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July 5th, 2016

a gingham challenge….

Hello dear bloggers,

Its full blown summer and what better theme for this D & D Challenge, than gingham. Just the word evokes images of summer in my mind. Since school is still out and there was more time to devote to a papery creation, I had fun working with some of my favorite pastel papers…


It’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to devote to a frothy sort of creation.


I found a stash of pastel papers, some die cuts, a doily and had such fun arranging and rearranging the pieces. A white banner and a vellum doily where found in a plastic baggie where I keep the ‘extras’ that I die cut while I’m making one for a particular project. It’s perfect for these times when I just want to play and it’s fun to pull pieces out of a bag and start arranging. I can’t say that there’s rhyme or reason to a project like this one. It’s just for the pleasure of it…



Some good old, perfect pearls around the heart and a few on the banner, just because. I haven’t used perfect pearls in ages and even though the substance has separated  in the bottle, it was still workable…


I couldn’t resist going over the pale green scrolls with a marker, but I think I should have left them alone. Isn’t that mother of pearl button wonderful? It was cut out of a paper collection and is awfully convincing!

So now, it’s off to you to create from Diane’s inspiration board…


Sending you wishes for balmy summer nights, gentle rain and every pleasure you take from summer.


Hugs and blessings,


June 14th, 2016

one for the boys…

Hello everyone. Double D’s Challenge today is ‘One for the Boys’. We all need some playful or sophisticated masculine cards and a challenge makes it that much more fun to create! Here’s the first one, for a sports minded fellow. The sentiments would make it suitable to send a congratulatory note or a birthday greeting…

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The embellishments were a tiny paper clip and a brass buckle that was added with some ribbon…

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The next was made to order for a golfer, cricketer, rugby and billiards fan…

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I used papers and images from a Graphic 45’s, 6 x 6″ paper pad called, ‘Good Ole Sport’. The pages are double sided which makes for so many wonderful patterns to choose from. As usual, they included some smashing, vintage images as well. Here is Darlene’s inspiration board for lots more ideas…

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Here’s hoping your ‘nearly’ summertime is breezy and wonderfully lazy!


Hugs and blessings,


May 31st, 2016

Double D june challenge…

Well, it has been quite a long time since I have been able to play with paper. School has been exceptionally busy as we approach the end of a very successful school year. A dear friend has entered hospice care and my heart is heavy. It was wonderful to loose myself in the papery clutter of making a card and playing with paper, inks and dies. The color combination this month is blues and coral/peach…


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I love this wonderful color combo and these beautiful inspiration images…


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Do take these fresh colors and come join us for this lovely challenge!

Hugs and blessings,

  • Stamps: Don’t Forget to Write, Wishing You- PTI
  • Inks: spring rain, enchanted evening, mint julep, new leaf, melon berry- PTI
  • Dies: Don’t Forget to Write- PTI
  • Papers: spring rain card stock, enchanted evening patterned paper collection- PTI













April 5th, 2016

make it yellow…

Hello everyone. It is so nice to be typing this post and thinking about all the wonderful blog friends that I have made through the years. Life as a full time teacher has gobbled up my life, leaving little in the way of hours or energy to devote to other tasks, so I’m delighted to make some time at the craft table! The Double D Challenge is about yellow, a lovely color that I rarely use. There is a beautiful yellow tea rose that is currently in bloom in the garden. It grows on such long lovely stems and takes its’ time unfurling lemony petals. When I made this card a couple of weeks ago, the yellow rose bush wasn’t in bud. If it had been, there surely would be a yellow rose at the center of the card today 😉 I pulled a number of favorite stamp sets to include in this sunny birthday card…


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I plucked some patterned papers from my scrap drawer, adding some small stamping to a printed burlap bit. A garden tag along with a stamped postcard help to deliver the message. The little bird is from an old stamp set that doesn’t see ink often enough…


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A paper doily and a bow made from one of my favorite batches of multicolored, hand dyed seam binding were the final embellishments, This challenge does remind me of the lovely, sunny and cheerful color that I too often leave behind! I hope you will join us in the Double D Challenge.


Wishing you sunshine and flowers,

  • Stamps; Out on a Limb by PTI, Birds & Nests by Cavallini, Le Jardin by Lily of the Valley, Notes by Lily of the Valley
  • Doily; Wilton
  • Copic mkarkers
  • Inks; tuxedo black by Tsukineko, classic kraft by Papertrey Ink
  • Seam binding; hand dyed


February 29th, 2016

feelin’ green…

Hello everyone. Did you think I had fallen of the face of the earth?! The truth is I’ve been teaching art full time and spending loads of time organizing the course of study, lesson plans, making sample works, ordering supplies, dealing with bureaucracy and the myriad of activities that swirl around teaching! It is hard work and I am loving it. Unfortunately something had to ‘give’ and that something was blogging. Anyway, I’m glad to be here today and to let you know why I haven’t been in touch. I’m so glad to be here today and I have a card for the Double D challenge…


I used white embossing powder on a spring green tag and used Copics to add a variation to the green leaves. Some seed beads were added for a tiny touch of pink blossoms and some punched and embossed green leaves…


A sweet sentiment from the same stamp set as the negative tree (PTIs’ ‘Love and Marriage’) finishes off this springtime card.

I hope to pop in again soon(er) than my last post and hope that all is well with each of you.


Hugs and blessings,



February 3rd, 2016

pretty ‘pink’ hearts…

Hello wonderful crafters! Todays’ challenge is from The Double D Challenge Blog and the theme is ‘pink’ hearts. Using the inspiration photo at the bottom of this post, I created two cards. Here’s the first…


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It’s always lovely to have a reason to play with pink and hearts never seem to go out of style! Using a medallion patterned paper and a scrape of dotted wallpaper for the background, the background was set, along with a length of ruffled organza petals…


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I die cut two different hearts…a gingham heart with a pierced, scalloped edge and a lattice heart from pink card stock. My stash held a 3D heart that I had made from paper clay and a silicone mold a year or 4 ago. The mold was found in a specialty baking shop! This 3D heart was all white, so I took some Copic markers to it, die cut another tiny heart that holds the sentiment and it was done. On to card number 2…


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This card uses the same medallion print paper on the bottom and pink gingham on the top. I die cut an intricate doily and equally intricate heart that was popped up on foam adhesive. A small tussle mussie of stamens and buds is wrapped in hand dyed seam binding…


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The sentiment was placed on a die cut banner and touched with two soft shades of grey Copics to add some dimension to this otherwise flat banner. Here is the inspiration photo…


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Break out some pink and join us for the Double D Challenge!  I’ll be looking for you and I would love to hear which of these two is your favorite!…


Love You Card

  • Rose Medallion Paper by Tilda
  • Blushing Bride card stock by Stampin’Up
  • Heart Dies by Spellbinders
  • Handmade 3D heart and tussie mussie
  • Stamps are Tiny Tags and Glory Be by PTI
  • Ink is Flannel Grey by Memento

You’re a Sweetheart Card

  • Rose Medallion Paper by Tilda, other patterned papers were scrap
  • Whisper White card stock by Stampin’Up
  • Dies~ Parisian Doily from PTI and Banner from Spellbinders
  • Stamp is from Glory Be set by PTI
  • Ink is Flannel Grey by Memento
  • Stamens and buds from millinery supply house
  • Hand dyed seam binding


Hugs and Blessings,




January 6th, 2016

forget me not…

Welcome to my first post for the brand new challenge blog, Double D! The double D stands for Diane and Darlene who are the super duo who will be running the challenges. I am delighted to be on the fabulous design team they have assembled. I think you’re going to find some serious inspiration here in an amazing range of styles!

The first challenge of the new year is called, ‘Forget Me Not’ and is powered by the inspiration photos you will find at the bottom of this post…


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I haven’t worked with one of my favorite flower fairy images for ages, so as soon as I looked at this challenges’ name, my mind went to this sweet image that I’ve kept tucked away for a few years. My paper stash of precious leftovers was scavenged for shades of blue patterned papers that could live well together along with two shades of blue card stock…


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The patterned paper on the top, background is covered in blue dots. I couldn’t resist stamping some sweet forget me nots along with some leafy green stems and leaves over the dots. The fabric flowers were given centers of #8 seed beads for the larger blossoms and seed beads for the tiny ones.

I just love these inspiration photos! Forget me nots are just so beautiful~~~


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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will join us for this wonderful new Double D Challenge!


  • Card stock~ copen blue and periwinkle by American Craft
  • Patterned papers~ farmers market by WeR Memory Keepers; blue ditsy by Recollections and scraps
  • Image~ forget me not flower fairy by Cicely Mary Barker found on the web
  • Stamps~ birthday basics and bitty bouquet by Papertrey Ink
  • Inks~ blueberry sky and spring moss by Papertrey Ink; embossing ink by Versamark
  • Embossing powder~ liquid platinum by Ranger
  • Doily~ Wilton
  • Dies~ basic bookmark 3; sprinkles and sparkles by Papertrey Ink
  • Ribbon~ hand dyed 1″ silk
  • Flowers~ plucked off a fabric hydrangea from Michaels


Hugs and blessings,



December 20th, 2015

winter wonderland…

Hello dear crafting friends. What a busy week this is! I’m here with a card to share for The Shabby Tea Room challenge called ‘Winter Wonderland. It took under 15 minutes from start to finish and appears as though it took a lot longer, but that’s an illusion 😉


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I reached for a stamp that’s a few years old and paired it with a technique that’s been around in the stamping world for at least ten years, probably longer. Stamping mirror images is so easy with just a piece of clear acetate. I save larger panels of acetate from supplies that have arrived encased in it, for a whole range of uses.

The image panel is glossy white. My first step was to mask the moon and it’s image below. Using a 1-1/4″ circle punch and temporary adhesive on the back of each circle, line the moon and it’s reflection up on the vertical axis and make certain the edges are firmly adhered. Using a finger dauber, I applied the light blue around the mask of the moon and irregularly through the rest of the sky. I repeated the same daubing on the reflected sky. You won’t need to be exact in adding this color in the reflection. Once that’s done, remove the two masks. The next step is to stamp the top image of the trees. Then I stamped the same image onto the acetate, flipped the acetate over so the ink is facing the panel and about one inch below the top image (and being careful to line it up with the top trees), press the acetate down to transfer the ink. If you’re working slowly and the ink has dried, just huff onto it to reactivate the ink with the moisture of your breath …


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The finishing touches were made by dragging the edge of the dauber (with dark blue ink) between the two images, to emphasis the division of the landscape and the reflected image. The other finishing touch was to use a small paintbrush, dipped in water and to add some ripples in the reflection by pulling some of the ink horizontally. I used a Paper Sweeties stamp for the sentiment, saying, “Warm Winter Wishes”, from the set by the same name.

  • Glossy card stock~ Ranger
  • Card stock~ bashful blue, night of navy, whisper white by Ranger
  • Stamps~ warm winter wishes by Paper Sweeties and lovely as a tree by Stampin’Up
  • Inks~ bashful blue and night of navy by Stampin’Up

I wish you a very warm and wonderful holiday~


Hugs and blessings,



December 10th, 2015

a bit of felt…

Hello dear crafters. I’m participating in Papertrey Inks’ Make It Monday Challenge #234, using felt on a card. Wanting to restock my birthday card supply, I chose a stamp and die set that I really like, but haven’t used much. Please pardon the rough photos, I had to do this post quickly or not at all!…

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The die cut foliage has those wonderful little leaf cutouts that worked beautifully with felt. After adhering them down, I pricked the leaves out of the surface while the glue was still wet…

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The sentiment came straight from the same set and the ‘hedge’ was made with some extra die cuts.

Time to get rolling. I hope you have a wonderful day~

  • Card Stock~classic kraft, tropical teal by Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps~ topiary trio by Papertrey Ink
  • Dies~ topiary trio by Papertrey Ink
  • Ink~ tropical teal by Papertrey Ink
  • Felt~ simply chartreuse
  • Ribbon~ hand dyed seam binding


Hugs and blessings,



December 8th, 2015

it’s all about winter…

This weeks’ City Crafters’ Challenge is all about winter! Summer seemed to last way too long this year, but winter arrived in autumn! I love the images of winter, snow, frost, sweaters and hats…everything except sliding on ice!  This challenge was another reason to play with water colors in a color palette that I remember being entranced by as a child. I had a headscarf that was in just these shades of blues and I wore it every chance I had, even when it was perhaps a bit too warm 😉


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I worked with yet another square of water color paper that I flicked with liquid masking fluid and then heat embossed the stamped image of trees, in white embossing powder. It’s such a simple and pleasurable technique…


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I stamped a simple sentiment in grey ink and matted the square on an ultra blue card stock followed by a larger layer of white and then adhered the layers to a heavy white card base…


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I am becoming rather addicted to the snow blown effect! It makes me happy~  Two posts ago I showed the first in what is quickly becoming a series of images created in exactly the same way. The only difference is the colors! Oh that just gave me another idea!…

Thank you for stopping by and I’m hoping you’re cosy while you’re thinking about winter, inspired by City Crafters’ gorgeous image…


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  • Watercolor paper~ 140# cold press by Strathmore
  • Card stock~ whisper white by Stampin’Up; ultra blue by American Crafts
  • Stamps~ Winter Hills by Papertrey Ink; Black Forest by Inkylicious
  • Inks~ grey flannel by Memento; embossing ink by Versamark
  • Embossing powder~ white by Filagree
  • Water Colors~ Kuretake Gansai Tambi

Hugs and blessings,