Christmas Craft Creations – June – Christmas Trees

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog with an optional twist to include Christmas trees.

I have a stamp in my ‘collection’ that I’ve had for years and can’t remember where it’s from but knew it would be perfect for this challenge. I used my distress markers to colour the tree and then lightly spritzed it and stamped it. I then coloured the rest of the stamp with black ink and stamped that without spritzing. I added a bit of sparkle to the baubles and some yellow to the halo of the star, a popped up sentiment and my card was done.

I love the mixed look of messy tree and sharp background.

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 7th July (Melbourne time) or 6pm 7th July (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Ink smoosh crafting

Today I played with my favourite technique – ink smooshing and I made four cards.

First one is for:

I ink smooshed the Kaleidacolor ‘Desert heat’ ink pad on a scallop edge panel and added a sentiment from The Ton ‘ Easy Expressions: Birthday’.

Isn’t this lovely and sunny?

My second card is for:

I flipped the sketch on it’s side and moved the sentiment to the top. I ink smooshed my Kaleidacolor ‘Vineyard’ ink pad on a scallop edge panel and then stamped the field of poppies from the Stampin Up ‘Painted Poppy’ stamp set and added a sentiment from The Ton ‘Simply Birthdays’ digital set.

I love how these colours look like the grass and a purple setting sky.

My third card is for CASology #369 – Wind.

I ink smooshed my Kaleidacolor ‘Denim’ ink pad on a watercolour panel and then added my die cut windsurfer. and another sentiment from the Ton digital birthday sentiment set.

You certainly need wind to ride a windsurfer – right?!

My last card is for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #161 – I is for Ink.

For this card, I ink smooshed a few Catherine Pooler Design inks in ‘It’s a Girl’, ‘Be Mine’ and “Rose Petal’ on a watercolour panel. I think stamped the unicorn from CAS-ual Fridays ‘ Be a unicorn’ and the sentiment from The Ink Road ‘Zero fucks’.

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

WWC #274 – Dawn’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

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

I’ve been following Nancy Heotker for some time and now she’s in Australia we have become friends as we both have the same Stampin Up up-line. She has created a tutorial for a unique card called a ‘theatre card’. I used some Stampin Up DSP called ‘Flowering Foils’ that I coloured with Pink Pirouette ink and ‘Happy birthday to you’ stamp set.

I added some ribbon to the sides that you pull to make it a bit easier to open.

Pretty stunning right?!

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

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Hello June

1st day for winter and boy is it a terrible day. It’s grey, raining and only 10 degrees. I was up early (530 thanks to the cat pawing at my face!), so I started working and now I’m having a well earned break doing a bit of crafting.

I’m playing along with Time Out Challenges #162 – Free and Case this Sketch #374.

I had a stenciled background in my stash that I thought would pair beautifully with one the dancers from Visible Images ‘Hip hop girls’. I added a it of twine to the top and my card was done. I kept the imagery at the bottom and the sentiment parallel to match the sketch.

Next is a card for Seize the Birthday #191 – Totally Tropical.

I decided use the Timeless Tropical stamp set and matching DSP for my card.

Well, that’s all I can manage during my work break, thanks for stopping by and looking. Enjoy the rest of your day.

End of May Crafting

I can’t believe we are at the end of May already – where is this year going? I also can’t believe that I have been in ISO and social distancing for 12 weeks – yikes – I think I might be starting to get used to it too – well some aspects like wearing trackies all day every day! Ok, on to my cards.

First up is a card for Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Smile.

I used a couple of elements from the Stampin Up ‘Share Sunshine’ COVID-19 digital PDF. I loved the martini and matching sentiment – it made me smile.

I’ve been having fun playing with a technique called ‘scrappy strips’ invented by Bruno Bertucci and I made a really big scrappy strip panel that I was able to create 3 cards from. I used Stampin Up DSP called ‘Forever Greenery’ and stamps and dies called ‘Forever Fern’ that you’ll be able to buy next week!

The first card is for Just Us Girls #538 and Global Design Project #242.

Next is a card for Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies and CAS Colours & Sketches #372.

And the third card using the scrappy strips panel is for Just Add Ink #507.

Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Fusion: Beach

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 with the sketch this fortnight. I used a stamp set from Stampin Up ‘Mountain Air’ where you can use both sides of the stamp to form your image. I stamped the mountains and trees then used a stitched frame die and decided to pop the centre panel up. I added a sentiment from a digital stamp from The Ton and my card was done!

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, 10th June at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 9th June 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

I’m also entering this card over at The Male Room Challenge #137 – Landscapes.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #273 – Marsha’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I decided to have a go at a card that is called ‘scrappy strips’ card. I followed a tutorial from Bruno Bertucci on YouTube. It’s super easy and a great way to use up your scrap bits of paper. I used bits of DSP from Stampin Up Tropical Oasis .

Doesn’t it look fab?

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, 2nd June at 10:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 1st June 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Garden Goodness

Today, I decided to play with a few challenges all about gardens, plants and flowers.

First up is the Flower Challenge #44 – Monochrome.

I used the Stampin Up ‘Beautifully Braided’ stamp set white heat embossed on some Petal Pink DSP, vellum and cardstock.

I’m also entering this card over at the Twofer Card Challenge #27 – Flowers.

Here are my cards for Twofer using the Stampin Up ‘Beautifully Braided’ stamp set.

Next is a card for 3 challenges:

I used a new stamp set from Stampin Up that you’ll be able to buy this June. called ‘Forever Fern’. I love this set and will be using it heaps more in the future.

That’s it for today, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

WWC #272 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Helen is our host with an anything goes masculine twist challenge this week!

I used a new to me set from Stampin Up ‘Outdoor Barbecue’ and made a Z-fold card with a sentiment from Taylored Expressions ‘Simply Strips – Birthday’

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, 26th May at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 25th May 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Enough

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 sketch and wanted to create a card with a floral image popping out from under a sparkly panel. I used a new to me stamp set from Altenew called ‘Paint-a-Flower: Rose’. I stamped the large floral image and coloured it with my Stampin Blends and then added a piece of super sparkly pink glitter paper along the edge.

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, 27th May at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 26th May 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.