Sunday, 17 January 2021

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge #510 Reminder

Just a reminder of our current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations


For this challenge, we are sponsored by Pixel Paper Prints who is giving away three sets of digital prints to our winner.

Here's my card


For my card, I started with Pixel Paper Prints - Arctic Animals set. I chose this super cute wolf. I printed it out with my inkjet printer and added color with Copic markers (C2, C5, E40, E93, R32). When I colored the ears with E93, it was too dark for me. So, I used my white Prismacolor Premier colored pencil to tone down the color. I trimmed the panel. I found some patterned paper for the background that had similar colors. For the sentiment, I used Hero Arts Everyday Greetings and Hero Arts Charcoal ink stamped onto a strip of white cardstock. I matted both the focal image and sentiment strip with dark grey before adhering to the patterned paper.

There is still time for you to join us. What kind of Arctic Animal will you use?

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Saturday, 16 January 2021

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #189

 Loving the code word for our next challenge at Addicted to CAS


As a Canadian, I love snow - as long as I don't have to drive in it nor have to shovel it! It can be so pretty. For my card, I was inspired by Laura Bassen at her old blog with this card


Here's my card


I started by heat embossing with white embossing powder, two sizes of snowflakes using CASual Friday Stamps' Sugar Plum Fairy stamp set arranged randomly towards the top of an A2 card panel. I did the embossing in three stages as I didn't want to accidentally stamp on top of another snowflake and I was concerned that the Versamark would lose its stickiness. To add the color, I punched out with a 0.5" circle punch and a 0.75" circle punch some paper masks. I then added distress ink (candied apple, picked raspberry, wilted violet, spiced marmalade, peacock feathers, salty ocean, mustard seed) with an ink blending tool. For the sentiment, I used Hero Arts Winter Silhouettes and Hero Arts Summer Sky ink. There it is, a snowy, one layer card.

We'd love to see how you're inspired.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Friday, 15 January 2021

STAMPlorations CAS ~ Reminder Post

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We're midway through December and midway through the CAS challenge at STAMPlorations CAS

Here's my card


For my card, I stamped the image using STAMPlorations Cup of Blooms #3 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I wanted to use bright and happy colors because the world is pretty dreary here in rainy Vancouver. I used Copic markers B60, C2, C5, R29, R35, Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17, Y38, YR04, YR16 to add color to the image. I wanted the flowers to take center stage and the leaves and cup to be "faded" away in the background. I trimmed the panel and matted with orange cardstock. I mounted the panel onto a yellow A2 card panel. I couldn't figure out a good place to put a sentiment, so I left this card without a sentiment. LOL!

We'd love for you to join our challenge. 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. Also, for purchases over $15, you can add a free $7 product! 


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sue

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Thursday, 14 January 2021

Perfectly CAS ~ January Challenge

Clean and Simple, that's definitely my "style" and I just love the challenges at Perfectly CAS. The main attribute of Perfectly CAS cards is that they must ONLY cover up to one-third of the card. Some days, that's a challenge.

We're back with new challenges after taking a bit of a break. Our next challenge is


Here's my card


For my card, I started with STAMPlorations ARTplorations Flutterby stencil and distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry) applied with an ink blending tool. The stencil has many butterflies so I used some scraps of paper to mask off the butterfly I was inking up. For the sentiment, I used STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set and Hero Arts Butter Bar ink. To complete this one layer card, I used a We R Memory Keepers' Corner Chomper to round the bottom two corners.

We'd love to see your creation.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Monday, 11 January 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #403

It's Monday, so it must be time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch

Here's my card


I find myself dreaming of some place tropical - sunshine, sand and flip flops. So, I picked up Lawn Fawn's Life is Good stamp set and dies. I stamped the flip flops with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added color with Copics BG09, BG13. I then used the dies to die cut the flip flops. For the sentiment, I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and die cut with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I found some scraps of patterned paper for the two vertical strips and adhered everything to a light teal A2 card panel. I added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle and shine.

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

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge #510

Happy New Year Friends! We're back with a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations

For this challenge, we are sponsored by Pixel Paper Prints. They are offering three sets of digital stamps to the winner.

Here's my card


From Pixel Paper Prints' Arctic Animals stamp set, I chose the narwhal digital stamp for my card. I printed out the image with my inkjet printer. I added color with Copic markers B93, BG72, C2, E21. I trimmed the panel down and matted with light gray. I found some patterned paper with similar colors for a vertical strip. I stamped the sentiment "get well soon", using Hero Arts Color Layering  Bouquet with Hero Arts Soft Stone ink. To make the sentiment, more pun-ny, I stamped the word "whale" from The Alley Way Stamps' Sea Mates stamp set with Hero Arts charcoal ink onto a scrap of light teal. I trimmed it down and placed it over the word "well".

We'd love to see your Arctic Animal - maybe a polar bear or a penguin or reindeer?

Thanks for stopping by

sue

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Saturday, 9 January 2021

Die Cut Divas ~ January Challenge

 Happy New Year! It's the first challenge of 2021 for Die Cut Divas. Our sponsor this month is Rachel Vass Designs. The winner of this month's challenge will be able to choose three digital designs from her store.

Our theme for the challenge this month is FRAME IT!

Here's my card



For my card, I started with Rachel Vass Designs' Gratitude digital stamp. I printed it out on white cardstock and added color with Copic markers G82, Y38, YG63, YR04. Using a Sizzix circle die, I die cut the cardstock into a circle. To "frame" the circle, I used some dark orange cardstock and a Spellbinders' scalloped circle die. I also printed out the sentiment from the Gratitude digital stamp. I trimmed that down. I found some patterned paper that I cut to A2 size. 

We'd love for you to join us this month. Don't forget to "frame it" and use a die cutting machine (die or embossing folder).

Thanks for stopping by

sue

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