Thursday, 1 December 2016

House of Cards Holiday Blog Hop and DT call

It's the beginning of another month. That means that it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards. Actually, it's a design team blog hop in addition to a photo inspiration challenge, which runs December 1st to 15th.

 Here's the blog hop order

  Sue N. <<this is me

Here's my card

I was inspired by the red wreath, the lime green colour and a big bow. The stamp is H217S from one of our sponsors, Great Impressions. I stamped the image with versamark on vellum, used gold embossing powder and heat set. I positioned the sentiment, which is also a Great Impressions stamp, B73S and also used gold embossing powder and heat set it. I coloured the back side of the vellum with copics.

I'm always looking for ways to adhere the vellum that doesn't result in "splotches" of adhesive which can be seen through the vellum. I hid the adhesive behind pearl embellishments on the corners.

Next on the blog hop is Susan

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

AAA Cards: CAS Game #78

Joining the current challenge at AAA Cards

Here's my card

I created a 2 7/8" circle mask using a circle die. Then, I covered it with Wendy Vecchi's Stampers Anonymous - intersection Circles stencil. I added colour randomly with distress inks (twisted citron, peacock feathers and faded jeans) with ink daubers. The sentiment is die cut from Simon Says STAMP Thanks die. I completed the card with a few sequins for a bit of shine and added a blue mat.

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Muse: ChristmasVisions 72

I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit. Loving the Christmas lights and all the great inspiration here at Muse: ChristmasVisions

This week's Muse is Cornelia Wenokor  Here is her beautiful Christmas tag

Here's my tag

I was inspired by:
- the two tags
- one dark tag with small silver embossed images
- the top tag being vellum, with a stacked sentiment and small image at top

I started with a blue piece of cardstock and white heat embossed ornaments from Catherine Pooler's Holiday Magic Collection Bright Baubles stamp set by Neat & Tangled. I then heat embossed with silver embossing powder, the holly from The Alley Way's Mistletoe Kisses stamp set and the sentiment from Simon Says STAMP Peace on Earth stamp set. I used Stampin' Up's Ornate Tag Topper Punch to create the tags. Finished it off with a bit of silver cord.

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a2z Scrapbooking

It's my turn to post my card over at a2z Scrapbooking

Actually it's four mini cards, perfect for sneaking into a child's or a special friend's lunch or bag. Imagine their delight when they find it. It's a great way to let someone special know that you love them, support them and care about them.

I made them using Hero Arts CL939 Lunch Box Notes stamp set, some of Hero Arts mini ink cube sets and some scrap patterned paper.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown: November Stash

Starting to really get into the Christmas spirit and joining the group at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown definitely helps.

Here is this week's challenge

Here's my card

I used Simon Says STAMP's Maryanne Snowflake and Kate Snowflake dies to cut out snowflakes on the front panel. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Lots of Joy stamp set, which I inked with Versamark, sprinkled a bit of Stampin' Up's Dazzling Diamonds glitter and silver embossing powder. Here's a close-up.

I matted the panel with a piece of silver glitter paper an now I have bits of glitter everywhere!

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Muse Challenge #193

Love the current Muse card at Muse Challenge. It's this beauty by Jenni Murray.

For my card, I was inspired by:
- the sheep/lamb
- the grass and multi-coloured flowers
- the "pun-ny" sentiment
- the general sketch

Now, I think that I should mention that my sister loves lambs/sheep. She has since she was little. So whenever I find a lamb/sheep inspired stamp set, I purchase it with her in mind.

Here's my card

For the grass, I used Technique Tuesday's Wildflowers stamp set. The flowers were die cuts using Paper Smooches Flowers dies. The lamb/sheep and sentiment are from Poppystamps Ewe are the Best stamp set.  I added small rhinestones to add a bit of bling and sparkle.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown: November Theme Challenge

Here's the current challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

Here's my card

Father Christmas is from My Favorite Things Christmas Cuteness stamp set. I colored the image in with Copic markers. The sentiment is from The Alley Way's Making Holidays Bright stamp set.

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