Congratulations with Create a Smile!

Hello my friends!

Have a nice Monday! Today I decided that it was about time to go through my stash and pick an old stamp to play with! Cause this is what most of us do…buy new art toys, play with them for a while and then put them in a basket/drawer or whatever and forget them for a long time!..I need to find a way to stop doing that! So I try to remind myself every so often to look through my stamp container and use older items! At the end of the day I love them all or I wouldn’t have bought them!…So today’s pick was “Botanical love” by Create a Smile!

Here is the card I have created. Hope you like it and got inspired to go through your stash and play with your old toys! 🙂

Quick Instructions:

I stamped the flowers on white cardstock using Archival ink as I knew I was going to use watercolors and I needed a waterproof ink. Then I colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi and traced them with a black gel pen. To add a little bit of shimmer I went through the big flowers with Wink of Stella. I added some splatters to break the blank space and I die cut the sentiment out of black cardstock. I stuck it on my panel using a glue pen and once dry I traced it with Wink of Stella. This helps covering up any leftovers of glue. Next I stuck my panel on a black cardstock and adhered everything on a 5×7 card base. To complete my card I used a patterned ruler to draw a wavy frame around my card and colored it black and white with a gel pen and a black marker. Job done!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Create a Smile – Botanical Love stamp set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi: No 34, No51, No 139,No 37, No 50
  • ZIG- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Black fineliner
  • White gel pen
  • Tombow dual brush marker – Black No 15
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Congratulations die (unknown brand -sorry)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Waterbrush
  • Patterned ruler
  • Double sided tape

With this card I entered a few challenges, a list of which is provided below. If you are looking for inspiration I suggest you visit these blogs and have a look at the amazing projects these DTs have created!

Challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It’s a Frame up

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8961

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A hint of pink

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-hint-pink/

  • Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #280-281 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-280-281-anything-goes.html

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #327 Anything goes and DT call

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-327-and-dt.html

  • Seven Hills Crafts: May Colour Challenge (last combination)

http://sevenhillscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page.html

  • CAS Mix Up Card Challenge: May 2017 (stamping+splattering+die cutting)

http://casmixup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/cas-mix-up-may-challenge.html

  • CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: May 2017 – Flowers

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything goes

http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #57 Anything goes

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-57-winners-for-challenge-56.html

  • The Paper Shelter : #292 Flowers

http://thepapershelter.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-292-flowers.html

  • Crafting from the Heart: #158 Anything goes

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-158.html

 

Thank you all for stopping by!Have a wonderful week and hope to see you again really soon! 🙂

Kisses,

Kleri

Congratulations card!

Hello my friends!

Hope you are having a nice day! Here it’s sunny and warm and I’m off work today,so I totally enjoy it! 🙂 And since I’m having some spare time, among other things, I decided to make a card for a colleague who got a job elsewhere and she is leaving soon. Hope you like it!

Quick instructions:

I started off by creating a cloud template which I then used to apply my distress inks to make the background. Next I stamped the hot air balloon on white cardstock and colored it with Copics. I traced it with a black fineliner and I applied Clear glitter Wink of Stella over the red parts.Then I left it aside to dry completely before I fussy cut it. Meanwhile I diecut  a wavy panel out of black cardstock and I also diecut the sentiment out of it. I used the negative space on my card and kept the actual word for another card.To avoid having to stick all the tiny pieces back in place for the word to look complete, I temporarily placed the word in the negative space and traced the gaps with a black fineliner, then I filled them in and you really have to look hard to be able to tell that the additions are not the original diecut leftovers! 🙂 To finish off my card I stuck everything down using double sided tape and stamped a customised sentiment on the inside of my card.

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Homemade cloud template
  • Creative stamping – Up in the air stamp set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz – Distress mini ink pads: Faded jeans
  • Copics:  C1,C3, R22,R27,R29,R59, E25,E37,E11,E51
  • ZIG- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen
  • Black fineliner
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Congratulations die (unknown brand -sorry)
  • Mini Ink Blending tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors

As always I used my card to enter a few challenges. You can find the links below. If you have some spare time I would really suggest to visit these blogs and have a look at all the amazing projects these ladies have created!

Challenges:

  • Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #280-281 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-280-281-anything-goes.html

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #327 Anything goes and DT call

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-327-and-dt.html

  • Crafting from the heart: #157 Anything goes

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-157.html

  • Morgan’s Art World: #8 Anything goes

http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-8-anything-goes.html

 

Thank you all for stopping by!Hope you got inspired and learned something new! I would love it if you visit again soon!

Hugs

Kleri xx

BCRF FUNDRAISER + a card!

Hello my friends!

To begin with I would like to share with you a Breast Cancer Research Foundation fundraiser that is taking place at the moment.There are many different ways to help! You can donate, stamp, share, create, and more. Please visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how… and to follow their progress.

In honor of their three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen have teamed up to create this beautiful Courage Stamp & Die Set.

$25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

It will be awesome if you could help in any way! Let’s all do what we can!

Now…to change the subject completely…I would also like to share with you a card I’ve made for my friend’s birthday! I really had fun making it and I learned new things in the process!Hope you like it!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • Newton’s Nook Designs: Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp – Secret garden stamp set
  • WPlus9 – That is all stamp set
  • Creative stamping – Up in the air stamp set
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors: No 34, No 63, No 139
  • Tombow Dual Brush Marker N75, No65
  • Sakura – Pigma Micron pen- black 0.05
  • Glitter pen: pink, purple, blue, turquoise
  • White gel pen
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Avery Elle – Tags for all – die set (happy birthday)
  • Waterbrush
  • Paper trimmer
  • Glue

With this card I decided to enter the following challenges. If you have some time check these blogs out. There are loads of amazing projects to get inspired from!

Challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: The great outdoors

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8959

  • Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A hint of pink

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-hint-pink/

  • Word Art Wednesday Challenge: #280-281 Anything goes

http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-280-281-anything-goes.html

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge: #327 Anything goes and DT call

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-327-and-dt.html

  • Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #40 Anything goes

http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-40-anything-goes.html

  • Pile it on: #129 Interactive and/or birthday card

http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/pile-it-on-129-interactive-andor.html

  • Addicted to stamps and more: #240 Photo inspiration

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-240-photo-inspiration.html

  • Crafting from the heart: #157 Anything goes

http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-157.html

 

Thank you all for stopping by!Hope you visit again soon!Have an amazing day! 🙂

Hugs

Kleri xx