Sunday, July 5, 2020

Elegant Floral Birthday Card

Hello all,

I would like to share with you my latest make:


For my base, I used a beige cardstock and embossed it with Spellbinders 3D embossing folder. Then I slightly inked the raised parts with pink ink. Next, I used Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and A2 Tranquil Moments dies to create next two layers.


The sentiment was computer generated and after die cutting I used Distress Ins Speckled Egg and Pink to ink the diecut piece. I made flowers using Cricut Flower Shop image, pink and Speckled Egg inks and flower stamens.



I added pink seam binding ribbon bow to finish my card.



One more look at the card and box that it comes with...

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenge #190 Anything Goes with option Add Texture ( I added texture with embossing the background)







Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fancy Flowers Card

Hello everyone,

I would like to share with you my latest make:



I created the background from water color paper, acrylic paints and texture paste and splash-like stencil.



I used Cricut to cut out flowers, ink them with distress inks and add flower stamens. Crinkle seam binding bow was hand died.


The sentiment was computer generated and cut into strip. I added some gem embellishments and a couple of fleur cut outs to finish the card.


One more look at the finished card and the box that it comes with...

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:




Make My Monday Challenge #125 Use Stencils I used stencil that looks like splashes to apply texture paste.

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you for stopping by and stay safe...




Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Guest Designer at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

Hello everyone,

I am thrilled that I was given the opportunity to  guest design for Funkie Junkie Boutique!
My guest appearance is for their current challenge with the theme Positively Pensive!
Here is the description: 
The challenge is to thoughtfully use a ballpoint pen on your project.
You can doodle, journal, sketch or trace an outline using any color ballpoint pen on your art.
Create a Vintage or Shaby Chic project with ink from a ballpoint pen and if it isn't obvious how it was used, make sure to tell us in your post!
And here is my inspiration contribution:


The way I used a ballpoint pen is to outline parts of the diamond shapes that were created with Finnabair Harlequin stencil and texture paste, doodling around the embossed edge of oval that mannequin was placed on, and some more at the corners of the stenciled background.


I added some hand made flowers that I covered with Gesso to give them that rustic look and a seam binding ribbon for this crinkled shabby bow.


I added a little hand rolled rose to this Prima Shabby Chic Mannequin.



Here is a closeup of the ballpoint outlines and doodling. In the background you can see another layer diecut that I embellished with pink liquid pearls.




Another look at the finished card and the box that it comes with.

I hope you will join this fun challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe...


Friday, June 5, 2020

Open Window and A Bicycle Card....

Hello everyone,
I hope this post finds you well and safe.
I would like to share with you my latest make:


I created the brick background using MFT brick stencil background, texture paste and crackle paint.


The bicycle was made using paper clay and silicone mould, then I inked it to add some color to it. The open window is a Spellbinders die and I added some lace ribbon to make those fancy curtains.


I made flowers using two sizes of flower punch and large pearl flower stamens. The leaves are Magnolia leaf die cuts.


Here is one more look at the finished card.


I would like to enter my card into following challenges:

Daisy Chain Challenge #42 "Flowers"

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #160 Anything Goes + Punch It

Simon Says Monday Challenge Make Your Own Background

Try It On Tuesday Cut It Out Challenge

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you for stopping by and stay safe.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Shabby Chic Cherub Card

Hello everyone,

I hope you are staying safe and well.
I would like to share with you my latest make:


I used patterned paper for my base and layered various die cuts to create my design.


I added some hand made roses and resin cherub that I made using a silicone mould.


I used grey and light pink seam binding ribbon to create this fluffy bow.


One more look at the finished card and the box that it comes in...

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:




The Sisterhood of Crafters Favorite Technique Challenge (mine is no mess die cuts layers technique)

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for stopping by...


Friday, May 22, 2020

Clean and Simple Graduation Card

Hello everyone,

I hope this post finds you well and safe.
My latest make appears to be clean and simple card, but let me tell you: there was a lot of work to put this together.



I used my Cricut machine to make this card. The inspiration was a card made by Dorlene at BBTB 2 challenge.


I used Extreme Fonts Little League font to cut out 2020 and Congrats Rene. The card was made for my friend's daughter's high school graduation.


The graduation hat and diploma was a multilayer cut by Cricut in colors of graduate's high school.

I would like to enter my card into following challenges:

Bitten By The Bug 2 Graduation Challenge

Creatilicious Challenge #187 Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Thank you for stopping by and stay safe.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Butterfly Card

Hello everyone,

I hope this post finds you well and safe.
I would like to share with you my latest make:



I used Lemoncraft paper Sense and Sensibility for my base, added die cut beige doily and some polkadot scrap paper to start with...


I used Cricut to cut the ornate heart and butterfly. I heat embossed the stamped sentiment. I love this Gabrielle Pollacco stamp collection from 49 & Market!


I added some hand made delicate flowers, some pearls and a butterfly decorative button.


One more look at the finished card and the box that it comes with...

I would like to enter my card into following challenges that inspired me to make this card:

The Scrappy Sketches May Challenge with this gorgeous sketch:


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Daisy Chain Challenge #41 Tic Tac Toe  I chose Flowers, Pearls and Butterflies


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #257 Butterflies

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thanks for stopping by and stay safe!


Sunday, May 17, 2020

So Sweet Cherry Card

Hello everybody,

I hope this post finds you well and safe.
I would like to share with you my latest make:


I used turquoise cardstock as my base and added embroidered wide ribbon on top of it.


I cut out doily-like circles and attached cherry die cuts. I really like how the cherries turned out using ultra thick embossing enamel.


I made some tiny bows to add to cherry tops and sentiment which was heat embossed.


One more look at the finished card and the box that it comes in...

I would like to enter this card into following challenges:

Inspired By...challenge "Sweet on You" with this gorgeous inspiration picture and the sketch:



The Creative Crafters challenge #28 Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed this post.
Thank you for stopping by....




Sunday, May 10, 2020

Lilacs Card


Hello everyone,

I would like to share with you my latest make. I am so very proud of this card, and I think it is so far the best one I have made. :)



For the background, I used a wood grain patterned paper. I created a Hello sign using Cricut to cut out the hearts and then I stamped them with Shaded Lilac distress ink. The hears were glued onto a baker's twine.




The Lilacs were made using Cricut to cut out bunch of tiny flowers, which I then shaped and added liquid pearl centers. I glued the tiny flowers to wooden skewer sticks. I hand cut grass blades.



I created the flowers basket using some chipboard strips that I glued on heavy cardstock shaped into a basket. Then I painted everything with gray paint and dry brushed some purple paint.



I finished the basked with some One Step Crackle to give it that nice rustic look and added a little purple bow. :)



Here is one more look at the finished card and the keepsake box that it comes with....


I would like to enter my card into following challenges that inspired me to create this card:

Double D Challenge Lavender/Lilac/Purple with this gorgeous mood board




I added some ribbon and twine.

I was inspired by flowers and woodgrain.


I hope you enjoyed this post...
Thank you so much for stopping by and stay safe.

UPDATE 5/20/2020
I am trilled to announce that my card was a Winner at Bitten by The Bug 2 Flower Challenge!