Pretty Peony Card

Pretty Peonies Birthday Card

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I think everyone loves the sweet scent of peonies. Their delicate petals and pastel colours are one of spring’s special gifts.

These pretty peonies are by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy. Just as a note, I’m not, in any way, affiliated with Power Poppy or Marcella Hawley, I just thought I’d include the link so you can visit her site and browse through the beautiful floral digis.

Julie, July 30, 2016.jpg--CU of cupI really enjoyed making this birthday card for my dear friend, Julie. As always, I coloured it with my Copic markers and then added shine and dimension to the cups with 3-D Crystal Lacquer. I tried to capture it on the striped mug, but I just couldn’t get the right lighting. I think you can see the shine and 3-D effect quite clearly on the polka dot tea cup. Isn’t it pretty?

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I hope my Pretty Peony card inspires you to create a sweet floral card for your someone special.

Thanks, so much for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon.


Happy crafting, happy colouring, happy everything!


Crafter’s Digital Art Centre Progressive Challenge #12

Dressed for Show image by A Day for Daisies

Life is Dancing from Stage to Stage…

This lovely digital image by Tammy Thompson of A Day for Daisies really brings back memories of the many years I spent in a dance studio. But, that was years–make that, decades–ago! Ah, but the memories are so lovely.

I created this card for the Crafter’s Digital Art Centre Progressive Freebie  Challenge #12 (CADCPC#12).

I used Copic markers to colour the ballerinas and added some   pretty glitter to give their lovely costumes some glitter. As part of my new  design style for 2012, I have finished all four sides of my card with the same beautiful designer paper.

Dressed for Show: Inside Verse

P.S. All the bleeding toes, long hours at the barre and endless rehearsals were a small price to pay for those few glorious moments on the stage!

Big hugs,


The Crafter’s Cafe launches its brand new Challenge Blog (CCCB)!

…and I’m on the Design Team!

 I am so proud and excited to be a member of the brand new

The CCCB, which was launched on February 1, will be posting a new challenge on the first Wednesday of each month and it will last for the whole month. We have two teams,  so you’ll be seeing creations from lots of really talented crafters.  And, the design teams will post a new collection of inspiration cards every week to help go your mojo working!

This month’s challenge is to use purple, pink and red on your creation!! With Valentine’s Day almost here, this should be a piece of (chocolate) cake!
Our first sponsor, A Day for Daisies, has provided our team with some absolutely adorable images to use for our February challenge.
 The winner will be chosen by our friendly neighbourhood random generator. This month’s prize is a $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!!
I used the Tiny Pixie Leaf image for my first inspiration card. I hope it helps to get your creative juices flowing.

Sleeping Flower

I’ve got another one all ready to post next week, so be sure to drop by, again.
And, now, it’s YOUR turn to start creating.
But, first, here are the challenge rules…
  1. You MUST follow The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog.
  2. You can enter just ONCE.
  3. You need to stay with the current theme. You can create any project you like, card, ATC, tags, layouts, mixed–media, altered art, vintage, etc.
  4. You MUST link your entry to your actual entry blog post or gallery, not your entire blog, with mention of and link to The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog.
  5. You will also need to HAVE FUN! That’s what we are here for!!
Click HERE to enter the challenge!
Mark your calendars now for some great
upcoming events at

 There will be a blog hop on Friday, February 10th, followed by an
all-day crafty event on Saturday, February 11th, which will close with a
Craft ‘n Chat from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

We’ve got a special project planned for the Craft ‘n Chat, so be sure to join us!
And, let’s not forget all the wonderful designer and social groups!!

Thank so much for stopping by!! Hope to see you again soon!!

Merry & Bright & Challenge #26 “A bit of Holiday & a bit of Red”…

Christmas stocking with a little bling!

It’s never to early to start making your Christmas cards, right crafters…

…especially, when it’s for A Day for Daisies Challenge #26!

I enjoyed making this card because 1) it’s another adorable image by Tammy Siemers Thompson 2) it’s about Christmas and 3) I love red and green.

Please click on the card and it will enlarge to show off the glorious sparkle and bling! 

Thanks, again to Tammy at A Day for Daisies for giving us the beautiful image to work with in ADFD Challenge #26!

It’s a twine thing!

Take time to smell the flowers!

Every Day is a Day for Daisies!

I really love everything that Tammy Siemers Thompson draws! Visit her on-line shop, A Day for Daisies and take a leisurely stroll through her collection of beautiful and unique hand-drawn images. I fell in love with them the second I laid eyes on them.

The cute little munchkin on this card was a freebie for Challenge #25, It’s a Twine Thing!  (I’m still struggling with the lighting for my photo shoots–despite some great advice from a friend.This one looks washed out, but in real life, it is soft pastels, punctuated by a touch or two of hot pink).

Stamens made of string!

The challenge was to use string or twine somewhere on our cards. So, in my attempt to do something different, I cut a short piece of string, frayed it a both ends, folded it in half and glued it in the middle of the big pink flower. Stamens! I coloured the image with Copic Sketch markers, used my polka dot Cuttlebug folder on the background, added some cotton eyelet edging and a couple of rows of punched out borders…oh, yes, and my signature bling. I was tempted to “add just one more thing,” but having learned from past experiences, decided that enough was enough. This time I kept it simple!

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Have a happy day!