Monday, June 21, 2021

Sticker Monday for STAMPlorations (Part 3)...Stickers, Ephemera and Layering Dies

Hello and Welcome,

I'm back to share my finale Sticker Monday post with you today; a great chance for you to see how versatile these stickers can be, regardless of your crafting style.

I've made a trio of mini slimlines, featuring 'mini' stickers that, in my view, can have mega impact, particularly when placed on smaller canvases and simple designs.  The recipe for my three cards is the same: kraft+white base; a rectangle 'grounding' panel, a piece of a Watercolour ATC Journaling Card, cut into a square, a butterfly/dragonfly and, of course, the sticker sentiment. In all cases, the stickers were placed atop a coloured cardstock before cutting.  Truly, these cards - once I had an idea in place - were super easy and quick to make...and I LOVE how they turned out. Hope you think so, too.

Card 1
Hey, Sunshine

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Card 2
Yes, You Can

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Card 3
Be Amazing

STAMPlorations Products:
Dragonfly Layering Dies (holographic pretty!)

I hope my cards have given you ideas for using your STAMPlorations stickers! 

Thank you for dropping by!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #589~Colour Week...Rainbow Sending Hugs Your Way (orange, poppy red, hot pink)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #589, where C├ęcile, our Queen of CAS, invites us to use this lovely palette - orange, poppy red and hot pink - for our cards/projects this week. Vibrant and it! 

Our guest designer for June, Fran Wing, along with my teammates, have created wonderful cards! If you have a chance to drop in at their blogs to leave them some love, that would be ever so appreciated. 

My sweet rainbow dies have come out for another play; I love that it works for a wide range of colour comboinations. If you need a hug, consider this one yours! 

That's it from me; looking forward to seeing how this trio of colours inspires you!

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Color Hues Challenge #20~Aqua and Black...I'm Only A Phone Call Away (Sugar Pea Designs Vintage Phone)


Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #20, where our lovely Sheri invites us to use hues of Aqua and Black as inspiration for the next two weeks. Such a pretty combination!
Time for my Sugar Peas Vintage Phone to make a debut...and oh, what a fun die set it is! The sentiments come from Call Me; together, these make a delightful 'old-fashioned' phone collection. 

The cute card frame dies also come with dies (separately) for creating a fit-to-size I made one. Matchy-matchy!

Please visit the rest of the team, along with our guest designer, Trina; they've created quite the array of dazzling delights with Aqua and Black:

The challenge is open until 9:00 AM (EST) on June 29th.
 The winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live (June 16th). 
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a 
future Guest Designer!

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

STAMPlorations Reminder Post June 2021 CAS Challenge~Anything Goes (optional colour twist: LIght Blue + Cream)...Succulent Thank You


Welcome to my reminder post for the STAMPlorations June 2021 CAS Challenge, where Anything CAS Goes, with an optional colour twist which, this month is Light Blue and Cream.

My card features the Ovals Flexi-Template for the background, paired with an image from Thankful & Blessed and a sentiment from Thank You Coffee. I added some pencil colouring to the succulents, with the hope of giving them more depth. I think it worked!

That's it from me; time for you to play along.
  • You can find Challenge details here. PLEASE READ as they've been updated.
  • If you decide to purchase some of the products I - or other designers have used - head over to the STAMPlorations Online Store (always great deals to be had!)
  • To receive an additional 20% off your purchases, I invite you to use my discount code: STAMPGIRLCAROL.

Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Perfectly CAS June 2021 Challenge~One Corner...Woof Woof Happy Birthday (Waffle Flower)


Welcome to the Perfectly CAS June 2021 Challenge, where this month we're inviting you to keep your design to ONE CORNER of your card. 

My new Waffle Flower Birthday Puppies set - specifically a die, stencil and a sentiment - got a test drive for this challenge. While the stenciling proved to be a tad more fiddly than I initially thought, once I figured out a 'how to' that worked for me - namely, die-cutting first, then stenciling - the results were much better.. The puppies in this collection are definitely cute...and you'll see more of what I made with them down the road.

Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then bring your Perfectly CAS One Corner creations to the gallery.
  • A friendly reminder: For this challenge, we're asking you to use one-third (aka: the rule of thirds) or less on your card designs, leaving plenty of scrumptious white space (two-thirds of your panel) to draw our eyes to to your focal image. Kylie has included an easy-to-follow explanation on the challenge blog here.

Hope you're staying safe and healthy!

Thank you for dropping by!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge#241~Designer's Choice: Slimline...Primarina Speech Bubbles Hello


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #241, where Marlena has selected SLIMLINE as her Designer's Choice. So right up my alley! LOVE slimlines...full size, mini and everything in-between!

Yep...yet another of my Missees. I've used the Primarina collection and tried my hand at creating a speech bubbles background. She makes me smile. I'm not sure what I'll do with alllll the Missees I have in stock but...I'm sure I'll come up with something! Love them, I tell you!

Please check out my teammates' slimlines, then play along with us!

Thank you for dropping by!

Just Us Girls Challenge #588~Trend Week: No Stamping...Assorted Missees Rub-ons and Die-Cuts


Welcome! I'm delighted to be your hostess for Just Us Girls Challenge #588 where I've selected, as this week's theme: NO stamping. Instead, I invite you to use dies, stickers, ephemera, mixed media techniques, watercolouring..anything and everything that does *not* include stamping. Give your inks a well-deserved break *grin*

I'm sharing two cards that, yes, are once again Missees-themed and were inspired by members of Karin Joan's design team. The first uses only die cuts...

the second, rub-ons! Seriously..rub-ons! I haven't played with those in forever! Such fun - and they rub on super easily!

That's it from me; looking forward to your "NO Stamping" creations!
See you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!