Saturday, 4 May 2019

Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog May 2019 #josttt005

Can you believe that it's May already? How fast is this year flying by? I remember thinking about the day I was going to move to live in Wales and it's just happened in a flash and we've been in our new home for a couple of weeks now.

So this is my first card as part of the Design Team for the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge blog which I've made in my new home. If you've not checked out the blog click here and have a look at the wonderful creations our design team come up with each month using a Tic Tac Toe style board which we take it in turns to compile.

This month we have the amazing Concord and 9th as a sponsor. They're offering a $50 spend to the winner of our blog challenge entries this month. Coincidentally my card matches their logo theme. Definitely not planned.

This month's was put together by Susan Simpson and I just love the elements on it. If you're not familiar with this type of challenge it's pretty simple, you just choose a line horizontal, vertical or diagonal and make sure your card or project includes all three of the elements in your chosen row. You can also play along with us and link your own blog post to the Joy of Sets Challenge blog. The design team choose their favourite and that person is invited to join our Design Team for a month.

So for my card then I chose the left vertical line so had to use the colour green, flowers and stripes in my design .  I used some Stampin' Up! DSP which fitted the remit perfectly, both in terns of the colour green, flowers and stripes. I used a little flower punch from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue to punch out some of the little flowers to position up the side of the card. I must confess that this was because I accidentally put my sticky tape on the wrong side of the green striped paper and didn't have enough to do it again. I love it though so all's well that ends well.

I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp the image and sentiment onto small pieces of Whisper White card stock using the absolutely beautiful Wonderful Moments stamp set. For the lady's hair I coloured it in using a copper Wink of Stella pen and also dotted it inside some of the flowers. It looks stunning in the right light and really adds something to the card which is otherwise quite simplistic.

I love a little off set layering and took the opportunity to back off the stamped image with a piece of striped DSP and layered everything up with dimensionals which I also used on the back of the sentiment. I really wanted my sentiment to be simple and no fuss so didn't back it off. I really love the simplicity of the card which the touches of detail don't detract from.

Thank you for popping in. Why not join in with us, it's so much fun to see where those three words take you.

Andrea x


  1. Love that you used this stamp set, Andrea. It’s a great set to have. And that little punch to punch the flowers from the DSP... cute!

    1. Thank you Angie. It's my first time of using it, I'd wanted it since the last catalogue came out and finally got around to buying it and was pleased to see that it's not retiring.

  2. Love your card Andrea - that's me at the moment waiting for my first granddaughter to arrive at the end of July eek!

    1. How exciting for you, I'd be pacing the floor already. Can't wait to see the little beauty when she gets here :D

  3. Love this colour combination. Not the norm and it really works x


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