Garden Goodness

Today, I decided to play with a few challenges all about gardens, plants and flowers.

First up is the Flower Challenge #44 – Monochrome.

I used the Stampin Up ‘Beautifully Braided’ stamp set white heat embossed on some Petal Pink DSP, vellum and cardstock.

I’m also entering this card over at the Twofer Card Challenge #27 – Flowers.

Here are my cards for Twofer using the Stampin Up ‘Beautifully Braided’ stamp set.

Next is a card for 3 challenges:

I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up that you’ll be able to buy this June. called ‘Forever Fern’. I love this set and will be using it heaps more in the future.

That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

WWC #272 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our host with an anything goes masculine twist challenge this week!

I used a new to me set from Stampin Up ‘Outdoor Barbecue’ and made a Z-fold card with a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simply Strips – Birthday’

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, 26th May at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Enough

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 sketch and wanted to create a card with a floral image popping out from under a sparkly panel. I used a new to me stamp set from Altenew called ‘Paint-a-Flower: Rose’. I stamped the large floral image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends and then added a piece of super sparkly pink glitter paper along 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, 27th May at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 26th May 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #271 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Kath is our host with an all about occasions challenge this week!

I made a card that could be used for a variety of occasions – New year celebrations, Birthday, Thinking of you……. I used a stamp set from Uniquely Creative called ‘Good Times’ where I stamped the Chinese lanterns a number of times, fussy cut them out and then coloured them with my Stamping Blends. I sponged my background to look like there was a bit of glow coming from each lantern, attached them to some twine and added the white heat embossed sentiment and my card was done.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasions 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, 19th May at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 18th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – May – Use a die cut

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog with an optional twist to use a die cut.

I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire creating a tunnel card and just knew I had to give it a go. I used a Simon Says Stamp set ‘Christmas Squad’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and then die cut them out.

This is the inside, you can see I had 3 layers that I’ve added die cut images to which provides depth.

This was quite a tricky card to make and I did ruin about 4 bases trying to get it right, so I suggest you try with scrap paper before you use you’re best cardstock. It does fold flat so you can post it.

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CCCettes have made. Link up your card by 3am 10th June (Melbourne time) or 6pm 9th June (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #270 – Tristan’s Challenge: Anything goes with a Feminine Twist

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

I used a new set to me from Uniquely Creative called ‘Lucky You’ where I stamped and coloured the 2 little Asian dolls with my Stampin Blends. I kept the colours soft in light pink and mint. I inked smooshed by background in pink, added some die cut circles for effect and some sequins for balance in the top corner. The sentiment is white heat embossed and popped up.

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, 12th May at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 11th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenges – May – Make it Sparkly

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes with an optional twist to to make it sparkly.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Charlie’s Stamps.

For my card I chose the cute, funny birthday cat stamp; I just loved the idea of the cat floating away with the balloons.

I printed the image on some Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock and then used my Scan’n’Cut to cut it out. I then coloured the cat and balloons with my Stampin Blends and used a cloud embossing folder for the background. I used my clear sparkly Wink of Stella on the clouds and balloons for that sparkly effect (you can probably see it better in the second picture).

Check out the Get Creative Challenge blog for details on the sponsor prizes and links to the other fabulous projects from the DT and come join in our fun and share your anything goes project by 2pm Monday 1st June (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st May (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.