Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #443

 

It's time for another sketch challenge over at the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge blog.  Before we get to the sketch itself, I'd like to mention that CC&S is having a DT call.  If you're interested in joining our DT please visit the blog for all of the details.  


Now on to our fabulous sketch!  Lots of possibilities with this one.





I've been on a Christmas card kick as of late, trying to put my tremendous stash to work for me.  



For the "cloud" version of the sketch I used a vertical dangle of die cut holiday lights accompanied by a squared off stamped sentiment.  I cut the vertical sides off a bit so I could position a strip of gold cardstock on either side before popping it up on a white card base.  Super simple but very cute.

I invite you to visit our blog and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Supplies:
Spellbinders - Twinkle Lights die
WPlus9 - Sentiments #6 stamp set

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 





Tuesday, October 19, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #442

 

It's Tuesday which means it's time for another challenge over at the 
CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  This time we have a deep,
 rich color trio for you to try.








I decided to go with the navy as my background and came up with this design...


In the end I went a bit overboard with the gold splatters but oh, well.  


I began with a navy cardstock panel which I embossed with a folder.  I added some slim die cut frames over the embossed panel, generously added the gold splatters, added the die cut leaves followed by a sentiment.  (white heat embossed onto gold cardstock)  I couldn't resist adding the gold pearls to finish it off.  It looks much busier in this photo than I think it does in real life.  

I invite you to visit our blog for more inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp - Eucalyptus Leaves
Altenew - Window Slats embossing folder
Altenew - Many Thanks sentiment stamp set


Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #196

 

Greetings and Salutations!  Edna is back on the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog with a twist on our annual Pink challenge.  Rather than Pink Halloween our prompt this fortnight in October is E is for Everything Pink.  


We are looking for an abundance of pink on your cards.





In true Sisterhood Spirit I went "full on" Pepto Bismol!



I began by ink blending three pink hues of Distress Oxides onto a piece of white cardstock which I then used to die cut my vintage phone elements.  I die cut the handset and phone again three times in black cardstock which I stacked under the pink for some shadow and dimension.  The background began with a panel of pink cardstock which I stamped with the text background before heat embossing it in white.  I then used the same three Oxides to ink blend the background.  The sentiment was cobbled together using stamp sets from two different companies.  I stamped it in black onto a blended panel, heat embossed it in clear and then cut it into a wide strip to use as grounding for my phone.  I finished the card off with a triad of my favorite clear droplets.

I invite you to visit our blog loads more pink inspiration.  We'd love to see your pink creations in our gallery!

Supplies:
Sugar Pea Designs - Call Me stamp set
Sugar Pea Designs - Vintage Phone dies
Hero Arts - Irreverent Birthday stamp set (sub-sentiment)
Neat & Tangled - For the Record stamp set (VINTAGE)
MFT - Text Background stamp
Distress Oxides - Spun Sugar, Kitch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry
Ellen Hutson - clear droplets

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Perfectly Clean and Simple October Challenge

 

It's time for another Perfectly CAS monthly challenge where the theme for October is Sympathy.




Remember, the goal is to use only 1/3 of the card front as your design space.
Trust me, it's not always as easy as it sounds.  :-)



I find sympathy cards extremely difficult to make at the time of loss, 
preferring instead to create them ahead of time.  
It's always wonderful to have a stash of unneeded sympathy cards.



I also like to keep my sympathy cards very CAS so 
this is the perfect challenge blog for the prompt.  


I began by creating my own stencil using a heart die and a piece of transparency film.  I first ink blended the lilac heart followed by the two overlapping hearts.  I then went back over the center heart to blend out the color overlap just a bit.  Once dry I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black pigment ink, popped it up onto a pink card base using fun foam and then finished it off with a trio of pearls.  

I invite you to visit our blog for more CAS inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery!


Supplies:
The Greetery - Thinking of You stamp set
Distress Oxides - Kitch Flamingo and Wilted Violet
Little Things by Lucy - bling



Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 


Seize the Birthday #225

 

We have a new challenge for you at the Seize the Birthday 
blog where Cathy has chosen our next topping.    



Use of a stencil is optional but we do ask that you stick to the birthday theme.




I pulled out a stencil that contained several diameters of circles,
selected three colors of dye ink and proceeded to 
ink blend a white card panel with overlapping circles.




Once I was happy with the background I stamped the greeting onto a small frame adding a die cut bow on top and some additional ink blending at the bottom.  I matted the panel onto black cardstock leaving a narrow border, adhered the tag to the panel and then the panel to the card front.  I think this is a great gender neutral color combination, don't you?

I invite you to visit our blog and hope the team's examples inspire you to do some stenciling on your next birthday card.  Be sure to share it with everyone in our gallery!


Supplies:
MFT Basic Shapes Circle stencil
Pink Fresh Studios - Basic Label Frames dies
The Stamp Market - Time to Celebrate stamp set
Poppystamps - Grosgrain Ribbon die  

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #441

 

We have a new sketch up over at the CAS Colours and Sketches 
challenge blog and we'd love it if you played along.  






Here's my Halloween take on this very simple sketch.





The neighborhood stamp was designed for a wintery holiday scene but as you can see it's easily adaptable to any occasion.  I stamped it at an angle onto white cardstock using a crisp black pigment ink.  After it was fully dry I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I chose a lavender piece of patterned paper for the bottom portion.  If you look closely you can still see the vertical stripes after ink blending it with Distress Oxides.  It looked a little plain so I snuck in a black heat embossed spider in the bottom corner to finish it off.  I will be sending this one off to my grandson soon as he is a big fan of purple.  (Me not so much.)

I invite you to visit the blog for more inspiration and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Supplies:
Taylored Expressions - Winter Village background cling
PaperTrey Ink - Along Came a Spider stamp set (sentiment and spider)
Tonic Studios - patterned paper
Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet and Black Soot

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 









Saturday, October 9, 2021

Color Hues #27

 

I haven't had much time for card making outside of my DT assignments but I had to squeeze in a card for one of my favorite challenges.  Today's card was made with the current Color Hues duo in mind.  






I thought I'd buck the trend of autumnal and/or floral cards and create something a bit different.  



I began with a balloon stencil which I inked three times onto a white cardstock panel.  I hand drew in the strings and bows and then ran the panel through an embossing folder.  I added a narrow black mat before adhering it onto a cream card base.  I used the ink to color a matching strip before stamping the sentiment in black and finished it off with a few flat sequins.

Supplies:
MFT Big Balloon stencil
Altenew - Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder
Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental stamp sentiment

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules