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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

AAA challenge

Time again to play in the AAA challenge and this time it is : make a shaker card. I wanted to make a special card anyhow for my sister's BIG birthday. I love the inspiration picture and a card was born!

I took the Papertrey numbers and die cut my card stock. Attached acetate behind and foam tape around the numbers. I first had some thicker foam tape, but all the sequins basically disappeared in a small clump when holding the card upright....so I disassembled it and took thinner foam tape - looks like a lot more sequins all of a sudden... 

I heat embossed the sentiment in silver (Neat&Tangled - Across the card), to match the inspiration photo and added silver string with a brad and beads. Since all the beads were just lumping up when the card was upright and didn't look like anything I attached tiny drops of glossy accents to make them stay where they are....

I am also playing with this card at Less is More - Anything Goes
and I am  linking this card with the Snippets Playground - use a snippet (the pink background behind the numbers is one)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ATSM Challenge #106 - Anything Goes

Hello, its time for anew challenge at ATSM - this is 
Challenge #106 - Anything Goes - isn't that your favorite thing to do?

We also have a fabulous sponsor - scroll down to see who it is....

I love rainbow colors and I have this cool triangle stamp by My Favorite Things, called jumbo Mod Borders, that has been sitting around unused for awhile. So I inked it up....

The sentiment is  Hero Arts Heart Felt Messages, the tag is by Die-namics. I used some eyelets , sequins and Bakers twine.

And here is our wonderful sponsor:

The winner will get 3 digis.

Don't forget to check out the ATSM blog and see all the inspiration from our fabulous DT!

Addicted to Stamps and More!

I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (the sentiment  thingy)
And with CASology - rainbow - its rainbow colors

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dream Valley Challenge #87

Hi Everyone,

Dream Valley's new challenge is opening today - the theme is Fav Colour Combo! Now that's a great theme!
Personally I like just about any color, and almost did a rainbow theme, but then in the end I settled for aqua and lime - nice summery colors: and made a one-layer card:

Materials: Tim Holtz stencil - Splatters, TAWS - Sea Mates, TAWS - Gabfest - I made the sentiment with that, sequins and Stickles.
I am also playing in some challenges with this card - see below.

We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge:

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Challenges: Inkspirational                Card Concept - CAS          Less is More: Anything Goes

    "Less is More" 

Now come on over to Dream Valley and let our wonderful DT inspire you and perhaps I'll see your creations on the blog - looking forward to that. 
I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card  in the a2zscrapbooking Store.


You have two weeks to link up with us!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Little Tangles and Colour me....!

I am fairly busy getting a publication out there, but I took a break from the computer and made a card for Little Tangles - I just got some stamps I ordered recently and was hoping they would arrive in time for me to play with them in this challenge - and they did! I also really like this weeks Colour me...! colors - so naturally I combined the challenges.....

I used a TCW Stencil and sponged the feathers. The sentiment is Neat&Tangled - Everyday Circles and even the sequins are from them - I love them - so elegant, those flat, matte sequins. I added some gold thread with tiny gold pearls on the ends. Used some foam tape to pop up the card panel and sentiment circle.

Here is a slightly altered angle of the card- the light reflects differently off those sequins. 

So, off to do more work......Did I tell you recently that I LOVE your comments? They get me going! Thanks and keep them coming...... ;)

Challenges: Less is More: Anything Goes
Snippets Playground - use a snippet (the sentiment circle)
July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Muse #77

I have not played with the Muse in a while - there is just too many challenges and too much other schtuff to do......but I am back with one card. Now you may wonder how I got inspired to do this, but honestly I did get inspired by Marion's cute card!

What I really wanted is an animal hanging upside down, instead of being perched on a branch, so I rummaged through my supplies and only found a monkey and a spider.....I settled for the spider. Since I reversed the animal, I also reversed the sentiment, stamping it on top. I only did a partial frame with Washi tape. 

So, here you have it - totally inspired!!!!!

Supplies: Spiders - Studio G, web - Craftsmart, sentiment - Martha Stewart.
I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.

And remember - Halloween is coming sooner than Christmas - eeeeek!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Running Colors

Just a quick card for today - I have been quite busy making card for upcoming DT assignments, since my vacation is coming up and everything has to be in place by then... but I found a little time to play in two challenges. Just Us Girls has some of my favorite color combination this week - I had to play...and then CASology got me thinking about their theme "RUN"....

So that's what I decided to do:

A little different from my usual style...running colors - I kind of like it - just very different - I guess all those STAMPloration stamps are just begging to be used in mixed media projects.....

So I took some of those sprays that I have and put drops of liquid onto watercolor paper. Used a brush to spread the color around a bit and then had it run down the paper. I also spritzed the paper with water, to make the color more runny. Stamped some other stamps on top once the card was dry. Added colored Scotch tape on top and the sentiments. 

I also think it fits the Paper Players challenge this week - Monochromatic

Materials: All stamps by STAMPlorations: Holiday ArtsyMini Mixed Media BackgroundsSubway Art Builders: Create

I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.

Perhaps you like my experiment - gotta try something new every once in a while....Let me know what you think - I'd love to hear about it, even if you won't like it. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

STAMPlorations Spotlight on Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments

Hi, its Cornelia here!

Today I want to explore some options with the Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments set from STAMPlorations. I have already played around with it HERE and HERE. And if you are familiar with the STAMPlorations blog you have seen my teamies using it as well. 

And that is what I want to share with you today:

I used glossy paper and stamped with Staz-on ink and then used Marvy markers to color the images. I have that patterned paper at home, basically forever. It was the first patterned paper I ever bought. And I rarely ever use any.....but those stamps reminded me about some of those papers and wanted to incorporate it into a card somehow. I have tried them in the past, but found the pattern to overpowering and the colors weird......So I took some colored vellum and overlaid it onto the paper. I glued the vellum to the PP where the black panel is, so you won't see the glue. The string on top hold it in place there as well

I heat embossed the sentiments and added Paper Candi onto the rose card.
And now my tip of the week:

Have you ever had problems with embossing powder blowing away when heating it with the heat gun - especially annoying if it is a very detailed image? I solve that problem with heat embossing the backside of the paper - it takes a tad longer, but the powder melts beautifully without even loosing a single granule.

Thank you for visiting me today and if you click HERE it gets you over to STAMPlorations!
I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.

Monday, July 21, 2014

STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 16

Hi, here is my second blog post for today - please scroll down for the House of Cards challenge post!
So its time again for the new sketch challenge at STAMPlorations!

The background strip I made with a Tim Holtz stencil - its called dot fade and you can also buy this in the STAMPlorations shop.  The butterflies are from the Vignette: Artful Flutters. I colored watercolor paper with distress inks and then stamped the butterflies onto it. Added a little Wink of Stella. The antennae I made with a thin wire and added Stickles to the ends. The sentiment is from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy.

And that is the sketch for this fortnight:

Go and visit the STAMPlorations blog to let our wonderful DT inspire you and also have a look at the fabulous card from our very talented Guest Designer Sue!
The challenge ends August 1; the winner will be announced August 5

I am also playing with this card in the Simon Says challenge - spots and dots (dotted background)
I am also linking this up with the July Linky Party for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card in the a2zscrapbooking Store.

I hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Birthday Fishes

I recently ordered some Paper Smooches stamps (because I don't yet have enough stamps, LOL).....they are just so damn cute - hard to resist.....

But anyhow this set came in handy for this weeks Paper Smooches challenge. The inspiration picture is below - subtle stripes in blue, yellow and soft pink. I used the fish from the set Birthday Buddies, stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed it in silver - those jars have a silver lid. I made a mask for the fishes and then used a Memory Box stencil to sponge the stripes waves. I colored the fish with Copics - stripes here as well. 

 You see the silver embossing better on the oblique image, straight on it looks like black ink.... 
Added the sentiment and bubbles (with glossy accents) and a jute bow. this is a one layer card, which qualifies it also for the A Blog named Hero challenge - which is collaborating with Paper Smooches right now

I will also link up with KIS - add a bow
Seize the Birthday - Twine or String on a birthday card
CASology - Pet - we had guppies for quite a few years

So much for now - thank you all for visiting and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues, Curtain Call and Hello to all my New Members!

 It has been a while since my last new member welcome and I have now 5 new members who joined my blog! You make me happy! Thank you so much for joining and a BIG thank you also to my long term members who are still with me!

Welcome my new followers in the order of joining:

Kate from Just Kate
Klaudiya Ray from Handmade by Kaudiya
Carla - sorry, could not find a link, but will happily add one....

And here is your welcome picture:

I discovered this on a recent visit in New York City - its called Seed 54 and is by Haresh Lalvani. Its fascinating to look at. If you are interested you can also watch this youtube video

And if you have time, you may visit my "newbies" and say hello - they have wonderfully creative blogs, full of  amazing inspiration!

 And now back to card making:
I finally managed to  make a card for the Cure for the Monday Blues - fabulous inspiration picture this week! And as luck will have it Curtain Call also has a similar picture, but its anything goes - so one card for two challenges!

I bought that filmstrip die from Poppy  dies a while ago and I immediately thought of it when I saw the inspiration picture. I added those cute Pandas from Mama Elephant Pandamonium, which I fuzzy cut. All the other stamps are from the same set as well.

Added some glossy accents to the hearts and lanterns and liquid enamel to the Panda eyes.
I hope you like it!

I am also adding this card to the Snippets Playground - add a snippet - this card is snippets only...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #104

Hi , 

its challenge time at Addicted to Stamps and More!

We have an easy one for you for this week - its CAS! Don't we all just love this! Although they are not always that simple to make....

I choose to do a one layer card and in celebration of Germany's world cup victory I decided to go with a soccer theme here..... Since I am German I naturally rooted for the German team - although I did not watch the game.... had better more important things to do ;)

The colors of the German flag are black, red and yellow - those ovals are actually my fingerprints - I did some generational stamping here. The sentiment is by STAMPlorations - Celebrate Artsy. The soccer ball - no idea....

We have a generous sponsor this week - its:

The winner will receive 3 free digis of her choice!

So come on over to the ATSM challenge blog  and get some inspiration from our wonderfully creative DT and we hope you find time to join in the fun!

I am also playing in some challenges with this card:

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge - Wave the Flag - I am waving the German flag here
Less is More - One layer card - Adapt A Fingerprint

Monday, July 14, 2014

Dream Valley Challenge #86 - Summer

Hi Everyone,

Dream Valley's new challenge is opening today - the theme is Summer - perfect timing I would say, that's what we have right now here in New Jersey and what a wonderful summer it is this year!

I did some tone on tone stamping here - using a striped background stamp by Market Street Stamps  called Candy Cane.  The flowers are by Stamplorations from the set Eclectic Florals, that I fuzzy cut. Added some Paper Candi, colored with Copics. The sentiment is by Papertrey - Signature series Flower.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and owned by Robyn Weinrib.
Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner 3 digital stamps!

Now come on over to Dream Valley and let our wonderful DT inspire you and perhaps I'll see your creations on the blog - looking forward to that. 

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Of course I had to play in at least one challenge with my card - this time it is Fusion and here is the inspiration picture: