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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

No Squares, No Rectangles, ok?.....


Hello everyone: My teammates and I have a new challenge for you to play with over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGEgallery, this time the theme is "SHAPED CARDS", this means for you to use any other shape except RECTANGLES OR SQUARES.  Make it an oval, circle, triangle, heart, hexagon, etc. you get the picture. So here is my card to inspire you to come and play along.


This image is from a Flourishes set called "Tulips for Friends" it's retired, but now, Power Poppy has a new version of this same image in a Photopolymer stamp set called Loving Tulips.
I stamped this image on a die cut piece of Strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it then, colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter.
The black lacy oval was cut with the Spellbinders die set called Oval Regalia, I cut two pieces with black card stock and glue the top part for a hinge, it worked better than I thought. 

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment and the flowers in the bottle are from the Power Poppy set called Go Wild.

So I hope you feel inspired to join us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery, and for more inspiration please check out the amazing projects of my teammates, go to their blogs to see how they created them and leave them some comment love.

A2Z Scrapbooking linky party April challenge "Flower Power"

Always Happy Birthday Challenge "Anything Goes/option Balloons"

Card Mania Challenge #103 "Spring"

Delicious Doodles Challenges "April, Anything but a Square"

Just For Fun Challenges "Spring Flowers"


Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Tiniest Things.....

Hello everyone: Once again there is a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH for your crafting enjoyment and this time, we are asking you to create a card using BLACK AND WHITE + ONE MORE COLOR. Here is my card and I hope it inspires you to join us in the gallery.


This was a simple and quick card, the flowers were die cut with the fabulous "Botanical Blooms" from Stampin' Up! (retired­čśĽ) The Butterfly is from another sadly retired SU set called "Papillon Potpourri", colored with a So Saffron marker, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Hummingbirds".

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from the "Hummingbirds" set and the flowers from an Altenew set called Moments in Time.

So I hope you get inspired to come and join us in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery. Don't forget to stop by my teamies' blogs to get more fabulous inspiration from them.

I would like to play with the following challenges.

Get Creative Challenges "No Pattern Paper"

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge "Anything Goes with option of Flowers"

Crafty Catz Challenge #410 "Anything Goes/Use your old stash"
These dies are 2 years old.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Enchanted Nap.....

Hello again everyone: I have another card done with my amazing collection of Fairy rubber stamps.
I made THIS CARD on March 26th. with another image from this awesome and beautiful Fairies.
I'm slipping under the radar here to link this card to the Double D Challenge  so I hope that I can make the dead line with this card.


I was given this amazing collection of plain rubber stamps by my dear aunt, she found them at a thrift store and got the whole lot of 25 for $10.00.
I stamped this image on water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with some SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors.
As I was putting some shade on the mushroom cap, I smeared black ink on the Fairy's dress, I was just staring at this black stain and I knew right there it was not going anywhere so, in an effort to save the rest of my panel, I went to my drawer of pattern papers and found a piece of one with some really pretty shades of blue and golden yellow so, I stamped the Fairy's image on this paper and fussy cut the dress and the small piece by her face, it was either this or trash the card, I think it looks ok, right?


In this picture I hope you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella I added to the Fairy's dress, wings, a bit on her hair and her arm, after all, Fairies are totally covered in Fairy Dust, you know this! I also added some Crystal Effects to the drops of water hanging on the spider web and, of course, on the one that will drop any second now to wake this sweet Fairy from her nap.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is my favorite to add to my Fairy cards, the flower image from my stash of unknowns.

I would like to enter the following challenges.


Crafting With Friends Challenge #64 "Anything Goes"

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #115 "Spring"


Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #13 "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.