It's quite astounding that it's actually September. What happened to summer? It feels like it was just June. I think that I must have missed July and August. Nonetheless, it's time for our new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Thursday, 25 August 2022
It's nice when I'm caught up on my to-do list and have some time to sit and craft. I haven't been participating in card making challenges for quite some time. It's nice to be able to join back in. This time, I'm playing with the designers at Less is More where their challenge is
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
It has been some time since I've been organized enough to participate in card challenges in places where I'm not on the Design Team - LOL! I had some time to craft and found the current challenge at Time Out Challenges
It's so easy to lose track of the days when you're retired. It's like everyday is the weekend! So, I kind of missed that yesterday was Monday and I didn't post my card for the new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Here's our sketch for the next fortnight
As you can tell, I flipped the sketch upside down. For my card, I went through my stamp collection and found my Your Next Stamp's Bitty Bugs stamp set. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, these three cute bugs on white cardstock, leaving a bit of space between them because I knew I'd be cutting the cardstock into small squares. I added color to the images with Copic markers - BG10, BV02, BV13, C5, R35, V12, V15, YG03, YG06. I then cut the images into 1 1/4" squares. For the light green panel, I embossed using Provocraft Cuttlebug's Victoria embossing folder. I liked the foliage of the embossing folder. I felt it appropriate for the bug theme. For the sentiment, I used the same stamp set and die cut the sentiment with an Echo Park Stitched Oval Nesting die from the die set. I adhered all the elements onto a light gray A2 card panel which was then adhered to a white A2 card base to complete my card.
Saturday, 20 August 2022
How are you doing? Hoping you're finding time to craft. I love crafting - it's relaxing, enjoyable. It's great alone time for an introvert!
We have a new challenge for you at Addicted to CAS. For the next fortnight, our challenge will be
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Hi Crafty Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! For the next fortnight, our challenge will be
Sunday, 14 August 2022
Are you ready my clean and simple card people? We have a new challenge at Perfectly CAS.
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Monday, 8 August 2022
Well, it's at least still Monday, here on the West Coast. Two weeks ago, I was a bit late! Oops. It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's our sketch
Saturday, 6 August 2022
There is a new challenge starting at Addicted to CAS. For the next fortnight, our challenge is
For my card, I used Sunny Studio's Radiant Plumeria stamp set and matching dies. The stamp set is a layering stamp set, meaning that there are multiple stamps which get stamped "on top of each other" with different colors to add interest, shading and dimension to the images. I used Hero Arts inks (pine, field greens, grape juice), PinkFresh Studios inks (ballet slipper, sparkling rose) and Gina K ink (wild lilac). I then die cut the images. I stamped the sentiment using Simon Says STAMP's Flower Friend stamp set with Gina K's soft stone ink. I then die cut it using a My Favorite Things stitched circle STAX die. I adhered the flower, leaves and sentiment circle to a light kraft A2 card panel, which was then adhered to a white A2 card base to complete the card.
Thursday, 4 August 2022
Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Hello Crafty Friends! How are you doing? I love having time to play with paper. We have a new challenge for you at Addicted to Stamps and More!
We're mixing things up a bit at Happy Little Stampers. We've changed our Clean and Simple Challenge to a Birthday Challenge. I mean, I always am looking for birthday cards and I'm guessing that I'm not alone.
So, welcome to our first Birthday Challenge - ANYTHING GOES! Our challenge will always be ANYTHING GOES so that you can stock up on whatever type of birthday card you need.
Here's my card