December 22, 2021

Reflections with Winking Owl

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 we get to the card I'm sharing with you today, please permit me a moment of reflection... last week's closure of The Rainbow Card Challenge marks the end of a years long chapter for me.  Having joined the 613 Avenue Create DT in February 2015, I've continually been on various teams since then, most of them involving the creator of TRCC, Mynn Kitchen... House of Cards, MHK Designs and The Rainbow Card Challenge. 

Each and every one of the teams, including Chanah and the 613 team who took the plunge on someone with no DT experience, has been a joy to work with... and it has been an absolute honor to lead the TRCC team for Mynn for the last couple years.  Sue T, Nandini, Katy, Izzy, Sue N and Elena... thank you... you really are the BEST!  

Will there be other teams in future or a newly created challenge?  Maybe.  As they say, never say never.  But the time is right for me to take a break.  Sure, the absence of a post on January 1st will take some getting used to, but I am NOT going away.  Indeed, you'll see more of me in 2022 as I'll return to regular Wednesday posts.

While this is my last post of 2021, for those of you who follow TRCC, the last Winner's post for the challenge will be live on Christmas Eve... and it will also begin with something special for the current team and indeed prior members.  

Now, to today's card featuring Linda's November NDC club plate, which I demoed in my Facebook group last Saturday...

Card: Unbranded and Clarity's Shenandoah designer parchment
Groovi Plates: NDC club plate (everything except the frame) and Nested Scallop Squares
Tools and embellishments: Groovi and Pergamano embossing, perforating and cutting tools, Perga color pens and rhinestones from my stash

AG at 613 Avenue Create
#33 at NBUS (the Club plate is NBUS)

I'll be back on January 5th with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then... but in the meantime, I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  1. Em- It has been a true pleasure working with you over the last few years! Hopefully our paths will cross again soon!

  2. Hi Em your card is gorgeous. I just love that owl he is so cute. I have had to take a step back from things as life is rather hectic at the moment. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. So really cute is your blinking Owl, fabulous technique..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Gorgeous, I love the variegated colors in the background, the winking owl is too cute, love the patterns inside him and those pretty corners framing him too!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the winking owl. I am very partial to these raptors. Very ornate and exquisitely done.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings with a generous supply of Christmas cheer

  6. An amazing card, Em. Your owl is fabulous. xx

  7. What a gorgeous image and design, Em! Congratulations on your past successes and I look forward to what lies ahead for you. I wish you all the best and lots of laughs! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Beautiful parchment work. thanks for joining 613 Avenue Create and TTCRD challenges. Anesha

  9. Congratulations! You have been chosen as a Week # TOP ROCKER at 613 Avenue Create! Thanks for playing along with us, please stop by our blog and grab your badge!

    The Resident Design Team
    613 Avenue Create

  10. Beautiful card. Em, I hope you have a very special New Year's eve, and that we (all) have a much bette4 year in 2022. Keep on crafting those amazing cards!

  11. OMGoodness Anne, your cards are amazing! You really are the queen of parchment crafting. I have just spent the last few minutes admiring each and every one. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very blessed 2022. May it bring you lots of joy, love and good health.

  12. What a sweet owl he is! Enjoy your rest Em. Happy new year to you! Hugs, Vicky xx

  13. Thanks, Em! It was a joy having you as a member of the 613 Avenue Create Family. Your wonderful art was a huge hit with our team and our followers. We look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in 2022! I am in love with this owl!
    Chana Malkah.Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  14. This owl card is just beautiful! It has been a pleasure to work with you Em :) I hope your New Year is off to a great start :)


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Em xxx