sending sympathy and prayers…

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! A new Tic Tac Toe challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Beccy’s Place so be sure to come on over and play! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I was gifted a beautiful tulips image from Beccy’s Spring Tulips digital image set and created a sympathy card. I know I’ve shared that sympathy cards don’t come easy for me and I typically don’t have many in my stash at any given time, but this design just came together like it was meant to be!

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge this fortnight, we are to use items on our project inspired from those featured in any column or row in the photo below. I was inspired by the green, teacups and tulips in the center column.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. Since green is my favorite color and part of the tic tac toe inspiration, I went for two green Graphic 45 coordinating papers for the background, then cut the embroidery hoop from a My Mind’s Eye wood-look paper and gave it a solid green center (another Graphic 45 paper from the same 6×6 pad). I stamped, colored and die cut a Prickley Pear Stamps coffee cup and then arranged the tulips digital image in the cup. This was a little tricky because the digi was in a water can, so I printed the image twice, colored both of them with alcohol markers and fussy cut both. Then I did some overlaying of leaves to cover the water can handle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set ink in the upper right corner. The finishing touch was the addition of some green enamel dots.

I cut inside layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and the solid green Graphic 45 paper. I embellished the white panel with leftover strips of the striped and solid green papers used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I layered the panels together and adhered them to the inside of the card base.

And one more look… very happy with how this turned out! I absolutely love Beccy’s tulips image and I know I’ll be creating with it again soon!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. The Outlawz Monday Greetings: Flower Power
2. The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge: Spring or Easter
3. The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Spring’s Vivid Carnival

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6×6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doodie 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Beccy’s Place Tulips digital image, Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set, Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 381, 379, 417, 413, 405, 403, 393, 391; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Embroidery die set, Coffee Cup die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Green Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Beccy’s Place! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

BOO!

Hi friends! I hope your week has started off with a fabulous note! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘1 Color Pick 2 Plus Twist’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy so be sure to come on over and play! I’m still (always? LOL) in a fun fold mode, so I created a hybrid front flap card featuring the adorable Fabrika Fantasy Halloween Cat digital image from my stash.

It sounds complicated but it’s really not. For the ‘1 Color Pick 2 Plus Twist’ challenge this fortnight, one color (white) is already given and we must pick two additional colors from the photo below and name our twist. I used purple and green with the white and my twist is Critters.

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut it with a stitched circle die, and layered it on a slightly larger stitched circle die cut cut from CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock. I created the card base from purple cardstock and covered the front flap and background with coordinating Halloween patterned papers, and adhered the focal image to the flap.

I die cut the ‘BOO!’ sentiment from the purple cardstock, layering three die cuts together for a little dimension, and adhered it to the front flap, and then added three tiny iridescent gemstones.

I cut the panel under the front flap from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of patterned paper and narrow strip of CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, and stamped a large sentiment in purple ink. This is an extra-added peek-a-boo type of element. ;)

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a wide strip of the Halloween patterned paper and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, and stamped another sentiment. This panel is for a signature.

And one more look… totally smitten with this Halloween Cat! Such an adorable image! And I LOVE this card fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz: #543 – Anything Goes w/ optional Fantasy-Make It Magical (playing twist)
4. Crafty Gals Corner: #217 – Make It Green
5. Creative Memories: #211 – Anything Goes
6. Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #221 – Just For Kids
7. Inkspirational Challenges: #235 – Fur/Feathers
8. Lil Patch of Crafty friends: #154
9. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2112
10. The Crafter’s Cafe: #262 – Seasons (Fall/Halloween)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Amethyst Allure cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set, The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

Hi friends! I hope your week has started off with a bang! I mean that figuratively, not literally, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘Inspiration Photo’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy, so be sure to come on over and play! You know how I love fun folds, so I created a hybrid split panel fold using Fabrika Fantasy’s Happy Raccoon digital image from my stash (which is currently included in their Digi Club). I’ve created several of these split panel folds over the past year and they are so much fun!

This is the inspiration photo we were given and I zeroed in on the gray, green, pink, yellow, blue and purple:

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper and cut it with a pinking edge die. I cut a narrow frame from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock using slightly smaller stitched square dies and adhered the frame to the image, and then adhered the image to another white pinking edge die cut for stability. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, covered the flaps with purple gingham paper and adhered the image panel. I stamped the sentiment in purple ink, trimmed it and adhered it to the top flap. I added white flat-back pearls to the image and several purple bling and flat-back pearls across the bottom flap.

I adhered a panel of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock to the inside of the card base along with a narrower panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock embellished with a wide strip of purple gingham and a narrow purple cardstock strip, and then stamped the sentiment in purple ink.

And one more look… this little raccoon guy couldn’t be any cuter! Love how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #3-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Square)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
6. Happy Little Stampers: March Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #141 – Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #169 – Anything Goes w/ optional Purple and Green (playing twist)
9. Moving Along With The Times: #128 – Spring is Coming

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics 6×6 paper pad, 60# Hammermill Copy Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Party Pants stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Pinking Edge Square STAX and Stitched Square STAX dies;
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Queen & Co. purple Twinkle Goosebumps, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Fabrika Fantasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

your unicorn has arrived

Hi everyone! A very Happy Tuesday to you! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have some great news to share – I was personally recruited by the owner of The Outlawz Challenges to join the Tuesday Color Challenge DT! I’m elated – I love playing in all their challenges so why not throw in some inspiration while I’m at it?! The Outlawz Challenges has been running a DT Call and I had not applied because I really wasn’t looking to get on any additional challenge teams, but I just couldn’t resist Laurian’s invite, so here I am! A new ‘5 Colors Plus Twist’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Polkadoodles so come on over and play! I was in the mood for a shaped card so I grabbed the adorable Polkadoodles Octavia Moonfly Unicorn digital image (part of a big kahuna download bundle) from my stash and created a sweet hybrid birthday card in a very cool shape! ;)

For the 5 Colors Plus Twist challenge this fortnight, we are to use at least three of the five colors shown in the photo below with a twist of adding a doily. I used pink, teal and purple.

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut it with a stitched mini scallop die, and layered it on a CutCardStock Basis Aqua cardstock stitched oval die cut. I stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink and set it aside to dry thoroughly. I cut the shaped card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock shaped layer. I adhered two narrow CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock strips vertically down the center of the card front with a narrow CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock strip between them. I added a purple tie-dyed doily which I cut in half and then adhered the layered focal image. I added iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

I adhered a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock shaped layer to the inside of the card base, then a slightly smaller Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock shaped layer embellished with strips cut from CutCardStock Basis Aqua cardstock and CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and a sentiment stamped in purple ink.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Such a pretty color palette we were given to work with!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #2 February 2021 – Anything Goes w/ optional Heart and Soles
2. Creative Moments: #209 – Anything Goes
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Shaped Cards (No Squares)
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #140 – Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #152 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Aqua cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock, CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Polkadoodles Octavia Moonfly Unicorn digital image, Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink, Stampin’ Up Wisteria Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Emma Die’sire Create-A-Card die set, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Memory Box Stitchede Oval Layers die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Momenta purple tie-dyed doily, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the goodies at Polkadoodles! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig