Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cool Dad - To the Men in our Lives with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles June challenge is To the Men in our Lives with the optional twist of Add an Animal. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.




I made a tuxedo box card using instructions by Keren Howell, but I made mine smaller at 4 x 5.5 inches. The base & pop-up strips are patterned vellums. The penguins were cut from a patterned paper with a Cuttlebug die. My dad & I have a running joke about what "cool" means, so I created the sentiment & cut it out with a cloud die from Impression Obsession. I inked the cloud with a little Antique Linen distress ink. I used white paper to create message sections on the back.

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates and hope you'll join the UnstampaBelles this month!


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Pilin' on the Folds & Birds

The theme this month at Pile It On is Fancy Folds. Our mid-month optional bonus theme is Put a Bird on It. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.


I made a cascading card featuring Birthday Bird 04 by Bugaboo Stamps. I colored the image with Copic markers & cut it out with deckle scissors.

The sentiments Happy Birthday/Feliz Cumple & A little bird told me that today is your birthday/Me dijo un pajarito que hoy cumples años are from Dilo en Español Stamps. The latter is held in place with a wood veneer bird that I heat embossed in yellow.

The balloons were cut with Elizabeth Craft dies, and I tied little bits of blue satin ribbon to them.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge: Animals with Wings
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge: Anything using Bugaboo image (Birthday Bird 04)
Catch the Bug: Bingo (diagonal left-to-right: Ribbon, Die, Sentiment)
Colouring in Scrapland: Celebrations + hand-colored image
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute + Creatures
Everybody-Art-Challenge #405: Happy Birthday


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sunny Wishes - Sentiments at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies we're making Cards featuring a Sentiment as the main focus.
 

I've been inspired by Mojo Monday sketches since 2011. I won some awesome Verve Stamps from them in 2011 and in 2015, and I've loved using them over the years. For this, my last chance at playing with their fun sketches, I used one of my all-time favorite sentiments, from their Let It Shine set (you can see my many uses of this set here).

All the papers/embellishments are from my stash/off-cut box. The faux patina strip is left over from a previous project. The speech bubble die is from Latina Crafter. TI distressed the pieces with Copper ink, and rounded the corners with a Kadomomaru Pro corner punch from Scor-Pal. he geckos were cut from an Arizona Green Tea can.

http://mojomonday.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/mojo-monday-500-contest-and-farewell.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies: Card featuring a Sentiment
Mojo Monday: Sketch #500


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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Shaky Toolbox - For Men at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is For Men.


I used Spellbinder's Toolbox die set to create with shaker card.

http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2017/06/sketch-114.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes/Optional Twist/Shaker Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Masculine
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pilin' on the Fancy Folds

The theme this month at Pile It On is Fancy Folds. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and I used their hip & hilarious Unicorn Blocks set to create this concertina card.




I recently attended a two-day crop in Prescott Valley, Arizona, with my awesome Mom. There were about 25 crafters from around the area (we drove over 2 hours north just for the occasion!), lots of prizes, food & freebies, and there was also a small sale of gently-used stamps. That's where I got this cute stamp set with the unicorn, fairy, stars & sentiment.The rainbow/polka-dot-patterned and star papers are from my stash. I colored the images with Copics.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes with Bugaboo stamp
Dream Valley Challenge #157: More than 1 Fold
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Dream Valley Challenge #157!

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