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