Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Flowers of the Month January Thru June

Hello All. it's that time again for a new challenge theme at
Double D Challenges
and we have a great one for you!
It is Flowers of The Month
with a super cool mood board below
AND
a list of the monthly flowers to get you inspired! 

Flowers of the Month - January thru June

January Carnations or Snowdrops
February Violets or Primrose
March Daffodils~Jonquils~Narcissus
April Daisy~Sweet Pea~Gerber Daisy
May Lily of the Valley or Hawthorne
June Rose or Honeysuckle


I am an avid gardener and one of my all-time favorite Spring flowers
is the Daffodil!   I have 30 some varieties in my gardens
and seem to pick up a new Daffodil stamp yearly...I can't help myself!


This years NEW stamp is
Penny Black Daffodil Devotion.
Such a pretty little container of Daffodils!

I stamped and then colored in with Copics and a mix of
Tonic alcohol markers.
The pretty scallop rectangle is from Cottage Cutz.

Ready to see some pretty flowers that will knock your socks off
or flip flops as the case may be?
Then head on over to Double D and see all the beautiful flowers
the Design Team has to show you! 

Entering the following challenges:
The Paper Funday Challenge .... ATG or Flowers/Floral

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Best Friends

This is my post on the Tutti Designs blog today!

 Hello Tutti fans, I have a cute card using a die that is 'purr-fect' for

anytime of the year and especially for family and friends that love cats!

The die is called 'Best Friends' and if you have a cat you know how that can be!

I have kept this card simple by die cutting in white card stock
then paper piecing the cat and coloring in the rest. 


I placed the die cut when finished on a Stitched Scalloped Circle
then stamped what I though a great sentiment on a
Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.
All links are given below.

Best Friends

Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles




Make sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store (link below)
for LOTS more fabulous dies!!
Come back tomorrow for more Tutti Designs inspiration!

and here are some Tutti Designs quick links:

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Pumpkins Galore

 It's a new challenge at Two Old Bats Halloween challenge
and we have a fun mood board to inspire you.
You don't have to use it but maybe it will give you a few creative ideas!
The theme is always  ANYTHING goes Halloween!


I let the jack-o-lanterns inspire me, my Stampendous stamp
reminded me so much of the ones on the mood board!


I simply colored them in with copics and then inked around them
for some color.  A scrap of designer paper
was placed behind the image.
The little BOO was part of an OLD Justrite set,
I stamped then used a round punch!

We would love for you to join us at Two Old Bats
and get some of your neglected Halloween goodies out for our challenge!




Saturday, May 1, 2021

Happy Birthday

 I am slowly trying to get back into challenges
and decided to join in the fun at Seize The Birthday.


I purchased this cute Deep Red Birthday Cat stamp awhile ago
to make cute birthday cards with and finally have the opportunity to use it.
The sentiment is all part of the small stamp.
When I saw that the optional topping was Furry Friends
this stamp immediately came into mind.


I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Tombow markers
the die cut with a Tutti Designs Cross Stitch postage die.
I used a very old and neglected MS Floral Vine punch for the bottom of
the Pebbles design paper, this paper dates back to 2013!!
I added a few gingham 'candi's' to finish!




A Quilted Birthday



Happy May 1st!!
It's a new challenge starting today at Dies R Us
and as always our theme is now ANYTHING GOES
making it no excuse for you not to join in
after all not only do we have Top Picks
we have a random prize!

I have always been drawn to the quilt dies.
They ae so fun to created with various colors of card stock
and this die from Impression Obsession 'scalloped Pinwheel'
falls into the FUN category!

I had a paper pad from tonic with these two colors in it
and thought perfect for my 'quilt'.
The entire quilt piece you see is all from the same die
making lots of color options.

For the sentiment I used Tutti Designs Dotted Rectangles.
All the links are given below for the dies.


This die allows you to 'quilt' the easy way!

Impression Obsession Scalloped Pinwheel
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Squares
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Rectangles
Memento Dew Drop Ink Nautical Blue

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the fun creations from the Design Team
and join in with us for YOUR chance to win a DRU gift Certificate to the store!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 



Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!



Friday, April 30, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

I took some time out today to join in  a challenge that I thought
was just too pretty to resist!

The challenge is at The Card Concept and this is their
inspiration piece below: 


I love a pretty table and this one just 'spoke to me'!
All the colors, the beauty of the flowers, it ALL inspired me!
You are asked to define the style you used and I am calling mine
Classy and Elegant.


I used some new to me goodies that I haven't used before
to create my Mother's Day card.
My Mom passed away a few years ago as did my MIL
so I think I will mail this card to my daughter for Mother's Day
to brighten up her day!

I stenciled the card with Altenews Sweet Spring Stencil.
It's a two part stencil and I think I will practice more with it
and other colors.  The sentiment is from The Greetery which
is from their Sentiment Suite birthday set. but I thought it would
work well for Mother's Day!
I added a few sequins and a tiny bit of Nuvo to the flower
centers just to give a little sparkle.

Also entering in these challenges:
Little Red Wagon .... Smell The Roses


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Forever Friends

A new challenge theme starts at
The Sisterhood of Crafters and is being hosted by our 'sistah' Vickie 
and she has chosen
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Anything you might see in a garden.

This card is 'almost' true to form in my gardens, but it's
cats and those pesky deer though you won't see
them growing out of pots!!

I can't tell you how many times the outside kitties
have either almost gotten their tails cut off
or have jumped out at me scaring the bejebbers out of me
or their tails swishing around so I think it is a snake!


I have had this cute stamp for quite a while now but it's the first time
it has seen ink!

I messed up my purple and pink flowers but will have to send it
to a friend that doesn't make cards or put in my dollar box.
I have to confess I tried to fix them and messed them up even more,
so it is what it is, I think I need a 'retry'!

How does YOUR garden grow?  We sure would like to see by you
joining in at The Sisterhood, so make sure to head on over
and see all the beautiful garden designs from my 'sistahs'!!