Saturday, 2 July 2022

Happy Little Stampers ~ July CAS Challenge

When it's hot and sunny, it's nice to think about Christmas. It helps to keep me cool. At least, that's what I try to tell my brain. We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ CAS Challenge


Here's my clean and simple Christmas card


For my card, I used Simon Says STAMP's Chunky Christmas stamp set. I stamped the JOY and then stamped the holly and berries, as if they were supposed to be attached to the word, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then added color with Copic markers - BG13, BG15, r29, YG63, YG67. I then stamped the "to the world" from the same stamp set, beneath the word JOY to complete my one layer card. 

We'd love to see your one-layer cards in our gallery this month.

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sue

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Thursday, 30 June 2022

Die Cut Divas ~ Last Day of June's Challenge

It's the last day of our challenge at Die Cut Divas. This month, our challenge is

SUMMER DAYS

Our sponsor, this month is Sheep Ski Designs. They will be giving our winner three images of their choice from their store.


Here's my card


I love sunflowers. Don't they just make you smile? Well, until their "heads" are so heavy that their stalks can't hold up their "heads". They are a happy flower, in my opinions. For my card, I used Sheep Ski Designs Sunflowers image. I sized it and printed it with my inkjet printer. I added color with Copic markers - E29, Y15, Y17, YG63. I then die cut with a Sizzix circle die. I went through my stash and found a patterned paper that went with the sunflowers. For the sentiment, I used Your Next Stamp's Cool Tag Banner Sentiments and Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink on a scrap of dark kraft cardstock. I trimmed it down with my trimmer and adhered it to the background. I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

We'd love to see how you interpret "SUMMER DAYS"! Will it be baseball, or a swimming pool, or watermelon? 

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sue

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Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge

July? Already? Oh my gosh. Time is whizzing by. It's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers


Here's my card


For my card, I grabbed my Color Burst powders (Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Violet) and lightly sprinkled them on an A2 panel of 96 lb bristol paper. Do you have crafty supplies in your stash that you forget about? For me, like these Color Burst powders? I felt like I had to clean the dust off them and give them some love! I then spritzed some water to move and blend the colors. I kept spritzing until I achieved a cool look. I trimmed the panel down and matted with bright pink. For the sentiment, I used Honey Bee's Celebrate die set which was an exclusive Crop & Create Delivered Spring 2022 set. I die cut the shadow out of vellum and the word out of purple cardstock. For a bit of sparkle, I used Wink of Stella on the purple "Celebrate" die cut. 

We'd love to see your watercolour creations in our gallery.

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sue

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #562

Well, summer finally arrived for a couple of days - LOL! It's now back to spring with cool temperatures and rain here in the Pacific Northwest. It's crazy weather. Nonetheless, it is time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. For the next fortnight, our challenge will be

Optional theme: bold colors

Cool sketch, right? Here's my card


After dusting off my Color Burst powders, I used three colors - Alizarin Crimson, Violet, Ultramarine Blue on some 96 lb bristol. I spritzed water until the colors blended and moved and I was happy with the result. I let the panel dry. I cut 3 - 1" x 3 1/2" strips. I used scraps of pink and purple cardstock, along with Lawn Fawn's Tiny Tag Sayings & Birthday stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I cut the circles with Stampin' Up's 1 3/8" circle punch. I used a turquoise A2 card panel for the background and adhered the pieces according to the sketch. I love these colors!  I'd say that I used bold colors, that is the optional theme for our challenge. That's my card for today.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our sketch and have you join this challenge's gallery.

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sue

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Monday, 27 June 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #479

Happy Monday Crafty Friends! How is your Monday? I'm a bit pooped. I was a camper in Concord & 9th's Summer Camp 2022. Six classes with amazing Camp Counsellors (instructors) and a bonus Crafty Hour with Jennifer McGuire over the weekend. So much fun! 

Well, we have a new challenge for you at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Our sketch is



We're mixing things up a bit and have partnered with Double Trouble, this week.



Actually, I've had my card done for awhile and didn't have time to make a new card with a "background technique". Here's my card


I sort of used the spotlight technique where on specific areas have color added. My spotlights overlapped - LOL! I started with STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #1 which I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a white A2 panel. I die cut the three areas using Sizzix circle dies. I added color in each of the die cut pieces using Copic markers - B02, B12, B60, B93, B95, B97, V06, V09, V12, V15, V17, YG03, YG23, YG63, YG67. I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies to die cut the black mats for each of the spotlight areas. They worked perfectly as they are just a bit larger than the Sizzix circle dies. I assembled the pieces and adhered them to the card panel. I trimmed the card panel slightly and matted with black cardstock. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Thanks stamp set. I adhered the entire panel to a white A2 card base to complete the card. 

We'd love to see your creations in our gallery this week.

Thanks for stopping by
sue


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Saturday, 25 June 2022

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #223

Hello friends! We have a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. For the next fortnight, our challenge will be (drum roll, please)


As I considered the code word - GRID, I thought about a checkerboard or parallel lines intersecting at right angles or a scoreboard. This is what I finally settled on. Here is my card


I started with Wendy Vecchi's Studio 410 Checkmate stencil. I used my mini Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion and added color onto some white cardstock with distress inks (wilted violet, salty ocean, mowed lawn, mustard seed, carved pumpkin, barn door, picked raspberry) applied with oval ink blending brushes, in rainbow order. I trimmed the inked panel to seven rows by 4.25" and adhered it to a light gray A2 card panel. I die cut the sentiment using silver cardstock and Simon Says STAMP's Thanks die. I then used the same silver cardstock to cut two thin strips which I adhered on both sides of the inked strip. I adhered the sentiment to the inked panel and then glued the panel to a white A2 card panel with double sided tape to complete my card.

We'd love to see your "grid"-inspired card.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #432

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! For the next fortnight, our challenge is


Here's my card


I have so many things that I had to have at the time but have never used. Well, I decided it was time to use this background stamp. It's by Catherine Pooler, called Ornamental Background stamp. I inked it up, in rainbow order, using my mini distress cubes - wilted violet, salty ocean, mowed lawn, mustard seed, carved pumpkin, barn door, picked raspberry. At first, I was a bit annoyed that I didn't get good ink coverage in places. Slowly though, I kind of liked the small variations. I felt that it added to the card - so it didn't end up in the recycle pile. For the sentiment, I used Catherine Pooler's Hip Holiday stamp set with Concord & 9th's Dove ink, stamped onto white cardstock. I then die cut it with a Sizzix circle die. I used CASual Friday's Ornament Tag die with some silver cardstock for the ornament outer layer and hanger-thing-y. I added some silver cord to the hanger-thing-y to complete the card. I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base to complete the card. 

We'd love to see your Christmas creation in our gallery.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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