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November 13, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Magically Metallic

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 MAGICALLY METALLIC, 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.


November 6, 2019

Butterflies In The Round

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!

Hopefully all the cards I'll share this month will brighten the days of those in the grip dull, dark, days, while also enhancing the warm ones for those lucky enough to be approaching summer.  All will be 'In The Round' and we start with butterflies...



Card: White, kraft, and lilac unbranded card, and Clarity's clear and lilac parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Butterflies, Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round (bottom card), and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads, Arteza pencils, and pearls and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges (all top card)...
AG at TTCRD
#227 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#103 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


November 1, 2019

Magically Metallic 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 Magically Metallic. Yep, with the holidays just weeks away it's time to bring out the bling!  As usual, we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white card, and Clarity's silver parchment
Groovi plates: King Charles duet and Twas the Night 4
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Clarity brads, and Nuvo Shimmer pen (virtually invisible in the pic, but it's on the moon and roof!)

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#364 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large white snippet used for mount)
Wk 43 AG at Polkadoodles

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


October 23, 2019

Another Bird in Flight

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 comprises something old (the bird plate), something new (the Princess Charlotte Lace Corner), and something blue, or more specifically 2 somethings blue (parchment and rhinestones).  If I'd borrowed something, it might have been more appropriate for a wedding, but nope, it was for a dear friend's birthday last month...


Card: Unbranded Kraft and black, and Clarity blue parchment
Groovi Plates: Princess Charlotte Lace Corner Duet, Large Garden Bird with Branch, and Occasions Border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piecing, and cutting tools, Arteza pencils (the bird is colored), Clarity brads, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#363 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#102 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
AG at TTCRD

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


October 16, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Brazenly Black

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 BRAZENLY BLACK, 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.


October 9, 2019

Hummer in Flight

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 those of us in the northern hemisphere, the days are rapidly drawing in, and summer is a dim and distant memory.  So, I thought I'd brighten your day with this beautiful hummer...


The plate was designed by the late, much missed, Jayne Nestorenko, and is the first of her designs I've bought.  I've also just realized that the other plates used complete the trio of Clarity designers...

Card: Unbranded white and ivory, and Clarity ivory parchment
Groovi Plates: Jayne's Hummingbirds, Linda's Butterflies (flowers in the corners), and Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, Occasions Border, and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Arteza pencils, Clarity brads, and black pearls from my stash

Challenges...
#226 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#68 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#101 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


October 1, 2019

Brazenly Black 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 Brazenly Black!  Yep, this month it's the turn of the ULTIMATE in monochrome, though we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


I kept this one really simple by only using 1 main Groovi plate and minimal picot cutting, but I think it's perfect for the challenge?

Incidentally, while I only ever post pictorials on here, I've recently been brave enough to "Go live" in my Facebook group detailing how a yet to be blogged card was put together.  So, if you'd like to join my Creative Crew, click HERE - please mention this blog in the entry question, so I know where you've come from!

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's black parchment
Groovi plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round and Diagonal piercing grid (outer picot cutting)
Tools and embellishments: Clarity/ Pergamano embossing and cutting tools, Clarity brads, and black pearls from my stash

Challenges...
#99 AG at CardzTV
#171 AG at Creative Fingers
AG at TTCRD

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


September 25, 2019

Pretty In 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!

Today's card is another using my favorite rose plate and equally loved diagonal piercing grid.  This time allowing both to literally shine...


By now, I'm sure you'll agree that those roses are absolutely stunning?  They are also versatile... as every Groovi plate is... and I'll share a few different designs later in the year which demonstrate that.

Card: Unbranded white and ivory, and Clarity's ivory parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace, Diagonal Piercing grid, and Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round (barely visible square frame)
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads, Arteza pencils, and Nuvo Shimmer Pen

Challenges...
#225 AG at 613 Avenue Create
Wk 38 AG at Polkadoodles
#100 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


September 18, 2019

Peach Roses and Lace

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!

Does the title of this post sound familiar?  If you think you read it in my post a couple weeks ago, you'd be right!  With the exception of the small roses within the ribbon lace, which I've instead replaced with rhinestones, this card shows the entire plate...


Of course, I could have easily added a sentiment in the space, but to be honest, I didn't even think about that!  Ooops!

Card: Unbranded white card blank and Clarity's ivory parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace and Diagonal Piercing Grid
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads, Arteza pencils, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
#36 AG at The Flower Challenge
#100 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
#361 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large snippet of parchment used)

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


September 12, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Beautiful Brown

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 BEAUTIFUL BROWN, 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.


September 4, 2019

Roses With Love

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 is one of my more recent creations, particularly compared to the last one I shared which was actually one of the first I created this year!

The roses and frame are both from plates which have quickly become favorites.  I'm sure you can see why?


Card: Unbranded white card blank and Clarity's lilac parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace, Tina's Embroidery Butterflies, Diagonal Piercing Grid, Occasions Border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano Embossing and Piercing tools, Clarity brads, and Arteza pencils

Challenges...
#360 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (large lilac parchment snippet)
#21 AG at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD

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


September 1, 2019

Beautiful Brown 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 Beautiful Brown although your card does NOT have to be beautiful, if you don't want to... though I'm sure it will be!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC BROWN, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Aren't those owls cute?  As soon as I saw them, I thought they were perfect for an anniversary card, so I created this one for a couple of dear friends whose anniversary was yesterday.  It was also the first I did with such intricate picot cutting.

Card: Unbranded kraft, SU's early espresso, and Clarity clear parchment
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Woodland Owls
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Arteza pencils and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#198 Emboss It at Crafty Gals Corner
#169 AG at Creative Fingers Challenge
Wk #30 AG at Polkadoodles

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


August 28, 2019

Framed 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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


I've used exactly the same plates I did for last week's card to show you just how versatile Groovi plates are.  By only using certain elements, you're effectively doing the same as if you're masking stamps... though with much less mess!  Grin

Card: Unbranded white, SU's Crumb Cake, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary and Linda's Bees
Tools and embellishments: Arteza pencils and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
#292 AG at Brown Sugar
AG at TTCRD

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

August 21, 2019

Honeycomb, Flowers, and Bees

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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


Card: Unbranded white, SU's Crumb Cake, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary and Linda's Bees
Tools and embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
#292 AG at Brown Sugar Challenge
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#224 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


August 14, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Passion for Purple

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 PASSION FOR PURPLE, 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.


August 7, 2019

Purple Butterfly

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!

Much like last month, I assure you that this and the other cards I'll share throughout August were not created with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind... it really is just a happy coincidence.


Can you see the boo boo on the inner cutting?  I accidentally didn't pierce one of the holes, but instead of covering it with another butterfly, I just mirrored it on the diagonally opposite corner.

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary, Tina's Butterfly Farfalla (main butterfly), Linda's Butterflies (flowers)
Tools and embellishments: Brads from my stash

Challenges...
#358 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#66 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
AG at TTCRD

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


August 1, 2019

Passion for Purple 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 Passion for Purple although your card does NOT have to be passionate, if you don't want to!  What we do ask is that it is MONOCHROMATIC PURPLE, but we don't mind a hint of another color if necessary.


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white blank, and purple parchment from Clarity (one sheet used, which is shiny on the reverse, so I cut the flowers from the scraps)
Groovi Plate: King Charles
Tools and embellishments: Unbranded flower die, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#173 3+ Layers at Crafty Gals Corner
Wk 30 AG at Polkadoodles

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


July 24, 2019

Another Bluebird

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 doubt you'll believe me, but I honestly didn't create this card with the current Rainbow Card Challenge in mind.  Honest!  It's not my fault that blue is one of my favorite colors!  Grin.


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Pear Pizzazz, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Large Net, Linda's Bees (frames), and Large Garden Bird with Branch
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, and brads from my stash

Challenges...
#291 AG at Brown Sugar
AG at TTCRD
#357 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground

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


July 17, 2019

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - Blue Breezes

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 BLUE BREEZES, 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.


July 10, 2019

Blue 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!

Today's card is another I didn't create with this month's Rainbow Card Challenge in mind, but it again fits the theme...


Card: Unbranded white blank, SU's Emerald Envy, and Clarity parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, Diagonal Piercing Grid, and my favorite NDC bouquet plate
Tools and embellishments: Arteza Expert pencils, Clarity brads

Challenges...
#356 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#65 AG at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge
#19 AG at Crafter's Castle

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