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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

My Favorite Things - Sketch #550 & 'Feeling Beachy' theme

 I've been have fun playing along with sketches and challenges lately, and this week I combined both the current sketch #550 and slimline challenge 'Feeling Beachy',  from My Favorite Things.

 

Here is my card:



I stamped the images from the Summer Safari stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Trish-blend markers. I then fussy cut them out and set them aside.

I cut a strip of light blue Cardstock measuring 3.25" x 8.25". I used the Wavy Lines stencil with some blue distress ink to create the wave effect on the background. 

I used a cloud die to make my own stencil, and then used white pigment ink to create the subtle cloud effect at the top of the panel.

I cut a couple of hills from white cardstock and added some yellow and brown ink to make them look 'Beachy'! I added these to the bottom of the blue need panel.

I adhered this panel onto a standard white slimline card base (3.5" x 8.5").

I stamped the sentiment using the same stamp set and die cut them in a small banner. I used the same blue distress ink to color a piece of cardstock and then cut that into a banner too. I added these to the top of the card.

I finished the card by popping up the images on foam dots.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting :D

Summer Safari Wavy Lines Stencil

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Christmas in July!


 I love the current AAA cards challenge - 'Twinchie'. I had no clue what this was to begin with but once I started I got carried away! 



For the first card I used this adorable image from Mo Manning 'Christmas Puppy'.



I printed out the image and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers.

I cut a white cardstock panel measuring 4" x 5.25", and used a 2 inch square die to cut a window in the panel. I adhered the image behind the window and then adhered it to a standard A2 white card base.

For my second card, I used a sentiment from silhouette studio. I love how this looks on a CAS card. 




I printed it out to measure just under 2". I cut this out on a panel measuring 4" x 5.25" and then adhered it onto a standard A2 black card base.

I will also be entering the first card into Mo's digital challenge #305 - anything goes.

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting x


Christmas Puppy

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

My Favorite Things - Sketch #549 & Color #169

 I've been have fun playing along with sketches and challenges lately, and this week I combined both the current sketch and color challenge from My Favorite Things.

 

Here is my card:



I stamped the images from the Weather With You stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers, to match the color challenge above. It doesn't show too well on the photo but I did use a cream marker to add some color to the clouds and bunny. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I have a strip left over from a previous card, using the Scallop Stripe background stamp which I turned on its side to use as a decorative strip. I found some teal cardstock in my stash and colored up some white cardstock using my Coral blend marker to match the color combo.

I added these to a white yardstick panel measuring 4" x 5.25" and stamped the sentiment from the Weather With You stamp set

I popped up the images on foam dots and added the panel to a standard A2 white card base.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting :D

Weather with You Weather with You Die-namics SY Scallop Stripe

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

We're Moving!

 We have less than 3 weeks until the packers and movers are coming in to pack and load up our house, with a move across the US the NC!

This digital image from Gerda Steiner - Kitten in moving Box - was just perfect to send to family.



I love the sketch from the current AAA cards challenge #193, and also included the optional twist 'critters'.


 


I printed the image and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir trip-blend markers and then fussy cut it out. I printed out the sentiment and used a die from Queen & Co to cut out the background panel. I used papers from Echo Parks Go See Explore 6x6 paper pad.

I am entering this card into Gerda Steiner's July Share Your Designs challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting :D


Kitten in Moving Box - Digital Stamp - Clearstamps - Clear Stamps - Cardmaking- Ideas- papercrafting- handmade - cards-  Papercrafts - Gerda Steiner Designs 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash July - Oh, Baby

I loved this theme this month, from Reverse Confetti - Oh, Baby! 



I used 'The Bear Up There' stamp set, along with the Polka Panel Die to make this card.




I have packed up most of craft room for a move to North Carolina in 4 weeks, so my current supplies are limited! 

I used some papers from Echo Park to paper piece onto the balloons, a background stamp from MFT and other dies from Queen & Co.

I love how versatile this stamp set is - the images can be used for so many different occasions.


Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting x

The Bear Up There


Thursday, July 1, 2021

My Favorite Things - Slimline Challenge - Things with Wings

 With most of my craft supplies packed up ready for our move and my current limited craft room, I managed to find some stamped images - only one of which had wings!!!! I used the retired set Polar Penguins for the slimline challenge card - Things with Wings.


I looked for inspiration using the Slimline Slide In die-namics, and found a fantastic design by Inge Groot. I cased this design to make my card.

I colored the images using my Spectrum Noir Tri-blemnd markers and prismacolor pencils. I added glossy accents for the texture dots on the card (I have already packed my Nuvo drops for the move!)

The sentiment was stamped using the Sweater Weather in Safari stamp set.

I love how this card turned out.

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Slimline Slide-In Die-namics BB Sweater Weather on Safari


Cute Card Thursday July - Anything Goes w/optional twist 'Summer'

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist - Summer. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I made this card during the Scrapbook & Cards Crop and Create Event back in March - a card class by Jenn Shurkus.


I used Lawn Fawn's Coaster Critter stamps and coordinating dies for this card. All images were colored with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.

We followed directions to make this card and I love how it turned out. A super fun, summery feel.

We are sponsored this month by Whimsy Stamps, All Dressed Up and Stampers Delight, great prizes as always! 

Hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash

I loved this theme this month, from Reverse Confetti - Hello/Just Because. You can never have too many of these type of cards.



I used 'The Bear Up There' stamp set, along with the Celebrate Tag confetti cuts to create a mini slimline card this month.


I have packed up most of craft room for a move to North Carolina in 4 weeks, so my current supplies are limited! 

I used some papers from Echo Park to paper piece onto the balloons, and stamped the sentiment from a Whimsy Stamps set.

I'm new to making mini slimline cards, but I love how this card turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting x

The Bear Up There Celebrate Tag Confetti Cuts


Monday, June 28, 2021

My Favorite Things - Sketch #547

 I've been have fun playing along with sketches and challenges lately. I used sketch #547:


Here is my card:




I stamped the image from the Festive Old Friends stamp set and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I then fussy cut him out.

I used blue and yellow inks to blend a background and, to follow the sketch, I used the Slimline Slide In dies - taking the slimline rectangle die to cut the ink blended panel.

I stamped the sentiments onto the panel and then cut the strips to copy the sketch.

I added the panel/strips to a white cardstock panel and then onto a coordinating blue panel. This was then adhered onto a standard A2 white card base.

I added some thin white strip stickers to the top of the blended panel and popped up the image on foam squares.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting :D

BB Festive Old Friends  Slimline Slide-In Die-namics

Monday, June 21, 2021

My Favorite Things - Sketch #546 & Color Challenge #167

 It's been a while since I have joined in with one of the MFT challenges - I this time I managed to combine 2 of them!

I found a little downtime to play today, free from packing boxes or organizing our house move.

I used sketch #546:


Along with the current color challenge #167:


to design my card.


I stamped the images from the Sprinkling you with Love stamp set, and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I then fussy cut them out.

To follow the sketch, I used the Slimline Slide In dies - taking the individual circle to die cut the panel.

I used papers from Your Crafty Happy Place 6x6 paper pad - adding the patterned background panel and stamping the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper.

I used Gina K Seaglass ink for the raindrops (most of inks are now packed in boxes!!) and used the ink to create a coordinating, colored swatch to put my sentiment banner on.

I popped up the images on foam dots, and then adhered the panel onto a standard A2 card base.

I love how this design and color combo turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Happy crafting :D

Sprinkling You with Love  Slimline Slide-In Die-namics


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! 

I love this Colorado Craft 'Snuggles' stamp set and I thought it was perfect for a Father's Day card.


I stamped the image and colored them in using my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. I then fussy cut them out.

I used papers from Honey Bee Stamps Great Outdoor 6x6 paper pad, along with the coordinating enamel dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Snuggles stamp set.

I love how this turned out - and I hope my Dad does too!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x


Thursday, May 27, 2021

Cute Card Thursday - Critters

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Critters'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. I took 'green' to mean nature/plants rather than the color.

I made this card during the Scrapbook & Cards Crop and Create Event back in March.


I cut a white panel of heavy white cardstock measuring 4" x 5.25". I used the Hero Arts Through the Woods Window Fancy die to cut out the window in the panel.

I die cut the deer using Sunny Studio's Rustic Winter die set, and adhered it onto the back of the window panel.

I added some patterned paper from my stash behind the window and adhered it all onto a standard A2 white card base.

I stamped the sentiment using MFT's Deepest Sympathy stamp set, using some coordinating colored ink.

We are sponsored this week by Oddball Art Co, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!


Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x



Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cute Card Thursday - Red/White/Blue

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Red/White/Blue' 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I used the adorable Amazing Airplane dies from My Favorite Things for this card.


I die cut the airplane from Doodlebug's Land that I Love 6x6 paper pad and pieced it together. I stamped the bear from MFT's Missing You Every Single Day stamp set.

I used MFT's Banner Flags die and Banner Day Sentiment set, finishing it off with an enamel heart from Doodlebug.

I used the Envelope Builder die set from Trinity Stamps to create the blue frame using cardstock from my stash. I used Mama Elephant's Slim Card Basics creative cuts to cut out the vellum and cardstock clouds. I added some Gina K Ocean Mist dye ink to add some color to the clouds.

We are sponsored this week by Stampers Delights, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Amazing Airplane Die-namics Missing You Every Single Day Banner Flags Die-namics Banner Day Sentiments Slimline Series: Envelope Builder Die Set Slim Card Basics - Creative Cuts

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Let's Party

I used the super fun 'Let's Party' digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps for this card.


I printed out the image onto white cardstock and colored it in with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I then fussy cut her her out.

I saw this card design on Facebook by Lien Ricou for Crafty Meraki designs and thought it would work perfectly for this image.

I went through my stash and found patterned paper in rainbow colors. I trimmed them randomly to get different thicknesses and added them to the edge of a white cardstock panel measuring 4" x 5.25".

I stamped the sentiment using Whimsy Stamps Birfday Party Dragons clear stamp set. 

I added the panel onto a standard A2 white card base and added the image directly on top. I finished off the card by adding some black dots to mimic what would have been on the original digital stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Happy crafting x

Let's Party - Digital Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Birfday Party Dragons Clear Stamps

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cute Card Thursday - Embellish

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Embellish' 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I used the adorable digital stamp 'Pigtail Gabby' from Whimsy Stamps for my card.


I printed out the image into white cardstock and colored her in using my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. I then fussy cut her out.

I cut a white panel of cardstock measuring 4"x5.25". I used a circle die and cut out a stencil from a scrap of cardstock. I used this stencil along with the Whimsy Stamps Mini Clouds background stamp and tumbled glass distress oxide to create the circle scene.

I used Whimsy Stamps Grass and Cloud Edger die to cut some green patterned paper from my stash. I added this to my panel and then added some bakers twine to embellish my card.

I added some foam to the back of the panel and popped the panel up on a standard A2 white card base.

I finished off the card by popping up the image on some more foam tape.

We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Pigtail Gabby - Digital Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Mini Cloud Background Rubber Cling Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set - Whimsy Stamps

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Anything Goes'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I love the adorable digital images designed by Sassy Cheryl. I used 'Signs of Spring'available from Whimsy Stamps, f
or this card. 


I printed out the image onto white cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend maulers to color it in. I then used the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Rectangles die (now retired) to cut out the white panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Giraffe Peeking stamp set directly onto the image panel.

I added the panel onto some purple cardstock from my stash.

This was all then added onto a standard A2 white card base.

A super quick, CAS style card.

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

Signs of Spring - Digital Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Giraffes Peeking Clear Stamps