Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Hello! Today I am sharing this fun card made with Concord and 9th's mistletoe messages dies and the sentiment is from the sentiment packs at SSS. I die cut the leaves using 2 colors of green and then used a couple markers for shading to add some interest to the leaves. I picked up lots of Christmas stamps and die sets on black friday , but didn't get around to using them as I was really sick most of December... no worries I have plenty of time to use them now and be ahead of things for next Christmas. I hope you all will play along with us as our challenge is always an anything goes challenge.

CC&S #355

Hello! I can't believe January is almost over, where did the month go? Anyone else fell like the month just flew by?  So here is my card for this week's sketch challenge. The stamps are all MFT , I colored them using some Arteza markers (cheaper the copic). I've been working at better organizing my craft space lately, trying to purge the things I don't use any longer and move the things I use all the time closer to my table. I hope everyone is doing well and I hope you will play along with us .

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CC&S #354

Hello! I'm back with another color challenge, don't these colors make you long for spring? I want to be outside in my yard planting things. So since I can't plant anything I made a card with a lovely floral die cit. I used watercolor paper to cut the floral and then watercolored the pieces before assembling it on my card. I tend to go through sympathy cards in spurts in the winter months, so best stock up on them now. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #63

Hello! I am back to making Christmas cards, good to start early. This year I plan to make 4-5 of each of the cards I make for this challenge. Why so many? Well I sell my cards to friends, coworkers, in 3 little shops locally and do 1 craft show in November. This past Christmas I sold so many that I ran out and needed to make more to send out to those on my own Christmas card list.... well that didn't happen. I came down with pneumonia 2 weeks before Christmas and was just too sick to make anything. So in an effort to be better prepared for things this year I think making batches of the same card will help out . Once you come up with the initial design the reproducing part is easy. For this card I used a die set from MFT , did a bit of ink blending behind the dies, gold splatter over the whole card and finished it off by adding nuvo crystal glaze over the berries. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to play along .

CC&S #353

Hello! I'm back with a fun sketch challenge to share. I used a stamp from Gina K for this card. I loved this image. The sentiments with it were sympathy, but I think it would also make great male birthday cards as well. I find that I get lots of requests for male cards and I often don't have a big selection, something to work on this year. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CC&S #352

Hello! Welcome to the 1st color challenge of the new year. I'm going to attempt to use all the new stamps/dies I bought myself in November and December this year....I'll need to make ALOT of cards to achieve that goal. On this card I used my new masking stencil from TE and the stamp is from Honey Bee. I am enjoying all the new stencils on the market lately, I picked up quite a few of them and am looking forward to using them soon. I hope you will join us for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019


Hello! I'm back with a fun card to share for the Holly and Ivy Christmas card challenge. Once again our challenge is "Anything Goes", so do consider playing along with us. You can continue with us all year long, and next year when Christmas rolls around you will be all set. The dies I used for the bird and pine branches are from Taylored expressions, and the sentiment is from SSS. Thanks for stopping by today.