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22 November, 2017

Chase Your Dreams

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

We should all chase our dreams, and today's quick card focuses on the sentiment


Card: SU's thick whisper white, crumb cake, and pool party
Ink: SU's crumb cake
Stamp sets: Die'sire Memories are Made
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Scandinavian Collection Background, and CE pearls

Challenges...

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 November, 2017

Holiday and/or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a holiday card and or colors with this inspiration...


And here's a reminder of my card...

Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


15 November, 2017

Vertical Butterflies

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card was inspired by one of the recent challenges at Mrs A.'s Butterfly Challenge, where the theme was "vertical," and indeed I created the card during the challenge, but am waaay too late to enter it.  OOPS!  But the center backing panel and all those butterflies were a great way to make a tiny dent in my scrap drawer!


Here's a close up of the dimension...

Card: SU's watercolor (I'd intended for the natural lines in the card to add another vertical element, but cut the panel the wrong way!), Rich Razzleberry and Soft Sky
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Finishing Touches Cascading Butterflies, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#307-308 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#326 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


08 November, 2017

QACAS Flowers

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I've gone back to my CAS roots, scrap drawer, and To-Blog cards for today's summery creation, but you might recognize the squares?  Yep, it's the inner die from my favorite!  That thing is SO versaTILE.  Grin


Card: SU's thick whisper white and blushing bride
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's noble ornate pierced squares, Martha Stewart's hydrangea punch (long neglected), and CE pearls

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#44 AAG at Polkadoodles
#203 AG at 613 Avenue Create
Linky party #34 at Crop Stop

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 November, 2017

Holiday and/or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month we're asking you to create a holiday card, and or colors from the inspiration image...


Unsurprisingly, for the fourth straight month, I've used the same die as the base...


Card: Su's thick whisper white, smoky slate, cherry cobbler and cucumber crush
Ink: SU's smoky slate
Stamp sets: Die'sire Sentimentals Memories are Made
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble Ornate Pierced Squares and Sweet William (finishing touches range), and CE black pearls

Challenges...
#305-306 at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#306-307 at Word Art Wednesday
#189 AAG at Artistic Inspirations

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


25 October, 2017

Sail Away With Me

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The real almost-winter waters might be getting a little choppy, but there's nothing rough about those in today's creation...


Your eyes aren't deceiving you, I have extended my favorite noble ornate square die for the base layer, and created faux nesties for the smaller layers.

Card: SU's thick whisper white and dapper denim, and unbranded silver mirror
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble ornate pierced squares, Marianne's Creaties tiny tall ship, and CE pinpoint waves embossing folder

Challenges...
#303-304 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AAG at TTCRD
#146 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 October, 2017

CAS Halloween and/or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a CAS Halloween card and or colors with this inspiration...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


09 October, 2017

Butterfly Twisted Easel

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

For today's card I've used a number of butterfly die cuts that were cut months ago, before my mojo disappeared and I've teamed them with a newer favorite.


And here it is open, where you can see I added the topper directly to the easel without backing it...

The noble square die makes it relatively easy to create the twisted base, and I've used the central square for the stopper.

Card: SU's thick whisper white and smoky slate
Tools and embellishments: Creative Expressions Butterfly Circle dies, Sue Wilson's Noble Ornate Pierced Squares (the stopper is the central die), and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#86 A is for Any Shape at Mrs. A.'s Butterfly Challenge (another I've not joined for way too long
#187 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#138 AG at Creative Fingers

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


02 October, 2017

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #12

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I know, ya get nothing from me for a month and now 2 cards in 2 days... eek!  But I couldn't miss my dear friend Darnell's latest NBUS challenge and I'm sneaking in on day 9 of 10... eek eek!  And yep, that sounds like Darnell's sweet Hammy's distress call at my ineptitude.  Grin.


Card: SU's thick whisper white, cherry cobbler and cucumber crush
Ink: SU's crumb cake
Stamp sets: Die'sire Sentimentals Memories are Made (NBUS)
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's finishing touches Sweet William (NBUS) and CE pearls

Challenges...
#12 NBUS at djkardkreations
#82 Life's Events at Dies R Us (for me friendship is something worth celebrating, but I might be stretching the theme)
#302-303 AG at Word Art Wednesday - I've not entered their challenges in what seems like forever, so please stop by and give them some love

I promise I'll be back next week with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 October, 2017

CAS Halloween and/or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Before we get to my latest DT card for House of Cards, I must apologize for going AWOL for a month.  Although I only post once a week I try and schedule posts quite a way in advance, but thanks to my mojo disappearing a few months ago, they ran out, and I've not been able to create anything blog worthy.  It's also been why my visits to your blogs have slipped.

That said, I've created a few cards this weekend, so I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things and return to regular scheduling soon, but your patience is appreciated until I'm fully back up to speed.

This month at HoC we're asking you to create a CAS (clean and simple) Halloween card, and or colors from the inspiration image...


I went with the colors, and yep, it's the 3rd straight month I've used the die to create my card.  Sorry, not sorry! ;)


Card: SU's Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso (I'm out of black)
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble ornate pierced squares, and rhinestones my DT teamie Shauna sent me a long time ago - eek - some are black backed

Challenges...
#301 - 302 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground (admittedly I've used rather large snippets)
#39 AAG at Polkadoodles
#142 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 September, 2017

Text and/or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to include text and or colors with this inspiration...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 September, 2017

Text and/or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month we're asking you to use text, and or colors from the inspiration image...


And here's my card...


Card: Thick whisper white, baked brown sugar, early espresso and cherry cobbler from SU
Ink: SU's soft suede
Stamp sets: unbranded
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble ornate pierced squares and M and C Boutique birdcage dies, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#295-296 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#35 AAG at Polkadoodles
#138 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 August, 2017

Flowers and/or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to include flowers and or colors with this inspiration...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


16 August, 2017

Bora Bora Background

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The Pacific Ocean Bora Bora die isn't just for focal elements.  Nope.  It can be used for backgrounds too...


All those hexis are a great way to use up larger card snippets, so I can see this type of background being used a lot.

Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Pacific Collection Bora Bora and CE pearls

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR
#32 AAG at Polkadoodles

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


09 August, 2017

Triple Pacific Frame

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm sure by now you'll know how much I love the Pacific Ocean Background by Sue Wilson?  Today's card shows how one element can be used to create a totally different look...


To get the placement of the center frame, I glued another in place, then raised the second over it using foam pads.

Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white
Tools and embellishments: Pacific Ocean Background and Borders and Corners, and pearls from Creative Expressions

Challenges...
#293-294 at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#200 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#31 AAG at Polkadoodles
No Words at Incy Wincy

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


02 August, 2017

Bora Bora

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Some of you will have seen this card last week after I messed up my scheduling, so some comments are already here and again I thank you for those!


Card: SU's whisper white and flirty flamingo.  The pale pink was recycled from a gift I received!
Tools and embellishments: Pacific Ocean Borders and Corners, and Bora Bora, and Creative Expressions Pearls

Challenges...

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 August, 2017

Flowers and/or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month we're asking you to use flowers, and or colors from the inspiration image...


I've used the colors and flowers for my card...


Card: SU's whisper white and rich razzleberry
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Noble Ornate Pierced Squares, SU's Petite Petals punch, and CE pearls

Challenges...
#261 AG at Brown Sugar
#184 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#170 AG at Crafting from the heart

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


26 July, 2017

Pacific Vellum Background

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Taking my last Pacific Ocean Background card a step further, I've backed the frames with vellum and added flowers, pearls and a sentiment...


Card: SU's whisper and shimmery white, and vellum
Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink
Stamp sets: Memories are Made by Die'sire
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Pacific Ocean Background, SU's Petite Petals punch, and Creative Expressions pearls

Challenges...
#291-292 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#133 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#260 Layers at Brown Sugar

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 July, 2017

Stripes and/or Colors with HOC Team 3

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

House of Cards Design Team 3 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to include stripes and or colors with this inspiration...


And here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found on the original post here

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.