Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Hello everyone from the design team
Try Stampin' (or not)
 on Tuesday.
This week we have a tick-tack-toe 
challenge for you:

For my card, I went with the middle down.  Yellow, geometric and circle.
I started with a black and white printed paper with the circled lines.  I blended Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Fired Brick on top of the printed black and white paper.
I then had a small piece of white card stock that I ran through my machine with a swiss dot embossing folder.  I punched a 2" circle on the one side.
I secured the blended paper behind the open circle.
Next with dark yellow cs, I die cut using a Spellbinders die a large postage stamp cut.
I had a scrap piece of yellow polka dot  paper that I cut 2 long strips and I attached that onto the large die cut.
I then cut a piece of pale yellow cs and stamped the sentiment with a Tim Holtz stamp and Walnut Stain distress ink and clear embossing powder.
Now to layer it all together.  I attached 2 small flags from yellow scrap with 2 gold brads.
All on a pale yellow top fold cs base.

I hope you have fun playing along with the challenge.

Happy Crafting !!!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

tweet wishes

Hello again .... what a fun tweet!!

For this card, I started with white card stock and I masked off the circle in the corner.  I then blended distress inks of Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar from the corner and then blended again to the bottom Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Tea Dye. I removed the circle mask and then blended Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade into the body of the sun.

The stamp and die set is from MFT (Tweet Wishes) and I used all markers (sharpie actually) on the die cuts. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Aged Mahogany distress ink and then topped with clear embossing powder.  The musical notes were added by hand.
All topped onto a top fold, forest green cs base.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:

Sunny Day Crafting:  Any Animal
The House the Stamps Built:  The Great Outdoors.
Crafting by Design: ATG
Crafty Cardmakers: Use two dies or punches.
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 521
Simon Says : Summer Fun - Fun in the Sun
Tuesday Throwdown: Color Combo
Creative Knockouts: Summer Fun.

Thanks for stopping by ...
wishing you all happy crafting ...


lacy flowers

Hello Everyone ...

For this card, I started with a flower stamp by Beccy's Place.  I used distress ink as watercolor for the flowers and leaves.  I then cut the image with a  circle die that I anchored on top of a Wilton doily.  Now to build the front panel.  I covered the entire panel with pattern paper by Recollections.  I set the doily and image into the corner and then added a bunch of paper flowers I had in my stash.  I tied a tight ribbon bow and added that to the corner.  The sentiment was stamped and then edged with Spun Sugar distress ink.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Crafting by Design - ATG
Polkadoodles - ATG
QKR Stampede: ATG
Tuesday Throwdown: color combo
ModSquad: Birthday with flowers.
.C.R.A.F.T.  - Shabby Chic
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by !!

Have a great crafting day.


Did someone say cake?

Hello everyone from the design team at

our cookie for this challenge is 

our sponsor for this fortnight challenge is:

 For my card, I started with the image from 'All Dressed Up' and I used all marker.  I trimmed it down for my front.  To frame it, I found a piece of dark purple cs and I trimmed one side with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

I covered the from panel with purple polka dot paper from Recollections.  I love how the white dots from the printed paper poke into every other flower in the cut edge. 

I tied a purple satin ribbon and bow across the bottom of the panel and then added clear gems in various sizes around the card.

 All of this was set onto a dark purple side fold cs base.
Sooooooooooooooo cute.

I really hope you have fun playing along ... there's nothing more inspirational than baby critters of any kind.

Wishing you all luck on the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday
Pause Dream Enjoy - ATG
Outlawz - Make it Funny
Shopping Our Stash - Feed Me
Sunny Day Craft - Any Animal
Jo's Scrap Shack - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
ModSquad - Birthday with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbons and bow.

Thanks for stopping by .......................
Happy crafting


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Baby Rattle

Hello .... 

For this card, I started with masking off a piece of white CS and blending Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Warn Lipstick and Mustard Seed. 
I then blended Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard seed on a piece of scrap and cut the letters for baby with my Circut using Plantin School House font cartridge. 
From a piece of pink cs, I cut the baby rattle using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I then cut the rattle out with my Spellbinders circle die.  Using the negative die cut as a  mask, I blended the same distress colors onto the white cs with the blended edge.  With the die cut circle, I used a white gel pen and faux stitched around the edge and the rattle itself and then raised it over the sponged circle with dimensional tape.
I grabbed a piece of grosgrain ribbon from my stash -- as well as a few matching flowers -- cropped the corners round and then mounted the whole kit and kaboodle onto a white top fold cs base.  So cute for a new baby.  

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may please:
Die Cut Diva ... add a circle
City Crafter ... in the pink
Fantabulous Cricut ... for a baby
Jo's Scrap Shack ... ATG
Cards for Gals - for a little girl
Simply Create Too ... no patterned paper
Card Mania .... ATG
Sparkles ... Pretty ... Pretty in pink.
Cute Card Thursday ... ATG
Outlawz ... Tuesday color combo. 
Dies R Us ... ATG

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have an amazing crafting day !!!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Birthday Tea

Hello from the Design Team from
Our Theme this month is to use
2 different pattern papers

Our sponsor for this month is

For my card, I started with the stamp from 'A Day for Daisies' and I colored it all with colored pencils.  I covered the balloons and the big 'G' with glitter.  The two designer papers are from the same pad - Simple Stories.  I also used a piece of lavender cs and used a Martha Steward edge punch.  The blue polkadot stripe is Recollections washi tape.  I added Neuvo drops around the digi stamp in bubblegum pink, cream and robin's egg blue.
All attached on a top fold lavender cs base.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
Cute Card Thursday = ATG
Creative Knockouts = Birthday
Cards for Gals = Little Girl
4 Crafty Chicks = Birthday
Crafty Hazlenut = Patterned Papers
Outlawz = Tea Pot
QKR = ATG #303
Polkadoodles = ATG week 27

Thanks for stopping by.
Looking forward to your creations


Beach in your heart

Hello Everyone, this is my design team contribution for
The Theme this month is
"Under the Sea"

The digi stamp is "Seashell Border One"
 from Pattie's Creations.

For this card ... I started with the sentiment on white card stock.  I then blended Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac in layers across the piece.  The graphic was printed on sand card stock and I used color pencils on the image.  I then fussy cut the one edge only and left the the other side to frame the inked piece. A couple of  Nuvo drops in sand beige.

I hope you try out the challenge at Pattie's Creations with the Under the Sea Theme .... Looking forward to seeing all of the great creations.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafting by Design = ATG
Watercooler Wednesday = Feminine ATG
Simply Create Too = No Patterned Paper
Dragonfly Dreams = Summer
Card Mania = ATG
Addicted to Stamps = CAS
Colour Crazy = ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack = ATG
Double D Challenge = Nautical/Beach

Have a great crafting day.