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Autumn Greetings – CIC #577 Reminder

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Hello friends! This is your reminder of the current ongoing challenge on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #577 is bears and this challenge is being sponsored by PJ Moore Illustrations! I created my card using their adorable Peeking Bear with Sunflowers Digital Stamp.

Once printed, I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers and Copics to colour the image:

Ohuhus

  • Blues/Greens: BG2, G5, G6, G7, G9
  • Yellows: YR2, YR33, Y260

Copics

  • Oranges: YR04, YR07, YR09, YR14
  • Browns: E15, E18, E29, E33, E37
  • Warm Greys: W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Once coloured, I created the background using Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide and splattered with water and Liquitex Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning 2 (two) cut files or 2 (two) digital stamps of your choice from PJ Moore Illustrations!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • PJ Moore Illustrations Peeking Bear with Sunflowers Digital Stamp
  • Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide
  • Liquitex Titanium White Acrylic Ink
  • Royal & Langnickel #2 Fan Brush
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Copic Sketch Alcohol Markers
  • Hammermill 100lb Cardstock
  • Neenah Cardstock
  • Fiskars Portable 12″ Trimmer
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Bear Fun!- CIC #577

This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

Hello friends! Today is the beginning of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #577 is bears. This challenge is also being sponsored by PJ Moore Illustrations!

For my card, I used their adorable bear and moose digital stamp.

Once printed, I used the following Ohuhu and Copic alcohol markers to colour the image:

Ohuhus:

  • YR2, YR5, BR1

Copics:

  • R02, YR00, E11, E5, E18, E37

Once coloured, I created the background using Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide and splattered with water and Liquitex Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

As for the sentiment, I used the Spellbinders Hummingbird Sentiments Stamp Set from Bibi Cameron and stamped it using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning 2 (two) cut files or 2 (two) digital stamps of your choice from PJ Moore Illustrations!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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More Turquoise, Red, and Yellow Fun! – CIC #576 Reminder

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Hello friends! This is your reminder of the current ongoing challenge on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #576 is a colour challenge, and the colours you must include in your card are turquoise, red, and yellow. CraftyScrappers are also sponsoring this challenge!

After printing out a sentiment and images, I coloured the images using the following Copics and Ohuhu Alcohol markers:

Ohuhu

  • Blues: BG4, BG68, PB7

Copics

  • Reds/Pinks: R20, R22
  • Yellows: Y02, Y06, Y13, Y15
  • Greys: W1, W3, W5, W7

As for the background, I created a paw print cut-out using the Lucky Birthday Wishes Stamp set (this was done in Cricut Design Space). Behind the paw print, I ink-blended Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, and Broken China Distress Oxide – the perfect gradient for this challenge!

After attaching the image with foam squares and my sentiment with Bearly Art Glue, I mounted my card front on several matching layers of Neenah Astrobright cardstock.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance to win the Lucky Birthday Wishes Digi Stamp set from CraftyScrappers!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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Colourful Doggy Birthday! – CIC #576

This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

Hello friends! Today is the beginning of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #576 is a colour challenge and the colours you must include in your card are turquoise, red, and yellow. This challenge is also being sponsored by CraftyScrappers!

After printing out a sentiment and images, I coloured the images using the following Copics and Ohuhu Alcohol markers:

Ohuhu:

  • Blues: BG4, BG68, PB7

Copics:

  • Reds/Pinks: R08, R14, R22, R27, R32
  • Yellows: Y02, Y06, Y13, Y15
  • Greys: C1, C3, C5

After colouring, I created a rectangle cut-out in Cricut Design Space and cut it out using a Cricut cutting machine. I added strips of colour using Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, and Broken China Distress Oxide to match the colours of the dogs. This element with the dogs attached is then adhered with foam squares.

Lastly, I mounted my card front on several matching layers of Neenah Astrobright cardstock.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning the Lucky Birthday Wishes Digi Stamp set from CraftyScrappers!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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CAS Black & White Florals with Altenew – CIC #575 Reminder

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Hello friends! Today is the beginning of an exciting new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #575 is add a bow/ribbon and our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!

I had a lot of fun creating this card using the Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias Bundle from Altenew. This bundles includes a stamp, stencil, die set, and mini blending brush.

Using the stamp set, I stamped the floral image twice on a card front using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink.

I then added a strip of vellum with a strip of twine ribbon and a bow on top.

I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock to match the the rest of the card.

To finish, I glued everything together and placed my card front on a piece of black cardstock.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning a $50 Altenew Gift certificate to their online store OR an Altenew Stampwheel (must live in the U.S to be eligible to win the Altenew Stampwheel)!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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Florals and Bows with Altenew – CIC #575

This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

Hello friends! Today is the beginning of an exciting new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #575 is add a bow/ribbon and our sponsor for this challenge is Altenew!

I had a lot of fun creating this card using the Build-A-Garden: Dear Dahlias Bundle from Altenew. This bundles includes a stamp, stencil, die set, and mini blending brush.

Using the die set, I first die-cut three sets of flowers and added some ink blending to teach petal using the mini blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide before assembling them.

To put the flower in, I created a mini envelope using kraft cardstock. I then added some ribbon and a bow to the envelope.

To create the background, I used Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to create a subtle fade of colour.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set included in the bundle.

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance of winning a $50 Altenew Gift certificate to their online store OR an Altenew Stampwheel (must live in the U.S to be eligible to win the Altenew Stampwheel)!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


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Lime & Teal Giraffes! – CIC #575 Reminder

Hello friends! Here’s your reminder that there is still time for Cupcake Inspirations challenge #574, which is a lime, teal, and white colour challenge.

For my card, I chose to feature the Alex Syberia Designs Giraffe-ic Friends Stamp Set! After having stamped some images from the set, I coloured them using the following Copics:

  • Greens: YG03, YG13, YG17
  • Blues: BG09, BG15, BG18
  • Greys: C1, C3, C5

Once coloured and cut out, I attached the coloured images to the card front and stamped a sentiment.

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Sweeties for challenge #574 and to submit a card for a chance to be featured as a Sweet Pick!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Alex Syberia Designs Giraffe-ic Friends Stamp Set
  • Copic Sketch Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink
  • Fiskars 6″ Spring-Assisted Scissors
  • Neenah Astrobright Cardstock
  • Bearly Art Glue
  • Hammermill 100lb Cardstock
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Colouring Jellyfish! – CIC #573 Reminder

Hi friends! Here’s your reminder that there is still time for Cupcake Inspirations challenge #573, which is sea life.

This challenge is being sponsored by Pixel Paper Prints. My card features the Shark Family Digital Stamp Set that can be purchased here.

Once I printed out my images and a matching sentiment, I coloured my little jellyfish friends using the following Ohuhu and Copic markers:

Ohuhu

  • Blues: B340, B350, B380
  • Purples: V230, V250, V270

Copics

  • Blues: B32, B34, B37
  • Purples: V04, V06, V09

For the background, I used Faded Jeans and Villainous Potion Distress Oxides to create a simple strip of colour behind the jellyfish. I also splattered it with water and white acrylic paint.

Make sure to check out at all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Sweeties for challenge #573 as well as submit a card for a chance at winning some amazing prizes from our sponsor!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Pixel Paper Prints Shark Family Digital Stamp Set
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
  • Villainous Potion Distress Oxide
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Copic Markers
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Royal & Langnickel Fan Brush #2
  • Hammermill 100lbs cardstock
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Sea Life Scene with Ink Smooshing! – CIC #573

Hello friends! It’s time for a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog! The theme for this challenge is sea life.

This challenge is also being sponsored by Pixel Paper Prints! My card features the Shark Family Digital Stamp Set that can be purchased here.

After choosing a matching sentiment and printing all of the elements outs, I coloured the images using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

  • Shark: B220, B250, B260, RV260, RV270
  • Seaweed: BG5, BG7, BG8

As for the background, I did some ink smooshing using Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Oxides.

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Sweeties for challenge #573 and submit a sea life-themed card for a chance to win a prize from Pixel Paper Prints and to be featured as a Sweet Pick!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used:

  • Pixel Paper Prints Shark Family Digital Stamp Set
  • Faded Jeans Distress Oxide
  • Salty Ocean Distress Oxide
  • Broken China Distress Oxide
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Hammermill 100lb cardstock
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Red, White, & Blue Picnic Scene – CIC #572 Reminder

Hello friends! This is the reminder for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #572, which is red, white, and blue.

This week I’m sharing a red, white, and blue picnic-themed card perfect for the start of summer!

Using the Lawn Fawn How You Bean Stamp Set, I started by stamping some images and colouring them using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

  • Beans: R8, R2, R1
  • Jar: MG060, BGII03, MG020
  • Top: CGII04, CG2, CGII00

I then used the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to create the sky background. I also used Salty Ocean Disress Oxide on a piece of cardstock I cut to make it look as if the beans were exploding out of the jar!

As for the picnic blanket, I cut thin strips of red and white cardstock and weaved them together to resemble a classic red and white picnic blanket perfect for this challenge!

To finish, I attached everything to a mini slimline card base.

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Sweeties for challenge #572 and to submit a red, white, and blue card for a chance to be featured as a Sweet Pick!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha J


Products Used

  • Lawn Fawn How You Bean Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn Jet Black Premium Ink Pad
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • White Jelly Roll Pen
  • Fiskars 6″ Spring Assisted Scissors
  • Foam Tape
  • Bearly Art Glue