Thursday, February 27, 2014


I made this card for Deb Nolan's card chain challenge for February - this is such a fun way to meet friends all over the world with a card.  The colors were to be dusky sage, gray and salmon and follow Deb's sketch.

Stamps: PTI "Pretty Peonies"
Paper: HA layering paper; MME "Chalk Studio"
Other: CB embossing folder; MME enamel dots;  Copic R20 & B0000

Thanks for looking and as always your kind comments.  Betty

Saturday, February 22, 2014


The challenge today was to make a "scrapling" - and make 2 of them, layered and using a HA stamp as the main element.  As the name indicates, the card is made from scraps from other cards. 
The butterfly one was made from leftovers from cards I was making for the Fusion challenge and the flowers one was just stuff I had in my scrapbasket.  Everyone's scraplings can be seen here.

Stamps: HA sentiments and flower
Other: SB large butterfly, MS medium and small butterflies

Thanks for looking.  Betty

Thursday, February 20, 2014


A second card for the Fusion challenge.  It is sort of a reprise of a card I made here for a Dynamic Duo challenge quite some time ago. 
Basically used the same stuff as my previous card - not easy to see but the inserted piece is also embossed with the same little butterflies and I just fit it to match up.  I have a stamp that says "He is Risen" and will use this for an Easter card.

Materials:  MB "lorelei leaf outline" and "vivienne butterfly" dies; butterfly cut from Graphic 45 "sweet sentiments"; Recollections tiny pearls; Card Concepts "butterfly kisses" embossing folder.

Thanks for looking and your kind comments.  Betty

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


When I first saw the new challenge from Fusion, I immediately thought of the new papers from Graphic 45 "Sweet Sentiments".  The colors and butterflies in that paper fit so perfectly.

I added some embossing on the top (cut my folder in half again and hinged it from the side with painter's tape) and left off a sentiment as I will put it in my file for future use - I think it needs the sentiment inside anyway as it's a rather busy pattern.

Paper: HA "Midnight" layering paper for the base; Graphic45 patterned paper
Other: MB "Vivienne" butterfly; Card Concepts "Butterfly Kisses" embossing folder; SU candy dots

Thanks for looking and for your kind comments.  Betty