Sunday, 19 September 2021

Simon Says STAMP ~ Monday Challenge

So happy to find some time to sit at my craft table and play with paper. I saw the challenge at Simon Says STAMP's Monday Challenge

Fun With Stencils


Here's my card


I started with Lawn Fawn's Tropical Leaves Background stencil. It's a two stencil set. With stencil one, I added distress inks (spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, picked raspberry) applied with ink blending tools. With stencil two, I added other distress inks (twisted citron, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers). I just love how the panel turned out. For the sentiment, I die cut the "happy" using Memory Box's Paintbrush Happy from a scrap of light green cardstock. I stamped the "BIRTHDAY" using Technique Tuesday's Look Out World stamp set, masking the word "HAPPY" from the stamp with some washi tape while inking up the stamp. I stamped onto a scrap of orange cardstock that I trimmed down to a small sentiment strip. 

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Friday, 17 September 2021

AAA Cards ~ Challenge #198

It's so great to have time to create at my craft table. It's so therapeutic for me. I was inspired by the challenge at AAA Cards


Here's my card


I had just purchased Lawn Fawn's Ladybug and Leaf die set. This was a great opportunity to use it. I die cut several times using the leaf die with scraps of cardstock. I wanted to make a colorful leaf. I adhered the pieces of the leaf onto a light gray A2 card panel. For the sentiment, I used Paper Smooches' Word Salad stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of yellow cardstock that I trimmed into a thin sentiment strip. I adhered the sentiment strip to complete the card.

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CAS Colours & Sketches ~ Challenge #437

On this rainy day, I've had some time to sit at my craft table and make a card. I was inspired by the challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week, it's a sketch challenge


Here's my card


For my card, I started with a light blue mini slimline card panel. I inked up using Simon Says STAMP's Waves stencil with salty ocean and peacock feathers distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool. For the fish, I stamped using Rubbernecker Stamps Fish Group stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added color with Copic markers E50, V12, V15 and fussy cut the fish. I added glossy accents to the fish's eyes to add a bit of shine and dimension. For the sentiment, I stamped it using Simon Says STAMP's Best Fishes stamp set. To complete, the card, I adhered the fish to the waves and adhered the panel to a mini slimline card base.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #414

Hello Crafty Friends! I think that summer may be over. Kids have gone back to school, temperatures are more tolerable and nights are cool (great for sleeping)! While I like sunshine, I really can't handle hot temperatures. Well, unless, I'm at the beach!

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! Our challenge for the next two weeks is


Here's my card


I chose to make a sympathy card. It's so sad that I seem to always need these cards. I guess that I'm at that age where my friends are losing their parents. For my card, I used Inkadinkado Meadow stamp set. I stamped it on white cardstock and added distress inks (dusty concord, faded jeans, stormy sky) with ink blending tools to create the sky behind the flowers and grasses silhouettes. I trimmed the panel to 2.5" x 3.5". On a dark blue A2 panel, I heat embossed the sentiment, using Papertrey Ink's Keep It Simple - Sympathy Mini Stamp set and silver embossing powder. To complete the card, I adhered the inked panel above the sentiment and I adhered the panel to a white A2 cardbase.

We'd love to see you "any occasion" card.

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Perfectly CAS ~ September Challenge

We have a new challenge at Perfectly CAS. This month, our challenge is


Isn't GEOMETRIC, a great word for card inspiration? Here's my card


I chose to use STAMPlorations ARTplorations Broken Glass stencil with distress inks - kitsch flamingo, cracked pistachio and peacock feathers, applied with an ink blending tool. I chose this stencil with all the triangles. It reminds me of all those geometry math problems - I remember that the sum of the three interior angles equals 180 degrees. I remember how to calculate the length of the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle. Ahhh - such memories! Can you tell that I loved math? Right, back to my card. Sorry for the little nostalgic trip! I cut a strip 1.75" x 4.25" of the inked panel. I'll save the rest of the panel for another project. For the sentiment, I die cut it using light gray cardstock and Simon Says STAMP's Script Thanks. I adhered everything to a light teal A2 card base to complete my card. 

We'd love to see your GEOMETRIC creations. Please remember to only cover one-third of your card (at the most)!

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Try Stampin' On Tuesday ~ Challenge #524

It's starting to feel like fall. Hoping for some more sunshine and heat - as long as it's not the extreme heat we had earlier this summer! 

It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday. Our challenge is this sketch, with the optional theme of patterned paper.


Isn't this a fun looking sketch? Here's my card


Looking at the sketch, it felt like I needed to make a celebratory card. So, birthday card it is. I started with the patterned paper that looks like asterisks in multiple colors. I chose my colors based on that patterned paper. I stamped the cake using Sugar Pea Designs Bring on the Cake stamp set with Hero Arts cornflower, lime green, strawberry, butter bar. I used the matching dies to die cut the layers of cake and the candle. I checked through my paper stash to find other patterned papers that went with my color scheme. For the sentiment, I used Your Next Stamp's Mini Monkey stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of red cardstock and I die cut it into a banner with Avery Elle's dotted die set. I used a Sizzix circle die to die cut the circle from natural cardstock. I assembled everything onto a natural A2 card base.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our sketch.

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sue

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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #206

Hello Crafty Friends! It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.


Here's my "leaf" card


For my card, I used Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking Gina K's layering stencils and dies. With the two layer stencils, I used mowed lawn and twisted citron distress inks applied with an ink blending tool. I then die cut them with the matching dies. For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP's Thanks Frame using scraps of gray and black cardstock. I arranged the small branches of leaves so that they spread out from behind the sentiment frame. I adhered everything on a white A2 cardbase.

We'd love to see your "leaf" creation. Don't forget to keep your card CAS.

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sue

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