Monday, October 17, 2016

Challenge #238 - Mixing up the Stamps

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia hosting the blog this week.

Welcome to a new challenge theme! This week we have a special theme using stamps. You can create any kind of project mixing your stamps, combining two or more images or stamp sets in your project. Easy and fun!

Here is my project

On this card I used two different stamps, the first to stamp the banner  and the second to stamp the sentiment. HERE you will find a complete steps to create this card.

I used a sentiment stamp, an image clear stamp, and a digi stamp


I have used a Rubber Dance Stamp for my main image, a sentiment from PI. The little white flowers on my background are also from Rubber Dance Stamps.

I have inked my background with Distress Ink in different colours and sprayed a bit of water onto it, just love the texture it creates!

I created a small canvas art piece this week to shake things up a bit.  I used Distress Paints for the background.  The stamps were from the Thankful set from CTMH.  Stop by my blog for all the details and more pics!

I used two stamps as background: wispy chrysanthemum outline and solid with blue and yellow ink.   And the sentiment is another stamp embossed.

You can see more details HERE.


I used a Christmas tree stamp and sentiment stamp to get a start on my Christmas cards!

Hightlights- Challenge #237 " Color Combo Challenge"

Thank you so much to everyone who took some time to play along with our "Color Combo Challenge" this past week!!!  Here are some of my favorites:

Tammy A

Sarah T

Barbara Greenberg

Thanks again for playing along with us this week!
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Monday, October 10, 2016

#237 Color Combo Challenge - Orange, Black & One Neutral

Hello everyone!!!
Welcome to a new challenge, we can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge. Since Halloween is this month I thought it might be fun to use some fun Halloween colors in our new challenge.

"Orange, Black and One Neutral Color"

I was going for a simple, elegant Halloween card.  I hope you like it!!!

I did something different ~ scrapped on the wall in our entry way!! 
All things Halloween in black and orange with my neutral being white. 
 (closeups here if you care to see!)


I know to many these colours are traditional Halloween colours but I have decided to go away from any themes and must make a nice easel card.

Monday, October 3, 2016

#236 Make Your Own Embellishment

Hello Friends!
Welcome to this weeks challenge, the title says it all...Make Your Own Embellishment to use on a card or scrapbook layout or other crafty item of your choice. For this weeks challenge I created leaf embellishments for my layout. I used a leaf stamp on green pattern paper and then fussy cut it out, there are 3 on this layout in each embellishment cluster.
Here are the projects the other designers made this week...
I used hemp cords to create the little flowers on my tag. Easy peasy, just adhere double sided tape to card stock, cut out circles and add he hemp cord in circles. A little pearl finished my embellishment ♥
So much fun to create ....    
I love to create my own flowers. In this card I made three little roses. They are fun to do but are very nice. They are made with waste of cardboard. 
I love to create my own embellishments using Makin's Clay. In this opportunity I used the earth tones of clay and the push mold called Leaves. 
All the details about my Fall Tag HERE
Janis I made a 3" x 4" filler card for my Project Life Scrapbook
Amanda     On this layout I die cut the leaves and the hearts and combined the hearts with a piece of orange scrap paper to make the little block behind the word 'sweet'.
Tammy C. C. This week I have an altered project to share.  I created an altered Post-it note holder.  The embellishments I created are the flowers and tag.  Please stop by my blog for more details and pics.  

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Highlights - Challenge #235 - Mood Board

Good Morning All

Today it is a Public Holiday where I live in Australia so I am enjoying a nice quiet day at home before the onslaught of another working week begins.  It is also the day I have to do my highlights post.  I both love and hate these days.  I want to say firstly... I wanted to choose everyone who played along with my challenge this week.  You  are all "winners" in my eyes.  Each card creation was so different and so unique in it's own way!  I truly loved them all!  And I have been inspired in some little way by each card.... so thank you.  So without further ado here are my choices :

Lauren funnily enough I don't like spiders and I don't do Halloween at all being an Aussie (mind you plenty of Aussies do these days!) but I feel instantly in love with your card for a couple of reasons: the creative use with your sewing machine to create that stunning web and the way you used the washi tape to make your "happy" totally rock!

To be totally honest you had me at "sunflowers" as they are one of my absolute all time fave flowers.  They always brighten and lighten your mood with one glance.  Now this aside I loved the background you created, your gorgeous colouring in and I really loved how you made the centres "pop".

and lastly 

Your card creation, well just WOW for me.  I am in awe of anyone you can create a background like yours and make it look so fantastic.  I love the sponging, the water colour, even how you have used the bling which makes the card appear to have little droplets of water sitting on it!  

Until next time, thank you all so much for playing along with my little challenge.  I hope you all enjoyed it.



Monday, September 26, 2016

Challenge #235 - Mood Board Inspiration

Good Morning

It's Shirley here with this weeks challenge.  For this challenge I wanted to do something I haven't done of late so I decided to go with a "mood board" as inspiration.  This challenge can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it... use just the colours for inspiration, or perhaps the patterns. There is also the items, or even a combination of these!  You could even use where the board takes you as inspiration!  I am so excited I just can't wait to see what everyone creates.  So here it is your "inspiration"

And here is my layout created using the above:

And here is what the other talented Design Team members have created to "inspire" you even more!

I made this card using MME papers plus some Pink Paislee and Prima stamps.

I used a stamp set and patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I used Creative Memories photo mats and embellishments mixed with a reconstructed layout

Here is what I came up with inspired by the polka dots, black yellow and white scheme
and a pretty lady (my mom on her wedding day)

I was really inspired by the color combination and used a black and white photo to allow the colors to really pop and accent the picture. 

I loved all the ideas you can get from this mood board! I used the colors along with the kitty from the board. The cat die cut is from Miss Kate Cuttables; Fence die from Jaded Blossom, and sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps Fall Fun set.

And now it is your turn...... 

Happy Crafting and don't forget to add your colourful creations via the InLinkz

Hugs Shirl

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Highlights - Challenge #234 - Butterflies

Thanks so much to everyone who took some time to play along with our butterfly challenge this week! We all love admiring your projects! 
Some of my favorites from this week:

Katy D



Thanks again for playing along with us this week!
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