Wednesday, 5 October 2022

The Card Concept #181 Colours of Fall

 Hi there Crafty Friends! Welcome to another challenge for The Card Concept. The theme is 'Colours of Fall' and the inspiration photo is stunning! 

 I was inspired by the colours and the photo to create a Clean & Simple Card.

I actually made a few cards, but this is the one I decided to use for the challenge. The trees were stamped with Karin Markers and blended on the page, with a touch of Nuvo Shimmer Powder. 


For those of you who are new to our challenge, every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery.  


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 :-)


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Birthday Fishes

 Just a quick post to share a fun Masculine Birthday card. 

Since the stamp design is 'sketchy', I decided to colour the fishes in the same style. Sooo easy! 
Stamps: Dina Wakely Scribbly Fishes; Kaisercraft sentiment

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Deck the Halls

 Hi there. I'm sharing another card inspired by the pic at Time Out Challenge ...


I coloured the tree and gifts with watercolour paints. 
Stamps: Uniquely Creative O Christmas Tree; Hello Bluebird sentiment
Die: Spellbinders  Venise Lace Hemstitch Die



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Saturday, 1 October 2022

All good things must come to an end...

 It is with much sadness that it's been decided to shut down the CAS Challenges at the end of September after 6 1/2 years.  Please visit our challenge blog to read Loll's message and leave some love. 


I wish to thank Loll and Bonnie for running these wonderful and inspiring challenges for such a long time.  Month after month we've had fun themes and techniques , often new to me and I've learnt so much as well as gaining so many friendships. 

I will miss the the CAS Challenges and my amazing team-mates, but hope to still see your beautiful cards in blog land ❤️.


I am sharing a card which I made for a future challenge, which won't be happening. The prompt was 'Torn Paper' and when I searched the internet for inspiration I discovered an British-Canadian Artist named Ted Harrison. I love his artwork and was inspired to make this card ...


The house stamp is from a stamp set designed by my friend Shirley Bampton for Stamplorations and the dog, cat and sentiment are from Newton Nook. 

Here is a sample of Ted Harrison's art ...



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PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE OCT '22

 Hi there. It's the first Saturday of the month, which means it's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  This month our theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or Optional: SPOOKY'

I don't have any Halloween stamps so I've gone with 'Anything Goes'...


This is the first time I've used this beautiful stamp and I can see so many possibilities!
I used Distress Inks and Karin Markers. 
Stamp: Quietude


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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52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (OCT '22 SKETCH)

   Hi Crafty Friends.  It's time for a new 52CCT challenge. Majda is our host for October at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. It's a 'SKETCH'  challenge this week and Majda has designed a fun sketch for us.


I really had lots of fun with this one, using various stamps and embossing folders. 


I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what our talented Design Team have created for this sketch and then be inspired to join in the challenge!


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Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Sparkly Christmas

 Just popping in with a quick post. I was inspired by the pretty photo at the current Time Out Challenge and used all 3 new Mini Snowflake Stamps from Altenew.

I was inspired by the colours and sparkle!
I used an Altenew Stencil and Embossing Paste, which was then heat embossed with Recollections Vintage Mint. The Snowflakes were white embossed on Vellum and fussy-cut. Then I matted the card and sentiment with silver glitter paper and added some gems for extra bling.

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Monday, 26 September 2022

Embossed Waxed Paper Resist Technique

 Hi there Crafty Friends! I recently watched Gina K video tutorial using Wax Paper,  Embossing Folders and an iron. It looked like fun, so today I gave it a try.

I made a Twofer because I put the Wax Paper inside a folded card to get 2 resist panels. I used the full panel on one card and a die-cut frame on the other.

My starting point was the Altenew Inspiration Challenge which features gorgeous, colourful Autumn leaves. I incorporated the colours and leaves in my cards, but I must admit they look more like Summer than Fall:)
This is the Embossing Folder I used...


So this card features the EF twice - once to emboss the white card and secondly for the emboss resist frame. I used Distress Inks and Altenew Blending tools. The bird was coloured with Altenew 24 pan Artist Watercolour Paints. As I was constructing the card, I decided to make it a Shaker just for fun! 


I wanted to show more of the emboss resist pattern, so for this card I added a slim border and the white on black embossed leaves and sentiment.

Supplies used:
Altenew Floating Foliage EF
Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp Set
Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set

Mama Elephant Scallop Frame Die

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Sunday, 25 September 2022

ALTENEW PAIR-A-FLOWER: WATERCOLOR EDITION CONTEST (ENTRY #3)

 Happy Sunday! I have one last card to share for the Altenew Pair-A-Flower: Watercolor Edition Contest. Our Neighbours have the most amazing Magnolia tree which I admire every year. Unfortunately they're away and I didn't want to help myself without asking, but I managed to obtain a less impressive bloom for the photo.


I saw a picture on Pinterest of a Magnolia with a Hummingbird, (see below) so I have based my design on this photo. 
I masked the edges of the water-color panel and painted a wash with lovely Spring colours. On a separate piece of paper I stamped the flowers, heat embossed in white and hand sketched the branches. They were then coloured with Altenew 24 Artist Water-color Paints. The Hummingbird was embossed with Silver Pearl and coloured with Altenew Metallic Water-color 
paints. 
Stamps: Altenew Magnolias For Her, Dazzling Dahlias


Just to remind you, in this Altenew contest you need to create a project with any Altenew floral design andWATERCOLORING MEDIUMS. Pair it with the same flower in real life or a similar floral design and photograph the two side-by-side.




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Saturday, 24 September 2022

Altenew Pair-A-Flower: Watercolor Edition Contest (entry #2)

 Hi there! Well I'm very happy one of our Bearded Iris plants popped up a bloom this week. It's not in great condition, due to rain and it was very close to the ground, but at least you get the idea!



I recently purchased the Altenew Iris Outline Stamp set and I am loving it! I've made lots of cards and this is the one I've chosen to enter the Altenew Pair-A-Flower: Watercolor Edition Contest.




I used Altenew 24 pan Artist Watercolors and Metallic Watercolors. I mixed the 2 for the background wash and splatter.

Just to remind you, in this Altenew contest you need to create a project with any Altenew floral design andWATERCOLORING MEDIUMS. Pair it with the same flower in real life or a similar floral design and photograph the two side-by-side.

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52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (TECHNIQUE SEP'22)

 It's the last challenge of the month at 52 CCT challenge and our host Rossi, wants us to  make 'POP UP ' cards for the Technique Challenge. 

I'm very challenged by these type of cards, but I do have a pop-up box die from Lawnfawn and  this is what I made...

I thought it would be fun to make an Aussie themed card, so I fussy cut the critters from Designer Paper and decorated the box with the co-ordinating paper. 


The sentiment die is from Penny Black. 


I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what the rest of the team created with these colours and then be inspired to join in the challenge!

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Thursday, 22 September 2022

Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop

 I'm so excited to be joining in the   Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection Release Blog Hop and I have lot's of cards I really enjoyed creating to share with you today.  You should have arrived here from Agnieszka Malyszek's (aka AGA) blog, if not, you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog, where you will see Tenia's gorgeous creation.




First up I have used Berried Cotoneaster 3D Embossing Folder

This is such a beautiful Embossing Folder and it is very versatile. I chose to use black cardstock and Altenew Metallic Watercolour Paints. The sentiment is from Altenew Festive Poinsettia.

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In the  next card I have used Gem Pattern 3D Embossing Folder. I've been waiting with anticipation for this release because I can see myself using this Embossing Folder a lot.

I made a background with Altenew Metallic Watercolours and Nuvo Shimmer Powder. When dry I dry embossed the panel. I decided to use a black & white image to make the background shine.
The flower is from Altenew Sparkle Bright and the sentiment from Magnolia & Blooms.

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Another beautiful Embossing Folder in this release is Intricate Tiles 3D Embossing Folder

I  used the de-bossed side of the embossed panel and swiped Gold ink over it. The Purple backing card is shimmer card, so it's a very sparkly card. The die-cut leaves were made with 
 Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set.

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I have another amazing Embossing Folder to share... Poinsettia Cluster 3D Embossing Folder

I chose to colour the Poinsettias with Altenew Artist Watercolor 24 pan set and Altenew Metallic Watercolour Paints.  The sentiment is from Altenew Festive Poinsettia.


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Next up is a stencil set which is going to be fantastic for backgrounds and more ... Blooming Flower Bed Stencil Set (3 in 1)

I just used part of the background for this CAS card and paired it with the gorgeous Hummingbird from Altenew Magnolia & Blooms. 


This time I used Altenew Inks to create a more muted background.  Isn't it a great stencil set!

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Altenew have also released some stencils to co-ordinate with previously released Embossing Folders. 
Gentle Butterfly Simple Coloring Stencil Set (3 in 1)
Tulip Simple Coloring Stencil Set (3 in 1)

Here are some cards using these stencils 





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I hope you liked me cards and will be inspired to create with these wonderful products. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate from Altenew. 
 You can see the full release of the Altenew September 2022 Enchanted Winter Collection here.




Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/28/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/29/2022.


Your next stop on the hop is the incredibly talented Virginia Lu. Below is the list of all the blogs on the hop. 


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