Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #255 - Colour Challenge

The colors Beverly has chosen for this week's CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge are not my usual palette, so I had to do a little extra thinking as I went digging in my stamp stash for an image to use.  An Amuse Studios purchase of stamps from just before the holidays fit the bill!  OMG Cake is used for the cake stand and cloche and the little plant is from House Plants.  Having all three ink colors was a double bonus, so I pulled out my blender pen and went to work.  The simplicity of the images makes it easy to keep the card CAS.

I hope you will play along with us this week.  I can't wait to see how everyone uses the colors in the challenge.  Don't forget to take a peek at the DT's cards here - they are sure to inspire your creativity!!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #254 - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the first CC&S Blog Challenge of 2018!  Hurrah!  I hope your new year is off to a great start.  Our talented, new DT members for 2018 are with us this week.  I'm so excited to have them on board and look forward to their creativity. Beverly is January's challenge host with a sweet sketch for you to try your hand at for Challenge #254.

Two dies, some patterned paper, a sentiment, three sequins and a corner rounder are all that is used to create this CAS card (with lots of white space!!).  The envelope die is from Sugar Pea Designs - called Special Delivery Accents; the sentiment is from Lil' Inkers' Send Pretty Mail.

Take a peek at the DT makes HERE for a little inspiration.  You have until Monday, January 15th to play along with us.  Hope to see you in the gallery! 

Challenges Entered:
A Bit More Time to Craft #59 - AG
Die Cut Divas January - Do/Use Something New
Happy Little Stampers January CAS - Friendship

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Time to Craft #362 - Something New

Happy New Year from all of us at My Time to Craft!  Our first challenge theme for 2018 is Something New.

My card is for a friend whose new granddaughter was born a few days before Christmas! Waffle Flower's Just Popping In stamp is used for the image.  I fussy cut the hanging onesie and an extra heart to give the drawer pull dimension.

This challenge theme will be easy for those of you who got new stamps and papers for gifts! You have until January 19 to add your card to our gallery!  The DT has some inspiration to help you started HERE!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #253

Our CC&S Challenge this week is to choose a sketch from 2017 and create a seasonal card.   I used sketch #214 and brought out the wreath embossing folder I used for my "Joy" card again.  Last year I was lucky enough to win a card challenge sponsored by DRS Designs and picked up this cute pinecone stamp.  I used Copics and colored pencils for coloring (including the pinecone tips with E41) along with some Stickles for a little extra sparkle and then fussy cut the pinecone.  It's the first time I've inked it up and am so pleased with how it turned out!!

This will be our last challenge for 2017; you have two weeks to enter.   We'll be back on January 9th with a sketch challenge featuring our new DT members.  Hope you will join us in the new year!

Challenges Entered:
Colouring in Scrapland/December /- Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers #202 /-  Christmas
Simon Monday Challenge/ - Christmas
Use Your Stuff #292/ - Christmas is Coming
Penny Black & More/ - December/CAS
Christmas Card Throwdown/ - Pick a previous challenge from 2012 or 2013  (Challenge #9/Sept. 2012 red, brown, white)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #252

CAS Colours and Sketches will have two challenges this month.  The first is a colour challenge.  We'd like you to choose one of our colour challenges from 2017 and use it in a seasonal card.

My card uses Challenge #233 from May 16th, using Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, and Sweet Sugarplum, which are the colors in this Christmas card.   The stamp is called Believe in Magic from Mama Elephant.  The globe is die cut out of the white card back, stamped on panel of Sahara Sand and mounted behind the white card back. I used white embossing powder for the globe outline, stars, moon and bubbles at the top if the globe and then added extra dots with a white paint pen.

The base of the globe is stamped in Rich Razzleberry on the card back and the sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and white embossing powder, then mounted on Sweet Sugarplum.  A few sequins finished off the card, while maintaining lots of white space.
The rest of the DT's cards can be seen here.  Take a look and then play along with us!

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley #169/ - Christmas
Make My Monday Nov. 27/ - Christmas
Path of Positivity #54/ - Festivities
AAA Cards #104/ - Christmas
Come and Get It December /- Christmas
Penny Black and More December/ - CAS
Pile it on #137/- Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Saturday, December 2, 2017

My Time to Craft #360 - Sketch Challenge

Meena created the sketch for  My Time to Craft Blog's Challenge #360.   My newest stamp purchase from PTI came to mind right away for my card- which uses masking and lots of layers.

The birch background is stamped using Fine Linen on white paper to create a background behind the the red vase from PTI's Flower Power Stamp Set.  I used the daisy-like flower as a poinsettias to make a seasonal design. The darker greenery and the vase are stamped directly on the same paper layer as the birch background.   I stamped the red poinsettias, white ball flower stems, and the round green leaves on separate paper, fussy cut them, and glued them onto the image panel.  The white poinsettia was stamped on kraft, treated with white heat embossing and popped out along with the center to add extra dimension.   An older PTI set was used for the sentiment as well.

I have a feeling I will get lots of use out of both of these new PTI stamp purchases!!

I hope you will find inspiration from the other MTTC DT members and play along with our challenge.  You have until December 15th to enter!

Challenges Entered:
PTI Make It Monday #305/ - Lots of Layers
Aud Sentiments #194/ - Christmas + a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze #139- Layers/ (more than 3)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45/ - AG

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #251 - Sketch Challenge

Hope you had fun with our 5th Birthday Celebration Challenge last week.   The prize winners will be announced on the CC&S Blog on November 30th.

Samantha has a fun design for Challenge #251.  True to the sketch, I kept the sentiment the focal point and used some of my stash of patterned paper for the background.  Looking through my collection of sentiments, I found this one from MFT.  A die cut word "you" replaced the one in the sentiment.  I sampled around with lots of colors of stamps and embossing powders to find the right combination with the tangerine tango and ended up creating an aqua color by blending some Wild Wasabi with Tempting Turquoise.

This close up shows what you might expect from mixing the two colors, but the eye takes it in as one color - a little along the lines of Pool Party.

I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the CAS Colours & Sketches gallery this week.  Take a peek at the DT's inspiration cards here!

Challenges Entered:
Always Fun Challenges #34/ - AG
Cards in Envy/ - Only Paper (Nov. 20)
Use Your Stuff #290/ - Heat Embossing
Pile It On #136/ - Large Sentiment