Thursday 23 May 2024

Time Out Challenge #264 Magical

 Hello Crafty Friends! It's time for another Time Out Challenge and this fortnight we challenge you to be... MAGICAL!

I made a smooshed background and then dry embossed with an Embossing Folder from Stampin Up. Then I added some die cut snowflakes, sentiment and bling.
To complete the card I stamped the rest of the sentiment and mounted everything on a white card base.
The gorgeous 'Believe' die is from Poppystamps.


The winner of our challenge will win a $25 credit from our generous sponsor - Picket Fence Studio and will also have the chance to be Guest Designer in a future challenge.


We are so happy to have Carol McFarland of Saw it. Had to Make it joining us again as Guest Designer for this challenge. You can see Carol's gorgeous card and more inspiration from our  fabulous DT at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES blog. 
I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.

                            
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JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE (GD) #728 ANYTHING GOES WITH STENCIL

 Hi there Crafty Friends! It's my last week as Guest Designer with Just Us Girls Challenge. This is Anything Goes using Stencils Week. 

I made this card a while ago when I had friends come to my Beach house for a crafty weekend. These products belong to my friend Jenny Dix, but I bought the background stencil on the spot, because I really love it. 
PRODUCTS:-
 Pinkfresh Studio - Layering Stencils - Diamond Plaid
Pinkfresh Studio Butteflies Hotfoil Plate & Co-ordinating Stencil
Altenew One Go Birthday Sentiments Stamps & Die
Distress Oxide Inks
Altenew Blending Tools

We look forward to seeing how you are inspired by the word prompt. You can see more inspiration from the Design Team at the Just Us Girls Challenge blog.

Well, as I said, it's my last post as GD and I've had lots of fun, so I'll be back entering the challenge whenever I can! Thanks to all the JUGS team:)


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Celebrating Some Milestones

 Hello Crafty Friends! Here's a Birthday card to celebrate a few milestones...   

I had lots of fun making a collage with random stamps from several companies including Prima Marketing, Kaisercraft and Hero Arts. 

I'm sharing my card at the following challenges:-



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Saturday 18 May 2024

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE MAY '24 REMINDER

 It's the 3rd Saturday of the month, so we have more inspiration for you at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  The challenge this month is...

'Anything Goes'
or
'PASTEL COLOURS'

This time I'm going Anything Goes, because I wanted to share another Autumn themed card.

The stamped image was coloured with Zig and Karin Markers and then I used a wet brush to move some of the colour to make the soft water-coloured background. 
Stamp: PB Autumn Bouquet
Die: PB Antique Frame

The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor


Prize - $20 voucher!

If you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot for a future challenge, please add 'GDT' after your name on the link-up...and remember to check back to see if you've been chosen!

 You can see more inspiration from our talented  DT at our blog. I hope you have the opportunity to join in our challenge.



                              
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Friday 17 May 2024

Happy Birthday AAA Challenge

 Hi there Crafty Friends! Guess who's having a Birthday? AAA Challenge are celebrating 10 years! Great achievement! 

This is a simple and CAS card using Spellbinders dies and Hotfoil plates. The cardstock is a shimmery blue, which is difficult to photograph. 




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Thursday 16 May 2024

JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE #727 MOODBOARD WEEK

 Hi there Crafty Friends! It's my 3rd week as Guest Designer at Just Us Girls and this week they have a very inspiring Moodboard to spark your creativity...


I used some co-ordinating patterned paper from Kaisercraft and Papertrey Ink Beach Bag Die Set to create my card. This is a really fun set.


We look forward to seeing how you are inspired by the Moodboard. 
You can see more inspiration from the Design Team at the Just Us Girls Challenge blog.

I am also sharing my card at the following challenges:-





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Wednesday 15 May 2024

The Card Concept #207 Red, White and Blue

Welcome Crafty Friends. It's time for another challenge at The Card concept

The theme is Red, White and Blue and there's a gorgeous picture to spark your creativity. I was inspired by the colours and the red flowers to create a Clean and Layered Christmas card.

I painted an artsy background with Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint.
The Poinsettia and foliage were die-cut from a smooshed background and glitter card. 
Dies: Tim Holtz
Stamp: Mama Elephant


Remember, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colours, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card? 


I hope you'll visit The Card Concept Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has created and will be inspired to play along in the challenge with us. 

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge.


I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-






 
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