A weekend of challenges

I’ve been crafting up a storm again this weekend; I’ve been trying to distract myself from all the Mother’s Day advertising – with having lost mum 3 months ago, the coming of this day is really causing me pain and so I’ve retreated to my craft room to avoid all types of media.

I’m playing along with some new and old to me challenges this weekend.

First up is a new to me challenge -> {PIN}spirational Challenge 237.

I used a stamp set from Concord & 9th called ‘Globe greetings’ for my card. I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and added a bit of gold splatter.

Next is a card for a pair of challenges -> Shopping Our Stash 394 – cupcakes and Freshly Made Sketches 386.

I used a stamp set from Altenew called ‘Layered cupakes’ and some DSP from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I knw it looks like I double stamped the sentiment but this is what the sentiment actualy looks like!

Next I was inspired by the sketch and colour them over at CASology 341 and MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge 435.

I had some pre coloured and cut critter images in my stash, so this card came together super quickly.

Next is a card for CAS Colours & Sketches 319.

I used Stampin Up ‘Butterfly gala’ for my stamp and die cuts. I sponged an oval and a little bit of the edges under the die cuts.

Next is a card for a new to me challenge -> Cards 4 Guys 218 Whatever the weather. I’m also putting my hand up for a DT spot they’ve got free.

I used dies ofrm Stampin Up ‘Rainbow Builder’ and the sentiment is from Altenew ‘ Rain or Shine’. I love this card and it will go into my Valentines Day stash.

Don’t you love the lightening bolts coming from the clouds?

Next up is a card for another pair of challenges -> Addicted to CAS 158 and Little Red Wagon 495.

I used a panda die that I borrowed from my friend, Michelle and left off the sentiment to keep this card super CAS.

Next is a card for another pair of challenges -> Alphabet Challenge – C for clean & simple and Just Add Ink 455.

I use Stampin Up sets called ‘First frost’ and ‘Flowing fountain’ for this card. I added a little bit of embossing behind the sentiment for some texture.

Lastly is a card for Less is More 394.

OLCs are sometimes tough but this one came to me pretty quickly. I did some masked off sponging with a soft word die and yellow ink. Then I stamped the flowers (petals) from Clearly Besotted ‘Dandelion dreams’ over the top for a crisp clean look.

Well that’s it for today, a diverse collection of cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #219 Heidi’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

My card today uses a stamp set from Hot Off The Press called ‘Easy Watercolor Florals’ and MFT ‘Plaid BG Builder’. Firstly, I stamped the stripes in Momento Black, then I stamped one of the floral images and then used my Altenew inks in Rose Quartz and Mountain Mist. I punched out some circles in black and white card stock, layered them to mimic the stripes and added the sentiment which came with the floral stamp set.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, 7th May at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 6th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.