WWC #230 – Kath’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

I went to my new Stampin Up ‘Sailing home’ stamp set and did a bit of mirror stamping with the small sailboat image so they were traveling in the same direction as the big boats. I coloured the bats in with my Stampin Blends and then die cut them out. I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp called ‘sailing’.

They look kind of like their racing don’t they?

Come join in the fun and make a card for a guy. 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, 23rd July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 22nd July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

4 cards 11 challenges – again!

I can’t believe my crafting has again resulted on 4 cards that fit 11 challenges – it probably helps with the Christmas themes if a few of them!

First up:

I inked up a stamp set from Altenew called ‘Main squeeze’ using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. I think the yellows give the card a lovely sunshiny feel and this will go to a friend who always has a sunny outlook on life for her birthday!

Next is a card for 5 challenges:

For my card, I masked off and sponged a circle with a soft grey. I coloured and fussy cut my Santa from the Stamping Up ‘Signs of Santa’ set and stamped the sentiment along the edge of the circle.

Next up is a card for:

I created an alcohol ink panel with a stripe feel and then stamped the sentiment from Winne & Walter ‘In a word merry’ across the center matching the star image of the sketch.

I love how simple this card is.

My final card is for AAA Cards #144 – Maxi white space opt Christmas in July.

I used a panda die from Neat & Tangled to create the main portion of my card and added a felt Christmas hat over one ear for the optional aspect. I decided to leave off a sentiment to keep this clean.

Isn’t he handsome?

Well that’s it for now, thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #229 – Helen’s ‘All About Occasions’ Challenge

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

I created a Wedding card for a wedding I went to on the 1st of July. For my card I used a new set from Stampin Up called ‘Butterfly wishes’ which I inked up in Catherine Pooler inks – midnight and bellini. This is a gorgeous stamp set with gives great shade to the stamps. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions ‘Simply Strips’.

I just love how this card came out and hope my friend does too.

Come join in the fun and make a card for any occasion of your choice. 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, 16th July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 15th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – July – Christmas in the Sun!

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas challenge blog with an optional twist to create a Christmas in the Sun project.

This is a usual type of Christmas here in Australia. I used and modified a set from MFT called ‘ Jingle all the way’ and coloured Santa in with my Stampin Blends; I used a sentiment from Stampin Up ‘So Santa’ and sponged the beach background with my Distress Oxide Inks and added a frame.

I love Santa and hope he has some sunscreen on!

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 3am 14th August (Melbourne time) or 6pm 13th August (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

4 cards 11 challenges – what?

Sometimes the stars align and when I’m creating my cards they fit a number of challenges – well this weekend, I made 4 cards that fit 11 challenges!

First up, is a card for :

I’ve had my alcohol lift ink for a while but haven’t really been successful when using it. This time I watched a few of the videos on the CAS Mix Up blog and will be using this technique more often.

Next is a card for:

Anyone who’s followed past posts will know I love a bit of sass on my cards, so I couldn’t resist making fun of this little birdie! This sure makes me smile.

Next up is a card for:

I went with the theme of 3. I used 3 birds, 3 big flowers and 3 leaf additions coloured up in petal pink, soft sea foam and flirty flamingo Stampin Blends.

My last card is for:

I was on a roll with my AIs and tried the lift technique again but with a stencil rather than a stamp this time. The lift pad wasn’t working so well, so I used the lift re-inker and dabbed drops onto the panel in the stencil gaps and then lifted the ink off. I added a bit of gold thread for that party glitz feel. Thanks for the layout inspiration Kreative Kristie.

Well that’s it for today – thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunshine

Today’s card is brought to you by someone desperately wanting some sunshine as it’s a dreary grey day here in Melbourne.

I’m playing along with 2 challenges that make me think sun:

For my card I used a retired die set from Stampin up to create the rainbow, clouds, lightening and sun. The sentiment is from another SU set called ‘Sprinkles of Life’. With the negative space from die cutting the clouds I sponged my background with some Pool Party ink.

I hope this card cheers you up as much as it has me. Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.

WWC #228 – Marsha’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

I made this card for my Mother-in-laws birthday. I created an alcohol ink background and then placed a die cut panel on top with an embossed sentiment and a few matt layers.

I just love how this project came out.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine project. 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, 9th July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 8th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also going to link this up at the current AAA Birthday Challenge #3 – for the girls.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.