Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Birthday and a Valentine

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Hi everyone!! Just a quick post with  some cards I created but never posted for some defunct challenges, as well as new challenges. I am great at doing that as of late but oh well.

The first card is a birthday card. I started off by using the CASE This Sketch #302 as my base and built on from there.

I used images from various different My Favorite Things stamp sets. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's Umpteenth Birthday stamp set.  I LOVE the fun sentiments from this set!!

I actually used a lot of images that I had previously colored and then die cut. Then when I have a card I want to make I have images to choose from.

This sketch was tough for me but I was determined to complete it as I am trying to challenge myself a bit more and get out of my comfort zone.

The polka dot paper is from my scrap bin.

I am entering this into Seize The Birthday challenge #157 but am not using the topping, stamping only.

My second card I created for two challenges-The Card Concept #106 Pink Challenge (which I missed but oh well!!) and Uniko's Challenge #51 Anything Goes with a twist of Love. 


I started off this card by stamping two hearts in different pinks onto white cardstock using Simon Says Stamps Tons of Hearts stamp set.

I added a pig from Hello Bluebirds Farmyard Little Bits and colored it in using Copic Markers.

I then die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn's 4 Bar Stitched Dies and layered it over a couple of pieces of patterned paper scraps that I had adhered to an A2 sized, pink card base.

I added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer  and then Glossy Accents over the heart the little pig is holding and the tiny pink hearts to finish off my card. I think this is one of my favorite cards I have created in a LONG time and think I will be looking through my tiny images to create a few more.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope you all have a simply FABULOUS Tuesday!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

A Few Challenges

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Hi everyone!! It has been quiet once again on my blog. I have been taking a bit of an internet break this month. Charlotte went back to school last Sunday so I spent as much time as I could with her while she was home.

Today I have two cards that I using CASE this Sketch #305 as my inspiration.

My first card I kept closely to the sketch design. I tried to use as many NBUS (Never Been Used Schtuff-Acronym by Darnell) that I bought in December for myself.

I started by embossing with the Lawn Fawn Quilted Background die onto white Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangle dies so I would have an outlined stitch around the outside edge.

I then adhered this to an A2 sized card base. I added a Simon Says Stamp Outline Clustered Leaves die cut that I had cut out of mirrored green cardstock.

I added a PTI sentiment strip that I had stamped a Simon Says Stamp using the Happy Thoughts stamp set.

This card I am entering in the CASE this Sketch #305 and As You See It Challenge #192 Metallics.


My second card I kind of went a different route. Instead of a leaf cluster, I decided to do a border of stamped hearts in different colors and sizes.

I used Simon Says Stamp's Tons of Hearts stamp set for the hearts and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Breakfast Buddies set.

This is kind of a non-traditional colored Valentine but I wanted to mix oranges and pinks together. It was a dreary, snowy day yesterday and these colors made me happy. I added some mirrored sequins to finish it off.

I am entering this into CASE this Sketch Challenge #305 too, as well as Uniko's January/February Challenge #51 Anything Goes with a twist of Love  and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple.


That is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019