Saturday, August 1, 2020

Precious Memories (Platform 9-3/4)

Is it August already?! time flies....
The new case file (challenge) at CSI is all about traveling:
Although the inspiration photo was screaming 'Summer', my layout is rather Autumnly one, photos of my youngest taken at Platform 9-3/4 in Kings Cross station London.
We had such a blast there! We went to the shop after we've been to the Harry Potter's Studios and since we arrived to the studios a bit late, we didn't have time to shop there, so we went to the Harry Potter Shop!
While we were queuing, the shopper run a trivia test. My son knew all the answers and won a nice prize! Then we took our photos 'running' into the wall. It was so much fun!
I used all 5 colors from the scheme. For the evidence I used: stripes, grid pattern, gingham pattern, postcards, travel themed elements (I just LOVE this trunks stamp!), a clock, cursive font, a camera, a ribbon, vintage themed elements, borders (doodled border around) and triangles.
My journaling is about our visit there. I placed it on the tag, to be pulled with the ribbon.
I used Laura Whitaker's sketch for July sketch at MCS:
I love working with Laura's sketches! 
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Friday, July 24, 2020

A thank you card - Color Throwdown

For this card I was inspired by the beautiful colors given at Color Throwdown #603 - yellow, orange and green:
My take is a bit more bold in colors.
It also goes for 2 other challenges:
Krafty Chicks #517 - All Occasions

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Enjoy the Journey - a CAS card

A CAS card I made for 4 challenges:
Just Us Girls #545 - colors: teal, mustard and light grey:
AAA Cards #170 - max white space (I didn't use the optional twist - add flowers):

The Paper Players #500 - clean & simple 'celebrate':

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dots and Chevrons no. 2

Here's the 2nd Shanah Tovah card I made with the same papers, again for the color challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches:
A very CAS card - two panels of pp, a pompom trim and a sentiment matted with a pp.
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Dots and Chevrons no. 1 - CAS Colours and Sketches meets Global Design Project

The Jewish New Year is just around the corner, and it's a good time to make more Shana Tova cards.
Along with the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches #380:
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Monday, July 20, 2020

Circles and Dots for a Thank You card

A CAS Thank You card for 3 challenges:
Just Add Ink #514 color challenge:
The 3rd challenge is from a local Facebook group, which asked for dots.
I stamped the circles and adhered a grey baker's twine and matted it all on a light grey cardstock.
Then I adhered it on a polka dots pp, added the sentiment and put the panel on a white cardstock card basis.
I love this combination of circles and dots. What do you think?
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Sunday, July 19, 2020

A birthday gift set plus a birthday card

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!
I made a gift set for a friend at work, and since she'll get in later than her birthday, I added a 'Happy (belated) Birthday' card.
I made the desk organizer following Keren Skubach's tutorial, which you can find HERE. I used very heavy whieght cardstock and Parparart's papers do decorate it.
This is how it looks when closed:

And open:


The photo frame holder was made also following Keren's tutorial which you can find HERE
This is how it looks when closed, whith a belly band to hold it:


And open:

I also included another photo (not seen), in the inner pocket.

And the birthday card:


I submit it to the current challenge at AAA Birthday cards, which is 3D:
And the full set once again:
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Open Skies - CSI case file 325 July 15th

I'm not an American, so I don't celebrate July 4th, but still the colors of the inspiration photo for Case File 325 at CSI, cought my eyes:

The photo was taken on October 2015, when me and my youngest were on a vacation in London. Yet my journaling is 'Here & Now' - how Covid-19 abolished all our vacation plans since the skies are no longer open.
All papers I used are Piatek13, except the grayish woodgrain one, from the 'Off  Shore' collection. I love their papers - so beautiful and also heavy whieght.
How I solved this case file:
I used all 5 colors of the scheme. For the evidence I used: stripes, stars, woodgrain pattern, vintage/retro style elements (the alphas, the black stamped lace border), flowers, a banner, distressing, something transparent (vellum leaves) and melt something (I heat embossed the flowers and the hidden London stamp on the blue paper).
For my journaling I used the inspiration words free/ freedom and added stars to my journaling spot.

I used PageDraft sketch from Challenge YOUrself:

Here're some close-ups on the details:



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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A slim and geometric Thank You card

A slim Thank You card, geometric style, using Altenew stamps and Doodlebug stamps.
I made it for 3 challenges:
Just Us Girls #544 - long and skinny:
CAS on Friday #184 - Anything but white
Hand Stamped Sentiments #343, with this beautiful summer moodboard:
I was inspired by the colors of the two photos on the first raw.


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Monday, July 13, 2020

Follow your heart - a card for Color Throwdown

A card, again clean & simple, for the current challenge at Color Throwdown #601:
I must admit - the colors combo was a bit challenging for me, not my colors combo, but the photo inspiration was so beautiful and the DT's works gave so much inspiration, so I had to give it a try.
For the 'brush storkes' I used distress inks, and for the sentiment and the small spots - archival ink.
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