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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #20

I loved the layered stamping on the current CASE-ing Christmas challenge card.  Here's the inspiration card from DT member Anita:
 
Here's my take on the card. I used a large poinsettia stamp, and then colored in the poinsettias with gold Twinkling H2O watercolors, and added some pearl centers and a ribbon bow. It's a little understated, but I like the sheen from the shimmery watercolors.
 
 
I really like this layering technique and think it would be fun to try with patterned paper, as well as background stamps.  Be sure to check out the CASE-ing Christmas challenge!
 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Challenge #54 at Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

It's time for another "anything goes" challenge @ Love to Scrap!

I used the "Word Search Brat Birthday Girl" image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps for my card.  This is a 5x7 card, made large enough to easily see the word search puzzle. 

 
The girl and ice cream cones were colored with Copics, and then I added a little bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter pen for some sparkle. 
 
We hope you'll join us for the "anything goes" challenge @ Love to Scrap!  Any colors, theme, project you like, as long as there is at least one digi or rubber stamped image.  We have three sponsors for this challenge, so you have a chance to win a prize from any one of them:
 
 
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitter 'n Sparkle - use ribbon on your project
Sister Act - anything goes card challenge
Freshly Brewed Designs - ribbon or twine

Sunday, May 17, 2015

It's a May Flowers challenge @ Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge #251

The current challenge @ Fantabulous Cricut is to use flowers on a project, along with some type of Cricut diecut.

I used the daisy flower overlay background from the Edge to Edge cartridge for this page, with some silly photos of my granddaughter and me.  I added some colored papers behind a few of the flower cutouts, and some stamped images to the centers of other ones.

 
There are some great cuts on the Edge to Edge cartridge, with lots of possibilities for backgrounds and for stencils.  I saved the negative diecuts from this overlay, and adhered them to yellow cardstock, so I ended up with two background pieces from one diecut.  Gotta love it!

Friday, May 15, 2015

My Scraps & More Sketch #106

It's time for a new sketch challenge at the My Scraps & More Sketch blog.  This great sketch is by Ana Castro.  There are so many possibilities for using this sketch!


I scrapped some photos from our trip to the Ringling Brothers circus last month.  My photos weren't the greatest, but by cropping them down to match the squares in the sketch I was able to use the best portions of the photos. 

 
The tickets, star, and popcorn are all Cricut diecuts, and the patterned paper is from Bella Blvd. 
 
We'd love to see your take on the sketch, so link up your pages to the My Scraps & More Sketch blog, for a chance to win this month's prize package!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jingly Joys of Christmas

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to use a digi image on a Christmas card.  Their sponsor for the challenge, Deedee's Digis, is even offering a free mini kit, which you can download here.

For my card, I used a sentiment from the free Jingle All the Way download, along with a digi image that I've had for a long time.  The image was colored with Copic markers, and then I added some Stickles, a little bow, some snowflake sequins and some tiny bells to the reindeer collar. 

 
That sentiment is just perfect with the digi image, and I love that it's a mixture of print and script fonts.  Be sure to check out the challenge @ Jingle Belles, and the free kit from Deedee's Digis!
 
 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Have a happy day!

I made this card for a challenge at the Turtle Soup forum, to use a mixture of old and new items on a card.  The flower stamp I used on the background is a new one from Clearly Besotted, and the stitched rectangles are new dies from Simon Says Stamp. Everything else on this card has been in my stash at least 6-12 months.

 
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations: use flowers

Joy embossed card

This card was made for the Merry Monday Christmas challenge to use either dry embossing or heat embossing on a card.  I ended up using both techniques:  the background cardstock and patterned paper were embossed with embossing folders (woodgrain and holly) and the word "joy" was diecut from white cardstock, inked with gold ink, and then embossed with gold embossing powder.

 
I like the warm earthtones on this, and the woven ribbon with gold specks is one of my favorites.  Check out all the entries at Merry Monday for some great Christmas inspiration!