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May 22, 2019

Perfect Pink Bouquet

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 card I'm sharing with you today was created for a friend's birthday last month, and yep, she loves pink!


Card: white card blank, SU's Pear Pizzazz, and Clarity's pink and white parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scalloped Squares, Linda's Butterflies (frame), Tina's Flower Burst, Occasions border,
Tools and embellishments: Plate mates, embossing and piercing tools, and exclusive scissors (all clarity), Arteza Expert pencils, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#352 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (pink parchment frame and backing card)
WK20 AG at Polkadoodles
#227 Summer and a sentiment at Aud Sentiments Challenge (although the card was for a spring birthday, the flowers and colors are summery, so I hope I'm not bending the rules)

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


May 15, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Gorgeous Green

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 middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others.

This month our theme is GORGEOUS GREEN, though the former is optional, and here's the inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card, the details of which can be found on my original post...



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


May 8, 2019

Lovely Lily Threefer

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 cards I'm sharing with you today are some of the designs I sent to friends for Easter, all of which feature the beautiful Art Nouveux Lilies A5 square Groovi plate




Card: White card blanks, SU's Crumb Cake and Delightful Dijon, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Art Nouveux Lilies, Large Net (top card), Nested Scallop Squares (middle card), Symmetrical Floral Round and Diagonal Piercing Grid (bottom card)
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Groovi plate mates, embossing tools, piercing tools and scissors (all Claritystamp)

Challenges...
#32 Embossing (wet/ dry) at The Flower Challenge (bottom card)
#191 May Flowers at Crafty Gal's Corner (bottom card)
#221 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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



May 1, 2019

Gorgeous Green at Rainbow Card Challenge

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 first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Gorgeous Green although your card does NOT have to be gorgeous, if you don't want to... though I'm sure it will be!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC GREEN, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: White, SU's Pear Pizzazz, and Teal parchment from Clarity
Pencils: Arteza Expert in various shades of green, including lime for the petals
Groovi Plates: Nested Scalloped Square, and February NDC exclusive
Tools and embellishments: Groovi plate mates, brads, and Pergamano exclusive scissors, all from Clarity

Challenges...
#351 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (SU snippet)
Wk 17 AG at Polkadoodles
#220 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


April 17, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Perfectly Pink

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 middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is PERFECTLY PINK, though the former is optional, and here's the inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card, the details of which can be found on my original post...



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


April 9, 2019

Majestic Elephant

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 card I'm sharing today is actually one of my latest Groovi makes which jumped to the front of the queue after I saw the latest challenge at Incy Wincy is Animals.  So, while there are MANY others waiting to be blogged (the recent break was due to lack of anything scheduled during a much needed vacation), this one had to head to the front, because, let's face it, I create and schedule so many cards in advance these days that it's hard to find challenges which fit the design!


The majestic beast itself was January's New Design Groovi Club plate, and I think my latest obsession of piercing within the frame really helps him stand out.  Do you agree?

Card: Unbranded White, and Clarity's silver parchment
Pencils: Arteza Professional
Groovi Plates: NDC Elephant, Mini Diagonal Basic Piercing Grid, Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round A5 Square, Linda's Butterflies A5 Square (flowers in corners and inside frame), A5 Nested Scallop Squares
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano Embossing and piercing tools, and exclusive scissors, Groovi plate mates, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
Animals at Incy Wincy Challenge
April AG at Crafter's Castle
Wk 14 AG at Polkadoodles

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


April 1, 2019

Perfectly Pink at Rainbow Card Challenge

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 first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Perfectly Pink although your card does NOT have to be perfect, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC PINK, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded card blank and SU's pink pirouette and sweet sugarplaum
Stamp set: SU's Touches of Texture
Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson's Cascading Butterfly die and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
#188 Spring is Here at Crafty Gals Corner
#214 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#349 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets

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


March 27, 2019

Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary

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!

No, you're not going crazy.  I am!  If you're utterly confused by the title of today's post, please let me clarify things... today is a twofer post, and both cards doubly feature the Queen Mary Groovi combo plate.  After creating the one I shared with you last week (and receiving my special picot scissors), I realized the insert would actually fit perfectly into the frame without needing to be cut out.  Doh!



Yep, the second is created on colored parchment, which, I think, enhances the design beautifully.  I hope you think so too?

If you're on Facebook, please join my Creative Crew group, where I've posted sneak peeks, and will continue to share as and when I create anything new.

Card: Unbranded white card blanks, SU's Pool Party and Sahara Sand, and Claritystamp parchment
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary combo and Tina's Butterfly A5 Square (flowers on the first card)
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano Exclusive Pointed Scissors, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#15 AG at Crafter's Castle
Wk 12 AG at Polkadoodles
#213 AG at Artistic Inspirations

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


March 20, 2019

Mary, Mary...

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 my favorite Groovi plate.  Okay, I admit, I love them all, but this one is my go to for frames, and this is my first true parchment snippets card because the center was created using an off-cut.  Yep, that's why today's post is titled how it is...


If you're on Facebook, please join my Creative Crew group, where I've posted sneak peeks, and will continue to share as and when I create anything new.

Card: Unbranded white card blank, SU's Dapper Denim and Tempting Turquoise, and Claritystamp parchment
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Groovi plates: Queen Mary combo plate
Embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
#348 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#219 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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



March 13, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Yummy Yellow

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 middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is YUMMY YELLOW, though the former is optional, and here's the inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card, the details of which can be found on my original post...



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


March 6, 2019

Circle Basics

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!

Although today's card looks VERY different to the one I shared a couple weeks ago, the plates I used to create it are exactly the same...



If you're on Facebook, please join my Creative Crew group, where I've posted sneak peeks, and will continue to share as and when I create anything new.

Card: SU's Peekaboo Peach and Mossy Meadow, and Claritystamp's parchment
Groovi plates: Tina's Daisy baby plate, and Queen Mary combo plate
Embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
March AG at Crafter's Castle
#219 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


March 1, 2019

Yummy Yellow at Rainbow Card Challenge

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 first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Yummy Yellow although your card does NOT have to be yummy, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC YELLOW, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...

Card: SU's whisper white, daffodil delight, and so saffron
Ink: Antique linen Distress Ink
Stamp sets: SU's Timeless Textures
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions Petite Petal Mini Striplet, SU's Petite Petals punch, Nuvo sparkle shimmer pen, and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
Wk 9 AG at Polkadoodles
#218 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


February 27, 2019

January New Design Club

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!

Thanks for such a great response to last week's post.  As promised, here's my next Groovi creation, the first card I did using the Exclusive New Design Club baby plate featuring an adorable elephant...


As I mentioned last week, I have a LOT more cards to show you.  But, if you're on Facebook, please join my Creative Crew group, where I've posted sneak peeks, and will continue to share as and when I create anything new.

Additionally, because I'm now literally back in the crafting groove, I'd love to send you, yes you, my amazing readers and friends, one of the cards I've created.  So, if you'd like to receive a RAK (random act of kindness) card and I don't yet have your mailing address, please drop me a message via my Facebook Page.  Please include your favorite color in the message and tell me when your birthday is.... actually those apply even if I do have your mailing address.  Grin

Card: SU's Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, and Claritystamp's parchment
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Groovi plates: NDC Elephant and Queen Mary combo
Embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
Wk 8 AG at Polkadoodles
#212 AG at Artistic Inspirations
#281 Use your stash at Inkspirational Challenges (brads and card have been stashed a LONG time)

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


February 20, 2019

Getting Groovi!

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 I get to today's card, I MUST say a HUGE THANK YOU for sticking with me during my unexpected absence since the start of the year.  I'm working with a new ghostwriting client, and although I've been MIA on here, finding my writing mojo has actually given me my crafty mojo back.  I just need to find some time to get the cards into your virtual hands now.  It's one of the reasons why this post is going straight out, but I'll hopefully get others scheduled tomorrow for the next couple months.  Believe me, I have more than enough cards to cover each week for a LOOONG time!

Anyway, enough of me jabbering, let's get to the card...


The center part of this design was one of the first Groovi baby plates I purchased after watching one of Barbara Gray's YouTube Tuesday videos in either late November or early December.  And a few days later I purchased the other.  Yep, I was hooked instantly! 

At the time I didn't have the appropriate scissors for the parchment, but I do now.  So, you'll be seeing a LOT more of the outer frame in the coming weeks!

Card: Unbranded white 6" x 6" scalloped card, large SU!'s Cucumber Crush snippet, and Claritystamp's parchment
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Tina's Daisy Parchlet Groovi baby plate, Queen Mary combi plate, and embossing tool (all Claritystamp) and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#346 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD
#216 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


February 13, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Orange Opulence

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 middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is ORANGE OPULENCE, though the latter is optional, and here's the inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my card, the details of which can be found on my original post...



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


February 1, 2019

Orange Opulence at Rainbow Card Challenge


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 first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Orange Opulence although your card does NOT have to be opulent, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC ORANGE, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...

Card: SU's whisper white, cajun craze, and tangerine tango
Ink: Wild honey and carved pumpkin Distress Inks
Marker: Dark Orange 1 Spectrum Noir (to color the rhinestones)
Stamp sets: SU's Timeless Textures
Tools and embellishments: Birch Press big sugar script dies, Ranger Glossy Accents, and unbranded rhinestones

As regular readers will know, I love joining challenges at Pixie's Snippets Playground... indeed, this card is no exception!  You'll also likely know that I'm finding crafting time difficult to come by, so am cheating a bit and also entering this card into Darnell's very special Thank You Di Blog Hop!  I had wanted to create something special for Di, but given the sentiment on this card, made from snippets of card, it's also worthy.

Challenges...
Thank You Di Blog Hop at djkardkreations
#344 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AG at TTCRD

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


January 16, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Red Romance

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 middle of the month, so I'm back with a reminder of my card for The Rainbow Card Challenge.  We are a monochromatic challenge and while we ask you to keep your creations as such, we appreciate the need for neutral colors and or a hint of others. 

This month our theme is RED ROMANCE, though the latter is optional, and here's the inspiration photo...


And my card, details of which can be found on my original post...



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


January 9, 2019

Happy New Year!

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 it's VERY late to be sharing this card, but I had to make sure it had reached the recipient before posting.  Even more so because the Christmas card I sent her was returned thanks to an incorrect address.  Oops!

Late last year I found... and quickly became just a tad obsessed... with the Groovi parchment craft system from Clarity Stamp.  The daisies in the card design came from my first "baby plate" purchase, which was rapidly followed up with subscription to their New Design Groovi club, which resulted in the arrival of the other elements.  Grin.


I've had an ahem, bunch of fun playing with the plates I've got and will show you more of the creations later this month, around the time my next one will arrive.  Grin.

Card: SU's Whisper White and Sahara Sand, and Clarity's parchment
Marker: Dark Purple one from Spectrum Noir
Tools and embellishments: Clarity Stamp's Daisy Flowers Groovi Baby Plate, Alphabet A5 Square Groovi Plate Mate and Labels insert, and embossing tool.  Silver brads from my stash

Challenges...
#13 Fun Technique at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD
#343 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large snippet used to back the parchment)

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


January 1, 2019

Red Romance at Rainbow Card Challenge

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!

Happy New Year!  I'm incredibly honored to be kicking 2019 off with my first Design Team post for Rainbow Card Challenge!  Yep, my pretty much suck up application in November was successful, and together with six other amazingly talented ladies whose links can be found in my blog side bar, we'll be bringing you MONOCHROME challenges on the first of the month.

Although it's only the first of the year, our theme this month is in anticipation of Valentines Day, although your card does NOT have to be romance card, if you don't want to!  As you can see by my card, while we require the majority to be RED and NEUTRAL, we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: SU's whisper white, cherry cobbler, mossy meadow and Sahara sand
Tools and embellishments: Tonic Roseanna's Terrace, and Die'sire Floral Delight dies, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#342 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (all elements created from snippets)
#181 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#216 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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