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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

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52CCT February 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone. Here we are with the colour challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

I have a hard time with colour challenges as I never know if the colour hues that I am using truly work together. This card actually started with the stamp that I used because it was what I thought of using as soon as I saw the colour combo.

I stamped the edge of piece of white cardstock with both Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy Memento Inks using my larger stamp platform as I wanted to make sure that I got a good impression. It saved me a few times during this process – I use either my large or small one each time I craft as I want to make sure I always get a good impression or darker colour by stamping twice if needed. The text dies are from an older Kasiercraft die set called Christmas Word Pack. I stuck a large sheet of double sided paper to some Mock Gold paper from House of Paper before running it through my Gemini Jnr machine. To assemble the card I adhered everything together to a white heavy-weight card base I decided against using any bling as I wanted the dies and stamping to be the heroes for this card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card for the colour challenge over at 52CCT. To finish off this post I would like to leave you with this last thought.

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

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AHSC #459

Hello Everyone. Today’s card features a sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been too my blog before you know that I love creating with sketches.

The sketch is set out for a slimline card but I don’t have any supplies to be able to create one of these so I created with this sketch to make an A6 sized card which is standard for Australia. This is one thing that I love about sketches they can be a wonderful jumping off point for your creations and you can use them to fit the supplies that you have.

This card was made with some very soft pink patterned paper from an older Kasiercraft paper pad. And these Zinnia flower stamps have been sitting in my stash for quite a number of years. Too the point of them turning yellow but they still stamp as crisp as the day I bought them. After I stamped them using my stamp positioner and some My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink I coloured them in with my Copic Markers. I thought that the purple would offset againt the main pink elements well and they did 🙂 Once I had finished colouring in the images I fussy cut around them.

Then I put the rest of the elements together. I put double sided backing paper onto some lightweight black paper before running this through my Gemini Jnr with the 3 window die called Card Creator 2 from Paper Rose Studios. To make things a little easier on myself I just peeled off the release paper from the die cut and laid this over the top of the pink & gold dot paper and then cut around it instead of inlaying each piece. I attached this to the middle of my cards main panel with my ATG and then added the Zinnia flowers with some Nuvo glue. Then I picked out a sentiment from the Black & White Sentiment Sheets from Paper Rose Studios. This is one of the white sentiments that I coloured purple with some Distress Inks as the white was just too stark for the rest of the elements on the card and I added some purple iridesent circle stickers to finish.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card as part of the design team for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will create along with the sketch and show us your creations over at the challenge blog. Before you go off and continue with your day I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

CHALLENGE LINK: Atlantic Hearts Sketch #459

Products Used (with links to purchase in Australia)
Kasiercraft Misty Mountains Paper Pad
Gemini Jnr Die Cutting Machine (Craft Online)
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Craft Online)
Card Creator 2 Metal Die (Paper Rose Studio)
Black & White A5 Sentiment Sheets (Paper Rose Studio)
Purple Circle Iridesent Stickers
ATG Dispenser (I bought mine 2nd hand from Ebay)
Tape for Dispenser – Tape Jungle (same place as Kristie Marcotte recommends – she has a discount code on her blog, they are way cheaper than anywhere else, and great customer service.)

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Birthday Greeting

Hello everyone. This afternoon I have had the opportunity to get into my craft room to do both some crafting and some computer work as well. First onto my card creation and it started with a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday Morning Sketch #641

I didn’t 100% follow the sketch but the reason for this is that I wanted to make a card with the 2nd half of my image that I used on my “Thinking of You” card that I shared last week. Plus also the paper pad that I had on my desk worked with the colours that I had used in the image. I had coloured this image in with my Copic Markers before cutting the first part of the image. This sketch suited the piece that I had leftover. To give a little definition to the image I used some Love From Lizi Gold Glitter Pin Stripe Peel Offs. And some Gold Star Stickers from my stash; not sure who made these.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card made with the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Before you depart I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Challenge Link – Tuesday Morning Sketch #641.

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AHSC no.457

Hello everyone. Today I am here to share with you a card that I made using a sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This card is using softer tones than what I usually use in my creations. I am still not 100% sure if I like the tones of the leaves but I couldn’t find a colour that matched so I went for more contrast in the colours. The die for the leaves came from Paper Rose Studio and I cut them out of some sand coloured cardstock which I put some double-sided tape behind before I cut them with my Gemini Jnr machine. After I cut them I used Crushed Olive & Mowed Lawn Distress Inks with a brush applicator.

When making this card I decided that I would make a more general card that could be used for many different occasions. This one will probably go into my cards for charity organizations as they love this type of card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team make for sketch no.457 from AHSC. I hope that you will create something with this sketch design and come and share your makes with us over at the challenge site HERE. Before you go off and continue with your day I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

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