Tuesday, May 28, 2024



I love polka dots so when I saw Double D's challenge, I knew I would have to play along.

 I love those cute PI images from MFT. The paper is also from MFT. Copic coloring.


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Sunday, May 26, 2024



There is a wedding in the family next month, and a chance to get out a lovely Greetery set for the card.

It will be visiting  Just Us Girls and As You See It.

This card took time to put together, but I think the results are worth it.


Thanks to to Greta for sending along the lovely embossed piece behind the focal point, the flowers matched perfectly to the stenciled image.

  challenge #324

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Saturday, May 25, 2024



Another male card and the level of difficulty is higher as its for a 4 year old.  All of my weak points...lol

For this one, I again relied on some designer paper and a fun stamp and punch set from Stampin UP.

(Submarine Life, Whale of a time) 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024



I spent a few days organizing my messy craft room. I had bins on the floor bins on the desk, bins in my light box, stuff to put away and just general mess.  Today, I got to play in a sweetly organized space, YAY!

This card is going to Triple B....I rarely do bird cards, but this one was fun.


Its a thank you card inside. This is an old SU set Hey Chick. Peggy and I recently swapped a few sets. I love this chicken shes a fun gal I can tell.  I cut all the pieces in white and used markers for the coloring giving the dic cuts a bit of a rustic feel.

Triple B gave us a lovely moodboard, but I went with other colors...I've never seen a purple chicken, and this card was screaming to be made.

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Saturday, May 11, 2024



The dies are from The Greetery, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I'll be sending this over to the gallery for Double D, the brief is pretty florals for Mom, Along with Four Seasons Spring Season May.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2024



So many man birthdays this month...and one more a bit more girly at the end.

I pulled out some designer series papers along with a coordinating stamp and die set from Stampin Up and went to work. (seaside bay and by the bay)

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Saturday, May 4, 2024



After a week of mid 80's its raining and 56 today.  Perfect day for that last pack of stew meat in the freezer.  Its been in the crockpot about 9 hours on low and if the aroma is anything to go by hubs and I will have a tasty bowl soon.

The rain is also good for making cards.  I have two cards to share for three challenges. 

First up Seize the Birthday - Off the Edge

Waffle Flowers mini slimline die finally came out to play with their wild flowers stencil (this is configured for the regular A2 postage collage die, but a bit of futzing around and I got it to work. The round sentiment is from the fall stamp set and the banner is from Pinkfresh. 

The size of this card is about half an inch shorter that the coin envelope I mail it in so it was perfect for an off the edge sentiment banner.



My next card was a redo of a panel that got sent to the trash.  I don't give up often but there was no saving it.  When I shop online I often check the clearance sections.  I found a Pinkfresh stencil set that was 4 panels so not so arduous  but the stamp set was not available. It looked dooable and it was marked WAY down; I took a chance on it.

The first attempt showed me there were two area of teeny tiny flowers that I could not make look right they needed definition. Outlining didn't help so back to the drawing board.  I used a black copic friendly pen to trace along the stencils opening for the vase and the leaves. Then I added the color using Altenew Inks. The final two stencils were all about the flowers and the shading on the leaves. Once that was done I was left with a bouquet floating above the vase. I drew in stems, added stems to the leaves and flowers and used some copics to color them in. As a final touch I outlined the flowers freehand as well. The sentiment got a touch of purple as well as a bit of whimsy.

This will go to the Flower Challenge and Color Hues.


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Thursday, May 2, 2024



Happy Birthday Evelyn!

 She is my sister of choice, my bestie and life long friend. My life without her would be incomplete.

She gets two cards.  Its hard to tell, but this is supposed to emulate those very expensive rose bouquets that are supposed to last up to a year...

Hugs and love my friend.