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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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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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Birthday Cupcake

Hello everyone. I was able to get into my craft room and make some cards. It was nice being able to craft again after being unable to do so due to health restrictions and time. To help my creating go a little smoother I decided to see what sketches were available on a fav sketch site. Try Stampin’ on Tuesday didn’t disappoint.

I decided to go with just the sketch this time around.

I like how this card turned out but I am wondering about the black circle now … hmmm? I think that my mind was still in the warmer tones of my previous paper pad. I really like this sketch and I will be using it again for inspiration for future makes.

With this card, I was able to use some new to me products that have been sitting on my shelf from Paper Rose Studios. I was able to use the Cupcake Metal Cutting Die and a patterned paper from a cardmaking kit called Sally’s Quilt. The kit has been sitting for quite a while but I thought I would try making something with it because of the softer colours of the patterned paper. These kits are great value for money, and since using some of the kit I will continue with them once I finish another project that is coming due.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the TSOT sketch. I hope that you have a fabulous day no matter what you find yourself doing.

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

Challenge Link: TSOT #564

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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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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 March 2022 Technique Challenge

Hello Everyone. I hope that this post finds you all safe and going well. With this post I am here to share with you all my card using a technique for this weeks challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

Before movement
After the pull movement.

This card took a while for me to figure out how to make things work as I didn’t have some of the products I needed so I made do with what I had. The main panel in the middle is usually put up on foam but I don’t have strips I only have squares and I didn’t thing that these would work so I used cardboard and double sided tape instead. This worked out really well and gave the moving element a lot of stability.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card make for this weeks technique challenge over at the 52CCT blog. I hope that you will make a card with a moving element and show us your makes over on the blog.

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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Stay Unique

Hello Everyone,
I loved the combination of the challenges from my previous post that I actually made a 2nd card to share with you all.

I used the same line again as well which was Animal(s) & Friendship Sentiment & Dry Embossing/Scoring.

The 2 pieces of patterned paper are from the same paper pad as my previous card as well but you would think that they weren’t with them being so different. This time though I cut a piece of Lavendar lightweight cardstock to just a bit bigger than the card front and ran this through my Gemini Jnr using an embossing folder. I wanted the design to stand out a little more so I used a large ink blending foam and some Sweet Plum Memento Ink. I also used this ink to stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set as the unicorn. The unicorn I stamped with Black Hybrid Ink from My Favorite Things as this ink allows me to colour with either Copics or Pencils. In this case, I used my Copic markers.

When putting this card together I did add paper shims under a lot of the elements just to help it all stick and stay level on top of the embossed panel. For the embossed panel, I used some wider double-sided tape to make sure I had enough contact points with the mat layer. Once I had all of the elements together I add some gold circle holographic stickers from my stash just to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my card using the 2 challenges together again. 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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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