Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hello - another card in blue, yeallow and green

I guess I really liked both the sketch and the colors, so I made another card for these two challenges, plus another challenge :).
TGIF #261 - use your words die cut:

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Always amazing - a CAS card for 3 challenges

April monthly winner

I made this card for 3 challenges.
AAA Cards #163 - a sketch with an option of something that flies:
Global Design Project #237 - with the colors of mint, pink and blue:
Less Is More #418 - a CAS card with scriblles/splatters:

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Use up those scraps! - two cards

We're nearly the end of April, and I'm almost done with my April Counterfeit kit. Although I used only one of the 12x12 pages, I used almost all the smaller papers and many of the embellishments (including my counterfeited ones!).
I run into two sketches which were just perfect to use more of my kit scraps, and made two cards.
The first card:
I rotated the sketch to the side, as I wanted to use this long 'thank you' die.
The circle is a handmade 'chipboard' that I was very happy to use here.
The second card:
Again, the circle is a handmade 'chipboard'.

Loooking again at the card, I might just add some black faux stitching to the edges of the pp.

Both cards go also for the 'All occasion' challenge at Krafty Chicks.

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A birthday card with brush strokes - CAS(E) This Sketch meets Color Throwdown

Honorable mention

A great sketch with beautiful color combo is a perfect match for me, and this card was created with the inspiration of two great challenges.
Honorable mention 

CAS(E) This Sketch #369, with a retro sketch:
Well, it screamed to me - 'brush strokes'!, so I pulled out my new stamp set, and all I had to do is choose which brush stroke to choose. I went on the one with the unfinished edges.
The colors at Color Throwdown #590 were so so appealing, so springy:
I stamped the strokes on a white cs, added the sentiment and then adhered it on a kraft cs basis.
It also goes for the 'Birthday' challenge at The Spot #107:
I really love how this card turned out. What do you think?

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Friday, April 24, 2020

A date display and a greeting card

A very good friend of mine got promotion at work, so I made her a date display, to put on her desk at work.
For making the date display, I followed Keren Skubach's tutorial. I added matting to the back of the display.

The papers are from WhiteRus 'Family' 6x6 pad.
I would like to enter it to the 'Anything goes' challenge at More Than One Score.
Having lots of pp scraps from this project, I also made a greeting card, to go along with the gift:
I followd sketch #551 at Tuesday Morning Sketches, which is so perfect for using all those scraps:
The sentiment is Kaisercraft's stamp.
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Just for you - Color Throwdown meets CAS(E) This Sketch

Red, gray, black & white color combo is a very elegant one. It can be very dramatic, but also can be used for a very delicate style.
Color Throwdown #589 has this wonderful colors for their challenge:
I combined it with a CAS and elegant sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch #368:
I find that the bold red  flowers against the white background and the gray vases - makes this card very elegant.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

It's a girl! - a cas card

This card was so quick to make, and I love how it turned out! 
Again I used my April Counterfeit kit to make it, with a little addition of the Carta Bella stickers.
I followed two challenges:
Cas on Friday #178, which asked for Bunnies.
The 2nd challenge - TGIF #260, with a sketch and a belly band:
I only added a few enamel dots, and my card is done!
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You make me smile - Just Add Ink meets Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Happy Saturday, dear crafting friends! I'm here to share with you a vibrant card I made, using my April Counterfeit kit, for two challenges:
Just Add Ink #501, with a beautiful inspiration photo:
I really loved the vibrant colors here!
I followed the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #364:

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Find your balance - CSI case file no. 316

A 2nd layout for the Corona days... it's my DT layout for CSI case file no. 316, only I'm a little late for the reveal... here's the inspiration photo with the 'clues':
I used all 5 colors in th scheme. From the clues I used chevrons, tirangles, clouds, flowers, leaves, branches, butterflies, gold (gold embossing over a stencil in the background), stamps, scallops and 'rain drops' for the weather-realated element.
My jouranling is about our new 'everyday', the new routine, how I need to find my balance everyday from the begining, in a state of social distance. A very challenging period.

The colors went so well with the April challenge at Lindy's blog, teal, purple and pink:
Lindy's products that I used-
Starburst sprays: Azure Sea Asters, Hi Maintenance Magenta, Sweet Violet Purple Teal.
Shaker - Time Travel Teal.

I loved how you can play around with one product and get different shades of the color, only by adding water. So purple and pink were both from the purple shimmers - from the bold to the mute shades.

This layout was also inspired by April challenge at More Than Words - Everyday plus Bugs/birds:
We have a new 'everyday' now, not like we used to have. At this chaotic and challenging period, every day I need to find my balance from the begining, remember to breathe, relax. I often do this when I walk with my dog in the early mornings.

Here're some close-ups on the details:

I wish you all good health.
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Monday, April 13, 2020

Good vibes only - Corona days notebook II

I loved my first Corona days notebook so much, that I decided to make another one, again using my April counterfeit kit.
For this notebook, I used pp for the inner pages, so I actually combined two of Keren Skubatch's tutorials - Here and Here.
I also adhered pp to the inner covers and used the extra of the spine to create two little pockets on each cover, where I added some tags.
On each page I added a spot to write, stickers and mini cards for decoration. Each page is designated for writing down ideas, thoughts, projects I want to make during the lockdown, wishes for the day after the crisis ends, etc.
So let's have a look in the inside of this springy notebook:
Opening - inside cover with tags and 1st page - my new daily routine:

Pages 2 & 3 - good things about this period (and yes, one of them is lots of crafting time!), and a page for work:
Pages 4 & 5 - 'I'm tired of...' and 'I took a moment to think':
Pages 6 & 7 - 'I miss...' for all the things that I don't have on this period and that I miss. 'It about time to...' for all the home projects that I never get to do, and now I have time/energy to do (anyone said something about organizing my craft room?):
Pages 8 & 9 - for all the crafting projects I want to make and finally have time to do.
Pages 10 & 11 - well, I think I want to make a lot of crafting projects, so I left another page for the list... The other page is 'I also want...' - for other leisure activities I want to do (tv series binge, watching movies that are on my list, books I want to read, home spa, etc.):
Pages 12 & 13 - things I MUST do, not necessarily I WANT to do, or LIKE to do:
Pages 14 & 15 - 'Something good is about to happen' - plans for the day after (haircut for sure!), and 'I'm prouod of myself' - all the things I managed to do during this period (from all the previous lists... one of them - have lots of patience...).
Page 16 & back cover - 'Moving on'... for returning to the old routine, and another small pocket with a tag.

Now, do you agree with me that ' Good vibes only', or what?
This notebook is a real 'mix 'em up', as I used here papers from different companies (DCWV, Carta Bella, Echo Park, WhiteRus), washi tapes, stickers from different companies, lots of stamps, punches, dies - you name it. Therefore I enter it to the current challenge at Little Red Wagon.
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Hope - a CAS card

A card with an actual meaning - the whole world needs some hope...
I used Lindy's Flat Magical 'Caribbean Cruise' - Mango Mania, Luscious Lime, Hibiscus Rose and Pineapple Paradise. The leave was stamped and heat embossed with Lindy's ep Purely White, before I applied the magicals.
The setiment is a die cut.
This card goes for several challenges:
Love this springy and cheerful inspiration photo!
Addicted to stamp and more #384 - clean & simple:
Just Add Ink #500 - add a die cut word:

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