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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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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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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.

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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.

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52CCT January 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. Here we are with the 2nd challenge for 2022 over at the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and this time around it is a colour challenge. I have to admit that these challenges always throw my for a loop as I always doubt my choices. But this time around we have these colours to create with.

I found this Christmas paper pack on my desk and in it was both this hessian looking paper and the dark brown paper with golden Christmas words on it. I then just had to bring in the mid-brown colour from the challenge and this gave me the colour for my matting.

I wanted to add an image to the card so I went looking in my stamps to find something suitable and found this adorable deer image which I stamped onto some of the hessian looking paper and coloured him in with my Copic markers. Then I made a window for him to peek through by double cutting a piece of the matting paper with a stitched circle and then a smaller plain circle die using my Gemini Jnr machine. Before piecing all of the layers together I found this sentiment stamp and using my stamping platform I used some Rich Cocoa Memento Ink to stamp the image a couple of times to get a deep colour.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Colour challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makeover on our challenge blog. Before I go I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

This is on my to do list this year – wonder how many treasures I’ll uncover in the process.

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

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AHSC #451

Hello everyone. Here we are in the middle of December … how did that happen? I thought that I still had time to get things ready for Christmas but it’s coming faster than I want. But I have already got my cards done for this year but my other types of cards have gone downs as I have been working on Christmas cards. So with this sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I have taken the opportunity to make a card for my regular stash.

AHSC 451 Dec 13th 2021

AHSC 451

To make this card I have gone into my dies for both the bird and foliage. These are from Paper Rose Studio – the foliage I use quite often but I think this may be the first time I have used the bird die. I got my Gemini Jnr out and for the bird, I cut it out once from dark blue cardstock and then glued it down to the maroon cardstock and cut around it with my detail scissors for the two colour effect. The foliage dies I cut from green cardstock but one of the pieces I put a little distress ink onto before cutting to give the die cuts a little difference from each other.

The papers I used are an older Kasiercraft paper pack but I loved the papers in it and thought that it would suit the dies that I had chosen. The sentiment is one of the cut apart pieces that is in the paper pad. Everything is layered with metallic green paper for the main picture panel I used a deckle cutter to give the rectangle a bit of difference.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card make for sketch #451 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come and craft along with us and if you do then please upload your makes to our challenge blog.

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

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AHSC #447

Hello everyone. I am here today to share a card using a sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you know that I love creating with sketches.

With this card design, I incorporated a photo that my husband John took on one of his photography adventures. This cheeky Kookaburra just peaking around the edge of a branch gave me a chuckle and I thought he went well with my saying that I wanted to use for this design. The paper pad that I found partly used in my stash was the starting point for all of this. When I saw the colours I was immediately reminded of gum trees and the bush. I was also able to use a set of gum leaves and blossom dies from Paper Rose Studio. The leaves are cut from one of the papers in the paper pad and various green distress inks were applied after cutting. The blossoms were cut from some white cardstock and then coloured in with my Copic markers.

This card is going to go into my stash of cards bound for a nursing home I thought that one of the residents would get a kick out of the photo of the Kookaburra. I like to be able to incorporate images from our travels as part of my crafting as it becomes fun two-fold once with the adventure itself and second with my crafting. Thanks for stopping by and looking at my design team make today. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your makes over on our challenge blog.

Until next time,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

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52CCT October 2021 Technique Challenge

Hello Everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. This being the 4th week Maja had a choice between a Stash or Technique Challenge. This month we are playing with a technique.

When I first read that it was going to be a Pop-Up Technique challenge – I thought that I knew where I was going to go with this challenge. But things changed as I looked at my stash and what I had available. Then I read Maja post for this challenge and she said we would be exploring many ways to do Pop Up. So I decided that I would use my foam and card stock to pop each level of my shadowbox up.

This die set has been sitting in my stash for quite a number of years but I thought that it would work perfectly with making a shadow box and it did. To start this card I cut each of the windows then I could see where each of the layers would sit within each window and not block the previous die cut. Once I had put each of the layers together I added a silver Merry Christmas sticker to some black cardstock and cut around it with my detail scissors. Using the star die from the set I cut this from holographic paper and then added this to the first layer.

I am really happy with the direction that this card took and I am glad that you stopped on by to look at my creation for the October 2021 Technique Challenge for 52CCT. I hope that you will come and create along with us and upload your makes to our challenge blog. Also why not stop on by the other creators blogs and see how they used this technique to create their cards.

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