Dream Big

Hi there.  Just dropping in quickly to share a CAS masculine graduation card before I get right back into making more birthday cards.  I have a bunch of birthdays coming up. 😉


The world was stamped with Limestone and Industrial Diamond inks on a scrap of white cardstock.  It was covered with VersaMark, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder before being die cut out with the circle die.

The slight glow from the world was created with a sponge dauber and white pigment ink on an A2 black panel.  Splatters of white acrylic paint created the starry background in the upper portion.

The sentiment was die cut from a scrap of glossy white cardstock and black fun foam to be stacked for dimension.  It was tough, but keeping it CAS and masculine, so no glitter or embellishments.  😂


Thank you for visiting. Have a great week.





I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – #112 Graduation
City Crafters – Week 364 Out of this World
Uniko – #41 Masculine
Addicted to Stamps and More #244 Clean and Simple





Snowy Tree Christmas


Hello everyone.  I have a masculine Christmas card to share.  It is for Challenge #224 Masculine Christmas from Merry Monday.  Since it is a masculine card, I kept it very simple with goood old stamping.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

I shadow stamped the tree with Crumb Cake (Kraft), Wild Wasabii and Whisper White inks on a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

The deer was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The snow bank and falling snow were stamped with Whisper White ink.  I used a tissue to wipe the white snow bank off the embossed deer.

Snowy Tree Christmas card

For dimension I mounted the panel on white fun foam to a top folding white card base.

Northern Lights Greetings

Hi there.  I’m back to share another CAS Christmas card.  I’ve always wanted to try the Northern Lights technique, so I decided to finally give it a try.  My fingers got extremely inky, and I had to start over a couple times because I kept smearing ink all over the place!  I combined that technique with the masking technique to create today’s card.

Northern Lights Christmas

I started with a white A2 size panel to make it easier to die cut it later.  First I created a reverse mask by die cutting a circle from masking paper.  I placed it onto the panel, off setting it to the right.  I then masked off the snowy ground with labelling tape that I cut a slope from with scissors.  Using sponges, I added streaks of Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  A couple of places, I overlapped colours to get purple and green.  These “additional” colours are harder to see amongst the streaks of Night of Navy ink.

To tried to capture the shimmery look of the real Northern Lights and brushed Pearl Perfect Pearls over top.  With the masks still in place, I stamped the trees with Intense Black ink.  I removed the masks, then stamped the deer from the same stamp set.  I added Perfect Pearls to the deer as well.

The sentiment was stamped with black Versafine ink and then heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder for even more sparkle.  The panel was then die cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.  For dimension, I adhered the panel to white fun foam and mounted it to a top folding white card base.  To finish I added a few Sparkling clear sequins.




I am participating in the following challenges:

Hero Arts – Holiday Cardmaking (Color Layering Snowy Trees, Peace & Joy)
CAS Mix Up – November Stamping + Masking + Your Choice (sponging/heat embossing+die cutting)
A Blog Named Hero – Holiday Themed
Penny Black – Anything Christmas
Joy Clair – November Inspiration Board

Magical Dragons

Hello everyone.  It’s been a while because I’ve been away.  It’s so nice to be back in My Crafting Closet.  My first project back is a fun little card with the new Magical Dragons stamp set from MFT and I knew I wanted to use it for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge #306.


I ended up completing the bottom row across and the right column down. I created a scene inside a castle with one of the dragons peering in through a window.  I stamped and colored the dragons with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching dies.  The wall was created with a wall stencil and texture paste colored with gray reinker. This was my first time using texture paste and I love the texture and dimension it gives. That completed the bottom row across (texture, scene, die-cut). But because the colors and images are masculine and red, this satisfied the right column down as well (masculine, red, die-cut).  I added a fun die-cut sentiment to finish.



I am playing in the following challenges:

The Paper Players – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #306 (unfortunately, the link closed while I was linking 😩).

Markerpop – Challenge #100 Create a Scene

Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes Challenge No. 97





Alien Abduction

Hello there.  Today I have another masculine birthday card for the same nephew I mentioned in my last post.  My mom needed a card for him so she asked me to make her one.  No problem since I had something in mind using some new products I just bought from MFT.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I stamped the alien and spaceship on white cardstock with black Memento ink.  I colored them with Copics and then die-cut them out.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

Next I cut a piece of vellum to create the light beam coming from the spaceship. I heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder on the vellum, then colored the backside with Copics.  I then die cut an oval shadow from white cardstock for the alien to stand on and colored it with Copics as well.  Using a circle die, I die cut from dark grey cardstock to create the planet.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I was going to create a colorful Galaxy background, but thought it would look too busy and distracting.  Instead, I just added some splatters to an A2 piece of black cardstock with white shimmer paint. I adhered the panel to a white card base, and gave the alien Googley eyes to finish.


I am entering in the following:

MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting (click the IG icon on the sidebar to see my other cards for Camp Create).
AAA Card Challenge – Game #67 Googley Eyes
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Punches/Diecuts for Kids
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – Something For a Child
Naughty or Nice – Challenge #28 Man Up