Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Charleston Cutie by JenLee

I tried a new method (for me) to make the background
for this delightful image.  I used masking tape and
stuck down small pieces of different colours all over
the cardstock.  I then embossed the card using my
Cuttlebug - but the embossing can hardly be seen.
I then put some ink over the cardstock and then
used one coat of embossing powder over the
whole surface.  I coloured the image to match the
colours of the background and cut it out using
Nestabilities Lacey Ovales.  I embossed the card
behind the image with Cuttlebug embossing folder
Swiss Dots. The sentiment is from a stanp that I
got at Michael's - I always go to the $1 stamp
stand and buy from there.  Only one of the
stamps that I have from there hasn't been very
good.  Rhinestones are from Queen&Company.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ADFD Challenge #33 - Anything Goes

This week's freebie is a 'mechanical rat' and although we could
use any of Tammy's beautiful images for the challenge, I decided
to use this one. It was a real challenge, as what type of card does
one make with the image being a rat!  I'm quite happy about the
way the card turned out. 

I used Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circle and Cuttlebug
embossing folder Swiss Dots.  The background I made
myself - can you see it is full of rats?!  Sentiment was made
using PS.  This is the first time I made something 'mechanical'
but it was easy to do.

My second card for CDAC Progressive Challenge #9

For my second card to this challenge I have used a digital
stamp from "Pattie's Creations."  I used Nestabilities Classic
Scalloped Circles Large around the image. The embossing
is from a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Background pattern
paper is from a designer paper pad from My Mind's Eye.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Crafters Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge #9

Following is the card I made for the latest CDAC Progressive Challenge.
The digital stamp is from "Just Some Lines."   I used Core'dinations
green card stock - I went around it with a distressing tool by
Tom Holtz. On the red cardstock I used Cuttlebug embossing
folder Swiss Dots.  Around the image I used Nestabilities
 Labels Teenty-Two.  This is my latest Nestabilities folder and
I like it very much.  I used Christmasy colours , which go very
nicely with the added black.  The sentiment was done on Word.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Guy Card

As I've said before, it is quite difficult to make a nice card
for a guy in your life, but I am quite pleased with the following
card, which is simple and easy to make.  The digi stamp is
from "Beccy's Place".  I used Nestabilities Labels Twenty Two
around the sentiment from "Sending Treasures" - and inked
around it, as I did the digi image.  The ribbon is from a
friend, thank you Keithann, and the rhinestones from
Queen & Co.  I did a little paper piecing.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #8

I really like the images given out this month and this
time I have used an image by Jehanne from
Just Some Lines.

The background of kennels and the one of dog
bones I have had for ages and just didn't manage
to use them until this opportunity.  It's a great
dog image and I enjoyed colouring it, adding
real print to the newspaper.  The background
with the writing on comes from DMD - I have
just noticed they are adhesive mats!  I went
around the bone cardstock with a distressing
tool.  I used blending foam to go around the
background with writing and the nestabilities
shape.  The sentiment I did.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Birthday Cards For My Daughters'

This month I had 3 birthday cards to make - my three daughters'
have their birthday on the same day!  My twins were born on
their sister's 4th birthday.  I usually make all the cards using the
same theme but using different colours, as you will see.

The cardstock is from a die-cut cardmaking pad from K&Company
designed by Julianne. I embossed the front of each card using
Cuttlebug and Zizzix dies. I then went over the embossing with
sandpaper and went over just the green card with green ink.
The sentiment is from Sending Treasures and the lovely flowers
are from Petaloo. The flowers on the green card are tea dyed
and I went over the flowers on the other two cards with ink.
I then put silver sparkle on all the flowers and rhinestones in
the middle of the small flowers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hila's 1st Birthday Scrapbook Page

I decided that it was time I did a scrapbook page for my youngest
grandchild who turned one a couple of months ago, her name is
Hila.  I try to get a page done for each grandchild each year, and
then I give the page to the parents to collect.  If  I could work
faster I would do more each year!!

I used a quick collage for adding all the photos, which I
downloaded from ScrapbooksEtc. - they have a lot of
different shapes that can be used for photos/patterns.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beautiful Pixie Birthday Card

Yesterday I made this card using an image by Tammy from
A Day For Daisies - she has fantastic images.

I used a Sizzix embossing folder and paper pieced the
image, adding glitter to the wings. Sentiment from my
collection of stamps. Ribbon from Michael's.

Don't forget you can comment on my blog - I love
to hear from you. Leave your blog address too.

A Sympathy Card

Yesterday somebody asked me for a Sympathy card and I
didn't have one, so I thought it was a good idea to think
about making some.  I knew that it should be simple and
I Googled 'sympathy cards' to get an idea of what
type of cards were out there.  Following is the first
card I came up with. I shall make a couple more,
but using different images.  I am putting the sentiment
here as well, so grab it if you wish.

The image of a Gerbera Daisy is by Penny Wessenauer.
I used Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Two and a Sizzix
embossing folder. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Day For Daisies Challenge #31 - "Flock Together"

Wow, I finished another card today!  This time it is for 
the above challenge.  Tammy's images are just so
fantastic and I love using them.

I made the flock by grating card and then using the
'flock' it makes.  There is a tutorial on making flock
and the link is on the ADFD blog. 

I did photograph how I made the flock, but my
camera kept asking me to add time/date, which I
didn't and so the photos I took didn't come out!!
Although if anyone wants me to show photos of
making flock, I shall be more than happy to go
over the process again,

I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on
the card behind the sentiment.  I went around
the mat behind the image with a paper distresser.
The green/white outfit is paper pieced.

Another card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge #7

This is the second card I have made for the above challenge.
This very nice digital image is from 'Sew Many Cards'.

I did a little paper piecing on the image and added a bee
sticker.  I went around the orange mat with a distressing
tool by Tom Holtz - I really like the way distressing looks.
The pattern paper with coloured dots is from a designer
paper pad by 'quite contrary.'  I used dot sparkler stickers
from Stampendous (if you are following me, you will see
that I use these a lot.  Ribbon is from a reel I bought at

Friday, November 18, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #7

Here is the card I made for the above Challenge.

Crab digi is from Tiffany Doodles    
Hen digi from Sugar Creek Hollow
Sentiment from Sending Treasures

I enjoyed putting this card together.  I used Nestabilities
embossing folder Swiss Dots on the yellow card and
used the buttons from my collection.  On the hen I used
some Dot Sparkler Stickers from Stampendous. I inked
around the edges of the images and sentiment.  This was
an easy card to put together.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Day For Daisies Challenge - A Special Flower

Here is the first card I have made since getting home
(still a bit jet lagged though) - isn't it a gorgeous image? 
I enjoyed looking for a nice dress pattern for a little girl! 

First I coloured the digital stamp using PS and made a border
around the image.  I then paper pieced the dress, added a bow
(made using a fork) and added dot sparkler stickers from
Stampendous to the flowers, then I added the butterfly.

I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities for the pattern on the lined
paper and added sparkling paper underneath the pattern to
to show through. I then added the ribbon and attached to
blue card with scalloped edges (thank you Kiethann for
all the crafting papers you sent me). I then typed a
sentiment, which I attached to the ribbon.


Monday, November 14, 2011

The Crop

Back home and can't wait to get back to my crafting. Soon,
I hope to have some new cards ready.

I did go to the crop at Michael's and had a great time!  I took
a photograph of the person who led the crop, but unfortunately
her photo is an 'inidentified image' on my camera!  I am trying
to find a way to recover the photo. 

The crop was held from 11am-7pm and I would gladly have
stayed the whole day, but as we had plans for the evening I
had to leave after 4 1/2 hours.  I didn't have all my tools with
me, so I couldn't make anything special and only made one
card, but I went mostly just to be with people. A few were
there just doing scrapbooking, and quite a few knew each
other from other crops, so it was a very nice atmosphere.

Payment for the crop was $5, but, of course, everyone
looks around the shop too and buys something- with
a special reduction.  I did not come out of the shop
empty handed!

The leader started off by showing the cards that she had
made and then explained how to get started. After that
she let everybody carry on doing their own thing. A woman
came with her two children, and they were given a private
lesson.  Lots of card supplies were available for use.

When I make another trip to the States I shall certainly try
and attend another crop.  Well done, Michael's. I am
afraid I do not know the name of the Leader of the
crop, but she was very nice and friendly and had lots of
crafting experience.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I Haven't Forgotten My Blog

I'm now in the US and have found a 'crop' to go to tomorrow
and I'm quite excited.  It will be held at Michael's - a very
large craft shop, with branches all over. I have, of course,
already visited the shop, as well as AC Moore, to buy some
crafting goodies!  It is still worthwhile shopping around, one
example is that I bought a lovely 12"x12" block of patterned
scrapbooking papers for $5 in Walmart, whereas these type
of blocks cost around the $19 mark at Michael's - (although
you usually get 40%  off one item).  Yesterday whilst at
AC Moore I asked for a 40% reduction although I didn't
have their coupon, which can be printed from the internet,
and they gave it to me on one of my items which cost $15.

So next time I write I hope I will have something to say
about my first crop!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Christmas Sentiment Freebie

Although I don't celebrate Christmas it doesn't mean that
I can't enjoy making Christmas sentiments - here are three
images - one of a frame + mistletoe that can be coloured,
one the same frame but with a sentiment and the third
where the frame, mistletoe and sentiment can be coloured.

Doing these sentiments gives me a chance to practice on PS!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #4

Here is another card I have done for a CDAC challenge.
I'm not sure how I feel about this card - I like the
colouring, but could not think of a real interesting way
of using this lovely mandela image. I have used
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles,  Cuttlebug
embossing folder D'vine Swirl and Dot Sparkler
Stickers by Stampendous. Flowers are from Petalo

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nana Vic's "Vickie Quickie"

I haven't been very active on my blog or CDAC because I've
been busy and soon I'm off for a month but hope to be able to
write something here whilst away (in the US). Of course I have
ordered a few things for crafting from there and can't wait to visit
Michael's and AC Moore   I am also hoping to go to a craft
meet, which I have never done before.  The last time I was
there there was a craft meet - but it was on the most religious
day of the whole year for me!

Now for my card.  Nana Vic's digi 'Street Lamp Sign' is lovely
and I enjoyed making the card using this digi.

The flowers are from Petaloo (which I won!) and I didn't
colour them at all, as I thought they suited the card just as
they are. The background came from a search on the
internet and the patterned paper is from DCWV glitter
mat stack. I went around the edges of the mats with ink.
Ribbons  I think always add to a card.  Button on flower
is from Bo Bunny buttons & Bling.  Brads from
Making Memories.

Monday, September 19, 2011

ADFD - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Today I finished off a card I was making with an image
from A Day For Daisies called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
I tried to make the card suitable for a baby boy or girl.
The Pastel background papers are from Generations
and the spotty background paper from DCWV.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A New Wedding Card

Here is another card I made today, this time using a
wedding stamp that I bought in a craft shop in Barcelona.
I embossed white paper with the Cuttlebug embossing folder
Swiss Dots and used my Scor-Buddy to emboss a couple of
lines around the white paper (still getting used to using the S-B). 
I stamped the 'happy couple' onto white paper and then used my
Nestabilities Scalloped Circle around the image. I then went
around the edges with ink. I paper pierced part of the bride's
dress and then cut out three hearts in the same colour as the dress,
using the same colour to stamp a compliment.  I added lace the
length of the card behind the image.

CDAC Progressive Challenge #3

Came back yesterday from a few days in Barcelona - great city
to visit.  Did a lot of sightseeing that at the end of each day I
could hardly walk!  Had an overnight flight back home to
Israel, and that of course, meant I would be tired all of
yesterday. At least last night I made up for it by sleeping
over ten hours.  Couldn't wait to get back to my crafting.

The image I chose for the challenge  is called 'Swallowtail &
Sunflower' by Just Inklined

I am always trying out new things so for this card decided to
see what it would look like by just colouring part of the picture
and then putting the image against a dark background.
I used my Nestabilites Lacey Ovales to cut out the image and then
went around the outer semi circles with ink and put ribbon through
them.  I cut out another butterfly and put it over the original one to
make it 'pop'.  For the background I used a Cuttlebug embossing
folder on black card, I then sandpapered a little and then went
over the card with ink.  The card was finished with Dot Sparkler
Stickers from Stampendous. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hila is One Year Old!

This is the card I made for my youngest granddaughter, who will
be one year old next week.  How the time flies.  She is now up
and walking, so has to be watched all the time.  I asked my
daughter - Hila's mother, what subject to use on the card and
she said 'animals' so this is what I came up with having animals
as the theme.  I googled 'animal clipart' to get the images.

This is the first gate card I have made and I think it came out
quite nicely.  I did just a little paper piercing and added a
little embellishing.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge #2

Here I used the lovely image Mum & Sons by Ellephantistic
for the second CDAC Progressive Challenge.
I used Nestabilities Labels Eight, and Patterned Paper from
DCWV. The dot sparkler stickers are from Stampendous.
The sentiment I dry embossed.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crafty Karens - Wedding Decoupage

Here is a card that I made using Karen's lovely decoupage.
I used Nestabilities Scalloped Circle, and Cuttlebug
embossing folder.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Help Required For Fellow Crafter

This request I received from a crafter at CDAC.  Keren really does very
nice work - go visit her blog via Wendy's blog.

Hello Ladies, I have someone that I not only need you to pray for, but I'm hoping you would be willing to try and help out.  I'm sure that a lot of you know Karen, or better known as Krafty Karen. Well she is having a really hard time right now medically. She has major problems in her spine that causes her to have non stop excruciating pain. If you go to this blog it explains, in her own words, what is happening to her and what this lady, Wendy, is trying to do to help her. So what I am asking you to do is 1) go to Wendy's blog and see what she has to say 2) if you are able to help out with her fund raiser (she is trying to get people to buy kits that Karen has designed...and they are only $1.50 USD), please do 3) Please spread the word of this to others so that she can get as much help as possible and 4) Please pray for her that she gets the help that she so desperately needs.

There are so many of us out there and what Wendy is asking is not out of the realm of possibility. If we each told our friends about this and if we each bought one kit, imagine how much good we could do for this wonderful lady. Thank you all so much in advance.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Day for Daisies Challenge - use rope or twine

This is the card I did for the challenge - isn't it a lovely image?
I really enjoyed doing this project.  This digi was given as a
freebie for crafters to take part in the challenge, although any
ADFD image could be used.

I used Nestabilities scalloped circle and the sentiment I did
on Photoshop and printed out from Word.  The string is from
a tassel I had kept for many many years (now I know why!)
I also did a little paper piercing (what I've called decoupage
until now). The patterned paper is from a Glitter Mat Stack
from DCWV. These type of stacks are soooo useful.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bundle of Love Digi Stamp - A Day for Daisies

Here is a card I made using a ADFD digi stamp, which I was
lucky enough to win.  I used Nestabilities Lacey Ovales and
patterned paper from The Glitter Mat Stack by DCWV and
the buttons from my collection.  The sentiment is a sticky label.
ADFD has the most amazing digi images.

Tomer's 14 - Scrapbook Page

Well my eldest grandson is now 14, and I have been working
on his scrapbook page for a while, but managed to finish it
today.  It isn't easy to do SB pages or cards for this age.
You might guess that Tomer likes anything to do with Star Wars.
As I know nothing about Star Wars or characters from
it, I did get the name of one character that he liked from
my daughter, and I just hope Tomer likes the other
characters I have added.
I don't do much SB but do try and do a page for each
grandchild's birthday. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Party Time At Nana Vic's

Here is a card using one of the wonderful freebie digis that
Nana Vic has given out at her 500 member 'Party'. I used
the digi 'Girl on a Swing' - isn't she cute?  I used a
couple of  Cuttlebug embossing folders on the matting
and the background paper is from DCWV.  I paper
pierced the little girl and used a small flower from

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge

Here is a card using two of the digis given for this challenge -
both are by Sandi from Sandi Samples -
( http://sandisamples.blogspot.com/)
I used Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, flower by Petaloo and
dot sparkler stickers from Stupendous. These dot sparklers are
really useful and easy to use. Background and sentiment I did.
If anyone would like the sentiment - just let me know.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Noa is 11 - Scrapbook Page Using Petaloo Flowers

Here is my first try at using the Petaloo flowers I received. To colour
the flowers I used Tsukineko Dew Drops and teabags!  A lot of
people use glitter sprays on them, but I don't have any of those and
just used what I already have.  The sentiment I did on PS.
Any tips/comments will be welcome.

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Prize from Petaloo

Just came back from a quick trip to London - went back
to my 'roots' with my eldest daughter and two grandchildren
of 11 and 6.  I didn't go to one craftshop though, as I simply
didn't know where they were. In the US I know to go to
Michael's or AC Moore, but I have been away from
London for so many years that I don't know lots of
the shops there.

Here is what I received as a prize for taking part in the
CDAC 'Party' - I look forward to getting down to learning
how to colour them - they come from Petaloo, who sponsored
the 'Party' - and they have beautiful cards and scrapbooking
pages on their website using their products.  As I have quite a
few Dew Drop inks I'll use them for the colouring. I could also
use teabags- I think they will give a nice colour.

Watch this space!!! I love flowers and think they really add
to a card or scrapbook page - and as all the flowers are
white I can use any colour combination I like on them.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ori's 3rd Birthday Card

Today is my grandson Ori's birthday and he is now three - how
the time flies!  I know that he likes Thomas the Train, and so I
used of picture of Thomas for the card.  For the background
I made a sheet using the same image as the large one, so the
colours match. I used Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles. 
Ori is too young to appreciate cards, but I hope his mother
will like it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Card using Priscilla Styles Bicycle Digi

This image I was lucky enough to win and so I thought it would
be nice to get down to using it.  I must admit the background
took me ages, because I just couldn't do what I had in my head,
but in the end I am happy with what I did. (It would be useful to
learn how the use the PS programme more proficiently)! As the
title implies this image is by Priscilla Styles and I belong to her
group on CDAC - a great place to be.
The background paper is by Generations and  I used a Cuttlebug
embossing folder.  The pearls are from Zva creation. I stamped
the sentiment.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another card for A Day for Daisies Challenge - Secret Ingredients

Their challenge today is a "Secret Ingredients" challenge!
What's that, you ask? Well - take a look at ALL the designer's
cards and even go read their blog posts if you need to... we 
ALL (that is the designers) used one or both of 2 secret 
embellishments/techniques for our cards. So study them 
closely and see if you can figure out what we used! When
you make your project, use one or both of them on your card!

Well I have made my card for this challenge and hopefully used the
two Secret Ingredients!  How beautiful is the freebie given to be
used in this challenge - although you can use any ADFD
image that you want.

On the card I have used paper piercing (until now I have called
it decoupage), faux stitching and glitter. I wanted more of the
feather behind my 'flower' but couldn't get it to stick properly!
Also you can't really see the filter I used on the top part of the
fairy's dress, but it still looks alright. If I had used a larger card
and thus larger image, it would have been more noticeable.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sliekje Digital Stamps

This blog is well worth a visit - http://sliekje.blogspot.com/
as Sliekje is a very talented artist and gives away many digital
stamps. Here is a card I made using one of her cute images
for a wedding card.

I used Nestabilities Labels Eight and pattern paper by
Colorbok, and Dot Sparkers from Stampendous.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another card for A Day for Daisies Challenge

This is the third card I have done for the ADFD Challenge.
Cupcakes seem to be in now, at least in England and the US.
The backgroun I did on PS as well as the sentiment (a bit spread
out) and I used Nestabilities Lacey Ovales, and Dot Sparklers
from Stampendous.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Day for Daisies Challenge

Did I tell you that I love paper crafting?  Well I do.
paper crafting gives me the opportunity to be
adventurous and be creative - and I can't say I was
too creative even just a few years ago. So when
somebody tells me they wouldn't be able to make
cards as they have no imagination - I tell them I
don't agree.  I don't think one can really 'learn to
draw really well' - that I think is a talent one is
born with.

The following two cards I made for a challenge on the
A Day For Daisies Website - we were given three most
beautiful images to work with to make cards. Do go and
visit them - see the button on the right hand side of this
page.  To go shopping  http://www.etsy.com/shop/adayfordaisies

For the following card I used Nestabilities Lacey Ovales,
patterned paper from DCWV 'Nana's Kids', the red balloon
is from Jolee's Boutique, as are the three gems.  This is an
easy image to colour using a computer programme.

Here I used Nestabilities Labels Eight. The patterned
paper is from DCWV 'Nana's Kids'. I also used dot
sparkler stickers from Stampendous.

Monday, July 4, 2011

More Wedding Cards

This digi image is from Shelleys Images - I decided to
leave it in black and white and not colour it.  I hope
the 'flower' does not detract from the lovely image.
Patterned paper is by Colorbok

This digi image is from Beccy's Place - she has
lots of lovely images.  I used Nestabilities
Label Eight around the image.  Patterned
paper is from Colorbok.

I believe this image is from Clipart. I used
Nestabilities Lacey Ovales around the Image.
Patterned paper from Colorbok.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Cards

Here are some cards I made today.  This
image is from a decoupage sheet by
Penny Wessenaurt.  I used Nestabilities
Label Eight and Cuttlebug embossing folder
Swiss Dots.

This image is from Cuddly Buddly.
I used Nestabilities Classic Scalloped
Circles Large.  I think this card will suit
a teenage boy.

This image is also from a My Craft Studio
disc. The sentiment I did on Window.
I like using this purple card, which I also
embossed using the Swiss Dots embossing
file from Cuttlebug.