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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

 I had fun making this card over the week-end using STAMPlorations A Cup of Roses which I heat embossed and colored with Zigs.

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Here is a peek at the inside:

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Don't you just love the sentiment?

I'm playing along in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting and may your cup overflow!
Hugs, Zelda x

Coffee Therapy

A quick and easy CAS card (which are a challenge for me) using Gina K Designs Coffee Therapy stamps.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week! 
Zelda x

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monochromatic Card

A quick post to share a quick and easy card inspired by Rubbernecker Monochromatic Challenge.  I used Rubbernecker Daisy Stamp set which is a great watercolor stamp but I only used the outline stamp - love the artsy look of it.  I think of bunch of these cards with different sentiments would make a cute gift.

I'm linking this to Simon Says Stamp It Challenge (both of them :)

That's it for today.  Have a great week and if you're in or near Florida, stay safe xx

Monday, September 4, 2017

If flowers could hug ....

Hi there!

I have two cards I'd like to share today.  My first card was inspired by Essentials by Ellen Pin Sights Challenge


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I did some partial stamping with Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea and Lovely stamp sets. For coloring I used my Zigs on Strathmore watercolor paper.  This was fun to make and I like the explosion of color!

I'll be linking this to 30 day coloring challengeSimon Says Stamp ItSimon Says Anything GoesCraft StamperThe Artistic Stamper.

Friends make the world a better place

When creating my next card I had two challenges in mind. The first is A2Z Scrapbooking - Case a Designer and Mod Squad - For A Friend

The card I chose to CASE is Angie's card  .... isn't it gorgeous!

Angie's card:
love you more wm main

And here is my card:

Here is a close-up of the Dahlia showing the layers and a touch of sparkle.....

Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia stamp and dies
Alcohol markers and Prisma pencils
Hero Arts stencil
Jillibean stamp


Thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Altenew Inspiration Challenge (1)


I'm back after being MIA for a few weeks :) and happy to be sharing a few cards I made recently.   

My first card was inspired by the Altenew August Inspiration Challenge.  

I absolutely adore Erum's card in the Inspiration photo - it's just ah-mazing!

Here is my card::

Altenew Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day
Zig Markers, Distress Stains, Shimmer Spray, copper EP

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Altenew Inspiration Challenge (2)

My next card for the Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Label Love
Zig markers


Sending you Love

The challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge is Bright and Beautiful. I used Hero Arts Peacock Feather Stencil, HA Love Stamp & Cut and DO inks.

I'm also linking this to Simon Says AG and Simon Says WIW.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Monday, July 10, 2017

YOU make the world a better place


I have a few cards I'd like to share with you today.  My first card includes one of the backgrounds I made recently.  

I inked my stencil with distress inks, misted with water and applied to watercolor paper. Such a fun technique.

The colors I selected are from the color challenge at Rubberdance Color Challenge.

Get Well Soon

My next card was inspired by the CAS-ual Friday Challenge and I opted for a 1 layer / butterflies / stripes card.

I colored the images with my Zigs, fussy cut the edge, and adhered the striped paper to the inside of my card.

Mark It, Stamp It

The challenge over at Mod Squad this week is to color your stamp with a marker and stamp it.  This is a fun technique and I usually use solid images for this technique.  This time I decided to use an outline stamp and watercolor the image.  

I used a selection of tombow markers and the stamp set is Stately Flowers 9 (Gina K Designs.)  

As always, thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Hello and Happy 4th July!

I thought it apt to post this card first, in honor of today.

I find CAS cards challenging at times but today I thought I'd get out of my comfort zone ...... and I had a blast!

Supplies:  DO inks, Paper Smooches Positive Strokes 2, Sizzix die


Happy Birthday!

My next card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's latest video - block watercolor stamping.  Being the 'technique junkie' that I am, I was excited to try this technique again.  Here is the link if you've not seen it.

I made a few other backgrounds in different colors but decided to go with the red / blue combo.

The stamp set is Gina K Design's Daisy Delight.

I'm participating in the following challenges: Less Is MoreSSS Red White / BlueSSS Anything GoesHLS CAS Challenge.

You are my MOST favorite

And lastly a one layer card..... 😊

I used my heart die cut as a mask and applied ink with stencil brushes for a subtle look.

Love that sentiment!

I'm playing along at AAA Cards.

Thank you for visiting me today and have a great week!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stencil cards

I'm back with another quick(ish) post 😊.  

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is 'Stencil It' .... so I've been playing with stencils .... and more stencils.  

A few simple cards .....


And lots of playing .... 

And here is the card I'm entering:-

Very simple and subtle.
I decided not to add any embellishments.  I wanted simplicity.

I'll be linking this to Simon Says Anything Goes and HLS Watercolor Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hello my friend

Hello friends!

The challenge over at StampTV this week is to create envelopes.  My card is bigger than an A2 card so I made my envelope from cardstock.  I'm also entering HLS July Watercolor Challenge and Simon Says Anything Goes.

Daisy Delight and Better With You stamps (Gina K Designs)
Hello die (MFT)
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Prisma pencils

Celebrating 4th July

A fun card celebrating 4th July.  The background was created using Rubbernecker Watercolor Stripes and distress inks.  I'm linking this to Rubbernecker 4th July Challenge and Simon Says Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mixed Media 'Be the YOU'

Hi there!

This project started off as a one layer card and then my direction changed completely and the final result is a multi-layer mixed media project - and I enjoyed every minute of creating it.

I was inspired by this photo and used the colors in my project.


I used Distress Oxides for the focal image and the background canvas. The sunflower (CTMY stamp) was colored with prisma's after lifting some of the background color. Added some stenciling to both the focal image, and the background with modeling paste.  Stamped the sunflower image repeatedly on the canvas for continuation.  For texture and interest I layered corrugated board after painting with gesso and distress paint.  To finish off the sunflowers I added glitter glue and prills to the centers and lastly a burlap bow and tissue tape.

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Let It Be

When I saw this digital image I just had to color it! 

The color scheme is from MFT Color Challenge and I used SN markers.  I wanted some texture so I used alcohol blending solution on the big, bold letters.

To finish it off, I added a butterfly die cut from Vellum as an embellishment.  I'm also linking this to Power and Spark Challenge

Pin-Sights 'Thanks'


The next two cards were inspired by Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge.  I am always so inspired by these and this month is no exception. 

I gold embossed Mondo Magnolia stamp on glossy paper which I colored with alcohol inks.  To finish off I added washi tape, gold splatters and metallic thread.  

 I'm also linking this so Simon Says Emboss ItJoy Clair and WOW!

Pin-Sights "Oh happy day!'

 I used Bold Blossoms and Bold Blooms dies,  glossy paper colored with alcohol inks, and adhered to Essentials by Ellen embossed card stock.  Popped up the flowers with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is gold heat embossed.

Thanks for visiting me today and have a wonderful week!

Zelda x

Sunday, June 11, 2017

You're Beautiful


I'm so happy to have had some time to craft this week-end and I have a few cards to share today.

My first card was made with a few challenges in mind.  The StampTV challenge this week is "Let The Music Move You" and the song which inspired me is "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.  Here is the link if you'd like to (watch and) listen. I'm also playing along at MSC Spark It Up Challenge and Power and Spark The June Bug Challenge

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For the background I used a stencil and Nuvo Mousse and added a sprinkling of Gina K Prismatic Glitter (unfortunately the photo didn't pick all the lovely sparkle from the glitter).  The butterfly and sentiment are all Gina K Designs. 

Sketch Challenge

My next card was inspired by My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

Sketch Challenge 336 #mftstamps

When I saw the sketch I remembered this lace heart I had in my stash which I thought would be perfect for this challenge.  The sentiment is  MFT Complimentary Greetings.

Pattern Papers

The challenge at Cas-ual Fridays is 'Use Those Pattern Papers'.  Oh and don't we all have loads of them!!  And yet I don't often use them ....... 

I added die cuts from CF Linked Die and the sentiment is CF Casual Comfort.

Masculine Card

My last card for today is a Masculine card for SSS Monday ChallengeSSS Wednesday ChallengeDies R Us and HLS Anything Goes With Dies.

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The background was created using the Faux Leather technique and it really feels like chamois leather!  I used the following dies:- Cheery Lynn Burlap die, Art C Feather dies, Sizzix Celebration Words. 

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Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Zelda x