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AHSC no.501

Hello everyone.
I am here today to share with you my design team make for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. And this was an interesting one to get my head around.

I must admit that this card actually took me 2 goes to create. The first one I tried using my dies and I just couldn’t get the layers to sit right. So I turned to my Brother Scan and Cut for some assistance. And I was able to cut the layers a lot more even because I had the control of the sizing.

The papers that I used are from an old NitWit printed paper pad which I got with a magazine many years ago. I have a couple of their digital collections and love them. So when the papers were offered on a magazine I purchased it. I just loved the pastel colours and looking at it I am wondering why I never used it. As I wanted the 5 scallops to be the main focus of the card I left the background as a plain colour.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card for the AHSC #501. I hope that you will create with this sketch and then share it over on the challenge blog.

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

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AHSC no.499

Hello everyone.
Today I am here to share with you a card that I made for the latest Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge.

I had this patterned paper sitting on my desk and I wanted to try and make some cards with it but I didn’t have any images left from the ephemera pack but I did have these flowers in my digital images collection. I printed these images including the sentiment and used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut them out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us.

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

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AHSC no.497

Hello everyone.
I am here today to share with you my design team make for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Sketch no.497 by Michelle is a square design but as you will see I have change it up to be a portrait instead. But first here is the sketch we were given to work with.

I really love this card but the camera is not liking the very pale pink paper that I used for the background and the circle. I bought these papers from my local craft shop which were on clearance because I loved the soft colours even in the images that were on a cut apart sheet but I could never find the right project to include them.

Even though the sketch shows images for Halloween, I don’t celebrate this season so I decided to make a birthday card instead with something sitting in my stash. I had just finished cutting out the images and the present and tea cup I thought would be the perfect pairing for the images on the sketch.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my card design this week using the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come and join in on the fun of creating with sketches.

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

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AHSC no.495

Hello everyone.
It is time for another sketch from Michelle over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This time around though we are teaming up with the wonderful creators over at the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog. So you can enter your creation into both of the challenges. Please go to the Double Trouble blog to find out what they have install for everyone.

The sketch that we get to create with this time around is

This is my first card using my new Brother ScanNCut 1200. I had a ScanNCut many years ago but didn’t get along with it and I ended up selling it to someone who wanted one. But due to hand issues in the past couple of months I have had to make the decision to either give up my card making or buy another machine.

So with the ScanNCut, I cut out both the sentiment and the circle design. I am very impressed with how these 2 elements came out. I hope to get into a training course to learn a lot more about my machine. The 3 smaller circles are from a die from Paper Rose Studios. I will continue to use the dies that I have for certain circumstances but I know that the ScanNCut will come into its own by helping to cut things out that I would have done with detail scissors but can no longer do.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make using sketch no.495 from AHSC. I hope that you will come and play along with us and also upload your creation on the Double Trouble Paper Crafting challenge as well.

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

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #495
Challenge entered – Double Trouble Paper Crafting – #123 Let’s Get Round

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AHSC no.493

Hello everyone.
Today I am sharing with you my card make using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This is an unusual card for me because I haven’t used any patterned paper this time. My background this time was made using Distress Inks and a background stamp from Darkroom Door.

I wanted my background paper to closely match my leaves which I stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then coloured with Distress Inks. And used some detail scissors to cut each of them out. My choice of inks was Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn. The background used those 2 colours but I included Rusty Hinge and I used this colour also for the stamping.

From my stash of Washi Tapes I found this wide gold glitter tape and I stamped a sentiment from Kasiercraft’s Birthday Wishes stamp set. This was cut out with a circle die that has a stitch detail around the edge.

Thanks for stopping on by and looking at my card design for sketch #493 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over on the blog.

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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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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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.

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AHSC no.483

Hello everyone. This morning I am here to share with you my make using the sketch from Michelle over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This time around I made my card very close to the sketch. Some things are a little bit smaller or bigger but everything is there except the bow – I used a star instead. I thought that the star suited the main paper better. The flower is a die from Paper Rose Studio called the Alana Flower. It is a favourite in my collection and I have used some purple lightweight cardstock and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves was put around the edge of each piece with a sponge dauber. I used some holographic paper for the centre as this matched with the star.

Making a card with such softer colours was such a change to the last patterned papers that I had been using. I will be donating these to a challenge that donates care baskets to new parents and I thought a handmade card would be a nice thing to include.

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

Challenge Link AHSC no.483

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

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AHSC no.481

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you my card which I made using the latest sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I made a sympathy card as this is the type of card that was the lowest in my stash. When I need them I generally don’t feel up to making this type of card so I make them when I can; so I have them available.

This card was made with papers that I found on my desk which is actually the end of another patterned paper pad. I am so glad to be finishing off pads instead of storing them. Now I can work on another one – I think I will find something with a brighter colour palette.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card design for AHSC. I hope that you will come along and create with us using this latest sketch.

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