Sunday, January 17, 2021

Snow Beary Much Fun -- Winter at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Winter.

I used papers from Dare 2B Artzy to create this shaker card; the large bear is on an action wobble!


Inspiration/Challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges: (1st Sunday) January Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Layer

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

I'm the only one who loves to make Christmas cards after Christmas‽ Because I craft in the dining room in the evenings, I move a lot of my crafting stuff out to make room for the Holidays, so when the festivities die down I like to use some of the Christmas crafting goodies I unearth during the season (plus anything new!)

The snowglobe was cut with a Newton's Nook die set. All the images & sentiment are from a particularly beautiful Craftsmart sticker book. The metallic & glitter papers are foiled kraft cardstock from Michaels; if you see it, grab it, it's great! I embossed the pink piece, and finished the card with gold Stickles.

And I decorated the inside, of course:

Inspiration/Challenges:
Bastel-Traum #96: (P15) Shaker or Interactive Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Sparkle & Shine

Sunday, January 3, 2021

It's a Marshmallow World -- Landscapes at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Landscapes.

I used lyrics from the song It's a Marshmallow World by Carl Sigman & Peter DeRose, and performed by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Brenda Lee, among others. I listened to the Dean Martin version many times this season, and this idea for a marshmallow card using textured paper came to my mind!

The card is made from a white, handmade-type paper that I edged with Elizabeth Craft dies. For the closed view, I added a shiny white piece edged with a Memory Box tree landscape die; I used the offcut as a stencil for the trees on the middle panel. The sun with embossed/cut with a Spellbinders die and inked only on the raised layer. I watercolored both the red & green parts with distress inks.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cut It Up: (Fri, Must have a Die Cut) Winter (W1 of 2)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tue) #586 Anything Goes

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Funny Family -- Musical Joy with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is: Joy, with the optional twist of: Music.

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!



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

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Bows at International Art & Soul

Our current at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Anything Goes with a Bow. This challenge will run 4 weeks instead of our usual two.


I created the notch swing card design myself, and cut out the pieces on my Silhouette. The sentiment is heat-embossed in sparkly white on a red foil cardstock. The bow, Merry Christmas cutout, and center circles were all die-cut with my Big Shot. The sentiment stamp is from Just for Fun Stamps; it seemed particularly appropriate for this year!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cut It Up: (Fri 2W) Christmas + Die Cut(s)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Die Cuts

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