Thursday, October 6, 2022

HLS October 2022 Stencil Challenge~Anything Goes...Taylored Expressions Falling for You Thanksgiving Cards (Create-in-Quads stencil)


I joined in - first time ever - with the Scrapbook and Cards Today's Crop & Create Delivered event. OHMYSTARS! So many new products to play with - and tutorials by several fabulous designers. Included in the 9 pound box (seriously - that's how much it weighed!) was Taylored Expressions' Triple Slim Layer Stencil - Falling for You. You can read all the details about these over at the TE site, but in a nutshell, one sheet of paper (I used 6.25 x 10.25 so I could use a Photoplay die) and four stencils nets you three mini slimline panels in literally minutes! SO COOL! I've made several....okay, more than they are totally addicting! 

Here's the trio

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

HLS October 2022 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes...Doodlebug Polar Bear Let It Snow


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers October 2022 Christmas Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme, with an option which, this month, is "Frame."

Doodlebug's Let It Snow collection all the a trio of snowflakes from Lawn Fawn.
Doodlebug stuff is just way tooooo cute! 

Looking forward to your festive cards filling the gallery!

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

HLS October 2022 Birthday Challenge...The Most Amazing People are Born in October


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers October 2022 Birthday Challenge, where the theme is Anything Goes. As long as you create a birthday card, you're welcome to join us in the gallery.

My simple card relies on pretty paper and ephemera from 49 & Market. Their products are stunning! The October die cut is from Elizabeth Craft; the "I Hear..." sentiment an oldie but goodie from Concord & 9th.

This card will go to my brother, who I think is amazing!
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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #50~Orange and Purple...EEK, Boo, Shriek Cross-stitch Minis


Happy October 1st and welcome to Color Hues Challenge #50, where I've selected hues of orange and green as inspiration for the next two weeks. Of course, I have Halloween on my mind; however, as you'll see on the main blog, this combination can be in a variety of ways

Over the past couple of months, my love for cross-stitching has been rekindled, thanks in large part to multi-talented, incredibly inspiring Nicole Spohr, I have a couple delightful patterns on the  go and a whole bunch more waiting for attention. Did you know that collecting patterns is a 'thing'? Yep...and I'm certainly one who's doing so!

For this challenge, I've featured both stitching and paper-crafting with my two Eek, Boo, Shriek mini makes. So much fun (even though they took me quite a while to make, as I am the slowest stitcher EVER!). Despite the white background, the ghost is visible in real it has glow-in-the-dark floss stars. Nice to have these finished...and more to come! If you're interested, the pattern is from Primrose Cottage, where you'll find a bevy of delightful charts. 

How will Orange and Purple spark your creativity?
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Friday, September 30, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #275 - Technique - Use Stencils...Batty Haunted House Happy Halloween (Photoplay and MCT)


NEWSFLASH:  We're having a Design Team Call! See details here. Hope you'll consider joining us!

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #275, where we're inviting you to use STENCILS on your cards/projects. 

Given it's October, I'm aiming to make Halloween cards as often as possible this month. Here, I've used Photoplay's Bats stencil, pairing it with the Haunted House and sentiment from MCT. A bit of vellum behind the house...something I rarely use but I wanted the house to stand out from the background. Simple...and certainly not scary!

Looking forward to seeing your stencil-themed makes in the gallery!

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Just Us Girls Challenge #652~Word Week - Scraps....Witch's Hat and Bow - Have a Sweet Halloween


Thinking of our friends dealing with Hurricane Ian, especially as the impact has been felt by three of our teammates. 

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #652, where our fabulous Ina invites us to use SCRAPS as this week's Word Week Challenge. Dig into those boxes and bags, pull out the bits and pieces and give them a chance to shine!

A new month (seriously....October already!) means a new Guest Designer. We're delighted to have Lynne Jardine joining us. I already know her cards will be mega inspiring!

My scraps come from a new Halloween paper pad from MCT - and I am using every piece I can! It's *that* awe-mazing. Here, I had enough from other projects to create what you see here. All the dies/stamps are also MCT.  Another Halloween card done! 

Looking forward to your scrap-alistic makes filling the gallery!

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #651~Photo Week...Stylized Happy Thanksgiving (MCT Fall Leaves)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #651, where our lovely hostess, Nancy, has selected this gorgeous fall leaves photo as this week's inspiration. Autumn's presence is certainly being felt here...colourful leaves, frosty mornings, shorter days, cooler temperatures...and we're enjoying it all immensely. 

This week, we also bid farewell to our amazing Guest Designer, Julie Beech. Her cards have been ever so inspiring; the one she's created for this challenge is absolutely marvelous! So, too are those of my teammates. If you have a chance to leave them some love, please do so.

I made three Autumn cards, using assorted leaf dies and distress inks, and they all just seemed 'meh' to me. I couldn't capture the beauty of fall with them, so...I switched gears and went with the card you see below, focusing on the leaves and what fall brings to mind, rather than the colours.. It's my 'stylized' version of a Thanksgiving card which, here in Canada, is but two weeks away. Time flies....

Papers are from my stash; leaf dies and sentiment from MCT; sentiment strip from Studio Katia. 

Looking forward to seeing your take on the photo.

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