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.

WWC #282 – 5th Week Anything Goes Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and as it’s the 5th week of the month, we have an Anything Goes challenge this week!

I’ve been having fun making different fancy fold cards and this week is no exception. I followed a tutorial by Nancy Hoetker to make a triple pop up card. I ended up making two – one for a girl and one for a boy.

The first card uses the ‘Bubble Over’ stamp set and DSP from Stampin Up with a sentiment from ‘Sending your thoughts’.

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The second card uses the ‘Painted Poppies’ DSP and dies with a sentiment from ‘Sending you thoughts’.

The open card.

Come join in the fun and make a project 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, 4th August at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 3rd August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m entering this card over at AAA Birthday Card Challenges #15 – 3D.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Masculine Makes

Today I had fun making only masculine cards.

First is a card for the Paper Craft Challenge #385 which is a tic-tac-toe challenge.

I chose the top horizontal line of Birthday, Watercolour background and Masculine. I created a scene with the Stampin Up ‘Snow front’ stamp set and inks in Pretty peacock, Mossy meadow and Smoky slate. The sentiment is from PTI ‘Stylish sentiments birthday’.

Next is a card for Cardz 4 Guyz #249 – No patterned paper.

I made a background that looked like the ocean with my Stampin Up Pretty peacock ink and added puffy paint to look like white caps on the waves the die cut windsurfer is riding upon. The sentiment is from Stampin Up ‘Pedal to the metal’.

Lastly is a card for Lil Red Wagon #559 – Spots or Stripes.

I decided to follow the stripes theme (plaid is a form of stripes right?). I used the Best Plaid Builder from Stampin Up with Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and So Saffron papers. The dog is from SU Pampered Pets which I coloured with my Stampin Blends.

That’s it for today – I’ve got chores to do! Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your day.

Weekend Crafting

Can’t believe that we’re nearing the end of July – where has the year gone? With the resurgence of COVID-19 we’re back in ISO so nothing better to do than craft.

First up is a card for The Flower Challenge #46 – Summer/Winter.

I decided to follow the winter aspect and went with a sponged panel in SU Pool Party ink which feels cool and wintery to me. I added a SU stamp ‘Beautifully braided’ over the panel then did a little bit of thin mounting and my card was done.

Next is a card for Less is More #424 – Christmas in July.

I stamped my image along the edge, coloured with my Stampin Blends, then fussy cut around the image and mounted it over a bit of glittery white cardstock. I decided not to include a sentiment so that the focus remains on the characters.

Next is a card for TGIF Challenges #274 – Paper Scraps.

I love using paper scraps and cut up some SU DSP from the Prized Peony suite. I also used the die set to make the flower from a water coloured piece of card in Petal Pink ink.

Next is a card for:

My favourite food during summer is an ice-cream. I used the SU ‘Cool treats’ stamp set and coloured in the cute cone images and added them to a popped up sentiment banner with a little bit of gold thread behind.

Next is a card for Freshly Made Sketches #445 and Dies R Us #149 – Christmas in July.

I created an alcohol ink background with some gold flakes which I placed behind a circle die cut and added my sentiment over the top with a few die cut leaves from SU Forever Fern.

Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Fusion: Summer

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

I decided to only use the sketch this time around, along with a trio of goats from Stampin Up’s ‘Way to Goat’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends.

I love these cheeky guys.

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, 5th August at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 4th August 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #281 – Heidi’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I used a stamp set from Stampin Up ‘Summer Days’ which I coloured with my Stampin Blends.

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, 28th July at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 27th July 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.