CC&S #378 – Hello Summer

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And here is my take:

Hello Summer | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve had these colors and the image selected for months! I hate summer (heat) but I love the bright/bold colors that I always associate with summer.

The added detail layers to the berries was stamped in the same grey as the sentiment – I love how it takes on the color underneath.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

hello summer
Stamps: Beautiful Berries-Summer (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Four Seasons (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink: Granny Smith Green, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape (Stampin’Up); Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #377 – Find Paradise

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And here is my take:

Find Your Paradise | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’m kinda proud of this one. Normally I can’t manage a color scheme card that doesn’t LOOK like it was for a color challenge (hard to explain what I mean).

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

find your paradise
Stamps: Paradise Palms (Newton’s Nook);
Ink: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Bashful Blue (SU);
Other: Swirly Scribbles die (SU); Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers);

CC&S #376 – Better Together

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And here is my take:

Better Together | by karen h @ carefree creations

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Better Together
Stamps: Two-Toned (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: black (PTI);
Paper: Black (PTI); Dark Chocolate (Simon Says Stamp); Soft Suede (Stampin’Up – SU); Desert Sand (Close to My Heart); Fine Linen (PTI); Vanilla (SU); White (PTI);

CC&S #375 – Have a Fruitastic Day

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And here is my take:

Have a Fruitastic Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

The sentiment is done with a font.

This is a color challenge, so I couldn’t add any additional colors, but I did want to see what it would look like with green leaves on the strawberries, so after I took my official photo, I colored in the leaves.

Have a Fruitastic Day with green | by karen h @ carefree creations

I do like this version better which makes me think I should have chosen a different image selection…oh well 🙂

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Have a Fruitastic Day
Stamps: Fruitastic (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White, Pure Poppy patterns (Papertrey Ink); So Saffron (Stampin’Up);
Other: Flag Tag dies (Paper Smooches); CK Allison font (Creative Keepsakes);

CC&S #374 – Good Thoughts

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Good Thoughs | by karen h @ carefree creations

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Sending Good Thoughs
Stamps: Perfect Pennants (StampinUp – SU); Sweet Hearts (Paper Smooches); Shine, Ruby Rose (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Blushing Bride, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch (SU); Pure Poppy (PTI); Dusty Blue (Hero Arts); Grape Jelly (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (PTI); Sour Apple (MFT);
Other: Fillable Frames 1 die (PTI);

CC&S #373 – Congratulations

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Congrats | by karen h @ carefree creations

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

CongratulaionsB
Stamps: Beautiful Friendship (Stampin’UP – SU);
Ink: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz (SU); Cocoa Bean (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Crumb Cake (SU);
Other: Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);

CC&S #372 – Rockin’ Day

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Rockin' Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is such a classic sketch! I love doing CAS collages.

Images are fussy cut.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Hope Your Day Rocks
Stamps: BeBoppin (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Black, Butter Bar (Hero Arts); Silver Delicata (Tsukineko); Real Red, Wild Wasabi (Stampin’Up);
Paper:
Other:
Technique:
Challenge:
Inspired/CASEd from:

CC&S #371 – Thanks

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Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

Oh Boy, Wei knows how to pick some colors! They seem challenging at first but come together so wonderfully! I love that this combo has a variety of color value.

Fairly simple card – quick stamp and color, add a few cardstock strips, finish with a sentiment die cut.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

thanks
Stamps: Winter Greetings (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: black (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Thanks die (PS);

Happiness Today & Always

My mojo is on vacation (if you didn’t guess by my lack of posts last Tuesday). I sat down on Saturday to make my cards for future challenges, and this one came out – but it is for two challenges (I know, not that big a deal, but since I’m on the DT, *my* preference is to post unique cards…this is my post of shame). Without further whinging…

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

As well as time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – PLANT!

And here is my take:

Happiness Always | by karen h @ carefree creations

So my process when making DT cards is to (virtually) pull out a bunch of stamp sets that I think will work for the challenge and then look around for inspiration (generally at my own cards with those sets or google image searches for cards using that set). This time, I found a card I did a while back and it just totally fit the sketch and theme for this week’s challenges. Being half-awake meant I took up the challenge and faced down the shame to make 1 card for 2 challenges. [Again, I have no problem with combining challenges, it is just *my* preference not to do it when making cards as a DT member…alas, sometimes the brain just says !@#$%^]

Not only did I get lucky being able to remake a past card, but I had an already-stamped orchid piece (and, bonus, on the back past-me had written the colors used to stamp it – thank you, past-me!!).

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Wishing You Happiness
Stamps: Orchid Expressions (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Circle Wishes (Reverse Confetti);
Ink: Soft Purple (Hero Arts); Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft (PTI); Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Rustic Cream, White (PTI);
Other: circle die (Spellbinders); Orchid die (PTI);

CC&S #369 – Best Wishes

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And here is my take:

Best Wishes | by karen h @ carefree creations

Better late than never?

Honestly, this is such a lovely color combo (and the hostess, Wei, made such a beautiful card) that I was inspired to make a card, even if late.

Any time I see a terracotta color, I always think of potted plants.

I tried something a little different for me. I used this sweet frame, that also cuts a stitched rectangle, to emboss on the card base as well as making a (3-layer) frame.

I stamped the images using some rock-n-roll (all the same color, but just multiple layers to add depth/shadows). even the sentiment has a gradient going on.

The rhinestone was colored with an alcohol marker.

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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

best wishes
Stamps: Stuck on You (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Pretty Peacock, Terracotta Tile (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Lilac Grace (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Other: rhinestone (stash); Fun Frames die, Garden Grace small flower die (PTI);