Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Another Crafty Day

You know that old saying--while the cat's away, the mice will play?  Well, DH and DD#2 are still out of town, and so I have had lots of time to craft.

My first card is for this week's ColourQ cQc #177, where I used PTI colors Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Kraft and White.  I came across this card by Donna at Three Umbrella's.  Her card was called out as Moxie Fab, so I just had to go look.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make something along those lines.

I used PTI Background Basics Super Stripes to stamp a plaid pattern.  My original intention was to cut out the word 'you' and use the negative space.  However, it didn't look right, so I ended up cutting a couple of 'you's and building it up in layers.  I think you can see it better.  I think I still need some work in figuring out where to randomly place my rhinestones.

And, while we are talking about Colour Q, I would like to thank the ColourQ team for naming this card as the  Color Queen for Week #174.  I was so excited--it's my first time as Queen.

My next card is for Muse challenge #5.  This week's Muse is Marion Vagg.  This was a treat for me, as I had never been to her blog before.  Here is the inspiration card.

I was inspired by her use of washi strips, bright colors and a sentiment made out of die cut letters.   I used three patterns of washi tape that came together (so I guess that means that someone thinks they match), and had my stripes go on the diagonal.  I coated my die cut letters in several layers of UTEE--they are so shiny in person.  When I put them down after embossing, they were all crooked and wonky, and I decided I liked them that way, so that is how I glued them down.

I realize I had completely forgotten about the 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge--how could that happen, and decided to play along today when I remembered.  The prize this week is from Paper Smooches--one of my fave stamp companies, so check it out here.  You probably have 10 extra minutes to play along.  I used 9 minutes and 58 seconds to make my card--why does everything take so long?

And, finally--I fell in love with Marybeth's pinwheel tag here, and raided my scrap basket to come up with a whole bunch of pinwheel tags for my birthday stash.  I could have gone on and on, but I stopped at 6 because I ran out of time.  I used double sided paper, cut into 2 1/4 inch squares, and made one from each side of the paper.  I am entering all of these tags at Make it Monday #104.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Simply Fabulous
Stamps:  Background Basics Super Stripes, Wonderful Words
Paper:  White, Kraft
Ink:  Scarlet Jewel, Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Kraft, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Wonderful Words Die, Kaiser rhinestone

Paper:  Smokey Shadow, True Black
Other:  Washi Tape, Alphabet Dies, UTEE

Happy Birthday
Stamps:  Beautiful Blooms II, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Memento Rich Cocoa
Other:  Woodgrain Impression Plate, Pinking Die, Double Ended Banner Die, Michaels Rhinestones

Pinwheel Tags
Stamps:  2011 and 2012 Birthday Tags
Paper:  Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, misc patterned papers from my scrap box
Ink:  Same as Paper, and Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Tag Sale & Button Dies, Various twin and jutes

Thanks for Visiting


  1. I really love all your birthday pinwheel tags!

  2. Wow, you sure have been busy. Love the plaid you made I am going to try that myself. My gosh you made a ton of tags ,smart to just have them on hand. The best part is they are fun and easy to make,yours turned out wonderful . My DH is playing golf all day Friday so I hope to stay in my craft room all day. My craft time is competing with a good book . Beautiful projects Joyce!

  3. Wow, each one of your cards are amazing. I love the pattern you created on the first one and the stamping is so gorgeous on the third one. And all your tags are darling.

  4. Wow! You really have been making good use of your time alone! First off, all those pinwheel tags are adorable. I don't think anything speaks birthday and fun more than a pinwheel. I also think your 10 min card looks like it took way longer than 10 minutes! Your hello letters with all the UTEE on them look just like the ones you buy at the craft store! I wish I had been there to craft with you, but then, you wouldn't have gotten so much done!

  5. It is always a treat to check out what you have been making Joyce & congrats on the Colour Queen honors!! I love the plaid you created for this week's challenge and the 10 minute dash color challenge card is amazing (seriously!? I'd spend 10 minutes on each flower placement LOL).

  6. Great projects, Joyce! I can't believe that you got that card done in less than 10 minutes! Amazing!

  7. Love when my husband is away on a business trip that's my time to get some extra crafting in too! Love you take on the Muse card. The diagonal stripes are very cool!

  8. Amazing, amazing, amazing and amazing again. I love all of your cards and tags. The plaid turned out perfectly, great job on your Muse card and I am impressed in what you did in under 10 minutes. Now as for those tags, LOVE!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  9. You have been very busy! I am in love with all of your adorable tags!!! Just so sweet and ready to pop on a birthday gift. But your cards are stunning too and your plaid is fabulous!!!

  10. awesome!! love your pinwheel and your craft dash card!! You created an awesome plaid glad you joined us at the CQC!!

  11. All of these cards are lovely, but I am particularly fond of the Craft Dash submission. Your use of the colors are spot on and I love those fun flowers!

    Thank you for playing in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I hope you can join us again!

  12. Love your card, Joyce, that plaid is perfect! thanks for sharing you card with us at the colourQ this week.

  13. I saw all your fab pinwheel tags and had to have a go myself. Like your cat's away children are playing nicely shhh....I know I shouldn't be on blogger!

  14. All of your projects are amazing! Love each one equally!

  15. So many cuties... Totally darling

  16. Joyce, dang it, I can't remember everything I want to say by the time I get down here! The one thing I do want to tell you is Congratulations for being Colour Queen for your stunning card!! That is a huge whoopdeedoo!!

    All your cards are Gold Star Cards this time. SOOO much inspiration!! I especially adore the plaid!!

  17. Holy, Joyce! You have been BUSY!! I came here for your Craft Dash card (thanks for playing!!), but it is ALL gorgeous. I love your pinwheel tags, what a great idea!

  18. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  19. I am in love with all these cards...where to begin?! They are all fantastic! You have such an amazing style! :)


  20. That plaid looks awesome - a really great CASE of Donna's card. You can see the inspiration but it has it's own totally unique feel. Your washi card is so bright and cheerful and I love the way the letters are bouncing along! Your 10 minute card rocks. I still haven't been brave enough to try that challenge. :) As for your pinwheel tags? Too. Darn. Cute!

  21. Great job with the 10 minute card dash. I love the pinwheel bags too!

  22. Oh wow! So many beautiful cards! The one for 10 min craft dash challenge is a great one. Love all the stamping..Thanks so much playing along 10 min craft dash! Do join us again! :)


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