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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!


Amethyst and a Sketch

This card was in part very easy, and in part very hard for me.  It was only after I strayed a bit from the sketch that it finally became what I wanted it to be.  Did that make sense, or am I sounding as tired as I feel?

Anyway, the two challenges are . . .

Daring Cardmakers 'dare' for this week was to make a card using the color of the February birthstone, amethyst.

Tuesday Morning Sketches asked us to use the following sketch . . .

Here is my card for both challenges . . .

The Product Info:
  • Base cardstock, and cardstock used in flower is from DCWV 'pastels' cardstock stack
  • Patterned papers are both from NRN Designs, design by Judy Melvin Designs.  I've had it for at least three years, so I don't remember where I got it.
  • 'Blessing' rub-on from Melissa Francis
  • Clear flower from Heidi Swapp 'gel blossoms'
  • Scrunched seam binding from Bluebird Lane
  • Dotted ribbon used behind large button was gathered by hand with needle and thread
  • Paper heart doily, buttons and dotted ribbon from my stash
  • Zig Zag stitch done on machine
Cricut Info:
  • Base card cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card 2 set on 5"
  • Bottom patterned paper cut using Walk in My Garden cartridge, card 1 set on 4 3/4"
  • Lavender cardstock flower cut on Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, 'flower' set on 2"

I'm in love with this card, and I hope you enjoy it, too!  I'm looking forward to a cardmaking weekend, especially on Sunday while my hubby is watching all the hype before the big game, and then the game itself.  I'll just hole up in here with my TV, cricut and goodies and have a blast!  Hope you have a great weekend as well!  Blessings, Becky


Rika said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing!

SueH said...

Becky, that’s just gorgeous!
I love that crinkled ribbon.

Thanks for joining the daring Cardmakers this week


Leigh said...

stunning card, i love it too

Kathy said...

Your card is really pretty, lovely colour scheme especially

Melissa Craig said...

Wow - this is stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lynda said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynda xxx

Laurie Marmon said...

Beautiful! Glad that it came together for you and it is truly a great card!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful :)