Guest Designer for Just Us Girls #418

 

Hello there.  I am so excited to announce that I am guest designing at Just Us Girls Challenge (JUGS) for the whole month of November!  First up is Word Week and the word is Thankful.

 

 

And here’s my CAS floral thank you card.

 

 

With this theme, I had to use Clearly Besotted’s stamp set appropriately called Thanks a Bunch.  This set not only has a beautiful rose cluster image, but contains various thank you sentiments in different languages.  To start, a white stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

The image was stamped with black Memento ink, then coloured with Copics. The sentiment from the set was black heat embossed.

 

 

Love my shimmer, so clear glitter was added to the flowers. Some clear raindrops finished off the card.

For more inspirations, be sure to check out the beautiful creations from the JUGS deign team HERE.  Then come join us and link up your creations.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

Playing at:
CAS Mix Up Challenge – November 2017 Glitter (+stamping + heat embossing + die cutting)
Addicted to Stamps and More – #266 Anything Goes
Watercooler WednesdayWWC143 Feminine Anything Goes
Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations#283 Sparkle
That’s CraftyForever Floral

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #352

Happy Saturday everyone!  Another week has flown by already and a new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM).  Our recipe challenge this week is Stamp Layering.  Layering stamps are a quick and easy way to create cards with depth and detail.   Uniko is our generous sponsor this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JINGLE BELLS

 

My favourite layering Christmas set is Holiday Style.  Last year I used the ornament image so I decided to use the jingle bell image this time.  The bells were stamped on white cardstock with the Blackboard ink set, then die cut out with the coordinating die.  The Jingle Bells sentiment was die cut from X-Press It paper and Ombré coloured with Copics in pink since it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month and I love non-traditional colours.  The pine needles was die cut from shimmer white cardstock and the strings were drawn in with a T-ruler and a silver pen.  Instead of stamping out the layering bow in the set, I used a snippet of silver ribbon. (It’s been a while since I used ribbon on a card).  Everything was adhered onto a white stitched rectangle mounted to a white top folding card base.  Nothing’s complete without some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the sentiment to finish.

 

Playing at:
SSS Wednesday ChallengeAnything Goes
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes Stamplorations

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

 

As you can see, I was focused on Christmas cards this week. 😉  The lights were stamped on white cardstock in rainbow colours with Altenew ink cube sets.  I have the coordinating die, but didn’t want a white border so the lights were fussy cut out.  The string for the lights was white heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle.  Inks in rainbow colour were blended with a mini blending tool to create the glow from the lights before the lights were adhered. The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock and Nuvo Glaze was added to the lights for some shine and dimensions to finish.

 

Playing at:
AAA Cards Challenge#101 Inspired by a Film (sentiment gave it away 😂 Deck the Halls)
ABC Christmas ChallengeU for Unlimited, V for Vibrant

 

 

 

Hope you will join us this week  To see more fabulous inspirations from my team, CLICK HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly Floral Birthday

Hi there.  Been lacking energy lately, but wanted to complete a card I started.  I’m sharing a CAS Mix Media floral birthday card using one of my favourite sets from Clearly Besotted in one of my favourite colour combos.  These flowers are large and fun to colour.

 

 

Stamped the flowers with Memento black ink on a stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Coloured with Copics.

 

 

Masked the image and blended Smoky Slate ink with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil for the background.

 

 

White heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

And that is it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
The Flower Challenge#13 First Birthday Use Your Favourite Flower
Just Us Girls#416 Black, Green, Purple
CAS on Friday#19 Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #351

Hello everyone.  It’s time for a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme this week is Monsters.  It’s a fun one and definitely not limitrd to Halloween.  Once again, our wonderful sponsor this month is Uniko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER CHRISTMAS

 

I only had one card for this week, but when I saw how similar it was to the card by my teamie Susan, I ended up making this Christmas card too.  Stamped the monster and hat with Memento black ink on snippets of X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics then die cut out.  The snowflakes (discontinued) and Monster Holiday Wishes greeting were white heat embossed on a snippet black stitched circle diecut.  Although the sentiment was a mix of stamps from two different companies, I was pleased to see the fonts matched!  The diagonal stripes is a snippet of washi tape.

Playing at:
Freshly Made Sketches  – #309 Sketch by Linda
Color Throwdown  – #465 Purple, Black, White
Tuesday ThrowdownTT365 Clean and Simple
Pixies Snippets Playground  – Weeks 303 and 304

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTER BIRTHDAY

 

And here’s the card that was similar to Susan’s and as my teamie Anita puts it – great minds think alike. 😂   Stamped the monster image with black Memento ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle.  Used the coordinating die to die cut a mask.  Quick since fussy cutting was not required.  Plus it leaves a white border.  Masked the monster then blended gray ink through a Radiating Rays stencil.  Coloured with Copics and black heat embossed the sentiment.  Added Crystal Glaze to the balloon and a few gumdrops to finish.

 

Heading over to:
Your Next StampColor Challenge #75
Cupcake InspirationsCIC427 Monsters
Send a Smile 4 KidsCelebration Cards 4 Kids
Addicted to Stamps and More#264 Clean and Simple
STAMPlorationsOctober 2017 CAS color twist Orange

 

 

 

And now it’s your turn.  You can find more inspirations from my team HERE.  I look forward to seeing your CAS monster cards.  Just remember to follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Beary Christmas Spinner

Hi there.  Just getting today’s card in under the wire for a challenge.  So it’s a quick one and it’s another Christmas card, but this time it’s an interactive spinner card.

 

 

Pair skating was the idea behind my card!. 😉  Stamped the bears and ice from NBUS Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays  on X-Press It paper with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching NBUS dies.

 

 

A white A2 card base was created from Bristol paper. Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool for the background and spritz with water to give a snowy look.  NBUS Infinity Oval dies from Hero Arts were used to die cut the window opening on the card front and to create the frame.

 

 

The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Silver thread was sandwiched between the bears’ paws and skates.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.

 

And here it is in action.

 

 

Linking to the following:
A Blog Named HeroCalling All Critters with Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawnatics#14 Happy Little Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More#263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids

 

 

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.