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Happy Friyay friends!

Today I’m playing along with the Inspirational challenge – what an inspirational photo challenge!

I’d been planning what to make since I saw the image last weekend but the week has been crazy and I had to make my entry quite quickly this evening to meet the challenge deadline.

I’m not sure I did it justice… it didn’t really turnout as I’d hoped….

Anyway, I used dies by Simon Says Stamp and Poppystamps and a Hero Arts sentiment.

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Faux Metal Etching

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been itching to play with the faux metal etching technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated a few weeks ago and today was the day! I used some silver matte mirror card and the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Branches background stamp. What a fun technique – but so very difficult to get a decent photo.

I used the sketch from the current Inspire Create Challenges and added a die cut sentiment and leaves (also by Simon Says Stamp).

I’m also entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Autumn.

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Hello Cosmos

Hello friends!

Happy World Cardmaking day!

I’ve been battling a migraine so couldn’t make much today, although I did create this card, using the beautiful Cosmos Stem die from Simon Says Stamp.

I coloured the die cuts with my Twinkling H2Os following the fabulous palette from the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – orange. lavender, purple and green.

I added it to a background that I’d dry embossed using a Taylored Expressions folder and adhered a SSS die cut to complete my card.

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Snowflake wishes

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Today, I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge

I had fun playing with products with a lot of different companies for my take – the large snowflake is by Bright Rosa whilst the smaller snowflakes are from My Favorite Things. I used a heart stencil from Simon Says stamp with a baby wipe to lift ink from the blended strip and stamped a sentiment from an older Penny Black set.

I’m also entering this into the current CAS Stencil challenge where the challenge is to use a baby wipe.

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Bright sunflowers

Hello friends!

I’m finally back at my craft table after a short break and decided to play along with one of my favourite challenges and my brand new set of dies, the BotaniCuts sunflower dies from The Greetery. Such a great set!

Anyway, I thought they would be perfect for the gorgeous colour palette over at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week – navy, mustard, coral and cream.

I created a few inky backgrounds from my Distress Oxide inks and then used them for my sunflowers. I embossed a navy panel with a folder that I picked up in JoAnns, adhered the flowers and then added a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and a few gems to finish off my card.

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Color Throwdown Guest Designer Week 3

Hello everyone!

This month, I have the honour of being the Guest Designer over at one of my favourite challenges, the Color Throwdown. I’m beyond thrilled!

This week’s colour pallet is amazing – purple, blue, turquoise and… yellow! Wow… the idea of yellow and purple really threw me for a bit! 

I was originally thinking of a geometric-type design, probably because of the inspiration photo I think… but in the end I decided to break open my favourite Avery Elle butterflies for the first time in maybe a year! I stamped three images using Gina K inks (Wild Lilac, Powder Blue and Turquoise Sea), added some accents with my Prismacolor pencils and then cut them with the coordinating dies.

I decided to use yellow as an accent colour. I cut a white panel with the Simon Says Stamp Heart Breeze die – an oldie but a goodie! I adhered the panel to my card base and then inlaid hearts and dots which I cut from an ink-blended piece of card (I used Gina K Sweet Corn ink). I adhered my butterflies and stamped a Penny Black sentiment before adding a few small die cut butterflies and sequins to complete my card.

For full details of how to enter this week’s challenge, please head over to the Color Throwdown challenge blog. As usual, the design team has some amazing inspiration:

Amy Rohl

Amy Rysavy

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Jodi Collins

Lisa Henke

Lori Tecler

Lynn Put

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

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