Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Mouse Thanks

Hi and welcome to another fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Today, our hostess is the amazing Amy O'Neil and she has a wonderful sketch that I'm sure to use again and again.


I wanted to make a thank you card as a new blogging friend, Barb Ghigliotty, had very kindly sent me some die-cuts after I admired a card on her blog.  Hopefully, she will have received the card in the mail by now :)



I started with a white card base (shocker!) and then layered two smaller white panels together.  Onto the smaller panel, I adhered the stacked die-cut "thanks" word from Reverse Confetti cut in white and stacked two high to stand out more from the base.  One was die-cut in gold foil cardstock as well.  The little mouse comes from Harvest Mouse and I colored her with Copics and added a touch of Wink of Stella to the flowers.





Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful inspiration, so be sure to check them out.


Products used:

Stamps:  Harvest Mouse (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hyrid (MFT)
Cardstock:  White, gold, X-Press It
Dies:  Harvest Mouse (MFT), Fancy Words (Reverse Confetti)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Find Your Paradise

It's time for another Mix it Up Challenge at Sugar Pea Designs so check out this week's challenge:


I played along with the sketch this week and let the pineapple from Pineapple Paradise take centre stage.



This is a very simple card.  I die-cut the pineapple then stamped it using Sunshine and Fern inks.  The beautifully-scripted sentiment was stamped using Stazon ink onto vellum and die-cut with the Stitched Flags die.  The vellum was then stitched onto a piece of ombre patterned paper and adhered to a white card base.  Lastly, I adhered the pineapple using foam tape.


Thanks for visiting!


Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDMIU5 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:




Products used:

Stamps:  Pineapple Paradise
Ink:  Stazon, Sunshine, Fern (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, vellum, CTMH patterned paper
Dies:  Pineapple Paradise, Stitched Flags
Accessories:  Sewing machine, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Amazing Day

Welcome!  Today's card was made for the sketch and color challenges at MFT Stamps, as well as the Patterned Paper theme at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Goes challenge at Seize the Birthday.



I mirrored the sketch so the girl was looking into the card rather than out of it, but other than that, I pretty much stuck to the sketch.  I tried to color match Copics to the challenge colors and I'm not sure I got Blu Raspberry right, but it's as close as I could get it.  The background was covered with patterned papers from  the Thick & Thin and Watercolor Wash packs that I cut using a die from Blueprints 29.  I white embossed the sentiment and die-cut it, again using Blueprints 29 so it has stitched detail at either end to match the frame.

The little girl is popped up on foam tape and I didn't add any embellishments to the card.




Thanks for visiting.


Simon Monday Challenge Blog


Products Used:

Stamps:  Green Pastures, Amazing (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Black, Thick & Thin, Watercolor Wash
Dies:  Green Pastures, Blueprints 29 (MFT), Stitched Scalloped Borders (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP

Cheers
Karren


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Grateful

And here is my last card for Camp Create - this time Glitzy Glitter!  I used the inspiration at City Crafter and the CAS theme at Addicted to Stamps and More.


I don't do glitter, so this really was a challenge for me!  I used glitter paper in a beautiful white color for my die-cut grateful.  The pale blue gingham patterned paper was mounted onto foam tape after I stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I wanted to keep the card very, very CAS in keeping with that gorgeous inspiration photo at City Crafter.


And that's it!  My last card for Camp Create!  It's been fun challenging myself - not only with different materials and techniques, but also to get five cards made in a week on top of DT commitments :)

Thanks for visiting!

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Products used:

Stamps:  Grateful for You (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid
Cardstock:  White, Homespun Gingham (MFT), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper (SU)

Cheers
Karren

Floral Hello

I'm on the countdown to the end of the Camp Create challenges over at MFT.  Today I'm posting my last two cards.  This one is for the Wonderful Watercolor challenge.  I've used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, the colors from Color Throwdown and I also took inspiration from Tracey's beautiful card at Muse Card Club Challenge.  I stuck with the floral theme, the watercoloring and the black 'hello'.



I literally slapped some watercolor onto some scraps of watercolor paper and after drying the panels, I splattered some paint in the same color to add some interest before die-cutting them with the Scribble Roses dies.  For the roses, I also die-cut the Scribble Roses Overlays out of white and adhered them on top of the rose bases.


The sentiment was stacked three high then painted with Wink of Stella.

Thanks for visiting.


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Products used:

Cardstock:  White, black, watercolor
Dies:  Scribble Roses, Scribble Roses Overlay (MFT), Noted (PTI)
Accessories:  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, Zig Marker, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren




Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Hog My Heart

It's Freshly Made Sketch Challenge time and today our hostess is my Aussie friend, the fabulous Narelle Farrugia, and here is her sketch:


Oh, I love this sketch and as soon as I saw it, I wanted to use my new Hog Heaven stamp set.  I'm a sucker for Birdie Brown's stamp range and even though I tell myself I don't need her new sets, invariably I end up getting them.  I have the willpower of a gnat, I tell you!



My card is pretty self-explanatory.  I stamped, colored with Copics and die-cut the images and arranged them to meet the sketch.  For the sentiment banner, I white embossed the sentiment and cut it into a long, thin strip.  The heart was colored with Wink of Stella then covered in Glossy Accents for some added interest.



Thanks for visiting!  I highly recommend you check out the rest of the design team's cards, as they are amazing as usual.  And as an added bonus, we have two new Guest Designers joining us for the summer - Cecile Ribon and Shannon Jaramillo.  Welcome, ladies!

I'm linking this card up to Camp Create at MFT for their Delightful Die-cutting challenge.

Print

Products used:

Stamps:  Hog Heaven (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It
Dies:  Hog Heaven
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents

Cheers
Karren

Caffeine Addict

Hi and welcome to another fabulous Mix it Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs.  Here is this week's challenge:


I stuck with the sketch this week and came up with a card that I'm also submitting to the Coffee Lovers' Blog Hog.



I used my Zig markers to color this fun image die-cut with the Coffee To Go Cup.  I used Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles to make my white panel for the cup to rest on.  The straw from Caffeine Addict was stamped on the cup and lid to make it look like it was inside the cup then I also die-cut the straw and popped it behind the cup to add to the illusion.  The banners were hand cut and the patterned paper came from a pack of CTMH paper my mother gave me.



Thanks for visiting!


Here are the guidelines to join in our challenge:

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDMIU4 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $50!
  • We will announce our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:




Products used:

Stamps:  Caffeine Addict
Ink:  Archival Black, Jellybean (SSS)
Cardstock:  White, watercolor, CTMH Patterned Paper
Dies:  Coffee to Go Cup, Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles, Medium Dot Lines (SSS)
Accessories:  Zig Markers

Cheers
Karren