WWC #294 – Marsha’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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

I made this card for my step-dad’s birthday. He wears a lot of plaid jackets and bow ties so I’m sure he’ll love this.

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, 27th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 6th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

CAS Colours & Sketches #393 – Guest Designer

It’s my 3rd week as Guest Designer over at CAS Colours & Sketches and boy do we have a great colour scheme for you.

They are Stampin’ Up color names just for reference; you can substitute other companies’ colors so long as they match closely. The three colors must be the only ones used, with the addition of white, ivory, black, grey, brown, metallic (gold, silver, or copper) or kraft for card bases/layers, image outlines, and sentiments. 

I used a stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs “Square Dance’ and sponged the 3 colours in a graded fashion. I added a sentiment from the Ton ‘Birthday Sentiment Stips’, a bit of woven ribbon and a few sequins.

I’m really happy with how this card came out. Come join in our fun, make a card using these wonderful colours and link it up to the challenge blog by Monday 26th October.

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy the rest of your day.

Sunday Crafting

Hello everyone, today we find out if our Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions are loosened or not – so to fill the time till the announcement, I decided to craft.

First up is a project for:

As you can see I chose the diagonal of Gold foil/Glitter, Circle and Designer Paper from the Tic Tac Toe challenge. I’ve been making a lot of Christmas ornaments lately so decided to make a wreath using a variety of DSP. I cut squares of 6×6 and folded the top into a point and then layered them in a circular pattern to form the wreath.

This counts as lots of layers right?

Next is a card for:

I decided to use 2 stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Ugly Sweater’ and a sentiment from ‘Sweater words & appliques’. I stamped the sweater on from Stampin Up DSP and popped it up over a little bit of sponging for depth.

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by and let’s keep our fingers crossed we’re able to be a bit more normal and get outside our 5km bubble so we can see some family.

Fusion: Purple Night

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

I used both the sketch and photo colour scheme for my card. I did a bit of a colour wash on some shimmery white cardstock, then stamped the Altenew ‘Paint-a-Flower: Hydrangea’ over the colour. I added some colour o the flowers and leaves with my Stampin Blends, then added some matching cardstock along the edges to follow the sketch. The sentiment is from the Ton ‘east Expressions: Birthday’.

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, 28th October at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 27th October 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #293 – Tristan’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I made a card to send to a friend during our 2nd wave lockdown using some items from the newest Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin ‘Box of Sunshine’. This is a fab box and I think I might have to order another one!

Come join in the fun and make a card ofr an occasion of your chosing. 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, 20th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 19th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – Christmas Music

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog aand our theme is to use Christmas Music on your card.

I used the singing cat from Katzelkraft #ktz152 coloured with my Stamin Blends and the sentiment is form Kaisercraft ‘Fa La La’.

A singing cat counts for music right?!

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 5am 10th November (Melbourne time) or 6pm 10th November (UK time).

I’m also going to enter this card over at Show us you pussycat challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

CAS Colours & Sketches #392 – Guest Designer

I was a weekly winner during August and have been asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of October. I’m super stoked as I love this challenge group, they have great colour schemes and cool sketch challenges.

This week, it’s a sketch for you.

I received my SSS ‘Just Miss You’ kit the other day and decided to use some of the DSP, the die and the sentiment on my card. I used the sentiment in place of the circle in the sketch and the gold thread in place of the leaves.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out. Come join in our fun, make a card using these wonderful colours and link it up to the challenge blog by Monday 19th October.

Thanks for stopping by; enjoy the rest of your day.

Christmas Ornament Card

Today I made a Christmas ornament card. I was inspired by the Colour of Hues #3 theme to use cream and gold on your card.

Seems I’ve slightly over exposed my photos on this grey Melbourne day so my cream looks a bit white. Think I need to invest in a photo box or a better overhead light.

I watched a Jennifer MacGuire video the other day, where she made a card with an ornamnet on the belly band. I loved that idea and just received a new Stampin Up order which included the ‘Dove of Hope’ stamp set and matching dies that I knew would be perfect for this technique. I also used a panel of the ‘Plush Poinsettia’ DSP which I coloured some of the flowers with my gold marker. I die cut the dove components about 6 times for each piece to give them enough depth to be able to hang properly on the tree.

The card with the belly band ornament.
The card without the belly band ornament.

I loved how this looked so made another one but used a differnt looking panel of the DSP which I coloured with red.

When I post these cards, I think I’ll need to use a padded bag to look after the ornament.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Only 1 Project Today!

By my usual standards I have not been as productive this weekend, but in my defence the project I made this weekend took me almost a whole day to make!

I was inspired by the current Sisterhood of Crafters challenge to make anything but a card!

I’ve been playing with making a variety of boxes and saw this one over on YouTube (sorry can’t remember who created it) but it has a 2 tiered aspect to it. I did have to alter some of the measurements from the video to make it work, wasted a bit of DSP in the process – LESSON, next time practice with photocopy paper!

Here’s what the box looks like when it’s closed.
Here’s the box without it’s lid but still closed up.
Here’s the box opened up – you can see the 2 inner boxes. Th etop box rotates across the bottom box when closed.

Well, that’s it for this weekend, I’ve got chores to do. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.

WWC #292 – Dawn’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

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

I created a card with a flap closure. I used my SU daisy punch for the flowers and did a little bit of inking on the petals and stamped some leaves and stems behind them. I embossed a strip of white cardstock for the inside that helps ground the sentiment flap.

The front of the card
The inside of the card.

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, 13th October at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 12th October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.