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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 456 – 22nd of February – Alien/Fantasy


With all the cards I make, I have very little children cards. This week’s challenge at C.R.A.F.T. is Alien/ Fantasy is perfect for those “Make Believe” cards. I started with creating a space-themed card. Next, I thought -fantasy – unicorns, and flying elephants.

I started with painting a watercolour sky using Distress Ink Safty Ocean, water, and a waterbrush on watercolour paper. While that was drying, I cut out clouds from the Mama Elephant die set - Cloud Nine - Creative Cuts. Next, I stamped my unicorns by MFT - BB Magical Unicorns, coloured them with Copic markers, added Wink of Stella to their horns, tail, and manes, and finally fussy cut them out. I assembled the card and added the sentiment also from the MFT Stamp set.


For my next card, I created the background using Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 24 COLOR SET, Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi STARRY COLORS Set of 6, on watercolour paper. I set it aside to dry. Next, I stamped and coloured Mama Elephant’s – Space Bears with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and started assembling the card. I added hand drawn stars and air hoses for the space suits, and stamped my sentiments.

space bears

For my final card, I used another Mama Elephant stamp set called FLY WITH ME, the matching dies, and Mama Elephant dies set - Cloud Nine - Creative Cuts. I coloured the critters with Copics. I arranged them on the card and stamped the balloons using a stamp set from Clearly Besotted ALL IN ONESIE Clear Stamp.


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I entered my bears in space card into Make My Monday - Challenge #65 Messy Backgrounds and Inspire, Create, Challange – Animals

I entered my Elephant Look How’s Three Card into Lemon Shortbread’s – Anything Goes Challenge and The Outlawz -Colour Challenge with a twist – Balloons and ModSquadChallenge – Animal Fun and Simon Says Stamps – Wednesday Challenge – Make Your Own Background and Cute Card Thursday – Cute Critters

I entered my unicorns into Stinkin‘ Inkers Challenge – Love is in the Air and The Paper Shelter - Things that Fly

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 454 – 8th of February – Christmas (humorous)


For this week’s Challenge, the C.R.A.F.T. Design Team is asking you to make a Christmas card with a twist – add Humour! I have this great Pug stamp from Clearly Besotted called, “BAH HUM-PUG!” I coloured my puppies with Copics, fussy cut them out and arranged on various cardstock from my stash. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

pug christmas

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 451 – 18th of January – Love/Valentines


For this week’s challenge, I used multiple stamps and dies. The little pug is from Newton’s Nook – Pug Hugs, Flowered Heart is from Concord and 9th – You Are Here. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted – Playful Pooches. I coloured the images with Copic markers, fussy cut the images out and pasted them on the card stock.


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C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 450 – CHRISTMAS


This week’s challenge is Christmas. For my card, I used an adorable stamp set from Clearly Besotted called Buh Humpug! I coloured each of the pugs with Copic markers, fussy cut them out then stacked them on the card front. I know Christmas is just over, but if you start now making a few cards here and there you will not be in a rush for Christmas 2018!



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Remembrance Day 2015

Every year I put aside time to think about all the brave men and women who have served our country and secured our freedoms. Both my mother and father served in WWII, and after the war, my father was a major in the reserves.

As a part of Pay it Forward, I make greeting cards for all the residents at the Belmont Nursing home, who cared for my mother in her last years. They have 8 veterans, so I made up the card below as a special thank you to each of them.


The inside of the card reads:

On this day we honour, salute and thank, the past and present men and women who served our country. We are thinking of you this Remembrance Day. From Your Belmont Family

To make this card I used Clearly Besotted – BRUSHED POPPIES stamp set, MFT - BG Etched Flower Background, and Impression Obsession Thank You Die.