Thursday, September 22, 2022


Vicky designed a wonderful board for you this week for TicTacToe Challenge #180.  I went with the diagonal going from left to right - foliage, any sentiment and flowers.

 I had been playing around with alcohol inks this past week and used my pink/coral and green pieces for die cutting my coneflower.  The embossed piece is a daisy background and the card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25".   Added a subtle scripty sentiment and done.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Purchased the new Tim Holtz mica Halloween spray sets recently and oh, what fun they are for fall cards!!  My card is for The Paper Players who want leaves as a theme this week.


I first embossed my card base and then added my sparkly leaves. All it needed was a simple sentiment to complete.


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Sunday, September 18, 2022


I haven't entered a challenge in ages, but the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week really inspired me.

I die cut the windows from a very old PTI die.  Traced the windows onto the card base, stamped the spiders and then did a little ink blending for the background.  Assembled my pumpkins and then put it all together with the little sentiment.  The card base is Neenah desert storm.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022


Went to a gathering the other day and the napkins used were the inspiration for my card.

I sprayed a piece of cardstock with mica spray stains and then die cut the leaves.  Also used the mica spray for the chickadee but added additional shading with black soot distress ink.  Embossed the background of the card with a woodgrain folder and shaded with more distress ink.  Left off a sentiment for now until I need a special card.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022


Felicita has a great autumnal board for us at the TicTacToe Challenge #178 this week.  I went straight down the middle with orange/rust, free and layers.

To create my background, I used a leafy background 3D folder on a 5.25"x4" piece of cs. Then I masked off the edges with 1" tape and ink blended the leaves in the center with some DO inks.  This piece was mounted on an A2 card base.  Die cut the leaf three times and layered up.  Added it to the corner along with the sentiment and a few enamel dots.  Done!

Hope to see your lovely cards in the challenge this week.  Crafty hugs.


Sunday, September 4, 2022


I still have some of my very old shadow stamps from Hero Arts and decided to pull one of them out to use as a background.  Had already taken these stamps off the wooden blocks so I could use them in my MISTI.


I inked it up with some tattered rose DI, spritzed with a little water and stamped.  Next, I spattered the whole piece with gold metallic ink and when it was dry, stamped the sentiment.  Die cut some wheat, arranged and glued to background.  I backed this piece with some tan cs and then mounted on an A2 card base.  Added the twine bow and done!  I'm really liking this design and think I will make more for different occasions.

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