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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!


Two Challenges . . . Papercraft Star #52 and Easy Craft Projects #42

I love when I can do two (or more) challenges in one project!  And it's funny, but I was having a hard time with one of the challenges until the other one came along and then it just made sense!  Here are the two challenges:

Easy Craft Projects - Make a project using the following recipe:  Paint, a button, and two ribbons
Papercraft Star - Use this image as your inspiration . . .

And I just realized that I messed up on the Easy Crafts Project, so sue me!  I like it the way that it is!  See if you can find out where I made my mistake, and let me know!

Anyway, here is my card based on the challenges . . .

First, before I share all the supplies and such, let me tell you how I approached the Papercrafts Star portion of this challenge.  When I look at the image above, the first thing that I see is light!  Bright and airy, light space and that is how I wanted to make my project.  But the second thing I saw was those two tiny fuschia blooms in vases - although they are small, they just pop!  And although my colors are not exactly the same as the ones in the image, I think my card does show the light and airy feeling - with pops of color - that I wanted it to have!  And if you see those two pillows on the sofa, one grey and one yellow, well I brought out those in the center of my flower!


  • Card stock - DCWV
  • Patterned paper - Bo Bunny 'Olivia' Cashmere
  • Sentiment - SRM Stickers # 51006 Thinking of You
  • Flowers - Prima Innoscence Collection (*see note below)
  • Peach ribbon and buttons - stash
  • White seam binding - Bluebird Lane Etsy Shop
  • Ink - Anna Griffin
  • Doily - estate sale find
  • Paint - Apple Barrel white and Daler Rowney acrylics


  • Cricut Expression with Walk In My Garden (WIMG) and Elegant Edges (EE) cartridges
  • Paint brushes - Plaid
  • Scissors, ruler, kraft knife, rotary cutter

Cricut Cuts and Other Tips:
  • Card base - WIMG cartridge, 'card2' set at 5"
  • Patterned paper base - WIMG cartridge 'card1' set at 5"
  • Patterned paper flower - EE cartridge 'Flwer1-s' set at 2 1/4" and 2"
  • Due to lack of space, I keep a large (8 oz) bottle of white acrylic paint, and an assortment of small tubes of acrylic paint and mix my own colors.  I mixed up that light mulberry or mauve paint, and used a small brush to paint the white Prima flowers.  Once they were dry I inked the edges with mulberry colored ink.
  • For the paper flower, cut out your shapes, ink the edges, dip the flowers in warm water (just a dip, don't let it sit there!), scrunch up the wet paper, squeeze out excess moisture, open up (carefully), place in microwave for 40 to 60 seconds on high, or until dry.  These took 40 seconds!

I think this is a pretty card, with lots of textures, and would be great for any number of occasions.  Thanks for visiting today, and come back soon!!!  Blessings, Becky


Val said...

You always just amaze me. You are so creative. I have been cleaning house. I think we have decided to sell our house. We will see. It is not the time to sell I know but it just takes so much work and time and we would rather play! lol We will see. We have some people coming to look at it this upcoming week.

Val said...

You just never cease to amaze me. You are so creative. I have been cleaning house!!! uurrrgg!!! So what where did you mess up?

Kim Duran said...

What a lovely card! The grouping of flowers and the ribbon are such a beautiful detail. I always enjoy seeing what you create with the challenges at Papercraft Star!

Tracy said...

This is lovely! Doilies and seam binding always make a beautiful card and you've designed the elements together so prettily. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!