WWC192 – Marsha’s Masculine ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Crystal is out lovely host this week with a masculine anything goes challenge.

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Today I tried a new to me  turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th called ‘Happy Birthday turnabout’. I used 4 Catherine Pooler Design inks in Rockin’ Red, Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed and Fiesta Blue. I added my stamped panel onto a black cardbase with some black and white twine. I’m pretty happy with how this card turned out.

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Come join in the fun and make a masculine 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, 24th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Weekend Crafting Fun

It’s springtime here in Melbourne and the sun in shining; I love this time of year, the temperature is in the mid 20’s, the sun is out with a light breeze – perfect.

So why am I in my craft room? Well I needed a bit of quite time after Miss K’s netball games this morning in the sun and before I join my extended family for a BBQ.

I was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch and MUSE Challenge card by the lovely Tracey McNealy.

I loved the main circle image on both layouts with some feature images on each; so die cut a gold metal piece into a circle rim. I ten stamped up the tress from the Clearly Besotted ‘Modern CHristmas’ set using Catherine Pooler Designs Lime Rickey ink and a sentiment from Ellen Hutson’s ‘Mondo Holly set’ in Momento Black ink.

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My second card is for the challenges over at CASology and Little Red Wagon.

I’ve been having fun creating alcohol ink spot cards lately – I love how they can highlight the beauty of the inks. I chose to make another card in this style in blue and purple and added a sentiment from Power Poppy called ‘Big Scripts’.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #191 – Charlotte’s ‘All About Occasions’ challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  The lovely Charlotte is up this week with an all about occasions challenge.

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My card today was originally going to be a welcome baby card but when I thought a bit more I don’t have anyone to send a baby card to so I modified my design to be a birthday card for a young girl.

I used a stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Somebunny’ which I stamped and coloured with my Stampin Blends in Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake. I also stamped the background piece using the ‘Hardwood’ stamp from Stampin Up. I added a little bit of scallop edged card under my bunny image which I just think adds to the cuteness of this card and the ribbon bow on the left provides some balance.

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Come join in the fun and make a 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, 17th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

World Card Making Day creations

arning warning warning – this is a long post – LOL!

I love WCMD events. They help me in getting my creative hat on.

This weekend I’ve been playing along with the WCMD challenges over on Stamp Nation with Catherine Pooler and her fabulous creative team plus I thought I’d try to tie them into my usual crafty challenges I join.

First up is a card for England. Catherine created a mood board for inspiration and I used the current CASology theme of gratitude for my sentiment.

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I was inspired by the chalkboard outside the shop for my card. I used an Altenew set called ‘You Are’ for my image on the blackboard and a variety of Stampin Up DSPs for the banner.

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Next up is Hungary. Kelly provided the mood board for this one and I’m also tying this into the current challenges over at Muse Christmas Visions with Cornelia’s card and The Male Room challenge.

I was inspired by the Hungarian flag colours in Kelly’s board, the trees in Cornelia’s card and the outdoor theme in the Male Room challenge. I made my own tree stamp with a die cut and some foam which I inked up in Catherine Pooler inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt and spritzed with water after stamping. The merry die is from Stampin Up.

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Next up is a card for Portugal. This time we have a mood board from Mel. I’m combining this card with the sketch challenge over at MFT and the theme at Just Add Ink to add vellum to your card.

I love the palm trees and greens in Mel’s board so created a bit of a background piece of inked smooshed greens and then added my vellum panel over the top matching the sketch (which I flipped upside down) with a hammock and palm trees die replacing the sentiment.

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Next up is a card for Hawaii, inspired by Laurel’s mood board and the sketch over at Case this Sketch.

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I love the sunset photo, so thought I’d create a bit of sunset in the banner area of the sketch. I used all the oranges in the Catherine Pooler ink range and a sentiment from the MFT ‘All About You’ set.

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Next up is a mood board for Canada by the lovely Susan. I was inspired by the birds on the totem poles so think I can also link my card to the October CAS Christmas challenge which is all about birds. Last time I visited Canada it was snowing so I’ve added a snowflake to my card as well.

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I used a bird from Katzelkraft ‘Les Piafs Russes’ with a santa hat from Tim Holtz ‘Crazy Things’ which I watercoloured and added some pufy paint to the trim on the hat. I then ink smooshed a die cut snowflake for my bird to sit on.

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Next on the WCMD challenge is Italy inspired by a mood board by Ingrid. I’m linking this card up with the current challenge over at CAS on Ftidays which is all about a thank you card.

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I love the picture of the lemons, so went to a stamp set by Altenew called ‘Main Squeeze’ and my Stampin Up inks in the yellow family. I love how simple and bright this card it.

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Next up is my card for the Macedonia mood board created by Ilina. I was inspired by the orange and yellow in the national flag of Macedonia. I went straight for my alcohol inks and created a background piece, I dabbed dots of the blending solution to mimic the look of  the sunrays and then a bit of gold Nuvo flakes for some bling. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Woot woot’.

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Lastly for this very long post is a card for Switzerland with a mood board by Erika and I think my card will also fit the challenge over at The Paper Players. I love Erika’s pictures showcasing the beautiful trees and mountains of Switzerland and certaily have it on my bucket list to visit.

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I heat embossed an image from Darkroom Door called ‘Central Park’ which is messily water coloured, mounted on some green and then black cardstock and added a bit of twine to balance the layout. I’ll be adding this card to my male card stash.

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Thanks for perservering with this long post and I hope you got a chance to get crafty this Word Card Making weekend.

 

WWC #190 – Gail’s Feminine ‘Anything Goes’Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. The lovely Gail is our host of a feminine anything goes challenge.

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I went for a rather simple, yet I think, classy look for my card.  I used a long forgotten Stampin Up stamp called ‘En Francais’, it’s a gorgeous script stamp and I think perfect for this challenge. I stamped it in black on SU Whisper White cardstock. Trimmed it down and mounted on a panel of SU Lovely Lipstick cardstock then Basic Black cardbase. I added some SU Lovely Lipstick ribbon for that finishing feminine touch.

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Come join in the fun and make a feminine 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,  10th October at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Public Holiday Crafting

Today we have a public holiday so we can get ready for the AFL Grand Final; I’m not sure a day off is warranted for a football game but I’ll take it – LOL!

I love to play with card layouts. They are great jumping off point when I am creating a card. My first card is using The Paper Players sketch and Addicted to CAS theme.

I used stamp sets from Altenew ‘Birthday Greetings’, Paper Smooches ‘Chubby Chums’ and DSP from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Black Tie Gala’. I stamped the chick (tweet) for my main image and water coloured her in. Then I stamped the sentiment along the edge of the DSP to match the sketch. Nice and CAS don’t you think?

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Another sketch inspired card. This time from Freshly Made Sketches.

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I loved this sketch and it lends itself to another Christmas card for my stash. I used a retired stamp set from Clearly Besotted ‘Modern Christmas’ and stamped 3 of the trees across the centre of my card in Catherine Pooler Designs ink Lime Rickey. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento black ink across the centre of the panel to match the sketch and I was done.

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Next up is a card for the current MUSE challenge where my good friend Michelle is the muse.

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I loved her layout and colour scheme, that pink really makes that flower pop off the card.  I’m on a roll with making Christmas cards, so used Michelle’s layout and colour scheme for my card. I used the tree from the Altenew set ‘Sketched Evergreen’ inked up with Stampin Up Pink Pirouette, Lovely Lipstick and Basic Black. I added a little strip of black and white DSP on the base and a bit of black and white twine on the top for balance.

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My last card for the day is another sketch based card this time from CAS Colours & Sketches.

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I was inspired to make another Christmas card for my stash using a set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Christmas Squad’. I stamped the Santa and hearts then coloured them with my alcohol markers. Fussy cut them out, added some puffy paint for the fur on Santa’s suit and some diamond glaze to the hearts. Popped them up with dimensionals and added the sentiment and my card was done.

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Thanks for looking and have a great day.

 

 

 

WWC189 – Heidi’s ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. This week it’s Heidi’s turn to host the ‘All About Holidays’ Challenge.

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This week I have made another Christmas card for my stash. I am still nowhere near my 120 cards required, but I’ll keep plugging away!

I used a stamp set from Verve called ‘Ornamental Christmas’ for my sentiment and a miscellaneous deer die for my main image in shiny gold cardstock. I sponged Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Rockin’ Red’ ink behind the deer, spritzed it with a bit of water to soften the edges and added a few sequins for some extra bling. I mounted the main panel on some Stampin Up ‘Mossy Meadow’ cardstock then onto a ‘Whisper White’ base.

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Come join in the fun and make a Holiday 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, 3rd October at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Tuesday 5pm Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.