Monday, April 24, 2017

Make It Monday #282 with Betsy Stenciled Watercolored Backgrounds

My card for this week's MIM was a bit of a challenge for me.  I was trying to use the Butterfly cover plate, making my own stencil and that just didn't work too well. Her's is much softer.  I usually like things bold but I felt this was too bold.  So softened a bit with a MFT Stitched Square vellum
Used Vintage Lines in CP inks.
Echo Park leaf stencil.
You can view Betsy's video, Here

Betsy's card
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Merry Monday #245 with Lori - Use Kraft

This week Lori wants us to make a card using Kraft on the Merry Monday challenge.

Come see what the other Merry Makers have created for inspiration.

PTI's  Botanical Blocks IV, MFT's Holiday Botanical for sentiment. Colored with Prism Pencils,
Perl-len Pen


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Altenew's April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

I started out making a card for my son, Brad and his Fiance, Ramie who will be getting married June 17th.  I am so happy for them, both getting a second chance for love.
I decided that I could enter this in Altenew's April Challenge 
Using Altenew's blue colors and some mint as my inspiration with Beautiful Day stamp set
Ramie's colors are different shades of blue.
Sentiment is PTI's Graceful Greetings II embossed with Liquid Platinum
Avery Elle's Scalloped Border Die.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Make It Monday #281 with Dawn Pattern Behind Die Cut Window

A card for MIM
I started this yesterday and finished it off today.
Click above to watch Dawn's video

Dawn's card
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PTI 's  Butterfly Dream, Butterfly Hope, Keep It Simple Thinking of You, A2 Scalloped Die in Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores &Raspberry Fizz
MFT's Romantic Script BG stamp

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Monday, April 17, 2017

CAS Watercolour April Challenge - Pink & Green & Work It Wednesday April SSS

Another card for CAS Watercolour 
I have been practicing with the PTI Peonies on Parade Watercolor Sheets and my flowers would always turn out one color.  Still need more practice but this is the best of them.  I like how the background turned out.  Used Distress Inks in pinks & green.  That is Twisted Citron not yellow.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle.

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Merry Monday #244 - Wreath

I am so happy to be your hostess this week and would love for you to use a wreath on your card.

 
Come see all of the inspiration created by the team. 

PTI's Sprig Wreath & Deck the Halls, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado & Lemonade Ice 
Vellum & embossed with Liquid Platinum

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Create Along with Us April 2017

My card is inspired by a card by a card made by Nicole
I used Ziggs pens to make the background and then used this Birthday cover plate in white.  Of course I didn't have the beautiful die she used below.

You can play along at Create Along with Us

Nicole's Card 

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Merry Monday #243 with Kathy

Kathy always seems to stump me with her challenges and she didn't disappoint again this week.  She asked us to make a Christmas scene and you think that would be easy, but wow I worked on this for 3 or 4 hours before I came up with this.  It went in so many directions before I actually got something I liked.  Great challenge Kathy.
  Come join me and the rest of the team 
to get a head start on those Christmas cards.

 

PTI's In the Meadow, Masculine Motifs, Holiday Home in Scarlet Jewell & Blueberry Sky
Trees embossed in white and sponged with Spring Rain
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Paper Players #339 with Joanne & Just Us Girls #388 Trend Week - Altenew's 3rd Anniversary

  
A card for The Paper Players 
Its been a while since I played in this challenge.
Really like how this turned out.
 
&
JUGS 
 
Also sharing this on Atenew's 3rd Anniversary 
 
Altenew is know for its multi-step stamping so I am able to enter this at Jugs this week too.

Altenew's Beautiful Day with their Purple cubes, Fresh Inks, Mint and PTI's Fine Linen
Nuvo Crystal Crushed Grape Drops
Clear Wink of Stella on flower.
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Cupcake Inspirations #437

I haven't played in Cupcake Inspirations for awhile so used the colors for my inspiration. 


MFT Linen BG stamp in PTI's Spring Rain, Butterfly Hope, Harvest Gold,  Graceful Greetings for sentiment  CP's Something Borrowed & Lime Rickey
Clear Wink of Stella on butterflies, 
Perlen- Pen
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

CAS Mix Up April Challenge - 2

So I had to do another card for this month's CAS Mix Up.   Flowers or butterflies are my favorite cards to make and the first one I did for the challenge was not either one of those.  Love how this turned out.
 

PTI's Forget Me Not stamps & dies with CP's Inks, Embossed with Liquid Platinum 

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Less Is More #323 - Curve

Another challenge from Less Is More that I can enter.

 

Avery Elle Scalloped Border Dies to make the curve an then sponged with the masked off are with Distress Inks.
PTI's Banner Sentiments & Graceful Greetings II in Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest & Vintage Jadette. 

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Color Throwdown #437 & Darnell's NBUS #11

A card for Color Throwdown  

 


PTI's Butterfly Hope in Spring Rain & Lemon Tart, Red & Green are CP inks.
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Darnell's NBUS #11 Challenge

Sorry the picture isn't very good.
Saw this pretty Darice EF and while trying to work on another challenge that didn't work decided I could enter this into Darnell's  NBUS Challenge

The EF is a NBUS and the flowers are sort of a NBUS.  I may have used once or twice.  Anyway, very CAS and easy.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CAS Mix Up April Challenge - Inlaid Die Cutting

I almost always do butterflies or flowers so thought I would do something completely different.  I used this PTI Let's Party Die after sponging on Distress Inks.  Then used Stick it Paper so that the pieces didn't pop out.  Jennifer McGuire uses this technique.  I think I did something wrong even though I attached another piece of cardstock on the other side of the stick it, one piece still popped out as they all would have done.  So had to tape the back with Micro pore tape and got it to work.
  Anyway it worked out in the end.  Used a Cuttlebug EF for the background.
Don't have any stamping so this may not qualify.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

CAS Watercolour April 2017 Challenge - Pink & Green & Seize the Birthday -

I have had a great day playing in my craft room.  Cards coming together so easily.  I love it when that happens.

Here is my card for CAS Watercolour 
 

Without the topping which is Vellum
Nancy asked why I didn't have this posted to STB and because it didn't have the vellum, I just didn't think about it.  So here it is.

Altenew's Hennah Elements watercolored with my Ziggs.. The Ziggs work so much better on Bristol cardstock.   Used a piece of Post it to mask the place for the sentiment.
Sentiment is from PTI's Bigger Blooms, base is Raspberry Fizz cardstock.
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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AAA Cards #87 Shiny Spring & Darnell's NBUS Challenge #11

A twofer as Darnell would say
Having a good day with cards coming together.  Yeah!!!

Entering this in AAA Cards 

&
Coming April 1-11, 2017 
I am just doing a NBUS card, because anything that has a boo boo on it either goes in the trash or if it isn't too bad gets covered up with an embellishment.
I used a three stamp sets from Catherine Pooler, Amazing Floral, For Everything & Spot On with her ink pads that I love so much.
I used clear Wink of Stella on everything for the shine, which is hard to see in the picture.  I will be happy to put these stamp sets away as they have been out for quite awhile.

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