Friday 19 August 2022

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (AUG '22 THEME)

 Hi Crafty Friends.  It's time for a new 52CCT challenge. Valerie is our host for August at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. It's a theme challenge this week and Valerie wants us to include 'Skiing/Sledding' on our cards.


I immediately thought of these cute Penguins when I saw the theme. 

Stamp: Creative Expressions A5 Clear Stamp Set - Penguin Fun
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up Falling Snow




I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what our talented Guest Designer, Lucie and the rest of the team created for this theme and then be inspired to join in the challenge!

  Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)




Tuesday 16 August 2022

CAS MIX UP AUG'22 REMINDER

 Hello there! I'm just popping in to remind you about this month's  CAS Mix Up Challenge!

This month is a Mixed Media themed challenge. Nancy is our host and the prompt is 'Emboss Resist'. 

There are some links to video tutorials on the CAS MIX UP blog and an explanation from Nancy as to what she would like to see.

 Please remember to keep your card designs Clean and Simple, include stamping and one other Mixed Media element.


I stamped 2 different background stamps and embossed with white embossing powder. I used various inks, Nuvo and Cosmic Shimmer Powders. The gorgeous die-cut leaf is from SSS. 


You can find more inspiration over on the CAS Mix Up Blog from our DesignerTeam.  We hope you'll be inspired to join the challenge.


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Monday 15 August 2022

Stencilled Circles and a Daisy

 Just popping in to share a card, inspired by the theme at The Flower Challenge


I used an old stencil and Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create the background. The gorgeous Daisy die is from Tim Holtz.


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Sunday 14 August 2022

Altenew Inspiration Challenge Aug'22 (take 2)

 Happy Sunday. It's a chilly one here! 


I'm sharing another card inspired by this month's card challenge at Altenew...



I coloured the plant images with Altenew Watercolor & Metallic Watercolor Paints.
Have a look at the shimmer and shine!


Stamp sets: Altenew Pots & Plants, One-Go Sentiments

I'm entering the following challenges:-





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Saturday 13 August 2022

52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN (AUG '22 COLOUR)

 It's time for the Colour Challenge at 52 CCT.  Valerie is our host and has chosen a really pretty non-traditional colour combo.  Hope you have fun with it.



I new I wanted to do an ombre type wash as soon as I saw these colours. The Xmas tree stamp was a gift from a friend who was de-stashing. 

Stamp: Wild Rose Studio Christmas tree, Penny Black Sentiment
Die: Penny Black Antique Frame


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!

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


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Friday 12 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 I'm so happy to be joining in the  Altenew August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series Release Blog Hop and I have a few cards I really enjoyed creating to share with you today.  You should have arrived here from Penny Pynnonen's blog, if not, you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog, where you will see Lydia's gorgeous creations.

This collection features daffodils, magnolias, a peony, an anemone, and sweet star balloons. The versatile products can be mixed and matched to create many inspiring projects!



First up I have used the Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit : 'MAGNOLIA & BLOOMS'

The kit includes Stamps and co-ordinating Stencil & Die. I've used all 3 on this card and the Altenew Blending Tools make it so easy.

This time I stamped the image on watercolour Paper and coloured with Altenew Artists'  Watercolour Paints. 



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Next up are a couple of cards using the Stunning Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony (layering die set).

I used Designer Paper for this card with a bit of shading from Altenew Inks. You can see I stecilled a subtle background with Altenew Intricate Mandala Stencil. The sentiment is from Altenew Magnolia & Blooms.


I used coloured card stock this time and shaded with Altenew Inks and Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen. I embossed the background with Altenew Magnolia & Blooms Embossing Folder. The sentiment is also from Magnolia & Blooms.




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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 August 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series 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 08/18/2022 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 08/20/2022.


Your next stop on the hop is Karen Brown. Below is the list of all the blogs on the hop. 


 

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Therese Calvird

Teri Wilson

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Maryám Pérez

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Short

Soraya Maes

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Burnier

Svitlana Shayevich

Bobby Hagen

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Tenia Nelson

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Kari VanNoy

Emily Midgett

Angela Brennan

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Westfall

Annemarie Caister

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Mugdha Gujarathi

Penny Pynnonen

Jenny Martin

Karen Brown

Teresa Litchfield

Bridget Casey

 

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ALTENEW INSPIRATION CHALLENGE August '22

 Hi all! I absolutely love the colours for this month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge and the photo is great too. I have several ideas and this is my first one.

I used the beautiful new stencil from Altenew, called Intricate Mandala with Altenew and Distress Inks. The Altenew blending tool makes this so easy.  For the sentiment I used another new product Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings, which allows you to stamp and die-cut lots of sentiments in one go. 


Here is the inspiration picture...


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Saturday 6 August 2022

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY CHALLENGE AUGUST '22

Well hello there! It's the first Saturday of the month, so we have a new challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. This month our theme is 'ANYTHING GOES' or Optional: 'MUSIC'

I recently acquired this stamp and others from my friend Jenny Dix, who was de-stashing - thanks Jen! 
The image was coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and Distress Ink. 

Stamp: PB 'Joyous Hymn' 4011k





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 August '22 Sketch

 Hi Crafty Friends.  Valerie is our host for June at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. The first challenge of the month is always a sketch challenge.  Here is  Valerie's sketch for this month, which I really like!

The stamped images were coloured with Prismacolor Pencils. I arranged all the die-cuts based on the sketch on the dry embossed panel. 
All products are from Uniquely Creative.


You can stretch this out, or use different shapes, as long as we can see the basic sketch in your card.

I hope you'll visit the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog to see what our fabulous  Design Team have created with this sketch. Looking forward to seeing your cards in the gallery:)

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)






Thursday 4 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello Crafty Friends!  I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer (due to being one of the challenge winners) in the Altenew August Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop and I have lots of cards to share.  

You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem's blog, if not, you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card blog, where you will see Emily's gorgeous creations. 


My first card is featuring Altenew's Arch of Flowers Stamp set, Stencil and Die.  Also showing a sentiment from Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings.

The image was stamped with Altenew Obsidian Ink and then I used the co-ordinating stencil and Altenew Inks to colour.  Then it was die-cut and the circle card assembled, adding the the sentiment to finish. 

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Next up I have used the Altenew's Dazzling Dahlia Stamps & Dies and Floating Foliage Embossing Folder.

I stamped the flower and bird with Altenew Obsidian Ink and water-coloured with Altenew Inks and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.

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Here is a card using both of the above stamp sets...


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This next card was made with Altenew's gorgeous new stencil - Intricate Mandala. There are so many ways to use this stencil and it is definitely going to be one of my favourites. I also used a sentiment from Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings.
I used my new Altenew Blending Brush, which made it so easy to get a seamless result with the stencilling.
Here is another card using the stencil...
This time I dry embossed the card with the stencil. Next I used Versamark ink through the stencil to make it sticky and went over this with Gold PanPastel. I've used another sentiment from Altenew One Go Birthday Greetings.

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The next card features Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings
I had so much fun using Altenew Water-colour Metallic Paints to create the background and then all I had to do was add some sentiments. 

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Finally we have a pretty embossing folder - Altenew Rolling Foliage. The Butterfly is from Altenew Dazzling Dahlia Stamp and the sentiment from One-Go Birthday Greetings.
This was so easy to make. I simply blended ink with the Altenew Blending Brush over the embossed panel and then added the sentiment and Butterfly. 
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So there you go. I told you I had a lot of cards to share! I hope you like them. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate from Altenew. 
I think you'll agree there are so many beautiful products in this wonderful release! You can see the full release HERE.


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  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/04/2022 through 08/06/2022. Shop HERE!

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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 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 


Your next stop is Agnieszka Małyszek's blog.

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin (you are here)

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi

LauraJane

Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson

Linda Westfall

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

 Dana Joy


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