Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Merry Christmas Challenge #21

Hi! It's time for a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge. The challenge is


Anything Goes + Christmas
(optional Holly & Ivy)


Here's my card



A clean and simple card for you today. I started by stamping the holly leaves from Catherine Pooler's Candy Cane Lane stamp set with both Hero Arts Field Greens and Green Hills inks and the holly berries using the same stamp set with Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink. The sentiment used both green inks used for the holly leaves, using Catherine Pooler's Hip Holiday stamp set. The inked panel was matted with green cardstock and adhered to the front of a card base with a wide white border.

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sue


Less is More Challenge #371

I would have thought that once I retired from working full time that I would have lots of time to play in my craft space. Somehow, it's not working. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I need to correct this .... soon! My crafting helps me keep my sanity.

I found a fun challenge at Less is More. It's a colour challenge.





Here's my card



I die cut the sun using Reverse Confetti's Sun 'n Clouds Confetti cuts and the stamped "face" uses The Alley Way's Neener Neener stamp set. The sentiment uses Altenew's Hello Sunshine stamp set. For the background, I used Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder for a bit of texture.

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sue

Monday, 21 May 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #265

It's time for another sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch to inspired

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Here's my card



I scribbled onto some 96 lb bristol with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then blended the color with a water brush. I then used an "oh thank you" die from my stash (I don't know the manufacturer) to do an inlaid die cut sentiment with the inked panel and black cardstock. I found some paper - on the left, printed paper and on the right, regular cardstock for the background. I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Flower and Leaf dies for the graphic flower which I cut from white cardstock. I added a rhinestone in the center of the flower to complete the card.

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sue

Thursday, 17 May 2018

STAMPlorations May Challenge Reminder Post

Time for a reminder of the current challenge at STAMPlorations CAS Cards




Here's my card




I have to say that I started out experimenting with STAMPlorations ARTplorations Clouds stencil, Color Box frost white pigment ink and an ink dauber on a blue card panel. I was surprised that the experiment worked, actually better than I had hope. Most of my experiments end up in the recycle bin. I think that the clouds look nice a puffy. I then stamped the pterodactyl from STAMPlorations Dino Things stamp set with Memento tuxedo black ink and added color with Copic markers. I then fussy cut the pterodactyl and added glossy accents to its eyes. I stamped the sentiment (I just love pun-ny sentiments) from the same stamp set on a scrap of white cardstock, which I trimmed to size. I popped up the pterodactyl with dimensionals.

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sue

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge #440

I saw this beautiful card created by Angie Cimbalo 



She created it for the current challenge at Just Us Girls where the theme is



Here's my card




I inked up a 96 lb bristol card panel with distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry) and ink blending tools. I then picked up Shower of Flutters stencil by STAMPlorations ARTplorations and spritzed a lot of water onto one side. I placed the stencil onto the inked card panel and let the water "pull" the color from the panel. Carefully, I lifted the stencil and blotted up the extra water from the panel. I let the panel dry. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP Flower Friend stamp set, inked up with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel and matted with a bright pink before adhering it to a card base. To complete the card, I added a few sequins, which I placed around the sentiment. 

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sue

CAS on Friday - Challenge #132

When I saw the current challenge at CAS on Friday, I just couldn't resist. The challenge is 

Cute - Use a cute stamp on your card


Here's my card




When looking for a cute stamp, I immediately went to my collection of The Alley Way stamps. They are all so cute - man, I wish they were still in business. I chose the cute octopus from the Castaways stamp set. I stamped the body on a scrap of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added color with Copic markers. I added glossy accents to the eyes and fussy cut the octopus body out. For the background, I used Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil and distress inks (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon), applied randomly. I cut a piece 2.5" x 3.5" and stamped the octopus on it. I adhered the colored octopus body onto the background piece and matted it on some teal cardstock. The sentiment is also from The Alley Way stamps from a set called Sea Mates.

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sue

Sunday, 13 May 2018

STAMPlorations sponsors Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #446

Proudly representing STAMPlorations at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge where the challenge is 

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Here's my card



I started with STAMPlorations CUTplorations Gift Builder #2 die set to cut out the gift package. I found some printed paper for the cut out portion and used coordinating cardstock for the background of the package and the ribbon. For the sentiment banner, I had a scrap of a distress oxide experiment where is smooshed distress oxides on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and moved glossy cardstock through the puddles of distress oxides. I used both twisted citron and cracked pistachio. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. I felt that the card needed a bit more, so I embossed the background cardstock with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot embossing folder.

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sue