Public Holiday Crafting

Today we have a public holiday so we can get ready for the AFL Grand Final; I’m not sure a day off is warranted for a football game but I’ll take it – LOL!

I love to play with card layouts. They are great jumping off point when I am creating a card. My first card is using The Paper Players sketch and Addicted to CAS theme.

I used stamp sets from Altenew ‘Birthday Greetings’, Paper Smooches ‘Chubby Chums’ and DSP from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Black Tie Gala’. I stamped the chick (tweet) for my main image and water coloured her in. Then I stamped the sentiment along the edge of the DSP to match the sketch. Nice and CAS don’t you think?

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Another sketch inspired card. This time from Freshly Made Sketches.

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I loved this sketch and it lends itself to another Christmas card for my stash. I used a retired stamp set from Clearly Besotted ‘Modern Christmas’ and stamped 3 of the trees across the centre of my card in Catherine Pooler Designs ink Lime Rickey. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento black ink across the centre of the panel to match the sketch and I was done.

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Next up is a card for the current MUSE challenge where my good friend Michelle is the muse.

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I loved her layout and colour scheme, that pink really makes that flower pop off the card.  I’m on a roll with making Christmas cards, so used Michelle’s layout and colour scheme for my card. I used the tree from the Altenew set ‘Sketched Evergreen’ inked up with Stampin Up Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. I added a little strip of black and white DSP on the base and a bit of black and white twine on the top for balance.

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My last card for the day is another sketch based card this time from CAS Colours & Sketches.

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I was inspired to make another Christmas card for my stash using a set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Christmas Squad’. I stamped the Santa and hearts then coloured them with my alcohol markers. Fussy cut them out, added some puffy paint for the fur on Santa’s suit and some diamond glaze to the hearts. Popped them up with dimensionals and added the sentiment and my card was done.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

 

 

WWC189 – Heidi’s ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This week it’s Heidi’s turn to host the ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge.

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This week I have made another Christmas card for my stash. I am still nowhere near my 120 cards required, but I’ll keep plugging away!

I used a stamp set from Verve called ‘Ornamental Christmas’ for my sentiment and a miscellaneous deer die for my main image in shiny gold cardstock. I sponged Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Rockin’ Red’ ink behind the deer, spritzed it with a bit of water to soften the edges and added a few sequins for some extra bling. I mounted the main panel on some Stampin Up ‘Mossy Meadow’ cardstock then onto a ‘Whisper White’ base.

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Come join in the fun and make a Holiday 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, 3rd October at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

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.