Friday, October 28, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #277 ~ Designer's Choice - Fireworks...Card inspired by Harry Potter's Weasleys' Wildfire Whiz-Bangs (Missees Men)


Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #277, where our much loved, deeply missed Lindsey had selected Fireworks as her Designer's Choice. Let's light up the gallery with our cards/projects in memory of our sweet friend.

I have zero fireworks images in my collection, so for this challenge - and yes, it may be a 'stretch' - with something that reminded me of fireworks. I mean, that's what a word *prompt* is all about: literal and/or figurative interpretations!

I'm an avid Harry Potter fan and *fireworks* reminded me of the Weasley twins' Wildfire Whiz-Bangs, launched as part of the rebellion against nasty Dolores Umbridge. According to my research at the Harry Potter wikithese unstoppable fireworks were charmed to explode when struck with the Stunning Spell, and to multiply by ten when hit with the Vanishing Spell. Cool, right!

So, with that as inspiration, I decided to turn my Missees Man versions of Fred and George into a 6 x6 panel, covered with a magic wands patterned background.  I'll pass this along to my nephew, also an HP fan, and, if he wants, he can write notes/descriptions about the twins. It's my little effort to encourage him to write, something he's not always keen to do. I still have several of my Missees Harry Potter characters to share....I'll get to them...eventually...

Looking forward to seeing how *Fireworks* inspire you!

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Just Us Girls Challenge #656 - Wild Card Week...Gingerbread Wishes Tags (MCT)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #656 where our wonderful Carol Mc has selected  Holiday Gift Tags as our Wild Card inspiration. I love making tags!

This is the final week with our talented guest Lynne Jardine; thank you so much, Lynne, for your amazing inspiration this month.

My four tags use cutie patootie gingerbread images and papers from MCT's Gingerbread Wishes paper pad. The images were cut from the paper; such a clever stamp/die/paper combination. You can cut the images from the paper or stamp the coordinating image, colour it, and use the die to cut it out. Lots of versatility, for sure! The sentiments are from the same stamp/die set. Tags are also MCT products. 

Looking forward to seeing your Holiday Tags in the gallery! 

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Halloween Treat Sleeves for My Nephew's Hockey Team (MCT, Photoplay, Recollections)...If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #173, Simply Create Too Challenge #185~Halloween Colours, Two Old Bats October Halloween Challenge


Playing in a few Halloween challenges with the treat sleeves/packages I made for my nephew's hockey team.  These were a blast to make and, even though I was a wee bit worried they'd be too cutesy for a group of 10 year old boys + one girl, my concerns were short-lived. The team manager, and my nephew, said the kids loved them! Happy Aunty c! 

Photos of the sleeves in pairs....all have a treat sleeve base from My Creative Time, alongside other MCT products, with Photoplay, Craft Consortium, Recollections and assorted other companies' stickers/papers playing supporting roles. I wanted each one to be different; I think I came pretty close to doing so.

Here's the group together...

Here they are, packaged for delivery with a pencil, eraser, notebook and assorted candies.

Heading off to:

several of my treat holders feature spiders, ghosts, cute little Frankies, bats, pumpkins...and \traditional' Halloween colours.

These cookies are wayyyyyy too cute! 

I think I covered nearly all of them!

I still have a few more Halloween makes to finish and share! 

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Friday, October 21, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #655 - Photo Week...You're Special to Me Gingerbreads (MCT)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #655, where our super talented C├ęcile has selected this wonderful photo for this week's inspiration. I love it!

Joining us as our October Guest  Designer is Lynne Jardine; her little snow couple is sure to bring you smiles! My teammates also have amazing inspiration. If you have a moment to leave some love, I know they'd be delighted.

Pretty obvious what sparked my card; friendship, colours, texture, hearts and, obviously, the two friends. Dies and sentiments are from MCT; embossing folder - Loops - from Spellbinders. Hope these little gingers brighten your day.

Looking forward to your takes in the gallery!

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #51- Orange and Green...Jack o'Lantern Happy Hallween (MCT)


Welcome to Color Hues Challenge #51 where our lovely hostess, Cindy, invites us to use hues of Orange and Green as inspiration for the next two weeks.

We're delighted to we welcome Bobby as our Guest Designer for this challenge.

Orange and green, at this time of year, speaks Halloween to me, so I listened! All products are from MCT. I tried the new-to-me pop-up foam from Spellbinders...too much fun! I love his sparkly face! 

Looking forward to seeing how orange and green inspire you!

This challenge will be open until October 28th @ 9AM!

Winners will be posted an hour before our next challenge goes live.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to be a 
future Guest Designer!

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Two Old Bats October 2022 Halloween Challenge Happy Two Year Anniversary!!

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Inkspirational Challenge #276 - Word Prompt - Imagine...Imagine and Create Something Beautiful (Visible Image, Colorado Craft Co.)


Newsflash! We're looking for two new design team members.  If you're interested, please add DT after your name when you enter your card into the gallery.

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #276, where *Imagine* is the inspiration for the next two weeks. 

Two mini cards featuring images from Colorado Craft Co.'s Anita Jeram collection. My first little artist mouse has used his imagination to paint the sweet cat picture...

and my second talented mouse is still 'imagining' what he wants paint. The *Imagine* definition stamp is from Visible Images; so glad I remembered I had it!

Looking forward to seeing what you'll *imagine* for this challenge!

Reminder: if you're interested in joining our team, please add DT to your card.

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Just Us Girls Challenge #654~Color Week - Light Blue, Orange, Brown...Happy Birthday Leaves (MCT)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #654, where our lovely hostess, Lisa, has selected the pretty combination of Light Blue, Orange and Brown for this week's colour challenge. I LOVE this palette!

Lynne Jardine joins us once again as our October guest designer. Her bear card is guaranteed to bring you a smile...and spark inspiration, as do the cards by the rest of my teams.

My fall-themed card features products from MCT, paired with papers and sentiment from Honey Bee stamps.

Looking forward to your takes on Light Blue, Orange and Brown! 
See you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!

Perfectly CAS Challenge #32~Think Pink...Trick-or-Treat + Witch Hat + Spider (MCT)


Welcome to Perfectly CAS Challenge #32, where we're asking you to *Think Pink*. 

Pink has endless possibilities for occasions and, given that it's October, I went with Halloween. MCT products all the way! I also drew inspiration from Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge #554, where hot pink, black and white is the colour combination.

Please be sure to pop by my teammates' blogs, leave them some love, then play along with us!
  • 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.
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Saturday, October 8, 2022

HLS October 2022 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Oct. 31st Happy Halloween (MCT)


I had a blast playing with my new MCT Halloween goodies...another card for the big ol' Halloween stash! 

Looking forward to see your dynamic die creations in the gallery!

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #653~Trend Week - Clean And Simple...S'More Love at Christmas (The Greetery)


Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #653, where our lovely hostess, Sue, has chosen *Clean and Simple* as this week's Trend. Lots of white space, one focal point, minimal embellishments...that's the ticket to a CAS card. Yes, I know: easier said than done, right?

We're delighted to have  Lynne from  rubydoobydoocrafts joining us for her second week as our October guest designer.

My CAS card features stamps and dies from The Greetery. I'm sure you'll agree: we all need *S'More* love at Christmas...and all year round, too!

Looking forward to your CAS creations filling up the gallery!

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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

Looking forward to seeing your stencil sensations in the gallery!

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