Sunday, October 18, 2020

Grateful Autumn Penguins -- Inspired Thank-you with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Inspire (who/what was your inspiration into the world of papercraft?) with the optional twist of: Thank You Card using the word Inspire.

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!

My crafting inspiration, both for this card & for crafting in general, is my Mom. She introduced me to stamps & designer papers, which got me into this great online cardmaking community! She just left from a long visit with us, so I made this notch-wing card featuring a photo of me and my son. The foam penguin was found on the sidewalk by my thoughtful husband!

Challenges:
CHPP October Challenge: AG with Patterned Paper 
Papercraft Business Challenge (M, P1, E3, any papercraft) October - Interactive

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

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

If the Broom Fits -- Halloween at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Halloween

I love making Halloween cards, so I couldn't wait to pull out these stamps & papers that I was gifted last year and never got to use. I heat-embossed the Legs with a sparkly white powder; the sentiment (from a different stamp set)was stamped in black, also directly onto a textured orange paper. The hat & broom are stickers; everything is matted with silver foil cardstock.


For the base card, I used a foiled paper from the paper collection as most of the patterned papers on the front. I added a message section and more of those cute Halloween kitties!


Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #261: (Thurs 2W) Fall/Halloween Sentiment
Show Us Your Pussies Challenge #59: (Monthly Tue) Furrything Goes (mainly cats) 



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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Falling for Hedgehogs -- Autumn Colors at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Autumn Colors. I used some lovely Mintay papers and different colored woodgrain papers to create this hedgehog-themed card. The wreath pieces, the tiny door & wreath are die-cut. The hedgehog inside the house is a stamp that I colored.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge #90: (P1) Hedgehog
Cheerful Sketches Challenge (P1) September Sketch
Cut It Up: (Fri 2W) Happy Fall Y'all + At Least 3 Layers


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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Old Spice -- Rising From the Ashes with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Phoenix (Rising from the Ashes) - as in salvaging a craft 'mistake' perhaps? Getting an education or career after a slow beginning; recovering from an illness ie Breast Cancer; celebrating a divorce? with the optional twist of: Use an Embossing Folder.

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!

I went with the idea of salvaging a craft 'mistake' and finally used an inked & embossed card top I made forever ago. I didn't like it at the time (too 'muddy') but I love it now!

Mom just gave me this fun Shaker Creator set from Tonic Studios, and I couldn't wait to use it. I cut the mug from the hand-inked/embossed paper I made, and then layered the the card with embossed metallic papers and the shiny brown paper I also used for the base card. The swirls & spoon are from and Elizabeth Crafts die set; I designed the sentiment for a previous project, but couldn't part with the extras I printed! The shaker is filled with Queen & Co. fruit-shaped sprinkles & Paper Sweeties flower-shaped sequins; I also added a few to the spoon for fun.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) No Stamps
Simply Create Too #164: (deadline Sept 25) Make a Shaker Card
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475
: (deadline Sept 27) Sketch #80 + option: Metallic 

Update: This made the Top 3 for Try Stamping On Tuesdays #475!


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

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Wild Birthday -- Tic-Tac-Toe at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge we're playing Tic-Tac-Toe!

IAAS Tic-Tac-Toe

I used the right-to-left diagonal row: Embossing + Die + Image. The stamps & matching dies are a set from Elizabeth Crafts.

And then it opens up...

I put a message section on the back.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Lavinia World Challenges - 2W, SIO #35 Anything Goes Using Rubber Or Clear Stamps (No Digis) (W1 of 2)
Seize The Birthday 2W, 3E, C5  #199 Birthday + Option: Die Cuts (W1 of 2) 


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