The Bee’s Knees

i made most of this card on sunday, but i wasn’t able to finish it, take a photo or type until now because of a severe RA flareup that i’m still recuperating from. i’ll probably slow down a little bit, if it’s even possible to go slower, but it’s so difficult not to create; i fell behind in everything again and hope to stop by soon and get caught up on some commenting.

anyway, i’m playing along with the sketch n stash challenge with the option of wings – items from my stash include one and a half year old stamps and papers, four year old punches and brand new memory box precious heart dies. i coloured with distress inks and used plenty of stickles.

i’m also submitting this card to these challenges:
try it on tuesday challenge – feminine and fancy theme
one crazy stamper – flowers
whimsy inspirations challenge – anything goes
natalie and amy’s – things with wings

thanks for popping by.

Basic Shapes

christmas card in blue, green and white with white and blue poinsettia and glitter
i made this shaped card for my dad; i’m very lucky not to be constrained by the stereotypical masculine cards because the men that i create for like anything i make, including items with ribbon and glitter on them. i’m submitting this to the anything goes theme at the basic grey challenge, the shaped card theme at marianne’s design divas and the shaped theme at christmas cards all year ’round. thanks for popping by and thank you to linda duke for the inspiration.

Summer Cycling

card in brown and orange with girl in orange dress rding a blue bicyclethis oh so cute penny black ‘mimi’ stamp, a birthday gift from my friend anne, was so much fun to colour; as usual, i used distress inks to colour with and sponge the edges of everything. one of the two marianne design die cut flowers is popped on foam squares and a marianne design die cut tag is tucked in behind; the scallop border is a spellbinders die. i’m participating in these challenges:
marianne’s design divas – summer
everybody art challenge – summer
bunny zoe’s – summer
the crafty pad designs – to die for
stamptacular sunday – let’s hear it for the girls
thanks for popping by.

Hi There!

teal card with hi there sentiment and layered diec cut flower
i followed the hero arts august sketch for this clean and simple card, die cut the flower, added gel dots to the ticket and followed kelly’s embossed button tutorial. i mentioned the other day how some paper crafting tools are not universally accessible to people with disabilities, so instead of the tweezers kelly used (which i own but can’t use), i found a toothpick worked nicely. i’m also submitting this to marianne’s design divas ‘anything goes’ challenge. thanks for popping by.

Acrostic With Magenta

acrostic on blue and ivory card with die cut flowers and butterflies
magenta’s 20th anniversary july challenge is ‘acrostic with magenta.’ i printed mine on magenta paper, matted with magenta papers and distressed the flowers, leaves and edges; this was such a fun project to create – english was always my favourite subject. i admit to not being able to live by this philosophy, especially this week – you know the ones where anything and everything goes wrong? bleh. thanks for popping by.