WWC#214 – Marsha’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our lovely hostess this week with a all about occasions challenge.

I decided to do some punch art on my card. I made an Easter bunny behind trying to get back into his burrow. I stamped some floral line art around the burrow hole, added a little bit of white gel pen and lightly embossed the panel with a wood grain embossing folder.

Come join in the fun and make a card for your choice of occasion. 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, 2nd April at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 1at April 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Cards

Well, it’s Sunday again – early morning while the rest of the house is still asleep – so I’m in my craft room getting creative!

First up is a card for CAS Watercolour, The Sisterhood of Crafters and The Flower Challenge.

I haven’t tried water colouring on vellum before and it was difficult to keep the vellum flat once the water was applied. I created a bit of a window effect on my card so that you could see through the vellum and get the full effect of the colours. I used a stamp set from Hot off the Press called ‘easy watercolor florals’ which I heat embossed in white before I coloured the flower and leaves in.

Next up is another card for 3 challenges – CAS Mix Up, CAS Christmas and CAS Colours & Sketches.

It’s been awhile since I tried the faux stained glass effect and I had forgotten how time consuming it can be. I stamped the deer image from the Kanban ‘reindeer & snowflakes’ set in CP Midnight ink and smooshed it into some Old Olive ink. I then covered it over and over again in Versmark and clear embossing powder. It then went in the freezer to set the embossing firm before I then bent it to make the embossing crack – looking like stained glass. I stamped some snowflakes in Sahara Sand ink and swiped another panel in Pacific Point before layering them onto a white card base. I hope this still fits the CAS brief of all the challenges.

Well, that’s it for today – the rest of the house has woken up! Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #213 – Karen’s Masculine “Anything Goes” Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Karen is our lovely hostess this week with a masculine anything goes challenge.

I made a bit of a nautical themed card this time using a stamp set I got with a craft magazine. I stamped the whale tail, sentiments and sunray images in Stampin Up Night of Navy ink. Then coloured them in with my Stampin Blends. I used the matching die cuts to cut them out, then mounted on some red and blue layers onto a white card base.

Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 26th March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

St Paddy’s day crafting

Today my card is all about ‘green’ for St Patrick’s Day. I was inspired by 3 challenges that fit the green theme:

I went to my stash of Catherine Pooler Design products. I used inks in Melon Ice, Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt sponged onto a stitched, die cut panel. I spritzed a bit of water to soften the ink blend and then stamped the main sentiment from the ‘Fill in the blanks’ stamp set in Midnight ink. I mounted the panel inside another stitched, die cut and then onto a white card base.

Not very snarky but I loved the ombre inspiration! This card will now go into my stash ready for Father’s Day in September.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#212 – Tristan’s All About Occassions Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and I’m the hostess this week with an All About Occassions Challenge.

My card is an encouragement card and uses a set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Be a Unicorn’ which I stamped with Momento black ink. I then stamped my Kaleidacolor ‘Bouquet’ ink pad onto a piece of acetate, spritzed that with water and then ‘mushed’ the acetate over the unicorn.

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 March at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas at Sweet Stamping

Well, this month is my first DT presence over at the Christmas at Sweet Stamping challenge blog. I’m thrilled to join this group of wonderfully talented crafters.

Each month on the second Wednesday I’ll be bringing you a Christmas card to help me and you start to accumulate those Christmas cards so we don’t have a mad rush to make cards at the end of the year.

For my card, I used a stamp set from Ellen Hutson called ‘Mondo Holly’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. I cut the panel apart for some interest and added some ramdom sequins. I then added the 2 pieces to a black card base and I was done!

Please pop over to Christmas at Sweet Stamping to see all the lovely DT inspiration, I’m so happy to be part of this team and looking forward to having lots of Christmas cards and decorations made before we reach December.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fabulous

Today my card is a technique piece inspired by the challenges at CAS Stencil and AAA Cards #135.

I’ve not tried ‘ghosting’ before, but after giving it a go for these challenges, I think I might be doing it a bit more often – saying that you do need to choose an appropriate stencil – I did dud out 3 times – LOL!

Ghosting is where you colour a watercolour panel using water soluble crayons, inks or paints – I sponged Catherine Pooler ink in Flirty Fuchsia.  I laid my Tim Holtz ‘Scribbles’ stencil over the coloured panel and rubbed over it with a baby wipe to remove the colour – leaving a ‘ghost’ of the stencil image!   You need to be a bit patient here and wait for the piece to dry fully to see the results – but it’s worth it!

So here are my elements for this card that follows the AAA Cards requirements: a sentiment, a stencil background, a die cut and a single matt panel and for the optional twist you could say this was for a fabulous friend!

Isn’t it pretty? Thanks for looking and have a great day.