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Celebrate You

Hello everyone.
Today I am sharing with you the card I made using the current challenge from Tic Tac Toe. These challenges are always really fun to create with as they combine 3 different elements.

For my choice I went down the left-hand side of the panel – Stencil, Splatters, and Foliage. The stencil and foliage part of the design came as one element thanks to the Leaves Stencil from Paper Rose Studio and 2 Distress Inks – Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive. I used Wilted Violet Distress Ink on the edge of a clear block with water and a brush for the splatters.

The brushed gold circles are from a Stitched Holly Die set from Paper Rose Studio. I don’t use the holly leaves much but these berry ones do get a workout. The celebrate word die comes with both the word and the layering die as well – the word is cut from black cardstock which I put adhesive on before cutting to make layering easier later. I used a pale purple cardstock for this but my camera didn’t pick it up well. The sentiment strip came from the Black & White Sentiment Sheets from Paper Rose Studio. These are wonderful to pair with the many sentiment dies. Once everything was placed onto the card front this was layered onto a panel of the same pale purple cardstock as the die.

I had a lot of fun finding out how to put these elements together and I hope that you like how it finally came together. I will be entering this card into 2 challenges. Tic Tac Toe no.180 and Paper Rose Studio Monthly Challenge for Creatives.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Products Used (with links if available)
Leaves Stencil – Paper Rose Studio
Stitched Holly Die – Paper Rose Studio
Celebrate Layered Die – Paper Rose Studio
Black & White Sentiment Sheets – Paper Rose Studio

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52CCT September 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello Everyone.

Today it is 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge time. And this week’s theme is

For my pop-up element, I decided to make the sentiment on the inside of my card a star. This was printed on my computer and I inked the outside edge with Distress Inks. The outside of the card is a digital image from Bugaboo who are no longer making images but it was such a fun image and I still love it.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my pop-up card. I hope you will stop by the 52CCT blog and see the other beautiful creations by the rest of the team. And I hope you will come and create with us and show us your pop-ups.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.491

Hello Everyone.
It is so lovely to write this to you as the weather around me is getting warmer. Don’t get me wrong I am not looking forward to the heat of Summer, but Spring has started rather nicely.

Today I am sharing with you a card I have created using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This card was created with supplies that have been sitting in my stash for ages. The patterned paper and crystals are from Paper Rose Studios and the stamps are from an older stamp set from Stampin’ Upp called Vibrant Vases. This was a fun sketch to use and I think that I will end up using it again in the future.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation for sketch #491 from AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT September 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone.
I am here today to share with you my make using the colour combination over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

As with most colour challenges I have absolutely no idea what to do with them and this was no exception. So to complete this challenge I decided to use some supplies that have just been sitting in my craft space. This supply was my Minc machine – until recently it had been sitting in a place I couldn’t access it easily so it just wasn’t being used. Recently though I have made some more changes to my space and now I can access it so I printed out the sentiment with my computer, Print Master program and my laser printer. Then I ran the sentiment through the Minc with some gold foil and this is the result.

For the main part of my card I used blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans with the Love Peace Joy Stencil from Paper Rose Studios. I slightly shifted the stencil before applying the 2nd colour just to give the words a bit of contrast. All of this was mounted onto some Romanesque Mock Gold Paper from House of Paper and then placed onto a side fold A6 sized white card base.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team creation for the 52CCT September Colour Challenge. I hope that you will stop by the blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this challenge. Then create a card and share it with us we would love to see your creations.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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Leaves Thank You

Hello Everyone.
While I was in my craft space I loved the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge so much that I decided to use it again but this time in conjunction with the challenge from Double Trouble Challenge.

This card is made with some supplies that have been in my stash for years and some brand new ones which were gifted to me. So I wanted to send a thank you to the wonderful person who gave them.

The paper pad, Copic markers and ink pads have been in my stash for quite awhile. But the stamps are new. The thank you sentiment is from Paper Rose Studios and the leaves are from a company called Pasttime Crafts. The colours that I used were actually chosen by the image that I chose from the stamp set.

The whole colour combo was decided by the recipe from Double Trouble Thing 1.

From:       The Kitchen at Double Trouble 
Servings:  Unlimited Portions of Fun
Recipe:     3-2-1 Recipe

Ingredients:  3  Colors of your Choice, 2  Embellishments and 1  Stamped or Digital Image 

The 3 colours are brown, green (in various shades) and orange. I have 2 types of embellishments – the straight dark green stickers and the orange circle holographic. I did use 1 stamp image but multiple times – I hope this meet the recipe.

I had so much fun joining these challenges together. I hope that you like my interpretation of these challenges. My wish for you is that you will find yourself doing something that you truly love.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Challenge Links
Double Trouble no.120 Recipe Cupcake Fun
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge no.489

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AHSC no.489

Hello Everyone.
I am having one of those weeks when you feel like you are on top of stuff but then you find you are not. To help overcome some of this I like to spend time in my craft space; I can usually leave the outside world alone for a while and just decompress.

While I was in there I created a card using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The theme of the sketch was back to school but being in Australia we are no where near that at the moment. In fact we are just coming out of winter – well the calendar says that but the weather doesn’t seem to want to give winter up. But I know that in a few months the hotter summer weather will be here and we will be wishing for cooler weather again.

While I was looking through my stamps I saw this set. The sentiment is what made me laugh and I thought creating with it would give me a lift as well as who will end up receiving the card in the end. The cacti are individual stamps, plus others. so that you can use any combo in different pots; love this kind of stamp set. So many possibilities.

I stamped everything using my stamp platform to make sure that I got good impressions and the correct placements. Once that stamping was done I coloured them in with my Copic markers. The papers that I used are from an older Paper Rose Studio paper pack. I wanted something a little muted so that the stamping and colouring stood out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the latest sketch from Michelle over at the AHSC. I hope that you will come along to the blog and see what the other designers have been up too and create along with us as well.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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Christmas Comes

Hello Everyone.
As I write this post we only have only 112 days until Christmas Eve but it’s actually only 59 days until November 1st. This is the day that overseas cards and parcels need to be in the post to try and get them to their destination by Christmas. So I will be making many Christmas cards between now and then. As I send cards but I also donate cards as well so to that end I have made one using the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday.

I really like this sketch I can see myself reusing this sketch again in the future. I did add a Santa image as this was the last of the papers from this paper pad and this image was from these papers; I put him on just for some visual interest. I am glad to have another Christmas card done.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. I hope that you like what I did with the sketch and my little add.

Until my next sketch,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT September 2022 Sketch

Hello Everyone.
It is the first Saturday of September and over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge it is sketch time.

My centre image is bigger than indicated but I tried making it smaller and it just didn’t look right. But I am still happy with my creation and I like this sketch. I will keep this one for use later.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the sketch over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will come and see what the other designers did with this month’s sketch. And hopefully, you will come and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

Until next time,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT August 2022 Technique

Hello Everyone.
I hope that this week has been good for you. Mine has been up and down but I am here to share with you my card design using the latest challenge over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I must admit that only one layer for a card is totally out of my comfort zone. But I decided to see what I could come up with and this card is the end result. The main panel is only one layer but I couldn’t just add this to my card base so I mounted it on some black cardstock – I hope that I am forgiven for this 🙂

I first coloured the main panel with 3 Distress Inks – Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves – using my blending brushes. Then I stamped the manger, holy family and star in black ink. After resting for awhile the holy family images became splotchy so I ended up colouring them in with a fine point sharpie as I didn’t want to try and restamp. Didn’t want to stuff the card up at this point.

The sentiment has been stamped with Embossing Ink and white powder added and heat set. I think that if I redid this card I would have used gold to help it to stand out more from the manger.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card make using the technique challenge over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over on our challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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AHSC no.487

Hello Everyone.
Today I am sharing with you a card that I made using the latest sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is a really simple styled card for me anyway! This die-cut lady has been sitting on my desk for ages and she finally made her way onto a card. The papers are from an older Paper Rose Studio collection called Sally’s Quilt. I actually got this collection as part of a cardmaking kit but never got to fully finish the papers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the latest sketch #487 from AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your creations over on the challenge blog.

Until next time,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.