Crafting with Birthday Goodies

It was my birthday on the 5th and I received a package of crafty goodness from my friend Michelle. It was her birthday back in May and I sent her a crafty package too. I challenged her for us both to use our new goodies this weekend.

First up is a super cute stamp set from PaperArtsy called ‘Eclectica3’. I love the really cute girl and boy images in this set and coloured them both with my AIs. For the girl I added a background with some Lindys Stamp Gang ink sprays over the heart embossed image from the same set.

Next is a stamp set from Uniquely Creative called ‘My Platypus’. This set has the most adorable platypus images and cute sentiments to match. I created an ink smooshed sky, coloured the platypus with my AIs and added some die cut reeds along with the sentiment and a few bees.

Next is a stamp set from Picket Fence Studios called ‘Peach & Piper’. I just love these bunny images. I stamped one pair and coloured them with my AIs. I added a bit of puffy paint to the tails for the finishing touch.

Thanks for these wonderful goodies Michelle and for being my friend.

Saturday Crafting.

Well it’s finally the weekend – first full week of being restriced to 5km from home, 1 visit of 1hr duration per household per day to supermarket and 1hr exercise within the 5km radius per day. Oh and compulsory mask wearing when outside. It’s frustrating but this is what we have to do to stem this second wave that Melbourne is facing. Here’s hoping that everyone follows the rules for the greater good.

Enough of my soapbox, onto the cards and challenges!

First up is a card for:

I used my Stamopin Up ‘Blossoms in Bloom’ dies for my card. I love how the layers fill in the floral images and makes for such a simple card. I cut the die cut image to fit along the card edges to match the sketch.

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Next is a card for:

Again I used the Stampin Up ‘Blossoms in Bloom’ and cut it apart to fit the JAI sketch.

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Next is a card for:

I used my Stampin Up ‘Timeless Trpic’ stamp set to make this card. I watercoloured the ocean and sky; then stamped the palm trees and added the die cut sentiment, some twine and a metal button that sort of looks like a shell.

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Lastly is a card for:

I’m cat person through and through; have been since I got my first cat when I was just 2 years old who was a ginger persian called Marmalade! This cat from Katzelkraft reminds me so much of him with his sassy attitude. I made the little face mask to match the sentiment rfom Stampin Up and to mee this signifies that there will be happier days ahead if we all follow the rules!

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That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and looking.

Fusion: Fruit

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 layered cake in the photo along with the colour scheme. I used a Stampin Up set called ‘Birthday Goodness’ and inks in Merry Merlot and Berry Burst. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and cake base for that extra bit of sparkle.

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 August at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 18th August 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #283 – 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 twist challenge this week!

I recently bought the Peony Garden suite from Stampin Up and had to play with those gorgeous dies and DSP. I cut the floral petals and leaves from vellum and coloured them with my Stampin Blends. I added them to a die cut white panel onto of a piece of DSP then onto a grey card base.

I found that if you gently wipe the edges of the petals with a baby wipe they curl just a little. I love how this made the flower look real.

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

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

The Male Room Challenge #141 – 7th Birthday – Guest Designer

Hello there. Today I am Guest Designing over at The Male Room Challenge for their 7th Birthday.

I decided to make a peek-a-boo card for one of my nephews who’s birthday is coming up this month.

I used stamp sets from Stampin Up ‘Zany Zebras’ and Avery Elle ‘ Balloons’ along with some Catherine Pooler Design inks. I followed a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire .

This is the front of the card
This is the inside of the card where you can start to see the changing of the zebra image.
This is the inside of the card now the image has fully changed.

I had fun making this card. Come join in the fun over at TMR and make a masculine birthday card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Crafting

Today I’m crafting alongside Miss K. She’s playing with beads and I’m playing with paper and challenges (again- LOL).

First up is card for:

I was inspired by the pink tree and the idea of creating a pink starry sky. I sponged purple and pink inks to make the sky and added a bit of black to the edges for depth. I then added some water droplets to look like stars. The tree is heat embossed in black and the gold thread behind the sentiment looks like the tinsel on a tree.

Next is a card for:

I’ve never made a slimline card, so felt a bit out of my comfort zone. I reached for some SU DSP ‘Pampered pets’ and fussy cut the Great Dane and ball; added them to a text panel and a sentiment I made on my PC. I’m missing playing with all my friends now we’re in our COVID-19 second wave lock-down.

Next is a card for TGIF Challenges #275.

I decided to combine the themes of both pictures. I used a gingham DSP from SU and then a flower from Altenew ‘Garden Treasures’.

Next is card for Less is More #425 – Summer Flowers.

Again I used the Altenew ‘Garden Treasures’ flower in a stitched die panel and a sentiment from the Ton. I love the sunny yellow petals of this flower.

Well, that’s it for today – I’ve got Suncorp Super Netball to watch! Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.