Fusion: Critters

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

I loved this photo of the adorable otter smelling the flower and I was also guided loosely by the sketch. My card came together using a new stamp set from Stampin Up ‘Special Someone’ inked up in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso on a sponged circle of Blushing Bride. I added a bit of crystal effects to the balloon to give it that extra bit of shine.

I have a good friend that this card will be getting sent to.

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, 5th February at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 6th February 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #255 – Marsha's Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our challenge host with an anything goes with a masculine twist this week!

When I was at a craft show with my friend Michelle, I bought a few masculine dies and decided to use this great fishing one on my card. It’s from Libby’s Dies and I cut it from black cardstock and stuck it on an ink smooshed background panel that looks like water and sky with a bit of morning fog. The sentiment is from The Ton.

Come join in the fun and make a masculine themed 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, 28th January at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 27th January 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also going to enter this card over at CAS Watercolour – January 2020 – Cool Colours

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Always Fun Challenges #146 – 'Use Your Favourite Stamp Set' Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Always Fun Challenge where we challenge you to use your favourite stamp set this week!

My favourite (at the moment) stamp set is by MFT called ‘Tweet Friends’ with a sentiment from Ellen Hutson called ‘Pure Magic’.

Isn’t that sentiment perfect for this little birdie?

Come join in the fun and make a card featuring your favourite stamp set. Check out the projects that the other artists at Always Fun 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 Sunday, 26th January at 4pm Melbourne Time or Saturday 25th January 11pm US CST to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Playing with some challenges

Today I’ve had a chance to play along with some of my favourite challenges.

First up is a card for:

I used a stencil from Studio Light (for STB) that I placed in the bottom left corner (I moved the sketch around a bit). I then sponged Catherine Pooler Design inks in Be Mine, Bellini, Aquatini and Lime Rickey (following the colours in the JAI photo). I got a little bit of overlay between colours but I’m okay with that. The sentiment is from Hero Arts ‘Snarky Mix & Match Messages’.

Next up is a card for:

I created an alcohol ink panel that I stamped the ‘happy’ sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Shenanigans’ stamp set with Alcohol Lift Ink. I then stamped ‘birthday’ from the Altenew ‘Birthday Greetings’ stamp set.

Well that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy your weekend.

CAS Mix Up – January 2020 – Guest Designer – Reminder

Hello there, I’m wanting to remind you all that you have 2 more weeks to get your entry into the January CAS Mix Up challenge. The challenge this month is all about partial die-cutting.

Here are a few tutorials that might assist and inspire you:

For my card, I created an ink smooshed background panel that I slipped in behind my partial die cut banner. I then stamped my sentiment in the middle and my card was done.

Come join in the fun and check out the projects that the other artists at CAS Mix Up have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Saturday, 25th January at 5:00 Melbourne Time or Friday 24th January 10:00 PDT to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #254 – Tristan's Challenge – All About Occasions

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

I used the ‘Timeless Tropical’ stamp set from Stampin Up. I masked off a sun with So Saffron ink and then coloured the palms with Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.

This card was inspired by a friend who is currently resting and relaxing in Bali, whilst I’m working away!

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, 21st January at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 20th January 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sweet Stampin' Christmas – January 2020 – Add some sparkle!

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas challenge blog and we challenge you to add some sparkle to your Christmas card.

I created an ink smooshed background panel and added a silver glitter die cut from Paper Roses on the top with a simple sentiment from The Ton and this card was done. Don’t you love it when a card is this simple and quick but looks a million dollars?

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CaSSettes have made. Link up your card by 5am 12th February (Melbourne time) or 6pm 11th February (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.