MTCC #64

Ooohhh check out this great theme for this week’s challenge at Make the Cards Challenge blog!

I’m gonna be honest, it’s been awhile since I’ve used Washi for anything so I was pretty happy for this challenge.

I finally cracked open this strawberry stamp set that I got from Lawn Fawn along with the Lawn Fawn Basket die. I also added some of their dot paper to go with my dotted washi border. I just did some basic coloring with my copics and I added some leaves from another die set I had.

This is a super easy challenge and I’m sure you have some washi that is in a drawer in your stash….bust it open, go for one that you’ve not used yet – plan your card around it….it’s a fun challenge to give yourself!

I’ll be stopping by your blog to see what fun you have come up with!

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!

UYS/ Double Trouble Collaboration

Hi all!

We are a week early with the Use Your Stuff challenge as we are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges as well! Our theme at Use Your Stuff is Fall/Autumn and it falls right in line with their challenges, so if you are entering ours, be sure to enter theirs too!

This is a card that I created as part of my Crop & Create Cardmaking weekend hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. The leaves and pumpkin are dies from Simon Says Stamp and I created them using some tear tape from ThermoWeb and some glitter. I covered the cardstock with the tear tap and then spread the glitter on it and then die cut! I can’t even remember the last time I used glitter. I used a leafy embossing folder from I believe Cuttlebug and then just some enamel dots from my stash. The THANKS sentiment die is a tried and true one from I believe Scrapbook.com and you have seen me use it many times before.

We hope to see you play along with both Use Your Stuff and Double Trouble for this challenge!

TMS #625

Hello all! Here we go with our last sketch of September 2021, over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

I was in my die box and looking for one die when I came across this Spellbinders Build a Wreath die that I think I may have used 1 time several years ago and so I really wanted to give it another shot!

I just diecut the leaves out of a bunch of autumn colors and then just started building it up. Some I popped up using dimensionals and then added a few little enamel dots around. The grateful sentiment is from I think Scrapbook.com I believe the background paper is from Doodlebug and then I went over it with some ground espresso distress ink and distressed the edges.

C’mon over to the blog and join in this fun sketch with us!

Looking Sharp: Dragonfly Dreams

Greetings one and all! It’s the first Sunday of the month so that means a new challenge at Dragonfly Dreams! Our theme is FOR THE BOYS! What a great one. If you are like me, you don’t have nearly enough masculine cards!

I knew I wanted to use this image and sentiment that was sent to me in a swap. I colored it with my copics and decided to use come paper from a 6×6 paper pack I picked up at the $$ store awhile ago that had all these green and leafy papers in it. I really like the green and blue together and I think these are perfect colors for a guy’s card.

The DT has some fabulous projects for you today to really get your mojo flowing so be sure to stop by the blog and leave them some love ok!

Thanks for stopping by!

TMS #571

Well, that’s it. The long weekend is over here in Canada and that pretty much marks the end of summer for us, and we can start looking for the falling leaves, cooler weather, heck, yesterday we had hail! Welcome to Canada!

On a brighter note, Tuesday Morning Sketches has a new sketch up for you to enjoy!

The DT has done some really great things with this one!

Here’s mine for you!

I actually started with the embossed leaf background as the inspiration. Then I dug into my scraps bucket for some fall themed colored papers for the circles and then used one of my very first spellbinders dies to cut them out. The truck was cut out of a 3×4 card (a great way to use those cards!) and then I added some little leaf die cuts and enamel dots from my stash. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and leave some love for the rest of the DT….

TMS #567

And here we are with another Tuesday upon us….this month and **gasp** dare I say it..summer, shall soon be passing…Just as our weather here in Calgary is getting good too…warm sunny days…you just want to bask in the sunshine….

However, as things do turn to fall soon, so does my project for the Tuesday Morning Sketchfor this week brought to us by Andrea!

Here you go!

I used the Stampin Up  Basket Full of Wishes stamp set to go with some papers from my miscellaneous box.  I used a postal die from Sizzix and the sentiment I pulled out of my little cup.

Be sure to stop by the blogso you can play along with us and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

 

TMS #560

Welcome to Tuesday!

Here we go with our latest sketch challenge on Tuesday Morning Sketches! This is a pretty one!

For fun on this one, I had my son pick out 5 cues from my challenge bucket  to use on my card.  This is a great idea if sometimes you  have trouble getting your mojo going.   I have this bucket that lists all kinds of scrappy goodies on a piece of paper, ie patterned paper, twine, ribbon, embossing, stamping, eyelets etc.   Then you pick 5 and incorporate them into your project!  So the 5 he picked for me were

twine, freebie, washi tape,  embossing (heat or dry), tiny type word stickers

So this is what turned out!

For the freebie, I used the leaf die cuts!  It turned out pretty good I think.  I had this DP in my autumn folder for awhile now and I wanted to use it.

I hope you will play along with us this week!

 

Color Crazy#41

I’m not sure how my dates are getting mixed up folks, but I’m late with this posting! My apologies!

Our new anything goes challenge is ready to go at Colour Crazy and our sponsor this week is the awesome Ching-Chou Kuik.

Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Etsy Store

 

I’m highlighting a really cute digi called Toadstool HeadToadstool Head and this is a really versatile one.  It could be used for any occasion, as you will be able to tell when you head over to the blog and see the DT creations for you!

Myself, I chose to do an autumn card.  I colored her in autumn hues with my copics and then added a bit of wink of stella to her head wings and legs.  The DP is just from my stash and then I cut out a few leaves with a punch and tucked them in behind with a tag and some fun burlap for a bit of texture.

Head over to the blog, to check out the rest of the great DT inspiration and to play along with us!

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C4G #205 – Triangles

Hello from another wintery day in Calgary folks..yep another snowfall.  This is just nuts!

I am not ready to give up on fall yet, which is why I have an autumn-y card for you for the challenge this week at Cardz4Guyz..

It’s my challenge theme this week and it’s TRIANGLES!  Let’s get some of the three sided shapes on your projects to share!

 

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For mine, I used some old Farmhouse paper from 2012 !  I made a triangle out of it and then matted it with some brown cardstock.  I added in a layer of leaves from my stash and a hello sentiment die from SU.  I also found some little triangle enamel shapes from Heidi Swapp that went really well with the paper.

Don’t forget to play along with us this challenge, can’t wait to see what you have to show us!

Entered into these challenges:

Daisy Chain Challenges: Autumn/Fall

Die Cut Divas: Autumn or Halloween

Happy Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with a Die