Friday 20 December 2013

Apron Project in a Canister

Hello Everyone! Today I just have a little something to show you.  I made this gift in a canister for my daughter's birthday today.  I made up a kit for her to sew one of those new fancy aprons with.  It wouldn't fit in a mason jar so I pulled out a canister that I had that was new and awaiting a job.  So now it's her new sewing stash container.  I rolled up the fabric and tucked the other accessories around the edges.  Then I tucked a small container of skittles in the centre of the fabric so she'd have a sweet treat to snack on while she worked. :)  I had all kinds of ideas for the lid, but this seemed to be what stuck...and stuck it is since I hot glued it in place!  I used a doily that I bought at the dollar store and a few of my handmade crochet flowers that I added pearls and leaves to.  Then I picked a piece of lace that she has been eyeing in my craft room and stuck it around the rim of the lid.  It's simple but she loved it and I hope she makes lots of good use out of it!  and the apron since she's wonderful in the kitchen!

Sunday 15 December 2013

Rolled Paper Art Landscape

Hello! Today I have something a bit different to share with you.  It's an art project that I'm going to be leading the older homeschool kids in this coming week. It's called rolled paper art and is akin to quilling (of which I haven't tried my hand at yet)  I decided to do up a tangible demo for the kids to see what they are going to be working towards.  It took me a lot longer than I thought, although I did have many interruptions along the way!  At one point my son said "Mom, stop being crafty and just read to me." So I did.  I have created a landscape in the frame....can you see it?  The water and the mountain, the trees and the sun with it's rays stretching out into the sunset.  

I am just so delighted with how it turned out and I'm very eager to see what the kids come up with.  They'll each have a small frame (a bit smaller than mine) and the sky is the limit as to what they want to create.  

I took a few different angles of the frame to help also show the 3d effect of the different sizes of the rolls that make up the picture.  

Thanks for dropping by! I had a lot of fun creating this....something new and I would love to create more sometime!  Have a beautiful day....and if you have some time on your hands, perhaps you could try paper rolling!

Thursday 12 December 2013

Snowflakes are Falling

Good Morning Friends! How are all of you?  Today I want to share a card with you that I've created for the Card Crafter's Circle Gold challenge.  I've used this sweet snowglobe girl digi designed by Sara Sherlock (who's one of our fabulous designers at CCC).  Sara is putting up the prize for this week and it's quite a treasure!
I've used a pre-cut frame with gold lacing though it, layered it over some glittered sticker paper.  I then added some wonderful snowflake corners and a sentiment by Tina Wenke.

Oh, and I wanted to share a couple of pics of the snowfall that we've seen the last couple of days.   More than we're used to all at once and so this morning school lesson for the girls it to shovel with their Dad! :)  I've been frustrated with some lung issues lately, but I am glad that it prevents me from having to be out shovelling! :)

I have also made a card using Sara's Say Oui image and some papers by mind's eye and a scrap of gold with some homemade bakers twine.

So now for you! We'd love to see your gold creations! Just pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle to join in and see the wonderful inspiration from the design team!

Thursday 5 December 2013

Three Cheers!

Hello! It's time for another challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle and it's all about Celebrations this week!  I've used this wonderful Three Cheers image from The Doodle Garden who is our sponsor this week.  You can check out the Etsy Store HERE!

I used some fun papers by Recollections and a metal clip and rhinestone.  I used my spectrum noirs to colour her dress and tried to do a bit of shading....I need lots of practice! She's just so cute and the sentiment is from my stash.
Have a wonderful day and we'd love for you to share your celebrations cards with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Bag-a-lope For You

Hi Friends! I have this cute little gift bag to share with you.  A sweet friend of mine Vicki from Stamped Smiles just posted a tutorial on how to make a gift bag from an envelope and I just had to try it out.  I needed one quickly so I thought now would be the time! So mine is very simple. I used a pre-coloured tag that I had printed out in my stash.  I can't remember where it was from, so if you know please let me know so I can give them credit. Thanks.  Then I stamped the sentiment on it, matted it and stuck it on. :)  I looked though my ribbon and couldn't find what I wanted, so I used a piece of crocheted ribbon instead that I stapled on to the sides.  It was very quick and simple and I'm sure I'll be doing more in the future! Have a great day and do pop by Vicki's to check out her incredible talent!

Thursday 28 November 2013

Pretty Tags

HI Everyone! Thank you so much for dropping by!  Today I have some gift tags to share with you that I've created for the challenge over at the Card Crafter's Circle -Gift Tags challenge.
Since I don't participate in the Winter Holiday I have made some generic tags that can be used anytime.   I have chosen to create some fun tags with digis from the set Gift Tags from our great sponsor Melonheadz (the set has so many to choose from!)  Do go and check out the store by clicking on the button below.

I added some ribbon to mine after colouring them with markers.
We'd love to see your gift tags that you are creating for those that you love!  Do come share them at the Card Crafter's Circle!

Thursday 21 November 2013

Cozy Winter Racoon

Hello Friends! Today I have a frosty card to share with you that I've created for the new challenge over at the Card Crafter's Circle - Thankful - Thank You.
I am so thankful for warm scarves, hats and mittens when the snow is falling and the temperatures plunge.  It snowed a bunch here today and that means more time out in the snow, shovelling and just trampling it down in our yard! :)

For my card I used this adorable Cozy Winter Racoon from MelJen's Designs and coloured him with pencil crayons and my new Spectrum Noir markers.  I also coloured some of the snowflakes and added some stickles to them and his nose.  The sentiment is a sticker that I added to white card stock and then matted with the card base colour.  Oh, and I added a decorative edge with some scissors. The background snowflake paper was a freebie online. (if any of you know who by, please feel free to refresh my memory!)
I hope you all are staying warm this winter! and perhaps enjoying some time in the snow, or just watching it fall from the warm side of the glass. :)

I also have a couple of pics to share of the hats that my older daughter and I made this past week.  

Monday 18 November 2013

Renewing of Your Mind

Hi Friends,  today I have a project that I wanted to share with you.  I found this frame at the local recycling free store and added some simple embellishments.  Then I added this scripture that I got from Karen at Papercraft Memories.  It's not a Bible version I use, but the meaning isn't altered at all.  All around us the world is calling us to embrace it's values and interests.  As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ one needs to seek to become more like Christ and less like the world.  In that way we can know God's will for our lives.  To become like Christ Jesus is the most important thing anyone can do after they are saved.  It is a renewing of the mind....something I'm learning each day.  It's a process of growing in your faith, and putting into practice what is being learned from time spent in God's Word.  I am so thankful that I am able to have God's Word for myself and am able to read any time for as long as I want.  God is so good!  I often think of this hymn when I read this verse.  The hymn is

Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus | Helen H. Lemmel

    • Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
      Look full in His wonderful face,
      And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
      In the light of His glory and grace.

Have a beautiful day!
Sharing with Word Art Wednesday this week.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Birthday Mice

Hello! today I have a card to share with you that I've created for the month freebie challenge at the From the Heart Stamps blog.  I just adore Faiths art and this image is so sweet!
I've coloured this image up with markers and pencil crayons with a touch of glitter.  I made the mice three different colours because our friends don't all look alike and neither to mice.  We get families of voles in our yard each year and they are all different colours.
I've added a couple button tags and used some sweet paper by DCWV.
Thank you so much for dropping by and do go check out this amazing challenge at From the Heart Stamps!

Thursday 14 November 2013

Falling Softly

Hello Friends! I have a card to share with you today that I've created for the Card Crafter's Circle Tread Lightly - Pastel Colours.  Do come to the Card Crafter's Circle and see the wonderful creations from the team!
It's been snowing quite a bit here where I live and I just love it when the flakes slowly drift down.  Today I've used this sweet image Alannah by our wonderfully talented sponsor Kathryne at Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.    I fussy cut it out and added to this winterland scene that I added faux pearl snow and a corner snow flourish to (plus a crocheted flower).  So it's simple and I've left the sentiment off so I can use it for whatever occasion presents itself.
I hope you're all having a great day!

Thursday 7 November 2013

Count Only the Sunny Hours

Welcome everyone to my blog, so glad that you dropped by!  Today I have a couple of cards to share with you for the challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle - Anniversary.
I created this card with my husband in mind, we celebrate the anniversary of our engagement each year (it's on Feb. before the "Love" holiday)  So I used these two images from our sponsor Floppy Latte called Heart Branch and Love Note that seemed more suitable for that time of year.

With some lacy ribbon and some sweet papers from Dear Lizzy and a sentiment from Studio G it's quite simple.  But that's how he likes things.

I decided to make another card with one of the Floppy Latte image called Love Dove as well, just because I saw the image and creativity struck! LOL  So a little softer and a bit more girly.  On the image it says to only count the sunny often we focus on the clouds and rain.  As I look back on my marriage, I can see so many times that the sun shone brightly through the clouds and I can see how very blessed I am by my dear husband.  God knew just the man for me!

I'm sharing this second card with Word Art Wednesday.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see me! Do pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle blog and see the wonderful inspiration there!
Have a beautiful day!

Thursday 31 October 2013

Are You Ready for Some Cuteness?

Are you ready for some cuteness? Today begins a new challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle, and it's all about Cute Cards!
I have used this wonderful Bunny Ballerina from Michelle Perkett Studios and coloured her up with pencil crayons.  I used some papers by K& Company and a beautiful new die from Memory Box.  Some misc ribbon and some flowers from a Taylor's Shop.  I found this misc sentiment in my stash as well.

Please come share with us some of your cuteness at the Card Crafter's Circle!  And enjoy the wonderful inspiration from my wonderful team mates!
Have a Beautiful day!

Monday 28 October 2013

Happy Anniversary From the Air!

Hello Friends! Today I have a couple of cards to share with you that I've created for my parents.  Well the first got sent and the second is just tucked away.  It's their 40th anniversary soon and my brothers and I wanted to give them something special.  They'll be going on a hot air balloon ride hence the balloon and the tickets.  The second is a bit more girly so I thought it wouldn't be appropriate from my brothers and I.  So perhaps they'll get it at a later date. :)
Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a beautiful day!

Thursday 24 October 2013

Autumn Splendour

Hello Friends! Today I have a card to share with you that I've created for the the new challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle - Autumn Splendour.  I have used this wonderful image Scarecrow and Pumpkins by our wonderful sponsor Robyn's Fetish.

With some from Momenta and some burlap and a few buttons and a misc sentiment stamp from my collection.
I also made a second card using Basket of Apples 2.  I used some great star paper and some buttons, and a sweet doily with a touch of ribbon.  I adore apples and actually just bought another bunch of them to make some more applesauce for the winter.  Do you love apples?

Thanks so much for dropping by to see me! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy some of the Autumn Splendour around you (that is if you're not covered in snow like me! LOL)  DO check out the Card Crafter's Circle and the wonderful inspiration there!

Thursday 17 October 2013

It's Pumpkin Time!

Hey Y'all! Do you love pumpkins? I do, they taste just yummy!  This week at the Card Crafter's Circle we are looking for your pumpkin cards! Please come share with us!
For my card I've used this adorable Little Bear Pumpkin image from our delightful sponsor Stamp Art Design by Kathryne.  

I used some fun fall papers by Recollections and a couple bright leaves, a leaf brad and some pearls for the corners.  I hope you're enjoying your fall and perhaps you've gotten a prize pumpkin from your garden!
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Harvest Medley

Hello Friends! Today I have a card that I've created with the wonderful image called Harvest Medley from From The Heart Stamps freebie challenge.  I'm so glad that it's a month long challenge since it's taken me so long to get it put on a card.  I've coloured it up with my pencil crayons and layered it over some great My Mind's Eye papers.  I added some burlap and cream grosgrain ribbon and bronze pearls.

I know that some days I get discouraged when I don't see results from things I've hoped for....but God is in control and someday I'll see the big picture and go Aha! That's what the purpose and timing was for!
Have a beautiful day! Thank you for dropping by!

I'm linking this up to the From the Heart Stamps challenge found HERE!
and Word Art Wednesday -anything goes

Tuesday 15 October 2013

It's the Little Things

It's the little things that sometimes mean the most!  Whenever I've been feeling discouraged, I count my blessings.  It's amazing how many little things in my life are so important and I thank the Lord Jesus for them!
For my card today I've used this wonderful image by Faith at From the Heart Stamps and it's called Thimble Bouquet.  I've coloured it with my pencil crayons and added a touch of faux pearls to it.  I used some sweet paper from Momenta and a strip of punched cardstock with green ribbon.  Then I added a touch of faux stitching and a sweet crocheted flower.
Are you discouraged today?  Try counting your might find that you end up smiling!
Have a wonderful day!

Linking this to From the Heart Stamps I {heart} sketches.

Sunday 13 October 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

Hi Everyone! Today I have just a quick post to announce the winner of my blog candy.  I used to choose for me and it's # 13 :

UTs Hobby Time said...
Hi Jennifer, Belated Blogaversary and Birthday wishes to you. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous candy. Added you candy on my side bar.

Thank you so much for joining me in my candy if you could please just send me an e-mail at jenwildflower(at)gmail(dot)com with your snail mail that would be great.  
Thank you to all of you who take the time to visit me!  Above is just a picture from one of my families favourite picnic places.  Have a beautiful day!

Thursday 10 October 2013


Hi Everyone! It's time for another great challenge over at the Card Crafter's Circle! This week it's to use three embellishments (three different kinds).
So for my card I've used some lace, a wooden button and a pearl flourish (which got stuck higher than I wanted it, but would rip the paper when I tried to move it's there! :) ).  The papers are from Momenta.
I have used this wonderful three blossoms image from Floppy Latte who is our wonderful sponsor this week!

Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you have a beautiful day!
I'm sharing this with Word Art Wednesday this week.... I love their encouraging anything goes challenges!
I'm also sharing this with Lia Stamps - Shabby Chic challenge. 

Wednesday 9 October 2013

Sweet Morning Sketch

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you that I've created for the challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I've flipped and turned it for my card.  My sweet friend Jenee has given a twist for the sketch and that is to use a fancy die.  Well I used a wonderful new die with leaves along the edges, and have crocheted some scallops along them.  (Inspired by my wonderful friend Bonnie!)

I have coloured up a sweet Wryn from Tiddly Inks and fussy cut her out.  I used some lovely papers by Momenta along with some wonderful lacy edged paper I made using a Martha Stewart punch.  Then I added a sentiment by Inkadinkado and some rhinestones, and a crocheted flower.
I'm sharing this card at Word Art Wednesday to.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see me, I hope you have a beautiful day!

Saturday 5 October 2013

Fall Fun

Happy Fall Everyone! I hope you have some time to enjoy the wonderful colours and perhaps a hayride to!  Do tell me what your favourite things are about fall.  I actually love to lay on the forest floor and watch the leaves float down to me.  Pure delight to me!
I've created a simple card today and it is a cute wagon of children out on a hayride (stamp from inkadinkado) cut out with a wonderful new die cut from a dear friend :)  Then I popped it up over some fabric and a leaf.  Some small bronze pearls and the sentiment that goes with the wagon.
Have a beautiful day!
I'm sharing this card at the Sweet Stampin' Blog - Autumn challenge.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Pretty Butterfly

Hello Friends!
Today I have a card to share with you that I've made for the great new challenge at Card Crafter's Circle!  It's a sketch challenge!

I have used a beautiful stamp from Eureka Stamps and it's called Butterfly and Sunflower.

I have used some pretty papers from my collection and a lovely bird nest paper from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
I added some lace and some embroidery thread and a couple of crocheted flowers to match.  Then I added some sweet metal stickers that I got at Michael's.
Thank you so much for dropping by! Do pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle to check out the great inspiration and to join in the fun!
Have a great day!

Sunday 29 September 2013

Some Sweet Candy!

Hello Friends! Today I have something sweet to share with you! - well one of you.... it's some candy.  The end of August was my two year blogaversary and the beginning of September was my I'm a bit behind.

So today I have a few little sweet things to put up for candy.
1 pad of patterned paper by ATD
2 Snoesjes stamps
1 pkg faceted gems
1 pkg of metal stickers
and a bunch of crocheted flowers ( I'll add a few more than are seen)

I'm not one for rules, so if you could just leave me a comment on this post I'll be drawing a winner from there October 13th...that's two weeks from today.  If you'd like to pop a pic on your sidebar that would be great, but in no way needed to be eligible for the prize.

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday 26 September 2013

Always & Forever

Hi Friends!  Today we have a fun new challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle, it's Blue Velvet - to use fabric.  I have used this sweet image called Sunbonnet Seamstress from our delightful sponsor Digi Darla.  I have used this great quilty paper from Dear Lizzy and a swatch of yellow patterned fabric with cotton ribbon.  Then I added a layered flower (yellow fabric with green mulberry paper, and a flourish to highlight the corner.  The lovely sentiment is by my immensely talented teamie Sara Sherlock from Folded Paper & Painted Pixels.

Do come play with us at Card Crafter's Circle!