Get Creative Challenges #107 – January Anything Goes

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for the first challenge of 2022 over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes.

For my card I used a series of 4 layering dies to make the most beautiful flowers. using 4 different pink shades of Stampin Up cardstock and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

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 2am Monday 1st February (Melbourne time) or 11pm Sunday 31st January (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Just Add Ink #586 – Summer Blog Hop

Hello there, it’s time for the first Just Add Ink Challenge for 2022 and we have a great inspiration photo and Blog Hop with ALL the JAI design team for you!

I loved all the bright rainbow colours of those icy poles, so created a background with lots of thin strips of cardstock arranged in rainbow order. I then used a circle die and added a silhouette image and a sentiment from Altenew ‘Spectacular Adventures’.

Doesn’t Summer just make you want to jump for joy?

We’d love you to come join in the fun and hop along with the Design team.

Click here to visit Tina Gillespe who’s up next in our hop

Check out the projects that the other artists 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 January at 10pm (AEDT) Australian Eastern Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

AAA Cards #206 – Mood Board

Hello there, it’s time for the first AAA Cards challenge of 2022 and do we have a great theme for you!

I took my inspiration from the sparkly snowflake in the mood board and used a die cut snowflake panel which I added some sparkle to and popped it over a lightly sponged blue background.

A close up of the sparkle.

To celebrate the New Year, new beginnings and new blog colours AAA Birthday and AAA Cards have joined forces with a micro blog hop.

Fancy winning a £10 spend at an online store of your choice or a second prize of a mystery parcel? Then play along like this:

  1. Comment on both AAA Birthday and AAA Cards first 2022 challenge post.
  2. For two extra entries into the draw enter a different card at each of the first 2022 challenges.

To accommodate the different timings of the two challenges the Micro Hop will begin at 7pm Sunday 9th January (8.00am UK time Sun 9/1) and close at 10:55am Sunday 23rd January (23.55 UK time Sat 22/1).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: It’s a New Year

Hello there, it’s time for the first Fusion Challenge for 2022 and do we have a great sketch and inspirational photo for you!

I fused both the sketch and the image for my card. I love those gold sparkly lights in the photo and new the Ton ‘Pyrotechnics’ stamp would be perfect gold embossed. I used a die cut word for my sentiment and layered the black card on some Stampin Up glittery paper.

Come join in the fun and make a card based on the sketch, inspiration photo or fuse them together and play with 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, 21st January at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 20th January 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #332 – Tristan’s Challenge: All Things Feminine

Hello there, it’s time for our first Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for 2022 and I’m our host with a feminine challenge this fortnight!

My card today is using a brand new stamp from Stampin Up called ‘Mischievous Mice’ that you can get in the new Jan-June 2022 catalogue. I coloured her with my Stampin Blends then fussy cut her out and popped her ontop of some die cut clouds. The sentiment is from a new stamp set ‘Special Moments’ that you can get during Stampin Up’s Sale-a-bration from 4th Jan to 28th Feb if you spend more than $90 AUD.

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, 17th January at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 16th January 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Craft Roulette #93 – ft Bitty Penny

It’s a New Years Day crafting following along with a New Years Eve Craft Roulette with Mary Gunn Funn and Bitty Penny.

I’m inside trying to keep cool on this 39 degree New Years Day and managed to catch Mary and Bitty live.

My card came together super fast. I used a Kaleidacolor ink pad ‘Blue Breeze’ to create my ink smooshed blue/p[urple background which I mounted on some silver cardstock. I then stamped the supercute mounse from Stampin Up ‘Mischievous Mice’ and had him writing the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp ‘Birthday Bits’. I coloured the mouse with SU Crumb Cake. I then scored some lines and stuck down a potion of the card edge to form the book binding look and I was done!

Well thanks for looking and Happy New Year to you and yours.

WWC #331 – Marsha’s Special 3 Week Challenge – Anything Goes!

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Marsha is our host with a special 3 week challenge to finish up the year!

I decided to make a 3D project – a 2022 calendar that can sit nicely on a desk. I stamped the panels using the Stampin Up ‘Hand-Penned Petals’ stamp set.

Come join in the fun and make a card 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, 6th January at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 3rd January 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Just Add Ink #584 – Gift card holder/tag

Hello there, it’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge and do we have a great theme for you for our last challenge of the year!

This challenge theme came at the perfect time as I needed to make a number of holders for gift cards I’d bought for various nieces and nephews.

Last year I’d bought the cutest little tins from Stampin Up but had done nothing with them, so decided to decorate them and then use them to hold a concertina style card which I attached the gift cards to.

The front outside of the tin.
The front of the card.
The back of the card.
The back of the tin.

So what do you think? Cute huh?

Come join in the fun; we’d love to see how you were inspired. Check out the projects that the other artists at Just Add Ink 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, 15th December at 10pm (AEDT) Australian Eastern Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #330 – 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 fortnight!

I’m in desperate need of Christmas cards so chose that as my occasion for this challenge. I played with some Stampin Up DSP ‘Expressions of Ink’ and 2 trees from the ‘Whimsical Trees’ die set. The sentiment is from Uniquely Creative. My suite of cards was inspired by Su Mohr.

I ended up making a set of 8 cards, so here are the other 7!

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion 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, 14th December at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 13th December 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Craft Roulette #89 with Sandy Boone

I managed to catch this week’s Craft Roulette #89 session live.

Wowsers, loved the options and came up with a card pretty quickly.

  • Project – I created a swivel card
  • Colours – I used a Stampin Up DSP with beautiful deep colours
  • Element – Big Happy Birthday stamp
  • Random – The DSP runs along the bottom (is this enough?)
The front of the card
The top view of the card.

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