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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!


Daring Card Makers Sketch Challenge

This week the great folks over at Daring Card Makers are issuing a 'dare' based on the sketch below.  The great thing about this challenge is that it is sponsored by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, a wonderful new line of papers and embellishments, and Sarah's Cards Ltd, an equally great online store that carries some of the Nikki Sivils products.  Here's the sketch >>>

And here is the card I made based on the sketch >>> 

And here's all the info >>>

Base card is from Die Cuts With a View card stock, as is the blue matting behind the striped paper.  The card base was cut on the Cricut Expression using 'card2' set at 5 inches with the Walk in My Garden cartridge.

The patterned papers are all from Bo Bunny:
  • Abbey Road 'Stripe'
  • Abbey Road 'Vine' and
  • Abbey Road 'Sky'

Pearls are from Prima e-line.  A bit of glitter from Stickles 'Star Dust'.

The sentiment is a rub-on from an old K & Company 'Brenda Walton' tin, and I don't remember the name.  It was mounted on two different colors of scrap card stock.

The lace is from Hobby Lobby, and purchased by the yard, so I don't have a name.  The blue pearl trim is from my stash - a gift from a friend.   The stitching was done on my Kenmore sewing machine.

I love the new papers I used on this card.  In fact, I just bought them on Friday while, on a trip to Florida with a friend, I visited a great store called 'Gigi's Scrapbookin' in Foley, Alabama..  I'll have more on the store in a few days - but I will say this - it was heavenly!

Have a great week everyone!  Becky


Rein said...

Beautiful card,
the papers work so well together.
love the lace.
thanks for playing, good luck!

Lythan said...

fabulous card. Love the papers you chose and that amazing ribbon! thanks for joining in with DCM this week :)

Kathy said...

You've done a great job here and that lace is particularly scrummy!
Thanks for joining in
Thanks for using The Daring Cardmakers' special sketch this week, Good luck in the prize draw

Lynda said...

Fabulous card and the papers and lace are simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with DCM this week and good luck!

Lynda xxx

Jane said...

lovely cards (and photography) . thanks for joining in

K-Sue said...

I love this one, too. Really like those colors.