Sunday, May 9, 2021

Twinkle sprinkle -- Nursery Rhymes at International Art & Soul

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

I was inspired by Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; my 2-year-old always claps after I sing it!

 


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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hooray for Disney! -- Layered Animal Fun with the UnstampaBelles

Our challenge for you this month at the UnstampaBelles is Animal Fun (use an animal; yes humans count!) with the optional twist of Layer It Up.

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 my Animal, I used mice...and a dog & a coupla ducks! 


Inspiration/Challenges:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays: (Tue 2W) #501 Sketch + option: Birthdays



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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Colorful Catcus -- Shaped Card at International Art & Soul

Our fabulous Design Team at the the International Art & Soul Challenge has been crafting together online for years ... we have a real bond, despite being sometimes continents away from each other. We have a wonderful team leader, and this year we've decided to have each member sponsor a challenge. This fortnight it's my turn!

I chose the theme of Shaped Card.


 


Inspiration/Challenges:
Show us Your Pussies: (M Tue) Furrything Goes

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Lockdown with the UnstampaBelles

At the UnstampaBelles we love to be challenged! Our theme this month is Lockdown, with the optional twist of Scrap It.

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!






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Hoppy Easter! -- Bunnies at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Bunny!

To make my bunny card, I used the Hanging Charm Pull Tab die set from Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs, papers from Aunthetique & Echo Park, and a boxed chocolate bunny that I've had in stash for years. I opened one end and added sequins & clear beads to make a little shaker. I secured the ends with pretty floral Washi tape.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) A Bit O' Green
613 Avenue Create: (1st Sunday) Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Slider Card

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Natural World at Christmas at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is the Natural World at Christmas (No Robins).


If you follow my blog, you know I love shaker cards, especially snowglobes! I used a lovely clear stamp set that came with a British craft magazine. I've had it for quite a while, and was happy to finally ink it up! The sentiment is from Verve Stamps. I really liked the idea of the icy beads inside the shaker obscuring part of the sentiment.


I was inspired by the rabbit who wanders our yard at night; Mister Bun-bun doesn't seem to mind the snow or our old, slow dog!

 


Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tue) Sketch #594

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Better Late Than Never! -- Anything without Stamps with the Unstampabelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is Anything Goes without Stamps.

Mom sent me this super adorable American Crafts Sloth Christmas paper, and it seemed perfect for a very belated Holiday(s) card! I was inspired by the optional theme at Try Stamping On Tuesdays of Peek-a-boo.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Try Stamping On Tuesdays: (Tue 2W) Sketch ##493 493 + option: Peek-a-Boo (deadline Feb 21)


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Off to Dinner at International Art & Soul

Our challenge for this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Off to Dinner. 


 

Inspiration/Challenges:
613 Avenue Create: (1st Sunday) Anything Goes + Optional Twist: Heart & Soles
Cut It Up: (2W) #219 Valentine or love-themed project that includes a die cut

Update: This was chosen as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Pink Pickup Shaker -- Hearts at International Art & Soul

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

Inspiration/Challenges: 
Bastel-Traum: (P15) Love
Creations in Pink: (P15) #30 Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: (Wed) Anything Goes 

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Wonder Woman T-shirt Shaker

A friend of mine loves Wonder Woman, and we've had a lot of fun dressing up and being Wonder Crafting Friends. I was thinking of her when I made this shaker card with these great Wonder Woman papers.

I was originally inspired by this T-shirt die & stamp set from Stamps of Life; I especially like the sentiment, "BeYOUtiful." But then I ran across my long-hoarded WW papers and this happened!

Inspiration/Challenges:
TIME OUT Challenge #177: (Thurs 2W) Inspired By The Word YOU (sentiment in shaker)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: (Tue) Sketch #589

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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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