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12 Challenge - Mojo Monday #494

"Lost in the Post"
1/4 fold card for
Mojo Monday #494

I always forget the postage stamp collection when making cards.
Finally I remembered! So I gave myself a little pat on the back.
Even with a little lace, this card has a masculine look.
It's a look that says "from me to you" by a little feminine touch.


11 Challenge - Moo Mania "Faces"

"A Little Prince"
ACEO for
Moo Mania "Faces"

"L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Inspired by the art of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
A carefree brush pen, colouring outside the lines.
An expression that looks beyond the page?

If you have a good quantity of washi tape, experiment with collage!
I treat it like precious treasure, but really, it comes many meters to a roll.
Sometimes it is better to play with no worries~
Try it just a little!

Materials: Faber-Castell brush pen, Bic Mark-It, Copics, and washi tape.
(Scanned on designer paper due to the light colours.)

10 Challenge - Sketch Saturday #460

"Hello Flower Girl"
square card for
Sketch Saturday #460

A sweet, girlish card to cheer up someone's day.
Is it dark and gloomy outside?
Don't worry, Hello Kitty understands~
That's the kind of thought I had with Hello Kitty on this rainy day.
After the rain will be beautiful flowers~
I told myself that as I covered my head and ran!

9 Challenge - CAS(E) this Sketch #218

"Stars for You"
1/4 fold card for
CAS(E) this Sketch #218

Lovely, shiny tape~
A simple card using many textures.
Sentiment: Stampin' Up "Hip Hip Hooray."

8 Challenge - Just Add Ink #356

"Hooray for Shiny Balloons"
1/4 fold card for
Just Add Ink #356 - "Just Choose Two"

A shiny, brass card featuring red balloons and a playful lion.
Balloon stamp (background) by Hero Arts.

7 Challenge - Mojo Monday #493

"Happy Choo-loween!"
1/4 fold card for
Mojo Monday #493


A bit of pattern paper (left),
a bit of tea-stained paper (right),
a bit of construction paper (centre).
I was surprised at how well the construction paper embossed!
I love using paper tape, as well as creating my own unique papers.
I hope it also gives you a smile~


6 Challenge - Crafting When We Can #142

"Yotsuba & Hula!"
#10 card for
Crafting When We Can #142 - "One for the Girls"

Another one from the scrap bin~
Long card featuring one of the happiest girls I know,
Yotsuba!
She wears a lei of her signature four-leaf clovers,
which represent her happy-go-lucky nature.

Punch by Stampin' Up.

5 Challenge - Freshly Made Sketches #283

"Best Owlet"
1/4 fold card for
Freshly Made Sketches #283

A sweet owl card using an idea seen on Jennifer McGuire Ink: the pastel layer is  a swathe of plain cardstock, heat embossed with purple glitter powder.

4 Challenge - Sketch Saturday Week #459

"Smiley Cat"
1/4 fold card for
Sketch Saturday Week #459

A cheerful card for any occasion,
made from stash scraps.
I like the simplicity of this sketch.
The little banner stole my heart.

1 Challenge - Moo Mania "Egypt"

"Sun Bird"
1/4 page flat card created for
Moo Mania's Egypt challenge

After considering famous landmarks, cats, or hieroglyphs,
I chose to follow my first instinct, wetland birds.
To me, Egypt brings to mind nature films,
and these birds are always the stars.
I combined with the turquoise and gold of famous artifacts
to evoke "Ancient Egypt."

Heron (freehand):
Bic Mark-It, metallic Sharpie.
Tail attached by copper brad,
gently swings half-circle
(about 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock position).

Background paper:
Sponge daubed and stamped in
Stampin' Up "Crushed Curry" ink, "Wetlands" stamp.

Gold-flecked by lightly stamping each layer with Stampabilities pigment ink pad.

Fun fact:
Features a bath salts wrapper.
After lying in scrap box for a while, it has found a good home.~

3 Challenge - Just Add Ink #355

"Flowers in Her Hair" 6-bar fold card created for Just Add Ink's #355 Sketch Challenge
This is quite a large card, for a big -POP- of colour in the mailbox.

Much thanks to the double-pleated fold tutorial by From Me To You Paper Crafts.
I looked up the technique after seeing it on Pinterest.
It's so easy but fancy.
Now I have a reason to look for double-sided paper. . . .

Stampin' Up "Birthday Bash" DSP, "Label Love" stamp & coordinating punch.
Flower dies came in the box with Evolution Advanced.

2 Challenge - CAS(E) this Sketch #217

"Hello, Chicky!"
partial die cut, 1/4 fold card for
CAS(E) this Sketch #217

Spring is in the air (around here, summer/winter, alternately).
Birds are singing, the sun is shining . . .
it's time for April flowers!

I've only just heard of card styles like "Clean and Simple"
(on So Suzy podcast), so
here is my first intentional "CAS."

This design uses pre-fabricated elements:
glitter paper and a felt chick.
Easy assembly - cut and stick! - makes
a quick option for card kits, beginners, or batch production.