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Try Stampin no.560

Hello everyone. I was able to make some more cards and I loved the sketch over at Try Stampin (or not) On Tuesday that I followed the design.

I did follow this sketch almost fully. I did only add 3 circles as I like things in odd numbers as I think it is more pleasing and I also happen to have these 3 circles die cuts sitting on my desk. These are some of the last papers from the patterned paper pad I have been working through. This sketch was the perfect way to finish off some of the strips I had left after cutting card backgrounds. I think that I will keep this sketch in my box for use at both the beginning and end of a paper pad.

Because I was at the end of the patterned paper I used some chocolate brown shimmer lightweight cardstock for the background. I matted the background and flag with black lightweight cardstock and added Love From Lizi Pinstripe Stickers in black along the edge of the larger piece of patterned paper just to help give it some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card made using the sketch from TSOT. I hope that you will find yourself doing something creative.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – Try Stampin on Tuesdays #560

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52CCT June 2022 Theme

Hello everyone. It is the 3rd Saturday in June which means we are up for a Theme Challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this week’s theme

For my make, I decided to look through the images that I had on my computer and I found this adorable Puppy in a basket. I printed this image onto thick white cardstock and mounted him onto some Maroon light-weight cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and to finish off this card I also used their Clear Crystal Mix which gives just a little bit of sparkle to the card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Theme of Vintage Christmas over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations on our blog.

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

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Birthday Double Challenge

Hello everyone. It was so lovely to get into my craft space, create some cards, and use up some papers that have been sitting on my desk for the longest time.

To make things go a little smoother I decided to look at what challenges were around that might work with the pieces that I had. Well, I found that Double Trouble and Try Stampin’ On Tuesday were teaming up this week. I usually enter both of these challenges when I am able so I was pleased to see this team-up.

I love using sketches so this was a great one to work with and then extra challenges with the Double Trouble I was able to comply with as well.

The paper that I had sitting on my desk was the nailed board, this was the only piece of this paper that I had left. So I decided that I needed to make a background paper so I used a leaf stencil and 2 Distress Inks – Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs – with stencil brushes.

The other products that I used were from Paper Rose Studios the happy birthday sentiment from the Black and White Sentiment Pack and the image which is called On The Road. I stamped this image on Kraft light-weight cardstock in Rich Cocca Memento Ink. I add a strip of gold light-weight cardstock, a black Pin-Stripe Sticker by Love From Lizi and Black Nuvo Drops to finish off the card.

Thanks for looking in at my card design using the 2 challenges from Double Trouble & Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. I hope that you have a wonderful day no matter what you find yourself doing.

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

CHALLENGE LINKS
Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #559
Double Trouble #113

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AHSC no.477

Hello everyone. I am here with a card design using the sketch made by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is shown as a square card sketch but I have changed mine to be a portrait A6-sized card.

The background paper is just something that was sitting on my desk that I thought would look good as a background for the heart die that I used. The die is from Paper Rose Studio and it is called Floral Heart Metal Cutting Die. I placed this onto some white cardstock but it was too stark of a contrast so I used some Fired Brick Distress Ink and a Blending Brush just for some subtle colour. The sentiment flag I printed out on my computer as I couldn’t find anything in my stash suitable.

I left the card pretty simple this time because the die is so intricate and I didn’t want to take away from this. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for sketch no.477 from AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

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

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52CCT June Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd Saturday in June, so we have a colour combination to create this week. And that combination is

This was an exciting combination as we don’t have the usual red included. But having different combinations is part of the fun of these challenges.

I went searching through my stash of Christmas papers and I found these 2 which were perfect. To these papers, I added some inking with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and also some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Stickers as well as some green holographic stickers from my stash. The large sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio Crip Christmas Sentiment Sheets.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I created using the colour combination from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come along and create with us and also share your makes over on our challenge blog.

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

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Where I Would Rather Be…

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you a card that I was able to make in amongst everything else going on in my world. This card was inspired by 2 challenges – a sketch challenge and an inspiration challenge.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

The inspiration challenge from Just Add Ink started this creation because this picture was definitely where I would rather be at the moment. In Brisbane today we are experiencing the beginning of a cold snap – tomorrow is supposed to be worse. So at the moment, I would like to find somewhere warmer but not as hot as summer. Don’t want much do I ?!? Anyway onto the card instead of the weather 🙂

I did change the sketch so that it was a portrait rectangle instead of a square but kept all the main elements the same. These papers are from an older Kasiercraft paper pad which has been in my stash for quite a while, I hope to finish it off soon or I may donate it as I haven’t used it up yet and may never. The sentiment I printed on my laser printer and then ran it through my Minc machine with some silver foil even though in the picture it looks black.

Just putting this out there – why is photographing metallics so painful?

But anyway thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the challenge combo. I hope that you have a fabulous day no matter what you are doing.

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

CHALLENGE LINKS
Just Add Ink #605 – Photo Inspiration
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #228

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AHSC no.475

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my make using a sketch by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. And if you have ever been to my blog before you will know that I love creating with sketches. I find them a wonderful place to start my card sketches. Here is the sketch that Michelle has designed for us to create with –

This sketch is perfect for using up your scraps leftover from a nearly completed paper pad. This is where these papers came from. There was such a variety of different designs I wasn’t 100% sure that they would all work together on the one card. But I think because they are only little parts of a larger piece it works. The most time-consuming part of this process was choosing which papers to put together.

The flower, leaves and sentiment are all from Paper Rose Studios. I am not really sure if the flower works but this was the first time using a page from a book and this design. I will do things differently next time I use this die and I also know that I can go a lot darker with my Distress Inks and not have it overpower the design.

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

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

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52CCT May 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 4th week of my hosting duties over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. With it being the 4th week it means that I am at the end of my hosting duties (except for announcing the winner of this challenge) and I am so grateful for everyone who has come over to the challenge blog and participated in the challenges that I set.

But anywho onto this weeks challenge –

This is a video from YouTube showing this technique. It’s not a Christmas card but the process is very clear.

I used a stamp set of Christmas baubles for my creation. I used my stamping platform to stamp this out as I wanted to make sure that if I needed to restamp any of the images there wouldn’t be any problems especially if I was halfway through the process. And I did need to restamp a couple of the images. This was a really fun technique to use but I can see doing this cutting technique with patterned paper as well.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using my chosen technique of triple time stamping. I hope that you will give this technique a try and come and share your makes over on the 52CCT challenge blog.

Until my next post,
Please, be kind to yourself and others.

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52CCT May 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my creation using the theme that I chose as hostess this month over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And the theme that I chose is.

As a Christian, I love celebrating the reason for this wonderful season. And it all began with the Nativity. God gave to the world the greatest gift that could have ever been given. So to celebrate this moment in history I made this card.

This image is from the patterned paper pad called Christmas Night from Paper Rose Studios. I cut this image out using my Stitched Border Rectangle Dies (Australian Sized) from Paper Rose as well. The sentiment I made on my computer and printed on cardstock before cutting it out and rounding the corners with my punch. I mounted my panel onto some gold shimmer cardstock and some maroon cardstock as well. Then to finish off the card I added 5 Mustard Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the Theme – Nativity – over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will consider coming on by and creating along with myself and the design team.

Until My Next Post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Links to Products Used
Christmas Night Paper Pad – Paper Rose Studio
Stitched Rectangles Dies – Aust. Sized – Paper Rose Studio
From My Craft Stock
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock
Mustard Gold Crystal Drops – Nuvo

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AHSC no.473

Hello everyone. I am here to share with you my make for the latest sketch that Michelle has designed for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Michelle has designed a square card but I have stretched it to make a portrait A6 sized card.

I had some new products from Australian company Paper Rose Studios to play around with and I am working towards donating cards in September for Fathers Day. I also decided to do a 1 layer card, which is totally not my usual thing, but the products from Paper Rose and the sketch sent me down that path.

To make the panel indicated on the sketch I used the stencil called Lots of Tools and I have coloured them using blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Black Soot and Walnut Stain. #coolDad is a sentiment made up of 2 stamps from the Hey Dad clear stamp set. I added some Copper Nuvo Crystal Drops and mounted this panel onto some lightweight black cardstock.

Sometimes going down paths not used often can be a good thing. I am quite pleased with how this turned out and may wonder down this path again in the future. I hope that you will come and participate in the latest sketch challenge over on the AHSC blog.

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