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This week my sweet friend Shirley Quarry is the Queen for the Day at SplitCoast Stampers. To honor Shirley, I picked this card to case. If you are not familar with Shirley's work check out her blog My Pinkie is Inkie in Boxertown. Shirley has a fun style, a big heart, and lots of talent!

I selected the card I cased because I loved her image and the way she framed it. I used a teacup image from Pattie's Creations, and tried to keep the same style of framing that Shirt (Shirley's fun nickname) used. My paper is from Free Digital Vintage Stamps, my border around the image is made with cut up mini doily dies from MFT, the rolled roses are mini dies from MFT (I purchased both MFT dies from Can You Digi It?), and the folliage was punched using Martha Steward punches.

This card was made using the bats from the Batty Tiddly Inks image and papers from GCD (Parisan Nights) and the Haunted Paper Pack from Green Goddess Creations (I digitally changed the color).

I cased the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers (FS297) Elizgmom (Cheryl). You should check out her blog She Stamps by Cheryl - amazing things! I changed to bats instead of butterflies, used faux sewing instead of real, used a bit different die cuts, and went a lot darker (her card is in such beautiful and happy colors). I am entering this in the Haunted Design House challenge HDH154 Bats in the Belfry and the Tiddly Inks #95 Fall challenge.


  1. Both cards are fabulous! Love the teacup and doily!

  2. These cards are great! I love the dainty tea cup and doily combo - it reminds me of sitting down having a cup of tea with my dear grandmother :) I absolutely love the sentiment on the 2nd card too! Great job on both!

  3. Thank you for playing along with us at Haunted Design House this week :-)

  4. Both of these are so pretty and so different. Love the added doily and dies behind the teacup and I love the sentiment on the second one (and the color choices too).

  5. Two awesome cards, Nancy. I love the card for Shirt with the pretty teacup and doilies. Pretty roses, too.
    Your second card is great in those colors and fun bats. Great sentiment, too.

  6. I love that tea cup card! I like things pink and dainty, frilly and feminine. :)

    The sentiment on the second card is very interesting, one I've never heard. I most certainly do not think of myself as normal...I'm quite silly. :)

    Got your email, and am glad you received the package. You sound like a busy, busy girl! Hope you get a break soon from all that OT. Hugs!

  7. Gorgeous cards. Love all the extra little touches that you've added!


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