March 22, 2023


It's Washi Tape Wednesday, lol, it seems every post recently has been a washi post.

I had fun making this card, it was part of the Tic Tac Toe challenge I mentioned in one of my earlier posts. I started with the top panel and used a punch along the top.

I applied washi tape diagonally in two direction, alternating patterns and colour. For the most part I fold my washi tape under, so I added a layer of black cardstock to one, add a frame, and two to hold the washi tape in place. I usually don't need to do that unless the washi tape is older as a good burnish will usually keep it well adhered.

I stamped the flower, then coloured them with my zig markers and then fussy cut then out. I layered them up, using some foam tape, I finished the card with some gems.

I don't recall which of the tic toe elements I hit but it would have been punch, colouring, fussy cutting and perhaps washi tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi Tape, edge punch.

Did you know: Chocolate milk was originally sold as medicine.

Happy Crafting,

March 21, 2023


Two birds one scone for my card today, I am playing along with Tuesday Morning sketches and I also tried the floating strips technique.

Disclaimer I am not entirely happy with my card, it looks too busy, and it took forever to make but I had fun while I did it. 

So I may or may not have received some Washi tape in the mail yesterday, I am not admitting to buying any because I don't need it but when it magically landed on my craft desk I could not wait to peal and stick.

I started by cutting a panel and running it through my big shot with a texture plate. I then used some sentiment strip dies to cut washi tape and cardstock strips.
I die cut a acetate oval and applied a thin washi tape in a pattern. I laid out the flag pieces and adhered them them over laid the vertical strip using some foam tape. I added foam tape to the oval piece then added the lorelai leaf branch.
I die cut the sentiment three times to give it dimension. I added some black half pearls to finish.

Supplies: White, green and black cardstock, Memory Box - Pinpoint Leaf plate, and Lorelai Leaf,  Simon Says Stamp - Thanks Frame, Washi tape, pearls.

Did you know: In 1830, the average American was consuming 1.7 bottles of hard liquor per week.

Happy Crafting,

March 20, 2023

Let there be snow!

Good Morning and Merry Monday, I used a simple layout for the card today.

I started by die cutting some navy blue cardstock with my stitched die cuts, I then cut a piece of patterned paper to tuck inside the stitched lines.

I cut a second strip of coordinating paper and added a layer of navy cardstock to added a small border on top and bottom of the strip. I die cut a snowflake from white cardstock and glued it down. I added a large gem in the middle and smaller gems on the smaller snowflakes on the bottom panel.

I finished the card by added a sentiment with a layer of foam tape, and adhering the whole panel to the card base using foam tape.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stam- - Sentiment strip and snowflake, gems.

Did you know: The limbo world record is under 6 inches.

Happy Crafting,

March 19, 2023

Beautiful Dreamer

Today I am sharing a very quick card. I used on of the Penny Black Masterpieces made simple, these make for very quick cards. 

I created a quick border with a die cut and popped it up with foam tape. I tucked the masterpiece into the frame then I added a sentiment strip that is layered with cardstock to finish the card.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Penny Black - Masterpieces made simple, Simon Says Stamp - Postage Stamp and sentiment strip.

Did you know: Between 1848 and 1850, the population of San Francisco grew from 900 to 35,000 people thanks to the Gold Rush.

Happy Crafting,

March 18, 2023

Hello Spring

Happy Saturday - I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches for my card this morning. When I was making napkin panels, all four from the one napkin was usable. I love the spring like pattern so I made good use of them this week.

This is a fabulous sketch to work with, nice sized panels that can showcase patterns or textures. I die cut a a panel for gray cardstock and added some texture using an embossing folder. I lightly inked the edges. I then die cut the napkin panel and popped it up with foam tape, both panels were die cut with a stitched rectangle.

I cut strips of cardstock and let over napkin panel for the bottom of the card, added ink blending to the solid cardstock.

I added a sentiment strip and adhered it with foam tape and added some dew drops to finish.

Supplies: White, gray and peach cardstock, Spellbinders - embossing folder, Simon Says Stamp - sticked rectangle and sentiment strip, dew drops.

Did you know: It takes somewhere between 144 and 411 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie pop.

Happy Crafting,

March 17, 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday - I attempted a Fancy fold card this week, I did not quite make it right but the idea of it worked so I am sharing anyway.
Fun, or fancy fold cards have always been a challenge for me, it usually take me two or three times to get it right, but I always learn something new.

I started by cutting and folding the base of the fold. I used a napkin panel that I had in my stash for a while and I though the white marble would work nicely for this card.

I cut the napkin panel in half and used half inside the fold and die cut the second half. I added some gold cardstock along each side then glued the die cut piece in place (this is where I went wrong). I added a sentiment and a base in behind the panel to make a stand.

The way I glued the die cut piece prevents the card fold from collapsing as expected, this is where I messed up. I still like how the card turned out.

Supplies: White and gold cardstock, Paper Rose - Gum Leaf Border, Creative Expressions - Sentiment Strip, napkin.

Did you know: A group of ravens is called an unkindness.

Happy Crafting,

March 16, 2023


Morning all - for theme Thursday I chose coffee. This card was very easy to put together but it took a little time.

At the crafty retreat I attended a few weeks ago, Crystal challenged us with a Tic Tac Toe, for those of you not familiar it is very much like the game, you chose a row with three boxes and try to win the game, for the card I incorporated the items in the boxes onto my card, all three.

For my card I have fussy cutting, colouring and thank you. Colouring has never been one of my go to techniques but I really enjoyed making this card.

I started with a piece of black cardstock and added texture using an embossing folder. I fussy the coffee out, which is a digital stamp and coloured it using my Zig markers. I added a layer of foam tape to the back and some clear gems.

I finished the card with a sentiment strip which is layered on black cardstock.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, Stamplorations - Bloomdala Coffee Cup to Go Digital, embossing folder, gems.

Did you know: Wounds infected with maggots heal quickly and without spread of gangrene or other infection.

Happy Crafting,


March 15, 2023

Be Happy

Welcome to Washi Tape Wednesday - I love my washi tape, I am having fun with them.

I covered a panel with coordinating washi tape in black, white and a touch of silver. I layered the panel with some black cardstock. 

The sentiment strip is layered with alternating layers of white and black cardstock to add dimension. A super easy but fun card.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi tape, Simon Says stamp - sentiment strip.

Did you know: The average person has 100,000 hairs on their head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7cm) every year.

Happy Crafting,

March 14, 2023

Welcome, Spring!

For today's card, Technique Tuesday, I made a napkin card. When I was at Superstore this past weekend,  I walked past a display, and quickly retraced my steps when napkins caught my eye. I don't need anymore napkins but this is such a pretty pattern and it's for art.

I found this background die cut frame on Amazon and could not resist.

I started by creating the napkin panel, once it was dry I ran it through my Big Shot, I did the same with some soft and dark gray cardstock. I fit them all together then popped the frame onto a light then dark gray panel.

I die cut a flower, and added some soft colour with my blending chalks, finished the card with a sentiment and some dew drops.

Supplies: White and gray cardstock, President's Choice - dinner napkin, Rectangle/Triangle background die, Simon Says Stamp - Etched Meadow flower and Leaves and sentiment strip, dew drops.

Did you know: As an adult, you have more than 20 square feet of skin on your body which is about the same square footage as a blanket for a queen-sized bed.

Happy Crafting,

March 13, 2023

Fallen Snow

Ready for a little festive Merry Monday, today card is very simple. Two panels, layered with black cardstock and the top one which is a journaling card also has a layer of foam tape and finished with mini gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, gems.

I am going to try something new this week:

Merry Monday
Technique Tuesday
Washi Wednesday
Theme Thursday
Fun fold Friday
Sketchy Saturday
Sunday fun day

Let's see how I do :).

Did you know: The cigarette lighter was invented before the match was invented.

Happy Crafting,