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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

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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.


13 March, 2017

Just Because...

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 created during the recent barren spell of mojo when my novel draft was the main focus, so it was created just because I was trying to create something.  Grin.


Card: SU's Emerald Envy and Whisper White
Markers: Spectrum Noir EB6 (stem), CR7 and CR9 (petals), and JG3 and JG4 (leaves)
Stamp sets: Get Well Flowers from MHK Designs
Embellishments: Gold Sequins from SU

Challenges...

#6 AG at The Flower Challenge
March at MHK Designs
#174 AG at Artistic Inspirations
AG at TTCRD

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


06 March, 2017

Spectrum Noir Marker Storage Pictorial

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 received a lot of Spectrum Noir markers for Christmas, and didn't want to store them in the original packaging, but didn't want to buy a unit either.  Instead I took inspiration from SU demonstrator Sam Donald, AKA Pootles and created my own.

Each triangular pod uses 1 sheet of card and holds 6 Spectrum Noir markers, so the amount of card needed will depend on how many you have (I needed 16).

Cut the card to 7 1/4" x 8" and score on the long side at 2 1/2", 5" and 7 1/2", then notch at 3 3/4".  Turn and score on the short side at 2 1/4"

From the notch, score diagonally down to the scoreline.  This will form the back of the pod

Fold and burnish the scorelines, then cut off the other squares and apply tape as shown

Assemble the pod beginning with the non-tabbed side, then tuck in the tab and adhere by pressing a ruler inside.  Here I've filled it for ease of final assembly

Depending on the number of pods you need, design the desired stepped layout and use wet glue (I used Tombow) to adhere them while filled.  My assembly has  5, 4, 4 and 3 from the bottom up, with each layer stepped back about an inch.  Here they are seen before I organized the markers.

Challenges...
#195 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#149 AG at Crafting from the heart
#174 AG at Artistic Inspirations

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


03 March, 2017

For A Lovely Lady

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!

When I first saw the images in the Lovely Ladies digi set from MHK Designs, I knew I had to use one of them to create a card for my Grandmother's 95th birthday yesterday.


I've backed the image with a NBUS die, Die'sire Floral Lattice, which I think adds to the classical look.

Card: SU's Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake stencilled through the die
Markers: Spectrum Noir FS4 (skin), EB3 and EB4 (hair), HB1 and HB2 (dress and headband), HB2 and HB3 (flowers), and PP2 (lips)
Stamp set: Lovely Ladies from MHK Designs
Tools and embellishments: Die'sire Floral Lattice die, and Clear Wink of Stella for the jewels

Challenges...
March at MHK Designs
#251 AG at Addicted to Stamps and More
#240 AG at Brown Sugar

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one.  I'll be back on Monday with a pictorial, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 March, 2017

Scene 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 scene, and or use the colors from the inspiration image...


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

Card: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Emerald Envy
Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches
Tools and embellishments: Tree Builder punch

Challenges...
#269-270 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#239 AG at Brown Sugar Challenge

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