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Friday, July 5, 2019

Little Succulents.....

Hello everyone: I love Succulents, they are hardy as they are beautiful, require minimum care and they look amazing near a sunny window any time of the year.


These cute, little Succulents are from a My Favorite Things stamp set called "Sweet Succulents" 
I just stamped these images on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  
I fussy cut the plants and the pots, which I also stamped with a Waffle Flower set called LAYERING MARBLE to add a bit of texture to the otherwise, plain pots.
I used a Tim Holts brick wall EF for the background and a Cuttle Bug "Swirls" EF for a bit of decoration, the sentiment hanging is from a Power Poppy set called Farmers Market.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

 

I used a scrap piece of embossed brick wall for the top, a sentiment from a Power Poppy set called POTTED PRIMROSES and the little succulent from SASSY SUCCULENTS also from Power Poppy.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Challenge #305 "Birthday Wishes"
Creative Knockouts

Challenge #589 "Anything Goes"
Cute Card Thursday


Challenge #510

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Pastels, Pastels.....


Hello everyone: THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has a new theme for you to play with this month and its PRETTY PASTELS, so we all hope you come and join us in our gallery.  This is the card I made to inspire you but be sure to stop by the blog and check out my awesome teammates' creations.


The image is from a Power Poppy set called Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips and its heat embossed in white and colored with SU markers adding a bit of Wink of Stella, hope you can see it, the sentiment is from the same set.
The die cut frame is from Spellbinders called Tranquil Moments, the middle section where the flowers were stamped was traced and fussy cut.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I stamped the border with a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment is from another retired SU set called "Whimsical Words" and the slice of cake is from an old Flourishes set, I think it's called "Celebrate".

I hope you come and play along with us over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, remember to make flowers the main focus on your cards, and please read our rules, we have a fabulous prize for one lucky winner from UNIKO so it's worth to take a look so you can have a chance.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.







Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Home Grown.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share inspired by the awesome colors of the Altenew July Challenge, I'll link the color chart at the end of this post.


This little garden scene is from the Altenew set called Garden Grow, with super adorable and sketchy looking images to create really beautiful garden scenes.
I stamped them on a panel of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and used some of my granddaughter's Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, I love how intense they are even when diluted with water.
The sentiment is from the set.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Farmers Market, the little flower pot, from the Altenew set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


#117 "No Pattern Paper"
Sparkles Monthly Challenges

Anything Goes.
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

One Layer Card for SOS.....

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Hello everyone: My SHOPPING OUR STASH teammates and I have a new challenge for you and we hope you play along in our gallery.
The theme is ONE LAYER CARDS, simple enough, right? so come and join us.
This is the card I made to inspire you, and for more inspiration, stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog and check out my teammates' creations.


This image is from a My Favorite Things background stamp called "Fresh Cut Flowers" and it's stamped on a 4.25"x5.5" folded watercolor paper card base with Versamark ink, heat embossed it with Pearlized embossing powder and colored with Sakura Koi Watercolors.
I added a bit of shimmer with my Wink of Stella.
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Simply Camelias" and the butterfly from a retired SU set called "Serene Garden"

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is stamped with the retired SU set called Delicate Details, the sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Whimsical Words"
the flower on the corner from the "Serene Garden" set.

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

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Inkspirational
5 blue flowers.


Crafty Friends Challenge
Challenge #113 "Things beginning with "B"
Blooms and Butterfly.
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog

Stamping Sensations
"Show Your True Colors"
Stamping Sensations

Penny Black and More Challenge
Blossoms and Butterflies.
Penny Black and More

Make My Monday
Challenge #99, "Begins with the letter "B".
Make My Monday Challenge Blog

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.




Monday, July 1, 2019

Please, be Square.....

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Hello everyone: Welcome to another challenge over at RETRO RUBBER.
This time around we are partnering with the fabulous DOUBLE TROUBLE CHALLENGE, we hope you come along and play with us.
Our theme is "Christmas in July" so, let us forget for a bit the Summer Heat and think of snow, Santa, Christmas Trees, lots of gifts and all the other good things that are related with this most Wonderful Time of the Year.
This is the card I made to inspire you to play along.


These sweet looking images and the sentiment are from an old and retired Flourishes set called "Sweets of the Seasons" (2010). I die cut 4 pieces of Bristol Vellum watercolor paper, (it's a bit thinner and die cuts well), with the "Fleur de Lis" die set from Spellbinders and stamped my images with Stazon black ink and I colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I also cut 4 squares of Gold Glimmer paper for a bit of bling behind the images.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The Snowflakes and the little mittens are from a retired Flourishes set called "Warm Winter Wishes" (2010), the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Poinsettia.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.



All of us hope you come and play along with the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE and the DOUBLE TROUBLE CHALLENGE.
Please remember to read the rules on both our challenges to be eligible for the prize. 
Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.  





Sunday, June 30, 2019

Let's Hang Out.....

Hello everyone: I have a quick card to share today and I will link it up to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This image is from a Flourishes set called "Friendly Reminders" (2009-2010), stamped with Stazon black ink and colored with SU So Saffron, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay on white watercolor paper, the sentiment is from the set.
I scored a couple of lines to the left and colored them with Pool Party.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I stamped the border with the retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Simply Camelias", the butterfly on the corner from a "49 Market" set called "Delight in Lavender".

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


CAS on Sunday

Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
XO
Maria.