Friday, January 30, 2009


Hi my friends!

I have another Tilda Valentine card to show you tonight.

I have have had a couple of very busy days running around town. I don't do that very often. Has made the days fly and meant that I didn't have as much stamping time as I would like to have.

I did get one more card completed. This is a Magnolia stamp from Diana's site. You can click over to the right hand side to look at her site and all the awesome stamps she has for sale.

This little gal is called Tilda with a tag. I have used SU Real Red and Brushed Silver and the DP is from Little Yellow Bicycle - called Love Letters. I have also used a white paper heart I found at Michaels and a ticket stub I found while on the coast at a favourite store of mine. I coloured with my new Copics and cut Tilda out and added her to the card with dimensional tape. I am sorry I can't remember where I bought the ribbon from. If I see ribbon I like I get it anywhere!

Again I took several pictures for you to see:
This of course is the whole card.

This is a closer picture with a peek at the ribbon:

Here is a close up of my colouring - gulp!!

And one of the inside:

So that is it for today. I hope you like her. I have at least one more Tilda to make and will post it when I have her finished.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. If you would like to comment - I would love to read what you have to say :o)

Bye for now - Candy

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Hi again!!
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Hello everyone from the 'long lost blogger'!!!

It has been upsetting not to blog on a regular basis. I was away at Christmas. Then sick for several weeks. Finally I went to the coast to look after my grandchildren while my son and his wife went on a short holiday. I have been home for a few days and am busy making cards again. My favourite thing to do.

During my time away from blogging I have been very fortunate to meet some lovely ladies from some of the groups I am on. We have had a great time getting to know each other by emailing back and forth and I have been so very pleased to have them in my life!

I have some pictures for you. The first few are of a Birthday gift I made for our daughter-in-law, Rhonda. Her birthday is the 6 of January. She is a school teacher and I thought she might like a small calendar for her desk there. This one was stamped with Hanna Stamps. I used a CD Holder for the calendar and coloured the image with UMS and Prismacolors. The red ribbon at the top is glued to the outside of the folder as is the paper of the 'children's feet'. This DP is from DCWV - Grade School Pack. The rest of the paper is from SU.

I am sorry that the lighting is so bad - I did get a new camera for Christmas - thanks to my hubby, however these pictures were taken at my mother's where I made the gift and the lighting in her home is very poor!

Here is another look at a few other images:

After that it was both our son's Birthdays. Shawn was 39 on January 19th and I am so disappointed that I didn't get a picture of the really cute House Mouse card I made for him. He umps baseball in the leagues for 18 - 20 year old and I had a very cute baseball image I did with a large background. Oh well - it was a busy time while I was away and I simply forgot.

Ryan our second son, celebrated his Birthday on January 24th and was 36. I have his card next. Just a very tiny bit of stamping on it and the stamp is from SU. I used a white card stock as the base of the card and then used black and craft papers both from SU for the rest of the card. I also used the mat pack from SU. The stamp on the inside of the card is a very old one I have from : 'Love You to Bits'. I used classic black SU ink for the outside image and the inside image as well and then covered them in clear embossing powder and heated.

Here is the outside of his card:

The inside:

and a close up of the sentiment:

I have also planned to make several Valentine cards this year. Here is the first one.
It is made with DP from Cloud Nine Designs - Sweet Dots and Heart Flourish, plus some blue and pink I had in my stash. The image is from Magnolia and is Valentine Tilda. She is sitting on another Magnolia image called 'Valentine Cone'. I have punched out the lace design with my teeny hand held punch. ( you can buy these stamps from the Magnolia Store that is on the right side of my blog - just click. Diana's service is so fast and great that I recommend her in the highest degree )
I have used 3 of MS new punches. Two on the outside right edge of the card and the other, a single heart on the inside of the card. The wide pink ribbon is from SU and the narrow one is from Wal*Mart. I have also sewn a silver charm on the ribbon. Everything is painted with my new Copics, on Gina K brilliant white 120 lb. card stock. I had a great time using the new colours and like the copics more and more each time I use them. I was pleasantly happy with my work until I put new pink Shimmerz on the dress which covered up all my highlights :o(

Here is a picture of the front of the card:

A closer picture of the punches:

And a picture of the inside of the card:

I have been looking at more and more blogs. The work I am seeing is mind blowing. Just when I think I may finally be learning how to make a nice card - I see the work of many others and think I still have very very long way to go. The girls that started blogging around the same time as myself, have gone leaps and bounds in improvement of their designs and Copic colouring. I am enjoying making the cards though and hope you like to see them as well.

I sincerely hope that you are all very well and have started 2009 in a most positive way.

I am planning to see you much more often this year. Hopefully if not daily, at least every other day.

I haven't figured out how to make a nice note on the blog where you write your comments yet :o( - but PLEASE know that I really really appreciate you looking at my work and commenting on it. Thank you to those who take the time to write to me.

Love to you all, Candy

Friday, January 9, 2009

Blog Candy alert and Happy New Year

Hello everyone!

I want to let you all know of the wonderful blog candy available from Lim . Please go and sign up for some Hanglar samped images and one free Hanglar stamp. Good luck to each of you.

Happy New Year to all my friends! I am very sorry to be missing in action. I have been ill since we returned from Christmas on the coast. Just beginning to feel a bit better today.

I have been missing making my cards so very much and can hardly wait to get back at it . . . .

I am sorry that I am leaving for the coast again on Saturday January 10th and won't be home until January 24th - but look out I will be making cards left right and centre then!!

Today I managed to get to town for a couple of errands. First time since all the snow, as the city plowed our road a bit yesterday. They made us a one way road to get in and out! Driving in town the road is piled so high with snow you can't see the people in the other lane as it is higher than our truck!! AND more snow is forecast for tonight!!! ACKKKKK

I pray for all of you in the weather that has turned from bad to worse. I hope none of you have had accidents or lost your house or car in the avalanches and mud slides or the flooding in so many places. Please take care everyone.

I will see you soon.
Love Candy