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Merry and Bright deer

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge today. As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought of the Memory Box circular scene dies that I’ve acquired over the years and decided to use them for my card.

I wanted to use the Reindeer Circle and Countryside Circle dies, but the latter is bigger than the former so I had to get creative as I wanted the circles to be the same size. I started with the Reindeer Circle die and used this to cut to circles in a white panel. I then cut away one deer and replaced it with the scene from the Countryside Circle die. I adhered a little deer from the Savvy Stamps Woodland Meadow set and then positioned one of my rejected stencil monoprint backgrounds behind the circles before adhering the whole ensemble to a card base.

To complete my card, I used a sentiment from the My Favorite Things Merry Everything stamp set and added a few sequins and a drop of red stickles for Rudolph’s nose!

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Pastel thank you

Hi everyone!

Popping in with a last minute entry into two challenges that close this evening – the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge.

I used a Savvy Stamps die plus distress oxide and Altenew inks. The coloured strips were created using an Avery Elle frame die set.

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All white thank you

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of white on white.

I love white on white but I rarely create all white cards unless it’s for a challenge. I must rectify that! Anyway, after a LOT of dithering and die cutting, I finally used one of my favourite dies from Simply Graphic – the die ├ętamines which was the die of the month in April 2018 .

I die cut a circle in my base card and a white panel. After adhering some acetate over the circle on my base card, I stuck on the white panel using some foam tape before adhering the die cut image. I then die cut a Savvy Stamps sentiment three times before sticking them all together and on to my card.

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Birthday leaves

Happy Saturday friends!

Today, I’ve been tying to play along with the sketch challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog. I say trying because I couldn’t bring myself to put a sentiment over every single circle image I created! In the end I resorted to using an older Circle Leaves die from Simon Says Stamp that I have used a lot, but even then, I had to tweak the positioning of the sentiment!

Anyway, the colours for this week Color Throwdown Challenge are beautiful (mauve, green and cream) so I made a couple of distress oxide panels (milled lavender and bundled sage) which I then used for my die cut image. Once I had adhered the circle die to my cream base card, I added a Savvy Stamps sentiment, which I had originally cut in white. But something didn’t seem quite right so I changed to grey cardstock which I felt worked much better! Finally I added a few pearls to complete my card.

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge where the theme is ‘anything goes’.

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Happy Love Day 2019

Sorry for the post overload friends – I have just been inspired to create Valentine’s cards this year!

Anyway, what would you do if you had a layover in Seattle? Head downtown or go to Impress Cards and Crafts? Yep, you’ve guessed it! When I had a layover at SeaTac last year, I hopped on a bus and took the short trip to Tukwila and spent a lovely couple of hours in Impress’s fabulous store there! So many craft goodies there! I bought this sweet heart die and Savvy Stamps sentiment stamp there! Making this CAS card today bought back a lot of happy memories from my little trip there!

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Purple and Green should never be seen…

Hello everyone!

Well I’m not sure about the title of my post… I recall hearing it as a saying from somewhere but I disagree with it – as would some British sporting institutions!!

Anyway, onto today’s card! I’m playing along with the current Case This Sketch challenge and used an old wood mounted stamp by a company called Inca Rubber Stamps. I’ve googled them, but it looks like they don’t exist any more.

I embossed the heart images and then coloured them to match the shades in my Basic Grey background paper.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment from Savvy Stamps.

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