Monday, 4 November 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #341

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


Here's my card


I flipped the sketch. The bird is from Tim Holtz' Collection Stamps/Stencil Mixed Media 8 set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added color with Copic markers (YG06, YG09, E41, Y17). I fussy cut the bird. For the background, I used My Favorite Things Mini Cloudedges stencil with tumbled glass distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches' Birthday Buddies stamp set.

How is this week's sketch inspiring you?

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sue

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Friday, 1 November 2019

STAMPlorations and Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

So proud to be representing STAMPlorations at the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. STAMPlorations is a small family business selling clear stamps, clear stickers, stencils, coloring books and dies, all made in the USA.

Here is my card


I used the STAMPlorations' Coffee to go: Fall and Winter stamp set. I chose the Christmas-y cup. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added colour with Copic markers (B60, BG10, R35, R37, Y15, G05, G07). The sentiment is from STAMPlorations' The BIrds and the Blooms stamp set. I added a strip of plaid paper found in my scrap stash.

If you're interested in seeing the other STAMPlorations' creations, check it out here

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sue

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STAMPlorations CAS ~ November Challenge

WOW! It's already November. Time sure is flying by. It's time for a new CAS challenge at STAMPlorations CAS.


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Here's my card


For my one-layer card, I started by masking off a 1.5" horizontal strip area on my A2 card base with post-it tape. I stamped the leaves from STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves stamp set with Hero Arts inks Soft Vanilla, Soft Brown and Cup O' Joe. I added some distress ink (frayed burlap) with an ink blending tool. I carefully removed the post-it tape and stamped the sentiment, from STAMPlorations' The Birds and The Blooms stamp set with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink. 

We'd love to see what you create.

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sue

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #365

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!. This week the challenge is a photo inspiration.


I was inspired by the colours of Halloween and the pumpkin. Here's my card


I started by stamping the pumpkin using Unity's Bountiful Fall stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Copic markers (C2, Y06, G82, Y38, V12, YR04, BG10, E21) to add colour to the image. I used a Sizzix circle die to diecut the image. I found a scrap of striped patterned papers and cut it to 5.5" x 1.25". The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Many Thanks stamp set. I put everything on an A2 kraft card panel. 

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sue

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

STAMPlorations ~ Birthday Celebration (a little late)

Life happens and sometimes things don't go according to plan. Take STAMPlorations' birthday celebrations - it was planned for June and well, things happened and required time to re-group. So here we are, now, celebrating STAMPlorations Birthday!


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For our birthday celebration, I've used STAMPlorations clear stickers - you can find them here. Here's my first card



I masked off a 1.75" horizontal strip with post-it tape. I added distress oxides (twisted citron, peacock feathers, salty ocean) with an oval makeup brush. I then stamped the images from STAMPlorations' Party Mates stamp set. I carefully removed the post-it tape. I then trimmed the clear sticker from STAMPlorations Clear Stickers Sampler Pack and carefully adhered it to my card.

For my second card


I challenged myself to make a card in less than 5 minutes. You know, for those times, you need a card, now! I believe that these clear stickers are the perfect way to make a card quickly. I chose some patterned paper and a coordinating solid cardstock for the A2 card base. I adhered the clear sticker from STAMPlorations Birthday Word set to the patterned paper and adhered it to the blue cardstock. I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle. A pretty birthday card that looks like you've spent a great deal of time making. Your secret is safe with me!

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sue

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Monday, 21 October 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #339

It's a rainy Monday here in Vancouver. It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's this week's sketch




Here's my card


I started by stamping the flower and leaves using Hero Arts Graphic Flowers stamp set with Hero Arts Orchid and Field Greens inks. I fussy cut the images. I used Pink & Main Spring Flings 6x6 paper pack for the coordinating papers. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Many Thanks stamp set. I added a sparkly adhesive dot in the center of the flower for a bit of bling.

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sue

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge # 363

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! This week, the challenge is


Here's my card


I started with Gina K's Mini Wreath builder template and Gina K's Mini Wreath builder stamp set. Using my "regular sized" MISTI, I created the wreath by stamping the holly leaf, the pine bough and berries using Hero Arts inks (field greens, pale tomato and pine, respectively). The trick for me was finding a sentiment that would fit inside the wreath. I used Clearly Besotted's Say What? stamp set for the sentiment, stamped with Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I found some patterned papers that went with my colors and added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

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sue


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