Fusion: Poppy Door

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

For my card I followed the sketch and was inspired by the flowers in the photo. I used the Altenew craft-a-flower rose layering die set with a variety of Stampin Up cardstock. The sentiment is from Uniquely Creative.

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, 14th October at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 13th October 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Weekend Crafting

Despite it being Spring here in Melbourne, it’s freezing cold. Not condusive with going outside, so I’ve decided to get a bit crafts.

First up is a card for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #194 U is for Ugly and can you believe my card is barely snarky!

I stamped and coloured a pair of llamas from the Stampendous ‘Llama Sweaters stamp set.

Next is a card for Lil Red Wagon #620 – Use a digi and CAS on Friday #214 – Sketch.

I recently bought some new digi images from Rachelle Anne Miller I just knew I had to print and colour one of them. I flipped the sketch on its side and I chose one of the little penguins from the ‘Christmas Penguins’ set. I kept it very simple as I wanted the hat on the penguin to be the standout.

Next is a card for Colour Hues #26 Purple & Pink and Happy Little Stampers – Christmas Challenge – ATG opt Non-traditional.

I used some more of the super cute Rachelle Anne Miller Chrismas penguins on this card.

Next is a card for the Dream Factory #96 – The Birds and Happy Little Stampers – CAS Challenge – Winged things.

I was inspired by the title of the book and used a Tim Holtz bird along with a sentiment from his small talk snarky sticker pack.

Lastly is a card for Christmas Kickstart Challenge #54 – Funny Ho Ho, Lets Squash It #12 – Sand it and Merry Little Christmas Challenge #38 – ATG.

For this card I used a Cttlebug embossing folder ‘Numbers’ and then sanded it to make them stand out more. I then added a coloured and fussy cut our Llama from the Stampendous ‘Llama Sweater’ stamp set along with a snarky sentiment I made on my computer.

Well that’s it for today, thanks for stopping by for a look; enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Craft Roulette #80

I’ve just finished watching Episode #80 of Craft Roulette with Mary Gunn and Julie Carrniere over on YouTube and got creative straight away!

The wheel spun up the following themes:

  • Project – A2 side fold card
  • Colours – Yellow background
  • Element – Postage stamp
  • Random – Masking

So I don’t have any postage stamp images but I do have a die that makes a postage stamp shape, so have gone with that as my mask. I then sponged Distress Inks in Scattered straw, Mustard seed and Squeezed lemonade. I added a few water drops to break up the solid look of the background and then stamped a flower from Altenew’s Precious Peony stamp set. It would have been an OLC save for the sentiment!

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

WWC #325 – Heidi’s Challenge: All Things Masculine

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

I decided to make a slimline card using a Tim Holtz set called ‘Inquisitive’ and some distressed DSP from my scraps stash.

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, 4th OctoberX at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 3rd October 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Craft Roulette #79

Yesterday I watched another Craft Roulette with Mary Gunn Funn and Jeannie Lieu over on YouTube.

The wheel spun up the following themes:

  • Project – Funn Flap Card
  • Colours – My Fav 3 Colours
  • Element – Under the Tree
  • Random – Crinkle Inkle

I made a card with a little flap on the front using green, silver and white. The DSP is from Stampin Up ‘Whimsey & Wonder’ along with a trio of trees from ‘Whimsical Trees’ inked up in Soft Succulent ink. I crinkled the little bit of green paper on the flap.

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

Fusion: Peach Birthday

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 colours from the inspirational photo. I used some of the Stampin Up True Love DSP which I coloured with a variety of peached colour alcohol ink markers. I fussy cut them out and layered them according to the sketch and added them to a cream card base.

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, 29th September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 28th September 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

I’m also going to enter this card over at AUD Sentiments #283 Birthday.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

GD over at 52 Christmas Card Throwndown #34

I’m a guest designer over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week as I won week #30 which was a colour challenge.

This week the theme is 3 blues; I love using non-traditional colours for Chrismas cards.

I decided to do an ink blended background with Stampin Up ‘Night of Navy’, Tim Holtz Distress inks in ‘Salty Ocean’ and ‘Tumbled Glass’. I then layed a stencil from Create a Smile ‘Wave of Stars’ over the blended background and lifted the ink with a baby wipe. I added a sentiment from Uniquely Creative with some silver thread and my card was done.

I love how this card came out.

Come join in the fun and make a Christmas card with 3 blues. Link your creation up here; you have until Friday 17th September.

Thanks for stopping by for a look, enjoy the rest of your day.

WWC #324 – Kath’s Challenge: All About Ocassions

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Kath is our host with an all about ocassions challenge this fortnight!

I played with an awesome stamp and die set from Stampin Up called ‘Nature’s Harvest’. I stamped and coloured the main sunflower, die cut it out and then die cut the lavender from white cardstock and coloured that with my markers. Tied them up with some twine and popped them up over some DSP, an embossed card panel and my card was done.

Come join in the fun and make a card for an occasion of yor 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, 20th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 19th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Get Creative Challenges – 105 – Anything Goes

Well hello and welcome to today’s post. It’s time for another challenge over at Get Creative Challenges where its Anything Goes with no optional twist this time.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:  

I’ve used the Betta Fish Crowntail image from Fabrika Fantasy Digital Stamps. I printed the fish without the bubbles and then coloured her with my Derwent pencils and then fussy cut her out and added 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 1pm Friday 1st October (Melbourne time) or 11pm Thursday 30th September (US Eastern Standard time)

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday Makes

I made these 4 cards on Sunday for 6 challenges.

First up is a card for:

I fussy cut a Santa from some old Stampin Up DSP I had and popped him up over some tiny snow like squins to look like the stripes in the sketch and added a sentiment from The Ton.

Next is a card for Festive Friday #92.

I chose dove, white and leaves on a square card. The dove and leaves are die cuts from Stampin Up ‘Dove of Hope’.

I’ve made tree ornaments with this dove before.

Next is a card for:

I use a watercoloured parrot from my stash which I popped up on my card and added a sentiment from Altenew. I love parrots as they have such beautiful colours.

Now, I don’t have the actual word kindness on my card but I feel that telling someone that they are beautiful is being kind (probably a stretch of the theme but I’m ok with that)

Lastly is a card for Cardz4Galz #154 – National dog day.

I stamped one of the Tim Holtz dogs and coloured her with my Stamp Blends. I gave her a party hat and a sentiment from Uniquely Creative.

I have a friend who loves Schnauzer’s so this will be going to her for her birthday next month.

Well, that’s all I made on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by for a look. Enjoy your week.