Sunday, August 7, 2022

2 Fun Challenges

I got a couple of inspiring challenges in my email and simply had to play along!

Let's start with the Just Add Ink #615 - inspiration photo.  It so talked to me!

I love these colors together!  I used a water colored panel [from my stash] and cut out some of the fun leaves from the [retired] MFT Wild Leaf Greenery.  I don't have any vases, but I used some lantern dies that I have, and WHOA - perfect!  I couldn't of been happier with my "vases".

I used a Simon Says Sentiment Strip to finish off my card.

 

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I went on to play in CAS on Sunday #237 - Enamel Dots. I went a searching -- I had a TON, and I do mean a TON, of sequins - very few enamel dots.  However, I found just enough to complete my card - so yay!

I used the Stamps of Life Happy Birthday Word Dies for layering, and added in the enamel dots.  It's a win for me having had the dots in orange since they went with the mix of colors on my card!

I'm loving this end result~

Thanks Challenges - I had a ton of fun 😀



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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Happy Little Stamper Stencil & Addicted to CAS Challenges

     

This doesn't happen often, but I am combining 1 card for 2 DT challenge cards. 

It helps that the Happy Little Stamper August Stencil Challenge is always anything goes [You are getting an early start too since I am posting early].  With the Addicted to CAS #226, being tropical, it worked perfectly.  I used a stencil for the clouds.

I sponged on the clouds, and the beach, and then used a really old stamp set from Gina K, Aloha, and a sentiment from an Inspired By Stamping Seaside Sentiments.  I am happy with this mini slimline card. 
I did use the Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Double Stitch Dies for the panel.

Meanwhile, come on over and join in the fun!!



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Friday, August 5, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #644 - Word Week

I'm the Hostess for the challenge this week.  I hope you play along - the gallery filled with butterflies should be really pretty!

I used a Lavinia Circle Mask Stencil to sponge on layers of Distress Oxide Inks; Blueprint Sketch, Prize Ribbon, and Iced Spruce. I used some unbranded dies for the foliage, and the Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die.

That's it for my butterfly card.  Your turn!  Come on over to the JUGS Challenge #644 and play along!



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CASology Challenge #406

I will say that this time of year I am loving the challenges!  Summer, beachy, nautical - yep all about that!  CASology #406 is Sand.  Works for me.

I do adore beach type cards, and, using real sand!  Yep, that's real sand on the bottom panel.  So fun :)

These fun shell dies [Spellbinders] have come in very handy this season, along with the sentiment from an IBS Seaside Sentiment stamp set. [sigh - I so miss this company].

Well, that was a great challenge!  Thanks CASology :)



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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Seize the Birthday Challenge - No Stamping

Well, this was fun!

My first thought when I saw this challenge was die cuts.  I went a completely different route, and it's not even cheating! 😀

I used a PNG image from PNGWing [Such amazing freebies on this site!], and printed on my computer the sentiment.

For added interest I scored some lines for texture.  Needless to say, I love how this turned out - and, no stamping at all!

Your turn.  Come on over to Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along.  Remember, while the no-stamping is optional, being a birthday card is not.  Have fun!



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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Male Room Challenge #165 - ATC


Oh yes!  I love me some ATCs!

I just made 1 today.  While I do love ATC's, I never know what to do with them! I have used them as bookmarks, and baggage tags, but besides that....what?  What do you do with your ATC's?

(To better see this, I only did a large blow up of the photo.  Extra large was totally in-your-face close.)  I started by adding texture for the base with an embossing folder.  I dug through my water color panels, found this rainbow, and ripped it to size. Stamped a few sentiments for added interest, and went on to cut the [unbranded] die out, the feather, and trimmed the sentiment, and adhered all to the ATC base.

Yep, I do love the rainbow backing with the stark black.  Screams masculine to me!

Your turn!  Come on over to The Male Room Challenge, and show us your masculine ATC.  I'm looking forward to the gallery for this challenge!



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Monday, August 1, 2022

New DT Team! AAA Birthday Challenge

I'm on a new Challenge Team!  This challenge requires birthday cards, and since 90% of my cards are birthday, this team is an awesome fit!

For my card today, I used what I call the "Shayne Style".  This guy's cards are stunning, and I love to use his style for my cards!

Your turn!  Come on over to the AAA Birthday Card Challenge #40 and play along!  This is an easy one with Anything Goes!  Don't forget to leave some love for the team and our Guest Designer; Nance.



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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Dotty About Flair Day

Today is my DAF Day.  I can make anything I want, using any DAF product I want.  Fun times!

I went with a mini slimline card and used the fun Epoxy: Chase the Rainbow Set.  I used up all I had of these, which worked perfectly for this card.

I used the Kat Scrapiness Mini Slimline Quilted Backdrop Die, [totally in love with the texture], along with the HB from Stamps of Life.

That's it for my DAF card today.  If interested, you can use my code VICKI10, to save 10% off your Dotty About Flair products.



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