Saturday, May 14, 2022

Addicted to CAS Challenge #220 - Flower

 
This code word makes it easy to create a CAS card.  I used a die I've had forever [not sure who's it is], but it worked wonderfully.
 
To add some color, I just inlaid this with other colored card stock.

Lots of white, and flowers -- challenge complete.
 
Your turn!  Come on over to Addicted to CAS Challenge and play along.  The gallery should be awesome.


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Friday, May 13, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #632 - Trend Week

The gallery will be fun this week!
 
For my "shaped" card, I went extreme!  I normally go for a round card.  This time, I wanted to step it up.
 
Whatcha ya think?  Fun right?  I think so.  I simply cut out the Hello [Walter & Winnie] on a folded piece of card stock, and then sponged on some ink.  

 
I did want to add a little sentiment.  Since it wouldn't work on the inside, I added it on the back.


Your turn.  Come on over to Just Us Girls Challenge and play along with your "shaped" card.
 


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Fusion Card Challenge and Clean and Simple on Friday #231

I was inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge photo for the At the Movies Challenge.

Rather then use film strip, or something movie, I went with a title; Dad.  [It's an oldie, but goodie.]

And, like I said, I was inspired by the photo.  I used up some scraps, a discontinued Sizzix stamp set, and retired MFT Letters for the red dad.

You can see how I was inspired :)!

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I went on to join in at Clean and Simple on Friday #231; Butterflies - I am definitely liking this challenge a lot.  I love CAS, and choosing topics I like.. yeah, that's a go-to for me.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch #535. I thought about coloring the butterfly [Hero Arts Antique Flowers & Butterflies], but decided against it.  I like the color combo of the designer paper I used, and liked the look of the plain bfly with it, so I kept it as is.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Clean Lines Everyday.

This card is for the son and daughter in-law.  They are going on a huge motorcycle trip [which I mention with this post] -- Now I have a card to put the ATC's in!  Perfect.

Thanks Challenges!  I had a great time.



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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Faux or Real Stitching

I do love sewing on cards!  I'm not sure why I don't do it more - oh wait!  I'm too lazy to get out my sewing machine!  That said, since I really wanted to do "real" stitching, I did get out my machine.

How fun is this.  Just your basic straight line, but I love the texture it adds to my card.  I used the fun MFT Ice Cream Cone die, along with a sentiment from Paper Smooches [OOB].  I love the font with the cute ice cream cone too.

That's it for me.  Now, it's your turn!  While the faux or real stitching is an option, being a birthday card is not.  We hope you join in the fun!



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Monday, May 9, 2022

Just Add Ink #602 & Less Is More #464

I'm joining in a couple of more challenges today. Let's start with Just Add Ink #602 - Choose 2. I came across the KatScrappiness Condensed Number Dies in my stash, and wanted to use them for my card.  I love these numbers!  They are so big, but still work perfectly on cards!

For my choices, I picked stenciling and embossing.  I used a Dylusions stencil that I have had for years.  I think I have used it once before - sheesh - and naturally, it is no longer available.  However, I still loved the number portion!

I used Peacock Feathers, and Jaded Jeans Oxide inks, and sponged a top and bottom on the numbers.  Then, I took my Versamark ink and smooshed that over the stencil onto the numbers.  Once I had good coverage, I heat embossed them in Simon Says Clear Embossing Powder. [You can see it in the photo].  I like the texture it gives the background.  I cut the happy and 55, layering both 3 times for dimension, and adhered these onto the embossed background - after I cut a square frame.  This card is a 4x4.

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I went on to play in the Less is More Challenge #464 - Use a Tag.  I have said it before, but it bears repeating - I LOVE TAGS ON CARDS!  I love including a small gift when I send cards, and a tag works perfectly!

I started with a tiny die cut, added the adorable tiny hearts [layered 3 times], added some fun twine, and adhered to the middle of the card.

I knew I needed tiny sentiments, so to the rescue, Lawn Fawn Simply Winter Sentiments, and Oh Gnome.  I have to say, this card totally makes me smile!

Thanks Challenges - I had fun!



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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Fun Challenges

Another day of challenges!

First off I am starting with Freshly Made Sketches #534 and CASology #403; Botanical.

I started by making an inked panel, then I cut it down in strips and used 3 for the sketch.  I used Simon Says Etched Delicate Frond for my "botanical".

 

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I went on to join in AAA Birthday #37; Let's Party.  I came across a sentiment that I really wanted to use, and shaker came to mind for the let's party theme!  Yep - perfect.

I used the left over inked panel [from the card above] to make my favorite edge-less style shaker card.

I filled it with lots of fun sequins, and placed the sentiment on the top.  I am rather pleased with this card!


 

Thanks Challenges -- I had a blast.



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Friday, May 6, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #631 - Word Week

I'm the Hostess for this week's challenge.

So many ways to use flowers, right?!  I used one of my favorite coloring techniques - No Blend Coloring.  I totally love this style.

I instantly thought of a mini slimline card to go with these fun colored flowers.  Kinda worked awesome [I think 😉].

I used Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Scalloped Edge Die, along with the Mini Slimline Embossed Edge Die.  [These dies do come in handy for adding layers onto a card base I must say]  I found these flower images in my stash and have no idea who's they are, but I love the way they turned out.  The sentiment is from a Gina K Designs stamp set, Painted Blossoms [I love the font!]  I added a few sequins, and my card is done for this challenge.

As stated, I am the Hostess.  I sure hope you join in at JUGS #631 with your Flower card!



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Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Coffee Lovers Hop


 

The Coffee Lovers Hop starts today! It's only a company hop [not a link up]. That said, I am combining that card with the HLS Stencil Challenge.

I started by taping off an inside frame and using Super Sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Bubbly Stencil, I sponged on some rainbow colors. [CAS-ual Fridays has 20% off entire store for this hop! No coupon needed]

Covering up the inside sponged bubbles, I used the CFS By The Beans Coffee Bean Stencil, and sponged on purple ink for a contrast.  I added a cut frame to distinguish the two sections, and then I cut out the [retired] CFS To Go Cup Die to make a coffee cup and sponged around the edges with some blues. For the sleeve, I cut out a section of the background dots.  [Once I adhered the cup onto the card, it covered up the cut out portion perfectly].  I added a fun sentiment from CFS Cup Refills Stamp Set.

That's it for my card for the HLS Stencil Challenge.

  [You can save an additional 15% off your Cas-ual Fridays Stamps purchase [if interested] by using my code below.] Yes, it also applies to the already 20% off entire store! 

Mixing stencils is a great technique - making a coffee card for the Company hop - FUN project. Meanwhile, you have all month to join in the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.



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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Paper Players Challenge

Today I am joining in with The Paper Players Challenge #589; A Theme - Birds or Bees.

While I was searching for a die the other day, I came across this fun bird one!  Obviously it was meant to be since he is perfect for this challenge!

I made a "floating" background [by using acetate popped up], and added some fun cut strips.  The cute little bird worked perfectly! [I have no idea who made him]

I double stacked the HB [again, I'm not sure who's this is], and this fun card is done.  I do like the bright strips - I used the paper from Scrapbook.com - Warms that I won a while ago.  [Isn't it fun to win a prize package 😀]

Thanks Paper Players, I had fun!



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