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Paper Smooches Designer Drafts Challenge

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Hello everyone!! Well, we had a wee bit of snow this morning, nothing that stayed around, just a little reminder that winter will soon be here. Ugh.  So, it's the perfect day to make a tropical card!!

I'm participating in the LAST challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks blog.

 It's a Designer Draft Challenge using the following sketch:
So, let me just start by saying that I'm never really sure how far you can "stray" from the sketch. I kept it fairly close to this..I think. I've combined two different stamp sets for this card :  Get Outta Town and Summer Lovin.  These two sets go together SO well!!! To start, I picked my images and coloured them with Spectrum Noir coloured pencils on watercolour cardstock, then fussy cut them out.  (Check out Julia Altermann's Blog and YouTube channel for colouring tips and just fab card designs!!).
Then I planned my layout.  I die cut four Frame 2 dies and figured out my placement.
I traced lightly around each fr…

Paper Smooches Picture Perfect!!

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Hi Everyone!!  Just want to share a card I made for the October Paper Smooches Sparks Picture Perfect Challenge.




Here is the photo inspiration:

Such pretty colors!! So here is my entry!!


I used the Leaves One dies along with the Sentiment Sampler stamp set!! 
Thanks for stopping by today!!!
Stay Crafty xx


Mixing It Up with WPlus9

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Hi everyone!!  I'm back with a card for Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge.  This time around, you are to use Ellen Hutson products along with WPlus9 products!!  As you all know, I am a huge fan of this challenge!!


I decided on the BeYoutiFul die from Ellen Hutson and the Paisley Patterns stamp set from Wplus9.
I chose 7 ink colors from Simon Says Stamp...Doll Pink, JellyBean, Scuba, Green Leaf, Rosie Cheeks, Wisteria and a tiny bit of Slate.

I started by doing a bit of test run to make sure the colors were going to look ok.

Then I stamped my entire background.  I didn't really have a concrete plan in my head but I didn't really expect it to be so "busy"...but hey, let's just go with it, shall we?? 
 To break things up a bit I thought maybe a die cut window would be good, so I used a My Favourite Things Double Stitched Ovals Die.  Then thought I would use the Sunshine Layers Dies to cut the panel (sorry, I couldn't link to it..it is currently out of stock).…

Let's Give it a Go!!

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So, Paper Smooches is looking for a Guest Designer for the month of November!!!  Wouldn't that be awesome!!??!   I'm submitting an older project and this one here:


This was made with The Autumn Groves Stamp set and Birch Tree Dies.  I ink blended the background (crookedly, i may add), fussy cut all the images and created my little fall scene!!  I just adore that scarecrow:)

I just love the way it turned out!!

Hope you enjoyed!!

Until next time...Stay Crafty!!!

Laurie

World Card Making Day 2015 with Simon Says Stamp

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Happy World Card Making Day!!  This is the first time I've participated!!  It is also the first time I'm participating in the 30DayColoringChallenge, hosted by Kathy Racoosin.  So, I thought I'd combine the two to link up a card for Simon Says Stamp for a chance to win 100 smackers!!  Oh, what I would do with that, hahaha!!
The floral images are from Altenew's  Striped Florals, which I watercolored with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut.  The colouring was for the Coloring Challenge and I wanted to make a card using them.  Then sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Hand Lettered Encouragement.  So, here it is!!!



Hope you all have a wonderful day/night of card making!!