Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anything but Christmas!

Well, this weeks corrosive challenge was anything but Christmas. I used this month's sponser and made a cocoa card. The weather is getting colder and hot chocolate is always warming all around. I can't believe it is almost Christmas! My son is turning 20 on Tuesday, so in amongst Christmas shopping I have to birthday shop as well. It's funny, all the Christmas stamps I own and I still haven't started my Christmas cards. I guess I better get into gear. I hope everyone takes some time forthemselves and enjoy the Christmas Season.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

CASE a member

This week over at the corrosive challenge is to CASE a member.The card is outlined with sparkly stickers and is layered with Stampin Up designer paper, in amongst his beard are red pearls. The Santa image is from Hero Arts, I really like that he is the old fashioned type. I have embossed the card with the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. Have fun Casing either mine or one of the fabulous cards from the design team!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Give Thanks

  This week over at the corrosive challenge our challenge was to create a card about Giving Thanks. I think but am not sure that Thanksgiving is coming up in the States, since  I am Canadian, we have already celebrated it, but anytime to say thank you or give thanks is a good time. This card I used  pumpkin houser from our sponser inktegrity I also used pumpkin pie cardstock and dsp. The inside is a bookmark and the saying is from the stampin up stamp set Gratitude.

Sunday, October 30, 2011


This week at the Corrosive challenge was to use a flourish on the card. i know mine is small but I really love this image. It is from Doodle Pantry So my little flourish is at the side accented with some rhinestones. I am done with Halloween and now on to Christmas.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Still Halloween

Almost Halloween! I love handing out(and eating) the candy. This card I cased but not sure who from, I want to say Michelle Zindorf but if it was yours, please tell me and I will give credit where credit is deserved. I sponged the background and embossed the Haunted wheel. All my wheels are cut apart so I can see what I am  stamping. Simple card but very striking.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Cards

So I am in the mood to make Halloween cards. I am one that does give them out. The first card is really simple with an embossed background from Cuttlebug and three bats from a Stampin up set that I can't think of the name(any help would be appreciated). The saying is from Holiday Best(Stampin Up).

This card I brought out the Fiendish Friends from Stampin Up and coloured with pencil crayons. i love this set. I added a couple of crystal skulls to accent the page.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Things that Fly

This week's corrossive challenge was Things that Fly. I decided to use one of our sponsers Karens  Doodles and it is hard to see but I made a glittery witches shoe to hold candy and a magic wand. I will try to post a better picture later this week. I am ready for Halloween in the next week I will be showing some of my cards. Have a great week and make sure to play along!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Purple Passion!

This week at the Corrosive Challenge, we have a great challenge for you- Purple Passion! Make a card using purple and one other colour. I used one of this months sponsers Doodle Pantry. I love the bat and it was already coloured in(how cool is that). I also used orange as my other colour(since I don't consider black and white as colours) I then cutout black glitter bats with the Stampin up bat punch.
This month is a great month. I love Fall, everything about it. On the 5th is my husband's birthday and on the 19th is my moms. I love Thanksgiving, Halloween and as you can tell I get pretty excited about it all. family getting together, craft shows, pumpkins. Oh My!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I can't believe it is already September!

This will be the first year that I have no children going back to school, and does it ever feel wierd. This week's corrosive challenge was to use one of our sponser. I use dudetime doodles. I love this image, my husband is in construction and for him to wear a white t shirt is ridiculous! It also went with my image that all construction workers,policemen, firemen(you get the idea) should work with no shirts on(again only the hot looking ones) Pretty sexist of me, I klnow but hey.... Anyways, I got lost in thought there for a moment, so please join us over at the corrosive challenge for some fun!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dark and Dreary

This weeks corrsive challenge is to make a "dark" card. So, naturally my mind went to Halloween. I used the owl from Stampin up's dark and dreary set and the flourish from Baroque Motifs. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch and I sponged the background in going grey.

It is with heavey heart that Janet(founder of the Corrossive challenge) is stepping down. I wish her all the best as she is just one fantastic person. Thanks you to Susan and Regan who have agreed to keep the challenges alive. In September we will be challenging you every other week.

I have forgot to post but would like to share(a little late) that on August 16th, my husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. It was spent quietly but very content. I know it is corny but I think I love him more today than in the begininng, we have been through many trials and tribulations and made it our only slightly scarred. Here is a picture from that time(please be aware that it was the 80"s).

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Girly !

This week is Girl power week at the corrosive challenge. I used our sponser(Simply Betty) image Josie rag doll. She reminded me of the movie Coraline and also the dolls, I can't remeber their names LaLa something. I call them spooky- A-- dolls. So I thought she deserved to be all in pink. The saying is from Summer fun set in the Stampin up mini.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sktech Time

It is Sketch Time over at the Corrosive Challenge!
I needed some more Birthday cards as I am running low. I used the new Hostess set from Stampin Up. I love this set with all the Birthday sayings. I also ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder. I hope you join us in the challenge.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Earth Tones

This week at the corrosive challenge was to use Earth Tones, since Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I was ready. I coloured the Medallion stamp(Stampin Up) with pumpkin pie, summer sun,and cajun craze. The background fleck is done with the dot stamp from confetti stamp set. I am ready for Fall!(not a big fan of this hot weather).

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Sorry about the qaulity of the picture. I am using a different computer this week and I am not sure on how to use the cop feature. I was happy I was able to get this picture up!

This week's corrosive challenge was to make a manly card. I used an image from Whimsie Doodle. I love this image as at our house my husband's lawn mower is sacred, but just this year he has passed the torch onto my 20 yr old son. This card is very fitting to give to my husband.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Another month had flown by! We have 2 sponsers for the month of July, over at the Corrosive Challenge. Welcome Tiddly Inks and Whimsie Doodles. This wee's challenge was to use Red and White. I used an image from Tiddly Inks, this image is great, her name is Kellie!. There are not to many things that have my name spelled the right way. I was so excited to use her. I felt thaqt she called for some funky paper, she reminds of someone from the 60s or the 70's. Have fun with this challenge.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ribbon and Bows!

This weeks Corrosive Challenge is Ribbons and Bows. I used the stamp set Priceless, which is retiring at the end of this month. I really like this stamp set. I also used the tag punch with this card. I want to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Daddy's Day. I had a great Dad and I miss him very much, I am lucky to have a great Father in law and I want to wish him a very special day.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sketch Time!

This week is Sketch Time. Here is the Sketch for you to play along.

For my card this week for the Corrosive Challenge I used Old Olive, some Designer Paper(found in my scrap bin) and my favorite stamp set Upsy Daisy. The words came from the stamp set Tiny Tags. Happy Challlenge everyone!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Colours

This weeks Corrosive Challenge was Summer Colours. I used an image from Stamp Insanity, as they are one of our two sponsors this month. The other sponsor is Paper Pretties. I coloured the girl with brown hair, as I thought she looked just like me! Ok, what I wished I looked like. I had these sandals sent to me in a swap and now was a good time to use them.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Christmas cards this week over at the corrosive challenge, I am not sure if I am even ready to start thinking about Christmas. I saw this card in the Cardmaker magazine and I had to try and recreate it. It is a simple door card with a welcome sign. I placed the sign on the bottom as I wanted to hang a wreath on the door. I used Cherry Cobbler for the door and brads for the handle and hanger. I am kinda liking it but think it may need some tweaking.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I love cupcakes! This week's corrosive challenge was cupcakes.I used Stampin Up cupckae stamp set and punch. Each cupcake is different. I used Flower soft on two of the cakes, glitter paper andthe other cardstock. I cased this card from one that my sister in law made. She has used a tiny cupcake punch and was able to get more on the card, but I like mine just the same. Now off to buy some cakes, because all of this talk made me hungrey!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

You say it's my Birthday!

This week over at the corrosive challenge is the Birthday challenge. I chose a more elegant card. I used the stamp set Awash with flowers and sponged regal rose on the flowers and certainley celery on the leaves. The front card is is textured with a the cuttlebug.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sketch Week/Mama's Day

Sketch Week

This week at the corrosive challenge is sketch week. Here is the sketch if you would like to play along.

I used a stamp,which I love, from this month's sponser-Queen Kat Designs. I was inspired by the stamp to use a sewing theme. I made the spools of thread(I know a little rough-but it was my first time) and the squares are made with designer paper and then ran through the cuttlebug to give a quilted look.

Sunday is Mother's Day, so I want to wish all the moms, moms to be and mom in laws a very happy day of rest and pampering. I thought I would include the two mom cards I made. The first one is for my mom and the second is for my mother in law.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turquoise, Pink and Black

This week at the corrosive challenge is to use Turquoise, pink and black. I love this Penny Black image. I coloured him with Copics and used Stampin up tulip border for the frame. This was a case from a sample in the latest Stampin Success magazine. He is celebrating spring and with the awful weather we have been having I am ready for Spring to arrive.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter!

We celebrated Easter on Good Friday and had a great dinner(which I made). I wish everyone a Happy Easter and hope it is filled with chocolate. This week's corrosive challenge was Animals.

I am done with this month and the crazy weather, so my card is hoping that April will "roar" out of here. I also did an elephant card. It seems I have a lot of animal stamps.

I did this with some designer paper from my stash and tried to make a simple card. Sometimes I get carried away with the embellies so this week is just simple.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


This week's corrosive challenge is titled Home. I had issues coming up with a card. I do not have any stamps that saying "home", "we are moving", "we've moved". I tried to do a welcome home card and had enough lettering for welcome hom, so that went out the window. The more I thought of the word home, I thought of family, so that is how my card came to be.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sketch Time for April

It is sketch time for the Corrosive Challenge. I used an image from this month's sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. Her name is Stella and she is a very sassy lady. She makes me smile every time I see her. This card is going to my boss, I know she won't take offense .

Sunday, April 3, 2011


A big hello to this month's sponsor for the corrosive challenge. Welcome Bugaboo Stamps.

Easter is fast approaching and with a pastel challenge. I thought an Easter card would be appropriate. I coloured the bunny with Copics and layered the card with Certainely Celery,Very Vanilla , Old Olive and Barely Banana. I found this sketch from the Occasions mini from Stampin Up, page 18.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stars in my eyes!

This week's challenge was easy for me. Use stars on your card. My son,Quintin is graduating from College in April and we are very proud of him. This is an accordian style card. I have to keep it closed with a ribbon because it is a thick card.
Inside of the card.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Recipe Time

This week's challenge was to use 3 papers, 2 ribbons and 1 image. I bought some new Spring paper and was ready to use it. I made a gatefold card out of Ruby Red(even though it is dicontinued, it is still a keeper). I layred it with my new Spring paper(found on sale) and used Because I care stamp set.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sketch Time!

This week's challenge at corrosive challenge is Sketch time. I used our sponser for the month Digi with Attitude. I didn't know if I liked her at first but the more I coloured her the more I really like the image. Come play along and see what you can come up with!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Going Green

Going Green!

This weeks corrisive challenge is to go green. I took it literally and chose always artichoke,old olve and the unfrogettable stamp set.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


This was my first attempt at distressing. I had to look it up on Spiltcoaststampers to find out how to do it. This was the challenge at corrosive challenges and I have to say ,once I got into it I really enjoyed myself. The above image is the spooky "children of the corn" stamp(just kidding) by Tim Holtz

The bird is from Stampin Up's Nature Walk from the new Spring mini. I really like this set.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Magical Creatures

I really like this image and was happy to use it for the corrosive challenge this week, but after all my hard work, I turned the card over to tape and it smudged at the side. So I will keep it as a sample and try again. Hope you play along in the challenge.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sketch Time!

This week is Sketch time. I will upload the sktch later on, I just wanted to have my card ready to go. You can see the sketch and other cards on the corrosive challenge site. I used a stamp from our sponsor Sparkle Creations. I love this stamp, I have created many cards already using her. I find her very elegant and great timing for Chinese New Year!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Red,Orange, Yellow- Fire!

Red, Orange, Yellow- Fire!

This was the name of this week's corrosive challenge, as you can see I used all the colours, but fire was not in my mind when I created the card(maybe my heart was on fire!) I am in the Valentine mood, so my next couple of cards will have a love theme or maybe a Chinese New Year's theme. I love Hello Kitty, I just wish my printing skills were better. Inside the heart it says"you hold the Key to my heart".

Sunday, January 30, 2011


This week's corrosive challenge was to use buttons. I just got this great stamp by Animal Spirit Stamps I really like the detail of the frog, next I think I will emboss him and use bright colours in the detail. Anyways, this time I sponged a background and used a red and black marker on him. The buttons are suppose to represent lily pads. I hope everyone has a great week. Enjoy the challenge.