Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Altenew Graduated Sunset and Papertrey Ink Comfort Food get well card




Hello and welcome. We are starting another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More, and this time we have a photo inspiration board for you.




I took inspiration from the colours that really appeal to me, and from the bowl and spoon in the lower left-hand frame.



I've been trying to build my stash of get well cards and the bowl reminded me that my Mum always served tomato soup in a lovely bowl when I was poorly as a child, so I thought the images from the PTI Comfort Food stamp set fit the bill nicely.



I set the images on a circle image from my new Altenew Graduated Sunset stamp set. The large sentiment is from the PTI Think Big Favorites #14 set


I always love to see how other people interpret a photo, and you can get lots of inspiration from the team over on the ATSM blog. I hope you can join in with us this time.


Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x







Saturday, 8 September 2018

Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby and MFT baby thank you card




Hello and welcome to another challenge at Simply Create Too

Simply Create Too Challenge Blog

This time the challenge is to use real or faux stitching and I came up with this CAS design which I used as thank you cards for gifts given to my baby Granddaughter.




1) Die cut a stitched rectangle from white card and die cut an aperture from it using the My Favorite Things Pekaboo Rectangle die. Stamp the sentiment below the aperture using Tropical Teal ink

2) Take a piece of white paper and stamp the Papertrey Ink Basic Background: Twinkle stamp on it using PTI Hawaiin Shores ink. 

3) Stamp and die cut the elephant from Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby stamp set using the teal ink.



4) Glue the stamped paper onto the base card and raise the stitched rectangle over it using fun foam.

5) Adhere the elephant in the aperture and finish off by adding a little red heard and some black Nuvo Drops for his eye.

Here is another card I made using the same design but with the giraffe from the same set.



You'll find lots of inspiration from the team over on the challenge blog and I can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

I'd like to play along with

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 401


Papercraft Challenge #19 - animals

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #217 - all creatures great and small

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x





Thursday, 6 September 2018

Crafter's Companion Create a Card Snowdrift Christmas card


Hello there and welcome to the September Challenge over at ABC Christmas Challenges


Our themes this time are 

S for Snow
and
T for Teal

and our sponsors are 





For the September Challenge, one lucky entrant will win 



 and 




the winner will receive

There will also be a little prize from Chrissy, our host this month.


I went with S for Snow and came up with this card




1) Take a 6 by 6 card blank and die cut the Crafter's Companion Create a Card Snowdrift die from the front.

2) Cut a 6 by 6 piece of card from the Sara Signature Winter Wonderland card pad and ink over it with blue ink, before sticking it behind the snowflakes.


3) Stamp and die cut the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #10 and then add the sentiment from the PTI Splits: 'Tis the Season. I had to do some stamp surgery on the sentiment but it is recovering well.

4) Cut a strip of blue mirri card and a smaller strip of pale blue card, mat them and adhere to the card before placing the sentiment frame in the middle.



5) Finish off by adding some gems to the centres of the snowflakes and a couple of stars on the side strip.

The ABC Challenges blog has lots of inspiration for you and I hope you will visit my lovely DT mates and leave some love.

Blogger was not playing nice for me today and I apologise for some of the strange colours and sizes of font in my post today. Despite wrestling for some time, I couldn't get it to behave!

I'd like to play along with


The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #35 - anything Christmas goes

My Time to Craft Challenge #378 - Christmas in August

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Unisex Santa Christmas card using 'Tis the Season from Julie Ebersole







Hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #308 at Addicted to Stamps and More.





This time we have a holiday theme and I came up with a couple of versions of a card made with oodles of goodies (using the Tis the Season stamps set from Essesntials by Ellen Hutson) sent to me by my very kind teammate over on the Happy Little Stampers team, Stephanie Lanzalotto of My Inkwell blog. Thanks to Stephanie's gift, these cards came together very quickly.  


This set really cracks me up! I love the idea of an incognito Santa in his shades having sneaky peeks to see who is behaving and can get on the nice list. I hope he isn't watching me lol!



I really love red, white and kraft as a colour combo for Christmas and these make a fun card that can be sent to anyone but will be destined to reach some of the naughty men I send cards to at Christmas. Oops, I just realised how that sounds - I actually meant my husband and two sons!!!

You'll find lots of inspiration from my talented teammates over on the ATSM blog, and if you'd care to join us, you can link your card to the gallery there. Hope to see you there.

I'd like to play along with

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #45 - anything Christmas goes

Time to Craft Challenge #378 - Christmas in August

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #35 - anything Christmas goes




Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Crafter's Companion Sparkling Tree Christmas gatefold card





Hello and welcome to the new Happy Little Stampers Challenge! Now I don't want to scare you, but have you realised that Christmas will be here in a flash now that September is here and the children have gone back to school? If you haven't been squirrelling cards away already, it might be time to make a start so that panic doesn't settle in at the beginning of December.

Our optional twist for September is 'tree' but you can enter any kind of Christmas card if that doesn't tickle your fancy.




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 saw this gorgeous Christmas Tree die from Crafter's Companion and had to have it, so I came up with this card





 1) Make a long gatefold card from Centura Pearl card, making sure that there is enough room for the tree to cut out on each side.

2) The Create a card Sparkling Tree die has 3 dies in it, one cuts the tree into the card and two side dies enable you to cut the edges if you want to. Die cut the tree and one side die on each side of the gatefold and remove the fallout.

3) Using just the side dies, cut the basic tree shape from some green patterned paper and stick it to the card behind the cut-out trees.



4) For the inside of the card, cut out a complete tree and paper backing and stick it to the card so it lines up in the centre when the card is closed.

5) Die cut the sentiment from Paper Smooches in red card and die cut 2 Clearly Besotted snowflakes, then stick them on either side of the tree so they will not be seen when the card is closed.




6) Finish off by adding red stars to the tops of the trees.

I'd like to play along at

Jingle Belles Challenge Shape Up for the holidays - tree-shaped gatefold

My Time to Craft Challenge #378 - Christmas in August

Crafty Calendar Challenge September - unusual folds

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #45 - anything goes with optional twist

As always, my talented teammates have lots to show you over on the HLS blog, and you can link your card to the gallery there too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x


Friday, 31 August 2018

Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things butterfly birthday card







Hello everyone and welcome to the September challenge at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge. Anything watercolour goes on our challenge, but each month we have an optional twist you can play along with and this time the twist is 'butterfly'






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 and came up with this card that uses an ombre background.


1) Take a piece of watercolour paper and paint an ombre wash on it without smoothing the paint too much so it leaves some brush strokes visible.

2) Once the paint is dry, die cut the Papertrey Ink Shape Shifter Oval 1die and also die cut a white stitched oval to act as a frame on it.


3) Stamp and white emboss the sentiment from the Altenew Sakura Blossom stamp set onto the ornate frame. 

4) Die cut a couple of the butterfly shapes from the My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies die set from watercolour paper and watercolour the solid one for the background. Apply Versamark ink the detailed butterfly and white emboss it, shaping the wings while it is still warm.

5) Adhere the butterfly to the panel, raise it with foam tape onto a stitched, scalloped rectangle, and then stick it to the base card.



6) Finish off by adding some white Nuvo Drops. ( I was just feeling pleased with myself for managing to get graduated size drops for the butterfly trail when a person, who shall remain nameless, leaned over my shoulder and remarked ' Oh why are you adding butterfly poo to your card?' I don't think I'll ever be able to look at this card in the same way again lol!

Over on the HLS blog, you will find that the team has left lots to inspire you, and you can add your card to the gallery there too.

On that note, me and my butterfly poo will take our leave.

I'd like to play along with

Cards4gals challenge #79 - beautiful background

Butterfly Challenge #106 - butterfly + e for embossing powder

Little Red Wagon Challenge #461 - old or new trends - ombre background



Hugs
Carol x



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Heart flower die and Papertrey Ink wedding card


Hello everyone and I hope you are enjoying the summer. The time has come for another of our popular anything goes challenges over at ATSM



We recently went to another wedding and this is the card I made for the happy couple using a large heart die that I borrowed from someone a craft retreat I attended a while ago. I cut it several times from different sheets of card and kept them in my stash for just such an occasion.



1) Die cut a circle from kraft card and ink the edges with Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose ink. 

2) Die cut the heart from the circle and ink the fall out pieces, first with white pigment ink and when they are dry, go over them with the autumn rose ink. Apply some card covered with double-sided adhesive film to the back of the circle. Place the heart pieces back into the circle and they will stick to the adhesive film. I use the white ink first because it allows you to get a truer colour on the kraft card.


3) Cut the flower from some cream card, lightly ink the tips, and add it to the heart before glueing on a heart button that has been threaded with some twine.

4) Die cut a tag using the PTI Tiny Tag die, and stamp and emboss the sentiment from the accompanying stamp set, before glueing it under the flower.

5) Make a kraft card base and then cut a mat of PTI Rustic Cream card and ink the edges with some cream ink.

6) Cut a piece of PTI autumn rose card to fit at an angle at the bottom of the card and stamp and emboss the sentiment from PTI Quilled Elegance in white embossing powder.



7) Finish off by raising the circle on some fun foam, and add a couple of kraft hearts and some dots of the rose card.

As usual, you will find lots of inspiration over at the ATSM blog, and your entry can be linked there as well. Remember this is an anything goes week so you can enter whatever you fancy trying. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

I'd like to play along at


Alphabet Challenge - k is for kraft card




Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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