Sunday, January 31, 2010

Early Valentine Gift and a Gorjuss Girl Card

My DH made me an early Valentine gift!! He knows I'm addicted to punches,we we're at Michael's getting something for someone. And he had been writing down some punches that I've wanted and had to get them right away. He says,they're 30% off this week and what if the tx team calls and we have to go....I really wanted the Big Heart one to match my border punch.
So needless to say I was overjoyed!!! He's so good to me,always making me happy! So I've made 2 cards yesterday using these new toys. And I love him and new punches.

I finally made a Gorjuss Girl card which I love!!! Thanks to Celine from Passionement Cartes I've got lots of images of these cuties. By the way they are celebrating with candy you should go and check it out! They are two wonderful sisters with great talent!

So on with the card,I've used the Rich Razzleberry cs and the dp from SU and the orangie paper is from my scraps. I popped up two butterflies from MS punch and the border punch is also from MS and added some purple bling and some gold stickles to the middle of the flower. The sentiment is from Circle of Friends also from SU.

Off to make more cards,hehe!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wish Big Henry!

I've entered Henry in the WOJ sketh challenge.
I love Henry the mouse,he looks sooo happy!
So I thought it would be a perfect b'day for a happy fellow Tops member.

I used all SU cs and dp,added some Cotton Candy on the cupcake icing,used a my new punch which my DH bought me today and some primas with light blue pearls.

Now I have to get busy with more b'day cards as I need lots for this month. If my liver would give me a break,I would feel better and could play more. Today seems like a pretty good day,so I'm going to try my best!

Have a great weekend my friends,I'm off to use my Gorgeous Girls images from Celine...


Thursday, January 28, 2010


Look at what I rec'd in the mail today!!!!

I've met a new blogger which is another fabulous card maker,Celine and her sister Nathalie share a blog with beautiful and amazing work!!!
She was so kind to send me these beautiful sweeties (3 of each images) all the way from FRANCE!!!!!

I can't wait to play with these,maybe this weekend,as lately,I've been having a hard time with my old liver and sinus headache and a bit of soar throat. So I hope they all go away soon!

MERCI! MERCI! MERCI! Mon amie!!!!
Please head on over and check their work,they are wonderful ladies!

Have a terrific thursday my friends!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

I needed a B'day card for today and saw a Colour Challenge on Kaboodle Doodles blog. The colours are Pink,Lemon,Green & Plum.
I made an easel card,I used Perfect Plum ink for the cake and sentiment,the green I used is kinda flashy,but it's a B'day card,it's suppose to be flashy and happy right. I used 2 diff MS border punches and added a big green prima with a button brad to fit in the flower. I also added some soft pink pearls and some plum bling.

Have a great day! Here it is sunny but cold,so time to stay in and create!!!

More Valentine Cards

Hey Pat,here are some V Cards coming to you for your great cause! I had 5 packaged up ready to go and then when I saw Chris' post,I had to make 5 more with her sketch. They are the ones in the middle.
So I'm off to the post office this afternoon so you'll have them in plenty of time for Valentine.

It was so much fun!!! Now I feel the LOVE!!!

For those of you who would like to help her Valentine Card Drive hear over to check her blog!
Pat is a wonderful lady and is always helping out great causes.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Candy celebration for Chris!

I must say,card makers are wonderful people!!!!
One of my blogging buddy CHRIS is celebrating her 2nd Blogaversary!!! And not only is she celebrating,she is also helping out another great lady PAT with her Valentine Card Drive for the sick kids hospital where she is from.
Here's the deal,if you make some Valentine Cards using Chris' sketch and send them to Pat for her drive,you have a chance to win this bagful of goodies! And let me tell you,there is some awesome candy in that bag!
So head on over to visit Chris and get the rules and everything and you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Open Your Heart

Hello dear friends,My friend Pat,the RubberMaid needs our help. She would like to collect as many Valentine Cards as she can to bring to her Children Hospital. Last year she collected 5,000 cards. I'm sure we can help her out again!!

Here are 2 I'll be sending her and must get more done tonight so I can send them out asap!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I love you Beary Much

Here's an old stamp I had bought at the dollar store a couple of yrs ago which I haven't used too often.

I think I will send it to my niece and her boys for Valentine day,it's kinda girlie but the boys love teddy bears so I'm sure they will find it cute!

No stamping for me today,I'll be taking it easy and lazy! Maybe I'll go for a walk depending on the weather.

Have a Sunshiny Sunday! Hugs,Diane

Steal of a deal!

I got a really super duper deal at Michael's today.

They had all their xmas stock at 90% off and then they had an additional 25% off the whole purchase.

So I got 23 rolls of xmas ribbons for next season.
And 4 Valentine stamps in the $1.50 bin.
For a grand total of $11.48...isn't that a great bargoon!!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Everything old is new again challenge

Challenge #2 at EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN was to make a card or project with no pattern paper!

The only background stamp I have is an old High Hopes,so works perfect,and the little bee is from SU Cute as a bug and so is the sentiment.
So I colored the mini bees with yellow and added some gold stickles to the middle bee,added a stitched silk ribbon ,sponged some summer sun ink and ta-da, EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN!

If you haven't tried their challenge you should hop on over to visit Allison ,everyone knows Allison right,so join in on her challenge and dust off your old stamps!

Mandy has Candy

Found this wonderful blog! A SPRINKLIN OF GLITTER ,and MANDY is celebrating her 6 month blogaversary!!! Congrats Mandy! So she is giving away some candy!

So hop on over there to visit her,she does amazing work!!!


Simon Says Challenge-Punches

Happy Friday everyone! Gee the week went by quick didn't it!

Today's card could be a Valentine Card or just a card to show someone I care,so I didn't put a sentiment on it.

I used a WOJ stamp Melinda blowing kisses and the Heart is from an acc set at WOJ. So I coloured both and cut them out to pop them up. Once again I used some of my pink scraps mounted on brown cardstock,the border punch is MS and I even used the punched hearts form the bpunch and added them on the top right of my card. And lastly,added some pink pearls and SU pink ribbon.

I also get to join 2 challenges with it.

At SIMON SAYS , they're challenge is to use punches,so in my card I used 2 diff punches.

There was another challenge to use Pink & Brown and now I don't remember where it was.So I guess I won't enter it in that challenge,But if I do find it again,I'll have to enter the challenge.

So have a wonderful weekend my friends! Hugs,Diane

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A new blogger!

Hey friends,we have a New Blogger and she is having some candy to give away to introduce her Blog! How cool is that!
So Her name is LORRAINE and her blog is LORRAINE'S CREATIONS.
She just started her blog,so how about you all drop by there and show her some love!!!
We all remember how it was when we first started right. Even though my blog isn't the biggest and the best,I still LOVE all my blogging buddies!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More challenges

Here's Angel Anya! I just adore this image.

This card will be for 2 challenges and going out to a fellow Tops member,she was the best loser this week with a big loss and was so happy about it.

So what's that saying killing 3 birds with 1 stone!

The first challenge is for The Anyone for Anya Challenge which was to use of course an Anya image with black & white and 1 other color (except for hair & face).

So I used SU Bermuda Bay,I used 2 nesties,added some white sparkles on her wings and in her hair and halo. I added some black pearls for embellies and the prima.

The second challenge was for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #22-Fancy Folds card,you needed to make a diff fold card.Wish I had La-La Land stamps,not yet,but I'm working on it. Mine isn't extra special,I used the trifold card,but hey,I entered another challenge which is a goal of mine. So if you'd like to play,head on over these 2 wonderful blogs for these great challenges.

And so far I've doing pretty good with the challenges

This is the inside,I had a scalloped nestie out of this scrap that I used for the inside which I can write my message inside. I'm using some scraps and sooo proud of it!

So have a wonderful day and go play !!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hugs & Kisses

Today's card is for a lovely lady at Tops. Of course it's tuesday (my Tops meeting) I always have a card or two to bring to my pals.
This lady is in her late 80's and everyone just adores her,always hugging and smiling,that is our THELMA!
Last week,she brought me some glitter glue which she will no longer use and thought of me instead of throwing them away.
So I thought this card was perfect for her!

The stamp is Cuddly Bubbly,they have the cutest stamps and she has new ones just coming out,Little Miss Daisy,and has a contest to win 3 of them.
So on with my card,I colored them with my SU markers (I don't own the copics,can you believe that,lol)and used a MS border punch and with the remainder of cs made some flowers with a punch. The sentiment is from Michael's and I used my nesties oh,and the branch punch,I colored with my marker and punched them out so I got the same color as Teddy's hat.

I liked how it turned out and I'm sure Thelma will be tickled pink!! Which is one of her fav colors!

Have a fabulous rest of the day,Hugs to you,Diane

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge

Hi folks,hope you all had a wonderful weeken! Mine was quiet as usual. My darn liver was inflammed so I didn't do much. Hope the new one comes in soon,lol.

So this is a card that is out of my element. But I was checking the Mojo Monday Challenge at Poetic Artistry,Verve Stamps and I really liked this sketch.

I have been doing different challenges lately and I really enjoy it. So onto the card,The stamps I used are both from the Serenity Set from Verve Stamps and the papers are all from my scraps which is another goal I have (to use some,lol) and the punch is MS.

So if you want to play along head on over there,I'm sure Julee would be happy to see participate!

Here is the sentiment inside the card,again from the Verve Set called Serenity.

Now I have to get some B'day cards done,lots of B'days coming up so I must get busy!
Have a great day!Hug someone! Diane

Sunday, January 17, 2010

2 Challenges in 1

This cute Magnolia card is a Thank You card I made. I need to make a few more Thank You cards for when I need them, I never have them and I like those kinda cards to be special!

So with this one,I saw that I could enter it for 2 challenges one is for STAMP SOMETHING blog. It was to make a blue and white card,that's pretty easy right.

And the other challenge is over at JUST MAGNOLIA CHALLENGE blog. It was to make a Thank You card, so here is my take on the challenge.

I made another easel card,(I love them so much) the rhinestones are blue (even though they don't look like blue) and I used Bashful Blue cs and dp from SU and the MS butterfly punches (2 diff ones) added stickles on them and the ribbon is from Michael's. Oh and the Thank You sentiment is also SU Short & Sweet set.

So check it out if you like challenges,she always has great ones going on!
Have a super Sunday! Hugs,Diane

Saturday, January 16, 2010


More wonderful candy! I just can't believe it!

I've been blog surfing tonight,which I haven't done in along time. And boy oh boy,you ladies are too generous!

This is candy from Dawn at ALL PINK GIRL,Look at this beautiful package! And of course she is another amazing card maker,her coloring is stunning! So thanks Dawn for the chance at this bundle!
If you would like a chance,hop on over there,you won't regret it!


On the 1st February there will be a very special ‘One Off Challenge’………with some rather special candy as the main prize. No ordinary candy, but a really serious piece of equipment that all of us would love to have in our craft rooms.There will be some sneak peeks of the prizes on offer over the next three weeks........yes ‘prizes’ because as well as the main challenge prize, there will be runners up prizes and a Blog Hop with prizes to be won at each stopping point.We need you all to help us spread the word and make this as much fun as possible for everyone ........and there is even a prize for doing that. Does this all sound fun or what ? We just know you will all want to get involved and join in so head off to Brenda's blog now and get your name down for the first draw. All the information you will need to join in will be found there.


Denise over at STAMPING WITH DENISE is Celebrating the New Year,New Space with Blog Candy!

That's right everybody,check out the loot she has for grabs.
Her DH made her work space better for her and she would like to see everybody's work area if possible. (It gives you a bonus chance to win).

So here is my fun room,My DH bought me a bunch of units from Michael's before xmas and fixed it all up for me. I just enjoy it so much more now. I can actually see what I have and found so many
things I didn't even know I had. So I am so greatful for him having
done that for me.

So if you haven't been to visit Denise yet,head on over there cause
she has an awesome blog and her work is fabulous!!

Oh and I posted a card earlier so you can check it out if
you have time,it's really cute!

Thanks and Hugs,Diane

A Love card for my DH

Well I just had to case Kristine's card cause I loved it soooo much.
So I made my DH's Valentine card.The sentiment is from SU and I added the little white hearts on the striped dp. I also put 2 hearts brad top and bottom corners.

I thought it looks pretty good for a male card,what do you think?

This is the inside of the card. I used the dollar stamp from Michael's and added some punched hearts on the spiral along with xoxoxo.

I didn't put adhesive on the note part so I can write my DH a sweet note which I didn't want you to see,lol!

I hope to play again this weekend,I want to make more easel cards,I love 'em!

Bye for now,Hugs,Diane

Friday, January 15, 2010

Beautiful RAK

I rec'd the most BEAUTIFUL rak today!!!

KRISTINE from INK SOMETHING is an awesome person!!!
If anyone knows what the symbol of a transplant is,it's a Butterfly. I had seen this card on Kristine's blog and was in AWWWWW when I saw it!

Love ya bunches!!!!

It will be on my desk for a super long time!!!
It is so gorgeous,all the diff butterflies inside and the colors are so stunning.

If you haven't visited Kristine's blog,you should,cause her work is phenominal!!!

So when I got up this afternoon (cause lately i've been sleeping alot) my DH says,you got some mail today. I rushed in the kitchen where he had left the envie

This is the inside of the card...isn't it beautiful!!!

Oh,this is my 2nd post of the day,go down to see my card challenge ...


There's a new challenge...

Allison from Stampin When You Can has started a great challenge. It's called Everything Old is New Again. You must dust off any old stamp or set and make something with it.
Well that is one challenge I think I will try to do weekly,cause I have alot of stamps that I seem to neglect. Poor them!!!

Here is my card for the challenge. I used SU Both Way Blossoms,I think when I bought it,I might of used it once. I popped up the middle tulip and the lilac butterfly over the purple butterfly. The rest is pretty much all layering,oh and I used my paper piercing tool which I haven't used also.

So I'm off to play...

Have a great weekend my friends,

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Easel cards

Hi there everyone!

I just had to make one of these after seeing them on so many blogs. I love the fold!
The Valentine one was REALLY EASY,no stamping,I just used some DP which I had rec'd in a blog I won. You can't tell from the pic,but the red hearts and words are really shiny,super nice.
I used a heart brad to hold the card.

The other card is from the SU set called Butterly of Happiness,The sentiment says "Spread your love everywhere you go". I used Blue Bayou cs and ink. I popped up the tiny butterfly at the bottom and there is a blue prima in the middle of the 2 punched flowers. I also added some pearls.

I really enjoyed making these,I like different folds and should check out more of them.

Have a wonderful weekend,I can't believe the weekend is here already!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A card to Celebrate...

Here is one of the cards I made for a fellow Tops pal. Last week she was the best loser of the week and it was also her 15 consecutive loss. She has loss weight every week since joining the group!
She is an inspiration to us all!

Every,I make a card for the best loser,so I'm running out of ideas for her,cause she has had a few of them,lol. She says she has them all on top of her tv unit for her to look at.

As for me,I had reached my goal on May 5/09 and am still below my goal. I had a little struggle in December but who hasnt right.
I rec'd a nice charm for a 6 weeks below goal! I was so happy,it is a new incentive they have started for those who are KOPS (keeping off pounds sensibly).

It's only -5 out there today,so I'm going to take a walk and enjoy the fresh air! I haven't walked in awhile,been lazy and finding every excuse in the book,so no more excuses!!!

Have a great Wednesday,Hugs,Diane

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quick B'day card for my stash

Quick B'day card,the paper is a 6x6 which I used a border punch and had the cute hedgie image and added some primas layered on a punched flower and added some buttons.
I have to start making much more b'day cards cause one of my goals this year is to send all my family members a card this year,that is counting bros & sis,nephews & nieces and great nephew & nieces.Wish me luck!!!!

I had fun today,made 3 cards!!! I'll post the other 2 later this week. They we're both for my fellow TOPS friends which are close to achieving some goals.

So have a great day,Hugs,Diane

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another great challenge at KLSNS

Pink,black and neutral was the challenge for this week at KLSNS . I thought I'd make a Valentine card with it.

Used the MS border punch and the corner punch is an old one from Creative Memories. I added some bling and some doodling and sponging and I like how it turned out.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend,mine was quiet as usual. I'm thinking...I have such a boring life,I'm going to have to change that!

Have a great week my friends,Hugs,Diane

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kathy has Candy!

Look at the awesome candy Kathy at The Daily Marker has for grabs!!!! She also has a great blog with great work so you should check it out.

I know you all love to win,who doesn't right,so go,go see her wonderful blog!


Jimmy's card

Ta-da!!!!! Here's Jimmy's masterpiece! He just wanted to put everything on this card. His aunt was very happy with it!

He used the CB on his ovals,glitter on Happy,pearls and primas and corner embellies.He was so proud of it and I was proud of him too. Didn't know little boys enjoyed card making like that. We had fun!!

So I'm off to make a couple of cards myself.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! Hugs,Diane!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kids hard at work

I had 2 visitors yesterday. My niece Tasha from here in Timmins and her cousin our nephew Jimmy all the way from Quebec.

Jimmy was visiting the family with his mom,it was his first time in Timmins. He enjoys making cards,so here they are both hard at work in my scraproom. He came back today to make a B'day card for his aunt which we'll be celebrating tonight at a family restaurant.

I will take a pic of his master piece and post it tomorrow. It was so much fun,he wanted to incorporate everthing on his card...stamps,buttons,primas,glitter...he really enjoyed it!

So hope you all had a fabulous week and wishing you all a great weekend!


Sunday, January 3, 2010


Gee I'm on a roll with these challenges,I can't believe it myself,lol.
This card is for the KLSNS challenge and also CORROSIVE CREATIONS challenge,I found it through Kristine,one wonderful blogger!!
I added some stickles to her wings and hair but with my bad camera skills,you can't really see it.
And how do you like her little piggy tail pearls,cute huh!!

For the CORROSIVE CREATIONS CHALLENGE , it was to use 2 of your favorite things. I Love primas and pearls,so those are my 2 favorite things on this card.

Well,it's already the 3rd day in January,so I think my next card will be a Valentine Day card. It will be here before we know it and I want to make one for my DH.

So don't forget to hop on over to KLSNS to join their challenge,there's also a prize to win!!

Have a great Monday my friends,Hugs,Diane

Friday, January 1, 2010

Thinking of you


Hope you all had a fun and safe New Years Eve!
We had a pretty quiet one which was ok by me.

Today,we will be going to the Olympic Torch Ceremony which is passing through town. Shania Twain will be holding and lighting the Torch! It is something I will never have a chance to see again in my lifetime so even though it is -32 C out there,we will get dressed up in our snow suits and the whole nine yards and head out in the cold!!

Now onto the card,she is from Inky Impressions I believe,it is a WR I rec'd and just had to color her right away! I used the SU Thinking of You sentiment and some nesties and the MS butterfly border punch. Alson added some bling on the border.

Have a wonderful weekend and Health & Happiness through out the New Year!!!