Friday, April 26, 2024

Build Your Stash Cardmakers ~ Sketch Challenge #44, Project 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

April's BYSH sketch is so easy to interpret!   Here is my second design team project for #44. 

I love gold and white, especially for the holidays.
The Christmas die cut is from LaLa Land Crafts and the gold embossed "MERRY" is part of a Jaded Blossom set.

The challenge is open through the end of April.  You can find inspiration on the BYSH blog and in our Facebook group.  Then you can enter your own project HERE.

Here's the challenge sketch.

There's still time to play along.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

BYSH Cardmakers April Spring into Christmas Linky Party

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our Linky Party is active through April 26.  I hope you'll link up your project(s).  The more you share, the best chance you have of winning prizes from our amazing sponsors.

Today in our Facebook Group we're featuring our sponsor, Jaded Blossom.
This is one of favorite companies.  I had the pleasure of designing for them for over three years.

Here's a quick card I created using their products.

I used these Jaded Blossom products:

Pinecone Dies, Octagon Dies, and Fuzzy Mittens stamp set.

The papers are from Echo Park.

You have lots of time to play along.

Friday, April 19, 2024

BYSH Cardmakers April Linky Party ~ Spring into Christmas

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our spring Linky party is open at Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers.  We have so many amazing sponsors and some fabulous prizes to be won by those who link up their projects on our blog.

Here's my project using my Glimmer Foiling system and a Betterpress plate (yes, you can foil using your Betterpress plates!!!)  By using an alcohol ink-compatible cardstock, I was able to use Copic markers after foiling the image.

You may enter as many projects as you'd like during the event; more chances for you to win and you'll be putting a dent in your holiday cardmaking - woohoo!!

So, what are you waiting for? 

Cut it Up Challenge #302 ~ Starts with a B

Hi Crafty Friends,

So glad you're visiting.  Today I'm sharing my project for Cut it Up's challenge 302 ~ Starts with a B

Here's my Butterfly project.

I have been participating in the PinkFresh Studio's Create and Connect cardmaking events.  During our last event, we were introduced to their amazing Washi tape designs.  In the Fluttering Butterflies product suite, there is a die that matches both the clear stamp set and the Washi tape!  All of the stems and butterflies are cut at once - LOVE IT!!
I also used the PF Daisy Chain coverplate for the background which I ink blended using PF inks.  The sentiment is from the PF Extra Special sentiments set and I added some PF glitter dots.

I hope you'll play along with us.  Just follow the link above.

Friday, April 12, 2024

Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers ~ Sketch Challenge # 44

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our newest challenge at BYSH has been open since April 1.  Here is my first design team project for #44. 

I finally got my Copic markers out to color this cute little image using a stamp that has been in my stash.

The challenge is open through the end of April.  You can find inspiration on the BYSH blog and in our Facebook group.  Then you can enter your own project HERE.

Here's the challenge sketch.

We hope you'll play along.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Cut it Up Challenge #301 ~ 3-2-1

Hi Crafty Friends,

We have a fun new challenge for you at Cut it Up Challenges.
For Challenge #301 we're asking you to use 3 gems, 2 die cuts, and 1 sentiment on your project.

Here's my card.

I used my Betterpress letterpress system for this card.  The plates are from Spellbinders and included the sentiment die cut as well.  I added a frame from Pinkfresh Studio's essential frame dies.
I used black Betterpress ink on Betterpress paper.  I love the deep impression made by using this system.  I considered adding water color but decided the 3 red gems added just the right "drama."

I hope you'll play along.  Please upload your project to our challenge blog (link above.)

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Outlawz Challenge ~ Festive Friday April Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

I'm so excited to announce that I have joined the Outlawz Challenge - Festive Friday design team.
It will be fun being a part of another challenge blog and I hope you'll join me by playing along.

This challenge has FOUR themes for you to choose from each month.  April's themes are:
Christmas (always a choice)
Happy Easter
Spring is in the Air
Clean and Simple (CAS)

I have some new crafty tools that I've been playing with.  My newest is the Glimmer Foil system
so I decided to follow the CAS theme with this card made using the Glimmer and plates from Spellbinders (sentiment) and Pinkfresh Studio (design.)

Please visit the blog (link above) to read the challenge guidelines and upload your project.
We're also on Facebook HERE where you can read about All of the Outlawz challenges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Pearly Sparkles April Challenge ~ For Men or Boys

Hi Crafty Friends,

Happy April!  Here in northern California our March roared in like a lion, but it sure didn't go out like a lamb.  Our weather still can't make up its mind whether it's winter or spring.  I'm truly ready  to wear my flip flops but . . . 

Our Pearly Sparkles April challenge is "For men or Boys."  Sometimes those masculine cards can be a struggle but I think the Betterpress plate I chose to use works well.

The sentiment is also a Betterpress plate.  I love the deep etching these plates produce.  I inked up the background before I pressed and actually cut the mat apart so that more of the design would show after adding the rather large sentiment.  The finished card is 6x5.

I hope you'll play along with us this month.  Just follow the link above to add your card to the challenge.

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