September Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hi Everyone,

it’s time again for another one of our monthly challenges at STAMPlorations, this time it is Stamps & Markers.

This challenge will run until 30th September and the winner will be announced 2nd October.

For this month of September we are welcoming Chris G as our guest designer, please check out her Flickr Gallery here where she shares her fabulous creations. You can find hers and all the stunning projects my teamies made on the STAMPlorations Challenge Blog.

This is my creation for you …

Christmas candles 1

 

I used two of the sets from this month’s stamp release, HOLIDAY SKETCHES Christmas Candles and Christmas Flower, wich I combined with some stitching from the PATCHWORK FRENZY Graphic Squares set. I honestly don’t know how I would survive without it LOL

I stamped my candles with black Memento ink and coloured them using a mix of Tinge Alcohol Markers and Promarkers. I then added my sentiment and the stitching, layered first on red and then onto my base card – an easy card with a peaceful feel.

Pop over to the Stamplorations Blog for more information about the upcoming Blog Hop and all the other fabulous prizes you could win.

Hope you enjoyed my piece of inspiration, back soon with more …

Happy crafting!!! 🙂

the sets I used:

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More Fairy Christmas

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments, they’re very much appreciated.

Today I have another CAS card for you, this time it’s one in bright pink … for some reason ‘pink’ is my Christmas In-Colour this year. 😀

It is another card inspired by the silvery Fairy Christmas Tree from my recent post here. It cam out of me wanting to use the pink ribbon I ended up not using for my original card. I bought this narrow organza ribbon with the intention of using it in a similar way to twine. It is a great alternative as you can see for yourselves:

Pink Fairy Christmas

It is a very quick card to make, a bit of matting and layering, but not too much, embossed border, ribbon, some rounded edges and you’re ready!

The stamp I used is from Lavinia Stamps and the embossing folder came with a magazine, either Simply Cards & Papercraft or Papercraft Essentials, not sure which one it was.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Mistletoe Kisses

…. and ATSM Challenge #75

Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments. How time flies, I am just about catching up with making Christmas Cards for myself, normally I got them all done by now!!!

It’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #75 – Photo Inspiration!!!

Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.

Sami Stamps

The winner will receive a $12 gift voucher to her store.

… and the picture to take your inspiration from is …

… very Christmassy! As you can see, there is lots of scope here. For my DT piece this week I went for Christmas and the surprises one can find under the tree … here it is:

Mistletoe Kisses

For once I was lucky enough with my timing and I was able to take the picture outside!!!! The colours are much better. Well this card was inspired by some of my friends, Dianne, who recently got a chocolate coloured Labrador puppy called Rosie, Keren, who’s docrafts demo I went to see last Saturday at Sycamore Garden Centre in Great Sutton, and Nonni, who loves using Sami Stamp images and who’s colouring skills I absolutely adore.

The lovely lady with lab is a stamp from our sponsor Sami Stamps called Mistletoe Kisses, they also have a new range of fabulous Christmas images available at their shop. I basically printed and coloured the image before fuzzy cutting both elements. I also wanted to add some sparkle/light without using glitter, hence the embossed stars, which are from an embossing folder -by docrafts- Keren used in her demo on Saturday. The sentiment is from a set by Deedees Digis which I will be using next week for our last challenge of the year. Please make sure you pop by this week and next week!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Photo Inspiration’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.

Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!
🙂

ATSM Challenge 74

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments.

How time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #74 – Addicted to CAS!!! …. another favourite of yours …

Our sponsor this week is DigiDarla Designs

The winner will get 5 images of their choice.

I used the Peace Angel Block image by DigiDarla Designs to make my DT for this week:

Peace Angel

I simply coloured the image, fuzzy cut it and layered it on my embossed base card using 3D foam, rounded 3 edges and added 2 gems to finish.

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Addicted to CAS’ challenge at ATSM, please pop over and see all the other creations of the fabulous ATSM DT Team.
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!
🙂