Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Today's card is for the Paper Players sketch challenge. I seem to be making cards in threes lately but I guess it just makes sense to do it while all the supplies are out. I love the richness of these Catherine Pooler inks - they definitely make the cards merry and BRIGHT!
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Clearly this card is not my usual style but the challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week it to Layer It Up so I decided to stick a toe outside my comfort zone and see what I could come up with. This took waaaaay too long to put together but I was determined to come up with something! I broke out some Pinkfresh patterned papers and some dies from Paper Smooches and MFT and finally ended up with this. I don't hate it but it's definitely a style I need to practice more.
I've got a card this evening for the Fusion challenge where I used the sketch and took inspiration from the purple in the photo. I used some ancient Basic Gray patterned paper and the new to me latte die and stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I also added a little coffee cup from Essential By Ellen.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
I've got a card today for three challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches, Freshly Made Sketches and Darnell's NBUS challenge. I broke out these Concord & 9th outline alphabet dies for the first time and used them to create some sentiment only cards. I had to cut the letters from all 3 cardstock colours so I ended up making 3 cards.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Hi there! I tried to spend my weekend craft time focusing on Christmas cards. It's going to be here before we know it and people are already asking about the cards. Yikes! I just need about 100 more hours in a day! Anyway this card is for the My Favourite Things sketch challenge. This yeti with his underbite, adorable teeth and tangle of lights is such a cutie pie!
Today's card is for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I used the adorable scribbled tree from Essentials by Ellen. It's a little bit Charlie Brown-esque but I love it. I used some Nuvo drops to decorate it and scattered some others around it.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Today's card is for the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch challenge. I had this EBE unicorn set on my desk from another card I had made and thought I'd use it again here. I always seem to colour them with rainbow manes but hey, if it works it works! I die cut the Avery Elle star frame and then cut it in half to use as the swirly part along the bottom of the circle.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Today's card uses the colours from The Paper Players and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch (I turned it 90 degrees to the right). I layered some Heffy Doodle stitched circle die cuts and popped the Altenew lion and Paper Smooches speech bubble up on foam tape. Once I stopped dithering about which order to layer the circles the rest came together quite quickly!
I actually played with the original sketch challenge back in 2015. Here's my card from then:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
This card is for the Just Add Ink (photo inspiration) and Inkspirational (Angle It) challenges. Unfortunately I don't seem to have any ink that matches the gorgeous blue from the JAI inspiration photo (but I really need to find some to add to my collection!) so I went with purple shades when stamping this Altenew flower. I knew I wanted to position it diagonally across the card front but it seemed a little plain so I added the striped paper for a bit of fun and to make a clear diagonal line.
Today's card is for the Fusion and the Seize the Birthday challenges. I used the sketch from Fusion and took inspiration from the pig in the photo. I had this little piggy stamped, partially coloured and ready to go in my scrap bag so I'm playing along with the Use Your Scraps topping at STB. I found some fun and festive patterned paper for the background and die cut a few Reverse Confetti flags for the top corner.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
I had some rare weekday craft time today and made a couple of cards. This one is for 4 challenges - CAS Colours & Sketches, Just Add Ink (Thank You), Simon Says Wednesday challenge (Anything Goes) and Time Out (Inspiration Quote). I'm seeing lots of skinny stripes on cards lately and and wanted to use some here but ended up using different sized ones instead. It's such a simple way to add some colour to a design that I have a feeling it may start showing up on more of my cards (I'm always a little late to the trend parties!).