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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.491

Hello Everyone.
It is so lovely to write this to you as the weather around me is getting warmer. Don’t get me wrong I am not looking forward to the heat of Summer, but Spring has started rather nicely.

Today I am sharing with you a card I have created using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

This card was created with supplies that have been sitting in my stash for ages. The patterned paper and crystals are from Paper Rose Studios and the stamps are from an older stamp set from Stampin’ Upp called Vibrant Vases. This was a fun sketch to use and I think that I will end up using it again in the future.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation for sketch #491 from AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and share your makes over on the challenge blog.

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

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52CCT September 2022 Colour Challenge

Hello Everyone.
I am here today to share with you my make using the colour combination over on the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

As with most colour challenges I have absolutely no idea what to do with them and this was no exception. So to complete this challenge I decided to use some supplies that have just been sitting in my craft space. This supply was my Minc machine – until recently it had been sitting in a place I couldn’t access it easily so it just wasn’t being used. Recently though I have made some more changes to my space and now I can access it so I printed out the sentiment with my computer, Print Master program and my laser printer. Then I ran the sentiment through the Minc with some gold foil and this is the result.

For the main part of my card I used blending brushes with 2 Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans with the Love Peace Joy Stencil from Paper Rose Studios. I slightly shifted the stencil before applying the 2nd colour just to give the words a bit of contrast. All of this was mounted onto some Romanesque Mock Gold Paper from House of Paper and then placed onto a side fold A6 sized white card base.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team creation for the 52CCT September Colour Challenge. I hope that you will stop by the blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this challenge. Then create a card and share it with us we would love to see your creations.

Until my next post,
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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52CCT June 2022 Theme

Hello everyone. It is the 3rd Saturday in June which means we are up for a Theme Challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this week’s theme

For my make, I decided to look through the images that I had on my computer and I found this adorable Puppy in a basket. I printed this image onto thick white cardstock and mounted him onto some Maroon light-weight cardstock. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studios Crisp Christmas Sentiment Sheets and to finish off this card I also used their Clear Crystal Mix which gives just a little bit of sparkle to the card.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for the Theme of Vintage Christmas over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will come and create along with us and show us your creations on our blog.

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

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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 June Colour Challenge

Hello everyone. It is the 2nd Saturday in June, so we have a colour combination to create this week. And that combination is

This was an exciting combination as we don’t have the usual red included. But having different combinations is part of the fun of these challenges.

I went searching through my stash of Christmas papers and I found these 2 which were perfect. To these papers, I added some inking with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and also some Love From Lizi Pin Stripe Stickers as well as some green holographic stickers from my stash. The large sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio Crip Christmas Sentiment Sheets.

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I created using the colour combination from the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come along and create with us and also share your makes over on our challenge blog.

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

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AHSC no.475

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my make using a sketch by Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. And if you have ever been to my blog before you will know that I love creating with sketches. I find them a wonderful place to start my card sketches. Here is the sketch that Michelle has designed for us to create with –

This sketch is perfect for using up your scraps leftover from a nearly completed paper pad. This is where these papers came from. There was such a variety of different designs I wasn’t 100% sure that they would all work together on the one card. But I think because they are only little parts of a larger piece it works. The most time-consuming part of this process was choosing which papers to put together.

The flower, leaves and sentiment are all from Paper Rose Studios. I am not really sure if the flower works but this was the first time using a page from a book and this design. I will do things differently next time I use this die and I also know that I can go a lot darker with my Distress Inks and not have it overpower the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design using the sketch from AHSC. I hope that you will come and create along with us and please share your makes over on the challenge blog.

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

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52CCT May 2022 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone. I am here today to share with you my creation using the theme that I chose as hostess this month over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And the theme that I chose is.

As a Christian, I love celebrating the reason for this wonderful season. And it all began with the Nativity. God gave to the world the greatest gift that could have ever been given. So to celebrate this moment in history I made this card.

This image is from the patterned paper pad called Christmas Night from Paper Rose Studios. I cut this image out using my Stitched Border Rectangle Dies (Australian Sized) from Paper Rose as well. The sentiment I made on my computer and printed on cardstock before cutting it out and rounding the corners with my punch. I mounted my panel onto some gold shimmer cardstock and some maroon cardstock as well. Then to finish off the card I added 5 Mustard Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my creation using the Theme – Nativity – over at the 52CCT challenge. I hope that you will consider coming on by and creating along with myself and the design team.

Until My Next Post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.

Links to Products Used
Christmas Night Paper Pad – Paper Rose Studio
Stitched Rectangles Dies – Aust. Sized – Paper Rose Studio
From My Craft Stock
Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock
Mustard Gold Crystal Drops – Nuvo

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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.