Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #584

It's Tuesday which can only mean that it's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Here's our challenge


We've also paired with Double Trouble Paper Crafting

Thing 1: Trouble Maker 

says, "Wow! We missed National Trail Mix Day. Trail Mix, aka GORP (a mix of certain cereals, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruits, M&Ms, etc.).  Sounds yummy, but we have a yummy trail mix for Scrapper's GORP.   

"Do you remember way back years ago when you didn't mix plaids, stripes, checks, flowers and polka dots. Not true today... This is our recipe for Scrapper's GORP.  Look through your stash for stamps, stencils, patterned papers, washi tape, etc., to find at least two or more of the ingredients in our Scrapper's Gorp and include them on your project... it's your choice of ingredients."

You may OPT to use Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch to the right - or not, but this is a perfect sketch for our Scrapper's GORP and if you use this sketch you will earn two chances in our random draw. 

You can stop here... 
OR  
Play with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in our random draw. 

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "I love mixing patterns.  You'll find me in a polka dot striped Shirt, floral pants and a plaid hat.  There are so many things that I have to mix and piece together.  

"Have you ever tried paper piecing technique? It can be a lot of fun!  Here is a YouTube tutorial that may help you with this technique MFT Tips & Tricks - Paper  Piecing.  Include an image(s) and show us your piecing skills.  

Optional Twist:  If you have included paper piecing in your project you will earn another chance in our Random Draw.

Thing 2:  Double Dare 
says, "If you have met Thing 1's requirement 'Scrapper's Gorp, and used the TSOT's sketch, with or without piecing, you are eligible to enter your project HERE  at Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #584 for an additional chance at our random draw. 

Here's my card


For my card, I followed the sketch. I started by inking up some 96 lb bristol with distress inks (picked raspberry, mustard seed, carved pumpkin) and a paint brush with some water. I let the panel dry and die cut using My Favorite Things Die-Namics Oh Thank You die. I also die cut the gray label using a Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 die and die cut the center out with My Favorite Things Die-Namics Oh Thank You die, being sure to save all the little bits! I chose a yellow A2 card panel and a scrap of patterned paper that used some of the same colors, which I cut into a strip to follow the sketch. I adhered the strip into place. I did some inlaid die cutting - placing the colorful die cut in the spaces of the gray label die cut and added all the little bits, adhering it all to the yellow card panel. To complete my card, I adhered it to a white A2 card base.

We'd love to see your creations in our gallery. Will you choose the technique or will you choose the sketch or will you do both?

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Thursday, 17 November 2022

Time to get Inky ~ Less Is More Challenge #477 and Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

I found some time to get inky. It's my favorite thing to do - sit down at my craft table to make something. Being that Christmas is just around the corner, here's my card


For my card, I inked up the top of a white A2 card panel with Simon Says STAMP's Berries and Leaves stencil with distress inks (barn door and mowed lawn) applied with mini ink brushes. Even with the mini ink brushes, I still found that I needed some post-it notes to mask off areas. Perhaps, I'm just a bit careless with my ink blending. This was my second attempt - I kind of went a bit too far with my ink blending on the first attempt. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment using Clearly Besotted's Sentimental Type stamp set and silver embossing powder. I trimmed the panel down a bit and adhered it to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

I'm entering this card at Less Is More Challenge, Challenge #477 - Colour Wheel, I used complementary colors red and green (imagine that for a Christmas card!).

I'm also entering this card at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge where the challenge is

STENCIL IT
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sue

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Monday, 14 November 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #499

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


Here's my take on the sketch


I flipped the sketch upside down. This is my attempt at a masculine birthday card. I started by stamping the sentiment using Simon Says STAMP's Big Scripty Greetings and my Color Box Paint Box - Classic Pigment Ink Pad - Bright set. I used mainly the green/teal/blue colors and when inking the stamp, I moved the colored inks slightly left and right to blend adjacent colors. I trimmed the panel to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" and amtted with royal blue cardstock. I found some patterned papers that went with my color scheme and added them, placing them as the sketch dictated. For the balloons, I die cut them from scraps of cardstock using Paper Smooches' Balloons dies. I adhered them to the corner of the sentiment panel with some silver thread as the balloon strings.

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

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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Perfectly CAS ~ November Challenge

Mid-November? Already? Yikes - time is sure flying by. It's time for a new challenge at Perfectly CAS


Great theme for this time of year (well, if you live well above the tropics in the Northern Hemisphere)! Here's my card


My clean and simple card features a sparkly snowflake and sentiment. I started with a white A2 card panel. I die cut the snowflake using Simon Says STAMP's Maryann Snowflake die, centered horizontally and slightly towards the top vertically. I didn't bother trying to "save" the center piece. I cut a small piece of sparkly silver cardstock and adhered it behind the snowflake opening. Here's a close-up


For the sentiment, I used CASual Fridays' Snowy Sayings stamp set and silver embossing powder which was heat set. To complete the card, I adhered it to a white A2 card base.

We'd love to see your snowflake creations in our gallery. Please remember to cover only one-third or less of your card front.

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sue

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Saturday, 12 November 2022

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge# 233

Hello Crafty Friends! We have a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.


Here's my card


For my card, I used Photoplay SCT (Scrapbook and Cards Today) Exclusive Birthday Photopolymer stamp and metal dies which I received as part of SCT's Crop and Create Delivered October 2021 event. I stamped the image on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers - BG05, R22, V15, YG06, YR04 and then die cut the image with the corresponding die. To make the die cut stand out, I ink blended some tumbled glass distress ink with an oval ink blending brush on a white A2 card panel. I adhered the die cut to the white card panel. I then stamped the sentiment using Simon Says STAMP's Furry Cat & Box stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I trimmed the white panel down slightly and matted with a black A2 card panel which was then adhered to a white card base to complete my card. 

We'd love to see you "PRESENT" card in our gallery. Please remember to keep it clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Die Cut Divas ~ November with Birch Press Designs

Our November challenge at Die Cut Divas is

ANYTHING GOES

We're happy to have Birch Press Designs as our sponsor this month. They will be giving our winner a $20 gift card to their online store. Thank you Birch Press Designs.

Here's my card


One of the items that Birch Press Designs is known for is their selection of layering dies. I used their Splendor Mini Tile Layer Set on my card. This die set contains three different dies for three layers. I die cut the focal image from light blue, light gray and teal cardstock. I adhered the layers together and adhered it to a light gray panel. I wanted to mat the gray panel, so I trimmed it with a die from Waffle Flower's Additional A2 Layers die set and then die cut the mat with a die from Waffle Flower's A2 Layers die set. For the sentiment, I stamped it with Clearly Besotted's A Little Sentimental stamp set on a scrap of orange cardstock. I die cut the sentiment with a My Favorite Things Skinny Strips die set. 

We'd love to see your ANYTHING GOES card. Please remember to use a die on your project, as we are Die Cut Divas!

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #582

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. For the next fortnight, our challenge will be 


Optional Theme: Sweater Texture

Here's my card


Quite obviously, I flipped the sketch upside down and did not incorporate the optional theme onto my card. I used Your Next Stamp's Crappy Times stamp set for my card. I stamped the three images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers - B12, C2, C3, C7, E43, R11, V15. I used a Sizzix circle die to die cut the little mouse and the toilet paper holder. I used some gray patterned paper for the main background and a scrap of patterned paper for the fishtail banner, which picked up on the pink of the cat and mouse. The sentiment, stamped on darker gray cardstock is from the same stamp set. 

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our sketch and whether you'll use the optional theme: sweater texture on your card. Looking forward to seeing your creation in our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by

sue


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