Sunday, October 14, 2018

Musical Thank You -- Brightly Golden with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Golden Glitter or Foiling, with the optional twist of White & Gold Only. 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.

The music notes were cut with a Spellbinders die (another find from that Stamp Expo I keep talking about!)  I created & cut the sentiment on my Silhouette Cameo, and heat-embossed it with gold glitter. The star patterned on the gold foil paper is an embossing folder. I filled the shaker with gold star confetti and more music notes.


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

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Shaky & Batty -- Orange & Black at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Orange & Black.

I made a shaker card using a kit from Clear Scraps. I inked the edges of each wooden piece with black ink. I heat-embossed the top section with a black glittered powder. For the inside, I heat-embossed the Halloween sentiment in neon orange on shiny black paper and then traced & fussy-cut the shape. I filled the shaker with clear glass beads, orange & black microbeads, and glow-in-the-dark glitter. I recently won this cute ghostie Washi tape. The die-cut bat is from a Lawn Fawn set. All the patterned papers are from Graphic 45.I even decorated the inside:


Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #213: Halloween/Fall Sentiment
Simply Create Too #143: Shaker Card

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Shining the Hope Signal -- All Pink at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to use All Pink on your card.


This is a card I've been meaning to make for a long time! I made a step card from 5.5 x 11 inch piece of paper, scoring at 3, 6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11. The Batman symbol is from Cricut; a friend let me use her subscription to buy it during a craft day, and later I found out that she doesn't like super heroes, so I wanted to make something positive with it. She passed away a couple of years ago, so I'm making this for our mutual friend who likes both Batman and pink!

I heat-embossed the outer section of the Batman symbol, as well as where the words are, in neon pink, and heat-embossed the central section with a clear glitter powder.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz #82: Fancy Folds
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Cityscape


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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pilin' On the Black, Purple & Orange

The theme this month at Pile It On is Use mostly Black, Purple & Orange (does not have to be Halloween; other colors used in image OK). The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Ike's Art.


I made this card for my neighbors...they have cats & I have a dog, and we've watched eachother's pets over the years. I printed the TLC Creations sentiment ("Awesomeness runs I'm the family") on orange linen paper. The cat & dog and both paw prints are from a clear stamp set that came with a crafting magazine. I heat-embossed the paw prints in neon orange & purple, and then inked each piece with 2 shades of each color. I heat-embossed the pets in black on silver mirri cardstock. I filled the Shake It shaker with 3 colors of microbeads. I die-cut the frames in & around the shaker; the outer frame is a Graphic 45 paper. I'm pleased with how this slightly funky card turned out!



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Inspiration/Challenges:
Create With TLC: Anything Goes with TLC element (sentiment)
Do-Al(l) Kreatives : Make Your Own Background
Show Us Your Pussies: Anything Cat-related
Stick it Down: Card Sketch

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sweet Shaker -- Layers at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Layer It Up.


I attended the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in Mesa, Arizona, in September with my Mom & her crafty friends. We had lots of fun, and of course I got some great deals, which I used to make this card. The popsicle-shaped shaker & fruit sprinkles are from Queen & Co.; the fruit & polka-dot paper is from Doodlebug; the double popsicle & cherry dies are from Spellbinders; the lemons are from Elizabeth Craft Designs; and the striped paper is from the Expo's handbook! The sentiment die-cut is also from Spellbinders, but from my stash. I even decorated the inside.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #148: Bright Colours

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Through the Purple Haze #148!

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