December 13, 2014

Mason Jar Rose Card

Aince I had all of my American Crafts Neopolitan goodies out, I decided to make another card. I was super inspired by the awesome tags, flair and cardstock stickers.

mason jar freestyle card

The jar on the tag was so cute I was loathe to cover it up at all but as long as I could still see the two colours floating in the jar and the cute little ‘masked’ heart, I was ok about it. This sketch, with or without the floral layer, is also a versatile favourite. If you look closely, you will see another layer under my tag; cute little strawberries.

Enjoy, Rebecca

American Crafts, white CS-SSS, doily-Wilton
Accessories: flair, rose sticker,tag-AC, epoxy dots-MME, sequins-SSS, foam dots-Sticky Stuff Store, veneer-Studio Calico, gold thread-Fabric store, twine-stash?

December 11, 2014

Shabby Vespa Card

I have always loved this older paper pad , Neopolitan, from American Crafts. I go back to it every so often and fall in love again every time.

vespa shabby card

I’m afraid this picture doesn’t do this card justice. All the colours are muted and when I tried bumping up the saturation, it just looked weird. This was made for Tuesday Morning Sketches 279. I used the vertical center line of the Bingo card, ribbon, embossing and flowers. It was sure tricky making something with the Bingo card AND the sketch!

TMS _279

TMS _279 Bingo

The Vespa is a sticker; to prevent it from sticking to the card base in between the foam dots, I used my powder tool to deactivate the adhesive. I usually, if I remember, add the foam dots BEFORE deactivating the adhesive or the powder can prevent the foam dots from sticking.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Hero Arts Messages with Flourish
Ink: Versamark, Versacolour Cloud white, Archival potting soil
Paper: American crafts, card base-MFT (? colour name)
Accessories: gold ep, cord-SU!, lace-Fabricland, ribbon-stash, sequins-Sulyn Ind. stickers-American Crafts,

Sparkle and Shine Snowflake Shaker Card

Whew! That’s quite the title huh?

snowflake shaker card

I recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire about making a shaker card with a sponged background. I decided to CASE her idea.

snowflake shaker card closeup

I used extra thick foam underneath so I’d have lots of room for shaker goodies. I always overfill so I gave myself some more room. There’s clear, white and a few silver sequins, microbeads and tinsel glitter. I also tossed in a silver embossed snowflake die cut I made for another project and didn’t use. My silver embossed sentiment didn’t show up too well against the shimmery background, should have used white, so I shadowed the letters with a dark grey Copic marker.

I’ve made this for a few challenges: Mojo Monday 375 and the JUGS challenge #270 “sparkle”.


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Enjoy, Rebecca

Ink: Versamark, Distress inks – Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves
Paper: all from SSS Dec Card Kit
Accessories: silver EP-SU!, foam sheet-Sticky Stuff Store, sequins-Pretty Pink Posh and SSS, snowflake die-large from Spellbinders, small from MFT, tinsel glitter, microbeads-MS, Copic marker, Perfect Pearls spray

December 06, 2014

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

I pulled out some beads I’ve been meaning to use and made a necklace and a bracelet.

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I have to admit, these pieces don’t use special, hoarded beads. But I haven’t been amassing a stash for very long and the only beads I’ve had for a while are super boring and on their way to donation. There’s a difference between old and hoarded. The former is kept though their usefulness is pretty much over because we hope they might come back in style or we might need them again and the latter are saved for a really special project. Lots of oldish, not so much hoarded.

pearl n crystal illusion necklace

This one is made from Swarovski pearls and crystals. I bought them to go with a strand of tourmaline chips. I should have known better than to buy chips. I love when other people use them but I never seem to get them right. I tried to make the necklace I saw in my head but it just didn’t look right. The chips were too big and the Swarovskis too small. They were too close to the same size. As I unstrung the necklace, I ‘saw’ this! Yeah! So lovely. I know it’s pretty simple but I’m happy.

boho copper n crystal bracelet

I saw a book or video ad for jewelry made from copper tubing and I was so inspired! This is made from about 6” of copper tubing formed into a bangle shape. I rounded the raw ends, filed them and punched a hole. I wrapped some awesome fabric around the bangle and held it in place initially with a clothespin and then permanently with 20g copper wire. While wrapping, I added some Swarovski crystals; they look clear but are actually silver shade. Lastly, I hung some Czech crystal dangles on jump rings which I attached to the ends.

boho copper n crystal bracelet2

I hope you enjoy my creations. I’d love to hear what you think so if you’d take time to leave a comment, I’d be thrilled. Thanks

Enjoy, Rebecca

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December 05, 2014

Sparkle and Shine Vellum Shaker Card

I’ve seen so many cards based on this month’s Simon Says Stamp card kit, it was hard to come up with something original. I think I’ve done a pretty good job.

sparkle and shine shaker

I used the sequins from the kit along with a few other gold and white ones from my stash and I added some chunky gold glitter too. I loved the little heart border so I used it on my vellum shaker. The thread is gold though it’s hard to tell right now. I actually used two layers of vellum then adhered the shaker pocket to the card base. Not sure if that was the best idea because it buckled somewhat even though I held it closed with paperclips. I saw Jennifer McGuire do a similar card (after I made mine) and she sewed one layer of vellum right to the card base. Maybe next time!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Sparkle & Shine-SSS
Ink: Versamark
Paper: both from Kit
Accessories: gold thread?, sequins-kit, Sulyn

December 03, 2014

17th Anniversary Card for Hubby

I am not a huge fan on making cards appropriate for guys. Over the years, I’ve subjected hubby to some too girlie cards so I try my best to keep it guy-ish.

nuts about you card

This started with some basic stamping but I added some pencil crayon to shade it. It’s hard to see but each leaf has some shading and I added quite a bit of detail to the squirrel. The top layer is cut away on the side; the gingham is fabric tape stuck to the inside of the card. The sentiment panel overhangs the edge. I should have taken a side shot now that I think about it. I had to add just a bit more so there are a few sequins and Wink Of Stella Pen on the leaves. It’s very subtle so I figured I could get away with it.

I can’t believe that it’s been 17 years already! WOW!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Simon Says Stamp
Ink: sorry, I can’t remember!Versamark
Paper: SSS kit
Accessories: Lawn Fawn sequins, Hero Arts white EP, fabric tape?, Prismacolour Pencils

Snowman Canvas

I was super inspired by the lastest Friday Mashup to make a project related to the weather.

snowman cuddle canvas2

The background was painted with gesso then while it was wet, i picked up some spray mist and swirled it in. I added some stars and dots with stencils. The snowman is hand cut. I could have used dies but I wanted a more organic look. The circles are made from cardstock over coaster board then I airbrushed them. The hat is covered in big snow-like sprinkles.


I’m afraid I got a quote from Frozen wrong, it should read ‘good’ before the ‘time’ but oh well. It wouldn’t have fit anyway. I added some periods from the glitter alphabet, snowflakes, sequins and a few wood veneers painted with gesso. The letters, snowflakes and veneers were covered in Matte Medium and fine glitter.


I’m also entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #7. Tic Tac Toe. I used a Die (snowflakes), glitter and stars (both veneer and stencilled in the sky).

Enjoy, Rebecca

November 30, 2014

Shabby Chic Tag

I am in LOVE with these Julie Nutting doll stamps. They take a while to either colour or paper piece but the results are really worth it.

shabby girl nautical tag

I love how the hair turned out on this one. I think I used E53,55,57 and maybe E49 for the very darkest areas. It’s hard to see the very fine detail but the legs are also paper pieced which is why the colour is different from the skin I usually colour. I added Copics for shading that matched the paper’s tone. In case you are wondering, yes, this is a very large stamp. I handmade the tag but it is close to a large standard tag, about 6.5” x 3”.

The paper is from an older Webster’s Pages; background (made of several papers), lobster paper (distressed and covered with Rock Candy crackle paint) and the paper piecing papers all come from the paper pack. I carefully cut out the paper around the tag reinforcer so it would show through. The little boats were coloured with Copics too.

I messed up the stamping of the feet, I got a double line, so I made the shoes slightly higher to cover that up. The stars are covered with a Wink Of Stella pen. The sand is a product called Mudd Puddles; it’s basically sand in glue in a small jar so you can apply it like molding paste. It doesn’t apply as smoothly but it is fun.

Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamps: Prima
Distress Frayed Burlap, Memento black
Paper: Webster’s Pages, vanilla CS-?, small premade tag
Accessories: star-Jesse James buttons, sand-Mudd Puddles, twine-reused from packaging, Copics, seam binding-Masterstroke Ribbon, lace-Fabricland, ticket-?, Rock Candy Crackle paint, tiny twinkles-TE, star, boat veneers-Studio Calico, foam squares-Sticky Stuff Store

November 15, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes Gift Bag for WMS PJ Party


This is for the Wrap It Up Warm challenge to make a gift bag or box with a cozy feel. I hope the ‘hugs’ sentiment is sufficiently cozy.

snowman gift bag

I used a Wink of Stella pen on the swirl on the patterned paper. The handles came from another gift bag, I have no idea how long it’s been since I saved them but it reinforces that my hoarder ways are sometimes quite useful! (Well, I am a saver but it’s not so bad as hoarder status… yet!)

The base of the box/bag is a cracker box. I modified it since it was too big as is. I just cut it down so that it was less than 6” each dimension because I had originally meant to use 6x6” paper on it. But as it turned out, I used 12x12” paper and ended up using less (ok, only a smidge less) than a full sheet to cover the entire thing! Yeah! I even cut the fancy tag shape from the remaining paper! I added ink to it to darken it and make the silver EP stand out. I used the silver EP on the snowflake too.

I hope you have fun visiting other stops linked to the PJ party!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Say It Loud-WMS
Ink: Versamark, night of navy-SU!
Paper: Echo Park
Accessories: marshmallow and clear sequins-Pretty Pink Posh, tag fie-Spellbinders, foam dots-The Sticky Stuff Store, bells-Michaels, twine-?, stickers-Echo Park, Lindeman snowflake die-Memory Box, snowflake brad-?, silver EP-SU!

November 13, 2014

Shabby Roses Thinking of You Card

I made this cad for the Wednesday SSS challenge that just ended. Nuts, when am I going to learn I have to post these right away! Ugh!

shabby rose TOY card

This card was a struggle that I don’t often find when making shabby cards. I started by using a fancy tag die that I recently bought. It needed to have a larger middle part for stamping the sentiment so I partially die cut both ends leaving a gap in the middle that I hand-cut to connect them. But it just didn’t work right with the lace and ribbon I REALLY wanted where I arranged it. The fancy end on the left just didn’t fit well. It’s a pretty big die cut. So I ended up cutting off the fancy ends. After all that finicky die cutting!

The vellum I used was too white so I airbrushed it with an E53 Copic marker. Then I still felt it didn’t stand out enough so I edged it first with a Wink of Stella glitter pen but that didn’t look right, too uneven. So I finally swiped the edges of the vellum with embossing ink and dipped it in embossing powder. Why the uneven EP looks good but the uneven Stella didn’t, I’ll never know. The ribbon doesn’t appear to match but it does IRL.

If you look really carefully, there are a few tiny mirrored bits on the lace. The light only reflected on two of them, they look like dark dots. They are the centers of bright shiny gold sequins. I thought they were pretty so I am going to use them here and there. There are two on the sentiment panel too. The sequins were given to me AGES ago and I ignored them until now. I even forgot I had them! I’m so happy I didn’t throw them out!

Enjoy, Rebecca

a.muse studio background script stamp (hard to tell it’s not part of the paper), SSS sentiment
Ink: Memento cocoa, Versamark
Paper: MME Record it, spring moss CS-PTI
Accessories: May Arts silk ribbon, lace-Fabricland, button-OA, twine, Foam Tac clear dimensional adhesive, gold EP-SU!

November 09, 2014

All Neutrals for Mojo Monday and Shabby Tea Room

Wow, it seems like ages since I created for any online card challenges! I’ve been really not doing so great since the weather has gotten colder here in Canada. We’ve even had snow though it never stays this early.

neutrals shabby card

I dyed the lace for this card. It was white before I added berry tea. It ended up being much darker than I wanted but it was perfect for the tones in this card. The flower is two layers I put together from a package of Recollections flowers. I stamped some ivory cardstock messily with a script stamp for some texture. It’s hard to see but I inked the edges of the card base with gold paint pen which is why the top of the brown lace looks different. The paint is shiny and reflects on the lace.

Click on the photos below to visit the challenge blogs.

TSTR _239


Enjoy, Rebecca

October 18, 2014

8th Do Over Challenge and Znet Shows Jewelry


Welcome to anyone new to my blog! I’ve joined a blog hop today and the theme is a do over challenge. Jeannie, a jewelry designer, has offered some of her old pieces for us to redesign. All we had to do was pay shipping, promise to use at least 50% of the beads in the piece and blog about it today! I was provided with this necklace and earrings.

8 doover original

For my first piece, Heathered Elegance below, I used the large amethyst nuggets and the tiny green nugget beads, maybe peridot? but it is much darker than any peridot I’ve seen and also includes some dark flecks. I added the filigree with wire guardians so the wire wouldn’t lose it’s coating or even fray. I gently shaped it with bracelet bending pliers to give it a nice curve.

znet 8 doover heathered elegance

I used the original clasp though I reshaped it to make it shorter (my bracelet was getting too long), the original beading wire and some gold Czech druk beads along with Znetshows Chinese crystals, rondelles in two sizes and colours, Champagne and a lovely deep purple.

znet 8 doover heathered elegance2

I also made earrings to match. You can see the gorgeous purple rondelles better here. I love the sparkle!

8 doover heathered elegance earrings

Next I made a necklace using the coral coloured nuggets from the necklace. They may be real (dyed) coral, I’m not sure. I added some stick pearls and tiny teal beads (some gemstone but I forget what they are). The pendant is a Cultured sea glass piece also from Znetshows. I love this pale Coke bottle colour. It goes with so many things. I made the bail with 20 gauge silver wire.

znet 8doover ocean coral

Last but not least, I made a bracelet with the bronze pearls, antique bronze charm and grey/green gemstones. I call it Bronze Age. The gemstones are pretty interesting, at first they seem quite ordinary but in the light, they have lovely iridescent flecks like tiny opal chips deep inside. I only added the smoky quartz flat briolettes and clasp. It’s way too big for me but I thought shortening it would mess up the rhythm of the piece so I guess I’ll give it to or sell it to someone else.

8 doover bronze age bracelet

I hope you enjoyed my pieces! Here’s the list of the other designers in the hop in case you’d like to see more.

Jeannie K Dukic

Penny Houghton

Donetta Farrington

Louise Glazier

Molly Alexander

Veralynne Malone

Becky Pancake

Shai Williams

Renetha Stanziano

Rebecca Ednie

Beti Horvath

Enjoy, Rebecca