CAS Watercolor Challenge August Sunflower

One more card for the CAS Watercolor Challenge for August . I used Tim Holtz #distressoxides with a dauber on glossy cardstock through the same The Crafter’s Workshop Sunflower stencil as my previous post. I layered several colors then spritzed them with water to get them to move a bit. Then I rubbed them with Distress Glaze to brighten the colors.  3F42B897-A47E-4B73-8250-0E60CF37A617


CAS Watercolor Challenge August


Hi there.  It’s been a busy summer, a busy year, come to think of it, so I haven’t posted in a long while. I passed by a field of sunflowers yesterday and it inspired me to try this month’s CAS watercolor August- Sunflower challenge a try.  I used #thecraftersworkshop small Sunflower stencil #TCW525S and watercolored through it with Daniel Smith watercolors and then just let the paint and water do its thing. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, especially the center. It looks like it took some effort but it was just paint dabbed through the stencil and left to dry. The second one I worked on more (too much) and it shows 🙄 sometimes less definitely is more! Thanks for visiting!!


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CAS Challenge Felt Cork or Canvas

Playing along with the fun at CAS Mix-up Cork, Felt or Canvas.  I got some of Taylored Expressions new wool felt and thought it would be cool to use it with Altenew’s 3-D Rose Flurries dies.  I used double-faced tape to mount the felt stems on paper so they were a little sturdier to work with and mounted everything on top of the #KaisercraftCircleMeshdie which may be my new favorite background texture die. Plus, as an added bonus, is it gives you a cool negative outline you could use as a stencil to shade in with sponged ink. Almost forgot to include some stamping so added in Altenew’s Fill-in alphabet at the bottom. Thanks for looking!



CAS Challenge Watercolor Hearts

Clean and simple cards don’t come naturally to me. I’m all about complicated and over-done! Lol That’s why I like taking part in the CAS Challenges. This month we need to use watercolor and a heart theme.  This card started out as an experiment with #ZigCleanColorrealbrushes and a black heat-embossed image from #catherinescanlondesigns called Framed Succulents.  It came out a little too intense so I thought I’d cut the heart shape and use just a part of it. Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges, Uncategorized

Dies Only – No Stamps

Here’s my card for the challenge over on the Papertrey Ink blog using only dies. I used the die from the MIM mini: Garden Gild cut in their adhesive Luxe Gold paper and the sentiment die from their Scripted die set cut from glossy black cardstock. I used some inks to add some color and some sequins for some bling. It was a little hard NOT to use stamps at all!

While I had my gold paper out I decided to brush off the Mighty Oak die and try it on a tone on tone look.  It’s pretty cool in person since it looks like it’s embossed instead of adhered to the base. Having the adhesive already on the metallic paper helped keep it neat.  I used the negative as a template to put the pieces in place. Thanks for visiting my blog!





Challenges, Concord & 9th

Say Hello!

D130D651-D09E-43B7-877C-BCEBDD43D145Here are my entries for a fun challenge. I used two Concord & 9th stamp sets and a coordinating die; Say Hello and Wildflower. This was one of the first sets that I purchased from them and have been loving them ever since! My photography skills are a work in progress so I tried to get a shot of the Hello popped up on fun foam on the one card and the transparecy of the acetate on the other. It was quite a job piecing the little bits back in but I like the way it came out.  I used spray adhesive to adhere everything to try to keep it neat.  Thanks for visiting my baby blog (just started a few weeks ago ☺️) I’m entering this into the

Use Your First C9 Set challenge over on their blog.




First Card Challenges for 2018


Decided to dive into a few challenges to start the new year; the Impression Obsession Challenge Shiny New Year  and  CAS Mix Up challenge . I used the Three Trees and Wishes dies which can be found on their on-line store here over a cling-wrap enhanced watercolor background made with Colorbursts, spray starch and glitter! Very easy to do, except for the waiting while it dries 🙃. We got walloped with snow here in CT today so it was a good crafting day!



Concord & 9th

First blog post!

I finally dove in and started a blog! Not sure why I waited so long but here goes! This will mainly be a place for me to share my craft creations and connect with other like-minded, crazy, crafty people. I’ve been participating in quite a few card design challenges recently so thought this would be the best way to participate versus through Pinterest or Instagram. This one is for Concord & 9th’s Anything Goes Challenge #16. I’ve had so much fun with their #dahliaturnabout stamp set and die I made 2 cards for this challenge. Now I just have to figure out how to link them up! Im still learning how to include links and add graphics so forgive me for the wonky layout.  Thanks for visiting and hope you come back again!



Concord & 9th Challenge #16