Saturday, September 30, 2023



Hello and welcome friends!
I took a bit of a break but I'm back.
My fur baby injured his shoulder last month
and I put crafting on the back burner
so I could focus on getting him better.

This fortnight at the
sounds like a doozie: Xanadu!
The definition of Xanadu is 
"An idealized place of great or idyllic magnificence and beauty."

 So, easy peasy: any place that you think is beautiful!
(There was also a movie made back in the 80's with
the same name starring Olivia Newton John. You
may see one of my teammies referencing that!)

Here's what I made:

I actually made this a couple months ago for my MIL.
I had then just recently bought the bird and flower dies.
I made two branches, one as shown with the bird tucked in,
and the other I cut apart and glued here and there on the panel.
Birds singing in a flowering dogwood tree is my kind of beautiful!

Here's the finished inside of my card:

I hope that you'll find time to play along in our
Xanadu challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Need more inspiration? Simply check out what my
Sisters and our reigning Queen of Snark, Granne, have made
for your viewing pleasure.
Also, my sisters and I have decided to take a short break, so this will
be the last challenge for this year. We will be back the beginning
of next year with all new fun challenges!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at Addicted to Stamps and More #455

Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Inside Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black and whatever pink ink was left over on my blender brush
CS: Taylored Expression; Neenah; scraps
Accessories: Honey Bee - Lovely Layers Spring Birds dies, Lovely Layers Dogwood dies; Penny Black - Square Frames die; GC; MISTI
Adhesives: Bearly Art glue; SA - thin 3D foam squares


  1. Beautiful card - so lovely. Wish I could make something as lovely as this, Jo x

  2. This is absolutely stunning Chris!

  3. Ohhhhhhh that bird die is gorgeous!

  4. Pretty card. Love how you add a bit of pink to the dogwood flowers and how you arranged the branches on your card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.


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