Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Sue Wilson, Happy Little Stampers and Crafter's Companion Christmas card



Hello everyone,

I'm afraid it's short and sweet today but I wanted to let you know that it's Holiday week over at ATSM



and I came up with this card:-


For the background, I used Crafter's Companion snowflake paper which I tinted with blue ink. The Sue Wilson snowflake border was cut with blue glitter card and the central panel, again from Sue Wilson was cut from blue mirror card. The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers Let it Snow stamp set.

I'd like to play along at

Cute n Crafty Christmas #17 - anything Christmas goes

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #55 - anything Christmas goes

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #104 - winter wishes

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x



Saturday, 7 September 2019

Papertrey Ink With All My Heart 1st Anniversary card






Hello everyone, I'm guest designing over at The Joy of SetsChallenge this month, which is a tic tac toe challenge, and Fiona created this grid for us to choose from
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I opted for the top row, love, heart and numbers to come up with this card



I used the Papertrey Ink With All My Heart stamp and Limitless Layers Heart die set to create the heart.


The 1st bit comes from a very old Hero Arts stamp set called Number 1 which I love, but of course, the number can be changed or even left out to make it suitable for any old anniversary. The sentiment is from a mix of Happy Little Stampers sets and I added glossy accents to a little red heart to finish it off.

Thanks, Fiona, for inviting me to join in this month - I really enjoyed it! You can join in the challenge too if you visit the Joy of Sets tic tac toe challenge blog.

I'd like to play along at

Take it Make it September challenge - anything goes

Little Red Wagon #513 - nice and clean

Sweet Stampers Challenge #35 - dies or punches

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Hugs
Carol x




Wednesday, 4 September 2019

MFT Santa's Elves and Bright Rosa Christmas card





Hello everyone, and welcome to another Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. How did we get to September so fast!!! Although you can make any Christmas project for our challenge, we do have a fun twist to get your creative juices flowing and this time our theme is 'elf'.


I came up with this card



I used the new elongated hexagon dies from Bright Rosa to create the card shape and just trimmed off the ends to give this shape. The die set includes the inset snowflake die and I really like how it looks with blue paper behind it.



The other elements are from the My Favorite Things Santas Elves set and I coloured the elf with Copic markers.

You will find lots of Christmas inspiration over on the blog and I hope my Teamies and I can tempt you to get on with some Christmas makes now that the year is whooshing by so fast.

I'd like to play along at

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #240 - pearls or gems

Make My Monday Challenge #104 - use shapes on your card

Do-All Creative Challenge #33 - shaped card

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x


Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Sue Wilson Stained Glass - Poinsettia Christmas card





Hello and welcome to another challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges 





Our challenges this time are

S for Sparkle

and

T for Texture



I went for S for Sparkle but the glitter also gives texture so I think this one covers both.




I started by cutting a stitched rectangle from white card before cutting the die from Sue Wilson's Festive Collection Stained Glass - Poinsettia from the centre. I then cut the die again from red card before colouring the leaves and flower centres with Copic markers. I used adhesive film behind the die cut and paper pieced the pieces back in before coating the negative space with blue glitter.


I embossed the red panel with the Creative Expression Falling Snow e/f and die cut a frame using the Sue Wilson Stitched rectangle dies. The sentiment is a Papertrey Ink one and I embossed it with white embossing powder.

If you go to the ABC Christmas Challenges blog you will find lots to inspire you from my talented teammates, and you have until 30th September to link up your entries. I hope to see you in the gallery.

I'd like to play along at







Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x


Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Woodware Into the Woods sympathy card






Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. I hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend if you are in the UK. They reckon it was a record for sunshine and heat, and it certainly felt like it! It was good to catch up with friends and family and I always try to make the most of it because it's the last BH until Christmas. A scary thought!





Anyway, our challenge this time is the ever-popular 'anything goes', so you can pull out anything you fancy and go to town. Sadly, I had need of a sympathy card, so I came up with this one



I blended distress oxide inks and then stamped the Woodware Into the Woods silhouette stamp on top of it. I cut the panel with one of the MFT Blueprints 33 dies.


The stacked die-cut sentiment is from Simpon Says Stamp, and the stamped one is from Clearly Besotted. I finished off by adding splatters in the same colours. I'm sorry the lighting on the photo isn't very good today!


The DT has lots to inspire you over on the blog and I hope you will decide to join us this time.

I'd like to play along at

Try it on Tuesday: in my garden

Die Cuttin' Divas #435 - thinking of you

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge S is for sending sympathy


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x




Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Penny Black Poppy Edger die birthday card



Hello everyone,

Just a quick post to let you know that the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More starts today.



We'd like to see your Clean and Simple designs, and here is my card which luckily was very quick to make, given the time of year and limited time to craft:-


I used the Penny Black Poppy Edger die and coloured it with Copics, adding the sentiment from My Favorite Things Spring Tulips stamp set.

I'd like to play along at

AAA cards CAS game #146 - made in minutes

The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #360 - CAS

Unicorn Challenge #46 - fully loaded or CAS

As always, the team has some great inspiration for you over on the blog, and you can post your entries there too.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

MFT Sweet Holiday Penguins Christmas card







Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new fun-packed ABC Christmas Challenge
We have some awesome themes this month and all you have to remember when playing is your project must be Christmas ...

Oh and don't forget to check the post below to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

We have three themes for you this month
P - for penguins

Q - for quarters

and

R - for reindeer

I went for P and came up with this fun penguin card




I used the delightful My Favorite Things Sweet Holiday Penguins stamp set along with the MFT Polar Pals set, and some sprinklings of glitter.



Our lovely host this month is

Helen

and she has three prizes to give away to our lucky winners








I have to say that I think the DT have blown it out of the park this time and come up with some fabulous inspiration which you can find over on the ABC Challenges blog.

I'd like to play along at

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #53 - anything Christmas goes

Dream Valley Challenges #206 - Christmas in July

Stamping Sensations Challenge August - things with wings

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

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