Sunday, January 26, 2020

2 Cards for Fun



With my kids back at school (finally), I had a bit of time to craft just for fun.  I made 2 cards inspired by a variety of challenges.

First up is this valentine.  I finally broke into the My Monthly Hero kit from May, 2019 to create this fun, knitting themed valentines day card.  I am entering it at A Blog Named Hero January Challenge:  Anything Goes, Freshly Made Sketches #419, Addicted to Stamps and More #373: Holiday (Valentines Day), and Simon Says Monday: Home Decor (knitted blanket).










My next card celebrates friendship with some cute Lawn Fawn birds from Feathered Friends.


I am playing along at Lawn Fawnatics #69:  For the Birds, Use Your Stuff #390: Friendship, Paper Players #475--(a pretty liberal interpretation of the sketch), and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Besotted by our Pets (My friend had a pet bird).





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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Time Out #153...Reminder...Happy Birthday




There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is to be inspired by something in your wardrobe, past or present.






I took my inspiration from these leggings I wear to the gym.  I have been thinking about making a card inspired by this pattern for a long time, so when I saw this week's challenge, I knew just what I wanted to do.

I was inspired by the all over pattern of black flowers, and the color gradations on the flowers and in the space between the flowers.  I used MFT Etched Flowers stamp and sponged various shades of purple ink in a pattern inspired by the print on my leggings.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and our Guest Designer, Lise MariannPoppystamps is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CASology Week #360...Crystal





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is CRYSTAL.

I fussy cut and colored the cat from Lawn Fawn Fortune Teller Tabby, and had her look into her crystal ball to predict a happy birthday.






Now it's your turn.  How does CRYSTAL inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from our Guest Designer, Jan C. and the CASology design team.



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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Seize the Birthday...Guest Designer...Knitted Stencil




Hello there.  I am back with another card for the latest Seize the Birthday challenge.  In case you were wondering, I will be the Surprise Guest Designer through the end of February.

This week, our challenge is to use STENCILS.  Stencils are so quick and easy and can really add impact to a card.  I don't know why I don't use them more often.



I used the Knit Wits stencil from The Greetery to create a stenciled background on my card front.  I added this adorable mushroom and knitting mouse from Gettin' Cozy from The Greetery, and my card was done.  I stamped the sentiment in red to tie in to the mushroom, and also to make sure it was easy to see.



I hope you will pull out your stencils and play along with us at Seize the Birthday this week.  Remember, Stencils is an optional topping, and you are always welcome to play along with any birthday card you make.

I look forward to seeing what you create.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Time Out #152...Reminder...Sending Kisses and Cuddles






There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is to be inspired by this photo:


Here is a larger picture of the inspiration photo:


I took inspiration from the hearts and the theme of love.  What do I love most these days (or should I say who)?  My dog, Sherlock, of course.  Here is his Valentine (LOL).


Our sponsor for this challenge is Funky Fossil, and I used this Pawsome Heart Stencil on my card.





Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team.  Funky Fossil is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CASology Week #359...Repeat




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is REPEAT.  According to the dictionary, repeat as a verb means "say again something one has already said"  I used these cute critters from Mama Elephant Dos Amigos, and had them repeat the birthday greeting.



Now it's your turn.  How does REPEAT inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from our Guest Designer Claire. and the CASology design team.


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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Seize the Birthday....Guest Designer...Layer Cake




Hello and Happy New Year!! 

SURPRISE!!!

I am pleased to say that I have been invited to join the team at Seize the Birthday as their Surprise Party Guest for the months of January and February.  What a fun way to start the new year.





Today's toppings challenge is "Layer It!"  I decided to use lots of different layers on my card, and also to add a layer cake as my focal point.


I used paint chips as my cake layers, and went with a mixed masculine color scheme--all of these colors were together on the paint chip.  My cake is cut with Concord & 9th Cake Layers dies, and my other layers use Mix & Match dies from PTI on a kraft card base.



I hope you will play along with us at Seize the Birthday.  I look forward to seeing what you create.


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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Time Out #151...Reminder...Happy Birthday





There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  This week, we challenge you to be inspired by the words below...




I thought that quote would be quite suitable for a birthday, graduation, or even happy new year's.  I decided to make a birthday card, and used STAMPlorations Zen Birthday Background 1 for my card.  I colored with Copic markers, using greys on all the detail that wasn't part of the birthday cake image.



Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Helen, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge. STAMPlorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Monday, December 23, 2019

21st Birthday Card




Just popping in with a quick card that I whipped up for a 21st birthday.  I used MFT Martini time stamps and dies and followed the sketch at MFT #468.  I am also entering this at the MFT December Birthday ProjectSimon Says Monday challenge:  Party and Simon Says Wednesday challenge: Party.










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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CASology Week #358...Branch





Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is BRANCH.  I die cut my branch from green card stock as well as vellum and adhered them both to a card front that I had added some subtle texture to.  Stamped a sentiment, and my super simple card was done.







Now it's your turn.  How does BRANCH inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer Deepti S. and the CASology design team.  Our sponsor this week is Stamplorations 



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