Friday, 16 November 2018

STAMPlorations - November Reminder Post

I have a new card for the reminder post at STAMPlorations

This month's challenge is



Here's my card




I started with a page from the STAMPlorations Blossom Bliss coloring book. I added color with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, in rainbow order. I used a Prismacolor blender pencil to smooth out my coloring. I matted the panel with blue and placed it on an A2 card base. For the sentiment, I stamped using STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set on a white strip of cardstock to complete the card.

You still have time to join us this month
sue

Thursday, 15 November 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

I can't believe that I get to represent STAMPlorations this day here at 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

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I love STAMPlorations products - there are lots of stamps, stencils, dies, coloring books. Here are my tags.


I couldn't stop at one. For the one on the left, I created a background using distress inks (picked raspberry, seedless preserves, salty ocean, chipped sapphire, black soot). I spritzed some water using Tim Holtz' Distress Sprayer and added some Gansai Tambi Pearl paint splatters. I die cut the tag using STAMPplorations Stitched Tags - Nesting Dies. I heat embossed with silver embossing powder the STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Come Adore Him stamp on vellum. I fussy cut the vellum and adhered it to the background. I added some silver ribbon to the top of the tag. For the one on the right, I used STAMPlorations Christmas Trees stencil and inked it up with distress inks (twisted citron and mowed lawn). I made sure that the ink had dried before gold heat embossing using STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Merry Little Christmas stamp. I had to use the largest die from STAMPlorations Stitched Tags - Nesting Dies. I added some gold strips towards the bottom of the tag and some gold organza ribbon and a bow at the top.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Monday, 12 November 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #290

UGH! Why is it long weekends mess with my head? I had forgotten that today was Monday. At least, it's still Monday, at least on the west coast. 

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

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Here's my card


When I saw this sketch, I reached for Stampin' Up's Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set. I made some "denim"-like paper using Stampin' Up's Ballet Blue ink, applied direct to paper. I stamped the pocket and fussy cut it out. I stamped the "money" using some green cardstock and Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I used Stampin' Up's Scallop Trim border punch on some extra "denim" paper and added a strip of royal blue cardstock. I found some blue striped patterned paper and the sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Indigo ink.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

STAMPlorations 4th Giving Thanks Blog Hop

I am so grateful to be part of the CAS design team at STAMPlorations and be given opportunities to join awesome blog hops like the STAMPlorations 4th Giving Thanks Blog Hop.



Here's my card




I was away at a crafting retreat in Dripping Springs, Texas when I made this card. I flew there, so obviously, I had limited crafting supplies with me. I stamped the eight butterflies from STAMPlorations' new Grateful Flutters stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto an A2 card panel, leaving a spot for the sentiment. I added color with distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, salty ocean, peacock feathers, wilted violet) with a waterbrush. I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts Tide Pool ink. I matted the card with teal cardstock to complete the card. 

Over $200 in products, gift certificates and coupon codes being given out to those visiting our blog hop. Specific details can be found here.

Also, if you're wanting to shop ...



Thanks for stopping by
sue


Friday, 9 November 2018

Down on the Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to the Down on the Farm Blog Hop

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This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Farms across America...the livestock, the plants, and the farmers!


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!!
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Cheapo Dies will be donating 3 of their fabulous dies!
(must be local to the US)



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 11/14/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Here's my card



I started by creating the background with distress inks (mowed lawn, twisted citron, lucky clover) and ink blending tools, placed randomly on an A2 card panel. I was recently introduced to the partial diecutting technique and am kind of obsessed with it now. I don't actually have a lamb/sheep die but with fussy cutting, I was able to achieve the same effect. I stamped the cute lamb/sheep from Gerda Steiner Designs' How Are Ewe stamp set and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things' Ewe and Me Forever stamp set. I added some color using a Copic W2 marker. 


I'm the last person on the blog hop. In case you started part-way, here's our line up in case you got lost along the way.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #289

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

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Here's my card



I started with my Tim Holtz Latticework stencil and distress inks (salty ocean, wilted violet and picked raspberry). I cut the panel down and matted it with a purple cardstock. I made banners from scraps of light blue and hot pink cardstock. The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral Shadow stamp set. I stamped it on hot pink cardstock and die cut it using Sizzix's Stacked Baroque thinlits. The background is a panel cut from a sheet of Basic Grey Euphoria Collection, called Cool. Anyone else hoarding Basic Grey paper? I figure that it's time to actually use some. 

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

Thanks for stopping by
sue

Thursday, 1 November 2018

STAMPlorations CAS November Challenge

Well, we're back from a summer break at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. I think that I now understand what it must feel like for bears after their hibernation. I need to find my crafting mojo. I feel a bit lost and my brain is a bit fuzzy. Here's this month's challenge



Here's my card



Rainbows make me happy - maybe it's the idea that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or maybe it's the bright and happy colours. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush to create the background on 96 lb bristol. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set. I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and shine.

Thanks for stopping by
sue