Sunday, October 23, 2016


The Curtain Call challenge this week is "Glittery Gourds" and couldn't resist making a glamorous pumpkin card.

Die cut and embossed the pumpkin and painted it with some MS gold metallic paint.  Then added some white Pico dots.  While that was drying, I adhered the PTI gold dotted piece backed with some fun foam to a white card base and added the sentiment. Added my pumpkin and done!
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


A friend asked me to make some blank cards - sometimes that is so difficult 'cause often the sentiment balances the whole design.  But managed to produce them and this is one of my favorites.

The card base had been in my stash for awhile with that cut out circle - no clue what I had originally wanted to do with it! First I backed the circle with another larger circle of printed vellum.  Used a glue pen to attach the vellum and it didn't show at all.  Stamped the layered lily with my new Altenew pink inks, spattered the front with some gold, added the flower and a few sequins and done!  Am entering this in the new Flower Challenge and also CAS(E) This Sketch #194.

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Monday, October 17, 2016


This theme for Just Add Ink #333 challenge is "G" - so have a gold and gray wine card to share today.  Haven't made a wine label card in ages so made several and this is one of my favorites.

I stamped the mondo hydrangea in Altenew morning frost ink on the two card base corners.  Backed the label with some lovely shiny gold and added the little petals which were stamped in Versamark and gold embossed.  A few sequins and done.  I have a very old stamp that says "Like fine wine, you have aged to perfection" which is on the inside.  

By the way - have lots of lovely wine labels and would be happy to share - email me. 
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Saturday, October 15, 2016


The other day as I was out walking, I found this leaf and couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Then I remembered a favorite  poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer. 

So here's one more card for CAS Watercolour Challenge.  The background piece was loosely watercolored with Kuretake Gamsai watercolors.  Die cut the leaf from some of my Target copper paper and then embossed.  Added a little sentiment embossed in copper metallic and some vellum leaves.  To paraphrase Kilmer -
Cards are made by fools like me
But only God can make a leaf. 

I am also entering this in Virginia's October challenge where she asks us to use a focal point and Paper Players CAS leaf challenge.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Have a post over at A Blog Named Hero today - the theme this month is

We're using Hero Arts products this month and the challenge prize is the new Color Layering Grateful Leaves!!!  Actually I have two cards to show you for inspiration - and be sure to check out all the other design team posts for a grand variety of inspiration!  Enter here.

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