Archive for Thank you

CR.A.F.T. – Challenge 392 – 1st of December – Colour Combo

The challenge this week is a colour challenge. I used a wonderful digi stamp by Sheep Ski Designs called Freesia Vase. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour the flowers in reds and yellows, the vase in light blue, and used dark and light blue to frame the images. The great thing about digi stamps is that you can resize them. I created 4 cards all using the same stamp but they are all different. The sentiment die cuts are from MFT.

Card 1 – I used the image as is.


Card 2 – I mirrored the image


Card 3 – I zoomed in on the image and only used part of the vase


Card 4- I zoomed in even further, duplicated the image and rotated to fit the corners



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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 375 – 4th of August – Colour Combo

This week the Design Team has a Colour Challenge. You can use all or any combination of the colours. I decided to try to incorporate all the colours using a Digistamp – Flowers Dahlias by SLS Lines. I have fallen in love with my Derwent Watercolour Inktense pencils again so I used them to colour the image. The sentiment is found SSS. I used two copies of the stamp, fussy cut them out and arranged them on my A2 card.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 372 – 14th of July – Thank You (Teacher)!

DTbadgeThis week we are challenging you to make a Thank You card for a Teacher. I have chosen a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps and created both front panel and inside panel for the card. I coloured the front panels with Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils. For the inside colouring I used Copics. The sentiments are computer generated! The Teacher diecut is from Papertrey Ink.

Bugaboo Stamp – Wee OC Horseshoe

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My Mediterranean Cruise & Crop with Cathie Rigby

I just got back from an amazing holiday! With almost 3 years in the planning, my girlfriend, Pearl, and I took an amazing trip to Europe – Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Tuscany, Roman, Amalfi Coast, Venice, Ravenna, and Kotor. Best trip ever! The beauty about a Cruise and Crop is that you Crop during the sailing days. Our Crop leader, Cathie Rigby did not disappoint! Here are  few of the fun things we made on the cruise.

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 Note: I did not discuss the “how to” techniques of these projects out of respect for the teacher. These projects are based on Cathie Rigby’s designs/techniques, taught to us by her in a classroom environment on the Cruise and Crop. Cathie offers retreats, classes, online instruction, and Cruise and Crops. Her next adventure is a cruise from Australia to New Zealand! For details about Cathie and her multiple talents, visit her at her website at Cathie’s Craft Room - . She is a fabulous instructor and I am happy to call her my friend. The classes were small and intimate. We had a great bunch of ladies in the classes, and their friends and families joined us for dinner and some of the shore excursions. As I said before - Best Trip Ever!


Simple Create Too – #109 – Thank You

SC2  GROUP BADGEThe Simply Create Too team is asking you to make a Thank You card. One can never have enough thank you cards on hand, so I actually made five variations of that card using the Stampendous Cling Stamps Set – BUILD A BOUQUET. I decided to crack open my Derwent Watercolor Pencils. I stamped all the leaves, vases, flowers and butterfly with Versafine Tuxedo Black on Neenah Solar White 100lb card stock. I coloured the edge of each image then with my waterbrush, watercoloured the images. I fussy cut all the images and arranged on the final card. I use Stampin Up Dimensionals to pop up different parts of the flowers.

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