Under the Sea….

Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for June is to make a “Shaker Card” and to use our “Gina Marie” Dies.  This was a no brainer for me, as I have plenty of her Beach and Sea oriented dies.

I cut my dies using white paper and colored them using my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Colored Pencils. The plastic Domes are available from here.  The sparkling beads used were a type of “Christmas Ice” bought at Hobby Lobby.  (I’m always picking up things that I think will look cool in a shaker card so I have them when needed.)

The circle background paper was an old scrap, but the wood-pattern paper was from a Glitz 6×6 Paper Pad called “Dapper Dan.”

The Shark Sticker was another dip into sticker notebook that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m determined to make use of as many as I can on my future cards!

I hope you can join us and maybe you’ll be the winner. The challenge runs through the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by.


If this big guy doesn’t make you smile…nothing will!  His name is “Ogre” and is another of Lisa’s “Quirky” Bloobel Digital Stamps.  I wanted him for a birthday card, but I couldn’t resist putting “Smile” on the front. Inside I’ll put – It’s Your Birthday!” That should work just fine.

I made the card following Sketch #4 on the Crafting Circle “Just For Fun” Wednesday Monthly Challenge. Come over and take a peek and join us for some fun.  I love following a sketch.

I’ve colored him with my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Pencils. I used Diamond Glaze by Judi-kins on his eyes and Wink Of Stella on the background of the oval. That’s hard to see in the photo, but trust me…it looks great in person.

I’ve used two dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The first is their Stitched Ovals and the second is their Scalloped and Stitched Rectangles. The Pattern Papers are also from a MFT stack called “Rainbow Stripes.” The sentiment was hand written. Other papers and the Embroidery Floss was from my scraps.

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This is my #1 Card for this month’s Crafting Circle Monthly Wednesday Challenge. It’s a “Just for Fun” Challenge, but I’ve always loved following the sketches and anything else they they throw at us.

The image is from Bloobel Digital Stamps and called “Robin Chick.” I’ve had her for a few months and didn’t get to use her until now, but I can see where she’ll pop up in some future warm-weather type cards. I’ve colored her with my Copic Markers, some Prisma Pencils and a touch of white Pen.

The patterned cardstock I used is from a 6×6 paper stack called “Marine” by American Crafts. I think it’s my favorite shade of blue and I’m sure you’ll see lots of other cards featuring this stack.

I used two very old circle punches to make the circles at the bottom of the card, but I didn’t find a name on the punches.  The Stitched Sun and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The yellow cardstock was a scrap and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you are warm and cozy where you are.


Merry Christmas…2016

Merry Christmas everyone.  The year has gone by in a flash and I’m way behind in making my cards.  It seems funny to be out shopping and hear Christmas Music and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet!  Things sure are different from when I was a child.

This card was made using the #4 Sketch on the Crafting Circle Monthly, “Just For Fun,” Challenge Blog run by our own MsWipz. Come and join us, you’ll enjoy it.

The beautiful pattern paper came with a British Magazine, but I can’t remember which one.  It really is lovely.  The green and red are scraps and the Gold Paper is from My Favorite Things.

The sentiment is a Stampabilities Stamp from Hobby Lobby and the small Poinsettia is a die-cut from Simon Says.  It’s the perfect size for cards.

That’s it…thanks for stopping by and having a look-see.



Summer Fun – Ouch!

It’s time again for the Freebie Friday Progressional Challenge at Scrapper’s Delights. For this go-round, Janice has chosen one of her adorable beach kids…Beach Babe 2. If you participated in our last challenge, you can get her here for FREE, or if you got our last image but did’t get to complete the challenge, you can buy her here for $1. Either way, please come and join us.

We were asked to use a special “twist” on the card of either “no patterned paper” or making a “shaped card.”  I chose to do the “no patterned paper, and I must say that I really found it very challenging.

I was lucky enough to find this beautiful brown paper in my stash and thought it looked perfect for a sandy beach. I’ve had it for years and it’s by the Paper Co.  I also used some scraps of different shades of blue card stock and tore strips and layered them to give the effect of waves.

The Cloud and Sun dies are from “Die-namics” by My Favorite Things, and both the Chair and the Umbrella are from “Memory Box.” The Umbrella and Fish are popped to look 3-D.

I’ve colored everything with my Copic Markers, and I also added a rhinestone from my stash for her earring. 






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