Calling All Sistahs

Today’s card was inspired by the current challenge over at Calling All Sistahs.

As you may know from previous posts, my mother is currently battling pancreatic cancer, so these challenges are close to my heart and I long for a day that they discover a cure but for my mother it may be too late.

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I decided to use a stamp that has been languishing at the back of my stamp collection, Stampin Up’s Swallowtail. I stamped it in Versamark and used a Lindy’s Stamp Gang EP called ‘Angel Wings Gold’. It has a stunning goldish shimmer when you angle the card in the sunshine. I than wet my card front and added some Colour Bursts in Indigo and Orchid. I love using these powders but must admit I struggle to keep myself and my work surface clean when I do so!

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My sentiment is from a set by CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Sassy Smiles’ and I hope it encourages my mum to continue to be strong.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

WWC185 Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This time you can make any type of card that tickles your fancy – LOL!

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Now, my daughter, Miss K, is heading off to a friend’s 12th birthday and needed a card that could also double as a gift card holder. What’s a mother to do? Make a slider card that hides the gift card – that’s what!

Now I’m not sure if you’ve had a go at this style card but it’s surprisingly easy and looks the bomb diggity.

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What you’ll need:

  • Thick cardstock for you base 14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm
  • A black piece cardstock 14.8cm x 10.5cm
  • DSP 14.3cm x 10cm (I used SU Festive Birthday DSP)
  • Tab piece of cardstock matching the card base 8cm x 12.8cm
  • Ribbon 4cm
  • 1″ circle punch (for the notch in the pull up piece)
  • 2 1/4 inch circle punch – white cardstock
  • 2 1/2 inch circle punch – black cardstock
  • Senitment/s (I used MFT Birthday Greeting)

Instructions:

  • Stick your DSP panel to the black panel, making sure you get adhesive all over the centre of the DSP not just the edges
  • On the short edge line the DSP/black panel at 8.5cm and cut between the 2cm and 12.8cm measurements on your cutter
  • Rotate the panel  180 degrees and repeat
  • On the long edge, place the panel in your trimmer, ensure the bottom of the card is at 2cm, cut between the 2 lines you just cut – the bottom of your panel should be on the left hand side of the blade
  • Rotate the panel 180 degrees and score at 2cm, 6.5cm and 11cm between the 2 cut lines only
  • Turn the panel over, front facing down and apply red tape between the 2 cut lines close to the bottom score line
  • Line up the tab panel with the edge of the flap and ensure that it’s centred between the 2 sides of the card – adhere to the red tape
  • Stamp your sentiment on the tab before sealing the DSP panel to the card base
  • It you want to cover something with a bit of dimension like a gift card, as I did, then mount the DSP panel with some dimensionals
  • Staple the ribbon to the top of your tab
  • Decorate the circles with sentiments of another image and you’re done

Here’s what my card looks like when all the pieces are put together:

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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 4th at 10:00  Melbourne Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

MUSE Challenge

I haven’t had much of a chance to be crafty this past week or so as I’ve been busy ferrying Miss K around between school, netball, choir and Tournament of the Minds practice. Somewhere in between I had to go to work! I finally found myself an hour to make a card and was inspired to play along with the current MUSE challenge featuring a card from Kim.

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I was inspired by Kim’s central focus on the birds on the branch and the colours of her card. I used the squirrel and leave images from a set called ‘Autumnal Treasures’ and water coloured them in with my Prisma water-colour inks. I mounted him on a contrasting green oval piece and popped the sentiment up with a bit of twine for good measure.

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I think this little guy is super cute eating his nut.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

WWC184 – Helen’s “All About Holidays’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Helen is out host this week with a holiday card challenge. You can choose any holiday of your liking; Christmas, Easter, New Years, Father’s Day – you get the picture.

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Me, I chose Christmas – I make and send about 100 cards at Christmas so need to get cracking with adding to my stash. Now, anyone who’s been following my blog will know that I like a bit of snark on my cards and the ‘Crazy cats’ stamp set from Tim Holzt certainly lends itself to a bit of snark! I used a sentiment from The Cat’s Pajamas ‘N-7874″ where I crossed out the word ‘naughty’ and added my own word of ‘good’ as clearly this cat wouldn’t be getting any gifts if he was naughty!

The cat, hat and gifts were coloured in with my Stampin Blends in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Smokey Slate. I added a bit of puffy paint for the hat edged and pom-pom.

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Come join in the fun and make a holiday inspired 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, August 28th at 10:00  Melbourne Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC183 – Gail’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This time Gail has us creating a masculine card, which is not my forte but I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone and get my ‘boy hat’ on!

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I used a stamp set from Clear Impressions called ‘For the Boys’ which has some great boy images and sentiments. I stamped the motorbike in Momento Black ink and used my Scan’n’Cut to cut it out, after I had coloured it with my Stampin Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Smokey Slate. I then popped it up with some dimensionals on some white and red cardstock with a bit of miscellaneous DSP that looks like metal. I then stamped the sentiment and popped it on some matching layers and the card was done.

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Come join in the fun and get your own ‘boy hat’ on 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 Tuesday, August 21st at 10:00  Melbourne Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Celebrate

It’s been a while since I’ve played with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge but when I say this one, I knew I had to get inky.

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I got out my Catherine Pooler Design inks and used all the shades from the Party Ink Collection. I used a new to me stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Make Your Mark’ in a diagonal to form my background. I then inked up the ‘Celebrate’ stamp from CAS-ual Fridays across the bottom, added some black and white twine, mounted the piece on some black cardstock for contrast before mounting on the final white card base and I was done.

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What do you think? FUn right!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunshine

We are having a glorious sunny winters day here in Melbourne, which inspired me to play along with the current CASology challenge.

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For my card I used a stamp set from PTI called “Hello Sunshine” which I stamped in the new Stampin Up colour ‘Pineapple Punch’.

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Super simple to create, I’m off to enjoy the sunshine now – thanks for looking and have a great day.