WWC #327 – Dawn’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Dawn is our host with a feminine challenge this fortnight!

I’ve been following a blogger Mixed Up Craft for some time and love Sam’s 3D creations and decided to give her pop-up diamond card a go. I used some Stampin Up cardstock and old DSP from my stash along with a sentiment from ‘Strong & Beautiful’.

The card popped up – how it will look when it comes out of it’s 6×6 envelope.

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, 1st November at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 30th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Craft Roulette episode 83

Well I watched another Craft Roulette and couldn’t wait to play along.

What a fun video it was and how different were Carrie and Mary’s cards. Today the wheel spun the following criteria:

  • Project – Fun fold – Explosion card
  • Colours – Any 4 colours – Green/Red/Blue/Yellow
  • Element – It’s a Dog’s life- I used Stampin Up DSP with Dogs on it
  • Random – XOXO – I used a die cut
The closed up card with it’s belly band.
The inside explosion element.

Check out the Craft Roulette youtube channel for some fabulous inspiration. Thanks for stopping by for a look and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Just Add Ink #576 – Just Add a Moving Element

Hello there, it’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and do we have a great theme for you!

I decided to make a window card with a bird hanging on a perch.

You can see the hanging feature more clearly in this picture.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink 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, 20th October at 10pm (AEDST) Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Pumpkin Mugs

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 mugs and the colours in the photo. I stamped and coloured a mug image from Simon Says Stamp ‘What’s brewing’ with my Stampin Blends..

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or fuse them together and play with 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, 28th October at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 27th October 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Case Me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton

I’m thrilled to have been asked by Michelle Lupton to join her in her Case Me a Christmas Card series again this year.

Michelle has asked lots of friends in blogland to CASE one of her cards and make it with a Christmas twist and she in turn will CASE one of our cards   I played along last year which was heaps of fun. For her challenge this year, I chose this adorable card she made back in September 2021.

(image shared and CASed with permission from Michelle)

I was inspireed by the layout, the masking, the stencilled colour lifting and the girl on the edge. I chose to use a tree die for my shape and 3 different green inks and I lifted the colour through an Uniquely Creative star stencil. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the gnome from Simon Says Stamp.

Well thanks for stopping by for a look and I hope we’ve inspired you to think about taking inspiration from and CASEing a fellow crafter!

Craft Roulette episode 82

Well I watched another Craft Roulette and couldn’t wait to play along.

What a fun video it was and how different were Laurel and Mary’s cards. Today the wheel spun the following criteria:

  • Project – Z fold
  • Colours – Blue background – I used some blue floral DSP from Stampin Up
  • Element – Pocket – I made a file folder pocket
  • Random – Wood – I used a wooden peg to hold my pocket closed

Check out the Craft Roulette youtube channel for some fabulous inspiration. Thanks for stopping by for a look and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

WWC #326 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our host with an all about occasions challenge this fortnight!

For today’s challenge I’ve made a Christmas card; a rather unsual one. I followed another tutorial by Sam Calcott making an accordion style card. I used Stampin Up cardstock, DSP and stamps to decorate my card.

The front of my card
The back of my card
The accordian mechanism
The inside of my card, This will look great as a decoration on a mantle of the recipient.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion 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, 18th October at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 17th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Guest Designer – Less is More #453 – Colour Challenge

Well today I get to play along with Less is More as a Guest Designer thanks to this card!

It’s a colour challenge this fortnight and we challenge you to use yellow and purple on your card.

To me, this colour combo screams Halloween, so I masked off a panel on my card and did some sponging with my Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed and Wilted Violet. I then added a creepy looking rat and sentiment from Tim Holtz.

Come join in the fun and make a card with yellow and purple. Link your creation up here; you have until Friday 15th October.

I’m also entering this card over at:

Thanks for stopping by for a look, enjoy the rest of your day.

Craft Roulette #81

Well I watched another Craft Roulette and couldn’t wait to play along.

What a fun video it was and how different were each of the cards created by Crafty Al, Bitty Penny and Helen.

The wheel spun the following criteria:

  • Project – cut out card – I used a star cut out on the front
  • Colours – Organge + 2 – I used orange, red and yellow for my die cut stars
  • Element – Stars – I used die cut stars
  • Random – wide margins – I had lots of wide white space on the front of my card.

For my card I kept it super CAS. I used some nested star dies and cut the largest from the front panel and then 3 more from red, orange and yellow card stock. I then added a sentiment behind the front panel and largest star so it moved when you opened the card.

Check out the Craft Roulette youtube channel for some fabulous inspiration. Thanks for stopping by for a look and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Just Add Ink #574 – Just Choose Two

Hello there, today I am joining the Just Add Ink challenge design team. I’m extemely flattered to be included amongst such talented paper crafters and hope that I can inspire you they way they have inspired me for many years.

This week we have an awesome theme for you.

For my card I chose silhouette and stars. I decided to make a Christmas card and sponged a night sky with Distress Oxide inks in Prize Ribbon, Seedless Preservces and Black Soot. I added a die cut Santa sleigh silhouette and coloured a few stars. I left off the sentiment as I wanted the scene to be the hero.

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post.

You have until Wednesday, 6th October at 10pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.