Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lady Golfer Thank You Card with The Paper Players Sketch #551

 Indian Corn Blue is one of my favorite Close to My Heart colors which retired many years ago so I used its coordinating patterned paper, card stock, ink and marker.  The lady golfer is also from a retired CTMH stamp set called Tee Time and the Thank You greeting is from a retired stamp set called Many Thanks.


Here is the fabulous The Paper Players Sketch #551 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Colouring in Scrapland--Stripes, Blue or Anything Goes
     Allsorts--For a Lady

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Masculine Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #431

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post.  This week our sketch features interwoven strips and a sentiment.  We would love to see what you can create with this design!

My card features paper strips from Serenity over Almond Card Stock and the golfer image and sentiment from "My Hole in One" in Sapphire Ink.


Here is our fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch for you to try this week.  Our challenge ends Sunday evening, August 1.  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:

      Seize the Birthday #219--option of Travel

      Crafting Happiness #106--Anything Goes

      Use Your Stuff #427--Summer Fun

      Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper July Challenge--Anything                       Goes with Patterned paper

      Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies

      Cardz4Guys #276--Shades of Blue

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

:) Marie

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Flower Child Baby Card with Freshly Made Sketch #495

I've had this Flower Child stamp set (retired Close to my Heart) for 10 years or more and the sketch at Freshly Made seemed to be the perfect sketch to make a baby card.  Cherub Pink Gingham B & T paper, Cherub Pink Card Stock and Linen Card Stock was used along with Tagged with Love stamp and Charcoal Ink.  The Flower Children were colored in with Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers.


Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #495 that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Stamping Sensations--For a Lady
     Crafters Cafe #270--Layer it Up

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Baby Shower Card with Hillside Cottage Duck and Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch

The duck from Hillside Cottage is so adorable I used it for a baby shower card for a soon to arrive baby girl and her mom.  My card layout was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch #386 and also features Flamingo Ink, Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die, zip strips from Blue Skies, pink shimmer paper by The Paper Cottage and a Quilted embossing folder by We R Memories.


Here is the fabulous Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch that I followed:


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

    Allsorts Challenge #633/634--Feminine/For a Lady

    Crafters Cafe #270--Layer it Up

    Daisy Chain Challenges #54--Use Dies/Stencils

    Die Cut Divas--Tone on Tone

    Fab 'n Funky--Monochrome

    Creative Knockouts #411--DieCuts/Punches

    Let's Squash It #10--Shimmer and Shine

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

:) Marie

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Layered Butterflies Thank You Cards

The graphic at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie inspired my card colors and shape (the pink thank you cookie resembles a butterfly to me.)  The Layered Butterfly Thin Cut Die is from Close to My Heart along with the pink and rose foil paper from the recently retired You Are Enough paper pack.  The Thanks sentiment is from Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords.  The bottom card stock color is Sangria.


Here is the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie graphic that inspired my card:



I really liked my card design so I made another one in bluish green using a Pixie Sparkled panel with Glacier card stock on the bottom:



Which card do you like better?

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

      Stamping Sensations--For a Lady

      Allsorts Challenge--Feminine/For a Lady

      Creative Knockouts--Dies/Punches   

      Addicted to Stamps and More #410--Die Cuts/Stencils

      Fab 'n Funky--Monochrome


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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Anniversary Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #429

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch has a vertical strip and 4 elements to stimulate your creativity.  My card features Blue Belle Card Stock, Sapphire Glitter Paper, and Layered Butterfly Thin Cut Die and a Swirls Embossing Folder from Gemini.



Here's the fabulous Atlantic Hearts sketch that I followed:


Our challenge ends Sunday night, July 18.  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:
     Dream Valley Challenges #251--All Occasions
     Crafty Sentiments Design--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Just Us Girls #592 Recycle Meets Retro Rubber Challenge #162

 I recently received a card with an awesome envelope liner that I saved to create a card with.  Just Us Girls #592 theme is "Recycle" and I paired it with the fabulous sketch from Retro Rubber #162.


Close to my Heart products used:

     Eat, Love, Play paper, Nectarine Card Stock, Lemonade Card StockWishing You Everything Balloon stamp and Thin Cut Die, Framed sentiment (August 2015)  The single embellishment was cut from the envelope liner with a 1/4" punch.

Here is the envelope liner that became the focal point of my card:


Here is the fabulous Retro Rubber Sketch that inspired my card design and the graphic from Retro Rubber:




I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Catch the Bug--Anything Goes
     Seize the Birthday #218--Framed
     Daisy Chain Challenges #54--Anything Goes with Dies/Stencils

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Blue Foil Layered Butterfly with Paper Craft Crew Sketch #434

Several weeks ago I was cutting a lot of Layered Butterflies and this one was waiting for a great sketch to feature it.  The blue foil paper is from Jot--a brand found in the Dollar Tree.


The background paper is from Recollections.  The 3 accents were cut with a 1/4" hole punch from Sapphire Glitter paper.  The greeting is from Get Well Soon--retired Close to my Heart.

Here is the fabulous Paper Craft Crew Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Creative Fingers--Anything Goes
     Creative Knockout--Add a Sentiment
     Make My Monday #152--Anything Airborne

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

:) Marie

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Pixie Sparkled Panel for Freshly Made Sketch #493

Several weeks ago I was playing with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles and created several backgrounds with different colors.  One of those panels is the central element of my card today adorned by Crafter's Companions butterflies (Spread Your Wings) stamped on Recollections Color Splash paper. This card is so sparkly in person!  The strips surrounding the panel are Lagoon Card Stock and the Get Well Soon greeting is from Alinacuttle (Create a Lovely Life).

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #493 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Make My Monday #152--Anything Goes
     Watercooler Wednesday--Feminine
     Cardz4Gals #150--Get Inky-- (butterflies, sentiment)

You can see other pretty Pixie Sparkles cards here, hereherehere and here.

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

:) Marie

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Pixie Sparkled Butterflies with Sunday Stamps Sketch #260

If you've been following my blog lately you know that I've been having a lot of fun with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles and have posted several cards recently.  (Just scroll down over the last 10 posts to see what else I've made with this great product.) Today I'm sharing a card I made following Sunday Stamps Sketch #260.


The focal butterflies are from Close to my Heart Layered Butterflies.  The sentiment is from Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords Dies.  I edged the sentiment panel with a Spectrum Noir Black Alcohol Marker.

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Daisy Chain Challenges--Use Dies/Stencils
     Love to Scrap--Anything Goes
     Make My Monday #152--Anything Airborne

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

:) Marie

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

G is for Green Challenge Card at Alphabet Challenge

The recipient of this card is a fan of the color green.  The shimmery background was made with a new favorite in my craft stash--Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles.  You can check out other cards made with this unique product here, here, here and here.  This card is so sparkly in person! The large cover die is "It's Your Day" retired from Close to my Heart cut from Evergreen Card Stock.  The candle flames were colored with a gold Spectrum Noir metallic marker.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
     Alphabet Challenge--G is for Green or Gold
     Gem of a Challenge #14--Anything Goes
     Crafty Sentiments Design--Anything Goes
     Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #161--Anything Goes
     Addicted to Stamps and More #409--Any Occasion

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

:) Marie

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Monday, July 5, 2021

Anniversary Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #428

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week's sketch has 3 vertical strips, thin horizontal strip and an oval element.



Although it looks like I may have color blended the background strips I used a piece of paper from an old Recollections paper pack called Color Splash which has some wonderful ombre papers.  The oval frame is from a retired Close to my Heart stamp set called True Love and the greeting is from Say it All also retired CTMH.  The bottom paper is Sapphire and the ink color and small strip is Grape.

Here is our fabulous sketch for you to try this week.  Our challenge ends Sunday night, July 11.  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:
     Creative Fingers Challenge #211--Anything Goes
     Polkadoodles Week 27--Anything Goes
     Crafters Cafe Challenge #269--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

More Pixie Sparkles with Freshly Made Sketch #492

Several weeks ago I opened up my set of new Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles and went to work creating backgrounds. This product is much like Brushos or Color Bursts but also have lots of shimmer and some texture to it.  I'm using one of those shimmery panels as the focal piece of today's card.  You can see other pretty Pixie Sparkles cards here, here and here.  This card is so sparkly in person!



My card is 5" x 5" and has a Crafter's Companion Swirl Background Embossed panel, Evergreen Card Stock, Stitched Frame Thin Cuts, Cuttlebug Dragonfly Die from "Up in the Sky", Nuvo Crystal Glaze on Dragonflies, Sapphire Ink, Sapphire Card Stock and sentiment from retired Close to my Heart Balloon Animals.

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #492 that inspired my card layout:



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

     Seize the Birthday--Topping Option-- Embossing

     Love to Craft--Anything Goes

     Addicted to Stamps and More--Birthday

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

:) Marie

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Masculine Birthday Cards with Stella Says Sketch #913

I needed to make a couple of birthday cards for male golfers in my life and I used Stella Says Sketch #913 to get started.  There were scraps of grass paper and golf ball papers in my stash that were put to work along with a new Close to my Heart stamp and thin cut die set called "My Hole in One."  The sparkly textured paper is from Bazill and has been in my paper stash quite a long time.



Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch #913 that inspired my card layout:

This next card became a little different so I could tuck in the flag with the milestone birthday number on it.  


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Alphabet Challenge--Green or Gold
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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