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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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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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AHSC no.469

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you my make with the current sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This sketch is shown as a slimline design but you can use it to make a traditional sized card as well. This is what I love about sketch designs they are a great place to start your design.

You can see that I have made an A6 sized card which is the common size in Australia. But I also couldn’t find any of my slimline supplies so I went with what I could find. This card is such a soft creation despite the use of red in the mix. I think that the main colour being light blue helped to calm the red down.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team card creation using sketch #469 from AHSC. I hope that you will create using this sketch and then show us your makes over on the challenge blog here.

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

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AHSC no.467

Hello Everyone. Here I am to share with you a card design for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

With this card, I am trying to use up an already started paper pad from My Mind’s Eye which has been in my craft room for many years. One of the designs in that paper pad has these adorable gnomes and other images which I thought would look adorable together. So I cut these out with my small scissors leaving a small border around most of them.

After I had arranged the elements and stuck them down I went in search of a sentiment that would fit. I know I have a small sentiment in my stash somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So then I went to my sticker stash and found this gold best wishes which fitted perfectly.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for sketch no.467 for AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and upload your makes to the challenge blog.

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

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AHSC no.465

Hello everyone. And welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

The sketch is designed as a square but I designed my card to be a portrait A6-sized card as this size doesn’t incur any extra postage; this card is being donated to a charity and I didn’t want them to have to worry about that. I am near the end of a paper pad and I was wondering what to do with this one then this sketch came along and I thought it was a great sketch to use a large background type of paper. I added some small bug stickers to the paper just to give it a bit of something.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the latest sketch from Michelle at AHSC. I hope that you will come and be a part of the challenge. Before you leave my blog I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

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

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Made with Heart

Hello everyone. It was so nice to be able to be in my craft space and do some crafting just for me. Well, it’s for others but not for any other reason than creating.

This card was crafted using the inspiration from 2 challenges

Try Stamping On Tuesday #546

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #153 – Using Left Column – Bird Die Cut Button

Now that I am looking at the card the button stamps may be a little big but I do like them. They and the sentiment are from a Fiskars stamp set which has been in my stash for the longest time but rarely used. Instead of cutting these by hand, I found that the smallest circle die I own actually was the correct size so I used my Gemini Jnr machine to cut them out. I also used this to cut out the bird and foliage dies from Paper Rose Studio these are favourites of mine.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project for the Try Stamping On Tuesday Sketch and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I hope that you think I got the design right in combining these 2 challenges together; let me know your thoughts. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for the post.

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

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AHSC no.463

Hello Everyone. I hope that everyone is safe and well. As I am writing this South-East Queensland, Australia is going through terrible flooding again and my family is in quarantine. We all come out on different days as we tested positive on different days. I am spending the time both trying to deal with everything that goes along with this as well as my usual health issues. I’m keeping an eye on my symptoms and if they get worse then we will call medical assistance. As of when I was writing this my symptoms are mild just very annoying.

When I am able I am spending time in my craft space which is a good and bad thing because I have noticed so many things that still need to be fixed after my move in here just under 12 months ago. But anyway onto the card make for today. This one is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge; I love Michelle’s sketches as placement of elements have already been taken care of for us.

The circle paper I actually made using 3 Distress Inks – Crushed Olive, Shaded Lilac, and Evergreen Bough with a stencil from Scrapmatts and a blending brush from Paper Rose Studios. I wanted to try out a new colour combo so I thought creating a background would be a way to have some fun and have something I could use on a card project. The dies and the sentiment are also from Paper Rose Studios, I used some of the Shaded Lilac and Crushed Olive on the die cuts just to make them more distinctive. In my plain paper stash, I went looking for some colours that would go well with my ink choice and I am satisfied with my choices.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project using the sketch from AHSC #463. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over at our challenge blog. Before you leave my blog though I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

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Just For You

Hello Everyone.
I am making cards for a charity and they have asked for some general cards so I have been using more general sentiments. This card was made by combining 2 challenges.

For my card making, I went with Dry Emboss/Scoring & Friendship Sentiment & Animal(s).

I scored some of the ombre paper from the paper pad that I am working through at the moment with a scoring tool and a ruler. Unfortunately, my ruler slipped but I still used the piece as this was the last piece of this paper. The sentiment arrow is one that was included in the paper pad. I found this cute little butterfly sticker in my stash and it was a great size for the circle element. I added some gold circle holographic stickers to finish off the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design that combined two challenges together. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Challenge Links
Just Add Ink #591 – Sketch
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #149

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Sending Hugs

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I made to just bring some joy to a resident in a residential facility. I have been sending cards to this place on and off for a little while now with a friend who works there. She tells me that these cards do bring some joy and smiles which is what I hope that my crafting does for those that receive something that I have created.

Anyway onto the card design; this card started with a sketch from Try Stampin’ or Not on Tuesday. This is sketch no. 538.

This is definitely one of my cleaner designs but these papers were so wonderful that I didn’t really want to do much to them. There is some gold embossing on some of the papers which I really love but it was this marbled paper that caught my eye as I was going through the paper pad. The sentiment is from an older set and I came across it as I was looking for sentiments to use on cards that are just uplifting. Everything was matted with some royal blue layering weight paper which helped to set everything apart. The only extra thing to the sketch that I added was the 3 Shimmering Rose Nuvo Crystal Drops in the top left corner.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for TSOT #538. I hope that you like what I have done with the sketch design. Before I go I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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