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Just Add Ink have a new challenge this week.  They are asking all participant to just use stamps and card stock only.  I thought this was wonderful idea and because I had so much fun making the first card, I made two more using different main colours.  For the first card, I started with a base card that was 11cm x 11cm and made from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then trimmed some Crumb Cake cardstock  and adhered it to the base card.  For the next layer, I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with one of the stamps from the Extreme Elements stamp set.  I then stamped the stars and the stamp that I think of as a wave, using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I then added a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next I trimmed a strip of Whisper White cardstock that I stamped multiple times with the happy birthday sentiment from last years SAB set Happy Moments.  For the next card, I changed the main colour to Early Espresso and for the third card I changed the main colour to Night of Navy.


Stamps: SAB Happy Moments(retired), Extreme Elements

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Night Of Navy, Early Espresso

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Night Of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand



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Stamps: Hodgepodge Happiness
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Certain Celery
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle  Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch,Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die , Swiss Dot embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, cropadile

 Just Add Ink have a new Sketch Challenge this week.  For this challenge I decided to use the sketch to help me make a card for my husband’s nephew.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock and then I trimmed and embossed a piece of Certain Celery cardstock which I adhered to the base card.  Next, I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered to the base.  Next I trimmed some Chocolate Chip cardstock to make the large panel and the contrast strip and I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  With the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the numbers from the Hodgepodge Happiness set.  I used Pear Pizzaz ink and Chocolate Chip ink.  I then adhered the Chocolate Chip contrast strip and the Chocolate Chip panel.  Followed by the stamped Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I punched out a 1 3/4″ Certain Celery Circle, 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip Circle and a 1 1/4″ Whisper White circle and adhered them to the card using foam pads.  I then used the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die to punch out the letter S to represent my nephew’s name, using Crumb Cake cardstock.  I finished off by using the cropadile to punch out a series of circle that I adhered next to the ‘S’ and along the contrast strip.

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It has been a while since I last did a Stampin’ Royalty Challenge.  This week they are hosting a colour challenge.  For this challenge I started with a base card made from Night of Navy.  I then adhered a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock that was 5mm smaller than the face of the base card.  I followed this, by trimming a piece of Soft Suede cardstock that was 5mm smaller than the Baja Breeze cardstock.  I then stamped the Soft Suede cardstock with Versamark using the Beware of Pirates stamp set.  After adhering the stamped Soft Suede cardstock, I then stamped a scrap piece of Night of Navy.  Also using the Beware of Pirates stamp set and Versamark.  I then trimmed the stamped cardstock and adhered it to the base card, followed by adding a small strip of Night Navy to the card.  I then trimmed a piece of Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock, with the Very Vanilla cardstock being slighter smaller than the Baja Breeze cardstock.  I stamped the Very Vanilla cardstock with Soft Suede ink using a stamp from the Beware of Pirates stamp set.  I adhered the Very Vanilla to the Baja Breeze and then attached it to the base card.  I finish off by adhering 3 small circles that I punched out using the Owl Punch and Soft Suede cardstock.


Stamps: Beware of Pirates
Paper: Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Owl Punch, Versamark

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week. For this sketch I started with a base card made from Early Espresso cardstock.   I then trimmed two pieces of Crumb Cake cardstock.  One for the sentiment and the other for the 3 strips of DSP and 1 strip of Pear Pizzaz cardstock.  For the sentiment, I stamped Birthday Wishes from the Sincere Salutation stamp set.  I also stamped the Owl from the Fox and Friends stamp set, using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Using Crumb Cake cardstock and the Owl Punch, I punched the bottom half of an Owl.  Using the same punch, I punched out 6 of the smallest circles using Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I then cut out the stamped Owl, excluding the feet and adhered it to the bottom of the half punched out owl.  I trimmed the Owl to fit the stamped owl image.  Using part of a scallop circle, I made the wings and made small incision to define the wings.  With a sponge dauber I highlighted the outside of the wings and the feet with Chocolate Chip ink.  Using a cropadile, I punched out two small black circles and adhered them to the eyes of the Owl.  I then adhered the Crumb Cake panels to the base card and finished off with attaching the 6 small circles and the Owl that I had made.


Stamps: Sincere Salutation, Fox and friends
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Jolly Holiday DSP, Holiday Treasures DSP(retired)
Accessories: Sponge Dauber. Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Cropadile

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  For this sketch I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and Red Riding Hood cardstock to make a banner for the punched Birthday circles.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment 3 times from the Starring You stamp set, using Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Going Grey ink.  I punched out the sentiments using the 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch and put them to one side.  Using the same stamp set, I stamped the Stars stamp three times using the same colours.  I punched out the medium size star from the stamped stars using the Small Star punch.  Using Soft Suede Ink I stamped 3 Celebrate Today sentiments.  Two on the base card and the last on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, which I backed with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock.  I adhered the sentiment between the two stamped Sentiments on the base card.  I finished off the card by adhering the birthday circles to the banner and finished off by using foam pads to attach the three stars to the outer edges of the circles.


Stamps: Starring You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Soft Suede
Accessories:  1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Small Star Punch, foam pads





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This week the girls at Double Dutch are asking for card or creation that is either made in the shape of a number or has a number included on it.  I have made this card for my son’s 9th birthday which is still some weeks away, but I thought it was a good time to start.  I started with a base card made from Soft Suede cardstock.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to be slightly smaller than the base card.  I embossed this card stock with the Swiss Dot embossing folder and adhered to the base cardstock.  I then used the Top Not Die, I punched out two Top Notes, one in Whisper White and the other in Baja Breeze cardstock.  The Whisper White Top Note, I trimmed along the dotted line and embossed with the Devine Swirl embossing folder.  I adhered the Whisper White Top Note to the Baja Breeze Top Note and then adhered to the embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Using Baja Breeze scraps I punched out some shapes using the 1 3/8″ circle punch, the large oval punch and the word window punch.  Then using some scrap pieces of Soft Suede cardstock I punched 2 flowers which have 5 petals from the Spring Bouquet punch.  I then cut all the petals off the flowers and adhered to the spine of the dinosaur. I followed this by using the cropadile’s large punch to punch out the spots and the eye for the dinosaur.  I put the dinosaur together and adhered to the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White Top Note.  For the birthday sentiment, I stamped the Birthday Wishes from the Party Punch stamp set, where I trimmed the outer and inner circle of the sentiment.  I then adhered the sentiment to 1 1/4″  Whisper White circle and followed this by using a number 9 sticker that I punched out with 1/2″ circle punch and adhered to the centre of the sentiment.  I adhered the birthday sentiment to 1 3/8″ Baja Breeze circle that I then adhered to the card using foam pads.  For the dinosaur I used the instruction from both Natasha and Kristen to help me but I improvised a little as I didn’t have all the punches they used.

Als u Nederlands bent en een commentaar zou willen verlaten dat kan.  Ik kan het Nederlands lezen.  Ik heb alleen maar probleem om het Nederlands te schrijven.


Stamps: Party Punch
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Devine Swirl & Swiss Dot embossing folders, Basic Black Marker, Cropadile, Top Note Die
                              Large Oval Punch, Spring Bouquet, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, foam pads

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Friday’s are Sketch Challenge day at the Taylored Expressions Blog and Taylor has an added a BONUS to playing the weekly Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenges… PRIZES! Taylor wont have a set schedule as to when a prize week will be, so you’ll want to check her blog every Friday for the sketch and any Bonuses that she maybe giving away. This week is one of those weeks that she will be giving away BONUS PRIZES for TESC106!   


Unfortunately I missed last weeks challenge, I had in mind to do a card using my Paris stamp set but I have been side tracked making other cards and ran out of time.  I am very happy with this weeks Challenge, as it has helped me make my brother’s card for his birthday on Tuesday.  I wanted to use the SU ‘Wanted’ set, but I was trying to think of a different way to use it and this sketch helps me do that.  I started with a base card of chocolate chip and I then adhered some black cardstock to the base card.  The black cardstock is 1/2 cm smaller than the front of the base card.  I then stamped the medallion looking stamp from the SU Wanted set using Really Rust on textured cream cardstock.  I had partially stamped the image on some tissue before stamping it on the textured cream cardstock.  This was to make sure that the image was not going to be too dark for the horse image that I was going to stamp over the top, using Chocolate Chip Ink.  I then stamped the birthday greeting from the SU set Happy Moments.  I do have to say, that when I first got the Happy Moments set I wondered when I would use the greeting as I thought it was too small, but I seem to have used it a lot lately on my cards. 🙂 Next, I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the textured cream cardstock  with chocolate chip (You cant see it very well in the photo).  I then used my VersaMark to stamp the stars, flower type  and paisley stamps from the Wanted stamp set on the black cardstock and some pieces of chocolate chip that I was going to use at backing for the horse image and the three boxes at the bottom of the card.  Using Really Rust, I stamped 3 stars,  the 2 smaller stars I punched out with a small star punch and the slightly large star I cut out by hand.  I adhered the cream cardstock to the chocolate chip backing and then attached to the black cardstock.  Followed by attaching the stars to the three boxes and then attaching them to the black cardstock.  There you have the card for my brother.  Thank you Taylor for motivating me to make his card. 🙂


Henri's Birthday Card

Stamps: Wanted, Happy Moments
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Black Cardstock, Textured Cream Cardstock
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Accessories: Star Punch, VersaMark, Sponge Dauber

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