shape you wish the possibilities are endless really.

2.Roll out fondant ( which I bought at Micheal's already made ). Cut fondant with cookies cutters that you used for your cookie. As cookies spread when they are baked the fondant shape will fit nicely in the middle and will be framed by the cookie edges.

3. Then use a black food colouring Marker ( I bought these at Micheal's also) on the stamp directly on the image. Make sure you get none anywhere else but only on the image as it will show up clearly just like on paper. If you do use a bit of wet paper towel to remove it and make sure you didn't remove any of the image itself. If so reapply.

4. The food colouring marker will dry quickly once the stamp is covered so run hot water and hold the image near the steam. This is done instead of huffing like one does with real felt markers on stamps. We don't want to huff on something that is going to be stamp your image using a small amount of pressure.

5. Slowly pull your stamp of the fondant if it sticks a bit just hold the edge of the fondant with your finger and gently pull off the image. I really did not have much trouble.

6. Take a cool cookie and place your fondant on top if it. If the fondant does not stick just brush the cookie with a bit of water and reapply.

7. Then take food colouring drop a few drops on a plate and use a new paint brush and paint just like you would a stamped image on paper.

8. Experiment on a extra piece of fondant to see the colour before you put on the fondant. Mix colours, have fun, and get creative.

9. Once your image is complete if you wish to add bling, in this case real sugar and sprinkles. Use a little water on the paint brush and wet the area you want to put sugar or sprinkles on then add them.

10. Let them dry and package them up and give them away or enjoy them yourself.

I see a million possibilities with these...enjoy.

Do make sure your stamps are clean and not stained with real ink before doing this technique.

Thank you and have fun. If you have any questions please ask and I will do my best to answer them.

Angel Anya Christmas and Thank you Cards.

These cards are for all the Angels or Workers at my son's Daycare. They are a lovely group of ladies whom without I could not keep a roof over our head. They diligently and lovingly care for my son everyday I have to be a work. Life is tough being a single mom & working full time.When one can go to a daycare where you can drop off your child and know they will be safe, nurtured, and fed, one can at least go to work and not worry. Thank you ladies and thank you for have a cup of Winter spice tea .....
To make these cards I used scalloped square and oval for the background. I then coloured the Anya Angels with Copics and adhered them to the oval and then the square. Once that was complete I adhered the whole set onto the card and decorated with stickles, ribbon, and sparkle foam stickers. I used gold pipe cleaner for the Anya Angels Halo.

Monday, November 30, 2009

TGF Blog Farm Fresh Friday Challenge...

So my favourite stamp company The Greeting Farm has a great challenge on their blog. They have asked if you could using one of their images create a card reminiscent of your favourite treat....Well I have several treats but my favourite right now is melty, so chocolaty ...yummie....reminds me I need a new bag. Any how here is my take. The bag for Maltesers is red, white, and brown with a tiny bit of gold. I used chunky sugar glitter for the edges and for her little stand. I then embossed the title with white and coloured TGF Twinkle Tot Madelyn with Copics. Then punched some brown circles to resemble the Maltesers and added some foam Christmas stickers. Not a busy looking card but it reminds me of the bag for my most favourite here to see the Maltesers site and here is the challenge link if you want to play too and see their new digital stamps too...have a Malteser or two and thank you for coming by.

Mulled Wine Christmas Card

Oh the fun I had making this card. First I used a plastic snowflake as a mask while using Patina Glimmer mist. Then I used Pashmina glimmer mist after to create this look of the background paper. I really wish the shine of the glimmer mist came through in photos. Then I coloured and cut out TGF Stamp Twinkle Tot Madelynn. Some glitter snowflakes, sequins, and inking around the edges to complete this look...I love these two colours together hope you do too...This card reminds of mulled wine hence the title. Thank you for looking and do have a cup on the way for now. Yes this card is made especially for a great challenge on a great blog to see this blog and challenge details just click on this link.

Manga Christmas stamp...

This a quick card I put together using my Manga stamp from Funky kits in the UK. I love the Sugar Nellie stamps you can purchase there. Any how I embossed a background, coloured her in Copics and added some stickles around the edges. A sentiment on the ribbon and a quick card complete and ready to send to a friend.
Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Crystal Ice Anya...Christmas Card

There is a fun challenge on Club Anya blog this Monday. Just click the blinkie on the right to take you there...the idea was to create something icy with is my first card with this concept in mind. I have a few I would like to make as these will be super Christmas cards for my office pals.
I embossed my jewel tone navy paper with my cuttlebug. I then use alcohol ink on a plastic snowflake ornament. Sparkles were added all around the edge to frame whole card.
For Anya I used copic markers and then added a snowflake to the front of her dress. Some glitter glue I bought at walmart which I spread all over Anya to look like ice crystals. Well thank you for stopping in and yep you got it more treats, and this time its one of my favourite frozen treats..lemon ice gelato, do have a scoop ..enjoy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Thank you Card...

I was blog hopping last night when I came across this fun site and starting looking around this a fun site has a passion for The Greeting Farm stamps too and it is based out of Australia. How cool is that. Any how they had a challenge for a Vintage card the link is here and I needed a thank you card for a friend so what the heck I thought lets do vintage or at least my take on Vintage. I hope you enjoy this as I really enjoyed making this card it was a fun challenge a great inspiration for me today. I used Alice from the Alice in wonderland set from The Greeting Farm. Have a cup of Darjeeling and finger sandwich on your way out...thanks for visiting.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Okay now for a switch! here are my new favourite stamps to play with. They are from Kraftin Kimmie's and they are Canadian Yay!!!! you can get them here okay I discovered these on a UK site and then went on the hunt and found out they were made in good ole Canada...I am so pleased by this....any how here is her blog if you want to look around. I so love this stamp her name is Charlotte...I think her dolls are the best and the look on her face is so hilarious .....her sausage roll hair...looove it...any how hope you enjoy my take on these stamps...bye for now...thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for more cards with my new Kraftin Kimmie stamps....

Digital Autumn Ian...Happy Birthday

And now I will share my other new digital stamp Autumn Ian. Is he awesome or what?...I had to put him out in the woods camping. This was a relatively easy card to put together some stampin up stamps in the background and Ian coloured in copics...easy but I really like the results and I hope you do too...I think this card calls for some peppermint tea don't you ?....

Missing you...Digital Autumn Anya

A quick card with pretty colours. I bought the butterfly stickers awhile back and love the colour combination. Any how I coloured Autumn Anya the other night and wouldn't you know it they match. Some stickles of course and ribbon to complete the card. Thank you for stopping by and looking. There might be some late fall plums left in the fruit bowl if you would like one, and some black current tea in the pot.

A little boys Christmas...

I have made this Christmas card for my son to give to his Baba.....I did a bit of altering of the stamp from The Greeting Farm by changing out the game control in his hands for a little gift. I love the tilt of his head this is a sweet stamp. I then used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the circle and then outlined it with silver stickles. Some ribbon and snowflakes for interest. A sentiment surrounded in glitter and there you have a little boys Christmas. Thank you for looking and do have a cup of eggnog and a sugar cookie....I know I will.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Birthday wishes dear friend....with The Greeting Farm.

Hi there and welcome back. I was creating a special card this week, one with two purposes. This card is for a dear friend who is celebrating a special Birthday this year and I am also entering it as part two of the search for a Where the wild things are guest here for the sketch we were asked to use
This was a lot of fun to make. I used Copics to colour and 3 different basic grey patterned papers. I then used perfect pearls on the edges, some ribbon between the papers too. I made some balloons added a dash of glitter of course and a Happy Birthday Sentiment...thank you for looking and do check out these stamps at as an FYI the Laurie Skunk stamp is a digital stamp and its new...don't you love her...she can be used for Birthdays, Christmas, and many other types of celebrations....Thanks for stopping by grab a gumball and whistle on your way out...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Twilight for my niece...

I recently was lucky enough to purchase some digital stamps from The Greeting Farm. They are so much fun to play with as they are in the likeness of the characters from Twilight now how cool is that....since its my nieces Birthday what a better than a framed version of the adorable here is what I came up with...hope you like it....
I used patterned paper which I adhered to the base of the frame then proceeded to add the images and the name plates. I put a moon in the middle and of course some hearts for embellishments...stickles in gold a few strips of punched edges and some ribbon and liquid pearls.....thanks for looking and do grab a Birthday cupcake and some 7 up on your way out...bye

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pattern me not Winter Anya...

This is a Christmas card for another girlfriend of mine. I love how this turned out. Transparencies are so beautiful when embossed with the cuttlebug and this card was no exception. I stamped some trees which I adhered to the inside and a green strip at the top for writing my sentiment to my friend. I then added some silver snowflakes to the front and of course Winter Miss Anya....glad you came by and of course the treat of choice today is Mint Hot Chocolate help yourself...The rules for this challenge can be found here..

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pattern me not...

Well here is a card a Christmas for a girlfriend of mine. We have been friends for many years and she always remains so fashionable and for her I have created a fashionable card. I also used the challenge idea here to make this card. I found very liberating to not use patterned paper and instead chose to use punches and sparkles galore. I used glitter glue which I spread all over the background this is something I have grown fond of over the past little while then I used a border punch for the swirls and felt stars, foil stars and bling. Oh yes and Martha Stewart punch for the branches...Thank you for looking and candy cane bark is in the dish help yourself...bye