Sunday, September 30, 2018

AAA #125 - Inspired by a TV show

Hello! It is time for another challenge at AAA Cards challenges. For this challenge, we are looking to see how you are inspired by a TV show.


My card was inspired by a TV show that I used to watch as a kid, Home Improvement :)

This was my take on how Mr. Wilson, the neighbor, always greeted the family over the fence but you never got to see his face. For my card, I stamped the fence first and then masked it and added the little boy's face. I colored it in with copics and then stamped the sentiment next to it.

 Stamps: W plus 9 - Garden buddies; Cloncord & 9th - Perfectly penned
Inks: MFT - black licorice; Copics 

Hope you get a chance to play along with us.

Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

AAA Cards #124 - Imagine

Hello again! It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and the theme is Imagine.

With school starting for my kids, there are lots of activities going on and kids coming and going from my house. The imaginations of kids are amazing and one of the things that I hear them talking about lately is Halloween planning. So with that and our current theme, I decided to make a Halloween card :)
 My kids have been helping me color a bunch of these little costumed kiddos. These two were colored with tombows and then cut out with the matching dies. For the background, I cut a rectangle out of masking paper and used the negative portion to mask everything but the interior. Then I used distress inks to add some color to the background. I adhered the die-cut figures to the front and added some star sequins to the witch's outfit. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment under my image.
Our challenge this fortnight is being sponsored by Winnie and Walter. What does 'imagine' bring to mind for you? Hope you can join us for our challenge!
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Greetings - Be-Leaf Sparkle blends

Hey all! I am back with another of the new sparkle blend releases from Doodles Paper Playground. It still feels like summer here but now that it is September and school is starting, I feel like it should be fall, lol. I made this card with the Be-leaf sparkle blend. These colors scream fall and cooler weather so mice jumping into a pile of leaves was a perfect fit.

To start my card, I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped and colored leaves all over it. Then I stamped my mice and leaves (these are from last Stamptember) on a top folding A2 card and colored them with colored pencils. I cut out a dome shape on the leaf panel and used a dome shaker pouch from MFT in the cutout portion with the sparkle blend in it. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of kraft cardstock and cut a banner shape around it. The last touch was using a few leaf sequins from the blend and adding them to the sentiment. Check out the closeup below. How gorgeous are those leaf sequins?

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp/Neat & Tangled - Hello, Pumpkin; Create a Smile - Unfrogettable
Inks: Prismacolor pencils, Hero Arts - soft granite
Dies: MFT - Snow globe
Embellishments: Doodles Paper Playground - Be-leaf; MFT - dome shaker pouch

I am sharing this in a few challenges:
A bit more time to craft #75 - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Flickr #105 - Falling for Fall 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

AAA Cards #123 - Sketch

Hello! I am back with a new card for the AAA Cards challenge. This one was Jane's choice and I have to say that I love sketch challenges :) 

Here is my take on the sketch.
 I took a top folding A2 white card and die cut a circle out of the front. Then I stamped flowers on the inside, using some masks, and picked a few to color in with Tombow markers. I picked a simple sentiment for the front so I can use this card for just about any reason.

Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Doodled flowers; YNS - Puddles of fun
Inks: Tombow markers; MFT - Black Licorice
Dies: We R Memory Keepers - Circle stack

Our challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and is giving a $20 gift certificate to the winner. Our design team and guest designer, Alex, have some beautiful cards for inspiration. Do you like sketch challenges too? If so, I hope you get a chance to play along.
Thanks so much for visiting!


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sparkles #92 - Blue and gold

Hello! It is the first of the month and I am back with inspiration for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenges. This time the theme is a color scheme: blue and gold.

This is one of my favorite Christmas tree stamps :) I stamped it with four different blues for an ombre look. Then I heat embossed the greeting (an older wood mounted stamp) below in gold and used gold Nuvo drops in random spots throughout the tree. After trimming the panel slightly, I adhered it to the front of a deep blue A2 card.

Stamps: Penny Black - Swirling; 
Inks: Distress Oxide - Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch
Embellishments: Nuvo drops - Bright gold; EP - Recollections gold

Have you started thinking about Christmas yet? My oldest is just about to start school next week so I know that I really have not. Luckily these challenges mean that I have a head start on my Christmas cards :) I hope you get a chance to play along with us.

Thanks so much for visiting!!