Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Happy New Year Vintage Champagne

 I know I have been missing in action for several months. I lost interest in crafting for a while plus had a lot to do with the house. She now is sporting a new roof after hassling with an insurance adjuster. One of the famous windstorms in this area tore off over half the shingles. Instead of just a gutter over the front door she now has seamless gutters. Just this May she got new siding, and the gables have fiber cement shingles. Luckily the painting crew were able to come and paint the shingles before the cold and snow arrives. I was also busy doing some much-needed landscaping. Plus, sorting and decluttering. There is a ton more to do. Especially in my craft room. O.K. enough of my rambling and onto my New Year's card.

I took a vintage image from The Graphic Fairy and cut it into a shape. Did an offset for my mat. Cut out some extra flowers to add to the bottle and the mat. It doesn't show in the photo, but I used clear Dimensional Magic on the bottle. Where some flowers were on the bottle it didn't look right so covered over with my cut flowers. I used Dimensional Magic with gold glitter for the Champagne geyser. The blue mat is actually plastic-coated glitter cardstock, so it is sparkly. There you have it my first New Year's card. I am now working on more with vintage images.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting and a New Year full of abundance of blessings and inspiration.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 Hi everyone I created this a few months ago and just now getting around to sharing it. This was done for a inspiration piece. 

This is a 4 x 5  inch card. My biggest challenge was to get the arch frame the correct sizes. I have a couple of ones which were the wrong size which I am sure will find their way into other works. I used a Craftwell embossing folder for the background on white card stock. Then took a cotton ball and my kaleidoscope ink pad to color the embossed piece. I didn't have gold card stock but Deco Art Metallic Gold worked perfectly. It is a thick paint not runny and dries quickly so the card stock did not curl. My image is a freebie from Graphic Fairy.

Do come back as on the 4th I have another creation to post for Marvellous Mini Masterpieces.

Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again! 


Friday, March 5, 2021

Thinking Of The Ocean

 Hi everyone. The current Marvelous Mini Masterpieces had me thinking of the ocean. I miss not being close to the ocean anymore but sometimes sacrifices have to be made if you want to be close to family.

 I would love to have you join in the challenge. Or to at least join the group for inspiration. There are awesome works of art and not just paper. Marvelous Mini Masterpieces

Using the color palette this is what I came up with. I took a seashell stencil and used it to emboss on a piece of cardstock. If you emboss with stencils you may have to play around with your sandwich but it can be done. I rubbed chalk over to pop the shells. 

The seahorse is a Just For Fun stamp. I stamped on a scrap piece of plastic with Stazon ink. As far as I know Stazon ink is the only ink which will not smear. I turned it over and glued tissue paper. When the glue was dry I colored with markers. It is actually more translucent than it appears in the picture.

I embossed with a dot border folder for bubbles a scrap of page protector. Alas I forgot that my tape glider shows the adhesive through the plastic. I ended up having to double frame and lost some of the dots. I took a frame which was the wrong size for a previous project. I sprinkled two colors of Brusho on my mat and spritzed with water. Then dragged the frame through the colors. It is fun to see what you get as it is never the same. 

Off to organize my new craft room more and to start work on April's design project. I have two projects done for later this month. So if I don't post before I will be posting sometime after the 15th so stay tuned. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting!