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Friday, December 30, 2016

Quilt Card

The challenge over at Mod Squad this week is "Warm and Toasty" which reminded me of sitting in front of the fireplace with a warm blanket when we lived in a colder climate (we have a fireplace here in Arizona but have yet to turn it on!).  So I decided to make a few quilt cards. 

Such fun!  

Supplies used:
Marvy punch
Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags
Avery Elle Gifts Tags die
Lattice Circles embossing folder
Various cardstock and patterned paper
fun fur

SSS Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're warm and toasty!

Shabby Chic Quilt Card

I recently saw a beautiful quilt at the Christmas Tree House and that was my inspiration for my next card.  Here is a similar quilt (kind of.... ish....) ...

Shabby Chic                                                                                                                                                      More:

And here is my card.... it took forever to distress and sponge each little square - all 20 of them.

Needless to say I'm all quilted out. 😊

Supplies used:
Various patterned papers, flowers, lace, pearls etc
Spellbinders Vintage Lace Accents die
Cheery Lynn Designs Tiny Fanciful Flourish
Distress Inks 


Masculine Happy Birthday

The CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to choose a favorite technique or product from the previous 11 CAS challenges.  There were many that were such fun and I thoroughly enjoyed but I have to say I love playing with inks, Brusho's in particular.  So my card today is a using the Stencil Monoprint technique.

Supplied used:
Clockworks stencil
Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk stamp set
Clockworks Steampunk embossing folder


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week-end and be safe.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Joy

My last card for Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge (I told you I was inspired..... there are still a few half made cards on my table but I won't post them .... I promise ..... 😌)

I used Brusho's for this card and added some shimmer spray for a bit of sparkle!  

Essentials by Ellen Mondo Poinsettia and Lovely stamp sets


And that's it from me today.  Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Just for You

This card was inspired by the Altenew A Year in Review Challenge and here is the inspirational photo:


I created the background with dye inks and alcohol blending solution on Distress Specialty Stamping Paper. I added a layer of gray die cut flowers to my stamped images for a bit of contrast. 

Altenew Peony Bouquet and Label Love stamp sets
Gina K Designs Inks (Moonlit Fog, Bubblegum Pink and Passionate Pink)
Alcohol Blending Solution
Distress Specialty Stamping Paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops 


Spread the Sparkle

My next card was also inspired by the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge. Another simple, one layer card (what a shock 😊 !)  

I used the following supplies:
Essentials by Ellen Geo Tree die
Heidi Swapp gitter paper
Versamark and WOW embossing glitter
Essentials by Ellen Spread the Sparkle stamp set
Darice sequins


Hello and Happy Christmas Eve!
I have a few cards to share which I made earlier this week .....

My first card was inspired by the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge.  

December Pin-Sights Challenge Photo

These inspirational photo's always inspire me.

I kept my card very simple.  

Supplies used:
Essentials by Ellen dies (Holiday Words and Geo Tree) and Woodgrain Cardstock
Home for the Holidays Paper Pad
Shimmer Spray 
Darice sequins

Simon Says Christmas Day Challenge

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Joy" Tag

I'm finally back in my craft room and seem to have found my Mojo ..... (well some of it....) 😊

My first project for today is a tag inspired by Essentials by Ellen 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist - Day 6


Color Scheme

I'm a sucker when it comes to these colors ..... Here is my tag:

Watercolor CS, glitter paper and Distress Inks
Snowflake Embossing Folder
VersaMark and Wow Diamond White Embossing Glitter
Avery Elle - Joy Die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders Die
Gina K Designs - Christmas Wishes Stamp set
Gesso and Picket Fence Spray (for splatters)
White ribbon from my stash and crinkle ribbon colored with Dylusions Ink spray

Thanks for "popping in" x

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas Tag

And yet another tag!  Also for Essentials by Ellen 12 tags of Christmas Day 12 and here are the inspiration colors (yes... more favorites and I love shabby-chic):

12 tags for color inspiration

Here is my tag:

Dies used: Cheery Lynn Poinsettia and Pine Branches, Penny Black Merry Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 
Hugs, Zelda x

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Snowflakes and Glitter!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I haven't had much crafting time lately but here is one card I made which I'd like to share:

I used watercolor paper and distress inks for the background and also embossed with a snowflake EF.  The snowflakes are die cut from glitter fun foam and the sentiment embossed with WOW embossing glitter.  Lastly I added some shimmer spray and stickles.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day! x

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazing Day

It's good to be back in blogland.  How I've missed it!

  A quick post to share my entry for Essentials by Ellen November Pin-Sights Challengeand here is the inspiration photo:

November Pin-Sights Challenge

Thanks for visiting and until next time ...... ❤

Sunday, October 30, 2016

You are.....

My last card for today highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness and participating in CAS-ual Fridays Fight like a Girl Challenge.

Supplies:  Paper Smooches and Concord and 9th.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Now I need to get this card into the mail.  Thanks for visiting today ......


Grateful Card

And my final entry for Simon Says Autumn Challenge.  Also participating in Simon Says Work It Wednesday.

Supplies used:
W-Plus 9 stamp, Concord and 9th dies, Gansai Tambi watercolors.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank You

My second entry for Simon Says Autumn Challenge and HLS Mixed Media Nature Challenge.  For this card I wanted to make a leaf card with big leaf images which I don't have so I used artificial leaves and traced around them.

Here is the planning process ......

And here is my card .......

I colored the leaves with Derwent Ink Pencils and then added Distress Inks and Stains.  I added a touch of foil to the veins of the leaves but it's not clear in the photo.

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Mixed Media "Autumn"


I have a few projects to share today.  I love Autumn colors and was so inspired by the Simon Says Autumn Challenge  and HLS Mixed Media Nature Challenge I ended up making 3 cards (and I have another two backgrounds .... )  I hadn't planned on making so many cards but whilst waiting for each step to dry I wasn't quite satisfied with the progress and started something new ..... and with each step the projects veered off in different directions.  Gotta love crafting..... 

Here is my first project:

I used a number of dies, Distress Inks, Paints and Stains, Texture Paste and gel medium.  Love the metal tag "embrace imperfection".  

I'm also participating in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Doodles

Hi there!

I have two fun cards to share with you today.  The challenge at A Blog Named Hero is geometric and as I love to doodle I thought I'd incorporate some 'doodling' on my card.  

And here is the second card.... just for fun!

All the stamps are Hero Arts (Zig Zag, Happy Stamp & Cut, Fancy Basics).

I'll also be playing in the A2Z Scrapbooking Layer Challenge.

Have a wonderful week-end x

Sunday, October 23, 2016

You ARE enough

CAS-ual Fridays Fight Like A Girl Challenge, Simon Says Think Pink Challenge and October Breast Cancer awareness was the inspiration behind this card.

I used Distress Inks to watercolor and at first I was too precise so I added loads of water to create more of a random look which I wanted.  It's not always easy to color outside the lines ;)

The stamp set is Concord and 9th You Are Enough.  Love that phrase.  

Thanks for stopping by, have a good week and remember.... you ARE enough!

 Hugs, Zelda x

Just a Note

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I hope you've had a great week-end and managed to squeeze in some crafting time.  I have two cards I'd like to share with you today.

The first card is for the Case a DT Challenge at StampTV.  We had to CASE one of Karen's gorgeous cards ..... that was the tough part - deciding which one to choose .... decisions decisions!  Here is the one I finally chose and here is my entry:

All the supplies used are Gina K Designs.

I'll also be participating in Simon Says Think Pink Challenge.

Thanks for popping in .........

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thanksgiving watercolor

Hello and Happy Saturday!

A quick post today to share a card I made earlier this week.

The stamps I used are both Gina K Designs The Simple Things.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Today's card was inspired by this Pinterest Inspired Photo from Lawnscaping Challenge.

The idea was to have layers and layers of leaves so I made a step card.
I used Lawn Fawn's small stitched leaves dies and Woodgrain Backdrops stamp.

I'm participating in Dies R Us ChallengeScrapyland Challenge #51 and Simon Says Work It Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by.......

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness


This card was made with two challenges in mind both supporting Breast Cancer Awareness.  The challenge at CAS-UAL Fridays is "1 in 8", as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.  

I recently watched this video by Jennifer McGuire and this technique came to mind for this challenge.

The second challenge is Time Out Challenge #67 - Breast Cancer Awareness and/or friendship.

And here is my card:

The stamp set is Cas-ual Fridays Amazeballs.
I have family and friends who have fought this disease so I'll be making a few cards and sending them off to these amazing women!

Thanks for popping in ..... and don't forget to self-examine.

Zelda xx

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hello friend

The challenge at Mod Squad this week is For the Birds and I knew immediately I would use my hummingbird stamp.  I love watching them in the garden.  Did you know they beat their wings about 70 times per second and lap up nectar at a rate of about 13 licks per second? 
Fascinating....... and end of the lesson ;) 

All supplies are Gina K Designs.

Have a great day and thanks so much for looking.

StampTV Inspiration Challenge

Hi there

After a rough week it was great to be able to craft again yesterday.  Although after seeing the destruction and devastation of Hurricane Matthew I have nothing to complain about.  I hope you are all safe!

My cards today were inspired by the Inspiration Challenge at StampTV.  

I love the gorgeous colors and flowers and ended up making 4 cards ...... 

I had fun doing a bit of everything, coloring, masking, watercolors etc. 
All supplies are Gina K Designs.

Thanks for popping in ...... be safe.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Just Because ....

This was was inspired by Essentials by Ellen September Pin-Sights Challenge. Here are the inspiration photo's - aren't they just gorgeous!! 

September 2016 Mood Board

And here is my entry:-

I used Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia and Lovely stamp sets.  I'll also enter Simon Says Powder Power Challenge.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Shaker Tag


Here is a shaker tag I made for A2Z Scrapbooking Make It a Tag Challenge using Hero Arts Wishes Come True stamp set.  

The actual tag is heat embossed and then I used Distress Inks, and of course some shimmer to add some sparkle ;)  

I'll be adding this to Simon Says Powder Power Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gift Set


A very quick post (as the clock is ticking)!  I've not managed much crafting lately as my inspiration tank is running low.  I did manage to make a gift box and matching note cards for an upcoming birthday and I'm entering Simon Says Gift It Challenge.

Here is the gift box using Hero Arts Antique Rose stamp to which I added a bit of shading.

I kept the note cards very simple so they can be utilized for any occasion.  

Hope you're having a great week!

'Til next time ......

Sunday, September 11, 2016

For You

My next card was inspired by the Color Inspiration - Fall Colors Challenge over at Mod Squad.  Here is the gorgeous color palette:

And here is my card:

I used watercolor paper and distress inks and went for a bold and sketchy look (it's fun to color outside the lines ;)  The stamp set is A Year of Flowers 2 (Gina K Designs).

I'll be entering the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous week!

Thank You

Hello friends,

I have two cards I'd like to share with you today.

For my first card I used Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony stamp and had fun with watercolors.  The gorgeous bold sentiment is Concord & 9th.  I added some shimmer spray to my peony and of course some splatters.  For further interest I added a strip of pp from MFT and a painted strip of watercolor paper.

I'll be entering the following challenges:
Essentials By Ellen Mix It Up Challenge with Concord & 9th
Simon Says Monday Stamp It Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Stamp It Challenge
Virginia's View Challenge

Negative Painting

This card was inspired by the Use Foliage challenge over at Mod Squad.  I love leaves and fall colors and felt inspired to paint!   I used Gina K Designs stamps (Stamper's Favorite and Sending Love), Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Archers Watercolor paper. 

Thank you for visiting......

Monday, September 5, 2016

CAS B&W & pop of color

Last up is a card for Cas-ual Fridays Challenge where we need to use black, white and a pop of color.  I used Casual Fridays Mon Ami stamp and colored the image with pencils.  Added washi and a bit of metallic thread. 

I'm adding this card to Simon Says Anything Goes ChallengeSimon Says Stamp It Challenge and Simon Says Work It Wednesday Challenge.

And that's it for today.... have a wonderful day and thanks for taking the time to visit. 


All Lacy and Girly

My next card is for Cheery Lynn Lace Challenge.  I've been wanting to make this type of card for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity using the Cheery Lynn Designs Corset die and Alison's Ribbon die. 

I used the following supplies:
Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp 
WOW white embossing glitter

Good Morning Sunshine

Good Morning and Happy Labor Day to my USA friends,

I have a few cards to share;

This was created for TCP Embossing Challenge.  For the background I used Tim Holtz Rays stencil coloring with Distress Inks and then I embossed it.  The image, from TCP Nature's Hello, was heat embossed and colored with Zig brush markers.  

Hopefully this will brighten someone's day!