Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My Favorite Things Seaside Gulls CAS birthday card






Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This week we are asking to see your Clean and Simple designs and if you are new to CAS, this is what it means

Clean & Simple (CAS) - your entry MUST be Clean and Simple. This means that clean and crisp lines, minimal or no embellishments and lots of 'white' space should be used. 
* White space does not need to be 'white'. It can be any colour. White space is a term used for the area of your card with no stamping, embellishments etc.








I came up with this card using the fun My Favorite Things Seaside Gulls stamp set. I masked off a circle and blended blue ink in it before stencilling on some clouds. The gull was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and the sentiment is a mix of one from the stamp set and the Happy Birthday is from the Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash set.


As always, you will find lots of inspiration from the DT over on the ATSM blog, and it would be great to see your entry in the gallery over there.

I'd like to play along with 

Casology week 317 Menu - my seagull is looking around for some chips!


Aloha Friday Challenge #129 - In the sky

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x





Thursday, 4 October 2018

Woodware Ribbon Tree and MFT Christmas card






Hello everyone, I'm here to say we have a new challenge going up over on the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.


This time our optional twist is ribbon, but you can enter any kind of Christmas project if you don't want to play with the 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!


I came up with a card using the Ribbon Tree stamp from Woodware. 



I love the different ribbon patterns on this stamp, and this time I went with a monochrome look using my Promarkers and I added some glossy accents to the circles. I fussy cut the pot and glazed it after colouring it.



The side tab is from the My Favorite Things  Blueprints 29 set and the sentiment is embossed with white EP.



 You'll find lots of creative ways to use ribbon over on the HLS Christmas blog, and I hope to see you in the gallery.

I'd like to play along with

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - let's get ready for Christmas.

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' September - anything Christmas goes.

Passion for Promarkers - Christmas is Coming




Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen Christmas card









Hello and welcome to another challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges that will run from 3rd to 31st October.

Our Host is Lisa and the themes this time are

U –  for Upon
and
V- for Very Quick


Our Sponsor is



All Dressed Up.

The winner will receive two free digis of their choice
from Wendy’s Etsy shop. Here is a little information about the shop:-


Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular, my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digitally based, I love to retain that hand-drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular, the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping. The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies. The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis. We really are a friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the

There will also be a prize from Lisa.




I chose to go with V for Very Quick. I stamped the Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen stamp and quickly coloured bits of the image with Polychromo pencils. I trimmed around the top of the image before placing foam tape on the back.


For the background, I used some snowy patterned paper and stuck it to the base card before raising the snowmen on the lower part.



I finished off by adding the Paper Smooches Merry Christmas die which I cut three times and stacked. Using a large image that required very little colouring really made this a fast card.

You'll find lots of inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog, and I hope you will join in with us this time.

I'd like to play along at

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge # 37 - anything goes.

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge #93 Christmas is for kids

Jingle Belles Challenge - let it snow

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x










Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Inkylicious Sea View and MFT masculine birthday card





Hello everyone and welcome back to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This time we have our Make Your Mark Challenge, so you can pull out your markers, paints, pencils etc and show us your hand coloured creations.






I used an Inkylicious stamp called Sea View, and some seagulls from a Hero Arts stamp set, to make a masculine birthday card. This image reminds me of a tv show I used to watch with my Mum when I was younger, called the Onedin Line. We used to settle down on a Sunday evening and I still love the theme tune which is played on the radio from time to time.




I coloured it with Crafter's Companion Sparkle Pens which I scribbled onto a tile and then picked up with a water brush, and when it was dry, I went over some areas with Polychromo pencils.



The frame was made with a My Favorite Things arched frame die and the sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Mix Mash stamp set.

You can see the fabulous marks the DT made over on the ASTM blog, and I can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

I'd like to play along at



AAA Cards CAS #125  - inspired by a tv show

Sparkles Forum Challenge #108 -  - use dies or punches




Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x














Sunday, 30 September 2018

Memory Box Prim Poppy thank you card using a Penny Black Curved Stitch die




Hello and welcome to the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge. We are an anything goes as long as it includes watercolour in some form, but we have an optional twist that you can choose to play with and have some fun. 




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!

Short and sweet this time because I have a stinky cough and cold that is proving hard to shake. I'm hoping that if I get it over with now, I'll stay clear in the winter! Our twist this time is 'gold' and I came up with this card




I used some gold watercolour paint from Gansai Tambi and roughly painted it onto watercolour paper before cutting the poppy die from  Memory Box



The curved shape was cut using a Penny Black die, and the sentiment was from the Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #1 set.


The final touch was to add black Nuvo drops. I was too much of a coward to apply the drops directly to the card, so I made them on a mat and transferred them when they were dry lol!


There are some fabulous cards from the team on the Happy Little Stampers blog, and you can enter the challenge over there too.

I'd like to play along at 





Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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





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