Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #476

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Here's our sketch to inspire you to create



I have to admit that when I saw this sketch, all I could see was Mickey Mouse. Despite trying to come up with a different theme, I just couldn't resist. So, here's my card


I used Sizzix circle dies to die cut three black circles, two for ears and on for Mickey's head. I grabbed some of my Disney paper stash. I used Color Play - A Day at the Park Multi Stripe/Dot paper for the background and the sentiment uses Simple Stories Say Cheese 4 paper. I had to separate and trim the words to make them fit on my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by

sue


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Monday, 21 September 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #387

Monday, Monday a song by the Mamas and Papas was released in 1966. Wait, what??? It doesn't seem that long ago. However, when you watch an old video and see their clothes, maybe it was that long ago. OK - I'm off-topic. Monday is the time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch to inspire you

Here's my card


I started by pulling out a cute 6x6 paper pack - Docrafts 6x6 spots and stripes pastels paper pack. I chose 5 different patterned papers and cut strips of varying widths. I used some printer paper cut to A2 size and adhered the strips to the printer paper. I then cut the printer paper, similar to the "check-mark" shape of the sketch. Instead of three "check-mark" shape strips, I moved the strips to verticals. I adhered my patterned paper strips to a light blue A2 card panel. For the sentiment, I stamped Thank You from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiment stamp set on a scrap of white cardstock. I used the Stampin' Up's oval punch to punch out the sentiment. I matted it with yellow, using Stampin' Up's scalloped oval punch. 

Thanks for stopping by

sue


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Sunday, 20 September 2020

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge #502 - Reminder Post

Just a reminder of the current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations


When I think about these colors - lime, pink, green, all I think about are flowers. So, it's flowers again this week. Here's my card


I used this cute image from Clearly Besotted's Scene It Flowers stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers - G07, R32, RV04, RV23, YG03. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I trimmed the panel and matted it on a lime A2 card panel. 

Hope the colors "lime, pink and green" inspire you to create something. 

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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Saturday, 19 September 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge ~ Happy 80th Birthday Elena Blog Hop

When you find out your team mate at Rainbow Card Challenge is having a special birthday? Why you plan a special blog hop in her honor, of course. 



Sue N  <<<< you're here
Elena (our birthday girl!)   - in case you'd like to leave her birthday greetings



Here's a photo of the card I sent her


Apparently Elena's favorite colors are burgundy and sapphire. I tried to incorporate her favorite colors onto my card. I started with a bright blue A2 card panel. I used one of the stamps from Altenew's Floral Shadow stamp set with Color Box Frost White Pigment Ink. I waited for the ink to dry. I then used some Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils to add color, to where I had stamped. For the sentiment, I used Clearly Besotted's Say What stamp set. I used Stampin' Up's Oval and Scalloped Oval punch to make the sentiment element. 

Happy Birthday Elena

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sue

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Sunday, 13 September 2020

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge # 502

Hi! We're starting a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations



Fun colours, right? Here's my card


I started my card with STAMPlorations In Bloom: Charmed Cherry Blossoms stamp, which I inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped in the upper left quadrant of a white A2 card base. I added color with Copic markers G07, R22, R35, YG03. To balance the image, I added the sentiment from STAMPlorations Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set on a scrap of green cardstock which I cut into a fishtail banner. The sentiment "be kind" is a reminder of what our Provincial Health Officer tells us at the end of each of her press conferences on Covid 19 - be calm, be kind, be safe. 

We'd love for you to join us.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Die Cut Divas ~ September Challenge

The current challenge at Die Cut Divas is "Holidays", with our sponsor Cheapo Dies


Before joining the Die Cut Divas team, I hadn't heard of Cheapo Dies. They have a huge selection of brand name dies. They are offering a $15 gift certificate to our monthly winner. Will it be you?

Here's my card. No surprise, it's a Christmas card. I have so much Christmas stuff!


I started with a piece of 96 lb watercolor paper, a Carmine Red Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker and a water brush. I scribbled onto the watercolor paper with the marker and diluted and moved the color around with a water brush. Even though the marker is labelled red, it did take on a pink hue. I put the watercolor paper aside for a bit to make sure that the water and ink dried. I then used Elizabeth Craft Design's Ornament Set #2, which was available at Cheapo Dies (now sold out) to die cut the background from the watercolored panel and the outline with silver shimmer cardstock. There are many choices of Christmas ornament dies at Cheapo Dies that you could use to create a similar card. Here's a close up of the ornament.


I found some scripty red and pink Christmas patterned paper to provide the background for my ornament. I added some silver cord to complete the ornament. I popped the ornament up with some dimensionals. I put everything onto some light gray cardstock. 

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Try Stampin' on Tuesday ~ Challenge # 474

It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Here's this week's sketch and photo inspiration.



I chose to be inspired by the photo inspiration. Here's my card



I started with STAMPlorations Coffee to Go: Fall and Winter stamp set. I stamped the cup design onto some white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers C2, E29, E47, R05, R29, R59, Y15, Y17, Y38, YG06, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR07, YR16 trying to use colors from the photo inspiration. I then stamped the cup outline over the cup design. I stamped the lid separately onto white cardstock. I then fussy cut both the cut and lid. For the background, I used some light brown cardstock and Cricut Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. For the sentiment, I used Papertrey Ink's What the Doodle: Tea Time Stamp Set, stamped onto a scrap of mustard cardstock. When adhering the cup and lid, I used dimensional adhesives. 

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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