Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2

Made some time to join in at Twofer Card Challenge where the current challenge is 



The basic concept of this challenge is to use either a stamp or die in two different ways for two different occasions.

Here are my cards



I started with Memory Box' Cherub Hearts dies. 

For the card on the left, I die cut hearts with pink and red cardstock using the smallest die. I arranged the hearts making a vertical "stripe". The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.

For the card on the right, I die cut hearts with red, printed pink and blue cardstock using the two smallest dies. I folded the hearts in two and arranged 6 of the same into a flower shape. I adhered them onto the card, adding a rhinestone at the center of each flower. The sentiment is from Hero Arts You're So Lovely stamp set.

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sue

CAS(E) this Sketch #259

Another fun sketch to inspire me at CAS(E) this Sketch




Here's my card



At last year's Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup, WA, I won a $10 gift certificate at Queen & Co. I bought washi tape - although it was a pretty tough decision. I decided to use some of this washi tape to make the rectangle. I felt that ripping the bottom edge made it more "organic". For the sentiment, I used Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set. I added a few flowers from Hero Arts Spring Hello by Lia stamp set and Hero Arts Tide Pool, Orchid, Bubble Gum. I added a scalloped circle to mat the sentiment circle.

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sue

Monday, 19 February 2018

Heart Card #2

There are currently two challenges where the theme is "heart" - Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge and CAS Watercolour Card Challenge. I posted one card here. I have another card today.





Here's my card



Starting with a piece of watercolour paper, I scribbled red, pink and purple Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended the colours with a water brush. I die cut the panel with Simon Says STAMP Heart of Flowers die being careful to keep all the little pieces around. I used the die cut panel to assist with the placement of all the little pieces when gluing them onto my card. It was a bit tedious. i was grateful that I didn't lose any pieces in the process. The sentiment is from SImon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set. 

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sue

Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

I have a card for the current challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday challenge

This week the challenge is

Add A Die Cut  

We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used.

Here's my card



I grabbed a scrap of watercolour paper, scribbled some green, blue, aqua Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended the colours with a water brush. I die cut this coloured panel with Penny Black's Flower Frolic die. For the sentiment strip, I used some black cardstock and silver embossing powder with Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set. I adhered the elements to a cream speckled panel.

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sue


Tic Tac Toe Challenge 035

I haven't stopped by Tic Tac Toe Challenge for awhile. So happy, that I had time this week to join them. Here's the board.



Here's my card



I chose the diagonal from upper right to lower left - Baby, Plaid, Enamel Dots. I used the Baby stamp set from Clearly Inspired by Paper Inspirations. I found it on a Clearance table many years ago. I just tried to "google" the company just now and nothing came up. Anyway, I stamped the diaper pins, baby bottle and hand prints with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added colour with Copic markers. For the handprints, I added a small pink mat. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped with Hero Arts Lime Green ink. The plaid paper strip was from a random 6x6 paper pack I found in my stash. I added a few enamel dots to complete the card (and the tic tac toe line).

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sue

Sunday, 18 February 2018

CASology: Week 287: Together

Hi! It's been a couple of days since I've been here. I've been watching too much of the Olympics and not playing at my craft table. I did find time to play with the gang at CASology. Here is the cue card.



Here's my card



When I thought of together, I pulled out my Paper Smooches We Connect stamp set and matching Ampersands die set. I started with the background using STAMPlorations Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil, inked up with distress inks (spun sugar and shaded lilac). On a scrap of watercolour paper, I scribbled using blue, purple and pink Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and blended with a water brush. When dry, I stamped the ampersand from the stamp set and die cut using the matching die. I stamped the "you" and "me" from the stamp set, using the MISTI to properly place the words on the background. I popped up the ampersand with dimensionals to make it "pop".

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sue

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Merry Christmas Challenge #7

Hi there! I have a new card for the current challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge where the challenge is 

Always Anything Goes + Christmas
optional: Reindeer

Here's my card



I started with Echo Park's Magical Plaid stencil and inked it up with distress inks (mowed lawn and candied apple) for the background. For the focal panel, I used Technique Tuesday's Holly stamp set and Catherine Pooler Design's Candy Cane Lane with Hero Arts field greens and pale tomato inks. I matted the focal panel to help it "pop".

Hope you'll be able to join us this week. It's never too early to start your Christmas cards!

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sue