4 cards 11 challenges – what?

Sometimes the stars align and when I’m creating my cards they fit a number of challenges – well this weekend, I made 4 cards that fit 11 challenges!

First up, is a card for :

I’ve had my alcohol lift ink for a while but haven’t really been successful when using it. This time I watched a few of the videos on the CAS Mix Up blog and will be using this technique more often.

Next is a card for:

Anyone who’s followed past posts will know I love a bit of sass on my cards, so I couldn’t resist making fun of this little birdie! This sure makes me smile.

Next up is a card for:

I went with the theme of 3. I used 3 birds, 3 big flowers and 3 leaf additions coloured up in petal pink, soft sea foam and flirty flamingo Stampin Blends.

My last card is for:

I was on a roll with my AIs and tried the lift technique again but with a stencil rather than a stamp this time. The lift pad wasn’t working so well, so I used the lift re-inker and dabbed drops onto the panel in the stencil gaps and then lifted the ink off. I added a bit of gold thread for that party glitz feel. Thanks for the layout inspiration Kreative Kristie.

Well that’s it for today – thanks for looking and have a great day.


Today’s card is brought to you by someone desperately wanting some sunshine as it’s a dreary grey day here in Melbourne.

I’m playing along with 2 challenges that make me think sun:

For my card I used a retired die set from Stampin up to create the rainbow, clouds, lightening and sun. The sentiment is from another SU set called ‘Sprinkles of Life’. With the negative space from die cutting the clouds I sponged my background with some Pool Party ink.

I hope this card cheers you up as much as it has me. Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.

WWC #228 – Marsha’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our host with a feminine anything goes challenge this week!

I made this card for my Mother-in-laws birthday. I created an alcohol ink background and then placed a die cut panel on top with an embossed sentiment and a few matt layers.

I just love how this project came out.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine project. 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, 9th July at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 8th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also going to link this up at the current AAA Birthday Challenge #3 – for the girls.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.