Friday, March 20, 2015

Cute and Cuddly

The new challenge at Alphabet Challenges is Cut and Cuddly.  Since Easter is right around the corner, I decided to create an Easter card.  I found a vintage postcard image of four bunnies and added diecuts and gem swirls.  The crocheted flowers remind me of spring.  The crystal gems and lace finish it off.  Stop by and show us your cute and cuddly creations.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Buttons and Bows

Our new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to create a project using buttons and bows.  I chose a butterfly themed card in bright colors embellished with vintage buttons and little orange bows.  I added some pale yellow lace and some tiny diecuts.  This one reminds me of spring which I am soooo ready for.  Stop by Ruby's and show us what you create.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

"B" is for Beautiful Babies Challenge

The new challenge at Alphabet Challenges is "B" for Beautiful Babies.  I chose a girlie pink card, because a friend of mine is expecting a girl this month.  I distressed the background paper and inked it up a little.  The baby carriage vintage print is from an ephemera pack that I have had forever.  The pink foil border is a vintage German Dresden piece.  These are always so hard to find, but sometimes The Speckled Egg has them.  They have fantastic vintage "stuff".  Stop by Alphabet Challenges to see what the design team has created.  We want to see your creations too.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Anything but a Card

The latest challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to make "Anything but a Card".  I chose a tag that I designed in Silhouette Studio software and then cut with my Cameo machine.  I wanted it to be shaped a little like a dress form and the lace on the bottom reminds me of a dress.  The bird cutout is something I traced and I love the little flourish cutout in the middle.  I created this tag as a custom order for a customer in Texas.  She has a darling clothing and gift boutique.  Stop by Ruby's and show us your creation.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Grow Your Blog Winner!

I am very excited about the package that came in the mail yesterday.  Several of the participants in the Grow Your Blog Hop offered giveaways and I was the lucky winner of one of them!  Judy McCarthy of Judy's Fabrications from Australia sent me these beautiful handmade tags that are loaded with decorative elements.  She also sent me a fabulous heart ornament that she stitched and embellished with lots of beads.  Judy does beautiful work and she is very talented.  Stop by her blog to see her latest creative endeavors.  She also offers her beauties for sale on Etsy.