12 August 2022

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Aug 2022

 Hi there!

Time to share my card for this month's Altenew Challenge !

I fell in love with the colors on Virginia's photo and decided to feature those colors on a floral image. I knew I wanted to incorporate some element to represent the beautiful Adirondack chair... so those three angled stripes in the background... they were inspired by the back of the chair :)

 I used :

  • Spider-mums-outline-stamp-set
  • Dotted-blooms-stamp-set (sentiment)
  • Altenew inks : Dark Chocolate, Coral Bliss, Peach Perfect - I used the inks for the background stripes and also to watercolor the image
  • Gina K Amalgam black ink
  • Misti
  • Silhouette cameo to cut out the image
  • Strips of paper to mask off the area for the stripes
  • Rhinestones
  • Foam squares for dimension

Also sharing my card at :

AAA birthday - Anything goes birthday
Happy little stampers - Birthday Challenge - Anything goes


Thanks for visiting me today!


11 August 2022

Guesting at Time Out - Make your own background - Challenge #220

 Hi there!

I am delighted to join the Time out challenge team as guest designer for this fortnight's challenge!

The challenge is to : Make your own background ! 

I decided to go back in time and try something again ... a technique I remember from arts & crafts in primary school ... many many years ago. 

It is another way to use scraps of card stock. Tear it to tiny pieces and glue it down to a piece of card stock or scrap paper You can then die cut it or use it as you wish to create a bright and happy background. I tried a couple of ways or "patterns" and decided that the more random I placed them, the better! To give my project a smooth finish, I applied a layer or two of Modge Podge with a small sponge.

So here it is :

A die cut sentiment ( Simon says stamp : basic box card happy birthday die ) with a couple of small stars finish off the card in a clean & simple and effective way... and shows off the pretty background!

The challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations. The prize is a $25.00 gift voucher for the STAMPlorations Digital Store (good for 6 months).

I really hope you'll join the fun and share a creative way to make your own background!

I am sharing my card at :

Seize the birthday : Playing with the topping of : No stamping 

Thank for having me Time Out team... and thank YOU for visiting me today!


10 August 2022

Always know...

Hi there!

Two challenges asked for a butterfly card ... so here I am with flowers and a butterfly and lots of die cutting!

I used :

Challenges :

Less is more - Butterflies

Happy little stampers - Anything goes with Dies


Thanks for visiting me today!