Skating around in a polar freeze…



Just skating by to say hi and wishing all a Merry Christmas.  Love this slider card and used MFT ‘a Polar Bear stamp set. I just adore this skating one! It is simple in its design but pull the tab and he skates across the ice and into your heart.

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Glory to God in the Highest

Still getting on with my Christmas cards. I came across this digi stamp and loved it simplicity. I colored it with Copic markers, added Wink of Stella to make the star and other parts sparkle. It was rather bland and needed something else….

I saw on Wendy Bellino’s blog where she used UTEE on a marvelous candy cane star and got inspiration! While I don’t have UTEE, I do have clear embossing powder so I covered the whole image in clear powder 3 times. It really brought out the colors!

I really like its simplicity. Enjoy!



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Ciao, Lisa


Oh what fun!

During the Black Fridays sales, I received an email with discounts for Tiddly Inks digital stamps…and, of course, I had to buy some. I just adore them and when I download the .png file, I can place them how I like.




It’s been busy here and just coloring these calms me down. I used wink of stella and some glossy accents on them to make them pop. Not sure if you can see it or not…



Now, I just need to write my greetings and send them out.

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Snow friends….


Playing around with some stamps that I had bought last year but used very little (not sure why I don’t use them because they are so darn cute!)

I am terrible that I don’t make more cards using my Misti to make more than one….I guess it just a short attention span 😛 but then I don’t get as many cards out as I should (especially since Christmas is around the corner).

I am avoiding Black Friday sales as I really need to learn to use what I already have and my stuff is overflowing.



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Ciao,  Lisa

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Koalas everywhere

I wanted to do some cards that send hugs to those near and dear to me. I used the Cuddly Critters koala and stamped over and over again. Colored with Copics and added googly eyes on one of them and changed the eyes on the other.

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Ask me how I “felt”….

The last two weeks, I have been itching to try something different and so far I really, really like how things are turning out!

I bought some wool tops and have begun to felt by both wet method and dry. The wet method is almost like painting with wool…then it’s fun to go in and embellish with freehand machine embroidery.


and then dry felting…I made this little mouse this evening….

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Going a little out of my comfort zone…

I thought I’d try something new. I fell in love with Tattered Lace’s Country Manor dies and bought Alice. I love her southern belle look. It arrived and I immediately die cut the whole shebang….but…then what? I looked online for inspiration and I knew I wanted her to be coming out of a frame but I also wanted a garden in the background. I didn’t have any paper and thought about downloading a bucolic

garden scene but felt guilty for trademark reasons so I squashed that idea and took out my watercolors and began painting my own scenealice1.

I know it’s busy but I kinda like it. I messed up coloring (with Copic) the bird in her outstretched arm but instead of starting over, I just lopped it off…so now, she’s just strolling along.

This is a difficult die to cut….and extremely delicate to put together with all the small parts that need to be glued.

If anyone has any tips on using this die set, I am all ears!

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Ciao!  Lisa



It’s that time of year…..

Yes, it is that time of year where one should begin to make Christmas cards…, I have started! This past weekend I got my mojo back in making a few cards using my Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. They are so adorable!

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I just love these little deer. I colored the background using Copic ink directly from the refill bottles my painting it on, first with a brush and then adding droplets of the ink directly onto the surface.

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I like how it turned out.

On the second card, I used the penguins from the same stamp set (Toboggan Together). I used the mirror stamping technique for the second penguin. I had trouble getting a decent image but then found help on a tutorial from Paper Smooches on the need to condition the transfer stamp before doing the mirror image. It helped immensely and saved me from tearing my hair out! I also added Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Mountains border to add a bit of interest. The background was done in the same way but I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist and Perfect Pearls Mists to give some shimmer to the sky.

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I was going to frame it to hide that wee bit of white at the top but decided against it as it would not have covered it anyway and it would have covered too much of the scene.

Now to look through my stash and make more so I will, at least this year, be able to send out the cards on time. LOL

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Getting carried away


Boy has it been a while. I have been gone for a bit and was unable to make anything but now I am back and getting geared up.

Next week is my grandson’s 1st birthday and, while I can’t go to the states and celebrate due to work commitments, my husband is going.

I knew that I had wanted to make an easel card but I wanted one where the elephant is swinging. I have never made an easel card before so looking up tutorials on google I came across Elizabeth Craft design hanging charm card. I looked at how the set up was and made a couple of prototypes (I needed a 5×7 card). I love how it turned out!

Hope you do too!






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A Scottish wish from a little Scottie!

Hi all,

Welcome, welcome, welcome! Together with  Crafty Creations  I am hosting Challenge      # 349, our Sponsor this challenge is from Fred She Said Designs. They are adorable! Anyway, I just love this little dog! You can get it with mistletoe hanging over his head but I just decided to put a hat on his head. He’s colored in Copic markers. I decided not to put a sentiment on the outside as it can be an anything card.DSC_0123

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