Thursday, September 14, 2023


Elizabeth has created a great board for us this week at TicTacToe Challenge #226.  I went across with metallic, free and gems.

supplies:  leaves; sentiment

I used Jennifer's embossing technique with copper metallic pigment ink on some light brown cs.  Then I die cut the leaves from that and arranged them on the light gray card base with a vellum overlay.  Added the birthday greeting, some gold sequins and done.

Hope to see your card in our challenge this week.  Crafty hugs, 



I had an order for a couple of cards this week - each entirely different.  

supplies: olive leaves

The top card was for a fall birthday and the person wanted white, black, tan and orange in it.  Obviously, the second card is for a new baby girl.

I used the larger of the two olive leaves dies for the wreath.  I sprayed an orange piece of cardstock with carved pumpkin DO mica spray and cut out the leaves to shape them into a wreath.  I die cut black circles for the berries from a confetti die.  The background was given a little more texture with an impression die.  Put it all together with a little sentiment and done!

The baby carriage die cut was in my box of stuff - probably twenty years old!  I added all the flowers and the sentiment to a textured background and it was ready to go.

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Friday, September 8, 2023


Had such fun making this Halloween pop-up inspired by JM - only I had to modify a bit since I had this idea also to make the front a door.  It all worked out quite easily tho.  I used the measurements from this video.  

supplies: arches;

I wanted the inside to be a surprise and so left the front very plain.  I first did the folding for the back piece per Jennifer's instructions.  Then made the front piece using some arch dies for the front door.  Made two hinges to hold the door in place.  Set that aside for the time being.

Used some very old patterned paper for the background, added a die cut cobweb in the upper corner and stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Added this to the center section of the background piece.  Finally added the front to the back.  Lastly the little spider was hung from the inside the front door for a fun surprise when the door is opened.  I added a white piece on the back of the card for writing a note.

Instead of placing something heavy on my card to hold the front to the back when glueing, I used three large binder clips - worked great!!

I am entering my card at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Goes

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Thursday, August 31, 2023


It's been ages and ages since I created a vintage card, but Joanne's TicTacToe #224 put me in the mood for digging out my vintage papers.  I had a very old, yellowed with age sales slip book (if you look closely it was printed in 1907!!) and that became the basis for my card.  I went across the center with numbers, yellow and free - and also went down the center with books, yellow and bird.

supplies: bird; leaves

Isn't that bird just the cutest ever?!  I die cut him/her out of white cs and then used colors left over on my blending brushes to color.  Used DO vintage photo on the edges of the card for a more aged look.  He's sitting on a die cut branch to which I added some leaves.  When I send the card I will put the person's name and birthday date up in the top blanks (most of my friends were born in the 1900's).  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you'll join in our TicTacToe Challange this week.  Crafty hugs, 


Wednesday, August 23, 2023


Halloween is on the agenda this week - another card for the Two Old Bats Challenge and also for Die Cut Divas (pop-up card).  Edit: also entered my card at Creative Creases Challenge.

I made a bridge card for my pop-up feature.  The fence is holding it together nicely.  Stamped some barren trees on the background which was sprayed with TH mica spray - sorry the shine doesn't show in the photo!  Added the other bits to complete a cute little Halloween scene.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023


Trying to enter more challenges lately - haven't entered The Two Old Bats Challenge since last year. 

I made a large piece of cardstock sprayed with some TH mica sprays - used that for my background.  Added the leafy border, sentiment, moon and bats to complete my design.  Decided it needed more sparkle, so sprayed it all with some glimmer spray.  
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