Thursday, June 30, 2022


Thought some sunflowers would be a good focal point for Felicita's board this week for the TicTacToe Challenge.  I went down the right side with friendship, any color and any shape die.

Used a sunflower stencil that is meant to make a regular slimline card, but cut it down for a mini slimline (3.25"x6.25").  Inked the flower and added the stamped part of the sentiment and the large "big hugs" die.  Black Nuvo dots in the center of the sunflowers finished off the card.

Hope you'll join our challenge this week for a chance to win a guest spot in a future challenge.  Crafty Hugs!


Tuesday, June 28, 2022


The challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is dry embossing.  I also just discovered another Christmas Challenge (Christmas Craft Creations) and will also enter my card there as the theme is trees.  Have had this fun folder and never used it so decided to have a go with it.

Used some cream metallic cs for my embossing and also for the Christmas tree which I trimmed with some gold sequins.  The tree was die cut four times to layer up for some dimension.  Added the little sentiment and done!


Also am entering my card at Darnell's NBUS challenge as I have never used the Christmas tree embossing folder.

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

Saturday, June 25, 2022


I made card today for the Just Add Ink challenge which wants us to "just add flowers" - not too difficult for me!

I'm using an idea from one of Jennifer's recent videos which was about combining products and I also used her card layout idea.  The coneflowers and leaves were stamped with a dotted stamp using a darker color ink than the paper.  Difficult to see in the photo but the card base was impressed with a circle impression plate and then there's ink blending around the flowers.  Used black Nuvo drops on the centers of the flowers.  Added the little sentiment and done!  The completed card fits in an A2 envelope.

Thanks for visiting me today and always love to read your kind comments.


Thursday, June 23, 2022


I haven't entered the CAS Christmas Challenge in ages and when it began again this month with "wreath" as the theme, I wanted to do something a little different - and it took me the whole month to figure it out!!  Decided on a heart wreath and a non-traditional A2 size card.


A few weeks ago Jennifer Mcguire did a video on combining different products - but what I took away from it was the design for my card.  The card base is 3.25"x5.50" and the whole card will fit into an A2 envelope.  I used desert storm for the card base and The Greetery's boxwood wreath.  Nuvo drops were added for berries and the background was spattered with gold metallic watercolor.  To make sure my card would fit I lined up the right edge of the card base on a ruler on the 4.25" mark and then lined up the wreath on the left so it would hang off the edge at the 0 mark.

Thanks for stopping by and always enjoy reading your kind comments.


Saturday, June 18, 2022


 Just a quick card for Father's Day.

The large letters were cut from white and then mounted on a black card base.  Added the sentiment and a sprig of green and done.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


Designed another quilt card with my new quilt dies for LeAnne's TicTacToe Challenge #166.  I chose some wonderful patterned paper for my quilt pieces to create my card using the center row down - die cut, square and twine.  

After doing a couple of these cards, the paper pieced quilt was not difficult and really fun to design.  Love how my square quilt for the TTT board came together.  Added the little vellum tag and a twine bow and done.

Hope you'll enter our challenge this week and have a chance to a guest designer on one of our future challenges.  Crafty hugs!



Thursday, June 2, 2022


Joanne created a wonderful board for your inspiration this week on the TicTacToe Challenge #164.  I went across the bottom with (lots of) flowers, (a little bit of) twine and (a vellum tag) free.

I stamped in black and used a stencil to color the lovely bouquet.  Then I added more definition with colored pencils.  The little vellum tag with a twine bow finished it off.  My card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25".

I hope you will find some inspiration from Joanne's board and design a card for our challenge this week.  You have until 1 PM on 9 June to enter your creation for a chance to be a guest designer on a future challenge.  Crafty hugs!