Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Link Up for Pink

I am proud to say that I am a BC survivor and have been for nearly 5 years now 
so the Link up for Pink blog and what it stands for, is near and dear to my heart.
Quoting from their blog, it is a "an opportunity for all to share their pink projects, share their stories, build a strong community and most importantly bring awareness to breast cancer."

Supplies used:
Kimberlys Sentiments 1 digi (Raindrop Echo Designs)
Copic marker
Pink cardstock - different shades
Striped border (K&Co)
Flower and butterfly punches (Kaszazz)
Orchid chalk inkpad (ColorBox)
Jewels (Heidi Swapp)
Pink Ribbon paper (Masterpiece Studios)
Script stamp (HOTP)

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Please give your thoughts and prayers to all those still
fighting against this horrible disease 
and to those who are sadly no longer with us.
hugs Wendy 

Thank you card

AThank You received unexpectedly, can often mean the world to the recipient.
So thanking someone for not only big happenings but also every day simple things which you appreciate is a nice thing to do.

Supplies used:
Thank you bear (Meljens)
Copic markers
Red, white, yellow, purple and brown cardstock
Yellow patterned paper (K&Co)

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Looks like the bad weather has gone for the moment
Here's to a sunny winters day !!
smiles Wendy

Monday, 30 July 2012

Angel of Hope Card

Michelle Perkett's Angel of Hope digi always evokes emotions for me when I see and use it.
It is a perfect digi for a thinking of you, get well, or even a sympathy card.
I choose to use it today, to make a Thinking of you card for a friend who is going through a bit of a tough time right now.
Supplies used :
Angel of Hope digi (Michelle Perkett)
Curved rectangles (Nestabilities)
Copic markers
White, black, dark blue and green cardstock
Paper flowers
Leaf punch (Carl)
Pearls (Kaszazz)
Thinking of you rub on (Pebbles)

I am entering this card into the following challenge

I hope the upcoming week is a good one for you all,
smiles Wendy

Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Special Friend Card

Sometimes it's nice to surprise a special friend with a card to show them how much they matter in our lives.
I love the sentiment that I have used on this card. 
It's so very true .....

Supplies Used:
Special friend sentiment digi (Lexis Creations)
Labels 11 (Nestabilities)
Purple cardstock
Old book page
Patterned paper from a journal
Dusty concord and Vintage photo distress inkpads (Ranger)
Blending tool (Ranger)
Butterfly punch (Kaszazz)
Purple patterned ribbon (Studio G)
Small purple bling

I am entering this card into the following challenge

smiles Wendy

Penguin Christmas Card

It's been a real cold, wintery day here today. 
So even though our Christmas is in our summer season here - Christmas card making still brings thoughts of snow and cold and cute penguins too (smiles)
I haven't made a 3d (paper tole) style card for a while and I do find sitting cutting out the pieces and layering them with foam squares, very relaxing.

The 3d sheet used is called 
Kem- penguin playtime 3D (Cuddly Buddly)

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Christmas will be here before we know it - have you made a start on your Christmas cards yet ??
smiles Wendy

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sugar and Spice ATC

Edited 1 August 2012

It's been a while since I made an ATC (Artist Trading Card)
For those of you who don't know what an ATC is - it's a small work of art measuring 3 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches. Other than the measurements, basically anything goes !!

The ATC challenge this week over at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge blog is
Sugar and Spice

Supplies used :
Girl stamp (Prima)
Jet black inkpad (Stazon)
Old book page
Water colour pencils
White card stock
Blue patterned paper
Girly girl & you take the cake sayings (Lisa's Altered Art)

smiles Wendy

Vintage Birthday Card

The challenge over at Craft Your Passion blog is to use "black and white and one other colour".
Great challenge theme and not as easy as it first sounds!
Here's what I came up with. 
A vintage themed birthday card, using black, white and brown as my colour theme.
Supplies used:
Collage stamp (Stylish Images)
Jet Black inkpad (Stazon)
Kraft, black and white cardstock
It's your birthday stamp (Kaszazz)
Vintage photo distress inkpad (Ranger)
Blending tool (Ranger)
White dot ribbon (Kaszazz)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges :
My Mum's Craft Shop blog - Birthday girls

smiles Wendy

Warm Wishes Card

brrrr sure wish I could give you proper "wish wishes" from here but at the moment we are in the middle of winter - lots of frosty mornings but some sunny but cool days too. Of course the rain and wind are never too far away either.

Anyways this "warm wishes" card was fun to make and made me think of hot, tropical days in Hawaii.
If I win the lottery tonight, that's where I would be heading very soon for a vacation!

Supplies used:
Coconut monkee digi (Doodle Dragon)
Copic markers
Brown, white and yellow cardstock
Blue striped patterned paper
Shell embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Yellow ribbon (Kaszazz)
Warm wishes stamp (Kaszazz)
Potters clay brown inkpad (Memento)

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
- Tuesday Throwdown - tropical paradise

smiles Wendy

This is Life Journal Page

This journal page uses the "paper napkin" background technique 
which was kindly shared over at the Art Journal chat 
on Outlaw Women's yahoo group. (thanks Robyn)

hmm worked too fast on this one - just grabbing lots of different paints, sprays, stamps etc to be able to provide you with a "supplies used" listing, this time around.

smiles Wendy

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Just Clowning Around Card

Edited 7th August 2012
Bonus Round Winner

It's fun sometimes to mix card styles up!!
This card started off as a "cute" birthday card but quickly evolved into a "grungy" distressed styled creation.
Don't be afraid of experimenting and combining different styles. 
Its all part of the fun of creating and you never know what you will end up with.
I really like how this turned out.
Supplies Used :
Clownaround unicycle digi (Bugaboo)
White, green and pink cardstock
Swirls folder and diamonds folder (Cuttlebug)
Green and pink inkpads (Stazon)
Bundled sage distress inkpad (Ranger)
Blending tool (Ranger)
Distresser (Ranger)
Magenta ribbon (Kaszazz)

I am entering this card in to the following challenges

smiles Wendy

Pet Sympathy Card

Edited 30 July 2012

Pets, quickly become part of your family and it is always a very sad loss when one of your pets passes on.
I found this lovely "angel cat" digi and decided to make up a "Miss you" card with it.

Supplies Used :
Angel cat digi (SJS Musings)
Lacey ovals (Nestabilities)
Copic markers
Mustard Seed distress inkpad (Ranger)
Blending tool (Ranger)
Miss you unmounted stamp (unknown)
White, blue and yellow cardstock
Blue striped patterned paper
Paw print ribbon
Corner punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Off to create some more cards and a journal page or two
So there could be another blog post today !!!
smiles Wendy

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Missed Your Birthday Card

Sometimes, even with the best intentions, you just know, that your birthday wishes to a special someone are going to be late.
So with this in mind, today I made a "Sorry I missed your birthday card" 
- to put away for just a situation, as I just know it will arise in the future.

surprised girl unmounted stamp (Unknown)
Computer generated saying
Purple inkpad (Vivid)
Dusty concord distress inkpad (Ranger)
Ink blending tool (Ranger)
White, purple and yellow cardstock
Border punch (Martha Stewart)

I am entering this card into the following challenge

Hope everyone's week is going well
Smiles Wendy

Monday, 23 July 2012


Two blog posts in one day, must almost be a record for me - but as it's a rainy ole winter's afternoon - I have been playing with some of the newer supplies I brought at the SENZ papercraft expo which was on in Hamilton last weekend.

Was great catching up with some old friends.
There was also some great free demos and of course LOTS of things for sale.

This journal page has utilised some new supplies I brought there, including Colour sprays, a butterfly template, washi tape, and a lovely quote stamp from Rubbadubbadoo. 
As well as using existing supplies I had. 

smiles Wendy


If you are anything like me, for some reason I find it hard to make male themed birthday cards.
So I was so pleased to find a wonderful "old truck" photo stamp from Darkroom Door recently.
And saw it demo'ed using the white crayon resist technique.
So here is my take, using the stamp and technique.

I love the antique look of the whole card and hope my husband will love it too.

I have entered this card into the following challenge
Dude Time Doodles ... Anything goes as long as it is for a dude

Until next time, 
Happy crafting,
smiles Wendy

Monday, 16 July 2012


Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog is having a Christmas in July challenge this week.
As I am trying to get an early start on my Christmas cards, for a change, this year, their challenge was the perfect kick start for me.

I used the wonderful vintage style digi from Robyn's Fetish called "Sarah's Christmas" 
and went with a blue theme.

Other supplies used :
Watercolour crayons (Lyra)
Water brush
Deckled rectangles (Nestabilities)
Embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Distresser and Ink blending tool (Tim Holtz)
Tumbled glass and Broken China distress inkpads (Tim Holtz)
White, light blue and dark blue cardstock
White dotted ribbon (Kaszazz)
Silver embossing powder (Kaszazz)
Top boss embossing stamp pad (Kaszazz)
Small tree stamp (Kaszazz)

This was a fun challenge to enter and I am looking forward to joining more challenges in the future now that I have my craft room set up a little better.

Until next time, happy crafting
smiles Wendy

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Journal Pages Completed

Remember one of the journal backgrounds I shared with you, the other day ? 

Well here is the completed journal page

and also another page I completed today as well

A Happy 4th of July to all my American friends 
and for those elsewhere in the world
hope you are having a GREAT day too.
Smiles, Wendy

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Art Page Swap - Butterflies

On one of the online groups I am a member of, we are having a 4" x 6" Art Page swap.
It's going to be a lot of fun - each person in the swap will create a page for each person in their theme choice. By the time the swap is over, I will have create lots of different themed pages for everyone in the swap and will have received  lots of "dragonflies" themed pages to make into my own special Art Book.
The sign ups are until August 10th and mail out deadline isn't until October 29th but I wanted to make a start - as so far we have 10 participants.

Here's the first page I have completed - the theme is Butterflies.

I hope the recipient likes what I have done.
Will share other themed pages as I get them done.

Until next time, 
Happy Crafting