Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, painting, doodling and more. I also offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 10 adorable grandkids, whom I love to make things for.

Check out my Etsy Digi Shop!

Please see my Digital Stamps page for terms of use on freebies and some helpful information on digital stamps. My Freebies page has a list of the freebies on this blog.

Feb 13, 2018

New Cards in Shop!

Good morning, 

It's funny how my craftiness goes in stages. All last fall it was crochet, crochet, crochet. Now it's cards and paintings. I haven't shown you too many of my paintings yet, so I'll show you a couple at the end of this post. Until I get my shop stocked up, I will be posting more cards. I'm planning to get  some digital stamps done too. If I do I'll make sure to post a freebie. :)

Here are the two newest cards in my Etsy Shop

My shop now carries Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Printables and a couple of Crochet patterns. I hope to make up a few more of the freezie holders with summer on the way. They are quick and easy patterns and the kids love them.

Here are two of my paintings. They are done in Leonid Afremov's style as that's who I am taking the course from. The paint is applied with palette knives.

           Afternoon Stroll by the Bridge

                                Sails in the Sunset

I just realized I never turned the heat up and am getting chilly! I hope it's warmer where you are today. 

Thanks for stopping by,



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    2. Thanks Krista! Auto correct changed your name to Rusty, then Kristy—I caught the first time, but not the second so had to delete the comment! Lol!!

  2. Love your vibrant paintings Carmen, and the lacing on the second card is a really effective accent!!


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