Just Add “K”

Today I’m playing with a challenge on the Just Add Ink blog which is all about the letter “K”. Yep, you can be inspired by Kris Kringle, kraft, kits, a stamp set starting with ‘k’ and so on.

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I was inspired to use a “kit” from MFT called ‘Bunch of Balloons’. I die cut the balloons in a variety of rainbow coloured card stock, popped some up with dimensional, added some hand drawn string, used a sentiment from Altenew’s ‘Label Love’ set and finally added some striped DSP to the bottom of the card and I was done!

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This was my first time playing with this challenge blog and it won’t be my last. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Weekend Cards

Today I had a bit of a play before I went to see Mamma Mia at the theatre with my mother and Miss K.

First up is a card for the current MUSE challenge.  Kim is the muse this week with an adorable hippo card.

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I loved the pink, white and grey colour scheme along with the animal layout, so went for a stamp set by MFT called ‘BB Polar Bear Pals’ coloured with my alcohol markers.

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Next up is a card for the current challenge on the CASology blog. This challenge is all about dresses so I pulled out a Unity Stamp Co monthly kit from May 2014 called ‘Hey Girl’.

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I stamped the hanging dresses with Momento Black ink and coloured in with my Stampin Blends in a variety of pinks. I just wanted to colour one dress so it became the focal point.

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Next is a card for the current Male Room Challenge which is to use geometrics on your card.

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I used a stamp set I borrowed from my friend Michelle by Catherine Pooler Designs called ‘Stained Glass’ which I coloured portions in with my Zig markers. I was going to do more colouring but decided that it might become too busy so stuck with the monochrome blue look. The sentiment is from Altenew called ‘Birthday Greetings’ and I mounted the geometric panel of a couple of layers of blue cardstock.

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Well that’s it for this weekend. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

WWC 188 – Helen’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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I love this time of the month where I get inspired to make a masculine card.  I have quite a few family members who like to fish, so pulled out a Close to my Heart set called ‘Let’s go fishing’ and got stamping.  I decided to create a scene where we see the fish just about to be hooked!

I use Stampin Up inks in Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Lucky Limeade. The seaweed is from a Unity Stamp Co set called ‘Fishy Philosophy’. I used Mossy Meadow and used 3rd generation stamping for the colour variation.

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Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 26th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC187 Kath’s ‘All About Occasions’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Kath is hosting the All About Occasions Challenge this week.  I recently got invited to a Halloween Party, so thought that was a good occasion for me to get crafty with.

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For my card I decided to do some masked sponging. I got out my Catherine Pooler ‘Sugared Lavender’ ink and sponged up a white panel, a bit heavier on the edges. I then stamped the black cat and leaves in Momento ink from the ‘Autumnal Leaves’ stamp set I got with a papercrafting magazine.

I mounted this panel on some black and then onto another panel with the edges sponged in the same ink and finally onto a white card base.

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Come join in the fun and make a card for your favourite occasion. 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, September 19th at 9:00  Melbourne Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Weekend Crafting

So glad to be back in my craft room today – I’ve been sick in bed for the past 4 days binge watching ‘Jane the Virgin’ on Netflix. So it’s nice to be upright and making something.

First up is a card for the current MUSE challenge where the lovely Anita provided some stenciling inspiration.

Here’s Anita’s card: MUSE281_logo I was inspired by the female stencil she used and the non-traditional colours of her hair.

I used a stencil I’ve had for over a year but not inked up yet by Scrap FX called ‘Vogue Girl’ which I sponged in Distress Inks in Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet. I then stamped a sentiment from the Ton called ‘Born Classy’ and my OLC was done!

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Next up is a card fitting 3 challenges:

  • Just Add Ink #425 – photo inspiration
  • The Flower Challenge #24 – Anything Goes
  • Fusion – Daisies

I loved the layout of the Fusion challenge and the soft looking flowers and leaves of the Just Add Ink challenge so got inky with a stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs called ‘Best in You’ and used a variety of CPD inks and the sentiment s from PTI ‘ Stylish sentiments: Birthday’ and the DSP is from MFT 6×6 pad Black & White Stripes.

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Lastly is my card for the challenges at AAA Cards & the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

I love the simplicity of the AAA Cards sketch and the Alphabet challenge is all about leaves for the letter ‘L’.

I used my alcohol inks in aqua and purple twilight on a panel behind my circle negative. I added a little bit of Nuvo silver gilding flakes and die cut a couple of leaves; added a sentiment from a discontinued Fresh Squeezed Stamps set called ‘Words to live by’ and popped my card panel onto a white card base.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC186 Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This time Marsha is our hostess with a feminine card challenge.

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I have a friend that’s going through a bit of a rough time at the moment so decided to make a card for her. I have stamp from Technique Junkies called ‘Fluff Your Tutu’ that was the perfect choice to cheer her up. I stamped it up in Momento Black, coloured her legs with my Stampin Blend in Lovely Lipstick, added some netting for the tutu and coloured the shoes in with my gold Wink of Stella.

When squeezing the Wink of Stella, I dropped a blob of gold on my card, and rather than start all over again, I decided to add more blobs of splatter to the card panel.

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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 Tuesday, September 12th at 9:00  Melbourne Time to link up your project.

I’m pretty happy with how this card came together and know it will make my friend’s day when she gets this in the mail. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Celebrate

Today I have 2 cards for 4 challenges:

My first card is for the JUGS & CTS challenges. I used a sentiment set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Celebrate” and the goat from Simon Says Stamp set ‘Birthday Farm Animals’ which I had in my pre-coloured stash ready for a quick card. This will be sent to my nephew who’s birthday is this coming Thursday.

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My second card is for the CFC and LIM challenges. I used the same CAS-ual Fridays ‘Celebrate’ stamp and the ‘Pretty Posies’ set which I heat embossed in Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise embossing powder. This card will be sent to one of my crafty friends whose birthday is on the 14th.

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Two super quick and easy cards and suiting my CAS style perfectly.  Thanks for looking and have a great day.