Thursday, May 19, 2022


I decided to make myself a birthday card for the TicTacToe Challenge this week as today is my birthday and I am also the designer for this week's board.

From the board I used the diagonal from left to right - die cut, free and large sentiment.  Had fun arranging the pinks and oranges for the letters.  The "happy" is stacked up four deep and just slipped those sweet little posies behind the letters.
I hope you will find some inspiration from my board and design a card for our challenge this week.  Crafty hugs!


Saturday, May 7, 2022


My niece gave me the most fabulous quilt (the large blue one) as a housewarming gift and when I saw Concord & 9th new quilt die, I had to have it to make her a thank you card.  This card is not the card I sent her, but one done in pastels.  She does her quilts in bold colors and in non-traditional patterns and has won many prizes and has been published recently in a quilt book.

I really had fun sorting out the patterned papers for my card and in the end had enough cuts to make two cards.  I'll wait until I need a card to put a sentiment either on the front or inside.

Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.

Thursday, May 5, 2022


Vicki has the honors this week in bringing our TicTacToe #160 for your challenge - and a great board it is!!

I went down the left side with white on white, silver and die cut.

I heat embossed with silver the flower and then fussy cut.  Used a square stitched die for the background of the square silver die cut (it's silver metallic paper - sorry you can't see the shine in the photo).  Shading was added to the flowers and leaves with a soft gray Zig watercolor marker.  Added all to a white card base for the white on white requirement.  

Hope you'll find some inspiration from this week's board and enter our challenge.


Friday, April 29, 2022


After spending the past two previous months packing and unpacking, organizing cupboards, arranging furniture, and everything else that goes along with a big move (big in so many ways!) - I decided to take an Altenew Academy class to restart my crafting.  The class was only four days and for each of the days I created a card.  I already knew most of the techniques, but the class forced me to create every day.  Each of my cards was inspired by a card the instructors had made.  I am not going into details about each card - just will mention the particular technique.

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was supposed to be watercoloring, but I didn't feel like watercoloring so just made a card using the same products as Jennifer
All the info about the class is here
Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.


Thursday, April 21, 2022


Felicita has a great board of inspiration for you at the TicTacToe Challenge.  I went across the bottom with free, die cut and stencil.  Actually used several of the other elements from the board also - ink blending, layers, florals.

I used a stencil from SSS - bouquet of roses.  Ink blended the flowers and leaves first and then removed the stencil and blended more color over them.  The sentiment is layered up three times.  White dots in the flower centers and a few veins in the leaves finished my card.  My card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25.

Looking forward to seeing your entries in our challenge this week.