Rose Hello

I found a few challenges that I thought would be fun to create for.

For this card I used Paper Smooches Rosy Posy set. Paper Smooches has been closed for well over a year, but I have never inked this set and colored it. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp You Shine. This set was part of a card kit, which I did not purchase. I did purchase the patterned paper used in the kit and recently the stamp set went on sale, so I took the plunge and purchased it. It worked well for the greeting.

One challenge is CAS Colours & Sketches: http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2023/01/challenge-501-colors.html

I used watercolor with the colors for this challenge. After the image was dry, I tried adding texture with the small end of the Cherry Cobbler marker. I liked the effect.

The second challenge is The Sisterhood of Crafters: Something New: https://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2023/01/something-new.html

Since both images were never inked before, they are considered new to me.

The third challenge is Cardz 4 Galz: http://cardz4galz.blogspot.com/2023/01/190-cas-clean-and-simple.html

I left a lot of white space, so this is definitely a clean and simple card.

It was fun using these colors, finding items in my stash, and creating a card. I am not sure who will receive this card, but hopefully soon I will find the person to send it to.

CAS GIFTS

I took a break from other things and made a simple card recently. I like the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge. They are celebrating their 500 challenge.

I am using Challenge #475 colors of Tatian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Sweet Sorbet. I used Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter for the gifts and Simply Winter Sentiments for all of my stamping. I used the MISTI and moved my paper up and down the platform using the grid paper to move it three spaces with each border.

Just Because

While the cardstock was out for the CAS Colors & Sketches Challenge #426, I made another card. This will be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-426-double-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-85/

I used the Floral Essence set and matching punch from Stampin Up. I also used the Tiny Textures set from Gina K Designs for texture on the flag and behind the flowers, but also for the greeting. I used all colors from the challenge and added gray as my neutral. This is an odd size card. I cut the stitched rectangles first and then the flag. It was all too large to fit on an A2 card so I made a 5 X 7 size card, but that was too much white space below the flag, so I trimmed it down. The finished card size is 5 X 6 or close to it. I will fit in a 5 X 7 envelope for mailing.

I enjoyed creating with these colors and sketch.

Owl Birthday

I began pulling out cardstock and ink colors to match for the CAS Colors & Sketch Challenge #426. I also found the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so the following card will be entered in both places.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-426-double-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-85/

I followed the sketch using the colors Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, and Peach Parfait. All of the cardstock colors were found in the containers inherited by my Mother, but she did not own the inks or markers for each of these colors. I did my best to match the inks and usable markers in other brands.

I used Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot set. I paper pieced the balloons with matching cardstock and colored the birthday hat and owl with markers. I struggle with leaving cardstock plain, so I added texture with embossing folders. I used Lifestyle Crafts Birthday set for the background and flag as it is a 2 folder set. I used the SU Subtle folder for the Tangerine Tango layer behind the owl. If course, the owl had to have googly eyes.

This is a fun card. I send quite a few birthday cards and have no idea who will receive this card.

Easter Tulips

I am making Easter cards and pulled out a favorite set called Easter Blessings, 2015, by Stampin’ Up, retired several years ago. The greeting is from Joy Clair, Easter Greetings, 2019, also retired.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-411-color.html http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2021/03/246.html https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/03/challenge-154-anything-goes.html

I used the colors Gina K Designs Sweet Corn for SU So Saffron, and SU Mango Melody and Pear Pizzazz for the tulips and scalloped cardstock layer. I chose to watercolor these flowers.

Cupcake Celebration

Using the colors from the CAS Challenge and a new to me set called Hello Cupcake, I created this fun celebration card.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-384-colours.html

I used a neutral for the cupcake wrapper, Soft Suede. The yellow is Lawn Fawn Lemonade and the other colors are Stampin Up Pool Party and Highland Heather. I added clear sparkle to the cupcake icing and a glitter pen to the sprinkles. I am sure this will be sent for a birthday.

Happy Birthday Cupcake

This card will be entered in several challenges.

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-168.htm https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-74/ http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-376-sketch.html

Paper Smooches stamps are a favorite of mine. I love the cute critters, graphic shapes, fun sentiments, and fun challenges. Kim the illustrator and owner is retiring from the company. I am participating in the current challenge using a few of the first stamps I ever purchased from this company. The set Hallaballoo is a birthday builder set. I have used it numerous times. Today I used the cupcake from the set, cut out with scissors. The happy birthday is from Sentiment Sampler and the hexagon shapes are from Geo-Graphics.

The sketch from CAS Colors & Sketches is the sketch I used in this card. I used my MISTI to place the stamp straight.

I love Anything Goes challenges, so this will be entered in Simon Says Stamp challenge as well as Always Fun Challenges.

The colors for this card were from Split Coast Stampers color challenge CC797 of Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst. I substituted GKD Tranquil Teal for Tranquil Tide; teal is a bit more blue. I substituted GKD Sweet Corn for So Saffron, which is a very good match. The other colors matched the ones listed. I enjoyed creating this card using Paper Smooches stamps, fun colors, and a fun sketch. Thanks for spending time with me.

Kitty Hello

This card is using the sketch from CAS Colors and Sketches and a stamp from Paper Smooches.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-368-sketch.html
https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/05/welcome-new-ps-dt-and-our-may-challenge.html

The patterned paper is from The Stamps of Life. The cardstock is My Favorite Things and The Stamps of Life. I used the Happy Hellos set from Paper Smooches for the kitty, and the hearts are from So Lovely, also PS. I enjoyed using this sketch. I always love the Anything Goes challenges which is the current theme for Paper Smooches.