Halloween Watchers

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And here is my take:

Halloween Watchers | by karen h @ carefree creations

My mojo was starting to wane when I made this. Originally I was going to try to make something other than a Halloween card….but decided it wasn’t worth hurting my head over.

I love how this turned out! I bought this set when it went on clearance sale months ago – and I bought it to make a card just like this (I love all those eyes!!).

I did end up using a different purple because I really do not like the Fig color. Razzleberry is fairly similar but just seems a bit brighter purple.

I stamped the eyes in visual triangles by color.

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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).

Trick or Treat
Stamps: Happy Haunting (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple green, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White, Black (PTI);
Other: Tricky Trio die (PTI);

Flowers & Bees

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Flowers & Bees | by karen h @ carefree creations

This was a fun sketch! I was made this card a month ago while it was hot so my card reflects that summer feel.

To help make it all feel a bit more cohesive, I added black lines to the bee butts to help make a triangle with the black sentiment.

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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).

thank you
Stamps: Ruby Rose, Honey Bees, Keep it Simple Thank You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Bright Buttercup (PTI); Graphite Brilliance (Tsukineko);
Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores (PTI);
Other: Ruby Rose die (PTI);

Birthday Pansy

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And here is my take:

Birthday Pansies | by karen h @ carefree creations

Yellow and purple are always a hard combo for me. But then I remembered pansy flowers! The only stamp set I have with pansies is an old collection of small images. I used the ink to watercolor the images (using grey for the leaves).

To work in the blue from the challenge palette, I die cut a fancy frame and stamped the sentiment.

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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 Birthday to You
Stamps: Year of Flowers Collection, Signature Greetings II (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy (Stampin’Up – SU); Soft Granite (Hero Arts);
Paper: Night of Navy (SU); Rustic White (PTI);
Other: Don’t Forget to Write Circle Frame die (PTI);

Hello From the City

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And here is my take:

Hello From the City | by karen h @ carefree creations

This week I’m hosting a sketch challenge. I’m hoping this is a basic, but versatile sketch.

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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: City Scene, Shadowed Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Gray Granite (Stampin’Up);
Other: Shadowed Sentiments die (PTI);

Cascading Triangles

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Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love me a rainbow. When I saw this cascading sketch, I knew I would do a rainbow. I figured a geometric shape would work well with that.

Fairly straight forward card. I took a piece of card stock, blended the inks on and then die cut the shapes out.

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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: none
Ink: Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard See, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Ranger);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Black (Stampin’Up);
Other: Triangle Stax die, Hello There die (My Favorite Things);

What the Fox?

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What the Fox | by karen h @ carefree creations

I saw a graphic online where it used fox as a pun and I saved the idea to use later – which is now! These colors really lent themselves to a nature setting and a fox.

This is really pushing my definition of CAS, but I tried the scene with a blue card stock base as well as a white base and neither worked for me. I love plaid so it might just be that once I stamped the plaid I was a bit biased against anything else.

The sub-sentiment is printed from my computer.

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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).

WTF
Stamps: Foxy Friends (Stampin’Up-SU); Plaid Background Builder (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Alphabet Soup (Alley Way);
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Blueberry Bushel (SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Mossy Meadow (SU);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); Grassy Hills die, Basic Edgers die (My Favorite Things); CK Jessica font (Creating Keepsakes);

Work Hard Dream Big

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Work Hard Dream Big | by karen h @ carefree creations

Hoooboy! Double challenges are doubly challenging! When I finally came up with this idea, I was so happy that it turned out well.

Unfortunately the gears don’t really work. I’m not sure if the paper is just not strong enough or if I attached them too tightly.

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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).

Work Hard
Stamps: Words to Live By – Work (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pistachio Pudding (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding (SU);
Other: Gears die (Spellbinders); Words to Live By – Work die, Limitless Layers – Oval die, Polka Dot impression plate (PTI); brads, 1/2 inch circle punch (stash);

You Color My World

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You Color My World | by karen @ carefree creations

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do for this sketch, but as I was flipping through my supply index, I saw the jar and the idea came together.

The jar outline is clear embossed on black card stock and then cut out using the coordinating die. The words are white embossed on the jar die cut.

I used watercolors to do the rainbow (I was going to use Distress inks, but I remembered that those would blend and I didn’t want that).

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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).

You Color My World
Stamps: Crystal Clear, Word Salad (Paper Smooches – PS):
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Black (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: watercolors (Loew); Clear embossing powder (Filigree) White embossing powder (Hero Arts); Crystal Clear die (PS);

What’s the Scoop?

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What's the Scoop | by karen h @ carefree creations

As with much of the northern hemisphere, it has been HOT lately. I decided to use an iconic summer image with these cool colors!

Stamping the sprinkles and sentiment in the same color helps link everything together and create a flow to the card.

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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).

What’s the Scoop?
Stamps: You’re the Sweetest (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana (Stampin’Up); Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

Dream

Dream | by karen h @ carefree creations

I originally created this card for the latest CC&S challenge (flipped horizontally), but I wasn’t sure it was close enough, so I made a different one to post for the challenge.

I love this card, so I definitely wanted to post it.

To make the butterfly, I blended blue & purple distress ink onto regular white paper then added a few water drops. I die cut the butterfly and stamped the layer image.

The splatter in the background is 3 different colors of Twinkling H2Os. I liked that it adds just a touch of shimmer to the card (especially as I wanted an ethereal feel).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Dream
Stamps: Hands of Time, Beautiful Butterflies Layers (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grape Jelly, Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things – MFT); Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet Distress (Ranger);
Paper: Gravel Gray (MFT);
Other: Twinkling H2Os (Luminarte); Beautiful Butterflies & Layers dies, Dream Fly Soar die (PTI);