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Hi all. 

This is the 100th Challenge for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

For this one went with a 5 x 7 again and just played.  Here it is.

 There are two sets of dies used,  the largest from one set making the white outside frame which is solid in the middle. 
So then taking the next set cut out the solid Pixie and then the white layer for over that, which gives the beautiful centre the cut out image is popped on.   

For the coloured image, this one was here and have been wanting to colour like the arrangement sitting in front of the credenza.   It is the only fake plant here (if you can call it a plant).  Two feet tall beautiful white with just the hints of pinks where these were coloured.  They actually look so real that people have touched to check, which is the only reason they are around.    


Stock:  Close To My Heart Pixie, and White Daisy
Dies:   Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4
             Sue Wilson Santorini
Markers:  Believe it or not only 3.  Copic RV00, YG03 and G43

This is as always finished on the inside, but did the reverse.  The Pixie in the large die cut with the solid centre cut done in white for the inside for personalization or stamping.   

Hope you enjoy it, and think about playing along with us for this challenge. 


This is a 5 x 7 card and love making the larger cards as they give so much more play room. 

This was a fun one. 


Stock:  CTMH white and gypsy
DP         Digital Paper from Rainbow Connections

Dies:   Memory Box peony 
            Spellbinders Fancy Lattice,. 

This has the gypsy on the inside and the lattice cut again for personalization. 

Enjoy and thanks for stopping in . 

This is for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #43

It has to have sewing either real or not, and since my machines are still in the closet yelling to get out, this is it.     

This cute digi is from one of the sponsors The Stamping Boutique

 Again what my friend calls a  pristine card am guessing.    


Stock:  SU Tempting Turquoise
              CTMH white
Digital paper from Jean King
Markers:  Copics - B000. BG01. B23. B4, YT04, N1
                 Promarkers - Ginger,  Honeycomb. Spice 
Chiffon Ribbon from stash as buy bulk by yardage
... And a glitter pen on some of the snowflakes.  

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by. 


This is for the  Atlantic Heartds Setch Challenge #98

It actually has a butterfly in the drawing as you will see below, and of course, loving the wee things, and also having this beautiful digi paper just printed, had to stay with that theme

Played about a bit and ended up with this. 

This is a combination of Gina K Honey Mustard and Blue Denim for stock and of course white thin for the butterflies. 

Paper is actually a digital from Barbara Ann Williams at Cuddly Buddly

Butterfly dies are Amuse Arts for the solid cuts and Memory Box for the top layer. 

How cool is that.  A friend was using my dies and I was working on a card, Actually finishing off the inside of the purple one with the butterflies on it and she laid the delicate cut ones on the solid ones on the front of it to compare sizes and they fit well enough to use together.   Wish the Memory Box ones had of been in house here when doing that card, so of course had to use both this time.

Sick of butterflies yet:)

Did die cut a sentiment, but you all know that it never goes on a card until needed, but have a birthday, thanks and such in Blue Denim for the bottom right corner. 

That's it.   Check out the challenge and see what you come up with. 

Here is the original drawing

This was  challenge to use dies/punches and with the beautiful trees chosen from Fred She Said 

Of course anyone knowing me realizes that a red card is almost next to impossible.  Just not a colour that have ever liked so rarely used for cards as well. 

That said, decided to go with pink, green and copic markers, then when done decided to glitter the trees.   Huge mistake,  because the glitter hid all the design of the trees, so back to colour some more.  These stamps are so well designed that had to redo. 

Then took the glitter pen and dabbed all over for snow on the tree and in the air, but you really have to look to see any in the picture.  Could not get them to show without a glare. 

The dies used were SU squares and Nellie Snellen Scalloped Ovals.
Stock is Close To My Heart
Papers are digi from Cuddly Buddly

If you want to see what the rest of the Design Team has done, please go to the challenge  here

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. 

Hi All

This is for Atlantic Hearts Challenge 96 

Recently I had the opportunity to find some beautiful digital papers,  but my printer does not do the justice.  Still playing with the settings to get them the hued needed, but did use one from Rainbow Connections this morning. 

Decided this card required butterflies and this paper,and tried a few things, ending up with this. 

 The stock is Close To My Heart, Gypsy and White Daisy, and the lace from the fabric store.
Butterflies are a set of Amuse Art dies,  and popped up.  
Sentiment is a Gina K set called Birthday Duo.

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by 

This is the sketch for you

Hi all., 
This is the first card for the Holly Jolly Christmas  Challenge DT

The digi is Holly Bells Tag from Stitchy Bears

Decided to do pastels, going with a rose/mauve, grey, but had to add ribbon and it needed the silver.
Coloured with prisma and EK pencils - yes, no markers, to keep lighter and softer.

The paper is digital as well from Elaine Shedrake and also on the inside.
Sponged around the layer and stamped with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet and then the ribbon from SU used to make like a gift. 

The beautiful corner snowflake cut in the sparkle stock was from a friend.  Thanks Diane, thinking that is a die for the "need" list. 

That's it.,  Hope you like the non-traditional look of the "package" and will join in the challenge this week.  

This is actually one done for Christmas, then deciding no.   Think it would be good for a wedding, or something along those lines. 

Without a layer and adding ribbon would change, so will play around with it again, \

The top layer is not stamped as no idea what is wanted on it yet.  

This was using the decorative labels 4 and lacy ovals  with some of the left over crystal type stock.  This is one sided so not really using for cards any more as does not give the look wanted, but great for playing with. 

it is 5 x 7 and depending on the sentiment or whatever decided on could be the way pictured or turned tall. 


This is a new Sue Wilson die and have been playing around with it as able to use a couple of ways, but this card is the first one done with it. 

Did with the flowers on the top right on one and bottom left on the other, and since never put these on a card before, hoping they are adhered properly.

This was photographed after the other one was sent out and had it on a chocolate background to try using for a change.    It was the second one with the flowers on the top side.

The inside has the wee middle die cut on one side and the large one for the message completing that. 

Here is the first one

As you can see makes a difference so may just keep doing on white.   And yes taken in the same room, different light. 

The colours wanted were for a soft spring/water type so chose SU Coastal Cabana and CTMH White Daisy with the marker for ink. 

The flowers found on a walk about a store one day and have been in a drawer waiting to be used, so thought it was time :) 

Was wondering about ribbons but could not find one that fit this and looked like it belonged, so stopped.  

Enjoy and have a wonderful day everyone.

 For  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #94

Absolutely loved this set when my friend showed it to me as have persons it fits perfectly. So of course it had to come and live here. 

Sometimes you luck in at finding exactly the right thing for a card for people and this is the second set found like this to be able to use so feel fortunate. They do not like fussy, so these sets not only fill that idea but are of something they love as well.   

For This card used CTMH Colonial White, SU Early Espresso, Momento Rich Chocolate ink and the Fabric Weave embossing folder from SB again.

It is almost a clone of the design which is not often done and did not realize until finished, snapped and watermarked etc.  So it stays. On the inside it has the embossed Colonial White on the left side and regular on the right for stamping or writing and edged with the ink as the front.

Here is the original sketch and thanks for stopping in

This is one played with to do in a class and used all Close To My Heart paper products on it. 
 The paper is from the new Seasonal catalogue and called Hopscotch, the stock Colonial White, the ink for the background stamp is Crystal Blue.

The background stamp is from a set of  16 from See D's that was found at a shop going out of business when looking for marker stands.  Found both   :)
 The flower stamp which was a gift a few years ago, is well used.  Lends itself to almost anything.   It was coloured with Momento Markers  

They had fun doing it so that is what counts

Thanks for stopping in. 

This was one for a class this week and we had fun with it., 

The frame is made with the spellbinders matting basics A and B
Close To My Heart products are 
 Stock:     Daisy White 

    and Smoothie  Ink

Heart is a cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge 
 matching the stamp set called "Seal Love"
The  Hearts embossing folder is one in the new  Catalogue - Seasonal Inspirations 1 which is out until March 31st.

Of course the inside matches and is ready for a stamp or personal message, 

Thanks for stopping by 





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