Retro Rubber Challenge 96...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber with a fun sketch by Claire Grantham!


I love a great sketch so I went to town with a Christmas card.  Using pattern paper and cardstock I created the bulk of the sketch. rrcb 96 1 (640x563)

I die cut three threes and a circle and then arranged according to the sketch.  That was when I realized I forgot about the sentiment!  So I went for it and just stamped on the patterned paper.  The sentiment is from my trusty 2016 Clearly Besotted Message Me set. rrcb 96 2 (640x452)

Join us and play along with this sketch!  Link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, real red, old olive, crumbcake, smokey slate, and merry moments dsp.  Dies:  RC trees.  Stamps:  CB Message Me (2016).

The Basics For AYSI...

We have a fun new challenge at As You See It!  This challenge is called back to basics – and it is what it says – paper, ink, and stamps.  That’s it!

#184 9.7.18

I love a great clean and simple card.  In my first holiday card of the season, I used green, red and black inks.  Can’t get any more clean and simple than that! aysi 184 1 (595x640)

I stamped the images in the bottom corner to leave all that lovely white space!  On which I would normally use my linen impression plate – but not today! aysi 184 2 (640x564)

Play along with us HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI grand ampersand.  Inks:  SU! cherry cobbler and old olive.  Memento black.

Christmas Leaves For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It and it’s a gorgeous sketch!

#165 12.15.17

I opted to use autumn leaves but in a Christmas style twist.  I used the Concord & 9th layering leaves and die cut them in mossy meadow, cherry cobbler, and old olive.  I die cut each one three times for added dimension and then adhered them together. aysi 165 1 (555x640)

I used some nice wintery paper and cut a couple of rectangles.  I layered everything together and finished off the card with a sweet sentiment and some dots and rhinestones.  I am quite tickled with how this card turned out! aysi 165 2 (640x428)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI holiday flourishes and swirls, white and kraft.  SU! mossy meadow, cherry cobbler, and old olive.  Dies:  MFT double stitched rectangles and washi tape.  Concord & 9th layer leaves.  Stamps:  CB message me.  Other:  SU! dots and rhinestones.

Retro Rubber Challenge #77...

Welcome to the last Retro Rubber Challenge of 2017!  It’s a color inspiration challenge just in time for the holiday season.


I went with clean and simple and opted to use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch. rrcb 77 1 (640x483)

I stamped the tree from the PTI Layered Postmarks: Holiday (from 2012) in spring moss with the script in ripe avocado. rrcb 77 2 (640x594)

I added the sentiment and then ran the card thru the linen impression plate.  I actually set out to make a layered card with an old truck and some trees.  That ended up in the garbage.  Sometimes the card in my mind is not what it is in reality!  LOL!

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI layered postmarks: holiday (2012).  Inks:  PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, and pure poppy.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.

Retro AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  Join us for this fun color challenge!

#164 12.1.17

I started with a couple of brush trees in pool party and flirty flamingo.  These colors gave me a retro vibe so I had to add a few fifties style stars to make that retro look happen! aysi 164 1 (537x640)

I added the sentiment in pacific point and a few rhinestones and enamel dots.  A CAS card that would be easy to reproduce for all of your favorite friends and family! aysi 164 2 (640x500)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! pacific point, flirty flamingo, and pool party.  Stamps:  SU! be jolly by golly.  PTI joyful Christmas.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! enamel dots and rhinestones.

December Blog Hop At House Of Cards...

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Hello! Welcome to the House of Cards end of term blog hop! Be sure to hop to each of the other DT members and enjoy their beautiful creations!  This hop will run from December 1 at 6:00 AM CST through December 15 at Noon CST. Any card style is welcome and we have this gorgeous photo inspiration for your crafting enjoyment!

Dec Blog Hop Inspiration

You may be just starting the blog hop or have come from Heather’s Blog.


I started by using this fun digi tree from one of our sponsors - Digistamps4Joy.  I focused on the gorgeous silver and gold in the inspiration photo.  So using my colored pencils, I made a gold and silver tree with a touch of red and yellow. HOC Dec 1 (485x640)

I fussy cut the image and then popped it up on silver paper and added the sentiment.  Then, because I couldn't resist, I chose gold as my card base.  All sorts of shimmery paper! HOC Dec 2 (640x499)

Thanks for stopping in!  Your next stop is Karen’s Blog


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Retro Rubber Challenge #76...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s Anything Goes!


I opted to go with a Christmas theme and dug out this cute nutcracker stamp from Simon Says Stamp’s Retro Christmas (2015).  I colored him in with colored pencils and then die cut the image. rrcb 76 1 (501x640)

I added the sentiment (I do like to do sideways sentiments) and a bit of twine and a few dots.  A strip of striped paper backed with some old olive was the final touch before I layered everything on an early espresso card base. rrcb 76 2 (640x477)

Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, early espresso, old olive and letters to Santa dsp.  Stamps:  SSS Retro Christmas (2015).  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT mini scallop stitched rectangles.  Other:  SU! early espresso twine and dots.  Colored pencils.  Memento black ink.


Yep, another post today!  Today I am playing along with the Card Concept challenge.  The challenge is Rich Holiday and I am not sure if that is the interpretation I came up with but what the hay!

My card is super CAS by using a few random damask images in Christmas colors on the card. cc 1 (546x640)

I added the sentiment, ran the card thru the linen impression plate, and then added some rhinestones. cc 2 (640x538)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  PTI new leaf, green parakeet, mint julep and pure poppy.  Memento black.  Stamps:  Pretty Pink Post damask greetings.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! rhinestones.

November House Of Cards...

It’s a new month and a new challenge at House of Cards!  Make a holiday card and/or use the colors in the challenge image and you will be all set!

Nov holiday and or colors

I started with a card base of sahara sand and added a mini scalloped layer of soft stone.  Although it basically looks white in the photo.  (sigh) HOC nov 1 (538x640)

I stamped a wintery type flower in red and green, added a sentiment and die cut using my mini stitched circles die. HOC nov 2 (640x539)

After that I added some red ribbon and layered everything together. 

Be sure to join us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and soft stone.  SU! sahara sand.  Stamps:  PTI holiday greens.  Inks:  SU! real red and garden green.  Memento black.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT blueprints 20 and mini scallop stitched circles.  Other:  SU! cherry cobbler ribbon.

Singing Trees For Brown Sugar...

It’s time for a new Brown Sugar Challenge! Our theme is to use red, white and green on your projects. Our sponsor for this challenge is Melonheadz. They have some great digi images so be sure to go check them out!


I used these cute trees. I liked the idea of singing trees so I made a small chorus and added a tree with a sentiment and one with some lights! bsc 12.16 1 (590x640)

It’s like they showed up at your doorstep to sing a few carols and decorate your house! bsc 12.16 2 (640x427)

Be sure to play along and link up your cards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! As I mentioned the other day, with the holidays upon us, my posting will be minimal for the next few weeks.

Supplies: CS: SU! white. Stamps: Melonheadz Christmas Trees.