Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two For The Price of One….


I’ve been working on two tags the past couple of days.  No its not taking me that long to make them but its taking me that long to get them done.  You know in between all the household duties, etc.  Each of them are very different.  One is vintage and the other is whimsical.  There are a couple of challenges I will be submitting them too (details at the end of this post).  Let me know what you think.  I really like how they turned out. :)  Remember to click on images to see a larger view.   Thank you so much for visiting!

Vintage/Rustic Style Tag

Bunny Tag 1

Bunny Tag 2_closeup

DETAILS:  Bunny & Balloon (Harriet Hop-Along Birthday Single © – Digital) from My Time Made Easy     PAPERS: The Rustic Stack; EVERY THING ELSE: My stash

CHALLENGES:  My Time Made Easy LLC Blog (Sketch challenge & Keyword is MTMEPPS02)

                          Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central (Sparkle)

                          Your Next Stamp (Make It Sparkle)

                          The Pixie Cottage (Glitter)


Whimsical Style Tag

Button Tag 2

Button Tag 4_closeup of buttons

(close up of button flowers)

Button Tag 3_closeup of ribbon stems

(close up of ribbon stems)

DETAILS:  This tag was created to use every thing in my stash that has not been  shown love for a long time.  The main focus are the buttons.  My button stash has been building up but I seem to forget about them.  I have lots of green ribbon & I just wanted to use it in a different way by making the flower stems out of it.  The papers were bought about 2 years ago.  Newest item is the ric rac.  The sentiment is computer generated. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Look Who’s Excited About The First Day of Spring….


You may have guessed who it is but in case you didn’t its Tilda!  She is so happy that she is dancing around in all the Spring flowers in her yard.  Tilda hopes Spring has arrived for you.  And if it hasn’t yet weather wise just be patient because it will soon. 

This card is a little different from what I usually make but I really had fun making it.  And Tilda has such a way that she makes me smile while I colored her.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

Note: The colors you see are actually the true colors.  I am very pleased with the way my camera picked up the colors so vibrantly.  You can click on the images to get a better view.






Tilda was colored using Distress Inks as the watercolor medium.  It is my very first completed DI Watercolor painted image used on a completed card.  I am currently taking a DI Watercolor Class over at Suzanne Dean’s Color Creative Classroom with Angie Hunt as the Instructor.  What a great class!

All papers and embellishments on this card are from my stash bin.  The only new embellishment is the ribbon (seam binding) that I gathered. I bought a 100 yard roll of white seam binding from  I have even colored some of it to give away.  I used my homemade color mist to color it & it turned out lovely.   Ninety percent of my crafting supplies are bought from

I am entering this card in the following challenge: My Time Made Easy  called Pretty Patterns 01 and following the pretty pattern 01 sketch.



Thank you so much for visiting!  Hugs, Fran

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What Should I Make……


Tilda is wondering what should she make to take to her friends as a Hostess Gift when she goes for dinner.  I know that whatever Tilda decides it will be so yummy!  And as an extra treat she will be presenting the dish with a greeting card to show how grateful she is to have such good friends.

Here is the card Tilda ordered from me to present her homemade treat.

Sweet Treats Card_Twisted Easel

(click on image for a larger view)

Here are a couple of close-up photos

Closer View of Bottom Portion_Sweet Treats Card

Close Up of Tilda_Sweet Treats Card

(click on images for a larger view)

Card Recipe: 

Image by Magnolia known as OOPs (A Little Yummy For Your Tummy collection).  Image colored using Premium Prisma Color Pencils except for skin which was colored with Copic Marker E00.  Designer Papers called The Rustic Stack (DCWV).   All flowers purchased from Wild Orchids Crafts, The Lattice Pendant behind Tilda is by Spellbinders and purchased from StampingScrapping.  Lattice Pendant & Tag made from Kraft Paper (my stash).  Sentiment on tag created with Just Rite Stamp.  Printed paper on card is from an old Cookbook (torn & distressed).  All other embellishments are from my stash.

Now there is one more embellishment that I used that was created by accident.  Check the photo below and let me know what its made of & how it was created. The first person with the right answer in their comment will win a mystery gift.

Guess_Sweet Treats Card

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!