Masculine, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

PCCCS#78 ~ Card Sketch

Hello Crafters,

This week at Paper Craft Crew Challenges is a card sketch PCCCS078.

This is my first time entering a challenge at Paper Craft Crew Challenges and I am loving the fact that I can try new things, although I do tend to struggle with Card Sketches, but this may have something to do with the fact that I am always trying new things and crafting outside my comfort zone!!!


I love the Chevron punch and the Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) coordinates so well with it. When I embossed the black card though, you couldn’t really see the texture, so I used a sponge and lightly added some White Craft Ink to make it pop!

As you may have noticed, there are a few more “new” items I have used from the latest Occasions Catalogue; the See Ya Later stamp set, Fresh Prints DSP and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch! This punch is sure to be an awesome item that everyone should invest in, to make your own tags and gifts (which you will see soon on my blog, so make sure you return!)

Here is a closer look!


How lovely is this stamp? It could be used for Valentines Day or for someone who may be a little down in the dumps and need a lift to cheer them up!!!
Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Paper Craft Crew Challenges page!
Products Used
Stamp: See Ya Later
Card: Real Red, Black, Natural, White, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Craft White
Punch: Chevron, Scalloped Tag Topper
Other: Big Shot Machine, Windows Frames Framelits, Arrows TIEF, Paper Trimmer, Red Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Tombo Glue, Paper Snips, Hung Up Cute Clips
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Be sure to visit the Paper Craft Crew Challenges page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just amazing!
Happy Crafting,

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JAI#199: Fresh Prints Happiness

Hello Crafters,

This week, I am doing something out of the ordinary and having my first go at a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink! Yay me!!!!

Having never participated in a sketch before, I am very nervous and made a card that is not really my style. It is quite busy, when I usually make fairly clean style cards.

I have tried to stay with the circle elements, but have placed the ribbon to the opposite side.  Here’s what I came up with, using the beautiful Fresh Prints Designer Series paper. I love these colours together and when just had to have this paper stack.

JAI Challenge

This Designer Series paper stack will be available during Sale-a-bration, starting 28th January through to 31st March . Be sure to email a request for your brochures today and you will be sure to love the new products too. There are also FREE products to choose from with every $90 spent!

JAI Challenge

Here is a close up of the Spiral Flower with sponged edges in crumb cake ink and the crystal effects added to look like raindrops!
This is another of my favourite “had to have” products from the Sale-a-bration catalogue available soon.
Products Used
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Card: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Punch: Modern Label, 1-3/4″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, 2-1/2″ Scallop Circle
Other: Big Shot Machine, Originals Spiral Flower, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, sponge dauber, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Paper Snips
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Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just stunning!
Happy Crafting,