I had some floral images ready to colour in my stash from my last visit to my friend Michelle’s house, so this card didn’t take long at all to pull together. I water coloured the flower and leaves and then fussy cut them out, added a sentiment banner and mounted them onto some DSP.
Well, I have another 22 cards to be made, so I’d better get back to it.
Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay safe and well.
I finally got to play with my The Ton ‘Transformation’ stamp set. I made an alcohol ink background and then gold embossed the butterfly and fussy cut it out, mounted it on a white card base with a few sequins.
Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choice. 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, 31st March at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 30th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
This post is brought to you by my daughter Miss K (with a bit of formatting help by me).
Hi everyone. I’m home from school due to COVID-19 shutdown and am bored – LOL. I asked mum if there were any challenges she had that I could play along with. She gave me a list and I like the Just Us Girls #528 colour challenge the best.
I really liked these colours and thought I’d create a scene with my pencils, some cardstock and a sentiment mum had already printed.
I hope you like by card and I think I’ll be doing more while I can’t go to school.
I finally had a bit of time to myself after all the birthday activities for Miss K , and keeping in mind social distancing. It was such a tough thing for Miss K to have to go through as she enters her teenager hood and I’ve made some pretty big promises to make it up to her when we are all clear in the future.
I was doing some colouring of some images that I stamped ages ago when I last caught up with my friend Michelle and came across these adorable unicorns (sorry can’t remember who makes them) and knew they were perfect for these 2 challenges.
Well, that’s it for today. Off to get ready for school and non-essential services shutdown from Tuesday. It’s just got very real here. Keep safe and healthy. Thanks for looking.
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 cake photo and with my daughter’s birthday in 2 days time, it was a perfect reason for me to make a birthday card using a new stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Birthday Goodness’. I stamped the donut cake image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends and popped it up on an angled panel and hid a few donuts under the edge.
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, 1st April at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 31st March 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.
I decided to use a new stamp set from Stampin Up ‘Pedal to the metal’ for my card. I created a mountain scene and added my coloured and cut out buggy and sentiment on top.
Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 24th March at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 23rd March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
I’ve decided to stay in my craft room this weekend and avoid the news and people. I’m finding it stressful hearing constantly about COVID-19, its spread and the panic runs on the supermarkets for everyday pantry items.
It looks like my daughter’s school will close for 4 weeks (2 of them being the usual holiday break) and all events of more than 500 people have been banned. These are wise steps to try to slow the spread of the virus but it certainly is putting pressure on families, medical and essential services. Hopefully sanity will soon start to prevail and people will stop being selfish and start to care for their fellow humans.
One of my favourite techniques is ink smooshing, which I used for the background of this card. I stamped a few of the images from the Stampin Up ‘Gangs all Meer’ set and then coloured them in to look like silhouettes. I was inspired by a card made by my friend Kath, I used the same images but changed up the colour, sentiment and mounting.
I love these 4 challenges have aligned for this card. I created an AI green background which was inspired by the Card Concept green leaves. I then punched 3 butterflies from the panel which meets the 3 things from CTS and LRW and the things that flutter and fly in GDP. I added 3 embossed stripes down the side of the card base for the butterflies to hover over and the sentiment from MFT ‘Butterflies’ and the card was done!
Can I just say that I have so much fun playing with their challenges, as I love a chance to get my snark on. This time I have used stamps from Unity Stamp Co. called ‘Drink & cuss’ and ‘No Regrets’. I stamped the lady onto a die cut card piece, the sentiment onto a cut out banner and added some Stampin Up DSP and sequins for balance and interest and my card was done. I know exactly which friend of mine will be getting this for her birthday!
I created an ink smooshed background in some oranges and reds. I then die cut the woman’s face and sentiment from black cardstock. I attached the die cut panel on top of my ink smooshed panel and mounted both onto a white card base and my card was done.
Well that’s it for this weekend. Thanks for stopping by and looking. Enjoy the rest of your day.
My card today is a floating frame card. I’ve been seeing this style of card around for a while but not had time to try it out. I decided to use my Stampin Up ‘Good morning magnolia’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends. I followed a YouTube video by Jennifer McGuire . I added some sequins and a sentiment to the centre of the card.
Not wanting to waste the middle panel, I made a second card, where I added some pearls to the gaps and a sentiment from The Ton.
Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of your choosing. 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, 17th March at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 16th March 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.
As you are most likely aware, CASS was originally founded by the Sweet Stampin’ team, and for a long time comprised mostly of Sweet Stampin’ members. Over time the membership changed and now the last members that we had from Sweet Stampin’ have decided to step back. The leadership over at Sweet Stampin’, along with the original founders, have as a result suggested that we split CASS off to be an independent challenge.
GOOD NEWS – we are continuing as a challenge and are re-branding ourselves as Christmas Craft Creations. You’ll be able to find the April challenge here and look forward to your continued support of our challenge.
Now onto my card for the March challenge with an optional twist to keep it clean and simple.
I sponged a pink background and stamped the trees from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Gnome for the Holidays’ and heat embossed them with Stampendous aged copper embossing enamel.
Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CaSSettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 8th April (Melbourne time) or 6pm 7th April (UK time).
I used the Flowering Foils DSP from Stampin Up and sponged a rainbow of Altenew colours over it. I then added a die cut silver foil shape and sentiment from MFT ‘Birthday Greetings’ was silver heat embossed onto black card stock for that pop and the card was done.
I kept this card fairly muted and used Stampin up Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette papers, inks and ribbon. I embossed a card panel and then lightly sponged the raised images for depth. I punched a variety of flowers and added them randomly over the sentiment panel with some pearls for their centers and a bit of ribbon to ground these elements and I was done.
Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by for a look and I really appreciate any comments you leave me. Have a great day.