Saturday, April 1, 2023

TicTacToe Challenge #201

 Here is the current challenge board at TicTacToe Challenges:

I used the diagonal row from top left to bottom right:  gold, free, Easter.  But it turns out this card also uses die cuts, florals and pastel colors, so it could have fit into two other rows!

The stamp, stencil and die set is from The Greetery.  The sentiment was heat embossed in gold and there are some gold splatters on the background.  The panel was adhered to a gold metallic mat. 
I'm a little late getting my Easter cards out this year - hopefully they will still arrive in time!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #701

 Here is the current sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

I changed it up just a bit and used diecut flowers instead of circles.

The background was dry embossed and then the flowers and sentiment were added on top.
Such a nice, cheery spring feeling card - and I'm definitely ready for spring!

Jingle Belles inspiration challenge

 The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to create a project inspired by this photo:

I loved the snowflakes on the trees and the colorful ornaments, so used that as my inspiration.

To make this card, I masked off a triangle and then filled in the space with stamped snowflakes.  I stamped and embossed the snowflakes in silver.   I added a few round gems for ornaments and a crystal star sticker on top.  The sentiment was also stamped and embossed in silver.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Less is More - Challenge #479

 The first challenge for 2023 at Less Is More is up!  So nice to have this challenge blog back up for a new year.  The challenge is to make a one layer card.  I ended up with this card, using some stamps from Purple Onion.

The image and sentiment were stamped and colored with Copics and then I did a little ink blending around the edges.  This card will be send to the Cards for Cubs March card drive.  

Saturday, March 18, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #235

 Just getting in under the wire for the current AAA Cards challenge:

For my card,  I masked off a strip at the bottom of a top folding card and ink blended with two shades of  blue, then used a border punch to make a shaped edge.

I added a stamped ribbon and sentiment above the inked portion of the card, and then added three smaller blue flower sequins with tiny gem centers.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - March challenge

 Continuing with the 12 days of Christmas theme, the March challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round is to use three of something, or use a French sentiment.  I chose to use three houses on my card.

The houses are from Mama Elephant's Little Agenda Houses set and the Santa and sleigh is from Gina K's Holiday Silhouettes set.  I added some splatters with white paint and pearl spray for a snowy look, and a diecut frame from white pearl shimmer paper.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

March 2023 ABC Christmas challenge

 The ABC Christmas Challenge for March is:  E (elves), F (food) or G (gold).  I ended up using two of the three prompts for my card.

After stamping and coloring Santa and his elf, I stenciled clouds on the background, and then used another stencil to add some gold stars and dots.  There's a little bit of clear shimmer pen for sparkle, too.  This stamp set was a Stamptember Mama Elephant set from a few years ago.  I thought the idea of Santa in a plane was cute (even though we all know he uses a sleigh!)