Monday, April 12, 2021

Get Well Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #416

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our simple sketch has two horizontal panels with a middle stripe and a focal image.  


Close to My Heart products used:
        Intense Black Ink
     Flamingo Ink
       Blue Skies Cardmaking Card Stock--no longer available

Below is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening April 18 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visit your blogs and leaving comment love.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       Make My Monday Challenge #416--Checks or Plaids
       Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #155--Anything Goes
       Corrosive Challenges #4--Anything Goes
       Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #576--Use a Circle

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blue Skies Paper as the Peek-A-Boo Star of Freshly Made Sketch #480

 When I saw this cool sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I remembered a dear friend had gifted me a Creative Memories Cutter with 2 Wavy Blades which was the perfect tool to create this card. 



Close to My  Heart products used:                                                              Blue Skies paper                                                                                    Canary Card Stock                                                                                Wordfetti Stamp Set (retired)                                                                Candy Apple Ink

Other: Antique Gold Shimmer Paper (Recollections)

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





I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      CAS on Friday--Happy Mail
      Crafter's Cafe--Anything Goes
      Let's Craft and Create #170--Anything Goes and add Flowers

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

:) Marie

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Scandinavian Folk Art Greeting with Tuesday Morning Sketch #600

 My card today was really quick to make following the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch.  I used some very old Close to My Heart paper called Star Spangled Blue Background and Texture Paper and the Scandinavian Folk Art sentiment stamp.  A Stitched Circle and Stitched Square Frame were used to frame the bold sentiment. This card will go to my husband for Father's Day.


The small circle embellishments were created by clear embossing Star Spangled Blue Card Stock and then using a regular hole punch.

The Scandinavian Folk Art Stamp Set is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month which can be purchased for just $5 with a qualifying order of $50.



Here is the wonderful Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                              Daisy Chain Challenges--Monochrome                                                Happy Little Stampers-- Anything Goes With Dies                              Love to Craft Challenges--Anything Goes                                                My Besties Brazil--Tic Tac Toe (Middle Row)



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

:) Marie

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Birthday Card with Stella Says Sketch #907

Sometimes I like to take out very old patterned papers to play with.  The background papers in this card are from Moonstruck Background & Texture Papers from the late 1990's and the contrasting yellow is Lemon.   The sentiment and candles were stamped in Sapphire Ink and are from the Close to My Heart retired stamp set called "So Many Candles" cardmaking set.  The flames were made with English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops.


Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch Challenge Graphic that inspired my card creation:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
      Seize the Birthday--Optional Topping--Squares
      Daisy Chain Challenges--Monochrome
      Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge--Flames or Fire
      Perfectly CAS #13--Birthday

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

:) Marie

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Golf Themed Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #415

Here is the third card I've made with alcohol inked backgrounds.  I used one of the panels as the center focal panel for this gold themed card.  The background paper colors are Lagoon and Sapphire and the stamp sets are retired from Stampin' Up:  Clubhouse and Vertical Greetings.  The Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Dies and Dies from the Clubhouse set were also used with Silver Foil paper and Antique Gold Shimmer paper from Recollections.  A True Blue Shades Tri-Blend Marker was used to frame the greeting.




Below is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #415 that inspired my card creation.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 11 and we look forward to seeing what you can create.


If you'd like to see my other recent cards with alcohol inked panels you can go here and here.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
         Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #155--Anything Goes
         A Gem of a Challenge #7--Anything Goes
         Allsorts Challenge--Anything Goes with option of                                  Monochrome
         Seize the Birthday--Option of Squares

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

:) Marie

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Sympathy Card with Freshly Made Sketch #479

There are many colors from the Close to my Heart palette that I rarely use so I decided to use "Desert Rose" as my background color.  I consulted the "Love of Color" book to find a color that would coordinate with it and found "Peacock".  The greeting is from a retired stamp set called "Words of Comfort" and was stamped in Peacock Ink, Versamark Ink and Clear Embossed on Pebble Card Stock.  The coordinating ribbon is Peacock Dots and is also retired.  The Desert Rose Card Stock was dry embossed with a Darice "Daisies" embossing folder. 


Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #479 graphic that inspired my card layout:


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

       Crafter's Castle--Anything Goes

       Crafter's Cafe--Anything Goes

       A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Alcohol Inked Card with Seize the Birthday Sketch #210

 Seize the Birthday has a wonderful sketch as an "option" for their challenge this week and I found some time to play along.  Last week I was playing with alcohol inks and made several panels which you can find hereLagoon Card Stock, Balloon Animals greeting, Lagoon ink, Wood Hearts and Lagoon Shimmer Brush were used to accent the pretty alcohol inked panel. Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Dies were used to frame the border and focal panel.

Here is the fabulous Seize the Birthday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                                 A Place to Start--Shape Board--heart                                                     Stamping Sensations--Monochromatic                                                 Addicted to CAS--Birthday
           Use Your Stuff--Mood Board--heart, background color on                             stack of books


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

:) Marie

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Humorous Belated Birthday Card with CAS Colours and Sketch #412

It's fun to use up some older paper and trim to make an elegant birthday card for a beautiful person who didn't get her birthday card on time.



Here's another view to show off the sparkly Rose Gold Foil Tape and Polysparkle Tinsel and Peacock Inked Sentiment from On Your Birthday on Sugarplum Card Stock.



Here is the fabulous CAS Colours and Sketch #412 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       Crafty Calendar--Make it Feminine
       Kraftin' Kimmies--Pink and Green
       Snarky Stampers--L is for Layers
       Challenge Up Your Life--Flowers
       Daisy Chain Challenges--Flowers
       
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Playing with Alcohol Inks and Tuesday Morning Sketch #498

Although I've been "collecting" alcohol inks for quite awhile I finally took them out to play with the other evening.  Here is the first card I've made with one of these beautiful panels following the Tuesday Morning Sketch #598.  The background mats are Peacock and Lagoon card stocks and the greeting is from "Winged Masterpiece" and stamped in Versamark Ink, Lagoon ink and Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powder.



This was just one of the many alcohol inked card panels that I made a few days ago:


Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layout:


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

    Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark

    Crafty Gals Corner #217--Make it Green

    The House That Stamps Built #M2421--Anything Goes

    Paper Funday #27--Anything Goes with option of Green

    Ikesworld Challenges #1422--Anything Goes--option of                              Monochrome

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

:) Marie

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wedding Card with Fusion Card Challenge Sketch

 Once I decided on which Congratulations stamp to use this card came together very quickly thanks to following the Fusion sketch!

There is a lot of sparkle to this card with Gold Foil Card Stock, Black Ore paper and Gold Embossing powder.  An Embossing Pen was used to frame to oval for the addition of more gold embossing powder. The heart patterned paper is from I Heart Us and the sentiment is from "Happy Couple"--both retired from Close to my Heart.



Here is the wonderful Fusion Challenge graphic that inspired my card creation:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Heart 2 Heart--Midas Touch--use something gold
     Make My Monday--Clean and Simple
     Creative Cottage #138--Clean and Simple
     

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

:) Marie

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Monday, March 22, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #413

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we invite you to try our sketch that features a top and bottom border and a large central sentiment.  My card was made several weeks ago with Cricut cuts and very old D.O.T.S. (changed name to Close to my Heart in 1996) stamp and Christmas Green paper in Clover card stock, Mint Card stock and Clover ink.


Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening September 28 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving comment love on your wonderful creations.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Stamping Sensations--Monochromatic
     A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Mix it Up Challenge--Anything Goes + Inlaid Die Cuts
     

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Bloom With Grace Masculine Card with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #497

 A new Wood Grain paper pack has been sitting in my stash for quite awhile so I decided to use it in cardmaking today.  I combined it with a sunflower patterned paper called "Bloom with Grace". The sparkly copper accents are Copper Ore paper. The sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink and came from the December Stamp of the Month called Happiness Never Grows Old.  Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch #497 was the foundation for this card.


Here is the fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge graphic that inspired my card creation:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Inspire. Create #86--Anything Goes
     Simon Says Wednesday--2 or More Patterned Paper
     Word Art Wednesday #483-#484--Anything Goes
     

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

:) Marie

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Friday, March 19, 2021

A Big Thank You for Try Stampin' on Tuesday #497

 Here is a really quick card I made following Try Stampin' on Tuesday's challenge to use a large sentiment or to use a sketch.  The large die cut called A Big Thank You was cut from Sapphire Card Stock and glued on top of Brushed patterned paper .  Diamond Stickles was applied to the top of the die cut to complete the card.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Craft Rocket Challenges--Anything with Dies or Spring
      Watercooler Wednesday--Feminine
      Word Art Wednesday--Anything Goes
      Unicorn Challenge #63--Make it Feminine
      Crafty Sentiments Designs--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kitty Hello Card with TGIF Sketch #307

Several family members love cats so I used the TGIF Sketch to feature one.  The cat was colored to resemble my old cat.


Close to my Heart products used:
      Zoe Paper (retired)
      You Make Me Happy Stamp Set (retired)
      Peacock Ink

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       Craft Rocket Challenges #79--Use Dies or Spring Theme
       Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #64--Furrything 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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