Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Memory Box Snowflake frame Christmas card

 


Hello crafty friends and welcome to the new Christmas Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.



As we have had a lot of hot weather here recently, it seemed very strange to be indoors making a Christmas card, so I went for a quick make that could easily be batch made if you want to build up a stash.


I began by making the blue background using Distress Oxide Sprays on watercolour paper. While it was drying, I die-cut the Memory Box Snowflake Frame from silver mirror card.


I white heat embossed the sentiment from Papertrey Ink and finished the card off by adding everything to the white base card, along with the silver snowflake die cut.

It's worth popping over to the ATSM blog to see the gorgeous cards my Teamies have to share, and you can link up your entry if you decide to join us this time.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Thursday, 9 June 2022

Wild Rose Studio Singing Penguins and Clearly Besotted Christmas cards



 Hello everyone, and welcome back to the ABC Christmas Challenge!

Thanks to everyone who played along last month...we had some beautiful entries so don't forget to check on the blog to see if you were a lucky winner. Well, I don't know how it happened - but we are halfway through our year of challenges already!  However, thanks to this great challenge, my little pile of Christmas cards is growing nicely and I am on track to have no last-minute card-making panic. Even if you haven't started yet, there is plenty of time to climb on board and join us. 


We have two fabulous challenge themes for you to choose from or combine this month
 and they are:

L for Little
and
M for Music


Julie is our host this time and she has this cute Spellbinders Special Delivery Die Set as  the prize for the lucky winner




This is my L for Little


For this card, I used the small fawn stamp and die from Clearly Besotted and created a frame for him with the MFT Rectangle Peekaboo die. The background is a birch stamp from Clearly Besotted and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I couldn't resist giving the fawn a little red nose with a Nuvo Drop because he looks like a young Rudolph to me!



My M for Music card:-



For this card, I stamped the Singing Penguins stamp from Wild Rose Studio and coloured it with Zig Clean Colour markers before masking it to create the background. I cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die and then cut another piece in white card because I wanted to extend it to become a square piece. A little strip of red card covered the join. The sentiment was stamped in red ink and clear embossing powder was added and heated to give a shiny effect. I matted the panel onto some red card and then added it to the base card before finishing off with some stickles on the white hat trims. Then disaster struck! The stickles went too near the edge and some of the red ink leached onto the white fur trim making a complete mess of it. At this stage, I was very reluctant to bin it so I stamped it again on some scrap card and carefully fussy cut just around the hats. I then stuck these over the ruined hats and added a little fluffy ball to each of them. Whew!

Our Challenge runs until the 9th July and our lovely Design Team has some great inspiration over on the ABC Christmas Challenges blog. I hope you will join us this time.

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Thanks for stopping by


Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Mama Elephant Stems and Sprigs and Sue Wilson Basket birthday card

 

Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Yay - it's our 10th birthday so we are in party mode and I'd like to thank Kylie for all her work to keep this awesome challenge going!


This time we want you to make your mark with any colouring medium you choose, so break out your supplies and have some fun.

I came up with this 5 x 7 card.


I'm really liking teal at the moment so it features in this one. I stamped, die-cut, and coloured (with Copics) a lot of little flowers and leaves from the Mama Elephant Stems and Sprigs set and arranged them in a basket cut from kraft card with a Sue Wilson die.



I placed the basket on a mat cut from the MFT Blueprints 33 die set and matted it onto a Waffle Flower scalloped rectangle die. The sentiment is from a Happy Little Stampers set and I white embossed it onto a banner shape before tying it onto the basket with some twine.

We've just got back from holiday where we spent a week in a country cottage with our daughter and her dog. We had a lovely relaxing time before coming back to empty our kitchen ready for a much-needed refurb. How could a small kitchen house so much stuff!!! I feel a good clear-out coming on.

My talented Teammies have some great cards to show you over on the ATSM blog and would be delighted to have you visit them.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Pretty Pink Posh Build a Gift and MFT Arched Birthday card

 




Hello everyone and welcome! I can't believe that another two weeks have whooshed by so quickly and we are ready for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.



This time we have our dies and /or stencils theme and I came up with this card:-



I used 3 lots of dies for the card, - Pretty Pink Posh Build a Gift dies, MFT Arched Birthday dies, and Spellbinders Elegant Twist Rectangles. I decided to go for a simple monochrome colour scheme and the card is from Papertrey Ink in Aqua Mist and Tropical Teal. The card was very simple to put together and it would be good to have a number of these elements made up in different colours and stored so a quick card can be produced when you need one.


The team has a lot of great inspiration cards to share with you over on the ATSM blog and it would be great to see you in the gallery.


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Dies R Us Challenge #193 - anything goes using dies


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Carol x



Friday, 13 May 2022

John Next Door and Papertrey Ink Scene it: Bethlehem Christmas card


Hello everyone and welcome to the new ABC Christmas Challenge.



We have two fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month
 and they are:


J for Joke (Humourous Image, Funny Sentiment etc)
and 
K for Kraft

The prize on offer for this challenge is a $10 gift card from MFT:


I went with K for Kraft





 I used Papertrey Ink Scene it: Bethlehem dies to cut the shapes in white and then coloured them with Zig Clean Colour markers and a Crafter's Companion Sparkle pen for the sky. I embossed the sand with Hero Arts sand embossing powder and then stacked the layers upon a circle of silver mirror card. 

To finish off, I embossed some kraft card with a John Next Door cut and emboss folder and stamped and embossed the sentiment in white.

You'll find some great inspiration from the team over on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and you can link up your entry over there too.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Lawn Fawn Scalloped Easter Treat Box and Sue Wilson Easter card

 


Hello and welcome to the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.




This time we are looking for projects for any occasion and although I'm a little late with this, I wanted to share my Easter makes with you.


For my Easter card, I used the Bright Rosa Elongated Hexagon dies to create my card base and layers. I stamped the background with the My Favorite Things Balloon Strings stamp.



The other elements on the card were made with 2 Sue Wilson Easter die sets. The little chick comes facing to the right but I cut another, turned it over, and used a ball tool around the edge before adding the features so it could face the other way.



You've seen my Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box before for Halloween and for a New Home gift, so as I have to find plenty of use for it, here it is again as an Easter gift box with some little eggs inside. They were place setting decorations for Easter Sunday lunch so everyone could take one home.



I had quite an assembly line going with all those little die cuts that I cut in white and coloured with alcohol markers. A very relaxing way to spend a couple of hours!

What occasion will you go for? You'll find lots of inspiration over on the blog and I hope to see you in the gallery.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x









Wednesday, 27 April 2022

MFT and Inkadinkado Big Birthday Wishes card

 


Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. We've been having lots of sunny weather here recently and the garden has sprung into life with something new and beautiful to look at each day. I love this time of year - so much hope and promise to counter some of the horror going on in the world.



Its time for our birthday theme and I came up with this card that I made for my daughter's recent significant birthday:-



I began by inking a piece of card using Crafter's Companion sparkle pens to get a blue gradient for my background, and then cut it with a die from Waffle Flowers 5x7 inch Lacy Layers die set. I cut out the letters from the MFT Big birthday wishes die in a blue glitter card and stacked the top and bottom words to add some dimension.



The little images are from a very old stamp set from Inkadinkado called Hi Cupcake, and I stamped, coloured and fussy cut them before adding them to the card. I finished off by adding some glaze pen here and there to the images.

Nancy is our Guest Designer this month and you can see her lovely card, along with lots of inspiration for my talented Teamies over on the ATSM blog.

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I hope you are doing well in your corner of the world and I really appreciate you stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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