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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!


ICS # 47 Sketch and Daring Cardmakers 'New Beginnings'

Hi Folks!  I guess the pre-Christmas preparations are calming down a bit, and I've had the chance to make a few cards.  This first one is for two challenges in one!

Daring Card Makers (DCM) wanted a card about 'New Beginnings' such as a new year, new baby, new home, etc.

Inspirational Card Sketches challenge was sketch #47 as you can see below.

And here is my take on both challenges . . .

 . . . and a few spotlight pics . . .

 . . . and the product list . . .

Papers (base paper, strip across card, and flowers) are from Basic Grey 'lemonade' collection:

  • 'saltwater taffy'

  • 'picnic table'

  • 'sun dress'

Journaling sheet/label is from Making Memories {note}worthy spiral notebook

Ribbon and buttons from stash.

Image from clipart software


I would also like to share another card with you.  I actually made it for the Daring Cardmakers 'Going Dotty' challenge last week, but I didn't quite get it finished before the deadline.  The challenge was simply to use polka dots in the design of the card.  Here is my take on their challenge . . .

. . . and a few spotlight pics . . .

. . . and my products list . . .


Bazzill cardstock

Floral and polka dot paper are both sides of Bo Bunny's Shabby Princess Collection 'Ella Enchanted'

Sentiment was stamped in black ink and heat embossed using Ranger black embossing powder

Stitching done on my sewing machine

Ribbon from my stash

White glittered flower, I believe, is Heidi Swapp, but not sure.  I used two flowers and cut two petals out of one and 'curled' it to give it more dimension.

Millinery flowers are from Glitter Your World


Thanks for visiting!  I hope to have another project or two on here by tomorrow - the last of my 2009 Christmas projects.  Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  Becky


Lythan said...

What absolutley adorable cards Becky. Thanks for joining in with DCm this week:)

Lynda said...

A fabulous New Home card - so colourful! and I love the dotty one too pity you didn't get that one in last week but thanks for sharing it with us all.

Lynda xxx

aardvarkpest said...

Two great cards. Love the colourful New Home card.


marley said...

beautiful cards, great take on the ics sketch! happy holidays!

SueH said...

Aww Becky, What a fab New Home card, it’s so bright and colourful.
I love the card for last weeks dare too………you can never have too much spotty ribbon!

Hope you have a great Christmas

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow fun card, love the MM bracket shapped paper!!! great job with the IC card sketch this week!!