Thursday, February 27, 2020

Big Fire Birthday

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - February's challenge is Birthday Cards
Spectrum Noir Creative Community (on Facebook) - February challenge is Birthday Cards
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS Challenge #178 - Cake

Had a lot of fun coloring in this stamp. This is my CAS (clean and simple) take on the Cake challenge.

Stamps: CTMH You're Not Old
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Spectrum Noir Triblend Brown Grey, Purple, True Blue, Jade Green, Ice Blue, Ice Grey, Orange, Earth Brown, Citrus, Dark Red, Fair Skin, Light Green

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

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Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Birthday Hugs Kisses

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Birthday cards
My Favorite Things blog - The Birthday Project - make sure your birthday project card features a heart
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Anything Goes

I have enjoyed playing with stencils a lot lately. For this card, I stacked a series of sentiments from my stamp set. After stamping, I then put the stencil on top of the card base. I then applied the ink using one of my blending makeup brushes from Amazon. I applied a lighter pressure around the sentiment section and went with more of a heavy hand for the rest.

Stamps: MFT First Class Friend Die-namics
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Candy Apple, Intense Black

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.

Birthday King

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Birthday Cards
My Favorite Things blog - The Birthday Project - make sure your birthday project card features a heart
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sunday Stamps SSC225 BRIGHT AND BOLD
The Male Room Challenge #130 - Use Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers #251 Embossing
Simon Says Anything Goes

I had fun creating this fun card. Using the stencil and the pretty inks that remind me of Mardi Gras. For the rest of the card I stamped the sentiments and chess piece. As for the crown, after stamping it I then heat embossed it.

Stamps: MFT Game Night, CTMH Sentiments by Melissa Esplin
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Pansy, Emerald
Accessories: Scrapbook.com Heart Stencil, ink dauber, BMuse Very Fine Detail Embossing Powder Aztec Gold

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Mardi Gras 2020

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Male Room Challenge #130 - Use Embossing
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Sunday Stamps SSC225 BRIGHT AND BOLD
Crafty Cardmakers #251 Embossing
Simon Says: Add A Sentiment
Festive Friday Challenge #FF0053


For my card, I brought out my stencil and a couple of ink pads. I also used my Make Art Stay-tion and Post-it notes. Once the background design was complete. I then brought out my circle punches. And then stamped out the smaller circle and heat embossed the sentiment.

Stamps: Visible Images Learn to Fly Again
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Pansy, Emerald
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold, Jenni Bowlin Studio Feathers stencil, QuicKutz Nesting Circles

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

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Happy Crafting,
M.E

Happiest of Holidays

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 71 – BRING IT BACK!
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes



The thing I "brought back" that I haven't used in forever is the Liquid Applique. There are so many different mediums that can be used to create a snowy background nowadays.


Stamps: TAC Holiday Liners, Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Evergreen, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China, Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves
Accessories: Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card, Michael's Celebrate It Harvest ribbon, Liquid Applique White, Amazon makeup brush, Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Jade Green, Orange, True Blue, Ice Blue

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Battle Cancer

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This week my uncle lost his battle to cancer. He fought it bravely for 4 years. My (step) Dad was diagnosed shortly after my uncle. And my dad passed away first; in June of 2016. My first dog, Einstein, passed away at the end of that year from the same cancer that killed my dad. And yet my uncle still battled the illness. My youngest cousin, his baby girl, got married in October 2018. At that point my uncle was spending half his week at home and the other half in the hospital. But, this week he couldn't battle anymore.

I'm glad my uncle is no longer in pain. And no longer has to endure the treatment to battle his cancer. It's so hard to believe that there's still no cure for cancer. Other than going through Chemo and radiation.

So when I saw this week's sketch, Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 477, over at the My Favorite Things blog. There was only one stamp that I thought of using.

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment Challenge.

Stamps: MFT Fight Like a Girl
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Vellum
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Heather
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stencil Bricked, Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Coral, Dark Red, Bright Pink, Pale Pink, Earth Brown, Brown Grey, Tan, Blue Turquoise, Memory Depot Black embossing powder, Prismacolor Premier 10% Cool Grey

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E

Mousy Birthday Blowout

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Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - February's challenge is Birthday Cards
Spectrum Noir Creative Community (on Facebook) - February challenge is Birthday Cards
AAA Birthday Card Challenges - Game #10 Cute
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #155
Festive Friday Challenge #FF0053
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Add A Sentiment
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - HMFMC #310 Anything Goes or the option of More Than 1 Fold
Your Next Stamp Company - Challenge #133 – Inside and Out





For this card I started out by die cutting the card. Then I stamped the mouse onto some White Daisy cardstock. After I was done coloring this image in I fussy cut it out. Before placing it onto the card, I stamped half of the mouse on the card and then I glued the mouse down. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment on first before putting the card together. Once the card was put together, I thought it was missing something. So after doing a little stamp surgery. I stamped the little confetti pieces under the sentiment, and then I colored them. The rest of the instructions on how I made the card come with the die cut I used.



Stamps: Stampendous HM Clear Stamp Set
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Central Park
Ink: CTMH Intense Black
Accessories: Sizzix Tropicool Slider Card, Offray Sheerly Yours Ribbon, Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Coral, Dark Red, Pale Pink, Purple, Jade Green, Orange, True Blue, Light Green, Citrus, Gold Brown

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,
M.E.