Sunday, July 30, 2023


It's been forever since I entered a challenge and today's the day!!  Freshly Made Sketches has a great CAS inspiration for this week and was playing around with some new (to me) dies and came up with this card.  Just realized DieCutDivas has a birthday theme for this month so will enter there also.

 supplies: flowers and leaves

Recently purchased these floral dies and did a "Jennifer" marathon cutting out a bunch of them and putting them together.  Had this picket fence card base sitting on my desk and VOILA!! the card came together in no time!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, July 20, 2023


How about some sunflowers for Felicita's TicTacToe Challenge #220 this week!  I went diagonally from left to right with any shape die, free and CAS.

supplies: arched dies; sunflowers

I began with making a shaped card and then popping up the same smaller shape again.  After cutting out my sunflowers and leaves, I added some shading with various inks.  Put some black Nuvo drops in the centers of the flowers and tucked in the little sentiment and done.  I consider a CAS card to be one with lots of white space, one focal point and uncluttered.

Hope to see you in our challenge this week - winner will be a future guest designer!

Thursday, July 6, 2023


It's a floral butterfly for this week's TicTacToe Challenge #216 designed by Elizabeth.  Loved the idea of blue and green together so went down the left side with green and blue, layers and die cut.  My card also works for diagonally from left to right with green and blue, CAS and critter and straight down the center with foliage, CAS and gems.

 supplies: butterfly; flowers and leaves

The butterfly base is heavy white cs with a vellum overlay and gold body.   Then did a floral arrangement with flowers in two shades of blue and a variety of green leaves.  Lastly spattered the whole thing with gold metallic paint and added a few sequins.


Play along with our challenge this week for a chance to be one of our future guest designers.  Crafty hugs.