Always Fun Challenges #150 – 'Animals' Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Always Fun Challenge with an animal challenge this week!

I used the toucan image and sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Toucan Do It’ stamp set. I coloured him with my Stampin Blends and added a sponged stencil behind him.

Come join in the fun and make a X card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Always Fun 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 Sunday, 23rd February at 4pm Melbourne Time or Saturday 22nd February 11pm US CST to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sweet Stampin' Christmas – February – Feature a Sentiment

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Sweet Stampin’ Christmas challenge blog where we’d like you to feature a sentiment.

I used a sentiment from Winnie & Walker ‘In a word merry’ which I stamped multiple times and heat embossed in clear embossing powder and then ink smooshed a few different greens inks. I added a tiny Christmas word and mounted it all on a white card base and my card was done.

Come join in our fun and add to your Christmas card stash. Visit the challenge blog to check out the inspiration the other CaSSettes have made. Link up your card by 5am 11th March (Melbourne time) or 6pm 10th March (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #258 – Marsha's Challenge: 'All About Occasions'

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

I decided to make a birthday card for one of my nephews using a super cute set from Clearly Besotted called ‘Caped cuties’. I stamped a few of the ‘super heroes’; coloured them with my Stampin Blends; stamped a few buildings and the sentiment onto my card base and popped up the cuties with dimensionals.

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, 18th February at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 17th February 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Sass

Well hello there, I’m back with a card that’s all about Christmas Sass!

I love Katzelkraft images, especially their snarky looking cats. I loosely watercoloured the snarkiest looking cat, then created my sentiment on my PC and added both to some striped flocked Christmas DSP from Stampin Up.

Doesn’t he look thrilled to be wearing that Santa hat?!

I’m entering this card over at:

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Always Fun Challenges #149 – 'Love/Valentines' Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Always Fun Challenge with a challenge all about love this week!

I made my card for my daughter, who I think is just pure magic and I love her to bits – but I might be biased! The unicorn is from Visible Images ‘Believe in Unicorns’ and the sentiment is from Ellen Hutson ‘Pure Magic’

Come join in the fun and make a love/Valentines card. Check out the projects that the other artists at Always Fun 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 Sunday, 16th February at 4pm Melbourne Time or Saturday 15th February 11pm US CST to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Love is in the air – well almost!

With Valentine’s day fast approaching I decided to make a card for my hubby which lets him know how much he’s appreciated. He’s been away for a week now and I really miss him and all that he does around the house and with our daughter whilst I work full time.

I played with 4 challenges for my first card:

I was inspired by the flowers on the book cover; the theme in the inspiration photo, love in my heart at TMR (for my hubby) and I have a new stamp set from Altenew that I received in one of their mystery boxes ‘Forever and Always’. I stamped one of the flowers in the corner of the card and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a bit of grey around the outside to provide some shadowing and depth.

Next up is a card for 3 challenges:

I love combining challenges (as you can probably tell – LOL) and I thought these 3 were perfect together. Now, you may not be able to see it that well in this card, but before I die cut the main panel, I added melon mambo ink to the die frame so that it went into the faux stitched parts of the edge – can you see it? I sponged the smokey slate over an Altenew stencil. The bird is from Katzelkraft ‘la femme des animals’ and I watered coloured her with pool party ink. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps Co and was a freebie in a recent order.

I know exactly which friend will be getting this card!

Next is a card for Just Add Ink #491.

I was inspired by the colours in this photo and decided to make a floral card using a stamp from Altenew ‘Floral Sprig’ which was another set that came in my mystery bag! I stamp the floral image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends. I added a grey outline to make the flowers pop and a few sequins for balance.

Next up is a card for a pair of challenges:

I was inspired to make an alcohol ink background panel in water colours for the LRW theme and then the unicorn from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Be a unicorn’ and sentiment from Essentials by Ellen ‘Pure magic’ for a bit of sass but also a little bit affectionate!

Next up a card for another 2 challenges:

I used a new stamp from Altenew ‘Bold floral drape’ with inks from Catherine Pooler Designs in melon ice, garden party and grass skirt. The sentiment is also from Altenew ‘Label love’.

Lastly is a card for 4 challenges:

I decided to use a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called ‘Foodie friends’ and chose the adorable little chilies (their a veggie right?!) which I stamped and then watercoloured with my red Zig real brush markers. I stamped the chilies so they formed a heart shape and added the sentiment beneath them.

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

Fusion: Valentines

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 ‘love’ theme and the colour. I created an alcohol ink background with some Nuvo gold flakes. I die cut the word love and then mounted it on a white card base with a red ribbon for the finishing touch.

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 February at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 18th February 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.