Friday, June 14, 2024

Rows of Posies

 Hello and happy summer to you! My flowers have really started to pop outside in the last few weeks. I thought I might use the inspiration outdoors to create one more card for Altenew Inspiration Challenge.

My card uses Altenew Simple Shapes XL and the Bold Thanks die set. I wanted to play with the Freshly Made Sketch weekly challenge too. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is all about "Bright and Cheerful" and this card fits that bill.


Monday, June 10, 2024

Manly Card for Challenges

 Hello. I wanted to take a completely feminine color palette and flip it to a man's card. In this case an anniversary card for my hubby. We will be celebrating 40 years this month. Altenew supplied the color palette.

My card uses one stamp and die set from Altenew,
 Mushroom Greetings.

The mushrooms were colored with alcohol markers, Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

Simon Says Stamp

is also doing a "masculine" Challenge for their Monday and Wednesday Challenges.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #267

 Hello. It is time again for a new challenge on the AAA Cards blog. I have heard many time that people struggle with male cards. Hopefully our cards will inspire you.

Stamps: Altenew You're A Classic
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
Papertrey Ink Bubble Talk

I hope you will join us for this manly challenge. 

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Playing with Stripes

 Hello. I have made several cards lately using cardstock strips. Today's card was for the new Altenew June Challenge.

I used the Altenew Bold Alphabet dies along with the Indoor Garden stamp set. This was such a fun color palette to work with. The birthday die is from Papertrey Ink.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Color Throwdown #795 Guest Designer

 Hello. I was honored to be asked to design a card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge.

My card uses the Altenew Archways die set, Papertrey Ink stars dies, and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will make a card for the red, white and blue Color Throwdown Challenge.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #266

Hey there! We have a new sketch challenge on the AAA Challenge Cards Blog. I created a simple one-layer card for this challenge.

Stamps: Altenew Hip, Hip Hooray

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Friday, May 17, 2024

I went a little crazy...

 Hello. Sometimes when you get new toys you just can't quit creating. Speaking of which there is probably more to come with these great versatile dies from Altenew.

One of my cards that I made for last month's Inspiration Challenge got picked as a favorite. With the prize of $30 I ordered these dies. Great basics that will be staples in my collection. I created 3 cards today for this month's inspiration challenge.

My first card uses the Archways Die set and the Lable Love stamp set. I used a technique where I ink blend a panel then place an adhesive sheet over and add glitter, pressing it into the adhesive sheet to create your own custom glitter paper.

The next card was created by making a pixelated image of a hibiscus flower. I found this image online and using the Grid Cover Die I tried to duplicate a portion of the flower.

The greeting is from the Versatile Greetings set and the original image that I was inspired from is below.


It is funny but several of these dies have been on my wish list for a while. My final card for today uses the Window Sphere die, Bold Thanks die and the Archways die set.

This one was pretty straightforward with an ink blended panel and some die cuts. Just a small tip, you can use your die to get the right curve for you greeting with you stamp positioner.
The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp set Tiny Words.

Well that all I have for today it was so much fun to create all of these cards with the Inspiration photo in mind. Thanks for stopping by Sue.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #265

  Hello. The new challenge is up on the AAA Cards Challenge blog. We are celebrating 10-year birthday on the challenge.

We have an anything CAS goes with an optional twist of Birthday.
Remember to stay CAS or Clean and Simple.
We want to celebrate with you as it's not every day you turn TEN.
And....We have prizes!
Some are only available to the country of residence due to postage, so please make sure when you do the card link up to add your country letters, say Maaike-NL
We always vote for our winners, but this way we can shift the prizes between them if that makes sense. Our challenge and giveaway are open Worldwide, but due to costs there's a few restrictions.
Our wonderful Design Team has put up these prizes, but they will be a surprise package, except of course the generous gift card from Whimsy Stamps, Altenew, Create-a-Smile Stamps and Funky Fossil Stamps, you can buy what you want
We also do not have a guest designer as we want everyone to be in with a prize, so get cracking and remember to make it CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Please note that the gift cards do not cover postage and or Custom duties, this is the winner's responsibility, remember to put your country behind your name when you upload
Maaike-NL, Karen-NZ, Tristan-AUS, Sue-USA, etc.

Stamps: Bold Numbers from
Little Birthday Wishes and It's Your Day from 
My Favorite Things

Come celebrate our 10th birthday by making 
a birthday card with us!

Friday, May 10, 2024

Altenew May Inspiration Challenge

 Hello. Hope all is well with you in your crafty world. Today I wanted to play with a couple of challenges. Altenew's Inspiration Challenge and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday die cut challenge.

Nathalie showed an inking technique and a fun fold on her card, so I followed the same ideas but switched up my fold.

Stamps: Altenew
Bold Sentiments, Adore You Add-on, Leaf Canopy
Extras: Nuvo Gloss Black Drops and Altenew White and Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Scoreboard

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #264

 Hi there. The AAA Cards Challenge blog has a new sketch Challenge for you today. I hope you will plan to join us. I needed a wedding card for my stash, so that is the direction I went.

 Uniko Pure Floral Rose
Papertrey Ink KIS Wedding
Cardstock and Ink: Concord and 9th

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.

Rows of Posies

 Hello and happy summer to you! My flowers have really started to pop outside in the last few weeks. I thought I might use the inspiration o...