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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!


Double Duty - One Card, Two Challenges!

Hi Folks!  I just wanted to share one card with you today that worked out for two challenges! 

The Daring Card Makers 'dare' for this week is to make a card using the theme of Sapphire because that is the birthstone for September. 

Tuesday Taggers challenge this week was to use a house on your project, and if you'll look closely, there's an English cottage type house on the lampshade in the image.  And the sponsor for this week's TT challenge is The Craft Barn, a wonderful craft store in the UK.

Here is my card based on the challenges . . .

Product Info:
  • Base card stock is Die Cuts With a View
  • Patterned paper is Pink Paislee, 365 Degrees collection 'Daydream'
  • Blue pearls are Prima e Line
  • Gold pearl and ribbon are from my stash
  • Flowers are Prima
  • Stickles 'diamond'
  • Image is from clip art software

Tips, Tools, Techniques:
  • Base of card cut using Cricut Expression, Walk in My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5"
  • Frame behind image cut using Cricut Expression, Songbird, Frame3 set at 4"
I love this card!  The colors, the vintage image - everything!  I hope you've enjoyed stopping by and visiting, come back soon, please!  Blessings, Becky


Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Becky! I love the little cottage lampshade. Beautiful colouring too. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week, and good luck!

Kathy said...

The sapphire shades are perfect forThe Daring Cardmakers'
theme this week, Becky

PatR said...

Lovely card perfect for the TT challeng.Thanks for joining us.

Cardmaking Galore said...

really elegant card!