Sunday, 9 May 2021

Die Cut Divas ~ May Challenge

We have a new challenge at Die Cut Divas this month. Our sponsor this month is CASual Fridays Stamps


They will be giving our winner a $20 gift code

Our challenge this month is a tic-tac-toe challenge. Here's the grid


For my card, I chose the diagonal line from upper left to lower right - uneven edge, friendship, flowers.


I started my card by stamping the flower image using CASual Fridays Stamps' Mon Ami stamp set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers Y02, Y06. I fussy cut the image. I die cut the gray stitched circle with My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX dies. The friend sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite and Dandelion inks. For the uneven edge, I found a patterned paper and tore one edge. 

We'd love for you to join us this month using our fun tic-tac-toe board for inspiration. 

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sue

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #197

Hi Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS. For the next two weeks, our challenge is

Isn't this an interesting code word? I went searching through my stamp stash until I found some bugs on a stamp set. I ended up with Your Next Stamp's Bitty Bugs. Here's my card.



I stamped this inch worm on a white A2 card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers C2, G05, G07, YG06. I also made a mask of the inch worm by stamping onto a post-it note and fussy cutting it out. On a white A2 card panel, I covered the inch worm with the mask and added clouds using Simon Says STAMP's Clouds for Days stencil and distress inks (tumbled glass, shaded lilac, spun sugar, twisted citron) and the hill using Simon Says STAMP's Waves and Hills stencil with peeled paint distress ink. On another white A2 card panel, I die cut the circle, that would serve as a window to the inch worm and clouds and hill. I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I wanted a bit of separation between the two white A2 card panels, so I added some white fun foam, with a die cut circle where the window is. 

I'm normally not a fan of bugs, except when they are this cute! We'd love you see your bug-inspired cards.

Thanks for stopping by

sue


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Thursday, 6 May 2021

Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge MAY

Do you like working with stencils? I love working with stencils. Often, they make me look more talented because someone talented designed the stencils, I just have to add colour. We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge


Here's my card


See what I mean? It looks like I planned and placed all the leaves and petals. But no, what I did was use Pinkfresh Hanging Garden stencils (5 layered stencils). The stencils are numbered and there are markings to help you align the stencils. All one has to do is add color. I used distress inks (tumbled glass, peacock feathers, peeled paint, ripe persimmon, mustard seed). For the sentiment, I used Ink Blot Shop's Botanical Borders stamp set and Hero Arts Tide Pool ink. That's it - a one-layer card!

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sue

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge MAY

How are you doing? The COVID 19 restrictions have put a bit of a damper on my life. However, I understand the importance of flattening the curve. For me, a way to do this, is stay home and craft! 

We have a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Christmas Challenge


Here's my card


I looked around my stash for a mistletoe stamp or mistletoe-like stamp. I found this one in Stampin' Up's Easy Events stamp set. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added a bit of color with Copic markers - R46, YG63, YG67. While I realize that mistletoe doesn't have red berries. I wanted to use traditional Christmas colors on my card - so red and green. I like that the stamp included the sentiment so that I didn't have to struggle to get it "straight". I trimmed the panel to 2.5" x 2.5" and matted the square with dark green. I decided to use a kraft A2 card panel for the background. I felt that the card needed a little something something - you know what I mean? I looked around and found some wide shiny ribbon and used that behind the stamped panel. 

We'd love to see your creations.

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sue

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #419

Oops, I missed posting on Monday. It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch for this week's challenge.


Here's my card


For this card, I went with a black, white, gray color palette with a "pop" of pink. I went through my black, white and gray patterned paper scraps to find four different patterns. I cut fish tail banners from three of them and a thin strip from the fourth. For the sentiment, I used Paper Smooches' Salutations stamp set and a Spellbinders' Labels 8 die. I adhered everything onto a light gray A2 card base.

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sue

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Monday, 3 May 2021

STAMPlorations ~ Sticker Monday

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I'm so excited to have the opportunity to participate at Sticker Monday at STAMPlorations. I have three cards that I've made using the amazing Clear Stickers by STAMPlorations. There are so many to choose from, from sentiments to washi tape to colored backgrounds. I will say one thing. They are incredibly sticky. Once it starts to adhere, you're not going to be able to move it. Trust me, I've tried. What I find works for me, is to cut the sticker out, remove a bit of the backing, line the sticker up and then remove the backing. Hopefully, the sticker adheres where you want it to!

Here's card #1


For this card, I die cut a white A2 panel with STAMPlorations CUTplorations Happy word die. I added the word thoughts using STAMPlorations CRAFTplorations Shine Bright sticker. The sticker actually says "happy thoughts". I just cut the word "thoughts" out for this card. I guess I have a spare "happy" sticker for another day! On a white A2 side folding card base, I adhered several strips of washi tape stickers using STAMPlorations CRAFTplorations Bits of Washi #2. I placed the washi tape stickers so that they would be visible through the die cut sentiment. I also made sure to adhere all the little bits from inside the letters, using the die cut "happy" as a guide. I adhered the front panel to the card base and voilĂ , the card is complete.

Onto card #2


For this card, I started with a natural A2 card base. I adhered some of STAMPlorations CRAFTplorations Bits of Washi #2 clear stickers, arranged somewhat vertically in the bottom right quadrant of the card panel. For the sentiment, I had a scrap of cardstock where I had used a gelli plate and tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks. I die cut the scrap using STAMPlorations CUTplorations Kudos word die. I also cut 3 more "kudos" with black cardstock which I used to stack to give the sentiment some dimension. I used a fine black marker to hand-draw the frame.

Finally, card #3


I've been experimenting with my gelli plate. For this background, I used twisted citron, peacock feathers, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry distress inks as well as STAMPlorations ARTplorations Art Flowers 2 stencil. When I was happy with the background, I used STAMPlorations ARTplorations Circles Flexi Template to create a mask and inked up the center of the circle with peacock feathers distress ink. When dry, I adhered the sentiment sticker from STAMPlorations CRAFTplorations Inspirational #4 clear sticker set. I trimmed the panel slightly so I could mat with a teal cardstock. 


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sue

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Saturday, 1 May 2021

Rainbow Card Challenge ~ May 2021

Welcome to May! I'm looking forward to this month as I'll be getting my first COVID 19 vaccine in about a week. I'm so appreciative of all those who have been working so hard to keep us safe and for those who worked so diligently to get us vaccines against this horrible virus. 

It's also time for a new challenge at Rainbow Card Challenge. This month our challenge is


Here's my card


I started with My Favorite Things Trendy Triangles stamp set and Hero Arts Cornflower ink. I stamped many triangles on white cardstock and then used My Favorite Things Die-namics Triangles to die cut the triangles. I arranged the on a periwinkle A2 card panel and adhered them when I found a design I liked. I added a sentiment using Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set with Hero Arts Cornflower ink.

We'd love to see your periwinkle cards.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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