Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ATSM Challenge #284 - CAS

Welcome to a new challenge on the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge Blog. Our challenge this week is CAS.  I am in need of some baby cards, which is perfect for a CAS card.  I stamped the bear from an old Amuse set on patterned paper and heat embossed it with brown.  The baby's name was stamped with Mama Elephant's Calli Letters Alphabet set and the frame die cut is LJD Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window from MFT.  A few layers, lots of white, and a simple design!

Take a peek at the rest of the DT inspiration HERE and then play along with our CAS challenge this week!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Incy Wincy Designs 3/19 - No more than 3 colors
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1811- AG
The Crazy Challenge #270 - Baby Card
Sweet Stampin' 3/17 - Use your paper scraps
CAS On Friday #128 - Celebration card w sequins

CAS Colours & Sketches #264 - Colour Challenge

Fiona's colours for this week's CC&S challenge made me long for a hot summer day.  When I was blending the Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red inks, all I could think about was orange and raspberry sherbet!!

I started by creating a background using heat embossing with white EP and blending inks around the tulips and Bermuda Bay dots.  The stamp is Abstract Florals from Right at Home stamps.  I die cut PTI's Large Tulip Tag Die
from the paper and layered it on top of MFT's LJD Rectangle Peek A Boo Window die. (Which I have been using a lot lately!!)  A strip of washi tape is on paper under a hello die cut, some Wink of Stella, and then Rose Red ribbon finishes off the card.

Challenges Entered:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #78 - AG
Crafty Calendar March - Add A Tag
Hiding In My Craft Room #344 - Tic Tac Toe
(Ribbon, Glitter, Blending)
Inspired By All the Little Things #82 - Photo
Cards In Envy 3/18 - No Patterned Paper
Dream Valley #175 - Spring Colors
Right At Home National Craft Month #1 - Layers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #263 - Sketch Challenge

I loved figuring out what to do with Fiona's sketch for this week CC&S Challenge.  The idea of a sentiment in the middle took me to my collection of word dies.  The word happy, from W Plus 9's Happy Trio die set uses four layers of paper using "Stick It" adhesive to give it dimension.  MFT's Label Maker stamp finished off the birthday part of the sentiment.  From there, I decided to stamp the corners with flowers from my Banner & Wreath stamp set from Avery Elle.  Three ivory matte sequins finish off the card.

Hope you will find time to stop by the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog and add something to our galley this week!

Challenges Entered:
Retro Rubber #82 - Tic-Tac-Toe (Embossing, die cut, birthday) -stamp 2 years old
Use Your Stuff #303 - Die cuts
International Art & Soul #28 - Emboss & Use a Die Cut
Send A Smile 4 Kids (March 5th) - AG

Saturday, March 10, 2018

My Time to Craft #366 - Easter or Spring

I pulled out my new PTI Bunny Blessings stamp set and dies for the Easter/Spring theme of the latest My Time to Craft Challenge.  The outline bunny stamp is heat embossed in brown on watercolor paper with lots of brown inks layered for the look!  The eggs are stamped and my Copics were handy in making the grass.  The background is PTI's Mix and Mat Confetti Die, which I finally purchased and love it!! So cute, right?!?

We had a snow day on Monday, so the extra time in my craft room meant more time to play.  I started messing around with the stamps and came up with a second card using the more of the Bunny Blessings stamp set and a sentiment stamp from Polka Dot Parade #1 Mini Stamp Set .  I added a little dimension to the white bunny's ears with Copics.

Hope our theme inspires you to load a card in the My Time to Craft Gallery.  You have a fortnight to play!  Pop over and see what the DT has in store for you here!

Challenges Entered:
Brown Sugar #276 - Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz #407 - Layer it Up
Aud Sentiments #198 - AG + sentiment
Cards 4 Galz #66 - Furry Friends
Craft Rockets #46 (March) - Something New
Creative Knockouts #235 - Die Cuts or Punches
Crea Chicky March -  Easter
Creative w Stamps #24 -March Bunnies

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

ATSM Challenge #282 - Make Your Mark!

Back for another ATSM Challenge - this one is called, Make Your Mark!  A theme about using any medium to make a mark with color is right up my alley, so I pulled out my Copics and colored pencile to create a card for my youngest granddaughter's birthday.  This sweet image, an oldie from Lili of the Valley, reminded me of Marlowe - hair all over the place and a little disheveled from being a busy toddler!!  The red rubber stamp isn't available anymore, but if you like the style, you can find similar characters in their digital images section.  The sentiment is one of my recent purchases from Altenew, called Love Labels.  The circle die cut is Shape Shifters Circle 1 from PTI's most recent release.

Take a peek at what the DT did with the Make Your Mark theme and then come and play along with us!

Challenges Entered:
Aud Sentiments #198/ - AG + sentiment
Use Your Stuff #302 /- AG
Fashionable Stamping #132 - One for the Girls
Send A Smile 4 Kids March 3 - AG for A Girl
As You Like It 3/1/ - Single or multiple layers & why. Multiple!!  So much visual interest and you can hide mistakes!
Seize the Birthday 3/1/ - AG

CAS Colours & Sketches #262 - Colour Challenge

It's the first CC&S Challenge for March and I am wondering how it can be March 6th already?!?!  Fiona is hosting this month, starting with a great colour challenge.

Originally, I was playing with a faux watercolor idea and some stamped images, but things weren't working out as I planned.  (I think I need to spend a little of my spring break time "playing" around with various watercolor techniques.)  This tulip image I've had sitting on my desk (probably since last spring) caught my eye. It's a digi image from Power Poppy called Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.   Marcella Hawley has gorgeous illustrations and I appreciate that she offers stamps and digital images on her site.  I pulled out my blender pen and began coloring with the Crushed Curry ink instead of stamping.  Keeping with using ink colors (rather than Copics) I substituted Lucky Limeaid for the leaves and stems and added some Rich Razzleberry for dimension and depth in the greenery as well as the inside of the tulips. MFT's Label Maker stamp set was used for the sentiment.  I distressed the edges and added a twine bow to complete the vintage feel of my card.

The close up gives you a little more idea of where I used the Rich Razzleberry (which seems pretty close to Fresh Fig when stamped in multiple layers like I did for the sentiment!!)

I can't wait to see what you do with this week's colours, but first, I hope you will check out the DT inspiration on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog!

Challenges Entered:
Color Inspiration #31 - March
Crafty Cardmakers #206/ - Floral Delight
Crazy for CAS #4 - Spring
Paper Players #383/ - Spring
Krafting Kimmie #420 - One Layer Card

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #261 - Sketch Challenge

We have a fun sketch for you this week on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog.  I went on a binge and bought some new card-making supplies recently.  This card makes use of some of the new additions to my collection!  The stamp is Wish Big from Ellen Hutson Essentials and the little rectangle window is from MFT.  I am so thrilled with how this turned out.  It's a birthday card for my son-in-law and I love the humor in the illustrations and the sentiment!!

I adapted Patricia's sketch by moving it to the right side of the card to make room for the hippo on the inside.

The inside of the card is CAS and pretty cute, too!!  Hope you will play along with us this week!  Take a peek at the DT makes here!

Challenges Entered:
Send A Smile 4 Kids 3/17 /- Teen Card for AG
Creative Fingers #142 - AG
Just Add Ink #397/ - Just add "H" - (Hippo!!)
Polkadoodle Crafting Challenge Wk. 8 - AG