Monday, October 26, 2020

My Gnome Christmas for 2020

My daughter and I got together at their Cabin summer home this past weekend and enjoyed three days of scrapping together.  My goal was to get a good start on my Christmas cards using the Christmas Gnomes and the beautiful CTMH "Comfort and Joy" paperpack.  My sneak-peek... I was able to complete a sample card of each of the gnomes along with 45 backgrounds prepared for placement of the same gnomies... each design background being different.  


Above are the first three completed cards for which two of them will be entered in Heart2Heart October Challenges "Christmas is Coming Early" and "Not So Basic Black".  



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Comfort & Joy and Zip Strips 
Cardstock 
     Scarlet, New England Ivy, Candy Apple, Almond 
     Avocado, Glacier and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Gnome for Christmas #D1982 
     Rubbernecker Stamps #3322 "Holly Circle Sentiment Set"
Dies 
     Jillian Vance Designs "Elegant Edges" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



 


Monday, October 19, 2020

Spooky Cute - Double Trouble Challenge #69 partnering with The Paper Girls


Love the Bat Rainbow of Colors and decided to use them all.  Twisted Sister's optional twist was to use a cute image and an extra chance for random draw if you did not include a Bat... that was not difficult to exclude, but I did use a spooky spider.  Cut one of the design papers from Got Candy for the main background and another design paper for the circle layered with a black circle for a shadow.  Stamped, cut the image and sentiment on my Brother Scan and Cut, colored with a variety of Copic brush pens and then adhered both with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  My last add was a candy sticker on top of the circle die cut.  

 


 



Please go to Double Trouble for the detail of the challenge and enjoy the Things and Sneetches inspiration for this fun Challenge.  This challenge is open from Monday, October 19th through November 1st.  

Select at least (3) colors, use Twisted Sister's optional twist to dress things up with a "cute image"; and don't go batty.  And as long as it's a Halloween card share with our partner at The Paper Girls.  

Click here and join our challenge.  

Also share with the following Challenges:  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper/Sticker Sheet 
     Got Candy 
Cardstock 
     Black and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     C1630 Little Monsters Holiday 
Dies 
     Elizabeth Craft Designs #1506 Dashing Circles 
     Waffle A2 Layer Dies 

     






Friday, October 16, 2020

Happy Birthday using AHSC Sketch #390

Here is my interpretation of Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #390 using one of the design papers from Every Little Thing for the background of the Butterfly. The frames were Mixed Edge Rectangle dies which were cut alternating Julep and Wisteria cardstock.  

Just purchased this beautiful butterfly die and chose to use this as the focal point instead of a floral.  Three butterflies were cut using Wisteria, light and dark side, and another in White Daisy to layer with the lighter Wisteria.  The dark Wisteria butterfly was adhered directly to the background for a shadow, and the lighter one was adhered with glue to the body of the butterfly, leaving the wings free.  Sentiment was cut from Wisteria, light and dark, and adhered offset for a shadow.  Gems, bitty sparkles and glitter were added to butterfly and gems to the bottom right-hand corner.  





CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Every Little Thing 
Cardstock 
     Julep, Wisteria and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Tonic Studios #1457E "Mixed Edge Rectangles" 
     Spellbinders #S2-082 "Happy Birthday" 
     Reasonable Dies "Butterfly #6" 
Other 
     Julep Glitter Gems 
     Bitty Sparkles 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 
 
     
      


Merry Christmas - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #416

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #416 "TicTacToe" using the Comfort & Joy CTMH design papers for my first of many Christmas cards.  My plan is to use Comfort & Joy paperpack with many sketch challenges. 

This card was made using the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch Challenge #478. My background was the poinsettia design paper and chose to use a gold dotted vellum paper for the three panels in the sketch so as not to hide the beautiful background.  Cut the larger banner with a pretty die using one of the other design papers, layered it with French Vanilla to show off the scallops and hearts and adhered with thin foam tape to background.  Cut another scalloped die around a flower from the poinsettia design paper and adhered with 3D regular foam tape.  Cut a banner die, stamped the sentiment in scarlet ink and adhered with 3D thin foam tape.  
 



Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Try Stampin' on Tuesday to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the challenge blog.  


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Comfort & Joy 
Cardstock 
     French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamps 
     Sentiment from C1525 "Pear & Partridge" 
Dies 
     Scalloped Circle - Unknown 
     Banner - Reasonable Dies DM0485 "Tags"
Inks/Pens 
     Scarlet Ink 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Love You Gnome Matter What - ColorMyHeart Color Dare #415

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #415 combined with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #389.  Don't gnome why I did another card with gnomes, I should have gnome better... I'm hooked. This time I used the Gnome Matter stamp set, decided to mask two of the stamps to create my scene and colored with a variety of Copic alcohol based brush pens. The Blue Belle color was quite a challenge to create with the Copics and several colors were combined to get closest to that color.  A partial fussy-cut of my scene was done so the mushrooms hung over the edge of the panel and was then adhered with 3d thin foam tape to a Toffee layer.  

Design papers were selected and cut as shown in the sketch, adhered to a toffee layer and then to the card base.  Finished it off with three gold glitter gems placed in the bottom right-hand corner and stamped a sentiment above the gnome.   






Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the challenge blog.
 
Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #40 "Must be Colored, no Pre-Colored" 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Lovely 
Cardstock 
     Toffee and White Daisy 
Stamp 
     C1855 Gnome Matter 
Pens/Inks 
     Black Memento Ink 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
          Variety of Colors for Best Match for Color Palette 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Gold Glitter Gems 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge #68 "Tall Tale" with optional twist "Tall Tail"

Attached is my Design Team's tall and skinny (turned landscape) card for Double Trouble Challenge #68 "Tall Tale" and also included the optional twist "Tall Tail" to include something with a tail.  I am also submitting this card to one of our previous partners "ColorMyHeart Color Dare #414"     


My new gnome stamp sets were perfect for a tall skinny card.  Stamped all stamps from both sets "Spooky Gnomes" and "Gnome Matter" and put my Brother ScanNCut to use and colored all with Copic Sketch Brush pens, in a variety of many colors and then placed on one of the design papers from "Got Candy" Halloween paperpack using 3D thin foam tape on several of the items for dimension.  The grass was die cut using a green design paper from my stash.  

On the inside of the card I decorated the bottom and right-hand border from stamps not used the front of the card.  











Please go to Double Trouble for the detail of the challenge and enjoy the Things and Sneetches inspiration for this fun Challenge. 
This challenge is open from Monday, October 5th through October 18th.  

If you haven't done a tall and skinny card please let it be a first time at our Challenge... so much fun to try to fill the space. Hope to see you there.  

All tall and skinny cards can be mailed in a business envelope.      


 


Also sent to the following challenges:  
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #39 (Must be Colored, No Pre-Colored) 

























CTMH Products Used Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Got Candy 
     Grass was a Green Design Paper in Stash 
Cardstock 
     White Daisy and Black 
Stamps 
     D1962 "Spooky Gnomes" 
     C1855 "Gnome Matter" 
Dies 
     Lawn Fawn "Meadow Border Grass" 
Pens/Inks 
     Copic Sketch Pens, alcohol-based (Variety of yellows, orange, purple, blues and browns 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Liquid Glass 
      


Friday, October 2, 2020

Thankful - Color Dare #414 Inspiration Board

Here is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #414 "Inspiration Board" using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #388. This sketch was perfect for a Fall card and I was going to experiment again with alcohol base backgrounds. Wasn't real happy with my background so decided to die cut some pretty fall leaves and backed them with French Vanilla cardstock. These were stitched leaves but didn't show up very well so added black ink to the stitches. My background then changed to be French Vanilla cardstock using the embossing folder "broken glass" and layered with Sangria cardstock. 


 
French Vanilla and Sangria cardstock were cut using a wacky stitched square and offset Sangria layer to the back, added the leaves with 3D thin foam tape to the white wacky squares for additional dimension.    

Sentiments were cut and layered so that there was just a small outline in Sangria so it would blend and soften into the background.  Embellishments were added on top right-hand corner on the front and additional leaves place in the bottom left-hand corner on the inside.   





Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare and Atlantic Hearts to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered these challenges.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the challenge blog.  

Also sent to the following challenges:  
Cut It Up "World Cardmaking Day" Make a card with at least one die 
     Use (3) Items - Fall Colors, Leaves, Glass Embossing"

 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Yupo Paper Easy Alcohol Base Backgrounds by Tiffany Solorio 
Cardstock 
     Sangria, French Vanilla and White Daisy
Dies 
     Lawn Faun LF994 "Small Stitched Leaves" 
     Cottage Cutz CCB-072 "Nested Wacky Stitched Squares 
Inks 
     Tim Holtz "Ranger" alcohol Ink, variety of Fall colors 
     Copic Colorless Blender
     Copic Multi Liner Black Pen 0.1
Other 
     3-D Thin Foam Tape