Thursday, November 26, 2009


I know this sketch is 2 weeks ago already, but... I really liked it 2 weeks ago, but did not have a chance to play with it, so now I was able to. I made these 2 cards.

I think it's pretty straight forward. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Thanks for dropping by. And, I LOVE reading your comments!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I just received a package in the mail with a swap I participated in. It is a Magnolia calendar swap in the Magnolia-licious yahoo group. My month is April. It was quite fun to make.

I used 2 different images to create this image. The background actually has a sun shinning behind the clouds, but I thought that I could hide the sun with Tilda. Colored the image with copics. Did some sponging for a bit of a cloud effect in the sky. For the puddle and raindrops I used a clear glaze pen.

Thanks for coming by!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I made this card for a friend of mine who lost her Grandfather, and who she and her family were quite close too.

As you can see, I am enjoying using the same technique I used in my previous card. I had not made a sympathy card before and was a bit intimidated with the idea, but I think it came out quite nice.

Friday, October 23, 2009


LOL! Can you believe it? I made a card (completed) before breakfast. I know, I know, it is a simple card. But that was the point. I was bloghopping this morning as I was going through my email and I came across this challenge on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog, who have a challenge to make a CAS card. So I decided to make it right away.

The card is quite simple. The detail I like about it is the oval in the middle of the cuttlebugged paper. I cannot take credit for this. It is something I learned from my friend Kerry. Kerry learned this from her friend Patty. But here is the way it is done. You need an oval negative to achieve this. I used a paper frame I found at the dollar store. I separated the front from the back of the frame. For my cuttlebug sandwich I used the A plate, added the cuttlebug folder with paper and then the oval negative over it placed on the spot where you don't want the cuttlebug folder to show, and last the C plate.
This is how it worked for me as the oval negative is quite thick. You can probably find different ways to do this. Kerry used 2 layers of cardstock out of which she had cut the oval. Patty used a wooden frame.

Thank you for dropping by!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


And I mean FINALLY I am able to log into my blog!! I was not able to sign into my blog for quite awhile. For some strange reason I was not able to normally sign in, so I have finally found an unusual way of signing in and I can post again!! YEAY!!!
And yes, I have created something!

This card is almost a total CASE of Cheryl Rowley's card here. I was browsing through SCS to find inspiration because I was not coming up with something on my own. (I know that is quite sad) I have been admiring Cheryl's creations for quite awhile already, so when I saw this card I knew what to make.

I used my favorite SU DP Parizian Breeze. So sorry it's not in the new catty!! It is layered on Baja Breeze and Choc. Chip.
I colored Tilda with Copics. Used the Nestabilities, Labels 4 and sponged it with Close to Cocoa. The ribbon was a remnant I took off of a notepad I had lying around.

Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I received this beautiful card in the mail from a SCS BRAK member Kokirose. What a great Bday present!! Love the glitter on the flowers!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I honestly don't think that I need to announce this candy. I believe that you all know Suzanne already. But, this is kind of a requirement, so go check it out. Let's see who the fortunate winner will be.

BTW, I do have a couple of cards. Need to take pictures!! But I've been trying to get my girls room done. I am desperate already!!! Just need the carpet!!!! It will be so great to have them in their room again. I guess I did not tell you that we were doing some construction. The girls room downstairs was unfinished, so it had to by drywalled and painted. So, that has taken away my time for even thinking about stamping. NEED TO GET IT DONE!!! Desperate? YEAH!!!

Have a good one!!

Monday, August 17, 2009


My Aunt and Uncle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. I enjoy watching them together. They totally know each other and accept each other. They are definitely a part of each other! Totally my idea of a great marriage!

So I made this simple card for them:

Thank you for coming by here again!!

Now I have to go and make a Thank You card. Need some inspiration!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009


I am even surprised!!! You have probably forgotten about my blog by now, kind of like I have. Not really, but it definitely was put on the back burner. Summer has been quite busy here and I have not had much time to even think about creating. But I do have 2 cards for you. One that I made and one that my dd Melanie made, which I am very proud of. So first is Melanie's card:
She made this card for her Dad. She drew the car herself. Edwin was an image that I have received from one of you blogging friends. Sorry I do not remember who sent me this specific image. Thank you!! I think she made an amazing card!!

And here is mine:

My first use of flowersoft. I really like the dimention it gives the image. I had fun making this card.

Thank you for coming by.


Thursday, June 4, 2009


So, as I mentioned at the end of my previous post, I am seriously thinking that I should change the name of my blog. It is definitely NOT a Corner of enchantment, other than the enchantment being extremely hidden who knows where. LOL!
So, I have decided that I want to reward you readers that still come by faithfully by asking you to name my blog and rewarding you for it.
So what I would like for you to do is make a comment and give me a name you think I should use and also let me know what you would like as a reward, i.e. flowers, embellishments, stamps, etc. Please don't announce this, as this is for YOU my faithful ones. And the name that I like the most will win something special.

Hope you participate Ann, Vicki, Velta, Tonje, and the other ones of you that come by but don't leave a comment!! Looking forward to seeing you suggestions!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Yes, I know I've not spent much time in my craft room at all this month. The weather has been too great!! Have to enjoy the sun and my flowers, need to put some more in yet.
Anyway, I was asked to make THANK YOU cards for the helpers at our Mom's group at church. Every Fri. morning we get together and there are a group of ladies who take care of our pre-schoolers for us. We then have different activities. Yesterday we filled some pots with flowers for our helpers, so I decided to make the flower pot card for them.

I used SU Kraft as the flower put. Sent it through the cuttlebug with one of the SU texture plates and sponged SU craft choc. chip over it and the scalloped edge. The flowers are SU TIME WELL SPENT colored with SU markers. I just have a few colors in makers, but since I was making 8 cards I wanted to color with markers to make it faster. I also wanted the card to be able to stand up, so I doubled the size of the interior piece and scored it in half to help it stand. So there you have my creation for the month.
Thank you so much for coming by.
I'm actually thinking of changing the name of my blog to something more suitable.
Will talk about that later!
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I LOVE making frames. This one is a gift to a special friend who has been a great inspiration to me lately and has helped me get out of my lack of stamping and crafting mojo.

The details are:
For the frame I used the SU TEA PARTY DP. The edges of the frame are sponged with SU Craft Choc. Chip ink. The flourish is also sponged with the same ink.
The image which is a Magnolia image of Tilda with garland, was stamped with VersaFine Smokey Gray and colored with Prisma color pencils and baby oil.
The background fence is a stamp which I found at a local discount store and think it suite perfectly with Tilda. Tilda's dress is paper pieced with the same DP. The flower centers are liquid pearl gold.

Thank you for dropping by! Hope you have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


And I don't think you want to participate, but I'm supposed to link you here. So PLEASE don't go HERE, because I'm sure you won't like it at all. LOL!! Okay, if you're still reading this. It is one of the BEST blog candy's I have ever seen.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my previous rolodex cards. I really appreciate them. So, here is my third card (I'm making 4 different ones). It is very simple. I thought the papers and patterns did not need too much help.

Now I have to come up with No. 4. I have absolutely nothing going for this one yet!

Enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Can you believe me posting twice in one day? I've got you used to posting once a week or so, but today is the exception. Can't promise that I will be able to do this often!! I AM THE SLOWEST CARDMAKER EVER IMO!!! I know Ann thinks she holds this title, but I disagree with her, as she posts more often then I do. LOL!

I'm not exactly sure what to think of this rolodex card. I borrowed this set from a friend, but after I stamped it, I just was not sure what to do with it. So here it is, and I would love to hear your opinion.


I joined another Rolodex Scripture swap and this is one of my cards. I love all the different varieties that the ladies come up with and the different verses. So many great verses.

The details:

Verse stamp CHF
DP is SU Delicate dots, textured with one of the SU texture plates
Square Nestabilities in Brocade Blue
The crochet flower is hand made by myself with a little ribbon.

Thank you for your great comments. Love reading them. They totally make my day!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Hi there,

Here is my version of SCS TLC215. It has become quite a popular card. It took me forever to complete mine. Not that it is hard to make at all, but unfortunately I had to make it in pieces. A little bit here and there. I needed a Thank You card, so that is what I made it for.

I used the SU TIME WELL SPENT retired hostess set for the flowers. I colored them with watercolor pencils.
The dp is some paper I got at Costco a long time ago. I combined it with SU Pumpkin? (My catalog is missing)

I know this is quite a simple card, and I should not even bother to post it. But I know there are a few faithful friends that come by and I want to Thank you for it too. So consider this a THANK YOU card for keeping up with me!!

Come back again!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed Easter!!

This is the Easter card I made for family and close friends and I want to share it with you too.
When I saw this set used by several great stampers from the Our Daily Bread gallery, I knew this was the one I needed to have for my Easter card. My excuse also was that I never got around to making Christmas cards, so I was going to make Easter cards as these 2 celebrations are totally linked to each other: the birth, death and resurrection of our Saviour Christ Jesus. Can't celebrate one without the other.

I really had fun coming up with this card. So here is how I made it:
The cardstock color is SU So Saffron. I textured it with the SU textures diamond shape in the cuttlebug. It took me awhile to come up with the right sandwich to get a good texture. So here it is: A plate, texture plate, cardstock, 2 pieces of mating and the B plate. I know it is different than what I have seen others use, but this is what worked best for me.
The verse is gold embossed on Very Vanilla SU and a Nestabilities Label 2.
I stamped the flower with Stasz-On Timber Brown on Shimmery White SU and used the Watercolor pencils to color it. For an extra embellishment I added 3 gold brads.

I have a terrible head cold, so I am not planning on doing anything big today, except for coming up with an idea for supper and stamping!!

Thank you for coming by and leaving your comments!!
Hope to see you around soon again.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I receive daily emails from iMOM and I just HAVE to share today's with you. It is all about important it is to be validated and it has this great little 15 min movie, which just made me SMILE>


Monday, March 23, 2009


All you Tilda fans, Claudia is giving away 6 sets of stamps!!! Go find it HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


First of all I want to thank you for your comforting and supportive comments!! Thank you my friends!! Life has changed somewhat, but we'll make it work. My dh is working some hours as he is the general manager of the business, so he feels he needs to be there to keep things running. But I am the designated driver as his vision has been affected by the stroke. So, today we are going to Whistler on some business and tomorrow to Seattle. This means that I really don't have much time to craft as I usually am ready to go to sleep as soon as my kids are in bed. But I do have a project to show you guys.

This project was inspired by two projects I found on SCS. This on by Stampin Di and this one by heather freeman Thank you so much ladies for this great inspiration.
I have loved the SCS Top Note Die from the first time I saw it. So, now that I got the cuttlebug, I had to get it too. And when I saw the quilted card by Stampin Di I just HAD to make one too. The DP is an SU set. Unfortunately I don't have the catalog available at the moment. I do believe it is Afternoon Teaparty? Correct me if I'm wrong. The crochet flower is one I made. I've crochet a little, so I figured I could make them myself too. It took me a whole of 10 min. The sentiment is from 'Reason to Smile' a retired SU hostess set. So there you have it, a DOUBLE CASE from me to you!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I just thought I should share with you that I have not been online because my husband had a stroke. It was very sudden and he is quite young to have one. So, it has been quite scary. He is feeling quite a bit better. He does have to take it easy for awhile, which is quite hard for him. Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, March 9, 2009


The one challenge I mostly play along with is the sketch challenge on SCS. So last Wednesday I was inspired by this card to participate. And since I have the same set and had not used it yet, I was definitely inspired. I was also inspired by Gina K's Stamp TV episode on coloring with mineral oils. I have had several prisma colors and have never used them, and since I had also read somewhere that baby oil can be used, I decided to try it. I really liked the result. Unfortunately, I had overdone some things and did not like the end result. So I decided to use watercoloring on 140lb watercolor paper. But again I was not happy. The image was not clear. So I decided to use the prisma colors and baby oil again. It is not perfect, but I'll keep on practicing with these colors.
Now onto the sketch challenge. My image was to large, so I had to make it work differently. I've had the jazz wheel for quite awhile and had not used it. Thought it would work well with this card.

CS: SU whisper white, bravo burgandy, choc. chip & close to cocoa
Stamps: SU Musical Expressions, Jazz Wheel (retired)
Ink: Versafina - smokey gray, SU- choc. chip
Technique: Prisma colors with Baby oil

Thank you for coming by! Hope you have a great week!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


My girls are on a roll. This here is Vanessa's scripture rolodex swap card. She is also participating in the Kid Friendly Christian Rolodex Swap on SCS . She chose the verse and the images and I helped her a bit with the cutting and glueing. I was not sure what to use with the verse she chose, but I am very happy with her choice. I think it is perfect!!

Thank you for leaving comments. The girls love reading them!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I have to show off this card that my daughter Melanie made. We celebrated her 10th birthday with some of her friends last week Saturday, and this is one of the Thank You cards she made to give to them.

She did the whole thing on her own!! The swirls and star flourish is copper embossed. This is something she find really COOL! I'm quite proud of her accomplishment!

Monday, February 23, 2009


MY LIFE'S INKY ESCAPE AND MORE... is celebrating her one year blogaversary. She is offering some really great blogcandy to celebrate. Go here to participate.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I have not kept you up to date with the rolodex scripture cards I've been making. Here is another one of them:
I received back 24 cards from the swap and they are all beautiful. I have entered into another 2 swaps to get even more rolodex verses. One of the participants Nicole has also opened a kid friendly rolodex bible verse swap. My girls are participating in it. They loved my cards and want to have their own. I think this is a great way to inspire them with memory verses.
Have a blessed day!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This morning I woke up at 5:00am. I did my best to fall asleep again, but it didn't work. So, since I had checked the sketch challenge before I went to sleep last night, my mind started formulating a card and I decided that I should actually make it in real life. So here it is:

I decided to use the Crafty Secrets Sweet Kids set, and instead of the rectangular layer over the circles, I used the sleeping girl in the hammock to hang from my "clouds". I had fun participating.
Thank you for commenting!! Love reading them!!
See you all soon again!

Monday, February 2, 2009


This award was given to me by a great blogging friend in the UK Ann. In my opinion she is the creative one. Thank you so much Ann!! Go check out her fabulous creations here.

I want to pass this award on to another great blogging friend, who has such a friendly personality and who's cards absolutely shine VELTA!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Hi there,
I know I have wanted to post something, but we got a surprise visit this week. My SIL came to visit us for the week from Mexico, so of course I could not spend my time on here. My SIL enjoys crafting just as much as myself, so we did work on some projects for her which I do want to show you.

We are both quite happy with the result. Would love to craft with her more often!!

Have a blessed weekend!!


Thursday, January 8, 2009


So I have not been able to work on something everyday. But as I said, every day is a new day to start fresh.
This project is for a Rolodex Scripture swap I am in on SCS.
The image is a Thomas Kinkade image from CHF, which I received from a stamping friend through a swap. I absolutely LOVE his painting. It is the first time I used this image as I am a bit intimidated. I colored it using chalks, blender pen and aquapainter. The verse I printed off the computer.
I have another 3 different ones to make. I am looking forward to receive 24 different ones!!

Thank you for coming by!!

You can click on the image to see it better!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Here I go again. My excuse is that I do want to send you over to Tom's blog. He just started his blog not too long ago. It is in German, but his projects are fantastic. So, to participate in his blog candy, all you have to do is link it on your blog. Go check it out HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2009


I want to wish you all a great year. Filled with joy, peace, hope, love and lots of creative mojo!! I know, I know it is Jan. 2nd already. I should have done this yesterday, but I didn't get to it. But I did do this:

I do not really like to make New Year's resolutions as I find that I get discouraged if I don't keep them, but I am actually making some everyday resolutions. In my opinion everyday is a good day to start something or keep something going. So something I am trying to do is to create and work on a project everyday Mon-Fri. So this is my first project. My dd Melanie wanted to make a card for an aunt who is in the hospital, and she picked THE WILD ROSE SU set, which needs the stampamagig. Since I have not used it very much either, we both practiced with it. I have also not used stickles and liquid pearls, so I incorporated these too. I probably will not do it the same way again, but I am satisfied with my first try. The colors I used are: Old Olive as base card; stamped the image with Rose Red on Apricot Appeal. I wanted to use Apricot Appeal with Regal Rose, but my Regal Rose is MISSING. This is not a good thing as it is my favorite pink color. I have looked high and low for it. I must say that my craft space has been moved around several times during the year, so it probably went missing because of this. I must say that now I have my OWN CRAFT ROOM upstairs and I am happy with it. I believe my mojo has come back. I am looking forward to creating again.

Now I have to see what I am going to work on today! Hope to hear from you. Love to read your comments.