Fusion: Peach Birthday

Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

I decided to play along with the sketch and the colours from the inspirational photo. I used some of the Stampin Up True Love DSP which I coloured with a variety of peached colour alcohol ink markers. I fussy cut them out and layered them according to the sketch and added them to a cream card base.

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, 29th September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 28th September 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

I’m also going to enter this card over at AUD Sentiments #283 Birthday.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

GD over at 52 Christmas Card Throwndown #34

I’m a guest designer over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week as I won week #30 which was a colour challenge.

This week the theme is 3 blues; I love using non-traditional colours for Chrismas cards.

I decided to do an ink blended background with Stampin Up ‘Night of Navy’, Tim Holtz Distress inks in ‘Salty Ocean’ and ‘Tumbled Glass’. I then layed a stencil from Create a Smile ‘Wave of Stars’ over the blended background and lifted the ink with a baby wipe. I added a sentiment from Uniquely Creative with some silver thread and my card was done.

I love how this card came out.

Come join in the fun and make a Christmas card with 3 blues. Link your creation up here; you have until Friday 17th September.

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

WWC #324 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Ocassions

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

I played with an awesome stamp and die set from Stampin Up called ‘Nature’s Harvest’. I stamped and coloured the main sunflower, die cut it out and then die cut the lavender from white cardstock and coloured that with my markers. Tied them up with some twine and popped them up over some DSP, an embossed card panel and my card was done.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of yor 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, 20th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 19th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenges – 105 – Anything Goes

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes with no optional twist this time.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:  

I’ve used the Betta Fish Crowntail image from Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps. I printed the fish without the bubbles and then coloured her with my Derwent pencils and then fussy cut her out and added a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share your anything goes project by 1pm Friday 1st October (Melbourne time) or 11pm Thursday 30th September (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Makes

I made these 4 cards on Sunday for 6 challenges.

First up is a card for:

I fussy cut a Santa from some old Stampin Up DSP I had and popped him up over some tiny snow like squins to look like the stripes in the sketch and added a sentiment from The Ton.

Next is a card for Festive Friday #92.

I chose dove, white and leaves on a square card. The dove and leaves are die cuts from Stampin Up ‘Dove of Hope’.

I’ve made tree ornaments with this dove before.

Next is a card for:

I use a watercoloured parrot from my stash which I popped up on my card and added a sentiment from Altenew. I love parrots as they have such beautiful colours.

Now, I don’t have the actual word kindness on my card but I feel that telling someone that they are beautiful is being kind (probably a stretch of the theme but I’m ok with that)

Lastly is a card for Cardz4Galz #154 – National dog day.

I stamped one of the Tim Holtz dogs and coloured her with my Stamp Blends. I gave her a party hat and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

I have a friend who loves Schnauzer’s so this will be going to her for her birthday next month.

Well, that’s all I made on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy your week.

Craft Roulette #77

Today I played along with the Craft Roulette #77 episode featuring Kelly Latevola Taylor.

The wheel spun:

  • Project -> Card with a tag
  • Colours -> Red, Yellow, Vioet
  • Element -> Starts with a ‘B’
  • Random -> Ombre

I went to my Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Candied Apple and Wilted Violet; which I sponged in an ombre pattern (with a bit of water splatter). I then added the black die cut blooms with a greeting tag and my card was done.

I was a bit nervous with this colour combnation but I really like how the blending worked out.

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

Fusion: Nautical Bear

Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

I played along with the sketch and the colours in the inspirational photo. I used a few blue cardstock scraps from Stampin up, a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp ‘Big Birthday Wishes’ and a die cut from Stampin Up ‘Artistically Inked’.

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, 16th September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 15th September 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Craft Roulette #76

Today I got to watch the Craft Roulette live and was blown away at the creativity and how both Mary and Ashley interpreted the wheel choices. Check out the YouTube channel for this and past episodes.

This week the wheel spun up the following:

  • Project – Your favourite => a tag
  • Colours – Vintage => browns, black, monochrome, pale green
  • Element – Summer sports => mountain climbing
  • Random – Weaving => woven cardstock to simulate the mountain

I had so much fun playing along with the wheel this week. Thanks for stopping by for a look and enjoy your weekend.

WWC #323 – Cathy’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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

I made a birthday card using ‘Artistically Inked’ by Stampin Up in Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink inks for the flowers and leaves. I did a bit of embossing on the base with the Stampin Up ‘Old world paper’ embossing folder.

Love the textures on this card.

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, 6th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Funday Crafting

I’ve been feeling down this past week with everything that is going on with COVID-19 and our lockdown 6.0. The weather is starting to turn to Spring which means more and more people are moving around when they should be staying home following the lockdown rules, possibly jeapordising our way out.

To get me out of my funk, I went through my stash of cards and started writing ‘thinking of you’ cards to my friends and making some care packs.

I also decided to have a go at some challenges to make cards to replenish my stash.

First up is a card for:

For this card I used a stencil from Studio Katia ‘Birthday Balloons’ and I sponged it with SU Calypso Coral ink. I then stamped the CAS-ual Fridays ‘Flowery’ stamp in black through the stencil and popped the panel onto a piece of SU Tempting Turquiose card stock. I finished it off with a sentiment from Uniquely Creative and a little twine bow.

Next is a card for:

I thought these two sketches were very similar in style and decided to create a card that fitted both. I used a series of retired SU DSPs cut at differing angles and mounted to a black card base. I then added some white twine and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

My next card is for:

I stamped and coloured the SU ‘Beautiful Bauble’ with three of my SU red markers and then fussy cut it out and popped up onto my card base. I added a little bit of gold and a black ribbon for my free element.

My last card is for:

I used the SU stitched triangle dies to die cut some SU True Love DSP which I then coloured with my Stampin Blends in Polished Pink and Granny Apple Green. I then stamped two of the birthday sentiments from the SU ‘Biggest Wishes’ stamp set in Polished Pink and Momento Black.

Well, making these cards has certainly cheered me up. Now to get my other cards into the mail.

Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe.