Thursday, February 2, 2023

Time Out #231

Welcome to Time Out. This is photo inspiration week and we challenge you to CASE the Designer.



And the designer is none other than the fabulous Gina K.  What about her card inspires you?  I went quite literal.


The stack of presents (and I say 'stack' because it's from Concord and 9th's Birthday Stacks) was heat embossed in white and then colored with Distress Inks.  And what is a Gina K card without a black frame?

Gina is offering a $25 store credit to the winner of the challenge so you'd better get busy and make a card based on her design.  We can't wait to see how you are inspired. 






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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Christmas Card Throwdown 4-23

It's week 4 of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and so far I've had one each week.  Today's card features their technique of paper piecing.  I keep forgetting to check the new challenge so this one was made on the fly to meet the deadline. 

This Christmas angel from Woodware looks so cute paper pieced with scraps from my stash.  The face, hands, feet and hair plus the holly were colored with Altenew artist markers.  The sentiment is from Sunny Studio.  We haven't had sunny days lately so the photo is not the best. 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Seize the Birthday #254

Yay for me!  I'm playing at Seize the Birthday again.  I seem to forget this wonderful challenge when I'm making my numerous birthday cards.  I'm even using the topping - candles.  Yes, I must use the topping.

I've seen cards lately using the Happy Birthday embossing folder and decided I would make a few cards with it.  The candles are from Altenew, made with scraps from my stash.  No other sentiment needed.  While I had everything out I made one with a more masculine color palette.


You'll be seeing this folder again with other ideas I have.  I make so many floral cards that I have to start branching out for my men and children. 

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #570

I wasn't sure I'd have a card for Freshly Made Sketches this week until a new order arrived.  I was able to get a bogo deal on Altenew flower dies and used one for my card.


I have seen Therese Calvird make flowers from colorful paper packs and knew this Virginia Rose would look beautiful in the Gel Printing:Soft Wash papers from Altenew.  The Swiss Dots embossing folder was used for the background and a foiled sentiment added.

Thanks for dropping by.  It's a dreary day today.  Great for getting more crafting done.




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