Saturday, February 17, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #130 - Cat

Hi all, it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!

and the inside...

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Furry Cat & Box
Dies: MFT - Blueprint #15 (stitched circle)
Misc: Doodlebug - Gray Enamel Dots; Copic markers

Friday, February 16, 2018

February Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there! It's time for the February Twofer Card Challenge and the theme is 'Hearts'! If you're unfamiliar with the Twofer Challenge, the object is to create 2 different designs for 2 different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies...and I LOVE this challenge!

Card #1

I was inspired by my dear friend and DT Gal Anita to create this card, which is to congratulate a friend who recently earned a Master's degree. I inked several heart balloons with dye inks in rainbow order and lined them up using a border die. I then stamped the sentiment and balloon strings, and that was it!

 Card #2

For this birthday card, I began by stenciling soft blue clouds and green hills for this cute little guy. I used the same MFT heart balloons using patterned papers and embossed the sentiment. The little birthday boy was colored with Copic markers, and if you look closely, I used Copic Various Ink with a textured cloth to create the look of denim on his overalls :)

Here are the 2 cards together:

So, there you have it! I hope everyone has a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card 1
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Balloon Strings Background
Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons, Stitched Basic Edges
Misc: Stampendous White E/P; Dye Inks: SSS, MFT, Hero Arts

Card 2
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; MFT - Adorable Elephants (sentiment)
Dies: Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons; Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Stencils: MFT - Cloud; SSS - Make a Stencil
Misc: Copic Markers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fusion Challenge - Spring Wreath

Hi there blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and our theme is 'Spring Wreath'! As you know, you are welcome to create a card using the sketch or the inspiration photo...or both! For this challenge I decided to go with the sketch ~ 

I just bought this adorable MFT stamp set so I was eager to ink it up and have a play. I colored the images with Copic markers and embossed the background panel using a PTI cover plate. 

As always, the Design Team girls have created some beautiful cards for this challenge and we would love to have you stop by the blog for a peek and hopefully play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps & Dies: MFT - Meant to Bee; PTI - Hexagon Cover Plate; MFT - Slanted Sentiment Strips
Misc: Copic Markers; Stampendous White EP

Saturday, February 10, 2018

February CAS Watercolor Challenge - Heart

Hi there ~ I've been in my craft room most of this week, and I'm finally able to share a card I created for one of my favorite challenges: CAS Watercolor Challenge

I started by die cutting the peek-a-boo heart directly to a white panel and adding the watercolored strips. I used my Koi watercolors for the heart and die cut sentiment, then embossed the stamped sentiment with Hero Arts white EP. A few gems and stitched border, and this card was complete!

Be sure to check out the CAS Watercolor Challenge...Bonnie is the challenge host, and the team has created some really gorgeous cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Dies: MFT - Peek-a-Boo Striped Die; SSS - All My Love (Laura Bassen) Love die; MFT - Blueprints 15
Stamps: SSS - All My Love
Misc: Koi Watercolors; Hero Arts White EP; Little Things by Lucy's Cards (Ice Cube Mix)