Thursday, July 11, 2024


Today's card is for Altenew's July Inspiration Challenge.  Recently I bought the Altenew craft kit - Eclectic Bouquet.  Used those flowers colored with Altenew alcohol markers to make a pop-up card.

The background embossed areas are from SSS and Altenew.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024


I made a card today for the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge (colors) and am also going to enter it in the Creative Creases Challenge #85 (fun fold).

During Altenew's sale last week, I ordered the Prickly Pear dies - thought it was such a pretty flower - so used it in my card today.  I didn't include the cacti leaves from the set - used the leaves from Peony Dream instead.  I made a gate fold card (8.5"x5.5" and scored at 2 1/8 on either side to make an A2 card).  On either side of the folds, I added an embossed piece called Geo Steps. After die cutting the flowers and leaves from scraps, I arranged them and glued down on the left side of the gate fold.  Added a little enamel dot in the center of each flower and the sentiment - done and dusted!!

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Thursday, June 20, 2024


Played with an iris layered die cut today for the TicTacToe Challenge #250 designed by Vicky.  I went diagonally from left bottom to top right with ink blending, flowers and layers.

I wanted the iris to be the focal point so just did some simple ink blending for the circle background.  The flower and leaves were ink blended also.  Popped up the sentiment and added a few clear  "raindrops".  The card base is a light navy.  Done and dusted!!

Hope you'll join us for our challenge - you'll have two weeks (challenge closes on 4 July) to create and enter for a chance to be a guest designer.

Crafty Hugs,


Friday, June 7, 2024


Awhile back I was a winner at the Creative Creases Challenge hosted by Debbie Mageed.  So here I am today as a guest designer.  Tried to find something that was unique as it had to be a fun fold card and scoured the net and found this "column card" that folds flat to be an A2 card.  I used the basic measurements and then just did my own thing.

When my card is folded flat it hides the sentiment.  I die cut a bunch of flowers and leaves and just arranged them on the front of the column fold.  I used a 3D embossing folder (SSS discontinued) for the inside and sides of the column.

I am also entering my card in the current TimeOut Challenge #265.

Hope you can find a fun fold card to create for our challenge.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024


Almost out of all my Spellbinders flowers that I cut out a few weeks ago. Wanted to make a vellum gate fold card like Jennifer made a few weeks ago.


I've had the pale peach vellum for ages so tried it with that. The sentiment will go on the inside underneath those flowers. I put an extra piece of white on the back and an extra note can be added there. Made a twine bow, which will easily slide off without untying.