Saturday, April 21, 2018

You're Purrfect - The Outlawz April "Progressive Freebie"

This card was made for The Outlawz April Progressive Freebie using the digital image from Sheepski Designs, Anne's Digital Arts.  Printed 2 images of Virgo, using Copic alcohol-based pens colored the first one in full and fussy-cut.  The second image...the floral lei and butterfly were colored, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape to the first image for dimension. Die cut the floral bouquet in two different design papers and another one using white cardstock to piece the green stems and yellow flowers on the white cardstock layer and adhered directly to the blue background design paper.  Added Virgo to the front of the flowers with thin foam sheet, die cut the grass and pieced around Virgo.  Sentiment added on grass using Pewter ink.

After adding Virgo it appeared the white was too noticeable around his whiskers because of my fussy-cut so I took some Sea Glass ink and watercolored inbetween the whiskers and then took the copic YG23 and put a line where the stem was...then I was happy with it.  Virgo is liking his spring time setting.  



For the inside of the card, die cut another floral and placed in the bottom corner, and both the inside and the small photos show the dimension of the fussy-cuts.  




Also sent to the following Challenges:
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #13 "April Showers, Bring May Flowers"

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Sugar Rush (Sky) 
     Magical (Flowers and Border)
     Lawn Fawn #LF1355 "Watercolor" (Grass/Stems)
Cardstock 
     White Daisy
Digital Art 
Dies 
     Memory Box #98568 "Frangia Bouquet"
     Lawn Fawn #LF1148 "Grass" 
Stamps 
     D1751 Punny Pals (Sentiment)     
Other 
     2D Thin Foam Tape
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet
Inks / Pens 
     Inks Sea Glass, Black and Pewter 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens 



Friday, April 20, 2018

Just For You - Color Dare #289

My DT card for Color Dare #289 was created for the Little Acres Birthday Anniversary BlogHop using the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday  #363.  Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #288 Click Here. 






The theme is Nature and/or Coffee and is meant to inspire, not required, so let your imagination run "wild"! You are not required to use Little Acres Creations stamps, but if you have them...we'd love to see them! You can link up to other challenges, but your project should be created specifically for this challenge. You have until April 20th at 11:55 pm Pacific Time to link up. Don't forget about all of the other activities going on here through the 20th and so many more chances to win some big prizes! You can find all of the details by clicking on this link and visiting the main Celebration Post! 


Also submitted to the following challenges
     3-Design Papers, 2-Embellishments, 1-Ribbon/Bow 
Three Amigos BlogHop Challenge #13 "April Showers Bring May Flowers"
TicTacToe #TTT044 - Column Add Dimension, Ink, Pattern Paper

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Papers 
     Paper Fundamentals
        Adventure - Raspberry
        Whimsy - Juniper
Cardstock 
     Raspberry, Mink and Daisy White
Dies
     Piazza Plenty #143844 "Cup With Hearts" 
     Sizzix Thinlits #661190 "Wildflowers" 
Embellishments 
     Ribbon - Unknown in Stash 
     Nuvo Crystal Drops "Simply White" 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


     


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Spring - Pigments of Imagination

This card was made for Little Acres Creations Birthday Celebration using Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #449. Piglets are enjoying wallowing in hot chocolate...surely better than dirt. Stamped the splash of chocolate on white cardstock, colored, stamped sentiment, layered scene on cardstock and adhered to my floral background card base. Stamped the cute Piglets on white cardstock, colored, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D thin foam tape laying across the chocolate. Instead of a flower...die cut a teapot to place on the corner with 3D thin foam tape, drew in the stream of hot chocolate and applied liquid glass.  





The theme is Nature and/or Coffee and is meant to inspire, not required, so let your imagination run "wild"! You are not required to use Little Acres Creations stamps, but if you have them...we'd love to see them! You can link up to other challenges, but your project should be created specifically for this challenge. You have until April 20th at 11:55 pm Pacific Time to link up. Don't forget about all of the other activities going on here through the 20th and so many more chances to win some big prizes! You can find all of the details by clicking on this link and visiting the main Celebration Post! 


Also used liquid glass on the piglets eyes, snout, tail and hoofs. Colored over the lid on the teapot with gold and used CTMH glitter pen on both the piglets and teapot. On the inside of the card used another one of the Piglet stamps and bordered with the same plaid design paper used on the front. 


Also sent to the following Challenges:  
Three Amigos "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

Products Used
Design Paper 
     Doodlebug Designs Assortment - Value Pack 
Cardstock 
     CTMH White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     Little Acres "Pigments of Imagination" Stamp Set 
Dies 
     Paper Smooches DED181 "Coffee & Tea"
Inks / Pens
     Copic Sketch Colors - W1,W3,W6,R81,E44 and E77
     Ranger Distress Ink "Brown"
Other
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape
     CTMH Liquid Glass
     CTMH Glitter Pen - Clear 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Lova Ya - H2H - April Week #3 Framed

My DT Card for Heart2Heart "Framed" was made using the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #260 which had several frames...so out came some of my frame dies and they were cut with a plaid design paper and then adhered with 3D foam tape to a pretty floral background.  The flower was my image cut from bashful pink and adhered to corner of the smaller frame.  My sentiment was another diet cut placed at the bottom of the one frame.  




Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's Theme and showcase your favorite project.  It might be a manic Monday but that also means that here at Heart2Heart we've got another great challenge for you.  "You've been framed!"  That's right!  So the only way to clear your name is to join us this week.  You have until the end of the month to create and submit your project and other upcoming April themes to earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month. 

The inside of the card used one of the same frames for the sentiment and used the negative of a couple of the daisy cuts for the bottom corner.  



Also sent to the following Challenges
Three Amigos "April Showers Bring May Flowers" 
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 
Dies R Us Challenge #95 "Springtime" 
 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Gimme Some Sugar 
Cardstock 
     Bashful ad White Daisy 
Dies 
     Waffle Flower #31111 "Pinking Layers" 
     My Favorite Things #MFT054 "Upsy-Daisy"
     Lawnflower #LF1559 "Love Ya" 
Other 
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape 
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear"  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Are You Kitten Me? - Color Dare #288


Did many cut panels in both the lagoon and peacock blues and shuffled them around until I was happy with the distribution of the colors.  Went to my stamp collection and found this adorable cat and that's where my mink came in.  This cat stamp reminds me so much of my son's cat "Thurman" and we are babysitting him for the next couple weeks.  Showing my husband the half put together card, Thurman jumped up on the bed and wanted to see it too...almost like he knew I was making this card of him.  Well, it was late and because I wasn't quite happy with my project...it needed something more...and off to bed. 

Waking up the next morning, the circle panel was changed to a ball of yarn using different design paper so that changed my final shuffle of color distribution from last night and had to cut one more panel with a different design paper to coordinate with this change. Now to pull in some silver and a sentiment.  Apparently the mouse made his home in the ball of yarn, came out, and sat on Thurman's head to let him know not to play with the ball...Thurman says "Are You Kitten Me?"  

Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #287 Click Here. 

On the inside of the card added a border on the bottom with design paper.  



Also submitted to the following Challenges:



CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment - Peacock" 
     Paper Fundamentals "Adventure - Lagoon"
Cardstock 
     Mink and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Mink and Peacock 
Cricut Design Space
     CTMH "Artistry" - Ball of Yarn #M418710
Dies
     Paper Smooches "Cat Icons #J3D148"     
Stamps 
     Journey "Feed Me #AT-0160"
Embellishments
     Berry Christmas Dots "Silver" 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear
Other 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



Friday, April 6, 2018

Much Love, Thanks - Color Dare #287

My DT card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #287 combined with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #447.  My background was made from White Daisy cardstock, dry embossed and then swiping Bashful ink over the top of the embossed card and adhered to a Blossom Panel.  The heart image was stamped using Pebble ink, flowers stamped in Blossom, leaves  in Bashful and sentiment in Pebble. 

The stamped image was rectangular so used the smaller die from Cutz "Nested Wacky Stitched Circle", die cut next larger size in Blossom, layered with thin foam and stamped the sentiment.  However, the sentiment was too light, tried to stamp over it and ruined it.  Ended up having to fussy-cut the heart image, stamping sentiment again on white cardstock using my Misti, cut smaller circle to back the heart image and adhered to the background after applying the zip strips.  Added a couple floral seguins to the flowers.  




Please stop by and view the DT's inspiration for these challenges ... and would love to see what bright and cheery projects you will create.  The Color Dare Challenge will be open for (2) weeks...AND you still have time to enter in our Color Dare #286 TicTacToe choosing your own colors from the grid Click Here. 



On the inside of the card added a border on the bottom with design paper and then added a cluster of small flowers from the stamp set.  


Also submitted to the following Challenges:
Three Amigos Bloghop Challenge "April Showers Bring May Flowers"  













CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Zip Strip from Gimme Some Sugar
Cardstock 
     Blossom and White Daisy 
Inks 
     Bashful and Pebble
Dies      
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-069 "Nested Wacky Stitched Circles" 
Stamps 
     Concord & 9th "Monogram Heart Stamp" Set
     A-1171 "A Little Note" - Sentiment Thanks 
Embellishments
     Pretty Pink Posh "Spring Flowers
     Quatrefoil Embossing Folder 
Other 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Sheet 


     

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Birthday To You - H2H April Week 1

Heart2Heart's First Challenge in April "Birthday Bash" made using Cas(e) This Sketch #265.  Sketch was CAS so pretty much followed the layout of the sketch using design papers from CTMH "Gimme Some Sugar".  A couple die cuts and a sentiment, done.  




Hop on by Heart2Heart for this week's "Birthday Bash" Theme and showcase your favorite project.  We want to see all things birthday related, from cards and scrapbook layouts to presents and party d├ęcor ... can't wait to see your artwork. You have until the end of the month to create and submit your project and other upcoming April themes to earn a Perfect Attendance Badge if you create a card for each weekly theme during that month.

The inside of the card was an extra die cut intended for the front of the card but decided on it was too busy with the floral background design paper; however, it was a good fit for the border on the inside of the card.  


Also sent to the following challenges:
Always Happy Birth "April" - Optional Balloons 
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes"
TicTacToe Challenge #041 - Top Row "Circle, Flower, Die Cut"












CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Gimme Some Sugar 
Cardstock 
     Bashful and White Daisy
Dies 
     IO Dies #523-W "Scribble Circles" 
     Poppy #1788 "Tailored Stitches" Border
Stamps
     B1467 You Mean the World To Me 
Other 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 


Friday, March 30, 2018

Welcome - AHSC #257

This card was made for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #257.  This is one of my favorite design papers from Bo-Bunny, one side a floral and the other side a great pastel wood panel.  Used a rectangle die with small circles around the background and layered with cocoa cardstock.   Cut three banners from the same background paper, die cut the pinking on each of the banners, layered with cocoa cardstock and adhered directly to background layering one of them in the middle.   Die-cut a circle and placed my fussy-cut florals from the design paper layering them on the circle, distressed the floral edges and added Wink of Stella to the flowers (see close-up photo below to see glitter).  Used Welcome on the banners instead of the bottom corner of the card to make it look like a welcome sign on a wooden door.  





Used the floral design sheet, layered with cocoa cardstock on the bottom border of the inside of the card.  



Also sent to the following challenges
Chose Top Row: Circle, Flower, Die-Cut











Products Used
Design Paper 
     Bo Bunny #20701795 "Felicity Splendor"
Cardstock 
     CTMH Cocoa and Colonial White 
Dies 
     Peachy Cheap 7/2017 "Words" 
     Waffle Flower #310111 "Pinking Layers"
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-069 "Nested Wacky Stitched Circles" 
Other 
     CTMH 3D Thin foam Tape 
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear 




Stargazer - Color Dare #286 TicTacToe

This is my Design Team Card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #286 combined with Tuesday Mornings Sketch Challenge #446 and chose to use the bottom row "Canary, Ruby, Pewter" and almost all the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe Board, along with one design paper, 4 PML cards and a couple zip strips from the "Make Waves" paper pack.  Cut all the design panels, layered with Sapphire cardstock and adhered to background design paper.  The rocket PML card was die cut with a stitched oval using thin foam tape to attach to the Paper Smooches "Bam Bubble" and adhered with thin foam sheet to the background panels.  A sentiment "4-U" was designed in Cricut Design Space with text, cut and adhered to the rocket panel.  


 


You will get to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart color palette from the featured paper pack of the month. In March we have been featuring colors from the "Stargazer" paper pack. You must use and identify the three colors in a row/column of your choice with your entry. You may also add any or all of the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe board but you may not add any additional colors NOT on the board.

Carol's favorite
Card by #6 I Luv Scrapping Too
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** applause
Her boy birthday card is out of this world!
Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com with "Winner TMS #446 GDT Spot" in the subject box.  Your card will be featured on TMS #448 4/10/2018.

On the inside of my card a couple zip strips were adhered to the right-hand border. 




Also submitted to the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Stargazer Design Papers and PML Cards
Cardstock 
     Sapphire and White Daisy 
Dies 
     Cottage Cutz #CCB-070 "Nested Wacky Stitched Oval" 
     Paper Smooches "Bam Bubble" 
Cricut Design Space 
     Text used for sentiment "4-U"
Other 
     Dollar Store - Thin Foam Tape 
     3D Thin Foam Tape