Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Blossoms Birthday

Our challenge this week at Classy Cards 'n Such is Lilacs and Lace.  Mindy here, with my interpretation of th e inspirational photos from our blog.  I die cut a few tiny flowers and formed them into what I think a lilac blossom would look like, I have never seen one in person.  They don't grow well here where I live in Texas. 

I found an intricate lace doily that I had die cut previously, and adhered it to a background paper that fit my card base.  Then using the Hummingbird by Stacy Stamps, I stamped the bird and flower bunch on some watercolor paper and colored in with watercolor markers. While the watercolor was drying, I die cut two passes of the Tiny Flowers die cut by Impression Obsession and cupped them on my Paper Blossoms Craft Molding Mat available in the Classy Cards Online Store.  I hand-cut three shapes that look like a cluster of lilac, and then used my Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive to adhere each flower. While the clusters were drying, I die cut around my stamping with a Labels Eighteen by Spellbinders then attached the three lilac blossoms.

Some lace, pearls, and rhinestones were added for bling, and the sentiment from Hope and Love Vintage Labels Eight and Nine from JustRite Stamps were added to complete the card.  I hope you have enjoyed my card, and will visit with us again for more card inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!!!   Until next time...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Butterfly Love

Good morning, Joy here today with a card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  This is for this weeks' challenge of using lilacs and lace.

A panel was die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart.  The layers were edged with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and ink.  The lace, sprig, sequins and heart were attached using Art Institute Glue.  The panel was popped up with Large Joy Foam Pads.  The little butterflies were covered with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from JustRite's Botanical Medallions & Banners.

Why don't you join in this challenge -There are so many shades of lilac and it will be interesting to see what you do. Check out the guidelines at Classy Cards 'n Such, get some inspiration from the designers and link your project at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.  Classy Cards 'n Such has some super bargains on right now.

Thanks for looking at my card. Have a Happy Stamping Day!

Want to purchase some or all of the products used in today's card?   Classy Cards carries those that are in gold and underlined.   Click those or the pictures below.  Happy shopping!!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Pretty Flowers

Hi, Diane with you today. This week's challenge is Lilacs and Lace.

I started with a gorgeous new embossing folder from We R Memory Keep Next Level - Quilted.

Next, a lacy heart was die cut using two of the dies from Spellbinders Lace Hearts. 

Flowers were cut using Memory Box Blushing Bouquet.  The flowers were painted with a Tim Holtz Water Brush and using colors from Twinkling H2Os Holiday Sparkle and 
Autumn Brillance.  It gives them a watercolor effect, but they are actually a bit shimmery from the H2Os.

To finish, I simply added a bow!  Thank you for visiting with me today!

Be sure to get in on this week's challenge!   All of the details are here.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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Give Thanks

Have you checked out the deals at the CCNS online store lately?  This is the last month of challenges so I hope you can play along!  This week's challenge is Lilacs and Lace - and I took it very literally!

For my lacy background, I used Our Daily Bread Designs Beautiful Borders against some paper from their Easter Card 2016 Paper collection.  The sentiment is stamped in black, die cut with a frame from the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern with the edges sponged.  To make my lilacs, I used a hydrangea punch on some scrap purply/blue paper.  The stem is the string from the ODBD Happy Birthday die set, and leaves from their Fancy Foliage die set.  The same paper used to make the flowers was also used as a base matting layer with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to pull all the purples together.

Thanks for looking!

Did you know that we have increased our store closing sale prices today and included items from the entire shop?   Details are here.   HURRY!!!

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Showers of Blessings

Good Morning.   It is Shirley posting today.  I have made a card for the Classy Cards Challenge 123.  We are to be inspired by the inspiration picture and it has lots of lilac colors.

I started with a ilac card base, layered it with the vanilla card stock and the rain designer paper.  When I started my card, I had the cutest piece of designer paper with rain, umbrella's, rain boots and clouds.   As you can tell, I covered all of those things up with the elements I added to my card.   I cut a scalloped square from vanilla card stock.  The next layer was cut with the Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square die.  I sponged distress ink over it and stamped a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Showers of Blessings stamp set.  I popped the sentiment up on the card using Joy Foam Pads Small.

I cut the umbrella with the Spellbinders Umbrella Trio.   The heart was made using the Memory Box Precious Hearts die.

I added the rose lace at the bottom of the card and added pearls for the finishing touch to my card.  

Thank you for joining us today.  

Watch for a new price decrease and more categories added to our store closing sale later today!

Thanks for stopping by!!!   Until next time...

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

CCNS Challenge #123 - Lilacs and Lace

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #123!

This week our challenge is Lilacs and Lace - Make a card or project using the colors shown below.

That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below.   Looking forward to your entries!


Our few requirements to play:
1. This is a family friendly blog meaning NO inappropriate images, sentiments, etc. will be allowed.
2. The theme must be followed.
3. Only NEW entries, with no back linking will be allowed.
4. Please link to your entry post only, not your entire blog.
5. If you use a gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, use code CCNS123.
6. You may enter up to three projects and combine with as many challenges as you want.
7. New challenges begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time. Winners are announced on Sundays.
8. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
9. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The prize:

1. While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time However, international entries can qualify for the Top 3.
2. A prize will be offered to the winner and a Top 3 will be selected.
3. Winner must claim their prize within 7 days or the or the prize will be forfeited.
4. Prizes and Top 3 will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

Enter to win this week's prize!!

Here are a few examples from the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.





You're invited to Classy Cards 'n Such to see all the amazing products available, many of which are on clearance for great discounts!   Take a peek here for all of the details and coupon code!

Thanks for stopping by!!!   Until next time...

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CCNS Winner - Challenge #122

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all of our players for entering our Love Makes the World Go Round challenge! Your work is amazing!!

This week's winner is

#9 - Katie Tate

Katie, please contact me with your mailing address at no later than Saturday, , to claim your prize. Congratulations!!!

Top 3 
in no particular order

#23 - Brenda's Card Corner

#12 - Marlene


#14 - Mikey's Mom

Winners of the CCNS Top 3 badge are eligible to add the badge to their blog. Please feel free to grab the Top 3 badge from the right side of the blog and link it back to this winning post. Congratulations!!

We do get entries from time to time that cannot be considered for a prize, often because our guidelines were not followed. Please be sure to read and follow our guidelines on the announcement post to allow us to consider your beautiful art. 

Our next challenge is fun and super easy! It's called 
Lilacs and Lace. A gorgeous inspiration photo will be in the CCNS Challenge #123 announcement that will post later this morning. Details will be in the new announcement. We love to see your cards or projects so please join us! 

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016


Hi everyone!  Joy here today showing a card made with supplies from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store.  The pretty background script paper is from Key to My Heart 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad.  

The sweet little love sentiment is from the Key to My Heart paper and is one of the many sentiment die cuts - there are 4 pages of them!  That's enough to make enough Valentine's for a whole classroom.  The sentiment die cut was popped up using Small Joy Pads.  The flowers were attached using Art Institute Clear Adhesive.  The heart background was sponged on using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Thanks for looking at my card.  Have a Happy Stamping Day.

We've made it easy for you to find our future challenges!  Click on the Challenge Calendar tab on the right side of the blog. All of the challenges are listed through February 2016!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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