I should be getting ready for school camp – I’m going along as a parent helper on Miss K’s grade 6 camp to Sovereign Hill – but here I am crafting – a lot more fun don’t you think?

My first card is for a pair of challenges:

I made a card with my alcohol inks, some Nuvo gold flakes and a sentiment from Sunny Studio called ‘Born to Sparkle’ which I thinks fits the compliment theme beautifully.


Next up is a card for a trio of challenges:

I used a long forgotten stamp from Mandy McCarthy called ‘Party Time’ which I coloured in with my Stampin Blends (I went outside the lines on some areas just so you could see the colour rather than black lines). The sentiment is from a Stampin Up set called ‘Itty Bitty Birthdays’ that will be coming out in the new Occasions Catalogue (I was lucky enough to win a set at Stampin Up 30th Anniversary OnStage yesterday).


Lastly a card for a single challenge:

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I made a OLC using a stamp set I picked up at a garage sale – no packaging so don’t know where it’s from (sorry). I stamped it in Stampin Up Basic Black and Merry Merlot inks. Added a bit of twine to the top and I was done.


So there you go, 3 really different cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day.


WWC#195 – Charlotte’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Charlotte is our host with a feminine anything goes challenge.


My card today is using a set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful  Flowers’ which I stamped on white cardstock in black ink and yellow cardstock in SU Daffodil Delight (hard to see the same colour contrast in the photo but IRL it’s very subtle). I coloured the white image with my Stampin Up Blends in Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, added some sequins and my card was done.


Come join in the fun and make a feminine 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, 13th November at 11:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

More cards from the weekend

Well I couldn’t sleep last night so decided to take advantage of my insomnia and make some more cards!

First up is a card for 2 challenges:

I loved the simplicity of the sketch, so created a simple OLC using CAS-ual Fridays ‘Love Notes’ stamped in black and red inks.


Told you it was simple!

Next is a card for another 2 challenges:

I wanted to make a card to give to one of my mother’s good friends who has been a pillar of support to me and my mum while my mum is on her cancer journey, without her I don’t think either of us would be coping well right now.

I was inspired by a card I saw over on Su Mohr’s blog but changed up the sentiment, colours and papers. I used a Stampin Up set called ‘Hand Delivered’ and Painted Blooms DSP. I did some paper piecing for the skirt and die cut the remaining THNKS from the DSP. The flowers were coloured with my Stampin Blends in Blackberry Bliss and Pink Pirouette.


Now for something a little bit lighter….. a card for 2 more challenges:

I love the blue and white colour scheme and little bird on Becca’s card at MUSE Christmas Visions so used these as the basis for my card. I used a bird from Katzelkraft’s set ‘Les Piafs Russes’ and hat from Stampers Anonymous “Crazy Things’ which I water coloured in, added some puffy paint for the trim, created the sentiment I created on my PC and added a vellum swirly leaf. This birdie makes me smile.


Thanks for looking and have a great day.




Challenge Crafting

Hello there – today I had a few hours to myself to get into my craft room and managed to make 3 cards after a number of false starts.

My first card is for the challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.


This week it’s a colour and sketch challenge. I used one of my favourite sets by Simon Says Stamp called ‘Beautiful Flowers’ which I stamped in black on an ink smooshed background panel. I used Stampin Up inks in Gumball Green and Midnight Muse and mounted the floral panel on some Raspberry Ripple card stock.


Next up is a masculine card for The Male Room Challenge to use tools on your card.


I used a set from Stampin Up called ‘Nailed it’ and created an image that looks like the hammer is in slow motion (4th dimension stamping). Nice and simple. I coloured the hammer in with my Stampin Blends in Midnight Muse.


Lastly is a card for the current Seize the Birthday challenge with a toppings theme of foliage.


I used a leaf background stamp from Penny Black called ‘Fronds’ which is inked in Catherine Pooler Designs Grass Skirt ink on an ink smooshed background panel of Lime Rickey. The sentiment is from Altenew called ‘Label Love” stamped in black and mounted with foam tape.


I really like how this one came out – it feels very tropical.

Well that’s it for today, thanks for looking and enjoy your day.