Sunday, April 22, 2018

Here's Looking at You - Vellum or Acetate with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Vellum or Acetate, with the optional twist of create a new view/something new to look at. 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.


I tried my hand at a mini blind card. For the mini blind, I started with a vellum that was embedded with a few tiny sequins. I inked one side with pink archival ink from Sweet Stamps, then set it with a layer of heat-embossed glitter. I used the same technique for the bottom layer of the border.


The border was made with Pink&Main dies. The background paper is actually a wallpaper sample; it almost looks like a scene! The sentiment is a gold sticker. The image in the "window" is from Graphic45.

Inspiration/Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Vellum
Simply Create Too #137: Use Die Cuts

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

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cupcake Cutie - Paper Piecing at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Paper Piecing. I used one of my favorite stamps to paper-piece, this "Cupcake Girl" clear stamp.

http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/2018/03/challenge-22.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #201: Happy Birthday
Creative Sketchy Girls: Sketch #22
Daisy Chain Challenges: Monochrome
House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe (Pink, Paper Piecing, Polkadots)


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Springtime Memories -- Pilin' on the Pencils

The theme this month at Pile It On is Think Small (Children, Baby animals, Tiny embellishments, Small-sized projects) with the mid-month, optional bonus theme of Pencils. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by A Day for Daisies, and I used their Girl Horse Ride digi stamp.



http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/2018/04/april-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #287: Make Your Mark
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: Sketch
Double D Challenges: Twine
Kleuren Met Potloden: Coloured Pencils + Spring
Little Red Wagon #441: Shine, It's Your Day
Pile It On: Small and/or Pencils
Simon Says Wednesday: Texture



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Little Pleasures -- Die cuts and/or Punches with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Die cuts and/or Punches. 


I always enjoy making golf-themed cards! The stamps are from the Ants on the Green set from G-Rated Rubberstamps. The golf cart & tiny flag is from a Memory Box die set. I die-cut the square and circle. I embossed the golf ball circle with my Swiss Dots folder, and stamped the small sentiment between the dots. The backing papers are textured cardstocks from CoreiDinations. I finished the card with some ribbon & a strip of mesh that came as garlic packaging!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas: Golf + Dies
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge: Recycle + stamping
Tuesday Morning Sketches #447: Sketch

Update: This was a favorite at Die Cuttin' Divas!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Display Card Type -- Try something new at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge, chosen by DT member CG (that's me!), is Card type you haven't tried before. I tried my hand at an Altered Double Display Card.

All the patterned papers are from Imaginisce. I made a magnetic belly band. Both the chipboard hat & the sentiment on the balloon are from Latina Crafter.
The cake was made from shiny white paper & vellum (for the frosting) using my newest die set purchase from A.C. Moore! The "flame" sentiment was heat-embossed in orange.The larger balloons were cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die; the smaller balloons are pre-cut die cuts from Scrapbook Attic.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Always Happy Birthday: Birthday +(Optional) Balloons
Southern Girls #180: Die Cuts

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