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A Gem-filled Heart, Some Flowers, A Haunted Train, and Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun. With the extra time off, I was able to get a few extra cards made so I had a great weekend!

The Haunted Design House challenge this time is inspired by some ethereal photos and they inspired me to make this card:

The Inspiration Challenge at SCS was a Pinterest board and it was full of fun button creations. I made two cards based on THIS and THIS picture:

The Featured Stamper at SCS is nancyt and she has a darling gallery. I made two cards for that challenge as well based on THIS card and THIS card:



  1. Love your inspiration piece for our Eerie Inspiration challenge! It's is gorgeous! Love the skullies in the corner, and the ghost train imagery. Thanks for joining us at HDH!
    Fabulous button creations, and the butterfly one is beautiful, too.

  2. So many gorgeous cards Nancy, you always amaze me with the variety of designs you create, I love the first one with the wonderful train image and fabulous texture and the beautiful button heart with the lovely sentiment.

  3. Absolutely stunning cards and each one is so different! Love the netting, that's just genius!

  4. Wow! All amazing cards...I'm especially drawn to the first card because I have that image, and I like how you did it in the black and white...You have inspired me.

  5. Nancy, I want to thank you again for all the nice comments on my blog. You asked me about the 3d images...
    The images that I made the cards that I just posted probably aren't available anymore they were from a long time ago (as I have said before and it's true...I'm a slow card maker) Recently, at Split Coast stampers I saw that Penny W had posted some comments and I sent her an Instant message...she thanked me for posting the link to her photobucket...she still has some great 3d sheets there on photogucket and they are free to use. There isn't too many people that have them out free
    anymore...most of them must be purchased. Paper wishes does have some nice sheets that you can purchase. That's usually where I purchase mine. Penny's link to her 3d sheets at Phototbucket can be found here...

  6. Wow Nancy, busy girl!! They are all so beautiful!! jeni :)

  7. Love the train image and the button heart. Great butterfly and flower cluster with the mesh too.

  8. All so beeeeeeautiful, cannot pick a fave. The button card is so pretty and the butterfly card, shabby chic.

  9. You've really had fun this weekend, Nancy. You made some wonderful creations. Love them all!!!

  10. Great take on our inspiration photo. Your piece is so subtly spooky and wonderful. thanks so much for sharing with HDH. Love all your button creations as well. xxD

  11. You. Are. On. Fire!

    I was oohing and aaahing over every one of these. The first one looks so ghostly with all the white and black, the touch of cheesecloth. And those buttons/gems in the shape of a heart for a sympathy card - mamma mia! Love the crinkled seam binding and pearls and old button card on another. Fabulous job on each one, Nancy! Hugz!!

  12. Great piece for our challenge at HDH. Thanks for joining us in the dungeon.

  13. Loving that ghost train. All those textures really bring out the beauty of the image.
    A great vintage card collection all in one post. Thank you for sharing your art with us at HDH

  14. all the cards are conveying a very happy mood, glad to see these gorgeous the train card the most..dont know what you call it, but to me layering there is looking very beautiful along with the flowers..
    - samir


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