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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Snowflakes are falling

Hello Crafty Friends,  There is a new Challenge over at Christmas Crafts All Year Round ~  here is the card I made silver snowflakes.   I wasn't sure how to begin with the designing of this card trying all sorts of backgrounds, should I use a focal point or add a deer...  so thought a clean & simple design would do the trick.  

The card base is black - from Paper Temptress;  the "blue" is really a teal color, from My Favorite Things;  the silver snowflakes are from my stash.   With clear gems added for effect.   I think this card would work as a masculine card too. 

So come on over to CCAYR for this month's Challenge, the theme is Snowflakes.
Thank you for visiting, leave a comment before you go!
Hugs, Mary

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Dogwood Blossoms

 Hello friends,   Thought I would post this card I made this evening, for a friend.   Actually, its a print of Dogwood Blossoms that I thought was beautiful and so I just added in coloring touches using Tim Holtz distress oxide in Saltwater Taffy, such a pretty color!  Used a dry paint brush technique.    The design paper is from Paper House.   I just love it.   And added in a butterfly from Renae Bouquets.    Would love to know what you think of this card.   Hugs, Mary   * It's been a while since I've posted anything, just busy with work for the most part.  I did have a couple of days off.   Work again tomorrow.   That's why I'm up late this evening crafting. :)   Have a good weekend.  ♥ 

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Delicate Peony Card

Hello my crafty friends,  I felt so inspired this evening that I had to draw this peony.  It reminds me of the beautiful peonies that grow out in front of my house, mine are a deep pink with double blooms.   All the flowers are spent now, but now I have a way to remember their beauty.   I didn't really have a reason to make this only that I was also remembering my mother, and how much she loved these flowers. 

For this design I used the following:

Image: Delicate Peony - hand drawn by me :)

Prisma pencils

Flowered background paper from Kaisercraft - Rosabella Collection

And the base card is from PaperTemptress 

 Thank you for dropping by, leave a comment. 

Hugs, Mary

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Challenge # 6-2022 - Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff challenge #449 - Anything Goes

Pink Gem Challenge Blog - Wk 12 - Anything Goes

Creations In Pink - Challenge #46 - Anything Goes, Mainly Pink

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Creativity gone whut?

 Creativity gone wild?  Not really.  Just couldn't think of anything to call this design.  ;)  This was made by me, a while back.  Just something for fun and to pass the time I would imagine.   Hope you like it.     

Mary ♥

Follow Me

 You know sometimes I do forget to use other social outlets to broadcast my posts, well it wasn't until I visited Maxine's site that I was reminded that I too have a Bloglovin' acct.   Here it is so you can all follow me there too if you wish.  :)    I'm gonna have to remember to upload there too.   Okay, just a quickie check in.  :)  


Going postal.. freebie

 Good evening,  its been such a beautiful day!   Great day to be off from work.  It seems to take me a few days to recuperate.  ;)     Our veggie container garden is doing well, once I upload some pics I will show you.    I haven't created anything in a while.     I did order some more things from Renae Bouquet just recently and I am looking forward to working on another project soon.   Who knows I may start on something this evening.   Let me share with you another freebie to use on your crafty projects if you wish.   This is a collage that I made.  :)    Some elements are from Tim Holtz, while other is from actual postage, let me know if you do like it.   As always I appreciate your kind comments.    Well if I think I am going to work on something better get going with it before the night draws near.     Hugs, Mary

More vintage cards

 Hi, wanted to get in another post before I head into the kitchen and put dinner on.   Here are some more of the vintage cards.   * All were scanned, so there will be stains, and basically they are old.*

Hugs, Mary :)

Vintage Cards

 Hello,  Here are some vintage cards from the 1940's - 1950's, hope you will enjoy.  :)   These cards were found in a box of letters that was purchased at a local antique store.   The old wood box was wrapped in plastic wrap, so I wasn't able to see what all I was buying... it was just a treasure when going through everything.  Lots of letters were dated back to the 1920's.     * The 1920's catalog was not a part of this find*.   I just wanted to share these with you.  Hugs, Mary   

Thank you for dropping by, leave a comment.   Thank you.

Circa 1948

Vintage 1920's - freebies

 Hello!   It's been a while since I've entered a post.    Thought it might be fun to offer something a little different.   During one of our flea market shopping trips I came across this Spring 1920 catalog offering the latest fashions, and I just had to have it.   I am offering just a little bit of those pages for you to use in your crafting.     Leave a comment if you wish, love hearing from you.   Hugs, Mary