Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Spellbinders Wreath with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Good morning, it's time again for Team B over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge blog.  I used a kind of old die cut I haven't used in a while to recreate the wreath on the sketch.  I remember the first time I used this die, I used thin paper and the wreath just fell apart, so this time I used card stock NOT paper and my cut was just fine.


Here's the sketch:


I added my colorful die cuts to a piece of bright plaid.  I am getting my use out of this second hand paper.  I think I only had 2 12x12 sheets I picked up from my favorite upcycle store.  I have made at least 4 cards now and I still have some large scraps.  I dotted the details on the yellow flowers and added gems to the center of the blue ones.


Ingredients:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Wreath 5 Templates S4-572
Spellbinders phrase set two die set
misc papers
pen and gems

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:






Try the sketch and enter it at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge before next Monday! 


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia

Monday, June 7, 2021

Cricut Country Fair Challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2

Welcome to the latest Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge: Country Fair.  I found this challenge well, challenging but I managed to eek out a couple of cards I feel have a country fair feel.  I found this 7 Gypsies paper that really lent itself to my cuts.


The cow is from Quilted Christmas.  I know right?  An Xmas image?  I find so many great images in this set, I love the intricate cuts that are pretty easy to create.  I layer my cut on a manual die cut oval using My Favorite Things Double Stitched Ovals in a complimentary golden paper.


My second card is a supposed award winning pie from the fair.  How do you like that?  It's blueberry, my hubby thought it should be more blue but I find when you make a pie they turn more purple.  Anyway, the first dark paper cut didn't work, the paper was too thin. So I switched to a thicker paper, the second cut was fine but still quite a puzzle to assemble the blueberries (dark layer).


I used the Sparkly Sweet Treats image set for this one and same 7 Gypsies Spitafields paper.  I also used one of my oldest tools, my original Creative Memories corner rounder.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge: Country Fair challenge and try your hand using your Cricut machine.  The challenge is open for two weeks.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Catherine Pooler Slimline Essentials Nautical Card

Good morning, I am here today with nautical themed slimline card. I really enjoy playing with distress inks but I also like clean lines. This card combines both my passions.  I was able to get inky while keeping it clean. I used the Catherine Pooler Slimline Essentials dies. The set really does contain all the basics you need for wonderful slimline. 


This photo is the first layer of ink application.  I applied ink and splatter plain water here.  After the next layer of ink, I applied shimmer spray.  Finally, I die cut pieces from the optimal areas of the paper.


I love how the cuts turned out.  I added gems as eyes.


I clustered a few of the sand dollar cuts.


I inked the edges of all the cuts.


Products from Dies R Us Store:




Quick Quotes papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







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Monday, May 31, 2021

Karen Burniston and Lawn Fawn Out of this World Slider Card

Hello, today I am here with a slider card.  I began with a Distress Oxide ink background. I used several colors then went over the entire surface with Black Soot leaving some color visible.  I sprayed shimmer spray and used a Wink of Stella pen to create stars.


Next I die cut the center with the Lawn Fawn Slide On Over Wave die  In the meantime, I had already die cut the space ship and alien from the Karen Burniston Space Charms I cut the alien into pieces to fit into the space ship.  I added a layer of acetate on top of the alien there is a special die for this in the set.  I cut the other piece from silver metallic card stock. I added gems in the light holes. I used a pen to color the eyes and lips of the alien and tires of the ship using the embossing area of the die. I used the basic penny method to add the spaceship to the wavy slider cut.


I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Beam Me Up Stamps and die cut it with the banner die from Karen Burniston Triple Flip dies.


Dies R Us Store products used:


Lawn Fawn Slide On Over Wave die



I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hello Shaker card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to the inspiration for the latest Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I thought this sketch lent itself well to a shaker and I hadn't made one in a while.


Here's the sketch:


I simply layered the die cut frame, acetate and foam tape on top of the textured purple card base.


I just love these Karen Burniston Backyard Charms.  They are perfect for the cluster.  


Ingredients:
Our Daily Bread Designs Double stitched rectangle dies
Karen Burniston Backyard Charms and word dies
sequins
acetate
card stock
foam tape

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:





Play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday night.


Thanks for stopping by

Alicia


Quick Quotes Farmhouse with Sketches in Thyme

Hello, it's my turn again at Sketch in Thyme.  This month I created a layout with photos from my vacation last month.  We often travel to see concerts with our friends.  These photos are of my friend Cyndi and her pretty dress.  We were all dressed up to go to dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday in St. Augustine 


Here is the sketch:


I used Quick Quotes Farmhouse papers and quotes.  I printed the hibiscus flower twice, fussy cut and pop dotted them on top of each other.  I then blue sprinkled flowers in a spray.


I also stamped some flourishes and added some die cut flourishes.


I matted the photos in navy card stock.


Ingredients:
Quick Quotes Farmhouse collection
Quick Quotes Navy Powderpuff chalking ink
Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Flourish die
Autumn Leaves Flourish stamps
silk flowers and brads

Don't forget to play along over at Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month. This is the last sketch of the month, so there's several chances to play along.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia





Monday, May 24, 2021

Cricut Art Nouveau May Flowers challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2

Hello and welcome to the latest challenge for Bitten By the Bug 2. The theme for this challenge is May Flowers.  I made a trio of cards using flowers from the Art Nouveau image set.


This first card uses the Triple Tulip image.  I found this watercolor printed paper in my stash.  I thought it was perfect for the center cut of the flower.


This is the Cala Lillies image on a background of super pretty printed paper, die cut and layered.



The final card is the Daffodil image.  The light green paper is Stampin Up Pistachio Pudding.



All the cards use Art Nouveau images, Our Daily Bread Designs Double stitched rectangle dies and various papers including Stampin Up Pistachio Pudding, Creative Memories card stock and printed papers.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:







Hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2's May Flower challenge open until 7.7.21 at 7 AM.

Thank you for stopping by

Alicia





 


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Bee Sweet card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 Welcome to my blog today.  I have a sweet bee card today.  I have been wanted to do something with a bee theme lately and this sketch was the perfect opportunity.  I used lots of die cuts and a little stamping.


Here's this week's sketch:


Ingredients:
Stampin Up Hexagon Hive die
Stitched Hexagon nesting dies
Karen Burniston Word Set 6 - Sweet die
Inkadinkado Patterned bugs
Colorbox Canary pigment ink
Stampin Up Crushed Curry embossing powder
DCWV glitter paper
Black shimmer card stock
charcoal chalk board card stock
Felt Fiber

I would like to enter in the following challenges:






Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday night.

Thanks for stopping by

Alicia