Artistic Avenger


Fascinator Frenzy Winners!

Thank you all so much for playing along with me over the past few days while I showed my fun fascinator hats from Convention. Here are the comment winners:

Day #1 – Top Hat (I wore this to Awards Night):  Jenn Campbell!

Day #2 – Fabric Circles with Bird (I wore this on Thursday, the first day of Convention):  Desiree Spenst!

Day #3 – Big Vanilla Flowers (I wore this on Friday, the second day of Convention):  Cathy at 3sisters2stamp!

Day #4 – Circular Masterpiece with Floating Butterflies (I wore this on Saturday, the last day of Convention):  Catherine Harwood!

Congratulations to all the winners and again thank you to everyone who played along!

I’ll be back with more great stuff soon!


Fantastic Fascinator #4

Thanks for coming back to see the last of my fascinators. This one is brought to you by the letter “O” for original. This one is pure me. I enjoyed making and wearing this one the best! When did I wear it? I know there are photos of me in this one, I posed for A LOT (and a thank you to my roomies for still hanging out with me while the pics were being taken!).

The large scallop circle #2 die was used for the base and then I used First Edition designer paper for the large circles and added some butterflies for a little extra something.

So when did I wear this one? Betcha you can figure it out…..leave me a comment – there is a prize in it for you! I’ll post all four day’s winners tomorrow!

Thank you all for your continued well wishes and comments – hearing from you all is what keeps me blogging!


A Fancy Fascinator – Frenzy Day #3

Today’s fascinator is brought to you by the letter “F” for faaannncyy! This one was such fun to make and really quite simple. All you do is take various sizes of scallop circles, spritz them with water and roll them. Then I used large clothes pins to keep them together while they dried. I added them all together with some 1 1/4″ Certainly Celery striped grosgrain with my hot glue gun.

So when did I wear this one at Convention? Do you remember? Leave a comment mentioning when I wore this and a prize may be coming your way! Remember, I’m keeping all comments hidden until after tomorrow’s post.

And don’t forget, there are only 2 days left to join Stampin’ Up! and my team for only $119! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to join a wonderful company, share your creative spirit and meet some wonderful people.

All this and a beautiful Christmas keepsake box to boot! Head on over to my website to learn more.


Inkspiration for Fascination and a Fancy Card Swap Hop to Boot!

This is a MEGA POST! Yes, you read it right. This is a BIG one. The post actually contains THREE different entries – hope you’ll stay with me to the end. If you do, here is what you’ll find:

  1. Inkspirations Challenge #80
  2. Fascinator Frenzy #2
  3. Fancy Card Swap Blog Hop

Oh, I know, a lot to put into one post but I think I’m long winded enough to do it!

This week’s Inkspirations Challenge is a colour one. I was totally thrown. Not sure why but purple is not my friend. So I decided to use it very sparingly as a layer but to focus on the other two colours.

I kept the base simple and just used Whisper White with a large Pear Pizzazz layer and then added a loop of Peach Parfait ribbon.

The central panel is layered with Concord Crush and then Whisper White and sponged with a cloud effect. Next, I used the Buttons embosslit and cut out a ton of Pear Pizzazz buttons and fashioned them into a tree. I found that if I cut a large triangular tree shape and then adhered the buttons to it, that made it much easier to do. A little bird was added on also.

A little tag with a sentiment from Just Believe finishes it all off. Now it’s your turn to head on over to Inkspirations and play along! But first, check out what the rest of the design team came up with:


Today’s FASCINATOR is brought to you by the letter “C” for “charming”:

This is a low profile beauty! Made with Springtime Vintage fabric, I actually forgot that I was wearing it. I made many little rosettes of various sizes and affixed them to a circle of cardstock below and then clipped it. When did I wear this one? It was pretty small so maybe a little sneaky……

By adding a comment below you’ll be eligible for a sweet little prize – not a Convention attendee? No problem! Make your own fascinator and link it in today’s post and you’ll be eligible too!

And now for the Fancy Card Swap Hop! At Convention I participated in a swap of Fancy Cards hosted by Elizabeth Price and Julie Beltramo.  Hopefully you’ve just arrived here from Gilda Fellows’ blog and after you take a look at my card, I’ll send you along to the next blog-hopper! Here is my card:

Christmas in brown and pink? YOU BET! I used the new stamp set Snow Much Fun and played around to make a vintage inspired card out of a typically not vintage type stamp. I even decorated the inside, but forgot to take a photo! Here is a close up of some of the details:

Well if you’ve made it all the way down to here, you deserve a big ol’ pat on the back! Better than that maybe? Head on over to the spectacular blog of Elizabeth Price and enjoy yet another Fancy Card Swap!