Friday, 19 October 2018

Danger Zone Blog Hop

Welcome to the Danger Zone Blog Hop
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the creepy, scary creatures of Halloween!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this "danger" filled hop! You should have arrived from

Jearise but if not please start at the beginning. 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

Miss Kate Cuttables

One lucky winner is going to win their choice of 3 files!! 

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/24/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I don't really make or send out Halloween cards. However, I just couldn't resist joining in this fun blog hop. Here's my card

I just tore paper roughly into strips. I added some antiquing using Prima's Shabby Tote chalk ink on the edges of the strips. I used a scrap of black cardstock for the "open" area where the googly eyes are peaking out from. I love googly eyes! For the sentiment, I used CTMH's Vroom Caps stamp set with Hero Arts Cup O'Joe ink. That's my card.

Be sure to head over to Rebecca

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

STAMPlorations CAS October Challenge

Just a reminder for you to join us at STAMPlorations CAS where the challenge is

Here's my reminder card

I've been watching Jennifer McGuire's partial die cutting technique and have been intrigued. Of course, I don't have many stamp and die sets so I had to improvise by fussy cutting. I used STAMPlorations Hello You stamp set. I stamped the typewriter to the left and the sentiment to the right. The strip was 1.25" and I cut around the typewriter to the top and bottom. I found some white on black patterned paper for the background. It's a clean and simple card today.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

A Tribute for Melissa

A fellow papercrafter and teammate,  at STAMPlorationsMelissa Lanerecently passed away. We're holding this tribute blog hop in her honour.

She was a super-talented papercrafter and loved butterflies. We're remembering her with butterfly cards. Here is mine.

I started with STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set which I heat embossed with clear embossing powder on black cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches' Salutations stamp set, also heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added some colour using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. Unfortunately, they don't show well in the first picture. Here's a better picture.

We're saddened by her loss and send prayers to her family.

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Monday, 15 October 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #286

Hi Friends! It's Monday which means that it's time for a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here it is.

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Here's my card

I started with a Sizzix 2" circle die to create a mask. I added distress ink (squeezed lemonade and mustard seed) with ink blending tools in the circle - to mimic the sun. I then die cut the sprig using Penny Black's Flower Frolic die and black cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches' Salutations stamp set. Added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

The Merry Christmas Challenge - October 15

It's getting closer ... Christmas will soon be here.

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Hi! So blessed to be part of a blog hop at Growing in Unity on Facebook. In full disclosure, I totally forgot about this. However, grateful that some of my Unity Stamps are so versatile, that I could create a card in less than 30 minutes! 

Here's my card

This one-layer card was made by masking a 1.25" area off, towards the top of an A2 card (landscape) with post-it tape. I added some tumbled glass distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool to the area. Then, I stamped Flowers from Neverland itty bitty stamp in the area. To add some color after I carefully removed the post-it tape, I used ink daubers and distress inks (picked raspberry, abandoned coral, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, salty ocean, wilted violet and peacock feathers)  stamped over the flowers. I'm loving the bright and happy colors. The sentiment from hang in there lady stamp set was stamped below the inked area. 

You should have arrived from Denise Sayers. The next stop on the blog hop is Aimee Phillips.

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Monday, 8 October 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #285

It's Monday so it's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challege

Here's this week's sketch

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Here's my card

When I saw this week's sketch, I knew which stamp set to use - Itsy Bitsy Giggles by Unity Stamps. I stamped the image and added color with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. I used scraps of green patterned paper for the little banners, hanging from the focal panel. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set.

Looking forward to what you create. Won't you join us?

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