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Showing posts from April, 2016

A Winter and a Summer Card

Hi Everyone, I am playing along with the weather here, which can not yet decide if its going to be warm or cold.... My first card is for this weeks Muse Christmas Vision , where my talented friend Suchi from Suchi's Cardstock is our guest designer. She made a delightful card! Here is Suchi's card: I went with the red and green color scheme, but exchanged the baubles for penguins (Inkadinkadoo). Sponged the sky  and added falling snow with a Simon Says stencil and embossing paste. So how about you playing along, too?  Linking up with: One Layer Christmas card challenge  - anything one layer Christmas ABC Christmas Card challenge - I is for Ink (background made with distress ink) CHNC - anything Christmas Merry Monday - let it snow My second card has a more summery feel and I made it after the CAS Colour and Sketches sketch. It is actually a tricky little sketch. I played around a bit, before I was happy. But I li

STAMPlorations Blog Hop

Hi Guys, its that time again -  STAMPlorations release time !!! And what a fabulous selection we have for you! 4 brand new stamp sets in a variety of styles -something for everybody! And what wonderful cards we have in store for you - you gotta check them all out! Here are my cards: The first on I made with the set Strong Women and also with City Girl Here I am using Trendy Feathers 2 , Small Birds  and Fond Expressions 2 : For my third card I am using the Groovy Shoes  and the sentiment from A Girl and her Shoes And my last card is made with Smile , the sentiment is from Friends and Flowers Again, I think you can figure out how I made those cards - if not drop me a note. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects  here . Of course we have prizes for you - would be not as much fun without them, right? You can find all the detail on the STAMPlorations blog, but if you comment on

Uniko Challenge

Hi Everyone, I finally own some Uniko stamps, thanks to my recent win and a generous gift certificate from Beverly, the sweet owner of Uniko stamps. I would own more stamps, if the shipping costs would not be so high....oh well, what am I complaining? I am lucky to live here in the US where most stamp companies are located.... Of course I had to use that stunning Gerbera for my card - I have had my eyes on this set literally forever! The theme for the Uniko challenge is metallics. I heat embossed in gold (WOW embossing powder) and then colored in the two outline images with my gold pigment watercolors. I then cut away the left hand corner of the black card stock, to lighten up the card a bit and used a scrap piece of an envelope liner. The sentiment is from the same set, heat embossed in white. Also linking up with: Snippets Playground - use a snippet - my snippet is the envelope liner TCP Tuesday - flowers Simon Says Monday challenge - metal (

Today you are YOU!

Hi Everyone, I am playing with my YNS stamps in their current challenge . I just went with the sketch - see below. I just love their fun stamps and that Dr. Suess sentiment is one of my favorites. the card is pretty simple. I die cut the papers with a Simon Says die. Stamped the Zevras and fuzzy cut them and colored on with Copics. The pink one got some foam tape.  Here is that sketch: Happy Stamping!

STAMPloration Inspiration #72

Hi Everyone, its inspiration time at  STAMPlorations ! My stamp supplies: Born to Roam I was inspired by this work of street art, I found on Pinterest. I love street art and have a Street Art board on Pinterest - feel free to check it out! What's new for our Inspiration Project posts? We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those  fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls  made and leave them some love! It may pay off :) Linking up with: Happy Stamping!

Body Parts

Hi Everyone, Twofers has such a fun challenge going on right now - its all about "Body Parts". I like unusual themes, so naturally I had to play along... I used an iStencil for this and distress inks, left the center somewhat lighter. I then stamped the eye over the stencil and colored the blue squares with a white gel pen within the eye, so they are only faintly visible. Added the sentiment - is by Neat&Tangled and two enamel dots. Also linking up with Lost Coast Designs - anything goes Happy Stamping!

The Challenge

Hi Everyone, seriously did you think I could bypass that stunning inspiration photo from The Challenge ??? No way!!! Just took me a while to think how to convert the image into a card. Today I figured it out. Took that fun die cut from Poppy Stamps, did some sponging and inlaid die cutting. I could not settle on a sentiment, so I left it blank, for future use. Here is the photo: You did not think, that I would throw out the negative die cuts and those little pieces, did you? No, of course I made a second card with it: Here I added a little THANKS in the corner, its from CASual Fridays. Also linking up with:  Naughty or Nice - over the rainbow Fusion challenge - got inspired by the rainbow umbrella  Happy Stamping!

Mothers and Birthdays with Joy Clair

Hi Everyone, I am back with some cards I made from the latest Joy Clair release sets  Mother's Day ,        Puppy Love If you are interested on how I made those cards hop over to the   Joy Clair blog  for the explanations.  And don't forget to play with us in the  Joy Clair April challenge   - the theme is Spring and we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes April 30, so there is still time! Hope you liked this! Linking up with: CAS(E) this Sketch - see picture (first card) CASology -  Mom (first card) Simon Says Wednesday challenge - make it girlie (second card) Just add Ink - add "M" - Mothers Day card  (first card) Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts: Facebook Page: Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: Color

Muse Christmas Vision #41

Hi Everyone, I am back to stimulate you to pull out your Christmas supplies and play with us at the Muse Christmas Vision! My card this time is real simple! Rainbow sponging using an ARTplorations stencil , stenciled dots , a heat embossed sentiment and a strip of PP. I mounted the white cardstock with foam tape to give my card some dimension.  I have a tutorial over at the STAMPlorations spotlight feature about stenciling in general - go by and visit, if you have time! Linking up with : Curtain Call - CAS Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiment strip) CAS Mix-up - see below   Hope to see you at MCV !