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Jul 29, 2017

Poppies for Allsorts 426

Good morning! Saturday again and that means we have a new challenge for you at Allsorts. Brenda is our host this week and we're having a photo inspiration challenge.

Week 426 Photo Inspiration 

What a beautiful photo! I love poppies!
For my card I decided to use the stamp "Poppy Gems" by Penny Black. I heat embossed it on winsor and newton watercolor marker paper and colored with Zig Clean Color. 

This stamp is really large, I ended up trimming some of it away because I wanted it to fit an A2 sized card. As you can see I kept the card really simple by just adding the card front onto designer paper, then a green cardbase (which can't be seen in the photo as it's the same size as the designer paper). I added jute twine and heat embossed the sentiment which is from one of Penny Black's clear sentiment sets. 
I tried to capture all the colors from the inspiration photo, unfortunately I don't have a burgundy zig clean color and tried mixing one up by combining colors. But I'm affraid it turned out more purplish than burgundy...this means I will be looking into purchasing a few more zig clean color pens :)

That is all from me for today, I hope you'll come join us. Swedish House Crafts is our sponsor this week and there is a wonderful prize to be won!

Have a great day! Hope it's filled with sunshine!

Jul 22, 2017

Allsorts 425 - Fancy Folds

Happy Saturday! This week it's Helene's turn to host the challenge at Allsorts and she would like to see "Fancy Folds". I decided to make  a "Joy Fold" card.
This card was really easy to make .... the base is 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 scored at 3 inches. The little card inside is 3x6 inches, scored at 3 inches. I cut designer paper to fit the card, adhered to the base and little flap, then adhered the little card in the middle of the card base. 

The image is a Mo Manning clear stamp by Stampavie, stamped onto xpress it card and colored with copics. I stamped "I miss you" on the front of the card (tiny stamp from Penny Black's Snippet set) and inside I stamped "Thinking of you and wishing you happiness  (from an older set by Whimsy Stamps.)

This is how the card opens up:

I added some striped twine to the little card and stamped flowers inside.  

Hope you come join us this week for a chance to win a fun ribbon prize package by Crafty Ribbons. 

Jul 15, 2017

Allsorts 424 - Lavender and Lace

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting. I scheduled this post in advance so hopefully blogger will behave and post this as planned, as I am not sure I'll have online access this weekend.

It's time for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week we'd like to see "Lavender and Lace". Some wonderful prizes are ready to be sent home to one or two lucky winners, so hopefully you'll decide to join us!

For this week's card I used a cute fairy stamp from the Penny Black clear set Fairy Sweet. It's been heat embossed on xpress it blending card and colored using copic markers. The pretty designer paper is from Whimsy Stamps, unfortunately it's discontinued. I embellished with cotton lace trim, cotton twine and a punched out butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch. Wink of Stella was added to the fairy, flower and butterfly to make them sparkle. The sentiment is from another Penny Black clear set.

And below are this week's prizes...

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team is sharing!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Jul 8, 2017

Allsorts 423 - Magical and Mythical

Hi everyone, happy weekend! Hope it's a nice and sunny one for you!
This week it's my turn to host the challenge at Allsorts, and I would like to see "All things Magical and Mythical". Lots of possibilities here ... fairies, mermaids, gnomes,  dragons, and so much more! I do hope you'll play along this week. Brenda lined up some wonderful prizes, check them out on the challenge blog and see what other magical creations the Design Team is sharing! 

For my card this week I inked up Midsummer's Night by LOTV. This stamp is older but fairly new to me and my first time using it. It's been stamped onto Stampin Up kraft card stock and colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I inked the edges using versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder onto the versamark and heat embossed to give the card a white edge.
Glitter was added to the wings, stars and the moon. I've had the birthday sentiment forever, probably picked up at Hobby Lobby, it's by Stampabilities. The Dare to Dream sentiment is from the retired set Dreams and Dragons by Stampin Up. 
Finished off the card by adding the prima flowers and a flourish die cut (Whimsy Stamps die). Not sure if I like the flowers though, I feel like they are taking away from the cute image...The pretty lace patterned paper is by Authentique. 

And that is all for today. Thanks so much for visiting and hope to see you over at the Allsorts challenge blog :)

Jul 2, 2017

Penny Black and More - July Challenge

This week at Penny Black and More challenge we'd like to see you create something "For the Boys". This is always a little bit challenging for me, but I finally decided to go with a frog stickeroo.

A really simple card to make, I placed the stickeroo onto Neenah Solar Crest card stock,  used a circle die to cut it out and then adhered onto the chevron designer paper. Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps retired set "Boy Talk". I decided to add some jute twine and tie a few knots around it and finished off with candy dots in matching colors. Super simple card and I think it's perfect for a boys birthday card.

And that would be it for today, hope you have a fantastic Sunday and if you're up for a challenge why not join us at Penny Black and More. As usual we have some great prizes to give away. You do not have to use a Penny Black stamp unless you'd like to be chosen as a future guest designer.
Thanks so much for visiting!

Jul 1, 2017

Heart of a Champion

Good morning! Happy July! Hope you are enjoying summertime! We've had nice weather recently, a few cooler days too which I enjoyed very much, but the Summer temps are back again and today we're going raspberry and blueberry picking at a nearby orchard. Maybe we'll be able to pick enough to make a few jars of jelly :) We missed out on the strawberry picking season this year...

I made today's card for the new Allsorts challenge which kicks off today and is hosted by Kath. The theme she chose is "A question of Sport". I worried a bit about this because I don't really own any typical sports stamps, but while trying to look for an  image to use, I came across this cute digi by Mo Manning. I've had it for a while but probably only used once before. And I thought a swimming themed image was perfect for the challenge.

Colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on Neenah linen card stock. The sentiment is from a set by Whimsy Stamps and I used a matching die to cut out the banner. I embellished with two die cut stars (die also by Whimsy Stamps) and a button and twine.

 This week we are being sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
 and we also have an extra prize to give away, this pretty paper pack.
Hope you come join us for a chance to win!

I am also entering this card to Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting! 
Have a great day!!