Saturday, 26 July 2014


Hello my Lovelies, it's Saturday, the week has flown by, couldn't get to my desk till yesterday where I quickly made another card for a Lady at swimming, it's going to Scotland for an anniversary.

I started out with a file folder, cut it to make a large card, decorated 2 pattern papers covered them with watered gesso, I made a plaid pattern by watching Miss Gio on you tube, she made it look easy. I made mine a little differently.
I stamped a pocket watch with the word Memories, luckily it matched the sentiment I added from a card, I ask for a photo of them to fit in the vintage frame. Stamped some thistles and added some ribbon around it.

 I used the watered gesso again and stamped the word love, the thistle again in rusty hinge and sequin waste in broken china and mowed lawn, cut out another sentiment...
Thanks for stopping by my nest, I appreciate it SO much..
I've seem to have lost Mo and Jo is hiding somewhere. I was trying to dream with the Dragons all week, it had me all a twitter, until I found a stamp in the bottom of a drawer, waiting to be used, I'll be back when it's done. I'll be flying around visiting as many as I can.
Hope you have a wonderful creative week..   ((( BIG HUGS )))..


Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Hello my Lovelies, thanks for stopping by my nest.
I wanted to share the dream catcher I made for Deb. I had never made one, I saw one on line without the macrame, no knotting, I could make on like that so here is my interpretation..

 I used a embroidery hook, wrapped jute around it, decorated a mask with stamped swirls on used coffee filters..

Some lovely feathers, I wrapped  them with string, added a bead..

 I gave the mask a funky crown and held it with a porcelain rose, edged it with gold..

 Made a few flowers to add to it, all hand cut, sprayed with some homemade spray.

 Some clocks from chip board, this flower is made from a paper bag, an old doilie..

A bit of bling with old broaches, and a coffee filter butterfly..

We had 2 BD  last week, crazy, I got a new internet provider, Shaw was bought out by Rogers, it's been giving me a hard time. I only have one more commissioned card then I'll be free to just play at my desk for fun.. Can't wait... I'll see you all soon, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

                                       NAMASTE !!!

Saturday, 12 July 2014


Hello my Lovelies thanks for popping into my nest.
I was dreaming with the dragon's, this had got to be the most far out and freakiest creation I've ever made this was way out of my comfort zone..
The challenge is the letter K and hearts, hearts, my DS Sandy sent me some hearts she made out of some mixed media paper. I never thought I would use them, until I thought, in a fantasy land the King of Kindness would be all heart (s) sorry for the pun...

 I started with a piece of cardboard, peeled then gessoed it.
I took a piece of water color paper and some of Tim's rusty hinge and broken china ink, mixed with water and ran my torn piece of paper through it, I've been wanting to try those 2 colors since I saw it on Miss Alison's gorgeous creation, love them together, spritzed it with some water, for all those lovely water marks.
 I used some watered Inca gold used my fan brush to splash gold all over and  around the edge.
 I stamped the word kindness in broken china and a tiny ancient tile in the rusty hinge.
I used the same on the top seam binding..

 I made the King his own Banner, dyed a piece of silk ribbon, stamped his Title on it, used a black wooden block ( to hold chopsticks ), run the ribbon over a tie clip, cover it with a metal embellishment.

 I tried to make a body with the hearts, I have no men stamps, so Miss Julie Ann had made a man from a female face, this is my attempt of a mans face, I made his crown with a piece of  plastic shrink and a gold heart on top, I gave him a tiny lace collar.

                        You can see all the texture on these hearts...

 I melted some wax and stamped a K in it to put on his chest plate, added a lace and gem belt.

Thank you all for stopping by and letting me share my far out and freaky tag, have a wonderful weekend.
I'm entering this into the Dragon's Dream challenge here.
Did I mention I was one of the Dreamboat 3, SQUAWK.... I am honored and tickled pink, I love their challenges, hop over there to see all the creations that inspire me to dream with them too.....
                                          ((( BIG HUGS )))


Tuesday, 8 July 2014


Hello my Lovelies, " It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, would you be mine" as Mr Rogers would sing, host of the  children TV show . Every time it rains I sing to everyone, this song, it's been raining for 2 days shesh this Magpie looooooves the rain..
Hope your all having a wonderful day. I have been saving these for a bit, just until Miss Darnell received them, They came just in time for her BD, bonus..
Darnell was so sweet to send me her gorgeous ATC, I had to send her a couple of booklets to hold ATCs..
They are real simple to make, use a 12"X 12" sheet, score, fold,cut, fold again, flip flip,flip, bit of stamping, tape it, embellish it, done....
Here is a video if you would like to see how it's done, 
here by Gisele Grenier 

A butterfly one...

 A meadow flower one, this would be my favorite..

Thanks every so much for stopping by my nest, hope you all have a wonderful creative week, I'm back to my desk to finish dreaming with the dragons.....            ((( BIG HUGS )))...


Sunday, 6 July 2014


Hello my Lovelies, thanks for stopping by my nest, I've been a busy magpie at my desk repairing earring from a couple of ladies at water fit. Four of us went out for lunch after swimming on Thurs. to an old restaurant on Lake Ontario, Hutches, it has been running since the early 50's in the summers, home made fries and fish, burgers. It is beautiful around the lake. I forgot my camera, next time. We had a grrrreat time lots of laughs, my friend Mildred ask me to make a get well card for her niece, I thought I would make her something she could keep, they are very close..
I went for a butterfly and flower theme, who doesn't love those, and a few sentiments...

This is it, standing up no holder needed...

I started out with a brown paper envelope and cover it with paper I decorated, cut into 3 pieces to allow the folds, easier that way for me..

 I painted a sheet of 12x12  with watered gesso, stamped Thinking of you in different scripts and butterflies with Momento black ink,
stamped a flower in Stamping up, pomegranate made circles with the pomegranate and watered gesso..

 I colored a half a die cut butterfly with gold ink, added a sentiment, colored some silk ribbon and stamped it, glued it under the paper....

The inside paper I painted with watery gesso, the paper was lovely so I wanted to still see it.
I used Tim's strips stencil, inking it up with pomegranate and rusty hinge, spraying it with water then laying it down
I stamped the window with the word Faith, I added Love on the inside.

 I love the way Miss Julie Ann added this sentiment using the words individually, making each word count, I like to live in the moment...

 I have loooooooved how Miss Butterfly has been creating her water color paper with her amazing edges, I tried it with this lovely sentiment, a sweet flower and butterfly from my stash.

 I added a tiny card adding more texture for the sentiments..

                                  The inside the tiny card.

Thanks for visiting, letting me share my latest creation, I'm loving these envelope cards, thanks everyone for all your inspiration, I couldn't do it with out you..  ((( BIG HUGS)))...

Saturday, 28 June 2014


Hello my Lovelies, thanks so much for visiting my crazy nest and I hope you have time for to watch a movie :O), grab the popcorn and a drink.
I decorated eight side in this project, ( 21 photo's sorry) I did lots of things on them, no photo's of the process, your lucky or it would have been a full length movie, it took me 4 days to create it...
I'll try to keep the Magpie chatter to a minimum, really....

 It stands up pretty well, it's quite thick....

I used 2 brown large envelopes cut down made 2 flaps and glued them  together for the base.
I inked up a piece of water color paper with Tim's squeezed lemonade and Stamping Up purely pomegranate with water...
 Stamped some dragon flies with the purely pomegranate, stenciled some flowers and a pillar  with modeling paste colored with some blue and green water color in a tube. I glued it to the envelopes, then worked on the inside pieces, when I finished those I  glued them to the other side, then when I turned it over, yikes, I had glued them upside down. Now that is why the pillar became the back and the flowers on the front........

 I had a fridge magnet with a sister sentiment, I took the colors from this to start the project with. I stamped some vines underneath , added some lovely corner pieces from Miss Julia Ann, I put a couple of coats of clear nail polish on them, hung a piece chain from a necklace, I love how it dangles on the front...

 I love to use napkins, I podged a tiny piece with some sweet hummingbirds and bleeding hearts..

                       The back with the upside down pillar.

I love how the inside turned out, nothing makes me happier then being in a meadow as most of you know........
 I inked up 2 pieces of mixed media paper used the some colors and technique.. I used my NBUS Tim's wood grain, loooooove it and will be playing with it lot.. I stamped some tree leaves on the top, my favorite meadow flowers again...

 Stamped some of my 2 favorite sentiment stamps from paper artsy that I won right onto the paper....

The two tags...

 I used some pretty paper  cover them with watered down gesso,  used the wood gran stencil with some gesso, stamped the dragon flies again, inked some mowed lawn with my sequin waste, stamped another favorite verse on a white napkin backing..

For the back I used a gorgeous piece of orange and red paper I have been hoarding it was quite shinny so I sanded it the went over it with Tim's mustard seed and spice marmalade. Stamped the dragon flies, and the sequin waste, then stamped more of the verses on plain tissue paper...

 I did the same to this other tag using different verses..

                          Photos of the tags inside the folder..

                            I edged everything with Inca gold..

 I was at Miss Alison blog this morning and she had a gorgeous tag she had made for A Vintage journey, you have to use a whole set of stamps to enter, I used this whole set plus a few extra  so hope this fits the challenge. These are my favorite set to use I won these, I got to pick them and use the all the time, lots of times I use them in the backgrounds for a bit of sentiment... So I'm entering the challenge here, I think I have entered 4 challenge this month, amazing for me....

I had to share a couple of photos of the off stamping I do when creating, I used a lot this week, I used the left over watered down gesso on my dictionary pages then use the to stamp on top of them

  I used the wet pillar stencil on a scarp piece of card stock
I can make flowers with these or use them in my backgrounds..
If you still here God bless you, I appreciate you hanging around.

Well they finally let Deb go home, she is on the mend, Hallelujah!
Thanks a bunch for visiting I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, see you soon, ((( BIG HUGS )))..