Monday, April 29, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #185 - Tea Photo

For the Inkspirational Photo Challenge #185 I made a card with the Hello & Thanks stamp set from Wplus9. It's actually one of my favorite stamp sets at the moment!

http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-185-tea-photo.html

I colored the flowers and the leaves with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Next I used masking tape so I could softly blend Memento Danube Blue on the lower part of the card.
I used foam tape to adhere the cup of tea and the flowers to give them some dimension.
The sentiment is from Altenew's Birthday Builder stamp set.

Birthday card with stamps from Wplus9

Birthday card with stamps from Wplus9

Birthday card with stamps from Wplus9



 
I want to share my card at:

- Inkspirational Challenge #185 - Tea Photo

- SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes



Supplies
- Wplus9 - Hello & Thanks
- Altenew - Birthday Builder
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Memento Danube Blue
- Copic markers: YG11, YG03, YG25, YG. YG17, B29, B21, B23, B99, B45
- Masking tape
- Foam tape

Sunday, April 28, 2019

African card

Happy Sunday!
For today's card I used my Silhouette Cameo for several things.


African card

First I made a mask and colored the circle with Antique Linen Distress ink. Next I made a second mask using design ID 24196 from the Silhouette Store and colored the giraffe pattern with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.

African card

The giraffe is actually a silhouette I found in the Animals font and is cut out of black cardstock. I adhered it with foam squares to give it some dimension.

African card

For the sentiment all credits go to my husband who came up with this one :)
I actually wonder if it is correct English since it's not my mother language :p



I want to share my card at:

- Casology week 340 - Africa


http://casology.blogspot.com/2019/04/week-340-africa.html

- Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Include an animal



Supplies
- Design ID 24196 from Silhouette Design Store -> Giraffe pattern
- Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy
- Fonts:
          - Animals -> Giraffe
          - CF Jack Story -> I'm sticking my neck out for
          - Highest -> You

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Winnie & Walter April Color Combo challenge

I found a new challenge at Winnie & Walter's blog this morning so I decided to play along. For this challenge you have to use neutral colors.


https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2019/04/april-color-combo-with-heather-h.html


I first stamped the spotty background with Altenew Silver Stone ink. I found a black fine frame in my scraps from a previous card so I decided to use this to create a border.

Greeting card with stamps from Winnie & Walter

Greeting card with stamps from Winnie & Walter

Greeting card with stamps from Winnie & Walter

Next I stamped the flowers from Winnie & Walter and used copic markers to give them some neutral colors. Since I don't own the coordinating dies I cut these flowers out by hand.
For the sentiment I used the Gefeliciteerd stamp and die set from Carlijn Design. The sentiment means Congratulations in English.
Finally I adhered the flowers and sentiment with foam squares to create some depth.



 I want to share my card at:

- Winnie & Walter April Color Combo challenge

- SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes




Supplies
- Winnie & Walter Mini Scenery - Spotty
- Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Carolina's Florals
- Altenew - Fine Frames Cover Die
- Carlijn Design - Gefeliciteerd
- Memento Tuxedo black
- Altenew ink: Silver Stone
- Copic markers: W1, W3, W5, N2, N4, N5, C2, C3, C5
- Foam squares

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Guest Designer at Time Out #134 - 1

I'm so happy to join the Time Out team as guest designer!
The theme is Playful this time and this challenge is sponsored by Winnie & Walter.

http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.com/

I created this playful shaker card with the Cheeky Monkey stamp set from Clearly Besotted. I think these monkeys are perfect for a playful card :)


Shaker card with Cheeky Monkey stamp set from Clearly Besotted

Shaker card with Cheeky Monkey stamp set from Clearly Besotted

Shaker card with Cheeky Monkey stamp set from Clearly Besotted




Supplies
- Clearly Besotted - Cheeky Monkey
- Memento Tuxedo black
- Copic markers: E30, E11, E33, E35, E37, E29, Y15, R05, YG13, YG17, YG67
- Altenew ink:
          - Grass Field
          - Mountain Pine
- Circle die
- Karin Joan - Folia
- Versafine Onyx black
- Sequins
- Foam tape

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Guest Designer of Colours & Sketches challenge #318

This is my last card as Guest Designer for CAS Colours & Sketches for the month of April.


http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/


I made a card with the Hello & Thanks stamp set from Wplus9. It's one of my favorite stamp sets at this time.

Card with Hello & Thanks stamp set from Wplus9

Card with Hello & Thanks stamp set from Wplus9

Card with Hello & Thanks stamp set from Wplus9



Supplies
- Wplus9 - Hello & Thanks
- Uniko - Wonderful Day
- Copic markers: YG11, YG13, YG25, YG17, R30, R20, RV42, R43, RV25
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Memento London Fog
- Versafine black ink
- Foam tape
- Washi tape

Friday, April 19, 2019

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge 2

Here I am again with another card for the Altenew April inspiration challenge.



This time I only used Altenew products except for the sentiment.


Birthday card with Altenew products

Birthday card with Altenew products

Birthday card with Altenew products



Supplies
- Altenew - BAF - Rose
- Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die
- Altenew Sketched Lines Stencil
- Altenew ink: 
          - Citrus Burst
          - Pink Diamond
          - Pinkalcious
          - Rubellite
          - Razzleberry
          - Sea Breeze
          - Turquoise
          - Tide Blue
- Hero Arts - Birthday Messages
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Foam tape

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Altenew April Inspiration challenge

For the Altenew April inspiration challenge I was immediately attracted to the fresh summer colors.

https://altenewblog.com/2019/04/06/april-2019-inspiration-challenge/


I wanted the colors to stand out so I created a black and white background with a colored sentiment.

I first stamped the background with the Beautiful Blooms III stamp set from Uniko.
For the 'happy' sentiment I used Cool Cuts Happy from Create A Smile and the 'birthday' sentiment is from SSS. For this last sentiment I used foam squares to give it some dimension.






I also want to share my card at:

- SSS Monday challenge - Beautiful Blooms

- SSS Wednesday challenge - No Designer Paper
 
- Seize The Birthday #163 - Anything Goes

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2019/04/seize-birthday-anything-goes-163.html



Supplies
- Uniko - Beautiful Blooms III
- SSS - Game Tiles Letters
- Create A Smile - Cool Cuts Happy
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Versafine Onyx black
- Copic markers: Y02, B00, RV14
- Foam squares

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Guest Designer of Colours & Sketches challenge #317

 Time for a new challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.


http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/


For this card I was inspired by a card of Hannelie Bester from Desert Diva. I'm a big fan of her clean and simple cards!

I stamped the triangle background with Memento Tuxedo black and cut out 2 big trianges by hand. I randomly colored some small triangles in the 3 different colors.

The word 'Happy' is from SSS and is a layer of 3 to give it some dimension.








Supplies
- SSS - Abstract Triangles
- Memento Tuxedo black
- Copic markers: Y06, R46, B29
- SSS - Big Happy die
- Concord & 9th - Hooray
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Foam squares

Monday, April 15, 2019

Coming Soon AAA Birthday challenge

I'm super excited to announce I will be part of the Design Team of the new AAA Birthday challenge!


AAA Birthday Challenge


Do you love making cards? Are the majority of your cards for birthdays? Well this could be the ideal challenge for you!
AAA Birthday is a sister challenge to AAA Cards, but we want to see all styles of cards, not just CAS.

A new challenge will start on the first Monday of each month and last for four weeks. There will be themes to challenge you and we hope you'll join in and have fun!

Pop on over to the AAA Birthday Challenge blog and meet the DT - HERE

Please spread the word and join our followers.

Thanks for your time and as ever Keep Crafting!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Fusion challenge - Cheery Eggs

This is my second card for today where I used a leftover from my previous card :)

CAS birthday card

CAS birthday card

CAS birthday card


 
I want to share my card at:


- Fusion challenge - Cheery Eggs


http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/fusion-cheery-eggs.html



Supplies
- Concord & 9th - Triangle Turnabout
- SU - Perennial Birthday

- Altenew ink:
          - Citrus Burst
          - Peach Perfect
          - Firefly
          - Mountain Mist
- Versamark
- White embossing powder
- Circle die

Subtle colors card

Today's card was inspired by 2 challenges.
I used the sketch from The Flower Challenge #31 and combined it with the Subtle Colours challenge from Less is More.


Congratulations card with stamps from PPP and Carlijn Design

Congratulations card with stamps from PPP and Carlijn Design

Congratulations card with stamps from PPP and Carlijn Design



I want to share my card at:

- Less is More #393 - Subtle colours

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2019/04/challenge-393-subtle-colours.html


- The Flower Challenge #31 

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-flower-challenge-31-sketch.html

 

Supplies
- Concord & 9th - Triangle Turnabout
- PPP - Cherry Blossoms
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Altenew ink:
          - Citrus Burst
          - Peach Perfect
          - Firefly
          - Mountain Mist
- Copic markers: Y00, Y11, Y02
- Carlijn Design - Gefeliciteerd
- Versamark onyx black

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tulip card

It's Easter holiday here in Belgium so time to craft is rare during this period :p
But yesterday I had some time and made this card with the Tender Tulips stamp set from Creat A Smile.


Birthday card with Tender Tulips stamp from Create A Smile

Birthday card with Tender Tulips stamp from Create A Smile

Birthday card with Tender Tulips stamp from Create A Smile


I want to share my card at:

- CAS(E) this Sketch #317



- Seize the Birthday #163 - Anything Goes

http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2019/04/seize-birthday-anything-goes-163.html


- Addicted to Stamps and More #336 - Anything goes



Supplies
- Create A Smile - Tender Tulips
- Versamark
- Gold embossing powder
- Hero Arts - Birthday Messages
- Altenew ink:
          - Pink Diamond
          - Pinkalicious
          - Rubellite
- Colored cardstock
- Foam tape
- Masking tape

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Guest Designer of Colours & Sketches challenge #316

Today I'm sharing a card I created for the new sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/

This card is inspired on a swimsuit my sister recently bought for her daughter.  

https://www.veritas.be/eshop/be_nl/F-1117605-badmode/P-1335204-


I wanted to create a dotted background with irregular dots so I searched my stash and found the dotted stamp I wanted in the Favorite Flowers stamp set from SSS.
The flower is from Ellen Hutson and is cut out by hand.

CAS card with Mondo Sakura stamp from Ellen Hutson

CAS card with Mondo Sakura stamp from Ellen Hutson

CAS card with Mondo Sakura stamp from Ellen Hutson



Supplies
- Memento Tuxedo black
- Versafine black ink
- Ellen Hutson - Mondo Sakura
- SSS - Favorite Flowers
- Copic markers: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08
- Black Sharpie pen
- SSS - Circle Sayings
- Versamark
- White embossing powder 
- Foam squares