ATC #5-Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkin!

Okay, so it’s November and someone says, “pumpkin.” What’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you are one of my American neighbours, you probably think, pumpkin pie or Thanksgiving…right? Yummy!! Ah, but look up…look waaaaay up…north of the 49th parallel–we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving long ago, in early October. So, the next feast of pumpkin pie is still a long way off for us. Frown.

When Kristy, leader of the Artist Trading Card Swap Club (ATC) at The Crafter’s Cafe (TCC) told us we had to put a pumpkin somewhere on our November ATC, I was still in Halloween mode. Hence, my scary (albeit sparkly) pumpkin card. Pretty cute, dontcha’ think?

Come join us for the December ATC Swap. The theme will be announced on December 1st. The more the merrier…and after all, December is the merriest month of all!

You can see my ATCs, greeting cards, mini-albums and more on my Globug Ideas fan page and on Pinterest. Stop by for lots of ideas to get your creative juices bubbling over!


Witch? Which witch?

Here is my fourth Artist Trading Card (ATC).

October, being the month of ghosts and goblins, the theme is–no big surprise– witches.

It’s been so insanely busy around my house lately, that I didn’t have time to make anything elaborate. I do, however, like that crazy potion background! Well, I like the happy witch I cut out on my Silhouette Cameo, too! 🙂

So, to go off topic for a minute, do you remember when you were in grade school and you learned about synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms? I especially liked homonyms–for example: sew, so,

and sow; or hair and hare; or, laze and lays; or, as in this case, which witch is which!  Homonyms is a great game to play in the card with the kids, when your tire of looking for “punch buggies” and counting red cars.

So, back to the ATC…if you would like to take part in the The Crafter’s Cafe ATC Swap Club, drop in a check it out. It’s really fun to see what others do with the monthly theme. There are never two alike, and it’s a sweet creative challenge!


In case you’re not familiar with ATCs, they are tiny works of art, 2.5″x3.5″ in size. They can be anything you want–paintings, drawings, 3-D, paper-piecing, digital or stamped images, plain, fancy, wacky or elegant. ATCs are never sold, but rather they are trading between artists or, in our case, paper crafters.

Frankenstein has a break-through

Frankenstein-Card #2--for CDACDC#4

Frankie, oh, Frankie!

That’s what all the girls used to scream when Frank Sinatra performed on stage. Well, if this guy, Frankie Stein, by Bonibleaux Designs Digital Stamp, showed up, they’d probably all scream even louder.

This is my second entry for the Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Freebie Challenge (CDACDC#4).



Linda B’s Halloween “candy” give-away


Now that's what I call Halloween Candy!

B is for Bee-you-tee-ful!

Well, actually, B is for Bronson, as in Linda B’s Crafty Creations.

I was blog-hopping a few minutes ago and, luckily, I landed on Linda’s page. The first thing I saw was this photo of Linda’s Halloween “candy” give-away. Wow! What a lovely package of Halloween stamps, paper and embellishments of all sorts and sizes! So, like any smart crafter, I joined Linda’s sight and posted her give-away photo here with a link back to her page.

But, wait, there’s more!

I went back to Linda’s blog to view her creations and, what a lovely surprise. Linda is super talented and her colouring skills are amazing. She uses Prismacolor pencils and has developed a style that is simply breath-taking. Click here for a sample of Linda’s colouring…you MUST see it to believe it!

Even if I don’t win the big Halloween candy give-away, I consider myself a winner because I have discovered Linda B’s Crafty Creations!

“Happiness is a hand-crafted card!”