Apr 21, 2018

Papercrafters' Linky Party & Allsorts Challenge

Good Morning!
It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and new linky at my Papercrafters Linky Party (the linky for the linky party is at the end of this post and as always anything papercrafts goes).

At Allsorts challenge Helene is our host this week and she wants to see pearls on our creations. We have a great prize to give by Marianne Designs, come join us for a chance to win!


I made a clean and simple card using the Penny Black stamp set Sunny Wishes (currently still available in my Etsy shop brand new). The image has been stamped on Xpress it blending card using Memento Tuxedo Ink and I colored with copic markers (B000, B02, BV000, Y000, Y02, Y15, C7, YG00) all available at Blick Art Materials as singles. To fit in with our "Pearls" theme at Allsorts, I used little sticky pearls on each flower center. I added a few extra butterflies which were stamped separately and cut out. Wink of Stella glitter was applied to all the butterflies to make them sparkle, but it's not really showing up on the photos. Sentiment is from the set Heartfelt also by Penny Black. Stampin Up card stock and Neenah linen textured 80lb cardstock were then used for framing/ card base. 

A close  up below...

I am also playing along here:
Get Creative Challenges - No Pattern Paper
Make My Monday - In the Garden (Week 1)
Stinkin' Inkers - Simply Made
{Pin}spirational  - Anything Goes this time 
Words 2 Craft ByThe Promise of April
Brown Sugar – Pearls or Mother's Day
Crafty Catz  CAS or ATGoes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Spring Flowers or ATGoes
Dragonfly Journeys - April Showers bring May Flowers 
Daring Cardmakers -  Feeling Blue 

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Papercrafters' Linky Party 12

A big thank you to everyone who shared in last week's linky party - not many entries, but I  had fun coming to visit your blogs and seeing what you've been up to in the craft room. 
This week's top pick was ........



I love this design and the pretty colors! Tracey's blog is full of wonderful creations and she also shares a link to the you-tube video of how she made this card and box. I hope you'll check it out!

Congratulations Tracey, your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to you blog if you like to!


If you would like to share a papercraft (or two or three) this week, simply use the linky tool below. Remember anything papercrafts goes and it can be new or recently made. I can't wait to see what you've been creating! A top pick will be announced here next Saturday!

Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you have great weekend. It seems like Spring has finally arrived here too after the longest Winter ever!!





Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your card you agree to have your first name, blog link  & papercraft you shared posted here on this blog, should you be selected as the top pick. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments/linked cards left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, and will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)

Apr 18, 2018

Mid- Month Cards for Penny Black & More and Crafty Wedneday Challenges

Happy Wednesday! It's time for the Penny Black and More mid- month post today, and since it  happens to be Wednesday I am also sharing a new card for this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge. (You can find the linky tool at the end of this post.)

First up is my  card for Penny Black and More where our theme is Black and White plus one other color.

 The animals are from the Penny Black stamp set Let's Go Wild. This comes at a single stamp, but I decided to cut all the animals apart, it's easier that way to get a good impression without getting edges of rubber stamped onto the card (I hate when that happens so I like my stamps to be trimmed very closely.) I started out by adding a circle mask, then inking with Wild Honey distress ink. Added more ink with a hand cut "hill" mask to create some interest on the background. The animals were stamped and embossed using Black Embossing Powder. I thought these sentiments were perfect for the image, the large sentiment is from Penny Black's set  Heartfelt,  "Follow your dreams" is an old wood mounted stamp by Stampabilities.

We have some fantastic prizes to give away at Penny Black and More (from Penny Black, Sizzix and Woodware Stamps) so hopefully you'll decide to join us this month for your chance to win! You can find all the details HERE


And if the Penny Black and More theme isn't for you, then maybe this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge is....Say it with flowers is the theme this month, and you still have a couple of weeks to join the challenge for a chance to win the stamp set below..

For my reminder card I used the stamp set: Happy Together once again. If you're interested in this stamp set, I have one set available brand new in my Etsy shop

I stamped the image on Copic Xpress it blending card using Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored using copic markers (V12, V15 and V17 - blooms; YG00, YG63 and YG67 - leaves. Btw. these markers are available as singles at Blick Art Materials with free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
The ink blots were done using a Stencil by Stampers Anonymous and Milled Lavender Ink. I used a retired word stamp by Whimsy Stamps on the bottom portion stamped with Stampin Up's retired Kiwi Kiss ink. The sentiment is from my favorite Birthday sentiment set Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black. I decided to do some paper piercing along the edges using Stampin Up's retired tool kit. Mounted onto some patterned paper and then used Neenah Solar White Linen card stock for the card base. 


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I am playing along here:

Animals Card:
Get Creative Challenges  No Pattern Paper
{Pin}spirational  - Anything Goes this time
Fussy and Fancy - Add a sentiment 
Sweet Stampin - Animals
Crafty Animals  - Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters  - Anything Goes 



Orchid Card:
Cards in Envy  - Birthday Cards (By placing this square card into a rectangular envelope, it can still be mailed first class)
Crazy for CAS  Use a Stencil
Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Use a Birthday Sentiment
Crafty Catz -  ATGoes
Di's Digis Designs - Handcolored Image 
Stamping Sensations - One of the Girls
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party Flower Power
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes + option Dies or Stencils
The Rubber Buggy  - Spring Time and/or Flowers 
Mod Squad ChallengeHappy Birthday 
Paper Shelter Challenge - Weekly - A Birthday Card

If you're here to play along in this month's Crafty Wednesday challenge simply use the linky tool below.

Before linking please remember:
You must follow the theme (Say it with flowers)
You must leave a link back here
You may enter up to 3 times

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your card you agree to have your first name, blog link  & papercraft you shared posted here on this blog, should you be selected as the top pick/winner. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments/linked cards left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, which will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)

Thanks so much for vising!!


Apr 14, 2018

Allsorts Challenge 463 and New Papercrafters' Linky Party

Good morning and thanks so much for stopping by! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts, and as always the linky for this week's Papercrafters' Linky Party has been posted at the end of this post, so do scroll down if you'd like to share a papercraft at the Linky Party this week.

It's my turn again this week to host the Allsorts challenge and fitting for the month of April I chose the theme of Spring Flowers or Showers. (Please note: this theme is for Allsorts challenge, not my Linky Party where it's always Anything Papercrafts!)


I did some inking and  masking for today's card on glossy card stock. A home made mask was used to create the hill, a mix of blue inks were used for the sky. The silhouette girl image is from a retired set by Stampin Up (Million Dollar Moments). I've heat embossed it using versamark ink and detail embossing powder. The plants around the image are all from the Penny Black set "Sprigs" and the sentiment is from the retired Stampin Up set Summer by the Sea.  The raindrops and little flowers are from the same set Million Dollar Moments by Stampin Up. I decided to add a few extra blooms, punched with Stampin Up's old flower trio punch using pink card stock.

We're giving away two wonderful stamps to one lucky winner this week at Allsorts, I hope you'll come play along with us for your chance to win. All challenge details can be found HERE on the Allsorts challenge blog

I am also entering my card to the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes this week
Crafty Cardmakers - Water *
Get Creative Challenges No Pattern Paper
Incy Wincy Designs - Nature and all of its Beauty 
Fairy Tale  -  Aprilwetter/Raining Cats and Dogs 
Retro Rubber Challenge - April Showers  
{Pin}spirational - Anything Goes this time 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes this week
4 Crafty Chicks -  Raining Cats and Dogs (or ATG)
Moving along with the Times   - Springtime
TIME OUT Challenges - Spring (optional One Layer) 
Stamping Sensations - One of the Girls


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Papercrafters' Linky Party 11

A big thank you to those of you entering my linky party last week, loved visiting your blogs and seeing what you've been up to in the craft room. This week my top pick was....

CreativEle
who shared this gorgeous card.

Such amazing coloring skills!!!! The image is so beautiful and I absolutely LOVE the hair!

Congratulations!!
Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to place it on your side bar if you like to.



If you would like to share a papercraft this week simply use the linky tool below. Remember - anything papercrafts goes, new or recently made. I can't wait to see what YOU will share this week! 

This linky is for Papercrafters' Linky Party, if you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge (Say it with flowers) please click here.

Please note: This is a public blog and by linking your card you agree to have your first name, blog link  & papercraft you shared posted here on this blog, should you be selected as the top pick. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments/linked cards left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, which will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)

Apr 7, 2018

Allsorts Challenge & Papercrafters' Linky Party

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
I am sharing my card for the new Allsorts challenge today, and I also posted the new linky tool for this week's Papercrafters' Linky Party. Remember, you may share any new or recently made papercraft at Papercrafters' Linky Party (anything papercrafts goes).

We do have a fun theme at Allsorts challenge, chosen by Kath - Be There or Be Square. This means that you have to make a square card and any image should be square, no circles or ovals. I hope you'll decide to play along at Allsorts with this fun theme for your chance to win a fabulous prize! We're giving away a fun set of dies this week. 


I decided to make a clean and simple card for today, but I ended up with technical difficulties so it wasn't that simple after all :)

You may be wondering what my difficulties could have possibly been with this card...well, the painter's tape I wanted to use for masking kept tearing parts of the cards stock off as I removed it after inking up the square. I really wanted the yellow square to be larger, so I kept trying with the same tape but even though I tried to remove some of the sticky-ness before using it on my card, I still had the same problem. So after wasting time and 3 pieces of paper, I decided to use the wider tape, so the yellow square is smaller. I guess it still works, just now how I imagined it.

I used Mustard Seed Ink distress ink to ink up the square and stenciled a design onto the square before removing the masking tape. The flowers from the Penny Black set Blooming Garden were stamped on Xpress it blending card and copic markers were used for coloring, then I cut out the flowers using Cutterbee scissors. After removing the painter's tape I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set Sprinkles and Smiles using Versafine Onyx ink. Matted on a white Neenah Solar Crest card base to finish off the card.  A little bit of Wink of Stella clear glitter was used on the flower centers. 

The colors of my card were inspired by the current TIME OUT Challenges from this pretty picture with the main colors of yellow, white and light blue and some green. 

And I am also playing along here: 
Always Fun Challenges -  Happy Birthday
Crazy for CAS Use a Stencil
Get Creative Challenges No Pattern Paper
Incy Wincy Designs -  Nature and all of its Beauty 
Mod Squad Challenge Simply Clean
Simon Says Wednesday Happy Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes this week
Crafty Catz -  Colors of Spring or ATGoes
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes 

Creative Fingers  Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft- Always Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday- Birthday + option of Balloons
Crafts Galore Encore Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge  - Always Anything Goes
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Always Anything Goes

House of Cards - CAS Floral Corner and/or Colors (Floral Corner)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - anything goes or spring flowers


A close up...
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Papercrafters' Linky 10

A big thank you to everyone that shared in last week's Linky Party, such great inspiration again and as always it's hard to pick a favorite, but I did manage and this week's top pick goes to.............

Deonna from


I absolutely love this color combo. And how amazingly well does that bird blend in with the flowers! A really beautiful and creative design! 
Deonna's blog if full of beautiful creations, from cute to mixed media styles, ATC's ... lots of wonderful inspiration and so much creativity! I hope you'll check it out to see for yourself!

Thank you again Deonna for sharing, your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blog if you'd like to.
 

If you would like to share a papercraft this week simply use the linky tool below for your chance to be featured here on my blog. Remember - anything papercrafts goes, new or recently made. I can't wait to see what YOU will share this week! 

This linky is for Papercrafters' Linky Party, if you are here for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge (Say if with flowers) please click here.

Please note: This is a public blog and by joining in the linky party/challenge you agree to have your first name, blog link  & papercraft you shared posted here on this blog, should you be selected as the top pick/winner. If you do not agree to this, please do not join in the challenge. Also, remember that any comments/linked cards left on this blog will be visible/clickable by third parties as this blog is public.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the new GDPR law that will soon become effective in the EU, which will also apply to blogs located in the US if blog visitors reside in the EU.)