Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SPD07: Tanks for everything

Hello sweets!

I hope you are in the mood for white because my card today has white on white on white! I really wanted to showcase the image from Don’t Be Koi (SugarPea Designs), so I kept the rest of the card as neutral as possible. Just a few sequins and enamel dots and a bit of embossing using a Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous) and white embossing paste.


I paired the sweet image with a punny sentiment for the new SugarPea Designs challenge: You’re So Punny.


  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.
Finally, a little close up of the image. It was colored with Copic Markers and then I coated the goldfish with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.



The full set: Don’t Be Koi



Saturday, July 19, 2014

C4C245: You are capable of…

Hello Crafty Friends -

It is the third Saturday of the month which means it is time for another sketch challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. You can find all the details of the challenge and more samples there.

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Here is the sketch that my card is based. I only made a few small tweaks to it. Instead of the little banner in front of the main panel I added a flower and twine. I also overlapped the two horizontal strips and offset the enamel dots a bit. I think the sketch is still recognizable though!

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I stamped a sentiment from Chalkboard Greetings Too (MFT) in VersaMark and embossed with Rose Antiquities Embossing Powder (Ranger). Because the embossing powder doesn’t contrast much from the Kraft it was a pain to take a picture so that you can see the words clearly. It is much easier to read in person. I then die cut the panel using Stitched Circle Dies (MFT).

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This is one of those cards that took a bit of trial and error before I was happy with the look. I originally used ribbon instead of the corrugated cardstock but didn’t like it so I tried another ribbon which I also didn’t like. But the third choice was the charm. Once I had the corrugated strips and the main panel decided the rest of the card was pretty easy. I just had to pick a contrasting color to tone down the pink a bit.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2014

SPDSS07: Let’s Shell-ebrate!

Hello crafty friends -

I have a super sweet card to share today for this week’s sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs.

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Here is the sketch(and I actually stayed pretty true to the layout, just turned the one band into a longer flag) :

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I used the new SeaSide Wishes set and stamped the beach girl in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. I added a bit of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen to the shells. I cut out the image and adhered to the card with foam dimensionals.

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If you play along with our sketch challenge there is a wonderful prize.

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You just need to follow a few little rules:

  • Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!
  • Feel free to rotate/flip the sketch, or exchange any shapes for what works with your design, just make sure the sketch is recognizable!
  • Combine our sketch with any other challenge(s) (except another sketch!)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPDSS07 so that we may check out your beautiful work Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

For my take on the sketch I used the following set, SeaSide Wishes (look at that little crab, so cute and I must use him at some point):

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

CC3C #6: Remember

I thought it would be fun to play along with the latest Compendium of Curiosities, Challenge #5: Altered Burlap Panel. Always fun and there are some great prizes –The Funkie Junkie Boutique is sponsoring this one with a $25 gift certificate. Still plenty of time to play along.

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I used the techniques from the book to decorate and paint the canvas. To embellish it I used a Found Relative Card that I cut down a bit in size.

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Painted an alpha part and added some chit chat stickers.

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Made a rosette from Kraft Resist – Motif paper and stained with Peacock Feathers Distress Stain. Added a wooden button and jute string for texture. Finished with a clip, film strip ribbon, and sequins.

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Coupon Alert!  If you are shopping at the Inspiration Emporium you can use coupon code fatcatstamper for 10% off your order. Pictured below are links to some of the products I used to create this altered canvas.