Fusion: Front Door

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 took inspiration from the yellow door and the birdcage light to make a card to welcome a new homeowner to the neighborhood. I did a bit of a water wash with some yellow ink and remembered I had a wooden bird cage in my stash that I coloured with black Wink of Stella.

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, 16th September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 15th September 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #287 – Helen’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Feminine Twist

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

I used an old Stampin Up die to make the dress and a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp ‘If the hat fits’ for the hat and sentiment.

I haven’t used this die for ages and love how versitle it is.

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, 8th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 7th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #286 – 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 played with an adorable stamp set from Uniquely Creative ‘Pawesome’. It has the cutest collection of doggies perfect for colouring.

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, 1st September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 31st August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Saturday Makes

Today, I’m playing for a second time with some challenges as I was really inspired by their themes.

I embossed a Visible Images stamp called ‘Street Dance Boys’ and then ink smooshed the background with a Kaleidacolor ‘Melon Melody’ ink pad. I love how fun and bright this card is.

I also had some fun playing with my scraps of card stock. I made a large rainbow strip panel and then used it in 2 different wasy on 2 different cards.

First up is a card for Freshly Made Sketches #447.

I used a die cut floral panel from Paper Roses. The sentiment is from The Ton.

Next is a card for Seize the Birthday #197 – Rainbow colours.

I die cut a sentiment and it’s background from the rainbow strips and added some gold flakes behind it for that glow effect.

That’s it for today, got chores and cooking to get to! Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Fusion: Dragonfly

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

I loved the sketch and the colours in the photo. I used a stamp from Picket Fences called ‘Aeonium African Succulent’ roughly water coloured with my distress markers in wilted violet and twisted citron. The sentiment is from the Ton ‘Easy Expressions: Birthday’.

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, 2nd September at 7pm Melbourne Time or Tuesday 1st Spetmeber 12pm US Pacific Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #285 – Karen’s Challenge: Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist

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

I created a birthday card for one of my nephews using the Stampin Up ‘From all of us’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends.

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, 25th August at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 24th August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m also entering this over at The Sisterhood of Crafters – Masculine, AAA Birthday #16 – Tic Tac Toe and Send a Smile for Kids.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Crafting with new goodies

I got a couple of deliveries this week and had to play with them straight away.

First is a card for the Global Design Project #253, which is a fab colour challenge.

I used a new Stampin Up set called ‘All Things Fabulous’ that is a gorgeous layering floral set.

Next is a card for the Library Challenge #65.

I was inspired by the clouds on the book cover and used a new stamp set and kit from Simon Says Stamp ‘Home Sweet Home’; coloured with my Stampin Blends and fussy cut to form the layers of houses.

Lastly is a card for Paper Craft Crew #388 and The Card Concept #138c.

I used a dog from the Tim Holtz ‘Crazy Dogs’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends and added over a rainbow strip angled panel to match the beach towels and hammock. How cool does this little guy look?

Well, that’s it for today. I’ve got a Zoom catch up with some friends to get ready for. Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.

WWC #284 – Dawn’s Challenge: All About Occasions

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

I played with a new die set from Stampin Up ‘Many Layered Blossoms’. I die cut the 2 large floral dies from heavy white cardstock. With the thinnest die cut I sponged a selection of rainbow inks over the die cut on a white card base. I then layered the larger die cut over that and sponged some Illuminate ink which gives it a really pretty shimmer. When I removed the die cut you can see the beautiful image.

I was able to make a 2nd card with the thin die cut which I mounted over the white die cut onto some black cardstock.

I love getting a 2 for 1 when I create.

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 August at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 17th August 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Christmas Craft Creations – August – Animals

Well, this month we have another challenge over at Christmas Craft Creations challenge blog with an optional twist to add animals

I used a reindeer stamp from Kanban ‘Reindeer and Snowflakes’. I love this set as it has 4 different reindeer images and look fabulous gold embossed. I added some green ink smooshing to my corner and mounted the panel and sentiment on some gold glitter paper.

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 September (Melbourne time) or 6pm 8th September (UK time).

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

3 for 3

Today I have 3 cards for 3 challenges.

First is for Cardz 4 Guyz #50 – Get Well Wishes.

I used a stamp set from Art Impressions called ‘Doggy Kisses’ that I’ve had in my stash but never inked up – shock horror! I inked up the sausage dog and coloured him with my Stampin Blends. I then stamped the paw print to make my background panel.

Isn’t he just the cutest?

Second is a card for Seize the Birthday #196.

For my card, I chose the top left diagonal of birds, flowers, stencil. I used my Stampin Up ‘Free as a Bird’ stamp set which I coloured with my Stampin Blends and fussy cut out. I popped it up on a stencilled background, some ribbon and a sentiment banner.

Thirdly is a card for Cardz4Galz #127– Stamp on Kraft.

I saw a super cool card by Marlene McDeavitt where she masked off portions of her large stamp and used the gaps for her sentiment. I loved this idea and decided to give it a go for this challenge. I used a background stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Cottage Garden’ and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Shenanigans’. I added a few white dots to the flower in the bottom corner so that it didn’t look too boring!

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for looking and have a great day.