Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cupcake Cutie - Paper Piecing at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Paper Piecing. I used one of my favorite stamps to paper-piece, this "Cupcake Girl" clear stamp.

http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/2018/03/challenge-22.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #201: Happy Birthday
Creative Sketchy Girls: Sketch #22
Daisy Chain Challenges: Monochrome
House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe (Pink, Paper Piecing, Polkadots)


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Springtime Memories -- Pilin' on the Pencils

The theme this month at Pile It On is Think Small (Children, Baby animals, Tiny embellishments, Small-sized projects) with the mid-month, optional bonus theme of Pencils. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by A Day for Daisies, and I used their Girl Horse Ride digi stamp.



http://cheerfulsketcheschallenge.blogspot.nl/2018/04/april-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #287: Make Your Mark
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: Sketch
Double D Challenges: Twine
Kleuren Met Potloden: Coloured Pencils + Spring
Little Red Wagon #441: Shine, It's Your Day
Pile It On: Small and/or Pencils
Simon Says Wednesday: Texture



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Little Pleasures -- Die cuts and/or Punches with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Die cuts and/or Punches. 


I always enjoy making golf-themed cards! The stamps are from the Ants on the Green set from G-Rated Rubberstamps. The golf cart & tiny flag is from a Memory Box die set. I die-cut the square and circle. I embossed the golf ball circle with my Swiss Dots folder, and stamped the small sentiment between the dots. The backing papers are textured cardstocks from CoreiDinations. I finished the card with some ribbon & a strip of mesh that came as garlic packaging!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas: Golf + Dies
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge: Recycle + stamping
Tuesday Morning Sketches #447: Sketch

Update: This was a favorite at Die Cuttin' Divas!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Display Card Type -- Try something new at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge, chosen by DT member CG (that's me!), is Card type you haven't tried before. I tried my hand at an Altered Double Display Card.

All the patterned papers are from Imaginisce. I made a magnetic belly band. Both the chipboard hat & the sentiment on the balloon are from Latina Crafter.
The cake was made from shiny white paper & vellum (for the frosting) using my newest die set purchase from A.C. Moore! The "flame" sentiment was heat-embossed in orange.The larger balloons were cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs die; the smaller balloons are pre-cut die cuts from Scrapbook Attic.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Always Happy Birthday: Birthday +(Optional) Balloons
Southern Girls #180: Die Cuts

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Easter Treats -- Criss Cross Cards with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Criss Cross Card with tag. My card was inspired by the tutorials at Prickley Pear and Beccy's Place.





I made the tag by stamping the jar (Mail Expressions) in StazOn onto a clear page protector; filled it with sequins, die-cut "chocolate bunnies" (Cuttlebug), and egg-shaped confetti; sealed it with my Fuse tool; and fussy-cut it and added a top made from a gold paper. I used my Crop-O-Dile to add the hole & eyelet, and tied on three colors of raffia.

I added more of the sticker borders to the back of the card, which can be used to write the message. I didn't notice until now that my die-cut bunnies in the shaker are tail-up in this photo LOL!

Inspiration/Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge #405: Tag It!
Let's Craft & Create Challenge #135: Anything Goes + option Easter

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