Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations....Guest Designer...Bring on the Cake

I am so pleased to be posting today as a Surprise Sweetie Guest Designer at Cupcake Inspirations. We have this scrumptious cupcake and color scheme to inspire us.

I need to replenish my stash of birthday cards, so I decided to use a brand new stamp set I recently bought from Sugar Peas called Bring On The Cake.

My card stock is PTI Vintage Cream and my inks are Pure Poppy and Delicata Gold.  Very hard to see in the photo, but I stamped some streamers in Versamark ink around the top of the cupcake.  More festive in person.

I am also entering this card at Sugar Peas Mix it Up Challenge #26--Anything Goes.

There will be more inspiration on the Cupcake Inspirations blog.  I hope you will join in the fun and play along this week.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Crafty Week

I should have been grocery shopping, doing laundry, and a hundred other things.  But, I made some cards instead.

I used the technique from this week's Make it Monday #269 on my first card.  After outlining my image in Copic marker, I also sponged Raspberry Fizz ink around the center of the flower.

I am also entering this card at Addicted to CAS #102: Congratulations and The Flower Challenge #3 to use an older stamp.  Doesn't get too much older than Friends till the End.

I was inspired by this beautiful card at MUSE Challenge #95.  I pulled out a brand new landscape die from Sugar Pea Designs, and also wanted to have my sentiment curve around the die cut, just like Anita did on her inspiration card.

MUSE Inspiration Card

I am also entering this card at Sugar Pea Mix it Up Challenge #26: Anything Goes.

I was inspired by quite a few challenges to pull out my old Candy Cane Christmas stamps and dies for this next card.

The challenge this month at Memory Box #19 is Metalllics, so I dressed my polar bear in a bit of gold before sending him on his way to say hello to my daughter in Maine, whose school mascot is a polar bear.

Last up is a birthday card for my neice who is studying to be a teacher.  I am entering this card at Less is More #305 where the challenge is primary colors.  (Now, I am wondering if green is actually a primary color or not???)

Well, that's it for me today.  I really cannot put off making dinner any longer.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CASology Week #227: Space

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is space.  I must admit that this one initially stumped me.  I could not think of anything that was not 'outer space' related, and I have no stamps for that.

I turned to the dictionary, which provided many additional ideas.  I decided to make my card focused on the 'NEGATIVE SPACE' on my card.  There is no stamping on this card.  Everything of interest happens in the negative space made by my full sized Happy Birthday die.

I used Copic markers in a rainbow of colors to color in the negative space of one of the happy birthday's.

Now it's your turn.  How does SPACE inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.

Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Pink & Main.

Our Guest Designer is Jessica.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Crafty Week

Here are some pictures of what I've been working on this week.

A huge thank you to my bestie Kim, who sent me a million die cuts for my new MFT Polar Bear Stamps.  I used one of the bears on this card, inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #265.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

One more card with those adorable polar bears...this one inspired by the sketch at Case This Sketch #200, which I flipped.  I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #222: Make Your Mark.

My next card was inspired by this beauty of Leigh's.  I stamped a city scene for the Male Room #49 where the challenge is ???? Scapes and I decided to stamp a city scape.  

I used a spotlight technique, and colored everything that is part of the die cut Christmas tree green. I left the rest of the buildings grey.  Here is a better view of the dimension of the Christmas Tree.

I am entering this card at Just Us Girls #372: Christmas Tree, Simon Says Monday O' Christmas Tree, and AAA Cards #79 Christmas.

One more holiday card from me--this one using these really fun holiday light dies from Lawn Fawn.  I used colors from CAS Colours and Sketches #202:  Seasonal Colors.  I chose the color scheme from challenge #189.  Can you see all the shimmer on those lights from Wink of Stella?  I am also entering this card at Inkspirational #123: CAS with Sparkle and CAS on Sunday #97: Christmas.

The last thing I made this week is a card set for my neice who is studying to become a teacher.  I am entering this set at Less is More #305, where the challenge is to use primary colors.  There are 8 flat cards with matching envelopes.

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