Showing posts from September, 2014

HOC September Challenge

Hi there, It is, once again, my turn to provide inspiration at the  House of Cards September Challenge.
This month we were provided with a color/photo challenge:
Love these beautiful Autumnal colors. I used a new die from Wplus9, with some  blue scrap paper in the background. Paper pieced an old CTMH set.   I really enjoy paper piecing, love the little bit of dimension added with patterned papers.  Ribbon, a button and a twine bow finishes it off. Please join us at the HOC Challenge or just visit to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.

I saw this sketch last week...

at the Cardabilities Blog and decided to play along.
I love the hexagons, have punches and dies, but always have trouble coming up with my own designs for them.
Here is what I came up with:  The patterened paper is from an old BoBunny 6X6 pad.   It is the Little Miss Collection.   It has a tea party feel to it,  I guess for Little Miss Muffet.  I wanted a very subtle background.   Used Ivory on Ivory leaf dies.   It looks really good in person.  I wanted to use a little lace on it to go along with the tea theme.  Found the perfect colored ribbon scrap, so glad I save those little bits.
Thanks for stopping by, Ang

More goodies...

Hello, I wanted to share some cards I have made over the last couple of weeks.   Just for fun! Both cards use these beautiful feather stamps and dies.  I cut the bottom of the card like a file folder, hence the shadow over the sentiment.  Just some scrap paper and ribbon. So simple, yet beautiful.   The feathers are stamped on and embossed on vellum.
My second card: I am in love with this one.  The gorgeous background is a piece of  Teresa Collins 6X6 paper. Pretty ribbon scraps, a die cut thank you, a cute little bird and we're good to go.. Thanks Ang

Just for Fun

Hi Again,
I wanted to share something I made over the last couple of weeks.   It wasn't  for any challenges, just for the fun of it.
The entryway in my house has a small mirrored coat rack in it.   I have made a couple of small garlands to hang on it over the last couple of years.  I really like making them, they are only about 36" long  and can be made on a much smaller scale than a larger garland might be. Here is my latest.
I was originally inspired by the beautiful California poppies that covered Mt. Diablo back in late spring.  We had taken a drive up the mountain and the poppies were everywhere.  I wish I had taken a picture. I was inspired to come home and make some flowers.  I wasn't sure originally what I was going to do with them except I knew they would be for a new garland. I had purchased these little burlap bags a while back.   Again, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, just knew I had to have them.   Sometimes, that bad habit of mine pa…

WMS Fanatics Anniversary

The Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog is turning 1.  I love Waltzingmouse Stamps and have been a fan of this challenge since the beginning.  While I haven't participated in every challenge, I have done quite a few, and I couldn't pass up this chance to congratulate Tara and Deborah on thier anniversary. The challenge is to make a birthday or anniversary card. Here is my card.
I cased this, almost exactly, from Lisa at I'm in Haven.   I had pinned it a while back. I used my favorite flower stamp, WMS Funky Flowers.   I absolutely love this set.  The scrumptious sentiment is from Hero Arts. Thanks for visiting.