Saturday, 15 May 2021

STAMPlorations CAS ~ Reminder Post May Challenge

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We're half way through May? Wow, time sure does fly when you're having fun! I'm here to remind you of the current challenge at STAMPlorations CAS


Here's my clean and simple card


For this card, I started with STAMPlorations Hope Blooms stamp set and stamped this image onto 96 lb bristol with Versafine onyx black ink. I added color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (yellow, carmine red, light green) and moved the color with a water brush. I trimmed the focal image and adhered it to the white A2 card. I stamped the sentiment vertically using STAMPlorations Wonderfall Time stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. 

There are still a couple of weeks left in our current CAS challenge. We'd love for you to join us. If you'd like to check out all of the gorgeous STAMPlorations products, you can do that here. Also, please use my 20% off your purchase code STAMPGIRLSUE


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sue

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Perfectly CAS ~ May Challenge

I admit it. I love making clean and simple cards. There is something calming (usually) about clean and simple cards. At least there is when your idea works out! LOL!

We have a new challenge at Perfectly CAS.


Here's my card


For my card, I used the repeat stamping technique, with different colours. I used a multi-leaf stem from Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia and Hero Arts inks - butter bar, green hills, cornflower, orchid, pale tomato, soft cantaloupe. I stamped them in rainbow order around the bottom left corner of a white A2 card base. I curved the stems around the area where I would put my sentiment. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Salutations stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink. This is my one-layer card for this month.

We'd love for you to join us. Please remember that only up to one-third of your card can be "covered". 

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sue

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #405

Hi Crafty Friends! We have a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!. For the next two weeks, the challenge will be


Here's my card


I used the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio's Seamless Floral Panel layered stencil with distress inks (ripe persimmon, picked raspberry, candied apple, bundled sage and peeled paint) applied with an ink blending tool. The layered stencils by Pinkfresh Studio is so easy to use. There are marks on the stencil to help align it on an A2 card panel. The stencils are numbered to help you ink your panel "in order". For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP's Thanks frame die with some scraps of cardstock. I popped up the sentiment for a bit of dimension.

We'd love to see your stencil &/or die cut creations.

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sue

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Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #506

Hi Crafty Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Here's our sketch for the next two weeks.

Optional theme: rainbows
Here's my card


When I first saw the sketch, I was thinking of a sunrise or sunset card. However, I had recently received Scrapbook & Cards Today's exclusive SCT Delivered Online Card Class 2021 stamp set and dies which included this rainbow and this sentiment. I knew that I needed to play with this more. For the Online card class, they also supplied the cardstock to die cut the parts of the rainbow. For the sentiment, I used two colors of ink, carefully masking the sections. I used Hero Arts Soft Granite and Pale Tomato inks. 

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our sketch.

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sue


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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Die Cut Divas ~ May Challenge

We have a new challenge at Die Cut Divas this month. Our sponsor this month is CASual Fridays Stamps


They will be giving our winner a $20 gift code

Our challenge this month is a tic-tac-toe challenge. Here's the grid


For my card, I chose the diagonal line from upper left to lower right - uneven edge, friendship, flowers.


I started my card by stamping the flower image using CASual Fridays Stamps' Mon Ami stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers Y02, Y06. I fussy cut the image. I die cut the gray stitched circle with My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies. The friend sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite and Dandelion inks. For the uneven edge, I found a patterned paper and tore one edge. 

We'd love for you to join us this month using our fun tic-tac-toe board for inspiration. 

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sue

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #197

Hi Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. For the next two weeks, our challenge is

Isn't this an interesting code word? I went searching through my stamp stash until I found some bugs on a stamp set. I ended up with Your Next Stamp's Bitty Bugs. Here's my card.



I stamped this inch worm on a white A2 card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers C2, G05, G07, YG06. I also made a mask of the inch worm by stamping onto a post-it note and fussy cutting it out. On a white A2 card panel, I covered the inch worm with the mask and added clouds using Simon Says STAMP's Clouds for Days stencil and distress inks (tumbled glass, shaded lilac, spun sugar, twisted citron) and the hill using Simon Says STAMP's Waves and Hills stencil with peeled paint distress ink. On another white A2 card panel, I die cut the circle, that would serve as a window to the inch worm and clouds and hill. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I wanted a bit of separation between the two white A2 card panels, so I added some white fun foam, with a die cut circle where the window is. 

I'm normally not a fan of bugs, except when they are this cute! We'd love you see your bug-inspired cards.

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sue


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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge MAY

Do you like working with stencils? I love working with stencils. Often, they make me look more talented because someone talented designed the stencils, I just have to add colour. We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge


Here's my card


See what I mean? It looks like I planned and placed all the leaves and petals. But no, what I did was use Pinkfresh Hanging Garden stencils (5 layered stencils). The stencils are numbered and there are markings to help you align the stencils. All one has to do is add color. I used distress inks (tumbled glass, peacock feathers, peeled paint, ripe persimmon, mustard seed). For the sentiment, I used Ink Blot Shop's Botanical Borders stamp set and Hero Arts Tide Pool ink. That's it - a one-layer card!

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sue

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