Sunday, October 23, 2016

AAA Cards #76...Guest Designer...Masculine

Today I am here as Guest Designer for AAA Cards Game #76.  This card of mine was picked as the winner of their Game #72 Challenge.

The challenge this week is Masculine.

My 'go to' images for masculine cards tend to be trees, leaves or stars.  Today, I went with these fabulous graphic trees by Simon Says Stamp.  I colored them with Copic Markers.

I hope you will play along with AAA Cards this week.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time Out #68...Reminder...Just a Note

Hello there is still time to play along with the current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a CASE challenge.  Take a look at the gorgeous card Ardyth has provided for our inspiration.

I was inspired by Ardyth's bold red flowers, her black sentiment that overlaps the flowers and the band of gold and black at the bottom of her card.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is  Marina, so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CASology Week #220: Coffee

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is coffee.  Am I the only person on the planet who doesn't drink coffee and doesn't have a huge stash of coffee stamps?  My husband even worked for Peet's Coffee for years and years.

I do like the taste of coffee, but only if it is in ice cream form.  So, that is what I did for my card.  A triple scoop of coffee ice cream, because if it's on a card, the calories don't count.  And, a cherry on top because, why not?  (Actually some of the coffee ice cream is actually mocha, because chocolate makes everything better, even coffee ice cream).

I am also linking this card up at Addicted to CAS #99 where their code word this week is also coffee.

Now it's your turn.  How does coffee 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 Stamplorations.

Our Guest Designer is Asa.

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ColourQ #364...Peace on Earth

It's time for another challenge at ColourQ.  I think these colors are perfect for Halloween, but I feel kind of done already with Halloween crafting, so I decided to play with my new What the Doodle Ornament stamps from PTI.  One more card for my holiday card stash.

Please head over to the ColourQ blog to see more inspiration from the Design Team.  I hope you will play along this week.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hope and Happiest Birthday Wishes

I have been meaning to play along at CAS-ual Fridays #158 since it was posted, and only got a chance to make my card this weekend.

I used my lightest shade of pink to stamp the Hope Ribbon die in a pattern all over my card front.  I die cut 3 of these cute Memory Box Taylor Party Dress dies in darker shades of pink.  The challenge is to use 8 of something, and I embellished the center dress with 8 tiny rhinestones along the hem.

I think this is my first time playing along at MFT Color Challenge #55, and think it will be the first of many.  I really enjoy color challenges because I often have a hard time deciding what colors to use.

I used SSS One with Nature and some WPlus9 inks to make this masculine birthday card.  I will also enter this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Peace for the Holidays

It feels like I have been bitten by the holiday crafting bug and now I am in full holiday swing.  First up, a card using the beautiful colors at this week's Color Throwdown #414.

I really like the delicate patterns in the newest What the Doodle by Papertrey--a set of ornaments.  I stamped an entire card front, using my Misti to help with alignment, and then decided to only use the bottom half of my paper.  I'm sure I'll use the rest some other time.  I am also entering this card at Just Add Ink #333:  Just add G (green ornaments).

More of those ornaments on my next card--this time they are die cut, white embossed and sponged with Distress ink.

I am entering this card at Christmas Card Challenges #44: Decorations and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Totally Resistible.

Last up is another snowy winter scene--perfect for Simon Says Monday Challenge: Explore the World.  I am also entering this card at Merry Monday #217: Retro/Vintage.  I used the same PTI Winter Village as I used in my earlier Merry Monday entry to create my vintage scene.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mid Week Update...4 Cards

Yay for crafting time during the week.  I played along with MUSE #187 because I fell in love with Tracey's inspiration card.

I was inspired by Tracey's free form floral stamping, placement of her sentiment and her colors.  I broke out my newest inks for this card--a couple of little Altenew cubes.  Have to say that I love the ink, and will be getting some more next time there is another sale.  I used Fall Floral stamps from MFT.  I am also entering this card at The Flower Challenge #1.

Sneaking in under the wire at CAS(E) this Sketch #193.  I kept pretty true to the sketch, and used blended distress inks.

Inspired by this card by Nicole, I have a card for PTI's Create Along with Us. I used Copics to color, and added a little gold pen to match the gold embossed sentiment.

Last up is a holiday card using Winter Village that I am entering at Merry Monday #217: Retro/Vintage.  I am also entering this card at Simon Says Monday Challenge: Explore the World.  As I live in sunny San Diego right near the beach, my snowy scene is inspired by the adventure my oldest daughter will have this winter at college in Maine.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

ColourQ #363...Fight Like a Girl

It's time for another challenge at ColourQ.   This week, our color scheme is black, newsprint, and one spot of color.  You will notice something strange about my card.

Where is the newsprint?  That is a very good question.  I completely missed that part of the color palette, even though I can see it is right there in front of me.  My fellow DT members have been so kind and supportive, and encouraged me to post this card anyway.  

So, here is my card--pink with a faint grey ribbon, and one of my favorite sentiment for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I am also entering this card at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #60: Anything Goes.

Please head over to the ColourQ blog to see more inspiration from the Design Team.  I am sorry that my card is not going to provide you with any ColourQ inspiration this week, but perhaps it may encourage you to do your monthly breast self exam.

I hope you will play along this week.

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