Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #44

It's time for the Holly & Ivy team to post their cards at The Merry Christmas Challenge, where the challenge is always 

Anything Goes + Christmas

Here's my card


For my card, I masked off a 1.5" strip with post-it tape. I used The Ton's Holiday Flourish stamp set and Hero Arts Pale Tomato and Field Greens inks. I carefully removed the post-it tape. I felt that the masked area needed some definition, so I used a fine black marker and a ruler to mark the edges of the 1.5" strip. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Peace on Earth stamp set. I matted the panel on some dark grey cardstock to make the panel pop.

We'd love for you to join us at The Merry Christmas challenge by creating a Christmas-inspired project.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Monday, 20 November 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #239

There's a new challenge over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


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Here's my card



I love having a sketch to inspire me. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees. For this card, I started by stamping a variety of flowers using Hero Arts CL862 Color Layering Graphic Flowers in a variety of colours. I trimmed the panel to a 2" strip. Using Stampin' Up's Scallop Edge Border punch and some grey cardstock, I added some detail to the 2" panel. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Keep It Simple: Thank You stamp set.

We'd love for you to join us.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Muse Challenge #242

How can anyone not be inspired by a creation by the super-talented Ardyth who is this week's Muse at Muse Card Club with this card?




I was inspired by:

  • the black and white design
  • the Christmas tree
  • the scripty sentiment
  • the use of sequins
Here's my card


I started with Sizzix's Triplits - Christmas trees dies. I taped the various parts of the tree (except the trunk) together and die cut a card panel of black cardstock. I carefully placed the trunk and taped it in place and die cut it. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Deco Tree dies. I adhered the black die-cut cardstock to a white card base. I added a few clear sequins to complete my card.

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sue

Thursday, 16 November 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Reminder Post

Back with another card for the STAMPlorations CAS Monthly challenge





Here's my card



I made an autumnal card in preparation for American Thanksgiving. I started by inking up a 96 lb bristol panel with distress ink (brushed corduroy, ground espresso) with ink blending tools. I used ARTplorations Autumn Falling stencil by spritzing it with water and then applied the wet side to the inked panel. I let the water "lift" some of the distress ink and carefully lifted the stencil. With some paper towel, I lifted some extra water. I found that the leaves were difficult to see. So, I used a Stampin' Up Early Espresso marker to outline the leaves on the stencil to make them more apparent. For the sentiment, I used gold embossing powder and STAMPlorations  Heartfelt Rose on vellum.

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sue

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

So excited and grateful to be part of the 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop at STAMPlorations. 



Here are my cards using new Typografia Thankful collection





For the first card, I started with the Heartfelt Rose stamp set stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on watercolour paper. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. Then, I stamped the Gratitude is the Blossom stamp from the Typografia Thankful collection. I matted the watercolour panel onto a piece of bright green cardstock.
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For the second card, I stamped the Something to be Thankful for stamp from the Typografia Thankful collection in the centre of a cardstock panel. I then stamped flowers from the Frames and Flowers stamp set using Hero Arts Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato and Field Greens ink. I then matted the panel onto a piece of gray cardstock.

You should have arrived from Debbie Owens ~ Cupcake Inspiration. The next stop on the blog hop is Stephanie Severin. The full blog hop list can be found at Giving Thanks Blog Hop.


There are lots of prizes! Check out the Giving Thanks Blog Hop for details. 

Thanks for visiting
sue






Tuesday, 14 November 2017

a2z Scrapbooking - November 14th post

Today, it's my turn at a2z Scrapbooking and I have a Christmas card.



It's a clean and simple card. I used Hero Arts CM179 Winter Silhouettes stamp set. I love the trees of this stamp set, which I stamped with Hero Arts Field Greens Mid-tone Shadow ink and added Nuvo drops (White Blizzard) for a bit of sparkle on some branches. I chose the silhouetted skater as it reminded me of skating as a child. I added some distress ink (tumbled glass) to give the card a bit of a frosty look. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #42

It's Holly & Ivy's team to post cards at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Our challenge is always


Anything Goes + Christmas


Here's my card



I started with Technique Tuesday's Holly stamp set. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (light green, wine red) and a water brush. The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped with Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink. I matted the panel with a bright green.

We'd love to see what you create. Christmas is coming fast ...

Thanks for visiting
sue