ATSM Challenge 80

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #80 – Photo Inspiration!!!

I know this will be popular as there is so much scope with this picture, hearts, Valentine’s Day, pastel colours to name just a few. Please take the time to check out the full details of the challenges and their rules, which can be found here.

This week we are welcoming Karen for a second time as our guest designer.

Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.

The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.

You might remember from my post yesterday that I went to my local Hobbycraft in Chester … well I picked up a little beauty of a stamp right by the till … just perfect for our challenge. 

heart of hearts

As you can see, I took my inspiration from the heart shaped box with little hearts inside and some of the pastel colours. I basically colored my stamp with markers, stamped the image and masked it off before turning my stamp back to front and stamping the broken outline with the reverse side and die-cutting in with a scalloped heart die. I then die-cut a plain heart from the centre of some white card and stamped my sentiment below before assembling my card as seen in the picture.

Hope you like it!

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.
 
 
I am also entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge for the following sketch
 
 
Please join the fun … look forward to seeing your creations … and
Happy Crafting!!!!
🙂
 
Here is what I used:
Heart stamp from Hobbycraft own make
sentiment from VIGNETTE Trendy Feathers set by STAMPlorations
both heart dies by Xcut/docrafts
Stampin’Up! Markers pretty in pink, wisteria wonder, certainly celery
wisteria wonder ink pad and certainly celery card by Stampin’Up!

ATSM Challenge 79

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. They were all very much appreciated. The cold still hasn’t completely gone, but my thinking has become somewhat clearer.

It is Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #79 – Addicted to CAS!!!

I know this will be popular, the full details of the challenges and their rules can be found here.

This week we are welcoming Karen as our guest designer.

Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.

The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.

For this week’s DT piece I decided to use an image from our sponsors ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ collection, which can be found here

You Rock

 

… and make a masculine card … almost getting away with one layer too 🙂 which means it’s postage friendly!

I sized my image, printed it, coloured it and added a little bit of shading with Promarkers. I then cut my white panel to size and masked off the catty image before stamping the grid pattern, circles and splashes plus the sentiment. I used Marvy pens to colour my stamps. I rounded two of the corners and attached it to my grey tent fold base card.

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘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!!!!
🙂
Apart from DeeDee’s image I used:
Promarkers cool grey 3,4,5, pastel pink, tan, cinnamon, pastel beige, pastel blue, light green and blender pen
Marvy pens salvia blue,manganese blue, citrus yellow and peppermint plus grey unbranded marker from stash
Stamps ‘Grunge Me’ by PapertreyInk and ‘Grid’ by Kaisercraft
white and grey card from my stash

ATSM Challenge 77

Hi Everybody,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Christmas is well and truly over, even though the cold I picked up is still linering, and the New Year is underway … and with this it is time for our first challenge of the year 2014 at Addicted to Stamps and More …  Challenge #77 – Make your Mark!!!

This Challenge is all about using your markers and pens, the full details of the challenges and their rules can be found here.

Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.

The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.

Here is my DT piece for this week:

Metallic Gelatos I

Well I actually ended up making two. I was playing with my Metallic Gelato Pens. For the first card I simply scribbled them on some card and brushed a damp paintbrush over the top and left it to dry. Once dry I inked up my stamp, Sketch Flower13 Papermania Hampsted by docrafts, with black Memento Ink, stamped the flower and cut it to size, layered it on a piece of black card and attached it to my embossed base card before finishing off with a sequin. I used a texture plate (Texturz by Sizzix) for a softer finish than I would get using an embossing folder, you can get a similar effect using a mask or thin stencil combined with a soft embossing mat suitable for your die cut machine.

Metallic Gelatos II

For my second card I used the Gelatos to colour my stamp, I ten moistened it with a damp brush and stamped onto white card, cut it to size and layered on black. I attached the paper ribbon which I cut from a piece of digital paper by All About Scrapping to my embossed base card before layering my image on top using 3D foam.

The Metallic Gelatos are very iridescent, sadly you can’t see it that well on the picture, and suit the CAS style of card very well.

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Make your Mark’ 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!!!!
🙂

Happy Christmas Everyone!!!!

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 … the last one for this year …  Challenge #76 – Anything Goes!!! The perfect Christmas present for you!

The full details of the challenges and their rules can be found here.

Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.

The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.

Here is my DT piece for this week:

Season to be jolly

Again I made good use of the Meowy Christmas Set by Deedee’s Digis, you may remember it from my DT piece for challenge #73. In the set you get:

one coloured image

one layering image, which I used in my card

two papers, one of which I used in this week’s card, and

4 sentiments, one of which I used for my card, … lots of scope there!

For this card I wanted to go with the gingerbread look and used Kraft card stock to achieve it. I cut a piece of the paper from the set to size, layered it on red card and attached it to my base card. I cut a piece of Kraft card, put it trough my embossing folder and swiped it with my white Craft ink pad to achieve the highlights. I cut another piece of red card and layered as seen in my card before adding the faux stitching. I printed off the cat and the sentiment on white card, coloured them in, added faux stitching and attached them as shown in the picture. I punched two snowflakes attached them and finished off by adding some glitter glue.

… and because I enjoyed it so much, I made another one …

paws itively perfect christmas

The focus here is on the tag I made using one of the sentiments from the set, the catty angel is a stamp I’ve had for a while.

… two fun card for cat lovers to enjoy …

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Anything Goes’ 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 … hoping your Christmas is Paws-itively Purrfect!!!!
🙂
Here is what I used to make my cards:
Meowy Christmas set from Deedee’s Digis
embossing folder from the Inspiration Magazine by Crafter’s Companion
catty angel stamp from a set by Hero Arts
snowflake punch by Woodware
Promarkers for colouring
White Craft ink from Stampin’Up!
black memento ink, sequins, glitter glue, white gel pen , sparkly black gel pen, eyelet, red ribbon, red and Kraft cardstock from my stash
Happy Christmas!!!!

ATSM Challenge 73

Hi Everybody,

how time flies, it’s Wednesday again and time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This time we got something new for you …  Challenge #73 – Addicted to Holiday!!! The full details of the challenges and their rules can be found here.

Our sponsor this week is Deedee’s Digis.

The winner will receive 3 digi sets of their choice.

Here is my DT piece for this week:

Meowy Christmas I

My holiday theme for this week’s challenge is Christmas and I made good use of the Meowy Christmas Set by Deedee’s Digis. In the set you get:

one coloured image, which I used in my card

one layering image, which can also be coloured in

two papers, one of which I used in this week’s card, and

4 sentiments … lots of scope there!

I simply covered my base card using some of the pretty paper from the set. die cut a background shape from yellow card and pricked a border following the shape’s outline. I then fuzzy cut three cats, stamped my sentiments on yellow and green card, cut both to size and pricked some more borders, arranged and layered every into place, added a faux stitched boerder and finished off with some pink gems and glitter.

… a fun card for cat lovers to enjoy …

Hope you like it!

Hope that you feel inspired to enter this week’s ‘Holiday’ 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!!!
🙂
Here is what I used to make my card:
Meowy Christmas set from Deedee’s Digis
sentiment stamps are from a freebie set, sorry can’t remember the magazine they were from
so saffron and gumball green card, Sizzix frame dies and paper piercing templates from Stampin’Up!
black memento ink, gems, glitter and fine liner pen from my stash