Monday, October 16, 2017

Watercoloured Leaf Background Thanks....STAMPlorations CUTplorations Reminder Post

Hello,

Hope you had a marvelous weekend!  Today, my lovely team and I are bringing you reminders about the  STAMPlorations CUTplorations October 2017 Challenge, where this wonderful image is our inspiration source.


image source: marmaladebleue

My card focuses on the colours in the upper portion of Happy, with an Autumn Thanks card as the result.  This was easy to design: ink blended background, leaves stamped over using the same palette, and a rich, brown CUTplorations sentiment.  I love fall colours!

 (using Trendy Leaves, Thanks Word Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Die)

To see more reminder inspiration from the team, head here; for the original post and to link up with YOUR projects, head here

Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery!

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Head over to where 'smiles' happen:  STAMPlorations blog | STAMPlorations shop

To receive 20% off STAMPlorations stamps, stencils and dies, I invite you to use my code: STAMPGIRLCAROLM. The code applies to regular and sale-priced products, but cannot be combined with other discount codes you have. Happy shopping!


UNIKO STUDIOS - Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY October 2017

Hello,

A marvelous new release over at Uniko Studios has been introduced and showcased - sensationally, I might add - by my wonderful teammates (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5).  Unfortunately (at least for me!), I didn't have an opportunity to play along, as my stamps are still in transit, somewhere between the UK, the ocean and the mountains and prairies! Once they do arrive, look out! I'll be doing one major catch-up!

Even though I'm new-release stamp-less, I'm excited to be part of the BIG Reveal, Release,Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY of this month's new stamp sets from Uniko!

The newcomers are in the shop HERE, waiting to be welcomed into your home where we know they'll receive plenty of TLC!

Showcased Day 1

Showcased Day 2


Showcased Day 3 
Showcased Day 4


Showcased Day 5

Bev is also introducing even more sensational products: snowflake and flower dies AND stencils. I know you'll be rushing to add these to your collection!

  



As I mentioned, no new release yet for me, however, I'm joining the Hop with cards featuring two of my favourite Uniko Christmas/Winter sets:  Peace on Earth and Stunning Snowflakes.  On my first a flurry of clear embossed snowflakes frame the lovely dove...


and on the second, the laurel leaves take on the roll.  Two more cards for my Christmas stash...and I think I may be creating a few more using these products/designs.


That's it from me! Now, sending you on your merry way to visit my awesome Design Team who will take your breath away with their impressive creativity. Do leave comments to be in the running for prizes...fabulous prizes!

Bev
Carol - Me

Happy Hopping!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Layered Birthday Cakes....Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017

Hello,

Popping in quickly this Sunday morning, before heading to races, to share two cards made for Winnie & Walter's fabulous WCMD 2017! Thank you, Shay, for giving us a week to play!!

I've brought cake to the celebration! In fact 'layered' cakes...with one *on* layers so it's heading to the Lovely Layers Challenge with Keren.  Stenciling was also involved (a little bit of extra decorating *grin*), which means a trip over to the Stenciled Challenge with Kate.  Finally, both cards are the same, but different - off to the Variations Challenge with Shay.



Winnie & Walter products:

Hope your Sunday is absolutely marvelous!

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Birthday Roses...Inspired By All The Little Things #67

Hello!

We're 'this close' to  heading out the door, enroute to my mom's for the weekend (visits and bike races), but before we go, I'm sharing my card for Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge #67.


Stenciled roses from STAMPlorations and birthday sentiments (the die cut is on woodgrain paper inked with Delicata Gold for shimmer) from Winnie and Walter.


That's it from me...

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Autumn Blessings...Tag, You're It Challenge #75

Hello!

Do you have wonderful plans for the weekend? We do! We're off to see my mom and my darling niece and nephew. Added to the mix: officiating at a bike race on Saturday and cheering my husband on when he races Sunday. It will be a bit of a whirlwind trip...and a repeat of the same the following weekend (although then, I'll be an official at both races). Hoping the 'white stuff', gusty winds and cool temperatures hold off for a bit longer!

Okay, time to get going on what you're here for! Welcome to Tag, You're It! Challenge #75, where the team and I - and YOU - are drawing inspiration from the sweet Fall tag designed by Marcia Hill. Isn't that little girl darling!


 Guest Featured Artist
Marcia Hill

 Our guest designer is Kim Heggins; her take on Marcia's tag is pure delight!

My wee fox from PTI's Stylized Autumn called to me in designing my tag, which draws inspiration from the single image, colours, clouds and Autumn sentiment from Marcia's.


Please be sure to head over to Tag, You're It! to see what Kim, and the rest of
my amazing team, have created. Afterwards, pull out your tags, stamps, inks and dies, and craft up a little gem to share in the gallery!

Kara Lynne

Looking forward to seeing your creative interpretations of Marcia's tag!


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Celebrate...Reminder for Uniko Challenge #43~Autumn/Fall (optional twist: Halloween)

Hello!

Popping in today with a reminder about Uniko Studio Challenge #43~Autumn/Fall (optional twist: Halloween).

I've brought out my favourite flower image to showcase today - Originally Organic stamps and dies  - and paired it with my go-to sentiment set - All Occasions Sentiments #6.

The first card sees these lovely blooms in an autumn palette...


while the second is in Halloween colours - purple, orange and green. Wouldn't this be fun for someone with an October 31st birthday?  


Joining us for this challenge is our  talented Guest Designer: Vijaylaxmi.  She, and the rest of my amazing team, have created another set of lovely cards to inspire and delight. You can visit them here.

Wrapping up with a warm invitation for you to join us in the gallery 
with your Fall/Autumn and/or Halloween creations. 
You have plenty of time to play along!

The entry guidelines are simple and there are PRIZES, too! Do check details at Uniko Studio.

Also sharing at:

As these are my favs, I'm sharing them at the birthday celebration being held at The Flower Challenge #13~Use Your Favourite Flower. Congratulations on such a successful Year 1 - and here's to many many many more years of challenges to come!  (Studio Katia, please, if honoured with a win)

 




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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Trick or Treat and Happy Halloween...FUSION Card Challenge~Striped Wreath

Hello!

It's definitely Fall here...and Winter has started whispering, too. We won't mention the 's' word just yet; rather, let's turn our thoughts to fun things that Autumn brings...like Halloween!

Welcome to FUSION Card Challenge~Striped Wreath, where we have an image with alllll sorts of entry points to inspire the multitude of cards/projects you're sure to bring to the gallery! Colours, stripes, wreaths, Halloween, the textured wall background - and, of course, that wonderful sketch! is an option, too!
My first card's photo has me in the Land of Grrrr! After 700 photos, I decided this was the best I could manage; that green background, in real life, is rather pretty (in a Halloween kind-of-way), as are my glitter-paper bat and cat, but what a challenge to photograph! Anyway, this is my translation of the sketch; wish it looked more spook-tacular here. It's kind of fun; a card that will likely go to one of my niece or nephew's teachers.


My second is photo-inspired (obviously *grin*) The skull isn't 'that' scary, given that the flame in his candle-eye is heart shaped. The multi-colour sentiment adds a simple pop of colour.


Please head over to the FUSION blog see the marvelous cards designed by my wonderful design team:



Looking forward to seeing your designs in the gallery!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Tags (Batch 1)...Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #263~Holiday

Hello!

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #263~Holiday!


Time to get those Christmas cards done...or not, as you'll see in my case *grin!

Yes, I know that Halloween is not, technically, a holiday, however, I have decided it is, so I hope you'll bear with me!  Today, I'm sharing the oodles of tags (inspired by Kim, from Joyful Creations with Kim) I created for my nephew's kindergarten class.  As compared to Kim's, mine are far more simplistic; I did try embossing the sentiments on a few, but the paper-warping and time-consuming nature of doing so became a bit much. Even so, they still took a while to make...but what a FUN while it was!

Here's a sample of five of the 25+,


followed by the gang...


and close-ups of a couple who were waving their ghostly little hands wildly, clamouring for attention...


Aren't those sentiments fun!  All products are from Taylored Expressions, except for the die used to cut the shapes.  Hope Mr. C's pals like them!  Oh...the little ghosts have been liberally sprinkled with glow-in-the-dark glitter (hard to see in the photo). They do glow...sort of *grin*

Now, to get after the second batch of Halloween 'somethings' for his class and then, turning my attention to my niece's Grade 2 class...

Please be sure to visit my teammates to see their amazing *real* Holiday-themed designs. You'll be delighted!

Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

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Uniko Sneak Peeks Day 4 - October 2017

Hello,

Welcome to Day 4 of the October 2017 Sneak Peeks for the new release. This is the finale to the teasers of the previous days and is, like the others, laden with possibilities! Our very own Lindsey is the mastermind behind this stamp's concept and design, which pairs wonderfully with the current Organic series.

Please dash over to the Uniko blog HERE where you'll find all details about the schedule, dates for introductions along with the BIG reveal, release and traditional blog hop GIVEAWAY! 

Thank you so much for dropping by; I hope you'll come back tomorrow as we'll be introducing the new sets. So excited!!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Uniko Sneak Peeks Day 3 - October 2017

Hello!

Welcome to Day 3 of the October 2017 Uniko new release sneak peeks.  Another dazzling delight about to unfold. There 'might' be some stylized triangles here that will make for wonderful backgrounds on your cards/projects...just sayin' *grin*


Please dash over to the Uniko blog HERE where you'll find all details about the schedule, dates for introductions along with the BIG reveal, release and traditional blog hop GIVEAWAY! 

Thank you so much for dropping by; I hope you'll come back to visit over the next few days as we reveal and introduce the new sets.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Balloons and Clouds; Heart Wreath and Stripes...Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies October Challenge

Hello!

To my Canadian friends: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Hope your weekend is filled with delicious food and the companionship of family and friends!

Welcome to October's Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!


Two cards featuring dies today. The first: a duo of Concord and 9th Happy Balloons, floating through a stenciled fluffy clouds blue sky background.  I've left the card opened ended with the addition of the 'happy' die cut...happy birthday, happy engagement, happy...everything!  These balloon are seriously too much fun with their doodly patterns...


Second, is my card inspired by Sovushka Slavia Challenge #13


where we're invited to case the lovely card designed by incredibly talented, Erum Tasneem. My take is nowhere near as breath-taken-away beautiful as hers, but I so enjoyed playing with my Neat and Tangled heart wreath, as is.


That's a wrap from me.

Please visit my teammates for some truly amazing die cut inspiration, then play along with us! Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.
See you in the gallery!

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