Monday, January 30, 2017

Recycled Christmas cards wk 5


Yes I managed to do it again!!!  Recycled more Christmas cards :)  My stash is getting bigger and I'm feeling quite encouraged by this.

Not only am I getting those cards done but I'm also using stickers that hardly stick anymore...and bits of papers left from tons of previous projects.  And even doing this my scrap pile doesn't seem to diminish.  At least I know that I'm finally using my stuff!  And that was a big resolution for me this year.

You can watch the process of how I turned 3 cards into those :)



As mentioned in the videos I use premade card bases that I have had also for years!  My god the stuff that we hoard... or I should say "I" hoard!!!

I'm entering this set of cards in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. The papergirls challenge - Patterned paper - used a lot of little scraps
  3. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - Patterned paper
  4. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflakes - I used snowflakes in 3 of the 5 cards
  5. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - using the anything goes option
That's it for me today.  Hope you have a fab Monday.

Hugs

Monday, January 23, 2017

Recycled Christmas card week 4

Hello!  I'm super happy to say that I'm keeping up with my promise to make Christmas cards :)  I have to admit that the support that I have been getting from my Youtube subscriber has been a HUGE encouragement to continue!

You can see the process video of these cards in here:

I can't believe it that I made all these cards out of 2 cards!!!  It was pretty cool.  And I'm finally going through my stash of papers and using all the little bits and pieces!

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflake.  I added some red ones as well as a foam one :)
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge2 - January extra challenge
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Use a sentiment I did on all but one
  5. Kreativeinkauf-challenge - Snowflake
That's it for me!  Hope this will inspire you to do more recycling and using up your little pieces!!!  I want my stash to go down lol

Hugs

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Solitary confinement - Oddball

Hello!  Hope you have a wonderful Saturday.  I'm here today to share with you a make that I did for Oddball.  My last make as a dt.  I loved my time and I think it's time for me to step down.

I really wanted to make a piece that was representative of me as of the moment.  I really do need that alone time to craft and do some art.  Recently one of my kids (as they were all going to the movie theatre) mentioned how I would miss them and would be lonely.  He is right I would be if it was for a very long period of time... but I'm finding that more and more I do need that time alone with myself to just play.  So no I wasn't going to miss them for 2.5 hours lol.  Actually I thought they came back way too fast!

For this last make I'm using the wonderful image 363.  He was just perfect for the little out of the box journaling that I wanted to do.  You can watch me on the video here.
And here is my little journaling make
I found the wording in a magazine and just thought this was just absolutely PERFECT for this.  The background was a piece of what I think is wall paper that was given to me in a swap.  I colored this fabulous image with my copics.

I'm entering this in the following challenges;

  1. Crafting-with-friends - Anything goes
  2. Creative fingers challenge blog - Anything goes
  3. Jo's scrap shack - Anything goes
  4. Creative moments - Anything goes
  5. Inspiration destination challenge blog - Anything goes
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!  Don't forget to go and check out my giveaway on Youtube!!!

Hugs

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Just Breathe you got this journal - Jen of Eve Design DT make


Hello everyone!  I made this album out of paper and recycled cardboard using the wonderful templates from Jen of Eve Designs that you can find here.  The templates make it so easy to make!!!

I decided to make it 6x6.  Which is also one thing that I love with Jen of Eve designs template is that you don't waste papers! And you can use little bits from other projects as well.  For this I used some papers from 7gypsies called Epicurean that you can find here.  It's such a great paper pad for this type of project.

You can see how I made the album here:
I was wondering what to put on the cover and then I found some ephemera pieces that were just perfect for it!  I think we all need to be reminded to just breathe lol.

I used a ribbon as the closure.

The metal corner pieces are from my stash.  

Here is a look from the side.  There's still room for the person that gets this to add pictures and ephemeras.
And here it is opened up.  You can see there's many many journaling spots!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
  1. Get creative challenges - Anything goes
  2. Use your stuff - use 3 6x6 papers - I used a whole lot more!  So happy to use my stuff!
  3. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  4. Country view challenges - anything goes
  5. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - anything goes using patterned paper
That's it for me for today!  Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Hugs




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!

Hugs

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.

Hugs

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

Hugs

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.

Hugs

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.

Hugs


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Giving Christmas cards new life

Hello everyone!  I don't know for you but in my case I really hate to waste.  And the Christmas cards that I get but that are not handmade used to go to the recycling because let's be honest you can't keep EVERYTHING....

Now that I do some junk journal I could use them for that but I much prefer getting ahead of the game and make some new Christmas cards out of them.  So I wanted to share with you what I did with mine.  

I have made a video of the process that you can see here

And here is the look of the cards that were done!  I managed to make 11 out of 3 cards and within an hour.  That is pretty fast when usually when I color an image and all just for the coloring it will take me up to an hour...


I hope this will inspire you to use up your cards in a similar way instead of sending them to the recycling.

I'm entering those cards in the following challenges:
  1. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  2. Christmas cards all year round - Snowflake - there's many that do have snowflake on them.
  3. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge Extra - Anything goes Christmas
  4. Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Anything goes Christmas
  5. 12 months of christmas link up - Out with the old and in wiht the new - I could say it's out with the old Christmas cards and in with the new... but don't think it would work so out with the old Christmas cards and packaging and new is the snowflakes stickers that I used and the word stickers that were part of a purchase just before Christmas.
That's it for me for today.  Hope you like this and have a wonderful creative day!

Hugs



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Give me coffee!!!

Yeah that is me most of the time lol.  I decided to use the opportunity of the great challenge over at Oddball FB group   which is always anything goes with an Oddball image to make one of the Memo pad books that I gave to my colleagues for Christmas.  The image that I used for this one is image 325.  I just love this super cute little rabbit.

You can see a video here of the inside of this cute album and an example of how it was made.

It's all done with recycled envelopes that were gelli printed.

I used my copics to color this sweet image and then fussy it out.  The sentiment was found on google by searching for Coffee quotes.

I'm entering this make in the following challenges:

  1. Open-minded crafting fun - Stitching real or faux - it's real done with my sewing machine.  I use this technique to make sure that the 2 envelopes that I'm using are really STUCK together for good.
  2. Creative knockouts - Anything goes
  3. Dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-195 - anything goes
  4. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  5. Southern girls challenge - anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a wonderful New Year day with your families!!!

Hugs

Calm mind - The East Wind

Hey everyone!!!  Happy New Year!!!  Hope your holidays were wonderful and that your new year will be filled with joy and HEALTH!  That is the most important part isn't it.

Today I'm here to share with you my make with the freebie image Calm Mind that is offered by The East Wind if you are registered for the newsletter.

What a better way to start the new year than with a calm mind?!?

I have made a video to share with you the making of this journaling page.

And here it is.  I used some paints from the dollarstore as well as some paints that I purchased in a pack at Homesense our equivalent of TJ MAXX.

The stamping in the background was done with some shelf liner and some little circle items found in my dad's garage :)  Got to love that!  The papers that I used were given to me in a swap as well as the great sentiment on that card.  I have added some book paper just for the fun of it for added interest.  The image was colored with copics and then fussy cut out.

I'm entering this journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Allsorts challenge - Something new - lots here the digi is brand new as are the swap elements that I got and the circle items that I used for stamping that I "stole" from my dad's garage lol
  2. Crafty friends challenge blog - Anything goes
  3. My time to craft challenge - Something new
  4. 4 crafty chicks - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  My last day of break since I start back to work tomorrow... boohoohoo and my hubby and kids will be home all week... that will be hard!

Anyway Happy New Year and all the best.

Hugs
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