Archive for Friendship/Thinking of 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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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!


C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 349 – 4th of February – Inspiration Picture

Inspiration picture 040216To start the month, the CRAFT Challenge is based on an inspirational picture. I took the inspiration photo quite literally. I used stamps from my own stock. I love the critters from Paper Smooches. I used the bunny from A Little Lovin  and the cat from Chubby Chums  . I coloured them using Copic markers. The fun paper is from my stash, and the sentiment die is Savvy Stamps – Die – Hello Bubble .

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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 323 – 6th of August – Recipe.

Recipe06082015This week, the CRAFT team’s challenge is a Recipe challenge. For my card I used a newer release by A Day for Daisies called Skinny Maiden. I printed her twice, once on Neenah Solar White, and once on patterned paper. I coloured her with Copics, then paper pieced her dress. The rolled flowers die is from MFT.

1 image – Skinny Maiden

2 shapes – two different shaped pieces to make main card

3 papers – the paper for her dress, the paper for background, and the paper for the roses

4 gems – 4 clear gems



C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 321 – 23rd of July – Wish You Were Here


This week, we challenge you to make a “Wish You Were Here” Card. I chose Tiny the Turkey by Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

I added the sentiment via computer prior to printing my little turkey. I used a fall pallet with golds, oranges, reds, and browns. I coloured the image with Copics, fussy cut Tiny out, and layered him on patterned paper from my stash.


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