Saturday, March 16, 2019

An Irish Blessing




Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS: ATCAS #155: Code Word GREEN.

I am hosting this challenge and I can't wait to see all the places this code word will take us!



We have 2 Guest Designers for this challenge:

Beate (Winner of Challenge #152 - Birds)

AND
Claire (Winner of Challenge #153 - Grid)

Both of these crafters are incredibly talented


St. Paddy's Day is tomorrow, so I couldn't resist making a card to celebrate it. I am not Irish, but I do love this celebration of family and stories and music and food. I went with Irish Blessings stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink to create my card. The card base is Stampin' Up Garden Green cardstock.  The scalloped panel is made with Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Linen cardstock, die cut with Lawn Fawn Scalloped Stackable Rectangles. The shamrock is cut from a snippet of water colored cardstock. The circles are popped up with foam tape, and the sentiment is embossed with gold EP from Hero Arts.

I hope your day is as rich as gold and as colorful as a rainbow.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team and our Guest Designers have created for your inspiration. Get your GREEN on and make something to share in the gallery. Happy crafting!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:


I'm also playing at:

The Card Concept #110 {Shamrock Blessings}

Clean and Simple style - Inspired by the shamrock itself.


Watercooler Wednesday #212 - All About Occasions
St. Paddy's Day



Udon Worry, Be Happy


It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More.

Take 3 words or 3 images or 3 colors - something where you have 3 of an item.

Our Wonderful Sponsor:

Guest Designer: 
Joanne James - The Crafty Owl
Our January Winner

For my card, I stamped, colored and die cut 3 udon noodle bowls from Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wasabi by Julie Ebersole. I popped them up, placed them on a stenciled background, and added the punny sentiment. It cracks me up!

Please head on over to the Less Is More Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer has created. We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us to share your creations and a chance to win.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages.Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space.

Our Facebook page for regular updates can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page HERE and if you add your cards to Instagram do tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.

I'm also playing at:

Stamped image, Die Cut, Stencil - for a friend

Monday, March 4, 2019

Thinking Of You This Christmas



The March Christmas challenge is up and running at Happy Little Stampers. The theme is Anything Goes Christmas with an optional twist of TAGS. For my card, I used Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale #8 die and made a shaker out of it. The little bird is from an old SU punch. The sentiment is From SSS Tiny Words Christmas. 

Please head over to Happy Little Stampers MARCH Christmas Challenge and see what the Design Team has created to inspire you. Christmas cards made throughout the year = less stress when Christmas rolls around in December. Be good to yourself and play with us!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Love Ewe




Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS: ATCAS #154: Code Word FLUFFY.

Our Guest Designer is Michele Ferguson. Michele is an incredibly talented card artist who has a wit as keen as her crafting skills. Be sure to treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. Get ready to be inspired and to experience belly laughs.

As I searched my stash for fluffiness, this image from Unity Stamps was the one I loved best. I masked the lambs, and blended some Distress Oxide inks over the mask before removing it. I used Copics to add some color to the adorable creatures, stamped the tiny hearts, added the sentiment, and my card was done.

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:


Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with to share in the gallery. Happy crafting!

I'm also playing at:




Scorpio


It's a new month and a new challenge at Less Is More.
This can be either: 
star signs,
horoscope animals (Like fish, lion, bull, crab, scorpion)
horoscope constellations
or any other link with horoscopes that you can think of

Our Wonderful Sponsor:

Guest Designer: 
(Visible Image design team member)


To create my card, I splattered pearlescent watercolors onto a piece of watercolor paper, and  then stamped stamped some images and a sentiment from sponsor stamps Zodiac Scorpio on top.
                                                                                   

For my second card, I created a wash with pearlescent and metallic watercolors, and stamped images from the same set (Zodiac Scorpio) on top.

Please head on over to the Less Is More Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer has created. We hope you'll feel inspired to play along with us to share your creations and a chance to win.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages.Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space.


Our Facebook page for regular updates can be found HERE as well as our Instagram page HERE and if you add your cards to Instagram do tag us in your post using @lessismorechallenge so that we can hop along and 'like' your creations.

I am also playing at:

 (entering both of my cards)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

I'm A Rainbow Sprinkle




There's a new challenge up at Time Out where we are challenged to be UNIQUE. Our challenge is sponsored by Catherine Pooler - winner gets a goodie bag of Catherine Pooler products! Awesome!

Our wonderful Guest Designer Elizabeth Stewart of Paper Sweetness. Elizabeth's work is absolutely awesome. Her designs are so inspiring. Please treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will surely be delighted!

When I thought about the word "unique" and card design, my mind immediately went to Tim Holtz's Bird Crazy images. I just love them, and it has been a while since I inked them up. I stenciled a small background area with Dylusions Small Bubble Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink. I painted my bird with Zigs and gave him some glasses. The sentiment is from Dylusions Laugh Til You Leak  

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what Elizabeth and the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and to have a chance to win a prize Catherine Pooler Designs. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm also playing at:


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Love You



Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS: ATCAS #153: Code Word GRID.

Our Guest Designer is Eliz Stewart. Elizabeth's work is full of creativity, inspiration and fun. Be sure to treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did.

The code word immediately put me in mind of Simon Says Stamp Cling Stamp Lattice Grid. I embossed a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock with white embossing powder. I then blended 3 shades of Distress Oxide Ink over the embossing. I cut the embossed panel, adhered it to the card base along with a 1/8" strip of dark gray card stock. I die cut the word "love" from a snippet of watercolored card stock with Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Love Die and stamped "you" from Simon Says Stamp's You Matter.  

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:


Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I can't wait to see what you come up with to share in the gallery. Happy crafting!

I'm also playing at:



Always Fun Challenge #97 - Love - Valentines