4CC #335 Watercolor

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Good Morning Crafty Chickies!

It's Thursday!

You know what that means ---

a new challenge at

Lori is our hostess today 
and her theme is ---

This is one of my very favorite mediums and techniques I like to use on my cards.  It's so forgiving and no two creations are ever the same. 
STAMPS: Sentiment - Sending Happy Thoughts (Simon Says)
PAPER: Water color paper; Raspberry cardstock; white cardstock.
INK: Black Onyx (Versafine); Picked Raspberry & Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).
EXTRAS: Poststamp die (Simon Says); Heart swoosh die (Poppy Stamps); Small heart/arrow (Technique Tuesday).

I used distressed ink with some bleach water to make my watercolor background. I cut the heart swoosh into the background paper and then cut it again out of white cardstock and inlaid it between the cut layers.  The small heart is a different die adhered to the pink heart.  I tried to keep the card clean and a little graphic to showcase the watercolor background.

Go check out my teamies' beautiful beautiful projects at the Hen House and leave them some blog love!  Come join us and share your watercolor cards!

For Following Challenges:

The Card Concept #65 - Used Clean & Graphic

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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4CC #334 ~ Coffee

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Happy Thursday!

4 Crafty Chicks 
has a new challenge today ---

Hosted by Tamie!

If you didn't come from the Hen House to my blog,
make sure you stop by there and check out the rest of the team's beautiful projects!

Here is my card ---

STAMPS: Sketchy Coffee Cups by Sherry Russ(Stamplorations); Doily (Recollections); Sentiment - How Have You Bean (Right at Home).
PAPER: White, kraft cardstock.  Polka dot DP from stash.
INK: Chocolate Chip Dye Ink (StampinUp); Copics for cup.
EXTRAS: Mittens die (Poppy Stamps); Large heart and doily die (Paper Sweeties); Small hearts die (Paper Sweeties); Stitched rectangle die (Lil' Inkers Designs). 

I actually cased a card for my DT card today from the Case.ing Link Up Party at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

(I cased Andrea's card)

Now ink up some stamps and/or cut some dies and play along with us this week in our Coffee Challenge! We love to be inspired by you too!

Crafty Chicks Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Rewind!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

It's time for Paper Sweeties Release Rewind!

Come check out all the Design Team's last projects for Release week :

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here is my card---

I started my card by making a stencil out of the heart border, cutting five masks and sticking them to watercolor paper.  I sprayed the paper with scarlet Brusho crystals liquified in a spray bottle.

Be sure and check out our January challenge that's still going on. It's Anything Goes and you could be our next winner and a future Guest Designer.

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Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Party!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Sunday!

January Release Party
is here!

The new stamps/sweet cuts are in the shop!

New Products & Links:

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Hop through the Design Team below and check out their fabulous projects.  So many wonderful projects!

Nancy Salkeld(You are HERE)

Here's my card ---
I made my background by cutting out cloud masks then sponging a blue sky.  I used some leftover watercolor paper from my rainbow clouds of yesterday to make the balloons.  I stamped the house in Versamark and used white emboss powder.  I really love how it turned out.

Hope you enjoyed our Release Week reveals.  Come back tomorrow for the Release Rewind for more super goodies from all the team!  

Make sure and check out our January Challenge too:

You could be our next fabulous winner!

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Paper Sweeties January 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Weekend!

It's the weekend 
Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks!


New Products & Links:

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Check out the Design Team's beautiful projects using this month's Release stamps/sweet cuts:
Nancy Salkeld(You are HERE)

Here's my card ---
I did a reverse rainbow of sorts, making my clouds rainbow colors using spray inks and the rainbow I cut out of white glitter paper.  I adhered them to vellum paper and stamped the sentiment in Versafine and then embossed the sentiment in clear emboss powder.

So hop over through the design team and check out everyone's awesome projects!  So much fun and creativity from everyone!

Stop back again tomorrow for our Release Party!  More fabulous projects using our January Release!

Remember our Monthly Challenge is still going through the end of January!

Come play along because you might be our next winner of a $25 gift certificate to Paper Sweeties Shop
a Guest Designer spot in a coming month!


For Following Challenges:

I used Stamping, Dylusions Spray Inks, and Die Cuts.

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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - January 2017!

Friday, January 13, 2017


It's Friday the 13th!

Hope you're not superstitious!  LOL

Well, if you are, distract yourself 
Paper Sweeties' Plan Your Life Series!

Check out the Design Team's Planners for January 2017!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Here is my planner --

I went a little crazy with the snowflakes and smiley faces. The smiley faces are for my crafting days.  I figured January is usually dreary so I wanted to brighten up things!

Edited: Here are some better, up close photos.  I don't know what happened to the above photo.  It didn't look that dark before.  

January is a bit of a lull as far as other activities, or at least they were when I stamped my planner.  Now, several things have come up, as they always do, like car repairs, squirrels in the attic, cooking to stock up my son's freezer, winter de-cluttering. 

Come back tomorrow for our Sneak Peeks of the January Release!

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4CC #333 - Navy, Gold, Coral

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone is having a good week and
not too snowed in,
 (if you're in the northern hemisphere)!

It's time for another challenge at
4 Crafty Chicks
so come play along with us!

I'm hosting this week and this week is COLOR!

4CC #333 - Navy, Gold, Coral

This is one of my favorite color combos!

Please stick to using just these colors as it is a color challenge week.  
You may use neutrals as well. 

If you didn't come from the Hen House to my blog,
make sure you stop by there and check out the rest of the team's beautiful projects!

Here is my card ---

STAMPS: Peony Bouquet (Altenew); Sentiment - Fond Expressions 2 (Stamplorations)
PAPER: Navy, gold cardstock; Watercolor paper.
INK: Calypso Coral (Stampin Up), Gold Color Shine spray ink (Heidi Swapp)
EXTRAS: Peony Bouquet Dies (Altenew); Wheat Die (Reverse Confetti); Scallop Tag Layer (Reverse Confetti); stitched scallop border (Avery Elle).

I have been wanting to ink up those new peony stamps from Altenew for a while and with this color combo, I thought it would be perfect to make coral peonies.  I stamped them on watercolor paper with Versamark, embossed them in gold and then used a water brush with Calypso Coral ink to paint them before die cutting them. On the side, you can't see well because it's navy on navy, but there is a scalloped stitched border.  I know those are wheat leaves, but I think they make cool flower leaves too.  ;)

I hope you will ink up some stamps and play along with us this week!

For Following Challenges:

My "New" was new stamps/dies

Crafty Chicks Blessings!
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4CC #332 - Paper Scraps

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy Thursday!

Happy New Year!

 Today is the first challenge of the new year over at 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne is our hostess this week and she wants us to use our paper scraps!  We are also having a Guest Designer call!  Woohoo!  You could win a guest design spot with us!

If you're like me, you have a ton of paper scraps in boxes and bins that never get used.  I have way too many paper scraps, it's embarrassing. Every year I say I'm going to use them first but it doesn't happen.  

What I decided to do was use a cutting plate from Lil Inkers Designs with some of my paper scraps.  This is a cool plate, because when you turn it horizontally there is a heart.  See for yourself...

I dug out various scraps of pink to use and had to place them various places.  I have to admit it then took me about 90 minutes to arrange them and fit them all in!  LOL  Yet, I love how it turned out with the raspberry heart bursting through.

Now go check out the rest of the Chicks' projects at the Hen House for more inspiration.  Then link up your paper scrap project and play along with us!

Crafty Chicks Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties Challenge - January 2017 Anything goes!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

2017 is here, ready or not!

 since it's the 1st of the month ---

it's time for 
a new monthly challenge

It's Anything Goes!

Check out all the Design Team's projects by hopping below:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)
January Guest Designer:  Dawn Barwick

Here's my card:

Now that you've check out all the inspiration from the team, link up your own project inspired by our challenge and play along with us!  You might be our next Guest Designer and win a great gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop!

Make sure to stop back by on Jan. 13-16th for our January Release!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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