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Monday, 22 May 2023

May 2023 Stick It Down Card Sketch Challenge

Welcome to May's Stick it Down Challenge! I love it when cards come together and what's even more fun is when you spend a crafty day creating all kinds of  jelly prints and you find cool ways to use them! 

Here is this months Sketch


 AND here is my take on it!

As stated above the base was already made from a previous jelly print day but I did add even more layers using a flower boarder stencil and a Leaf Stencil. Colors used were TH distress oxides Rustic Wilderness and Tattered Rose. I then used pencil crayons to enhance the shading of those two colors. I cut stitched squares from black, inked green card stock and another previous jelly print of pinks. The silver letters came from left overs in my stash and the flowers were cut from Vellum and the same pink jelly printed background as the squares. I layered the vellum and pink flowers together and added silver jewels from Pink Fresh. I used a stamp from my stash to stamp out Happy Birthday to you.

Monday, 17 April 2023

April 2023 Stick It Down Card Sketch Challenge

 This months sketch allows for the creator to make a really simple and quick card or you can level it up as I did with lots of extra textures!

 Here's the sketch....

And here is my take on it.

I started with a previously jelly print piece, added even more stenciling using Time Holtz Inks (Rusty Hinge regular and Iced Spruced Oxide) added some copper paints through another stencil as well as modeling paste to the card front. (stencils used were Studio light Aviation MR.12 and Ciao Bella Assisi MSO34); Once the stenciling was dries I cut the piece on a diagonal and added black messy stitching around each piece. The old car was stamped and hand cut (a very old TH stamp); the man was stamped and hand cut (TH Inquisitive Stamp CMS432); the circle was cut and embossed using another of TH products. There is a sentiment stamped inside (not shown here) using TH Bold Saying CMS433)

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Monday, 20 March 2023

March 2023 Stick it Down Card Sketch Challenge

 Excited for March sketch reveal and my take on it. Took several days to pull together as I knew I wanted "rainbow" but other then that I wasn't sure. I LOVE how it turned out!

Here's the Sketch AND....



Here is my take!

First I started with a stencil from Pink Fresh Studio's called Geo Arch and using the following colors created a wonderful base directly on the card- Distress Oxides in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Uncharted Mariner, Seedless Perserves.

I then cut out a panel from Pink Fresh Stitched Scallop Rectangle, backed it with 29lb vellum (as I wanted to still see the design behind) and popped it up on foam tape to create a shaker element.

I used dies from Concord & 9th Oh Hey You stamp and dies set; Hero Arts YAY! Birthday Bundle; Woodware Bog Bubble Craft Die and WR Memory Keepers 1" and 5/8" circle punch for the other elements.

With so much color going on in the backgroun I decided to leave some elements as Black and White which I loved in the end.

Stamped a big "HOORAY"  on the inside with some washi tape and also used the same washi to decorate the envelope a tad.

Follow all the team over at Stick it Down for directions on how to link up your project for March! There's inspiration for cards, single and double pages.


Sunday, 19 March 2023

Celebrate 28!

Another Birthday Celebration layout. This time for the girl child! 28 never looked better!
Used products from 49th & Market Vintage Artistry Serenity and all the embellishments.

Friday, 17 March 2023


COCOA vanilla has a beautiful line called Legendary. Using that with its embellishments, some 2" Alpha Dies to create the word TODAY, a little sticking and BOOM! A glorious layout to celebrate this human.

Monday, 20 February 2023

February 2023 Stick It Down Card Sketch Challenge


Love is in the air!


 I loved creating from this months sketch! I dug out all my dies that would help and I made 2 cards!

This one had a few extra steps but so worth the effort. First I cut out the hearts using a stitched heart in two sizes for the top piece. For the bottom piece I white heat embossed a back ground word stamp, making sure to mask off the small heart spaces and then using 3 shades of distress oxide ink (spun sugar, worn lipstick and picked raspberry, I blended the colors down the page. Using a slightly damp cloth I wiped off the ink from the embossed writing. I then attached the top piece to the bottom and popped up the smaller heart using pop dots. The 2 leaves were cut from two different types of silver foil and the love die using black card stock. Added a stamped "you" to the small heart. Add a few dots cut out from the left over glimmer card stock.

Bonus Card

Using a Gina K heart background die I cut out of white card stock and attached to a slightly larger Black card stock. Using a Spellbinder heart die the different sections were rain bowed colored and popped up. Using another die I cut out the phrase "to the moon and back" from back and adhered it to a postage stamped rectangle die. Stamped the word "you" in the bottom section of the heart.

Hope you are inspired and please link up your creation to the Stick it Down blog





Monday, 23 January 2023

Can't wait for Spring!

Created this lovely layout using a wonderful 49th and Market collection called Curator. Used a sketch from Scrapbook and Cards Spring call out. I can't wait until I get to pull my vintage loving potting Bench together for Summer 2023!