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Tess Hackett
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A card-making introvert that loves her family.
A card-making introvert that loves her family.

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A man with a plan
This post is going to focus on the plan I made to challenge myself. I asked a few friends and family what kind of cards they would like to see more of and one of the answers I got back was that cards for guys. This seems to be a weak point for me and I want...
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Masculine rusty truck card
Today's card has a lot of die cutting for the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesaday Challenge  and their die cutting theme. I started by doing some ink smooshing of distress ink on water color paper to create the look of an old truck that the paint had peeled...
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"If tea cups could talk..." - Art Journal
My newest die cut that I have is my first steel rule die (I believe its is considered a steel rule die). The Tim Holtz Tea Time die; I have been eyeing this die since it came out and I finally purchased it. Part of the reason I held back from buying it was ...
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Colored pencil on black - Sparkle and Shine
This week the challenge on  Simon Say Stamp Wednesday challenge blog  is Sparkle and Shine. I wanted to see how colored pencil would do on black card stock with this card, I have seen it on kraft card stock before and thought I would give this a try. (You w...
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MFT Summer School - Primary colors
Summer school is in session again. We have been learning about colors and the color wheel in the latest sessions of summer school over at My Favorite Things blog. You learn in grade school that there are three colors that you have to have to mix and make ot...
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Colored pencil on kraft - Simon Says shape challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge  is "Get in Shape" as I don't have very many shape dies that are large enough to make a shaped card I went with a scalloped edge shape for my card today. It was a little bit of a challenge to get my 110 lb white card bas...
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Thanks - Happy Mail Animals
I got the Abandon Coral distress color set this week in the mail.  When you get new stuff you just have to play with it, you got to love mail that contains new supplies.  The thanks was die cut from a watercolor panel that was stained with abandon coral, me...
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Watercolor flowers three color blend
This is a card that was inspired by a Kay Miller card that I saw on Pintrest. And it was also inspired by the MFT lesson on Secondary colors. I was inspired by Kay's colors and the flowers in the center. So, I did some ink smooshing on water color paper wit...
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Virginia's View Challenge with Mums
This is a card I made this week. I stamped this with WPlus 9 Coconut husk on water color paper. Then I water colored the flowers in layers and added embellishments. A very straight forward card made in my spare time so I could just relax and enjoy myself pl...
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Peace like a River - Art Journal layout
Today I have an Art Journal layout to share with you. This is in honor of Heidi Swapp. Jennifer McGuire shared that Heidi had lost one of her sons. I have never meet her or spoken to her before but when someone loses a child I can not imagine the pain and h...
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