WWC #279 – 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 week!

I made a double Z fold card using some lovey Magnolia Lane DSP from Stampin Up . I made a 3D magnolia for the front and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Breath’. I have a plain white panel on the back to be able to write my greeting. I’m not sure what occasion I’ll use this card for but I think it will fit many.

The front of the card with the 3D magnolia.
This is the middle.
This is looking down from the top at the double Z fold.

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, 14th July at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 13th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – July – Christmas Characters

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog with an optional twist to include Christmas Characters.

I decided to make some tags with some adorable reindeers from Unity Stamp Co that I roughly watercoloured.

Aren’t these just the cutest characters?

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blogto check out the inspiration the other CCCettes have made. We also have a little prize for the winner of this challenge, so get creating! Link up your card by 3am 11th August (Melbourne time) or 6pm 10th August (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Week Off Crafting

I’m on a week’s leave as I’ve been soooo busy at work for the last 12 weeks that I just needed some time off to rest and recuperate. I’ve taken advantage on my first day to get a little bit crafty.

First up is a card for Just Add Ink #512.

I used a digital image and sentiment fro Stampin Up ‘Share Sunshine’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and added to may card base with some hand drawn lines to match the sketch.

Next is a fun card for The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #163 – Water.

I had fun with a water stencil and a die cut cat. I made the cat appear to be hanging over the water trying not to fall in.

Next is a card for the Paper Players #498.

I love making fancy fold cards and went for a curtain reveal style fancy fold. I used the ‘Whiskey Business’ stamp set from Stampin Up coloured with my Stampin Blends.

This is the front of my card.
This is the card when the tab is pulled up.

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

Get Creative Challenges #93 – Birthday

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes with an optional twist of a birthday theme.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps. Check out the site as there are some amazing images.

I chose the Happy Mouse digital stamp for my card.; which I printed and coloured with my Stampin Blends. I die cut my image out with a circle die, mounted it on black card stock and then a couple of different DSP onto a black card base. I added a bit of ribbon behind the sentiment and the card was done!

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 Monday 1st August (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st July (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #278 – Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes Feminine

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

It was my Mother-in-Laws 80th birthday the other week and I wanted to make her a really special card. I decided to make a fancy fold card called a carousel card. It was an engineering feat and took me about 4 hours to complete – I even made and decorated the envelope. I used the Stampin Up ‘Bird Ballad’ stamp set and matching DSP.

The envelope and closed card front.
The card opened up.
Looking down on the carousel of the card.
Another view of the open card.

I’m so happy with how this turned out and my MIL absolutely loved it.

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, 7th July at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 6th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Shaker, Shaker

Today I’m playing with a couple of challenges and creating a shaker card for a male:

I used some circle dies in various sizes to die cut my front panel in line with the GDP sketch. I stamped a few of the images from the Uniquely Creative ‘You’re Weird’ stamp set on the card base in the circle gaps. I coloured them with my Stampin Blends and then popped up the top die cut layer and filled the circles with some sequins to simulate the water.

I just love how this card came out and think those platypus are adorable. Thanks for stopping by and checking this card out. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Fusion: Relaxed Living

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

I loved the sketch (which I flipped vertically) and then was inspired by the colours in the photo. I used a stamp set from Uniquely Creative ‘Spring Bouquet’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and fussy cut. I added the flower and sentiment to my white embossed banner on top of a blue gingham DSP.

This ended up being such a sweet card.

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, 8th July at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 7th July 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #277 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions Challenge

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

I decided not to make a card this week, but I needed a little container to hold a gift for a friend, so made a little pie slice gift box. I used a gorgeous new card stock from Stampin Up – Magenta madness for my box base. I then used the Good Morning Magnolia dies to make the flower on top. I added some white and Magenta madness ribbon to hold it closed (after I put the gift in!) and I was done.

Come join in the fun and make a card/project 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, 30th June at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 29th June 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Monday Mindfulness

Today I decided to do a bit of crafting before work and during my lunch break to make sure I switch off from the many Zoom meetings that I have to attend.

First up is a card for:

I used a floral embossing folder and decided to colour a few of the flowers with my navy alcohol markers. I stamped a sentiment from the Ton and added some pearls to fill some of the gaps.

I love the look of the navy flowers on the cream vellum.

Next is a card for:

I have a new die that that opens in a hexagon pattern to reveal the centre. I die cut some navy cardstock; then some DSP with the reveal die (this gave me my layers); than added a watercoloured unicorn behind it and a birthday sentiment and my card was done.

Lastly is a card for a new to me challenge – Send a Smile 4 Kids – Cards 4 Teen and Tweens OR Anything Goes 4 Kids.

I created an ink smooshed background using my Kaleidacolor ‘Denim’ ink pad and added a die cut of a mountain climber with a sentiment from Avery Elle ‘Dude’ and Stampin Up ‘Pedal to the Metal’.

I really love how this card turned out.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.

Fancy Fold Card

I’ve been seeing a lot of different types of fancy fold cards on social media these days, and thought I’d give one of them a go. This one is called a 4 window fold card and was a lot easier than I thought!

I’m entering this card over at:

I used a matching stamp set and DSP from Stampin Up called ‘Bird Ballad’ with a sentiment from ‘So Sentimental’.

This is the front of the card.
The inside of the card where you can see the folds better.
A view looking down on the card and its folds.

I love this design and will try a few more in different sizes. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.