Sunday, February 21, 2021

Crafty Round Up


Hello and happy Sunday.  I've got a few cards to share today.  First up is a card inspired by the sketch at Lawn Fawnatics #95.  I used one of my favorite older Lawn Fawn sets and papers for this card--A Birdie Told Me and Into the Woods.  I've always loved those speech bubbles, and was very happy to find patterned paper that provided my sentiment.

My next card is inspired by the MFT Slimline Challenge to make a birthday card.  I really liked the designer sample card that used a bunch of festive large balloons, so that is what I did too.  I used colors from MFT Color Challenge #159, and am also entering this card at Happy Little Stampers February Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Favorite Technique (stencil).

I created my next 4 cards when I saw the challenge at Inkspirational #233: Tower and my friend Sandie's card here.  I pulled out 2 Eiffel Tower dies and set to work having fun.  I will also be entering all 4 of these cards at Happy Little Stampers February Die Challenge: Anything Goes.

My first design was also inspired by the challenge at Just Us Girls #572: Rainbow and the photo at Fusion Challenge: Rainbow Dress.  I created a rainbow cloud background and added a thank you sentiment in French from Avery Elle Bonjour.

I made another card just like the one above, but with a sunnier background, and my sentiment is hello.

And, here they are both, together.

My next pair of cards uses a Paris Scape die by Sugar Pea Designs.  In December, 2019, my husband and I went to Paris as what was supposed to be the start of a new chapter for us...less work for him and more traveling for us together.  Well, we all know what happened in least I still have the dies!  I am entering both of these cards at the February Sugar Pea Mix it Up Sketch Challenge #76 and Use Your Stuff #416: It's My Favorite (Paris is one of my favorite cities).

For this version of my Paris Scape, I created the sky by blending several different blue Distress Oxide inks.  Then, I splattered water and finally, sprayed with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray.  I layered 3 die cuts together to add dimension to my scene. I am also entering this card at Inspired by #IB162: Quote Me (sentiment is a quote from Confucius) and Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: Love is in the Air.

Here is a closer look at my second version with the Paris Scape die.  I used yellows and oranges to create more of a morning scene, and switched the die cut from white to black.  I also used water splatter and shimmer spray, but the effect is so much more subtle with the lighter colors.  

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Lots of fabulous happening here, Joyce! Love those colorful clouds to bits!

  2. many beautiful and amazing cards. So in love with Eiffel Towers, stunning but those gorgeous clouds!

  3. Great cards! Love them all, especially your rainbow clouds! Thanks for sharing at JUGS this week!

  4. Your rainbow of clouds is such an awesome background and a perfect take on the inspiration rainbow dress! So glad you were able to play along with us at Fusion!

  5. Joyce what a fabulous post full of colour and fun! Love each and every one of them!

  6. I love your birdie chat card! So colourful and happy. And then of course there are all the fabulous silhouette skyscape cards. Such beautiful skies for each one. And you managed to hit a couple of my challenges, so thanks for playing at Inkspirational and Happy Little Stampers!

  7. Another fabulous day in your studio, I see! Joyce you've chosen the perfect quote for our IB Challenge - with all my heart, I'm still craving travel! and our next road trip!

  8. You've created some wonderful cards here! Lovely variety! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  9. All your cards are so lovely, I love your quote for the IB challenge this week, and your skylines are so pretty.

  10. These eiffel tower cards are just perfect - they really make me yearn for travel and fun - hopefully those days will be back soon. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

  11. Great bunch of cards! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    I wish you a lovely day!
    Maja, DT HLS

  12. So many wonderful creations! Really lovely. Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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