Saturday, April 4, 2020

Guest Designer for The Flower Challenge #43

Hello and happy weekend.  I'm excited to end my week as a guest designer for The  Flower Challenge (TFC).  Depending on where you live, Spring or Autumn are the theme choices for challenge #43.

Since it's spring here, I created a spring themed card using a few never before used stuff (NBUS) goodies.

Flowers and rain are synonymous here in the Pacific Northwest during spring, so I was happy to put my NBUS Rainboot Planter die from Simon Says Stamp to good use.  Started by die cutting it from alcohol friendly cardstock and colouring it with Copic markers.  It was a little flimsy, so another one was die cut from a scrap of thick white cardstock and adhered to the back to give it strength.

I had a NBUS fence die that I wanted to use, but it was disproportionally too small.  Instead, I stamped the Wood Pallet Background from Altenew in light gray and ink blended the grass with Mowed Lawn distress ink using NBUS Lawn Fawn Grassy stencil.  The sentiment is also NBUS from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Birthday set and it was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Inked the edges of the wood area with a darker gray dye ink and added clear shimmer to the tulips to finish.

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge.  Enter your spring / autumn floral creations for your chance to win.  To see more inspirations from the design team, head on over to the challenge blog post HERE.  I want to thank Viv and TFC team for having me guest.  Thank you for stopping in.  Stay home and craft on!

Time Out - #158 Lots or a Little Purple (just a little bit of purple)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring
Modsquad - Spring Has Sprung
Watercooler Wednesday - #265 Marsha’s challenge: Anything Gies with a Feminine Twist
NBUS #13 - rainboot planter die, birthday sentiment stamp and grass stencil
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
SSS Flickr - #146 Happy Spring (SSSFlickrchallenge#146)
Inkspirational - #210 Spring

Friday, April 3, 2020

CAS Christmas April Challenge - Christmas Song

Hello there.  The April challenge at CAS Christmas starts today and this month it’s all about Christmas Songs.

With the world pandemic and physical distancing, I thought this new (and forgotten 🙈) Christmas Hugs stamp from Wild Rose Studios would be a lovely way to keep hugs alive.  It’s too bad this company went out of business because they had some of the sweetest and cutest stamps.  Anyway, here’s my card. 

Very simple steps here.  Stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on an X-Press It cardstock panel die cut with an A2 Stitch Rectangle Set 2 die from My Favorite Things.  Coloured it with Copics.

Then on black cardstock, white heat embossed the sentiment from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes.  Added a few clear sparkly sequins to finish,

Easy-peasy, clean and simple!  To see more inspirations from our guest Birgit (Rappot Fran Ett Skrivbord) and my wonderful team, click HERE.  Thank you for visiting.  Stay well... stay home and craft on!

Merry Little Christmas - #21 April Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - April Snow Buddies or Anything Christmas/Winter Holiday Goes
Sparkles Christmas - #111 Christmas Critters
Crafty Animals - #37 April Anything Goes Animals
Watercooler Wednesday - #265 Marsha’s Challenge Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist
Addicted to Stamps and More - #383 Holiday
Holly and Ivy Christmas - #67 Anything Christmas Goes
NBUS #13 - both stamps were new and unused

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #7 - Rainbow

Hello there.  It’s not an April Fool’s joke and I’m back with my second post today.  This time it’s for the new Jane’s Doodles challenge and it’s another favourite of mine — RAINBOW!

I went realty CAS with this bright and cheery birthday card.

Started by die cutting a Wonky Stitch Rectangle from X-Press It cardstock.  Used the acrylic block stamping technique to create the background.  Did this by scribbling onto an acrylic block with Copic markers in rainbow colours then spritzIng it with rubbing alcohol before stamping it onto the panel.

Because it’s rubbing alcohol, it doesn’t take long to dry.  Next, stamped the popsicle from Jane’s Doodles Cool set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using the same markers as the background.  Black heat embossed the sentiment from Jane’s Doodes Cake with clear glitter embossing powder.  Doodled dots and cross stars with a white gel pen and added Crystal Glaze on the popsicle to finish. 

More rainbow creations may or may not be coming your way (just sayin’). 😂   Want a chance to win a $30 gift card to the Jane’s Doodles store?  Then come play along.  Love to see what you create.  Thank you for dropping by.


Guest Designer for The Male Room Challenge #133

Hello there.  I’m so excited to be guest designing at The Male Room (TMR) challenge today for their challenge #133 - Make Me Laugh.  

Quite needed during this uncertain time, right!?  I don’t have any humour-specific stamps, but the cute critters from Your Next Stamp Photo Booth and Photo Booth Thumbs Up always put a smile on my face.  So I used them to make my nephew’s birthday card.  His birthday was two days ago.

Along the bottom edge of an X-Press It cardstock panel, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and masked to create the row of critters.  Coloured them in with Copics then stamped the sentiment from My Favourite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2 with Archival Black ink.

Next, created the background by ink blending Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress inks through the Birthday Balloon Duo stencil from Studio Katia.  Finished with some Blueprint Sketch splatters.

I want to thank Jane and TMR challenge team for having me guest design.  Head on over to the challenge post HERE for more inspirations and join in the fun.  Thank you for dropping by.  Stay well.  Stay home.  Craft on.

Your Next Stamp - #135 Cute Critters
Seize the Birthday - #186 Cards for Kids
NBUS #13 - Use NEW never before used stuff (all stamps and stencils are new)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Cards 4 Boys or AG 4 Kids

Saturday, March 28, 2020