Funny Unicorn....

July 31st 2016
I thought I had this post scheduled for last Monday but obviously not!! So here is Sandra Caldwell's #772 Funny Unicorn - available now in her Etsy Store!!

I coloured the image with pastel pencils in shades of pink and added to a textured mixed media background in one of my journals. mage was fussy cut and added to the page with some sticky mesh, sequins and fancy corner charms. Wording was computer generated.

Tomorrow I'll have another new release by Sandra as well!

JessicaLynnOriginal goes Aussie......

July 30th 2016
A brand new stamp set at JessicaLynnOriginal - an "Aussie" set of stamps - so great to have some Aussie stamps to work with!!!!

I've made 3 collaged & stapled 6 x 4 index cards with the stamps from this set. Firstly this one uses the "Kiwi" stamp - a New Zealand bird and some great summery/island holiday themed patterned papers and cut outs by Kaisercraft - love the tropical feel and soft colours of this.

The next 2 index cards use Aussie themed scrapbooking papers, some mesh and hessian bits and once again stapled to hold things together! I stamped onto kraft coloured paper and fussy cut and added to the layers. I love the "leaf" stamp - so versatile and great to multi stamp it out and create some interest.

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's creations - link can be found here at Jessica's Website!

Sandra Caldwell Birthday Blog Hop!!!


We are celebrating the very talented Sandra Caldwell's Birthday (which happens to be TODAY!)
with a birthday blog hop. Won't you please help us celebrate?!

We have each made a creation with images from her Etsy store.
If you arrived here from Dana's Blog, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

I've used #313 Super Old Lady
And I've made this gorgeous and bright super hero birthday card for Sandra!!!

In case you get lost, here is your line-up.
So hop on over to Laine and see her wonderful creation.
Start at the beginning
Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Timeline 
Holley Tondre Barnhart

Spock Shakes It Up!!

July 26th 2016

A new challenge and my final week as Guest Designer at the Cardz 4 Guyz Blog with a theme for this week of Make a Shaker Card!!

I've used this "Sir Spock" digi by Sandra Caldwell - available at her Etsy Store - one of my fav images so I couldn't resist the opportunity to use it again for this shaker card!!

Thanks to everyone at the Cardz 4 Guyz Blog for having me as guest designer this month!

ICAD Week 6

July 23rd 2016
Week 6 theme is inspired by circles, spheres and mandalas. Any medium.

Day 36: Crystal or Prism
Stamp by Stampers Anonymous
Day 37: Meditation
Digi stamp by Vera Lane Studio
Day 38: Folk Art
Digi stamps by Vera Lane Studio
Day 39: Lens
Digi stamp by Vera Lane Studio
Day 40: Surfboard
Collage girls by Gecko Galz
Day 41: Latitude & Longitude
Collage images by Gecko Galz
Day 42: Yellow

Pondering Penelope....

July 21st 2016

I thought I had posted this creation but I realised I didn't LOL!!!!! New release from Monday at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy Store!! This gal is #769 Pondering Penelope

This journal page has a masking tape background with watercolour paints - I love the effect and the textured look. Image coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I just couldn't resist adding the "moths" and the wording - it gave me a laugh!!

Make Us Smile.....

July 20th 2016

The new challenge for this week at the Cardz 4 Guyz Blog is "Make Us Smile" and I've made this fun card (which was a 50th b'day card for my husband) using a great image by Sandra Caldwell "#551 Old Marx Dudes" digi LOL!!!!! Lots of amazing digis at Sandra's Etsy Store!!!!

Mixed media textured background, image coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and added some wording using cardboard and my Silhouette machine! Can't wait to see the entries this week!

Tickled Pink...

July 17th 2016

New release time at Cheri's Website - 4 great new images!! I'm sharing "Queen Collector" on a collaged index card. Image coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I used old book pages and patterned digital journal papers by Tsunami Rose. Added some old lace, muslin, butterfly and distress ink to the background collage.

JessicaLynnOriginal : Calendar Panner - Food & Fitness **NEW Release** Stamp Set

July 16th 2016

New release Calendar Planner Stamp Set "Food & Fitness" today for JessicaLynnOriginal - all the DT have made some great creations for this release! Jessica has a few calendar planner sets of stamps now and they are great to mix & match. I'm not really a planner "decorator" LOL I don't have time - I just scribble in my diary each day for work but I did decorate a few pages in my work diary for fun - the little fruit & veg stamps are so gorgeous!!

Teamed the carrots and wording stamps with Jessica's Rabbit from an Easter set to have some fun with a daily diet of carrots LOL!!

Here's links to the rest of the DT's Blogs so you can visit and leave a comment!! If you comment on each blog you will go in the draw to win the calendar planner stamp set - great prize and easy to enter!!!  Winner to be announced on Sunday at 8 p.m. Central Time.

Blog List:
Jessica Lynn Mould – Blog:
Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak – Blog:
Sharon Rogers – Blog:
Jeanette Cloyd –
Maria Russell –
Andrea Dover-Whisman –
Angeline Choo –

ICAD Title Page & Warm Ups...

July 15th 2016
Here are my title page and the few warm up index cards I did for ICAD 2016.

Title Page
Collage body parts LOL by Art Tea Life
Warm Up 1 : Puzzle
Digi image by Sandra Caldwell
Warm Up 2 : Haiku Poem
Digi image by Cheri Shull/Karleigh Sue
Warm Up 5 : Junk Mail Collage
Paper doll bits & pieces by Art Tea Life
Warm Up 6 : Leaves 
Digi stamps by Vera Lane Studio

Hot Pink Index Cards

July 14th 2017
I'm in a little Aussie Swap Group and we have all sorts of fun swaps on a regular basis - today I am sharing my altered index cards for a "Hot Pink" swap! I'll join any swap where "pink" is the featured colour LOL!

Both cards have "smooshed" acrylic paint backgrounds, some foil chocolate wrappers on the top & bottom edges, some bubble wrap and lid paint marks and the fantastic and fun collage images are from Lisa's Altered Art! The recipients were very happy to receive these! And I got some great return cards as well.

ICAD Week 4

July 13th 2016
The theme for Week 4 is inspired by lines, symbols, patterns and precision. Ink, markers, ball point pens, gel pens, dip pens and pencils.

Day 22: Neon Sign
Collage images by Lisa's Altered Art
Day 23: Winter
Collage images by Lisa's Altered Art
Day 24: Magenta
Collage images by Lisa's Altered Art
Day 25: Song
Digi stamp by Vera Lane Studio
Day 26: Space Invaders
Digi image by Cheri /Shull/Karleigh Sue digis
Day 27: Motel
Digi image by Teri Sherman/Delicious Doodles
Day 28: Cats and/or Dogs 
Collage elements by Lisa's Altered Art

Cardz 4 Guyz Xmas in July Challenge...

July 12th 2016

My second creation as Guest DT at the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge Blog and this week's theme is "Christmas in July" - there are so many great images out there already for xmas so no excuse for not joining in with a male themed card for this challenge!

I've used 2 images from Sandra Caldwell's Etsy Store - firstly #472 Hanging Around Monkey teamed up with one of the digis from the #765 Christmas Gear Digi This and That Set 3 images. I've coloured the digis with copics and added to the front of a layered card. I love the ability to turn any image into a xmas image or image for any occasion and the set of xmas digis by Sandra make this possible - perfect and great for extending the uses of your digis!!

Life is a Juggling Act....

July 11th 2016

New release day at Sandra's Etsy Store!! My image for today is #794 Juggling Elephant - a great circus image - there are more circus images in store - you could make a great scene with them all!!

I wanted a vintage feel to this image so I coloured with subtle/earthy coloured copics for that aged look - well I'm not a colouring expert but that was my theory LOL! I layered old book pages and patterned papers in earthy tones too plus added some distress inks to the edges for an even more aged look! I fussy cut the elephant and his juggling balls and added to the front of all the layers on the index card - love the effect!

Make sure you check out all the new images being released - Sandra has lots of other images to choose from as well. Our Facebook Group always has fun competitions and giveaways to make sure you are a member!

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