Love is in the air – well almost!

With Valentine’s day fast approaching I decided to make a card for my hubby which lets him know how much he’s appreciated. He’s been away for a week now and I really miss him and all that he does around the house and with our daughter whilst I work full time.

I played with 4 challenges for my first card:

I was inspired by the flowers on the book cover; the theme in the inspiration photo, love in my heart at TMR (for my hubby) and I have a new stamp set from Altenew that I received in one of their mystery boxes ‘Forever and Always’. I stamped one of the flowers in the corner of the card and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a bit of grey around the outside to provide some shadowing and depth.

Next up is a card for 3 challenges:

I love combining challenges (as you can probably tell – LOL) and I thought these 3 were perfect together. Now, you may not be able to see it that well in this card, but before I die cut the main panel, I added melon mambo ink to the die frame so that it went into the faux stitched parts of the edge – can you see it? I sponged the smokey slate over an Altenew stencil. The bird is from Katzelkraft ‘la femme des animals’ and I watered coloured her with pool party ink. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps Co and was a freebie in a recent order.

I know exactly which friend will be getting this card!

Next is a card for Just Add Ink #491.

I was inspired by the colours in this photo and decided to make a floral card using a stamp from Altenew ‘Floral Sprig’ which was another set that came in my mystery bag! I stamp the floral image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a grey outline to make the flowers pop and a few sequins for balance.

Next up is a card for a pair of challenges:

I was inspired to make an alcohol ink background panel in water colours for the LRW theme and then the unicorn from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Be a unicorn’ and sentiment from Essentials by Ellen ‘Pure magic’ for a bit of sass but also a little bit affectionate!

Next up a card for another 2 challenges:

I used a new stamp from Altenew ‘Bold floral drape’ with inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in melon ice, garden party and grass skirt. The sentiment is also from Altenew ‘Label love’.

Lastly is a card for 4 challenges:

I decided to use a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Foodie friends’ and chose the adorable little chilies (their a veggie right?!) which I stamped and then watercoloured with my red Zig real brush markers. I stamped the chilies so they formed a heart shape and added the sentiment beneath them.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Fusion: Valentines

Hello there, it’s time for another Fusion Challenge and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

I was inspired by the ‘love’ theme and the colour. I created an alcohol ink background with some Nuvo gold flakes. I die cut the word love and then mounted it on a white card base with a red ribbon for the finishing touch.

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or both! Check out the projects that the other artists at Fusion have created, take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 19th February at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 18th February 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #257 – Heidi’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and X is our host with X challenge this week!

I used the ‘Christmas Rose’ and ‘Here’s a Card’ stamp sets from Stampin Up for my card. I coloured them with my Stampin Blends. It’s such a pretty floral set it should be used for more than just Christmas!

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, 11th February at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 10th February 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Always Fun Challenges #148 – ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Always Fun Challenge with an anything goes challenge this week!

I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘My meadow’ which is a gorgeous scenery set with 24 stamps that allows you to make a variety of meadow scenes and my sentiment is from MFT called ‘Anything but basic encouragement’.

Come join in the fun and make a card of your choice. Check out the projects that the other artists at Always Fun 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 Sunday, 9th February at 4pm Melbourne Time or Saturday 8th February 11pm US CST to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.