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Thursday, April 26, 2018

4CC#400 Less Is More/CAS Twist

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new challengeat

Lori is our hostess this week 
it's our 400th challenge!

Lori is looking for a Clean and Simple Twist ---

For my card I decided to pull out a NBUS die I've had for a while now, the stitched kite by Lawn Fawn.  The kite and bows were cut from some cardstock inked with Picked Raspberry and then stenciled with stars.  The sun I cut from gold cardstock and  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with gold emboss powder.

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the chick's projects, and give a thank you to our Guest Designer, Helen for her fabulous projects this month!  Then, share your own creation with us, since we are always Anything Goes and even give our twist challenge, CAS, a try!

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

4CC #399 - ATG & Graduation Twist

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge at 
4 Crafty Chicks!
Amy is our hostess this week and 
she has chosen the Twist: 

It is almost that time again, schools will be out soon and lots of students from preschool to college will be graduating.  It's always good to have a couple on hand.

Be sure and stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects.  Then, come play along this week, we are always Anything Goes but each week we add a different optional Twist for you to join. 
Crafty Chick Blessings!

Card Supplies:
PAPER:  Solar White 110lb (Neenah); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); White shimmer cardstock.
INK: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks (Tim Holtz)
EXTRAS: Sun stencil (My Favorite Things); Graduation hat die(Impression Obsession); Sentiment die (Stamplorations); Stars from Star Confetti die (Hero Arts).

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's the Most Wonderful Time - CAS Christmas Reminder

Good Afternoon, Tuesday!

Today is the halfway mark for the month long challenge

CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
Bonnie is our hostess this month 
she is seeking CAS Christmas cards with ornaments!

The Design Team has another round of beautiful inspiration for you today.  Here is my card ---

I tried the Jennifer McGuire's Dimensional Sentiments technique with this card.  I really like how it turned out.  

Stop by the CAS Christmas Card Challenge and check out all the beautiful, festive inspiration by the rest of the team.  Then play along with us, you have until April 24th to link up your CAS Ornament Christmas card!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: It's The Most Wonderful Time - (Catherine Pooler).
Paper: Neenah solar white 110 lb; Midnight (Catherine Pooler).
Ink: It's a Girl, Rockin' Red, Fiesta Blue & Midnight - (Catherine Pooler).
Extras: Ornament dies -It's the Most Wonderful Time, (Catherine Pooler); Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties April 2018 Release Party

Happy Sunday!

It's time for Paper Sweeties Release Party!
Sweeties Pets Sweet Cuts is now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!

We have more fun projects to share today too!

Check out the rest of the Design Team's projects below:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties April 2018 Sneak Peeks

Happy Saturday!
Today is Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks for April!

This month we have a new die, Sweeties Pet Sweet Cuts, to coordinate with the Sweeties Pets stamp set.  It's so cute with dies of a dog, cat and pet accessories like  a tennis ball, bone, bowl, and even a dog house die.  Too too cute!
Hop along through the Design Team below and check out all of their projects and leave them some blog love.  Come back tomorrow for the Release Party and more adorable inspiration!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Paper Sweeties
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

4CC# 398-Raining Cats N' Dogs Twist

Happy Thursday!

It's time once again for a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  

Boy, this week really flew by!  

I'm hostess this week!

Since it's April and spring and it usually rain alots in Aprill, 
I have chosen the Twist of Raining Cats N' Dogs!

My card is about 65% what I wanted it to be.  I haven't been in my craft room all week due to us doing some small renovation and redecorating in our house.  So, today I finally got in there.  I knew what I wanted to do, and I had my card about 80% done and then disaster!  UGH!  It just did not work out at all! I wanted to cry sooo bad and give up, BUT, I persevered and here is the better version.  The other one went to the shredder.  I will also say our renovations are going about as well as that original card did. LOL I need a vacation badly, just sayin'.  

Be sure and stop by the Hen House and check out all the other Chicks' projects, including our April Guest Designer, Helen.  Then, come play along with us this week, play the twist or not.  We love seeing what you create!

Card Supplies: 
Stamps: Cat - (Tim Holtz); Umbrella - (Taylored Expressions); Sentiment - "Rainy Days"(Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper: Watercolor paper (Strathmore); White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb); Silver mirror cardstock; Patterned Paper (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Midnight and Something Blue (Catherine Pooler Ink); Zig Realbrush watercolor pens; Copics. 
Extras: Stitched clouds (Lawn Fawn); Wonky stitched rectangle (Stamplorations); Cat die (Tim Holtz); Umbrella die (Taylored Expressions); Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh).

For Following Challenges:

For BOLD ---I used bold colors.

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

4CC #397 ATG + Flower Twist

Good Morning, Thursday!

Boy this week just flew by!

It's already time for a new challenge
4 Crafty Chicks!

We are always an "anything goes challenge", 
but every week we also offer a twist option to the challenge 
for you to try or not, your choice.  

Leanne is our hostess this week 
she has chosen the twist of "Flowers".

Here is my card, full of flowers ---
My week has been hectic but, unfortunately not  very crafty yet.  We've been ripping up carpet, laying tile, painting door frames/moulding, moving things around, getting some new decor.  I guess you could say we've taken "spring cleaning" to a whole new level this year.  LOL . We have family coming to visit next week so we have a deadline to get these things finished.  However, I feel like the mess is multiplying, not decreasing and I'm sooo exhausted! If that weren't enough, we are finally getting new soffits and gutters today, which were delayed from last fall. I know it will look a lot better in a few days but it's like the list lengthens everyday.  I told my teamies I'd share pics so that will be in a post coming soon.  I won't hijack this one.  So, check back in a few days.

Now, please stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Design Chicks' projects and visit their blogs and leave them blog love.  Then, why not get inky and join us this week, either ATG or play along with our Flower twist!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Card Details:
STAMPS: Flashy Florals-(My Favorite Things); Sentiment-Big Greetings (My Favorite Things).
PAPER: White cardstock - Neenah 110 lb.
INK: Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up)
EXTRAS: Inside/Out Stitched Senitment Strip die (My Favorite Things); clear gems; Clear Wink of Stella.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - April 2018

Good Afternoon 
Happy April!

It's time for a new monthly challenge
CAS Christmas!

Bonnie is our host this month
she has chosen ---
I have to admit, for some reason, this one stumped me.  Maybe because I'm not used to making Christmas cards before Sept/Oct or because I don't have but maybe two ornament stamps or dies.  It could also be my mojo was a no-go or a combo of all of the above.  Yet, here it is!  LOL

I used some background paper I had already made with watercolor and cling wrap with some added pearlized Glimmer Mist on top.  It has a slight sheen to it, but hard to see in the photo.

Once I cut out my ornament, I wiped it with my embossing buddy, taped my Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil down and applied Versamark through the stencil.  Then, I embossed it with WOW white emboss powder.  I have been trying to use up backgrounds already made or cut from dies and I used one from Papertrey Ink.  Lastly, I cut the sentiment from gold cardstock and added gold string to the ornament.

Stop by the CAS Christmas Card Challenge blog and check out the rest of the Designers' projects.  Then, play along with us and increase your Christmas card stash. You have until April 24th!  It may be spring outdoors, but it can be Christmas in your craft room all year long!

I'm entering my card in the following Challenges:

Card Details:
PAPER: Neenah white cardstock, 80 lb and 110 lb; Gold foil cardstock by Stampin' Up; Strathmore Watercolor paper, 140 lb.
INK: Versamark; Watercolors
EXTRASOrnament Nesting Die by Spellbinders; Stencil - Holiday Knit by Tim Holtz; Center Stage Cover Up Die - Papertrey Ink; Noel die by Spellbinders; Gold string by Stampin' Up.

CAS Christmas Blessings!