Hello, Friend

Hello from sunny Tel Aviv! We are here for 10 days visiting my in-laws. Lots of sun & sand for us right now – and a few fleeting minutes on the computer during nap time! I made a few cards before I left so I thought I’d share one of those today.

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This is another one for the Hero Arts sketch challenge – each time I went to make a card for the challenge I thought I might choose a different sketch, but kept going back to the same one – it is definitely the design that feels most natural for me. I did some multi-color inking on the feather and the watercolor strip is something I saved from another project – I never throw anything away (you’d believe me if you saw my office!). I am loving the bright colors with pops of gold. 
Thanks for stopping by today – back soon with some more watercolor cards!
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Final 10 Minute Craft Dash of 2013!

Hey! I can’t quite believe it is here, but this is the last 10 Minute Craft Dash of 2013. The 5 months on this DT have flown by – I looove this challenge and really wish it all the success in the future.

 This instalment is very special – we are teaming up with the lovely & talented ladies from CAS-ual Friday to ring in the new year! The theme here at the 10 Minute Craft Dash is anything goes, but feel free to go with their New Year theme if you choose! And the prize is not to be missed!

So, onto today’s creation. First off – a confession – I had already stuffed a little glassine bag full of sequins & other goodies. But, the rest of the card took me exactly 10 minutes! I cut it close on this one – lots of stitching and last minute decisions about random embellishments.

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I used some of my favorite things of 2013 on this card – gold labels from a Studio Calico kit, gold chipboard hearts from Maggie Holmes Flea Market, Studio Calico Thataway Feathers & Carta Bella Hello Again papers. 
Make sure to visit Pretty Pink Posh & check out all the amazing DT creations & be sure to play along in this very special final 2013 challenge!

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Gold Goodness

Hey friends.

If you’re looking for Day 10 of 12 Days of Holiday Projects, click here.

I have a non-holiday card to share today. I recently bought some new Neat & Tangled stamp sets & saw they have a challenge using gold & white. I also love the sketch over at Case this Sketch. Not sure about my card, but thought I’d share it anyway.

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It is a little hard to tell in the picture, but the triangle panel is actually dry embossed with gold ink – I have never done this, but it was surprisingly easy! Like the effect – a little like letterpress, but less work. To get the gold frame I used a gold sharpie pen and traced inside the largest Lil Inker stitched rectangle die – a few places aren’t perfect, but I’m *trying* to be ok with that!

Thanks for stopping by today – really appreciate it!

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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hey friends!

I’m participating in the Papertrey Ink blog hop today for the first time in what feels like about a year! I never get my act together in time, but this month I somehow managed. The challenge for this month was to create 5 holiday tags. I love making tags but trying to keep things simple lately in the interest of time – stuck with a simple design, stamping & coloring – no extra frills.

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For some reason these ended up being very time consuming, but not quite sure why! After coloring each wreath with Memento markers I covered the baubles with Stella Wink of Glitter – wish the photos captured the shine – really lovely in real life!

Thanks for stopping by!

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