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21 June, 2017

Sparkly Summer Ballons

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!

Hot air balloons are a wonderful sight at this time of year, and to celebrate the official arrival of summer today, I've added some sparkle...



Card: SU's Pacific Point, Glimmer Paper and vellum
Tools and embellishments: Up & Away thinlits

Challenges...
#305 Feminine at HIMCR
Sparkle or Shine at Incy Wincy Designs
AG at TTCRD

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


14 June, 2017

Jeweled Frame Inlay

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 know how much I love the Jeweled Frame dies from Spellbinders?  If not, take another look at some recent posts.  Grin.  Today's card takes things up a notch...


Card: SU's Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder and Basic Black
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame, and SU rhinestones

Challenges...
285-286 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#23 AAG at Polkadoodles
#254 AG at Brown Sugar Challenges

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


07 June, 2017

More Summer Blooms

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 cards are in the same style as these from a couple weeks ago, with the addition of butterflies...



Card: SU's Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Soft Suede
Stamp and dies: SU's Thoughtful Branches bundle, Creative Expression's Butterfly Circle

Challenges...

#9 AG at The Flower Challenge
AG at Incy Wincy Designs
#283 & 284 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


01 June, 2017

End of Term Blog Hop 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 end of term at House of Cards, so that means it's time for a new challenge and the end of term blog hop!  This month's theme is anything goes, or you can take inspiration from the image...


I'm using an image from hop sponsor...

And here's my card

Card: SU's So Saffron, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Spectrum Noir markers: TB3, TB6 & TB8 (tail, bra and beads), GB3 & GB4 (hair), FS4 & FS5 (skin), TN1 (shell), TN1, TN3 & TN5 (sand), IB1 (sky), and CR1 (lips)
Digi: Meirenyu from Digistamps4Joy 
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame, and SU pearls

Here's the hop order...
 Donna 
 Em <--- you are here! 
 Heather 
 Jane 
 Judy 
Michele 
 Nancy 
 Paula 
 Rocky 
 Rosi 
Shawna 
 Shirley 
Sue N. 
 Susan 

Challenges...
#21 AAG at Polkadoodles
#180 AG at Artistic Inspirations
AG at TTCRD

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


24 May, 2017

Summer Blooms

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 hard to believe that we're almost 6 months into the year, but to celebrate summer's arrival today's cards are inspired by the vibrant colors at this time of year...



Card: SU's Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Soft Suede
Stamp and die set: SU's Thoughtful Branches bundle

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#20 AAG at Polkadoodles
#284-285 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

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


20 May, 2017

Sequins 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 sequins and or colors with this inspiration...



Here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found in my original post here.

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


17 May, 2017

Jeweled Frame with 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!

Yes, today's cards ARE created with one of the two frames in the Spellbinders' Jeweled Frames dies.  Finally!



I promise you'll see the third and biggest frame in the set soon!

Card: SU's Whisper White, Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder and Smoky Slate
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame and Creative Expressions Butterfly Circle dies

Challenges...
#281-282 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#79 Layers at Butterfly Challenge
Black & white + 1 at Incy Wincy

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


06 May, 2017

Guest DT for Pixie's Snippets Playground

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.

I'm honored and humbled to be Guest Designer today for the wonderful Di at Pixie's Snippets Playground, so if you're visiting from there... WELCOME.  I'm honored to have you here.

My card combines my current favorite die sets, Die'sire's Floral Lattice, Spellbinders' Jeweled Frame, and a butterfly from the Creative Expressions Butterfly Circles.  And of course lots of snippets...


I cut the lattice directly from the card base and backed it with a piece of card to restrengthen it.

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Garden Green and Smoky Slate
Tools: Floral Lattice, Jeweled Frame and Butterfly Circles dies

Challenges...

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


03 May, 2017

Up and Away

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 first card I'm sharing with you today was created for my dear friend Jill's recent birthday.  If you know her, you'll know that pink is her favorite color...


You can't have one without the other, so the second was created for her husband and my dear friend, Jim...

Card: SU's Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo, and Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky and Early Espresso
Ink: SU's Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate
Stamp set and dies: SU's Up and Away bundle

Challenges...
#279-280 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#299 Freestyle at HIMCR
May AG at Crafts and Me

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


01 May, 2017

Sequins 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 sequins, and or colors from the inspiration image...


I've taken the colors a step further to give an almost neon pop.

Card: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White from SU
Spectrum Noir Markers: JG1 & CG3 (leaves), GB3 & GB4 (center), and BP1, BP3 & BP5 (petals)
Stamp sets: Blossoming digi from MHK Designs
Tools and embellishments: Gold Sequins from SU

Challenges...
May at MHK Designs
#17 AAG at Polkadoodles
#120 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

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


26 April, 2017

Renaissance Tag Trio

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!

At first glance you might be wondering where the tag is on the card?  I promise they are there... the die, from the Spellbinders Renaissance Jeweled Frame set, is listed as a tag, but apologies if you were expecting a different type of tag!


I love this versatile die set and you'll be seeing a lot more of it!  Grin.

Card: SU's Thick Whisper White and Pool Party
Embellishments: Rhinestones

Challenges...
#277-278 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#16 AAG at Polkadoodles
#196 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


20 April, 2017

Feathers 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 a feathers and or colors with this inspiration...


Here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found in my original post here.

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


12 April, 2017

W-O-W 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!

It's been WAY too long since I created a white-on-white, or as I like to call them, a W-O-W card, but I hope you'll agree this beauty is well worth the wait?


Card: SU's Shimmery White
Tools and embellishments: Butterfly Circle dies from Creative Expressions

Challenges...
#245 AG at Brown Sugar
#196 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#14 AAG at Polkadoodles

I'll be back next week with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime I wish all of you a very blessed Easter.


04 April, 2017

Vellum Overlay

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!

If you fleetingly saw a post from me earlier, you weren't seeing things!  As can happen, I clicked publish before scheduling it.  Oops!  You WILL see it properly later this month.

Today's cards were created with a new-to-me 2-in-1 EK Success punch and also both feature a bit of a boo-boo, which makes them doubly eligible for Darnell's latest NBUS/ April Boo-Boo challenge!




As you can see at the right side of the first and near the top of the second, I went off line, so the hole is a little bigger.  Ooops!

Card: SU's Pacific Point, Whisper White and vellum
Tools and embellishments: EK Success 2-in-1 border punch

Challenges...

NBUS/ Boo-Boo at DJKardKreations
#244 AG at Brown Sugar
#275-276 AG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


01 April, 2017

Feathers 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 feathers, and or colors from the inspiration image...


I've used the inspirational feathers for my card, which unfortunately has not photographed well.  Sorry!


Card: Whisper White and Pacific Point from SU
Stamp sets: Fanciful Feathers digi from MHK Designs
Tools and embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges...
April at MHK Designs
#116 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#244 AG at Brown Sugar

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


27 March, 2017

Triple Lattice Inlay

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 love the versatile floral lattice dies from Die'sire that I used as the backdrop for this card.  There are 6 in the set, 3 detail and 3 outline.  For today's card I've used the strip die to create the triple inlay...


Card: SU's Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie
Tools and embellishments: Floral Lattice Die from Die'sire

Challenges...
#273-274 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#243 AG at Brown Sugar
#12 AAG at Polkadoodles

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


20 March, 2017

Scene 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 scene and or use colors with this inspiration...


Here's a reminder of my card...


Full details can be found in my original post here.

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


17 March, 2017

Deboss and Shine

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 features the debossed side of the rose embossing folder, and shine from filling it with SU's Fine Tip Glue, hence the title of the post.


Card: Tip Top Taupe and Whisper White
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Stamp sets: Artistically Asian
Tools and embellishments: Rose EF  Scalloped Oval punch
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#11 AAG at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge
#174 AAG at Artistic Inspirations
#17 AG at Cardz TV

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