Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #274 - Double

The fifth Tuesday of the month means "Timeless Tuesday" which is a double challenge on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  We are reaching back into the archives and pulling out an old sketch as well as retired SU colours, hence the "timeless" part of the name! Right At Home's Sweet Stitches Die Set is used for the sentiment and flowers.  Copics were used to create the ombre look for the sentiment, flower centers and the band behind the panel.  A scrap of patterned paper was scalloped across the bottom.

Hope you will join us this week for our double challenge.  The DT has some inspiration for you HERE!

Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy 5/21 - Feeling Sketchy
CAS-ual Friday #200 - Birthday Celebration

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #273 - Sketch Challenge

I thought his would be an easy CC&S sketch, but I was down in my craft room for HOURS trying to come up with something!  Finally, using a very old Swinging Day Amuse Studio stamp from 2011 as a birthday card got me moving forward with an idea.  I had to flip the sketch to make it work on the card front.  Hope you will join us this week, but first take a look at the DT cards HERE for some inspiration.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Time to Craft Challenge #371 - Circles

The latest challenge on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog is all about circles!  I was kind of stumped and then starting out messing around with my circle dies.  My original idea was creating flowers with a circle within a circle - which morphed into offsetting the center circle to make  sunny side-up eggs!  The "yolks" are three layers glued together with some Nuvo Crystal Effects on top.  I didn't have the time or patience to try for a domed effect on the eggs, but you still see the shine.  The rim of the plate is layered for dimension and the surprise of the plate is my "doodled" strips of bacon! They are colored with Copics. (E11, 18, 25, 31, 33 - in case you ever find yourself needing  colors ideas for bacon!!)

 I'm indebted to my Misti for helping me "MacGyver" the sentiment from a variety of alphabets and sentiments in my collection.  I found the bacon and egg paper in my stash - which pulls everything together in a whimsical way.  (Who can pass up a 6x6 stack of paper for $2.25?!?)

Take a peek at the DT's take on the "circle" challenge HERE and then play along with us over the next two weeks.

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz #417/ - AG
Crafting with Friends #67 - AG
Aud Sentiments #203/ - Cute + sentiment
Star Stampz 5/10/ - 2 or more patterned papers
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #380/ - AG
Inspiration Destination #150/ - AG
Craft Rocket #48/ - Use Embellishments

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ATSM Challenge #292

It's a "Make Your Mark" challenge week on the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge Blog.  I pulled out my Copics and colored up this cute unicorn from MFT's Magical Unicorns stamp set.  The background is called Watercolor Background from Right AT Home Stamps and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.

Come and play along with us this week.  Hope to see you in the ATSM Gallery!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Cardmakers #211/ - No Patterned Papers
Incy Wincy 5/7/ - Things that Fly
Sweet Stampin' 5/12/ - Myth/Magic/Fantasy

CAS Colours & Sketches #272 - Colour Challenge

It's a colour challenge week on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog.  Our colours are Pacific Point, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzaz.  I'm on a roll with coloring on colored cardstock lately.  I started using my small collection of Prismacolor pencils, but didn't have the right blue for Pacific Point. I went to my granddaughters' craft desk and grabbed the 50 colored pencils I purchased from Costco last year and scored! They actually worked well for most of this image!

I can't ever remember inking this stamp up and it's old enough that Stampendous doesn't even list it anymore! (It's called Jar Bouquet.)  I thought it would be perfect to use as a Mother's Day card for my mom for our CC&S color challenge.  Love how those little blue flowers look!

Take a peek at the DT makes HERE and then try your hand at this week's colours!  Hope to see you in the gallery.
Challenges Entered:
Papercraft Challenges #11/  Flowers
Retro Rubber #86/ - Flowers

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #271 - Sketch Challenge

It's a sketch challenge this week on the CAS Colours and Sketches Blog.  I created this sketch with a new die I purchased from MFT in mind. The birds are MFT's Birthday Chicks stamp set; I inked up their Happy Birthday background stamp behind the windows.   This was such a fun card to make, I know I will bring the stamp set out again in the near future!

Hope you will play along with this week's CC&S sketch.  Remember, you can free free to flip or rotate the sketch.  Take a look at what the DT has created to inspire you HERE!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Cardmakers #211/ - No Patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday #528/ - AG
Just Add Ink #407 /- Just Add "O" - My "O" is the old MFT background stamp & old SU embossing folder
Just Us Girls #439 /- word week- "Shadow"

Saturday, May 5, 2018

My Time to Craft #370 - Colour on Coloured Card

Back with Challenge #370 on the My Time to Craft Challenge Blog.  This one is showing off your colouring on any card base colour except white!  I chose Sahara Sand and used the stamp Mason Jar of Flowers from Stamping Bella.  I pulled out white embossing powder and my colored pencils for this one.

Hope you will join our MTTC challenge.  Be sure to take a peek at the DT inspiration on the blog!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz #415/ - Just add flowers
CASusal Fridays #198/ - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Pattie's Creations #146/ - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday #528/ - AG
Seize the Birthday April 26 /- AG

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ATSM #290 - Photo Inspiration

The colors and frames in this week's photo challenge on the ATSM Blog were the inspiration behind my card and I'm loving how this shaker card turned out!  Lots of stamp companies were used in the making of this card!!  A bear from Amuse Studios, the butterfly from an Easter PTI set, Mama Elephant's Script stamp set for the baby's name, flower die cuts from Right At Home and the stitched window from MFT.  What a fun, personalized baby card!

Hope you will join Challenge #290 from Addicted to Stamps & More.  You can find out what my teamies did with this photo HERE.

Challenges Entered:
International Heart & Soul #32/ - Interactive Card
Stamping Sensations (April)/ - One for the Girls
Inkspirational #159 /- Play

CAS Colours & Sketches #270 - Colour Challenge

Happy MAY CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge Friends!!  We are thrilled to see grass again here in Minnesota, so I thought I would celebrate spring with my CC&S card this week.  I love the warmth of the sun and the lengthening days!

CC&S #270 is a colour challenge and I had a whole different card in mind when I originally thought of this combination.  I don't have Berry Burst, so I substituted Rose Red for the ribbon - which is much pinker than it looks in the photo! The boots are from an old Flourishes called April Showers and Right At Home Stamps' "hello" sentiment from their Thanks a Bunch stamp set.

I hope you will play along with us this week; take a peek at the DT inspiration here!

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley #178/ - Add Ribbon or Lace
Make My Monday #70/ - Embossing
Use Your Stuff /- AG