CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (TIMI)

I am in love with this card!  I love how stamped image looks on top of the text paper.  Beautiful.  I have to try this technique again.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut my card base out of Recollection Black Cardstock.
  2. Then I cut retired Stampin’ Up! DSP to the size of the card base.
  3. After that I stamped Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy hello sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. Then I used the huge flower from Simon Say Stamp/Winnie and Walter Big Bloom Stamp set.
  5. I used one Copic R46 marker to color the flower in.
  6. To add color to the DSP, I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo to add color to the edges of the card.
  7. To finish the card off, I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for February: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightBig Bold HappyVintage Photo Distress InkBlack Gumdrops MFT Hybrid Black Ink


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CASology 180 – Open

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Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!  

This week’s cue card is :

Week 180 - Open

Take a look at my card:

Tree hugs (CAS)

Are you wondering what my card has to do with our cue card?  Everything!!  Trees are out in the “OPEN”!!  They bear the weather, animals climbing on them, power lines running through them and people curving on them; and yet they still stand strong and tall!!

I love this Tree Hugs stamp set from Concord and 9th.  The trees look so life like.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Recollection White cardstock and created a standard A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25.
  2. Then I stamped the tree image three times using Versamark ink.
  3. After that, I lightly inked up the side of the trees with Distress Ink Old Paper with a blending tool and a mask.
  4. Then I stamped the sentiments from the same set using Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink. I doubled stamp one of the hearts and BFF because carving in trees are as clean cut as we would like.

I absolutely love how this card turned out.  I can’t wait to make another one.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment below letting me know.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online!

Supplies used:

 Tree Hugs Recollections White HeavyweightOnyx Versafine InkDistress Ink Old PaperReal Red Classic Ink

Thank you for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies – October 2015 Release

Second post for today
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Hello everyone!!  I’m Top Dog Dies Wednesday and their October 2015 Release!!

This one is a good one.  You’re going to love these dies!

Take a look:

TDD Polar Bear Die SetTDD Penguin Die SetTDD Cardinal Die SetTDD Snowman Die SetTDD Pocket Page Winter Die SetTDD Snowflake Mosaic Die Set

Don’t you just love these dies!!!

Check out a couple of cards I created using three of these sets:

All you need is love 2 (TDD)

TDD Supplies:  Top Dog Die Polar Bear Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Ranger Distress Glitter and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Baby its cold outside2 (TDD)

TDD Supply: Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together Stamp Set, Ranger Distress Glitter,  The Ton Holiday LyricsMy Favorite Things Hybrid Ink and Distress ink Chip Sapphire and Salty Ocean

You're My Favorite (TDD)

TDD Supplies: Top Dog Dies Cardinal Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink


ME Smitten Stamp Setholiday lyrics Distress Glitter Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper TobogganTogether MFT Hybrid Black Ink Copic Markers Chipped SapphireSalty Ocean mini

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CASology 154 – Repeat

Hello everyone!! It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

This week’s cue card had me doing things over and over again!  This cue card should produce some interesting sorts of cards!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This week’s cue card:

Week 154 - Repeat

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (CAS)

I’ve been dying to use this stamp set from Mama Elephant its called Sunday Stroll and Sunday Sentiments!!  I’ve seen all of the beautiful cards with this set and wanted to join in!

Since our cue card is repeat, I decided to repeat the little girl, its triplets!!  So cute!!

Oh man, I should have had them holding hands, that would have been super cute too, LOL.  All after the fact, LOL!!

In any case, I blended Distress Ink Mowed Lawn to the bottom of my card.  Then I stamped my image 3 times using my Misti.  I colored them in with Copic Markers: E15, E02, E00, C1, C3, C5, R24.  I add Clear Wink of Stella to their hats.  I stamped my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. I rounded the top two corners.

Done!!  That was easy!!

Now its your turn!!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs.

Supplies used:

SUNDAY STROLLSUNDAY SENTIMENTS Misti Copic Markers MFT Hybrid Black InkMowed Lawn

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our eighth challenge for 2015 and the weather has finally warmed up for us up her in the Northeast!  Much better then two weeks ago!!

This weeks photo is pretty and super springy (is that a word?).

Take a look:

Photo Inspiration May 11

Perfect colors for a Mother’s Day brunch!  Wait, for all of you who are mothers and mothers-to-be, Happy Mother’s Day!!  Its a day late, but better late then never!!

For this challenge, I decided to use the colors instead of the picture for inspiration.

Take a look at my card:


I’m playing with a couple of new dies from the last release.  Did I tell you I love all of the stamps and dies that were released.  All of them are totally amazing.  If you haven’t seen them, you must head on over to Waffle Flower Craft Store and check them out.

I decide to go with an all black background so that those pretty colors can shine through.

I inked my cardstock with Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade then cut it with Waffle Flower Craft Doily Circle Die.

I adhered the die cut off to the side of the card front with adhesive and cut off the excess.

Then I used the Congrats Die Cut and cut it 4 times to have a stacked sentiment.

Super easy!  The doily is so pretty once its cut out.  Its a must have.

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I’m linking my card up to Virginia’s View Challenge.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies used:

Doily Circle Die Congrats Die Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade

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Multicolored Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our October Challenge!!

This month’s theme is Multicoloured Stamping!!!  Your going to love this if you’ve never since this before.  I’ve created cards in the past using this technique.  You can see that card here.

For this challenge here is my card:

You are Simply AmazingTake a look at all of those colors in my butterfly!

Here is how I created this card:

1.  I took some baby wipes and randomly added three different Distress Ink colors onto the baby wipe.

2. The baby wipes became my ink pad.  To see what that looks like, click here.

3.  I stamped my Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful butterfly on the baby wipes then onto my card panel.  I re-inked and stamped 2 more times.

4. I added my sentiment, some Pretty Pink Posh sequin and attached the card panel to the card base.

Easy Peasy!!

What do you think?  Will you give this technique a try?  You should!!  The prize for this challenge is amazing.


Our sponsor for this challenge is Paperbabe Stamps!

Kim Costello carries a line of Clear Photopolymer Stamps, Red Rubber Cling with image indexing and Digital Stamps!

Take a look at what you could win if you participate:


You will receive the tree hug set, the cumulus background set and a character stamp of your choice!!  Wonderful!!!!


The Winner will get Published in Craft Stamper Magazine!!

Yes, the winner entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine!!


The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!!

How cool is that!!!

How could you past up a change to win this awesome prize pack:

Loads of Paperbabe stamps, Publication and a Guest Design Team spot!!!!

Now its your turn!!  Don’t miss out on this fun challenge and amazing prizes!!

Supplies used:

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set Distress Ink Peacock FeathersDistress Inks Picked RaspberryDistress Ink Mustard SeedMy Favorite Things Clearly SentimentalPretty Pink Posh clear SSS Doll Pinkclassiccrestsolarwhtie

Thanks for stopping by!