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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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #412 with Eat, Play, Love Paper

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a horizontally divided sketch with a large central focal element to spark your creativity.  I used my favorite Thank You Thin Cut die with Gold Metallic paper and Candy Apple Card Stock and a couple of Heart dies in Glacier turned sideways to resemble the bow on the sketch.  The Eat, Play, Love paper is from Close to my Heart.


Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening March 21 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving comment love when you play along.


I saved the "negative" pieces of the top gold layer of my card to make another card using Serenity paper.




I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Heart 2 Heart--Midas Touch--use Gold
      Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes                     with patterned paper
      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, March 15, 2021

St. Patrick's Day Cards with Freshly Made Sketch #476

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!  Here are a couple of cards I made following this week's Freshly Made Sketch #476. The first card used a Cricut cut and the second card used some very old (D.O.T.S./CTMH wooden stamps from the late 1990's).  The paper colors are Clover and Mint and several Spectrum Noir markers (Gold Metallic, Alpine Green, Light Green Blend, Orange Blend, Fair Skin Blend) were used.  





Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #476 that inspired my ard layout:


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Color My Heart Color Dare--Shades of Green Plus 1 other color
     Fun Friday YNS--Lucky Charm
     Colour Crazy Challenge--Anything Goes Coloring

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Howdy Neighbors Congrats Card with Stella Says Sketch #905

 One of my best friends just got a new job so it was a perfect opportunity to create a fun card for her.  Her favorite color is pink so I used Flamingo ink with Flamingo Card Stock with Black accents.  The pink plaid paper came from Blue Skies paper pack. The stamps came from Howdy Neighbors stamp set.  The bold "congrats" sentiment was embossed by inking in Versamark and Black ink before applying Clear Embossing Powder.



This is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch #905 that inspired my card layout:


Here is another card I made following the above sketch:


Close to my Heart Products used are:

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Just Add Ink #545--Shades of Green
     Simply Create Too--Wet or Dry Embossing
     C.R.A.F.T. #590--Feminine
     Cute Card Thursday #677--Celebrate
     Craft Rocket Challenges #79--Use Dies and/or Spring
     Simon Says Stamp--A Bit of Green

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Anniversary Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #411

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a centered heart with a stripe behind it to spark your creativity.  We look forward to seeing how you can interpret this fabulous sketch!  I just received some new stamps from Close to my Heart containing the "Heart Full of Love" set which is featured in my card below.



The background papers are from a retired Mix-In paper packet and Oh My Happy paper packet.  The sentiment is from retired "Say it in Style" and the ink and Cardstock colors are Candy Apple.

Here is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening March 14 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving you some "comment love".


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     A Place to Start--Pick a Shape
     Incy Wincy Designs--Work/ Play and/or Big Hearts
     Papercraft Challenges--For a Loved One

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Sparkly Birthday Card with Freshly Made Sketch #475

This quick birthday card was made for my niece who loves the color blue and anything sparkly.  The patterned paper is called Winter Wonderland by Best Creation Inc. and had been in my paper stash for quite awhile.  The panels were cut 1.5" x 3.75".  The background paper is Glacier by Close to my Heart. The glittery white diecuts (retired Stitched Heart and Happy Birthday also from CTMH) were cut into Glitter Adhesive Foam by Creatology.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafty Calendar Challenge--Feminine
     Seize the Birthday--Option 3 shades of green
     Time Out Challenges #182--Birthday Celebrations

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

:) Marie

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Masculine Congratulations Card with Tuesday Morning Sketch #595

 My nephew just got hired for his dream job.  He has quite a dry sense of humor so I thought I would try to honor him with my own sense of funny with this card.  


This card is based on this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch #595.  I rotated the card ninety degrees and replaced the background medallions with patterned paper featuring rocks.  The small horizontal paper strip was replaced with a bent arrow image to highlight the "You Rock" sentiment.  

Here is the Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired (however loosely) my card layout:


      Almond Card Stock
      Cinnamon Card Stock
      Cinnamon Ink
      You're Awesome Cardmaking Stamp Set (retired)

Other:
      River Rocks patterned paper sold by Big Lots (many years ago!)

I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #589--Anything Goes
     Cute Card Thursday #676--Anything Goes
     Krafty Chicks #549--Stamp Act
     Paper Shelter #459--For the Boys

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

:) Marie

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