Monday, 1 June 2020

STAMPlorations CAS ~ June Challenge

Hi Friends! It's time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS


Here's my card


I "borrowed" this idea from my friend who made a similar card. I started by inking up an A2 white panel with STAMPlorations' ARTplorations Rose Garden stencil and wilted violet and pumice stone distress inks. I used scraps of paper to help contain the colors to where I wanted them. After I finished, I fussy cut one rose with leaves. I used a scrap of purple cardstock and stamped the sentiment from STAMPlorations' Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. I cut the scrap to 1.25" x 4.25". I adhered the sentiment strip to a white A2 card base. I popped the rose with dimensionals. I added a few sequins to complete the card.

Hoping that you'll be inspired by this month's challenge.

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sue

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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge June 2020

It's time for a new challenge at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge. This month our challenge is


For those who know me, layers are not "my thing". I'm a clean and simple kind of gal. So .... this was a challenge for me. Here's my card


I decided on a spotlight card. I started by stamping Stampin' Up's Corner Garden on a white A2 card panel. I stamped it again (well, at least the top part of it, on 96 lb bristol). Using a Sizzix circle die, I die cut a circle from the stamped image on the 96 lb bristol. I added colour with a water brush and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP's Lots of Thanks stamp set. I trimmed the white A2 panel down slightly and matted with black.

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sue

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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling 2020

There is still a bit of time to join the STAMPlorations Spring Fling 2020. The challenge closes May 31st at 11:55pm Pacific. 


Here's my card


For my card, I used STAMPlorations ARTplorations Doodled Tulips. I added color with distress oxides (spiced marmalade, abandoned coral, peeled paint). I used SIzzix Circle dies to die cut the panel and Spellbinders scalloped circle to die cut the scalloped mat. I adhered them both to a white A2 card panel. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations' Clear Stickers - Inspirational #1.

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sue

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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #391

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


Here's my card


For this card, I started with Paper Smooches' Healthy Vibes stamp set. I stamped the band-aid onto patterned paper and fussy cut. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I popped the band-aid up with dimensionals to complete the card. This card was so quick to make so I decided to make a couple more.


How are you inspired by "anything goes"? We'd love for you to join us this week.

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sue

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Paper Smooches May 15-28 Thank You Challenge

I probably make more "thank you" cards than any other card. It's mostly because there is a charity here in Vancouver where I donate my "thank you" cards. They use the cards to thank donors or others who help them. It definitely helps to have somewhere that can put my cards to good use. 

So, when I saw the current challenge at Paper Smooches



I just knew that I had to join. Here's my card


For this one-layer card, I started by masking off a 1.75" strip with post-it tape. I pulled out "thank you" stamps from Paper Smooches' Good Gab, Word Salad, Many Thanks, Salutations, Natural Beauties stamp sets. Using my MISTI, I was able to position the various stamps and stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink. For the "Thanks so much" stamp set, I stamped it with Hero Arts Pale Tomato ink, for something just a bit different. Then I added spun sugar distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool, to the entire area. I carefully removed the post-it tape and ta-da, card is finished!

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sue

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Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #8

I have quite the collection of Hero Arts products. I stumbled on the challenge at the Hero Arts blog also known as "Stay Crafty With Hero". The current challenge is 



Here's my card


So the challenge is "small joys" - using smaller stamps or dies. On my one-layer card, I picked out several small flowers and leaves from Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia and Hero Arts Flower Garden stamp sets. I used Hero Arts inks - Soft Cantaloupe, Fresh Peach, Butter Bar, Cornflower, Green Hills to stamp the flowers and leaves. I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Bouquet stamp set with Hero Arts Charcoal ink. With a fine black marker, I drew the frame around the flowers.

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sue

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CAS(E) this Sketch! #373

I was inspired by this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!


Here's my card


I love the "Faux Textured Metal Paper with Perfect Pearls" technique by Jennifer McGuire. I masked off the three edges of a white A2 card panel with post-it tape. I added distress inks with an ink blending tool starting with the picked raspberry and "moving" into abandoned coral. I then added perfect pearls with a dry brush to the inked area and tapped off the excess. I removed the post-it tape. I then took the panel and the We R Memory Keepers Geometric embossing folder to my Big Shot.

I have a difficult time photographing "shimmer". Here's a close-up.


 I added a silver shimmer horizontal strip. For the sentiment, I used Mint Owl Studio's banner sentiments. I punched out the sentiment with a 1" circle punch. I found a scrap of paper that matched the abandoned coral distress ink and die cut a small scalloped circle using a Spellbinders' scalloped circle die. I popped up the sentiment with dimensionals.

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sue

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