Monday, May 27, 2013

A Happy Hello

A Happy Hello by Judyt28
A Happy Hello, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

This is actually the first card that I made using The Penny Black Puzzle Parts stamp set (30-114).
The sentiment is from a set of tiny stamps called Tag Lines (FL-SSTAG) from a company called

happy birthday

happy birthday by Judyt28
happy birthday, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

I was just playing with some stamps from Penny Black. I also have some new ones on the way - can't wait!
This one is from the Puzzle Parts set again. I stamped it twice - once directly on the card and then again on another piece which I cut out. I used the Kaleidacolor Riviera stamp pad (5 colour pad).
I popped the cut out piece for a little extra dimension then added some Stickles in various colours to the other strip.
I mixed the ink colours with a little water and flicked it onto the card one colour at a time. Maybe just a little bit too much flicking! Oh well! I kinda liked the end result anyways and that's why I'm sharing it here.
The sentiment is Paper Smooches.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I'm back!!

I'm back now. Just took a little break. I've made this quick and simple card for the current challenge at
Thanks by Judyt28
Thanks, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DD has flown the coop yet again!

Took our daughter to the airport this morning for her flight to Hawaii.
She was flying from Montreal to Vancouver, Vancouver to Honolulu. Lucky girl!
We have taken her to the airport so many times in the past 6-7 years that if it wasn't for me creating a scrapbook for her of all her travels I would have lost track by now. This was actually a short trip for her compared to some. She has lived in China, Japan, Ghana, Florence and Germany and also visited so many other destinations. Seen more than most people would see in their entire lifetime. I think if I could have a re-do I would do exactly what she has done. Good on her!
I miss her already but all that being said I am chomping at the bit to get into my creative space and get cracking on some projects!!
Maybe it's a good thing to step away for a bit. I think it helps ignite the creativity spark again!
So stay tuned as there is more to come!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Pedis are done!

Well my daughter and I had the pedis done today. How wonderful and relaxing! She chose a neon orange colour which is perfect for her upcoming trip to Hawaii and I had a neon pink applied which will look very nice in my Yoga class - thank you very much !!!
I had plans to plant my gardens but the weather was not exactly cooperative. I didn't feel much like planting in the rain which is not my thing.  I'll have to wait until next weekend now. After all I don't  want to ruin the pedi.
Anyways got to go as the BBQ is ready!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy long weekend

It's a long weekend here in Canada and traditionally planting weekend. All the local nurseries and markets are in full swing with their summer offerings. I will be hauling bags of earth, flats of flowers and hanging baskets home. Funny how we seem to have an abundance of earth surrounding us but always seem to buy bags of it at this time of year. It's like it evaporates under all that winter snow. So regrettably I will not be creating in my indoor craft space but I will be creating in my outdoor craft space. I absolutely love this time of year and am totally in awe when this time rolls around each year. We hibernate for almost 6 months every winter and then like sheer magic we shed our winter garments and come alive again. Rejuvenated and reinvented again after our long slumber. Somewhat like bears waking from a long nap. You know it is Spring here as you can set your clocks by our little chipmunks - chippies as we have come to call them. A life span for a chipmunk is usually only a couple of years but we have had one chipmunk that we have nicknamed Grandma as this is her 6th summer with us. She digs a nice neat little tunnel through the snow every year and pokes her head up to take a breath of the crisp Spring air. We know it is her as she has a little scar above her left eye and she is the only one that will jump up in the palm of our hand and come when we call her. She seems to have had several litters over the years as there are quite a few new little ones running about every summer. I do have a bunch of pictures of her and some of her offspring which I will be posting soon, so stay tuned if you're interested in seeing our little furry friends. So if you are in the same garden mode that I am, have a fun weekend and Happy Planting and do take the time to sit back and truly smell the roses. Life is beautiful!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Well it might be my last post for a little while as our daughter has just returned home here to Montreal after spending 7 months living in Germany. Her boyfriend is currently stationed there with the US Airforce. They met while she was teaching english in Okinawa, Japan and he was stationed in Japan at the time. She came home and he transferred to Germany. All that being said we are thrilled to have her back home with us as her and I have lots of catching up to do. You know, stuff like shopping, mani-pedis and fun girly stuff etc. We will also have Mother's Day to celebrate with my son too. He was waiting for his big sis to arrive home! But alas she will be gone again soon! She is off to Hawaii for 3 weeks' to join her mate as he will be visiting his family there. Oh my jet setting daughter! She has done EXTENSIVE travelling. Anyways I'll be back soon with some new card projects hopefully! See you then!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Congratulations by Judyt28
Congratulations, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

For the All That Glitters challenge at I laid down 4 double-sided strips of tape and then added various colours of Glitter Ritz glitter to each tape. I didn't realize at the time that I had actually chosen colours that match my sequins as I had not even chosen the sequins at this point. Well to my surprise 3 of the glitter colours matched the sequins perfectly. Who would have thunk it? Anyways it all turned out just fine. Oh and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.
Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Super sized hug

Super sized hug by Judyt28
Super sized hug, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Moms. Give yourself a big hug! You certainly deserve it!!

Well this card is perfect for the occasion too!

This card I created for the challenge over at
I used one of the folders from Lifestyle zig zag set on Kraft paper.
The soda is from the Think Fast set that I won from Paper Smooches.
I stamped the soda cup with ColorBox Berrylicious chalk ink.
The sentiment and die cut are from Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me sets (LF485 & LF431).

I added Glossy Accents to the glass and some Clear Rock Candy Distress sticklers to the top of the glass mixed with some tiny, tiny glass beads to give the illusion of ice. I think it turned out rather well ( the ice I mean). You can be the judge of the rest.
Anyways thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Friend by Judyt28
Friend, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

The hexagon was die cut from Hero Arts set.
I used watercolour paper and some daubers to apply Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemon and Peacock Feathers distress inks. Spritzed with Green/Yellow perfect pearls powder to give it some shine. I decided to spritz the whole background also. The leaves were die cut and different shades of green distress inks were applied. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches which I embossed in white.
Hope you can see the shine on the card
because it really is very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 06, 2013

thanks a bunch!

thanks a bunch! by Judyt28
thanks a bunch!, a photo by Judyt28 on Flickr.

Good Monday morning everyone,

Hope you also enjoyed a glorious fun-filled weekend like I did here. Finally.....
I made this card for the All That Glitters challenge at
I used Memory Box's Chloe stem flower which I die cut 3 times. I tried the copper flower using Scor tape and added copper Glitter Ritz. It was a little bit messy so for the other 2 flowers I decided to die cut them from gold and dark chocolate glitter card stock instead (much easier).
I cut off the stems on each flower and made them into a little wreath shape. I used the Spellbinders Labels 18 die to cut out the centre of the card. Embossed that layer with the Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder. Popped that piece up with foam tape, added the centre piece which was the leftover piece from cutting the frame. Added Antique linen distress ink to the border of the insert.
Sentiment is from Penny Black (3383D).
Added bling to the centre of my wreath arrangement and some sequins to the card for more bling.
Hope the photo does this card justice but it really does pop with glitter.