Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Owls for Christmas???

My second Christmas card features the MFT stamp set, Christmas Owls. The image was stamped using Memento Black ink and colored with Copics and Spica glitter pens. The image was then layered on a piece of real red cardstock. The card base is a left over piece of the now retired wild wasabi cardstock fron Stampin' Up. And the layering a piece of left over DP from an old christmas DP pad. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Gina K.'s white pure luxury cardstockm cut out and embossed with the spellbinders ribbon tag die and sponged with Wild Wasabi ink before removing it from the die. it was secured to the card using a left over piece of red ribbon. Isn't it cute, so fun!! Susan

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My First 2009 Christmas Card

Good afternoon, I have finally scanned the first card I made for Christmas this Year. It was using the sleigh from Gina K's set The magic of Christmas that I got last year. The base is Bravo Burgundy, and the background, image and sentiment are on very vanilla cardstock. The sleigh and it's layer we cut using the curvy rectangles nestablity in my cuttlebug and the large Vanilla base was embossed using the script cuttlebug embossing folder. The gold was added to the sleigh using a gold Spica glitter pen and the ribbon and brad are from Stampin' Up. Thanks For Looking!! Susan

Friday, October 9, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hello out there in the blogging world. I have started my Christmas cards for this year and will be posting pics shortly. I have to wait to scan them until my son finishes updating his computer. Please come back soon and check them out!! Cheers Susan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Sorry I have not been on in a while. There have been some serious family issues to attend to. I promise to be back soon with new projects for you to see. Take care, Susan

Friday, April 3, 2009

For Samantha

I made this cute little door hanger for a male friend of mine's daughter. I thought it was perfect as he calls her "Princess" all the time. I used my new "Night Night Ellie" from MFT. The printed paper is from Basic Grey's Porcelain paper pad. I adhered a piece of paper from the pad to a chipboard coaster, trimmed it and sanded the edges. Next, I stamped Ellie on a piece of plain white cardstock from GKD and paper pieced her pajamas and slippers. I masked Ellie and used the star stamp from the set and added little stars all around her. I mounted the white cardstock onto another piece of printed paper and the stuck it on the coaster. I lined up the three words on a clear mount and stamped them with memento tuxexo black ink. The moon was stamped directly on the printed paper and cover with a thick layer of yellow stickles. Her hair and skin were colored with copics prior to the paper piecing. I found I had a big empty spot so I added some MFT glitter flowers colored with copics, and added a glitter brad in the centre. I then added four blue swarovski crystals around Ellie, for a little more bling. To finish I punched a hole in each top corner, fed throught some ribbon, from MFT of course :) secured it with a couple of brads. I took it to her father who will give to her when she comes for the weekend. Hope she likes it. Susan

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I made this card for "A Year of Bellas Swap" over at SCS. I mailed them to the hostess a few days ago and then found out the swap was on hold due to the mysterious disappearance of the hostess, so I figure it is okay to post it. The bella was colored with copics, and spica glitter pens. The layers were cut using my mega curvy label nestabilities. The ribbon I some I had left over from last year that I had purchased from Micheals. The bottom Hunter green layer was run through my cuttle bug with the traffic jam embossing folder. Two patterned paper pieces were added along with six green bella glitter dots. Once assembled the card front was adhered to a plain white card stock card. Thanks for looking, Susan

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Agnes Ketto

I just love these Kettos. This is Agnes, I put some fairy dust a.k.a. stickles on her wings. The DP is from Basic Grey's Porceline paper pad, and the layout is Bella sketch challenge #72. This card was mailed to the second bella on my birthday list this month. Thanks for stopping by my blog Susan

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kettos are in da House

Kettos are a new absolutely fabulous line of stamps from Stamping Bella. I just received my order of 8 Kettos. This card features Flamenca Ketto. Isn't she just adorable??? The card bases is SU!'s apricot appeal, then Brilliant blue, the DP is from Basic Grey's Marrakech paper pad. I love these bright bold colors. The sketch is this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge #73. This card will be going out to the next Birthday Bella on my list. Have a Happy Day! Susan

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bellariffic Friday March 13

I'm posting this a little late. This is the card I made for last weeks Bellariffic Friday. Doesn't Bella look so happy in her bubble bath!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Congrats MFT IDOL Finalists

I made this card to congratulate all the finalists in the MFT IDOL challenge. There are many talented ladies who made beautiful creations for the challenge. This is also my MFTSC71 card. I used my "Digital Girl" stamp set from MFT, stamped the image with memento tuxedo black ink, colored it with copic markers, and paper pieced the dress. The DP is from Basic Grey's Marrakech paper pad. I added a little bling with some Swarovski crystals, and glitter flowers and brad, all from MFT. Additionally, I would like you all to note the new gadget on my side bar for the SCS Victorian Bushfire appeal 2009. I was not aware of the Australian bush fires and the damage being done until I read the store. You can read it too, and help if you can. There are many prizes you can win, just for doing a great thing. Have a happy and safe Wednesday, Susan

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Two Challenges in one card!!

For this card I combined the MFTSC70 sketch Challenge and this weeks MFTWTG25 which was to use the stamp set "Who's That E-Girl", use some paper piecing and add a little bling. I think I covered it all. What do you think???

Sunday, March 8, 2009


This is the card I made for the MFT IDOL Challenge. I used all MFT products except my card base, and scalloped circle. The stamp set is new this month, "Hangin' with my Peeps". How cute is that. The printed papers, ribbon and crystals are from the MFT spring collection. The ladies dress is paper pieced as is the little chick on the circle. The large layer was punches using one of Martha Stewart's heart edge punches. I also masked the ladies legs to add the grass at the edge of the cement. Each chick was colored with a yellow spica glitter penand I paper pierced around the outer edge of the card and scalloped circle. The sentiment was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink after I cut it in half and arranged it on a circle block. I love how flexible these are it makes them so easy to shape.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Is it March Already!!

I finally got some stamping Mojo the other day and used my new Predictabella stamp to make this birthday card. The papers are from MFT, along with the ribbon and bling. I love this stamp she is just too cute.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Spreading Love Award

Good morning I received this award from Abi. Thanks so Much.
The rules of this blog award are,
link to the person who gave it to you,
nominate and link to 5 blogs you love and leave them a comment letting them know it. My Choices are.... 1. Melanie 2. Nancy 3. Louise 4. Michelle 5. Jessica

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Love at first touch...

This is the card I made for this weeks GKD Challenge - Get Inky... The Challenge is to use a formerly uninked stamp set or stamp. I have used an image from this set before, but not this one or this sentiment. This image is from "Hand in Hand" from Gina K. and id stamped with memento tuxedo black ink then colored with copics. This card will be going to the first baby girl born to one of my co-workers or friends. Since there are six mama's-to-be, one just had a boy, another knows she is having a boy, that makes 4 chances for a girl. The papers and brads are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection and the ribbon is from MFT's summer ribbon collection. Hoping for a girl next Susan :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MFT New Release

Today MFT has released a sequel to the Twisted Sentiments stamp set released last February. It is called Twisted Sentiments Too. To honor this occasion, I use a sentiment from Twisted Sentiments on this card. I also used this week sketch challenge for this card, Cute eh. Thanks for looking, Susan

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

It's been a while due to many computer issues. But today I have a card to share with you. I made this for the new Bellariffic Challenge on Bloggabella that starts this friday. Hop over to the blog for deets. The challenge this week is inspirational/color. The colors on the inspiration pic are red and purple. Not a combo I would usually use, but I think it turned out wonderful!! Stamps: Clickabella, I'm just a click away sentiment from MFT. Paper: real red, lovely lilac, GKD pure luxury. Ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers. Accessories: cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder, labels 2 and ribbon tag nestabilities, glitter flowers, red brad from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection, purple glitter ribbon, red swarovski crystals and crystal stickles. Enjoy, Susan.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Bikahbabe!

It's finally Thursday and the Gina K new release partay is tonight in the SCS forum. The release even includes Digi Paper, Woo Hoo!! I love digi paper. I just print it when I want it and with the texture I want. I need Shimmery paper, to try soon. I bet it will be amazing. There is even a stamp set that matches, and if you purchase any stamp set you get the digi paper free for a limited time, but then after that it's only $3.95 and you will never run out.... Can you tell I'm excited LOL :) Back to reality, I have a card to show you that I made for my BFF for her birthday. Being a biker Babe, she'll love it!! I used my Bikahbabeabella stamp from Stamping Bella, colored her with copics, added some stickles. The cardstock colors are lovely lilac and summer sun. The DP is from a glitter stack I purchase last year. The layout is this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge over at SCS. Thanks for coming to look, Susan

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Toteally Fantastic

Today, I finished up my swaps for the Gina K. January swap. I can't post it until the swap is complete and everyone has their swaps back. I can tell you it took me many mock ups, three days and a lot of work to complete them and I'm happy with what I've created. :) For my card today, I used my previously uninked stamp set Toteally Fantastic. I combined the sketch and Who's that girl challenges for it. The theme for the challenge was to use patriotic colors, red white and blue. Being from Canada, ours would leave out the blue and only have red and white. However, in support of my US sistahs I left in the blue and added some pink for me. LOL I lined up the three totes on a clear mount and stamped them on Gina K pure luxury white cardstock. It was my first time using it and it is sooooo smooth. The purses were atamped with Brilliance graphite black ink and colored with copics. Next, I layered them on night of navy and pretty in pink cardstock. The DP was printed using my printer and the red kiss digi paper from MFT. The sentiment was stamped using night of navy ink, the edges were drug across a read red ink pad, then mounted in night of navy. I assembled the whole think on a pretty in pink card base and added the flowers, which were originally light blue and pink but I colored them with copics. The flowers were attached together using a silver heart brad, and secured to the card with foam mounting tape. Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Susan

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

Hello fellow bloggers, I think I finally (fingers crossed) got my computer issues under control. I have still been stamping and today want to show you what I made with last weeks Bella color and sketch challenges. I used Lavender Bittybloom, the colors are ballet blue, lovely lilac, and brocade blue. The image was stamped using Brilliance graphite black ink pad and colored with copic markers. The image was cut out using rectangle nesties and layered on the blue which was cut with a scalloped rectangle nestie, the lilac was run through my cuttlebug with the script embossing folder. the ribbon is an older piece of lovely lilac grosgrain ribbon. Isn't she cute? Thanks for coming by, Susan

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentine Wishes

I made this card for this weeks Bella Sketch challenge #63. I used Balloonabella, real red and pretty in pink cardstock, along with some digi paper from MFT. For bling I added a red ribbon, and some oyster bella baubles. It just screams valentines Day!! Hope your Wednesday was wonderful. Cheers, Susan

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who's That Girl?

This weeks Who's That Girl featured set is Serenity Now! The challenge is to use stripes in your design. I took the stamp set, striped digital paper, downloaded from the MFT store and combined it with this weeks sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet. This is what I came up with. What do you think?? I wanted something unique to attach the two paper pieces, so I used paper clips. To add a little sparkle I colored her top with Spica Glitter Pens, added some Shimmer flowers and a glitter brad. Thanks for coming by, Susan

Monday, January 12, 2009

MoJo Monday

Today is MoJo Monday #69. This weeks sketch can be found here. There is a new sketch each week. Why not check it out and get your mojo going?? Here is my MoJo Monday Card, and there is absolutely no stamping on it. I did have to change the circles to ovals, as I do not have the circles yet, but they are at the top of my list to buy next. Happy Monday, hope you have a great day!! Susan

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tiddly Inks

You just have to go check out this blog. Cristy is an illustrator who does amazing drawings. She is also the artist behind The Tiddy Inks stamp line over at Stamping Bella. She is also offering blog candy!!

I Got a Blog Award

Shirley over at http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ gave me a blog award. Isn't it cute? The award is also on my sidebar, and if you click on it it will take you to her blog. I also have to nominate 10 other people for this award. Here they are.... 1. Tenia - Jazzy paper Designs 2. Abi - Cornwall Crafty Stamper 3. Emily -Emmie-Lou...stamps & you 4. Erin - Chicks with tape 5. Melanie - Hands, Head and heart 6. Jessica - iEmbellish 7. Jessica - Can you say????....Addicted to stamps 8. Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner 9. Kelly - Kelly's Craft Room 10. Pia - Stampin' the Good Life Cheers Susan!!


This weeks sketch can be found here. I used Cupcake Flopsey, and the pink heart paper is from the new digital paper from Stephanie Fizer, spring collection, available here at MFT. I printed it on glossy cardstock and it is fabulous, and an endless supply. The regular cardstock chocolate chip was embossed using the Bloom Dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug. The card base and layers are pretty in pink.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Friday

This week was Hectic, but I did get a few challenges done. This is the card I made for this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge. I followed the sketch, but later moved the flower embellishment from the top right to the bottom left. This card uses Daisybella and the sentiment Feeling Groovy also from Stamping Bella. I chose bright springy colors because the weather here has been anything but. Hope you all had a fabUlous week.. Susan

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January MFT New Release Party Tonight

Tonight is MFT's new release party, and the sneak peaks are amazing. There are two Ambassador Challenges posted over in the forum at SCS. The first Challenge was to use bling, and that I did. I used Hey Chica!, colored her with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens to make her sparkle. For embellishments I added a piece of wide real red grosgrain ribbon secured with two rhinestone brads. At the top I added two red glitter donuts with clear baubles in the centre. I used the sentiment to add a ray above her. On the glitter DP, I added a large glitter flower combo that I colored with copics, to get the color I wanted.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I have been working on some baby cards for the girls at work having babies this spring, there are lots of upcoming showers, and births, so I decided to start the cards now. I need lots because the other girls at work will want to buy some. Here's two of my newest ones

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Hi Ladies, Happy 2009! I thought I'd start making some cards for upcoming weddings. For this card I used my new mini Spousabella that I received free with my last Bella order. The base is cameo coral, the DP is From Basic Grey's Two Scoops paper pack. I colored the Bella with Copic markers, cut her and her frame using plain and scalloped rectangle nestabilities. The flower is from Gina K. and is a Sateen flower, and I used a self adhesive rhinestone in the centre. Finally the sentiment is also from Stamping Bella

All about Layering Day 4