Friday 30 June 2023

Wonderful Friend

Hi and welcome to another week at  Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  I came up with the board this week and my card is nothing like I envisaged when I designed the board!  I ended up using the centre row of Pink-Encouragement-Squares for this card.

This was quite simple to make.  After hot-foiling the frame and a sentiment, I chose some pink cardstocks and die-cut them with an embossed edge square die.  I arranged them within the foiled frame and added the sentiment.

Finally, I finished with some matching enamel dots.  I hope you'll head over and give my board a go!

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Lemonade, Bubblegum (MFT), Velvet Rose (Spellbinders)
Dies:  Foiled Frames Square (MFT), Embossed Edge Square (Kat Scrappiness), Yana's Special Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Gold Hot Foil, Red Cosmos Enamel Dots (Altenew)


Thursday 29 June 2023

Silver Leaf

 Hi and welcome!  Today's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches was designed by Cecile Ribon and I took a very loose interpretation to come up with my card:

This card is all hot-foiling as I was really pressed for time this week to come up with a card.  I hot-foiled all the elements except the sentiment which was stamped.  I then arranged the elements to try and mimic the sketch.  And now that I look at the sketch as I'm typing this post, I realise I completely missed where the sentiment should go and the fact that the sketch is for a square card.  Doh!

Anyway, I hope you'll check out how the rest of the DT correctly interpreted the sketch!

Products used:

Stamps:  Detailed Leaf (Pink Fresh)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Detailed Leaf hot foil and die (Pink Fresh), Fine Rings:  Circles (Altenew), Circle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts), A2 Layers Hot Foil (Waffle Flower)
Accessories:  Silver Hot Foil


Thursday 22 June 2023

Swoopy Roses

Hi and welcome to another challenge over at  Freshly Made Sketches where our sketch hostess this week is  Jen Brum.  Here's the card I made using Jen's sketch:

I die-cut the "swish" out of a white card panel before running the two leftover pieces through an embossing folder.  I matted some black behind the swish as well as some text patterned paper.  

After colouring and die-cutting the flowers I added those to the front along with a black hot-foiled sentiment.

And that's it!  Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the gorgeous cards made by the design team.
I'm adding this card to the Inkspirational challenge to add embossing and Addicted to Stamps & More's birthday challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Amazing You (Altenew)
Ink:  Amalgam (Gina K)
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It, One Of A Kind (Paper Rose)
Dies:  Amazing You (Altenew), Blueprints 25 (MFT), Everyday Sentiments II (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Four Petal Floral Embossing Folder (Spellbinders), Copics, Black Hot Foil

Sunday 18 June 2023

Mimosa Musings

 Hi and welcome!  I had a bit of spare time yesterday so decided to play with a couple of challenges.  The sketch at Just Add Ink and the colours from Color Hues combined to make this card.  

I stamped the Mimosa Musings images onto white cardstock and die-cut them.  I also stamped the main sentiment onto a white panel before running it through the Brickwork 3D embossing folder.  I chose 3 green cardstock colours and cut strips which I adhered onto the embossed panel and trimmed the sides.

I added the flowers and adhered the whole lot to a white card base.  On the inside, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment (which says "about you today") and added some more of the flowers (forgot to take a photo of the inside!)

Thanks so much for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Mimosa Musings (The Greetery)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Eucalyptus, Chiffon, Limoncelle (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock:  White, Jalapeno Popper, Jellybean Green (MFT), Avocade (C9)
Dies:  Nimosa Musings (The Greetery)
Accessories:  Brickwork Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Enamel Heart (Altenew)


Friday 16 June 2023

Teal Typewriter

Welcome to the latest Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  This week I went with Tearing-Free-Just Because to come up with this card.

I've been experimenting with different colour schemes and thought I'd try teal, gray and a mustardy colour.  I white-embossed the background stamp and ink-blended over the top with Fossilized Amber distress ink, then I used the Torn Paper Edges die to "tear" it.  I added a torn strip of teal behind it and mounted that onto a dark gray card base.

I then die-cut and assembled the typewriter, adding a sentiment from a Woodware stamp set.  I finished with an enamel heart in teal.  I also used the left-over pieces to decorate the inside and stamped a sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I'm linking this up to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies challenge.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Vintage Typewriter (Woodware)m KIS: Just Because (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxidem Versamark
Cardstock:  Eiffel Tower, Whip Cream (MFT), Bristol Smooth, Peacock, Stardust (C9)
Dies:  Typewriter, Torn Paper Edges (MFT)
Accessories:  Enamel Heart, White EP


Wednesday 14 June 2023

Triple Hello

 Hi all!  Today's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches was designed by Kim Singdahlsen and I veered off track a tad to come up with this card.

I stenciled onto a white card base with some embossing paste and the Geo Leaves stencil.  While that was drying, I stamped and cut out the images then added some ink onto white cardstock to cut out the Hello die in three difference colours.

Finally, I arranged it all, adhered it to the card base and called it done.

Thanks for visiting.  I'm linking this up to the Hello challenge at Just Us Girls.

Products used:

Stamps:  Lemon Blossom (The Greetery)
Ink:  Pixie Dust, Sixteen Candles, Grape Crush, Sage, Spruce, Chiffon, Lemoncello (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock:  White
Dies:  Hello Poe Script (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories:  Geo Leaves Stencil (SSS), White Embossing Paste


Thursday 8 June 2023

Christmas Hoop

 Hi!  It's time for another sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches team and our hostess this week is Linda Callahan.  I took her sketch and made a Christmas card for the stash.

For the vertical element in Linda's sketch, I took a hot-foiling plate and foiled it in gold foil onto a white panel.  I then stamped and die-cut the flowers, foliage and hoops and arranged them onto the panel. I finished with a gold-foiled sentiment on black cardstock and called it done!

Thanks so much for visiting.  The DT have some gorgeous cards so please check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Hoop Wreath (The Greetery)
Ink:  Aquatini, Rouge, Merlot, Twilight, S'Mores (Catherine Pooler)
Cardstock:  White, Black, Eiffel Tower (MFT)
Dies:  Hoop Wreath, Hoop & Fringe (The Greetery), Twilight Sparkle Strip, Holiday Sentiment Series 2 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Gold Hot Foil


Friday 2 June 2023

Par Avion

Hi and welcome to a new challenge from the Tic Tac Toe team.  This week I went with Travel, Die-cut, Antique for my card.

 This background stamp is a very old wood-mounted stamp from a company called Just For Fun.  I don't think they are in business anymore but I have had this since the early 2000's and I think this was the first time I used it!  I white heat-embossed it onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, then ink-blended with various colours of ink.  Once I was finished, I die-cut it with the largest of the Postal Frames dies then added Vintage Photo ink along the edges to darken them up and splattered some S'Mores ink onto the panel.  I die-cut a black postage edge frame and off-set that slightly before adhering to the cream card base.

I stamped and die-cut the envelope, envelope liner, note and wax seal and added a tiny bit of ink to the edges for an aged look, before adhering it all to the card.  Finally, I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the wax seal and left it to dry.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the wonderful cards made by the Design Team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Background Stamp from Just For Fun Stamps, Signed & Sealed (The Greetery)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark, Ginger, Terracotta, Sand Castle, S'Mores (Catherine Pooler), Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth, Black, Whip Cream (MFT)
Dies:  Signed & Sealed, Postal Frames (The Greetery), 
Accessories:  Clear EP, Nuvo Crystal Glaze


Thursday 1 June 2023

Wishing You The Best

 Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketch challenge where our hostess this week is Jen Mitchell.  I only had about 20 minutes to come up with a card so I let patterned paper do all the work here!

I chose some of the Ink Drops patterned paper from Craft Consortium and added it to a white card base.  From there I die-cut a vellum overlay to match the sketch and adhered that to a white die-cut frame which I'd stacked three high.

I went looking in my stash for some pre-foiled sentiments and found this one which worked for the square in the sketch.  

Finally I finished with some gold pearls and called it done.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Please check out the fabulous cards made by the design team.

Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Vellum, Ink Drops - Monochrome (Craft Consortium)
Dies:  Nesting Rectangle Frames (Waffle Flower), Torn Paper Edges (MFT), wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil (PinkFresh Studio)
Accessories:  Warm Gold Pearls (Honeybee Stamps), black hot foil