Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Challenge

Color Combo Challenge

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Challenge. We are at Joy Clair is celebrating this special event with all day full of fun cardmaking challenges, inspirations and tons of prizes!

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017

To get all the information about Joy Clair WCMD 2017 CLICK HERE. I am hosting the Color Combo Challenge. It is a very simple challenge 🙂 All you need to do is creating a project with these 3 color combo: RED, ORANGE, and BROWN. Other neutral colors are okay to be used if necessary, the 3 color combo need to be the focal point on your project. And go to here to link up you project today!

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017: Color Combo Challenge

Here’s my card for the Color Combo Challenge that I created using the Give Thanks – Bible Journaling Clear Stamps and Harvest Blessings Clear Stamps.

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017: Color Combo Challenge

I used kraft cardstock as the cardbase, white watercolor paper for the background panel and for the pumpkins, and white heavy cardtock for the sentiment banner.

For stamping all the images, I used Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad and I used the Arteza Watercolor Real Brush Pens to color the images.

I used some very light blue color to create the faded sky on the background of the scarecrow. And I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush pen to add the glitter on the scarecrow and pumpkins.

I embellished my card with the red stripe ribbon to finish the card.

Hopefully this card can inspire you to create a project and play along with our challenge. It is your turn to create and link up your project. One randomly chosen project that is linked up will win a stamp set from Joy Clair Store!!!

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Big Blog Hop

Don’t forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog, too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events – there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us!

Here’s how you can play along with all of our events on this World Cardmaking Day 2017:

  1. We want everyone to be able to play so there is no requirement to use Joy Clair Stamps although we would be thrilled if you did.  Please make a new card though!
  2. We will have all challenges open until next Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more than just on WCMD because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
  3. If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts.  We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2017 posts.
  4. Add your link to the appropriate Inlinkz Link-up tool for the specific challenge post. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenges are open. There will a prize posted on each challenge and one card will be randomly chosen as a winner of that prize from those that Link-up.
  5. Have tons of fun!

Here’s the full challenge schedule:

2:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Pinspiration with Lori
4:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Rainbow Color with LeeAnn
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 CASE a card with Jessica
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Big Blog Hop!
11:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Stretch Your Stamps with Lindsay
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Make a Card for a Friend with Donna
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 CAS with Martha Lucia
5:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Background Building with Kerry
7:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Color Combo with Helen
9:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Pick ‘n’ Mix with Steph
11:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Matching Game Challenge

Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Tuesday, October 31, 2016.

We really want to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafters who enter a different card for at least 3 of the challenges (hopefully all of them!) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example “Lisa Lane JCGP”) will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize.  Entering the WCMD Craftie Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 3 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask? We are giving away 6 Stamps Sets from Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

So… what are you waiting for? Gather all of your supplies and let’s create projects! Make sure to check out the full details on Joy Clair Blog!

I also link up my card at this challenge:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and play along with my challenge. Happy crafting and have a fabulous day!

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Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Big Blog Hop

HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY and Welcome to the Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Big Blog Hop!!! Today is the day for all of us, the card-makers, from all around the world celebrating it with super fun and creative ways.

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Big Blog Hop

We are at Joy Clair celebrating it with full day of card-making events, inspirations, link up parties, and lots of PRIZES!

And for this big blog hop, the team were challenge to create a project using inchies that we sent out to each of team member. This is a challenge for me for sure. Inchies is a new thing for me 🙂 I searched for ideas on Pinterest for sure. And here’s what I come out with…

I created a card with all the inchies from my team mates. Using 2 sizes of Rectangles Dies, I cut out red and black cardstock to create the frame. I stacked them together with double-sided tape and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

Then I arranged the inchies inside the frame with double-sided tape.

I stamped and embossed the roses from the Rose Sentiments Clear Stamp, and fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I added them on both corners of the frame with 3D foam tape and glue liquid adhesive.

The sentiment is also from the Rose Sentiments Clear Stamp that I stamped on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, cut out the banner tail, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

My card is done 🙂 I like the result and I hope you do, too.

HOP ALONG FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES

As mentioned, we have a fantastic line-up and three Special Guest Designers joining us today, all of them had been winners of our monthly challenges! Here are the full list of the Big Blog Hop participants:

Joy Clair

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jessica Pascarella

Lindsay Andreon

Angie Cimbalo – Guest Designer

Donna Idlet

Kerry Urbatch

LeeAnnMckinney

Nadine Carlier – Guest Designer

Steph Ackerman

Helen Gullet -> You’re Here

Next Hop -> Lori Kobular

Maria Pilar De Ancos – Guest Designer

We’re giving away three Stamp sets from Joy Clair Store! Just leave a comment on every destination along the Hop to be in with a chance to win! Comments close at 23:59 EST on 7th October 2017.

Joy Clair World Cardmaking Day 2017 Big Blog Hop

Don’t forget that we have a lot more going on throughout today on Joy Clair blog, too! We hope to see you back here for the rest of the events – there will be lots of opportunities to be inspired and to get crafty with us! Here’s the full challenge schedule of the day:

2:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Pinspiration with Lori
4:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Rainbow Color with LeeAnn
7:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 CASE a card with Jessica
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Big Blog Hop!
11:00 a.m. EST WCMD 2017 Stretch Your Stamps with Lindsay
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Make a Card for a Friend with Donna
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 CAS with Martha Lucia
5:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Background Building with Kerry
7:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Color Combo with Helen
9:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Pick ‘n’ Mix with Steph
11:00 p.m. EST WCMD 2017 Matching Game Challenge

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Have Happy blog-hopping and fabulous day!!!

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September Card Chain Challenge: A Card For A Friend

Hello everyone… Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a swap friend from September Card Chain Challenge.

If you have not yet heard about Card Chain Challenge, it is a monthly online card swap between crafty friends who make beautiful cards and send it out. The CCC is a simple premise: sign up and mail the person above you a handmade card while receiving one from the person immediately below. Interested to join and play along? You still have time to sign up for October CCC here! It is closes on October 6!

This challenge is a fun challenge and way to share joy with crafty friends. They provide the options how you can create your card: Color Palette, Card Sketch, Theme, and Product/Technique. You can pick at least one of these options to use on your card. And choose the Color Palette and Theme – Friendship to use on my card.

I used the color palette to create my watercolor background using Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry. I simply smooshed the ink on craft mat, sprayed with water and added a piece of watercolor paper. I added the color one by one to fill in the empty spot on the paper and dried it in between color adding. I then sprayed and flicked some water on it and dried it to create some more texture on it.

Then I die cut it with one of the Craftin Dessert Divas – Fancy Frame Dies, and I die cut it again with one of the Stitched Dots Edges Dies from A Jillian Vance Design. And I added it on the white card base with Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive.

I die cut the butterfly base using CUTPlorations Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies out of white heavy weight cardstock, and then I stamped the butterfly from STAMPlorations – Trendy Butterflies 2 Stamp Set using mini MISTI to position the butterfly perfectly on top of the die cut. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink pad for stamping.

For the sentiment, it is from STAMPlorations – Fond Expressions 2 that I stamped on the card using Peacock Feather Distress Ink Pad. Then I added the butterfly on the card, added some pearl gems, and then I stamped some images from the STAMPlorations – Mixed Media Grunge Stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink randomly on the card.

And this card is on the way to my friend in Mauritius.


I play along at:

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Never-Ending Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #302-303 - Anything Goes

Weeks #302-303 – Anything Goes

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Joy Clair Be A Flamingo Side Step Card

Hello everyone… My project I want to share with you today has lots of layers of diecuts using the new Color by Faith stamp set, watercoloring with Distress Inks, and some die-cuts.

Joy Clair Be A Flamingo Side Step Card

On my card, I used Be A Flamingo Stamp Set from Joy Clair, that you can build your own scene with this set. The dies I use on this card are from Our Daily Bread Designs: Side Step Card Die, Mini Labels Dies, Pennant Flags Dies, Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Fence Die, Grass Hill Die, and Lawn Grass Die. I am sharing the full details and steps how to create this card at Joy Clair Blog. I hope you all will visit me there and be inspired.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Mixed Media Tag STAMPlorations Typografia Christmas Blog Hop and Blog Hop

Hello everyone…I know it is October and we are enjoying the beautiful Fall season, but… it also means that Christmas is getting closer.

Today, we are at STAMPloratios has a small blog hop featuring the new Typografia Christmas collection. I am thankful to be part of this special event and 3 mixed media tags to share with you.

I used the Angles Oh High, Blessed Christmas, and Miracle of Christmas to create these 3 mixed media tags:

I die cut the tags using Luggage Tags Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, the larges die and white heavy weight cardstock.

Next I stamped each sentiment on each tag using red, black, and green archival ink pads.

Then I added Distress inks on each tag. I used the Mowed Lawn and Fired Brick on the tags. And then I sprayed with some water and dabbed if of the tags to create the distressed background.

I also used the Stitched Winter Landscape Die – CUTplorations on one of the tag. I then colored it with Wink Of Stella Gold Metallic Brush Pen and added some snow on the trees with White Gel Pen.

I finished each tag with some sequins: Gold assortment and Christmas assortment.

And my tags are done.

Visit STAMPlorations Blog for full list of blog hop to see the inspriations from the team and to enter the giveaway, too!

Oh before you go, here’s a special code for you to save 20% on any STAMPlorations products. Use STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy shopping!

THANKS for stopping by my blog today. I hope you find some inspirations 🙂 Have a fabulous day!


I play along at:

Challenge #302-303

Simon Says: Christmas

 

Autumn Blessings Card With Watercolored Pumpkin

Hello everyone… One of my favorite from Fall is pumpkins. I love their colors and also we always have fun decorating pumpkins with our daughters. I have seen pumpkin that is heavier than me at the Pumpkin Festival!!!

Today I have a Autumn Blessings Card with Watercolored Pumpkin to share with you that I created with A Jillian Vance Design stamp and die set. I watercolored the pumpkin using Arteza Real Brush Pens and blended them with watercolor brush. Cove over to A Jillian Vance Design Blog today to see the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have fabulous blessed day!



CUTplorations October Challenge: You Make Life Happy

Hello everyone… October is here and Fall is here. This is one my favorite seasons. Beautiful and colorful leaves and crisp, cooler weather… and PIES!

And today I have a happy news to share with you 🙂 Starting this month, I am joining the STAMPlorations family as one of the designer for CUTPlorations Challenge, one of their monthly challenges. The challenge is on every 1st Monday of the month and there is an inspiration photo for you.

Here’s how you can play along:

  • Create a project inspired by the inspiration photo for the current month. You can create any type of project — card, ATC, altered project, mixed media, art journal page, scrapbook page, etc.
  • Use any die-cuts on your project(s)
  • Must use at least 1 STAMPlorations product (stamp, stencil, die, or coloring page, or digi stamp).
  • You can link up as many projects as you want but 1 project per blog post (direct link to your project, not your whole blog).
  • Please don’t link up projects that you create solely to promote another stamp company.
  • Include the challenge graphic and link back to the CUTplorations post in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize.

Prizes:

  • Prizes: $10 Gift Certificate for the winner; $5 Gift Certificate each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 25 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $15

And here’s my card inspired by this month’s picture. I am inspired by the colors and the phrase “Home is where the Happy is”

STAMPlorations CUTplorations October Challenge: You Make Life Happy

My family and home totally make my life happy. They are one of my inspirations to create every day. My husband’s love and support, my daughters’ smiles and laughs, and their hugs are my treasures. Every end of the day, I wait for them to come home from school and work, and that is my happy moment 🙂

On my card, I stamped the Blossom Sprays #1 Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink on a watercolor paper and I watercolored it using Arteza Real Brush Pens and watercolor brush. Then I die cut it using one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I stamped the sentiment from Bold Sentiment – Sweet on a white cardstock and cut it out with scissors to create the banner.

And then I die cut the word Happy couple times using the Happy Word Die, I stacked them together to create word chipboard for extra dimension to the sentiment.

After all the pieces ready, I added the background panel on the card base with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to make sure it stays on the card, and then I added the banner sentiment on the card with Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, and finally I added the word die using Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.

I hope you are inspired by this card to join the challenge this month. Need more inspirations? Go over STAMPlorations Blog to see more inspirations from the team and full details on the challenge.

And also, if you play along using any STAMPlorations products, you can link up your projects at STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Oh before you go, here’s a special code for you to save 20% on any STAMPlorations products. Use STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out. Happy shopping!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!




I also play along at:

Challenge Weeks #302-303 – Anything Goes


Simon Says: Anything Goes

HLS October Watercolour Challenge