Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter Wishes - AHSC #197


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #197. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, February 5th to enter your project. 



The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches. 






While at a crop this weekend, sharing each others prize possessions, one of my friends had a die that was perfect for this week's challenge and my decision of Oh Deer Paper Pack design papers would be perfect as a background for this die.  And again this week I used a PML card that had the perfect sentiment for the inside of the wreath.  

Three layers were cut for the wreath, using variety of colored cardstock, pieced and adhered with foam on the back to add dimension.  Found some pine cones in my stash and added a corner arrangement to the inside of the card.  

  
 

Also submitted to the following challenges:


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Oh Deer 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy, Juniper and Chocolate 
Dies
     Poppy Stamps - Grendon Wreath #1155
     Pine Cones Inside - Unknown annd In my Stash 
Embellishments 
     My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots "Jubilee"
Other 
     Foam Sheet, Dollar Store 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

     

      





Monday, January 30, 2017

Puppy Love - H2H Fall in Love


This week's Heart2Heart Challenge "Fall in Love with..." is the first challenge for the month of February. 

Please join us this week and other challenges in February AND remember you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition of the Top 10. For additional inspiration ... hop on by to see all the DT members' and participant creations. 

My selection was to put together a Valentine's Day Card using Cricut Design Space "CTMH - Artristry" cartridge for the cute die-cuts and an embossed background from Darice "Paw Prints". A little layering and 3D thin foam tape used for dimension. Using a bone border as a ribbon on the outside and enlarged the bone border for the inside of the card.  





Also submitted to the following Challenges:  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     Cranberry and White Daisy 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Spaces
     Sweethearts - Puppy Love #M446B4 
     CTMH Artistry - Heart Paw Print #M4130AD
     CTMH Artistry - Bone Border #M418B54

Friday, January 27, 2017

Love - Color Dare #228

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #228: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Lagoon, Raspberry and White Daisy (All and Only).  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, February 2nd to enter your project...can't believe we are into February already.   

Thought these would be great colors for a Valentine Day card and chose to use Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge #481.  

Please visit both of these challenges to see the DT and entrant inspiration.  


Having to keep all my machines busy decided to use my Cricut and chose a vase with a rose and a heart doily.  




Submitted to the Following Challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Paper Fundamentals - Adventure "Lagoon" 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy, Raspberry and Lagoon 
Die Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Anna's Seasonal Sorees - Heart Doily #MA058A 
     Celebrate With Flourish - Flower #M3B961 
Die
     Momenta - Words 
     Memory Box "Cross-stitched Hearts"
Other 
     Liquid Glass Used on Flowers and Small Hearts 
     Embossing Folder - Wood Slats 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Warm Christmas Wishes #2

So pleased with my previous Snowflake Christmas Card, I decided to do a second one for The Outlawz "Sunday CAS" using No Design Papers.  Will also submit this card to the two Christmas Challenges Happy Little Stampers "Christmas Anything Goes" and Crafty Hazelnut #317 "Christmas with Optional Sentiment".  Hop to these three challenges and see all the great Christmas inspiration of the DT and entrants...and start building up your stash of Christmas cards too.

Dry embossed white cardstock with the Snowflake Border, sponged lagoon Ink on full background, heat embossed the Snowflake Border with White, then used versa mark on full card and heat embossed with a glitter embossing powder.  Die cut the larger snowflake on the same cardstock, added lagoon cardstock to the back and adhered panels to the card base. Stamped sentiment in Lagoon, inked edges and layered with lagoon cardstock.    





Click on photo to see closer detail. Stamped snowflakes with lagoon ink, along the bottom and side, on the inside of the card. 


Also submitted to the Following Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps "Anything Goes"  
The Outlawz Sunday CAS "No Design Papers" 

DF from Outlawz Favorite Entry for this Challenge: It's my turn to pick my favorite entry from last week's no pattern paper challenge...and the honors go to...Suzanne Reynolds.  I love the combination of using an embossing folder and a die. 

Products Used:  
Cardstock 
     CTMH White Daisy and Lagoon
Die
     Memory Box "Spectacular SnowFlake
Stamp Sets 
     CTMH B1483 Season's Greetings
     CTMH C1506 Flakey Friends - Inside of Card
Ink 
     CTMH Lagoon
Other 
     Darice SnowFlake Folder 
     Ranger Embossing Powder - White and Clear Glitter

Warm Christmas Wishes

Trying to do at least one Christmas Card Weekly and share it with two Christmas Challenges Happy Little Stampers "Christmas Anything Goes" and Crafty Hazelnut #317 "Christmas with Optional Sentiment".  Hop to these two challenges and see all the great Christmas inspiration of the DT and entrants...and start building up your stash of Christmas cards. 

Embossed a design paper with the Snowflake Border, die cut the larger snowflake on the same design paper, added the silver glitter paper to the back of the die cut and adhered panels to the card base. Stamped sentiment on the same design paper with pigment ink and heat embossed using White embossing powder. The sentiments and the card were distressed along the edges.  



Click on photo to see closer detail. On the inside I had cut some snowflakes but used the negative image for a panel on the inside of the card, and added sentiment to the panel.  


Also submitted to the Following Challenges:

Products Used:  
Design Paper 
     Carta Bella "Christmas Wonderland"
     DCWV Stack "Holiday Glitzy Glitter" Silver
Cardstock 
     White Daisy 
Die
     Memory Box "Spectacular SnowFlake
     Peachy Cheap Snowflakes Included in Christmas Batch
Stamp Set 
     CTMH B1483 Season's Greetings
Ink 
     Colonial White Pigment Based Ink
Other 
     Darice SnowFlake Folder 
     Ranger Embossing Powder - White 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Love "Charlotte" - AHSC #196

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #196. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 29th to enter your project.  

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches. 

My first thought for this sketch was washi tape and polka dot paper for the alternating strips; but then I wanted a design paper that would have the appearance of alternating strips and when looking through Charlotte paper pack there was a PML card that caught my attention. And then there was a second PML card that caught my attention...wow, I don't often use PML's for my cards and to find two that I could put together.  Often see other papercrafters using PML cards and coming up with great cards...so my challenge for this card was using these PML cards.  



Found in my stash a small shaker that was created a few months ago and never used on a card...so the third panel was just an add to the PML cards.  Die-cut a sentiment and put all the pieces together...done with the front of the card.  

On the inside used the same stamp set in variety of inks, masked and created the same floral on the front of the card. Another sentiment stamped on the side of the card.   


Also submitted to the following Challenges:

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Charlotte "PML Cards" and Design Papers
Cardstock 
     Sorbet, White Daisy and Black, 
Stamp Set 
     C1641 Springtime Wishes 
Die
     My Momenta - Words 
Other 
     Sequins 


Have a Ball - H2H Round & Round


This week's Challenge for the month of January is "Round and Round." Focus on Circles, wreath special, or any interpretation of the theme. Please join this week's challenge ... AND you have all month to create and be eligible for recognition as a Top 10 for January Challenges. Hop on by to see all the DT members and participants creations. 



My focus is on Circles. This card was made for my son's birthday ... a golf enthusiast. Several golf balls were die cut in Cricut Design Space, and on the inside of the card a pocket to slip in a Golfing Gift Certificate.





Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Olive 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     Sports Mania - Ball/Tee #M411C3 
     Sentiment "Have A Ball" using Text, attach and weld 
Ink 
     Olive 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 

Friday, January 20, 2017

You Are My Happy - Color Dare #227

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #227: This week’s colors shown in the Photo (All and Only) or the Paper Pack of Sugar Rush which includes all of these colors.  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... please join in the fun.  

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, January 26th to enter your project. 

Decided to create with Sugar Rush Paper Pack using the ice cream cone design papers as one of the panels and coordinated it with our Ice Cream Dream stamp set.  From another design paper fussy-cut one of the circles and layered them all with Pomegranate cardstock. Stamped the dog and ice cream dish, colored using ShinHan and Copic alcohol base pens, cut with Brother's Scan/Cut, adhered with 3D foam tape to panels and added liquid glass to parts of the images.  



  

The design of the card was created using the MoJo Monday Sketch Challenge #480 and Between the Folds #38A "Love Theme".
The inside of the card was stamped and masked with a couple of the ice cream treat stamps and the sentiment "You Are My Happy".  Click on photos below to enlarge to see the detail of the liquid glass on the stamped images.  

  


Also submitted to the following
Happy Little Stampers "Anything With Dies"



CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

Design Paper 
     Sugar Rush 
Cardstock
     White Daisy and 
Stamp Set
     Ice Cream Dream SOTM
Dies
     My Momenta "Words" 
Inks/Pens
     ShinHan and Copic Pens 
Other
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape
     Liquid Glass



Monday, January 16, 2017

Special Friend - AHSC #195


My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #195. Join this challenge...you have until Sunday, January 22nd to enter your project.

The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesdays, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge...and stop by every Monday for new sketches.





A LOT OF NEW STUFF: Just received my order with this new Paper Pack "Hello Lovely" and used a variety of the design papers to create my project, leaving the inside of the card blank for a birthday sentiment or any occasion.  Instead of hearts I decided to use a floral bouquet with a sentiment which was also in my order The coloring was done with a Water Pen using the CTMH ink colors used in the paper pack. And, love the new Gold Glitter Gems, they look so nice with these design papers.







Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 
Happy Little Stampers "Watercoloring"
Seige the Birthday "Anything Goes"


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Hello Lovely 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Fern 
Stamp Set & Thin Cuts
     C1647 A Bunch of Love 
     Inside Flair - Unknown Picked up at a Flea Swap
Inks 
     Using Water Pen - Fern, Sea Glass, Glacier and Sorbet 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear and White 
Dies
     Sizzix Thinlits - Hello Doily #661096 (Borders on Panel)
Embellishments 
     Gold Glitter Jems 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 








The Magic of Winter - H2H Cold Days Warm Heart


For the month of January this week's Heart2Heart Challenge is "Cold Days, Warm Heart." 


Please join this week's challenge AND you have all month to create to be eligible for recognition as a Top 10 for January Challenges. For other inspirations please hop on by to see all the DT members and participant creations. 

Looking back when we lived in the Southtowns or Snow Belt of Buffalo, New York many times we watched from our windows the snowflakes falling from the sky...though the weather was cold it was a warm fuzzy feeling inside...the magic of Winter. 





Experimented with a couple of different embossing folders and techniques for coloring, but chose this as my final.  My other experiments won't go unused...just a head start for my 2017 Christmas Card stash.  



Dry embossed the background, sponged on Glacier (sounds cold) ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and layered on Glacier cardstock.  The sentiment focal point was a die cut from Cricut Design Space, using variety of cardstock...Glacier for the frame, White Daisy for the snowflakes, and a white glitter paper for the Sentiment.  After assembled added Wink of Stella to the frame and snowflakes.     




One of my favorite stamps were used for the inside of the card and stamped with Glacier Ink.  














Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Christmas"
Bitten By the Bug "Snow Much Fun"
Crafty Hazelnut's "Christmas Anything Goes"  without Twist 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #300 Silver and Blue

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Cardstock 
     Glacier and White Daisy 
     Silver Glitter Paper
Cricut Design Space 
     Winter Wonderland - The Magic of Christmas #M46079 
Embossing Folder 
     Darice 
Stamp Set 
     C1506 Flakey Friends 
Inks 
     Glacier 
Other 
     Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder 
     Zig - Wink of Stella 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

      

Saturday, January 14, 2017

I like you a Latte

Just got my new CTMH Paper Packets yesterday and Between The Folds Challenge #37B is using Sugar Rush Paper Packet. Please hop on by all the challenges to see DT member and entrant inspirations and join in the fun. 



As soon as I saw the Donut design paper...I scrambled for my Treats of Friendship Stamp Set with the Coffee cups. The cups were stamped on design papers, fussy-cut, layered  and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape for dimension.  Donuts from design paper were also fussy-cut and layers with Brother Scan and Cut for the cup sleeve and a couple raised donuts on the card. 












Also submitted to the following challenges


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Sugar Rush 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy
Stamp Set 
     C1616 Treats of Friendship 
Ink 
     Black 
Other
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, January 13, 2017

Fore You - Color Dare #226

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #226: This week’s colors (All and Only) White Daisy, Black, Glacier and Peacock.  We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors ... please join in the fun. 

You don't need a blog to submit your entry...if you are a member of Pinterest you can set up a Folder and link your entry to our Challenge. You have until Thursday, January 5th to enter your project. 



This challenge was combined with MoJo Monday Challenge #479...perfect sketch for a Birthday Card for my husband, another golfing enthusiast...in fact his job in retirement is golfing as much as he can.  

Please Hop on by both challenges to see the many DT Members creations and other entrants.   





Using White Daisy and Peacock cardstock ... Cricut was very busy with all the golfing theme diecuts needed to create the sketch and the many layers.  The Tee was cut in half and inserted in both top and bottom of the square panel. Background design paper was bordered with black and placed on white card base.  

The Inside of the card  was layered with Paper Fundamentals "love" design paper.  

The Golf Bag Die cut using Swan Lake design paper, adhered to a panel of City Sidewalks design paper bordered with white cardstock and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape making a pocket for a Golfing Gift Card. Sentiment was stamped in Peacock Ink and added to golf bag. 





Also submitted to the following challenges:  
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings "A Square and Circle"
Aud Sentiments "Anything Goes"  
Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes with Dies" 




CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     City Sideswalks 
     Swanlake 
     Paper Fundamentals - Whimsey "Glacier"
Cardstock
     White Daisy, Black, Peacock
Cricut Design Space DieCuts
     Sports Mania 
          Golfball  #M44846 (square focal point)
          Ball/Tee #M411C3 
     All Sports - Fore #M3A781
     Celebrate with Flourish - Golf #M43777 (golf bag)
Stamp Set 
     Inside Sentiment - S1605 Celebrate with Cake - SOTM
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape