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April 1, 2020

#16 Totally Tiffany 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 Totally Tiffany, 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 parchment
Groovi plates: Tina's Symmetrical Floral Round, and an NDC baby plate
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and perforating tools, Pergacolor pens, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
Wk13 AG at Polkadoodles
LTCC 45 April AG at Love To Craft Challenge
#111 AG at CARDZ TV

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


March 25, 2020

Snip, snip, snip!

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 a bonus card I created during my regular Facebook live demo earlier this month which was dedicated to the Groovi plate's designer, Josie Davidson.  There is absolutely no embossing involved, only piercing and snipping, hence the post title.  Grin.


Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: King Charles duet grid
Tools and embellishments: Clarity plate mate and brads, Pergamano piercing and cutting tools, and pearls from my stash

Challenges...
#374 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (It's ALL snippets!)
#73 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
Wk 12 AG at Polkadoodles

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


March 18, 2020

More Embroidered 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!

Today's first card shows Tina's Embroidered Butterflies plate off in all its glory, while the second showcases a favorite from Linda in a whole new way...



Card: Unbranded white and gray (behind the parchment on the second), and Clarity's blue and clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares (outer frame on top card), Tina's Embroidery Butterflies (used for outer embroidery placement on bottom card as well as main element of top one), and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, and Perga Color pens, #12 needle, silver Madeira embroidery thread, and rhinestones from my stash (bottom card)

Challenges (all top card)...
#430-431 AG at Word Art Wednesday
#112 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
March AG at ABMTCC

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


March 11, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #15 Especially Emerald

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 Especially Emerald, 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 4, 2020

Embroidered 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!

The card I'm sharing today is the one I demoed during my FB live in early December...


The Spirograph style embroidery was a blast from the past for me, but having not done any for years, it was even more fun this time around!  And embroidering the butterfly into place was a whole other matter with numerous people watching my every move, but it was still fun!

Card: Unbranded white blank and kraft (backing the parchment), and Clarity's purple parchment
Groovi Plates: Nested Scallop Squares, Tina's Embroidery Butterflies (inner frame and embroidery placement), and Tina's Butterfly Fun A6 baby plate (yep, Ms. Cox is as mad about butterflies as I am!)
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, #12 needle, and gold Madeira Embroidery thread

Challenges...
#372 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (the butterfly is literally snipped from a snippet!)
AG at TTCRD
#27 AG at Crafter's Castle

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


March 1, 2020

#15 Especially Emerald 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 Especially Emerald, 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...


The fruity detail is from a NBUS NDC Groovi club plate, while the white frame detail and lime pith is one of the first times I've erased the ink from the colored parchment using an eraser pencil

Card: Unbranded white blank, and Clarity's lime green parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Tangled Twists Frame, NDC Groovi plate, and diagonal piercing grid
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing and cutting tools, Clarity brads, and Perga Color pens

Challenges...
#109 AG at CARDZ TV
#180 AG at Creative Fingers
Wk 9 AG at Polkadoodles

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


February 26, 2020

Designer Focus ~ Tina Cox

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 the design I created for my Creative Crew Groovi Live demo earlier this month.  The demo was dedicated to designer Tina Cox, and this is the card I sent to the lady herself...

I always create a number of the same design and send them to random members of the group, coloring the design with the recipient's favorite color.  However, the recipient of this card doesn't a favorite, so I used a variety of colors...

Card: Unbranded white and Clarity's blue parchment
Groovi Plates: Tina's Primrose and Alliums (frame), Tina's Floral Spray, and Butterfly Spacer
Tools and embellishments: Groovi plate mate, Pergamano embossing tools, Clarity brads, and Nuvo shimmer pen (Tina loves glitter!)

Challenges (all top card)...
#298 AG at Brown Sugar
#110 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
AG at Crafts Galore Encore

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


February 19, 2020

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 cards I'm sharing today are the beginner and advanced ones I created for the first Creative Crew Facebook craft along on January 18th using December's NDC Groovi plate from Claritystamp.




Card: Unbranded white blanks, and Clarity's clear and Barb's Favorite parchment
Groovi Plates: Alphabet A5 plate mate (lettering), Scallop Nested Squares, and December's NDC
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, cutting tools, and Perga Color pens, and Clarity brads

Challenges...
#110 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
#426/427 AG at Word Art Wednesday
AG at TTCRD

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


February 17, 2020

In Memory of Bill Blog Hop


Hello, friends! Thank you for joining us today for our "In Memory of Bill" blog hop, honoring the life of our friend, Sue's, dear brother. This is the last stop in the hop. If you would like to see all the cards we have create in his honor, please follow the links below, but before you do, here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white, and Clarity's blue parchment
Groovi Plates: Large garden bird and branch , Linda's Cosmos & Lace (ribbon), and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing tools, Perga color pens, Clarity's rectangle picot dies, and brads from my stash

Em Fairley (you are here)

This hop is also a token of TRCC love to NandiniMary Ellen, and Em. Each has also lost someone close to them recently, and we are thinking of you, as well!

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


February 12, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #14 Fiercely Fuschia

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 Fiercely Fuschia, 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 5, 2020

Precious Gift

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 those I created for some precious friends, either for Christmas of which it's one of many (thanks to Jill for the pic after I forgot to take them!), their wedding anniversary, or indeed to show an incredible woman, Barbara Gray, founder of Claritystamp, how much she is appreciated... the latter was created during my FB live on January 4th.




Card: Unbranded kraft and white, and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: Linda's Roses & Lace
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads and some from others from my stash, Arteza pencils (top 2), and Pergamano Perga Colors

Challenges (all top card)...
#109 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft
#230 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#107 AG at CARDZ TV

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



February 1, 2020

#14 Fiercely Fuschia 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 Fiercely Fuschia, 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 card, and Clarity's pink parchment
Groovi plates: Linda's Roses and Lace, diagonal piercing grid, and occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools and Perga Color pens, Clarity brads, and Nuvo shimmer pen

Challenges...
#424-425 AG at Word Art Wednesday (it has been WAY too long since I entered there!)
#243 AG at Aud Sentiments
AG at TTCRD

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


January 22, 2020

Love You A Bunch!

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 more from the almost ancient 'Must Blog' pile...




Card: Unbranded kraft card blanks and unbranded white colored with Distress Ink, and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi Plates: King Charles duet (top), Queen Mary duet (bottom) NDC bouquet, and Occasions border
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Clarity brads, and Arteza pencils

Challenges (all top card)...
AG at Incy Wincy Designs
AG at Brown Sugar
AG at TTCRD

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


January 15, 2020

Mid Challenge Reminder for TRCC - #13 Wonderfully White

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 Wonderfully White, 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.


January 8, 2020

Pinky Purple Twofer

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 I spent much of the festive period prepping for new bi-monthly live Groovi demos on Facebook... more on that later... I still have a lot of cards I created last year that I'm yet to show you, so I better start today!

These two were some of the earliest I created with the Queen Mary duet grid, and I'm sure by now the other elements are familiar to regular readers?



Now, more about those FB lives... although I don't do YouTube videos (and never will!), a number of friends expressed an interest in how my cards were created... so, last September I started demoing one per month in my Creative Crew group.  Then, after posting my December 'live' creation in Clarity's Groovi Worldwide group, I responded impulsively to someone's post saying she wished there was some way to craft together virtually!  And me being me, instead of changing my 'usual' demo into a craft along... I'm now doing two... the 1st Saturday of the month is the regular one were I'll skip ahead a bit... and 3rd Saturday of the month will be the slower paced craft along!

So, regardless of whether you're a parcher, or just interested in the process, please send me a message HERE (or through FB Messenger if we're already connected) and I'll add you to the group!

Card: Unbranded white card blanks and backing card, and Clarity's pink parchment
Groovi Plates: Queen Mary duet grid, and Linda's Butterflies, and Bee
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing, piercing, and cutting tools, Arteza pencils, and brads from my stash

Challenges (all top card)...
AG at Incy Wincy
#71 AG at Crafts Galore Encore
#107 AG at A Bit More Time To Craft

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


January 1, 2020

#13 Wonderfully White 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 not only the first of the month, but it's also the first of the year.  And with it and the latest challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge, it also brings a role for me.  Having worked with Mynn Kitchen, the amazing owner of the challenge, and before it, MHK Designs and House of Cards... all of which I've been honored to be a member of the design teams... I was absolutely FLOORED when Mynn asked me to take over as DT/ Challenge Coordinator!  Even now, weeks later, it still does!  I'm so honored and blessed to have worked with her pretty much for as long as I care to remember.  So, although it's not enough to express my gratitude... THANK YOU, MYNN!

One more thing before we get to the challenge, as mentioned last month, the DT Call continues, so please add DT to your entry.  Beginning in either February or March, the term will run until the end of 2020.

Befitting of the season, our theme this month is Wonderfully White, so please, if you must, use only a hint of a preferably neutral color.  After all, we are a usually monochromatic challenge!


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded white card, and Clarity's clear parchment
Groovi plates: Tina's Primrose and Alliums
Tools and embellishments: Pergamano embossing and piercing tools, Clarity brads and plate mate, and Nuvo shimmer pen

Challenges...
#368 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets (snippets used for decoupaging flowers)
AG at TTCRD
#242 Christmas/ Winter + Sentiment at Aud Sentiments

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