TMS #667

Hey Gang! Mosey on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog where you will find this week’s awesome sketch and a spot to enter your creation!

This sketch shows circles but really, you could use any shape that you wanted to for that element!

Blew the dust off of my flowers and brads for this one! I also can’t remember the last time I used some ribbon on a project either! I am almost done working through the Harvest Delight Collection from Creative Memories that was in my October 2019 SCT sampler. I used a punch for the leaves and the flowers and brads were just from my stash. A quick and easy card from a perfect sketch! Come play along with us!

Captain America

is in the house…well kind of.  Our theme this week at RCS is to use superheroes!  We are supporting breast cancer month and all of those real live superheros that battle a disease or personal hardship each and every day!  We salute you.  We want to see your projects that salute the superheros you love, fictional or real!

 

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I had a bit of a struggle with this challenge until I went to trusty ol Pinterest and found a great source of inspiration.  I found a great card to case, and I of course cannot find where it was I got it from, so if it looks familiar and you know who the source is, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

In a unique step for me, almost my whole card was made using just cardstock.  Only a small strip of DP was used.   I hope you like it and please, come and play along with us!

 

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And The Winner is….

Hey everyone!  It’s soon to be Oscar time. Did you know that the late Shirley Temple Black names the statue?  She said it looked like her uncle Oscar 🙂

Our challenge for you this week at Red Carpet Studio is to incorporate the theme of the Academy Awards into your project….is it the color gold, or perhaps a trophy that you won?  Is one of your favorite stars this year’s nominee.  So many possibilities.    Our DT has created some great projects for you this week so make sure you check out the blog.

As for me, I was inspired by the color gold.  I don’t use it a lot on my projects but I do love gold glitter paper!  It is so fun and just adds some pop to my projects.  I decided to create an anniversary card for a friend.

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Since it is going to be mailed, I wanted to keep it simple.  As well, I am working on my CAS cards so this fit perfectly.  I used just some basic cardstock colors and an anniversary stamp that I’ve had for awhile.  It’s definitely my go to stamp for anniversary cards.  Just a block of gold glitter paper to set it off.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us this week.

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It challenge day at Creative Corner Challenges.  Our theme this week is Sing, Sing a Song.  We want you to create a project inspired by any song, by any artist that moves you.

For my card I was inspired by the song ‘It Ain’t Easy Being Green’ by Kermit the Frog.  I don’t know why but this song has been stuck in my head for days….

I created a really simple card for this one, using one of the images from our great sponsor this week, Scribbles Designs!

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Here is my card

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I also created this card with Tracy’s Core’dinations Core and Stamping challenge in mind.  I used the Core’dinations Spotted  6×6 pack for this card and then did some sanding on it, to allow the white to come through.  The DP was in my paper box and I received it from a swap ages ago.  I added some ribbon and bling from my stash as well as a glittered starburst I found, just for some added texture.  The stamp sentiment is from Stampendous Friendly Messages and is one of my favorite go to stamps.

I hope you enjoy the card.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog and check out the other inspiration pieces from the DT and play along with this week’s challenge.

If you want to check out the Core’dinations online crop challenge you can find information here. 

Autumn Blessings

Happy Thursday everyone!  I have a new card for you for Delightful Thursdays!   Make sure you head over to the Digital Delights blog to check out what the DT has for you today.  Delightful challenges is also having a Giving Thanks challenge this weeks so don’t forget to enter as well.

I used one of Wendy’s colored images for you this week.  It’s the Fall House image which I thought was really pretty.  I then paired it with the fall sentiments.

 

 

 

 

With the image I used some paper from Basic Grey.  I inked it with some Tim Holtz Ranger Ink in spiced marmalade.  I used a border punch as well as a Sizzix flourish die.  The sentiment is cut out with a Stampin up Punch.  I also added some ribbon and bling from my stash as well.  The big leaf is from Walmart.

I hope you like today’s card.

entered into these challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays: Happy Thanksgiving

ribbon Carousel: Fall Spirit (must use a spooled item)

Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes

Paper Playtime: autumn colors

 

 

 

A Handmade Challenge on Sarah Hurley

It’s a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.  Thanks to all of our participants for last week’s summer challenge.  Great job to everyone and the winners are posted on the blog.  This week, Ria has given us the challenge of adding handmade flowers to our projects.  A great challenge to be sure.

I have used the DP and image from Sarah’s new Oz collection which can be found here.  This collection is adorable!  I printed out the clip art version of Glinda rather than doing my own coloring this time.   I cut her out and added some stickles to her wings for a bit of sparkle.  I made my flowers using ribbon rather than paper for this challenge.  I really liked how they turned out and I just added a little pearl to the centre of each one.  I used my new MS punch that I picked up yesterday to add a bit of border to my card.  The sentiment came as part of a swap.  Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations: Dress Up

Fresh Brewed Challenges: Put a little song in your heart (Somewhere over the Rainbow)

The Paper Shelter: Punches and Dies

Scrapalicious: Smile

Crazy Amigo Challenge: Pink

Use it Tuesday: unused punches, dies, cutouts (my new punch)

Cheerful Stamp Pad: things with wings

Paper Sundaes: Girly Girl

Card Making Mamas: Card With/For a child

Craft Your Passion: its magical

Lollipop Crafts: Inspired by a Song (somewhere over the rainbow)

Wee Memories: Free for All

Frame It, Frame It, Frame It

I sound like that guy Mr Maker. LOL.  This week on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog we are looking to see frames in your projects, they can be hand made or an embellishment that you already own, die cuts, doodles, stitches whatever gets your creative juices flowing!  The challenge goes until May 29th and the winner announced on June 1.  You have lots of time to enter to win a great prize from Sarah!  Here is my card this week..

The sketch is from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Cardmaps book!  I’ve used Sarah’s papers and the ribbon, flowers and brads are all from my stash as was the thank you rub on.. The frame was just made using some simple cardstock.  A very simple card.  Make sure you check out the other DT projects on the blog.

Busy Little Camper

So I joined a new site which I am just loving.. http://www.swapbot.com This is a great site for doing different kinds of swaps and not just cards..there’s everything on there. So I’ve joined in on a few card ones so I’ve made some Easter/spring cards to show you..but first…some challenge blog updates

Lollipop Crafts is featuring our sponsor Just Some Lines who’s offering a $15 Gift Card for this week’s anything but a square/rectangle challenge which is hosted by moi. You can get all the deets here...

Sarah Hurley has a new challenge this week and WOW! are the DT inspiration pieces ever gorgeous..the theme this week is MUM’s the word…so projects for your mom (It’s the UK mother’s day this weekend). You can find the details here

AiFactory has a new challenge this week…it’s Bright as Day so all your fun bright colored projects can be entered this week.  Check it out here

 

Now on to my cards…

the theme for the swap was to create a card with yellow as the primary color.  I love how this turned out..using inspiration from one of my magazines this month.  The DP is Basic Grey’s Nook and Pantry Lemon Meringue Pie…The Hello Kitty die was a Christmas present from a swap that I did and the stamp is from my stash.  The buttons are as well.  I did ink around the edges using some marigold ink but you can’t see it in the picture.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Entered Into These Challenges:

Crafts and Me: Yellow

Woodware USA: Clean and Simple

Creative Card Crew: for a child

CES Challenges: Die Cuts

Totally Papercrafts: Cute and Cuddly

Sentimental Sundays: Cute & Cuddly with a sentiment

Pile it On: Cutie Patootie

Gingerloft: Die cuts or punches

Stamping Vacation: Animals with Arms

Just a simple Easter card using some scraps and an image that was sent to me from the Image and Card swap group.  I added some chalking and also some flocking for the eggs on this one. Colored with the copics and some ribbon & bling from my stash

Entered into these Challenges:

Phindy’s Place: All about Animals

Crafty Creations: Bunnies

Let’s Create: Easter

Creative Craft World: Easter

Spoon Full of Sugar: Easter

Sweet Stamps: Easter

The Paper Variety: Create your own 1,2.3 (1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellies (bling, ribbon, flocking)

Mami Doodles: Spring

Polkadoodles: Spring

Tellen’s Place: Texture

 

A Floral Thank You with Sarah Hurley

So today’s marks my debut as part of the Sarah Hurley DT. Our theme this week is Flowers…
Without further adieu here is mine… (shout out to Lori Padberg.  It was one of her creations that inspired mine.  I loved the simple look of it)
I used some digital paper & sentiment from Sarah’s line which can be found here.

The flower is from my stash and I just inked it up a bit with some red ink.  I did some die cutting as well for the flowers and used the spellbinders to showcase the flower.  And of course some embossing using the fleur de lis embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  A really simple card but I quite like it.  Make sure you stop by the Sarah Hurley challenge blog to get your own flower entries in!  We can’t wait to see them!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: diecuts

Creative Craft Challenge: thank you

Desert Island Crafters: use 3 items from the itinerary ( 2PP, distressing, inspired by nature)

Gingerloft: Flowers

Do You Stack Up: Layers

The Rubber Cafe: Use your favorite Die (I love this new Nestabilities set I got)

Southern Girls Challenge: Flowers

 

Lovely Lady

Welcome to Monday! It’s challenge day at The Crazy Challenge and this week, we’re looking for all the lovely ladies out there!  I must be on a vintage kick, which for me is surprising, because I never really thought of myself as the vintage type..anyway, here is my card.

The image is downloaded from the internet (I really wish I had a stash of vintage images from a book or something). The music sheet is left over from a Tim Holtz Christmas Tag..it was printed out onto vellum and then inked and distressed to give it a vintagy feel.  The bling, pearl strand, ribbons and flowers are all from my stash.

Make sure you stop by the Crazy Challenge Blog to check out all the details on this week’s challenge.  We’re being sponsored by Hobbismo and there is a great prize to be won!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Allsorts: Card for a Teenager (I’d like to think that there is a teenager out there somewhere that would like this card..LOL )

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with something Old…well this whole card is pretty much old stuff

Little Claire’s Designs: flowers

One Stop Craft Challenge: Black/White & 1 other color : mine is red

Simply Create: flower power

Shelley’s Images Blog: 3 layers

Bows & Berries: Anything Goes