Apr 232015

It may be raining outside, but inside there’s a bright and sunny card to share.

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Used a few different punches for the picket fence and flower.  The flower punch was used for the leaves, too, which were than cut out and adhered between flower layers.

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Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free for All #270: “Mad for Gingham”

Fusion: “Happy Days!”:
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Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes Birthday”

Monday Mood Board #9:
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Simon Says Stamp: “Work It Wednesday”

Stamp and Create April Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Petal Potpourri” and “Butterfly Basics”

Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Spring Rain and New Leaf; Doodlebug Design “Hello Sunshine”

Inks: SU Real Red and Garden Green

Accessories: SU “Flower Medallion” Punch; Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; Kaiser Pearl; Grosgrain Ribbon

Apr 182015

A little over a year ago I saw this card  by Kimbo.  I loved it and have kept it in the back of my mind for awhile now.  When I saw some of the challenges this week, I knew it was finally time to CASE her creation.

The birthday sentiment panel is popped up on foam tape for some additional dimension.

Here are the challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: In the Middle

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Words, Words, Words

Stamp and Create: April Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Happiest Birthday Wishes

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Cuttlebug “Happy Birthday” Embossing Folder; Brads

 

Happy Easter!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  I found a little more time to play with one of my new SU sets.  The floral image is colored with Copics.  The largest flower’s center is dotted with a white gel pen.

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There were several challenges I had in mind while making this card:

Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge #426
Stef Perry aka {dahlia19} is the featured stamper this week.  I was inspired by THIS card.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Pastels”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Happy Birthday”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Take Your Pick – Colour Theme – Pastels”

Seize the Birthday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Just Us Girls Challenge: “Word Week #287 – Spring”

Stamp and Create Challenge: “Is it Spring Yet?”

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge: “In the Garden”

Enjoy this beautiful day!
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Stamps: SU “Butterfly Basics” and “Kinda Eclectic”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; SU Bashful Blue; Authentique “Crush” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun and Bashful Blue; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Fiscar’s Scalloped Border Punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die

Mar 262015

Isn’t this a great sentiment!  It’s the perfect prescription for any golf lover.

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After coloring the image I was adding a few gray tones to those stylin’ shorts and a big blob of gray ink dripped out of my Copic onto the picture.  This is the second time I have had this happen after refilling one of my markers.  Obviously I’m putting in too much ink!  Hopefully next time I’ll get it right.  lol  Well a trusty little button brad came to the rescue and covered up most of it.

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The card is entered into a few fun challenges:

CAS-ology Week 139 Challenge: “Style”

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Addicted to CAS Challenge #59: “Green”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clear Art Stamps “Golf Time”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Limeade Ice

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Button Brad

 

Mar 232015

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I love sponging.  There is just something about pulling off the masking paper to reveal this sharp line between the white cardstock and the sponged on ink that makes me giddy every time!  If it wasn’t for the fact that my fingers end up with as much ink on them as the cardstock, I would do it much more often.

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The sentiment is an Easter hymn called “He Is Risen.”  It has been computer generated.

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With so many “Spring” themes this week/month, today’s card is entered into several challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Spring Pinterest Inspiration!”
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CAS-ual Fridays #CFC137  Challenge: “Springtime Melodies”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Happy…….Anything:)”

Addicted to CAS #59 Challenge: “Green”

Addicted to Stamps #136 Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Monday Mood Board #8: Inspiration Photo
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Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge March 2015: “Sponging”

Stamp and Create March Challenge: “Is it Spring Yet?”

Just Us Girls #285 Challenge: Color Week – “Black, White and Your Choice”

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Spring is in the Air”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps “Truth Is”; SU “Kinda Eclectic” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: SU  Summer Sun and Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Computer Printer

Isn’t this a fun sentiment to go along with this cute robot!  It’s perfect for those computer whiz guys in our lives.

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The robot reminded me of the tin man from the Wizard of Oz.  So, I made sure he had a heart.

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The card is entered into a couple of challenges:

Addicted to Stamps #136 Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #62: “Clean and Simple”

 Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: MFT “Love Machine”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; My Mind’s Eye “Flair” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Heart Brad

Mar 192015

Oh that face!  Fox doesn’t look too happy about the rain.

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But, those clouds sure seem pleased with themselves! Smiley.GrinHugeAni

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Little fox was a fun image to color.  He is entered into three challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Animals

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #136: “Anything Goes”

Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge #523: “Triple Play”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Life’s Adventure”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Chocolate Chip

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Rick-Rack; Rhinestones; Circular Metal Clip; Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Die

Mar 162015

Have been playing with this floral image from SU’s “Bloom With Hope” set.

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What a fun image to color!  I tried coloring it with pastels, but for whatever reason the more intense colors looked better to me.

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I added some black marker to this second flower to give it even more contrast.

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The first card is entered into one challenge:

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2015 Challenge

The second card is entered into three challenges:

Splitcoaststampers #CAS316: “No Patterned Paper”

Sketch Saturday Week #352

The Paper Players #PP236: “Ann’s Clean and Simple Foral Challenge”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Bloom With Hope” and “Kinda Eclectic”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; My Mind’s Eye “Everyday Basics” and “Notable”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Ruby Red and Really Rust; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Rhinestones; Pearls; Spellbinder Nestabilities “Blossom” Dies and Circle Dies; 5/8″ Circle Punch; SU “Stripes” Embossing Folder

Mar 122015

LOVE this tulip image.  So happy I finally got to color it!

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There are some fun challenges this week that I had in mind while making the card:

Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge: “Lucky Charms - I have always loved pearls.  Did you know that black pearls are thought to offer the power of love and protection and luck and to give wisdom.  What’s not to love about that!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “B is for…” – B is for a tulip BOUQUET, a sweet little stamped BOW and an embossed tulip BORDER.

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Mum’s The Word” – Since this Sunday is Mothering Sunday in the UK, the challenge is to make a card for your mother.  My mom passed away over 25 years ago, but I still have the most wonderful mother-in-law anyone could ask for..  I loved the idea of using this sentiment for her mother’s day card this year.

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Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Love Is Kindness”

Papers: PTI Select White; My Mind’s Eye “Everyday Basics”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: SU “Framed Tulips” Embossing Folder; 2mm Rhinestones; Black Pearl

Sometimes my fingers get really inky, like for instance, while making this background.  But it was totally worth it because sponging is such fun, and I love the effect!!

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One of the fern stems was stamped on acetate and then pressed onto the cardstock so it would bend the other way.

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The solid butterfly was made by using the negative cutout of the top butterfly as a template and then fussy cutting.  By using the inside of the cutout rather than tracing around the actually butterfly, the solid/bottom piece is slightly smaller than the top.  I think it just looks better not to have any overhang of the bottom butterfly.

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*Insert random discovery here*Smiley.GnomeAni
Yeah this is completely random, but when I was playing around with the SU Summer Sun (retired?) cardstock, I noticed that the Copic Y35 marker is a perfect match.  Just an fyi.  (Oh and the Copic is colored on PTI Select White cardstock.)

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Okay back to the card… It is entered into the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #483: “Great Big Canvas”

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Girly/Feminine”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Stamp and Create March Challenge: “Is It Spring Yet?”

Sister Act Card Challenge #96: “Anything Goes”

The Card Concept Challenge #30: “{Thinking of You}” - Card is Mixed Media… I think!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Butterfly Basics”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Royal Velvet; SU Summer Sun

Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun and Basic Black; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Butterflies Thinlits Die; Rhinestones

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