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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Welcome to Camellia Cottage Designs!

How do I start this thing??? Well, first, let me welcome you to my new blog home! There's so much I feel the need to say, but so little that you are probably interested in, so I guess the best place to start is with why I am here.

Hello, my name is Becky, and I am a paperaholic! There, I said it!!! I love papercrafting, paper, ribbon, buttons, rub-ons, diecuts, inks, stamps, and anything that I can work into one of my lovely cards.

Yes, I make cards! I don't do much scrapbooking because it's just hubby and me, and no kids around, period! So I take all those scrapping products and make lovely cards to send to family and friends. Let me show you my two most recent projects. They were for two challenges on Caardvarks card challenge blog >>>

This one was for Laura's sketch. I just love these springy colors. I used Fancy Pants 'Celebrate' papers. The striped paper is one side of 'Play', and the bird's body is the other side. The bird's wing is from 'Confetti'. The rub-on 'Hello' is from Scenic Route. The stitching around the edges is doodled with a metallic gel pen in a blue color. I used the scallop blade on my Carl PRT-100 rotary cutter to get the scallopping on the bottom of the striped paper, and a little bit of Sulyn Industries 'opal' glitter glue on the lines beneath the bird. The spiral clip on the edge is by Creative Impressions, and the ric-rack is by Wrights, purchased at WalMart.

I made the bird by using a pattern cut from another online greeting card, tracing it onto cardstock and inking the edges, adding a bead for the eye. I popped it off the card with foam dots.

This card is for Kazan's sketch. I made it
using Bazzill cardstock for the base, and Fancy Pants 'Sweet Spring' papers. The base of the card is one side of 'Abbi', the dotted paper is 'Marli', and the quote is from the 'Sweet Spring Card Set'. The flower was stamped onto the back side of 'Marli' with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, and I used the tiniest bit of Sulyn Industries 'opal' glitter glue on some of the petals, then popped it off the page with foam squares. The button is from Buttons Galore, the rub-on sentiment is from an old K & Co. Brenda Walton swatchbook, and the chipboard was a piece of a frame that I inked with turquoise ink and heat embossed with clear deep impression embossing powder. All of the stitching was done on my Kenmore machine. Oh, and the orange cardstock came with an old kit ages ago, but I distressed it with the same Distress Ink as used on the flower. This isn't at all my usual type of card since I'm usually about pastel and brighter colors, but I love how it turned out.

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Well, that's all for now. I hope to be sharing more with you as time goes by. Thanks for paying a visit to Camellia Cottage!


EMI said...

Love the bird!
(I have a slight bird and owl habit lately)

The FP Card is definately one of my favorite cards so far! Absolutely

Anonymous said...

Well said.