Sunday, August 5, 2018

My Crafty Week....with some very special visitors



Happy Sunday.  Get ready for lots of photos.  I was lucky enough to host some crafty friends this week.  On Tuesday, Kim, Jacquie and I got inky together.  We had such fun, and were very productive.



Kim and I took a break from crafting to take Sherlock for a walk on the beach.



OK, on to the cards.  Here is my favorite of the bunch.  I stamped the city skyline image from Concord & 9th and then sponged a rainbow over the buildings.  This card took 8 minutes and 8 seconds, and the reason I timed myself was for the Inkspiration Challenge #166: Make a card in 10 minutes or less.  I am also entering this card at Just Add Ink #420, where the inspiration photo was a rainbow flower.





Kim and I started our first crafting session by watching this week's video PTI Make it Monday #331: Creating Mixed Background Texture.   I finally broke out PTI Stitching Garden for this card.  I am also entering this card at CAS On Friday #138: Tag It.




I was inspired to transform this card I made a couple of weeks ago, adding some more ice cream cones and using my newest PTI ice cream set, Sweet Treats.  I am entering this card at PTI Transformation Tuesday Challenge.

Original Card

Transformed Card


I inked up another new PTI set for the pets challenge at Less is More #377.  I followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #348.  I don't have a cat anymore, but this kitty sleeping in the window reminds me of the cat I had before I got married.





I used a different image from that same stamp set for my next card, which I am entering at AAA Cards #121: Friendship.





Up next is a card I started at Tracey's house, using some cute jungle animal stamps.  I am entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Monday: Wild Things and Addicted to CAS #142: Masculine.





Another card started at Tracey's, this one for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Make your Own Background and Seize the Birthday: Water.  I created the background by sponging Distress Oxide inks and then sprinkling water.






The Male Room #91 is celebrating their 5th birthday, and I have this card made with Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks stamps.





Last but not least is this card, made with CAS-ual Fridays Amber Waves and Lovely Greetings.  I am entering this card at Calling All Sistahs #15 where I used their suggested color scheme of red, white, blue and gray, and also at CAS-ual Fridays #105: Stamp a Pattern.





Thanks for Visiting


30 comments :

  1. love the kitty in the windowsill for the less is more challenge and the two cats peeking from behind the banner for the AAA cards challenge,s is just superbly cas

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  2. Always a treat visiting your blog, so much to see and enjoy. Joyce, your cards are their usual fun, clever and wonderful. You make CAS look way too easy!

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  3. It's always fun to meet up and get inky with friends! Looks like your were very productive, so many incredible cards Joyce!

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  4. Joyce, it's always fun to check your blog on the weekend and see your creative output! Love the Cn9 city scape and the MIM! Oh, I miss walking your beaches but hopefully back again next February.

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  5. Oh my goodness what a fabulous crafty week you had, with I had been there to join you! So many challenge but most importantly so many fun designs and you managed to combine so many challenges too! Aren't the Distress Oxide Inks amazing??

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  6. Beautiful selection of cards! The cat in the window is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  7. Wow, you've been one busy crafter! Love your card card -the CAS style embossing folder looks amazing. So hard to find embossing folders that work well for CAS! Beautiful die cuts too and I love the monochrome color palette, also so very good for CAS! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  8. How fun to have over crafty friends-great pictures. And a really productive time. My fav of the lot is also the first one!! I love the arty feel to this and you know I am a sucker for skylines. Well done for getting in done in the 10 mins and thanks for joining Ink.
    Fab to see you at Calling All Sistahs and what a great background you have created, with the perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us x

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  9. Ohh wow - you have been so busy.....there are so many fun cards there. I really love your rainbow city - great idea and I love that it only took 8 and a bit minutes. Very clever. I love you kitty card too. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  10. What a great selection of cards! I love your sleeping cat!! He's so cute! Great sentiment as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  11. Highly productive indeed. Love the photos of your crafty get together and all of the cards. The rainbow buildings look fantastic and your ice cream card has such realistic looking ice creams - I could eat one now! (Were having a heat wave)

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  12. As usual, what a selection of beautiful cards in your lineup. But, actually, you had me at rainbow!

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  13. What a feast of cards Joyce! I love the simplicity of your rainbow coloured skyline, producing such a polished card in less than 10 minutes is impressive! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  14. What a fabulous crafty day you’ve had Joyce! Your rainbow skyline is simply gorgeous. The sponged colour adds such a vibrant and cheerful feel and in only a few minutes! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  15. What a bonanza of gorgeous designs, Joyce! Love the colors you put together for the Seas background! Thank you for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  16. WOW....so many wonderful and amazing cards! Love each and everyone of them! I am always inspired by your card making skills and being able to sit across from you and watch you create so many gorgeous cards is a real treat. Thank you again for inviting me to be part of your crafty week...I had a blast and it was so fun to finally meet Jacquie! Looking forward to next year!

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  17. Fabulous collection of cards, Joyce! It looks like you girls had a great time while you were creating, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS...your masculine card is so cute and perfect for the code word!

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  18. Looks and sounds as though you had a great time, Joyce ... such fun to get together with crafty friends! What an amazing line up of fantastic cards ... I especially love the rainbow skyline ... and that fabulous line-up of celebratory balloons! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Wow!! What a bunch of beautiful cards! That city skyline card is totally beautiful! And the birthday card for The Male Room is so cool! Love the CAS-ness (is that a word?) in all the cards you have made. Thank you for joining us in our 5th birthday celebration at The Male Room.

    x Lise Mariann, DT at The Male Room

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  20. All are so beautiful! Love that patterned background you've made... very cool! Thanks so much for playing along at Cas-ual Fridays!

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  21. Ih wow looks like a lot of fun and verry productive gathering! Great cards, love that texture card and the cat in the window is so sweet... Hugs, Gerrina

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  22. Wonderful set of cards! The two cat heads peeping over and under the banner is so much fun. Thanks for linking it up at AAA Cards and it would also fit the current challenge at Uniko too.

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  23. Wow! What an array of beautiful cards! Your rainbow city scape is lovely and I like your little kitties. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  24. You really have been busy! Lots of really great cards.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

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  25. SQUEAL!! Such AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE them ALL!! Thanks for joining Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge and hope you'll play again this month!!

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  26. So many wonderful cards, coming here always delights me. I loved your pattern Joyce and in those lovely colours.. so pretty! Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual fridays. Hugs ~ Ishani.

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  27. Thank you for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge! The stamps you chose are perfect for the inspiration photo.

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  28. Love the card's background... Thanks for joining us on the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!

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  29. Your bg ground is so pretty with the mermaid tail. Thanks for joining in at STB

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  30. Super set of cards - they are all just super. Love the birthday balloons. Thanks so much for playing along with our Birthday challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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