Saturday, October 23, 2021

Golfer's Birthday Card with Freshly Made Sketch #508

 As an avid golfer I have a lot of golfing friends and make a lot of golf themed cards.  My card today follows Freshly Made Sketch #508.





Close to my Heart products used:
     My Hole in One stamps
     Intense Black Ink
     Sapphire Card Stock
     Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir Markers
     Versamark Ink
     White Embossing Powder

Other products:
      Recycled Insert from a Walmart acrylic photo frame (sky)
      Turf Paper from Recollections

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Seize the Birthday #225--Option to use a Stencil
      Alphabet Challenge--O is for Outdoors
      Make My Monday #159--Outdoor Sports

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Punny Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #443

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  Our sketch this week features three rectangular elements and a vertical sentiment.  I chose some bright and cheery colors and a fun stamp and sentiment available to Close to My Heart Makers called "Cows it Going?"



Close to my Heart products used Sapphire CS, Lemonade CS, Clover CS, Candy Apple CS, So Much Happy Paper, Sweet Girl Paper, Sapphire Ink, Stitched Heart Thin Cut Die, Flower Sequins, Tri Blend Markers, Liquid Pearls Opal.  Tiny wiggle eyes were glued on top.

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, October 24.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love.  You can link up your project here.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Stamping Sensations--Animals, Birds or Bugs
     Critter Crazy Challenge #55--Anything Goes with a Featured                   Critter
     Crafty Animals #55--Include an Animal
     Happy Little Stampers--October--Anything Goes with Dies
     Addicted to Stamps and More #416--Make Your Mark

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Anniversary Card Inspired by Try Stampin' on Tuesday #527

 Our friends celebrated an anniversary yesterday and I made them a card to commemorate the special day.  I really liked the flourishes in the current Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch and decided to fussy cut "Every Little Thing" paper and pop it up on my card.  There already was a gold embossed Happy Anniversary sentiment in my extras box so I cut it with an stitched oval and backed it with a bigger stitched oval cut from scraps of gold holographic poster board. The background paper is Mint.


Here is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Stinkin' Inkers--Scrap Happy Challenge (extra Anniversary                      sentiment and gold holographic leftover from a different                   project)

     Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark

     Watercooler Wednesdays--All About Occasions

     Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday--Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Slimline Masculine Birthday Card

I recently purchased a scalloped rectangle die set and put it to use in making this birthday card for a male friend.


Here is the greeting stamped inside from a special promotion called Slimline Sentiments available through the end of October here.





Products used:

    My Hole in One--stamp and thin cut die                                              Turf Paper--from Recollections

    Recycled Insert from a Walmart acrylic photo frame (sky)

    Scalloped Rectangle die by Creative Crafts

    Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers

    Slimline Sentiments


This card is being entered into the following challenges:

     AAA Birthday #30--Slimline Card

     Make My Monday #159--Outdoor Sports

     Watercooler Wednesday #326--Occasions

     2 Sisters on the Blog #55--Masculine Card


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Floral Borders Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #422

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers a center panel with sentiment and vertical side strips.  I used an older Close to my Heart stamp set called Floral Borders which I colored with gel pens, a Tonic Happy Birthday Die and some gold holographic poster board scraps to make this lovely card.


A second photo of this card shows off the shimmery gel pen effects better.


Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, October 17.  We hope you can find the time to join in on the fun.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and sharing some bloggy comment love.



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps and More #416--Make Your Mark
    Pammie's Inky Pinkies 2141--Anything Goes           
    

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Poppy Thinking of You Card for Fusion Card Challenge "Poppy Door"

 I love the basic sketch offered at Fusion Card Challenge this fortnight and just happened to have a new Poppy Die from John Next Door so I combined the challenge elements.


Products Used:  Juniper CS (retired CTMH), Cranberry CS (retired CTMH), Poppy Die (John Next Door), Recollections Antique Gold Shimmer Paper, Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder (Simon Says Stamps) and Wildflower Friendship (CTMH), Memento Black Ink

Here is the fabulous Fusion Card Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafters Cafe #275--Anything Goes
     Die Cut Divas--October--Anything Goes
     Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Get Well Card with Freshly Made Sketch #506

 There is a really fun, quick sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I'm glad I found the time to play along.  My paper choices are "Textures" with Blue Belle and Sapphire Card Stocks.  I used my favorite Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die (no longer available from Close to my Heart) Rustic Sign Sentiments and Sapphire Ink, Versamark Ink and Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder.


Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     The Paper Shelter--Layer it Up
     My Time to Craft--Get Well Soon
     Papercraft Challenge #74--Sentiment as Focus

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Christmas Card with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #526

 A few months ago I purchased a pretty poinsettia vellum paper (Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper) that was on clearance from SU and finally got to use it in making this card. I paired it with Comfort and Joy paper from Close to My Heart, a scalloped circle punch and Merry Christmas Flourish sentiment.


My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #526:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies
     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge--Sentiment as Focus
     Beyond the Blue--Layered Die Cuts
     Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog--Pinecones and Poinsettias
     Die Cut Divas--October-Anything Goes
     

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Masculine Get Well Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #441

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog  post!  This week our sketch featuresa split background with central panel and an embellishment.  One of my male friends was recently hospitalized so I wanted to make him a special card using some new Close to my Heart products.


This next photo was taken from a different angle so you can see how sparkly the embossing is.  This effect was created by first inking with Versamark Ink and then Harbour Ink.  Much older CTMH Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder was then heat embossed.


Close to my Heart products used:

     Mix-In Paper

     Mink Card Stock

     Shortbread Card Stock

     Floral Delivery Stamp and Thin Cut Dies

     Rustic Sign Sentiments 

     Versamark Ink

     Harbour Ink

     Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder (retired)


Below is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout. We hope you will be inspired by our sketch and find the time to share your creation with us. Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, October 10 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blog and leaving some bloggy comment love.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Make My Monday #158--Embossing--either

     Crafters Castle--October--Anything Goes

     My Time to Craft #467--Get Well Soon

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Everything is Rosy Foiled Paper for Sunday Stamps in the Middle Challenge #266

 I really like this fortnight's sketch at Sunday Stamps and took out some sparkly old paper to make a card.  


Here is the fabulous Sunday Stamps sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says--Anything Goes
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     Unicorn Challenge #69--Add Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Hexagon Cards for Less is More Challenge #452

 Several weeks ago I had cut out numerous hexagons with my Cricut out of You Are Enough paper and am using some of them up with the current challenge at Less is More.  




Which one do you like best?  

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

    Seize the Birthday--option of Cakes

    Addicted to Stamps and More #415--Die Cuts or Stencils

     Watercooler Wednesday #325--Make it Masculine


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Sunflowers Retirement Card with Global Design Projects Sketch #310

It has been awhile since I've played along with Global Design Project challenges and this sketch really appealed to me.  We are going to a "surprise" retirement party this weekend so I needed a special card. 


Close to my Heart products used:                                                                Joyful Sunflower Stamps                                                                      Cinnamon Ink                                                                                        Many Congratulations Stamps                                                              Mix-In Papers                                                                                        Copper Shimmer Trim                                                                          Toffee Shimmer Brush                                                                          Sundance Shimmer Brush                                                                      Versamark Ink                                                                                        Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder  

Here is the fabulous Global Design Projects Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Creative Knockouts #420--Tic Tac Toe--center column

      Krafty Chicks #578--All Occasions
      Time Out Challenges #197--Inspired by Words
       Unicorn Challenge #69--Add Some Sparkle


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #439 with Serenity Papers

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers diagonal elements with a center focus panel and embellishments.  One of my favorite Close to my Heart papers this year is Serenity so that became my background.


Close to my Heart products used:

     Serenity Paper

     Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die

     Hillside Cottage Cardmaking stamp (fox)

     Sapphire Ink

     Toffee Card Stock

     Sapphire Card Stock

     Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder

     Versamark Ink

The Get Well die cut is from Creative Expressions.  Here is another photo that shows off the sparkly greeting.  (I inked Sapphire Card Stock with Versamark ink and then used Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder).  I used a 1/8" hole punch to create the sparkly embellishments.



Here is our fabulous sketch to inspire your creativity this week.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, September 26 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

     My Time to Craft #466--Embossing

     Crafty Catz #564--Anything Goes with option of 2 or more                        papers

     Crafty Hazelnuts September Patterned Paper Challenge--                          Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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