Retro Rubber Challenge 82...

Welcome to our new challenge at Retro Rubber!  For the first time ever, we are doing a tic tac toe challenge where you use three elements either across, down or diagonally.


I opted for green, die cut and twine.  All lovely elements.  I was going to make a St. Patrick’s Day card but I don’t have a clover leaf die.  Also, it’s hard to feel too happy about clover leafs (or anything springy – lol) when we still have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground. rrcb 82 1 (567x640)

So I switched it up and made a birthday card.  I started with several leaf die cuts that I stacked together.  They have a bit of coppery/gold on the edges as this is a die that I ruined with some paint and the remaining paint clings to my cardstock.  It did add a bit of shimmer. rrcb 82 2 (610x640)

I added the twine and adhered to the card front that I ran thru the linen impression plate.  I added the sentiment (from my 2016 Clearly Besotted Message Me stamp set) and layered the card front on the card base.

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! garden green and white.  Stamps:  CB Message Me (2016).  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and leaf silhouettes.  Other:  SU! linen thread.

March House Of Cards...

March is coming in like a lion around here and it’s also a new challenge at House of Cards.  The challenge is to use colored pencils on dark cardstock and/or the colors in the challenge image.

March Colored Pencils on dark card colors

As usual, I did a bit of both.  I stamped the image in crumbcake ink on crumbcake cardstock and then colored with my pencils. march hoc 1 (517x640)

I added a popped up sentiment and some pearls to finish off the card. march hoc 2 (640x462)

Play along HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! crumbcake and white.  Stamps:  SU! heartfelt blooms and text ya later.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  Chalks.  SU! pearls.


Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge!  Since we are just about to the New Year, our theme is sparkle!  And what could be more sparkly than glitter?  Glitter…the gift that keeps on giving!

#166 12.29.17

I started by using some Bermuda Bay glitter paper and die cutting a hat. And now I officially have glitter everywhere on my table! aysi 166 1 (563x640)

I die cut a scalloped panel and ran it and the card base thru my linen impression plate.  I added the sentiment and then attached the glitter hat.  A cute white fuzzy ball added some dimension and kept the die cut from looking like a mailbox – lol! aysi 166 2 (640x469)

I popped the panel up on the card base and was done!  Be sure to join us!  Link up your sparkles HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, Bermuda Bay cardstock and glitter paper.  Stamps:  PTI two feet deep.  Dies:  MFT warm and fuzzy, mini scallop stitched rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate. 

Daisies For AYSI...

Happy Friday! It’s time for a new As You See It Challenge! We have a lovely sketch for you to try out!

  #147 4.7.17

I started with a piece of pattern paper that I backed with early espresso. aysi 147 1 (516x640)

Then I die cut a couple of gerbera daisies in Dijon and white. I interlaced the daisy petals and then added a bit of string behind the daisy before adding to the pattern paper. aysi 147 2 (640x391)

I popped a sentiment on and a few pearls and was done.

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend but will be back on Monday!

Supplies: CS: SU! white, early espresso, and delightful Dijon. Pattern paper from stash. Dies: MFT gerbera daisy. PTI linen impression plate. Stamps: PTI KIS birthday 3. Other: String. Pearls.

Ombre For AYSI...

Welcome to a new As You Can See It Challenge! We have a fun sketch for you to try so be sure to join us!

#145 3.10.17

My card is super CAS today. I started by die cutting these circles using my Reverse Confetti falling confetti die. aysi 145 1 (558x640)

Then I added a piece of ombre paper behind the circles. A few dots, bling, and a sentiment and I was done. aysi 145 2 (640x318)

My back is slowly getting better. The pain is easing and I hope to do some serious crafting this weekend! I have missed it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have posts for you starting Monday. We shall see how the weekend goes!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Lil Inkers dip dyed ombre. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. RC falling confetti. Stamps: PTI KIS simple birthdays 2. Other: Memento black ink. SU! rhinestones and enamel dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge #56...

It’s time for a new Retro Rubber Challenge! We are all about the birthdays for this challenge and if you are like me, you never have a birthday card handy!

  RRCB 56

I started by stamping these layered flowers in pool party and Bermuda bay. Then I added a few crushed curry and delightful Dijon sprinkles. The flower images are from Rubbernecker that I have had at least 3 or 4 years and my sentiment stamp is one I have had since 2014. rrcb 56 1 (546x640)
After I added the sentiment, I ran the card front thru the linen impression plate and then die cut using a stitched rectangle. I decided the pattern paper needed a bit more flair and die cut it using a mini scalloped rectangle. I layered everything together and added the final touches of dots and rhinestones. rrcb 56 2 (640x467)

Be sure to play along with us and link up your birthday card HERE!

I have managed to get the crud or it’s gotten me so this will be my only post for the week. Blech. Thanks for stopping by today! See you next week!

Supplies: CS: PTI white and kraft. Pattern paper from stash. Stamps: Rubbernecker layered flowers. PTI KIS birthday. Inks: Memento black. SU! Bermuda bay, pool party, delightful Dijon and crushed curry. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT blueprints 20. Other: SU! dots and rhinestones.

Hal For Brown Sugar...

Welcome to a new Brown Sugar Challenge! This one is an anything goes and our sponsor is Dr. Digi!


I started with the Dr. Digi image called Hole In One Hal. I used my colored pencils and colored him in and then added a bit of chalk around him as well. bsc 235 1 (520x640)

I added the sentiment and ran the card thru the linen impression plate. bsc 235 2 (640x543)

Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: Dr. Digi hole in one Hal. CB message me. Other: Colored pencils. Chalk. PTI linen impression plate.

Birthday Carousels...

Today I have a quick card that I made for the Fab Friday Challenge.

I started with some designer paper from the SU! cupcakes and carousels pattern pack and made 3X3 squares that I layered with very vanilla. I also cut a 3X3 square of so saffron that I backed with very vanilla as well. ff 1 (640x542)

I layered these up and added a sentiment and button to follow the sketch. Very clean and layered! ff 2 (640x473)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! Bermuda bay, very vanilla, so saffron and cupcakes and carousels dsp. Stamps: PTI KIS birthday 2. Other: PTI linen impression plate. MFT washi tape die. SU! button and twine.

Watercolored Avant Garden...

Happy Monday! Today’s card was made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and I had some fun playing with a new stamp set.

I used images from the SU! Avant Garden stamp set and did a bit of watercoloring. First I stamped the flowers with a combination of so saffron and peekaboo peach for the lower flower and peekaboo peach and calypso coral for the upper flower. I used old olive for the stems and leaves. fms 1 (558x640)

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and then used a small paintbrush and some water and squished the ink around to get a watercolor look. A bit of marina mist was used around the flowers although that is hard to see. fms 2 (640x444)

I did some random ink spatters across the flowers and then added some pattern paper as per the sketch. A sentiment and some enamel dots finished off the card. Give this method of watercoloring a try. It’s easy and makes you feel like you are an artist who freehanded these images!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: Watercolor paper. SU! crumbcake and cupcakes and carousels dsp. Stamps: SU! avant garden. Inks: SU! so saffron, peekaboo peach, calypso coral, old olive and marina mist. Memento black. Other: SU! enamel dots.

Joy Of The Journey...

Happy Thursday! I used a sentiment that I was given last year for my birthday.  The sentiment is beautiful – it truly expresses how I feel about my best friends. So I opted to let it shine on its own. 1117 1 (558x640)

Then I did a bit (OK a lot!!) of splattering with some of my favorite colors and finished off with a few enamel dots. 1117 2 (640x434)

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: Stampendous joy of journey. Inks: distress inks. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate. Enamel dots.