Showing posts from December, 2016

Hooked Mittens

Hi there wishing you all a very Happy  & Prosperous New Year!.  Since I mainly post my handmade cards I decided that today I would post some of my rug hooking another passion I have.  Rug Hooked mittens I finally finished off this year. The pattern id by Toni Phibrick owner of The Keeping Room in Hampden, Maine. They are missing their bows but I am thinking they don't look too bad without them.  I have one more to do and that one will be for me.

Potted Poinsettia

Hi Everyone hope that you all have had a great Christmas - ours was great spending time with family and friends. Today I am posting a birthday card for a dear friend with whom I have been friends with for about 60 years.  My card  uses Karen Burniston's Flower Pot Pop Stand and Susan's Garden Notes Small Poinsettia as well as her White Pine Boughs & Pinecones along with Els van de Burgt Holiday Garlands 2 and A Way With Words Happy Birthday. Here is how I made the card. Using Karen Burniston's video and Flower Pot Pop Stand die set - the flower pot cut from a color cardstock of your choice (Sea Glass was used here).  Cut and build the flower pot according to the video. Using Susan's Garden Notes Small Poinsettia and white cardstock cut 7 or 8 poinsettias making sure you cut a set from green cardstock for each flower.  Shade and shape each flower using Susan's PanPastels Set 1 and her 4 pc Tool Kit.  Susan has a great video to help you with this you can find

Snowman Trimming Tree Tag

    Hello Everyone thank you for stopping by today hope everyone had a good Christmas.  We certainly did.  Always enjoy the time that we can spend with family and friends. Today my post is a Christmas gift tag that I made for a dear friend of mine.  Here is how I did it.  Using Els van de Burgt's Tags & More 3 Leaves die set and white cardstock cut 1 tag base. From navy cardstock cut tag with leaves at top and the snowflake corner from Els Tags & More 9 Sparkle  at the bottom (you will have to run tag through 3 times in order to get all 3 snowflakes cut at bottom).  Attach to white tag base using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  ( Avoid getting adhesive in cut out areas) Cut tree using Susan's CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreens & Trimmings and green cardstock.  Cut the tree height down to fit tag - you want it a little taller than the snowman.  From off white cardstock cut garland 7 times (the off white gives it the look of popcorn).  Add tiny red gems to g

Mr Snowman

Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Today my post is a card I Designed for Susan Tierney-Cockburn's Design Team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Susan has such great dies.  For a full Tutorial visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog .