Tuesday, July 18, 2017

AHSC #221

Hello everyone!  I'm back up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.  Michelle has provided us with a sketch this is similar to the AHSC #209.  I love this week's sketch and I love the fact that it only took me about 20 minutes to make my card!  To be honest, almost all the cards I make start out with a sketch that I have pinned.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made:


The reason it only took me such a short time to make this card is because all the die cuts I used were already in my stash.  The sentiment and banner die cuts were sent to me by a member of the Facebook group Canadian Die Cut Exchange.  Every month the members who want to participate are paired up and they send each other die cuts as well as embossed papers using their embossing folders.  I have been the recipient of a lot of die cuts which I've used and will be using on my cards.  Truth be told, I have received some die cuts that I'm not sure what to do with but the majority of them are awesome!   The flower I had stamped and die cut a long time ago out of some scrap yellow card stock.  Whenever I have a small piece of card stock left over, I go through my dies and cut or punch out flowers, leaves, small butterflies etc.  I hate to throw out small pieces of card stock.  Waste not, want not!  I had already die cut the white card stock square as well.

I started my card with a white card stock base and added a layer of plaid paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 paper pack.  I then added the banner die cut, the white square die cut which I popped up on 3D foam squares.  It was a bit fiddly applying the liquid glue to the sentiment die and that probably took the longest to do.  I then added the flower and some adhesive gem stones from Papermania to finish off the flower and card.  I love using embellishments on my cards and almost always add some bling or pearls.

It was such a nice day today that I took the card outside to take the photo.

I hope you can join us this week.  We would love to see what you make using the sketch as inspiration.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

AHSC #219

I am up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog again this week with a card I made for Sketch Challenge #219.

Here is the sketch:


Here is my interpretation of the sketch:

 

I started with a white card stock base.  The design paper is by Doodlebug designs.  I used a stitched banner die to cut the banners as well as the flower.  The banner die is by My Favourite Things and the flower die is by Spellbinders.  I cut a leaf out of green paper.  I added some pink and white daisy embellishments which came from Michaels.  I used a Stampin' Up punch and stamped the sentiment with Stampin' Up - Cherry Cobbler.  I had a hard time trying to decide which design paper to use until this morning while I was sitting outside enjoying my coffee when I remembered that I had the Doodlebug design paper.  I have a 12 x 12 paper pad with very small prints which are ideal for card making.  I am happy with how this card turned out and when I showed it to my sister today at lunch; she liked it too.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team


Friday, June 23, 2017

Try Stampin' on Tuesday #327

I love playing along with sketch challenges and when I saw this week's sketch challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday; I just had to play along.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:


I started with a white card stock base and then added the green rectangle with the tulip design paper from Your Next Stamp.  I die cut the yellow rectangle with a stitched rectangle die also by Your Next Stamp and the cross stitch oval die from Cottage Cutz.  The sentiment is by Stamps of Life and I popped it up with 3D foam tape.  The tulip die cut was cut twice in green and Melon Mambo by SU.  I attached the Melon Mambo flowers on top of the green die cut.  The tulip die is by Penny Black.  I thought it was just the right size for the yellow rectangular piece.  I finished off the card with some matte sprinkles by Doodlebug Design.  I love how this card turned out.

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Anna/Oma

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AHSC #217

Hi everyone!  I'm up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog again this week.  I have to admit that this week's sketch had me thinking long and hard as to which of my many 6 x 6 paper pads to use.  Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:


I started off with a white card stock base and added a layer of ivory card stock.  The papers I used are by Dovecraft - Floral Muse.  I am almost ashamed to admit that I have had this in my stash for a very long time and today was the 1st day I used some of the papers.  I added a pale pink oval circle which was die cut and is by Cottage Cutz Cross stitch ovals.  The sentitment which was stamped using Versafine Crimson Red is by Stamps of Life.  I am quite pleased at how well this card turned out.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

AHSC #215

I am back with this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I love the sketch that Michelle created for this week.  Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made for this sketch:


I started out with a white card stock base.  I die cut the banners with a stitched die and the ovals with a cross stitched die.  The design paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by Docrafts - Burleigh blue.  This particular paper pad has all sorts of light and darker blue designs in it and is perfect for card making.  The sentiment which was stamped with Versafine Majestic Blue ink is by Kaisercraft.  I added dark blue and light blue quilled flowers.  I recently learned how to do some quilling.  I also added a light blue and dark blue enamel dots from Your Next Stamp to the quilled flowers.  I added 3 more dark blue enamel dots to the top right corner of the card as I thought it looked a bit bare.  I love how this card turned out and I had fun making it.

I hope you like this sketch as much as I do and will be inspired to make a card.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AHSC #213

I'm up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog again this week with my interpretation of sketch #213 as part of the design team.

Here is the sketch we were provided with:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


I started off with a pink (Doll pink by Simon Says Stamp) card stock base.  I then added a layer of Cupcake Swiss Dot by Doodlebug Designs which is part of the 12 x 12 paper pack - Cream & Sugar.  This particular paper pack has several different petite prints which are perfect for cards.  I find that sometimes the 12 x 12 papers have prints that aren't really appropriate for card making as sometimes the prints are too large.  I added the white swirly die cut and Happy Birthday die cut which I received from a member of the Facebook group Canadian Die Cut exchange.  Each month the members send each other no less than 20 die cuts and embossed papers.  I added the maroon pearls to give this card some interest.  I am very pleased with this card and let's face it, you can never have too many birthday cards!

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Sunday, May 7, 2017

AHSC #211

I really like this week's sketch by Michelle at Atlantic Hearts.  It didn't take me long to come up with a card.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch:


I started with a yellow card stock base.  I added a pink stitched die cut circle as well as a strip of pink card stock.  I added the striped stitched die cut circle.  The design paper is from a pad of 6 x 6 paper from Your Next Stamp.  The die cut flower I added was originally white but I coloured it with my Spectrum Noir coloured pencils.  It was sent to me by a member of the facebook group Canadian Die Cut Exchange.  I used a punch for the ribbon and added a bright pink enamel dot to it.  I also die cut the sentiment from pink card stock.  I decided that the card looked kind of bare so I added some more bright pink enamel dots to finish the card.  I like this card and it will be going to the Housekeeping Dept. of the resort in Michigan where I am currently staying with my husband and our good friends. 


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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

AHSC #209

I'm up on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog again this week with a card I made for challenge #209.  Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:


I switched up the circles on this card as I thought it suited the images I used better.  White cardstock base and I added a layer of brown cardstock which I die cut with Your Next Stamp stitched rectangle die.  I then added a layer of the coffee bean design paper with another stitched rectangle die from Your Next Stamp.  The design paper is from Doodlebug 6 x 6 paper pad Cream & Sugar.  I love the papers in this paper pad!  I also used the shape sprinkles on the stitched circle die cuts from Doodlebug  which match the papers in the paper pad.  The sentiment which I stamped with Versafine Sepia ink onto the stitched rectangle die by Your Next Stamp onto kraft card stock is by Elizabeth Craft Designs "Coffee & Tea".  I added 2 brown enamel dots from Your Next Stamp to the sentiment rectangle.   I love this card and anyone who knows me well knows that I love my coffee and yes my creativity is fueled by coffee!

I hope you like this sketch challenge and we would love to see you play along with us this week. Who knows, your card might be featured as a top three!  

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Oma/Anna - AHSC Design Team

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

AHSC #207

We have another fabulous sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I really like the sketch and had fun designing a card for it.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration.  



I really like my card and the papers and colours I chose.  I'm not sure which company the design paper is by as it was a scrap that I came across and thought it would go well with the die cut flowers.  The flowers were stamped with SU'S Cherry Cobbler and then die cut.  They are by Creative Expressions - Shaded Peony.  I love these flowers and the matching dies and have used them quite a lot.  I hope you will consider playing along with us this week.  Who knows, you might even make the top three.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Monday, March 20, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #240

I was very happy when I read that the Merry Monday Christmas challenge was to use bells.  I have the perfect Christmas bell die that I love and decided to play along with this challenge

Here is the challenge:



Here is the card I created:



I started out with a gold pearlized base.  I bought a pack of card bases and matching envelopes at Michael's last fall.  The die cut bells are by Cottage Cutz and the die cut sentiment is by Yvonne Creations.  I used SU's Cherry Cobbler card stock to cut the bells and sentiment. I added some sparkly maroon enamel dots from Your Next Stamp to finish the card.  I now have 2 Christmas cards made for this year.  I am hoping to make more Christmas cards so I am not scrambling at the last minute to make them for this year.  I love this card and the photo does not do this card justice as it is a lot prettier in real life.

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Anna/Oma

Mojo Monday 489

When I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge, I decided to play along and make a birthday card.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the Birthday card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


I started with a white card stock base and then added a layer of design paper from SU's It's My Party paper pack.  I added a layer of Su's Melon Mambo card stock and added another layer of design paper from the It's My Party paper pack.  I die cut the white and yellow card stock with MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags Dies and added the sentiment which is by MFT Sweet Birthday Wishes which is stamped in SU's Melon Mambo ink.  I used SU's Melon Mambo card stock to die cut the stitched circle.  The cupcake is also from the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set and I used Sakura pens to colour it in.  I love enamel dots and couldn't resist adding a few to the card as well.  The enamel dots are from Michael's Recollection.  I love this cheery card and wish I could have taken a better photo as it is much prettier in real life.  

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Anna/Oma

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #8

I've been wanting to get a head start on my Christmas cards so decided to play along with the Christmas Card Challenge.  The challenge this week is a Photo Challenge:



Here is my card for the challenge:


 I decided to go with the gold trees and created this card using a stamp from Stampin Up's Peaceful Pines stamp set.  I heat embossed the tree with Detail Gold embossing powder.  I started off with an Ivory card stock base.  I then added a layer of gold card stock and then another layer of ivory.  The ovals are die cuts from Cottage Cutz - cross stitch ovals.  The photo does not do this card justice as it is a lot prettier in real life.  At this time of year it is hard to get a good photo as I had to use my flash which is reflected on the card.  All in all I am very pleased with this card and am happy to have at least one card made for Christmas! 

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Anna/Oma

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

AHSC #203

I love this week's sketch and had fun making a card for it.  Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:



I started out with a yellow card stock base and then layered the white butterfly embossed panel.  I love butterflies.  I used a Taylored Expressions die for the sentiment.  The sentiment is by Hampton Art and I used my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect to center the sentiment onto the die cut.  I used Majestic Blue ink by Versafine.  The butterfly die cut which was cut using the yellow card stock is by Memory Box.  I added a some tiny light green rhinestones by Couture Creations to give the butterfly some bling.  I am very happy with how my card turned out.

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Anna/Oma - AHSC Design Team

Friday, March 3, 2017

Seize The Birthday Challenge

I made a Birthday card the other day and this morning I discovered that I could enter it into the Seize the Birthday Challenge as their theme is Anything Goes.  The only stipulation was that it has to be a Birthday Card.


 Here is the Birthday Card I made:


I started with an ivory cardstock base.  I then added a panel of the design paper which I have had in my stash for a long time and I do not know who made it.  I then die cut the smaller flowers and leaves from Spellbinders - Rose Creations and shaped the flowers using Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit and adhered the flowers and leaves using glue dots.  I die cut the sentiment which is by Little B and added a bit of shimmer to the sentiment using Close to my Heart's clear shimmer brush.  I also added some pink pearls to dot the i and as centers for the flowers as well as adding some accent pearls.  I love how this card turned out and it is much prettier in real life.  It is hard to get a good photo of the design paper.

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Anna/Oma

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #201

I really like this weeks' sketch challenge and had a lot of fun making a card for it.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


I started out with a pink cardstock base and added an embossed panel.  The embossing folder I used is by Nellie Snellen - Small flowers 1.  I then stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves which are by Creative Expressions - Shaded Peony which in my opinion go very well with the embossing folder I used.  I used a Fiskars Punch for the sentiment.  The sentiment is by Hampton Art.  I also added a pink and a maroon ribbon.  I am very pleased with this card and it will be going to someone special soon.  


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Anna - AHSC Design Team Member

Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday challenge #311

Wow!  Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday is celebrating 7 years of challenges this week.  Not only that but Cheryl has just celebrated her 45th wedding anniversary.  Hubby and I are right behind her as we will be celebrating 45 years of wedded bliss on July 15th this year.  Where have the years gone?

I love the sketch this week along with the optional theme of checks or plaid.  I have several Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 plaid paper pads so decided to play along this week.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch and optional theme of plaid as inspiration:


Card stock base is Simon Says Stamp Surf blue.  I then added a layer of Neenah Desert Storm.  The plaid layer is by Lawn Fawn - Winter plaid.  Another small layer of the Surf Blue and I stamped the sentiment which is by Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea clear stamp set with Versafine Majestic Blue Ink onto a stitched square of the Neenah Desert Storm using my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect to center the sentiment.  I added some coffee beans and the coffee mug which came from the  pack of Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles - Latte Love.  I decided this card needed a bit more bling so added 3 Cotton Candy Blue Enamel Gumdrops by Your Next Stamp to finish it off.  I really like this card and I enjoyed making it.  I thought the colours of the card stock and plaid paper look very nice together.

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Anna/Oma

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AHSC #199

First off, I'd like to thank Michelle from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog for allowing me to join the design team again.  I was a design team member 3 years ago.  As I am on Team A; this is the sketch we are working with this week:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:



This card came together quite quickly.  The design paper including the picture of the coffee cups is from the 6 x 6 Doodlebug paper pad - Cream and sugar.  I layered a piece of  Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue cardstock onto the kraft card stock.  The sentiment which is stamped on the kraft banner die is from Simon Says clear stamp set - Coffee and Tea.  I used Versafine Majestic Blue to stamp the sentiment and the 3 small hearts.  My daughter loves coffee almost as much as I do so this card will be going to her for Valentine's day.  I'm sure she will like it as she told me a long time ago that she is not into typical female images such as flowers and hearts.  She is a health food fanatic and enjoys running so I have some T-shirt stamps and sentiments as well as a running sentiment and image stamps for when I want to make a card for her.  


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #198

Starting this month I will be a design team member of Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am on Team A so will be making a card for Challenge #199.  In order to get back into the groove, I decided to make a card for Sketch #198.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration.



I really like this sketch.  White card stock base, Kraft card stock for the sentiment which was die cut using a stitched circle die.  I also used the kraft card stock for the banner tag.  I added some sparkly enamel dots by Your Next Stamp to the banner.  The design paper is from the Doodlebug 6 x 6 paper pad - Cream and Sugar.  I added a strip of gold shimmer tape and punched out a bow to finish off the card.  The sentiment was stamped with SU's Cherry Cobbler which just happens to be my favourite colour at the moment.  I used my Hampton Art Stamp Perfect to stamp the sentiment so it would be centred on the circle.  I bought the Stamp Perfect at Michaels using a 50% off coupon and am very happy with it.  It will make stamping so much easier especially when I want to center an image or sentiment onto a die cut.  I am happy with how this card turned out.  I bought the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit.  The gold hearts are from the card kit.  The only drawback to this stamp kit is the fact that it only came with 3 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock papers - white, kraft and light blue and only a 1/2 pad of the design paper.  I have pre-ordered another pad of the 6 x 6 paper pad and some more of the embellishments which came with the kit.  I love coffee and usually drink at least 5 cups of this golden nectar a day so have been building up my stash with coffee sentiments and dies.
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Fusion card challenge

I really like the sketch on the Fusion Card Challenge blog so decided to play along.  What I really like about the Fusion card challenges is the fact that you can use either the sketch or the photo or use them both thus the name Fusion.   My card came together quite quickly and I enjoyed making it.  Here is the sketch & photo:



I chose to go with the sketch and here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


The white card stock base has small butterflies embossed on it.  I bought several pieces of this particular card stock a long time ago and have made a few cards with it.  I love butterflies and I also love flowers.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder with butterflies for the yellow panel.  The design paper is from a Doodlebug 6 x 6 paper pad called Springtime.  The yellow die cut butterfly is by Your Next Stamp.  I really like this card and the inside was stamped with a birthday greeting and will be sent to one of my best friends who I have been friends with since 1958!  I am sure she will like it just as much as I do.  
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Monday, January 30, 2017

AHSC #197

I used to be a design team member of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and I am happy to report that I will be joining them as a design team member again next month.  I decided to play along with this week's sketch as I really like it and I knew it would take me out of my comfort zone.  The majority of the cards I make start off with a sketch that I have pinned on pinterest.  The card I made for this sketch was time consuming and it took me about 1 1/2 hours to make it.  Here is the sketch:


Here is my card using the sketch as inspiration:


I started out with an ivory card stock called French Vanilla by Bazzill.  I then added a layer of Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I love the colour combo of Ivory and maroon and use it quite often on my cards and I also enjoy wearing them together.  I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch to punch out the leaves and stamped the flowers with Cherry Cobbler ink and then die cut them using the co-ordinating die.  The flowers are from Bloomin' Love stamp and die set by Stampin' Up.  The sentiment is from the clear stamp set Mug Hugs by Sunny Studio.  I die cut a circle heart die by Spellbinders and used the negatives of the hearts on my card.  The flowers were finished with a small pink pearl in the centres.  The flowers, leaves and hearts were attached using glue dots and the panel was then attached with 3D foam tape onto the cherry cobbler panel.  I am quite happy with how this card turned out.  In order to get a good circle, I traced around one of my circle dies with a pencil which helped a lot.  


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