Procraftination

I should be getting ready for school camp – I’m going along as a parent helper on Miss K’s grade 6 camp to Sovereign Hill – but here I am crafting – a lot more fun don’t you think?

My first card is for a pair of challenges:

I made a card with my alcohol inks, some Nuvo gold flakes and a sentiment from Sunny Studio called ‘Born to Sparkle’ which I thinks fits the compliment theme beautifully.

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Next up is a card for a trio of challenges:

I used a long forgotten stamp from Mandy McCarthy called ‘Party Time’ which I coloured in with my Stampin Blends (I went outside the lines on some areas just so you could see the colour rather than black lines). The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called ‘Itty Bitty Birthdays’ that will be coming out in the new Occasions Catalogue (I was lucky enough to win a set at Stampin Up 30th Anniversary OnStage yesterday).

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Lastly a card for a single challenge:

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I made a OLC using a stamp set I picked up at a garage sale – no packaging so don’t know where it’s from (sorry). I stamped it in Stampin Up Basic Black and Merry Merlot inks. Added a bit of twine to the top and I was done.

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So there you go, 3 really different cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

WWC#195 – Charlotte’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Charlotte is our host with a feminine anything goes challenge.

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My card today is using a set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful  Flowers’ which I stamped on white cardstock in black ink and yellow cardstock in SU Daffodil Delight (hard to see the same colour contrast in the photo but IRL it’s very subtle). I coloured the white image with my Stampin Up Blends in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, added some sequins and my card was done.

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Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 13th November at 11:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

More cards from the weekend

Well I couldn’t sleep last night so decided to take advantage of my insomnia and make some more cards!

First up is a card for 2 challenges:

I loved the simplicity of the sketch, so created a simple OLC using CAS-ual Fridays ‘Love Notes’ stamped in black and red inks.

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Told you it was simple!

Next is a card for another 2 challenges:

I wanted to make a card to give to one of my mother’s good friends who has been a pillar of support to me and my mum while my mum is on her cancer journey, without her I don’t think either of us would be coping well right now.

I was inspired by a card I saw over on Su Mohr’s blog but changed up the sentiment, colours and papers. I used a Stampin Up set called ‘Hand Delivered’ and Painted Blooms DSP. I did some paper piecing for the skirt and die cut the remaining THNKS from the DSP. The flowers were coloured with my Stampin Blends in Blackberry Bliss and Pink Pirouette.

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Now for something a little bit lighter….. a card for 2 more challenges:

I love the blue and white colour scheme and little bird on Becca’s card at MUSE Christmas Visions so used these as the basis for my card. I used a bird from Katzelkraft’s set ‘Les Piafs Russes’ and hat from Stampers Anonymous “Crazy Things’ which I water coloured in, added some puffy paint for the trim, created the sentiment I created on my PC and added a vellum swirly leaf. This birdie makes me smile.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

 

 

Challenge Crafting

Hello there – today I had a few hours to myself to get into my craft room and managed to make 3 cards after a number of false starts.

My first card is for the challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

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This week it’s a colour and sketch challenge. I used one of my favourite sets by Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful Flowers’ which I stamped in black on an ink smooshed background panel. I used Stampin Up inks in Gumball Green and Midnight Muse and mounted the floral panel on some Raspberry Ripple card stock.

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Next up is a masculine card for The Male Room Challenge to use tools on your card.

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I used a set from Stampin Up called ‘Nailed it’ and created an image that looks like the hammer is in slow motion (4th dimension stamping). Nice and simple. I coloured the hammer in with my Stampin Blends in Midnight Muse.

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Lastly is a card for the current Seize the Birthday challenge with a toppings theme of foliage.

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I used a leaf background stamp from Penny Black called ‘Fronds’ which is inked in Catherine Pooler Designs Grass Skirt ink on an ink smooshed background panel of Lime Rickey. The sentiment is from Altenew called ‘Label Love” stamped in black and mounted with foam tape.

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I really like how this one came out – it feels very tropical.

Well that’s it for today, thanks for looking and enjoy your day.

WWC #194 “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This week being the 5th week of the month is an anything goes challenge.  You can make a card, a 3D project, a tag; you get the idea!

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I decided to make a 3D card. I’ve seen quite a few of these around on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a go. It’s a pull-up card. It looks difficult but it’s really all about cutting, planning and then glueing!

I used Stampin Up inks in Pool Party. Tempting Turquiose, Island Indigo and Basic Black; Sycamore Street DSP; card stock in Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White and Watercolor Wings stamp set. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Bold Wishes’.

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To make this card you’ll need:

  • 4 pieces of 2″ x 12″ cardstock for your concertina strips
  • Score along the 12″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″ & 10″
  • 20 pieces of  1.3/4 x 1.3/4 plain card to mat
  • 16 pieces of 1.1/2 x 1.1/2 of pattern paper to layer on top
  • 4 pieces pf 1.1/2 x 1.1/2 pieces of white paper for the sentiments
  • 1 piece of 6.1/4 x 6.1/4 cardstock for your base
  • 1 piece of 6 x 6 pattern paper to layer on top of your base
  • 2 pieces of 7/8 x 3.1/4 strips to hold your card together
  • Some small circle die cuts to finish off the top where your ribbon will go
  • Approximately 12″ of ribbon and the same of twine.

Assembly steps:

  • I glued the little square pieces (plain cardstock, DSP and sentiment white cardstock) onto the concertina strips before I assembled it
  • Glue the concertina pieces to the underside of your DSP square and then glue this piece to your plain cardstock base
  • Then glue the 2 pieces of 7/8 x 3.1/4 together first then glue them down under the concertina strips at the top
  • Punch a hole in the circles and push the ribbon through to hang it
  • Then add the butterflies to the twine and glue the twine under the concertina top and bottom. You don’t need to do this bit but I thought it added some fun to the centre of the card.

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Come join in the fun and make an anything goes project. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 7th November at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 6th November 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #193 – Tristan’s ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m the host this week with an all about holiday challenge.

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For my card I went with a Halloween theme card. I love the colours of Halloween and am very happy that us Aussies now seem to be celebrating Halloween more, it’s such a fun holiday.

I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘If the hat fits’ which has some fabulous sentiments that are just that little bit cheeky. I sponged a circle to represent the moon in Distress Oxide inks of Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves. I then heat embossed the sentiment over the top. I coloured the hat with some pencils, fussy cut it out and mounted it across the moon. Finally I added some sequins to look like stars in the sky.

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Come join in the fun and make a holiday card. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 30th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

Sunday Funday!

Today I’m playing with some new Stampin Up sets that arrived in the mail on Friday.

First up is a card for the current MUSE challenge where Kim provided the card to CASE.

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I loved Kim’s colour scheme and layout so decided to use those aspects when creating my card. I used the Stampin Up First Frost stamp set inked up in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive which I fussy cut. The sentiment I stamped onto a banner mounted on some Old Olive cardstock. I dry embossed a Whisper White panel using the new Tin Tile embossing folder, then assembled all the components in the opposite corner to Kim’s card.

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Next is my card for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I love this sketch, so simple and helped my keep my card super CAS.

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I used a Stampin Up set called “Picked for You” inked up in Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. I stamped the two apples and then fussy cut them out and added the sentiment and apples to a Whisper White card base and the card was done!

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I’ll soon be needing this card with Miss K coming to the end of Grade 6 and her primary school years.

Next up is a Christmas card using the colour scheme from the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.

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I used a Stampin Up set called ‘Beautiful Baubles’ which I inked smooshed Lovely Lipstick and Blushing Bride, then stamped the bauble and sentiment in Gray Granite. I fussy cut out the bauble, added some Lovely Lipstick ribbon and popped up the bauble with dimensionals and the card was done.

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I love the look of this card and think the non-traditional colours are beautiful.

Well, I’m off to take Miss K to representative netball trials so thanks for looking and enjoy your day.