Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just Because

Hi Guys!
Just a quick little post for you today. I'm featuring the work of Marianne D today, she does real funky characters. I think of them as "Lili Of The Valley with attitude" lol
I was playing with my pastel pencils on cream colored pastel paper and have to say that I prefer a darker color background. This didn't come out near like I envisioned but oh well, live and learn. Whilever I have to buy "muli-colored" packs of pastel paper I just have to suck it up and color on all shades, it would be too expensive to only use the sheets I like.

Image: Marianne D "Lazy Daisy"
Colors: Carbothello Pastels
Papers: MME "Hattie"
Dies: Spellbinders, Sizzex

Hey, by the way, I don't know if you've been by Bunny Zoe's store lately but let me just show you a few sneak peaks of the latest goodies that have just arrived:
New 6x6 paper packs:

Love these farmy kinds of flowers.... I could totally DO these!


very elegant!!

Aren't these fabulous buttons? I NEED these!

And more awesome new 6x6 packs!! *Drool*


And who would've thought it? Tilda has her own magazine, Move over Oprah! lol

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Precious Remembrance Teaser/ Candy

Friend Stamp Set
Hi Guys!
Well here's a teaser for you!
I will be GDing once again in March for Precious Remembrance. Wahoo!!
Above is the stamp set I'll be using, just love it, it will come in useful for so many kinds of cards.
Now in case you're new to Precious Remembrance they have a brand new website here for you to check out.
They ship worldwide, and first class mail and priority are also available. You  can estimate shipping before checkout and guest checkout is also available for those who don't want to make an account.
Now here's the really exciting part!
Dyane has given me a friend stamp set to give away to one happy crafter!!
All you need to so is enter your name in Mr Linky below and when my GD stint is over for the month of March, a winner will be drawn!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just Daisy

Hi Guys!
Ive got a simple card to share with you today. Sometimes you need a card suitable for "all occasions" and this stamp/ design fits the bill. I kept decorations to a minimum and just let the image be the focus. (nothing new there!) The 6x6 paper packs I'm using work so well in tying it all together. Love my 6x6s!!

Colors: CarbOthello pastel pencils on Strathmore pastel paper

*A note on pastel pencils:
Although they can be used on kraft and other papers they really do work their magic best on "Pastel Paper". With "normal" paper the pigment almost sits on top and you have to be so careful you don't just brush it all off with a careless movement. But with "proper" pastel paper the color settles into the paper fibers like butter into a biscuit. So creamy and blendable and nice.
You can find pastel paper at most arts and craft stores for about $7 for 25 sheets. I'm sure there's cheaper and more expensive options out there but this is what I use.
Hope that helps!

A few challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring Time
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes 
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge  "Color Your World" 
Love to Create - Add Stitching to your Project (Real or Faux)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink  Show Us Your Style Using Your Favorite Technique 
There's Magic in the Air "Critter" in the image (animal, bug, fish etc) 

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Love Always

Hi All!
Isn't this just the sweetest stamp ever? So perfect for an anniversary or just a thinking of you card to a loving couple. There's so many people this would be perfect for I'm not sure who will receive it in the end, I guess I better get coloring and make more than one!
Anyway, today I am once again featuring the "love set" of sentiment stamps by Precious Remembrance. So versatile. Love this! I "assembled" a few words to make my own sentiment which is a pretty cool thing to do.

Photopolymer Clear Stamps - Love Stamp Set - 4"x6" Sheet - High Quality - 20 Stamps - Clear Stamps - Sentiments - Heart

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: CarbOthello Pastel pencils on kraft cardstock
Papers: MME Lost and Found 'Rosy' and 'Sunshine'
button: Home Sew
Button twine: Sew Sweet
Pearls and ribbon: from stash

I hope you all have a marvelous weekend!
Thanks so much for coming by :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Magnolia Preorder Now on

Scared you all, didn't I? You thought I made a Tilda card! LOL
Uh, nope, the moon has still not turned to cheese for little ol me but for all you die hard Tilda fans I know you'll be real excited to hear that the time has arrived to preorder your new princess stamps at Bunny Zoe's. :) Nikki is standing by to take your orders!

Inspirational Quote

I saw this  inspirational quote by Ira Glass on "Painting My World" and thought it was very encouraging for all forms of arts/craft. 
I particularly like the "creative people have good taste" part. lol
Hope you like it too!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day Dreaming

Hi Guys!
Hey, before I get to this week's challenge I want you to check out my cool watermark that my buddy Gwen designed for me. Isn't it GORGEOUS? Thanks Gwen!
Ok,back to business!
 This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
Being the frilly person that I am (NOT!) you can see the plethora of lace I stuck on. lol
Pat would just have a heart attack if she saw my very sorry lace collection that would fit in a sandwich bag. :D
And being that it is in such short supply you can see that I couldn't spare much of it. ;)

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyras and Prismas
Punch: Martha Stewart
Buttons: from stash
ric rac: Sew Sweet
Papers: DCWV "Lemon Flower"
Die: Spellbinders

So there's some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! Be sure to check out all the other girl's projects and leave some love along the way. they've really outdone themselves this week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Hi All!
Well I'm back and lo and behold I am using white paper!! I know, shock of shocks and horror of horrors!
Well its good to shake things up a bit and I thought that this image lent itself to brightness which sometimes only white can achieve. Anyway, I survived it. lol
I'm quite into making these "quilted scenes" right now. I just free-cut my hills and sewed them down. Nothing complicated. But I do like the effect. :)

Colors: Prismacolors and Lyra
Paper: Jillibean Soup "Apple Cheddar", Crate Paper "Farmhouse, and Coordinations Cardstock "Autumn".
Bakers Twine: Lemondrop

Well thats it from little ol me today, I'll see you around Blogland!

Monday, February 20, 2012

In A Country Kitchen

Hi Guys!
So I have two recipe posts for you today. I'm not sure how it happened, its called "double booking". lol
TBoth recipe pages are so similar color wise that I got mixed up and should have put them both on one post. Oh well, no one's perfect! 
This is one I grew up making with my sister. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Its foolproof

My Recipe:
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors
Paper: Jillibean Soup "Apple Cheddar Soup"
Buttons: Home Sew and Sew Sweet
Twine: TheTwinery

And here's the recipe a bit closer up. You can click on it to enlarge even more.

That's it from me today!
Happy Crafting and thanks so much for coming by to visit!

Apples are Sweet and so are You

Hi Guys!
Well I was in a bit of a quandary when I made this recipe card. I needed a pie recipe but I'm one of those pie makers that never measure. I just throw it all together. Stacey was over the house crafting with me and she started telling me about an apple pie recipe she really enjoys using frozen apple juice instead of sugar. I had a look on line and found it, so here ya go!

Image: Belles N Whistles "Warm Apple Pie"
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors on kraft
Paper: Jillibean Soup "Apple Cheddar"

I am also using this project as my Catered Crop project for this fortnight which is :
Seeing Red
I hope you can play along!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


So I kept today's card pretty CAS.
Don't know why but that cat seemed to want the stage to himself so I thought I'd humor him.:)
This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is:
Add A Sentiment

Image: Mo manning
Colors: Lyras and Prismas
Twine: Twinery
Buttons: Home Sew

I hope you all are having a great day. 
Thanks so much for sharing some of it with me. :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Always And Forever

Hi Guys!
Today I have another project for you featuring the "Love" sentiment set by Precious Remembrance.
I thought it was perfect for this wedding card, made for a friend.
My camera wasn't liking this pink and black , I had to mess around in exposure editing to correct it so I apologize if it isn't 100% clear.
I was playing with my pastel pencils again and just love how the whites POP.

Image: Mo Manning
Corners: Wild Orchid
Card Candi : Johanna Sheen

That's it for today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Day For Daisies

Hi Guys!
Well I just found a couple of cards that were nearly lost/deleted. I had forgotten about them and somehow they ended up in my "recycle bin" which would have been 'never to be seen again' for at least one of them as I had already sent it to someone so couldn't retake the picture. But all's well that ends well and here they are.
These were cards I created 'just for fun' from my older stash of papers. They're quite "wintery" so I thought Id better publish them before Spring comes. However, Spring isn't feeling too imminent at the moment so I'm probably safe. lol

Image: ADFD
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Papers: from stash
Dies: Spellbinders, Sizzex
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Punch: Martha Stewart
Buttons: from stash

 And another card along the same color scheme/ ingredients....
This one is quite an unusual image, you might need to look closely to notice that there are mice in her hair. :)
It struck the artsy side of me and I had to color it.
Think of them as "Cinderella's friends" and you might not get the eeby jeebies :)

Thats it for today!
Have a great day everyone :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

You Glow Girl!

Hi All!
Well today is a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's and its an easy one so I hope you can play along with us. 
We're looking for your Celebration cards, so find an excuse to celebrate and make a card to go with it!
I decided to make a card for a new Mom-to Be. :)
You might recognize this stamp cos I used it not too long ago on a gift box. Can you believe I am using a stamp twice?? Well its about time too. Its just not right for a stamp to see ink only one time.

Image: Kraftin Kimmie "Caroline"
Colors: Lyra Rembrant and Prismacolors
Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Pixie Licious"

I really hope you can join us this month, there's so much time and so many occasions to make a card for. I look forward to having a snoop at all your lovely projects.. ;)

Friday, February 10, 2012

What can I say?

OMGoodness, what can I say?
To say I am  overwhelmed with the kindness of you all would be a gross understatement.
You all know who you are and you know what you did.
Thank You.

Gingerboy 2001-2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tying The Knot

Hi There!
We have a special treat for you today at Mo's Digital Pencil.
Fellow teammie Sheila has kindly provided us with a bingo chart to use this week and you can take a peek at it below:

I chose the Gems, Lace and Dies/Punches.
 I know. Its a bit subtle.But all the bits are there. I promise! :)

IMage: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismas and Lyras
Paper:Crate Paper "Neighborhood"
Ribbon: May Arts
Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting!!

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