Guest Designer for City Crafter Challenge #306

Hi! After winning City Crafter Challenge’s Week 299 challenge  in February, Kirsty invited me to guest design for one of their upcoming challenges.

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So, today is the big day and I’m so happy and excited to be here as a Guest Designer for City’s Crafter Challenge Blog’s Week 306 Challenge “You are my Super Hero!”

Isn’t this a bright, fun and inspiring challenge graphic?

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For this week’s challenge please create a project that include one (or more) of the following:

(1) Super Hero
(2)Comic Strips
(3) the word SUPER

You don’t have to follow the color of the picture, but if you could find inspiration from there, that would be great too!

Here’s my card:

Slide007I made this for my son’s 17th birthday later this month. 🙂

I thoroughly enjoyed making a card for this challenge! I had a perfect Papertrey Ink stamp set to use. I’d like to play this at The Male Room’s Challenge#32 – Theme, Magic/Fantasy.

Slide004I used an emboss-resist technique (on tiles #2, #3, #5 & #9), some stamping, masking, a little fussy cutting and a bit of drawing (Spiderman’s head) to make this card. I would like to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge 224-225: Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday’s: Try to Resist.

Slide002I popped up the sentiments with foam tape and stamped on the inside of the card too.


This card was so fun and, surprisingly quick and easy, to create.    Slide001

I wrote 1 of the sentiments by hand, but I did make a little spelling error. Can you spot the sentiment and the incorrect spelling? 🙂

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I’m really happy with the result and I think my son will like it.  Shhhh! Don’t tell him, it’s a surpirse! 😉

Please make sure to check out all of the DT members super work!

Thank you Kirsty, Ros, Stella and Marina for allowing me to be your guest for this challenge!


I am happy to share that this card was chosen for an Honorable Mention over at The Male Room! Thanks so much, ladies!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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P.S. Here’s my winning card from challenge #299. This was another joy-filled card to make. 🙂

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He is Risen – Chevron Ombre – Yellow

Here is a card inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #160.IMG_5155edited

by City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity

and by the February Pinterest Inspired Challenge:


Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Sunset – Beautiful Negativity

Hi! I’m happy to be able to share 2 cards with you today.

My cards were inspired by City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity.

Oooooo! I love this!

Here are my takes on this beautiful piece of art. I’m nothing if not literal. 😉

Card 1: Slide002I was also inspired by all of the DT’s bird cards at CASology: Week 185: Egg.

I used an ARTplorations stencil:


I’d like to play this 1rst card along at:

and the second at:

Card 2:Slide001I was also inspired by the colors from The Card Concept #49 {Floral Radiance}.

What do you think? Would you categorize these cards as clean and Graphic?


Slide003Here’s a quick tutorial slideshow:

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I’d also like to play along at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #220: Anything Goes.

Grab our badge:Slide002I’m very happy to share that this card was featured by Sundays With Lorraine at The Weekly Scrapper. I am honored. Thanks Lorraine!

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Grace& Peace

I’m happy to share that this card IMG_5048editedwas chosen as the WINNER at:

Winner BadgeThanks so much, City Crafter Challenge! 🙂


His Eye is on the Sparrow – One-layer

Hi! I’m glad to be sharing a one-layer card with you today.


I’d like to play this along at CAS(E) this Sketch’s Challenge #160:

Slide01I used 2 ARTplorations stencils and a PTI sentiment stamp.


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This card was inspired by multiple challenges: CASology:Week 185: Egg, Sparkle & Shine: Twenty Four, City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity, Pinterest Inspired Challenge,and STAMPlorations February CAS Card Challenge.

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 299 ~ Negativity

Pinterest Inspired Challenge


The sentiment was designed by Betsy Veldman for Papertrey Ink:

Phrases & Praises Stamp Set

Here’s a tutorial slideshow of how I made this card:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,



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