March 20, 2018

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #58

I have a card for this month's Reverse Confetti Sketch for You To Try #61. It might be wishful thinking at this point to even think of fresh strawberries growing in my snow covered garden but it will come soon enough--I hope.

I started off by sponging two panels of Bristol cardstock with Abandoned Coral and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks. Then I cut the berries and the stems using the co-ordinating Confetti Cuts. I added the sentiment to a Lacy Scallop circle die cut and then built my scene. The centre of the tiny white flower was made with Mustard Seed Stickles.

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope the sun is shining where you are.

March 19, 2018

MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 376


Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend now that the days are getting longer and spring is getting closer!

I have  a card I made for a dear friend who lost her fur baby recently. When we let a pet into our hearts they become a part of our family and the loss we feel when we lose them is profound. I made a card using this week's MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch #376.


Have a wonderful week, come on spring!

March 16, 2018

My Weekend Stamping Away

A few weekends ago I went to a crafting retreat and made a record 17 cards! For me that is big, usually on retreats and crafty get together's I am too busy being social and don't come home with much of anything done--lol! Over the past week and the week's to come I am going to share some of these projects. A lot of them were from shoebox swaps, they are so much fun. Basically each person participating designs a card and then puts all the supplies to make that card into a box. Then over the course of the retreat you take a box and recreate the card! We had so many participants this time and what fantastic designs too.  Here are a few that I did, designs created by these super talented friends!

Shoebox swap from Lori Craig.

Shoebox swap card by Lisa Petrella.

Shoebox swap card by Jen Timko.

Shoebox swap cad by Laurie Willison.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

March 13, 2018

Jillibean Soup Designer's Challenge

This month the designers at Jillibean Soup were challenged to create cards to celebrate the arrival of spring with flowers!

As easy task says me, because Jillibean Soup has some of the most beautiful flower die cuts with their releases and it makes making floral cards not only easy but beautiful too.

Spring to me is new beginnings meaning the arrival of flowers, the sounds of the birds and people moving into new homes. I brought out the Shape Shaker Heart Tag and the Heart Birdhouse stamp and die set to create this sweet tag you could use to adorn a gift to a new neighbour. Quick, easy and cute!


Head over to the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog to see what some of the other designers have done this month.

March 12, 2018

Muse #257


It's time for Muse Challenge #257!

I used the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose, Hummingbird Thanks and Birdie Friends stamps and dies to create my scene and then coloured the images with ZIG Clean Color Real  Brush markers.


Hope to see you play along with us this week at Muse!

Birch Press Design | Colouring Easter Eggs

Happy Monday!

Today I have a video tutorial up on the Birch Press Design Blog describing how I created my colourful Easter eggs for my card shown below.

Hope you head over to check it out and hope that I've inspired you to try something new today.

March 9, 2018

Jillibean Soup | Thanks and Birthday

This week I had couple cards up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog.
Hope you pop over and say hello, the Jillibean Soup blog has fantastic inspiration every day.

Using the Farmhouse Stew Collection along with the Shape Shaker Butterfly...

Using the Shades of Color Soup collection...