I used a stamp set from Art Impressions called ‘Doggy Kisses’ that I’ve had in my stash but never inked up – shock horror! I inked up the sausage dog and coloured him with my Stampin Blends. I then stamped the paw print to make my background panel.
For my card, I chose the top left diagonal of birds, flowers, stencil. I used my Stampin Up ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and fussy cut out. I popped it up on a stencilled background, some ribbon and a sentiment banner.
I saw a super cool card by Marlene McDeavitt where she masked off portions of her large stamp and used the gaps for her sentiment. I loved this idea and decided to give it a go for this challenge. I used a background stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Cottage Garden’ and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Shenanigans’. I added a few white dots to the flower in the bottom corner so that it didn’t look too boring!
Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
It was my birthday on the 5th and I received a package of crafty goodness from my friend Michelle. It was her birthday back in May and I sent her a crafty package too. I challenged her for us both to use our new goodies this weekend.
First up is a super cute stamp set from PaperArtsy called ‘Eclectica3’. I love the really cute girl and boy images in this set and coloured them both with my AIs. For the girl I added a background with some Lindys Stamp Gang ink sprays over the heart embossed image from the same set.
Next is a stamp set from Uniquely Creative called ‘My Platypus’. This set has the most adorable platypus images and cute sentiments to match. I created an ink smooshed sky, coloured the platypus with my AIs and added some die cut reeds along with the sentiment and a few bees.
Next is a stamp set from Picket Fence Studios called ‘Peach & Piper’. I just love these bunny images. I stamped one pair and coloured them with my AIs. I added a bit of puffy paint to the tails for the finishing touch.
Thanks for these wonderful goodies Michelle and for being my friend.
Well it’s finally the weekend – first full week of being restriced to 5km from home, 1 visit of 1hr duration per household per day to supermarket and 1hr exercise within the 5km radius per day. Oh and compulsory mask wearing when outside. It’s frustrating but this is what we have to do to stem this second wave that Melbourne is facing. Here’s hoping that everyone follows the rules for the greater good.
Enough of my soapbox, onto the cards and challenges!
I used my Stamopin Up ‘Blossoms in Bloom’ dies for my card. I love how the layers fill in the floral images and makes for such a simple card. I cut the die cut image to fit along the card edges to match the sketch.
I used my Stampin Up ‘Timeless Trpic’ stamp set to make this card. I watercoloured the ocean and sky; then stamped the palm trees and added the die cut sentiment, some twine and a metal button that sort of looks like a shell.
I’m cat person through and through; have been since I got my first cat when I was just 2 years old who was a ginger persian called Marmalade! This cat from Katzelkraft reminds me so much of him with his sassy attitude. I made the little face mask to match the sentiment rfom Stampin Up and to mee this signifies that there will be happier days ahead if we all follow the rules!
That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and looking.
Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!
I was inspired by the layered cake in the photo along with the colour scheme. I used a Stampin Up set called ‘Birthday Goodness’ and inks in Merry Merlot and Berry Burst. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and cake base for that extra bit of sparkle.
Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or both! Check out the projects that the other artists at Fusion have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Wednesday, 19th August at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 18th August 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.
I recently bought the Peony Garden suite from Stampin Up and had to play with those gorgeous dies and DSP. I cut the floral petals and leaves from vellum and coloured them with my Stampin Blends. I added them to a die cut white panel onto of a piece of DSP then onto a grey card base.
Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 11the August at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 10th August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I was inspired by the pink tree and the idea of creating a pink starry sky. I sponged purple and pink inks to make the sky and added a bit of black to the edges for depth. I then added some water droplets to look like stars. The tree is heat embossed in black and the gold thread behind the sentiment looks like the tinsel on a tree.
I’ve never made a slimline card, so felt a bit out of my comfort zone. I reached for some SU DSP ‘Pampered pets’ and fussy cut the Great Dane and ball; added them to a text panel and a sentiment I made on my PC. I’m missing playing with all my friends now we’re in our COVID-19 second wave lock-down.
I’ve been having fun making different fancy fold cards and this week is no exception. I followed a tutorial by Nancy Hoetker to make a triple pop up card. I ended up making two – one for a girl and one for a boy.
The first card uses the ‘Bubble Over’ stamp set and DSP from Stampin Up with a sentiment from ‘Sending your thoughts’.
The second card uses the ‘Painted Poppies’ DSP and dies with a sentiment from ‘Sending you thoughts’.
Come join in the fun and make a project of your choosing. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us. You have until Tuesday, 4th August at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 3rd August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I chose the top horizontal line of Birthday, Watercolour background and Masculine. I created a scene with the Stampin Up ‘Snow front’ stamp set and inks in Pretty peacock, Mossy meadow and Smoky slate. The sentiment is from PTI ‘Stylish sentiments birthday’.
I made a background that looked like the ocean with my Stampin Up Pretty peacock ink and added puffy paint to look like white caps on the waves the die cut windsurfer is riding upon. The sentiment is from Stampin Up ‘Pedal to the metal’.
I decided to follow the stripes theme (plaid is a form of stripes right?). I used the Best Plaid Builder from Stampin Up with Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and So Saffron papers. The dog is from SU Pampered Pets which I coloured with my Stampin Blends.
That’s it for today – I’ve got chores to do! Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.
I decided to follow the winter aspect and went with a sponged panel in SU Pool Party ink which feels cool and wintery to me. I added a SU stamp ‘Beautifully braided’ over the panel then did a little bit of thin mounting and my card was done.
I stamped my image along the edge, coloured with my Stampin Blends, then fussy cut around the image and mounted it over a bit of glittery white cardstock. I decided not to include a sentiment so that the focus remains on the characters.
My favourite food during summer is an ice-cream. I used the SU ‘Cool treats’ stamp set and coloured in the cute cone images and added them to a popped up sentiment banner with a little bit of gold thread behind.