Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's a birthday card!

Happy Birthday Fellow Tilda Chick and Fairy Girl!
That's you Trisha!
(Sorry you won't get your hands on this until this weekend! )
 And yup, I am a day late in my posting, but truth be told I had this card completed yesterday!
So there!
How does it feel to be 29 AGAIN?!!

Now let me tell you another truth. I initially had this Tilda colored for the Tilda in Lemon for the Die Cut Dreams challenge, but when  I didn't make the cut off, I altered her clothing to better suit a few challenges that came up.

Challenges for my card:
Die Cut Dreams- soft shades of vintage (maybe a little too bold, but hey, I'm throwing it out there anyways)
Sew Many Challenge- Happy Birthday
Shabby Tearoom- Old meets New (old lace, new wild orchid flowers)
Papertake Weekly- 1 of something (1 metal sentiment frame)

New Challenge Blog- Fuzzy Wuzzy -

Starts Sept 3.
Is a monthly challenge on the first Friday of every month.
Make animal as main focus, NOT an afterthought.


Below is just 1 of 5 prizes being offered !

Hurry on over for your chance to win this candy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight DT card - Glitter & Sparkles for the Video inspiration from week #1

Welcome to our Spotlight challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers where our specialty is
 Glitter & Sparkles.

Some of us are using the challenge from week #1 for our inspiration this week.
Week #1 is a video inspiration for the following video:

When you click the link, you should be redirected to the You Tube video "Bad Romance by Lady GaGa".
If not, then I messed up royally & inserted the wrong link...........so quickly, go find it now!
And let it inspire you as it did to me considering this was my first time watching it.

I personally had never done a video inspiration challenge before so this was REALLLLYYY Fun.

First of all I'll let you know that our spotlight challenges DOES have a bit of candy to be won , & if you play your cards right you could win week #1's prize (Mrs. Susie Sugars prize) & this candy bag.

Secondly, let me explain how:

1. Make a card for the video inspiration challenge- enter it into week #1's linky
2. Make a card with glitter & sparkle for this spotlight challenge- enter it into week #2's linky
3. Make a card with glitter & sparkle BASED ON the video(as I did)- enter it into BOTH week's linkies.

I took the colors & textures from the video & I ran with it!
It's about a Bad Romance, hey , so what's romance without a heart?

    And the mesh netting, sparkles, metal charm, red ribbon, crocheted flower, silver half doily & red & black bling all resemble different aspects of the video!

Fire, lace, fur & wicked outfits set this video apart from any other's I've ever seen.


Do u get what's going on here.................
It'll make sense as you scroll down.
Flowers, stems, more mesh, more lace, more bling & a bit of heat embossed elements on the black base

The sentiment that says it all
"The world is but a canvas to the imagination" (from Sentimental Sundays)

So come on over to Crafty Cardmakers & get in on all the action!!

Challenges for my card:
Creative Card Crew- sparkle & shine
Gingersnap Creations- color challenge- red & black
Gingersnap Creations- random redhead- go 3D
Stamping Vacation- Get the Music in You (black magic woman)
Stamping Vacation- No, No challenge (no brads or eyelets)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

For Prairie Fairy Blog Hop ending today Aug 29......

.........................................CLICK HERE !!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Post 2 of 2= IT'S A PRAIRIE FAIRY NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP.....pearls & lace




If you came here from Carla's Corner then you are on the right track! If not, please head on over to the PRAIRIE FAIRY BLOG because you don't want to miss out on all the fun offers, prizes, & RULZ at the beginning of the hop-- YUP RULZ- eg: not commenting on all the stops- no prizes for you!!!

If you have stumbled across my blog by good fortune, then pls go to the PRAIRIE FAIRY BLOG & COME HOP WITH US......

Your next stop along the way will be the very talented Hege @ HEGE-ANNIE'S PAPER {HE}ART blog.
What's up for grabs at the hop???
Well not only is the Prairie Fairy offering up some yummy candy at her blog (for people who follow the RULZ), she is going to be giving out digital prize packs to some lucky winners worth $15 each!
 That's right you could win the newly released images.
 There are multiple prizes so make sure you start at the Fairy's blog so that you don't miss out on how & what you can win (only if you follow the RULZ)

There are prizes to be had along the way, as well,  at the DT blogs so be sure to check out the list below for where to go next in order to get in on their candy offers!!

MY CANDY is located here.............it's not just for this blog hop it's also to celebrate my new DT spots, so go check it out for all the chances to enter  into it. There are 3 chances already & if you add BH behind your name in Mr Linky then that gets you another chance.


FFF Theme for the next 2 weeks- Pearls & Lace


My creations for the PRAIRIE FAIRY DESIGNS NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP are of course new releases.
My first card is called 'Green Tea'.

I put crystal effects on all of the "dishes" & my camera caught it perfectly.....The white parts on the teapot are not actually white, it is the shimmer from the crystal effects caught in the light.

Challenges for my card:
StampInsanity Asylum- lace it up with stitches
Pixie Dust Studio- stitch it up

My second card is called "Hoisting Sails". This is a commissioned card for a friend that wanted a thank you card with boats on it.

Flowers- Wild Orchid
Bi-colored Organza ribbon- Really Reasonable Ribbons
Sentiment Frame & sentiment- SU
Pearls, lace, charm- Dollarama

Challenges for my card:
Shabby Tearoom- use metal
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge- summertime feeling
Digital Tuesday- cool it (boating & water)
Creative Craft - mode of transport
Papertake Weekly- 3 flowers, 2 ribbon, 1 sentiment
Cute Card Thursday- no cutters or punches used-just paper trimmer & scissors
Dutch Dare Challenge- vintage summer

Please keep hopping....we are so glad you joined us & hope to see your entry at the challenge blog sometime over the next 2 weeks!

If you get lost along the way, here is the hop list:

Corry (that's me)
Deonna (guest designer Aug)
Debs R (guest designer this week)

The hop ends at FAIRY FUN FRIDAYS challenge blog where you will hear some new announcements & you will be able to enter our challenge if you have a PEARLS & LACE themed card! Also,  if you enter a card into the challenge that uses a Prairie Fairy image you will recieve an extra entry into the draws.

Be sure to visit all the DT's blogs as there are prizes at stake if you do, and we all love comments!

Post 1 of 2= Fussy & Fancy DT card- Back to school

So many wonderful interpretations of Mindy's sketch for the past 2 weeks at the Fussy & Fancy Challenge Blog, I think you all hooked me on circle cards for sure.
Now for this weeks challenge, since school IS just around the corner, and some students have ALREADY started back--our theme is:


And our spnosor is the wonderful Stitchy from Stitchy Stamps who has given us some fun images to use!

I am using the image "Whatever"........primarily cuz this is what my daughter says all the time "Whateva MOM!! " lol..........god love her.
I colored her with my watercolor pencils, baby oil & blending stumps & instead of a card, I opted to make a little book for my daughter to take to school.
I had a bunch of school paper from a paper pack I bought AGES ago, so thought it would make the perfect papers for a little notebook. I also added school theme stickers to my project. AGAIN, stickers I've had for a coon's age!!! Her initials are HS, thus the metal letters on the front of the book. A buncha eyelets & ribbon reminants made the perfect binding.

Back of the book.

It's already in her back pack & school does not start until Sept 8th (here in Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada).

Come check out the other DT's fabulous creations at Fussy & Fancy for the next couple weeks. You won't be disappointed.

Challenges for my card:
ABC Challenge- B for Blue
Dare U 2 Digistamp- shaped card/creation (book count?)
Shirley's 2 Girlz- schooltime with letters/alphabets
Little Red Wagon- back to school
Paper Pretties- back to school
Simple Doodles- back to school
CSAYL- anything but Christmas (anything goes)
Stamp Something- back to school

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A BLOG HOP, A card, & An award

I have gots alot to tell ya'll about today so listen up and listen up good!!!


Prairie Fairy is having a BLOG HOP!
When you ask?
The fun starts this Friday, August 27th at 10:00 am
You don't want to miss this event. The Fairy has been a little quiet for a while but is back & breaking loose with some MAJOR NEWS, MAJOR blog candy, prizes, & a new MAJOR digital release that will blow you away!
The DT have also been busily creating some extra special projects for your viewing pleasures.
The fun doesn't end there because all the DT members are having their own candy giveaways at their blogs too- My candy will be the one at the beginning of my blog here (with extras to be added if I get over 200 followers)!
You heard right! There is just too much candy to miss here!
The fun all starts at the Prairie Fairy Blog on Friday Aug. 27th at 10:00am when the FFF challenge goes live ... soooooo,


I have a card to share.
Yup, a Christmas one! Deck the halls, eh?!!? (yup, I'm Canadian)
First pic is of one of my newest aquisitions..........Christmas flower soft complete with stems & a bouquet!
I added some Christmassy feel ribbon to spice things up a notch.
This was my first time using this stuff & definitely WILL NOT be my last. I love it so much!

Oh & yup there's Tilda........IN RED!
I used another one of my new stash......COPICS....to color her face. The rest of her is colored with watercolor pencils, blending stumps and baby oil.
I added liquid applique to her hat & dried it with a heat gun to give it the puffy feel.

This is the underside of my card. Matched the paper on the upper side (see last pic).
I added a sticker snowman to give it the winter wonderlandy (is that even a word) feel!! lol

Here 's she is.
Yup, an easle.
It's been a while since I made one, so thought it was about time!

Challenges for my card :
OSSAT- say it with shapes
The Stamp Man- Easle card
The Crazy Challenge- Merry Christmas
Sew Many Challenges- Christmas in August
Creative Cottage- Christmas
Bah-Humbug- winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland- walkin' in a winter wonderland
CSAYL- 2 or more ribbons (lace count?)
Just Magnolia- Let's get sentimental
Donna's Den of Crafts- lots of layers (on sentiment, behind Tilda)
Stamp with Fun-card for a girl
Daring Cardmakers- material girl (inspired by Santas outfit)
Stampavie & more- Christmas in summer
Fab'n'Funky- flower power
Papertake Weekly- 3 (snowflakes), 2 (pointsettas), 1(image)


An award from a fellow Totally Tilda Chick:

Now I must do the following:

1. Thank the person who gave it to me: Thanks Christine @ Nanaseaside's Crafting Creations Mwah!
2. put award on your blog (done)
3.list 3 things about yourself (here goes)
1. I am a nail biter, although I have nails for the first time in my life as I type this.....no skin though! lol
2. I believe in the saying "everything happens for a reason"----cus it just does.
3. I don't give my hubby nearly enuf credit- LOVE YOU hon!
4.post a pic you love (see below)
5. Pass on to 5 people (hmmm)

See you on Friday!!!!! FOR THE HOP OF A LIFETIME!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers NEW CHALLENGE- Video Inspiration !

For the next two weeks at Crafty Cardmakers we are REALLY challenging you!

First of all let me tell you our sponsor for this challenge is Susie Sugar of Die Cut Dreams.
Look at what she has got for YOU!!

We want you to interpret a video. Not just any video................this video:

You should be redirected to the "Lady Gaga Video- Bad Romance".
 If my link is broken, there may be a link at the Crafty Cardmakers site that works better, or you can go find the video yourself!

I personally had NEVER done a video inspiration challenge before so for me this was SUPA FUN!
However you will not find a card from me here today as I am taking part in the spotlight challenge starting next week. That challenge is Glitter & Sparkle.................so pay close attention if you want to get in all the action at Crafty Cardmakers.

1. Make a creation based on the Video- enter it into this weeks' linky.
 2. Make a creation based on last weeks' Spotlight challenge & this week's Video- enter it into last week's linky & this week's linky
3. Make a creation for next week's spotlight challenge- enter it into next week's linky
4. Make a creation for next week's spotlight challenge BASED on the Video- enter it into both linky's

REMEMBER No back dating allowed, so if you are anticipating a glittery, sparkly card for the spotlight technique, that is NOT until next week, so SAVE IT until then!

Any questions just ask..............I'll be glad to clarify!

Have fun with the video, heck may as well dance a bit too!! I DID!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT- Christmas in August

Well, it's the boss's time to pick the challenge at Creative Inspirations for the next two weeks & Jude has chosen Christmas in August!

This challenge is being sponsored by WOJ and they are offering up a stamp to the winner.
Remember a winner is randomly picked when we have over 100 entrants!!! 

I tried to keep this card fairly CAS which was definitely a struggle for me. I avoided the extra leaves on the flower & kept the bling WAY down.
I used an image I thought was WOJ at first, but was set straight by a fellow team-mate. Thank you!
This is a Sugar Nellie image & although it is not a Christmas image per say, it gives me the feel of a warm Christmas morning.

The DP is double sided with the two colors you see here. I added some stitching, pearls & a heat embossed sentiment!

Merry Christmas to you all (in August) .

We hope to see you over at Creative Inspirations where you can get some more inspiration from the other DT members cards!!! Come check it out!

Challenges for my card:
 Creative Cottage- Christmas
A Spoon Full of Sugar- Christmas in August
Pollycraft Monday - in stitches
Fun with Shapes & More- Dots, swirls, flowers & text
Sew Many Challenges- Christmas in August
Simple Doodles- let's celebrate (Christmas)

Don't forget to get in on my candy until Sept. 26 !

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fairy Fun Friday- DT - Punch It !!

This week at FFF we are asking you to use your punches.


I have tried to incorporate a few different punches into my card.
I used my border punch on the back pink paper, my Fiskars corner punch on the papers behind Helen- DH found this punch for me at Micheals (it is a 3 in 1), my SU tag punch for the sentiment, & my SU butterfly punch for the butterflies of course!

I have used the image Helen the Hippo from Prairie Fairy Designs. She comes with her hubby Norm - both of which are created after the Prairie Fairy Queens parents. They are also know as "Grandma & Grandpa 'cross the street" [to my kids]n as they live, literally, across the street.

I colored Helen with watercolor pencils, baby oil & blending stumps.
I added some blingy ribbon sporadically to the card with a little ruffle at the bottom left side & I added stickles to the paper edge. A pearl on her crown and a pin in the flower finish off my card for any occassion!

Come on down and punch it up a notch at FFF this week. Take a look at the DT members inspiration & use it for a chance to win some Prairie Fairy images for yourself!

Challenges for my card:
Flutterby Wednesday- sparkle, DP & 3 gems (pearls ok?)
Aud Sentiments- anything goes
Creative Card Crew- sparkle & shine
The Pink Elephant- ribbons & sparkles
Stamp Something- use a digital image
Pixie Dust Studio- go crazy with polkadots

Don't forget my candy until Sept. 26!! 

And don't forget about the Fussy & Fancy Sketch Challenge going on for one more week!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Thought I'd share some pictures of my wknd away at my sisters' wedding.
First of all, we'll start with our pedicures (& my daughters manicure). We got the same design yup we did. My foot on the left, my daughters on the right. Almost the same size, I KNOW, CRAZY!!!

This is my daughter all dressed up in her flower girl outfit! When I first saw her at the hotel, she was on the balcony all dressed up looking down at me when she said "hi mom".....I swear to god she looked like Cinderella! She was absolutely stunning & glowing in her outfit! Definitely brought tears to my eyes.  

Me & my baby..............ok, not REALLY baby, but she is still my little girl!

 And here we have a picture of my mom and her 8 grandchildren. Not very often you can get them all together. The two boys in the blue shirts are my brother's kids, the boys in the tuxedos & the teenage girl in the back with her hair pulled back are my SISTER's kids & my 3 children are the baby, boy being held in the back and girl in the white dress! What a proud Nanny!

My brother getting pinned. I tried for 20 mins to pin this on & failed, so I passed it onto the next passerby!

The happy couple. My sister and her DH!!

Hopefully after I recover from laundry, cleaning & catching up on sleep, I'll be able to sit down and make a card. Withdrawal much!! lol

Take Care.


My family.

DH- Curtis, holding Reade (3 yrs next month), Me (Corry) holding Merik (5 months) & Hannah (9 yrs).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Totally Tilda DEBUT DT card- stitching

Imagine my surprise when Miss Susie Sugar asked lil ol' me to be on the Totally Tilda DT!!
I was honored to have been asked and flabergasted to be amungst such talent.
Here's to hoping I don't disappoint!


The challenge for the next two weeks at Totally Tilda is :
STITCHING- real or faux !
So get out those machines, pens, pencils, markers, needles & thread & start creating.
REMEMBER- your creation must have a Tilda on it!!!

And Ta-Da.............here is my creation!

I took the challenge over at the Magnolia-icious Highlites Blog seriously and immediately started creating my first eva T-Slide Card! Phew, I got 'er done with some bumps and brusies along the way, but done none-the-less!!

The papers are from CTMH 'Tickled Pink - Scrapbooking kit'. I came with wicked papers, a stamp set of matching designs (flowers, circles, stems & such) as well as precut white cardstock flowers, circles, stems & such. So all I had to do was stamp on the precut flower shape with the matching flower shape stamp and VOILA!! Magic happened!!!

I hope you hop over to the Totally Tilda Challenge blog where there are always fabulous prizes to be had!!

Challenges for my card:

Magnolia-licious- T-slide card
Papertake Weekly- old- CTMH papers, new-(to me) Tilda image,borrowed- hubbys sewing machine, blue- flowers
Sew Many Challenges- stitching real or faux

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