Saturday, May 25, 2024

Blast from the Past - Art Deco

 The challenge this week at Allsorts is "A Blast from the Past."                                                             This could be Vintage, Retro, or Art Deco.

Prizes from Stampendous will be selected from entries to challenge #780 and this one, # 782.

 So my DT card this week is an attempt at Art Deco.  When I looked it up, the description was 'strong linear pattern and use of bold color like red and gold.'  I used a Simon Says Stamp layered stencil, Stepped Back Blocks, inked with Gina K Cherry Red and Plum Punch inksI then stenciled a layer with gold Lunar Paste. This was my first time using it, and it is not perfect, but not horrible :-) The sentiment is a SSS die cut from gold mat.  I used Altenew's Linked Ovals embossing folder for the back panel.

                                   Hope to see you linked up at Allsorts this week!

Friday, May 24, 2024

R,W, & B Celebrate!

 A super cute celebration card today in red, white, & blue inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #637 and colors, stripes and stars of the Card Concept photo.

I used some paper from my scrap box. The critter stamps are Avery Elle, Summer of Stamping Soak it Up, and the cake is Art Impressions, a prize stamp I won recently. I colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped them up on some squares inked with a bit of blue. Glassy accents on the sunglasses.

My Time to CraftMy Time to Craft #534 "Super Cute"

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Double Wishes


A new sketch at Try A Sketch On Tuesday #647 and a chance to celebrate with TSOT's sister challenge Double Trouble for their 6th anniversary. Not sure, but I think that makes it triple the fun, right?

My card uses some patterned paper from my stash, kraft card stock, a Gina K Designs sentiment, and Spellbinder's dies for the labels and the tiny floral pieces. And the TSOT #647 sketch of course :-)

WELCOME to Challenge #167 - Let the Troubles Begin! 
This Challenge runs from 
Monday May 20th, thru Sunday, June 2nd

Go check out the Raffle at Double Trouble!   I used kraft card stock and pulled a pink ticket (Birthday greeting) 


Monday, May 20, 2024

Atlantic Hearts Daisy

Monday morning means a new sketch at

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

The sun came out and I must rush outside to get some plants potted and dug into the garden.  One is a beautiful daisy given to me for my birthday. Daisies are the the flowers of P.E.O. and I love sending my chapter sisters greetings.  

I've made this card with papers/embellishment from my stash drawer and a sentiment from Gina K Designs.

Hope you will join the challenge this week at AHSC

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Allsorts 15th Birthday Celebration

 My card today is part of the Design Team celebration of a milestone birthday for the Allsorts challenge!

A special Birthday deserves special prizes and we are so excited that our friends at AALL and Create really wanted to be involved and have donated a huge bundle of their products, stamps, stencils, ephemera and washi tape which will be spilt randomly between 15 very lucky winners.

I ordered Buttercream Birdy Bliss (#1139) specially for this challenge, and it was SO much fun to color.  The ALL&Create stencil I used, Snow Pines (#139), was a gift from the challenge last year and has become a favorite for background creation. Fortunately for those of us in the USA, there are several companies that carry these wonderful products.

I colored with Altenew Artist Markers, and the sentiments inside (there is a Happy Birthday above the celebrate not shown) are from a long retired birthday set from Close To My Heart.
I was thrilled to remember that it had some interesting fonts on it and they matched the Birdy Bliss perfectly.  I added a few tiny black enamel dots to keep the easel fold upright.
This design is from Simply Simple Stamping

Allsorts is a fantastic weekly themed challenge with a dedicated and caring team. We really hope you will celebrate this special birthday with us and share your projects.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Love for Mother's Day

Made a card today for my daughter-in-law. It says Happy Mother's Day inside with a personal note.
I rubbed Gina K Dark Carnation ink on Altenew's Spring Blossoms 3D embossing folder, embossed a piece of blush card stock, then rubbed white pigment ink lightly over the raised portions. I sprayed with gold shimmer spray and also splattered with Brutus Monroe Shimmer splash.  The sentiment was cut three times using a die from Gina K Designs Love You Trio. Then added even more gold with a mat and some Pretty Pink Posh confetti. I just love this simple but effective technique!

Linking to Can You Handle The Pressure challenge "Flowers"

Spots & Stripes


Good Morning!  Great new challenge for this week at Allsorts selected by DT Lorraine is to use 

Spots and Stripes on your project.  Of course, the Anything Goes is fine if you prefer.

Prizes for this challenge are from Stampendous

My card uses striped paper from a black and white pad from Altenew, and all other products are from Gina K Designs - Dotted Swiss embossing folder, and stamp/stencil/dies from her Modern Floral set, and Peach Bellini and Sweet Mango inks. I did use a black gel pen to add a few spots to the centers of the flowers.

                                         Hope you will play along with us this week!

Allsorts will be celebrating it's 15th Birthday with a very special challenge next week!!

Also linking to two other fun challenges:
Cut It Up #303 'Add a Sentiment'
My Time To Craft with Mother's Day/Friendship theme