Thursday, March 30, 2023


My board for TicTacToe #202 this week is perfect for your Easter or spring cards.  The card I designed will fit several ways but I was thinking of across the top with gold, butterfly and die cut(s).

supplies: Alexandra Renke Magical Butterfly; Miss Ink Floral Wave; The Greetery Easter Jubilee

I started out with my butterfly cut once from an alcohol ink piece and secondly out of vellum.  The background was done with a stencil in abandoned coral DO.  Then I spattered the whole card with gold metallic ink, added the little sentiment and some gold sequins.   Lastly I had the bright idea to stencil and spatter gold on the envelope too - used the ink that was left on my brush so it's a nice pale color.

Hope you'll join us this week at TicTacToe #202 for a chance to be one of our future guest designers!

Thursday, March 16, 2023


Here in Texas, I've seen pansies, daffodils and crepe myrtle signs of spring and decided to use my favorite spring flower for my card today's TicTacToe #200 challenge designed by Vicky.  I went down the middle with pastel colors, flowers and a spring theme.

supplies: Iris; sentiment

I'm having fun making these pop-up cards inspired by Jennifer's video.  So easy to do and very quick.  I colored the iris with my copics and arranged on the top and inside.  Blended a little yellow in the background for extra color.

Hope you'll join our challenge this week for a chance to be a guest designer.

Thanks for stopping by.  Crafty hugs,


Monday, March 6, 2023


Crocus are such a glorious sign of spring, don't you think?  I thought they would be perfect for an Easter card.

supplies: crocus

I die cut all the flower parts and leaves from white cardstock and then colored with DO ink blending.  Added some texture with a circle impression plate, added a little sentiment and done.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023


There's a great inspiration board this week designed by Felicita at the TicTacToe Challenge #198.  I went straight across the center with Easter, free and floral.

supplies: Honey Bee Lovely Layers Hydrangea

I used four colors of cardstock for my flower and then blended in the centers for some added dimension.  Cut my card base to 4x5.25 so part of the leaves could hang over the side a bit.  Did some yellow ink blending on the card base before attaching the flower and adding the little sentiment.

Come join our challenge this and have a chance to be a future guest designer. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


I'm kind of obsessed with this split front design and made three more cards in the past couple of days.  But now I don't have any more large flower layered dies - maybe I need to buy some more?????

supplies: Tulip; Sunflower; Peony

For  these three cards, I made the slats 3/4" and only used two - each slat 1/4" apart.

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