WWC#200 – Helen’s ‘All About Occassions’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week the lovely Helen is our hostess with an all about occassions challenge. Feel free to make a card for any special occassion  – birthday, wedding, anniversarty, thanks – you get the drift. Since it’s our 200th challenge you might be inspired to make a congratulations card – LOL.

For my card I used a new stamp set (Butterfly Gala) and dies (Butterfly Beauty) from Stamping Up – this set is out in the new Occassions catalogue in January 2019.  I used card stock in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay. The black and white DSP is from my scraps stash.

Come join in the fun and make an all about occasions card. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 18th December at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Challenge crafting day!

Well the hot weather has turned and it’s a lot more pleasant temperature for playing in my craft room today.

First up is a card using a stamp set called ‘Catitude’ I got with a crafting magazine and I’m entering it into the current challenge at the Little Red Wagon which is all about purrs and wags.

I kept the card CAS, colouring the cat image with my Stampin Blends, added a strip of gold glitter paper and black and white stripe DSP to the edge before mounting it on a black card base.

I love how cute this card is and can’t wait to play with the other cat stamps in this set.

Next up is a technique card that I’m entering for the following challenges:

I stamped my sentiments and heat embossed in black (my celebrate part being Christmas sentiments), then stamped a few stars and heat embossed in Lindy’s Stamp Gang ‘Angel Wings Gold’ (my emboss resist and stars part); then I sponged Catherine Pooler Design inks in Stone Blue, Juniper Mist, Daydream and Midnight onto a masked panel to create a night sky and flicked some water droplets (my ‘I’ part being inky).

The stars are really shimmery gold IRL. I haven’t tried many night sky backgrounds but think this one worked out pretty well.

This next card is for the CAS-ual Fridays current challenge which is a photo inspiration challenge. 

I was inspired by the trees in the ornament and decided to use a new stamp set by Kaiser Craft ‘Sparkle’ I received from my friend Michelle for Christmas. The sentiment is also a Kaiser Craft one from the “Christmas Wishes’ set. I inked up 3 trees using my Kaleidacolor ‘Caribbean Sea’ ink, which gives such great colour blending to my card.  I stamped the sentiment in basic black over the top. I really love how this card came out.

I’m now off to make some Christmas shortbread

Almost done making Christmas cards

After writing all my cards that need to go into the mail, I found I still need just a few more to attach to gifts that I am giving some friends. Luckily there are still some challenges with Christmas themes that have helped to inspire me.

I’m entering my card today into 5 challenges:

I made an alcohol ink background with crimson and lettuce alcohol inks. I then die cut a vellum tree using a Stampin Up die from the Winter Woods bundle. I then cut the alcohol ink panel with a stitched rectangle die to make the panel smaller and fit the Sisterhood fo Crafters challenge (which you can see in the close up).

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.

WWC#199 – Tristan’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. I’m your hostest this week with a feminine anything goes challenge.

My card is a thank you card for my daughter’s netball coach; she’s been an amazing inspiration and my daughter’s netball skills have improved so much that she has made a development representative team next year.

I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘First Frost’ inked up in Berry Burst and Old Olive. The sentiment is also Stampin Up called ‘Watercolour thank you’ I love these flowers and how versatile this set is – I’ve been busy using it for Christmas cards so it was on my desk ready to use for this challenge. The base panel is embossed with the tin tile embossing folder.

Come join in the fun and make a feminine card. Check out the projects that the artists at WatercoolerWednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 11th December at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#198 – Gail’s ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Our hostess this week is Gail with a holiday themed challenge – the holiday is totally up to you!

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I’m still all about making Christmas themed cards and decided to make a monochrome version. I used a stamp set from Stampin Up called ‘Beautiful Baubles’ stamped in Basic Black with bits coloured with a silver Wink of Stella (IRL it’s very sparkly). I fussy cut the baubles out, stamped the sentiment on a banner and popped them up with dimensionals. I added some silver foil cardstock behind the main panel and the card was done.

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Come join in the fun and make a holiday themed card. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 4th December at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC#197 – Kath’s ‘Anything Goes Masculine’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Kath is our hostess this week with an anything goes masculine challenge.

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Since I’ve been joining these challenges and now being on the DT, I no longer seem to struggle as much when making a card for a guy.

For this card I used a stamp set I got with a magazine called ‘For the boys’ by Clear Impressions. I stamped components of the motorcycle image and coloured some areas with my Stampin Blends in Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black. I used an embossing folder for some texture behind the panels which are mounted on Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment is punched using an old Stampin Up tag/label punch. I also added a few grey gems for just a touch of bling.

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Come join in the fun and make something for the males in your life. Check out the projects that the artists at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges have created then take the challenge and link your creation to the challenge post. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Wednesday, 27th November at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

3 card, 8 challenge kinda day!

You all know I like playing with challenges and it’s no surprise I try to combine them when I can. This weekend I found 8 challenges that I wanted to join in and was able to make 3 cards that fit the bill – way to maximise my crafty time!

First up is a card for:

I’m loving the range of CHristmas stamps that Stampin Up brought out this year and this the set I used for this card is so adorable and ‘punny’; it’s called So Santa. I stamped Santa and then coloured him with my Stampin blends, punched him out and added him with some dimensionals over a few strips of Santa’s workshop DSP, banner cut the sentiment and this card was done! Wouldn’t it be funny seeing Santa delivering via scooter – LOL

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Next up is a card for:

I used another Stampin Up set called ‘First Frost’ that I stamped in Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss inks. This set has a watercoloury look to it and is so versatile. I love the soft feminine look you can achieve. I used the Tin Tile embossing folder for some texture behind my sentiment panel. My special occasion is Christmas  – I love this time of year but this year may be a bitter-sweet one as it might be my mum’s last one with us but I’m praying that they might find a treatment that holds her cancer at bay so we can get more time with her.

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Lastly is a card for:

I love the JUGs colour scheme and thought I’d make a bright and happy birthday card. I have a great sentiment set from Mama Elephant called ‘Make a Wish’ that is perfect for the big, bold sentiment challenge and I used the Happy Birthday to You sentiment as my main focal point of the sketch, which is ink smooshed with Stampin Up Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch inks. I added a couple of black pen lines, a couple of stars and a thin line of turquoise card stock as a mat and the card was done.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.