Archive for February 26, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 300 – 26th of February – Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry

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This week’s challenge at CRAFT is Get Well/Sympathy/Sorry. I opted to make a Get Well Card. I used a delightful stamp from QKR Stampede called digi16910 Nurse Digi-Stamp. I coloured her with Copics, added a Get Well Sentiment from Paper Smooches – Healthy Vibes and a Heart Rate border die, also by PS.

get well dollThis challenge will run from February 26th until March 4th. Please join us!

 

 

Easter Egg Cards Part 2

For this series of cards, I used the 4.25 x 5.5 card with the egg cut out as a stencil. I taped them over another card (same size) and stamped the flowers/leaves on the inside. Once done, I discarded the stencil, added a sentiment. Here are samples of the results.

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Products I used:
Stampin Up Inks
Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies
Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Sentiments from PI
Happy Stamp from Winnie and Walter – The Big the Bold the Happy
Card-I-O/Majestix Clear Acrylic Pegs
Card-I-O/Majestix-Clear-Peg-Stamps-sets – Emily’s Garden/Gerbera Garden

I entered the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #125 Use A Spring Or Easter Sentiment

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 361- Floral Delight

Moving along with the Times - Pink/Lilac and/ or Butterflies

ScrapbookerPhD - Challenge #20: CAS (use a stamp)

UPDATE: My card placed in the top 5 at Aud Sentiments Challenge - #125 Use A Spring Or Easter Sentiment

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UPDATE: My third card was selected as a Favorite of the week ending March 22/15 at SCS. See post 11 at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/favourites-week-ending-march-22-2015-a-t597743.html

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Easter Egg Cards Part 1

The next series of cards started as 6 cards but ended as 12. My intention was to create an egg shape stencil using my new stamps by Card-IO/Magestix. I started by cutting down a couple sheets of 8.5×11 light weight white card stock into A2s. Next I used the largest three Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies to cut out various egg shapes. I wasn’t planning on using the egg shaped cut out, just the stencil I created, but why let them go to waste or get lost in the back of my craft drawers, so I stamped them with the mini stamps. The results are below.

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Products I used:
Stampin Up Inks
Floral and sun ray embossing folders
Cheery Lynn Nesting Egg Dies
Stampin Up Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Sentiments from PI
Happy Die from MFT
Card-I-O/Majestix Clear Acrylic Pegs
Card-I-O/Majestix-Clear-Peg-Stamps-sets – Emily’s Garden/Gerbera Garden

I entered my card into the following:

Mother’s Day Angel

I made this card for The Crazy Challenge – CCH #191 – FOR MY MOM. I used the following:

Words from an Angel – Mother by Bugaboo
Small and Medium 2 part- Flower punches by Nellie Snellen
Sue Wilson Designs – Die – Finishing Touches – Faux Quilled Leaves (Set of 2)

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I coloured the image used my Copic markers. I added diamond glitter to her wings, and glossy accents to the red hearts. The floral card stock is from my stash. I embellished the card with flowers, leaves, and pearls.

I also entered my card into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks – Things with Wings

Easter is Coming!

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I make cards for all the residents at the Belmont Nursing Home. There are between 125-130 residents, so I try and make individual cards for each and every one at Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Fall/Halloween. Plus I make birthdays cards, thank you cards and general cards for their tuck shop and as prizes for various activities. I do this all at my own expense as a way to “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful card they extended my mother. So I am trying to get a start on Easter and you will be seeing lots of different Easter” cards over the next few weeks. I designed three different cards today.

For my first card I designed the card based on 3 different card challenges:

STAMPlorations – Challenge 28 – Sketch
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie – Challenge 12 – Photo Inspiration
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations – Bingo (Flowers/Punch/Digi Image)

To make my card I used Easter Ewe by Bugaboo Stamps, I coloured him with Copic markers. I fussy cut him out and layered him on an embossed folder background and added some punch flowers by Nellie Snellen.  The sentiment is from PI.

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My second card is based on two challenges:

Cute As A Button Stamps Challenge #6 – Dies – Birds and the Bees Theme (Photo Inspiration)
Sketchtanten (Sketch Aunts) – Challenge 6 Sketch

To make my card, I used Spring Bird – bird nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the image with Copic markers. Next I fussy cut it out and layered it on my background design. I finished it with some punched flowers bu Nellie Snellen 2-step punches. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

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My third card is based on Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 206 Sketch

To make my card I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the bunny with Copics. I layered her on my background. I used Memory Box TRELLIS BORDER die, MFT Leaf Flourish, and my favorite 2 step floral/leaf punches by Nellie Snellen. The sentiment is from PI.

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Update: My second card placed top three in Cute As A Button Stamps Challenge #6 – Dies – Birds and the Bees Theme (Photo Inspiration)

Top3Winner cute as a buttonMy third card placed top three in Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 206 Sketch

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