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Friday, October 4, 2019

CAS Fun With CASual Fridays.....


Hello dear friends: My teammates and I over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGEhave a new one for you to play in the month of October. 
The theme is CAS (Clean and Simple), which basically means there should be a lot of white, empty space, not many embellishments, and minimal layers.
Once again this month we have a fabulous prize of $25.00 for you to win that the fabulous Michele from CAS-ual Friday Stamps has generously donated, she also gave all of us at The Flower Challenge some of her stamps to play with for this fun challenge so, I hope you get inspired and come and join us in our gallery.
Here's my card.


I used the two flower images on this set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps called Mon Ami, the stems are also part of it.
I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Pearlescent embossing powder, I used a set of Niji Pearlescent  Watercolors to color the flowers, the stems were stamped with Altenew "Forest Glades" ink.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like. 


The sentiment and leaf are from the set.

We have a new Guest Designer for the month of October, her name is 
Tina Magnusson, check our her blog to see her beautiful creations and leave her some comment love.

I hope you go check THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to get more awesome inspiration from all my teammates, check their blogs to see how they created their beautiful cards.
Please don't forget to read our rules, especially the one about entering other challenges, you can enter only 6 including ours and make the focus of your cards FLOWERS. 
Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.







Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Best Friends.....Yikes!!!!!

Hello everyone: Do you still send Halloween cards to friends and family? Well, I do, even to my grown grandkids, (2 of them are adults already, sheeesh!!) they still get a kick out of them although it's getting harder and harder to create any kind of greeting card for my 18 y/o grandson.
Anywho, here's a card I will happily add to my Halloween stash and soon will be on its merry way to someone I love.


This card is created with a 2006 Stampin' Up! set called "Best Friends". 
Back when this set was in circulation, I didn't know anything about card making, rubber stamps, blogs, etc. otherwise, believe me, I would have grabbed immediately. I started stamping maybe back in 2010 so I never knew this set existed until I saw a card on Pinterest made with one of the images, and then, the hunt began.
All I had was the name of the set so I went searching on I started searching for it on the Internet until I finally saw it on eBay and I bought it on the spot, I love it.
I stamped this sweetie pie and her friendly Bat on watercolor paper with Versafine black in and clear heat embossed it then, colored with some Sakura Koy watercolors. I wanted to give her a nice attire so I colored her hat and dress a nice orange instead of black.
The pattern paper is from my stash and so is the ribbon. The sentiment is from the set.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is super old and I don't know where it came from, the spider is from a bag of confetti.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

The Paper Players
I went with the horizontal line in the middle,
Orange, Die-cut and Halloween.
The dies are both the circle and the scalloped.


Stampin' Up! Only Challenges
SUO Challenges -

Crafting Happiness Challenges
#16
Crafting Happiness Challenges

Crafty Cardmakers
#242 Add a Critter.
I added my little Bat.
Crafty Cardmakers
Krafty Chicks Challenge
Sketch used with Julee Tilman's permission.


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




Sunday, September 29, 2019

Just Fly......

Hello everyone and happy Football Sunday!!
The Dallas Cowboys are playing tonight and.....THEY ARE GOING TO TELEVISE IT!!! WOO HOO!!
Anyway, I have a card to share that I hope you like.


This beautiful butterfly is from a "The Crafts Meow" and it's called "Beautiful Spring", I think this company is no longer in business because I couldn't find it to share the link but it dates back to 2015.
I stamped the butterfly on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Pearlescent embossing powder, then colored with Sakura Koi watercolors. 
The design on the background is done using a stencil from Altenew called Splatters, I applied Texture Paste from Ranger and sprinkled with Diamond Dust from Twinklets.
The word is die-cut with white glimmer paper.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from a retired SU set called "Delicate Details", the sentiment is from a CAS-ual Fridays set called Mon Ami, the butterfly from a retired SU set called "Kindness Matters"

I would like to play with the following challenges.

(I picked Sparkle and Pearl)

Challenge #169

Challenge 177 (For a Girl/Lady)
addicted-to-stamps-challenge

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