TMS #671

Hello my pretties! Are you ready for this week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches?? Pretty right?

I decided to go with a different orientation for my card than the sketch! I’ve been playing with some new dies that I’ve had sitting on my desk for awhile. I believe the FRIEND is from one of my SCT samplers. The butterfly one I got recently and honestly, I thought it cut the butterflies out openly but I’m kinda glad it doesn’t. This gives you the option of leaving them closed or adjusting the wings a little bit.

The paper is just a plaid from Lawn Fawn and then the little iridescent confetti is Studio Katia. I decided to use some ribbon from my desk instead of the banner for the middle to anchor my sentiment. I’m loving this black embossed background and then these soft subtle colors.

Ok, now it’s your turn. Head over to the blog, play along with our challenge and be sure to check out the projects from the DT.

TMS #669

So I wanted to share this card with you from last week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. You can’t link up as our new sketch comes out tomorrow but I really like how this one turned out.

I was at my farm in Saskatchewan when I did my card for this, and I only took a few supplies….a tin of die cuts, a few 6×6 paper packs, a couple of SCT samplers, some inks, copics and a few stamps. The only thing was, I couldn’t upload to my blog from my phone. I had to email my projects in and then the team lead would post to the challenge blog. Unfortunately I couldn’t get mine to show up. So I figured now may as well work right?

That envelope through me off at first. I didn’t have any with me so I decided just to draw one free hand. Now if you decide to use this sketch for something, remember you could use any shape there really, or a tag!

I used one of my samplers for this DP and then added these flowers that you’ve seen me use quite a few times from my tin. I also added a small sentiment and some gold hearts. The envelope I just cut free hand from some pink cardstock. I think these were PinkFresh flowers and there are just so many and I’ve used them for so many projects and I still have some, so be prepared for them to show up again! 😉

Online Card Class

So, as you know I’m a fan of card classes. I’ve taken a lot, some I’ve finished, some I’m still working on.

I recently signed up for the Spring Card Camp 2022 hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire as part of their Online Card Class Series. I really enjoyed this class and I learned a lot of techniques. There are a ton of classes on their website, something sure to tickle everyone’s fancy. I have a few more in mind once I get this one done and the cardstock one that I signed up for!

The class has since finished and I’m only on the third one, but that’s the great thing about it being online, one can go at their own pace as time allows.

So our first lesson was about Ink Lifting. A simple technique that has a lot of punch and one that I don’t do near enough (all of these classes really take your cards to the next level). We used stencils, heat embossing, distress inks and then some fun embellishing.

Here are the some cards I created for this class!

So for this one, I used a stencil from Vicki Boutin and some distress inks in some oranges and pinks. The butterflies and sentiment strip are from Brutus Monroe (which I got in a different online card class with SCT). I thought it would be fun to dip them in some gold embossing powder, which I’ve not done in forever!

The happy is from Stampin Up as well and I die cut it in white and then glued it to some vellum and cut it out. I added a few gold Nuevo Drops as well. I really like how this turned out.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Gals: Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

We Love to Create : Anything Goes Mixed Media

This is the other card I created with the challenge! I love the colors in this one. I used a stampin up stencil for the background. The Yippee is a die from my stash as is the sentiment strip, which was stamped, embossed and then die cut out. I punched out some leaves in some teal glitter paper to set it off and added a few pink enamel dots.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting Happiness: Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge: Glitter or pearls

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Dream Valley: Summer Colors

Simon Says Stamp: Bright and cheerful

That’s week 1. Very fun and some great techniques that just add a lot of visual interest in my cards I think. Stay tuned for more cards as I progress through this class!

Dragonfly Dreams: May

Hello one and all. I’m slowly trying to get back into the groove but I will admit this Covid thing is kicking my butt.

Over on the Dragonfly Dreams blog our new challenge for the month of May is up.
We are being sponsored by Fred She Said this month and our theme is Butterflies and/or Flowers.

I got to play with these awesome pre colored images and I must say, there were a lot!

I really love this card!

So I decided to go with a slimline and used my Studio Katia slimline dies for this card. I printed out an assortment of the flowers and butterflies for this card and then made a fun cluster. The HAPPY die cut is from my stash and the HELLO is from Gina K. I added a few little bling as well. You can’t tell from the photo but a few of the phtos have some Wink of Stella and I also went over a couple of them with a white gel pen to give it a little more depth.

I hope that you will play along with us and be sure to check out the amazing projects the design team has created to inspire you!

TMS #652

Hello all!

This is coming on to Easter Weekend for us here in Canada so I hope that you have a Happy Easter! I will be heading to our farm in Saskatchewan a little later in the week. Very excited!

Ok….been to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog yet? Our new sketch is up and we have some amazing DT projects for you!

Here’s this week’s sketch!

For this card I used a Gina K stamp and die set. It’s called Friendly Silhouettes. I did some ink blending with my Stamp Market inks and then I also blended on a scrap and stamped and fussy cut the butterflies out. I die cut the friend sentiment and added it to the stamped Hang in There. A few little gemstones and we are done!

Be sure to play along with us on the blog – we can’t wait to see what you create!

Crazy Critters: Nov

Welcome to November’s challenge at Crazy Critters. As always it’s an anything goes challenge as long as you feature a critter in your project!

My card today has some gorgeous butterflies from Gina K. Designs!

I love the colors in this one and it was so easy to do with some masking! I hope that you will stop by the blog and see the amazing projects the DT has created for you this month and be sure to play along with us too!

Paper Hugs

Hey there. I have a cute card for you today that I am sending across to Italy to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Using some Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest paper and a small piece from my scraps, I created this one using the Sketch Saturday sketch. I used a Paper Hugs sentiment from Crafty Addicts which I love. I also did some fussy cutting of the flowers in one of the papers. This is a great trick if you don’t have a lot of matching embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered into these challenges:

Sketch Saturday: Use Sketch provided

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Use a Critter (butterflies)

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge: Anything Goes

Girlz Creative Crafts: Butterflies

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with a Die

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes

UYS #422 Stencil

Have a stencil that you’ve never used before or one that is a go to favorite? We want to see it over on the Use Your Stuff blog! That’s the challenge theme for the next two weeks….stencils!

I dug out a Vicki Boutin butterfly stencil that I’ve had forever but never used. I’m pretty sure that it came in one of my SCT samplers at some point and so I figured this was as good a time as any to pull it out.

I decided to go with a rainbow and used a few colors from the Tim Holtz distress inks as well as some Lawn Fawn. I added a few enamel dots from Echo Park and then the sentiment is from Avery Elle and I realized one of the few that actually have a Mother’s Day sentiment on it in my collection!

I hope that you will join and play along in our challenge. You can find all the deets on the blog here! You can also stop by and see the great projects others on the DT have created for you!

Butterflies and Smiles

Is that another sampler card? Yep, sure is!   I really think it is a pretty one from Simple Stories …the Romance Collection.  I was getting down to the nitty gritty by this card and so the turquoise DP is just from my stash.  I loved the glittery aspect and it’s a bit thicker than the other paper, so I thought it added some great dimension.  I added a cardstock strip border punched and then the stickers from the pack.  I thought the butterflies looked so pretty with the flowers.  I took and popped up one of the flower bouquets, again for some dimension and then just added some of the sequins from the pack are from CTMH and then the sentiment is from MFT.    I actually cut it out three times and then layered them to raise it up a little bit.

 

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Enjoy!

Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: G for the great outdoors

Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafting by Design: Flowers

Double D Challenges: Butterflies

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge: use a die cutting machine  (my sentiment is a MFT die)

Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Sunny Days

SMILE

OK, we are in June I know, but I’m slowly working my way through my SCT sampler packs, starting at the beginning.   The January sampler had some great pieces.  I was down to my last little bits to create this card for the Sketch -N- Scrap sketch challenge for June.

 

I embossed the cardstock with my Darice butterflies folder.  The DP and the sequins are from the kit and the sentiment is from MFT.  The butterfly focal is from K&Co, which I thought worked well with these little pieces.

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