Friday, June 29, 2012

Grunge meets the Southwest!

I call this card grunge meets the Southwest as I relate these colours and papers to the Southwest.
The card background is the HA lattice stamp. The flowers are die cut from the Indie Chic "Nutmeg" collection of papers using the Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles large.
I then distessed the edges of the flowers and added vintage photo distress ink. The big Thank You stamp is also HA.
Added some pearls, a large gemstone and some twine.
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Just saying hello!

Here I am again trying to stay cool. This card to me is like a burst of energy, which is hard to have when it's this hot.
Created with all HA products: CG250 Small open flower, CG248 Large open flower, CG132 Messages.
The flowers were inked with the new Tim Holtz summer seasonal distress inks.
Matching gemstones and pearls added.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hot, hotter and hottest!

Temperature here today is a sweltering 35Celcius. Feels like 50Celcius. Ah! but that doesn't stop the little crafter as long as there's air conditioning. Almost even too hot to BBQ. So if you are in this heat also make sure to drink lots and lots of water. Be safe!!
PS. The card below is very fitting for today. Don't you think?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thinking of you...

Thinking of you... by Craftin' Judy
Thinking of you..., a photo by Craftin' Judy on Flickr.

This card was created for the HA 2012 thinking of you challenge.
Die Cut Labels Eighteen on plain and glitter cardstock.
Applied double-sided tape to Kaisercraft wooden flourishes butterfly and burnished with Glitter Ritz glitters.
HA sentiment CL342
HA Green Hills mid-tone ink.
Hope you like it!

Via Flickr:
HA June 2012 thinking of you challenge.

Monday, June 18, 2012

My ink cleaning tool

I know there are a lot of different types of cleaning tools out there to remove ink from your hands but I have found this to be the best.
It is simply a type of hard pumice sponge (size 4"x 2") purchased at my local Dollar store.
You don't even need to use soap. Just wet it a little and with a few swipes you're good to go.
It does the trick for me so if you can find this at your local dollar store I'm sure you'll be impressed too. And only a buck! Great find!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there. Even though mine hasn't been with me for the past 27 years he is in always in my heart. So kids get out there and do something special with your Dad.
Enjoy your day gentlemen!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Good coffee, good friend...

This is for the Hero Arts 2012B Thinking of you Challenge.
Stamped the coffee cup using HA Sparkle Clear-Coffee set CL187, then masked the cup and saucer and stamped the HA Newspaper background S5601.
Vintage photo distress ink on the card edges, die cut some zig zags from PB&J paper, added some ribbon, glossy accents on the cup and saucer and threw in some chocolate pearls.
Hope you like it!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Black and White and Red all over!!!

This is a card that I made for the HA 2012 sketch challenge. I used various HA large background stamps and a flower stamp. Added some dark grey and red gemstones.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Chipmunk babies....

Well as it turns out our Chippie aka Grandma has yet another litter. I have noticed 2 new youngins' around the property this afternoon. One has already fallen from the roof. Don't worry, no harm done. Mom is going to have her hands full trying to contain these ones. My husband says they are like a couple of teenagers experimenting and seeing how far they can get before Mom reigns them in. It's getting a little difficult to try and prolong their little lives until they can be on their own as there are now several cats in the neighbourhood that would like to make one of them their next meal. They are just the cutest little things:) Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Lazy Sunday afternoon!

Well here it is a lazy Sunday afternoon and not so nice outside. I made the card below in honour of summer and I do believe the nicer weather is soon to come!!!

In between writing this post I am back and forth from my dining room table to the window feeding my little Grandma chipmunk which we aptly named Chippie. We have had her grace our property now for the past five years through countless litters. She is so tame that she will jump in my hand for me to feed her shelled peanuts. When she jumps up to the ledge of the window I am sure my cat Muffin would just like to grap a hold of her. But that's o.k. because the window is never opened wide enough for that. In between feedings I am trying to get a video of her to show you. Stay tuned for my Chippie video!!!