PRIZE:  January 5 Image Pack

Flourishes are my favourite of the abstracts.  Whether they are in stencils, stamps, digis or doodles.  When I saw this at Kaz Krafts, it was a sure bet.

You can find Kaz Krafts through Stitchy's, along with some other great artists.

Get your PURPLE ON and I'll see you there!

My mommy gave me some of the flowers she and her sister used in their crafts when in Florida, when they entered Craft Fairs - actually boxes and boxes of them.  I've been having lots of fun putting them to use.  If you have issues attaching plastic stems to any of your acrylic work, the best product I have found is the silver shiny furnace tape.  Almost impossible to remove!

I've used a combo of chalks, and copics.  Very fun to go over the chalks with the copics and discover the colors they become.  I have also used those things that I had as a child - those blow pens.  They are great for spitter spattering color all over!  And very economical too.

Oh, did I tell you I want a Spirograph?

I edged the paper with washi, after I ran light purple Stampin' Up! paper through the copier (with the image printing on it.)  From that point, I had to use my purple dollar store 3 D gorgeous flutterbyes.  They come in teal (like the color I just dyed a strand of my hair lol) and purple.  I am in love with them and fortunately they fit the challenge, Anything Goes with Purple.  And of course, the flourish digi is from Kaz Krafts found over at Stitchy's Crib.

I am setting up most of my art these days on acrylic frames, "just because I can."  They are a really nice way to show off what has been made as I am not a fan of making cards (they seem to just go under the shelf in one of those ginormous containers you get at Walmart for Crimbo - thanks Ike for that great word - decorations) so I have taken to putting my art upwards where I can enjoy it for a while, then disassemble it and recycle the bits and pieces for future projects.

This is what a not "know a gazillion peeps" or "have a gazillion dollars" person figures out to do after crafting and making cards and shit for 25 years!!!

So that is it!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Countryview - Use something new (stamps)
Crafty Calendar - What's new (stamps)
Jellypark - Bling it up
Penny Black and More - Stencils, masks, embossing folders
Dragonfly Dreams - Favourite colour (purple)
Without Words - Dreaming of spring
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Something new (stamps)
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Pile It On - Hearts and/or flowers
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes


  1. OOOOOOOOO totally awesome and gorgeous, love the idea of the flowers and you re like me - re the tape. I now use window draft exclusion tape instead of craft foam tape on my creations, so much cheaper and a zillion times stronger :) :) :) What an awesome way to enjoy your artwork - I love making cards but you are right, there comes a time when they just sit waiting for a home instead of being enjoyed :) :) Big hugs Meems xxxxxx

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  3. Very nicely crafted! Great use of the image, colors and embellishments. Thanks for dropping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Stunning creation love the colours you've chosen, thank you for sharing over at Jellypark Friends :o)

  5. Oh I love your card and great use of the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you join us again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  6. Hi Samara, this is fabulous, beautiful colours and great composition. Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  7. Wow, this is fab. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x