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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Runes and Flowers

I love to collect stones and even more, love to paint on them.  These were picked up along the  sides of the Quesnel river around Cottonwood house. 

This particular group have Runes painted on them with their coordinating flowers.  These are the 8 runes of Frey's Aett, named after a Norse God.  They can be used for divination, look lovely made into jewelry or if you choose.....you may cast a spell  :)

Lilly of the Valley is Feoh,  Nasturtium is Ur,  Honesty is Thorn,  Morning Glory is Ansur,  Snapdragon is Rad,  Gorse Flower is Ken,  Wormwood is Gyfu,  Larkspur is Wyn.  The Runes have corresponding stones and trees, but I decided on flowers for these ones.

   I find that collecting stones and painting are very relaxing.  

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tea on Tuesday

Good Morning Everyone  :)
What I've been working on:   more cards and projects for the craft sales coming up next month! Coming up way too fast too, I might add  :)

So I thought I'd share two of my efforts.  The first one is a 'ruffled' card, that I found on a lovely blog called Forgotten Scraps.  There is a tutorial for the card on the Whiff of Joy blog.

For the embellishment, I used shrinky plastic and stamped them--love this die set!

This second card is an easel card with a post-it note pad.  This, I saw somewhere in blogland too.  I really like the idea and might make another with a little calendar---not sure if the card would hold up for a whole year  :)

I hope you will head on over to Kim's blog to see what everyone is up to this lovely Tuesday  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments, I appreciate them all so much  :)
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Few More Cards

Here are a few cards I made the past couple of days.  Not sure what happened to making Christmas cards!

This first Halloween card is for the Sketch Challenge over at Graphicat.  Be sure to hop over and check out Cheri's blog, she has digi images, her very own stamps, plus other goodies and fun challenges!

Now, it looks like my card front is on the base crooked, but irl, it isn't.  I used a fiskars border punch, printed paper from my stash--including the pumpkin faces--I put them under clear bits from SU, the crackled image and sentiment is cut from Crafty Secrets paper, ribbon-not sure, embroidery floss for the Spirella corner.  The border punched cardstock has been sprayed with Glimmer Mists.  Talk about layers--starting with the black card base, then green SU cs, sprayed cs, black cs, orange print is only a frame, black cs, orange cs, black cs, and image on white!  So, if you count the card base, that's.......9 in case you're wondering, lol, and that's not including the 3 under the sentiment!  Surprisingly, the 6 x 6 card isn't that heavy   :)

Side view of the layers popped up.

A card for the kids, I had sparkles, glue, paint and gosh knows what, stuck to my fingers making this card!  I was all thumbs....it almost went into the garbage a few times  :)  but then, I just knew the kids would like it no matter what!     

This little easel card just kind of happened, it barely stands because I made the bottom a bit big.

An envelope style card, thanks to some friends for showing me this style quite some time ago.  I love making these, but they don't stand on their own.

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