Monday, 29 December 2014


Hello my Lovelies, thanks so much for leaving some love, it truly helps, you Ladies are THE BEST...
They let Deb go home for Christmas day to spend it with her children, Tonniece, Shelia and I spent Christmas day together, tons of laughs and great food, it was a great day.
Now on to my gifts,I made old brooches into steam punk ones..

 Tonniece had given me a brooch, I used this for my base, the tiny man was a pair of earrings she also gave me...

                                                           This is from the back...

I knew Tonniece probably wouldn't ware it so I made a holder for her to put it in her craft room..

                                               This is what I gathered for Sues brooch.

I love my third hand to it really helps to hold things.. E600 is what you heed to make these it will hold anything and I used it a lot on this brooch..

The back...

I made a special tag for my lovely friend \sheila. The base is from the back of a picture frame, my DS Sandy sent me a few alcohol inks so I used them on some glossy paper, she also sent me the snowflake behind, After I inked it then stamped it with Sheila's favorite stamp.

I inked up a piece of water color paper with Tim's red inks then stamped one of my favorite quotes.
I added 2 buttons with red thread and inked up some seam binding to match... 

Thanks for visiting my nest, I'm sorry I haven't been around, I will visit as soon as I can, I hope you all have a Happy New year, lots of love and (((( BIG HUGS ))))
                                                              NAMASTE !!!!

Monday, 22 December 2014


Hello my Lovelies sorry I have been missing again, my DS Debbie is back in the hospital her cancer is back, They are doubling up her chemo, just dropped for a bit to share a few gorgeous cards I received from my wonderful friends 
and to wish you all a wonderful holiday season and thank you all for always encouraging me in my art journey. inspiring me so much, I could not create what I do with out you all,so a HUGE THANK YOU my Friends,,,,

The first card is from Miss Darnell
 she is the sweetest Lady and the funniest, she always give me my daily laugh for the day, she has also invented her own langues, they even started a challenge for her with NBUS stamps, she sent me a lovely stamp I now own a NBUS to use inn the new year

This is from the lovely Miss Bibiana
she is one of the most fabulous card designer, she has a blogs in 3 languages and designs for a lot of companies, she is an amazing designer..

my last card is from Miss Sue she too is so sweet, she makes cards for everyone, I believe she makes over 100 cards every Christmas, she is a published card maker, they even had a write up in her towns paper for all the generous work she does with her cards..

Thanks so much Ladies I love my cards, they are my Christmas decorations this year :O)..
Not sure when I'll be back so I wish every one a GRRRRREAT Holiday season and will see you when I can,  (((((((((( HUGE HUGS ))))))))

                                                                         NAMASTE !!!!!

Sunday, 14 December 2014


Hello my Lovelies,, I've got a wee story to tell about my absence, if you just want to see some photo art, scroll down for them..
 I've been lost in Laptop land, where the mode of communication is by an impossible touch pad, my claws and IT didn't get along at all, I'm much to heavy handed on it.
 It all started on Nov, the 21 st.  when we had a huge storm with winds up to 100 mph. my power went out for 10 mins and it crashed my computer, luckily my dear Bro had given me his new Toshiba laptop, which he had for 3 years, but never used it, I had gone up that summer and set it up for him with Rogers. My internet provider had been bought out by Rogers, they are a huge company in Canada. So I thought this would be easy peasy. NO it was a nightmare,.
I could get on line. but couldn't sign in anywhere, face book, blog land,. It took me forever to get my brother off the laptop and get signed in under my name, my DS Sandy even got on my machine took it over and chatted on lined with a Roger tech person for 45 min, they said I wasn't registered with them with my account no. which I gave them from my bill in front of me. Facebook wouldn't recognize me. I always used my outlook for my mail, since it is safer then the web mail. Google wouldn't let me sign in, rogers mail wouldn't either. My claws and the touch pad were having fits, yikes finally got a wireless mouse and my world was was on the track home.
When I finally talked to a Rogers tech person, I signed into Rogers yahoo, (  
that is where it's web mail is affiliated with ) and my old email address which I had my group with came up, since I already had an email account with them I had to use it/ I had to go to all the blogs I follow and change my address, got a chance to do a bit of visiting, 2 days later I got on to facebook, and was able to comment there too. Still couldn't get into my blog until yesterday when I download my photo's to Picasa, then downloaded them to the picasa web album it asked me to sign in and it all connected together and I got everything back on line together. aaahhhh, I was back in the real world again how wonderful. my new email address is diannemarcoux
  When I wasn't having confrontations with the laptop, I was at my desk working on my Christmas cards, I made all the Ladies at swimming theirs, we had our Christmas party on Dec. 4th, everyone brought the food, I made a bread pudding with Panettone, best bread pudding recipe ever :O)..  
 I was also working on my gifts, a bracelet, a couple of  steampunk brooches, Jan's picture
I've posted a few peeks at my cards, I posted all the cards going out of the country, and will post the Ontario ones on Wed. 

These are some of the tags  and old book pages I put on the cards

These are the cards in their envelopes ready for the post, the cards will probably be late, but they are on there way. I will do a separate post on how I made them later when most are received...

 This is a special bracelet I made for my friend Lillian I had the box, and added the crocheted flower then the leather  poinsettia .

 In 2007 I was in a swap with my yahoo artisit group, 12 of us traded charms, they were all so uniquely beautiful and different. I had a bunch of bracelets I bought years ago, so I attached them on one of them. My dear friend Lillian always wears the most unique things, I knew she would love this one of a kind bracelet. I really loved them all but they were just sitting in a bag, now they will be see when ever she wears it, they were made to be seen.
I posted a few close ups, I'm sure you can guess which one I made. their is nothing more special then collaborating with other artist creating art, it was truly my favorite thing running the group..

Well my Lovelies it's wonderful to be able to post again, I will be flying around blog land the next few days to visit everyone, I have missed you all greatly, you know you have been in my thoughts and heart. I will be back with another post in a couple of days sharing more, wishing you all in a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..