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Spring Card Camp 2 Day 4

While doing today’s card, I was thinking about my friend Dianne.  Yesterday on a Facebook Live presentation, she mentioned that she likes to make creative but quick cards NOT like her friend Debbie who takes 8 hours to make a card.  I cannot argue with her really, I have taken that long to make a card.  Usually, though it is because I am really fussy and will start over if I think the card would look better in a slightly different cardstock or colour.  The card for today’s tutorial did take me about 2 1/2 hours.  There was a lot of measuring and glueing of delicate pieces.  I found out the hard way with the P’s in Happy that they weren’t the same size and only fit properly one way.

In the end, I liked the card.  I wanted to make a slimline card that is becoming so popular and I actually have a recipient in mind for it.  I feel bad for graduates this year whose graduation plans have been cancelled or substantially altered.

Anyway here is the card:

Spring Card Camp Day 15

Today is a busy day for me……………………………… really………………don’t laugh…….it really is.  First thing this morning I started on the Spring Card Class so that I could get my cards done and posted early.  That didn’t happen, but it was okay as I had a virtual crop with some friends starting at one o’clock, so I could finish them now.

At three o’clock I have a Save the Tigers at the Calgary Zoo crop that lasts for 24 hours. There will be an email with a challenge of some sort every hour.  That should be interesting, although I am hoping that the 2:00 am challenge is to sleep for at least 5 hours.  We will see.

Back to the cards for today.  The video was presented by Kristina Werner and the topic was ink smooshing.  I was happy to see this because it is a technique that is easy and nearly always looks good when you are done.  The two for one theme continues.  I usually make smooshing technique card fronts on larger pieces of watercolour paper so that I can cut out the card front from the area that I like best.  However, I ended up liking the whole piece and I was able to cut the paper in half like we did in Day 2? and create two card fronts.

I have more card fronts and letters sitting here to make even more cards but these will do for now.



Thank You Card

We have a wonderful neighbour and friend who looks after our golf cart while we are at home in Canada.  We found out the hard way a few years ago, that electric golf carts don’t really like either idleness or hot weather.  Seven new batteries later (that is how many you need to run these things), we didn’t need a repeat of that lesson.  I decided to make a Thank You card for our cart caregiver.

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017 – Day 3

If you asked me where I got the idea for today’s card I could not tell you.  I started out with another cable knit embossed card front, courtesy of a fabulous 3 D effect embossing folder from Stampin Up.  Somehow I got distracted and ended up with this Superhero card.   I really don’t know how it happened.  I do know that the 3 D cable knit embossed card front deserves to end up as a card, so it may be my day 4 project, but meanwhile take a look at my superhero card.


Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop Day 8 too!

This is probaably my final card for the winter bloghop, otherwise no one will be getting either Christmas cards or gifts from me this year.

This card was a last minute thought, and it turned out to be one of my favorites.  I will use it together with a gift basket of coffee related items for a coffee loving friend.


Yup- Sandra is making things

Sandra sent me a card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.  I thought I would post it quickly before I run out to work.

too long-100 SaNDRA

Stamp Sets :  Technique Tuesday – Animal House

Technique Tuesday – Believe


Stampin Up Ink Pad

Memento Black Ink Pad

Pattern Paper – BoBunny

Cardstock – Stampin Up

Stampin Up Linen Thread

Copic Markers



St Patrick’s Day

I wanted to get a couple of St Patrick’s cards done for friends back home.One was simple to construct and the other was a total bear, but in the end they both turned out ok.



Supplies Card 1:  Technique Tuesday Animal House stamp set, Authentique patterned paper, Memory Box Clover  and Fresh Cut Lawn die , DCWV foiled cardstock , DCWV grass paper, Scor tape, Hero Arts card base.

Supplies Card 2:  Papertrey ink Shakers and Sprinkles dies, Memory box Clover die, DCWV foiled cardstock, Authentique patterned paper, fun foam, Scor tape, acetate, Hero Arts card base.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Ok it is official………………I am crazy……………………..I like Mondays!  Never used to like them when I worked, but I like them now.   In particular I like today’s Monday.  Why……………because both Sandra and I were runners up in the Avery Elle Monthly Challenge.  The theme was “Tags” and we  both got picked for our entries.  This is a good thing for many reasons.  One reason is that if  she had been recognized and not me, all of you would have been subjected to more of my )(*&^% and moaning about it.  If I had been recognized and not her, she would probably renew her efforts to drown me in a river like she tried last summer.    The third reason is that it is nice to be recognized for something that you like to do and would do, even if no one else ever saw it.

I also like Mondays because several of my favourite challenges are revealed on Mondays.  Simon Says Stamp new Monday Challenge is “gentlemen”.  Well, it seems like  Tim Holtz comes to mind immediately with a theme such as this, as many of the examples use Tim Holtz stamps.    One of the great things about Tim’s stamps are that they are timeless.  Vintage is ………..well………….vintage so it can’t look “out of style” and nothing says “gentlemen” more than top hats, canes and umbrellas, so Tim it is.

I decided to make my card vintage and timely at the same time.




Supplies:  Tim Holtz Paris Memoir stamp set, Disress watercolour ink,  Technique Tuesday Life Circles stamp set, Distress watercolour paper, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape