Sunday, November 17, 2019

Wild Paradise with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Paradise Pretties and Tropical Delights, with the optional twist of Into the Wild. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!


The "wild" flamingo is a woven decal. The mug/straw/pineapple dies are from an Elizabeth Craft set. I die-cut the letters from a yellow patterned paper.  I added some mulberry flowers and accents with a gold pearl pen.

The base card is made with a double-sided paper from Graphic45; check out the pretty inside:


Inspiration/Challenges:


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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fierce Knights -- UK Myths & Legends at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is UK Myths & Legends.

I chose the legend of Saint George and the Dragon. The dragon-patterned paper as well as the sentiment stamps are from Echo Park. The other papers are from Graphic 45. The base card and pop-up element are cut using and Elizabeth Craft die set. I had lots of fun making this card, and it's for a very special someone for his birthday.



Inspiration/challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge #65: (1st Thurs) Happy Birthday
Creatalicious Challenge #174: (P15/last day of the M) Anything Goes + optional for a Man


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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Frosty Friends -- Coffee Loving Cardmakers

http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/
It's that time again: the Autumn/Winter Blog Hop with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I always enjoy playing along.

The sentiment is from a Stamps of Life set. The adorable paper is from Doodlebug Designs. The digi stamp is "Snowman Cocoa" from Bugaboo Stamps (although I'm not sure that it's available anymore.) The coffee bean die cuts are from an Elizabeth Crafts set; the shapes are from a Sizzix set.

Am I the only one who like iced coffee drinks even in cold weather‽ The original digi stamp has the snowman holding a stack of marshmallows, but I fussy-cut the frosty beverage from the Doodlebug paper for a little personalization!
 

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2019/10/stella-says-sketch-challenge-718.html
Inspiration/challenges:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers: (Nov 1-8) Coffee/Tea + Autumn/Winter
Stella Says Sketch: (Sun 2W) Sketch #718


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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Autumn at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our challenge is Celebrate Autumn.

We got a mailing from our gas company about safety, and when I saw this scratch-and-sniff element I knew I just had to use it for a fart-themed card for my aunt and uncle!

Inspiration/challenges:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays - W -  #430 - Sketch*+optional twist: Fall Fun

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Thankfully Blue at the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Well, Thank You, with the optional twist of Brilliant in Blue. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize. And remember, no stamps!

For the background panel, I used a beautiful stencil that was gifted to me from Hilde, a craft-blogging friend from Australia. Hi, Hilde! I inked the shiny white paper with TH Distress Inks, and then, because I don't have any good sprays right now, I sprayed it with water & bleach. This technique had the nice side effect of inspiring me to bleach my sink, and now it's so shiny and bright!

The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinders die. The top layer is a scrap of the patterned paper I used for the base card. I also cut it from a thin cardboard to add some dimension. 



Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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