Monday, December 31, 2012

Its been a while...

 Hi Guys,
I know its been a loooong time since Ive posted. Truth is I havent made a card in a couple of months. Just having a bit of a break for the winter. So thank all of you who decided to hang with me even while Ive been away from Blogland.
THis week's challenge at Mo's is to post your favorite Mo card of 2012. I couldn't miss that opportunity even though Im cutting it very close in getting this in.
THis was probably my fave card, the coloring came out just how I wanted and it was one of those rare cards youre pretty much 100%  happy with when its done. A rare occurance!!

OK, so its not crafty but in case youve been wondering what Ive been doing lately, Ive been doing some "house projects", nothing exciting per se but just things that have been a bit neglected lately.
Let me show you what I mean:
Here's my sideboard which has been scratched up for quite some time. Ive been meaning to refinish it but just havent got around to it:

 Well, I still havent refinished it but I decided to try out some "Old English" scratch remover to see if it would temporarily 'improve' it. Here's the result:

You gotta admit thats pretty awesome! Here's a close up:
 So I decided the refinishing could wait, thats pretty close to perfect!
So theeeen I got to thinking, hey my kitchen floor is pretty awful why not try it on that? So I bought some Old English Scratch Remover in LIGHT and I'll show you how that went.
First, here is the before:
You can see that the original finish is almost completely worn away. The floor really needs to be stripped but I cant do it in the winter so this is to "hold it over" til warm weather comes and I can do without my kitchen for a week or so. (not sure when that will be!).

 And below is the after picture:
Yes, still a little rough but the color is more uniform so at first glance it looks not too bad.

 OK, are you ready for a "Pinstrocity??" Me too!
Have any of you read about the super duper way to boil eggs in the oven? The claim is that the eggs come out tastier, are easier to peel etc etc etc. Well! What they neglected to mention was this: that the eggs also scorch in the muffin tin and end up with brown spots all over them!
Here's the Pinterest picture that inspired me:

Who knew?

And here's my reality:
Anyone for some ugly eggs?
And by the way, they do NOT peel easier and they do NOT taste tastier either.
So there.
Well thats what's been happening here, thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

#154 Mo's Challenge "Dies and Punches"

Hi GUys!
I hope your week is going well. I'm still trying to get my "mojo" back but its not coming too readily.I just need to give it time. This has happened before and I know it will return eventually but there's no telling when...I'm not holding my breath, you know what I mean?
 Anyway! This week's challenge at Mo's is:
Dies and/or Punches 
and I decided to use Mo's image "Kite". Its been out for a few months now but this is my first time coloring it.
the papers are mostly MME and the dies are spellbinders. The sentiment is by Precious Rememberance.

I hope you can play along with us.
 Thanks so much for visiting. One of these days I'll wow you with something worth visiting for but in the meantime, I hope you'll bear with me. :)
Hugs all
ps) for my stamp clearout sale click here

Thursday, September 13, 2012

#153 Mo's Challenge "Buttons"

 Hi Guys!
I hope everyone is doing well! This week our challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
I am using a newer stamp by Mo called "Tiny Dancer Elements" and various papers, mainly from MME.
The coloring is of course lyras and prismas on kraft cardstock.

And a close up, its a bit blurry, sorry.

Thats it form me, I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

#151 Anything Goes ~ Mo's Challenge

Hi Guys!
So its Thursday again! And you all know what that means, right? A new challenge at Mo's! Its the start of a new month and that means its "Anything Goes with a Mo's".
I just love this towering cake image called (appropriately) "Tall Cake", available here.
Ive colored my image with prismacolor and Lyra pencils on kraft. 

Paper: MME
Ticket Stamp: Whimsy
Image: Mo's "Tall Cake"
Card Candy
Twine and Ribbon: Lilly Belles
Buttons: from stash

And moving onto a new challenge at The Catered Crop...... this week's theme is...

Catered Crop Recipe Swap Button

Think Pink!

Our sponsor this fortnight is:

And here's what our fabulous DT creator and leader Linda has to say about Lilly Belles:

Shopping at Lilly Belle's Paperie and Textiles is like shopping in a up-town boutique, but with low-down prices. Laura Evangeline has curated some fabulous hard-to-find papers, textiles and embellishments in her Etsy shop and she's organized them all beautifully by color.  So, yes, you can pick up all the pink you need for our challenge right here. "Like" her on Facebook for updates and specials too.
One randomly chosen player will win a $25.00 gift certificate. And, EVERYONE (Yes, I'm Shouting) is a winner for this challenge.
Laura is offering you all a 15% discount in her shop, valid only until our challenge ends, September 15. Oh, be still my heart!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

So Happy For You

So here I am practicing my ethnic skin on kraft again. I needed a celebration card for a black GF of mine and Ive always loved this image. I wasn't sure how she would work with dark skin but it actually turned out just fine so I am pleased.
OK! Down to business!
This week's challenge at Mo's DP2 is "Layers". Now at first glance you're gonna think this is a pretty CAS card but if you actually count the layers there are 8 of them. So see, I did get the memo afterall. :)

And a close up:
I'm using my usual Prismacolors and Lyra Rembrants on kraft cardstock.

Thanks so much for coming by!
Have an awesome weekend:)

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I hope everyone's week has been going well!
Today's card is an anniversary card for someone (Stacey, don't look!) who likes purple and such. :)
This week's challenge at MO's is "Distressing" and as this is for an anniversary I didn't want to make the card look like it had been through the wringer, ya know? So I just distressed using distress inks instead.
You can find the image "Date"  here.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Keeping In Touch

Hi Guys!
So I'm back. :)
It was a bit of a struggle making myself sit down to make a few cards but once I got the paper together they came together surprisingly easy and I enjoyed it. So here we have "Danielle With Laptop" by Mo Manning. Love this image, especially the cat on the top of the chair. :)
This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge  is and easy one 'Friends".

My papers are varied. I used several packs of several brands (and Ive put them away now so I can't tell you what they were.)
The sentiment is by Precious Remembrance and the die is a nestie.

I hope you enjoy today's project. :) 
Be sure to go to the challenge site and check out the other girl's cards, they're amazing!
See you next week!

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