Saturday, May 27, 2023


In Jennifer Mcguire's FB group, Share Handmade Kindness, there is a monthly challenge where the card is to be based on a technique from one of her videos.  This month it's creative uses for vellum.

Striped vellum formed my card base.  I die cut some Alexandra Renke leaves four times, stacked them and arranged on the card front.  Die cut the smaller rectangle in the center for writing a message.  Finally spattered with gold ink, added some gold sequins and the sentiment and done.  Watch Jennifer's video for all the instructions on how to construct this card. 

Crafty hugs,

Thursday, May 25, 2023


Vicky has designed a very versatile board for us this week for our TicTacToe Challenge - I took the challenge across the center and went really masculine with tools, CAS and metallic element.  Certainly all those tools have some metal in them - right?

I downloaded a png file from PNGwing as I don't have any "tool" stamps.  I die cut the word "DAD" from the center of the card, then die cut "DAD" again from fun foam.  Glued the background piece on a gray card base; then added the popped up letters.  Added the little "happy Father's day" sentiment along with a few gray enamel dots and done!

Hope to see your card in the gallery this week!  Crafty hugs,

Friday, May 19, 2023


 This card was so out of my comfort zone but I persevered.  A friend wanted a Father's Day card with a lake and a boat for her Dad.  So decided to have a go.

I began by doing the background - green for the grass, aqua for the lake and blue for the sky.  Did some shading and then added the grass stamping and the water ripples.  Colored the dock and boat and put it all together.  I'm kind of proud of myself for managing something like this!!

The stamps and dies are from SU and I used all distress oxide inks for the blending and coloring.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 11, 2023


This week's TicTacToe #208 was designed for us by Felicita and perfect any of your masculine family or friends.  I went left to right diagonally with masculine, free and square.

I have a stash of authentic French wine labels and one of them happened to be square.  I simply glued it to the kraft piece and  stamped the grapes, wine bottle and glass over the top.  Then mounted on a cream card base.  Inside the sentiment says "Like a fine wine, you only get better with age!"

Hope you'll join our challenge this week - there's a guest designer prize for the winner!  Crafty hugs,