Monday, December 26, 2022

Birthday Wishes


The new sketch for this week at 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspired my card.

I chose card stock from my stash to match Gina K Design products- patterned paper, ephemera and tag die.  You can see the other cards from the Design Team on Wednesday. 

The is the last challenge for 2022. Hope you will have a Happy New Year celebration and that you will find some time to play along with this sketch.  See you again in 2023!!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Winter Butterfly

 The last challenge of the year at Allsorts will run for two weeks. #708/9 theme comes from Brenda

                                       ***  CAS  ***    (Clean And Simple)

There will be three prizes drawn for this challenge: Highlight Crafts and AALL & Create


and three images from Ruth Hamilton Design 

My card uses Ruth Hamilton's Winter Butterfly image which is a stunning design! I printed it and water colored with Zig Clean Watercolor markers, and then splattered with white. The stitched squares were cut with My Favorite Things dies. The grey paper and background woodgrain stamp are CTMH. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

                 Hoping you will join the challenge and wishing you a very Merry & Bright holiday. 

                                                                   See you again in 2023!

Saturday, December 17, 2022

A Wonderful Day

Sketch Saturday challenge #716 begins today.  

With all the focus on holiday cards, I found that my birthday stash was seriously depleted.  CTMH        Oh, Deer! paper pack was still on my desk and also two brand new unused Mini Delight stamp & die sets from Altenew, so I created a card using them all along with two oval punches. CTMH inks used are Sea Glass and Fern.

         Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you will join the challenge at Sketch Saturday.

O Christmas Tree

 Pauline has chosen the theme this week for Allsorts #707

                *** A/G with Option of "O Christmas Tree" ***

There are two lovely prizes for this challenge: an A5 stamp set and a Woodware set

My inspiration for you is a fun Z Fold scene card.  (very difficult to photograph).  The trees and stars from Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Christmas were stamped with Versamark and gold heat embossed, then I hand cut the trees.  Sentiment from paper Smooches Christmas Sampler is gold embossed on the inside. I free hand cut the white 'snow' band.  And used some gold metallic paint to edge the inside white portion. 

My photography skills are not up to this dimensional card.  There is another tree on the inside across from the sentiment. Too cute in person.

                                                     Hope you will join the challenge!

Monday, December 12, 2022

Warm Wishes


The new sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today!  

My Design Team inspiration for you is a card that will be a winter birthday card for a friend just after Christmas.

The paper is from CTMH Oh Deer! set (retired); the pine bough is a Flora & Fauna die.  I have no idea where I got the pine cone die. The sentiment is from the CTMH Frosted set (retired) stamped in Fern ink on a Decorative Tag from Gina K Designs. All tied up with some twine ribbon and splattered with white paint for some snowy feel.

Hope you will join us!

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Christmas Stockings

 'A Very Silly Season' set from Gina K Designs is delightful!  Cute images and cheeky sentiments. Just right for cards and tags for family and friends.  I  used the stamps and coordinating dies from the set on my card today.  Stencil is small brick wall from My Favorite Things. The patterned paper and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp.

I was inspired by Double D Challenge- 'Christmas Stocking' and Freshly Made Sketches #565    

and inside...

Let It Snow

Lolo's theme for the new challenge at Allsorts #706 is

                                     ***Anything Goes/ Let it Snow ***

There are two prizes from Oakwood - a  Stampendous stamp and 2 stencils

My inspiration card for you is a Hanukkah card made for a dear friend.  I used some printed paper for the background and silver heat embossed a snowflake from the recent Gina K Designs Blizzard set. The sentiment is a pre-printed strip. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Plaid Christmas


The new sketch at Try Stampin' On Tuesday has an option of using plaid.  That's a look I thought would be really pretty for a Christmas card and I had just the scrap to use!  

I cut several of the trees from Gina K Designs Wonderland die set from white and mat gold to stack up.  As I've done before, I used the negative cut as a stencil, and did a little ink blending with CTMH inks for some trees in the background.  That small piece was edged with metallic gold paint and matted on a piece of charcoal textured card. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Holiday Greetings Mix I was gold heat embossed.

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design team at TSOT and join us there. We love visiting and seeing what you've created!

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Snow on the Way

 Good morning and welcome to a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!

Sketch #715 - with a suggestion to 'include some snow' 

So I did that. Embossed  Gina K Tranquil Teal with a snowflakes folder and then brushed the top with some white pigment ink. The right side was embossed with Falling Dots folder and then sprayer with a Shimmer Spritz. Snowflakes were cut several times with Savvy Snowflakes dies and stacked. The top of each stack was cut from glimmer card stock and then sprayed with spritz and sprinkled with crystal coarse glitter.  The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set.  

                             Also Linking to:  TIME OUT Challenge #228 "Winter"

                                                          Little Red Wagon #682 "Glitter, Glitz, Gleam, Glow!"

                                                          Can You Handle the Pressure  embossing folders

Beginning to Look Like Christmas

 Allsorts #705 challenge theme: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

My design team inspiration for you uses the Center Cut Holiday Floral stamp from Simon Says Stamp. The image was stamped in Versamark and embossed with gold, then I masked a portion and stamped/embossed again. The image was water colored, stamped with a very pale grey ink using an antique script stamp from CTMH, and splattered with white and gold metallic. The sentiments are from Holly Days, a Hero Arts stamp and die set. I edged the water colored panel and sentiments with gold metallic watercolor and adhered all with foam tape to a Grey fog card base.

There are 2 prizes of Card-io stamp sets for winners of this week's challenge! I hope you will join us at Allsorts!