Sunday, November 25, 2018

From Our House To Yours

As I was looking through my Christmas stash today to find inspiration for the current Less Is More One Layer Holiday Challenge, I came upon this wonderful little set from Verve called Poinsettia Christmas that I have had for many years. I love this particular poinsettia image and the font of the sentiment. I used my MISTI to stamp it a few times with Memento Ladybug Ink to get a deep red color. I turned the card upside down to get the placement I wanted, then stamped the sentiment in between with VersaFine Claire Nocturne Ink. I added a generous drop of gold Stickles to the center and pressed it down with my index finger. I then outlined each flower with a G0000 Copic marker. Voila!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Merry Christmas

There's a new challenge at Time Out and this time it's a Theme Challenge - Black and White and One Color, with an optional twist of One Layer. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers. A random winner from those who twist will receive a $20.00 gift voucher to spend in the Happy Little Stampers Shop.

Joanna is our Guest Designer. Her designs are artful and beautiful and interesting. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired!

For my card, I chose to twist with a one layer card created with the Altenew Build A Flower: Poinsettia in shades of red. I used black ink for the center and added some clear Stickles to add a little sparkle. I also coated the leaves with clear WOS. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Christmas Joy stamp set, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Please head over to the Time Out Challlenge Blog and see what Joanna and the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. Play with us for a chance to win.

For those of us who celebrate the US tradition of Thanksgiving, may you have a beautiful day of gathering on Thursday - one of gratitude, sharing of food, family, friends and love. It is truly my favorite day of the year. May yours be blessed, wherever you are and whatever you do.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Just For You

Addicted to CAS Challenge #149 is up and running with Code Word: Presents. 
Susan is our host.

Don't forget, as always, Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor, and Kylie is generously awarding a stamp set to the winner!

We have a super talented Guest Designer for this challenge...Chrissie Stokes. It was by joinging in on her Less Is More Challenge many years ago, that lead me to embrace the CAS style. Please visit her blog for a real treat and some serious CAS inspiration.

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

For my card, I stamped, colored with Zigs (or "Ziggified, as Darnell would say)nd die cut some of the images from Waffle Flower's Gift Wrapper, and arranged them on a die cut circle from MFT's Wonky Stitched Circle Stax. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Chirstmas set.

Please head over to the Addicted To CAS blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Come play with us for a chance to win some wonderful Happy Little Stampers products.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Celebrate The Joys Of Christmas

Time Out Challenges has a whole new look and we are so excited to present it to you today with the start of Challenge #122. It's a Home Sweet Home Challenge where we present a photo inspiration to start your creative juices flowing. The photo is GORGEOUS and full of options from which to be inspired!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Mughda of Craftomania. Mughda is passionate about crafting and incorporates quilling and other crafts into her wonderful cards. Please take a look at her blog. You are sure to be inspired!

Our sponsor is Altenew
A $20.00 gift voucher will be given to the challenge winner.

Here is a close up picture of the inspiration:

To make my card, I concentrated on those awesome red pillows. I die cut the SSS Alicia Snowflake in white glitter paper, inlaid it on red card stock and finished it off with an silver-embossed sentiment from Altenew's Build  Flower: Poinsettia on a black stitched banner.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful creations of the Design Team. Join us in the gallery for a chance to win.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018


Creative With Stamps Challenge #32 is up and running with the theme of FEATHER.

For my card, I used the largest feather image from Papertrey Ink's Feather Finery set. I stamped it in 3 fall shades using my MISTI. After stamping with color, I stamped again with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear EP. I heat embossed again with the detail stamp that goes with the feather using gold EP.  It's hard to see that detail in the picture, but it does add depth and interest. I used matte gold cardstock to die cut, stack and inlay the word "hugs" (die from STAMPlorations), added a few sequins, distressed the edges and attached that panel to my card base. 

Challenge Sponsor is MHK Designs

Challenge winner will receive their choice of 3 MHKDesigns.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, check out what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you, and play along with us.
Happy crafting!