Sunday 14 February 2016

Muse Challenge #152

Here's my card for the current challenge at Muse Card Challenge

This week's Muse card is by Anita Bowden

Isn't her card a breath of fresh air - reminds me of Spring, which I'm hoping is just around the corner!

I was inspired by:

- the raised, embossed card panel
- the foliage - in teal with small pops of pink
- script sentiment in pink

I used this JOFY stamp set

I added colour with prismacolor pencils.

I used this embossing folder

Sentiment is from this Simon Says STAMP die

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Fusion Card Challenge "Paper Hearts"

Here's my card for the challenge at Fusion Card Challenge

Here's the challenge inspiration


I was inspired by the beautiful hearts and tried to reproduce the colours and watercolour effects using distress inks (mustard seed and twisted citron, spiced marmalade and ripe persimmon, faded jeans and mustard seed). To add the colour, I swiped the distress ink on my craft sheet, spritzed with a bit of water, then used a scrap piece of plastic packaging to pick up and apply the ink to watercolour paper. I continued adding colour until I was happy with the colour distribution.

I die cut the hearts with my Memory Box heart dies. The sentiment is by Simon Says STAMP - Thanks stamp set.

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Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge: One Layer

Here's my card for the current challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Here is the challenge

The challenge is…

One Layer!

We are showcasing PAPER SMOOCHES PRODUCTS this week.

I used my favorite stamp set - Reflections by Paper Smooches with Hero Arts shadow inks. The sentiment is also by Paper Smooches - Salutations.

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The Card Concept #48

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.  Hope you've been spoiled by those who love you.

Here's my card for the current challenge at The Card Concept

Here's the inspiration photo.

My card is a Clean & Simple design. I die cut the pink heart, small flowers and leaves (Paper Smooches Flowers 2 die set). I added three small dots to the centres of the flowers. The sentiment is also from Paper Smooches - Chit Chat.

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Wednesday 10 February 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch! #158

Here's my card

It's for the current challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch

I used the Paper Smooches Botanicals 2 image, inked with distress inks (faded jeans and seedless preserves) and spritzed a bit with water before applying it to watercolour paper. I cut the panel into an oval. I found some scraps of printed paper for the banners. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMPS Lots of Thanks. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees.

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Sunday 7 February 2016

Muse Card Challenge #151

There is a fun challenge at Muse Card Challenge

Here is the Muse card by Michele Ferguson

So, the challenge, as I understand it is a bit different from usual. I believe that Michele challenged us to incorporate a song title into our cards. Well, at least, that's what I tried to do.

Here's my card

I used the image from The Alley Way - Sea Mates. I stamped it, coloured the image in with Copics and fussy cut it.

On a piece of watercolour paper, I added some distress inks (peacock feathers and faded jeans).

Can you guess my song? Well, I didn't have any sentiment stamps that would have worked. So, I suppose, it won't have a sentiment and can be used for any random occasion.

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P.S. Michele - I couldn't figure out your song - perhaps, something about joyful heart?

Mojo Monday 433 Contest

Here's my card for the current contest at Mojo Monday

Here's the sketch

I seemed to have lost my craft mojo. Only one post so far this month. I'm grateful for Mojo Monday for helping me find my craft mojo!

I used my favorite stamp set by Paper Smooches - Reflections and happy ink colors from Hero Arts.

I used this embossing folder to add a bit of interest to the background.

Here's a close-up

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Monday 1 February 2016

House of Cards February 2016 Technique Challenge

Welcome to February. It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards 

This month it's a technique challenge

This was a definite challenge for me. The only cards that I have ever created have been either square or rectangle.

Since it's February, I thought that I'd try a heart-shaped card.

I cut out two hearts from 100 lb cardstock using this Memory Box die

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Word Salad. I added a variety of flowers from the STAMPlorations Frames and Flowers stamp set.

To adhere the two heart pieces together, I used a score board to score a horizontal line, approximately 0.5 inches from the top of the heart. I applied the adhesive to this small area and adhered the "top" piece to it for a top opening card.

I tried a circle card (I was on a roll - ha ha!)

The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP - big scripty greetings.  The stencil is also Simon Says STAMP - swirls and dots. The inks are distress inks (spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, twisted citron and peacock feathers). Same procedure to attach the two circles - scored horizontal line, add adhesive and adhere two circles together.

Come join us at House of Cards - what shape will you use?

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