Tuesday, June 21, 2022

SOS473 - There is Gnome One Like You

 Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is all about Gnomes. A great excuse  for me to pull out my Jaded Blossom gnome dies and make a few. And I'm still working on using up my Sycamore Street papers so of course all my gnomies are featuring them :)

I used different sketches and did other small changes like added ribbon, sparkly washi tape or sequins and added different sentiments.


The Fairy And The Unicorn - Anything Fantasy
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes + add a sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Dies - Anything Goes with Dies

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sycamore Street Challenge 5 - Funny Birthday Card

 And I'm back again with more cards made with Sycamore Street DSP. This paper pad seems endless :) My daughter wanted some cards for her co-workers so I made a bunch of simple ones with funny sentiments. Sentiments are from a retired Stampin Up set
The only fiddly part was to make the colorful sentiment panels - the sketches are pretty simple and embellishments minimal - just some epoxy/enamel shapes.
I still have some DSP left so stay tuned :)

Get Creative Challenges - at least 2 patterned papers
Simon Says Stamp - Bright and Cheerful
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

SOS472 - 6 sided pinwheel card for Father's Day

Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a funny Father's Day card. I decided to try a new type of card called 6 sided pinwheel card - you can find the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. It's a fun fold that looks complicated, but it isn't. It folds flat and fits an A2 envelope.

Papers and stamps are from Stampin Up - He's All That collection. Here are a few views from different angles

Crafty Friends - For Men/Boys
Get Creative - At Least 2 Patterned Papers
Stamping Sensation - Make It Masculine

Thursday, May 19, 2022

SU Potted Geraniums

I just received my Potted Geraniums bundle and I had to start playing with it. 

It's a layering stamp set, but it's easy to work with, not fussy at all. SO I just played with different color combinations for leaves, flowers and pot too. Which ones is your favorite? I like the darker leaves on the right (granny apple and old olive) and flowers on the left one (polished pink and melon mambo) Also love the sentiment die - fits the set sentiments perfectly. Stencil is also SU, but probably retired, inked with Crumb Cake ink

Craft Rocket - Birthday
Stamping Sensation - Flora or Fauna
Die Cut Divas - Anything with dies


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

SOS470 - Pastel 3D Butterflies

 Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Power of Pastels and as you probably guessed it's about using pastel colors.

for my card I decided to try Jennifer McGuire's pop up technique from her newest video. I used a variety of backgrounds (inked and watercolored and Butterfly Briliance stamp and dies from Stampin' Up. Love this stamp, because it allows you to stamp and cut a bunch of butterflies at once.

and here is a side view so you can see the pop up in close-up. Butterflies are stamped on vellum and heat embossed

Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers
We Love Stamping - For a Lady

Friday, May 6, 2022

Sycamore Street Challenge 4 - Mother's Day gnomes

 I'm back with more cards made with Sycamore Street DSP and this time I combined some sketches with an upcoming holiday. I used Jaded Blossom gnome dies - love them, they are a nice size and so easy to assemble. Also love how you can combined the different sets/accessories.

he colors are a bit of in this photo - the orange is more coral IRL and the sparkly blue is lighter - but nevermind - it's quite dark and gloomy today and my camera didn't want to cooperate. For this card I used a sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
I'm also entering it into DL. Art Thankful Thursday  - Mother's Day

Next I have a girl gnomie for you with sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday
As you see I gave her the flower that came in a guy gnome set + added a little flower on her hat.
Simon Says Stamp - Feminine

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sycamore Street 3 - Gnomies

I'm back with more cards made with Sycamore street DSP - if you didn't see my previous posts, I'm challenging myself to use up this 9 year old paper pack. Today I made a few with these cute gnomie stamps. Most of them are get well cards and I think these fun cheerful colors work well with the theme. All images were colored with alcohol markers.

Pearly Sparkles - Layer up


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Sycamore Street 2 - Calming Camelia

I'm back with more cards made with my 9 years old patterned Sycamore Street paper pack

 This time I made a few Thank You cards with Calming Camelia stamp set. I used 2 of the simpler patterns and stamped the camelia in Island Indigo to mach the paper.Card base and mats are Sahara Sand.

Dare 2B Artzy - Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams - Butterflies and/or Flowers
Stamping Sensation - Anything Stamped with option of flora/fauna

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Sycamore Street Challenge 1 - Butterfly cards

 I gave myself a challenge - I found a pack of older SU patterned paper called Sycamore Street that was released in 2013 (yeah, 9 years - can't believe I had it for so long). At some point I cut it up to 4x5.25 inch pieces and put them away. SO I think it's time to finally use them. The patterns of this collection are quite busy and some of the colors are retired so it's going to be a bit challenging. I also don't have any stamps that were meant to coordinate with this paper pack. I will be posting few cards as I will be making them and here are the first 2 cards I made
these are pretty simple - using older punches and dies and of course the patterned paper.

Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge - Anything with patterned paper
International Art & Soul - Things with Wings
Allsorts - something beginning with B (Butterflies and Busy papers)

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Easter Cards with Echo Park

 Since it's Easter weekend I guess it's high time to show you some of the Easter cards I made with Echo Park My Favorite Easter paper pack and ephemera. These were all quite simple - no stamping just using my Echo park goodies. Embellished them with enamel dots, Love from Lizzie peel of strips and metalic butterflies from SU
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter / Spring
Everybody Art - Chicken/Duck or Bunny

C.R.A.F.T - Easter/Spring