Tuesday, 17 July 2018

{Growing in Unity} Girl ~ Day 2

Hi! I'm back for Day 2 as this week's {Growing in Unity} Girl. I feel so blessed to be the {Growing in Unity} Girl for Unity Stamps.

Here's my card for today



I stamped the image twice, side by side near the bottom of an A2 card panel, using the Unity Stamp Set Little Moments Big Life. I used three Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, in different orders for the flowers and another Prismacolor Premier colored pencil for the leaves. I "smoothed" out my coloring with a Prismacolor Premier blender pencil. I stamped the sentiment in the upper left corner. It felt like something was missing, so I added a black organza bow to the upper right corner. I trimmed the panel down and rounded the corners. I matted it on a bright orange panel, trimmed and then adhered to an A2 card base.


Unity Stamps will be giving out grabs bags of 25 stamps to two random people who comment on my {Growing in Unity} posts, this week. I'll post the winner next week.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Monday, 16 July 2018

{Growing in Unity} Girl ~ Day 1

So grateful to be the {Growing in Unity} Girl this week on Facebook. My "addiction" to Facebook comes in handy sometimes. I noticed a post looking for someone to fill in as the {Growing in Unity} Girl this week. All I had to do was, be the first to reply "yes" and the week was mine. 

It was difficult to pick which of my Unity Stamps stamp sets to use. With the sales, my collection keeps growing!

Here's my first card



I started with Unity Stamps' Itty Bitty Cup of Tea stamp set. I stamped the tea bag onto an A2 card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added a bit of color with Copic markers. I masked the tea bag and tag with a post-it note, trimmed to size and added some color to the background using distress inks (spun sugar, broken glass, shaded lilac) applied with an ink blending tool. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto the bottom right corner of the panel. I trimmed the panel down slightly, matted it onto pink cardstock and adhered it to an A2 card base.

Unity Stamps will be giving out grabs bags of 25 stamps to two random people who comment on my {Growing in Unity} posts, this week. I'll announce the winners next week.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #273

Hi! It's Monday so it's time for a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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Here's my card





I love pun-ny stamp sets. They make me giggle (well, once I "get" the pun - LOL!). One such set is Clearly Besotted's Feeling Sheepish stamp set. I stamped one of the sheep with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the sentiment using Hero Arts Charcoal and Pale Tomato inks. I added a bit of color to the sheep with Copic markers and fussy cut it. For the sentiment, I die cut it with a Sizzix circle die and matted it using Spellbinders Fancy Scallop Edge circles and gray cardstock. For the banners, I used some Martha Stewart Crafts pastel mat pad printed paper and a scrap of light mauve cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Merry Christmas Challenge - July

It's the 15th of July so it must be time for a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge where the challenge is always


Anything Goes + Christmas


Here's my card



I have a clean and simple card for you. On a 4.25" x 2.75" panel, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I aded some holly from the same stamp set using Hero Arts Field Greens ink and the berries from Hero Arts Bird Words stamp set using Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink. I matted the panel with grey cardstock and then matted that with a silver embossed paper to add a bit of shine and texture to the card.

We'd love for you to join us

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Friday, 13 July 2018

Oh Snap! Blog Hop



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Welcome to the Oh Snap Blog Hop



This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired Cameras, which we all LOVE!
You should have arrived from Miranda
but if not
 Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

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!!

KIM LAMOS
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One lucky winner is going to win this adorable set.

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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 7/18/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here's my card




It's a pretty simple card this time. I stamped the camera and the sentiment from Unity Stamp's Focus on the Things stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added color to the flowers and leaves with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and left the camera a stark black. I like the contrast between the super bright colors and the black. 


Be sure to head over to Rebecca


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




Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #272

It's time for a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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We'd love to see what you create with this week's sketch.

Here's my card




I started with My Minds Eye's Oh What Fun 6x6 paper pad and picked two printed papers. Using 6x6 paper pads, sure makes it easy to pick printed papers which go together. For the stamped image, I used Hero Arts Winter Silhouettes stamp set with Hero Arts Field Green ink. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Peace on Earth stamp set, also stamped with Hero Arts Field Green ink.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Friday, 6 July 2018

Muse Challenge #273

Eventhough I'm leaving town for a few days, I was so inspired by Anita's card at Muse that I just had to create something before packing (just hope I'm not up too late packing!). Here is Anita's card





I was inspired by:

  • one layer card
  • use of shaded lilac, salty ocean, cracked pistachio
  • masking
  • foliage silhouette
  • "just because" sentiment
Here's my card



For my one layer card, I matted off a 1.75" area with post-it tape on the front of the card. I added some distress inks with an ink blending tool (shaded lilac, salty ocean, cracked pistachio). I spritzed the ink with some water and blotted up the extra water with a paper towel. I used my heat tool to ensure everything was dry (and I'm impatient). I carefully removed the post-it tape. I stamped the sprig silhouette, using Catherine Pooler's Wild Garden stamp set. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Handwritten Sentiments. I added some three dot embellishments using a fine black marker.

Thanks for stopping by (I've gotta get packing!)
sue