Monday, May 30, 2011


The sea is one of my favorite themes, and I've used it on these two cards. On the first, "Under the Sea", the background is done with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, "D'vine Swirls". The little mermaids asleep in a seashell are stamped (Stamp Happy, and the one at top is from the CS Designs digital "Babushka" collection. Her name is Anastasia, which means I have another card to enter in this month's Alphabet Challenge on CS Designs Challenge Blog;

When I saw the swirls and bubbles on Anastasia, I knew she came from the sea. I'll have to challenge myself now to find other water play for her!

The second card, "Near the Sea", is for last week's CST (Canadian Stamp Talk) layout challenge. I used the D'vine Swirl folder again for the bg; I love it when I can hit two themes with one sheet of cardstock! Our list mom borrowed the challenge from The Sweet Spot;
Now, I need to check out this week's challenge on CST!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nature Girl Babushka

Another ATC in answer to a challenge on the CSD Challenge Blog site. This one was a color challenge, to use any shade of brown, yellow or green; Nature Challenge. I used Pasha, one of CSD's digistamps I recently got. To see what others have done with the challenge, and for instructions on how to participate, go to

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CS Designs Challenge

This ATC was inspired by the Alphabet Challenge at CS Designs Challenge Blog
My "A" is for Asian. The two smaller images are from a digital stamp set from CS Designs, "Asian Dominoes 1". I've had it for some time but, like a lot of things in my stash, haven't used. The geisha is from the SU set, Dream Gardens.
I'm planning on playing with my new CS Designs digistamps, "Little Babushkas", so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Three Things from My Stash

This card is inspired by the Stamping in Paradise challenge make a card using three neglected things from one's stash. One of my three things is invisible; The text is a sticker (Thing 1) I put on a round piece of chipboard (Thing 2), thus making the chipboard disappear. Thing 3 is the cat stamp, which I haven't used in a long time. You can see the great cards inspired by this challenge here:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Golden Geisha

I recently discovered the great papercraft site, Gingersnap Creations, and made this card for their Red and Gold challenge.
 Card details
cardstock: SU Real Red and Basic Black; Stamps: SU Dream Gardens; Technique: VersaMark, gold ep; border done with gold pen, SU rhinestone brads.
Take a look at the great Gingersnap Creations red and gold art here:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Has Sprung?

The question mark in the title is due to the uncertainty of our Québec spring; for every warm day, there seems to be five cold, rainy and windy ones!
A Yahoo! group I belong to, CST (Canadian Stamp Talk) issued a challenge to use ribbon on a card. It was a challenge for me, indeed, since I hardly ever think of using ribbon!
Background paper from Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped with SU Linen, which doesn't show up well in this scanned photo. Card base is SU Night of Navy. Ink:  SU Wild Wasabi. I used Michelle Zindorf's technique of loading my image and text stamps first with VersaMark, then Wild Wasabi, stamping and then heat embossing with clear ep. The text stamp is Hero Arts Spring, the image is Stampabilities That Look.  
No matter how carefully I measure and line up the cs when attaching layers, something happens at the last second and...wonky layers. Sigh.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You Only Live Once!

This card was made for the StampTV Free for all Friday DIY background challenge. The challenge was to make your own stamped background for a card.Stamps: SU Fine Lace, Stampabilities That Look, SU Fifth Avenue Floral; Ink: SU Lavendar Lace; CS: SU Lavendar Lace, Very Vanilla. The black line is not part of the card.
This is my first time participating in a StampTV challenge. To see the other entries, follow this link: