Sunday, August 27, 2017

New Home.....

Hello everyone: After a while of being absent, I'm happy to say my MOJO is slowly but surely coming back, it feels a bit weird to actually sit here in my craft room and create my cards.
The "Less is More" gals have a fun challenge for us to play with and, to top it all, my dear friend Vivien from Daizy Mae's Crafty Blog is their Guest Stamper so, here I go with this card that I hope you'd like.  By the way, Vivien's card reminded me that I had just gotten this adorable die frame so I kind of CASE'd her card but with a different theme, thanks Viv.

The challenge is asking us to make a card using some real elements so, as soon as I read that I went to my drawer where I keep little embellishments and got a pair of teeny, tiny keys that I bought at an Antique Store some time ago. I actually cleaned out the tray on that booth buying about 35 little keys, I added a bit of cotton for smoke coming out of the chimney.
This little house is from a super old Sizzix stamp and die set I bought at my local Hobby Lobby store at the Clearance section, I think I paid like $5.00 for it.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and mail box are from a couple of old Flourishes sets.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Great stamps inside and out of your card! Keys! What a clever addition! Welcome back! Great to see you here!

  2. What a perfect CASE of Viv's card, Maria. Fantastic how you incorporated two real objects into your card. Absolutely love your clever use of the cotton as smoke. I'll have to remember that for future projects. 😉 Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. 😊 Trina

  3. Maria, thank you for the most sweetest comment. I am in love with this gorgeous CAS card and that smoke and keys are absolutely clever additions. Trying to 'follow' you but you don't seem to have a followers area...add you to my side bar of followers anyway...enjoy using foamiran. It's great.xx[aNNie]

  4. What a fabulous card Maria! The new home theme is perfect for those tiny keys (they are so sweet!) and the image is beautifully coloured. Yes, that sure is a great CASE of Viv's card. Thanks so much for popping this in at Less is More xx

  5. So glad to see you back! This is such a lovely card - great colors! <3

  6. Love, love this clean and simple card.

  7. Great CASE of my card Maria my lovely friend! how clever to use keys and smoke too, makes for such a beautiful card.Thanks for sharing with 'Less is More'too ;) hugs Viv xx

  8. Love your cotton clever! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  9. Fabulous use of your real objects. The keys are a great idea, I'll have to remember that as I have some teeny keys here somewhere from padlocks that came with suitcases! And the cotton for the smoke is genius.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  10. A fabulous new home card Maria, your little keys are perfect and such a great idea to use cotton for the smoke.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Fabulous card Maria and congratulations on being showcased. Totally deserved, wonderful idea with those wee little keys.