Sunday, September 25, 2016

CYCI #139 - A Rainbow of Color AND A WINNER!

Welcome to another exciting week over at the Can You Case It challenge blog! We have another REALLY awesome challenge this week ...ready? And I also have a BIG announcement on my Giveaway Winner! 

We want to see some COLOR! That's right - a rainbow of color! (Not necessarily A rainbow.... 
but.... the challenge is meant to inspire so you decide!)

My crafty details:
Stamps: (SU) Jar of Love Bundle
(Paper Smooches) Word Up
(NOTE: I also used the SU Sunshine Wishes die)
Paper: Literally - scraps! everything from SU's Crushed Curry and Kraft
Vellum and Whisper White
and random bright pieces hanging around!
Ink: Archival Black
Misc: Linen thread and enamel dots

I also took a tiny bit of Pool Party ink from SU and my aqua painter and gave that jar a wee touch of color. 

I hope you check out the Design Team members creations this week - there are some beauties there!

.... And finally....


All this week I held a giveaway for all my crafty peeps!
The winner of a box of treasures is

Marilyn Lachambre

Marilyn will be receiving her prize this week! Congrats!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #178 - Another Post, Oh Deer!

Hi everyone!
I am back again today with another sketch challenge from Atlantic Hearts! I just squeaked in to the challenge last week in the nick of time but this week I am cruising! I had another day off which gave me some MUCH welcomed time up in my studio and time to play with some awesome new crafty goodness from CTMH!

I LOVE non traditional colors for Christmas so this was right up my alley!
Here's the details:

Stamp: (CTMH) Woodland Wishes
Ink: Black Archival/Versamark
Paper: (CTMH) Oh Deer!/ Uptown Fundamentals/Vellum/White Daisy/
 Sea Glass CS/Gold Foil
Misc: (SU) Gold star paper clip/Gold beads

I heat embossed some clear embossing powder over the black archival ink just to add a bit of shine - I tried almost every coordinating color for that sentiment but the black made it "pop"! the best - so that was what I chose!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to let me know you were here - leave a hello below! 
Love, Peace and Ink :) 
Amber xo

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #177

Hello everyone!
I have a very quick post for you today - and I am joining the Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge today!

 Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

My card was super simple! And I flipped the sketch - I love how it turned out! 
I used the following crafty items:

Stamps: (CTMH) Way To Go/(SU) Hardwood
Die: Lil Inkers Design
Ink: Black Archival/(Tim Holtz Distress) Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Paper: Kraft/White Shimmer/ Fuchsia Turquoise (all Recollections)
Sequins for some POP!
I also added some clear embossing to that sentiment to add a little shine!

Thanks for stopping by in my corner of blogland! Be sure to leave me some love in the comment section below! 
Amber xo

CYCI #138 - Shake It - Shaker Card Challenge AND Giveaway!

Happy Sunday all!
The chill is in the air - we have days of +20 followed by days of +4 and nights dipping below the zero mark already! September is my most favourite month.... it signals a huge collective "sigh" in the earth as she waits to sleep. All the dramatic color inspires me!

 Can You Case ItThis week over on the Can You Case It blog we have a shaker card challenge! Believe it or not, this girl had only attempted a shaker once before this! And I will not show you how THAT turned out! (note: I am *still* vacuuming up glitter out of the carpet in the studio!)
So this WAS a definite challenge for me! Thank goodness for Eva and her awesome "how-to" video... life saver, girl!
I spotted some inspiration on Pinterest for this card, and the fall colors had me hooked!

After the awesome hints from Eva on the easiest ways to make a shaker I went to work. And while a square is much easier (mental note for next time) I am ALWAYS up for a challenge!
Here are the details:

Stamps: (SU!) Suite Seasons (from the NEW holiday catty!)
Thoughtful Branches bundle
Ink: (SU!) Early Espresso/Cajun Craze/Old Olive/Versamark
CS: (SU!) Early Espresso/Kraft/White
Other stuff: (SU!) Bakers Twine (Bakers Twine trio pack from the holiday catty!)
(misc) sequins, beads and raffia! 

We've got some super cute shakers from the other Design Team members! You should totally check them out! And let's see what you create! 
Join our challenge this week! 

And..... just for this week's challenge I am having a wonderful GIVEAWAY from my personal stash, for stopping by and leaving some love! But here's what you have to do....
2. FOLLOW US ON OUR FB PAGE  Can You Case It challenge  

You have until Friday September 23rd at 9am CST  to enter and the winner will be announced here on my blog on Sunday September 25th! Don't forget to check back and see if you get some new treasures sent your way! 

Have a great week! 
Amber xo