She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
I'm delighted to be hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon. In keeping with my 80s classics themes this year, I've chosen "Bette Davis Eyes" and am looking for any sort of creation with a face. How you interpret this is quite open - an actual human or critter face, a clock or watch, and open-face sandwich, and so on!

A colleague of mine is retiring at the end of the week and I created this card for her - hence the fairy with grey hair! My colleague loves any and all things with glitter and sparkle and when I saw this sentiment, I knew it would be perfect so designed the same on my computer and printed it off. 

I'd actually ordered a goose with a crown stamp - as my colleague loves geese - but it didn't arrive in time for the retirement party and I'm actually glad as I prefer the fairy. It's hard to see in the photo, but there is a glittery flight path trailing the fairy and there is glitter on the wings and other parts of the image.

Inside reads:
We hope your retirement
brings you pleasure
Exciting new memories to treasure
And special moments
beyond all measure
Wishing you joy and sparkle always!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the Girlfriends have interpreted this week's challenge - and then hum or sing Bette Davis Eyes as you get crafting to join the fun! 

(I'm sorry I've fallen behind with my blog visits. This has been a challenging month. I was hit pretty hard with side-effects from my second dose of the Covid vaccine and our nine-month old kitten, Bishop, has gone missing. Although the dog is delighting in all the extra walks as we've gone searching, we're devastated that he's not yet turned up. I also went for vocal cord surgery yesterday - and am not permitted to speak for a week! That's torture for me... I'm hoping to visit some blogs during my recovery as I'm not permitted to work.)

I Whale Love You Always

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Our fearless Little Red Wagon leader, Jan, is hosting this week's challenge and she wants us to CASE someone. Although I knew the general idea of what this challenge meant and what I was to do (copy somebody else's fabulous ideas), I had to look up what CASE stands for: Copy Another Stamper's (or Scrappers) Efforts. 

I worked backwards a bit for this one. I decided that I wanted to use some of the products that I *had* to get when MFT had a fantastic sale last month - and yet still sat wrapped in their original, unopened packaging. I really wanted to use the Wavy Lines stencil so looked through the product inspiration photos and realized that Karolyn Loncon used the stencil as well as the "Best Catch Ever" stamp set which I also purchased (and also hadn't opened yet). I figured it was a win all round! I pretty much kept things the same with a few minor changes. I thought the card was fantastic and I suppose that CASEing is all about showing the original creator that their work is so good it needs to be recreated!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the CASEd creations of the Girlfriends. And now's the perfect opportunity to try out an idea you've seen by somebody else!


Warm and Fuzzy Wishes

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Chrissy is hosting this week's challenge at Little Red Wagon and she's in the holiday spirit! It's mid-way to Christmas and Chrissy would like to see any and all things Christmas related! From cards and tags to home decor, we'd love to see your creations. Plus, December You will be so happy that July You got a head start on things!

I created a card. I thought the stamps were from a set I hadn't used before, but when I went to open the package, I could tell that a couple of the stamps had been inked up at some point. I have no memory of what I made so it must have been in the busyness of last Christmas!

My son and I had a great weekend camping, despite a day of lots of rain. The camper was fabulous! It was hard to come back to reality. Although I have another trip planned for the end of August, I'm hoping to get out again for a night or two before that.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to be inspired by the Girlfriends' Christmas creations - and then start your own holiday projects to link up and join the fun!
Former Design Team Member at My Craft Spot (2011-2015)
My Craft Spot

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