Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Amazing Whittle Giraffes ~ Poppystamps

Hello friends, I've got a cute card on the Poppystamps blog today, featuring the darling Whittle Racing Giraffe Kit.  

You can leave a comment here or visit the Poppystamps blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Oceans of Joy ~ Double D Challenge

Hey there crafty friends!  It's time for a new challenge over at Double D Challenges.  This week the theme is anything "Water Related".

I had a bit of fun creating this see through window card using a scrap of acetate where the fish swim through.

I found this scrap of ink smooshed cardstock in my scrap bin, and thought it looked like water, so I went with it.  

I cut through the center of the smooshed panel using a wavy die and added a strip of acetate and then attached the fish to the acetate.  I glued the cut out portion onto the inside of the card so that it would show through the acetate.

A little twine and a sentiment to celebrate someone's special day.

Here's the inspiration:

And here's the prize you could win when you play along:

  You'll find lots more inspiration over at Double D Challenges and then join in on the fun with a card or two.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Nordic Butterfly Trio ~ Poppystamps

Hello friends ~  I've got a card up over at the Poppystamps blog today.

Sure would love it if you flew over for a peek.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Spring Curio Box

Hello friends~ After getting 17" of snow dumped on us last week from a spring nor' easter and losing power for two days, I'm eagerly looking for any signs of spring in our neck of the woods.

I find solace and comfort and the hope of spring in my craft room amidst the beautiful paper flowers.

I made this spring bunny curio box using Mintay Papers Spring is Here Collection.  

The flowers and butterflies in the die cut pack are so colorful and pretty.  I layered two of the butterflies to add dimension, and a dose of WOS to add sparkle, which is slightly visible in the photo.  In real life it is very sparkly.

This little bunny and more layered flowers were just what my longing heart needed.

The box was made using Tim Holtz Curio Box.  

This picture shows pretty well, all the layers and beautiful papers.

I hope you're enjoying spring weather where ever you are.  As of today, most of the snow has melted and the spring bulbs that were buried under the snow have blossomed and bring joy and hope to my heart!  

I'll be adding this project to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Showers or Flowers
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Spring Flowers
Color Throwdown ~ Pink, Green and Yellow
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Cute Little Animals ~ Double D Challenge

It's the first Wednesday of the month so that means it's time for Double D Challenges to start a new challenge.  This challenge is near and dear to my heart!
The theme is "Cute Little Animals".  

You can't go wrong with cute little animals.  Am I right?  Recently I've found so many wonderful digital images on Etsy and this Retro Easter / Spring Digital Ephemera bundle from KB and Friends found it's way to my home printer.  Oh boy did I enjoy cranking up the printer, cutting and creating with these darling images! 

I also had so much fun finding printed papers from my stash, creating different background layouts using them, and then adding the darling die cuts and ephemera pieces I had printed.

These cards couldn't have come together any easier or quicker.

So much so, that I made six cards in a jiffy!

Each one just as cute as the next.

Please check out all that KB and Friends has to offer and then check out the Double D Challenge blog.  

Now it's your turn to make something cute.
Here's the inspiration photo to help you along:

And here's what you could win when you play along:

You'll find some amazing inspiration from my Double D team mates and the gallery is going to be full of cuteness for the next two weeks, so be sure to check in often!

Thanks for stopping by!