Daylight Savings Crafting

Well daylight savings has started – yay – so I can pretend that I slept in today! Nah, I love daylight savings, I enjoy getting home from work and it’s still light and I can sit outside and enjoy the smell of the jasmine on the fence.

Miss K is away camping with a friend so I can craft without feeling guilty about not spending time with her!

Today as per usual I’m playing along with a few challenges. First up is The Sisterhood of Crafters – Friend(ship).

I created a sunny looking alcohol ink background, I used a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays ‘Sassy Smiles’ and added a few flower sequins.

I know exactly which friend this is going to!

Next up is a card for a new to me challenge – Always Fun Challenge #130 – Anything Goes.

I made a card for a guy with a stenciled background in SU grey granite, a digital SU motorcross image and a sentiment from Stampers Anonymous ‘Handwritten Thoughts’ that seemed fitting.

Next is a card for The Card Concept #120.

I was inspired by the blue and white striped jug and flowers. I used an old SU stripe background stamp inked up in CP Juniper Mist and the flower is from Altenew ‘Wallpaper Art’ coloured with my Stampin Blends.

Next is a card for the current Alphabet Challenge Blog – N is for Naughty.

I used a stamp set from The Ton called ‘Born Classy’ and a Unity Stamps sentiment that seemed a perfect match.

Next card is for 2 challenges: Just Add Ink #477 and Cardz for Galz #106 – Pretty bows.

I loved this sketch and decided to make a Christmas card with a bow die, some SU DSP and a bit of Wink of Stella for that shimmer. How simple is that?

My last card is for the Just Us Girls #508 – DSP challenge.

I used some SU Magnolia Lane DSP and coloured the flowers red to make them look like poinsettias. The sentiment is a digital one from The Ton.

well that’s it for now. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Hello there and thanks for visiting.

My card today is for the Time Out Challenges # 145 – Breast Cancer Awareness. One of my really close friends was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. She had the surgery then radiation and chemotherapy. So far 1.5 years on and she’s still clear. She is an inspiration how she’s tackled this disease and her joy for life and positivity is what we all should aspire to.

I used a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays called ‘Supercalifragilistic’, some alcohol inks and a bit of Nuvo flakes.

How pretty and vibrant – just like my friend.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

WWC #241 – Dawn’s ‘Feminine Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

I created another ink smooshed background with my Kaleidacolor ‘vineyard’ ink pad. The floral stamps and sentiment are from Dina Wakley Media ‘Good Idea’.

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

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Creating with Happy Little Stampers challenges

Today I’m playing along with a few challenges from Happy Little Stampers.

First up is a card for HLS CAS Challenge – Pink & Grey.

I CASEd a card by my good friend Michelle but changed up the stencil, the colour, the sentiment and the positioning of my little bird. I used the MFT “Tweet friends’ stamp set and a digital sentiment from The Ton ‘Birthday Strips’.

Next is a card for HLS – Christmas Challenge – optional elf.

I used Stampin Up “Signs of Santa’ stamp set coloured with my Stampin Blends and with a bit of puffy paint for the fluff and snow.

Next is a card for HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

For this card I made an ink smooshed background panel with my Kaleidacolor ink in ‘Desert Heat’ which I then die cut with a Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Stained glass coverplate’ die and a sentiment from The Ton digital ‘Birthday Strips’.

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

WWC #240 – Kath’s ‘All About Occasions’ Challenge

Hello there, it’s time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and Kath is our host with an All About Occasions challenge this week!

For my card, I created an water coloured ink blended panel using my Kaleidacolor ‘melon melody’ ink pad and then used a floral die. I laid the die over a black card panel, then white card panel then onto an orange card. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

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, 1st October at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 30th September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

I’m entering this card over at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge which has a tropical twist.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Weekend fun

This weekend I didn’t get many cards made but I had lots of fun crafting with my friend Michelle from Seashell Creates. We try t0 catch up once a month and this time I went down to her place and used all her stamps.

Here’s some of the pieces I made, that I’ll have to colour and cut out but I’ll have lots of goodies ready for card making next weekend.

I do have one card to share for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #351 .

I used the Stampin Up set called “Beautiful Friendship’ stamp inked up in some Autumn colours.

Well, this was a short and sweet post. Thanks for stopping by and looking . Enjoy the rest of your day.

WWC #239 – Helen’s ‘Masculine Anything Goes’ Challenge

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

I kept my card pretty simply using a stamp from Darkroom Door called ‘skateboard’ where I decided to colour the skateboard only in a pop of red.

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, 24th September at 9:00 Melbourne Time or Monday 23rd September 5pm US Mountain Time to link up your project.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.