Thursday, December 29, 2022

Floral Christmas ornaments

Today I am sharing my last post for 2022. I cannot believe how the time has flown and we have completed another year. I am sure that you have found the same. I have a batch of Christmas cards to show you today that I made this year.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Faux Wax Seals

If you are in the crafting world here in the US, you may already know that Spellbinders released a new series of items to coordinate with a wax seal. The release is called "Sealed by Spellbinders". I love the long stemmed die cuts, but with my small crafting space, I was not wanted to add another element to it, so here is a great alternative for those who don't want to do the whole wax melting thing.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Colorful Neighborhood

Today I am finally here to show you my project for the next challenge between BożenA and myself. She had to have lots of patience with me this time as I travelled out of the country and prepared for my craft show all in the time since she mentioned the topic.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Christmas cards

It has been a while that I last posted here and this week I am showing off some Christmas cards that I have made. Hubby convinced me to get a booth at some of our local winter craft fairs here and this being a first for me, I have no idea what to expect.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Pink bowl

More bowls! I wanted to make one of these that was not Christmas themed as I think that they are beautiful for any occasion. So using the Cathe Holden Square Bowl die set, I made a pink and purple bowl.

I cut the rounded square sides from heavyweight white cardstock and then cut two patterned paper pieces for each piece. The base is two heavyweight pieces of cardstock and one patterned paper of the plaid I chose for the inside.

I opted to crochet around the edges of this bowl. I used a thin hook and thin yarn rather than cotton as I wanted the edge to be fuller. I crocheted around each piece and then crocheted the sides to the base on all four edges of the base. This gave the bowl a little "ledge" at the bottom and made it look tidy.

I then stitched up the sides to the level at which it shaped outwards and completed the project with some embellishments. The front has a sticker on it that says "I craft past my bedtime". Anyone else guilty of that?

Supplies Used
Square Bowl
Square Bowl
Universal Plates
Universal Plates
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Bearly Art Glue
Bearly Art Glue
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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

A 3D Birdhouse

Today I am back with another "house" made with the 3D vignette Pet House dies from Spellbinders and Becca Feeken, but this time I made a birdhouse.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Dog or Cat house

Today I am back with two projects for another new Spellbinders release. This time the release is a 3D vignette one - which is new to me. I was given the 3D Vignette Pet House to create with and while I was excited about it, I was rather intimidated. But it was not difficult to assemble and there are instructions that come with the die set.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Northern Birdsong

This is the last project I have to share with you from the September 2022 Spellbinders release. This one is another die set from the Winter Tales collection and it is called Folk Song.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Some simple paper piecing

Christmas is my favorite holiday and this die set is so pretty. I love the versatility it affords with inlay options and adding elements or leaving them off.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Christmas bowls

I am so excited to show you these projects that I made. These bowls are made with a new Spellbinders die set that cuts the base and the walls with the holes and then one can put them together to create these 3D projects. The dies and paper pack that I used are from the new Fleamarket Finds by Cathe Holden release.

Friday, September 30, 2022

A different cowgirl

It is Friday yet again! Today I am here with my final DT project for Kinda Cute. Patricia has decided to close her digi shop down and so the design team has disbanded.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Magical Deer

Hello Blogland! I am back with two projects that I created with the Magical Deer die set from the new Spellbinders Winter Tales release. This is a lovely deer with a Nordic design. I opted to go with magical colors in keeping with the name of the die set.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Christmas Flourish

I am back here with a new card to show you. This is another invitation from Spellbinders to participate in a new collection and this time I am working with the Merry Flourish from the Christmas Flourish collection by Becca Feeken. This one is an elegant design.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Nordic Ornaments

I am excited to have been invited to participate in a few collections of the September release at Spellbinders and so here I am with the Nordic Ornaments from the Winter Tales collection.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Some Stamping

I am back again with another project for Spellbinders and the last one showcasing the August 2022 release. This time I did some stamping using stamps from the Gnome for Christmas collection. As you know, stamping is not something I do a lot of, so here we go.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Spring and Fall

I am here today with another design that I created for Spellbinders on an invitation they sent me to create with a new release. This one is from the Seasonal Label Motifs collection and I received the Spring Label Motif die set to create with.

Friday, September 2, 2022

The Birdhouse

It is Friday again and so here I am with a delayed project that I was wanting to post last week. But last week flew by without me getting it completed. This is my DT project for August for Kinda Cute and I used one of Patricia's sweet houses from the Bird Houses Digital Stamp Set.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Interactive guys

Wow, it is Friday again. Am I the only one who does not know where the time goes? I am here today with two cards, still from the new Spellbinders release which they graciously asked me to create with. The first one is from the Tinsel Time release and the second one from Gnome for the Holidays.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Birthday Express

I am back again today with another train card using the Holiday Express die set from the new Tinsel Time release by Spellbinders. Today I want to show that the die set works really well for other occasions too.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Holiday Express

I am thrilled to be back again with some more guest designing for Spellbinders with the new Tinsel Time collection and today I have the cutest little train card to show you. Steam engines have such an old world charm and I was so pleased when I received this one to make some projects with.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Doggy Cards

Today is Friday and I am here with two cards. I had recently purchased a die set that allows one to make different dog breeds and so I had a play and made some dogs. Here are two cards I made with the dogs that I made with the die set.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Window Inspiration

Today I am posting a project I made to join in the Altenew Monthly challenge as the inspiration picture really spoke to me this month. I have added it to the blog post so you can see the starting point of this project. I decided to go with a window on my card as this was the point that I found inspiring.

Friday, July 22, 2022

A Green Lizard

I was chatting to a friend and we both agreed that the weeks seem to fly by at top speed. And here we are, Friday again! And time for me to share another blog post with you. Today I have my monthly DT project for Kinda Cute and I opted to use the digi called Valentine's Lizard, but make an encouragement card.

Friday, July 15, 2022

More Stitching

Happy Friday, it is almost weekend again. Here I am with another stitching project, but this time a background die that I have used as the focal point.

Friday, July 8, 2022

The letter A

It is Friday again and so time for a blog post from me. Today I am going to show you the first card in a series. I am making a card to a characteristic for each letter of the alphabet and using the Spellbinders Stitched Alphabet dies.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Colored teacups

I am back today with a project that has a focal point colored with my pencils. I love this image from The Paper Shelter and so decided it was time to color it up.

Friday, June 24, 2022

A Die and a Digi

Hello again! Another week has gone by since I last posted on my blog and this time I have combined two of my favorite cardmaking techniques - coloring and die cutting. I am showing off a project for Kinda Cute, the digi in this equation, as well as one of Spellbinder's die set releases.

Friday, June 17, 2022

More magnolias

Today is my final post of a week of Spellbinders dies. I made a different card with the same Magnolia Blooms die that I had used in my previous post. This time the flowers are the focal image rather than the background.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pick a characteristic

I am on Day 3 of my Spellbinders posts and today I have another project using dies from the new Birthday Celebration collection. I decided it was time to make hubby a card again, he has been on the short end of the recipient list for a while now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Magnolia background

It is Hump Day and I want to show you my second card using Spellbinders products as they celebrate their 20th birthday. I made this card for a friend who is going through a rough time.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Birthday Celebration at Spellbinders

Today I am here with some exciting news. I was contacted by Spellbinders to ask if I would like to participate in their new June release called Birthday Celebration Collection. They sent me some dies to play with from the new collection and here is my first project.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Birthday Flowers

Hello friends, today I have another card to show you that I made with one of the backgrounds that was a result of my play with Distress Oxide Inks a while ago in, which I tried different background inking techniques.

Friday, June 3, 2022


It is Friday again and today I am here to show you my project for the challenge between myself and BożenA. I chose the theme for this one and with all that the world is going through, I felt a good topic would be "Hope" - what inspires us with hope. I really did not know myself at the time how I was going to depict that.

Friday, May 27, 2022

A 1 layer card panel

Hello Blogland! Today I am showing another DT project for Kinda Cute and this time I am using the Balloons digi set. I decided to use the dog balloon, but the others are also so cute. The background is a paper from Patricia's Coral Easter paper set.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Oxide Ink Backgrounds

Today I am showing two cards that I made after a time of experimenting with the smooshing technique with Distress Oxide inks. I have wanted to try this in more detail for a while and now that I have a crafty space that is not the dining room table, I started a session.

Friday, May 13, 2022

A card with gold foil

Today I am here with not only a blog post, but also my very first attempt at a video of my process. I wanted to make an Easter card for each of the families in our small congregation and so opted for gold foil and white. I think this is a very elegant look.

Friday, April 15, 2022

What a cute hedgehog

It is Friday again and I am here to show you my April DT project for Kinda Cute by Patricia. This is a mixed media card, using pencils, inks, foil and creating texture with embossing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Progressive challenge

Today I am back with another card and today I am participating in the Kinda Cute Progressive Challenge. The image this month is this cute little guy doing exercises.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Digital stamps and foil

Today I have a DT project to show you for Kinda Cute. I did one of my favorite techniques here, which is combining digital papers with a hand colored focal point. Patricia created the sweet digi, the background papers that I used and the sentiment.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Monochrome with a pop of color

Hello Blogland. Today I am here with my project for the challenge between BożenA and myself. She has had such patience with me during my time of loss of mojo, move and whatever else. But here we are.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sweet Note

Good morning from a chilly Arizona. I have a project to show you today. I am excited to tell you that I am one of the new Design Team members for Kinda Cute and this is my first project.

Monday, January 31, 2022

Some exciting news

It has been a long time since I last posted here on my blog and I sure have missed it. I wanted to share my make for the Kinda Cute Progressive Challenge, which fortunately for me, extended for December and January.

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