Christmas Elves

i made these treats for the good people at my local medical supply store.

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they took such good care of me during my two joint replacements this past year and although i’ve already given them thank you cards, i wanted to give them a little something. i coloured with laurentian coloured pencils and added glossy accents to the ornament, buttons and jingle bell.

i’m playing along with these challenges:

As You Like It Challenge Favourite Box Or Bag (and Why): my favourite is this little treat bag because it’s so quick to put together and it’s the perfect size for the ghirardelli peppermint bark squares.
ABC Christmas Challenge Y for Yummy/Z for Zentangle; these chocolates are very yummy
Kleuren Met Potloden Coloured Pencils December – Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy – #8 Christmas and/or Winter
Winter Wonderland
Anything Christmas Goes

thanks for popping by.

House of Cards July 2016

i’m happy to announce that House Of Cards challenge blog owner mynn has invited me back to the design team for another 6 month term. along with some other returning members, there are some new ones so you’ll have plenty of inspiration!

this month we have a very summery inspiration photo for you:

Fruit/Drink image and/or Colours

0716 FruitColors

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i sponged distress inks onto a pre-embossed sheet of paper, added the white dots around the scrolls, added more colour to the butterflies with coloured pencils, attached the MFT Die-namics Hello There and used permanent markers to colour some clear hologram dot stickers green.

i hope you’ll come and play along! different groups will have their creative cards showcased on the challenge blog every five days, so check back for a variety of styles by the rest of the design team.

thanks for popping by.

MFT Camp Create Day 5

it’s very rare for me to post so often, but i managed to make it to day 5 of the my favorite things camp create challenge – the best kind of camping: staying indoors and creating.


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the theme for the last day is Camp Create – Spectacular Shakers. it was a good learning experience since i don’t make shaker cards very often; i should’ve used more colourful seed beads against a white background instead of mostly clear sequins against the purple, which barely shows. i used the MFT Die-namics Hello There and it was a fun card to make and i have another card for my stash. thanks for popping by.

MFT Camp Create Day 3

this is my favourite camp challenge because i love watercolouring images and backgrounds; it’s so relaxing.


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i used another of the cute images from the MFT Snuggle Bunnies clear stamp set to create this card for day 3 of the my favorite things Camp Create – Wonderful Watercolor challenge. as of this writing, this adorable stamp set is out of stock, but you can sign up for email notification when it’s back in.

as usual, i watercoloured the background and images with twinkling H2Os and, since i was short on time, kept the card simple. thanks for popping by.

MFT Camp Create Day 2

i made this card for day 2 of the my favorite things: Camp Create – Sensational Sliders or use an action wobble, which is what i used – they’re so much fun.


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since i can never have enough bunny images, i watercoloured one of the cute bunnies from the MFT Snuggle Bunnies clear stamp set and the sky with my twinkling H2Os and i used the Die-namics Blueprints 9 to create this tag; of course i added white flocking for the tail. thanks for popping by.

MFT Camp Create Day 1

i’m a slow card maker, usually because i love losing myself during the painting of images, but i also love time sensitive challenges that force me to create cards more quickly.


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i made this notecard for the my favorite things day 1 challenge: Camp Create – Glitzy Glitter. i die cut the flower and leaves from Die-namics Blueprints 12 with double sided paper, covered them in loose glitter and popped it on foam tape. a fun and messy card. thanks for popping by.

Absolutely Fabulous

i wanted to send a thank you card to one of the exceptional nurses who cared for me during my recent hospital stay so i used the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 283:


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i flipped it horizontally so i could use some new MFT dies and it came together quickly: the arch from Die-namics Blueprints 16 and the new absolutely fabulous die-namics. the pretty pink paper is from memory box and i added some die cut stars. thanks for popping by.  #mftstamps