CC&S #353 – Purrfect Day

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

And here is my take:

Purrfect Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

To stamp this, I started with a larger white piece than the final size. I stamped the sentiment and the cat. Then I cut the panel down to the size I wanted, but didn’t cut across the tail – that I fussy cut so it hung off/out of the panel. I did add a thin mat to that panel to help it stand out from the base.

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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).

purrfect day
Stamps: Kit n Kaboodle (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Canyon Clay (PTI); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder – cs & pattern (PTI);

CC&S #352 – Let’s Shell-ebrate!

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And here is my take:

Let's Shell-ebrate | by karen h @ carefree creations

I am the hostess for this month over at CC&S. When picking colors, I knew I wanted to make an ocean card – I wanted colors for water, sand & shells. I ended up using the saffron for a shell, not sand, but still – this is definitely an ocean card!

The shells are fussy-cut and the oval (the edge, piercing, & inside waves) is done with a die.

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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).

let’s shell-ebrate
Stamps: Seashells by the Seashore (Close to My Heart); Salt Air Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: So Saffron, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay (StampinUp – SU);
Paper: So Saffron, Petal Pink, Bermuda Bay (SU); White (PTI); vellum (stash);
Other: Shape Shifters Oval #2 die, Thank You Kindly die (PTI);

CC&S #351 – ‘Tis the Season

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This is our final challenge of the year – and like years past the idea is to use a challenge from this past year and make a seasonal card. Here is my take:

Tis the Season | by karen h @ carefree creations

I went back to the end of July for a double challenge #332.

There were a few holiday entries for that challenge and it inspired me to use it for this challenge.

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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).

‘Tis the Season
Stamps: Holiday Greens, Holiday Lights (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Candy Stripes Background (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Primrose Petals, Emerald Envy (Stampin’Up); Espresso (Altenew);
Paper: Pistachio Pudding (SU); Vintage Cream (PTI);
Other: Holiday Greens die (PTI);

CC&S #350 – Holly Days

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. And this is a celebration – the challenge is 7 years old! Check out the latest challenge (there’re prizes):

And here is my take:

Holly Decorations | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw these colors I knew right away what I wanted to stamp. I love the beaded garland in this stamp set!

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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).

happy holly days
Stamps: Holly Jolly (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Shaded Spruce (Stampin’Up – SU); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Cherry Cobbler (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: gold embossing (Simon Says Stamp); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); Bows die (PS);

CC&S #349 – Frog Pile

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And here is my take:

Frog Pile | by karen h @ carefree creations

The sketch for this challenge came from a card I made years ago.

This time, I went with some fun frog die cuts. I used 3 colors of green.

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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
Stamps: Wet Paint, Fillable Frames #1 (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pineapple Punch (Stampin’Up – SU); Burnt Umber (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI); Sour Apple, Banana Split (My Favorite Things – MFT); Gumball Green (SU); Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Fillable Frames #1 die (PTI); Pond Frogs die (Poppy Stamps);

CC&S #348 – Sweet Congratulations

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And here is my take:

Sweet Life Roses | by karen h @ carefree creations

With these colors – I just had to stamp flowers.

I did my stamping before I realized that the coordinating dies are closed (meaning you can’t see through them to position over stamping). So I just fussy-cut these out.

To add layers to the leaves, but without a second green color, I used a neutral ink.

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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).

congratulations
Stamps: The Sweet Life, Banner Style (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin’Up); Fine Linen (PTI); Espresso (Altenew);
Paper: White (PTI); Naturals (My Favorite Things);
Other: Shape Shifters Circle 1 die, Banner Style die (PTI);

CC&S #347 – Hugs

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And here is my take:

Forget Me Not Hugs | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is actually my second card. The sketch flustered me that my first card was not CAS (I’ll post it in a few days). But after a few days of thinking on it, I came up with this one.

Now, I could have done this very easily by using pattern paper in the back, but nope, this is stamped/colored.

To get started, I first used a ruler on the back of the front panel to draw the shape I wanted. Then I cut the panel. The result is that the front panel is in 2 pieces – top & bottom. I added some detail with a cross-stitch impression along the opening.

The card base is where I did my stamping. I laid my front panel on the card base and made little marks so I knew where I needed to stamp. After my stamping was done, I went back in with a light-blue Copic marker so there was no white left.

The sentiment die is 3 layers and the front panel is popped up on foam tape.

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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).

Hugs
Stamps: Forget Me Nots (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Amethyst Allure, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky (PTI); Gorgeous Grape (Stampin’Up); marker (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Big Hugs die (PTI); Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);

CC&S #346 – Missing You

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And here is my take:

Forest Sunset | by karen h @ carefree creations

Started out thinking I’d do a galaxy, but I suck at that technique. I was able to pull off a sunset.

To start, I made faint pencil dots on my watercolor paper to help me know the boundaries of the opening of the die. Then I painted on the colors, let it dry, and added another layer of color. Once that was all dry, I watered down some white acrylic paint and did some splatters.

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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).

missing you
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Missing You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (Palette);
Paper: white (PTI); watercolor (Canson);
Other: Forest Sunset die (Hero Arts); watercolors; white acrylic paint;

CC&S #345 – Wish You Were Here

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It’s a double challenge – so you have to use both the color scheme AND the sketch. Here is my take:

Wish You Were Here | by karen h @ carefree creations

We had our first snow the day I was making this card, so of course I went in a frosty direction with this color combo.

The chunky glitter snowflake is a bit more than I normally do, but I like it.

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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).

Wish You Were Here
Stamps: Polar Bear Pals (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Black (Memento); markers (Copic); Dapper Denim (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Dapper Denim, Bashful Blue (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Snowflake Trio die (MFT); chunky glitter (SU);

CC&S #344 – Every Day is a Gift

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And here is my take:

I know it may not seem like it based on my posts here, but I love flowers. I have a TON of flower stamp sets. I think because I know I am biased and see a flower in every challenge, I try to not stamp flowers…but then I hardly ever stamp them. I just had to for this one.

I am loving this autumnal color scheme too.

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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).

every day
Stamps: Grans Garden, Out on a Limb Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up – SU); Cocoa (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); Lucky Limeade (SU);
Other: Grans Garden die (PTI); Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die (My Favorite Things);