September 22, 2017

Golden Horse


This card is made with a Stampendous horse stamp that I thought about purchasing for over a year.  Well, I finally bought it and I have to say, it's a beauty.

I made this card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:
So happy you stopped by today :)

September 21, 2017

Sparkly flowers


I made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  The pretty card (below) by Kim Heggins is our inspiration (Muse).  Kim's card is very delicate and the blue flowers spoke to me immediately.

I was inspired by the pretty blue flowers and the purple hummingbird.

Here's Kim's card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

September 20, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog #380 - Apples Everywhere


Amy is our host this week at City Crafter and the challenge is Apples Everywhere.  Apples are the delicious fruit of Autumn, my favorite season.  The cool, crisp mornings are so inviting for walks with our dogs.

The DT have created such pretty cards, so please stop by, take a look and join us over at the blog.  We are always pleased to see your projects inspired by the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by :)

September 12, 2017

City Crafter Challenge #379 - I know what you did last summer


Hi! This week's challenge at the City Crafter challenge blog is hosted by Marina "I know what you did last summer".

For my DT project I made a flamingo card.  I visited Florida this summer for a wedding and saw some beautiful flamingos, such pretty pink birds, so chose to add one to my card.  Also, the inspiration photo has a flamingo tube on it, what fun :)


Please join us this week at City Crafter and share your Summer project :)

Thank you.

September 10, 2017

Hello crafty friend


I made this card for the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon - Give us your background.  The challenge is, you guessed it, to make your own background.  I used a stamp from Technique Tuesday for my background, stamped it twice in 2 different directions and colored the brushes and pens with my Zig markers.

I cannot remember where the sentiment, easel and paintbrush are from (maybe Paper Smooches), but after making my background they seemed the right additions.  I cut the center out of the easel, added some sequins and finished my shaker card.

So happy you stopped by today :)

September 8, 2017

Muse Challenge #232


This card was made for this week's challenge #232 at Muse Card Club.  Anita Bowden gave us the lovely card (below) for our muse inspiration and I took ink to paper as soon as I saw it.

I used Tim Holtz Blossom layering stencil and Distress oxide inks for my card.  The sentiment is from Penny Black sprinkles & smiles.  I am in Love with the new distress oxide inks, so easy to use, stencils, watercolors, you name it and the colors are beautiful.

Here's Anita's card:

So glad you stopped by today :)

Pretty Pink Flower


Penny Black has such beautiful flower stamps; the flower on this card is a PB Floral Fushion stamp and one of my favorites.  I made this card for 2 challenges:


The Flower Challenge - Tic-tac-toe - I chose white, watercolor, embossing

Thanks for stopping by today :)

September 6, 2017

Stencil flower birthday


I made this card for the September challenge at The Flower Challenge - Tic-Tac-Toe.  I chose distress inks, the color blue and sentiment to use for my card.

I am finally getting the hang of stencils.  The items I used for my card are:
Distress Oxide Inks - salty ocean and wilted violet
Sentiment - Penny Black sprinkles & smiles
Stencil - Tim Holtz blossom layering
Ric rack ribbon, purple gems


So happy you stopped by today :)

PINK = Fabulous!


Sometimes I get stuck in a "color" zone and lately that zone is PINK!  I made this card the other day and when going through a list of challenges this week I saw that this card would fit the challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  The challenge is On Trend and flamingos fit that perfectly.  Flamingos are always on trend for me as I just love them, who doesn't love a Pink bird :)

So happy you stopped by today.  Get your PINK on :)

September 5, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Bog #378 - Pick One


Kirsty is the hostess for the challenge at City Crafter this week. She is asking everyone to pick one of the splats from the image below and use it as the background on our projects.

I chose to use the colors green, teal and violet that are in the lower right hand corner of the background selections.  I used distress oxide inks for my background and the sketch rose die from Memory Box.

Here are the splats:

Please come on over and join us at City Crafter.

I'm excited to see everyone's projects.

September 3, 2017

Friends come in all shapes & sizes


This cute stamp from Stamping Bella has been one of my favorites for a long time.  I made this card for the challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes".

I used Zig markers to color the images, added some sparkle to the little queen's crown and some sparkly flowers for fun.  Friends do come in all shapes and sizes, including our animal friends :)

So happy you stopped by today :)