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December 1, 2020

#24 Holiday Rainbow 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!

Can you believe that it's not only the first of the month, but that it's also December???  As such, every six months, we change things up a bit at Rainbow Card Challenge, and our theme this month is Holiday Rainbow, so, please use as many colors as you can!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Toffee Apple DP
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Circles and Tina's Christmas Candle Parchlet
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga Color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
#391 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (all the wreaths were created from snippets)
AG at TTCRD
#128 AG at CARDZ TV
I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


November 24, 2020

Floral Heart

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 the one I designed for the latest Groovi NDC Craft Along in my Facebook group.  The amazingly talented Linda Williams has taken on design responsibility for the club plates and this heart design is as stunning as ever, so I paired it with a simple octagonal frame and teardrop detail from one of her other plates...


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment and DP
Groovi Plates: 26 Nested Octagons, Linda's It's a Wrap Hexagonal Lace, and NDC 
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#20 at NBUS - the NDC plate was new
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at ABMTTC Extra

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



November 18, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #23 Sparkling Sapphire

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.  This month our theme is Sparkling Sapphire, 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 11, 2020

Festive Retreat Part 2

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 today are from sessions 3 and 4 of the Virtual Christmas Retreat I hosted in my Facebook group over a month ago!

Session 3...

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear parchment and DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Sweet Pea and Lace (frame) and Linda's Girl with Postbox
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pegamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, and pearls from my stash

Session 4...

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear parchment and DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Tangle Twists Frame and Tina's Snowman Parchlet
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pencils, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges (all Session 3)... 
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD 
#127 AG at ABMTTC 

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


November 4, 2020

Festive Retreat Part 1

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 belatedly sharing with you today were the first three of five demoed during the first Virtual Christmas Retreat in my Facebook group almost a month ago... 4 live sessions within 24 hours!  Life has gotten in the way of non-challenge blogging since then, but I should be back to a better schedule now, and will post the other sessions in part 2 next week!

Session 1...

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear parchment and DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Snowflake Owl and Mel's Nouveaux Arch
Tools and embellishments: Clarity and Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens and rhinestones from my stash

Session 2 version 1 (to save both my voice and time, I talked though this design)...

Card: Unbranded white and black, and Clarity's clear and silver parchment
Groovi Plates: Picot Rectangles, Candle Window, and Rosie and Brick Wall
Tools and embellishments: Rectangle Picot dies, Peace and Love Nested Window dies, Clarity and Pergamano embossing tools, and Perga liner pencils

Session 2, version 2...

Card: Unbranded white and black, and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Picot Rectangles, Candle Window, and Rosie and Brick Wall
Tools and embellishments: Rectangle Picot dies, Clarity and Pergamano embossing tools, and Perga liner pencils

Challenges (all session 2, version 1)... 
#390 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground - it's great to be back in the playground!
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at Crafts Galore Encore

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



November 1, 2020

#23 Sparkling Sapphire 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Sparkling Sapphire, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's blue parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Butterflies
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#127 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft 
#126 AG at CARDZ TV 

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


October 14, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #22 Smoky Slate

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.  This month our theme is Smoky Slate, 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 7, 2020

Butterfly Circle

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 was created earlier this year, and was inspired by the first Claritystamp Groovi SHAC (stay happy and creative or stay home and craft) download...


Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares and Nested Scallop Circles (both without the scallops), Linda's Butterflies and Straight Basic Grid
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges... 
Winged things at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD
#124 AG at CARDZ TV

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


October 1, 2020

#22 Smoky Slate 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Smoky Slate, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's silver parchment
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares (without the scallops), Sprig Background, and elephant NDC
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
AG at 613 Avenue Create 
Wk 39 AG at Polkadoodles

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


September 30, 2020

Quick Christmas Card

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 I've just demoed live in my Facebook group...


I'm honored to have been gifted the main element Groovi plate by a friend when she bought herself the same.  It's perfect for quick, batch bakes as there are multiple beautiful baubles on it!

Card: Unbranded white and colored from my stash, and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested picot rectangles, Occasions border, and Tina's A4 square Bauble
Tools and embellishments: Nested picot rectangle dies, Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#18 at NBUS (the bauble plate is NBUS)
AG at TTCRD
#526 All Occasions at Krafty Chicks

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



September 23, 2020

Three Festive Critters

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 the one I created for the latest Craft Along in my Facebook group...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Toscana DP
Groovi Plates: Linda's Snowflake Owl (frames and snowflakes) and August's NDC plate (everything else)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens, white Perga liner pencil, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges... 
#18 at NBUS (the NDC plate qualifies)
September AG at 613 Avenue Create 
AG at TTCRD

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



September 19, 2020

Happy 80th Birthday Elena - Blog Hop




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, alongside the other Rainbow Card Challenge Design Team members, I'm celebrating the 80th birthday of teammie, Elena with a blog hop!  Here's the card I sent her on behalf of all the team, including Mynn and Mary Ellen, who are unfortunately unable to take part today...


As you can see, I've used both of Elena's favorite colors, sapphire and burgundy, in my creation which also echoes my DT card for this month's challenge!

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Universal Framer (alphabet), and Tina's Floral Layering Rectangles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga liner pens, and pearls from my stash

Now, please hop along, finishing with Elena's latest DP post, where we'd love you to leave her some birthday love too!

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






September 16, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #21 Autumnal Amber

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.  This month our theme is Autumnal Amber, 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 1, 2020

#21 Autumnal Amber 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Autumnal Amber, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white, Clarity's ivory parchment and Great Lakes DP
Groovi plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Nested Scallop Circles, Special Day Sentiments, and Tina's Floral Layering Rectangles
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
#210 Summer Fun at Crafty Gals Corner
#191 AG at Creative Fingers
#454-455 AG at Word Art Wednesday

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


August 19, 2020

You're Never Too Old...

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 utterly adorable, last month's new arrival themed NDC Groovi plate from Clarity proved to be a little challenging when it came to planning my latest Creative Crew Craft Along on Facebook!  But, given this year's craziness, and with it everyone's need to slow things down into manageable pieces, I soon came up with this design...


Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear parchment and Rainbow River DP
Groovi Plates: July's NDC, Nested Scallop Squares, Nested Scallop Circles, Large Net, and Universal Framer (alphabet)
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, Perga Liner pencils, Perga Color pens, blending oil and nibs, Perga glue, silver gel pen, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
NBUS #17 at NBUS (the NDC plate qualifies)
AG at TTCRD
#122 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


August 12, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #20 Radiant Ruby

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.  This month our theme is Radiant Ruby, 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 5, 2020

Paris with King Charles

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, created for a client, features the first stamping I've done since starting Groovi in November 2018!  It features the 2nd element of Clarity's City of Paris - three way overlay stamp and Josie's King Charles duet grid, hence the post title.  My client asked that the image be colored, but left said color and indeed frame up to me, but we're both very happy with the result...


Perhaps unsurprisingly after so long away from ink, it took EIGHT attempts... not all on parchment... to get to the final image with a brand new ink pad, but it was well worth it!

Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's clear and teal parchment
Groovi Plates: King Charles duet
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools, City of Paris 3 way overlay stamp, Ranger archival black ink, Perga color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
August AG at 613 Avenue Create
AG at TTCRD
NBUS #17 at NBUS (stamp and ink are NBUS)

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


August 1, 2020

#20 Radiant Ruby 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 it means it's time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge.  Our theme this month is Radiant Ruby, and please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's cranberry parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Tangled Twists Frame and NDC fruit plate
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Perga Color pens, and Pergamano brads

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#190 AG at Creative Fingers
KCC #518 AG at Krafty Chicks Challenge

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


July 29, 2020

Christmas In July 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!

The cards I'm sharing with you today are the first of FORTY I created last week.  I had to get going on my Christmas cards and these have only made a small dent in what will be needed... eek!




Card: Unbranded white, various colored snippets, and Clarity's clear and cranberry parchment
Groovi Plates: Picot rectangles, Twas the night 4 (bauble), Tina's Christmas candle parchlet (bottom card), Tina's Christmas snowman parchlet (middle card), Tina's poinsettia frame, and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating, and cutting tools including picot rectangles dies, Perga glue, Perga color pens, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#383 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (backing card and poinsettia)
NBUS #16 at NBUS (Tina's Snowman parchlet is NBUS)

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