Good Luck Peacock

Birthday card for Bill’s Mom.

Birthday card for MIL.

Paper – Crafter’s Companion “Marilyn Robertson Kimono”

Die – Frantic Stamper “Fancy Peacock”

Punch – All Night Media “Good Luck”

Sequins and Stickles

My latest addition to A Crazy World is the leaning tower of Pisa.  First I drew the tower on grey cotton fabric with a black Pigma pen.  Then I cut out the tower and appliqued to crazy quilt background.  The tower is 3 1/2 inches tall.


Next on the world tour I will be adding a Dutch windmill.  Just need to refine the sketch and size to fit on world background.


Just Because


Products used:

Serendipity Stamps – Winter Farm and Just Because,large.

Cheery Lynn die – B664 Windmill

Spellbinders Nestabilities dies – Astoria Labels

I covered kraft cardstock with silver Sharpie and then daubed Tim Holtz Antique Bronze distress stain over windmill and sentiment background then dabbed with tissue to remove excess. It gave them a rustic, rusty look.



I added a sentiment to the card I posted last time. Now I’m happier with it.

IO – Thistle Garden

Playing with my new stamp, Impression Obsession’s – Thistle Garden. I love thistles, so was surprised that I hadn’t seen this stamp before.  First, the stamped image that I colored with markers. Then the finished card.


Impression Obsession stamp – Thistle Garden


Finished card. Used both emboss and de-boss of Spellbinders “Horsehair” embossing folder for the card background and the large thistle.



This and That


Willow the newest member of our family.


Some of the latest cards I’ve made.


Birthday card using Ladies Diary papers



Men’s jacket birthday card. Bow tie is metallic silver which didn’t photograph well.


Jacket birthday card. I scored kraft cardstock every 1/8″ to make it look like corduroy.



Birthday card using Altenew Vintage Teacup stamp and die set.

Wow, I can’t believe that I have neglected my poor blog for so long.  My only excuse is that winter almost did me in and also going through med changes.

This is a short post. I just want to let everyone know that if you are interested in seeing what I’ve been up to you can find pics here on my Flickr page.

I won’t make any promises of posting more, but I am planning to try. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B

It’s been a while since my last post, but I haven’t been idle.  I’ve made some cards and a couple of art dolls.  I don’t have pics of everything I’ve made due to a laptop crash.

Starting off with the cards I’ve made. Click on the pics for larger images.



Birthday card made using Penny Black Stamp, Gelatos and Markers.


Birthday card made with MME Honey Cake paper, lace, dyed seam binding and a butterfly made with stamped image on Shrinky Dink.


Birthday card made with DCWV Latte stack and my original drawn image.


Birthday card. Solid color cardstock, my original drawing and Dazzles Celtic  border.



Card made for Shabby Chic Challenge – Kaisercraft Needle and Thread stack, lace and ribbon.


No Patterned paper challenge – All Night Media Thistle Emblem stamp, seam binding and solid colored cardstock.


Now for the two art dolls I’ve made.


Tuwa – Hopi Indian word for earth.  Cardstock, copper wire, copper feather charms, corrugate, dyed chainette fringe, various fibers, copper chain, washi tape, Delight airdry paper clay, art doll faces mold, Prima resist canvas bird.


Tuwa – Detail pic



Wachiwi – Sioux Indian name meaning Dancing Girl.  Birds dance in the air and this lady has lots of movement.  Materials used – Chipboard, corrugate, marbled fabric, silver tuille, Delight air dry paper clay, art dolls face mold, mulberry paper, organdy (solid, metallic print) and bronze lame’, fabric beads, various beads, bronze chain, copper feathers, copper wire, various fibers, pheasant feathers and dyed feathers.


Wachiwi – detail face. Not sure it shows well, but I sculpted a bird head on her forehead.

Will end this post with the obligatory pet photos. lol


Ginger and Toby watching Cat TV. Bunny doesn’t know how lucky it is. 🙂


Grandkitty Whiskey guarding or holding down, my suitcase.


Better pic of Miss Whiskey.


Thanks for dropping by,

Carol B.

ABC Owl and Letraset giveaway. Art and Sole.

Keep forgetting to take pics of finished projects. Finally remembered for these two.


ATC made for TWAR Retreat in Austin


Just because cards made from my new Sizzix stamps & die set.

Hopefully I’ll be back again soon.

Thanks, Carol B.


A long overdue post

Hi everyone! Without going into a lot of boring detail, I’ve been really tired and swamped with other projects, that’s why I haven’t blogged lately.  To make up for it this post will be image heavy with projects of both mine and some friends.

To start off, The Skrappy Ladies had their fall canyon retreat in October and a wonderful time was had by all.  The challenge this time was to make a project using the selvedges of fabric.  All the entries were really great.

The first entry is Carol J’s, I think. lol it’s been a while.

Carol J selvedge

The next picture is of two entries.  The lamp is by Jean and the zippered pouch is by Melissa.

Jean's lamp Melissa's pouch

Jan covered a can for her entry.  Which we used to hold the votes for winning project.

Jan's entry

The winning entry was from Cindy S. with her appliqued selvedge pillow.

Cindy's entry

As always, click on the images for a larger view.

There were a couple of finished quilts to show and a pic of one in progress.  First up is a quilt by Jean.

Jean's quilt

Followed by a first quilt by Cindy, the daughter of long time Skrappy Lady, Sharron.

Cindy's first quilt

Next up is the in progress vertical quilt of Cindy S.

Cindy in progress quilt

You may be wondering what I did all weekend. Well I made some felted fabrics with my felting machine, and started work on a new site on the Crazy World project. No pics of Crazy World until I finish Australia.

I will leave this part of the post with a picture from the front porch area of the canyon lodge, showing the canyon wall.

Canyon wall

Just recently I finished an online course by Barb Owen.  The class was “Mining Your Muse” and along with the learning, I had a great time.

One of the first Muses that we learned about was also the latest one I’ve finished. She is “Thistle” – the artsy fartsy muse.

Thistle artsy fartsy muse

Then I combined two lessons for my Soul Muse, the face drawn on a covered button and the soft body. For the body I used the backside of one of the felted fabrics that I made at fall retreat.  She didn’t want to stick around so she is now residing with Mitzi.

Soul Muse

And last but not least.  I made a birthday card for my dear Daughter in law, Jessica.

Jess bday 2012

Now I need to get busy and send out my Postman Swap envies and make some Christmas cards.

Thanks everyone for stopping by,

Carol B.


Had the urge to play in my journal.  Click on image for larger view.  The picture of the girl is by my favorite photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Wistful ~ Longing for something with little hope.

Thanks for stopping by,

Carol B

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