Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween,

Today I would like to share an older Tilda image Tilda with Sunflower . Isn't she adorable and that beautiful sunflower; love it. The Graphic 45 paper is perfect for autumn scene. I paper pieced her dress. I used Cryogen and used my new Memento London Fog ink pad. Tilda's skin was colored with E000, E00, R01; hair E50, YR20, Y21; socks E51, E53; shoes E43, E44, E47; flower G94, G94, Y18, Y21, E47, E49.

To embellish my card I used Mariane die Eiffel Tower, Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies Doily Flower and Swirly Butterfly. I used a little bling on the flowers and on the Eiffel Tower. Lastly, I added some cheesecloth, tulle bow, and a couple of tickets. You still have until 12:00am EST to enter for my "HALLOWEEN CANDY"!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - #220 Ying Chooses Autumn Vintage
Totally Tilda - #83 Just the Ticket
You and Me Magnolia - #21 Autumn
Stamp and Create Magnolia - #21 Fall or Halloween Colors
Simon Says - Anything Goes 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Snowie with Star

Hello Maggie Fans,

I hope you all had a wonderful day! I just love snowmen.  Snowie with Star image brings a smile to my face. I chose to make an easel card to create my design.

I stamped my image on Cryogen paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink the ncolored my image with Copic markers C0, C01, T1, T3, W0, W1, R20, Y26, E47, E49, Y11, Y13, Y17, G94, G99,YR15, Y26.  I used Shabby White Frantage to create a snow effect around my image.

Here are some closer looks at Snowie:

Here are the other items I used to create my card:
Magnolia Stamps – Snowie with Star, Sentiment –So Jolly Post Vintage Christmas
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies – Big Cozy Snowflake, Slender Firs. So Wrapped Tilda Lace
Spellbinders Dies
Maja Paper – It’s Christmas Time
Flower trim and other trim
Bling - Center of the snowflakes
Frayed Burlap and Forest Moss Distress Ink
Snow Writer with fine white glitter - to create the fur on the hat and snow on the trees

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licious – Anything Goes
Mid Week Magnolias – Lots of Layers
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #81 Sparkle

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Anyone need a painter

Happy Saturday,

It's time for a new challenge over at CMC - Masculine. Dr. Digi is our sponsor and these images are great! The image I used is Dunderton Decorators LTD.

My image with colored with Copic Markers. Skin E000, E00; shirt G21, G40; shoes E40, E41, E42; overalls B91,B93, B95; moustache, paint can, bottom of shoes, roller handle C0, C01, C03, C05; label paint can R89; roller brush YR000, YR00. For the paint that is dripping I used Viva. The button and overall metals were colored with a silver pen.

At first I dreaded doing a guy card because I am not very good at it. But he was so much fun to color. I hope you are inspired to create a masculine card today.

Have a closer look:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet - #59 Anything Goes
Sister Act - #30 Anything Goes
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes and A DT Call
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas in October

Happy Wednesday,

Can you believe October is almost over? Yikes! So I decided to create a Christmas tag. 

I colored her skin and hair with Copic Markers and then I paper pieced her outfit. To add some glam I gave her gold glitter tights and black glitter shoes. For the trim on her skirt and belt I used liquid snow with some fine white glitter. The paper I used was from graphic 45 and her skirt is a Christmas Memory box paper. I created the snowflakes first by stenciling a red floral print then it was layered with Magnolia Doo Hickey Big Cozy Snowflake and Memory box snowflake dies. A red pearl was added to each. I hope I have inspired you to create a Christmas project.

Karen Gauthier

Graphic 45 Place in Time

Here is a closer view:

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - #64 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #163 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #67 Christmas is Coming
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lili's Pumpkin

Good Evening,

Boy, I had a busy day of cleaning. But it sure does feel good when your house feels spotless. Today I would like to share this Halloween gift bag I made starring Lili! Shh, don't tell anyone she is my favorite character from Inky Impressions.

I used Tim Holtz in the bag die to cut out my bag. Lili's face was colored with E000, E00, R20, B21; hair E25, E31, E59; leave YG93, YG895; pumpkin YR13, YR15, YR17. I paper pieced her out using Carte Bella Halloween paper. I added bling to her out for a belt. I cut out the oval from my spellbinders die using Graphic 45 Steampunk paper. To complete my design I used bling and black netting to create my bow. I hope I have inspired you today to create a Halloween or Fall project.

Here is a couple of closer views:

Thanks for stopping by!


I have some candy on my blog.

I am entering my bag in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - #130 Fall/Autumn
Crafty Calendar October - Halloween
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Splendiferous - Boo to You - Bloggers Challenge
Delicious Doodles - #58 Non-Scary Halloween
Jo's Scrap Shack - FFC#22 - Anything Goes

A Gift From Heaven

Happy Saturday,

This weekend is the invasion of the Pumpkin Fest in Keene, NH. My husband and went to view them last night. There are just too many people there today. You can barely walk.

Today I have created this cute heart shaped baby card. I just love this sweet image from Magnolia. I used a heart and heart doily die. For the take I added ribbon and a charm. I colored my image with C00, C01, YR13, YR15, YR18, R81, R83, R85, R0000, R01, R02. I added the frantage to make my design look whimsical.

How about a closer look:

You can purchase the product below at 7 Kids College Fund

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Licioius - Shaped Cards
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe - #33 How Adorable
Marker Pop #32 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - #31 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tilda with Candy Canes

Today I would like to share this sweet Tilda. So adorable and sweet. I stamped my image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Cryogen paper. I colored her with Copic Markers -skin E000, E00, E11, R21; hair E25, E31, E50; dress E37, E39; socks, bloomers, bow R81, R83, R85; shoes E70, E71, E74; candy Y000,Y00, RV0000, RV000, E44, E47. I paper pieced the paper that her candy is wrapped in.

Don't forget to enter for a chance for some Halloween Candy!

Here are the products that I used to create my card:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda with Candy Canes, Noel Sentiment
Magnolia Doohickey Dies - Fence, Big Cozy Snowflake
Memory Box Dies - Snowflake border and vine
Marianne Die - Heart
Scarlet and Shabby White Frantage
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Magnolia Christmas Dreams Paper
Majan It's Christmas Time Paper
Red Liquid Pearls
White Tulle

Here are a few close-ups:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - #80 Dots or Stripes
You and Me Magnolia - #20 Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - #218 Christmas in October
Midweek Magnolia - Song Birds (Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh)
Fashionista Magnolia and More Challenge - #2 Shabby Chic

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Brilliance

I can't believe the weekend is over. I had a great weekend. I went to an image transfer class yesterday and below is my finish product.

We used a birch panel covered with printed paper (music sheets/text from a book). It was attached to the canvas with matte medium. Next step was we painted our panel with a light coat of Gesso. Then apply matte medium to the panel and apply the image transfer. Let the panel with image dry completely. Next, spray with water and remove the paper. Wha la the image is transferred to your canvas. I then painted my canvas with acrylic paints and water color crayon. I used a few stencils - butterfly, oak leaves with acorn (bottom right), Tim Holtz spider web and small dots for the centers of the flowers.

It was so fun and relaxing I can't wait to do the next one. We did some remodeling in our kitchen, once it's painted I will hang in the kitchen.

I hope you are inspired to create a project!

One more peek:

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - Colors of Autumn
Scribble and Scrap - #3 Always Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything but a Card
DRS - #91 Inspired by Autumn

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Nothing like candy to make you smile

Happy Saturday,

I hope your weekend is going well. I took an awesome class today which was an image transfer. It was so fun to work with mixed media.

But today we start a new challenge over at CMC today "Anything Goes". Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps. I chose the Candy Jar which I thought was just too adorable.
I created by my bag with Tim Holtz Die. I stamped my image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with B02, B06, Bg000, Y13, Y15, R37, R39, G21, G40, V00, V01, R81, R83, E44, E47, YR18, YR24, C00C01. I added white Shabby Frantage to give it  a festive look.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to sign up for my "HALLOWEEN CANDY"!

A closer view:

I am entering my treat bag in the following challenges:
Inkspirational -  #41 Anything Goes Inkspirational
Brown Sugar - #63 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - #3 Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Sing, Sing a Song, Sing out loud - Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's Anything Goes Time!
Crafty Boots - Sweet Treats

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Masquerade Ball and Some Halloween Candy

Happy Wednesday,

Welcome to 7 Kids College Fund Vintage Challenge. For Halloween I thought for the girls in the office I would make them tags. Since they are getting a Halloween treat I felt that it was only fair to all of you my faithful followers that one of you receive a treat. Yes, on October 31st one lucky person will win at $10.00 gift card to 7 Kids College Fund. For a chance to win see the details below:

1. Become a follower if you are not already.
2. Leave a comment with the name of your favorite tag.
3. Post the first photo below on the side bar of your blog.

Good Luck!

 Doll with Swing Dress


 Doll with Ruffle Dress
Doll with Peasant Dress

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sea Shells by the Seashore

Happy Monday,

Did everyone have a great weekend? I did I actually got cleaning, cooking and crafting into my weekend.  Still raining today but it look like the sun will be out the rest of the week. Yahoo!

Today I would like to share a card with you showcasing one of my new stamps – Sea Shell Tilda. She is just so sweet and precious. And of course I love the ocean and seashells!

Below are the goodies I used to create my card:
Magnolia Dies -Tea label Tags and View Master
Magnolia Stamps -Sea Shell Tilda and Oyster Map
Cherry Lynn Die – Small Flourish
Spellbinders Die
Majan Paper
Magnolia Paper
Cryogen Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Lace, Fancy Trim, Ribbon, Netting, Cheese Cloth
Shabby White Frantage
Copic Markers – skin- E000, E00, E11, R20; hair E25, E31, E50, Pail and Dress B63, B66; E40, E41, E42, E44
Charm and metal embellishment

Here are a couple of closer views of this sweet Tilda:

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts- Something Blue
Simply Magnolia – Flowers and Lace
Craft Your Passion –  #183 Heavy Metal
Inspire Me Fridays  - #123 Anything Goes
Inky Impressions –#128 Blue as the Main Colour 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Trick or Treat Tag

Happy Saturday!

Welcome. I am on a new craze. I absolutely love these Prima Doll Stamps. I love creating their outfits. It reminds me of when I was a child and I had paper dolls. I used paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk, tissue tape from Tim Holtz and a stencil scene. I cut her clothes out and glued to the doll. I colored her hair with Copic Markers E25, E31, E50. For her headband and shoes I added orange glitter. Her tights have glow in the dark glitter. To finish off my design I added ribbon, metal trinkets, lace and Jolees embellishment.

I hope you feel inspired to create a fall or Halloween project. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Click the links below to purchase the items at 7 Kids College Fund
Cryogen Paper
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
 Black Memento
Copic Markers

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - #162 Fall/Autumn
4 Crafty Girlz - #3 Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - #64 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Craftin' Boutique - #10 Halloween Challenge
It's all abut Vintage - #53 Autumn Harvest
D.R.S. Designs - #90 Harvest Moon

Lili Playing with Leaves

Hello Inky Fans,

It’s been over a month since I posted an Inky card. I am so happy to be back! Today I would like to share how to make a card that is simple but elegant.

I was asked last week how I create my projects. For example do I plan my final project or do I design as I go. When I start my projects I do have a plan however as I begin working the project starts to take a life of it's own. Below are the products I chose for my initial design.  In my initial planning I was going to use more of the Graphic 45 paper but as my card was beginning to take shape I decided to keep my design simple.

First I stamped my image with black Memento ink on to Cryogen paper. Next I colored my image with Copic Markers.  Skin-E000, E00, R20; hair E50, E51, E53; pants and jacket E41, E42, E43; shirt, shoes headband R000, R01, R02, E44, Y21, Y38; leaves R35, R37, YG95,YG97, Y11, Y13, Y15, YR18, YR24, Y38, YR00, YR00. I used the Spellbinders die to cut out the image.

 Now how I applied the Frantage. First, I cut my image with the die, I chose Aged Scarlet Frantage for my design. I used a tiny spoon with a small amount of Frantage and gently dropped it on the background of the colored image. Warm up your heat gun. Then use the heat gun under the image. I move the heat gun around so it doesn’t burn the paper. You will be able to tell by looking as it melts. I recommend that you use a little at a time. If you want it heavier you can add more. 
I wanted to the viewer to get the illusion that the leaves were tossed in the air and I used Frantage to create the motion of particles falling.

I used Frayed Burlap distress ink on the edges of my designer paper and my die cut. I added a bow to my designer paper, attached the designer paper to the card.  And there you have it. A simple card with a touch of elegance.

Here are a few close up views of my card:

I hope you were inspired today. If you have any questions you can email me at  Enjoy your weekend!

All the best,

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - We're Going Dotty
Simply Create Too - #47 Fall/Autumn
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - Week 40 Autumn Crafting
Sister Act Card - #27 Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - #59 Fall Colors
Crafty Catz - #201 Anything Goes
Challenges and Candies - #18 The Colors of Autumn