A New Adventure Awaits

Happy Friday, everyone! Different makers have inspired me, and we all seem to have another interest outside of crafting. Disney and/or Harry Potter. What do these both have in common? A theme park, of course. It made me think, why not create a theme park-inspired craft challenge?! So, I did. It will start on the first of February. Please stop by and give it a look!

Have a Magical weekend!

A Cup of Coffe and a Good Boook

Happy Sunday crafting, everyone! I have a quick and cute card to share with you this afternoon. The Rabbit Hole Designs provides my focal point. Hero Arts provides the background. My Cricut and a white gel pen provide the sentiment. This picture makes my cat look green; however, he is colored in C3&C1 copics. Enjoy!

Challenges entered: Critter Crazy Challenge, NBUS Challenge, The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, Craft Roulette

Vintage Christmas Car

Happy Sunday, everyone! I have Tim Holz’s car to share with you today. I have had this paper from Carta Bella Paper Co. for a few years and fell in love with this background scene. I haven’t had the heart to cut it as I didn’t feel I could do it any justice. Then came along this vintage car. I played until I had a good layout. The blue background is a 1950s-inspired background I downloaded and printed. Other than that, simple paper piecing of the die and paper pack. Sometimes keeping it simple works best.


Challenges entered: ABC Christmas Challenge, Shop Your Stash Challenge, NBUS Challenge, Most Magical Time of the Year

Potion Making

Happy Sunday evening, everyone! I was so lucky to play along with Craft Roulette this weekend! OMG! I had too much fun creating this card. She took a little time to think through the parameters; but, that is half the fun. Witchy Poo is concocting a potion of unknown abilities. Raven, her familiar, is watching from above. Whatever, this brew is used for, I hope it does you well! Cheers, Makira

Supplies Used:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor paper 140lb; Black Black cardstock by Fabio 140lb.
  • Inks: Distress Oxide (Mustard Seed); Archival ink in Black Soot; Distress Ink Stain in Shabby Shutters,
  • Distress Mica Spray ( Hocus Pocus, Bubbling Cauldron,Flickering Candle)
  • Stampersannonymous’ sets: Eccentric CMS 448, Advers CMS 101, Rest In Peace CMS 435

Challenges entered: Craft Roulette, Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, Twisted Thursday Challenge. SSS Wedndesday Challenge, Most Magical Time of the Year

A Glitch for 2023

Happy Sunday, everyone! I am just playing with a few Christmas presents today. I saw the “glitch” series of Stampersanonymous’ stamp sets and they quickly made it to my Christmas wishlist. Apparently, I was good and got a few for Christmas.

Supplies used:

  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor paper 140lb; Craft and brown cardstock from the stash
  • Inks: Distress Oxide (Saltwater Taffy, Frayed Burlap, Ground Expresso); Archival ink in Ground Expresso; Distress Ink Stain in Frayed Burlap, Distress Ink in Ground Expresso
  • Stampersannonymous’ sets: Glitch 1 CMS404, Grunged CMS402, Simple Sayings CMS155
  • 3D embossing folder: Industiuous
  • Embellishments: Metallic Wax in Firebird
  • Distress Paint in Saltwater Taffy
  • Mediums: Distress Collage Medium, Grit Paste translucent
  • Acrylic Paint: Distress Paint (Picket Fence, Speckled Egg, Antique linen); Floetrol; DecoArt in Pearl White; Golden in Interface Gold; White Gesso
  • Deckle trimmer

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, NBUS Challenge, Pearly Sparkles Challenge, The Alphabet Challenge,

Hello Saturday!

Happy Saturday, everyone! Here’s my creation inspired by the parameters on Craft Roulette last night: white background, light, diagonal cut, and off to the side. The only non-obvious is the “light,” which you can find if you look carefully; light bulbs are stamped as part of the grungy background.

Supplies used:

  • Paper: Strathmore Printmaking 280g, pink cardstock from the stash
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems #1, Tim Holtz Friendship Words Script; Waffle flower nesting slimline
  • Distress Spray Stain: Kitsch Flamingo
  • Distress Oxide Spray: Picked Raspberry
  • Distress Mica Stain: Winterberry
  • Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  • Stampers Anonymous: CMS 101 Adverts, CMS 402 Grunged


Cut the white cardstock down to a mini-slim line dimension. Using the inks and some plastic, smoosh ink onto the background. Allow drying time. Stamp the background with images from Adverts and Grunged. From the white cardstock, cut a flower from Stems and a sentiment block with the second smallest slimline die. Cut the hello from pink card stock. Glue your layers and mount on fun foam. Glue to a card base, and you’re done! WOW! Fast and easy!!! Enjoy!

Challenges entered: Craft Roulette, The Color Throwdown Challenge, Allsorts Challenge (CMS 402 Grunged is new – it was a Christmas present 😁),

Vintage Typing 50’s style

Happy Friday, everyone! This card was inspired by a 1950s typewriter I found online earlier this week. I saw this picture and thought it would make such a cute card. My first stop was to Canva to create a color palette, just a little digital playing.

Supplies used:

  • Pink, Green, and Ivory paper from the stash. Burgundy(purplish) from Tim Holtz Cardstock, White copy paper
  • Dies: Tim Holtz Vintage Typewriter Bigz Die, Tim Holtz Thinlits: Celebration Words Script, Tim Holtz Thinlits: Garden Greens, Random heart from my stash (unknown 🙄)
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Antique Linen, Aged Mahogany, Tattered Rose, Rustic Wilderness
  • Stampers Anonymous: CMS 453 Exquisite, CMS 338 Stamp Collector, CMS 323 Holiday Postmarks
  • 1920s Underwood Typewriter


Cut the ivory cardstock down to 4.25″x5.5″. Stamp the Exquisite flowers using Antique Linen. Choose a stamp from Stamp Collector and the stamp cancellation stamp from Holiday Postmarks and stamp in the upper right-hand corner with Aged Mahogany. Ink the edges with Tattered Rose. Cut your typewriter out of pink cardstock and ink with Tattered Rose. Cut your leaves out of the green cardstock and add dimension with Rustic Wilderness (hard to see in my photo). Cut your sentiment and heart from Tim Holt’s cardstock. Type a sentiment on the typewriter and shorten the paper to fit the typewriter; distress the edges with Antique Linen.

Have a great weekend! Indulge in rest, relaxation, and making.

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge (my new die is the typewriter), Double Trouble Challenge (3colors-yep(pink,burgundy,green); 2layers-yep,1warm-yes the heart), NBUS Challenge, Twisted Thursday Challenge, Wednesday’s Creative Inspiration Challenge

Happy New Year 2023

Happy New Year, Everyone! Why not start out the New Year with something a little spooky? This card is a merger of Tim Holtz and Lavina stamps. The moon was added to the grey cardstock using pan pastels in white and black. After that, the background was stamped using a grey Versafine Clair, Morning Mist. The witch and cauldron were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed with Emerald Creek’s Aroma Black Cherry embossing powder. Then some “bubbles” were added with Versamark ink and Perfect Pearls in Poppy. A simple black border was added before mounting to grey cardstock. Enjoy!

As it is the beginning of January, there is a new challenge at the Colorful Options Challenge. Purrfect serves as my rainbow-inspired and color-of-the-month contribution.

Visit the Colorful Options Challenge and check out the amazing creations from the talented Design Team. You have until Saturday, January 28th, 11:59pm US CST time…5:59am(Sunday, January 29th) UK time…6:59am(Sunday, January 29th) CET to join in with the chance to win a Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Crayons.

Challenges entered: Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge, Most Magical Time of the Year