Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Couple of Challenges

Hey Peeps!! This is my second post for today. My first post was for a sneak peek of the NEW CAS-ual Fridays Huggable Critters Release. This post is to showcase a couple of cards I created yesterday for some challenges.

For my first card, I created a card for CASE this Sketch #314.

This is the sketch that inspired me is below and I am also entering this into the Flower Challenge #30: Anything Goes.


The beauty of this card was the flowers were already stamped and embossed and I didn't have to do much!! Am I the only one that makes "extras" when they do a project? I have so many that I challenged myself to use them on both my cards!!

The flowers are from Simon Says Stamp, the leaves are Paper Smooches. The background paper is from Bobunny's Harmony Collection that I just received from

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for the center of my flowers. The thing about not having to stamp things is that the card comes together so fast!!

For my second card, I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #380 as my jumping off point, as well as Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: CUTE and Seize the Birthday's: Anything Goes to create my card.

I had the most fun making this card because I went through all the little bits that I colored and have never used.

The little banners are from MFT's Blueprints 27 and I used a long paper strip that was in my scrap drawer.

I had to use a pencil and a ruler to line all the banners up, something I really do not like to do. I am a do-everything-by-eye type of person but for this card, you could not do that.

I then took the images and kind of played with where I wanted them. I adhered them over the banenrs using foam adhesive.

My last step was to use a Nuvo Crystal Clear Glitter Gloss pen over selective elements on each image and then cover that element with Glossy Accents.

I am SO HAPPY with how this card came out that I think I might make another one!!

I thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

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Card #1:
Paper-Bo Bunny Harmony 6" by 6" paper pad, Bazzill Velllum, Bazzill Spring Breeze cardstock, Neenah Solar White
Stamps-My Favorite Things "Celebrate With Cake" (retired) and Simon Says Stamps "Artful Flowers"
Dies-My Favorite Things Blueprints #27, SSS "Artful Flowers" and Paper Smooches "Foilage 3"
Ink-Gray FlannelVersamark, and Distress Ink "Bundled Sage"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder, Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Dandelion Yellow," Wagner Heat Tool, Diamond Stickles, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Foam Adhesive, Ranger Multi-matte Medium, Ranger Ink Blending Tool

Stamps-Hello Bluebird "Pig Day," "Puddle Play," and "Farmyard Little Bits," My Favorite Things Birdie Brown "Hog Heaven," and "Adorable Elephants," and Memory Box "Best Life Typewriter Sentiments"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Adorable Elephants," "Hog Heaven" Die-namics, and Blueprints #27, Hello Bluebird "Farmyard Little Bits," "Pig Day," and "Puddle Play" dies
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps March Release Day 1-Huggable Critters

Hello everyone!! Today is the first day of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release!! I am so excited to introduce the Huggable Critters Fri-dies that contain a matching stamp set for the features. With this one die set, you can create a dog, a rabbit, a cat and a bear. The best part about it is you can tuck a gift card in their hands if you want to.

I chose to create a dog and instead of a gift card, I tucked in a heart with a sentiment from the Somebunny stamp set.

I started off by die cutting the pieces of the dog from white cardstock. I then created a mask with printer paper and a circle die from the Ornament Fri-dies to blend gray ink randomly over areas of the dog, as well as blending gray on the ears and the tail.

Next I stamped the footprints and the nose with black dye ink. The nose I stamped is for the bunny but I had done all this work and was not going to start over!!

I assembled the dog, adhering the body first, onto a white card base that I had misted with primary colored mist. I used foam adhesive on the bottom and left paw so I could tuck the heart under it.

I then adhered the google eyes and covered the nose with black glitter glue.

Here is a peek at what comes in the Huggable Critters Fri-die set (photo of stamps not shown):

This little critter was SO FUN to put together!! If you are interested in purchasing Huggable Critters, it is available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store NOW in the NEW section. Use the code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order.

To get more Huggable Critter inspiration, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog to see some fabulous creations from the Ink Squad and to enter into a giveaway. Don't forget to stop by my blog tomorrow for another sneak peek of the new STENCILS!!

Well, that is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!