Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CCC #136

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Happy Tuesday and time for another new Cue Card at CASology!
This week the cue word is:




I love the texture that embossing paste brings to projects. I don't use it a lot but whenever I do I ask myself why I don't more. This week I wanted to add clouds to my background but I don't have a cloud stencil so I made my own. The first run I made it from cardstock, actually too thick cardstock, so by the time I finished leveling it it was far to thick and the cardstock stencil was warping. So I set it aside and tried again but this time using a piece of copy paper which gave me the thin coverage I was looking for but when I pulled it off  it chose to smudge my cloud. No three times a charm for this CAS girl, embossing paste doesn't have to be perfect does it? After both panels were dry I actually liked the smudged version the best, the smudge actually looks like another cloud in the background. I can live with that.  My basket is attached to the bottom of my hot air balloon...


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Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...






Guest Designer: Michelle

Uniko Studio Birthday Bash Reminder

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Back again today to share another card as the February Guest Designer at Uniko Studio! Challenge #18 Birthdays is running until Friday 8 am (GMT) so there is still time to play along.

I have been having such fun with the Balloon Bash stamp set. The stamps take the ink so well and I ended up with a perfect impression every time. I also adore the curly string that gives your projects a really whimsical feel.

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Thank you Bev and the team at Uniko for the opportunity to share your birthday with you!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Lucky

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It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

  
photo source: meandmydiy.com

The LEAD of Lucky will be invited as a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

To create my clover I die cut three hearts and one stem. I adhered them in the shape of a clover, thinking now I should have added one more leaf for luck ;)

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Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Lucky Designers

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bye, Bye Birdie - February '15 and RetroSketches #155





Happy Saturday and on this non-leap year today is the day we are unveiling our creations at the 12 Kits of Occasions.  Sharron is our hostess for February and the theme is birds. Sharron sent us the mos fabulous kit filled with gorgeous Prima papers, die cut grasses, branches and birds, birds and more birds. I could have and will still be able to make so many  more cards with all the goodies she sent to us.  So grab a cuppa and let get on with the cards.

I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #175 for the following card.

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This card was made for this week's new RetroSketches sketch #155.

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I used the sketch from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge #217 at MFT Card Challenges for my next card. It was a great way to showcase so many papers from the kit while using MFT Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon and a sentiment from Sea Life.


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I love these adorable long legged birds from Technique Tuesday.


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For this one I let the beautiful paper stand on it's own.

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I am also submitting these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!


Here are all my cards lined up on the windowsill.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

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Got your coffee ready?
It's time for the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Amy Tsuruta and Chaitali Narla are the co-host for this event and the co-hosts of the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog. The hop starts there.



I used the Hero Arts Need Caffeine stamp set for my distressed cups and the steam is from Lawn Fawn's Love You a Latte. I used some springtime colours for my mugs, I think we all need this as we are hopefully sending winter packing. My blue panel is a happy accident. I knew I wanted coloured cardstock to back my cups and I pulled this piece out of my scrap bin. I previously cut a wave from it but I actually liked the way it looked so I left it alone.


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Reverse Confetti SFYTT - February

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Can't believe that February is almost done!
Usually the end of February means the ending of winter, the snow will melt soon and the temperatures will start rising. This year that isn't the case. The snowbanks are higher than they were two weeks ago and the temperatures are just plain cold.

This card is for the February Reverse Confetti Sketch For You To Try. This card could be for an engagement or wedding card.


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I am also submitting t his to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes!



Right now making cheery cards is how I am going to beat the winter blahs, how are you going to beat them?


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RetroSketches #154

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A bit late with inspiration for this week's RetroSketches but I couldn't let the week pass by without sharing a card. How is it possible to make so many cards and to be short on birthday cards? Time to replenish my stash of them.


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Hope that you come and play along with us this week, be sure to check in on the RetroSketches blog to see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you!

I hope to be able to share some photos of our vacation but with 5 of us all taking photos and three of them being teenagers I am still trying to get them all gathered together.