80 Years Young

With Love.....
I haven't blogged in a while, seems I lost my mojo but it's coming
back!  Must be the summer activities! 

I made this card for a special lady who is turning 80 in August.

Stardust stickles
Distress inks
Magnolia and sizzix dies
Wild orchid flowers
MS punches

I am entering this into the Sketch Saturday Challenge #165

Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs & well wishes.....Katheleen.


Gone Fishing

Lazy Afternoon...

Good morning, hope all is well with you today.
Summer is here but the weather sure isn't cooperating!

Today I would like to share a card I made for father day.
What better way to relax than to get away
and ponder life fishing.

Image is from Lilly of the Valley, coloured with copics, water colour pencils and pearlescent chalks.  Paper is DCVW Mariposa Stack and SU old olive.
Stained all the edges with walnut and used crystal stickles.
Sentiment is made on my computer.

I am entering this in Sketch Saturday #160
and Crop Stop challenge Celebrate Summer.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon
Best wishes - Katheleen


Coffee for Two!

Between the girls ...

Good evening, glad you can visit.
It's Wednesday and I hope your week is going well. 
Mine has been very busy and I cannot believe it is June 1st!

Today I made a card for a girlfriend to give to her daughter.
What better image than having coffee together!

This lovely Lily of the Valley image has been coloured with copics.
All the paper has been stained with walnut.
I have used several different die and punches for this card -
I do love using dies.  The theme is blue and composition is the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge blog.

Here is a look at the inside.  

I am entering this in the Addicted to stamps challenge #5 Cute image, Pearls, Ribbon
 the Sketch Saturday Challenge #157,
Lily of the Valley Challenge #99.

Have a wonderful week,


First Book

Just for You!

hope your week is going well!  I booked the week off
work and it has been wet :(
Had hoped to get my yard work done but no such luck.

Today I want to share my first attempt at a book card with you.

Recipe is:  Tilda stamped with memento tuxedo black,
coloured w/copics and pearlescent chalks,
on one sheet wonder paper,
90 lb water colour paper,
recycled cardboard,
DCWV Mariposa red cardstack,
SU designer printed paper,
WOC roses and rose buds,
picket fence crackle paint,
crystal stickles and tule,
MS lace punch,
EK success punch & Nestie dies,
Magnolia rose leaf and label dies,
Ribbon, doiley, pearls and corsage pins.

I am entering this in:
Sketch Saturday #156 - I used their sketch,
 Cupcake Craft Challenge - Bookworm,
Crafts 4 Eternity #20.

Best wishes .... Katheleen.


Wish upon a Star!

In the garden....
Good evening,how is your week going?
Sunny weather always makes each day more cheerful.

This card is made with DCWV and bazzil paper.  All edges were stained with walnut.  The gorgeous image is a Lily Of the Valley stamp.  She was coloured with my copics, her wings have dazzling diamonds to show off her beautiful wings.  

The flourish, doilies flower and leaves are magnolia die.  The two smaller flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The lace edge and butterflies are MS punches.  Lace ribbon is from my stash.
I have used white opal liquid pearls, stardust stickles and crystal jewels for the added sparkle.

Here is a look at the inside.

Here is a look at how it sits up as an easle...  can't seem to get blogger to let me position the picture right side up though - lol.  

We are going into our May long weekend and looks like the weather is going to hold through it.  Have a wonderful weekend!

I am entering this into 4 challenges:  Sketch Saturday # 155,
Magnolia Down Under #96,
Addicted to Stamps #4
LOTV #97.

Best wishes - Katheleen



Just for YOU!

Happy Sunday,
hope your weekend has had many happy moments! 

Mailing cards to loved ones is what came to mind when
I made this card.  I used SU and DCWV Rustic Stack for the paper
 and stained all the edges with vintage photo.

This is a look at the layers to the sunflower of which SU crystal effects and stickles were used for added sparkle.  I used MS punches for the scalloped edges and butterfly.  

Waterfall and stardust stickles were used on the butterflies.  Sizzix die was used behind the adorable Lilly of the Valley image and Tim Holtz tattered flowers was used for my large flower.  I coloured the bear, sunflower and butterflies with my copics.  The sky was coloured with my water colour pencils.

A quick look at the inside .... I don't feel my card is complete unless I coordinate the inside.

I am entering this in Crop Stop Challenge # 19 and

Have a wonderful evening, I hope you enjoyed your visit and
best wishes for a great week.


For Mom!

Basket for Mom! 

hope you are having a wonderful week!

I made this card with Mom in mind.  
Gotta give Mom flowers in the spring!
I used bazzil and MS paper, distressed the edges and used MS punch.  I recycled cardboard by painting it white and adding crackle paint for a vintage look.  The tule is cut with a sizzix die and edges are stained with copics.

I coloured this gorgeous Magnolia Tilda from the butterfly collection with my copics and coloured in the sky with my watercolour light blue pencil.  I edged her with diamond stickles.  I put liquid pearls on her shoes and on the bows in her hair.  The centre of the flowers have blue stickles to add sparkle.  The purple punched flowers have dazzling diamonds on them and the WOC flowers have been spritzed with gold glimmer mist.  

The ribbon is from my stash.  This is what the inside looks like.

I am entering this into Crop Stop Challenge #18 of which I used their sketch,
Just Magnolia Week 105 and Creative Inspiration 111.

Best wishes,



Spring Flowers!

Hello, sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks but we took a much needed vacation.
Scooted off to a resort and relaxed on the beach - it was heaven!

This card is made with spring in mind, many of us will be starting to, or wanting to get out
into our flower beds and off to the nurseries.

This cute magnolia image just arrived in the mail and couldn't wait to colour her with my copics.
I can't think of a more perfect gift for a birthday or special event than a pot with living flowers.  

And here is a peek at the inside to write up sentiments.

Recipe:  Bazil Card stock - malted milk,
        DCWV Formal Affair Stack
           Magnolia dies, leaves and tag
      EK success flower punch, MS punch
White crackle paint
              WOC flowers and pearls with one paper studio pearl brad
              Tule and ribbon from my stash

I am entering this in Wild Orchid challenge, One Stop Craft Challenge,
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog

Have a wonderful week and I hope you had a wonderful easter weekend!

Best Wishes .... Katheleen


See U Soon!

Happy Retirement!

happy Monday everyone!

Hope you are off to a great week and everything is going well.

This is a quick post to share with you the card I made this week.  Tilda is waiving to say see you soon.  She was coloured with my copics and the sky was created with my water colour crayons.  The paper is DCWV Luxury Stack along with white and blue card stock.  MS lace punch was used along with SU Daisies #2 die.  All the paper is edged with walnut stain. 

Close up of the WOC flowers that were sprayed with gold glimmer mist, the sparkles aren't showing in the photo though.  Blue satin ribbon is layered over blue organza ribbon.
White pearls and gems are used to add some sparkle.  

And the inside for sentiments ....

I am entering this in Just Magnolia #99 Challenge - gems, flowers, ribbon & lace -
and Crop Stop #12 Challenge.

Have a wonderful week and hope you enjoyed your visit,

best wishes,


Spring Love #2

Love is in the air #2

hope your week is going well for you.  It's already the middle of the week and the
weekend will be here before we know it.

This is #2 card made for Spring weddings.  The image is from Funky kits, I made my sky with water colour crayons, her dress is dazzling diamond sparkles and pearls on her tiara
I used DCWV paper, MS punches, Sizzix die and embellished with pearls, liquid pearls,
ribbon from my stash and WOC flowers.   

I stained all the edges with walnut stain and then used stardust stickles along the edges.
I edged the image with gathered ribbon to frame the image.
A look at the inside for sentiments ...

I am entering this into 7 Kids College Fund Challenge #17
and Wild Orchid Challenge #19.

Have a great weekend,
best wishes,


Spring Love

Love is in the air ...


How was your weekend?  Sure goes by quickly, Monday seems to slide in far too soon.
But spring is upon us!

With spring comes the flurry of weddings surrounded in love.
This is the card I made this week.

I used basil lavender card stock, vanilla card stock and a special homemade paper embedded with leaves and flowers.  The image is stempelglede stamped with in perfect plum and edged with stardust stickles.  Below the top heart, I have framed the base heart with platinum pearls, difficult to see because I didn't take an angle picture.  Sizzix dies, MS punches and magnolia dies were used to embellish.  I stained all the edges with walnut and perfect plum.

And a quick peek at the inside ....

A stempelglede sentiment was used.  All the flowers are from WOC as are the pearls.
The organza ribbons are from my stash and are two shades of lavender.

And the righthand side for the handwritten sentiments.

I am entering this in Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Have a wonderful Monday,
Best wishes,


You are Fabulous

So glad that you are you...


how is your week going?  Hope all is well with you.
With Spring around the corner, this gives me hope and brings gardening and flowers to mind.

I made this card with an image from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with my copics.  I made my sky with my water colour pencils again and it seems to have turned out.  Both the print and solid colour paper are from the DCWV linen closet stack.  I used MS punch for the edges and corners and all edges are stained with walnut stain.  I added star dust stickles around the picture and
again on the corners on the inside.

Here is how it opens into an easle.

The lace was bought from a fabric store and is from my stash.  The pearls are MS and the flowers are prima. I used a Stempelglede stamp on the solid paper for added pattern.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I am entering this card into the Crafts 4 Eternity #8;
Crafty Catz #71; Creative Inspirations #101;
Wild Orchid #18;  Simon Says No Cook Recipe;
Friday Sketcher #143 and I used their sketch for this card.

Hope you enjoyed you visit and please come back again soon.

Best wishes,


Cupcake for You!

Sweet Treat for You ....


hope all is well with you this week.  I made this card for a birthday celebration.

Herbert is an image from Karen's Doodles, isn't he sweet.  
I coloured him with my copics and used derwent watercolour pencils for the sky.  My first attempt at this, but seems to have worked out alright.  The paper is DCWV Linen Closet and all 
edges are stained with walnut stain and sewn with a straight stitch.  
Flowers are EK Success punch and have precious finds gems and SU gems.     
The organza ribbon and bow are from my stash of ribbon. 

Here is a peek at the inside.....

I added diamond stickles to the hat, sprinkles on the cupcake and centre of the daisies.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and like what you see, have a wonderful week.
I used the Wild Orchid sketch and am entering this into the
Wild Orchid Challenge #17 and Crafty Catz Challenge #70 and 

Best Wishes,




how was your valentines day?  It was a wonderful start to the week!

This is my very first easel card and was made with love in mind.  
Blowing kisses out to that someone special seems appropriate for Valentines day.  

I used two magnolia images for this card.  I stamped Tilda with black tuxedo, masked and then stamped the suitcase for her to sit on. The scallops and circles are sizzix dies.  I added tule between the scallops and the circles.  I used DCVW Rustic and Luxury Stack paper for my two designer papers 
and linen paper for my solid colours.  All of the paper is edged with chocolate brown ink.

I coloured Tilda and the suitcase with copics.  The sizzix swirl is scribble swirl from Stamp-in Up.  Flowers and pearls are Wild Orchid; branches are MS punch.  Inside are prima flowers with jewel brads of which I sprayed with copper shimmer.

I used this weeks Friday Sketchers image for my card and entering it into the challenge.  
Also Crafty Catz Challenge 69 and Crafts 4 Eternity R#6.

I hope you have a wonderful week.  Thanks for visiting!  
Best Wishes,


St. Valentine

Love is in the air!

Hello, hope this week is finding you well!  I am sure someone put wings on this week 
because it is flying by.  I hope it isn't going to quickly for you.

This card was made for that special "someone" in your life.
The printed paper is from Stampin Up, pink paper is recollection.  All 4 rectangles have been sewn on my sewing machine.  The pink heart was stamped first and then the Love in black on top.  The red L & V, and pink O & E  are covered with diamond stickles.  White DCWV Mariposa glitter paper was used for the butterfly.  The pink roses and rosebuds are from Wild Orchid. 

The sentiment was stamped in silver.  All the pearls are Stampin Up jewels and bitty sparkles from Close to my Heart was used in the middle.  The organza ribbon has been embellished with a pearl.

Here is a peek at the inside to write your personal wishes.
The image and sentiment are the Love you Much stamp set from Stampin Up.

Hope the remainder of your week goes well and best wishes for 
a wonderful upcoming weekend!

Thanks for visiting,


See You Soon

Best Wishes

I hope your week is going well for you! 

Today I have made this card with the Creative Inspiration Challenge # 97
gorgeous sketch.  The card was made to wish a girl friend
many special years ahead in her retirement. 

I stamped Tilda on detail blending cardstock with black amuse ink.  She was coloured with copics.  The paper used is DCWV luxury stack, white core pastels and Martha Stewart pastel paper. 

The edges have been stained with groovy guava and pink.   

The flowers are all Wild Orchid flowers and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch.  The organdy ribbon is from my stash and the pearls are Martha Stewart, Stampin Up and Recollections. 

The round dies are nesties, edges stained and then diamond stickles added.

I am entering this in Creative Inspirations Challenge #97,
Crafty Catz Challenge # 67 and Friday Sketchers Challenge # 139.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and my wishes for you are to have a great week.



Saturday, January 29, 2011

Touch of Rebel!

Good morning!  Hope your week went well and best wishes for a great weekend!

This is going to be a quick post.

I made this card with an image named Devastatia from Kenny K downloads,
isn't she adorable. 

I coloured the image with my copics on white detail blending paper.  The floural  and solid red paper is from the Mariposa Stack DCVW, checked paper is from Stampin up and all backed with Bazzill Mud Pie brown paper.  I stained all the edges with walnut stain distress ink. 

I used black eyelets and black embroidery floss to minic her bodice.

Here is a look at the inside for sentiments.

I am entering this into Kenny K Challenge Blog #29 and used their sketch for my card.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and please come again.
Best wishes, Katheleen.