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With my card, I used the sketch from the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge #129 and the colours from Just Add Ink Colour Combo Challenge  #57. I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock, followed by a piece Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then adhered a piece if embossed Daffodil Delight cardstock to the base card.  Next, I punched out a series of Cherry Cobbler flowers using the Extra Large Flower punch.  I trimmed the petals into groups of two petals.  I then adhered the trimmed petals to some River Rock cardstock, to form a large scallop border on the left and righthand edges of the cardstock.  I then embossed the cardstock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  For the Very Vanilla oval, I used the Oval die with some Very Vanilla cardstock.  I followed this, by stamping the Owl from the SAB Punch Bunch set and punching it out with the Owl Punch.  For the sentiment I used the SAB So Happy For You stamp set and Sahara Sand Ink, as I don’t have any River Rock ink.  I then adhered the Owl to the Oval, as well as a Cherry Cobbler heart that I punched out using the Owl Punch.  I adhered the oval to the base card and finished off by adhering a bow that I made out of Satin Daffodil Delight ribbon.  My thank you card was inspired by Danielle Daws and Amanda Reddicliffe as this is their last week that they are at the helm of the Just Add Ink website.  I would like to thank both women for all the inspiration they have given me over the last year.  Just Add Ink was the first Challenge website that I participated in and it gave me the opportunity to email in a card that I had made.  From there ,I created my blog.  So thanks for everything and I wish you both all the best in your future endeavours.  I would also like to thank all of my regular visitors to my blog.  Every visit and comment gives me a wonderful feeling, with the knowledge that I can inspire others with my creations.              THANK YOU.

Stamps: SAB Punch Bunch, SAB So Happy For You

Paper: Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Extra Large Flower Punch, Owl Punch, foam pads, Ovals Die, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder, Swiss Dot embossing folder
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For this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge, I created two cards.  I made one for my son’s friend and the other I made, because I had my Paris stamp set out sand thought it would be fun making a French inspired card.  For the rocket card, I started with a base card made from Whisper white cardstock.  I then added an embossed layer of Pacific Point cardstock.  I then added a strip of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a piece of Celebrations DSP.  I then used a Top Note Die with a Whisper White cardstock.  I put the cardstock through 4 times to trim the Top Note down to make a smaller frame.  I then stamped the frame with a stamp from the Pun Fun stamp set.  Next I stamped the same image on to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock as well as a pice of Pacific Point cardstock.  I trimmed elements of the rocket from the coloured cardstock and adhered it to the image stamped on the Whisper White cardstock.  I punched out a series of stars using the Small Star punch nd adhered it to the frame.  I then attached the frame to the base card using foam pads.

Stamps: Pun Fun 

Paper: Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Celebration DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Swiss Dot embossing folder, Small Star Punch,Top Note Die, foam pads

Sorry the Image is blurry. I am not sure why the smaller image is like that.

For the French Inspired card ,I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I added a layer of Love Letter DSP, followed by a piece of Cherry Cobbler and another piece of Love Letter DSP.  I then used the Top Note Die to make two frames.  One is Cherry Cobbler and the other in Very Vanilla.  On the Very Vanilla, I stamped the image of the Eiffel Tower from Paris stamp set and adhered to the base card.  I then stamped the post mark image and punched out with a 1″ Circle Punch.  With the 1 1/4″ inch punch, I punched out a Cherry Cobbler circle.  I adhered the Cherry Cobbler circle to the Very Vanilla circle.  To finish of the card I adhered the circles to base card.

 

Stamps: Paris

Paper: Very Vanilla, Love Letter DSP, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  1″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, foam pads, Top Note Die

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The Play Date Cafe  are combining their colour challenge with Case Study’s Inspiration Challenge.  I thought it was a lovely idea to try and make a card that would fit both Challenges.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then added a layer of embossed Pear Pizzaz cardstock.  I then use the Top Note die to cut a TopNote in Basic Black and in Whisper White cardstock.  I trimmed the outer edge of the Whisper White Top Not and then stamped the Eiffel Tower from the Paris stamp set using Basic Black.  I then embossed around the image of the Eiffel Tower using the Script embossing folder.  I adhered the embossed Whisper White Top Note to the Basic Black Top Note and then adhered them to the base card.  I then stamped flowers from the Vintage Vogue stamp set, using Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzaz and Basic Black ink.  Using a pair of paper snips, I trimmed the stamped flowers and adhered to the left and bottom of the stamped Eiffel Tower.  I stamped the bird and paris mark from the Paris stamp set and the Birthday sentiment from the SAB So Happy For You stamp set.  To finish off the card, I trimmed them and adhered them to the base card.  Dont forget to join in the fun at Case Study and Play Date Cafe.   

Stamps: Paris, Vintage Vogue, SAB So Happy for you 

Paper: Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Script embossing folder, 1″ Circle Punch, foam pads

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Stamps: Happy Moments (retired), Autumn Days 

Paper: Soft Suede, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Designer Buttons (playground)

For this weeks Clean and Simple challenge, I decided to make two cards.  For both cards, I started with a base card made from Soft Suede.  On the first card I added a layer of embossed Square Lattice Soft Suede cardstock and then added a piece of River Rock cardstock.  With the Very Vanilla Square, I stamped the Pine Cones from the Autumn Days stamp set and the Birthday sentiment from the Happy Moments stamp set.  Before adhering the Very Vanilla to the River Rock, I distressed the edges, by running my thumbnail along the edges.  I finished off by adding a Button. 

Stamps:  SAB Punch Bunch 

Paper: Soft Suede, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty small flower Punch, Versamark
 

On the second card I used Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride as my contrasting cardstock .  With the Poppy Parade, I embossed the cardstock using the Square Lattice embossing folder and I used it to punch out a Scallop Circle.  On a piece of Very Vanilla Card stock I stamped the ‘For You’ sentiment from the SAB Punch Bunch stamp set and punched it out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch.  I then stamped the same stamp on River Rock cardstock using Versamark.  I trimmed the small flower head and the centre of the larger flower.  I adhered these to the Poppy Parade stamped image.  I adhered the Very Vanilla circle to the Poppy Parade scallop.  I then adhered it to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I added this to the Blushing Bride and adhered to the base card.  I finished by punching a small flower using the Itty Bitty Small flower punch and adhered it to the base card.  On the small flower I added a small punched circle.

 

 

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 For this week Inkspiration Challenges sketch challenge, I decided to make a baby card.  My inspiration came from Makeesha baby news, as well at the fact that my nephew’s wife is having a baby in April.  Baby news is always exciting to hear.  It seems like a lifetime ago when my children were babies, they are now almost 13 , 10, 9.  For my card, I started with a base card made from Pear Pizzaz cardstock.  I then added a layer of Square Lattice embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Next came a strip of Elegant Eggplant Patterns DSP and then two strips of Whisper White cardstock that were stamped with the Spot On Jumbo roller and Pear Pizzaz ink.  I then used the Ovals Die to cut out a series of Whisper White Ovals and Perfect Plum Ovals.  On the medium Whisper White oval I stamped the sentiment ‘for baby’ from the Little Hellos (retired) stamp set. Using Pear Pizzaz ink, I stamped the turtle from the Fox and Friends stamp set and then trimmed around the Turtle.  I adhered the turtle to the Whisper White oval using foam pads and then adhered it to the large Perfect Plum oval.  To finish off the card, I adhered the ovals to the base card and then punched out 3 circles using the cropadile.  I placed the circles in the top right corner.  I like to use this technique when I have run out of matching brads.

Stamps: Little Hellos (retired), Fox and Friends, Spot On(Jumbo roller) 

Paper: Pear Pizzaz, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant Patterns DSP
Ink:  Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Ovals Die, Square Lattice embossing folder, cropadile

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 Stamps: Loads of Love, SAB Punch Bunch
Paper: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, I {Heart} Hearts, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Black Marker
  
  

Stampin Royalty  and Just Add Ink have a new challenges this week.  Stampin Royalty are asking for a project with Hearts, Hearts and even more Hearts and Just Add Ink are asking for some Love.  I love to make cards with hearts, which symbolises love and it has also been a while since I made a card with a recessed window.  So I decided to combine the two together and I put in an owl for good measure.  I started with a 5 1/4″ base card made from Early Espresso cardstock.  I then made a series of incisions into front of the card to make the recessed window.  I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to make the outer edge and centre for the front of the card and embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder and adhered it to the base card.  Using the I {heart} hearts punch, I punched out a series of hearts using Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I also punched out a series of smaller hearts using the Owl punch.  Using the SAB Punch Bunch stamp set, I stamped the Owl using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Using the Owl Punch, I punched out the Owl and adhered the hearts and the Owl to the centre of the card.  I punched out some black pupils and added it to the stamped owl.  Then using the Scallop Circle and 1 3/8″ Circle, I punched out 2 scallops and 2 circles.  I trimmed the circles and scallops to fit the outer edge of the recessed window.  On two of the 1 3/8″  Circle halves, I stamped the ‘Loads of Love’ sentiment from the Loads of Love stamp set.  I then drew some additional dots to the sentiment to emphasize the Loads of Love.  I adhered the scallop circles and circles to the card and finished off by adding the small hearts in the corners of the card and on the centre of 2 of the  half Scallop Circles on the side of the card.

Here are some photos from the heavy rain we had last week.  These are pictures of the creek that flooded not far from where I live.  We were lucky and it did not affect us as we live on a slight rise, but the bike path where I normally ride my bike got flooded and the road flooded for a bit.  We were lucky and it only took a few hours before it was clear again, because they had only recently completed the widening of the creek to stop flooding.

 

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I decided to combine the Colour Challenge from Inkspiration with the Sketch Challenge from Clean and Simple. 

I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock and added a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, followed by a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I stamped with the Cupcake roller.  Using a blender pen, I coloured in the icing using Baja Breeze ink and coloured the Cherries and Strawberries with Cherry Cobbler ink.  To finish off the colouring, I coloured the confetti with basic black ink.  I then stamped the Handmade stamp using Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock.  I trimmed the stamped image using my paper snips, because I don’t have the Extra Large Scallop Circle punch yet (It’s on my wish list).  I punched out a Cherry Cobbler 1 3/4″ Circle, followed by a 1 3/8″ Whisper White circle and then stamped the Whisper White circle with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Happy Moments stamp set.  I stamped a flower from the Itty Bitty stamp set using Baja Breeze ink.  I punched out the flower using one of the Itty Bitty Flower punches.  To get the small circles, I punched out the smallest circle on the Owl Punch.  I then adhered a piece of Baby Blue double stitched ribbon to the Cupcake stamped Whisper White cardstock and then attached it to the base card.  I finished off by attaching the Scallop Circle and smaller circles to the base card.

Stamps: Handmade, Happy Moments, Cupcake roller, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Owl Punch, Blender Pen, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Baby Blue Double Stitched ribbon

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