Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Favourite Human

Hello everyone.
Today I am here to share with you a card which is made using the Double Trouble challenge which is actually closing soon. I had planned on uploading this earlier but lifeinteruptus happened. But at least I am getting share it before the challenge closes … yes?

They are teaming up with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so I will be entering my card into that challenge as well.

This card was inspired by the challenges but also gave me a chance to use up some of my scraps from a patterned paper pad I had been working through.

This cute little coffee cup and bean image is a digital image from Meljen’s Digital Designs. Unfortunately this company is no longer trading with all of their stamps. Some are available from Whimsy Stamps but the rest are gone. I love Melissa’s style of drawing and I will continue to use the stamps often. I coloured in this image with my copic markers to match the patterned papers. The sentiment is one I made using my computer and printer as I had nothing coffee related in my stash.

Everything is matted with a tan coloured cardstock but when I went to put it onto my black layer I found that I had cut my piece wrong. The layers were fully stuck and I didn’t want to ruin my image so I extended the top and lower part with some gold glitter washi tape. So good to be using stuff from my stash.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my card design. I hope that you find yourself being creative in any way today.

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

Challenge Links
Double Trouble #125a DeJa Brew
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry, Design Team

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Birthday Double Challenge

Hello everyone. It was so lovely to get into my craft space, create some cards, and use up some papers that have been sitting on my desk for the longest time.

To make things go a little smoother I decided to look at what challenges were around that might work with the pieces that I had. Well, I found that Double Trouble and Try Stampin’ On Tuesday were teaming up this week. I usually enter both of these challenges when I am able so I was pleased to see this team-up.

I love using sketches so this was a great one to work with and then extra challenges with the Double Trouble I was able to comply with as well.

The paper that I had sitting on my desk was the nailed board, this was the only piece of this paper that I had left. So I decided that I needed to make a background paper so I used a leaf stencil and 2 Distress Inks – Fired Brick and Gathered Twigs – with stencil brushes.

The other products that I used were from Paper Rose Studios the happy birthday sentiment from the Black and White Sentiment Pack and the image which is called On The Road. I stamped this image on Kraft light-weight cardstock in Rich Cocca Memento Ink. I add a strip of gold light-weight cardstock, a black Pin-Stripe Sticker by Love From Lizi and Black Nuvo Drops to finish off the card.

Thanks for looking in at my card design using the 2 challenges from Double Trouble & Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. I hope that you have a wonderful day no matter what you find yourself doing.

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

Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #559
Double Trouble #113

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Birthday Penguin

Hello, everyone. As I mentioned in my previous post I made 2 cards using the same challenges but with this card, I decided that I would include the twist version from the Double Trouble Challenge. And just to remind us of the challenge they are …

So it is to use 3 different patterned papers but this time include a Penguin

So once I found out about the twist I went searching in my images to see if I had something that I could work with. And I found this cute but unfortunately no longer available digi image from Meljen Designs. I fussy cut around the ribbon part of the image before using a circle die to cut both the image and the black mat as well with my Gemini Jnr machine. Then I matted all the other papers with black paper before adhering them to my card base. I found this gold washi tape in my stash as I wanted to break up the very purple card that I had created. By adding this to some cardstock before adhering it to the card it helped to make sure it didn’t have any marks from the papers beneath.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my 2nd make using the challenges from Try Stampin On Tuesday and Double Trouble. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

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

Challenge Links
Try Stamping or Not on Tuesday – Sketch#539.
Double Trouble Paper Crafting – Challenge#101.