Tuesday, April 6, 2021

AAA Cards - challenge #187

 The current challenge at AAA Cards is Two Quarters + optional twist of rainbows.  This one was a bit of a challenge, deciding how to use two quarters of a card.   I ended up using a rectangular confetti stamp with gold ink to create the background for 1/4 of a card.   Then I stamped and fussy cut some balloons to place in each quarter, along with a sentiment and a few tiny star sequins.

Thanks to AAA Cards for creating a challenge that really made me think, lol!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

TicTacToe Challenge #107

 Here is the current challenge board for TicTacToe Challenge #107:

I used the middle vertical row:  scallops, feminine, purple

The flower die is from Paper Smooches and the sentiment die is from Taylored Expressions.  

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April challenge at Merry Little Christmas challenges

 It's the first of April, and while we are looking forward to Easter, we're also working on Christmas projects at Merry Little Christmas challenges!  

My card for this month uses a very simple (but hopefully elegant) color combination of gray, silver, and white.

The image was stamped and heat embossed in silver onto gray cardstock.  The background was almost stamped with dark grey ink onto light gray cardstock.  Both pieces were matted with white glitter paper, and then I added a few tiny silver sequins to the front.  This is a bit out of my norm for Christmas card color combinations, but sometimes you just feel like trying something a little different.

You have all month to join us at Merry Little Christmas challenges.  We'd love to see your projects, so I hope to see you join in!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

TicTacToe Challenge #105

 Here is this week's inspiration board from Tic Tac Toe Challenge # 105:

I used some stamps from Sunny Studio for my card, using the middle horizontal row:  pastel colors, ribbon/twine and eggs.

Getting a late start on my Easter cards this year, but at least I have the first one done!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #104

 Here is this week's challenge board for Tic Tac Toe Challenges:

For my cad, I used the diagonal row from top left to bottom right:  animal, flower and yellow

I used the Concord & 9th Painted Petals turnabout stamp for the background, and the Art Impressions Easter Bunny stamp set for the little bunny.  So glad Winter is almost over and we're getting ready for Spring now!  

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #103

 I was working on St. Patrick's Day cards this week and incorporated the Tic Tac Toe challenge on one of them.   Here's the challenge board for this week:

I used the diagonal row from upper right to bottom left:  heat embossing, sequins, and green.

The frame was leftover from another project, cut from white cardstock.  I ended up inking it with gold ink and then heat embossing with gold embossing powder. I added gold sequins to the wheels on the truck.  (After all, a leprechaun would certainly drive a truck with gold wheels down a green road with a rainbow behind him, right?)

 The road is a stencil from The Greetery, the truck and sentiment are from Pink & Main, and the rainbow is from Hero Arts.  The little Leprechaun is a Cricut print and cut image.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Jingle Belles sketch challenge

 The current challenge at Jingle Belles is a sketch challenge.   Here is the sketch:

Here's my card from the sketch.   I used some Graphic 45 vintage Christmas papers with a bit of gold glitter film. 

It's nice to cheer up these dreary rainy days with some Christmas crafting!