Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Vintage Birthday Bike

Hello everyone.
I loved the sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday so much that while I had the supplies out I made a 2nd card. With this interesting weather around at the moment what else can I do but stay in my craft space and well craft! Crafting also gives me the opportunity to forget about my body hating this weather and giving me so many problems.

But anyway onto the first card creation. First of all here is the sketch …

The creation of this card started with the sketch but was led by this image from an old paper pad that was sitting on my desk. So I haven’t stayed 100% true to the sketch, but all the elements are there. This is one thing that I love about sketches – you can still have all the elements of the sketch but you can make them suit your supplies.

Both the bike and little dots in the background are foiled in black – which is really hard to photograph. The circle dies and the sentiment strip are both from Paper Rose Studios. The sentiment strip is from Black and White A5 Sentiment Sheets and the circle dies are actually the holly from the Stitched Holly Die Set.

Thanks for stopping on by and looking at my card design using Sketch #578 from TSOT. I love hearing what you thought about my creation so please consider leaving a comment or even a like on my post.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – Try Stampin On Tuesday #578

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Christmas Comes

Hello Everyone.
As I write this post we only have only 112 days until Christmas Eve but it’s actually only 59 days until November 1st. This is the day that overseas cards and parcels need to be in the post to try and get them to their destination by Christmas. So I will be making many Christmas cards between now and then. As I send cards but I also donate cards as well so to that end I have made one using the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday.

I really like this sketch I can see myself reusing this sketch again in the future. I did add a Santa image as this was the last of the papers from this paper pad and this image was from these papers; I put him on just for some visual interest. I am glad to have another Christmas card done.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. I hope that you like what I did with the sketch and my little add.

Until my next sketch,
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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A Finished Paper Pad

Hello everyone. You may be asking yourself why am I writing a post about this? I mean sure I have done this before … right? Well, the answer to that question is – yes I have. But I have come across another wonderful sketch that will help me use up those last pieces of a patterned paper pad.

Try Stampin (Or Not) on Tuesday

For my card unfortunately I wasn’t able to follow both sides of the challenge as you will see from the papers that were in this patterned paper pad. But this sketch allows me to use up those pieces of paper that are cut off to make a background panel. The smaller rectangles can be the opposite sides of the 2 longer pieces if they work really well together – which they usually do.

I decided to add a sentiment to one of the smaller boxes and also I used one of the foliage dies from Paper Rose Studio just to help give the card a little more dimension. So this finished off a patterned paper pad that I have been working through for a little while now. I will definitely be keeping this sketch in my box for future use.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation using the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday. I hope that you will get to do something creative today.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – TSOT no.561

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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.

CHALLENGE LINKS
Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #559
Double Trouble #113

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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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Thinking Of You

Hello everyone. I have been able to get into my craft space and make some cards and I have 2 cards made for the same set of challenges. I must admit that making more of 1 card design in 1 sitting is very unusual for me. But I loved the sketch and the challenges that were put together that I made 2 cards.

Use 3 different patterns on your project for Double Trouble.

The 3 different patterns weren’t a problem for me and I loved the sketch. This is what I did with these challenges.

I had to change the placement of the sentiment as I cut and placed the papers before I checked the sketch sitting on my computer. The sentiment strip from the Black & White Sentiment Sheets from Paper Rose Studio even though thin wouldn’t have fitted.

The image is called Vintage Anglers/Fishermen by Delicious Doodles on Etsy is a digital image. This comes as a Black and White image but I decided to add some colour to it using my Copic Markers. Because of the size that I printed this image; I actually have the other half to use on another card. The colours I chose were in relation to the papers that I chose to use for the card.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my card design for this combo of different challenges. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Product Links
Sentiment – Black and White Sentiment Sheet Paper Rose Studio
Image Link – Vintage Anglers/Fishermen Delicious Doodles

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

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Sending Hugs

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I made to just bring some joy to a resident in a residential facility. I have been sending cards to this place on and off for a little while now with a friend who works there. She tells me that these cards do bring some joy and smiles which is what I hope that my crafting does for those that receive something that I have created.

Anyway onto the card design; this card started with a sketch from Try Stampin’ or Not on Tuesday. This is sketch no. 538.

This is definitely one of my cleaner designs but these papers were so wonderful that I didn’t really want to do much to them. There is some gold embossing on some of the papers which I really love but it was this marbled paper that caught my eye as I was going through the paper pad. The sentiment is from an older set and I came across it as I was looking for sentiments to use on cards that are just uplifting. Everything was matted with some royal blue layering weight paper which helped to set everything apart. The only extra thing to the sketch that I added was the 3 Shimmering Rose Nuvo Crystal Drops in the top left corner.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for TSOT #538. I hope that you like what I have done with the sketch design. Before I go I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Smile

Hello everyone. I got to spend some time in my craft space this evening and I wanted to make some cards using up some of the stuff that I have purchased during the year. But I was feeling stuck so I decided to see if there was a challenge running at the moment that could help jump start my creating and I found a sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #536

12 27 TSOT536

Then I found a card making kit called Sally’s Quilt and shimmer cardstock from Paper Rose Studio that I purchased at the beginning of the year I think. I only used the paper pad from the card making kit but I will look at making more cards with this kit in the beginning of the year.

Onto the tag I partially stamped the Lotus Bouquet image from Paper Rose Studio with My Favorite Things Black Hybrid Ink and the Smile sentiment from the same stamp set I used Memento Cottage Ivy Ink. To give the tag a bit more definition I used Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress Ink and a sponge dauber around the edge.

After assembling all of the card I used a gem picker and glued some clear crystals from Paper Rose Studio to the top and bottom of the card and this finished off the card. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project.

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

PRODUCTS USED
Sally’s Quilt Paper Pad – Paper Rose Studio
Oyster White Shimmer Card Stock – Paper Rose Studio
Clear Crystal Mix – Paper Rose Studio
Lotus Bouquet Clear Stamp Set – Paper Rose Studio
Memento Cottage Ivy, My Favorite Things Black Hybrid, Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Inks, Black and White Twine & foam pads from my stash

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

You are Awesome

Hello Everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I made using the challenge over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #528. This time around it is a combination challenge.

To give myself a bit of a challenge I decide to go with the both option.

10 20th TSOT528

For the technique part of this card I used the square of the sketch and cut the kraft cardstock and folded the flaps back and secured them with foam tape. I then secured a purple flower foiled paper behind and added a circle ephemera piece with some more foam tape. I added some striped paper to the bottom from the same paper pack and added a sentiment from Paper Rose Studio A5 Black and White Sentiment Pack which I inked with some Wilted Violet Distress Ink. I found the black & white twine in my stash and wrapped it around 3 times after it was secured to the card front I added the bow and cut all the ends.

If I were to make this card like this again I would pop up the purple metallic paper so that you couldn’t see the twines effect on the paper, I’m not liking this element. But you live and learn when trying stash items you haven’t used in an age. Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design.

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