Tuesday 14 May 2024

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #468

If you're looking for a bit of inspiration, we have a new challenge starting at Addicted to Stamps and More!


Here's my card


For my birthday card, I used Unity Stamp's Love Bug stamp set. I stamped the car onto some "groovy" patterned paper and I fussy cut the image. I was going to adhere the car to a natural A2 card base but the car "disappeared". Instead, I added a panel of medium gray cardstock and glued the car to that. It definitely helped the car pop. For the sentiment, I used a scrap of polka dot paper and I stamped the sentiment (although I can't remember which stamp set I used - oops). I glued the sentiment strip to the gray cardstock and adhered the gray cardstock to the natural A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see your Birthday card submissions in our gallery.

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sue

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Monday 13 May 2024

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #577

Happy Monday! It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's the new sketch


Here's my card


This card is mostly about patterned paper. I used three papers from a 6x6 paper pack and cut the pieces similar to those in the sketch. Instead of the three horizontal pieces, I used one piece with a variety of lines. To cut the oval, I used Echo Park's Stitched Oval Nesting die set. For the sentiment, I used Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental and Hero Arts Field Greens ink on some natural ink. I trimmed it and cut two fish-tail banners. I adhered the pieces to a natural A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see how you interpret our sketch in our Gallery.

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sue

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Sunday 12 May 2024

AAA Cards ~ Challenge #265

Our next challenge at AAA Cards is a special one. We're turning 10 years old! Our challenge is


We're celebrating our 10th birthday with prizes. Some prizes are restricted to specific countries due to postal rates. Other prizes are gift cards so they are available worldwide (of course, the recipient would be responsible to pay shipping and any duties). When you link up your cards, be sure to add your country name or abbreviation, like Maaike - NL. Many members of the Design Team have personally donated prizes - a big thank you to them. Please remember to keep your card designs CLEAN AND SIMPLE.

Here's my card


For my card, I used Honey Bee Stamps' Special Stamp Set for Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine 2022 and Always on My Mind stencil (4 layers) which I received as part of Crop & Create Delivered, Fall 2022. I stamped the image and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I added color with the stencils and mowed lawn, picked raspberry and wilted violet distress inks applied with oval ink blending brushes. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP's Furry Cat & Box stamp set and heat embossed it, also with gold embossing powder. I attached the A2 panel to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see your CLEAN AND SIMPLE cards in our gallery. Won't you join our party?

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sue

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Saturday 11 May 2024

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #258

We have a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and it's perfect for this time of year.


Here's my one-layer flower card


For my card, I used Clearly Besotted's Scene It Flowers stamp set stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on a white A2 card base. I added color with Copic markers - G05, R32, Y15, Y38. The sentiment uses Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

We'd love to see your FLOWER creations in our gallery. Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple in style.

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sue

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Thursday 9 May 2024

Die Cut Divas ~ Monochromatic Challenge with Waffle Flower

It's May and our challenge for this month is

MONOCHROMATIC

Our sponsor this month is Waffle Flower. They will be giving our winner a $15 gift certificate. Thank you to Waffle Flower for their generosity. 


Here's my card


For my card, I started with Waffle Flower's Dotted Flowers dies. I die cut the three sizes of flowers and two sizes of leaves from a dark gray cardstock. I used DMC embroidery floss 414 which matched perfectly to the cardstock. Sometimes it pays not to throw things out as I have quite a collection of DMC flosses - a nod back to my cross-stitch days. I stitched up the die cuts using some double sided adhesive to hold the ends in place on the reverse side. I used the same shade of gray cardstock as the A2 background and a piece of patterned paper cut to 3" x 4 1/4". I used Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments and Gina K Design's Slate ink for the sentiment. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the patterned paper and glued them in place. I used double-sided tape to adhere the patterned paper in place and also to adhere the A2 panel to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see your monochromatic cards, remember to use a die cut or dry embossing on your card, in our gallery this month.

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sue

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Tuesday 7 May 2024

Try A Sketch On Tuesday ~ Challenge #646

Hello Crafty Friends! We have a new challenge for you at Try A Sketch On Tuesday. Here's the sketch.


And here's my card


For my card, I selected three patterned papers from the My Minds' Eye 6x6 Dolled Up Paper Pad. I cut the floral paper and the polka dot paper according to the sketch. I cut the striped paper to 2 1/2" square. I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says STAMP's Lots of Thanks stamp set and Gina K Design's Slate ink. For the element, I used the My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die and a scrap of olive green cardstock. I adhered the pieces in place on a white A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see your interpretation of our sketch in our gallery.

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sue

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Tuesday 30 April 2024

Addicted to Stamps & More! Challenge #467

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More!. Come play along with us. Our new challenge is


Here's my card


This was my Christmas card this past year. It was Plan B. Plan A involved stitching and some beads and it wasn't until I was getting ready to assemble the card, that I realized it wouldn't fit in a standard envelope and was probably too thick to go with regular postage. Oops! I was glad that I was able to pivot and come up with a relatively easy card to mass produce. 

I started with Simon Says STAMP's CZ Design - Chunky Christmas clear stamps. I heat embossed the word JOY with gold embossing powder onto an A2 panel of 96 lb bristol. I also heat embossed the PEACE & and TO THE WORLD sentiments on teal cardstock with gold embossing powder and die cut them with Photoplay's Sentiment Strips Etched dies. To add color to the word JOY, I used distress inks - twisted citron, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, applied with a paint brush and some water. I glued the sentiment strips in place and adhered the panel to a white A2 card base to complete my Christmas card.

We'd love to see your Christmas cards in our gallery.

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sue

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