Saturday, January 28, 2023

Christmas Card Throwdown January Technique Challenge


This week,
 Christmas Card Throwdown is challenging us to use paper piecing in our cards.  So a couple years ago, a crafty friend gave me my first Tim Holtz Sizzix layered die.  Not sure what you really call these sets.  But there are LOTS of small pieces to assemble to create the final result, in this case Santa's bag of toys.  You can choose to use small scraps of colored cardstock or you could cut all the pieces from white cardstock and color.  Either way, these paper pieced creations are so fun to put together.

I added a die cut stamped sentiment on top of the bag, and set all on a patterned paper cardbase.

Be sure to drop by and see the inspiration cards made by all the design team members and leave them some love!

Enjoy.  I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.


Project Details
Stamps/DiesSizzix Tim Holtz Toyland
Pink Fresh Christmas Sentiments
Cardstock   110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Mirracard silver and gold cardstock
Scrap Bazzill and Stardream
cardstock
Unknown background DSP 
 InkVersamark 
Hero Arts white embossing powder
Embellishments
OtherDahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
Bearly Art glue
3M foam tape

Just Us Girls #664 -- CAS Week


Welcome to a new challenge at Just Us Girls! Each month we are going to have a CAS week.  Please take a minute and consider the definition we are using: CAS has one point of interest, lots of white space, minimal layers, and very few or no embellishments.  Carol
 is hosting our first CAS week and would like us to draw inspiration from the theme: BIRTHDAY and incorporate the theme into our CAS card designs.  I made a clean and layered birthday card using rainbow colors and one word. 

Jules Pedd is our guest designer for January and so very talented! Please welcome her and check out her fabulous work!

Also check out the design team.  These ladies work hard to inspire you each week.  Drop by their blogs and leave them a little love.

Enjoy!  I am looking forward to your inspired creations in the gallery. 

Project Details
Stamps/DiesMy Favorite Things Celebratory Greetings
Mama Elephant Femme Frames
My Favorite Things Birth-yay
Hero Arts Infinity Circles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Bazzill solid black cardstock
Taylor Expressions Rainbow Stripes
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments
Other Dahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Tic Tac Toe Challenge – TTTC194 – Featured Designer Joanne


Welcome back! This week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, Joanne is your featured designer.  Today I focused on the middle row: HEART, FLOWERS, and PINK.  As usual, I used a couple other elements from the grid to complete my card: DIE CUT, PATTERNED PAPER.  The small flowers are from Spellbinders Advent Calendar, a gift from a dear friend...and boy was it full of goodies!  The greatest gift for a crafter!

Be sure to drop by and see the inspiration cards made by all the design team members and leave them some love!

Enjoy.  I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Wishing you a fabulous New Year filled with lots of mojo!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesMama Elephant Mini Everyday Messages
Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts
Spellbinders 2022 Crafty Advent Calendar (flowers)
Concord & 9th Layers of Love
Cardstock   110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Stardream dark and light pink cardstock
Vellum
Scrap green cardstock
 InkVersafine Black Onyx
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
EmbellishmentsLittle Things by Lucy's Cards gems
OtherDahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
Bearly Art glue
3M foam tape

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Inspired By... Popcorn Day


Back at Inspired By... for another year of wonderful prompts.  This week, we are being inspired by POPCORN.  I have only one set that includes popcorn and it makes a wonderful valentine.  I have to commend Silke's inspired popcorn creation... her gift bags are adorable!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesReverse Confetti Picture Perfect
Hero Arts Infinity Rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Stardream solid navy and gold cardstock
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Embellishments Small rhinestones (stash for sign)
Star sequins (stash)
Smooches gold accents
Other Dahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
3M foam tape

Color Throwdown Countdown #726


Glad to be back at Color Throwdown, hopefully with better color mojo this year.  This week, we are working with the colors, NAVY, GRAY and WHITE.  I was so inspired by Susie's card that I decided to case it.  I focused on the navy flowers on grey.  I decided to heat emboss my florals on Stardream cardstock for lots of shimmer, and added a white die cut sentiment

Project Details
Stamps/DiesMy Favorite Things Birthday Wishes
My Favorite Things Rose Garden
Pinkfresh Blanket Stitched Rectangles
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Stardream grey cardstock
 InkDistress Oxide Chipped Sapphire
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
Embellishments Little Things by Lucy's Cards gems
Other Dahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive

Freshly Made Sketches #569 - A Sketch by Jacquie


It is good to be back at Freshly Made Sketches for a new year of sketch inspired cards.  I love the simplicity of this week's sketch (on the left). I made a clean and layered valentine.

Enjoy.

Project Details
Stamps/DiesEssentials by Ellen Folk Hearts
Mama Elephant Happy Valentines
Waffle Flower Favorite Valentine
Cardstock    110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Bazzill solid pink cardstock
Amuse Art Studio polka dot cardstock
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Embellishments Little Things by Lucy's Cards
gems and rhinestones
Doily (stash)
Other Dahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
3M foam tape

Christmas Card Throwdown January Theme Challenge


This week,
 Christmas Card Throwdown is challenging us to incorporate FAIRIES into our cards.  This was a tough challenge.  I was fairly certain I don't own any fairies, stamps or dies.  So I googled "are fairies the same as angels?"  According to The Guardian "Angels are asexual, surely; and they don't have wings. Fairies, on the other hand, have two sexes and wings." Given this definition, this little guy, who has wings, is a fairy.  Though if you had asked I would have said he was an angel!  I think it is still a cute Christmas card.  The sentiment pulls it all together!

I am also submitting this card to Double Trouble and the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge.  Check them out.

Be sure to drop by and see the inspiration cards made by all the design team members and leave them some love!

Enjoy.  I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.


Project Details
Stamps/DiesAlexandra Renke Angel on the Moon
Neat & Tangled Winter Trees (sentiment)
Amuse Artstamps Starry Night Background
Cardstock   110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
My Favorite Things matte gold cardstock
Bazzill black cardstock (for stacking)
 InkDistress inks (Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire)
Versamark
Hero Arts gold and white embossing powder
Embellishments
OtherDahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
Bearly Art glue