June is not only the month for weddings but for the Dads too.
For today’s card, I did a Father’s day card for my Dad. I finally used the stamp set from Kelly Purkey and the card base from Hero Arts. I white embossed the sentiment and added a strip of ribbons for some texture. I also did some die cutting for the main frame.
Im entering this card to Naughty or Nice Challenges # 5, For the Men.
I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.
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I’m joining again this month at Sketch N Scratch, Card Sketch #26 challenge. This time, I had the chance to use some of my recent Mama Elephant products.
For the card base, I dry embossed them using embossing folder. Then, instead of a ribbon, I used the Landscape trio die for the curved shape and added some pattern paper behind it for some colors.
I added sentiments in the speech bubble by stamping it with Hero Arts Orange Soda ink and heat embossed it with white. On the top right, I placed another sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.
For the little bird, I stamped it in pattern paper and paper pieced the green top.
I’m entering this card also to A Blog Named Hero, Challenge # 44, You’re the (em) Boss
Pattern papers, Star-shaped sequin, Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat tool
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It’s the first sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap and we now have Card Sketch #13 designed by Kelly.
I created a holiday card using papers from Pink Paislee including the banner embellishments. Only few more weeks and Christmas is already here 🙂 I really need to get going with my holiday cards and not cram the last-minute to send it to family and friends overseas.
For my sentiment, I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink.
Remember, Sketch N Scrap Holiday Blog Hop is still going to until 8th of November so come by at the SNS blog for inspirational projects.
Oh, and I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.
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Its Sketch N Scrap first sketch challenge for the month, Card Sketch #11 by the ever talented Kelly. Today also happens to be the World Card making day and as part of the celebration, Sketch N Scrap is giving away an extra prize (My Mind’s Eye 6×6 paper pad) for the month. Just follow one of SNS card sketches this month and upload it by Oct. 31st using Mr Linky at SNS blog.
So, for my card, I used small stamps from Hero Arts and fuzzy cut them, I also played with random mix of patterned papers.
Overall, I love the happy colors this card makes.
Today’s card is part of my take in this month’s A Baby is Born challenge at The Crafting Café.
I used a digi stamp, AKV Baby Horse from Bugaboo stamps.
I colored my image with Promarkers and placed it in a soft pink and blue scalloped and circle die cut base. To add some texture, I added a lace, felt button and flower from Hero Arts. I also did a partial embossing in half part of the kraft card base.
There’s still time to play along the challenge, so go visit The Crafting Café blog for more inspiration.
The Crafting Café’s card challenge theme for July is called Summer’s Here 🙂
Summer is the time when bright flowers bloom so I used the Blossom digi image from LEJ Designs. I colored them with Promarkers and added a crochet ribbon strip to complement the flower colors. The challenge ends until end of July so do check The Crafting Café for inspiration or play along.
I’m entering this card in Through The Craftroom Door Challenge Blog, Anything Goes challenge.
Also, in Divas by Design, Anything Goes challenge.
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I’m feeling so much better now 🙂 cold and cough have finally said goodbye so I had the chance to play along in this week’s online challenges.
I recently received my Hero Arts die and stamp combo and I have to use it right away. Love them!
I’m entering this card to CAS(E) this sketch # 34. Also in CAS-UAL Fridays , CFC # 107 Hunger Games.
Here’s my take..
I came across the blog Skipping Stones Design and decided to play along their Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge 150.
I finally used my first Paper Smooches stamp which includes border stamp set called Geo-graphics. I used the hexagons for my card’s background. The banner design papers came from my grab bag, punched some more papers and put a ribbon strip along to add more happy colors. I diecut the circle background for my button’s base.
The Birthday Wishes sentiment came from my limited stamp stash, Hero Arts.
Skipping Stones Design Sketch # 150
I had another chance to play along Hero Arts Oct 2012 monthly card challenge. Details are here.
Would love to do a holiday card too but got this one done first. We’ll see in the next days how I’ll be able to keep up :).
I used strips of patterned paper for the main panel, added lace detail on the side and diecut button beside the sentiment.
I’m entering this same card to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, dies/ punch challenge. So many entries in the challenge blog every week but it’s so much fun to play along too.
On to my interpretation.
My take for Oct 2012 Sketch Challenge
I came across CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC) blog through another blog that I read online. The blog focuses on a weekly challenge for clean and simple card, uncluttered with lots of open white space and one clear focal point.
Can’t remember which blog I read it from but I got interested because of the opportunity for readers to play along. There’s a new theme every week and challengers will interpret them the way they want it, clean and simple. I being a newbie would love to take part on this call.
There are a ‘lot’ of participants every week and getting the top spot may take a little bit of luck. I think though that even if I don’t win, the fact that I joined in to improve myself is already gratifying. Don’t you love to do something that makes you feel happy after doing them?
I’m often asked how I am able to do crafts or sewing with all the busy schedule we have every day. Well I say, that’s something that I really love doing and if you want to do something that you enjoy, you’ll find time to do it even if you too occupied for the day.
So on to the challenge, CFC67: Create a Clean and Simple project that features banners or flags I used a scallop punch, fold the punched paper into half then I get a scalloped shape banner. I just snip off the extra ridge of folded scallop to have a cleaner cut of the banner. Also used an inch circle punch for the half circle shape, then used twine to hang them. It’s very straight forward approach to the challenge. There are some little bits of embellishment I put on top of my banners. Sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.
I have a tin box where I keep random piece of paper, die cuts and other whatnot from previous projects that are kept- to-use- later.
Until the next clean and simple card challenge.
Heart Button detail
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