Saturday, November 27, 2021

Happy Christmas

 


 


Less Is More #457 begins today. We are challenged to create a CAS card inspired by this photo.

I took my inspiration from the corrugated kraft packaging of the gifts and the twine bows. I meant to emboss the outer square with MFT's Square Peek-A-Boo die, but I think I overdid it on the shamming. That's OK, I used the panel as is and die cut the edges with a Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle die. The gift box and holly die cuts are from Waffleflower's Special Delivery (retired) stamps & dies. I sponged the corrugated "box" with some VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink and colored the holly with Copics. The sentiment is from Simon Say Stamp Tiny Words Christmas.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple which we define as designs that include large areas of CLEAR AND CLEAN space with NO PATTERN, NO INK and NO TEXTURE See challenge guidelines on the Less Is More Blog.


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Friday, November 26, 2021

Merci

 



I finally got a chance to play in my craft room and am making some cards for challenges other than DT projects. How wonderful. I am screaming in at the last moment with an inchie card for AAA #203. I simply cut a one inch square, added a tiny sentiment from SSS Thankful Heart, sponged the edges with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and added a die cut leaf from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves. Both the square and leaf are popped up with foam tape.

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Christmas Jumper Day

 

It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list. Your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!


Today's festivities are inspired by Christmas Jumper Day, which takes place on December 10th. The challenge runs from November 12th - November 22nd.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the celebration theme. When I looked at the festivity for this challenge, Hero Arts' Holiday Sweater die came to mind immediately. I die cut in it red, and added a green glitter tree and a gold star to adorn it. I mounted it on a white layer embossed with Stampin Up's Cable Knit EF. I mounted that on a base layer of Neenah Solar White 110# card stock. I added a few glittery snowflakes and a sentiment from Hero Arts taken from the movie Home Alone, which is a must see holiday tradition in my house. My boys and I watched it last night, and it seemed very fitting for this card.

I used jumper, red, green and glitter from the inspo list.
Supplies: 
Stamps: Hero Arts Off-Beat Holiday Messages.
Dies: Hero Arts Christmas Sweater die set.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#, Memory Box Fairy Sugar Glitter Paper Pad, red, green & gold glitter paper scraps.
Accessories: Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder, .SU Cable Knit Embossing Folder.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

I'm Here For You



Time Out #201 begins today, We are challenged to create a project inspired by the words "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" by Leonardo Da Vinci. 

 The challenge runs from Thursday, November 18h to Wednesday, December 1st.

We are generously sponsored by CAS-ual Friday Stamps. Challenge winner will receive a $25 gift voucher.




Challenge winner as chosen by the design team will be eligible for a guest designer spot in a future challenge.

To create my card, I used a retired CASual Fridays image and sentiment. I have a friend who is struggling with breast cancer, and this simple way of saying that I care is just right. 

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

Thankful For You


Less Is More #456 begins today. We are challenged to create a CAS card using a silhouette.

Joining us for this challenge we have the very talented Asa J who was our overall September winner. Welcome Asa! Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You'll be so glad you did!

To create my card, I used a Neenah Solar White 110# card base. I masked a panel of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock and blended Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Inks. After letting it dry, I stamped and heat embossed an image from Simon Says Stamp Wildflowers Silhouette stamp set. My sentiment is cut from SSS Gratitude Sentiment Strips with Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Dies and popped up with foam tape.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple which we define as designs that include large areas of CLEAR AND CLEAN space with NO PATTERN, NO INK and NO TEXTURE See challenge guidelines on the Less Is More Blog.


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The Four Seasons Challenge
Anything Goes Fall

Friday, November 12, 2021

Bright & Merry


It's time for a new challenge at Festive Friday where every challenge is an inspiration list based on a selected holiday/festivity from the traditional to the unusual. Challenge projects must include at least three items from the festivity inspiration list.


Today's festivities are inspired by National Cookie Day, which takes place on December 4th. The challenge runs from November 12th - November 22nd.

I like to create a card for our challenge that goes with the celebration theme. This time I decided to go with a shaker card. I used the gingerbread house and cookie from my never-before-used Hero Arts In For The Holidays stamp and die sets, which put me in mind of holiday cookie baking. I created my shaker window with Pretty Pink Posh's Hi Shaker Die cut from white glitter paper and inlaid on a piece of Real Red card stock that I had stamped tone on tone with Hero Arts Holiday Florals Bold Prints. I mounted the red panel on a kraft card base, heat embossed the sentiment, added a bit of twine and my card was complete.

I used cookie, brown, texture, shaker and frame from the inspo list.

Come play with us! Remember that your project does not have to go with the challenge theme. You can just use 3 or more items from the inspo list for your creation!

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The World Needs Your Gifts


Time Out #200 begins today, We are challenged to create a project inspired by the word "Precious". You could capture a precious moment, use a precious image, highlight a precious stone/gem... whatever comes to your mind when you hear the word "precious."

 The challenge runs from Thursday, November 4th to Wednesday, November 17th.


We are generously sponsored by STAMPlorations. The winner will receive a $25 gift voucher to the STAMPlorations Store!


Challenge winner as designated by the design team will be eligible for a guest designer spot in a future challenge.

Design Team Call

If you are interested in being considered for the Time Out Challanges Design Team, please add "DT" to the end of your name when you enter this challenge. 

Design team responsibilities would include:

  • Creating two cards per month that follow the challenge theme.
  • Commenting on the blogs of those who enter our challenge.
  • Supporting our administrative team by helping with digital graphics/images.
  • Post on your blog to promote the challenge and our sponsors.

 This design team call will be open for the duration of this challenge. If you have any questions related to the DT call, you can mail them to Nonni at nonniscards@gmail.com. 

When considering a design for my challenge card, the word "precious" immediately brought a (this) mother's love to mind. I love this wonderful image from Paper Smooches A Little Lovin' and went right for it. I stamped it and colored it with Copics. The clouds in the background are from the Cloud Edger Stencil from It's a Colorful Life Designs. I framed it with Spellbinders Hemstitch Circle dies. The background is done with Stampin Up's Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, and the sentiment is from The Gray Muse You Grow Girl.

I am certain this card will be going to one of my boys in the not too distant future.

Please hop on over to the Time Out Challenge Blog to see the wonderful creations that the Design Team came up with to inspire you. Come play with us!

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