ATC–Show me your hat!

Swap-Bot always has a bunch of great ATC swaps on the go.

This one was called, Show us your Hat.

So, here you go, here’s my hat (with a little French lesson thrown in, free!!)

Voici mon beau chapeau! (That’s French for “here’s my nice hat!”)


I created this one with one of my favourite Priscillastyles vintage images.

To add a little je-ne-sais-quoi (that’s French for “whatever”), I topped

the hat off with a couple of soft white feathers and a delicate flower.

A casually tied foulard (that’s French for “scarf’) and voila, cèst finit (that`s French for “it’s finished!”)

And now, this post est finit!! …well, almost…see my last two photos, below. LOL!



Oops! My ATC says “Swat-Bot” instead of “Swap-Bot”…duh!!!

Spring clean your stash!

I just put up my last post over at Just Some Lines, and thought I would post it here, too. So, here goes…

Welcome back to the “Spring Cleaning” challenge at Just Some Lines.

Yep, it’s time to go through your stash and use some of those forgotten bits and pieces to create your personal masterpiece. Try to use stuff that is at least six months old. It surprising how many “treasures” are hidden away in those scrap boxes.

Here’s my creation, using Jehanne’s hugable “Rudis – Oh yes, pleasee!” along with “Flowers-Frame 1”

I decided to make an easel card–my new favourite card format–because it  just seemed perfect for Rudis and Jehanne’s pretty flower frame. As you can see, Rudis appears to be perched on the edge of the frame. That’s because he’s a .png file–which means the image shows, but the background is transparent. This lets you layer images to create depth, or even a little scene.

This picture shows the easel card opened up…isn’t it cute the way it stands up?

I coloured Rudis with my Copics, because I LOVE my Copics. Next, I decided to add a shadow around him, but wasn’t happy with the effect. So I started just dabbing and dotting all over the background until it was completely covered. I liked the effect and decided to go with it. I’m going to try that technique, again, maybe to add texture or create depth.

Digging madly through embellishment stash, I found a little strip of fencing, made of real wood. It seemed to just jump onto my card! I wanted to be sure that it stayed on, so I used some kind of glue in a tube that was so stinky I had to open a window! I then added some tiny pink flowers that I got on sale last year at Michael’s.

So, there was Rudis, perched happily in his flower frame. What was he thinking? He was thinking…”Helloooo, Spring!” And isn’t that just what we’re all thinking?

This picture shows the easel card opened up even further, so you can see the little message inside. Personally, when it’s on display, I like to leave it open just to the fence.

Thanks, so much, for taking time to read my post. I hope you will drop by, again, soon!

Take care, crafters…and, remember, don’t run with scissors!

Blog Hop: Wings and Blooms

 Good morning, blog-hoppers!

Welcome to Globug Ideas and the

Crafting by Designs “Wings and Blooms” Blog Hop.

 You should have arrived here from

Susan Janicki StampersBest (

In keeping with our spring theme of “Wings and Blooms,” I have created this card which I call, “Where Love Grows.”

It’s an easel card–my new favourite card format. Easel cards are so easy and fun to make. I will be posting instructions in the not too far future.

For this card, I designed and created the oval part in Corel Draw. Then, I added the LOVE digi as a .png file, centered right in the middle. That adorable LOVE image was created by digi artist, Jehanne of Just Some Lines.

I added a little picket fence, made of real wood, to give it a 3-D effect. I love that little fence. Wish I could remember where I bought it!  Anyway, the card folds flat to become a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ square. As you can see, I have left room above the fence for a message–I’m just not sure who’s going to get this card, yet, so I will add it later. If you don’t have an envelope that fits, just make one up in co-ordinating paper–I use my Enveloper for this.

And, now, back to the hop! Be sure to leave a comment at each blog, so we will know you were here…and for your chance to win a prize!

Your next (and last) stop is Yvonne Spinks at One Creative Momma ( …but, be sure to leave your comment before you move on!

In case you got lost along the way, here is the list of blogs that are taking part in the hop:

The hop begins with Doris…

Doris  at Moms Been Scrappin ( which links to

Tammy Smith at Cuttin’ and Stampin’ ( which links to

Cindy Leek at Papers Pads and Pictures ( links to

Julia Vazquez at Papers and Scraps Creations ( which links to

Sharon Duff at Sharons Scrappin ( which links to

Chrissie Tobas at Harvestmoon Papiere ( which  links to

Rene van Wyk at Life in the Craft Lane ( which links to

Aletha Jane Williams at  AJ’s Designs ( which links to

Tammy Martinez at  Whimsically Me ( which links to

Suzanne Russell at Beauty and Blessings ( which links to

Beth Pollack at Mossberry Cottage ( which links to

Berni Cuttino at Chasing the Dream ( which links to

Deb Fortin at Paper Arts and Other Crafty Things ( which  links to

Gwen T at Wind Chimes and Lilacs ( which links to

Theresa Gerber at  Crafts Friends and Angels (       which links to

Susan Janicki  at StampersBest ( which links to

Gloria Sauve at  Globug Ideas ( —YOU ARE HERE — 

…and you are finished!!! 

Congratulations for completing the Wings and Blooms blog hop!

Be sure to hop on back to Crafting by Designs to enter your Wings and Blooms creation, for a chance to win a prize. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so you can be  contacted when you win!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will drop in, again, to see what’s new at Globug Ideas! Happy hopping!

Gloria (a.k.a. Globug!)

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge #2–Ribbons and/or Lace

Angel Donita: Digi by Digital Delights by Louby Lou

There’s always something fun going on at The Crafter’s Cafe.

Welcome back to the Crafter’s Cafe Challenge.

This month, the theme is is to use ribbons and/or lace on your project.

I created this card in pastels, using lace, flowers and heavenly soft feathers. I coloured Angel Donita with my Copic markers, added a little dazzle to her wings and perched her sweetly on the lace border.

Holding to my crafter’s resolution for 2012, I have finished all four sides of my card. Here’s the inside…

I would like to thank Digital Delights by Louby Lou for sponsoring this month’s challenge and providing this sweet digi.

Enter your creation for a chance to win a $10 gift voucher from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.

Make sure you visit Digital Delights, to see more of Louby Lou’s wonderful digis!

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you will come back again, soon!

Introducing MMSC#136…and announcing the winners of MMSC#135

Welcome to Midnight Madness Monthly Sketch Challenge #136

Hi, crafters! Are you ready for the brand new MMSC challenge for March?
As always, it’s your choice–make it fancy or clean and simple or, somewhere in-between. And, the “twist” this month is to make it green.

You may enter up to 4 cards during the month of March, using one or both styles.
Just have fun and come play with us.
Entering our challenge is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Please become a “FOLLOWER”

2. Tag with MMSC136 when uploading to galleries.

3. Enter your project to ” inlinkz” below & leave a comment

MMSC136 ENTRY DEADLINE March 31st at 5pm PST

Here is my take on MMSC136

My take on MMSC136. I chose to make it CAS (clean and simple).

Our MMSC136 sponsor is…. 
Stop by and check out all the new images!!

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And now, announcing the winners of MMSC135…

The MMSC135 Gold Star Awards goes to…
 8. Sassy 

 Our Remarkables Awards for MMSC135 go to the following…
 9. An  
 12. Kathy Curry  
14. *Vicki* 

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly

Our MMSC135 Bonus Winner is …
 35. CG 

 Please contact priscillastyles with your info to claim your Prizes!!! 🙂