Monday, October 5, 2020

A Place to Start - October 2020 - Harvest Time: Use Red, Yellow and Green

It's time for our October Challenge at A Place to Start. Our theme is Harvest Time - Use Red, Yellow and Green.  I had fun with this challenge, using another very old stamp set and some Distress Oxides:

I absolutely love blending Distress Oxide Inks. They are so creamy and blend like a dream. My CAS style loves these inks.

We hope to see you on the blog with your creation.  And don't forget to check to see who won last week.  I hope you're enjoying autumn wherever you are.  And please stay safe.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

613 Avenue Create-October 2020-Option Winged Things

Happy Fall, everyone!  We're into a new season as we introduce our latest challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This month our Anything Goes Challenge has the delightful option of Winged Things.  I opted to create an airplane card.



This was fun.  I used a really old stamp from Close to My Heart for the airplane, banner and sentiment.  The sun is from my stash as is the cloud background paper.  I used Glossy Accents on the cockpit window and wing for a bit of shine and dimension.

We'd love to see what you make. Hop on over and join the challenge.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A Place To Start-September-Option Create a Children's Card

Hello, friends!  I have a darling little girl birthday card for this month's challenge at A Place to Start.  I used punches to create a Minnie Mouse silhouette.  It's such a cute and fun card.  Here it is:

We hope you choose to make a kid card.  Be sure to check out the blog for DT inspiration and to see who won our last challenge.  Happy Crafting:

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613 Avenue Create September 2020 - Anything Goes-Option Use a Charm

Hello, hello, hello!!  It's September and time for a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  This month you have the option of using a charm in our Anything Goes Challenge. Here's my CAS inspiration for you:

I used Distress Oxides to make my simple background and a fancy tea pot die belonging to a friend. The little charm is one I've had for years and years. I attached some thread to it before adhering it to the card base.

Please do join in the fun and play along with us this month.  Our DT has some delightful inspiration.  And you'll want to see who won last month's challenge also. Take care & happy crafting!

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Place to Start August 2020 - Shaker Card

Hi there, Crafty Peeps!  This month our challenge at A Place to Start is to Create a Shaker Card.  A while back I learned how to create a shaker card by using a clear envelope.  It's so easy - no building up adhesive or using acetate.  Just create your card panel, insert it into a clear envelope, add your shaker bits, seal the envelope, and adhere it to a card base.  Here's what I made:

The main image is colored with my Spectrum Noir markers  I cut it out using a Spellbinders die.  I lightly chalked around the image and adhered it to a colored panel.  I stamped the sentiment and, as I stated above, put it in a clear envelope, and added sequins left over from a card kit. I think it turned out well.

We want to see your shakers, no matter how you make them. Give it a try and enter the challenge.  Happy Crafting!!

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613 Avenue Create August 2020 - Option: Use Washi Tape

Hello, Friends!  This month our crafty challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the option to Use Washi Tape. In actuality, I don't have much Washi tape.  And some of what I have has gone bad - the adhesive has deteriorated so that the tape cannot be used. Bummer!  So I used long strips of what is still good and adhered to my card front.  After die cutting a sentiment, my card is done!  Quick and easy, clean and simple.  Here it is:

We hope to see your projects using Washi,  Hopefully, yours is still in good working condition!

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

613 Avenue Create-July 2020-Sentiment as Focal

Welcome to our new challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our optional twist is to make the sentiment your focal point.

I actually used two separate sentiments on this card.  I thought they went well together:

I used my Tombow markers to make the stripes on the lower card panel, then used a stencil and inks for the top panel.  I stamped and die cut the sentiments and glued them to the top panel.  Finally, I added a few sequins for a pop.

We'd love to see your creations.  Please do join us.

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