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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scribbled & Stitched Mr. & Mrs.

Happy Thursday!

While looking at this post and cards on Ardyth's blog Tuesday after work, I was so inspired to make this card that evening and showing it today. I Loved Aryth's use of fun colours for the birthday card and then the gold embossed card...gorgeous!  I love making wedding cards and this one has a red, black and white theme to it.  I stitched in black thread, straight and zig- zag to define the central sentiment.  I used sparkly red stickers and I die cut a large ampersand from PTI in black CS.  The scribbled circles from PTI were stamped in white and then heat embossed with white powder on velum CS.  A pinch of red sequins in two sizes finish off the card.  I made this for fun, but I see that there is a Stitching, Fauxl or Real challenge #30 going on at CAS on Sundays.  Lucky me to be able to link this up for the challenge!
Thanks for taking a peek-Chriss

Saturday, March 29, 2014

CAS-UAL Fridays Good Egg

CAS-UAL Fridays has a new challenge up yesterday, the Good Egg.  Using a bunny image, I stamped onto a die cut oval  and coloured this little guy with some Copics.  I have been scared to death to try the water colour technique that everyone has been brave to try their hand with so I finally tried this morning!  I used craft paint from SU and some water to paint brush and brushed away...calming, not so scary after all...
I like how it turned out, simple and clean looking.  I will definitely be trying this again !
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great week-end!
Chriss

Monday, March 17, 2014

CAS-UAL Fridays Amazeballs!



I finally had time to make a card for the CAS_UAL Fridays Shades of Gray challenge.  Just about last minute...the deadline for entries for this challenge is fast approaching!  This Friday 21st, I think.
I won this set from CAS-UAL Fridays last month and I think that I am going to have a blast creating some really fun cards!
For this one, I stamped the words in PTI gray and Hawaiian Shores, then the circles pattern in the gray.  I then coloured with some Copics, two shades of grey and two aquas (you can see them in the photo below) and that is it!  I think it packs a lot of punch for a no layer card...  such a simple card for me to give to a great friend! 

Thanks for taking a peek!  Hope that you can join in on the challenge if you haven't already.
Hugs,
Chriss 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Masculine Lime & Espresso Birthday

 I had time to make a card for the CAS(E) this sketch #67 and I am combining with the Card Concert 5 a Colour challenge.
Using the sketch (my panels are larger and layered differently from the sketch...I know) as a guide, I made this masculine birthday card.  The birthday is a PTI die cut and I used PTI brown card stock.  I layered it onto a strip of green and brown micro chevron patterned paper strip.  The large panel of patterned paper is unknown, but I love that it has white circle patterns in it to help me comply with the Card Concept colours!
Enameled dots finish the card off and I guess that I have made yet another CAL card?
I am hoping to branch out with the different concepts...soon ! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I have truly appreciated the comments these past few posts :)))
Chriss

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Card Concept #5

 Hi there,
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  I made a card for the Card Concept Challenge #5 today, a colour challenge.  I was also inspired by the circular cake pops and I decided to make a masculine birthday card. 
I am using a chocolate brown card base and I popped up my stamped and layered white card front.  I stamped the white front circular borders in PTI chartreuse and chocolate brown with an amazing stamp set that I won from CAS-ual Fridays blog last week.  It is called Amazeballs and yes, I do believe it is amazing!  I am going to have much fun with this set!  I have so many card ideas in my head...
After I stamped the the two sets of overlapping circles, leaving an area for the sentiment, I added a birthday sentiment from SU.  I also wanted to use a border die from PTI that is a perfect chain of circles for this inspiration photo, so I went thru my stash of papers and card stocks and selected 3 and die cut them.  I also added the dots from the chartreuse border to the brown border and then I snipped off some swirls from another flourish die cut to mimic the swirls on the cake pops.  This is a step out of my regular comfort zone,(a masculine card and geometric patterns) but I really, really had fun coming up with this.  I am going to say that this fits into the CAL concept....
As always, I truly appreciate your peeks at the blog.
Hugs-Chriss



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Another Card Concept #4 and CTS #66


Hello again!  I am back with a card for two challenges,
CTS #66 and a second attempt at a floral for the Card Concept #4.
I was so awe struck by this card from Kay Miller that I ordered the Lovely Layers set from PTI to create with these great stamps and die cut parts...yes I ordered the dies too!  Thank you Kay for the inspiration!
Here is what I came up with, using a rectangular window that I sandwiched with a light blue velum inside the "frame" I created.  I like these two colours together, PTI Limeade Ice and SU Not quite Navy.  The birthday is a Memory box die that I inlaid onto my sandwiched card front of PTI Rustic Cream.  The canvas blue and cream flower is one that has been hanging around for quite a few years...
Thanks for taking a peek!  Have a great rest of the week!

Chriss

Saturday, February 22, 2014

CAL-Card Concept #4-Himalayan blue poppies & CAS(E) this sketch #65


Hi there!  It seems to be the week for poppies over at my two favourite card challenge sites...
I did not see anything else at the moment to stamp my card for the two challenges that I am entering this card into, just not using my own imagination for interpreting differently, but I do like this Clean and Layered card that I made for the Card Concept challenge #4 and CTS # 65 with an older Magenta poppy stamp and a fern frond from K and Co. that I stamped and cut out.  The poppies were stamped onto a card stock weight velum from PTI in black craft ink and then heat embossed with black and I cut out, replacing the stems with some that I free hand cut out of PTI Limeade Ice CS.  I coloured the back of the stamped/embossed poppies with a blue Sharpie.  The colour on velum looks very close to SU Baja Blue and that is what I used under my floating white panel.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  This was also black craft ink and heat embossed onto a parchment velum and I trimmed to look like a thin banner.  The little Mason jars are from Unity and I stamped in white PTI Fresh Snow and heat embossed with SU Tempting Turquoise powder onto the same heavy weight velum and then I trimmed out.  The backs of the mason jars are also coloured with a Copic.  To give a little base weight, I stamped a PTI border with Baja Blue ink.  So, as you can see, I used this sketch quite literally and for the Card Concept theme, to use florals, I also used the poppies for inspiration, just a different colour theme.
Hope that you are having a fun day and getting some crafting in!  Thanks for stopping by!
Chriss


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Elegant Birthday-The Card Concept


Wow, does the week-end fly quickly!  I am entering a card for the Card Concept for a monochromatic pink card...and just several hours before the deadline!  I love monochromatic colour cards, but pink, well lets say it's at the other end of my list.
Here is my try with a pink velum PTI border, topped with a teeny tiny scale vintage ric-rac.  this anchors the ferns that I stamped with PTI white snow ink and then heat embossed with white powder.  These were fussy cut.  They are quite old stamps from K and Co. ?  I also die cut some Memory Box tiny tender leaves in the same pink textured card stock and placed them at an angle from the silver flower petal brad that used a pink gem in the center.  The sentiment is PTI and stamped onto a Spellbinders label.  For a little more texture and femininity, I added some white seed beads.    I was going for the elegant concept...Phew...I almost forgot to post this.
Thanks for taking a peek!  Chriss