Monday, August 8, 2022

A Birthday Card for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #550

Hello friends!! I hope you are all doing well. August is ticking away fast and I do not want it to!! I don't want to go back to work on the 23rd. I am not ready!!

Today I am popping in with a card I created for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

For the next two weeks, Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #550 is a color challenge. It is to use PINK, GRAY and WHITE on a card.

I had a ton of fun making this card. I started out by stenciling a card front in a peachy pink. I then used a fun image from Colorado Crafts that I had colored in ages ago with Copic Markers.

I added a die cut from Altenew beneath my little mice and the sentiment is from The Ink Spot. 

I just adore how this card came out and it was so easy when you use things you have already colored and cut in your stash!!

To join us for the next two weeks, hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog and enter your project. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora

Monday, August 1, 2022

Just a Reminder for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #549

Just popping in today to remind you that there is still time to play at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog.


This challenge is sponsored by PJ Moore Illustrations. She gave us these adorable bears to use on our cards. 


The challenge for this the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #549 is Frozen Treats. 


Hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog to join us this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Nora

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Cards for a Couple of Challenges

Happy Sunday crafty friends!! I cannot believe today is the last day of July!! This summer has gone by so fast-too fast!!! When you work in a school, the first day of August is not a date you look forward to. It goes all downhill from there!! Not really!!

Today I am popping in with some cards I created for some challenges. I actually had some inspiration this week and wanted to use some of the new supplies I have bought this month.


My first card is clean and simple. I am entering this into Addicted to Stamps-Any Occasion challenge. 


I used Pinkfresh Studio's Beautiful Blooms stamps, dies and stencils for this card. 


The background die is from Birch Press Design. I actually had to cut it down because it die cut wonky when I ran it through my die cut machine. I should have used a new piece of tape!!!

My second card was inspired by the sketch at Sunday Stamps


I used products from 49 and Market Spectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave collection. 


The sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio's Rainbow Sentiments.


I used Waffleflower Crafts A2 Layer Dies to die cut out all my panels of pattern paper. I used Pumice Stone Distress Ink along the edges and then distressed them.


I am also entering this card into The Paper Players Challenge-PP602. It is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and I used the middle row-die cut, blue and pattern paper.


This card was a bit out of the box for me but I LOVE how it came out!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora

Monday, July 25, 2022

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #549

Hello Friends!!

It is time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #549

It is all about the Frozen Treats!! 


The next two weeks the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by PJ Moore Illustrations. She sent the DT some images for us to use. Isn't this bear cute!!


I used Copic Markers to color in this image and some sprinkles from Kat Scrappiness Shop. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Want to come over and play with us this week? Head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog to join us!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a fabulous day!!

Nora



Friday, July 22, 2022

On the Blog at Kat Scrappiness

Hey friends! Today I am on the blog over at Kat Scrappiness with a butterfly card I created with some of the Summer Vibes collection. 


Hop on over to MY POST to see how I created my card!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora


Monday, July 18, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Reminder for #548

Hey friends!! Happy Monday!!

Today I am just popping in with a reminder for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #548


Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #548 is a color challenge. It is to use poppy, rose or olive on a card.

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I used a ton of Spellbinders flowers on my card from the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die Set. The background die is from Pinkfresh Studio.


I actually thought this challenge was going to be harder than it was. I do not use these color regularly but it was a lot easier than I thought. These tiny blooms were so fun to use.

Do you want to join the challenge? Head on over to Cupcake Inspiration Challenges to enter!!! I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora

Sunday, July 17, 2022

A Couple of Challenges

Hello friends!

Today I am popping in with two cards for some challenges. I have not been able to be crafty with cards but yesterday I was able to sit down and bang out some creations. It was so fun!!

My first card is for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #544. I used the Beautiful Blooms stamps, dies and stencils, mixed with some paper by 49 and Market-Spectrum Sherbet Tidal Wave and Sherbet Strawberry Lemonade. I ADORE pattern paper and it was so fun to use on a card.  

The background die is from Birch Press Design. Below is the sketch that I used:

The flower image was a  bit big for the card so I cut it down to fit where I needed it to go.


The inks are a combination of Simon Says Stamp and Pinkfresh Studio.

For my second card I used a color combination from the Color Hues Challenge.


I used my new Monthly Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Wood Anemone stamp that I received this week!!!


I did add a bit of yellow Nuvo Drops in the center. This is NOT an actual color of a Wood Anemone but I loved how this came out. I used ink from MFT and Tim Holtz Distress Ink to ink blend the colors.


I splattered some Pumice Stone and coral ink across the card front.

Well, that is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a fabulous day!!

Nora

Monday, July 11, 2022

A New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

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Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. 

Today I am popping in with a card I created for the new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog


For the next two weeks, the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is a color challenge. It is to use the colors Poppy, Rose and Olive on a card.

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I used some fun dies from Spellbinders for my card. I fell in love  with the Artful Tulip Dies and the Butterfly Burst dies. I had to use them on a card!!!


My background was created using a piece of pattern paper and a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. 


My sentiment is from Spellbinders Paint Your World clear stamp set. I love how this card came out and I cannot wait to send it to someone!!!

I hope you will join us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

I want to thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Nora


Monday, July 4, 2022

Just a Reminder for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

 Hello Friends!!! Happy July 4th!!!

Today I am popping in with a reminder for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #547. The theme is "Oh My Stars."

Below is this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge.

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Once again I did not use the traditional red, white and blue on my card. I went with a beach theme. I used the image from "Summer Circles" by Pretty Pink Posh, which I colored in using Copic Markers. 


The star fish border was stamped in pink using the Seas and Greetings stamps from Simon Says Stamps. The die cut starfish is from a Hero Arts die set and the sentiment is from a Concord and 9th stamp set.


Once again, I LOVE how this card came out!!! It is a simple design but was fun to create. 

I hope that you join us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. It is always so fun to see what you create. 

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS 4th of July!!






Saturday, July 2, 2022

Inspiration on the Kat Scrappiness Blog

Hi friends!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!! Today I am on the blog at Kat Scrappiness. I created a card using some of the new supplies from their Summer Vibes release!!!

To see how I created this card and the products I used, hop on over to MY POST on the Kat Scrappiness Blog!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!



Monday, June 27, 2022

A New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

Hello friends. 

I have been so bad at blogging and I apologize. I still create but have been sewing more and taking photos of what I sew is just not as easy as cards. 

Today I am posting a card that I created for the newest challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog

The Cupcake Inspirations Challenge is a THEME challenge this time around. It is to use stars on your card. I wanted to use it in a slightly different way so I decided to use a STARFISH instead of a regular star.

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I could have used the colors of red, white and blue, as in the photo but I wanted to make a more of a beach themed card. I used the Pretty Pink Posh's Summer Circles as my main image and colored it in with Copic Markers. 


I added a starfish die cut from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from "Seas and Greetings" from Simon Says Stamp.

I have been in a creative funk but love how this came out!!!

I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Please join us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!



Monday, June 20, 2022

Just a Reminder for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #546

 Hey Friends!!

Just popping in with a reminder for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #546. We have sponsor for the challenge this time-Pixel Paper Prints. Hop on over to the shop because they have some really fun digital images!!!

The owner generously donated the Unicorns and Rainbows digital images to play with and I created another unicorn card.


I colored this adorable image in with Copic Markers using the colors in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Badge below.

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I used a sentiment from Sunshine Studios and the cloud dies are from Taylored Expressions with my unicorn. 


I added some Stickles to the heels and used a clear sparkle marker on the main and tail.

There are prizes from our sponsor this week!! Please hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog for all the details!!

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





Monday, June 13, 2022

A New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

 Hi friends!!

Today I am stopping by with the new challenge from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. This week we have a sponsor-Pixel Paper Prints!!! The shop generously donated the Unicorns and Rainbow Digital Stamps for the Design Team to use.


I chose to create a cute birthday card using the challenge colors of Purple, Lavender and Pink and some fun "magical" images from Pixel Paper Prints for this weeks card. 


Aren't these images fun? I chose to print a bunch of them around my card and then highlight my main unicorn in the challenge colors. Below is the badge for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #546.

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These colors just SHOUT unicorn, don't they? I created the sentiment using fonts that I have on my computer.


After I popped my little colored unicorn onto the card with foam adhesive, I went around the card, and image, with little bits of Diamond Stickles for a fun look. 

I hope you choose to join us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. There will be prizes awarded to two random entries!! Please click the link above to see all the details!

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