The most adorable cow – EVER!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to this week’s challenge at The Pixie Cottage. I’m truly enjoying using these rubber stamps that Michelle has sent me – they produce such crisp images and some of these stamps are so achingly cute. Wait till you see the stamp I used today on my card!

As always, we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with. This week theme is to make a blue boy card and/or use the sketch below:

I decided to use the sketch this week:

Well I guess it’s also a mostly blue boy card too. But see what I mean – isn’t he the most achingly cute boy cow there is around!! And there is a girl version too that I want to get my hands on!! You can find him at Michelle’s Scrapbooking & More.

Come join in the fun!

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge

Bearly-Mine Challenges

Peachy Keen Stamps

Crafty Sentiments Designs


Card for boys …

Hi everyone …

It’s another challenge today at Color Me Creative Classroom. Suzanne has challenged us to make a boy inspired card! Cards for men are tough for me to make; boy cards, not so bad – hey, I have a almost 6 year old boy who bombards me daily with his trucks, cars, superheros, dinosaurs, boats, trains, worms – ewww.

Guess who is our sponsor today!! I love love LOVE her stamps – can’t get enough. Want a clue – Jack and Ginger, Sprout, Mummu, Birthday Fairy Lee, Baby Fairy Flora …. Yes yes yes, that’s right. It’s Mo Manning!! Did you know she is also a children’s book illustrator … such a talented lady.

Well, here is my card with her image:

Come play along – that’s what you could win!! Oh and don’t forget when you play along, you are also entered into the monthly drawing for the shopping spree at Oozak. How can you beat two prize opportunities – head on over to be inspired and get to coloring.

 Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge

Mark’s Finest

Pile it on


Flourishes 4th Birthday

I just have to say Happy Birthday to Flourishes. They are my classic stamps that I so adore and I have so many favorites. This one I’m sharing is my go-to set for masculine cards. (and I have to add lace and ribbon so now no man wants it)

Added 8/26: 1 more card to share for the Flourishes 4th Birthday – my go-to card for a girl’s birthday.

Anyhow, join in their blog hop today and stand a chance to win more stamps from them.

Have a great day.


Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge # 120

I love this Color Challenge that Cindy has proposed – using my favorite color combo.

  • Cranberry
  • Caramel
  • Dark Grey
  • and /or Brown

Here is another Father’s Day card I made using those colors – Cranberry cardstock, Caramel crackles for the background, Dark Grey (Colorbox Pigment Ink in Graphite) for the sentiment and a little bit of all the colors in the ribbon (Fancy Pants Design All Fall Collection).

This is my best-selling Father’s day card this yr. Enjoy!


Father’s Day Card … with a skirt on

This is the Father’s Day card my husband would be getting this year from his 11/2 yr old daughter and his 5 yr old son.

Making something in my craft room always relaxes me but this is a card that made me think.

Would any self-respecting man like to get this card?? Probably not. But would a dad like to get this card from his little girlie girl who thinks a card should wear a skirt – I know he would.

Then I contemplated even longer and harder whether I should post it on my blog AND submit it for a challenge – my reputation as a card maker/designer is at stake here if I put this out there and call it a masculine card. My kids are thrilled with this card, my husband would be tickled pink to receive it so why shouldn’t I be happy to give it to a man?

So I’m done thinking about this card and here is a shout out to all the craftswomen out there – who cares if your masculine card has some ribbon on it or a fancy flourish … Art should be fun and I love my fun, bordering on ridiculous looking, card.

Enjoy and have a Happy Father’s Day!

Details of the card:

Background was inked with Ranger Distressed Ink – Mustard Seed & Wild Honey. Popcorn the Bear is from Crafter’s Companion & sentiment is from Impression Obsession Clear stamp set – sentiments II. Popcorn the Bear was colored with Copic Markers (E31, E35, E50, E53, R20, Rv11, YG11, YG13, YG17, B21, B24, B29, B00, G03, G05, G07, E07, E37, E71, E74).

Challenge enter:

Impression Obsession

One Crazy Stamper