CC&S #383 – Hello, Bees

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And here is my take:

Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I first saw this sketch, I saw hexagons (not octos) and that got me thinking bees. (And of course that got me thinking about Dragon Friends.)

This card came together pretty quickly.

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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: Flutter (Close To My Heart); To Thine Own Shelf (Simon Says Stamps);
Ink: Black (Memento);
Paper: Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink); Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Dijon Delight (Stampin’Up);
Other: Hexagon dies (Clean & Simple Stamps);

CC&S #381 – High Five

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High Five | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is a great classic sketch. This idea came pretty quickly.

The scallop die cuts a strip with only 1 side having scallops. I cut two of these and snugged them up next to each other. The yellow strip hides the seam. I stamped my greeting on the scallop layer first, then on the yellow strip – lining it up when adhering it 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).

sending you a high five
Stamps: Up Up Away, Up Up Away Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Kraft (PTI); Grape Jelly (My Favorite Things – MFT); Parrot (Altenew);
Paper: Spring Rain, White, Lemon Tart (PTI);
Other: Wonky Scallop die (MFT); Up Up Away die (PTI);

CC&S #380 – Magical Holiday

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Magical Holiday | by karen h @ carefree creations

While I was looking through my index, I noticed that similar colors were used in the sample provided with this stamp set, so a little cheat-y….but done is done 🙂

I used PTI’s Rustic White cardstock – it has little flecks in it and I like how it adds a bit of texture to a one-layer 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).

wishing you a magical holiday
Stamps: Enchanted Forest, Dasher (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Macaron Mint (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Rustic White (PTI);
Other: Wink of Stella glitter pen (ZIG);

CC&S #379 – Mousy Kisses

I’m a little late for the latest CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out this cool sketch:

And here is my take:

Mousy Kisses | by karen h @ carefree creations

This may be late, but I’m happy it is….I tried to stamp on Monday but my brain just would not focus. I had this set chosen and on my desk, but that was as far as I could get. Today felt like a time to try again.

I don’t know about y’all but I seem to make my cards all backwards. I almost always start with the background…sometimes it works, but others it isn’t ideal. This time I was thinking either light blue or peach for the background but I had a (low-grade) epiphany and thought, well stamp the real things first. I had my green swatches out picking holly colors and when I was moving stuff around to make room to figure out the background, I picked up the pieces and laid them aside – on the swatches…and this happened, lol. I would never have thought of this bright green, but I love it.

To get the mouse ears this way, I did a bunch of masking.

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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).

Why is mousy spelled this way? I really want that e in there. Man I hate language, lol. I would have done well way back when you could spell things any ole way you wanted (especially as I still do that a lot – I’m really glad I’m a programmer, no one will ever guess my variables, lol…don’t worry folks, I work for myself so no one has to deal with it but me).

Um, now that I’m posting, I just realize this sketch had a space for the sentiment…oops! You know for someone who loves to follow instructions, I kinda suck at it 😀

So normally I would cut the last couple of paragraphs, but the world is on fire and I just don’t have any spoons for censoring myself (I am still cutting the cussing, so ….it could be worse). Does anyone really read these any way….or is that just me that looks at the pretty pictures and moves on?!

Sending Christmas Kisses
Stamps: Christmas Critters, Keep it Simple Christmas, Mistletoe & Holly (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy (PTI); Baked Brown Sugar, Shaded Spruce, Powder Pink (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Christmas Critter dies (PTI);

CC&S #378 – Hello Summer

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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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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);