i LOVE challenges

Today my card is about about ‘love’ and fits the bill for 5 challenges:

For my card I started with a piece of watercolour paper and masked off a heart shape. I then sponged Stampin Up Powder Pink and Poppy Parade inks into the heart shape. I squirted the sponged area before removing the mask to blend the inks together and then stamped the sentiment from MFT called ‘all about you’, in Momento black ink. I added a few sequins to match the sketch and I was done!

I really like how this turned out and will put it aside for next year.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC208 – Charlotte’s All About Occassions Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Charlotte is our lovely hostess this week with an All About Occassions Challenge.

My card this week is uses some gorgeous new DSP from Stampin Up called ‘Botanical Butterfly’ which I spot coloured the main butterfly with my Stampn Blends and added a sentiment from Fresh Squeezed Stamps called ‘Words to Live By’ (discontinued) to the side. This card is for an ex-colleague of mine who is getting married very soon.

Come join in the fun and make a card for any occassion. Check out the projects that the other 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, 19th February at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday Crafting

Today Miss K had a new friend from high school over so I was able to get a bit crafty.

I managed to make 3 cards that fit 5 challenges.

First up is a card for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I made a card for Miss K for Valentines Day using the bokeh technique following the FMS sketch. The sentiment (which is perfect for her) is from Altenew called ‘Everything About You’. I really like how this turned out and I hope she likes it too.

Next up is a card for the current Seize the Birthday challenge which has an optional topping of black and white.

I used the dies from the Stampin Up ‘Butterfly gala’ set and the sentiment is from ‘Amazing Life’ Behind the white die cut butterfly is some acetate so you can see through this card.

Lastly is my card for 3 challenges:

For the trio of images from the CTS sketch I used one of the halftone circles from Altenew inked up with Stampin Up Night of Navy ink. I die cut a butterfly from yellow card stock and added a sentiment from Waffle Flower ‘In Every Way’.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Paw Prints on My Heart

Well hello everyone  and thanks for joining us for the Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop. This is a blog hop that’s all about our fur babies! 


You should have arrived from Pink Zebra Paper Creations, if not you can start from the beginning with Connie.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until 10pm Sunday 10th February (US Pacific Coast time) or 5pm Monday 11th Febraury (Melbourne time) to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop – Alicia Bryant from Golden Goddess Designs who is supplying the gorgeous Woodland Animals die set and Rey Mysterio with Orquide Art who is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.

So, what do you need to do to win? Easy… become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment, letting them know what you like best about their projects. If you’re one of the lucky winners there will be free shipping to the USA, but if you’re worldwide you will be asked to pay shipping. You’ll need to hop and leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 13th February (US Pacific Coast time) or Thursday 14th Febraury (Melbourne time) at Connie Can Crop.

For my card, I used a new stamp set from Stampers Anonymous called ‘Mister Meow Meow and Tweets ‘ for my card. Don’t you love the stamp name?

I stamped the main cat image in black and heat embossed him. I then messy water coloured him in and added some bubbles to the top for a bit of interest and balance. I mounted the panel on black then white card stock.

You’ll see the cat is fussy cut out – that’s because when I was adding adhesive on the back, I laid it down on some ink I had failed to clean up and I got messy marks on the panel; I didn’t want to waste my image so just cut out the ruined bits.

This guy remindes my of my Oscar, a rather regal ginger cat.

Why not join in the blog hopping fun and see what the other artists have created. Next in the hop list is: Made by Helen

However, if you get lost along the way, here’s our full line up:

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC207 – Helen’s Feminine Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our lovely hostess this week with a Feminine Anything Goes Challenge.

My card this week is using a new set by Stampin Up called ‘Wonderful Romance’ which I stamped the leaves and heat embossed in white on a Calypso Coral card panel. I then stamped the sentiment on some Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with the oval die that matches the stamp set, added a bit of twine and mounted it all onto a Whisper Whie card base.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the other 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, 12th February at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenge #77 – anything goes optional twist lots of red.

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. I’ve joined the design team over at Get Creative Challenges and they have a new challenge for this month – Anything Goes with an optional twist to use lots of Red!

Our sponsors for this challenge are: Charlie’s Stamps, Scribbles Designs and Sheepski Designs.

I have used a digital stamp from Scribbles Designs called ‘Santa’ which I printed and then coloured with my Stampin Blends and added some puffy paint for the fur parts of his hat, jacket and pants. I then used the sun ray stencil from MFT in Catherine Pooler Desings Limoncello ink and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Festive Trees’.

He’s such a jolly fellow and colouring him made me feel happy.

Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share you anything goes card with an optional twist to use lots of red by 3pm Friday 1st March (Melbourne time) or 11pm Thursday 28th February (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Card for my Valentine

With Valentines Day fast approaching, I thought I should get cracking on a card for my hubby who has been a pillar of support this past month with my mum becoming terminal and then passing and I want to let him know how much I love him.

I’ve been inspired by a number of challenges when making my card:

I used a stencil from Tim Holtz called ‘Scribbles’ which I roughly sponged Distress Oxides in Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry and then lightly spritzed them with water to get a bit of mixing happening. I cut the panel into a diagonal, added a little bit of black and white paper to make the panel pop and stamped my sentiment from the Power Poppy called ‘Big Scripts’ in the bottom corner.

I love how this colour combo worked out. Thanks for looking and have a great day.