The Stamps I Use

Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #111

Hi folks,

yes, this is another of the cards I made for my trip home - this one for the only nephew on my side of the family.

Yep -  he's one of the reasons that I DO get to hone my skills at making masculine cards.

card details

ta ta for now!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 133

Hi folks,

back with a scheduled post of another of the cards I made for one of my nieces here in Newfoundland.

I have to say, love the Basic Grey Marjolaine paper -- and this particular Creeper from TGF ... I meant to give her goggles a little glossy look but was a bit rushed for time so I left them as is.

card details

additional challenges for this card:

ta ta for now! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

PWCO Super Sketch 96

Hi folks,

yep, two posts from me today. This is another of the cards I made for another of my nieces to go with HER little present from Auntie Sheena.

card details

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: "A New Adventure" from the PaperWorksCo Rachelle Anne Miller Collection, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E29, E25, E35, E51, E33, E37, E99, YG25, YG23, YG21, YG00, YG17, R27, YR000, YR12, YR16, W0, W1, W3, W5, R21, R22, R08, Y02, BG34, BG10, BG11), sky background sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue
  • patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg
  • layout: PaperWorksCo Super Sketch #96

additional challenges for this card:

I think I'm going to write up the rest of the cards as scheduled posts and see how that goes.....don't be alarmed if you comment and don't see it approved for a while. Not sure when I will get back to the library for some web time!

ta ta for now!

Catching up on a few cards

Hi folks,

well, I popped into the library again today and decided to see if I could manage to post a few of my recent cards. Hopefully, the blogger scheduler will play nice and you will see a few scheduled post go up over the next couple of weeks while I am here in Newfoundland.

This is the card I made for my youngest niece, to go with a little present I brought home for her.

card details

Hope you are all having a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by! 


I may actually grace the blog-arooni with some photos from around my hometown while I visit. I've been going out for a walk every day, well, limping actually. First day after I arrived I went for a jog but blew out my Achilles tendon so while it is on the mend I've been limping around trying to get a little bit of exercise at least. NOT a good feeling let me tell you! I keep forgetting to take the camera with me but....eventually I will remember. And, after all, I AM here for three whole weeks so......

ta ta for now!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just a quick update

Hi folks,

yes I did find my way to Newfoundland and found myself an internet connection at the local library. How is this for irony though - I came to the library to update my Kobo (my ebook reader). It would appear that I did not download all of my books to my actual reader before I left! Doh!  And, of course, now that I am here at the library I forgot to bring my cable for the reader itself. So....I'll have to come back. sigh....

but the visit is going okay. I miss my own home but it was good to see my Dad before he set sail for the next month. And it is good to see for myself how my Mom is doing - which, by the way, is very good. I definitely know from where my stubborn-ness comes from!

I may pop back in again in a few days....I have photos of cards I completed before I came down which I can post and if I feel like blogging then maybe you will see them up here on the blog-arooni before I get back to Ottawa!

ta ta for now!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

off to the Rock

Hi folks,

just a quick little post to those loyal readers who may pause for thought over the next three weeks wondering why I'm not posting - I am off to my home province of Newfoundland and will have limited (if any) internet access. Where I am going (my home town), even my cell phone doesn't work!

My folks refuse to have internet access at their house so - unless I go scoff a connection at my sister's or brother's - no interwebs for me. I may have to resort to hanging out at the library like I did when I was a kid - just so I can get my daily blog fix!

So, my apologies to those whose blogs I follow - you probably won't see me commenting for the next while.

I have mixed feelings about this trip - there have been lots of tears the last few days. My sweetie and I have never been apart for this long so....sniff sniff. And of course there are my kittehs...and the crafting (no supplies were brought with me -- absolutely none!)

And then there is the reason for my visit - and the reason why I have been out of sorts with crafting lately - my Mom is ill and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She's had three treatments so far and the fourth will happen while I am home (my Dad has to return to work shortly - thus my visit at this time). Theoretically she will likely need between six and eight chemo treatments.

So, there you go....and there I go. See you in a few weeks

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mystery Monday - with a Creeper

Hi folks,

cutting it close for this week's Mystery Monday challenge over at the TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog but here's my creation!

This card will be given to my eldest niece - who will be 17 on her birthday in late October. I hope she likes it!

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E43, E42, E50, R81, R83, R85)
  • papers: Basic Grey BitterSweet
  • stamped sentiment: Verve Wordy Birds
Additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2011

September SFYTT

Hi folks,

I know it's a rarity these days but I actually have a new card to post! This one is for the 2nd generation D&D player in my other half's D&D group. Yes, my other half plays D&D and the SON of one the other guys he plays with has a birthday tomorrow. And yes, the son has been playing with them now for about 4 or 5 years. He's only going to be 17 but, to be honest, he is sometimes more mature that the 1st generation players!

card details:

additional challenges for this card:
Not sure when I will be back again with another card - but on Saturday I do have some crafty time booked with Tanya and Danielle so....there might be something new on the blog in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Have you seen the new images from the Pixie Cottage?

Hi folks,

it looks like the artists who design for the Pixie Cottage have been busy!!! You have to check out this post to see some of the delightful new rubber from Alisa and Artish...along with a few new sentiments! Let Michelle know which is YOUR fave and you can win three new stamps to add to your collection - personally, I'm rather partial to the cute bear with blankie -- and of course Buffy the Bunny. And the diner /restaurant background by ArTish is incredibly detailed.

hope you are all having a lovely day!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Cool new blogging tool

hi fellow bloggers,

not sure how many of you follow the Lily Pad Cards blog by inlinkz but they did a blog post introducing the new link manager tool. Ummm....awesome for anyone who lists and links the tools/products used on their projects. When I finally get around to doing something crafty again, you will see it pop up on my blog I'm sure as I have gone ahead and registered and have started to build my list of links....starting with my PWCO stamps as those are planned to be used on a project for my sister.

hope you all had a lovely long weekend!

PaperWorksCo September Paper Card Kit

hi folks,

just a reminder that a new month brings a new paper card kit from PaperWorksCo. This month Peggy is featuring a new paper company - Authentique and their "Journey" Collection.

Be sure to stop by the blog or the store for all the details!

And don't forget - you could actually win one of these kits by playing along with just two of the challenges in the month of September. Be sure to use your stamps from PaperWorksCo to qualify to win!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Local craft fair call for vendors

Hi local crafty peeps,

Just thought I would pass along this little bit of info I saw in the Kanata Kourier Community Events listings this morning.

St. Martin de Porres Elementary School in Kanata is holding its annual Christmas Craft sale on Saturday November 26. They are looking for new and creative vendors to make this year another success. The show is from 9 am to 3 pm. Cost $30 for space approximately 8 feet by 8 feet. Please email or call the school at 613-836-4754 for more details.

So if you are interested in selling your crafty creations at a local craft show ..... here's an opportunity. And no, I don't plan on participating in the craft fair myself.