Weekend card making

My day job has been getting busier and busier as some critical project deadlines approach so I really needed to get crafty this weekend to save my sanity and my friend Michelle was happy to help out and have me over. Be warned this is a long post as my crafty mojo was flowing today!

This first card I made to play along with the current Seize the Birthday and CAS-ual Friday challenges.

 

I loved this sketch and knew I had the perfect stamp set for it from Altenew “Halftone Stars” and the sentiment from Cas-ual Fridays “Shenanigans” that I inked up in Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade and Basic Black. The black and white twine and sequins were the finishing touch. Another birthday card added to my stash!

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This next card was inspired by 3 challenges:

 

I loved the little elephant on Tracey’s card and used an adorable stamp set by Penny Black for my main image. I think this little critter works for a kid card and it’s water coloured using the CAS Colors challenge colours.

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Card #3 was based on the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and then made it a masculine card to fit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

 

I struggle with masculine cards so having a sketch to work with helped focus my design. Not too cutsie I hope!

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Next up a card for the current Fusion and Gerda Steiner Designs – Share your designs monthly challenges. I don’t have any harbour themed stamps so went with the sketch, which I flipped and relocated the sentiment.

I love this irreverent llama from Gerda Steiner and can see myself using him more.

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Next up is a card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #289 which is a theme challenge.

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I went with the Sprint theme for my card and played around with colouring the flowers in greens and orange and the black and white of the card base, sentiment and twine make the colours pop.

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My final card is for the Calling all Sistahs challenge #13 which is an image, colour theme or both challenge.

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I loved the blue tones and the geometric pattern of that stained glass ceiling. I used a stamp set from Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler Designs inks for the circles. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays. Another great card for a male.

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Well thanks for looking and have a great week.

 

17 thoughts on “Weekend card making”

  1. OMG. I’m coming over to play with you! What a great set of awesome cards. You and Michelle look like you had s fun day. It’s always go good to play with crafty friends

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  2. My goodness you have been busy. Love the cards but the hedgehog is so cute, that it has to be my favourite. Thank you for sharing on this week’s CC&S challenge.

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  3. Oh my goodness girl you’ve made more cards in a weekend than I have in a month! Jealous and loving everyone of them. The one you did for the Masculine Anything Goes Watercooler Wednesday challenge is terrific. I agree having a sketch really helps you focus when you’re doing something out of your comfort zone. Great “hello” card for a guy. Love the colours.

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  4. I don’t know how you accomplished so much. When I stamp with friends I get nothing done! All your cards are great, but I am partial to the Birthday card with the Stars! Love the texture of the stars and the bold sentiment! So happy your joined us at Seize the Birthday!

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  5. wow your mojo was on fire! And what an amazing and fun set if cards. I am so pleased you joined us at Calling All Sistahs. And your design is superb. So inspired by our photo and we love to see that, especially as you used the colours too! The perfect design and the popped up sentiment gives a lovely added dimension. Thanks for joining us x

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  6. well that looks like the best weekend ever!!! so many gorgeous amazing cards! but of course i’m bound to say that little hedgie for the kiddo challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH is my favorite, right?! ♥♥♥

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  7. Sounds like you 2 had a creative good time! Look at all that mojo flowing!!! Wish I could have been there with you & Michelle. One day we will all craft together. Thanks for linking up with the Calling All Sistahs challenge so I could drool over all your creations!

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