Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Happy Little Stampers June 2020 CAS Card Challenge...Let's Party!


Welcome to Happy Little Stampers June 2020 CAS Card Challenge, where this month's theme is PARTY!  I think we could all use some whooping-it-up these days and if doing so physically isn't possible then let's do it on our cards/in our projects! Guaranteed you'll be smiling while 'partying'!

Before sharing my card: a newsflash! After 8 years of running blogs, our illustrious leader, Kylie, has decided to take a much needed, much deserved break from ALL her challenges for the next 6 months, beginning in July. Hopefully, we'll return from this hiatus refreshed, rejuvenated and, fingers-crossed, virus-free, in January 2021 (which, when you think about it, isn't *that* far away).

I've coloured up some images from MFT for my party on a card and paired them with a sentiment from Winnie & Walter. The little turtle...such a cutie with his party hat and blower (or whatever it's called). 

Plenty of celebration over at the Happy Little Stampers blog; hope you'll head over for a visit and then join us! Let's fill the gallery with smile-making delights!

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Monday, June 1, 2020

STAMPlorations June 2020 CAS Card Challenge~Anything Goes (optional colour twist: Any Shade of Purple)...Butterfly Just A Note


June 1st: OHMYSTARS! We're at the halfway point of 2020; hoping that the next six months will see uncertainty and scary stuff make a safe, permanent exit!!

Welcome to STAMPlorations June 2020 CAS Card Challenge, where Anything Goes is always the theme, with an optional twist that, this month, is Any Shade of Purple.

I decided to make an attempt at colour blocking on my card, using Blossom Like A ButterflyBasic A2 Panels Nesting Dies (for the squares) and aTrendy Feathers sentiment. The lighter purple squares are popped up...just because *grin*.

That's it from me; time for you to play along.
  • You can find Challenge details here.
  • If you decide you 'need' 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: STAMPGIRLCAROLM
Looking forward to seeing your CAS cards in the gallery, with or without the twist!

I'll be back on June 15th with a reminder card.

Thank you for dropping by!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Inkspirational Challenge #214~Designer's Choice: Funny Sentiments...You are Pawsome


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #214, where Pia, as her Designer's Choice, invites us to use Funny Sentiments on our cards/projects.  Let's bring on the giggles!

Before I share my card: we're biding *see you later* to our sweet Anila, who is exploring another path on her crafting journey! Anila, your inspiration and sweet comments will be missed here, but...we know where to find you!

I went with 'cutie patootie' with a card inspired by the one designed by Stephanie K, of MFT fame, here, that, hopefully, you'll find funny on some level!  What was 'truly' funny was gluing each little paw and toe pad on the hexagons! Labour of love!

My wonderful teammates have interpreted the prompt in most delightful fashions. Please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!

Just Us Girls Challenge #538~WILD Card Week (Use 2 or more different patterned papers)...Circles Thanks So Much


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #538, where our lovely Sue wants us to go *wild* in using 2 or more different patterned papers on our cards/projects! Bring out alllll your bits-and-pieces of pretty papers and show them some love!

Once again, Deborah Frings joins us with her finale post as this month's guest designer; Deborah, your inspiration has been nothing short of awesome! Thank you for playing cards with us! Please wander to her blog for a visit and, afterwards, drop by at my wonderful JUGS team's places: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria and C├ęcile. If you have a chance to comment, that would be a real treat.

Sue asked for two or 'more' patterned paper, so I've delivered with FIVE! This circle die from The Stamp Market is perfect for using up assorted sizes of leftover papers. Such fun to piece them into their respective circles, too!

That's it from me!
Looking forward to seeing your patterned paper playgrounds!

Thank you for dropping by!

Uniko May/June 2020 Challenge Reminder #59~Anything Goes (optional twist Bright & Happy)...Butterfly Hello


Welcome to my reminder post for the Uniko May/June 2020 Challenge #59.

My card recipe is wonderfully easy to follow:

English Country Garden Butterflies stamp and die - I used a toner pen to add lovely, shimmery purple foil to parts of the butterfly 
Bright Butterflies stencil - dry embossed background 
Hello Lovely - sentiment

Hope you'll play along with us and, to amp up the encouragement, Bev has offered PRIZES as additional incentive:
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
The gallery is open until midnight (GMT), Friday, June 19th, 2020.  See you there!

Thank you for dropping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

2020 SPRING | SUMMER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP...Coffee Cup Gift Card Holders


More coffee cards for the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!!  

This time, a quartet of Coffee Cup gift card holders! Such fun! 

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Popping in with a duo of coffee cards for the 2020 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.

Concord &9th's coffee turnabout...LOVE it!!

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