Archive for March 12, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 302 – 12th of March – Christmas

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For this week’s  CRAFT challenge we are asking you to make a Christmas item. I made a card using a digital stamp called Swirly Bird by MilkCoffee Stamps. I coloured the bird on the branch with Copic markers, added glitter to the bird with Wink of Stella clear, hung 3 Christmas ornaments (Memory Box – Precious Hearts dies) off the branch and added a sentiment.  The Peace die cut is from Tim Holtz- Sizzix HOLIDAY WORDS: SCRIPT Thinlits. I made two cards changing up the bird’s colours, and using silver or gold ornaments and sentiments.

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 Please join us March 5th to 11th at C.R.A.F.T.!

I entered my card into the following:

Crafting By Designs – Get Ready For Christmas

Christmas Cards All Year Round – Cute Critters

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Dies & Punches

Cuttin and Stampin – Gold

All About Her

I made a special card for a special lady in my life. It is a little early for Mother’s Day, but when I made this card, I thought it was perfect. I decorated both the inside and out. I started by tearing a piece of paper for the hilly background. Next using various Card-I-O Majestic peg stamps I created the flower border. The sentiment stamps are from SSS.

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e18aI entered this card into: Crafty Cardmakers –  For a Special Woman and Darlene’s March Challenge: Stencils

 

Getting Ready for Easter

I am still busy making cards for the Belmont Nursing Home residents. I am making 130 cards for Easter. It is my way to “Pay it Forward” for the wonderful care they provided my mother during her stay there. I try to make an unique card for each person so I always vary them.

Card 1 – I used Spring Bunnies by Hambo. I coloured the bunnies with Copic markers, then layered the image using various papers from my stash. I entered this card into Animal Friends Challenge#23 Easter (Image must have animal)

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Card 2 – Welcomes Spring using this adorable lamb stamp by Daydream Designs called Spring Sheep. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and colour blocked it on fun flowered paper. I entered this card into Card Mania # 66 Spring

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Card 3 – I love this adorable bunny and little girl called Bunny Hello by From the Heart Stamps. I coloured the image with my Copic markers, and layered it on papers from my stash. I entered this card into Crafts Galore Encore - It’s March and Anything Goes!

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Card 4 is a fun little chick called Flowerpot Chick by From the Heart Stamps. I coloured this little bird with Copic markers anf layered him on papers from my stash.

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Cards 5 & 6 were made used version Card-I-O Majestic Peg Stamps. For the first card, I cut out a stencil using the Cheery Lynn Egg Nesting dies. I set the insert aside. I placed the “egg shaped stencil over a piece of Neenah Solar White 4.25×5.5 paper. I stamped the flowers and leaves. Before removing the stencil, I inked the inside edge using Broken China distress ink. I layered it on the dotted paper, added a sentiment and two butterflies. For the second card, I stamped the insert. I inked the edges, then layered it on an embossed card stock. I added a sentiment and two punched butterflies. I entered Card 5 into Natalie and Amy’s Challenge – Flowers and Darlene’s March Challenge: Stencils

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Spring is Coming!

I am still working on making my cards (130) for the residents of the Belmont Nursing Home. I like to try to make a different design for each person, so Sketch challenges really help me with my card making. Today I made 5 different cards specific for five different card challenges.

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For this card I used  Happy Easter to Ewe by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. The sentiment is called Easter Seal by Technique Tuesday. The paper, gems, and flowers are from my stash.

I entered this card into Try Stamping on Tuesday – Challenge 208

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For card 2,  I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used an embossing folder for a little texture. The stamp is by PI. The egg die cut is from Nesting Eggs by Cheery Lynn.

I entered this card into Techno Stamper - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 356 (TSSC356)

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For card 3,  I used Spring Bird – Bird Nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. The die set is from MFT (retired). I used an embossing folder for texture, sentiment from PI, Stampin Up label punch, and ribbon from my stash.

I entered this card into Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 97

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For card 4 , I used Spring Bird – Bird Nest by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used 2 Nesting Egg dies by Cheery Lynn, Easter Seal stamp from Technique Tuesday, and two gems from my stash.

I entered this card into Die Cuttin’ Divas - Ch #205: March Sketch Challenge

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For my fifth and final card, I used POLKAB sit by Bugaboo Stamps. I coloured the stamp with Copic markers. I used Egg Nesting dies from Chery Lynn, Embossing folder, sentiment from Newton Nook Designs, and ribbon from my stash.

I entered this card in Tuesday Morning Sketches #290 and Cards in Envy - Anything Goes with a BOW Challenge!

UPDATE: My card placed in the Top 3 at Techno Stamper - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 356 

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Glory of Christmas – Mouse

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Our current challenge at The Glory of Christmas is Mouse. I used a pair of sledding mice from Penny Black’s - WINTER WONDERLAND stamp set. I coloured the mice with Copics and added Stickles to the snow. The snowflakes are from Paper Smooches, and Joy is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.

mouse christmasThis challenge runs from March 8th until March 20th. See you there.

 I entered this card into Come and Get it - 3-2-1 Challenge