Saturday, 14 October 2017

a2z Scrapbooking - October 14th post

It's my turn up at a2z Scrapbooking. I have another Christmas card for you.




I used the same stamp, from Hero Arts CM179 Winter Silhouettes set here. I used another non-traditional Christmas color, tumbled glass distress ink, for the trees. The light blue color reminds me of newly fallen snow. I added the deer for contrast - although, perhaps I should have added a friend for the deer. The deer looks a bit lonely. I matted the panel on teal to make the stamped panel "pop". The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I added some White Blizzard Nuvo drops for a bit of sparkle on the trees.

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sue

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #38

Well, it's the Holly & Ivy team's turn to post their cards at The Merry Christmas Challenge for this week's challenge

Anything Goes + Christmas


Here's my card


I love this card sketch. The images are from The Alley Way's Mistletoe Kisses. I really miss this stamp company - their stamps were so cute! I coloured the Christmas icons with markers. I trimmed the panels to 1.5" squares and adhered them to a 2" green strip. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, cut out with Stampin' Up's oval punch and embellished with Stampin' Up's scalloped oval punch. I found some festive printed paper to serve as a background. 

We'd love for you to add your Christmas-inspired projects to our current challenge.

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sue

Monday, 9 October 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #233

There's a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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Here's my card


I started with Echo Park's Magical Plaid stencil. I added colour with distress inks (picked raspberry, cracked pistachio, wilted violet) and ink blending tools with a light hand. I wanted a subtle background. I stamped a flower from Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers stamp set with Hero Arts Passion Flower ink and fussy cut the image. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Salutations stamp set. 

We'd love for you to join us this week. What will you create with the sketch?

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sue

Friday, 6 October 2017

a2z Scrapbooking Post

I have a new card posting at a2z Scrapbooking today. Since it's less that three months to Christmas, I'm adding to my collection of Christmas cards. Here's today's card.


I'm loving the 2017 Christmas release of Hero Arts stamps. I've used parts of three different stamp sets for this card - Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message, Hero Arts CM181 Bird Words (just for the holly berries) and Hero Arts Color Layering Holly. I used Hero Arts inks (Field Greens, Cup O' Joe, Pale Tomato). I matted the panel on a piece of red cardstock.  That's my clean & simple Christmas card for today.

We'd love for you to join us at the current challenge at a2z Scrapbooking 


We've changed the rules up a bit. A winner will be chosen randomly and will win a digital stamp set - this month, it's Go Wild. If the winner also used a Hero Arts product, there's an additional prize of a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. If you're looking for Hero Arts products, consider the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart exceeds $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off. 

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sue

Thursday, 5 October 2017

STAMPlorations CAS October Challenge

And ... we're back. After a summer break, we have a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS.



Here's my card




I started with STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #3 which I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I added colour using distress inks (carved pumpkin and pumice stone). I smooshed some ink on an acrylic sheet and picked up the colour with the waterbrush and added to the image. For the stamen, I added a bit of colour with a Stampin' Up Summer Starfruit marker. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set. To complete the card, I matted the panel on bright orange cardstock and added a few sequins for a bit of sparkle.

We'd love for you to join us at STAMPlorations CAS with your cards using any products you have, which either utilizes the optional color twist (or not). 

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sue

Monday, 2 October 2017

Stamp Nation - Challenge #259

Love the current challenge at Stamp Nation - Just Add Water. So, I'm still working on watercoloring - not sure if I should be using my Gansai Tambi watercolours or my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers or distress inks. I just need more time experimenting. 




I had heat embossed the image using STAMPlorations SKETCHED: Tulips stamp and white embossing powder on 96 lb bristol. While away on vacation, I added the colour with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush and matted on some purple cardstock. 

To complete the card, I adhered the panel to an A2 card base and added a bow with purple shimmer ribbon.

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sue

Sunday, 1 October 2017

a2z Scrapbooking October Challenge

The weather has been so hot here in Vancouver, it doesn't seem possible that it's already October. That means, there is a new challenge at a2z Scrapbooking


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Here's my card




Well, it may not be watercolor in the traditional sense. However, I did use water to spritz the inked stamp, before stamping and of course, used a heavier weight 96 lb bristol for the card panel. I used Hero Arts CM180 Color Layering Holly stamp set and distress inks (twisted citron, mowed lawn and forest moss). For the sentiment, I used vellum, gold embossing powder and Hero Arts CM186 Color Layering Joy Message stamp set. I used small glue dots to adhere the vellum strip. I hid the adhesive under the small pearls.

We'd sure love to see your creations using this month's theme, Watercolor. We've changed our rules. Now you can use any products on your project. The winner will receive this free digital kit. If you also used a Hero Arts product, you'll win an additional $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. If you need Hero Arts products, check out the a2z Scrapbooking etsy store. When your cart reaches $25, use my code Sue15 for 15% off your purchase.

Thanks for visiting
sue