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!


CDACPC14: My last-minute card

Hi, folks! Well, it’s been really busy around my house, lately. Lots of things to do, places to go and people to see. But, I finally made a card for the Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Freebie Challenge, and just under the wire! It is NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, a great card. In fact, I was really considering just not posting it at all. But, I wanted to play fair, so here it is. I think it really needs…something…I’m just not sure what it is. Maybe the basket is too small for the size of the card? Too many scallops. Not enough colour? Just plain boring?

Anyway, on the positive side, the basket image is really lovely. Thanks, to Shelly’s Images for providing this digi for us to use for CDACPC#14.

I coloured it with my Copic markers and added silk flowers to the basket. The beautiful scalloped edging was made with my new Martha Stewart punch.

I welcome suggestions on how to improve my craft, so if you have any constructive criticism, I would love to hear it. I hope you will drop by again, soon. It’s so lovely having visitors!

CDACPC13-Round Two is off to a great start!

Welcome to Round Two of the Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge #13.

The new round has just begun, and it has started off with five great digis. Here is my first card, which I call, “Happy Burfday, Grandpa!”

Thank you to Lia Stampz for providing this sweet image for us to play with.

I had been wanting to use this softly coloured button paper for a while and it seem to be just right for this project. By coincidence, I had a piece of ribbon with the same colours in it and some matching buttons and paper flowers. I coloured the little girl with my Copic markers, of course! Funny how it all comes together, when you start play and dig through your stash.

Oh, yeah, and I got to think like a kid again when I wrote the inside verse for this card. Such fun!

Okay, so enough about my card. Now it’s time for you to hop on over to the CDAC and join the fun!

Crafter’s Digital Art Center Progressive Challenge #13 is open to everyone!

Thanks, for stopping by and happy crafting!



Hang in there, Sweet Pea!

Hang in there, Sweet Pea!

Holding on for dear life!

Little Sweet Pea is holding on for dear life! Isn’t that just what we all have to do at one time or another?

This adorable digi was provided by Just Some Lines for the Crafter’s Digital Art Center (CDAC) Progressive Freebie Challenge  #9 (cdacpc9).

I coloured the image with my Copic markers, of course! I created the stars and the large green scalloped circle with

my Silhouette Cameo. I made the white scalloped circle with my Cuttlebug, by first cutting it out and then running it through with the embossing mat to add that extra touch. I edged it in yellow with a Copic Marker.

My goal this year is to pay more attention to the inside and back cover of my greeting cards, so this Sweet Pea card got the royal treatment. I hope you like it!

P.S. The CDACPC Challenge is open until January 14, 2012, so you still have time to take part. Just head on over to CDAC!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Home is where your heart is

Come on in and curl up!

Everyone needs a favourite little corner to curl up in. This one has a squeaky rocking chair, a cozy blanket and a favourite painting…hung a little crooked!

The painting on the wall digi was provided to us for this, the last leg of the CDACPC6 by Ginger Loft. I added the chair by Clear Dollar Stamps.

Last card coming up… Thanks for stopping by!