Monday 25 February 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #305

It's Monday and time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch to inspire you

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Here's my card

So, I partially flipped the sketch. I felt that the element below the horizontal line reminded me of a sunrise (or sunset). Actually, in this case, I used the large flower stamp from Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers stamp set, stamped with both Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed distress inks and fussy cut. I trimmed the flower down to just over half. I used some ribbon for the horizontal line and added the bow on the left. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Bring the Sunshine stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink.

Would love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #329

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

Here is my card

I started with Stampin' Up's Artistically Asian stamp set, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (May Green an Red) and my mini MISTI. I inked up each color separately and spritzed with water before applying the stamp to the 100 lb bristol paper. I love the watercolor look without any watercolor skills! I trimmed the panel and matted with red. Didn't want to disturb the clean and simple look with a sentiment, so it's without a sentiment.

We'd love for you to join us this week.

Monday 18 February 2019

STAMPlorations - It's Time for a Sale

There is a sale over at STAMPlorations for coffee themed stamps. You can check out the blog post announcing the sale here

Here's a card to entice you to do some shopping! 

I started with STAMPlorations Caffeinated Zen 2 stamp set which was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock. I added color with Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils. I stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations Hello Coffee stamp set with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink and fussy cut the coffee cup out. I adhered it to some distressed beige cardstock. 

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Monday 11 February 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #303

We're having crazy winter weather here in Vancouver - snow! We're not used to it. I had to hunt for my winter boots. I haven't worn them for probably 10 years. Typically, when it snows here, it melts soon after. It seems like it might be sticking around for a bit.

It's perfect weather for crafting though. There is a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to inspire you.

Here's my card

I think that I had Captain America on the brain! LOL! When I was in Disneyland, I had my photo taken with him. I saw the scribbled circles as concentric circles, like Captain America's shield. I used Sizzix circle dies to create the shield and Creative Memories star mini punch to die cut the star. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Superhero stamp set, stamped onto a scrap strip of red paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I cut the strip into a double fish-tail banner.

Would love to see how you are inspired by this week's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday 8 February 2019

Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the
Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop!

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This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!

You should have arrived from Narelle but if not
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!

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Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set! 

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AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here's my card. I was inspired by my kitty, Bayley, who has crossed the rainbow bridge. She was a very pretty tortoiseshell kitty with lots of personality! Yes, I know the kitty stamp, I chose has a mustache (maybe it was a costume prop for Halloween. She had a pair of sunglasses when it was too sunny. Did you know that Build-A-Bear accessories work well for kitties? LOL!). This stamp is from Technique Tuesday's Kyle the Cool Cat. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added color with Copic markers C2, C5, E21, E25, R22. I trimmed the panel to 2.5" x 3" and matted with dark gray. I found some stripped paper that incorporated many of the kitty's colors for the background and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set below the kitty.

Be sure to hop over to Liz

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday 7 February 2019

STAMPlorations CAS - February Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS

Here's my card

I love this month's color twist, cerulean blue. I chose to use this color as the card's background. I decided to use an "old" technique, making use of bleach to remove color. I stamped the cute five-petal flower from STAMPlorations' It's a Girl Thing: Sunshine stamp set in a wavy manner, using Versamark ink and silver embossing powder, which was heat set. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is also heat set with silver embossing powder. I used a small amount of bleach applied with a small paint brush to remove color from the petals of the flower. 

We'd love for you to join us this month - create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using (or not) this month's color twist - cerulean blue. 

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #327

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

A "Make Your Mark" challenge is one where:

Make your Mark - your entry MUST contain the use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc etc

Here's my card

I love the challenge of a one-layer card, which this one is. I masked off a 1.5" horizontal strip with post-it tape. I randomly added distress inks (twisted citron, peacock feathers) using an ink blending tool. I removed the masks and then used a stamp from Unity Stamp's Tea Love set to stamp on the inked strip. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. 

Think I might just sit down with a cup of tea!

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Friday 1 February 2019

Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop

Hello Blogging Friends!!

Turner Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a female is born with only one X chromosome, instead of two, leaving her with life-long medical issues and learning disabilities. This condition occurs one in 2,500 female births worldwide, but is more common among pregnancies that do not survive to full term. That is why Turner Syndrome Females are considered MIRACLES!

Nineteen caring Sponsors and eleven DT Members have partnered with us to bring Turner Syndrome Awareness to the Public. For details on how you might win any of these fabulous prizes, please see Lori's TS home page. Thanks for learning About Turner Syndrome

My TS related project uses a few colors from the TS official color board:

Here's my card

I'm proud to be representing STAMPlorations, one of the many sponsors of this blog hop. I tried to incorporate as many of the colors of the TS official color board (above). I started with STAMPlorations Bubbles ARTplorations stencil. The circles (bubbles) are quite close together and I didn't trust myself using daubers to add colors. So, I created some masks using circle punches and post it notes to prevent colors overlapping. I used distress inks (tumbled glass, salty ocean, dried marigold, shabby shutters, ripe persimmon, mowed lawn) to add color. I stamped the simple flower from STAMPlorations It's A Girl Thing: Sunshine stamp set, all over the panel. I trimmed the panel slightly so that it could be matted with green cardstock. For the sentiment, I used a coral strip of cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set. It was adhered to the card to complete the card.

Please stop by the "It's A Girl Thing" Turner Syndrome Awareness Inaugural Blog Hop page to find out how to be eligible for prizes.

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