Thursday, April 30, 2015

Christmas Tag

This month's challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges is "Tags".  I have decorated a tag with lots of Christmas embellishments.  The snowman is cute little sticker and it is layered over shapes cut from Christmas paper.  The holly leaves are very dimensional and the red poinsettia adds just the right touch.  No tag is complete without a little bit of lace.  Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi Stamps who is giving away 7 digi stamps and Marianne Design who is giving away a surprise. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Anything Goes

The new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is Anything Goes.  Show us any project you like and it doesn't have to be a card.  My project is a pop-up thank you box.  The box was cut on my die cutting machine and the little flowers and pop-up embellishments all move.  This is a perfect thank you card and it even lays flat in an envelope.  Stop by Ruby's and show us your creation.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Clean and Simple

The new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is C.A.S, Clean and Simple.  I chose a card I created using a pressed flower from my butterfly bush.  I mounted the flower on handmade paper layered over corrugated cardstock.  This is probably the most simple card I have ever made.  Show us your designs at Ruby's.

E is for Edges

The new challenge at Alphabet Challenges is "E" is for Edges.  I have chosen this over the top lace embroidered bracelet.  My daughter Gianna makes jewelry for our family company, Dry Gulch and this is one of her pieces.  She has embellished this cuff bracelet with crochet flowers made by me as well as buttons and seed beads.  Stop by Alphabet Challenges and show us your project with fancy edges.

Friday, April 3, 2015


The new challenge at Alphabet Challenges is "D" for Dance.  I found this cute vintage postcard of dancing frogs.  for those who know me, this is perfect.  I can't seem to get enough of old postcard images.  I layered soft papers for the base and added pearl gem swirls.  Every card needs lace and I found a beautiful ribbon rose for the corner.  Stop by and show us what you make for "D" for Dance.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


The new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is bunnies.  This is the perfect theme for this week since Easter is this weekend.  I am sending this card to my sister today.  I started with spring colored papers and then added a vintage postcard print of a bunny.  I distressed and inked the edges of the image - I love the way that technique ages new pictures.  The lace bottom reminds me of an Easter dress and the diecut border is just the right amount of frilly.  Join us at Ruby's and show us what you make.

Christmas with Kraft

This month's challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges is to create something using Kraft paper.  I used a kraft cardstock with red glitter for my card base.  I layered it with a kraft paper that has a lace pattern and then added a beautiful red Christmas ornament sticker.  I embellished the corners of the card with ornate filigrees from Dry Gulch.  Stop by and show us your Kraft creations and you could win a prize.

Our sponsors:  Crafty Sentiments (prize 3 digi's ) 

Fantastic Ribbons (£10 inc + free P&P)