Sunday, February 22, 2015

Special Wishes and an ATB

  Want to try and think about Spring coming, at least I hope it's coming! Man oh man! The snow, the rain, the freezing rain...! It never stops!
  I made this card for my Monthly Crafty Night group. We have a card swap and this card now resides with Val! 
 Used a large kraft tag, folded as my card base. All papers used were from the 6x6 MME Market set, even the piece the sentiment is stamped on. The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps Mini Memories set. The flower is from Cheery Lynn. Edge Punch is MS Deco Fan. Added some bling, cheesecloth and ribbon, and a couple of sequins, which I am totally obsessed with! 

The inside

And of course, the back!
  We also swapped 12 sheets of 6x6 paper and decided on a project to work on as a group.
  The project we chose was an ATB (Artist Trading Block). No one finished, so it's a work in progress! This is mine so far. Using TH Wallflower paper set.

 Hope you are having a great weekend! Let's all wish really hard for spring, ok?!

i made it myself!

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Hobbit Valentine

"I love you like a Hobbit loves second breakfast"

  LOL! If you're a fan of the books you'll know about this quote. Here's an explanation: Second Breakfast. This was Mike's Valentine "card" this year. He's read all the books at least once and we both saw all the movies. I loved the movies!
  I wanted to try the burlap canvases that seem to be everywhere. I used BoBunny "Star-Crossed" paper and filmstrip. Also used were some TH trinkets, charms, and gears. The frame is from Michaels 1.50$ bin. Added some brass alcohol ink to it.

And this is the back

  Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! We're coming into a a long weekend here in Nova Scotia. First time for a stat holiday in February. It's called Heritage Day. Each year we celebrate a prominent Nova Scotian. 
  This year it's Viola Desmond. You can read her story HERE

Entering this canvas in:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: February - How I Love Thee

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word or two! Mutchly appreciated!

i made it myself!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Card, ATC's and a Dotee!? Huh?

  First post of the year! My New Year's resolution is to post more, which means create more "stuff"!
  I'm on Flickr and I joined at group called Love! - Handmade Cards, ATC's and Other Crafts. They have a swap with different themes. 
  This swap was a Valentine theme. Above are my creations. Make 1 card; get 1 card. Make 2 ATC's; get 2 ATC's. Make 1 Dotee; get 1 Dotee. Dotee, what's a Dotee? My question exactly! Had to "Google" to find out what the heck I was getting myself into!
  Well, this is my Dotee that I made. Since I don't have a sewing machine, she is held together with hot glue and some hand sewing. I actually had to take the stuffing out of her as it was costing a fortune to mail! Loved creating her! Will make more for sure! Here is the site of the creator of the Dotee Doll, Dot Christian's Page There are quite a few videos out there too. Just Google and give it a go! They are treated like ATC's; you can't sell them, only swap or give as gifts. They have to be a certain size and half to have a tail of beads or ribbon, and a hanger; no arms or legs.

  Love this stamp from Unity, called "Frazzled" I paper pieced her and added some tiny buttons for her eyes.
Entering this ATC in: 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Red + Pink

Graphic 45 papers

Valentine Card
I am entering this card in: 

Valentine Card - Inside

Valentine Card - Back

  Great fun! Getting into the "swap thing". Love getting snail mail! Hopefully this week I will get my Dotee Doll, card and ATC's!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

i made it myself!
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