Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Papertrey Ink King of the Grill unisex birthday card

 

We have another Challenge starting today over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this time we are looking for CAS designs



As it is summer and perfect barbecue weather, I came up with this masculine birthday card but it could be unisex too because I love a good burger!



1) Cut a rectangle of white card and stamp it with the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp.

2) When the ink is dry, impress it with the Papertrey Ink Canvas and Linen Impression Plate.

3) Place a strip of striped paper on the edge of the base card along with a thin strip of black card and add the impressed panel.

4) Stamp the burger from Papertrey Ink King of the grill in different colours and fussy cut it. Stamp and die cut the bun and raise it over the burger with foam tape.

5) Mat the burger onto black card and fussy cut around it before adding it to the card.

6) Finish off by adding the little pickle on top of the bun.





As usual, there is plenty of inspiration over on the ATSM blog, and I hope you will play along with us this week.

I'd like to play along with

The Cats Pajamas #349 - birthdays

Crazy for CAS #8 - Summer

Penny Black and More August Challenge - something beginning with B - burger, black

Addicted to CAS #142 - masculine

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Saturday, 4 August 2018

MFT Quilt Square Cover Up Christmas poinsettia card





The time has come for another Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, and this time our fun twist is 'sequins'. You can actually enter any kind of Christmas card but it can be fun to challenge yourself and play with our twist!





Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!


In my ever ready wish to stretch my supplies, I used a quilt die this time that reminds me of a poinsettia!





 1) Put double sided sticky film on the front of some white card then cut it into a 4-inch square before removing the protective sheet.

2) Die cut the MFT Quilt Square Cover up die from white card and then again from red card. The leftover pieces from can be made into another card. Adhere the outside frame of the quilt die cut onto the sticky card, and then stick all the stitched pieces into place as shown.

3) Mat the quilted piece onto some silver mirror card and a stitched red square.

4) Stamp the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Mixed Christmas Sentiments at the bottom of the card in red ink, then raise the quilted panel onto the base card using fun foam.

5) Die cut a couple of Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags and stamp a small sentiment on the top one before tying them together with baker's twine. Glue them to the top corner of the card.





6) Finish off by adding a red sequin to the centre of the quilt. I didn't have a red one, so I coloured it with an alcohol pen - not an exact match, but it will do!


As usual, you can see lots of inspiration over on the Happy Little Stampers Blog, and if you enter, it could be you as our prize winner this month!

I'd like to play along at

Cut it Up Challenge #153 - Christmas in July

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #44 - anything Christmas goes

The Merry Christmas Challenge July/August - anything Christmas goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Clearly Besotted Red Robin and Papertrey Ink Coverplate Comic Strip Christmas card






Hello there and welcome to the August challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges




1st to 31st August Challenge

Our host this time is Sharon

and our 

Themes are

P- Plain

Q - Quotes

and
R for Robin or Rabbits



Our Sponsor this time is

Lawn Fawn
$25 gift certificate to lawn fawn

and there is

a lovely prize from Sharon



I decided to go for Robin and came up with this card:-


 



1) Die cut the Papertrey Ink Coverplate: Comic Strip die from white card.

2) Gather the inside pieces that have cut out and stamp them with the Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Twinkle stamp set. When they have dried, ink the edges with some red ink.

3 Stamp and die cut all the images in the Clearly Besotted Red Robin stamp set, and then colour with Copic markers.

4) Mat the white frame die cut onto some red card and adhere all the twinkle pieces back into place.

5) Arrange the robins on the card and add the Santa hat and crown before coating them with glossy accents. It was hard to capture the gloss but you can see it a bit better on the small picture at the top of the post.

6) Die cut the Paper Smooches Merry Christmas die three times and stack it before coating with glossy accents and adhering to the centre panel.


7) Die cut a couple of pine sprigs from the My Favorite Things Fab Foliage die set and stick them in each corner.



8) Finish off by adding some more mats and raising the panel on the base card. Use a gel pen to add some white spots to the robin's eyes.

You have until 31st August to join in with us this month and I can't wait to see what you have to share with us. You'll find lots of inspiration over on the blog and you can link up your entry there too. It certainly seems strange to be making Christmas cards while it is so hot and sticky, but quite honestly I prefer to be cool in my craft room when the temperature outside is over 28 degrees. Such a wimp! Good luck!

I'd like to play along at

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #33 - anything Christmas goes



Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x













Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Penny Black First Blush, and Papertrey Ink Get well card



Hello everyone and welcome to the August Watercolour Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. This time our optional twist is flowers, but you don't have to use that theme to join in if you would rather do something else.



Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR
RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I went with the twist and came up with this card



1) Die cut a piece of watercolour card with a stitched rectangle die and stamp the Penny Black First Blush clink stamp onto it with archival ink.

2) Sponge the edges of the card with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. 

3) Colour the flowers with Zig Pure Colour watercolour pens.


4) Stamp the sentiment using the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favourites #14 and Versamark Black Onyx ink. I had to do a little stamp surgery to the stamp but it is recovering well!

5) Die cut a scalloped rectangle from black card and glue it to a white card base, then raise the flower panel on fun foam and adhere it to the card.

6) Finish off by adding some Hero Arts pearls.

We have been getting some amazing entries for this challenge and I can't wait to see what you all put in the gallery this time. There's lots of inspiration over on the HLS blog, and you can also see a fabulous card from Cathy our guest designer this month. You can link up your creations over there too.

I'd like to play along at

Make My Monday Challenge #76 - coloured image

Southern Girls Challenge - Flower Power

Pause, dream, enjoy challenge #30 - Get well cards

SSS Work it Wednesday challenge - Watercolour

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Clarity Napa Valley stamp unisex get well card



Hello and welcome back to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More, and this time we invite you to make your mark in some way. Your entry can use anything that can make a mark such as alcohol pens, colouring pencils, watercolours, chalks, markers etc, so pull out your favourite medium and have some fun with us.



I pulled out my Polychromo pencils for this card.



1) Stamp the Clarity Stamps Napa Valley stamp in black ink, die cut it with a stitched circle die, then colour the image with Polychromo pencils.

2) Use the accompanying circle stencil from Clarty and stencil green ink onto some white card.

3) Die cut the card with a stitched square die and mat it onto some black card before placing it on the base card.



4) Raise the image on some fun foam and add it to the stencilled circle,

5) Die cut a white banner and stamp the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Rainy Days stamp set. Mat it onto black card and fussy cut around it before adhering it to the card.

I've been trying to replenish my get well card stash recently and this is a good one to have on hand because I think it will cover either sex. As usual, you will find some great inspiration from my talented teammates over on the ATSM blog. Have fun and I look forward to seeing your entries.

I'd like to play along with

Use Your Stuff Challenge #322 - anything goes with a title or sentiment

Make My Monday Challenge #76  - coloured image

Dream Valley Challenge #182 - all things bright and beautiful.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Neat and Tangled and Papertrey Ink balloon birthday card



Hello everyone and welcome to a very special Photo Inspiration challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. We have reached our 300th Challenge on our 6th birthday and Kylie is kindly sponsoring a prize from Happy Little Stampers


All you have to do is create a birthday card, link it up, and you could be the prize winner. I came up with this card because nothing says happy birthday like a balloon!



1) Take a panel of white card and apply the balloon stencil from Neat and Tangled. Sponge ink through the stencil using Distress Oxide Inks.

2) Add bows to the balloons using the end of a stamp from Papertrey Ink Banner Builders, and the strings from PTI It's a Celebration. I used Versafine Smokey Grey ink for this.




3) Die cut the PTI One Liner Happy die 3 times from white card and ink over one of them using the DO Picked Raspberry ink. Stack the dies together.

4)  Stamp 'birthday' from PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments in the lower corner and glue the happy die above it.

5) Stamp the stars from PTI Scene it: Celebration along the balloon strings.



6) Finish off by cutting 2 white rectangles and ink the edges with the Distress Oxide inks before stacking them together at an angle. Place the decorated panel on top, raising it with fun foam.

As usual, my talented teamies have lots of inspiration for you over on the ATSM blog, and you can help us celebrate and link up your entries there.

I'd like to play along at

The Paper Players 400th Challenge - It's a celebration!

Alphabet Challenge - H for Happy Birthday

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #410 - Happy Birthday

Creative Knockouts Challenge #253 - Birthday wishes.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Tim Holtz Santa's Sleigh Christmas card



Hello there, and welcome to the July Christmas Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. We are an anything goes challenge but each month we have an optional twist and this time we have Santa!




Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.

IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

I used the twist this time and came up with this card




1) Take a square of watercolour card and mask off a moon shape. Create a background wash using Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in cobalt, iris and arctic. Spatter on some water and dab it off to create some stars.

2) Remove the mask and stamp the moon with the Inkylicious Cloudy Moon stamp using pale grey ink. This shows up well on the moon but is lost on the background, so stamp it again with white pigment ink.

3) Use the Inkylicious cloud stencil and sponge through it with white ink to create clouds.

4) Die cut the Clearly Besotted Cityscape die twice from black card and adhere it to the bottom of the card.

5) Die cut the Santa Sleigh from Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits set in black card, and emboss it to give it a little dimension. I wanted to put some white highlights on the sleigh to imply some reflected moonlight but my white gel pen had dried up again grrr - so I die cut it again in white card and offset it behind the black sleigh. Raise the sleigh on some thin foam tape and adhere to the card.



6) Mat the panel onto black card and adhere to the base card.

The HLS blog has lots of inspiration from the team and I hope you will join us this time.

I'd like to play at

Craftaholics R Us challenge #27 - any holiday card

Little Red Wagon Challenge #453 - Christmas in July

The Merry Christmas Challenge #26 - anything Christmas

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #32 - anything Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x



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