Monday, January 16, 2017

Recycled Christmas card wk 3

Well I'm really ADDICTED now to doing the recycled cards.  I'm continuing my youtube series, I'm now at week 3 and that means quite a lot of Christmas cards done already and finally making a dent in the pile of cards that I get every year and just keep adding too.

You can watch my video here:
I used 2 tiny cards and one big one and made 6 cards out of them!  How cool right?!?  And I went through my stash of left over papers and just USED them :)  So finally getting some use out of all of those.

The card bases are from the thrift store as well as from Homesense our equivalent of TJ max.  Love purchasing blank cards when they come on special.  You get some great deals.

I'm entering those in the following challenges:

  1. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  2. Card mania challenges - Layer it.  The top left hand card has many layers!
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes - option feature a creature - I did twice :)
Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Merry Christmas

I know I know Christmas has just passed... and it's not time yet for Christmas.  But I'm trying to get ahead for next year as you have seen in the past 2 weeks with my recycled card making.

I thought that the great image 362 from Oddball was perfect for this.  And it's a great time to remind you of the FB challenge that is going on over at the FB group Oddball!  It's anything goes if you use an Oddball image!  So go ahead and start playing with them!!!!

And here is my card:
I used some recycled gift paper with a Quickutz die to make the background, so happy that I'm actually doing something with it and not just HOARDING it!  I just adore being able to recycle.  The image was colored with my copics and the edge was done with some fire brick distress ink.  I also used a Spellbinder die for the sentiment.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Patties creations challenge - Use an animal image
  2. Creative knockouts - Celebration - going with Christmas celebration
  3. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  4. Crafty gals corner challenges - Patterned paper - yup used some for the background
  5. lil red wagon - Resolutions - I had 3 this year, play more with crafty stuff, use my stuff and get ready for Christmas so that I'm not scrambling like this year lol so this card represents all those!
Hope you guys have a fab Saturday.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aurora Angel with Stricking blue eyes

Hello!!!!!  It's time for a new release image over at The East Wind.  And I have to say that she is GORGEOUS.  You can find the image Aurora Angel with Stricking blue eyes here as part of a set.

I really HATE making sympathy cards but you always need a few in your stash and I find it's worst to make them when you have actually need it...

So I thought she was going to be great to use for this.
I added some bling to this.  The flowers and birds are from a package that I had ordered a long time ago... don't know from which company.  I have used my spellbinder dies and edged the sentiment with my vintage photo distress ink.  The image was colored with my copics and I used a sakura gel pen on top of the wings for the added shine.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Word art wednesday - Anything goes
  2. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  3. Sunny day crafting - Artic animals- I went with the option of anything goes
That's it for me for today.  Hope you stay warm if you are in a cold climate like me and that you get to craft... unlike me that is at work lol


Monday, January 9, 2017

Recycled Christmas cards week 2

Hey everyone!  Hope you are keeping warm.  Here it's FREEZING.  But that's perfect if you are crafting... unfortunately it's week days and I'm working lol

Anyway this weekend I did craft and I continued my series of recycled Christnas card and figured I should share them with you here as well.

You can see my youtube video of the making here:

And here are the 6 cards that I made in 37 minutes.  My goal was to make them in 30 but I wasn't able to accomplish that.

I used up 2 cards as well as some Christmas packaging that I had.  If I can keep this up I should be ready come Christmas time :)

I'm entering those in the following challenges:

  1. Cards in envy - Snow bird challenge - I have 3!
  2. Make my Monday - A winter's walk
  3. Use your stuff - Oh Canada - well right now in Montreal it's FREEZING so any of those would apply... other then the santa lol  and yes we do have other seasons just longing for them right now lol
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge extra - Anything Christmas
  5. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes 
  6. 12 months of christmas linkup - out with the old - again used some new items like the snowflakes and well the packaging was new.... and using some old card base.
That's it!  Hope you have a great Monday night.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Toilet paper roll albums tutorial and giveaway!

Hello my dearest!!!!  Hope you are having a great Saturday so far.

Yesterday I went out with my bestie to see Kinky boots the musical at Place des Arts in Montreal.  So funny because when we decide to do stuff it seems so fun but then as the time get closer to it we don't want to go downtown Montreal lol.  Thank god we push ourselves because the show was amazing.  So I'm a bit tired this morning... getting old but it was so worth it.  And we had a DELICIOUS meal prior at a small restaurant located right there (best location).

This weekend it will be quiet for me and probably crafty YAY.  1st week back to work after the holidays is always harder for me... don't know if it is for others as well.

Anyway I'm here today to share with you the toilet paper roll that I made for my giveaway at youtube.  I have reached 1K subscribers!!!  YAY so very excited made it on the 31st of December so just in time to say my goal of 2016 was reached :)  I also made a tutorial of this so you should go to watch it out.  If you want to win it you have to leave a comment on that video.

I also made one for my Etsy store for those of you that would not want to wait you can find it here.  And here is the picture.  It was made the same way but I added some metal embellishments as well as a stamped sentiment.

And here is the one you could win if you comment on you tube.  The base is obviously a toilet paper roll.  I covered it with some newspaper that was painted using a technique that I did last year that involved gesso and sprays.  I used some stamping after.  It contains 2 signatures and has a crossstiched binding. 

 I have added some Tim Holtz die cuts to the front that were stained with some Tattered Angel spray kit called Rusty Metal.  The closure is made out of some ribbon.  I have also reinforced the spine with some washi tape.

I'm entering this album in the following challenges:
  1. Open-minded crafting fun - Stitching real or faux
  2. Crafting-with-friends - Anything goes
  3. Crafty catz weekly challenge - Anything goes add ribbon :)
That's it for me!  Have a fab day.


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