Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Featured On White Wednesday

Imagine my surprise when Kathleen from Faded Charm Cottage
 asked If she could featured me on White Wednesday!!!
I was so honored when she asked me.
 If you've never been over to see the amazing art every week you really need to check it out.
 Eye Candy for sure,
 Especially at this time of year with all the lovely Christmas things posted.

Heres a few things I'd like to share this week

I made this for my Christmas decor yesterday using an old skate.
 Some frosty Christmas greens and some vintage lace.

A Christmas card I made with a button tree,
vintage sheet music and pieces from an old wedding dress. 

A couple of Christmas tags. Love the Angel images from Alpha Stamps

I wish I could take credit for this Gorgeous tree.
We went to the Festival of Trees in Boise on Sunday and this one stole my heart.
The top had a vintage chandelier, bird houses, old keys, crystals,
flowers and more all done in whites.
They even had a chippy door in the background with a vintage mirror.
 It took my breath away!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration stop by
Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesday.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Published & a Few Christmas tags

The following three pieces were published awhile ago in Stampers Sampler.
I finally getting around to posting it.
My Sleds for Sale using stamps from Oxford Impressions
done on an old book cover. I used popsicle sticke to make a box for the sleds.

and Jolly Old St. Nick also from Oxford Impressions

Joyeox Noel. Using stamps from Artistic Outpost

Heres a few of the Christmas tags I've been working on.
Stamps from Oxford Impressions agai and collage image from Alpha Stamps
Just a heads up Alpha Stamps has a daily giveaway going on right now with an order.
You might want to check it out!!!

A tah using Oxford again, Can you tell I Love these stamps?
The pointsettia was done with the Tim Holtz die included on the lamp post.

Another tag with Oxford stamps and collage image from Alpha Stamps
I hope your all enjoying the Holiday season.
 I'm busy decking the halls when I'm not crafting!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Deer Greetings

I've been busy trying to get my Christmas tags done for the year.
 My how time is flying by.
Today I'm sharing a tag I made using stamps from Artistic Outpost
Frosty & Friends.
The little Retro deer image brings back memories of Christmas's long long ago.

Artistic Outpost is offereing a special sale going on now thru Nov. 30th.
For every $25 you spend, we'll send you a special gift code for $5 (GC must be used by March of 2012).   Better yet!  These gift codes stack! If you spend $50 you will get a $10 certificate, spend $100 get a $15 certificate!  Remember, in the US you get free shipping when your order totals $50 ($250 internationally).

**Gift Codes will be emailed to you in December.
***Please note if you order more than 6 sheets of EZMount cling foam, free shipping will not apply. These items are bulkier and require extra shipping costs.
 Wishing all who celebrate a most Wonderful Thanksgiving
filled with family and friends.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

White Wednesday & White Christmas & Black Friday Sale

Snowman Ornaments
I had seen some trees done something like this on pinterest.
Made them my own by using Snowman die from Tim Holtz, added some glitter,
 tiny silver bells, ribbon and a hanger to make it an ornament/tag 
 Stamped on the Warmest Wishes text.
Where the Theme is Dreaming of A White Christmas

Another week for White Wednesday and some Christmas creations
A  glittered snowflake, A collage image from Alpha Stamps ,
some vintage embroidery and buttons
make for a sweet ornament.

A Madonna and child ATC for an online swap.
Stamped text on Ribbon

In my Etsy shop
A bottle brush tree in a vintage tin, crystals and sugar coated twigs.
Edged with real German silver glass glitter and hangs from a lovely bow.

You can see more beautiful creations by visiting
 Faded Charm Cottage

Do you go out and fight the crowds on Black Friday?
Or are you like me and prefer to shop from the comfort of your warm
home with a hot cup of coffee or tea in your hands!
Well this year I will be doing a ONE DAY ONLY Black Friday sale in my Etsy shop.
 25% off anything in my shop.
So if you've been eyeing a little somethin somethin
Black Friday is the day to do it.
  on Nov. 24th Midnight  MST
till Nov. 25th Midnight  MST.
Make your selections After payment
 I will reimburse you 25%  of your total order.
Excluding Shipping charges.
Happy Shopping!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

My Third Blogaversary Winners


I never would have thought there would be so much interest in my little giveaway. Thank you all for signing up. My only wish is that I could award each and every one of you with a prize!

The best part was getting to visit all your blogs
and discovering more amazing artists!!
So much talent out there
Of course I couldn't possible afford to ship out 313 prizes. So on with the winners. Here's how it works. The first # drawn gets first choice of the three prizes I posted in my earlier drawing, the second # gets second choice and the third gets whats left.

There were 313 entries for the regular drawing that everyone who left a comment for was eligible. I used the Random # Generator to do the dirty work..the #'s drawn were

Regular Drawing

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
135 225 193
Timestamp: 2011-11-19 03:33:15 UTC

1st place is Creative Grammie
2nd place is She Uses Her Words- Karen
3rd place is Tamarajayne

Surprise Giveaway
A sweet little owl pendant
All of these goodies, A handmade tussie mussie filled with vintage laces
 handmade ornaments, A gorgeous vintage mercury bulb.
Vintage music sheets,some lovely vintage scrap
 and a few more surprises I toss in the mix.

Thank you to all who helped spread the word.
I wrote down each and every name when I visited your blogs and you were assigned a # in order.
The free stamps had two pages. I had to use the other side for all the names.
There were 128 Entries for the Surprise Drawing for everyone who posted on there blogs!

the winning # is 43

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-11-19 03:37:21 UTC

Country Wings in Phoenix

 Stamp Giveaway.
there were 190 entries WOW
Again I wrote down each name when you mentioned the word BONUS
 in your comment and you were assigned a # in order
I have 19 envelopes ready to go, all have at least three stamps some have more.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
18 78 72 36 22
134 40 156 17 64
26 173 50 75 144
182 57 31 110 
Timestamp: 2011-11-19 03:40:17 UTC

The winners are as follows
Linda- Lambwool, Devonay, Carol Brungar, Rush, Judith Tetlety, Donna Doni-Lady D,
Cher,Aisling, Arty Marty, Petra, Elaine, Karen Liz, Nancy Markesty, Valerie- Craftattack, Carol Stuck,
Kiwi Chris, Suzi, JoAnne -Vintage Dragonfly, Rhissanna, Tracy Cuddlebunny

For all the winners please email me with your snail mail address
so I can send out your stamps and gifts.
If I am unable to reach any of the winners
and they don't contact me within 48 hours I will redraw #'s
Congratulations to all the Winners!!!!
Thank you all again for playing along!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Release- French Flight

You know I can't decide if I like playing with lace or rust better!
My Rusty things hanging was inspired by the Newest stamp release from
French Flight
I used an old book cover for the base, rusted up some hardware, wings,
 a frame and even some lace. yes you can rust lace!
A french tag from my blog friend Liz and some book pages.
The collage image that doubles as the balloon comes from Alpha Stamps.

French Flight is the newest addition to Artistic Outpost's catalogue of unique vintage inspired stamp
 In the late 1700's , two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier launched the first manned ballon from the from the center of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes.  In 1793, Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first to fly a hot air balloon in North America, yet another French adventurer!
 This stamp collection pay homage to these adventurers. Fun, quirky, with a little bit of steampunk thrown in for good measure, French Flight is pure creative delight.
Collection available in both unmounted rubber sheets or pre-mounted on EZMount cling foam and hand trimmed on a clear cling storage card!
Want to see more inspiration?
visit the design team members here.

Gerrie Johnnic

White Wednesday- A bit more Christmas

I wish you could see this in person. I created this for a Christmas swap.
An altered cigar box collaged with vintage laces, ribbons, flowers and twigs of gold glitter.
Its filled with wonderful goodies.
 I can't show you the contents yet just in case my swap partner checks my blog.
Hopefully she will like it!

This is a fabric book with vintage laces for a dear blog friend who's
 going through a very rough time right now.
 I'll keep her identity a secret for her privacy.

A place for her private thoughts,  perhaps some poems or inspirational words.

Sold Thank you Alveen
Loved and Beloved
Next a tiny frozen Charlotte doll necklace encased in resin inside a lovely frame.
She comes in a sweet altered tin.
 More pictures of the inside and information in my Etsy shop

From my Etsy shop
A Christmas ornament, vintage rhinestones surround a canvas transfer from
one of my personal vintage Prayer cards mounted inside
 a vintage tart tin edged with real silver German glass glitter

Thank you for stopping by you can see more beautiful blogs at
                                                               Faded Charm Cottage.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas ATC's

I'm still playing catch-up but thought I'd share some
 Vintage Santa ATC's I did for an yahoo swap I'm in
All collage images from Alpha Stamps

Stamps from Oxford Impressions

Stamps from Oxford Impressions

This is for a Winner take all. Cookies for Santa.
 I'll be around to visit you all soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

White Wednesday and A Little Christmas

I have so wanted to play along in the
White Wednesday challenge for quite some time.
This is my first time here and I'm looking forward to seeing some beautiful things.
Every Time A Bell Rings An Angel gets Its Wings
A cloche I finished yesterday.
In my Etsy shop
Sold Thank you LaJuann
A few things I created for Christmas. A bottle brush tree,
vintage lace and tiny vintage mercury bulbs

Don't you just love details. Mounted a top a chippy doorknob and torn rag bow.

Sold Thank you Kim
A trio of bottle brush tree ,vintage wooden spools ,MOP button
and a sprinkling of Silver glass glitter.

A hand cast Frozen Charlotte doll and glittered Putz Church
sits on a decorated container for a special gift.

Angels We Have Heard On High.
A Christmas pendant for that special Angel in your life
adorned with and silver wing charms and real crystals.

Sold Thank you Kim
A vintage tart tin, Rosary beads and cross
and a collage transfer of Mother and child make for a sweet Christmas ornament.

Thank you for your visit.
 be sure to stop by Faded Charm Cottage

For White Wednesday

I'm working my way around to visit every one who signed up for my giveaway.
I have to say you all are keeping me very busy.LOL

Friday, November 4, 2011

Three Year Blogaversary Giveaway NOW CLOSED

I can hardly believe its been three years already!!!
I have made so many wonderful blog friends and want to give back a little as a
 Thank You for all your kind words and visits.
So here's how it works.
Please Read Carefully
Surprise, here's the entire picture of the sneak peek I showed you.
Its a etched brass and antiqued book with charms.
The cover and back are brass.
 It has several pages (paper) and can be used as an address book
 or to hold your favorite quotes. Or just about anything else you want to keep in it!

The etched images are from rubber stamps from Oxford Impressions
April in Paris and Paris Postal

Next up a Beautiful journal made with a rusted cover, vintage laces,
 A fabric transfer and other rusty bits and bobs.
Image transfer was made from Alpha Stamps collage image.

Next a little tin necklace. It opens so you can hold a cherished note or trinket inside.
 I created a rusty hinge and rusted the tin itself.
Added copper elements. Hangs from handmade chain with charms and beads
All you have to do to win one of these is simply
leave a comment
Make sure I have a way of contacting you!

Now this is a Surprise!!! I can promise you it is Wonderful.
and some lucky winner will be receiving it.  
But.... In order to be in the running for the Surprise you must mention my giveaway on your blog.
I'll be coming around checking and if you did...
 you name will go intro a special drawing for my mystery surprise!

Wait theres more....

I also have a huge pile of foam backed  New Rubber stamps.
 Many are Text, saying, flowers and some cutesy ones.
This is a separate giveaway.
 Depending on how many want them as to how many packages I will send out.
If only one person wants them.. they get them all.
mention the name BONUS in your comment to be eligible for these.
Again this is a BONUS, you are still eligible for the regular giveaway.
Only leave ONE comment please.

The giveaway will run until Nov 18th
and closes at 8 p.m MST.

Thank you to my long time followers and my new friends as well.
You make my Heart Happy!!

 to all who have entered I'll be back tomorrow to announce the winners!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas tag

I don't know about you but I've barely started my Christmas cards yet.
This year I'm going to be concentrating on doing some tags.
 Here's one I created with the Frosty Friends stamps from Artistic Outpost.
a bit of lace and those yummy fabric flowers.

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for my big giveaway!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Sneak Peek

My Blogaversary is in 3 more days, I can hardly believe it!!! How about a little sneak peek of whats to come. I've been hard at it in my studio coming up with some Fabulous prizes to give away.
here's just a tidbit to tease you.

Hummmmm????? Wonder what it could be?
Come back on Friday to see this and more.
Such a tease aren't I!

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