Thursday, May 17, 2018

May CAS Christmas Challenge - Take 2

Hi there crafty friends! I'm back with my reminder post as May Guest Designer for the fabulous CAS Christmas Challenge!
There is still time to play along in this month's challenge! Here is my 2nd card:

For this card, I stenciled some snowy hills and stamped this really cute Penny Black Snowman. I colored him with Copic markers, used a touch of Glossy Accents for his nose, and added a few polka dots to his scarf with my gel pen. The snowflake is from MFT, which I embossed with iridescent sparkle EP. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment and re-stamped it with Versamark and added clear EP for some shine...a clear sparkly gem for the snowflake and a wonky stitched border, and that was it!

I hope you'll go through your stash and dig up your favorite snowman stamps or dies and join us at the CAS Christmas know December will be here before we know it, and it's never too early to get started creating our Christmas cards :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: Penny Black - Snowy, MFT - Snow Globe sentiments
Dies: MFT - Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Stencil: MFT - Drifts/Hills
Inks: Distress Ink - Salty Ocean; MFT - Cherry Crisp; Versamark
Misc: Glossy Accents; Judikins Iridescent Sparkle EP; Copic markers; Lucy's Gems - Ice Cube Mix, White Gel Pen

Monday, May 14, 2018

May Twofer Card Challenge - Butterflies

Hi there blog friends! It's time for another Twofer Card Challenge with Darnell and her fabulous DT, and the theme for this month is 'Butterflies'! Here are the parameters of the challenge:

Since I just placed an order from PTI and bought this sweet little butterfly stamp set, I was ready to get crafty ~ Here is my take on the challenge:

For my first card, I used Peerless watercolors and created a monochromatic color palette. I colored behind the 'fussy-cut' vellum butterfly with Copics, used silver EP for the sentiment, and added a few silver sequins for a little sparkle!

My 2nd card is very simple :) I started by stenciling the clouds, then stamped the butterflies and used my Glaze Gel pens to color in the tips of the butterfly wings. More fussy-cutting, a stitched border, a scripty sentiment and a few clear sequins, and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Blooms; SSS/Mama Elephant - Summer Garden
Dies: SSS - Chisholm Wreath, Mini Flowers & Leaves; Mama Elephant - All Prettied Up Stitched Scalloped Mat
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: PTI - Stampers Select White, Vellum; SSS - Fog
Misc: Peerless Watercolors; Copic Markers; Copic Markers; PPP - Silver Sequins

Card #2:
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Blooms; Avery Elle - Sentimental Swirls
Dies: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX #1
Ink: MFT - Licorice Hybrid ink; Tumbled Glass DI
Cardstock: PTI - Stampers Select White; Copic X-Press-It; MFT - Stone Gray
Misc: Glaze Gel Pens; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen;  Lucy's Ice Cube Mix Jewels

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #136 - Mom/Mum

Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for another challenge at ATCAS and just in time for Mother's Day our code word is 'Mom/Mum'! Ceal is our Hostess, the super talented Rachel Bergfeld is our Guest Designer and the winner of this challenge will receive a $20.00 GC from Happy Little Stampers!

I was so excited to win an Altenew GC from Virginia Lu's Blog a few weeks ago, so I could finally buy this alpha die set :) I stamped flowers from PTI and Lawn Fawn and stopped at varying heights to hopefully add dimension to this card. It's been a long cold winter here on the east coast, so I really enjoyed taking out some spring colors for the flowers and leaves. The alphas are inlaid and stacked 3 high on a scalloped frame...a few sparkly sequins and this card was done and dusted!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: PTI - Mini Blooms; Lawn Fawn - Penelope's Blossoms
Dies: Altenew - Bold Alphabet Dies; Mama Elephant - Femme Frames

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fusion Challenge - Harbor

Hi there! I'm back to share my card for the next Fusion Challenge ~ I love the gorgeous inspiration photo, but this time I went with the sketch.

I'm always in need of a birthday card, so I embossed the balloon strings and die cut the sentiment with SSS white glitter paper. I stenciled the balloon and string using a die from MFT Blueprints 26, which is not part of the sketch, so I hope the boss doesn't mind :)

If you're inspired by the sketch or inspiration photo, please stop by the Fusion Challenge Blog and feel free to play along with us! 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Balloon Strings Background Stamp
Dies: MFT - Blueprints 26 (balloon), Congrats
Gems: Pretty Pink Posh