Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wings Tag

For my third day of the I can fly event over at the portal. I made this tag.  You can find both stamps on the Carmen's Veranda site.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rhino with wings

For day 2 of the event over at the portal. I can fly. I made another 4x4 artist tile.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Flying Elephant

My first 4x4 for the I can fly event.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2 Postcards

Here is 2 more postcards I made for this month's challenge .

Come play with us. You got 10 days left to enter and you might have a chance to win.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Be Happy

Hi there, Cathy here to show you how I made my Be Happy postcard. I really had fun doing this postcard and I hope you give it a try. Here is most of the supplies I used to make this.

 First I added molding paste thought a stencil onto my postcard. Then I let dry. Clean your stencil right away because you do not want to get the paste stuck on there. Then the stencil becomes useless

Next I put some Nuance powers onto my craft mat and sprayed them with water and made them into watercolor

Heat dried this
Next I stamped the Corner swirl with green ink and Grunge diamond background with blue ink. I stamped them in their same watercolor colors

Close up.
Next I used a image from the coloring book. I had already had cut up the page before so I cut out the flower and colored it with Copic markers. Edge it with black so you don't see the white edges.  Then I cut it in half to put on the edge of the post card.
                                                     (this is the other half)

Last I stamped Be Crazy Be Stupid saying and cut it out. Taped it to the postcard and I outlined the words with thin line black marker.

I hope this gets your creative juices flowing and try something like it. Thanks for looking

Sunday, June 11, 2017


I made this ATC the other day. I used a border stamp from Lost Coast and the skeleton is from Carmen Veranda. Colored the heart with Copic markers.

Thursday, June 8, 2017


So I made this tag the other day. I started with some watercolor paper and nuance powers. I made them into a watercolor. Then I did a wash over the background and a Jennifer McGuire wrapped background.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Postcard Challenge #37

Hi there it's a new Challenge over on the Portal. This month it is Postcards. How fun is this... Grab a few of your favorite Lost Coast or Carmen Veranda stamps and play along. Come Have a peek at what I made for the new challenge.

Thanks for looking. Hope to see your postcard.
By the way last but not lest Congrats to the Winner of the Challenge #36. It was SHARON

Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Stamps From Lost Coast

There are new stamps from Lost Coast Designs. They are Goth images from Terri Sherman.  Here is 2 cards I made with one for the new stamps.

You should go and check them out. She also has new saying too.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Googly Eye Kitty tag

Hello I'm here to walk you through how I had my Googly Eye Kitty tag.
I started out with distress (#8) tag. Really you can use any tag you have. Then I took the distress oxide inks and did the smooching technique on the craft mat. Ink, (spray with water to active the oxide) smooch, dry then repeat. Do this till you are happy with the colors.
Next I stamped out the Happy Cat from Lost Coast on Copic friendly paper. Color and cut out. I edged cat with black marker to cover up the white edges.
At this time I still didn't know where I was going with this whole tag. Then I got some googly eyes and the flamingo drink stirrers and I know what I was going to do. I had a new saying from Carman's Veranda and I stamped it out and cut it to the way I wanted it.
Then I outlined the words that I used with a fine line marker.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1 day left

Hey you have one day left to add your artwork to the Lost Coast Challenge real or faux stitching. Come play you might even win.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kitty Enive number 2

Here is another Kitty envie I did with some leftover paints. Didn't want to waist them. The happy cat is peeking out the corner. You can find her at Lost Coast Stamp designs.

Friday, May 19, 2017

My New Collar

Can you tell I just love this cat stamp. Another card with it. She got a new collar and is very happy to show it off. Go over to the Lost Coast Portal to see all the other great  cat artwork that they have posted there.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crazy Cat Eyes

Here is a fun tag I made for the Here Kitty, Kitty event over at Lost Coast.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Real or Faux Stitching

Over at Lost Coast Portal The Challenge is stitching. Real or faux whichever you can do. I did both. My bird cards had real and my ATCs had faux. Come play along. You have 15 days left to join.

I used the bird on bike stamp for the cards. I also used nuance powers. For the ATCs I used mannequins set

Monday, May 15, 2017

Kitty Envie

Over at the Lost Coast Portal tomorrow starts Here Kitty, Kitty Event. Well I had this stuff on my table and I made a envie . Let's say it's to get you excited about the Event that starts tomorrow. I used extra paint I had on my craft mat from another project and a stencil for the white circles. The cat is from Lost Coast new release cat stamps.
* Also don't forget about the challenge going on there this month. Real or Faux stitching.  *

Monday, May 8, 2017


Hi all. Made a bookmark the other day with Nuance powers. I got them from Lost Coast Designs. The stamp is from there also.

Friday, May 5, 2017

New die to try

So I got this new die from Michael's the other day. I was a card die so I had to play with it. What do you think. Me I thought it was going to make a bigger card.
Stamp and saying are from Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Real or Faux Stitching

So new challenge over at the Portal. Challenge #36 real or faux stitching. Come and play with us. Let's see what you can do.
Congrats to the winner of the last challenge SEWPAPERPAINT.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New background card

Here is another card I did with the background that I showed on the Lost Coast Review. This time I used purples(my favorite color) and a new stamp release from Lost Coast Designs.

The cats are colored with Copic markers. The eyes have glossy accents.

Friday, April 28, 2017

VLVS card

I made this card the other day. It is a stain glass rubber stamp from Viva Las Vegastamp . I colored it with Copic markers. At first I couldn't tell what flower it was so I decided it was a Iris.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Crayon Smell

Hi all Cathy here with my Crayon Smell card.
Don't we all love the smell of a box of new crayons. I know I sure do. That is what I first though of when I made this card.
 So this stamp is from Carmen's Veranda new stamps. I stamped it on Copic friendly paper. Then I colored it with Copic markers. Next I added Glossy Accents to the tops of the crayons. When that was drying I started on the background of the card. I wanted a vintage look so I went though my paper stash and found the one I liked. So then I started on that background. Guess what I used to make it? Bubble wrap and a cap from a old marker. Also paint. I had bubble wrap sitting on my table and I said lets use it for the background. I used the white paint for that one. The cap I used black paint for it. Yes that is it.
Next I cut out the crayon stamp. Edged it in black marker so you don't see the white paper from me cutting it out. Taped that on front of my card, then I printed the saying from the computer. Layered that in black cardstock. That is my card

Friday, April 21, 2017

Frank Has A New Costume

I made this card with one of the new stamps from Carmen Veranda. I say it is never to early for Halloween.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coloring Book Page

Here is a page from Lost Coast/Carmen Veranda coloring book.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Stamp Release

 Here is a card and a tag I made from the new stamp release at Lost Coast/Carmen's Veranda.
Saying made on the computer.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flying Mona part2

Here is how I did the flying Mona favorite background.  Got a straw. Cut end into strips. Picked out 3 to 4 paints. Spread out paints on craft mat. Dip straw "paint brush" into paints. Dap on paper. I used mixed media paper but you can use any type. Repeat with other colors of paint. Then I set aside to dry. Then I stamped Flying Mona on a Copic friendly paper. Colored her with Copic markers to match the paint colors I used to the background. Then I cut her out. She needed a little glitter on her so I added glitter to her crown circle.  Edged her in black marker so she blends well. Then I added her to the card and edged the blue ink. Layered the panel on black cardstock. Then added that to a card. When I was done I looked at the card and thought it needed something so I added a saying from Tim Holtz small talk stickers.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Flying Mona

                                     Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge
                                                       Favorite Background
                                                                 April 2017
For this background I used a straw and paints. Yup that is it. What a fun, fast and textured background you can make with items we all have at home. To me it looks like fireworks so flying Mona had to come to the party.
Let's see what your favorite background technique. You could even win some stamps. Can't wait to see yours.

Friday, April 14, 2017


I made this envie with one of my favorite background technique. I used Lost Cost Designs stamps to make the envie. That is what the theme for this months challenge over at Lost Coast Portal is. What is your favorite background. Come show us.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Favorite Background

So the new Challenge is up at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Guess what it is?  Favorite Background Technique. How easy is that. Everyone has one or two or more. So come along and play. Hope to see you there. Enjoy and get inky.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Viva Las VegStamps March Challenge

It is northern lights theme from Tera Callihan's video. I think that it is one of my favorite video's to watch to do northern light. She makes it so easy to follow. I did 2 things for the challenge. I made a card and a bookmark.

I did 2 because when I did the first one a big blog of white paint came down an messed it all up. But I saved part of it and made a bookmark out of it.