Fusion: Poppies

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 sketch and used the Darling Donkey stamp set from Stampin Up which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers and used a film strip die to highlight him and the sentiment.

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 April at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 27th 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – No Stamping

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog which is all about creating a project with NO stamping.

I decided to make a pyramid table decoration.

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CCCettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 11th May (Melbourne time) or 6pm (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #313 – Tristan’s Challenge: All Things Masculine

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m our host with a masculine challenge this fortnight!

I’m trying to use more of my DSP stash, so decided to make a card with cut apart circles and the Tropical Oasis DSP from Stampin Up with a little bit of cork cardstock and some twine.

Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 19th April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 18th April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m entering this card over at:

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #182 – D is for Distress

Well hello there. Today I am a guest designer over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers as I was crowned Queen for the Z is for Zoom challenge.

This new challenge is all about D is for Distress.

I did a bit of layering using some Stampin Up DSP which I ran through the brick 3D embossing folder, sanded some of the bricks, then applied a stencil with white ink over the top to look like graffiti and then scuffed up the edges to increase the distress look. I used the Whimsy Stamps ‘Meme People’ stamped on white cardstock and fussy cut out and stuck on the top.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out.

Come join in the fun and link up your card by Saturday 1:55am (Melb time) or Friday 16/4 11:55pm (EST).

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

Fusion: Bee Kind

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

I love the simplicity of the sketch and I have a friend who’s an apiarist so have made this card for her birthday later in the year.

It’s not too clear in this picture but the bottom section of the card has clerar polka dots over it.

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, 14th April at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 13th 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #312 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I decided to make another fancy fold card; this time it’s a double diamond fold. I used Stampin Up ‘Berry Blessings’ DSP and Just Jade cardstock. I followed a YouTube video from Sam Calcott. This card fits nicely in a 6×6 envelope.

The front of the card closed
The front of the card expanded.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your chosing. 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, 5th April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 4th April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Easter Eggs

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 Easter eggs in the photo and decided to use them as my background with an adorable bunny from Picket Fences ‘Peach & Piper’ coloured with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.

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, 31st March at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 30th 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Funday

I’ve had a super busy work week and there’s nothing better to reset the mind than crafting.

First up is a card for:

I’ve been trying to use up some of my card stock scraps and what better way than to create a series of circles for a geometric card. I cut the circles in half, added a gold die cut ‘happy’ and stamped the ‘birthday’.

Next is a card for Simply Less is More #434 – Baby

I coloured an adorable stamp from Unity Stamp Co called ‘Koala-ty Friend’ with my Stampin Blends and die cut the pair out and popped them up on a white card base.

Next is a card for The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #180 – Z is for zoom meetings.

I’ve had plenty of experiece over the last 12 months with zoom meetings for work and have had a running joke with the team playing ‘zoom bingo’ so that inspired by card. I created the bingo cubes on my PC and the stamp is from Unity Stamp Co ‘PMS Peggy’.

Next is a card for:

I used some DSP from Stampin Up called ‘True Love’ where I coloured a few flowers and the fussy cut them out (which I love to do as I find this very therapeutic) and then popped them up over some layers of cardstock and a bit of striped DSP and added a sentiment I made on my PC.

Lastly is a card for AAA Cards #185 – One inchie opt twist black and white.

I used a cute little doggie from a Catherine Pooler Designs stamp set called ‘Peeking Pets’ popped on a one inch black matt.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

A Touch of Ink

I just got the Stamping Up ‘A Touch of Ink’ stamp set and knew I had to play with it and it just so happens that there are a couple of challenges around with a bird and Spring theme to them.

I loved the colour scheme from Fab Friday which is also in the photo inspiration and then the birds on the book cover. I stamped the flowers a few times around the edges of the card base and then the hummingbird. I coloured with my Stampin Blends popped it onto Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron panels, added some twine in a bow and a few gems.

I can see myself playing with this set a whole lot more. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your day.

WWC #311 – Kath’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

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

I’ve been playing quite a bit lately with digital images and today’s card is no exception. This lovely lady is from Gracielle Designs ‘Dreamy Girls’. I printed her on some Stampin Up white card stock and then coloured her with my Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers.

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, 22nd March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 21st March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also entering this card over at the Unicorn Challenge Blog #63 – Make it feminine.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.