Friday, June 24, 2011

Twilight Tag Swap

  I've discovered a great new site and a fabulous way to get my craft on over at .  They have really fun swaps and a great group of ladies who are always there to chat or answer questions.  So this is my first swap over on the site and it was a Twilight Tag swap.

   I chose to go with a woodsy theme as the pic takes place in the trees, plus I had this great leaf trim I'd been dying to use.  I made the flowers using white satin and the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  I cut 2 of each of the layers then melted the petals with my heat gun just till they curled a bit. Use a brad to hold all the layers together then colour with your fav dye ink spray.  The leaf was cut out of two bonded layers of canvas that I then painted with Glimmer Mist to hand dye.   The twohearts charm was coloured with 18k gold pen and then distressed with alcohol ink.

  I had so much fun putting these together and can't wait to start my next swap.  I encourage you to check out this site so you too can join in the madness of

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Card for Kieth

This fabulous Father's Day card was designed by my great crafty friend Tracy.  She put together a kit for me so we could create them together.  All the pieces were made from scratch.
   The machanism was one she'd seen on youtube splitcoast site, and the rod, net and fish were inspired by some dollar store stickers she had.
   The canoe was cut on the cricut and creates a little pocket for the card which is a coupon good for one.....whatever....for hubby.  The little paddles were decorated with woodgrain drawn in with Stampin' Up markers.  The little fish were cut using funfoam and cardstock and decorated with pen.  The cardstock is covered with self adhesive drywall mesh to create a fun texture.
 Tracy hand carved the fishing reel and used wire to create the loops that hold the fishing line.  Two brads with thier prongs cut off make the reel and a couple of seed beads for the bobbers. A small wire hook finishes off the rod assembly.  She also made the net using tulle, a wire loop and a carved skewer.  She hand tied the mini flies that finish off the look.
  The vest is held closed with a small magnet insertion and in each of the inside pockets is a cute and corny saying.  I really love how this project came out! Tracy is amazing with the details...

Happy Father's Day

Isa's Birthday In Barkerville

  Isa turned 2 recently, but as Daddy was away working we waited to celebrate with him.  We decided on a family trip to one of our favorite spots....Barkerville, BC.  The kids love the ground squirells popping out of their holes, the old fashioned Horse and Carriages, and all the great Street Performances going on throughout the day.  They loved running to each of the different exibits and seeing all that "old fashioned stuff".
   Felicity dressed for the occassion in her bonnet we got from Barkerville some years back and an easter dress made of cotton eyelet.  Kieth had his Barkerville hat..and Tristan his typical teen garb.

   As always...Icecream is one of our favorite treats to end a delicious homemade style lunch.  And a great Chineese dinner ended the day.