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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.

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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.

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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.

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52CCT May 2022 Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the start of May and this is a special month in the calendar for me. Well, it is actually my birthday month but this year I am also the hostess over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. This means I am setting all of the challenges for everyone to create with. And with it being the first week of the month it is my favourite challenge of all – a sketch challenge.

I love using sketches but I must admit that I had a struggle trying to come up with one that I was happy with. In my creating of cards, I don’t do a lot of landscape orientations so I decided that designing one like that would challenge me and maybe others. Of course, I don’t mind if people change the orientation if it happens to suit the main panel better.

For my card I am using a paper pad that has the colours of Christmas that I am more used to seeing. The golden wattles, the green of the gum leaves and the red rust from an old tin shed or barn. I like finding products that depict what I experience instead of something I have only read about.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card using my sketch from the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations on our 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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52CCT April 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. Today on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog we have a new theme challenge starting. These can be interesting to create with each month and it’s interesting to see how other people use these themes as well.

I loved the sketch from week 1 so much that I decided to reuse it for this card creation as well. I told you that I love using sketches in my card creations.

The image I used is actually 2 digital images from Bugaboo who are unfortunately no longer in business but I still love using these images because they are so darn cute. To colour this image in I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and then I sponged the edge with some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink with a sponge dauber. The sentiment comes from Paper Rose Studios Sentiment Sheets – Crisp Christmas. This was a simpler make but I wanted to highlight the image this time around and not the patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the theme challenge over on the 52CCT. I hope that you will 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.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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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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52CCT March 2022 Sketch

Hello Everyone.
Here we are in March already and with it being the 1st Saturday of the month it is sketch time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog. The sketch we have to create with is

I went into my Christmas paper stash and found this Kasiercraft Australian-themed paper pad that I have been working my way through. The cockatoo bird image is one of the cut apart images that is part of the pad. The clear embossing on the floral images caught the light and didn’t photograph very well as I was concentrating on trying to work with the floral paper which also had the embossing as well. I put both the cockatoo and sentiment banner up on some foam squares before attaching them to the card.

I think that someone who loves walking in the bush seeing both the flowers and the cockatoo will like this Christmas card. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make for the sketch challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over on our challenge blog. Before you leave though I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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