Cardz 4 Galz ‘Oriental’

Hello. Dawn is hosting the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, and she has chosen the theme of ‘Oriental’. Here is my take on the new theme:

This actually a one layer card – I decided to do some masking and then colouring – just to keep challenging myself.

The stamps I used are from Clearly Besotted, first stamping the cute creature, then masking, and then stamping the background.

I also then masked the tree – itty bitty cutting required – and masked above and below as you see and ink blended the blue strip.

Once the masks were removed I used Copics to colour, and then stamped the sentiment.

I hope you can come and join us with your ‘Oriental’ makes – I look forward to seeing what you create.

xx

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Colour Crazy Challengeanything goes with colouring

Cupcake Inspirations anything goes

Critter Crazy Challenge anything goes with a critter

Stamplorations CAS Challenge CAS option ombre (option not taken)

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Flowering Cactus

A quick post today to share a one layer card:

I just love that sentiment, and when coupled with the flowering cactus – I just had to buy the stamp and die set and play with it.

The set is from Memory Box, and I stamped the image onto a Neenah 110lbs card stock to reduce the amount of Copic bleed-through to the other side when I coloured it.

I kept the tones quite similar, using the colour scheme from a recent Hero Arts virtual class, and colours suggested by Daniel West.

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Colour Crazy Challengeweek 37, anything goes colouring

Allsorts Challenge anything goes – option nature

AAA Cards CAS – no layers – option HUGS (option not taken)

Pink Gem Challenge challenge 20 – anything goes

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Birthday Balloons

Hello once again. I’ve been playing some more in my craft room, and using some of the backgrounds I created a while ago – this time using an alcohol ink piece of Yupo to create this CAS card:

I used this die from MFT which cuts the balloons and the frame, and with the additional balloons provided I die cut them from the piece of Yupo paper.

The frame I stuck down with some foam strips – they were very, very sticky so I’m glad I stuck it down straight! The balloons were stuck down using wet glue…….and then I wondered what I was going to do for the sentiment – I had forgotten to stamp it before I put all the layers together. I didn’t think the Misti would help, due to the dimension, so I actually stamped using an acrylic block! Shocker! I rarely do that because I always get it wrong…..

This time, I prepped my stamp, I used a Catherine Pooler ink, and chose an outline sentiment…….and it worked! It’s always good when a plan comes together – but I was nervous of spoiling the card…….I’m glad I didn’t! It is only a few pieces of card, but still……

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Seize The Birthday anything goes birthday with option pastel colours (not taken)

Clean and Simple on Sunday CAS Balloons

Watercooler Challenge occasions

Aud Sentiments Challenge birthday sentiment

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Happy Bird-Day

Hi there. Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge has started a new challenge for the month of September. The theme is ‘Winged Things’ – in a CAS style. I had to make a birthday card, as it’s my birthday this month – so here is my card:

For the circle I used the Concord & 9th turnabout we received as part of the their Summer Camp, using their ink cubes, and then used a stitched circle die.

The bird die is also from Concord & 9th – Birdie Talk – and using their card stock too……so it’s turned out to be a Concord & 9th card really…….

It would be great to see your CAS style cards with this current theme – I look forward to seeing you there. xx

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Allsorts Challenge CAS

Pink Gem Challenge anything goes

Addicted to CAS CAS NATURE

INTAAS birthday

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Embossing white on Kraft

Hello. Having enjoyed some playing in my craft room, trying out new techniques, revisiting old techniques, I have a couple of cards to share today. Both are a CAS design, but the white embossing on the Kraft card really makes the images pop, I think so anyway. Here are my cards:

I took the images from Altenew ‘Wild Flora‘ stamp set, and stamped then white heat embossed. I die cut the panel down with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, then added to a card base.

The sentiments were also heat embossed but this time onto grey card stock, and added as you see.

I added some clear drops for some added interest, but also these don’t detract from the simplicity of the design – I don’t think.

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Color ThrowdownKraft, grey, white

Crafting Happiness – anything goes

Krafty Chicksstamp act

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Thinking of you makes me smile….

I have a card to share to day made with a new set of dies from Hero Arts:

I had to watch a couple of videos on their web site to get the hang of making this card, and it took a while to put it together – mainly because I wanted to add the frame around the outside and I had to fiddle with a knife and a couple of square dies because they just weren’t the right size. My Misti cut-align tool came in very handy for that…

The layers were all die cut out of white card, then coloured with Copics to match the current challenge colours at Color Throwdown.

The background is a water-colour piece of card I used Distress Inks on:

I have a couple of other ‘looking glass’ dies from Hero Arts, and now I think I’ve figured it out – I’ll go and have a play with them.

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Color Throwdown navy, turquoise, green, magenta

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch

Krafty Chicks CAS

Daisy Chain Challengeuse dies and/or stencils

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Crocodile Cheers

Hello, hello, hello……..I new challenge has started at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge. The theme for this is ‘Bottoms Up‘……

Here is my card:

The images are from Heffy Doodle, stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut using their matching die.

I tried to add some interest and dimension to parts of the crocodile using a technique recently learned from taking a Jenn Shurkus class – yes – yet another! Using one of the lighter greens to create some dots – the alcohol in the Copic almost bleaches the parts you touch with your nib……..varying sizes depending on how much pressure I exerted.

The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler and this time stamped before I added the dimensional images!

I hope you can join us – I’d love to see your CAS ‘Bottoms Up’ creations. xx

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Sweet Stampers animals/critters/birds

Clean and Simple On Friday CAS green as main colour

Colour Crazy Challenge anything goes colouring – week 21

A Perfect Time To Craftanything goes

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‘C’ for Coffee or Chocolate

Hello. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge, beginning with the letter ‘C’ – and Rachelle has chosen the theme of ‘coffee and/or chocolate’.

Here is my card:

I was going to go with a one layer card – but I couldn’t figure out how to mask the back of each cup to allow them to look like they were nesting inside each other.

So, I stamped them each separately, die cut them, then added a little cut into the top rim and nestled the next cup into that cut.

I chose to leave the flowers on the coffee pot un-coloured, and kept the card itself CAS.

I hope you can come and join us with your coffee and/or chocolate creations. xx

Bouncy Fun and Games

Hello there. Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge has started for the month of May. The them this time is ‘Fun and Games’. Here is my card:

I went with another interactive card – someone will have to stop me soon! Even though there are some layers to this, I still feel it is CAS. It took me a while to figure this out, but I love the outcome – very much fun and playful.

The pull tab mechanism is from Heffy Doodle, using the card stock from Concord & 9th. The MFT images were stamped, cut using the matching dies, then coloured with Copics.

I hope you can come and join us with your CAS fun and games creations – I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

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TTCRDanything goes

Krafty Chicksanything goes

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HLS CAS – Flames or Fire

Hello. I am continuing to be a guest designer for Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge – and this time the theme is ‘Flames or fire’. Here is my card:

This card took a lot of thinking about – a lot. I was going to go down the fireplace route, then I was going with camp fire, then birthday candles – so much choice actually – but I decided to go with some candles – as you see here.

This is a Stampin Up set – the outline, then a couple of stamps for the filling patterns of the candles, then a stamp for the flames. I ke0pt the colour scheme quite muted, the same on each candle, so the flames seem to stand out more. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Instead of stamping directly onto a card base, I decided to stamp and die cut the image with a stitched square – just one layer, still CAS, but some added interest.

I hope you can come and join us in our challenge – there are also some other challenges going live each month – a water-colour challenge, a die-cutting challenge, a Christmas Challenge, and even a stencil challenge.

I hope you can come and join us in at least one of our challenges – I look forward to seeing you there. xx

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Here Is A Place To Startpick a shape (rectangle candles and square die cut)

Fab’N’Funky ChallengeChristmas

Addicted To StampsChristmas

Merry Little Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas

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