More Christmas Cards!

It’s been a hectic past week; decorating the house, shopping and wrapping presents, catching up with friends after 6 months of being locked down plus working full time! I’ve taken the chance to do a bit of crafting to reset my mind.

First up is a card for:

I used a snowflake die over an alcohol ink panel.

The colours got a tad bit muddy but trust me it looks much better in real life!

Next is a card for :

I slightly modified the sketch and stamped the Stampin Up ‘Celebrate Sunflowers’ stamp and coloured it with Christmas red and green and added a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

Lastly is a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #174 – E is for elves.

I used the Don’t Stop Believin’ Stampin Up stamp set, coloured with my Stampin Blends. I then cut a few tag layers, added some ribbon and tinsel and the sentiment along the base.

I can totally relate to this tabgled elf!

Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

WWC #300 – 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 challenge this week!

For my card I used a dress form die, added some sequins for the dress bodice, pearls for a necklace and coloured some netting for the skirt.

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, 7th December at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 6th December 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Merry, Joy, Cheer

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

I followed the sketch and borrowed the banner and gnome from the photo. I used a snow flake embossing folder, a die gnome, a little banner and some scraps of paper. I love it when a card comes together with left over bits and bobs.

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, 9th December at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 8th December 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #299 – 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 found a super cute die set awhile ago that makes a card that looks like mittens on arms. I used some Stampin Up DSP and some puffy paint to look like mitten fur and some sequins around the edge for that bit of bling.

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, 30th NovemberX at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 29th November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #298 – Kath’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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

I decided to make a slimline card with my Stampin Up ‘Mountain Air’ stamp set.

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, 23rd November at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 22nd November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Thankful

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

I decided to play along with the sketch and the flowers from the photo. I used the peony die set from Stampun Up which I die cut in vellum and lightly inked the edges. The sentiment is from the Ton.

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, 25th November at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 24th November 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #297 – Helen’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

Wen I saw Heidi Weaver’s card about 10 challenges ago, I knew I had to buy the ‘Masked Mice’ stamp set from Stampendous. It’s compulsory for us to wear masks here in Victoria Australia and I’m so appreciative of the 99% of people who are doing the right thing to help keep us safe from COVID-19. I also recently bought some slim line dies which I thought they and the sentiment were a perfcet match.

Come join in the fun and make a card for 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, 16th November at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 15th November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – November – Anything but a Card

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog and this time we want you to make anything but a card!

I decided to make a mini coffee cup that can hold a gift card. I added some DSP around the mid-section of the cup and the lid, then decorated with some tags and twine.

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 3am 8th December (Melbourne time) or 6pm 8th December (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #296 – Michelle’s Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

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

I used a lacey embossing folder, some paper flowers and ribbon that I pleated for my card. It’s a lot more of a pretty style that I make but I still like it.

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, 9th November at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 8th November 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Cup Day Crafting

It’s a public holiday here in Melbourne all for a horse race – it’s Melbourne Cup Day – the race that stops a nation!

For me,it’s an opportunity toget my craft on.

First up is a card for Just Add Ink #529.

I did a bit of masking and sponging with the colours. The Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight blend so beautifully together. I used a Simon Says Stamp ‘Delicate Flowers’ over the top of the sponged panel and mounted it on top of some shiny silver paper.

Next is a card for the Christmas Card Throwdown #40.

I bought some adorable rectangle tins from Stamp Up and decided to make a folded card to go inside.

The outside of the tin
The inside.
The folded card.

Lastly is a card for AAA Cards #177.

Imade a very simple card using a snowflake die (they look like stars right?) and some shimmery glitter paper behind it.

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