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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

VIOLETS FOR THE FLOWER CHALLENGE OLC.....


Hello everyone: It's the half way on THE FLOWER CHALLENGE "One Layer Card" challenge so here I am with another card to inspire you to come and play along.


This image is from a very old and retired Flourishes set called "Sweet Violets". I stamped it on a folded watercolor card base with Versafine black ink, clear heat embossed it and colored it with Sakura Koy watercolors.  I wanted to frame the image with something so I grabbed a SU embossing folder called "Filigree", this kind of ground my little flowers.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is done with a SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called SAGE ADVICE.

I hope you join my teammates and I at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE gallery and also check out the fabulous and beautiful inspiration cards from the rest of the Design Team, we can't wait to see what you create.
Please include our logo on your post when you upload your card, make sure the main image is a flower, you can participate in 6 challenges including ours.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #110 "No pattern papers"
Creative Craft Cottage

Tiddly Inks Challenge #216 "Clean and Simple"
Tiddly Inks Challenge

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, August 14, 2018

Leaves for SOS.....

Hello, blogging friends: Autumn is kind of around the corner, which is fine with me since it's my most favorite Season of the Year. I love the cooler temperatures but most of all, I love the glorious colors on the trees.
The theme over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is LEAVES so here is the card I made to inspire you to come and play along with us.


These leaves were stamped and then heat embossed with gold and copper embossing powder with the "Vintage Leaves" stamp set from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog (sadly retired) then I die cut them with the coordinating die set, (also retired­čś×), I sponged the leaves with distress inks to add color to them.
The panel with the gold design is from SU and the wood pattern paper from MODA SCRAP "WOOD EFFECTS" I adore this amazing paper and the great thing about it is that it's ONE SIDED!! so you don't have to struggle picking what side to use.
The ribbons are from my stash of bits and pieces, I was lucky I had that gold cord in the bag which was just about enough to make a bow, I need to get more, I really love how easy it is to make a bow with it.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Dahlias", the leaf from the same set.

I hope this card inspires you to come along and play with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, for more inspiration stop by the blog and check out my teammates' beautiful creations.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Southern Girls Challenge "Make your mark with Team Lou"
Southern Girls Challenge

Try it on Tuesday "Inspired by a Song" 
The song that inspired my card is Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy.


Cut It Up "Your Favorite Color" Mine are the colors of Autumn.
Cut It Up




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.



Wonderful Autumn.....


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Hello dear blogging friends: Here I am with a really fun TIC TAC TOE challenge at RETRO RUBBER, love this challenges because you have a lot of options to choose from.
I made my card with the vertical line on the far right, MASCULINE, ONE WORD, LEAVES. 
Here is my card, hope it inspires you to play along.


This leaves where die cut with a die set from Memory Box using watercolor paper and then sponged with distress inks, the branches were hand drawn and then fussy cut.
The sentiment both inside and out are from a 2013 set called Dahlias from Flourishes.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Dahlias" and the Acorns are from a set from Our Daily Bread called "Autumn Blessings"

I hope you stop by the RETRO RUBBER blog and check out what my awesome teammates have created to inspire you and come and play along with us.
Remember that at least one of the stamps you use has to be 1 year old or older. 

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Southern Girls Challenge Make your mark with Team Lou.
Southern Girls Challenge

Try it on Tuesday "Inspired by a song" 
The song that inspired my card is Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy.
Try it on Tuesday


Scrap from your Heart Challenge #24
"One for the Guys"
Scrap from your heart

Craftaholics R Us Challenge #32 "Use Yellow"
Craftaholics R Us

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